BULLETIN: JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid Announces New Scam; Meanwhile, New Guidance From Frederick Mann Suggests Members Should Avoid The Word ‘Compound’
BULLETIN: (UPDATED 8:44 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) The JSS Tripler/JustBeenPaid HYIP Ponzi scheme that advertises a return of 60 percent a month and is soliciting $20,000 “purchases” announced during its June 14 conference call that it was adding an autosurf to its stable. The precise date upon which the autosurf would be introduced was not announced.
The announcement about JSS/JBP’s autosurf was made only two days after AdSurfDaily autosurf operator Andy Bowdoin was jailed in the District of Columbia. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer revoked Bowdoin’s bail after federal prosecutors proffered evidence that Bowdoin had been involved in AdViewGlobal, an autosurf that launched after the seizure of more than $80 million in the ASD Ponzi case by the U.S. Secret Service in August 2008.
Meanwhile, purported JSS/JBP operator Frederick Mann appears to have backed away from his March 15 guidance to members that it was OK to use the language of investments when pitching the “program” to others.
Like Zeek Rewards, an MLM “program” that plants the seed it provides a return of between 1 percent and 2 percent a day without being an investment program, guides members not to use certain words and brags about its purported “compliance” arm, Mann now is suggesting JSS/JBP members should avoid the term “compound” when describing the JSS/JBP program.
Mann, according to 2008 promos, was a pitchman for ASD, the same autosurf that led to Ponzi charges against the now-jailed Bowdoin. In court filings, the U.S. Secret Service and federal prosecutors described ASD as an enterprise that engaged in linguistic sleight-of-hand in an ill-fated bid to skirt securities regulations.
ASD had links to the so-called “sovereign citizens” movement. JSS/JBP also may have such links.
Prior to the 2008 Secret Service seizure of tens of millions of dollars in the ASD Ponzi case, ASD advised members not to use the language of investments. AdViewGlobal launched after the Secret Service seizure and, like ASD, advised members not to use the language of investments.
AdViewGlobal disappeared mysteriously in the summer of 2009. During the spring of 2009, the ‘surf announced it was having banking troubles.
Zeek announced on Memorial Day that it, too, was having banking troubles.
ASD, AdViewGlobal, JSS/JBP and Zeek all use offshore payment processors. All four enterprises have (or had) promoters in common, and all four enterprises are (or were) being promoted on notorious Ponzi scheme forums such as TalkGold and MoneyMakerGroup.
On May 4, 2009 — the same date the President of the United States announced a crackdown on offshore scams — AdViewGlobal announced it had secured a new deal with an offshore wire facilitator. The ‘surf appears to have collapsed less than two months later.