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BULLETIN: Receiver Sues USHBB Inc., Maker Of Zeek Videos — And Ties Firm To AdSurfDaily Ponzi Scheme

BULLETIN: Receiver Sues USHBB Inc., Maker Of Zeek Videos -- And Ties Firm To AdSurfDaily Ponzi Scheme

9th UPDATE 9:01 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Indianapolis-based USHBB Inc. and three of its principals — James A. Moore, Robert Mecham and Oscar H. Brown — have been sued by the court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid-scheme case. Receiver Kenneth D. Bell alleges USHBB, a producer of videos, also did work for the […]

Registration Page At TelexMOB Triggers ‘Web Forgery’ Warning In Firefox Browser

Registration Page At TelexMOB Triggers 'Web Forgery' Warning In Firefox Browser

Late last night the PP Blog visited the registration page of the emerging and bizarrely named “TelexMOB” scheme, which appears to be targeting victims of the alleged TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. Our earlier story is here. The page now is triggering a “Web Forgery” warning in the Firefox browser. Such warnings may be associated […]

Now, ‘TelexMOB’

Now, 'TelexMOB'

UPDATED 11:25 A.M. EDT U.S.A. Something calling itself “TelexMOB” has established a web presence this month. A logo resembling that of TelexFree — an alleged Ponzi- and pyramid scheme said to have gathered $1.8 billion across national borders — appears on the site. BehindMLM.com was first with the news today. The PP Blog has sent […]

SEC Enforcement Chief References Investor Alert On ‘Pyramid Schemes Posing As Multi-Level Marketing Programs’ In Congressional Testimony Today, Says ‘Coordinated Effort’ To Disrupt Them Under Way

SEC Enforcement Chief References Investor Alert On 'Pyramid Schemes Posing As Multi-Level Marketing Programs' In Congressional Testimony Today, Says 'Coordinated Effort' To Disrupt Them Under Way

“The staff also has recently seen what appears to be an increase in pyramid schemes . . . under the guise of ‘multi-level marketing’ and ‘network marketing’ opportunities . . . These schemes often target the most vulnerable investors, and social media has expanded their reach. The Division is deploying resources to disrupt these schemes […]

BULLETIN: Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Indicted In Separate Scheme

BULLETIN: Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Indicted In Separate Scheme

BULLETIN: Florida resident Robert Craddock, a figure in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi-scheme story, has been indicted in a separate scheme involving the alleged theft of more than $135,000 from a compensation fund set up to assist businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. The office of U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III […]

UPDATE: ‘Automatic Mobile Cash’ Tanks

UPDATE: 'Automatic Mobile Cash' Tanks

“Automatic Mobile Cash,” pushed on YouTube by “Achieve Community” hucksters Rodney Blackburn and Mike Chitty, has tanked, according to chatter on the MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi forum. MMG poster “im the man,” citing information from SolidTrustPay, claimed yesterday that SolidTrustPay had blocked AMC’s ability “to accept deposits or make withdraws.” Other information in the 16-page, 226-post MMG […]

‘Achieve Community’ Domains Disconnected

'Achieve Community' Domains Disconnected

Two domains linked to the alleged “Achieve Community” pyramid- and Ponzi scheme appear to have been disconnected. On Feb. 17, the PP Blog reported that the domains — ReadyToAchieve.com and TheAchieveCommunity.com — were displaying “Account Suspended” messages. ReadyToAchieve appears still to have DNS servers, but now displays nothing and will not return a ping. TheAchieveCommunity, […]

Will Joel Wilson’s Racketeering Conviction In Michigan Ponzi-Scheme Case Send A Message To Apologists For Achieve Community? Saleswoman Also Convicted

Will Joel Wilson's Racketeering Conviction In Michigan Ponzi-Scheme Case Send A Message To Apologists For Achieve Community? Saleswoman Also Convicted

There is no good state in which to run a Ponzi scheme, but Michigan and Colorado — the states in which “Achieve Community” operated — are two of the worst. This is because both states have racketeering statutes that have been used in Ponzi-scheme cases. The case of Joel Wilson, convicted yesterday in Michigan on […]

‘Achieve Community’ Figure Rodney Blackburn Now Touting ‘Tea'; Panel From Video Says It ‘Mitigates HIV’ And ‘Prevents Colds And Flu’

'Achieve Community' Figure Rodney Blackburn Now Touting 'Tea'; Panel From Video Says It 'Mitigates HIV' And 'Prevents Colds And Flu'

UPDATED 3:08 P.M. ET U.S.A. Fresh from the alleged “Achieve Community” pyramid- and Ponzi scheme, the apparent collapse of “Trinity Lines” and potential debacles involving “BRING THE BACON HOME,” “Unison Wealth” and others, Rodney Blackburn now is promoting a “tea” purported to mitigate HIV. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The tea, called “laso,” […]

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 […]

EDITORIAL: Creeping Up On MLM Perdition

EDITORIAL: Creeping Up On MLM Perdition

EDITOR’S NOTE: The MLM “program” known as Wings Network is alleged to have operated through two business entities that used the name “Tropikgadget.” The SEC’s case, announced Friday, is filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. That’s the same venue in which the agency’s epic TelexFree case was filed last year. There […]