UPDATED 12:51 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) This man (photo left) has been identified by a PP Blog reader as Jack Phillips, a suspect in an alleged swindle involving investments in purported emeralds.
Phillips, 77, is a resident of Oregon. He was charged criminally last week in Salt Lake County, Utah, in the alleged emeralds caper.
Zeek Rewards listed a member by the name of “Jack Junior Phillips,” according to materials viewed by the PP Blog. Zeek’s Jack Junior Phillips was a “Diamond” member and appears to be associated with a Oregon entity known as Yes You Can LLC.
The Blog is seeking to determine conclusively if the Jack Phillips pictured on the left and associated with the alleged emeralds fraud is the same Jack Phillips associated with Zeek Rewards as a “diamond” affiliate.
Two readers now have contacted the PP Blog, saying they were swindled by Jack Phillips in the alleged emeralds fraud.
“We were solicited by Jack Phillips to [triple] our money in a matter of 90 days,” one reader wrote.
The other reader asserted that the alleged emeralds caper involved a purported showing of the precious gems in Sarasota, Fla.
“There were more than 30 families involved in this scam,” the reader wrote.