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MONTANA: Former Zeek Pitchman Who Also Pushed TelexFree Now Required To Give State Notice Of MLM Activities

MONTANA: Former Zeek Pitchman Who Also Pushed TelexFree Now Required To Give State Notice Of MLM Activities

A former pitchman for the Zeek Rewards MLM Ponzi- and pyramid scheme also acknowledged he participated in TelexFree, the state of Montana said in a consent agreement and final order. James D. Helgeson was fined $5,000 by the office of Monica Lindeen, Montana‚Äôs Commissioner of Securities and Insurance (CSI) and state auditor. The case demonstrates […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Montana Fines ‘Funky Shark,’ Purported Upstart ‘Penny Auction’ Program; Operator Agrees to Pay $834,000 After Issuance Of Order

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Montana Fines 'Funky Shark,' Purported Upstart 'Penny Auction' Program; Operator Agrees to Pay $834,000 After Issuance Of Order

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (UPDATED AT 12:49 P.M. ET U.S.A. TO DELETE EARLIER REFERENCE TO ‘CEASE AND DESIST’ ORDER AND TO PROVIDE LINK TO CONSENT AGREEMENT AND FINAL ORDER.) An upstart “penny auction” company known as “Funky Shark” effectively has been shut down after the state of Montana named it in an order and […]

BULLETIN: Montana Declares ACN Inc. A ‘Pyramid Scheme’; Cease-And-Desist Order Issued Amid Allegations Deck Is Stacked Against MLM Participants

BULLETIN: Montana Declares ACN Inc. A 'Pyramid Scheme'; Cease-And-Desist Order Issued Amid Allegations Deck Is Stacked Against MLM Participants

BULLETIN: ACN Inc., a North Carolina-based multilevel-marketing company that bills itself “The World’s Largest Direct Seller of Telecommunication Services,” has been accused by the state of Montana of operating a pyramid scheme. Monica J. Lindeen, Montana’s Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, has issued a cease-and-desist order against ACN and a Notice of Proposed Agency Action. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Montana Forges Partial Settlement In Case That Alleged Ponzi Schemer Took $100,000 From Investment Client, Paid Earlier Client $50,000, Paid Lawyer $25,000 And Pocketed $25,000; Major State Investigation Remains Open

BREAKING NEWS: Montana Forges Partial Settlement In Case That Alleged Ponzi Schemer Took $100,000 From Investment Client, Paid Earlier Client $50,000, Paid Lawyer $25,000 And Pocketed $25,000; Major State Investigation Remains Open

UPDATED 9:28 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Donald Chouinard urged clients in Montana and Idaho to invest in what they thought was a “day-trading program,” authorities said. In one case, he allegedly persuaded a client to borrow a large sum to enter the program. The case is remarkable in the sense that one of its specific allegations […]