Zeek Rewards

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Payza Reports Web Outage

Payza Reports Web Outage

Payza, an HYIP-friendly payment processor currently under fire from the receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid-scheme case, is reporting on Twitter that it is experiencing a web outage. At the time of this PP Blog post, the outage appears to be more than four hours old. A post with no timestamp at the Payza […]

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 […]

RECEIVER: (1) Zeek Defendant Class Action May Conclude This Year; (2) Some Claimants Still Haven’t Signed Required Release; (3) $10 Million Settlement With NewBridge Bank

RECEIVER: (1) Zeek Defendant Class Action May Conclude This Year; (2) Some Claimants Still Haven't Signed Required Release; (3) $10 Million Settlement With NewBridge Bank

Three significant pieces of news from Kenneth D. Bell, the receiver in the Zeek Rewards’ Ponzi- and pyramid-scheme case: In a March 28 announcement on the receivership website, Bell wrote that a defendant class-action lawsuit against more than 9,000 alleged Zeek winners in the United States may conclude this year. “We hope to bring to […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Zeek Vendor Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Zeek Vendor Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (12th Update 2:57 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) In what may be a warning shot fired across the bow of payment vendors who hope to profit from Ponzi schemes, Zeek Rewards’ vendor Jaymes Meyer of Preferred Merchants Solutions LLC has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of obstructing investigators in the Zeek Ponzi- […]

BULLETIN: Darryle Douglas, Alleged Zeek Insider, Arrested

BULLETIN: (4th update 9:11 p.m. ET U.S.A.) Alleged Zeek Rewards’ insider Darryle Douglas has been arrested in Riverside, Calif. Court filings docketed March 7 in the SEC’s civil case against Zeek say Douglas, whose age was not listed, was arrested March 2 by the U.S. Marshals Service. On Dec. 10, 2015, Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. […]

At Chicago Symposium, SEC Highlights Pyramid Scheme Task Force And Notes ‘Whack-A-Mole’ Nature Of Online Scams

At Chicago Symposium, SEC Highlights Pyramid Scheme Task Force And Notes 'Whack-A-Mole' Nature Of Online Scams

“These frauds are easily duplicated, and at times, we find ourselves playing ‘whack-a-mole,’ chasing the same set of fraudsters who, after feeling a bit of heat, simply close down one scheme and quickly set up a new one under a different name.” — Andrew Ceresney, SEC Enforcement Division director, March 2, 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: Type […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Zeek Money May Be In Collapsed Russian Bank

SPECIAL REPORT: Zeek Money May Be In Collapsed Russian Bank

EDITOR’S NOTE: For background, see Feb. 17 PP Blog story: RECEIVER: Payza And Payment World ‘Facilitated’ Zeek Ponzi Scheme; Whereabouts Of $13.1 Million An ‘Open Question’ (Updated 11:14 a.m. ET U.S.A.) Money due victims of Zeek Rewards from transactions involving Payza and Payment World may have been transferred from VictoriaBank in Moldova to JSC TusarBank in […]

RECEIVER: Payza And Payment World ‘Facilitated’ Zeek Ponzi Scheme; Whereabouts Of $13.1 Million An ‘Open Question’

RECEIVER: Payza And Payment World 'Facilitated' Zeek Ponzi Scheme; Whereabouts Of $13.1 Million An 'Open Question'

Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell has gone to federal court in the Western District of North Carolina, alleging that the Payza and Payment World payment processors “facilitated” the epic cross-border Zeek Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. More than $13.1 million in funds from North Carolina-based Zeek that could be used to compensate victims ended up in […]

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver May Push For Contempt Against Payza

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver May Push For Contempt Against Payza

BULLETIN: New court filings in the Zeek Rewards’ Ponzi- and pyramid-scheme case brought by the SEC in 2012 say Zeek receiver Kenneth D. Bell may ask a federal judge for a finding of contempt against Payza, a payment processor. The news comes as federal prosecutors continue a criminal investigation involving Payza and Obopay, another payment processor. Prosecutors […]

TelexFree Trustee’s Proposed Class Actions May Affect Nearly 100,000 Alleged ‘Winners’ Globally

TelexFree Trustee's Proposed Class Actions May Affect Nearly 100,000 Alleged 'Winners' Globally

It’s another MLM legal and PR catastrophe. Let’s begin with the numbers, which are staggering: In two separate actions on Jan. 15, TelexFree bankruptcy Trustee Stephen B. Darr sued 56 named alleged “winners” in the MLM Ponzi- and pyramid scheme believed to have generated about $3 billion in corrupt, cross-border economic activity. These 56 promoters […]

Zeek Figure Darryle Douglas ‘Subject Of Ongoing Investigation’ By U.S. Marshals Service

Zeek Figure Darryle Douglas 'Subject Of Ongoing Investigation' By U.S. Marshals Service

Darryle Douglas, the alleged Zeek Rewards’ insider whose arrest was ordered last month, is still wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service. “He is the subject of an ongoing investigation,” a spokesman for the Marshals Service in the Western District of North Carolina told the PP Blog moments ago. “We’re trying to locate him.” The spokesman declined to […]