HYIP schemes

PP Blog Tag archives on references to "HYIP schemes."

Legisi HYIP Ponzi Pitchman Matthew John Gagnon Is In Federal Custody

Legisi HYIP Ponzi Pitchman Matthew John Gagnon Is In Federal Custody

Will it be the shot heard ’round the HYIP world — or will serial Ponzi-board and social-media fraudsters continue to pretend it is meaningless? Matthew John Gagnon, a 45-year-old pitchmen for the $72 million Legisi HYIP Ponzi scheme and other online fraud schemes, is listed as an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Sheridan, […]

Full Statement Of SEC On Criminal Conviction, Prison Sentence, Restitution Order And Civil Liability Of Legisi HYIP Ponzi Operator Gregory N. McKnight

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the PP Blog reported on Aug. 6, Legisi HYIP Ponzi-scheme operator Gregory N. McKnight was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison. McKnight is 53. He was ordered taken into custody immediately after sentencing last week and is listed as “in transit” to an unspecified detention facility. Legisi was promoted in part […]

UPDATE: Statue Of Jesus Christ Used In TelexFree Promo On YouTube

UPDATE: Statue Of Jesus Christ Used In TelexFree Promo On YouTube

Depictions of Jesus Christ were used in the Profitable Sunrise and the equally bizarre “Cash Tanker” HYIP schemes — and now are being used in promos for TelexFree, an MLM “opportunity” under investigation in Brazil amid pyramid-scheme and securities concerns. It looks as though the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro has […]

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 […]

Law Firm’s Name Used In Bid To Dupe Members Of Banners Broker, Profit Clicking, MLM Attorney Says

Law Firm's Name Used In Bid To Dupe Members Of Banners Broker, Profit Clicking, MLM Attorney Says

UPDATED 11:28 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Scammers have used the names of government agencies and famous businesses in bids to dupe the public. Now, the name of a well-known MLM law firm appears to have been used for the same purpose. Attorney Kevin Thompson published a Blog post today that warns of a bogus Banners Broker/Profit […]

BULLETIN: Legisi Receiver Goes After E-Bullion Assets Tied Up After Grisly California Murder; Robert D. Gordon Says More Than 85 Percent Of Funds Directed At HYIP Flowed Through Shuttered Processor

BULLETIN: Legisi Receiver Goes After E-Bullion Assets Tied Up After Grisly California Murder; Robert D. Gordon Says More Than 85 Percent Of Funds Directed At HYIP Flowed Through Shuttered Processor

UPDATED 5:08 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) How dangerous and bereft is HYIP Ponzi Land? More than 85 percent of the $72.6 million directed at the Legisi HYIP Ponzi scheme before its May 2008 collapse flowed through the now-shuttered e-Bullion payment processor operated by convicted murderer James Michael Fayed, according to the court-appointed receiver in the Legisi […]

BBC HOST: ‘We Have An Idiot On The Program Today’ — And It’s Alex Jones

BBC HOST: 'We Have An Idiot On The Program Today' -- And It's Alex Jones

HYIP apologists dating back (at least) to the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme in 2008 ($119 million) have bizarrely sought to defend their favorite scams by steering discussions off the track. Why talk about the recidivist securities felon who presided over ASD (Andy Bowdoin), for instance, when the “real menace” is the Bilderberg Group? And, hey, since […]

BULLETIN: ‘PerfectMoney,’ Fraud-Scheme Processor Purportedly Based In Panama, Says It Is Banning U.S. Customers

BULLETIN: 'PerfectMoney,' Fraud-Scheme Processor Purportedly Based In Panama, Says It Is Banning U.S. Customers

BULLETIN: On the heels of the apparent shutdown of Costa Rica-based Liberty Reserve as part of an international money-laundering investigation, “PerfectMoney” says it is banning users from the United States. Perfect Money purportedly operates from Panama. (More below.) In an announcement dated today on its website, Perfect Money says that “due to changes in our […]

UPDATE: Sentencing For Legisi Pitchman Matthew John Gagnon Now Set For June 18

UPDATE: Sentencing For Legisi Pitchman Matthew John Gagnon Now Set For June 18

Sentencing for Legisi HYIP Ponzi scheme pitchman Matthew John Gagnon has been rescheduled for June 18. Gagnon initially was scheduled to be sentenced yesterday, federal prosecutors said earlier this month. Gagnon pleaded guilty to not disclosing he’d been paid more than $1 million by Legisi and operator Gregory N. McKnight to tout the “program” online. […]

BULLETIN: Kansas Issues Cease-And-Desist Order To Profitable Sunrise; Document Names 2 Alleged Promoters, Including Nanci Jo Frazer; State Urges Investors To Contact Securities Commissioner

BULLETIN: Kansas Issues Cease-And-Desist Order To Profitable Sunrise; Document Names 2 Alleged Promoters, Including Nanci Jo Frazer; State Urges Investors To Contact Securities Commissioner

BULLETIN: The state of Kansas has issued a cease-and-desist order against the alleged Profitable Sunrise HYIP scheme, saying the “program” offered “gaudy” returns “of 1.6% to 2.7% on a daily basis.” In a statement, Kansas securities officials say the order names Florida resident David P. Cozzocrea as a Profitable Sunrise pitchman. Cozzocrea’s promo appeared on […]

Pitchman Says Hong Kong-Based ‘Program’ Is ’1,000 Percent Better’ Than Profitable Sunrise And Zeek Rewards

Pitchman Says Hong Kong-Based 'Program' Is '1,000 Percent Better' Than Profitable Sunrise And Zeek Rewards

In a bizarre and disturbing video playing on YouTube, a former Profitable Sunrise pitchman claims a new “program” he joined is operating from Hong Kong and is purveyed by an unidentified  “doctor.” The purported opportunity is “1,000 percent better” than Profitable Sunrise or Zeek Rewards, according to the video. News of the video first was […]