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Man From Colorado Town Of Fairplay Ran ‘Gold Coin’ Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

Man From Colorado Town Of Fairplay Ran 'Gold Coin' Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

James P. Burg, formerly of Fairplay, Colo., ripped off his customers for gold coins and, in at least one instance, “used one customer’s payment for coins to refund funds to another customer,” federal prosecutors said. The scam fetched more than $2.4 million and operated through three websites, prosecutors said. Burg, 61, became the subject of […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FTC Gains Spectacular Judgment Of $359 Million In Alleged Cross-Border Fraud Involving Continuity Billing; Case Features Elements Similar To Allegations Against Jeremy Johnson

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FTC Gains Spectacular Judgment Of $359 Million In Alleged Cross-Border Fraud Involving Continuity Billing; Case Features Elements Similar To Allegations Against Jeremy Johnson

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: In a case that featured elements similar to the allegations against U.S.-based Internet Marketer Jeremy Johnson, the FTC has gained a $359 million consent judgment against alleged Canadian scammer Jesse Willms and other defendants. The agency sued Willms in May 2011, about six months after it sued Johnson. Wiilms now […]

UPDATE: Joe Reid, Pitchman Who Led DNA and OWOW Recruits To Disaster, Described As ‘Absolute Legend’ In Text Cash Network’s 90-Day Anniversary Call; Like DNA, TCN Claims Florida ‘Processing Center’ And ‘Tax Benefits’

UPDATE: Joe Reid, Pitchman Who Led DNA and OWOW Recruits To Disaster, Described As 'Absolute Legend' In Text Cash Network's 90-Day Anniversary Call; Like DNA, TCN Claims Florida 'Processing Center' And 'Tax Benefits'

The pitchman hosting a 90-day anniversary call yesterday for Text Cash Network introduced fellow TCN pitchman Joe Reid as an “absolute legend.” “In this industry, folks, facts tell, and stories sell,” a pitchman identified as “Eddie” said in remarks introducing Reid. “This gentleman is a legend — an absolute legend in the industry,” Eddie said. […]

Florida Man Who Created 260 eBay Accounts Convicted In Elaborate Scam That Bilked $717,000 From Customers

The spread of online commerce has been accompanied by a spread of elaborate frauds — some of which have gathered tens of millions of dollars. Accompanying the fraud have been stares of disbelief. Not all of the stares have been directed at the fraudsters themselves. Indeed, thousands and thousands of people globally at any point […]

BREAKING NEWS: AdVentures4U, New Darling Of Surf World, Says It Was Threatened; Note Says Cashouts Will Be Suspended Soon And Members Will Have To Make Do With Their ‘Advertising’ Purchases; Ponzi Forums In Uproar

UPDATED 11:57 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.) There are widespread reports this morning that AdVentures4U (ADV4U), the new darling of the autosurf world, is suspending “revenue sharing” and that its owner was threatened. The reports come on the heels of various reports that the surf slashed payout rates and poured money into a gold-buying business known as […]

BREAKING NEWS: Did AdViewGlobal Cancel Florida Registration By Fax From Hotel In Uruguay?

BREAKING NEWS: Did AdViewGlobal Cancel Florida Registration By Fax From Hotel In Uruguay?

UPDATED 7:53 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) AdViewGlobal (AVG), which also is known as the AV Global Association (AVGA), registered the association name as a fictitious entity in Florida in April, canceled and re-registered it in May — and canceled the registration again July 21 in a transaction that involved a hotel fax machine in Montevideo, Uruguay, […]

UPDATE: Vana Blue Website Still Offline; No Pinksheet Stock Activity For Seven Trading Days Amid Maze Of Claims

Not a single share of Vana Blue’s penny stock has traded hands since July 30, a period of seven full trading days, according to Yahoo Finance. In news releases, Vana Blue identified itself as the owner of eWalletPlus, a payment processor later linked to the AdViewGlobal (AVG) autosurf. Vana Blue, which used mailing services in […]

Monday News And Notes

Monday news and notes: We’ve installed a WordPress plug-in called “Quote Comments” by Joen Asmussen. If you highlight a section of a comment to which you’d like to respond and click the “Quote” link next to the date, it will copy the highlighted text to the comment box. We initially couldn’t get the plug-in to […]

Enjoy WordPress Blogging? Try Elegant Themes

Enjoy WordPress Blogging? Try Elegant Themes

If you enjoy WordPress blogging and are looking for ways to expand your online presence in 2009 while implementing a clean, fresh look, ElegantThemes may be a choice suited for you. First, though, let’s get you qualified: Elegant Themes is a membership site that provides attractive WordPress themes. You’ll need a core understanding of WordPress. […]