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‘NewGNI,’ Apparent Knockoff HYIP Scam Promoted By Zeek And ‘Profitable Sunrise’ Cheerleader ‘Ken Russo,’ Appears To Have Collapsed

'NewGNI,' Apparent Knockoff HYIP Scam Promoted By Zeek And 'Profitable Sunrise' Cheerleader 'Ken Russo,' Appears To Have Collapsed

The website of “NewGNI” has not resolved to a server for days. The “program” is believed to have been a knockoff of a predecessor scam known as “GNI” or GoldNuggetInvest, which collapsed in early 2010 after being promoted by members of the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme. The collapse of the original GNI was about as bizarre […]

On Date Of Obama Inauguration, ‘Program’ Promo Turns President Into Pitchman For ‘Ultimate Power Profits’

On Date Of Obama Inauguration, 'Program' Promo Turns President Into Pitchman For 'Ultimate Power Profits'

UPDATED 11:08 A.M. ET (U.S.A.) On a day Americans cherish as a great symbol of the continuation of Democracy, images of their President are being used to create the impression he has endorsed a “program” HYIP hucksters sought to popularize in the aftermath of the August 2012 collapse of the Zeek Rewards “program” amid SEC […]

BULLETIN: Gary Calhoun, Operator Of MPB Today ‘Grocery’ Program, Arrested On Racketeering Charge

BULLETIN: Gary Calhoun, Operator Of MPB Today 'Grocery' Program, Arrested On Racketeering Charge

Gary Allen Calhoun was arrested and booked in Escambia County, Fla., on a racketeering charge last month, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Details of the case were not immediately clear early this morning. Calhoun, 56, of Pensacola, appears to have been released on bond. A note in the booking information references the Florida […]

Website Of MPB Today, Bizarre ‘Grocery’ MLM, Inaccessible

Website Of MPB Today, Bizarre 'Grocery' MLM, Inaccessible

DEVELOPING STORY: The website of MPBToday — a Ponzi forum darling featuring a 2X2 matrix cycler in 2010 — has been inaccessible for at least 24 hours. Fabled Ponzi huckster “Ken Russo” — later of Zeek Rewards — was among MPBToday’s promoters. Although the MPBToday site returns this message — “Site temporarily unavailable. Connection timed […]

$250 Million-Plus Ponzi ‘Arbitrage’ Scheme In South Africa Allegedly Led To Murder/Suicide; A ‘Tangled Web Of Close Corporations, Trusts And Offshore Bank Accounts’

$250 Million-Plus Ponzi 'Arbitrage' Scheme In South Africa Allegedly Led To Murder/Suicide; A 'Tangled Web Of Close Corporations, Trusts And Offshore Bank Accounts'

MoneyWeb has the story of Relative Value Arbitrage Fund (RVAF), an alleged massive Ponzi scheme in South Africa in which Herman Pretorius shot and killed a business partner in July and then shot and killed himself. The scheme appears to have gathered R2.2bn, the equivalent of more than $250 million (U.S.). From Julius Cobbett at […]

UPDATE: Teetering ‘Wealth4AllTeam’ Scheme Reportedly Was Using I-Payout, Same Facilitator Cited By ‘OneX’ Scheme In July

UPDATE: Teetering 'Wealth4AllTeam' Scheme Reportedly Was Using I-Payout, Same Facilitator Cited By 'OneX' Scheme In July

UPDATE: Wealth4AllTeam, one of the many HYIP schemes pushed by Zeek Rewards “I Got Paid” cheerleader “Ken Russo,” reportedly was using I-Payout as a payment facilitator, according to new Ponzi-forum reports. Wealth4AllTeam appears to have suspended operations, leaving the Ponzi forums in an uproar amid claims that it is transitioning to a new business model […]

Wealth4AllTeam, ‘Program’ Pushed By Zeek ‘I Got Paid’ Cheerleader ‘Ken Russo,’ Appears To Have Suspended Operations

