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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

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 investments sums for four of the 95 were […]

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. […]

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 […]