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ZEEK RECEIVER: ‘No Comment’ On BitClub Network Story

ZEEK RECEIVER: 'No Comment' On BitClub Network Story

Zeek receiver Kenneth D. Bell had “no comment” this morning on an Aug. 30, PP Blog story that reported Zeek figure T. LeMont Silver now was pushing a murky “program” called “BitClub Network.” Bell has raised concerns that Silver is a serial promoter of Zeek-like schemes to defraud. As the PP Blog noted yesterday, Silver […]

UPDATE: BitClub Network Launch Said To Be Delayed; ‘Founders’ Positions Reportedly Sell For $3,599; Pitches Directed At ‘Leaders’; Prospects Asked To Wire Money; Purported ‘Opportunity’ May Have TelexFree-Like Cash-Transfer System

UPDATE: BitClub Network Launch Said To Be Delayed; 'Founders' Positions Reportedly Sell For $3,599; Pitches Directed At 'Leaders'; Prospects Asked To Wire Money; Purported 'Opportunity' May Have TelexFree-Like Cash-Transfer System

“These participants received uncontrolled cash deposits outside of the TelexFree system,” — Massachusetts Securities Division, Ponzi- and pyramid complaint against TelexFree, April 15, 2014. EDITOR’S NOTE: For our earliest background on BitClub Network, see Aug. 30 report that references serial HYIP promoter T. LeMont Silver. Are you really sure you want to promote bitcoin-themed HYIPs […]

Citing Missing Affidavit And Inconsistencies, Indiana Rejected TelexFree Telecom Application

Citing Missing Affidavit And Inconsistencies, Indiana Rejected TelexFree Telecom Application

UPDATED 6:20 P.M. EDT U.S.A. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission rejected TelexFree’s telecom application on June 11, 2014, according to records in the state. TelexFree filed the application on March 24, requesting “CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT OF THE FINANCIALS OF TELEXFREE, LLC,” according to records. On April 13, TelexFree filed for bankruptcy protection in Nevada. On April […]

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 […]

Trustee Confirms TelexFree Did Not Own Building

Trustee Confirms TelexFree Did Not Own Building

One of TelexFree’s alleged reality-distortion fields has been formally exposed. Perhaps you saw the recruitment promos (both corporate and affiliate) that planted the seed TelexFree was the sole occupant of a large building in Marlborough, Mass. Former President James Merrill was shown posing in front of the structure. A caption on TelexFree’s website read, “The […]

BOSTON GLOBE: Massachusetts Now Investigating EmGoldEx

BOSTON GLOBE: Massachusetts Now Investigating EmGoldEx

If TelexFree, WCM777 and Wings Network were not enough, the office of Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin now is investigating the “EmGoldEx” program. The Boston Globe broke the story this morning. Galvin leads the Massachusetts Securities Division. From the Globe (italics added): Secretary of State William F. Galvin’s office is investigating the Andover operation of […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree Was Ponzi Scheme Selling Unregistered Securities, Accused Former Interim CFO Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree Was Ponzi Scheme Selling Unregistered Securities, Accused Former Interim CFO Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (5th update 7:33 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) In a defense filing in the SEC’s securities fraud case against him, former TelexFree interim CFO Joseph Craft says he concluded TelexFree was a Ponzi scheme selling unregistered securities. The acknowledgement, which appears to be the first concession from the TelexFree inner circle that […]

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 […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree’s James Merrill, Carlos Wanzeler Indicted

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: TelexFree's James Merrill, Carlos Wanzeler Indicted

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: 10th Update 9:18 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) TelexFree figures James Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler have been indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictment, dated today, includes eight criminal counts of wire fraud and one criminal count of wire-fraud conspiracy. Among other things, the indictment alleged that Merrill and Wanzeler conspired […]

DEVELOPING STORY: The TelexFree Rabbit Hole, Exposed

DEVELOPING STORY: The TelexFree Rabbit Hole, Exposed

UPDATED 11:16 P.M. EDT U.S.A. We now may have an answer to some or all of these questions: What happens when you’re Massachusetts-based TelexFree — and apparently so out of touch that Sann Rodrigues, a former SEC defendant in a pyramid-scheme and affinity-fraud case, becomes one of the most recognizable public faces of your company […]