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UPDATE: BitClub Network Launch Said To Be Delayed; ‘Founders’ Positions Reportedly Sell For $3,599; Pitches Directed At ‘Leaders’; Prospects Asked To Wire Money; Purported ‘Opportunity’ May Have TelexFree-Like Cash-Transfer System

UPDATE: BitClub Network Launch Said To Be Delayed; 'Founders' Positions Reportedly Sell For $3,599; Pitches Directed At 'Leaders'; Prospects Asked To Wire Money; Purported 'Opportunity' May Have TelexFree-Like Cash-Transfer System

“These participants received uncontrolled cash deposits outside of the TelexFree system,” — Massachusetts Securities Division, Ponzi- and pyramid complaint against TelexFree, April 15, 2014. EDITOR’S NOTE: For our earliest background on BitClub Network, see Aug. 30 report that references serial HYIP promoter T. LeMont Silver. Are you really sure you want to promote bitcoin-themed HYIPs […]

In Face Of Clawback Action And Warnings On Bitcoin Scams, Zeek Figure And Florida ‘ExPat’ T. LeMont Silver Offers ‘BitClubNetwork’ Mark Bonus Of More Than 3 Times What He Pays His Dominican Maid — And Uses Address In Money-Laundering Haven

In Face Of Clawback Action And Warnings On Bitcoin Scams, Zeek Figure And Florida 'ExPat' T. LeMont Silver Offers 'BitClubNetwork' Mark Bonus Of More Than 3 Times What He Pays His Dominican Maid -- And Uses Address In Money-Laundering Haven

“The Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) warns consumers of the potential risks associated with purchasing, investing in, and exchanging virtual currencies, such as bitcoin. Members of the U.S. Congress, federal and state regulatory authorities, are continuing to question a way forward with respect to these diverse and decentralized payment mechanisms. Mt. Gox, an international […]

BULLETIN: Receiver For WCM777 MLM ‘Program’ Says California Lobbying Firm Received $750,000

BULLETIN: Receiver For WCM777 MLM 'Program' Says California Lobbying Firm Received $750,000

BULLETIN: (7th update 6:59 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The court-appointed receiver in the SEC’s WCM777 pyramid- and Ponzi-scheme case says she is seeking court approval to pursue claims against a California lobbying firm that allegedly received $750,000 from accused scammer Ming Xu and performed no work. Some WCM777 MLM affiliates claimed $14,000 sent to the “program” […]

Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Who Bizarrely Claimed His Authority Came From ‘The Vatican’ Convicted Of Issuing Bogus Diplomatic Credentials

Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Who Bizarrely Claimed His Authority Came From 'The Vatican' Convicted Of Issuing Bogus Diplomatic Credentials

EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are referenced in the story about purported “sovereign citizen” James T. McBride below. ICE/HSI also are involved in the investigation of the alleged TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. Whether TelexFree had any “sovereign citizens” in its ranks is unclear. “Sovereign citizens,” however, […]

Trustee Confirms TelexFree Did Not Own Building

Trustee Confirms TelexFree Did Not Own Building

One of TelexFree’s alleged reality-distortion fields has been formally exposed. Perhaps you saw the recruitment promos (both corporate and affiliate) that planted the seed TelexFree was the sole occupant of a large building in Marlborough, Mass. Former President James Merrill was shown posing in front of the structure. A caption on TelexFree’s website read, “The […]

ROBIN WILLIAMS: 1951-2014

A statement by the President of the United States on the passing today of Robin Williams, an American treasure. “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as […]

BOSTON GLOBE: Massachusetts Now Investigating EmGoldEx

BOSTON GLOBE: Massachusetts Now Investigating EmGoldEx

If TelexFree, WCM777 and Wings Network were not enough, the office of Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin now is investigating the “EmGoldEx” program. The Boston Globe broke the story this morning. Galvin leads the Massachusetts Securities Division. From the Globe (italics added): Secretary of State William F. Galvin’s office is investigating the Andover operation of […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Prior To Brazil’s TelexFree-Related ‘Operation Orion,’ United States Used Same Name In Sting; U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Has Office In Brasilia And History Of Cooperating With Brazilian Investigators

SPECIAL REPORT: Prior To Brazil's TelexFree-Related 'Operation Orion,' United States Used Same Name In Sting; U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Has Office In Brasilia And History Of Cooperating With Brazilian Investigators

If you’ve been following TelexFree developments, you’ve probably heard about “Operation Orion,” the code name for the investigation that led to raids against TelexFree’s Ympactus arm last week by the Brazilian federal police. The Orion name was chosen, police said, because it fit splendidly within the context of a pyramid-scheme case. How so? The Pyramids […]

DEVELOPING STORY: The TelexFree Rabbit Hole, Exposed

DEVELOPING STORY: The TelexFree Rabbit Hole, Exposed

UPDATED 11:16 P.M. EDT U.S.A. We now may have an answer to some or all of these questions: What happens when you’re Massachusetts-based TelexFree — and apparently so out of touch that Sann Rodrigues, a former SEC defendant in a pyramid-scheme and affinity-fraud case, becomes one of the most recognizable public faces of your company […]

SEC Halts Trading Of Cynk Technology Corp. Stock, A Mysterious And Sudden Darling With Belize Address

SEC Halts Trading Of Cynk Technology Corp. Stock, A Mysterious And Sudden Darling With Belize Address

It’s one of those things almost too bizarre to contemplate: The stock price of Cynk Technology Corp. increased tens of thousands of percent over a period of days — except the Belize company supposedly in the social-networking business reportedly has no revenue and no assets. The SEC halted trading in Cynk stock this morning, citing […]

RECOMMENDED READING: 50,000 Spaniards Reportedly Plowed Money Into TelexFree

RECOMMENDED READING: 50,000 Spaniards Reportedly Plowed Money Into TelexFree

In February 2014, the PP Blog reported that TelexFree had planned a purported “international convention” in Spain in early March. The pitch for the convention, hosted in Madrid, was voiced by Sann Rogrigues, whom the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission successfully had sued in 2006 amid allegations he was operating a pyramid scheme and engaging […]