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REVISITING ADVIEWGLOBAL AND ‘ONEX': Why Promoters Of Better-Living Global Marketing, Zeek Rewards, TelexFree And Profitable Sunrise Should Care About Scam History

REVISITING ADVIEWGLOBAL AND 'ONEX': Why Promoters Of Better-Living Global Marketing, Zeek Rewards, TelexFree And Profitable Sunrise Should Care About Scam History

EDITOR’S NOTE: The PP Blog is back — after its most recent brush with death led to a suspension of publishing that lasted through all or parts of six days. You’ll read more in the days ahead about certain changes the Blog plans to implement to safeguard its right to publish, to improve revenue, to […]

TelexFree, MLM Firm That Is Subject Of Pyramid Probe, Says It Will Offer ‘At Sea’ Event

TelexFree, MLM Firm That Is Subject Of Pyramid Probe, Says It Will Offer 'At Sea' Event

TelexFree, an MLM “opportunity” under investigation in Brazil amid allegations it is orchestrating a massive pyramid scheme, says on its website that it is conducting an “at sea” event Dec. 15-18. Perhaps accidentally providing an awkward hint of dire portent, the promo shows the TelexFree logo superimposed on the side of a luxury ocean liner […]

REPORT: TelexFree Has No License To Offer VOIP Services In Brazil; Claim Reminiscent Of U.S. Government Assertion Against AdSurfDaily Ponzi Schemer Last Year

REPORT: TelexFree Has No License To Offer VOIP Services In Brazil; Claim Reminiscent Of U.S. Government Assertion Against AdSurfDaily Ponzi Schemer Last Year

UPDATED 12:29 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) TelexFree, which operates through Ympactus Comercial Ltd. and is under investigation amid allegations in Brazil it is running a massive pyramid scheme, has no license with Brazil’s telecommunications regulator to offer VOIP services, according to this report in Brazilian media. The regulatory agency is known as Anatel. Here is a […]

Notes/Analysis On TelexFree: A Little Like AdSurfDaily/AdViewGlobal, TextCashNetwork, Zeek Rewards, Profitable Sunrise And World Marketing Direct Selling

Notes/Analysis On TelexFree: A Little Like AdSurfDaily/AdViewGlobal, TextCashNetwork, Zeek Rewards, Profitable Sunrise And World Marketing Direct Selling

UPDATED 10:22 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The purported TelexFree “opportunity” is under investigation by multiple agencies in Brazil, its purported base of operations despite competing claims the company is headquartered in the United States.  The notes below concern TelexFree’s U.S. presence and positioning. They are presented in no particular order of importance. TelexFree says it is […]

UPDATE: MPB Today Operator Ordered To Stay Away From MLM As He Awaits Sentencing In Racketeering Case; Separately, MLM ‘Programs’ Get Pounded In The Press

UPDATE: MPB Today Operator Ordered To Stay Away From MLM As He Awaits Sentencing In Racketeering Case; Separately, MLM 'Programs' Get Pounded In The Press

Gary Calhoun, the operator of the MPB Today MLM “program,” has joined AdSurfDaily Ponzi schemer Andy Bowdoin as a member of a dubious club: A Florida judge has ordered Calhoun not to get arrested on new charges and to stay away from MLM while he awaits sentencing in a racketeering case brought by Florida authorities […]

Some ‘ProfitClicking’ Members Who Scheduled Sea Cruise May Have Gotten Lucky Break — Sort Of

Some 'ProfitClicking' Members Who Scheduled Sea Cruise May Have Gotten Lucky Break -- Sort Of

Back in June 2012 — when the “program” later to become “ProfitClicking” still was known as JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid — a member told JSS/JBP operator Frederick Mann that she was arranging a sea cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines “out of Galveston, Texas” during the last week of January and the first week of February of this […]

4 Charged Amid Allegations ‘Industrial Bleach’ Was Sold On Internet As ‘Miracle Cure’ For Flu, Arthritis And Cancer; Web Chatter References Pro Advocate Group, Same Enterprise Linked To Bizarre Claims In AdSurfDaily Saga

4 Charged Amid Allegations 'Industrial Bleach' Was Sold On Internet As 'Miracle Cure' For Flu, Arthritis And Cancer; Web Chatter References Pro Advocate Group, Same Enterprise Linked To Bizarre Claims In AdSurfDaily Saga

The PP Blog first told you about “Miracle Mineral Supplement,” also known as “Miracle Mineral Solution” or MMS, in August 2010. The FDA warned that serious harm could come to human beings who consumed it, saying MMS produced industrial bleach when used as directed. “Multiple independent distributors” sold the product online, the FDA said. Now, […]

‘American Greed’ Producing Episode On Trevor Cook Ponzi Fraud; Seniors, People Of Faith Fleeced By Cook And His Pitchmen

'American Greed' Producing Episode On Trevor Cook Ponzi Fraud; Seniors, People Of Faith Fleeced By Cook And His Pitchmen

CNBC’s “American Greed” will be in Minneapolis today to begin filming an episode on the massive Trevor Cook Ponzi scheme that was targeted at senior citizens and conservative Christians and rendered some victims penniless, a source told the PP Blog. Cook’s scheme gathered about $194 million. It collapsed in 2009. Money that potentially could go […]

UPDATE: ASD’s Andy Bowdoin Incarcerated At Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center

UPDATE: ASD's Andy Bowdoin Incarcerated At Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center

Convicted 1-percent-a-day Ponzi schemer Andy Bowdoin is listed as an inmate at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, a development that likely means the 78-year-old  AdSurfDaily patriarch is on his way to a federal prison. Bowdoin, a Floridian, last year requested to be incarcerated in Florida. The PP Blog was unable to determine immediately […]

CURIOUS: 3 Of 5 ‘Most Popular’ Stories On PP Blog Last Week Were ‘Old’ Articles On The AdSurfDaily And AdView Global Scams

CURIOUS: 3 Of 5 'Most Popular' Stories On PP Blog Last Week Were 'Old' Articles On The AdSurfDaily And AdView Global Scams

UPDATED 8:55 A.M. ET (U.S.A., DEC. 11) Are Zeekers doing research in advance of clawback actions in the Ponzi scheme case or otherwise trying to get a sense of history? Are they (or other readers) trying to gain a better understanding of ties that may exist among Zeek, AdSurfDaily and AdViewGlobal? Three of the PP […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Prosecutors Ask Judge To Sentence AdSurfDaily’s Andy Bowdoin To Maximum Prison Term

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Prosecutors Ask Judge To Sentence AdSurfDaily's Andy Bowdoin To Maximum Prison Term

“Fortunately for the investing public, ASD’s popularity in the spring and summer of 2008 also drew the attention of the United States Secret Service, which investigated Bowdoin and ASD and discovered the true nature of the business model.” — Federal prosecutors, in Aug. 13 sentencing memo that asked a federal judge to impose the maximum […]