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EDITORIAL: Uproar In TelexFree’s Billion-Dollar Broom Closet

EDITORIAL: Uproar In TelexFree's Billion-Dollar Broom Closet

UPDATED 12:15 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The Boston Red Sox were at the White House Tuesday to receive recognition for winning the 2013 World Series. There were plenty of smiling faces, perhaps particularly when slugger David Ortiz, the MVP of the series, posed for a selfie with President Obama. But back home in Massachusetts, particularly in […]

MORE MLM WHACK-A-MOLE: (1) Quebec Securities Regulator Issues Warning On Karatbars International; (2) Cross-Border Colleagues Follow Suit; (3) Former Zeek Ponzi Scheme Pitchman Defends ‘Program’ As Others Push It Alongside TelexFree

MORE MLM WHACK-A-MOLE: (1) Quebec Securities Regulator Issues Warning On Karatbars International; (2) Cross-Border Colleagues Follow Suit; (3) Former Zeek Ponzi Scheme Pitchman Defends 'Program' As Others Push It Alongside TelexFree

UPDATED 12:21 P.M. EDT (MARCH 28, U.S.A.) Whack-A-Mole. Here’s the latest disturbing incarnation: On March 20, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) published a warning on a gold “program” known as Karatbars International GmbH. BehindMLM.com spotlighted the warning yesterday. From the AMF warning (bolding added): “With the company’s ‘Affiliates’ program, investors can make Internet-based purchases […]

CLAIM: TelexFree Reps Took ‘Private Jet’ From Dominican Republic To Haiti And Were Met At Airport By ‘Prime Minister’s’ Motorcade

CLAIM: TelexFree Reps Took 'Private Jet' From Dominican Republic To Haiti And Were Met At Airport By 'Prime Minister's' Motorcade

UPDATED 7:03 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) At a TelexFree pitchfest in a Massachusetts hotel this morning, a man promoting a credit-repair “program” linked to TelexFree claimed that TelexFree reps recently took a “private jet” from the Dominican Republic to Haiti. “I felt like a rockstar,” the man said from the stage. Once on the ground in […]

Anti-Defamation League, One Of First Groups To Warn Public About AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Now Says ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Are Forming ‘Vigilante Grand Juries’ And Harassing Public Officials In New York, Florida And Elsewhere

Anti-Defamation League, One Of First Groups To Warn Public About AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Now Says 'Sovereign Citizens' Are Forming 'Vigilante Grand Juries' And Harassing Public Officials In New York, Florida And Elsewhere

Kenneth Wayne Leaming, the AdSurfDaily Ponzi story figure and purported “sovereign citizen” now serving eight years in federal prison in part for filing bogus liens against public officials involved in the 2008 ASD case, once claimed the federal judge in Washington state who presided over his criminal trial owed him 208,000 ounces of “99.9% fine […]

TELEXFREE LA-LA LAND: Promo For Alleged Pyramid Scheme’s International Convention Is Voiced By Former SEC Defendant (In Pyramid-Scheme Case) — And Uses Images Of Pyramids Of Giza And American MLM Lawyer

TELEXFREE LA-LA LAND: Promo For Alleged Pyramid Scheme's International Convention Is Voiced By Former SEC Defendant (In Pyramid-Scheme Case) -- And Uses Images Of Pyramids Of Giza And American MLM Lawyer

U.S.-based TelexFree, alleged in Brazil to be a massive pyramid scheme, is serving up a heaping helping of strangeness. For starters, a promo for TelexFree’s International Convention set for Spain next month is being voiced by Sann Rogrigues, whom the SEC successfully sued in 2006 amid allegations he was operating a pyramid scheme and engaging […]

Why California’s WCM777 Action May Spell Trouble For HYIP Promoters On You Tube

Why California's WCM777 Action May Spell Trouble For HYIP Promoters On You Tube

Still using social-media sites to promote massive fraud schemes — even after the AdSurfDaily, Zeek Rewards and Profitable Sunrise debacles? Thanks to his presence on social media, Harold Zapata, a WCM777 YouTube pitchman named a respondent in a Desist and Refrain order announced last month by California’s Department of Business Oversight, may be trapped between […]

Banners Broker Cultists Rip Play From Zeek, AdSurfDaily, AdViewGlobal HYIP Scambook

Banners Broker Cultists Rip Play From Zeek, AdSurfDaily, AdViewGlobal HYIP Scambook

Whoever is pulling the linguistic strings at the Banners Broker HYIP cult operating globally online now is channeling Zeek Rewards, AdSurfDaily and AdViewGlobal in their final days. Zeek, an $850 million Ponzi- and pyramid fraud that once suggested participants should change their toilet-paper dispensing habits if instructed to do so, threatened to ban members who […]

MORE FROM MLM LA-LA LAND: Former SEC Defendant In Pyramid-Scheme And Affinity-Fraud Case To Headline TelexFree Event In Spain

MORE FROM MLM LA-LA LAND: Former SEC Defendant In Pyramid-Scheme And Affinity-Fraud Case To Headline TelexFree Event In Spain

Calling Sann Rodrigues its “TOP PROMOTER IN THE WORLD,” the alleged TelexFree pyramid scheme curiously has announced that Rodrigues will be a headliner at a TelexFree rah-rah session in Spain on March 1 and 2. An image of Rodrigues now rolls across TelexFree’s website. But the promo does not mention that Rodrigues was successfully sued […]

MORE TELEXFREE DISCONNECT: Columnist At Jornal.US News Service Reports That TelexFree Promoters Are Being Coached On Using Proxies And Supplying Bogus Info To Register

MORE TELEXFREE DISCONNECT: Columnist At Jornal.US News Service Reports That TelexFree Promoters Are Being Coached On Using Proxies And Supplying Bogus Info To Register

A columnist at Jornal.US News Service is reporting in Portuguese that TelexFree members are receiving instructions on how to register for the “program” by using location-masking proxies and bogus information on their countries of residence. Here is the English translation by Google Translate. TelexFree has been the subject of a pyramid-scheme probe in Brazil since […]

From Zeek To ‘The Healthy Hog’

From Zeek To 'The Healthy Hog'

EDITOR’S NOTE: A “razorback” is a wild (feral) hog present in certain U.S. states, including Arkansas. The University of Arkansas calls its sports teams the “Razorbacks.” Zeek Rewards Ponzi-scheme figure Dawn Wright-Olivares, an Arkansas resident, recently opened a Clarksville restaurant called “The Healthy Hog.” Though the words “healthy” and “hog” may appear to be in […]

Former Michigan Lawmaker Accused Of Helping Ponzi Schemer From House Floor Pleads No Contest

Former Michigan Lawmaker Accused Of Helping Ponzi Schemer From House Floor Pleads No Contest

“[Former State Rep. Brian] Palmer carried a cell phone provided by API and answered calls from potential investors even while on the House floor. To circumvent state security laws, Palmer assisted Ripley by providing documents to make the scheme appear legitimate and signed investment guarantees. And, with Palmer’s knowledge, Ripley used Palmer’s name and position […]