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Is Profitable Sunrise Pyramid Case At Risk? SEC Declines Comment

Is Profitable Sunrise Pyramid Case At Risk? SEC Declines Comment

The SEC this afternoon declined comment on an order by a federal judge in Atlanta that could lead to the dismissal of the agency’s 2013 case against Profitable Sunrise, an alleged international pyramid scheme and offering fraud targeted at U.S. residents by one or more murky figures. Such a dismissal almost certainly would embolden overseas HYIP scammers […]

Full Statement Of SEC On Jailing Of Sann Rodrigues

Full Statement Of SEC On Jailing Of Sann Rodrigues

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the PP Blog reported yesterday, TelexFree figure Sann Rodrigues has been jailed. The SEC today released a litigation statement on the matter and related developments. It is reproduced below in its entirety.  **__________________________** Florida Resident Ordered to Jail Based On Violating Court Orders Obtained by the SEC The Securities and Exchange Commission […]

BULLETIN: Sann Rodrigues, TelexFree Figure, Ordered Jailed

BULLETIN: Sann Rodrigues, TelexFree Figure, Ordered Jailed

BULLETIN:  (2nd Update 10:46 P.M. ET U.S.A.) TelexFree figure Sann Rodrigues has been ordered jailed. The order, dated Jan. 15, was issued by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the District of Massachusetts. Gorton found Rodrigues in civil contempt last month for violating an asset freeze. Rodrigues did not purge the contempt by Jan. 15, so Gorton ordered the […]

BULLETIN: ‘TeamVinh,’ A Ponzi-Board ‘Program,’ Charged By SEC

BULLETIN: 'TeamVinh,' A Ponzi-Board 'Program,' Charged By SEC

BULLETIN: (8th Update 3:34 p.m. ET U.SA.) The SEC has gone to federal court in Minnesota, alleging that an enterprise known as “TeamVinh” that pushed something called “VPAKs” was operating a securities-fraud scheme targeted at MLMers. TeamVinh, which allegedly recruited more than 5,600 participants,  has a presence on the Ponzi boards, including MoneyMakerGroup and TalkGold. Recent chatter suggests the […]

Watch The Trailer For ‘Madoff’ And Think About How You Could Have Avoided Schemes Such As Zeek And TelexFree

Watch The Trailer For 'Madoff' And Think About How You Could Have Avoided Schemes Such As Zeek And TelexFree

ABC has made available the first trailer for “Madoff,” a network miniseries debuting Feb. 3, 2016. Richard Dreyfuss plays the notorious Ponzi schemer, with Blythe Danner starring as Ruth Madoff. Bernard Madoff’s name first appeared on the PP Blog nearly seven years ago, on Dec. 13, 2008. It has appeared numerous times since then. Says […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges Alleged Zeek Promoter Trudy Gilmond

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges Alleged Zeek Promoter Trudy Gilmond

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (5th Update 9:15 p.m. ET U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in the Western District of North Carolina and charged Zeek Rewards’ figure Trudy Gilmond with securities fraud, selling unregistered securities and failure to register as a broker-dealer. Among the allegations: Gilmond knew Zeek was under investigation in 2012 […]

U.S. Marshals Service Allegedly Seizes Gun From Accused USFIA Pyramid-Schemer

U.S. Marshals Service Allegedly Seizes Gun From Accused USFIA Pyramid-Schemer

“Initially, Defendant Steve Chen aka Li Chen (“Chen”) was not present at the Company Offices. Shortly after the Receiver arrived and the U.S. Marshals secured the Company Offices, Chen arrived. He was wearing a security guard uniform and carried a loaded gun, which was not concealed. The U.S. Marshals seized the weapon and also found […]

‘WINGS NETWORK’: Court Orders Disgorgement Of Tens Of Millions Of Dollars In Pyramid/Ponzi Case — Plus, Prison Sentences Ordered In eAdGear Case

'WINGS NETWORK': Court Orders Disgorgement Of Tens Of Millions Of Dollars In Pyramid/Ponzi Case -- Plus, Prison Sentences Ordered In eAdGear Case

Back in February 2015, the SEC brought a Ponzi- and pyramid action against the alleged operators of “Wings Network,” alleging a cross-border MLM fraud that had gathered tens of millions of dollars. Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin, head of the Massachusetts Securities Division, charged Wings Network and some individuals in 2014. The SEC announced today […]

WCM777/’Joseph Global Institute’: More Strange Turns Potentially Involving More Colleges And A Push Toward Offshore ‘Cryptocurrency’

WCM777/'Joseph Global Institute': More Strange Turns Potentially Involving More Colleges And A Push Toward Offshore 'Cryptocurrency'

UPDATED 4:06 P.M. ET U.S.A. Campus police departments at Southwestern University, Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas Tech University had no immediate comment today on a developing story that may be flowing from the bizarre WCM777 Ponzi scheme allegedly operated by SEC defendant Phil Ming Xu, also known as Dr. Phil […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Accused WCM777 Ponzi Schemer Ming Xu Expressed Concern About Being Harmed, Says He Was Cooperating With Government; Purported Texas University Claims It Has Absorbed The Bizarre ‘Joseph Global Institute,’ Raising New Questions; WCM777 Claims Deadline Extended To Dec. 24

SPECIAL REPORT: Accused WCM777 Ponzi Schemer Ming Xu Expressed Concern About Being Harmed, Says He Was Cooperating With Government; Purported Texas University Claims It Has Absorbed The Bizarre 'Joseph Global Institute,' Raising New Questions; WCM777 Claims Deadline Extended To Dec. 24

EDITOR’S NOTE: The story about Phil Ming Xu’s asserted cooperation with the government appears below the subhead. We’ll lead with the news of extension of the claims deadline for WCM777 victims. If you’re a victim of the World Capital Market/WCM777 Ponzi- and pyramid scam shut down by the SEC last year, you now have until […]

As Was Case With DFRF Enterprises And Rojo Filho, YouTube Promos Played Role In Criminal Ponzi Prosecution Of The Achieve Community’s Troy Barnes

As Was Case With DFRF Enterprises And Rojo Filho, YouTube Promos Played Role In Criminal Ponzi Prosecution Of The Achieve Community's Troy Barnes

Still promoting your securities scam on YouTube? As the PP Blog reported on Oct. 3, YouTube promos for the alleged DFRF Enterprises’ Ponzi scheme were cited in two of three wire-fraud counts against accused operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho. Filho, allegedly at the helm of a fraud that gathered tens of millions of dollars, has […]