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Private Attorneys Now Investigating Traffic Monsoon

Private Attorneys Now Investigating Traffic Monsoon

UPDATED 1:15 P.M. EDT U.S.A. It has happened in previous cases involving alleged violations of federal securities laws, and now it’s happening with Traffic Monsoon. “The Peiffer Rosca Wolf law firm is investigating Traffic Monsoon, LLC and Charles Scoville’s alleged Ponzi scheme on behalf of investors – whom Traffic Monsoon called ‘members,’” the firm said […]

Some Traffic Monsoon Promoters Are Zeek Clawback Defendants

Some Traffic Monsoon Promoters Are Zeek Clawback Defendants

UPDATED 11:51 A.M. EDT U.S.A. Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell had no comment this morning on reports that some Zeek clawback defendants also were participants in Traffic Monsoon, alleged last week by the SEC to have been a Ponzi scheme that had gathered at least $207 million. The reports appeared on RealScam.com. In March […]

Banners Broker Figure May Be Using ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Tactics On Canadian Court Officials

Banners Broker Figure May Be Using 'Sovereign Citizen' Tactics On Canadian Court Officials

Remember when Simon Stepsys — now with the cross-border MyAdvertisingPays scheme — was pushing the uber-bizarre Banners Broker cross-border scheme? New court filings in Canada by the receiver and liquidators in the Banners Broker case now estimate the total haul of the alleged double-your-money pyramid scam at more than $156 million. That’s up from an […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges Alleged Zeek Promoter Trudy Gilmond

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges Alleged Zeek Promoter Trudy Gilmond

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (5th Update 9:15 p.m. ET U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in the Western District of North Carolina and charged Zeek Rewards’ figure Trudy Gilmond with securities fraud, selling unregistered securities and failure to register as a broker-dealer. Among the allegations: Gilmond knew Zeek was under investigation in 2012 […]

As Was Case With DFRF Enterprises And Rojo Filho, YouTube Promos Played Role In Criminal Ponzi Prosecution Of The Achieve Community’s Troy Barnes

As Was Case With DFRF Enterprises And Rojo Filho, YouTube Promos Played Role In Criminal Ponzi Prosecution Of The Achieve Community's Troy Barnes

Still promoting your securities scam on YouTube? As the PP Blog reported on Oct. 3, YouTube promos for the alleged DFRF Enterprises’ Ponzi scheme were cited in two of three wire-fraud counts against accused operator Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho. Filho, allegedly at the helm of a fraud that gathered tens of millions of dollars, has […]

In Separate Case, Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Sentenced To 6 Months In Federal Prison — Plus 15 Days At ‘Work Farm’ After Release

Uncharged in the Zeek Rewards’ case, Robert Craddock nevertheless has received prison time after pleading guilty to swindling more than $117,000 from the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill fund. U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell of the Middle District of Florida yesterday sentenced Craddock to two six-month terms in federal prison to be served concurrently, followed by three […]

MyAdvertisingPays Pulls Out Of America, Leaving U.S. Affiliates In The Lurch; Cross-Border Scheme Alleges Libel, Defamation

MyAdvertisingPays Pulls Out Of America, Leaving U.S. Affiliates In The Lurch; Cross-Border Scheme Alleges Libel, Defamation

EDITORIAL: In April 2015, the PP Blog reported that a promo on YouTube put words in the mouth of President Obama and depicted him as a pitchman for MyAdvertisingPays, a cross-border scheme with  promoters in common with the alleged Zeek Rewards and TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid schemes. “My AdvertisingPays pays its members every 20 minutes,” a mimicked […]

SHADES OF ZEEK: Prospective Class-Action Defendant Tells Judge TelexFree Was Operating A Tax Scam

SHADES OF ZEEK: Prospective Class-Action Defendant Tells Judge TelexFree Was Operating A Tax Scam

In October 2014, federal prosecutors alleged that the Zeek Rewards MLM “program” shut down by the SEC two years earlier was in part a scam that caused “victim-investors to file inaccurate tax returns for phantom income they never actually received.” Now, a year later, a member of the TelexFree MLM scheme shut down by the […]

IN MEMORY: Jerry S. Parr, USSS (Ret.), 1930-2015

On Jan. 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan became President of the United States — America’s 40th. He almost died in an assassination attempt outside the Washington Hilton Hotel a little more than two months later, on March 30. It was the 69th day of his Presidency. Today America is remembering the life of Jerry S. Parr, […]

BULLETIN: Class-Action Proposed Against 20,000 Alleged TelexFree Winners — With MAPS Pitchman As Lead Defendant

BULLETIN: Class-Action Proposed Against 20,000 Alleged TelexFree Winners -- With MAPS Pitchman As Lead Defendant

BULLETIN: Class-action attorney Robert J. Bonsignore has asked a federal judge for permission to file a third amended consolidated complaint that effectively would sue at least 20,000 “net winners” in the TelexFree scheme shut down by the SEC last year. The proposal would name alleged TelexFree promoter Daniil  Shoyfer the lead class-action defendant, effectively making […]

BULLETIN: Feds Seek Information From Victims Of ‘Achieve Community’ Scam

BULLETIN: Feds Seek Information From Victims Of 'Achieve Community' Scam

BULLETIN: (2nd updated 8:54 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The office of Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina has published a webpage for victims of the “Achieve Community” scam. Victims are asked to “submit information concerning the amount of your losses to the U.S. Probation Office,” which is compiling a […]