Alleged Ponzi Schemes

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges DFRF Enterprises In Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme Case; Agency Ties TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues To Charged DFRF Operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges DFRF Enterprises In Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme Case; Agency Ties TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues To Charged DFRF Operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (15th Update 4:43 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in Massachusetts, charging DFRF Enterprises and alleged operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho with operating a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme targeted at “Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities in Massachusetts, Florida, and elsewhere in the U.S.” Six alleged promoters […]

‘OATH’ UPDATE: Official Responds To Strange Filing That Claimed Court Clerk In Charge Of Zeek Rewards’ Records Dishonored Office

'OATH' UPDATE: Official Responds To Strange Filing That Claimed Court Clerk In Charge Of Zeek Rewards' Records Dishonored Office

UPDATED 9:21 A.M. EDT JULY 2 U.S.A. As the PP Blog reported on June 25, at least one odd sideshow is occurring while court-appointed receiver Kenneth D. Bell is pursuing clawback actions against alleged “winners” in Zeek Rewards. A filing docketed June 23 and attributed to Canadian alleged winner Catherine Parker led to questions about […]

ACHIEVE COMMUNITY’S TROY BARNES: ‘I Am Guilty Of Being Ignorant’

ACHIEVE COMMUNITY'S TROY BARNES: 'I Am Guilty Of Being Ignorant'

UPDATED 10:10 P.M. EDT U.S.A. His Achieve Community cycler colleague Kristi Johnson now charged both civilly and criminally, Troy A. Barnes is professing ignorance. In a June 22 letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer of the District of Colorado, Barnes offered reasons for missing a June 3 conference call with the court. The […]

DOCKET: Sann Rodrigues Released On Friday — And Reportedly Taken Into Custody Again Today

DOCKET: Sann Rodrigues Released On Friday -- And Reportedly Taken Into Custody Again Today

EDITOR’S NOTE ADDED 10:10 P.M. EDT U.S.A.: About 16 minutes after the post below was published, PP Blog reader “Diego” sent a note and a link to an AP report dated today. The report says Rodrigues was arrested today in Boston at the request of Brazilian authorities. Our original story is below. The URLs to […]

Unsigned Pleading Attributed To Zeek Rewards’ Clawback Defendant Raises Questions About Whether Canadian ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Is Taunting Court, Receivership

Unsigned Pleading Attributed To Zeek Rewards' Clawback Defendant Raises Questions About Whether Canadian 'Sovereign Citizen' Is Taunting Court, Receivership

4TH UPDATE 2:47 P.M. EDT JUNE 27 U.S.A. An unsigned pro se pleading docketed June 23 and attributed to Zeek Rewards’ clawback defendant Catherine Parker is leading to questions about whether Parker is a Canadian “sovereign citizen” taunting a U.S. federal court in North Carolina and the receivership judicially empowered to gather hundreds of millions […]

TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues Reportedly Detained Again; MLM Huckster Is World Traveler, Documents Say

TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues Reportedly Detained Again; MLM Huckster Is World Traveler, Documents Say

UPDATED 12:55 P.M. EDT JUNE 24 U.S.A. Once alleged by a class-action plaintiff to be part of an international racketeering enterprise, TelexFree and IFreeX figure Sann Rodrigues, on May 3, 2015, allegedly told U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Boston’s Logan International Airport that he was about to travel to Israel. Rodrigues, charged civilly by […]

Zeek Figure Craddock Expected To Plead Guilty In Separate Case

Zeek Rewards’ figure Robert Craddock is expected to plead guilty to wire fraud this afternoon in federal court in Orlando, Fla., in a case that alleged he defrauded a compensation fund set up to assist businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Craddock, 54, of Port Orange, Fla., has not been charged with […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Achieve Community’s Kristi Johnson Charged Criminally

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Achieve Community's Kristi Johnson Charged Criminally

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (13th Update 1:43 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) After an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, Kristi Johnson (Kristine Louise Johnson) of the “Achieve Community” has been charged criminally with wire-fraud conspiracy and has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said. “By the time the scheme collapsed in February 2015, the conspirators […]

SPECIAL REPORT: MyAdvertisingPays, Zeek Figures Sued In TelexFree Class Action; AdSurfDaily And Zeek Cases Cited Repeatedly; Alleged ‘Private Jet’ Also Referenced In 200-Page Complaint

SPECIAL REPORT: MyAdvertisingPays, Zeek Figures Sued In TelexFree Class Action; AdSurfDaily And Zeek Cases Cited Repeatedly; Alleged 'Private Jet' Also Referenced In 200-Page Complaint

EDITOR’S NOTE: Certain reports by the PP Blog that are available to any person with an Internet connection are referenced in a consolidated, amended prospective class-action complaint that makes claims against various defendants with an alleged association with TelexFree. Information from other publicly available sites, including BehindMLM.com, RealScam.com and others, also is referenced. The purpose […]

Court Approves Zeek Receiver’s Settlement With MLM Attorney Kevin Grimes, Law Firm

Court Approves Zeek Receiver's Settlement With MLM Attorney Kevin Grimes, Law Firm

UPDATED 10:44 A.M. EDT U.S.A. In an amended complaint filed in August 2014, Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell sued MLM attorney Kevin Grimes, the Grimes & Reese law firm and a Grimes-related entity known as MLM Compliance VT LLC. Among other things, Bell alleged that Grimes and MLM Compliance received $843,000 from the Zeek […]

RECEIVER: Zeek Winner ‘sovlife’ Created 80 Victims In Cross-Border Ponzi/Pyramid Scheme

RECEIVER: Zeek Winner 'sovlife' Created 80 Victims In Cross-Border Ponzi/Pyramid Scheme

UPDATED 11:45 P.M. EDT U.S.A. David Ian MacGregor Fraser, a New Zealand resident who used the handle “sovlife” and is challenging a U.S. court’s jurisdiction over him in Zeek Rewards’ clawback actions, enrolled 96 paying members — 80 of whom were “victims,” according to court-appointed receiver Kenneth D. Bell. Those 80 victims lost a total […]