Zeek Rewards

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BULLETIN: Receiver Seeks Default Judgments Against Key Zeek Rewards’ Clawback Defendants

BULLETIN: Receiver Seeks Default Judgments Against Key Zeek Rewards' Clawback Defendants

BULLETIN: (6th Update 8:34 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell has gone to federal court in the Western District of North Carolina, seeking default judgments against key clawback defendants and alleged “winners” Trudy Gilmond and Jerry Napier, a figure in the AdSurfDaily Ponzi-scheme story. Bell is seeking more than $2.129 million from […]

RECOMMENDED READING: ‘Bank Of The Underworld’

RECOMMENDED READING: 'Bank Of The Underworld'

UPDATED 12:12 P.M. EDT U.S.A. A thoughtful reader sent this along this morning. It’s a story by Jake Halpern in The Atlantic titled, “Bank of the Underworld[:] Liberty Reserve was like PayPal for the unbanked. Was it also a global money-laundering operation?” Here’s a snippet (italics added): Costa Rica was also increasingly known as a […]

UFUNCLUB: Securities Division ‘Will Look Into The Extent Of A Colorado Connection’

UFUNCLUB: Securities Division 'Will Look Into The Extent Of A Colorado Connection'

UPDATED 10:52 A.M. EDT U.S.A. The Colorado Division of Securities said it “will look into the extent” of promotional ties the UFunClub “program” now under investigation in Thailand may have in the state. Whether other U.S. states would follow Colorado’s lead was not immediately clear. Earlier cross-border MLM/network-marketing schemes such as Profitable Sunrise and WCM777 […]

In Conference Call For ‘SVM Global Initiative,’ Speaker Makes Veiled Reference To UFunClub Cross-Border Scheme Under Investigation In Thailand: Are North American ‘Sovereign Citizens’ At Work?

In Conference Call For 'SVM Global Initiative,' Speaker Makes Veiled Reference To UFunClub Cross-Border Scheme Under Investigation In Thailand: Are North American 'Sovereign Citizens' At Work?

Are “sovereign citizens” immersed in the “SVM Global Initiative” and “UFunClub” cross-border, network-marketing schemes? “Sovereign citizens” may have an irrational belief that laws do not apply to them. It is not unusual for them to be involved in financial fraud, and some “sovereigns” have been linked to MLM HYIP frauds and securities offering frauds. Individuals […]

EDITORIAL: SEC Announced TelexFree Prosecution 1 Year Ago Today, But Many MLMers Have Missed Or Ignored The Lessons

EDITORIAL: SEC Announced TelexFree Prosecution 1 Year Ago Today, But Many MLMers Have Missed Or Ignored The Lessons

UPDATED 7:10 A.M. EDT APRIL 18 U.S.A. A year has passed since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the prosecution of TelexFree. Here’s the lede from the PP Blog’s story on April 17, 2014: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against the alleged TelexFree pyramid scheme and a federal judge […]

‘GooBets,’ Cross-Border Fraud Scheme, Emerges

'GooBets,' Cross-Border Fraud Scheme, Emerges

2ND UPDATE 2:19 P.M. EDT U.S.A. A “program” known as “GooBets” that appears to be targeting speakers of Portuguese and English has emerged. BehindMLM.com broke the news this morning. After observing the GooBets site, the PP Blog sought comment from the National Football League and the National Basketball Association. That’s because GooBets is using the […]

Lawyer Linked To Zeek Rewards Scheme Disbarred

Lawyer Linked To Zeek Rewards Scheme Disbarred

A California attorney alleged to have stolen at least $800,000 that originated in Zeek Rewards while serving as counsel for a Zeek financial vendor has been formally disbarred. The California Supreme Court issued the order against Scott Stone Mehler on Feb. 23, according to the docket of the case. Mehler was an attorney for Plastic […]

‘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 […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Thai Police Bust ‘UFunClub,’ Yet Another Cross-Border Network-Marketing Program; Case May Involve $307 Million

DEVELOPING STORY: Thai Police Bust 'UFunClub,' Yet Another Cross-Border Network-Marketing Program; Case May Involve $307 Million

UPDATED 9:10 A.M. EDT U.S.A. It’s whack-a-mole via MLM or network marketing — again. There are reports in Thai media about a major pyramid/Ponzi bust involving a cross-border “program” known as “UFunClub.” (See links below.) No American suspects appear to have been arrested or named so far, but Americans have promoted UFunClub. One of them, […]

In Asking Court To Reject Proposed Herbalife Class-Action Settlement, Objectors Point To Clawback Actions Flowing From Zeek Case

In Asking Court To Reject Proposed Herbalife Class-Action Settlement, Objectors Point To Clawback Actions Flowing From Zeek Case

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Clients of attorney Douglas M. Brooks object to the proposed Herbalife-class-action settlement on a number of grounds. This story focuses on only one of them: one that cites “clawback” actions flowing from the Zeek Rewards’ Ponzi- and pyramid case. The Zeek clawback actions underscore the litigation dangers MLM distributors may encounter after harrumphing […]

Did Internal Ponzi Cause Bramer Bank Of Mauritius To Crumble?

Did Internal Ponzi Cause Bramer Bank Of Mauritius To Crumble?

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 10, 2012, on the news site of Zeek Rewards, the Rex Venture Group-operated “program” based in Lexington, N.C., announced it was moving part of its customer-service operation to Mauritius. Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island nation with a population of about 1.3 million. Zeek did not identify the Mauritius outsourcing company. […]