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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 […]

Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Eric Matthew Frein, Pennsylvania Man Suspected Of Ambushing 2 State Troopers At Rural Barracks In Cowardly Nighttime Attack

Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Eric Matthew Frein, Pennsylvania Man Suspected Of Ambushing 2 State Troopers At Rural Barracks In Cowardly Nighttime Attack

2nd Update 11:35 p.m. to note that Frein has been added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List. Normalcy has not returned to Monroe County in the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Two troopers allegedly were ambushed outside their barracks in a nighttime, shift-change attack at the Blooming Grove station in nearby Pike […]

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney Jeffrey Babener Told TelexFree It Was Operating Pyramid Scheme Months Before Collapse, But MLM ‘Program’ Continued To Collect Money, Bankruptcy Trustee Says

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney Jeffrey Babener Told TelexFree It Was Operating Pyramid Scheme Months Before Collapse, But MLM 'Program' Continued To Collect Money, Bankruptcy Trustee Says

BULLETIN: (2nd Update 5:26 p.m. EDT Sept. 16 U.S.A.) The court-appointed trustee in the TelexFree bankruptcy case says in court filings that MLM attorney Jeffrey Babener advised TelexFree in August 2013 that it was operating a pyramid scheme. TelexFree nevertheless continued to collect money, Trustee Stephen B. Darr said. Just two months earlier — in […]

Attorney General References ISIS Recruiting Efforts; ‘We Have Established Processes For Detecting American Extremists Who Attempt To Join Terror Groups Abroad,’ Holder Says

Attorney General References ISIS Recruiting Efforts; 'We Have Established Processes For Detecting American Extremists Who Attempt To Join Terror Groups Abroad,' Holder Says

“Today, few threats are more urgent than the threat posed by violent extremism. And with the emergence of groups like ISIL, and the knowledge that some Americans are attempting to travel to countries like Syria and Iraq to take part in ongoing conflicts, the Justice Department is responding appropriately.” — Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, […]

BULLETIN: Government Of Colombia Investigates TelexFree, Ties

BULLETIN: Government Of Colombia Investigates TelexFree, Ties

BULLETIN: The government of Colombia appears to be seizing assets linked to four Colombians with alleged ties to TelexFree, which authorities in the United States have described as a massive cross-border pyramid- and Ponzi scheme. La Superintendencia de Sociedades, Colombia’s Superintendency of Companies, has published notices of the action. (See link to document (Spanish) below.) […]

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 […]