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REPORTS: Prosecutor In TelexFree Case Threatened With Death

REPORTS: Prosecutor In TelexFree Case Threatened With Death

There are reports in Brazilian media that a prosecutor in the state of Acre has received death threats over her role in the TelexFree investigation and is receiving police protection. TelexFree, which has a U.S. arm in Massachusetts, purports to be in the communications business. The MLM company is under investigation in multiple states in […]

International Scammer Pleads Guilty In United States To Swindling Retirees In ‘Jamaican Lottery Scheme’; O’Brain J. Lynch Potentially Faces Decades In Federal Prison

International Scammer Pleads Guilty In United States To Swindling Retirees In 'Jamaican Lottery Scheme';  O’Brain J. Lynch Potentially Faces Decades In Federal Prison

“Investigators from [the Social Security Administration] discovered that hundreds of victims throughout the United States were losing their social security benefits and their life savings either because they believed that they had won ‘The Jamaican Lottery’ or because, as part of another telemarketing scheme, they revealed enough information about themselves that allowed the thieves to […]

Letter Sent To Federal Judge In Washington State Contained Ricin, FBI Says; Matthew Ryan Buquet Arrested

Letter Sent To Federal Judge In Washington State Contained Ricin, FBI Says; Matthew Ryan Buquet Arrested

The FBI has arrested Matthew Ryan Buquet, who appeared in federal court yesterday to face a charge he mailed a letter containing ricin toxin to a federal judge in Washington state. Buquet is 37. The Associated Press, via Fox News, identified the intended recipient as U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle of the Eastern District […]

Paul Kevin Curtis Of Corinth, Miss., Under Arrest In Ricin Letters Probe, FBI Says

Paul Kevin Curtis Of Corinth, Miss., Under Arrest In Ricin Letters Probe, FBI Says

UPDATED 1:43 P.M. EDT U.S.A. (APRIL 25) The charges against Paul Kevin Curtis have been dropped and he has been released from custody. See this April 25 story by the AP via Yahoo News. Here, below, our earlier story . . . The FBI has arrested Paul Kevin Curtis in the ricin letters probe, the […]

In Wake Of Profitable Sunrise Alert, British Columbia Issues 2 More Warnings Against HYIPs; Like Profitable Sunrise, Both ‘Programs’ Had Presence On TalkGold And MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi Forums

In Wake Of Profitable Sunrise Alert, British Columbia Issues 2 More Warnings Against HYIPs; Like Profitable Sunrise, Both 'Programs' Had Presence On TalkGold And MoneyMakerGroup Ponzi Forums

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to PP Blog reader “Tony” for pointing us to the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) warning against the Lucra Fund and Goldenarium HYIP schemes. Earlier this month, BCSC issued a warning on the Profitable Sunrise scheme. The British Columbia Securities Commission has issued warnings on HYIP “programs” known as Lucra Fund and […]

UPDATE: Nicholas Cox, Figure In North Carolina Fraud Scheme Operating Near Ground Zero For Zeek Rewards, Sentenced To Federal Prison

UPDATE: Nicholas Cox, Figure In North Carolina Fraud Scheme Operating Near Ground Zero For Zeek Rewards, Sentenced To Federal Prison

With the alleged $600 million Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme dominating local headlines in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, including the city of Lexington in Davidson County, an earlier, smaller fraud scheme operating in the region largely fell out of the news. But the Integra Capital Management LLC Ponzi and fraud scheme operated by Nicholas Cox […]

BULLETIN: Securities Fraudster/Ponzi Schemer Sentenced To 40 Years

BULLETIN: Securities Fraudster/Ponzi Schemer Sentenced To 40 Years

BULLETIN: Jasen M. Snelling — who last month was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison in a federal Ponzi-scheme case brought in Ohio — now has been sentenced in Indiana state court to 40 years. The state case was brought after an investigation by the office of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Snelling […]

KABOOM! Money-Services Firm That Turned A Blind Eye To International Scammers Will Forfeit $100 Million After Probe By U.S. Postal Inspection Service

KABOOM! Money-Services Firm That Turned A Blind Eye To International Scammers Will Forfeit $100 Million After Probe By U.S. Postal Inspection Service

“MoneyGram knowingly turned a blind eye to scam artists and money launderers who used the company to perpetrate fraudulent schemes targeting the elderly and other vulnerable victims.” — Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, Nov. 9, 2012 BULLETIN: The price of willful blindness just went up if you’re a money-services business that facilitates international mass-marketing […]

UPDATE: As Proposed Money-Saving Measure, Zeek Receiver Asks Judge To Treat Oct. 8 Preliminary Liquidation Plan As Status Report; Meanwhile, Yet Another Zeek Member Declares Herself A Fraud Victim

UPDATE: As Proposed Money-Saving Measure, Zeek Receiver Asks Judge To Treat Oct. 8 Preliminary Liquidation Plan As Status Report; Meanwhile, Yet Another Zeek Member Declares Herself A Fraud Victim

UPDATED 8:26 A.M. EDT (OCT. 31, U.S.A.) Saying it would save money, the court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case has asked a federal judge to treat the receiver’s Oct. 8 preliminary liquidation plan as a status report. (See Oct. 9 PP Blog story.) Separately, yet another Zeek member has declared herself a […]

FEDS: Man Tried To Scam Zuckerberg, Facebook Out Of Billions ‘By Marching Into Federal Court For A Quick Payday Based On A Blatant Forgery’

FEDS: Man Tried To Scam Zuckerberg, Facebook Out Of Billions 'By Marching Into Federal Court For A Quick Payday Based On A Blatant Forgery'

A New York man tried to scam Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook out of billions of dollars by forging documents and filing a lawsuit to make it appear as though Zuckerberg had promised him a 50 percent share of the company, prosecutors said. Paul Ceglia, 39, of Wellsville, was arrested this morning after an investigation by […]

10 Individuals, Including 6 Pitchmen, Indicted In Alleged ‘Vendstar’ Bizop Scam That Fleeced Customers $10,000 At A Time, Prosecutors Say

10 Individuals, Including 6 Pitchmen, Indicted In Alleged 'Vendstar' Bizop Scam That Fleeced Customers $10,000 At A Time, Prosecutors Say

“Instead of becoming successful entrepreneurs, the individual investors become victims of fraud, often losing their life’s savings. In this way, business opportunity schemes tarnish the American Dream of success through hard work. We will help protect the investing public by prosecuting these cases aggressively.” –  U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of […]