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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 […]

UPDATE: Ad For Book By Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Appears On Drudge Report

UPDATE: Ad For Book By Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Appears On Drudge Report

DISCLOSURE: The PP Blog carries ads from AdChoices that are delivered by Google. UPDATED 7:22 A.M. EDT OCT. 12 U.S.A. The PP Blog observed yesterday that a new book by Zeek Rewards figure Robert Craddock now is available on Amazon.com after earlier having been listed as “Out of Print” and with “Limited Availability.” The price […]

SEC Declines To Comment On New Claims Attributed To Zeek Figure Robert Craddock

SEC Declines To Comment On New Claims Attributed To Zeek Figure Robert Craddock

UPDATED 8:30 P.M. EDT U.S.A. The SEC this afternoon declined to comment on a confounding claim attributed to Zeek Rewards figure Robert Craddock that Zeek took in $1 billion in 12 months and that the U.S. government should have modeled a “stimulus program” after Zeek instead of shutting it down in 2012. News that Craddock […]

TelexFree Figure Carlos Costa Trounced At Polls For Seat In Brazilian Congress

UPDATED 9:32 P.M. EDT U.S.A. TelexFree figure Carlos Costa of the state of Espírito Santo appears to have come up far short in his bid to win a seat in Brazil’s 513-member federal Chamber of Deputies, the equivalent of the U.S. House of Representatives. Although final numbers appear not to be available yet, more than […]

KABOOM! Banners Broker MLM ‘Program’ Described As ‘Criminal Enterprise’ That Gathered Tens Of Million Of Dollars

KABOOM! Banners Broker MLM 'Program' Described As 'Criminal Enterprise' That Gathered Tens Of Million Of Dollars

“Affiliates found to be contributing to the negativity on the Internet will have their accounts locked, they will be banned from participating in the Banners Broker system and they will forfeit all of their inventory and revenue.” —  Banners Broker threat to members, February 2014 “It is the position of investigators that this business was […]

NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO: Secretary Galvin Talks TelexFree, Sann Rodrigues And ‘IFreeX,’ Tells Station Accused Huckster’s ‘Current Whereabouts . . . Unknown’

NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO: Secretary Galvin Talks TelexFree, Sann Rodrigues And 'IFreeX,' Tells Station Accused Huckster's 'Current Whereabouts . . . Unknown'

UPDATED 8 A.M. EDT U.S.A. New England Public Radio has a minute-long audio report on TelexFree, iFreeX and Sann Rodrigues, including comments from Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin. An NEPR text report is available here. Look under the byline of Kari Njiiri for a link to the audio report. Rodrigues, accused in April 2014 by […]

Email Address In Faith Sloan’s DMCA Complaint Against BehindMLM.com Appears In 2010 Promo About Purported $10,000 Payout From Matrix Cycler; ‘You Can Do That Over And Over Again,’ Veteran HYIP Huckster Claims

Email Address In Faith Sloan's DMCA Complaint Against BehindMLM.com Appears In 2010 Promo About Purported $10,000 Payout From Matrix Cycler; 'You Can Do That Over And Over Again,' Veteran HYIP Huckster Claims

The Gmail address used by TelexFree figure Faith Sloan in a Sept. 23 DMCA takedown notice filed against BehindMLM.com appears below a 2010 video promo for a “program” known as “Diamond Holiday Feeder,” part of a larger “program” purportedly engaged in the travel business while also operating a matrix cycler. Matrix cyclers sometimes are known […]

Did iFreeX ‘Program’ Pirate T-Mobile’s Branding Material?

Did iFreeX 'Program' Pirate T-Mobile's Branding Material?

T-Mobile told the PP Blog today that it was looking into a situation in which images of Carly Foulkes appear to have made their way into a promo for iFreeX, an emerging “program” that became the subject of a scam warning by Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin yesterday. Foulkes, a Canadian model, is known colloquially […]