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REPORTS: Traffic Monsoon Pitchman Who Urged ‘RIOT’ And Called Receiver ‘Lying Cow’ Later Accused Of Kicking Woman ‘To The Head’

REPORTS: Traffic Monsoon Pitchman Who Urged 'RIOT' And Called Receiver 'Lying Cow' Later Accused Of Kicking Woman 'To The Head'

UPDATED 1:36 P.M. ET U.S.A. Jose Nunes, the Traffic Monsoon pitchman who last fall used a slogan of “RIOT” to support the company and called the receiver in the SEC’s Ponzi case a “lying cow,” later reportedly was involved in domestic-violence incidents in November and January. A Feb. 6 report in the North Wales (U.K.) […]

BULLETIN: Paul Burks Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To More Than 14 Years; Judge Comments On ‘Cheerleaders’

BULLETIN: Paul Burks Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To More Than 14 Years; Judge Comments On 'Cheerleaders'

3RD UPDATE 4:52 P.M. ET U.S.A. Paul Burks, the principal behind the $939 million Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid scheme broken up by the SEC and the U.S. Secret Service in August 2012, has been sentenced to 176 months in federal prison, the office of U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina […]

BULLETIN: TelexFree Trustee Moves For Default Judgments Against Dozens Of Alleged Overseas ‘Winners’

BULLETIN: TelexFree Trustee Moves For Default Judgments Against Dozens Of Alleged Overseas 'Winners'

BULLETIN: TelexFree Trustee Stephen B. Darr has moved for assessments of damage and default judgments against dozens of alleged overseas “winners” in the massive Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. The motion before Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melvin S. Hoffman of the District of Massachusetts asks for millions of dollars from about 33 TelexFree promoters with non-U.S. […]

INTERPOL: ‘Digital Currencies Increasingly Used To Finance Criminal Activities[,] Including Terrorism’

INTERPOL: 'Digital Currencies Increasingly Used To Finance Criminal Activities[,] Including Terrorism'

Pushing a murky, MLM-style digital currency scheme or even a purported one? Involving family, friends and online contacts? INTERPOL is warning that “digital currencies [are] increasingly used to finance criminal activities[,] including terrorism.” The warning is included in an INTERPOL announcement dated Jan. 16 about a law-enforcement conference in Qatar on the topic of transnational crime […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Judge Begins Process Of Ordering Judgments Against Zeek Net Winners; Millions Awarded So Far, Millions More Pending

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Judge Begins Process Of Ordering Judgments Against Zeek Net Winners; Millions Awarded So Far, Millions More Pending

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: At long last, there is a spectacular crack in the ceiling of MLM HYIP Ponzi Land! Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen of the Western District of North Carolina has begun the process of ordering judgments against Zeek Rewards’ winners sued by receiver Kenneth D. Bell, according to the docket of […]

MyAdvertisingPays Claims $60 Million Theft At Hands Of VX Gateway, A Payment Processor

MyAdvertisingPays Claims $60 Million Theft At Hands Of VX Gateway, A Payment Processor

In a 23-page lawsuit filed Dec. 1 in federal court for the Southern District of Texas, the MyAdvertisingPays “program” claims it has been ripped off to the tune of $60 million by VX Gateway, a payment processor with alleged business divisions in Texas, Panama and the United Kingdom. The complaint does not say whether MyAdvertisingPays has reported the […]

Fake News Could Have Triggered Tragedy At Pizza Shop In Nation’s Capital

Fake news designed to confirm biases is one of the things that props up MLM HYIP scams. Now, such false reports have entered the political realm. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., was arrested yesterday in Washington, D.C., on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Police say he fired a shot inside a pizza […]

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 […]