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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 […]

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 […]

STATS: High Interest Globally In Criminal Probe Involving Payza And Obopay

STATS: High Interest Globally In Criminal Probe Involving Payza And Obopay

On the past four Mondays — Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 — the PP Blog averaged viewership from 32 countries, according to a compilation of data from Jetpack summarized by the Blog. These numbers are typical. On any given day, viewers from between 25 and 40 countries arrive here. But on Oct. […]

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 […]