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BULLETIN: SEC Hits Another Ponzi-Board Scam; Action Against CashFlowBot (DollarMonster) May Cause Restlessness Among ‘Small’ Operators

BULLETIN: SEC Hits Another Ponzi-Board Scam; Action Against CashFlowBot (DollarMonster) May Cause Restlessness Among 'Small' Operators

BULLETIN: The SEC has gone to federal court in Atlanta, charging the alleged operator of CashFlowBot (DollarMonster) with operating a Ponzi scheme. The “program” had a presence on Ponzi-scheme forums such as TalkGold and MoneyMakerGroup. James A. Evans, 33, of Villa Rica, Ga., has been charged with selling unregistered securities and securities fraud. The SEC […]

‘Bacon’ Crumbles — And Yet Props Up MAPS

'Bacon' Crumbles -- And Yet Props Up MAPS

EDITOR’S NOTE: The interconnectivity of fraud schemes is one of the core dangers of the HYIP sphere. Stolen proceeds continually cycle between and among scams, making banks and payment vendors virtual warehouses for cross-border criminals and their serial enablers. The problem may be intensifying. More and more HYIP schemes appear to be using script kits […]

SEC Declines Comment On ‘IntellaShares’ And Its Purported ‘BLACKLIST’; Ponzi-Board ‘Program’ Trades On Name Of Save The Children

SEC Declines Comment On 'IntellaShares' And Its Purported 'BLACKLIST'; Ponzi-Board 'Program' Trades On Name Of Save The Children

UPDATED 11:31 A.M. EDT U.S.A. In 2010, the Federal Trade Commission took action against an online venture known as iWorks. This allegation appeared on Page 7 of the FTC’s Dec. 21, 2010 complaint: “They have also attempted to drive down their chargeback rates by threatening to report consumers who seek chargebacks to an Internet consumer […]

BULLETIN: ‘MooreFund,’ A Ponzi-Board HYIP ‘Program’ Pushed By Achieve Community Huckster, Is Using Unauthorized Security Seal From Norton

BULLETIN: 'MooreFund,' A Ponzi-Board HYIP 'Program' Pushed By Achieve Community Huckster, Is Using Unauthorized Security Seal From Norton

BULLETIN:  (Updated 8:17 a.m. ET Feb. 25 U.S.A.) An HYIP “program” that operates at MooreFund.com is using a “Norton Secured” seal that is not authorized, Symantec told the PP Blog late this afternoon. Symantec, owner of the famous Norton brand, is a software and computer-security company. Its name is misspelled as “Symentec” on the FAQ […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges ‘Achieve Community,’ Troy Barnes, Kristi Johnson; Federal Judge Approves Asset Freeze

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges 'Achieve Community,' Troy Barnes, Kristi Johnson; Federal Judge Approves Asset Freeze

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (17th update 3:07 p.m. ET U.S.A.) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged “Achieve Community” (as Work With Troy Barnes Inc.) and alleged operators Troy A. Barnes and Kristine L. Johnson with operating a combined pyramid- and Ponzi scheme that raised more than $3.8 million. A federal judge in […]

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Achieve Community’ Promoter On YouTube Shows Her Back Office For ‘Unison Wealth,’ Revealing Ponzi-Board Bonanza

SPECIAL REPORT: 'Achieve Community' Promoter On YouTube Shows Her Back Office For 'Unison Wealth,' Revealing Ponzi-Board Bonanza

EDITOR’S NOTE: In litigation related to Zeek Rewards, a Ponzi-board “program,” court-appointed receiver Kenneth D. Bell has raised a concern that network-marketers may be proceeding from one fraud scheme to another. Bell has asked a federal judge to take “judicial notice” of certain YouTube videos. ** ______________________** UPDATED 10:07 P.M. ET U.S.A. “Unison Wealth” is […]

IRONY: Scheme Whose Actual Name Is ‘PlanB’ Tackled By European Authorities

IRONY: Scheme Whose Actual Name Is 'PlanB' Tackled By European Authorities

One of the core signatures of an HYIP scam is highlighted when a “program” is presented as a “Plan B,” typically in the context of creating “multiple income streams” or “in case Plan A fails, you’d better have a “Plan B.” Zeek Rewards A-lister Keith Laggos gushed about Lyoness, his “Plan B” program. Zeek collapsed […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Nicholas Smirnow, Pathway To Prosperity HYIP Ponzi Figure, Arrested At Airport In Canada

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Nicholas Smirnow, Pathway To Prosperity HYIP Ponzi Figure, Arrested At Airport In Canada

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING:  (6th update 9:35 p.m. ET U.S.A.) Nicholas Smirnow, still listed by INTERPOL as a person wanted by the United States in the alleged Pathway To Prosperity (P2P) HYIP Ponzi scheme that affected people in 120 countries, has been arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Canadian media outlets are reporting. U.S. […]

FEDS: Liberty Reserve Figure Mark Marmilev Shilled On TalkGold Ponzi Forum And Also Hired Shills To Do So; Memo Speaks To Vast Wasteland Of Online Criminality

FEDS: Liberty Reserve Figure Mark Marmilev Shilled On TalkGold Ponzi Forum And Also Hired Shills To Do So; Memo Speaks To Vast Wasteland Of Online Criminality

Mark Marmilev, the technology specialist for the cross-border Liberty Reserve money-laundering operation favored by HYIP scammers and other criminals before its May 2013 collapse, shilled on the TalkGold Ponzi forum, U.S. federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memo. Marmilev, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., also hired forum shills and separately tried to hatch an SEO scheme […]

RECOMMENDED READING: Two Stories/Threads At BehindMLM.com On ‘The Achieve Community’

RECOMMENDED READING: Two Stories/Threads At BehindMLM.com On 'The Achieve Community'

We recommend these two stories/Comments threads at BehindMLM.com on “The Achieve Community.” Access the first here. Access the second here. BehindMLM.com covers emerging MLM fraud schemes. Naturally the site separates some MLMers from their senses because it so neatly debunks cover stories and magical constructions that have helped MLM scams trading on the Internet thrive […]

The Monumentally Alarming Tale Of ‘Secure Investment’

The Monumentally Alarming Tale Of  'Secure Investment'

“Secure Investment lured customers by creating its own good reputation and by publishing a seemingly successful trading record on its elaborate website. It was all a lie. The company’s claims to have offices and a large staff were also false. At least some of its so-called customer testimonials were actually delivered by actors.” — Bloomberg […]