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URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Issues Warning On ‘IFreeX’ Scheme; ‘iFreex Appears To Be Nothing More Than A Rebranded TelexFREE Fraud For Mobile Phones’

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Issues Warning On 'IFreeX' Scheme; 'iFreex Appears To Be Nothing More Than A Rebranded TelexFREE Fraud For Mobile Phones'

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin has issued a warning on an emerging scheme known as “IFreeX.” Like TelexFree before it, IFreeX is being pitched by two-time SEC pyramid-scheme defendant Sann Rodrigues and is being targeted at the Brazilian community. Rodrigues also is known as Sanderley Rodrigues de Vasconcelos, and individuals […]

BehindMLM.com Offline

BehindMLM.com Offline

UPDATED 3:21 A.M. EDT SEPT. 30 U.S.A. The PP Blog is aware that BehindMLM.com, the popular review site that covers multilevel marketing and fraud schemes within the sphere, is offline. The precise reason why is unclear at this time. BehindMLM.com reported Sept. 26 that it had received a DMCA takedown notice from Faith Sloan, an […]

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear ‘Program’ Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria’s Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, ‘Bossteam’ Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

SPECIAL REPORT: eAdGear 'Program' Allegedly Traded Falsely On Names Of Famous Companies And Brands; SEC Contacted Google, Yahoo, Target, Victoria's Secret (And More) To Refute Claims; Separately, 'Bossteam' Enterprise In Canada Operated In Similar Fashion, Records Show

EDITOR’S NOTE: eAdGear, which had entities in California and Hong Kong, “primarily” targeted “investors in the U.S., China, and Taiwan” and gathered $129 million in a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme that engaged in brand-leeching, the SEC alleged last week. An MLM scam known as WCM777, which allegedly gathered more than $80 million, also engaged […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges eAdGear, Alleging $129 Million Pyramid- And Ponzi Scheme

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges eAdGear, Alleging $129 Million Pyramid- And Ponzi Scheme

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (12th Update 1:28 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in San Francisco, alleging that the eAdGear “program” was a pyramid- and Ponzi scheme that gathered $129 million. The action against eAdGear is the second major pyramid-scheme prosecution announced by the SEC this week. The SEC has […]

TelexFree Website Will Not Load

TelexFree Website Will Not Load

EDITOR’S NOTE ADDED 1:32 P.M. EDT SEPT. 28 U.S.A. TelexFree.com appears to be back online. At this time, why the landing page wouldn’t load remains a mystery. Our earlier story is below . . . The website of TelexFree, alleged in April by the SEC and the Massachusetts Securities Division to have operated a billion-dollar […]

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A ‘Plan B’

ANOTHER MLM PR DISASTER: Zhunrize, Alleged Worldwide Pyramid Scheme That Gathered $105 Million, Was Presented As A 'Plan B'

2ND UPDATE 5:25 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Purported “Plans B” are one of the core signatures of the the MLM HYIP sphere, which is known for incredibly toxic global frauds such as Zeek Rewards and AdSurfDaily. In 2009, an ASD reload scam known as AdViewGlobal was positioned as a “Plan B.” The individual schemes of Zeek […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Calls Zhunrize MLM Company Worldwide ‘Pyramid Scheme’ That Gathered More Than $100 Million

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Calls Zhunrize MLM Company Worldwide 'Pyramid Scheme' That Gathered More Than $100 Million

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (8th Update 6:56 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in the Northern District of Georgia, alleging that the Atlanta-based “Zhunrize” MLM program is a pyramid scheme that operates globally and has gathered $105 million from 77,000 investors. The Zhunrize “program” has been charged with fraud. It […]

Small Sampling Of TelexFree ‘Net Losers’ Paints Picture Of Massive Cash Losses And Potentially Horrifying Loss Of Future Purchasing Power

Small Sampling Of TelexFree 'Net Losers' Paints Picture Of Massive Cash Losses And Potentially Horrifying Loss Of Future Purchasing Power

UPDATED 3:33 P.M. EDT SEPT. 22 U.S.A. A small subset of data from 95 self-identified “net losers” in the TelexFree MLM scheme shows that they lost a whopping average of $27,578 each, according to an analysis by the PP Blog of court filings in the TelexFree bankruptcy case. The average could be higher because investment […]

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney Jeffrey Babener Told TelexFree It Was Operating Pyramid Scheme Months Before Collapse, But MLM ‘Program’ Continued To Collect Money, Bankruptcy Trustee Says

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney Jeffrey Babener Told TelexFree It Was Operating Pyramid Scheme Months Before Collapse, But MLM 'Program' Continued To Collect Money, Bankruptcy Trustee Says

BULLETIN: (2nd Update 5:26 p.m. EDT Sept. 16 U.S.A.) The court-appointed trustee in the TelexFree bankruptcy case says in court filings that MLM attorney Jeffrey Babener advised TelexFree in August 2013 that it was operating a pyramid scheme. TelexFree nevertheless continued to collect money, Trustee Stephen B. Darr said. Just two months earlier — in […]

BULLETIN: Government Of Colombia Investigates TelexFree, Ties

BULLETIN: Government Of Colombia Investigates TelexFree, Ties

BULLETIN: The government of Colombia appears to be seizing assets linked to four Colombians with alleged ties to TelexFree, which authorities in the United States have described as a massive cross-border pyramid- and Ponzi scheme. La Superintendencia de Sociedades, Colombia’s Superintendency of Companies, has published notices of the action. (See link to document (Spanish) below.) […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Zeek Receiver Seeks Temporary Restraining Order ‘Necessary To Prevent Further Dissipation And Waste Of The Assets At Issue’

DEVELOPING STORY: (Updated 9:44 a.m. EDT Sept 3, U.S.A.) The court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid case has asked a federal judge for a Temporary Restraining Order he says is necessary to prevent “further dissipation and waste” of certain assets. Receiver Kenneth D. Bell asked that the motion be filed under seal. […]