Bernard Madoff

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RIPPLING NIGHTMARE: Has TelexFree Been Dwarfed By Another MLM Ponzi Scheme? Better Living Global Marketing Reportedly Says It Has Taken In $3.3 BILLION — And Is Experiencing ‘Cash Flow Problem’

RIPPLING NIGHTMARE: Has TelexFree Been Dwarfed By Another MLM Ponzi Scheme? Better Living Global Marketing Reportedly Says It Has Taken In $3.3 BILLION -- And Is Experiencing 'Cash Flow Problem'

EDITOR’S NOTE: In a story dated today, BehindMLM.com has broken down claims made in a recent video in which Better-Living Global Marketing (BLGM) figure Luke Teng appears. The potential criminality at BLGM, purportedly based in Hong Kong, not only is alarming, it is stunning. Even more disconcerting is the level of disconnect surrounding the scheme, […]

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 […]

Launch Of Murky BitClub Network ‘Program’ Appears To Be Under Way

Launch Of Murky BitClub Network 'Program' Appears To Be Under Way

Much remains murky about BitClub Network, a Bitcoin-themed “program” that in typical HYIP fashion missed at least three advertised launch dates earlier this month. The launch, however, now appears to have gotten under way shortly after “2 p.m. EST” today, a possible indicator that the “program” is using Panama time. One promo the PP Blog […]

FAITH SLOAN: Blame TelexFree, Merrill, Wanzeler, Labriola And Nehra, Not Me

FAITH SLOAN: Blame TelexFree, Merrill, Wanzeler, Labriola And Nehra, Not Me

UPDATED 8:55 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Veteran HYIP huckster Faith Sloan told a federal judge presiding over the SEC’s TelexFree case that she is a victim of the company and was duped by TelexFree executives James Merrill, Carlos Wanzeler and Steve Labriola. And, the former Noobing, Zeek Rewards and Profitable Sunrise pitchwoman asserted, she also was […]

BULLETIN: Special Master Compares Zeek Case To Madoff, Stanford And Enron

BULLETIN: Special Master Compares Zeek Case To Madoff, Stanford And Enron

BULLETIN: With the MLM world only now coming to grips with the alleged $1.2 billion TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid fraud, the special master in the Zeek Rewards criminal action has compared the Zeek case to the Bernard Madoff and Allen Stanford Ponzi schemes and the notorious Enron securities swindle involving former CEO Jeffrey Skilling. Special […]

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 […]

EDITORIAL: Want To Build Your U.S. TelexFree Downline While An Active Pyramid-Scheme Investigation Is Under Way In Brazil? Ignore Or Downplay The Probe And Tell A ‘Carlos Danger’ Joke

EDITORIAL: Want To Build Your U.S. TelexFree Downline While An Active Pyramid-Scheme Investigation Is Under Way In Brazil? Ignore Or Downplay The Probe And Tell A 'Carlos Danger' Joke

EDITOR’S NOTE: TelexFree has two executives named Carlos — Carlos N. Wanzeler, and Carlos Costa. Neither of them is “Carlos Danger.” TelexFree, an MLM “opportunity,” has been under investigation in multiple states in Brazil since at least late June. There have been reports of death threats against a judge and a prosecutor — and there […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Federal Judge Denies Alleged Zeek Winners’ Motion To Intervene In Case And Dissolve Receivership

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Federal Judge Denies Alleged Zeek Winners' Motion To Intervene In Case And Dissolve Receivership

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (3RD UPDATE 8:44 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen has denied a motion by alleged winners in Zeek Rewards to intervene in the SEC’s Ponzi-scheme case and to dissolve the receivership. In December 2012, alleged Zeek “winners” Trudy Gilmond and Kellie King asked Mullen for permission […]

WTOL Introduces Middle America To The Profitable Sunrise HYIP Scheme; Graphic Shows 3-Tiered Affiliate Program On Top Of Absurd Payout

WTOL Introduces Middle America To The Profitable Sunrise HYIP Scheme; Graphic Shows 3-Tiered Affiliate Program On Top Of Absurd Payout

During its 11 p.m. newscast yesterday, WTOL (CBS/Toledo) aired a report titled “Holy Rip-Off” about the alleged Profitable Sunrise HYIP scam. The report, which began with images of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff playing in the background, focused on alleged Profitable Sunrise pitchwoman Nanci Jo Frazer of Bryan, Ohio. Frazer and her NJF Global Group are […]

LETTER TO READERS: Our Choice For The Most Important PP Blog Post Of 2012

LETTER TO READERS: Our Choice For The Most Important PP Blog Post Of 2012

Dear Readers, The PP Blog’s choice for the “Most Important” story to appear on the Blog in 2012 is this one, dated July 28: “Site Critical Of Zeek Goes Missing After HubPages Receives Trademark ‘Infringement’ Complaint Attributed To Rex Venture Group LLC — But North Carolina-Based Rex Not Listed As Trademark Owner; Florida Firm That […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Ira Lee Sorkin, Bernard Madoff’s Attorney, Files Motion For Clients Who Are Potential Clawback Targets For More Than $1.56 Million In Zeek Case

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Ira Lee Sorkin, Bernard Madoff's Attorney, Files Motion For Clients Who Are Potential Clawback Targets For More Than $1.56 Million In Zeek Case

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (3RD UPDATE 11:33 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) Famed defense attorney Ira Lee Sorkin is seeking pro hac vice admission to practice in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on behalf of two prospective clawback targets in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case. Sorkin is with Lowenstein Sandler […]