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Bogus Magazine Cover Depicts Alleged Ponzi Schemer Charles Scoville Of Traffic Monsoon As 2016’s Best CEO

Bogus Magazine Cover Depicts Alleged Ponzi Schemer Charles Scoville Of Traffic Monsoon As 2016's Best CEO

DISCLOSURE: The PP Blog is a Google publisher. A bogus cover of Forbes magazine circulating on Facebook depicts SEC Ponzi defendant Charles Scoville of Traffic Monsoon as the “BEST” CEO of 2016 — all while misspelling his last name. The image, which falsely showcases the Forbes’ issue as a “LIMITED EDITION,” appears today on the […]

WCM777 Receiver Proposes To Disallow Huge Percentage Of Claims; Some ‘Leaders’ Allegedly ‘Perpetrated Their Own Side Scheme’

WCM777 Receiver Proposes To Disallow Huge Percentage Of Claims; Some 'Leaders' Allegedly 'Perpetrated Their Own Side Scheme'

Because we’re writing about the uber-bizarre HYIP wing of MLM/direct sales, we’ll emphasize at the beginning of this story that the WCM777’s receiver’s recommendation to a federal judge to disallow nearly 85 percent of filed claims DOES NOT MEAN she gets to pocket the money from the disallowed claims. HYIP hucksters are infamous for recklessly […]

Firm In Which TelexFree Figure Faith Sloan Allegedly Hid Money Charged With Fraud In Separate Case

Firm In Which TelexFree Figure Faith Sloan Allegedly Hid Money Charged With Fraud In Separate Case

  UPDATED 12:14 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Back in April 2014, the SEC charged online huckster Faith Sloan with fraud for pushing the TelexFree scheme. Two month later, in June 2014, the SEC accused Sloan of violating the TelexFree asset freeze by sending nearly $15,000 to an online scheme known as Changes Worldwide LLC for the purchase of “business […]

REPORT: Nicholas Smirnow, Pathway To Prosperity Operator, Sentenced To Prison In Canada

REPORT: Nicholas Smirnow, Pathway To Prosperity Operator, Sentenced To Prison In Canada

Nicholas Smirnow, the operator of the Pathway To Prosperity Ponzi-board “program” charged with fraud by U.S. authorities in 2010, has been sentenced in Canada to seven years in prison. News of the sentence appeared Sept. 30 at MuskokaRegion.com. Smirnow was arrested in Canada for P2P-related crimes in 2014. The United States has submitted an extradition […]

Traffic Monsoon Apologist Declares ‘Revenue Shares Matter’ Campaign With ‘RIOT’ As Slogan

Traffic Monsoon Apologist Declares 'Revenue Shares Matter' Campaign With 'RIOT' As Slogan

A former pitchman for the Traffic Monsoon “program” declared a Ponzi scheme by the SEC is using Facebook to promote a “Revenue Shares Matter Campaign.” This is occurring against the backdrop of three nights of civil unrest in Charlotte, N.C., after a police shooting of an African American man. The purported Revenue Shares Matter campaign, which […]

2 New Lawsuits Filed Against Traffic Monsoon

2 New Lawsuits Filed Against Traffic Monsoon

3RD UPDATE 4:21 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Two new lawsuits were filed yesterday in Utah federal court against Traffic Monsoon and Charles Scoville. The separate complaints allege breach of contract, with Rizwan Naseer Puri and Pokhunduth Vickash Thoree listed as the plaintiffs. The development appears to mark the first instances of private individuals suing Scoville and his company in a […]

Dawn Wright-Olivares Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To 7.5 Years In Federal Prison

Dawn Wright-Olivares Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To 7.5 Years In Federal Prison

BULLETIN: Dawn Wright-Olivares, the former COO of Zeek Rewards, has been sentenced to seven and one-half years in federal prison. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. of the Western District of North Carolina. The office of U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose prosecuted Wright-Olivares for investment- and tax-fraud conspiracy. Daniel Olivares, […]

Zeek Receiver Has $104K Judgment Against TrafficMonsoon Pitchman Now Pushing TrafficPowerline

Zeek Receiver Has $104K Judgment Against TrafficMonsoon Pitchman Now Pushing TrafficPowerline

On Oct. 14, 2015, the federal court clerk for the Western District of North Carolina signed a judgment of $104,743.55 against Adrian John Hibbert of Sully, United Kingdom. The judgment was in favor of Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell, records show. Bell had sued Hibbert and other U.K. residents in March 2015 for return […]

SINISTER: TrafficPowerline, A Ponzi-Board ‘Program,’ Threatens BehindMLM

SINISTER: TrafficPowerline, A Ponzi-Board 'Program,' Threatens BehindMLM

“The threat did not explain now a negative review on BehindMLM could be any worse than a fawning sales pitch on MoneyMakerGroup. ‘Programs’ that have appeared on that forum have caused billions of dollars in losses globally.” — PP Blog, Sept. 5, 2016 TrafficPowerline, a “program” whose thread-starter at the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forum has more than 4,700 posts, […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Possible Traffic Monsoon Data Breach

DEVELOPING STORY: Possible Traffic Monsoon Data Breach

DEVELOPING STORY: During its routine reporting today, the PP Blog observed information that strongly suggests a data breach occurred at Traffic Monsoon or within a sponsor’s organization — possibly in the summer of 2015. The SEC, which charged Traffic Monsoon and alleged operator Charles David Scoville of Utah last month with running a massive, cross-border […]

SEC Declines Comment On Whether It Contacted Traffic Monsoon Pitchman Sunil Patel About Saturday Rally In England

SEC Declines Comment On Whether It Contacted Traffic Monsoon Pitchman Sunil Patel About Saturday Rally In England

Traffic Monsoon pitchman Sunil Patel has promised “security” at a “Revolution Day” rally Saturday in the area of Brighton Beach/Brighton Pier in England to advocate for the alleged Ponzi scheme. In a video post today on Facebook, Patel claimed the SEC has contacted him about the event. The SEC this afternoon declined to comment on […]