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SEC Official Speaks On TelexFree Case At ‘Fraud Affects Every Community’ Event At FTC, Announces ‘Pyramid-Scheme Task Force’ And Tells Audience That ‘Program’ Consumed Entire $50,000 Retirement Account Of Trusting Mom

SEC Official Speaks On TelexFree Case At 'Fraud Affects Every Community' Event At FTC, Announces 'Pyramid-Scheme Task Force' And Tells Audience That 'Program' Consumed Entire $50,000 Retirement Account Of Trusting Mom

“We know of at least one victim who borrowed, I think, $50,000 from his mother and gave it all to [TelexFree]. And it was her entire retirement.” — Melissa Armstrong, assistant chief litigation counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Oct. 29, 2014 UPDATED 12:19 P.M. EDT OCT. 30 U.S.A. Affinity fraud was one of the […]

Nevada Isssues Warning On Wings Network MLM ‘Program'; Says It Is Being Sold ‘Door-To-Door’ And Is Targeting Spanish And Portuguese

Nevada Isssues Warning On Wings Network MLM 'Program'; Says It Is Being Sold 'Door-To-Door' And Is Targeting Spanish And Portuguese

As the PP Blog reported on May 15, Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin sued the Wings Network MLM “program” and some of its promoters, alleging securities violations and a “thinly veiled pyramid scheme” targeting minority communities. Now, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller has published a warning on Wings Network, saying the online “program” even […]

REPORTS: Chinese Man Arrested In Thailand Faces Charges He Swindled $277 Million In Cross-Border Pyramid Scheme

Reports in Thai media say Song Migui, a Chinese man and purported philanthropist, was arrested in Bangkok and will be transported to Phuket to answer charges he and others swindled 9 billion baht and allegedly operated a cross-border fraud empire. The sum is the equivalent of about $277 million. PhuketWan, which says its is a […]

Tweets Claim SEC Inquiring About ‘Hundreds’ Of Bitcoin-Themed Companies

4th UPDATE 8:09 A.M. EDT OCT. 30 U.S.A. In the past several hours, Tweets sourced to Bitcoin-themed publications such as CoinFire, CryptoCoinsNews and CoinTelegrah claim the SEC has opened preliminary inquiries into hundreds of Bitcoin-themed enterprises. On the CoinTelegraph website, the publication asserts there is a “gag order attached to these requests for voluntary cooperation.” […]

Now, A Hatchet Attack On New York City Police Officers

Now, A Hatchet Attack On New York City Police Officers

Four uniformed New York City police officers were ambushed yesterday afternoon by a murderous man wielding an 18.5-in. hatchet. The sneak attack occurred a day after the sneak attack on Canada’s Parliament in which a duteous sentry standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the War Memorial in Ottawa was shot and […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Charges 4 Alleged Promoters Of EmGoldEx Scheme, Saying ‘Program’ Was Fraud And That Hucksters Stacked Children In Downlines

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Charges 4 Alleged Promoters Of EmGoldEx Scheme, Saying 'Program' Was Fraud And That Hucksters Stacked Children In Downlines

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (14th Update 4:33 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) Massachusetts has charged promoters of the EmGoldEx MLM “program” with securities fraud and selling unregistered securities, alleging they “created a complex web entangling investors throughout the Commonwealth” in a “pyramid scheme” that offered “guaranteed returns of up to 1,105% for recruiting more individuals.” The […]

OUTRAGEOUS! Emerging Scheme That Appears To Have TelexFree Ties Is Trading On The Name Of Abraham Lincoln

OUTRAGEOUS! Emerging Scheme That Appears To Have TelexFree Ties Is Trading On The Name Of Abraham Lincoln

UPDATED 12:24 P.M. EDT U.S.A. BehindMLM.com has a story today about an emerging “program” known as “8Elos” that may have ties to TelexFree promoters, including Sann Rodrigues, already charged with fraud in the TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid case. Rodrigues is an alleged recidivist securities- and affinity fraudster who now may be adding a shiny object […]

In 1 Thai Province Alone, 120 Pyramid Schemes May Be Operating, Report Says

In 1 Thai Province Alone, 120 Pyramid Schemes May Be Operating, Report Says

In Lamphun Province in northern Thailand, the Thai government suspects that 120 pyramid schemes may be operating and swindling villagers in and around the district of Li, according to a report at NationMultimedia.com. The report suggests this is a specific type of securities swindle in which investors purchase shares in purported construction companies that actually […]

TELEXFREE BRIEFS: (1) False Claims That ‘Program’ Has Been Cleared Of U.S. Pyramid-Scheme Charges; (2) Name Of Model/Racecar Driver Used In Sanitization Campaign; (3) TelexFree Members Targeted In Ongoing ‘IFreeX’ Reload Scheme

TELEXFREE BRIEFS: (1) False Claims That 'Program' Has Been Cleared Of U.S. Pyramid-Scheme Charges; (2) Name Of Model/Racecar Driver Used In Sanitization Campaign; (3) TelexFree Members Targeted In Ongoing 'IFreeX' Reload Scheme

1.) Reports began to surface late Thursday on Twitter and Facebook that TelexFree has been cleared by a judge of U.S. pyramid-scheme charges. These reports are false. Period. Perhaps to add credibility to the claim, a photo that appeared to depict a female TV reporter sitting in a studio was posted on Facebook. A computer […]

Lawyers Assemble To Discuss TelexFree Case; Session Sponsored By Boston Bar Association And Led By Jonathan M. Horne And Timothy J. Durken Of Jager Smith PC

Lawyers Assemble To Discuss TelexFree Case; Session Sponsored By Boston Bar Association And Led By Jonathan M. Horne And Timothy J. Durken Of Jager Smith PC

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is hard to contemplate the rich history of the United States without at once contemplating the rich history of the Boston Bar Association. They shall forever be intertwined . . . One could imagine that, 241 years ago, a contemplative session of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) might have been advertised with […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Accused Of Trademark Infringement And Engaging In ‘Shake-Down’ Bid Against MLM Affiliates

DEVELOPING STORY: Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Accused Of Trademark Infringement And Engaging In 'Shake-Down' Bid Against MLM Affiliates

EDITOR’S NOTE: The story below focuses mostly on a lawsuit filed against Zeek Rewards figure Robert Craddock by a Nevada company known as BTG180. A lawsuit filed against Craddock by a Wyoming company known as OfferHubb.net Inc. makes similar claims against Craddock. ** ___________________________________** DEVELOPING STORY: (4th Update 10:12 a.m. EDT Oct. 14 U.S.A.) Zeek […]