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PONZITRACKER.COM: New Ponzi Scheme Uncovered Every 118 Hours; Alleged TelexFree Fraud Heads 2014 List

PONZITRACKER.COM: New Ponzi Scheme Uncovered Every 118 Hours; Alleged TelexFree Fraud Heads 2014 List

If you’re a student or educator or employee or boss with a traditional M-F schedule, chances are you’ll be hearing about a new Ponzi scheme before the final bell rings or the final whistle blows on Friday. During the first six months of 2014, a Ponzi scheme was discovered every 4.9 days (or every 118 […]

Missouri Raised ‘Grave Concerns’ Over TelexFree

Missouri Raised 'Grave Concerns' Over TelexFree

The staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission raised “grave concerns” that permitting TelexFree’s telecom registration to remain intact in the state could “assist in the perpetuation of a fraud on investors,” records show. Missouri approved the registration in March 2014. TelexFree applied for it the previous month, according to records. Those records included a […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Prior To Brazil’s TelexFree-Related ‘Operation Orion,’ United States Used Same Name In Sting; U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Has Office In Brasilia And History Of Cooperating With Brazilian Investigators

SPECIAL REPORT: Prior To Brazil's TelexFree-Related 'Operation Orion,' United States Used Same Name In Sting; U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Has Office In Brasilia And History Of Cooperating With Brazilian Investigators

If you’ve been following TelexFree developments, you’ve probably heard about “Operation Orion,” the code name for the investigation that led to raids against TelexFree’s Ympactus arm last week by the Brazilian federal police. The Orion name was chosen, police said, because it fit splendidly within the context of a pyramid-scheme case. How so? The Pyramids […]

Say It Ain’t So, Lefty! Phil Mickelson’s Name Surfaces In Insider-Trading Probe

The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are reporting tonight that golfer Phil Mickelson’s name has surfaced in an insider-trading probe that also involves billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas sports bettor William “Billy” Walters. Reports say Mickelson was approached today by the FBI at the Memorial golf tournament hosted by Jack […]

DISTURBING: Report Of TelexFree-Related Kidnapping And Extortion Bid

DISTURBING: Report Of TelexFree-Related Kidnapping And Extortion Bid

La Republica, a newspaper in Peru, is citing information from police and reporting that a TelexFree promoter in the country was kidnapped Thursday afternoon and held in a van. The PP Blog cannot independently verify the report, which suggests the kidnapping was carried out by TelexFree members who ordered the man to withdraw money from […]

FBI, Homeland Security Establish Site, Questionnaire For TelexFree Victims

FBI, Homeland Security Establish Site, Questionnaire For TelexFree Victims

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have established a website for individuals who believe they were defrauded by TelexFree, an alleged pyramid- and Ponzi scheme the Massachusetts Securities Division says gathered more than $1.2 billion. Here is a link to a statement by the FBI and DHS. The page includes a link […]

HYIP RIPPLES: FBI Issues ‘Wanted’ Poster For Florida Attorney Implicated In ‘Commodities Online’ Caper; Michael Ralph Casey Called ‘Armed And Dangerous’

HYIP RIPPLES: FBI Issues 'Wanted' Poster For Florida Attorney Implicated In 'Commodities Online' Caper; Michael Ralph Casey Called 'Armed And Dangerous'

A Florida attorney the SEC has described as “anything but lawyerly” is now the subject of an FBI “Wanted” poster and is considered “armed and dangerous.” The FBI issued the poster after Michael Ralph Casey “failed to appear for a court hearing and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest by the United States […]

TelexFree Live Bankruptcy-Court Coverage By Jordan Maglich Of Ponzi Tracker

Jordan Maglich of PonziTracker is providing live coverage of today’s key TelexFree session in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Nevada: 12:44 p.m. Hearing beginning: Click here. 1:07 p.m. PPBlog note: Based on Jordan’s reporting, it looks as though the U.S. Attorney’s office has filed civil and criminal forfeiture actions. This is similar to what happened in […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Enters TelexFree Nevada Bankruptcy Fray — Plus Confirmation That U.S. Attorney’s Office Part Of Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Enters TelexFree Nevada Bankruptcy Fray -- Plus Confirmation That U.S. Attorney's Office Part Of Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (Updated 6:24 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has entered the TelexFree fray in Nevada Bankruptcy Court and has petitioned the judge to transfer the case to Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of Massachusetts, an area that is a potential TelexFree stronghold. The Central District covers […]

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 […]

BULLETIN: Entities Operating As Fleet Mutual Wealth Limited And MWF Financial Are Online Frauds, SEC Says; ‘Program’ Has Presence On TalkGold And MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi Forums; Money Ordered Frozen In SolidTrustPay, EgoPay And Perfect Money Accounts

BULLETIN: Entities Operating As Fleet Mutual Wealth Limited And MWF Financial Are Online Frauds, SEC Says; 'Program' Has Presence On TalkGold And MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi Forums; Money Ordered Frozen In SolidTrustPay, EgoPay And Perfect Money Accounts

BULLETIN: (7th Update 8:51 p.m. ET U.S.A.) Entities known as Fleet Mutual Wealth Limited, MWF Financial Limited and Mutual Wealth are frauds that filed invalid forms with the SEC to dupe the masses, the SEC said. An associated web domain styled MutualWealth.com also is a fraud, the SEC said in a statement and emergency court […]