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Bogus Offer To Take Over Avon Turns SEC Website Into Crime Scene

Bogus Offer To Take Over Avon Turns SEC Website Into Crime Scene

On May 14, someone used the SEC’s EDGAR database to plant a bogus news release that claimed a company known as PTG Capital Partners LTD. had made an offer to buy out Avon Products Inc. for $18.75 a share. As NPR put it on May 15, this was “a huge premium.” DealBook, on May 14, […]

UFUNCLUB: Securities Division ‘Will Look Into The Extent Of A Colorado Connection’

UFUNCLUB: Securities Division 'Will Look Into The Extent Of A Colorado Connection'

UPDATED 10:52 A.M. EDT U.S.A. The Colorado Division of Securities said it “will look into the extent” of promotional ties the UFunClub “program” now under investigation in Thailand may have in the state. Whether other U.S. states would follow Colorado’s lead was not immediately clear. Earlier cross-border MLM/network-marketing schemes such as Profitable Sunrise and WCM777 […]

In Conference Call For ‘SVM Global Initiative,’ Speaker Makes Veiled Reference To UFunClub Cross-Border Scheme Under Investigation In Thailand: Are North American ‘Sovereign Citizens’ At Work?

In Conference Call For 'SVM Global Initiative,' Speaker Makes Veiled Reference To UFunClub Cross-Border Scheme Under Investigation In Thailand: Are North American 'Sovereign Citizens' At Work?

Are “sovereign citizens” immersed in the “SVM Global Initiative” and “UFunClub” cross-border, network-marketing schemes? “Sovereign citizens” may have an irrational belief that laws do not apply to them. It is not unusual for them to be involved in financial fraud, and some “sovereigns” have been linked to MLM HYIP frauds and securities offering frauds. Individuals […]

WCM777: More Theft And Money Laundering MLM-Style

WCM777: More Theft And Money Laundering MLM-Style

“Many investors gave cash to the company and to their leaders (or upline sponsors) who then deposited the cash along with other investor funds.” — Krista L. Freitag, court-appointed receiver in the WCM777 pyramid- and Ponzi case, Feb. 27, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: Tens of millions of dollars allegedly flowed through WCM777 and related entities. At […]

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver Sues Alleged ‘Winners’ In New Zealand And British Virgin Islands

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver Sues Alleged 'Winners' In New Zealand And British Virgin Islands

BULLETIN: (9th update 9:57 p.m. ET U.S.A.) Zeek Rewards receiver Kenneth D. Bell has sued alleged “winners” with residencies in New Zealand and the British Virgin Islands. One BVI winner is alleged to have gained more than $2 million from Zeek’s combined Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. Bell identified her as Agnita Solomon of Road Town, […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: ‘North Korean Government’ Responsible For Sony Pictures Hack, FBI Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: The “North Korean government” is responsible for the catastrophic hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment last month, the FBI says. As pressure mounts for the United States to retaliate, President Obama is expected to take questions on the matter at 1:30 p.m. today. The FBI said it was “deeply concerned about […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: eAdGear Figures Indicted In California On Conspiracy Charge Of Structuring Transactions To Evade Bank-Reporting Requirements

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: eAdGear Figures Indicted In California On Conspiracy Charge Of Structuring Transactions To Evade Bank-Reporting Requirements

4TH UPDATE 3:44 P.M. ET U.S.A. Before the SEC announced its civil pyramid- and Ponzi-scheme case on Sept. 26 against eAdGear figures Charles Wang and Francis Yuen, the pair had been indicted on a criminal charge in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the PP Blog has learned. Docket records show the […]

U.S. Postal Service Targeted In Cyber Attack; Customer, Employee Data Breached

U.S. Postal Service Targeted In Cyber Attack; Customer, Employee Data Breached

There have been cyber attacks on banks, retail outlets, U.S. government sites and sites operated by U.S. government contractors. And now the FBI is investigating an attack on the U.S. Postal Service. In some ways, the attack might be viewed by Americans as the most personally violative to date. Virtually the whole of America — […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: First U.S. Criminal Prosecution Of Bitcoin-Themed Scheme; Trendon Shavers Arrested

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: First U.S. Criminal Prosecution Of Bitcoin-Themed Scheme; Trendon Shavers Arrested

In the first U.S. criminal prosecution involving a Bitcoin-themed scheme, Trendon Shavers has been arrested and charged with securities fraud and wire fraud. Shavers, 32, of McKinney, Texas, was charged civilly by the SEC in July 2013. He is known as “pirateat40,”  and allegedly pushed his Bitcoin Savings and Trust Ponzi scheme from a forum. […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Accused Cop-Killer Eric Frein Captured After 48-Day Manhunt In Pennsylvania Mountains

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Accused Cop-Killer Eric Frein Captured After 48-Day Manhunt In Pennsylvania Mountains

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (Updated 6:37 a.m. EDT Oct. 31 U.S.A.) Eric Frein, the man accused of ambushing two state troopers under cover of darkness outside their barracks in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, has been captured after a 48-day manhunt, Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Twitter. Frein, 31, became one of the FBI’s 10 Most […]

No Immediate Comment From Federal Reserve On Claims Related To Emerging BitClub Network ‘Program’

No Immediate Comment From Federal Reserve On Claims Related To Emerging BitClub Network 'Program'

UPDATED 12:27 A.M. EDT SEPT. 22 U.S.A. The PP Blog today contacted the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, owing to claims concerning the emerging BitClub Network “program” that is being pitched by certain members of the $850 million Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. Known in shorthand as the Fed, the Federal […]