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PARTINGS: Ronald C. Machen Jr., Whose Office Led AdSurfDaily Criminal Prosecution, Is Leaving Post As U.S. Attorney For District Of Columbia

PARTINGS: Ronald C. Machen Jr., Whose Office Led AdSurfDaily Criminal Prosecution, Is Leaving Post As U.S. Attorney For District Of Columbia

“Serving as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia has been the highest honor of my professional career. I am tremendously grateful to the President, Attorney General Holder, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for placing their trust in me. The men and women of this office are among the most dedicated and talented public […]

BULLETIN: Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Indicted In Separate Scheme

BULLETIN: Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Indicted In Separate Scheme

BULLETIN: Florida resident Robert Craddock, a figure in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi-scheme story, has been indicted in a separate scheme involving the alleged theft of more than $135,000 from a compensation fund set up to assist businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. The office of U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III […]

Court Filings Show Self-Identified Church Sent $10,000 To Zeek Rewards 9 Days Before Collapse; 2 Other Checks From An Individual Were Marked ‘Blessing’

Court Filings Show Self-Identified Church Sent $10,000 To Zeek Rewards 9 Days Before Collapse; 2 Other Checks From An Individual Were Marked 'Blessing'

UPDATED 8:42 P.M. ET U.S.A. Members of the faith community joining MLM HYIP schemes is a problem. It happened with the $119 million AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme and the $72 million Legisi scam in 2008, for example. It’s happening currently with the “Achieve Community” scheme. Earlier, members of TelexFree  — an alleged $1.8 billion pyramid scheme […]

UPDATE: ‘Bacon’ Program Pushed By ‘Achieve Community’ Hucksters Reportedly Put On Hold By ‘Admin'; Second Program May Be DOA After Purported Payza Freeze

UPDATE: 'Bacon' Program Pushed By 'Achieve Community' Hucksters Reportedly Put On Hold By 'Admin'; Second Program May Be DOA After Purported Payza Freeze

UPDATED 6:20 A.M. ET U.S.A. “BRING THE BACON HOME,” a bizarre Ponzi-board “program” purportedly operated by “Sherilyn” from “Singapore” and pushed on YouTube by Achieve Community hucksters Rodney Blackburn and Mike Chitty, reportedly collapsed during a so-called Beta launch this week and has been put on hold. The “program” purportedly turns $40 into $1,800. Achieve […]

TelexFree/iFreeX Figure Sann Rodrigues Appears In Car With Emerson Fittipaldi; Is Brazilian Racing Legend Being Duped By MLM Huckster?

TelexFree/iFreeX Figure Sann Rodrigues Appears In Car With Emerson Fittipaldi; Is Brazilian Racing Legend Being Duped By MLM Huckster?

UPDATED 2:14 P.M. ET U.S.A. It is not unusual for financial fraudsters to seek to rub elbows with famous people or to imply ties to them as a means of sanitizing purported “opportunities” or accenting their own bona fides. Recent examples of this include Florida-based Ponzi-schemer/racketeer Scott Rothstein, who mixed with the elite as his […]

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 […]

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear ‘Program’ Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria’s Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, ‘Bossteam’ Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear 'Program' Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria's Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, 'Bossteam' Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

EDITOR’S NOTE: eAdGear, which had entities in California and Hong Kong, “primarily” targeted “investors in the U.S., China, and Taiwan” and gathered $129 million in a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme that engaged in brand-leeching, the SEC alleged last week. An MLM scam known as WCM777, which allegedly gathered more than $80 million, also engaged […]

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A ‘Plan B’

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A 'Plan B'

2ND UPDATE 5:25 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Purported “Plans B” are one of the core signatures of the the MLM HYIP sphere, which is known for incredibly toxic global frauds such as Zeek Rewards and AdSurfDaily. In 2009, an ASD reload scam known as AdViewGlobal was positioned as a “Plan B.” The individual schemes of Zeek […]

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, […]

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney And Companion Entity Received $843,000 Through Sale Of ‘Bogus Compliance Course’ That Served As ‘Window Dressing’ For Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme, Zeek Receiver Says

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney And Companion Entity Received $843,000 Through Sale Of 'Bogus Compliance Course' That Served As 'Window Dressing' For Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme, Zeek Receiver Says

BULLETIN: (2nd update 9:54 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) MLM attorney Kevin Grimes and a companion entity known as MLM Compliance VT LLC received $843,000 from the Zeek Rewards pyramid- and Ponzi scheme through the sale of a “bogus compliance course,” receiver Kenneth D. Bell has alleged in an amended complaint. The amended complaint, filed yesterday, includes […]