Wealth4AllTeam, 'Program' Pushed By Zeek 'I Got Paid' Cheerleader 'Ken Russo,' Appears To Have Suspended Operations

There are Ponzi-forum reports today that “Wealth4AllTeam” has suspended operations. Wealth4AllTeam was a “program” pushed by legendary Ponzi-forum huckster “Ken Russo,” also known as “DRdave.” “Ken Russo” regularly made “I Got Paid” posts for Zeek Rewards on the TalkGold Ponzi forum. He also led cheers for Club Asteria, a “program” that encountered trouble from CONSOB, […]

POST-ZEEK GUEST COLUMN: Who Are These ‘Experts’ Anyway?

POST-ZEEK GUEST COLUMN: Who Are These 'Experts' Anyway?

DISCLOSURE: Gregg Evans, a longtime member of the antiscam community, is a longtime PP Blog contributor. He was not compensated for this column, and his views are not necessarily the views of the PP Blog. Who are these “Experts” anyway? By Gregg Evans Troy Dooly is the latest “expert” to look like an utter fool […]

UPDATES: (1) HYIP Huckster ‘Dave’ Launches New Scams, Says He’s Gearing Up For ‘Auction’ Business; (2) BidsThatGive ‘Auction’ Site Says It Will Launch Tomorrow; (3) Zeek ‘Auction’ Business Names New Officers — And Affiliates Make ‘I Got Paid’ Posts As Purported Earnings Calculator Appears On Ponzi Forum

UPDATES: (1) HYIP Huckster 'Dave' Launches New Scams, Says He's Gearing Up For 'Auction' Business; (2) BidsThatGive 'Auction' Site Says It Will Launch Tomorrow; (3) Zeek 'Auction' Business Names New Officers -- And Affiliates Make 'I Got Paid' Posts As Purported Earnings Calculator Appears On Ponzi Forum

EDITOR’S NOTE: In Ponzi Land, HYIPs that suggested returns of 1 percent (or more) per day “worked” to line up lambs for the slaughter. So did autosurfs that planted the 1 percent a day (or more) seed. Now, 1 percent a day (or more) “auction” sites are “working.” Will they mushroom globally like HYIPs and […]

EDITORIAL: Randy Schroeder Of Mona Vie Emerges As Zeek Critic And Asks MLMers To Open Their Eyes; Troy Dooly Takes Him To The Woodshed — And Plants Seed Zeek May Sue; JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid ‘Defender’ ‘MoneyMakingBrain’ Dials Up Bizarre Intimidation Campaign, Plants Seed Frederick Mann May Sue

EDITORIAL: Randy Schroeder Of Mona Vie Emerges As Zeek Critic And Asks MLMers To Open Their Eyes; Troy Dooly Takes Him To The Woodshed -- And Plants Seed Zeek May Sue; JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid 'Defender' 'MoneyMakingBrain' Dials Up Bizarre Intimidation Campaign, Plants Seed Frederick Mann May Sue

“It’s gonna blow up; it’s gonna be an ugly blow-up. It’ll probably happen sooner, not later. And it will leave a trail of devastation behind it. And I urge you to not even consider them.” — Comment on Zeek Rewards by Randy Schroeder, president of North America and Europe for Mona Vie, July 16, 2012 UPDATED […]

A PONZI WORLD FIRST? JSS Tripler 2 Collapses — And Obvious Ponzi ‘Program’ Blames Ponzi-Pushers’ Forum For Demise

A PONZI WORLD FIRST? JSS Tripler 2 Collapses -- And Obvious Ponzi 'Program' Blames Ponzi-Pushers' Forum For Demise

UPDATED 4:05 PM EDT (U.S.A.): It’s MoneyMakerGroup’s fault that JSS Tripler 2 (T2) — also known as T2MoneyKlub — has collapsed. And it’s also the fault of “Elmer,” a forum poster who apparently committed the unpardonable sin of questioning the legitimacy of a scheme that advertised a return of 2 percent a day — after […]