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    ProfHenryHiggins is offline Elite Scambuster
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    Keith Castonguay and his Cash Gifting Wheel

    Here's a highly localized cash gifting pyramid scheme. The Lucky 7 Wheel, operating solely (for now)
    in Maine between Lewiston and Auburn.

    lucky7wheelscam.jpg

    Keith Michael Castonguay

    9 Mountain Ave. Apt. #3,
    Lewiston, Maine 04240

    castonguaykeith@yahoo.com
    207-402-0818
    207-783-1832
    207-689-3389
    http://questforfairtrialinconcordnh....-movement.html
    http://www.ncel.w4sp.com/docs/SUMMON...0COMPLAINT.pdf
    http://www.givemeliberty.org/rtplaws...es-2-22-06.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYyFxWf2joU



    From his Craigslist ads:
    this folks is a "cash gifting" program that is very beneficial and easy to do. All that it cost is a 2$ CASH donation and your paid back with 14$ CASH. Just send me 2$ in an envelope, plus a stamp and I will enter your name accordingly in numerical sequence that I receive it. First one to the center gets the CASH! I then send your money with your stamp that you sent me plus the cash and your happy and the next person moves into the center and gets the cash next! and so on! now to be fair you ought to take 2$ and put it back into the wheel and you're on your way to the center again! : - )


    One of my imps had warned him that what he was doing was not legal. Here are a few responses that Keith sent during
    their online conversation.

    oh something else: It's local only , you know lewiston and auburn ONLY! Ihave researched it thorougly my freind ...now will you join ? it's 2$ and u send me a self stamped envelope to 9 mountain ave ,lewiston,maine and I will enter your name on the wheel!

    Keith C.
    another little tid bit "Al Sharpton " your hero ! Is the BIGGEST SCAMMER that ever lived and he has not been jailed ! he owes 4.3 million in taxes!

    Keith C.
    NASCAR ....is my lucky 7 wheel NASCAR? they were jailed because they were using NASCAR ...Am I making any sense? Its called FRAUD AND USING NASCAR! am not using NASCAR? I hope I haven't ruined your day or your life! BUT look at all the facts before you start foaming at the mouth and calling names.

    Keith C.
    cash gifting is "NOT THEFT" under law ,only when it has not been paid! try it and if your not paid then it is theft but until then it is legit! and a 2$ pay in and a 14$ payout is far for being theft, my freind and if all hell were to break loose ,yes your probably right "misdemenor" or slap on the hand "not jail"and you say connecticut,hawaii,not Maine and I just checked and there are similar wheels but not like mine, that are still up and running and yes your brain cells are a little rotted or are they not allowed to think outside the box! yes your children are going to ask you someday "daddy why can't we think outside the box" and your going to reply "because daddy can't learn to think for himself and can't grow a "real nutsack with a big set of balls in them" . and your pastor Harvey Dockstader was jailed! are you reading that right ? we have Al Sharpton who owes more than many of us could ever imagine and he's not in jail! so tell me who are you going to beleive ?

    Keith C.
    oh and by the way I can have you charged with making a false report and I can then take you to court for reporting a false claim and sue the living hell out of you because , For the record 1) I have NEVER accepted one cent 2) It needs to be proven that what I'm doing is illegal beyond a doubt ,3) just because people in maine have used NASCAR to profit and steal doesn't look like this in this case, so good luck and we'll see you in court my freind. Exhibit A to be copied and sent to mr. Higgins. " the term theft means to take with or without consent"

    Keith C.
    MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY (ANYWHERE)
    HELLO MY MY NAME IS RYAN WARD. I AM A LIVE AGENT FOR (VANILLA RELOAD PAK) INTERNATIONAL I BEEN WITH THIS COMPANY FOR 7YEARS NOW I DISCOVERED WITH MY COMPANY I HAVE THE ABILITY TO CREDIT A (ZERO) BEHIND REMAINING BALANCES SO IF YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING $2,000 - $5,000 INBOX ME NOW OR JUST TEXT ME AT show contact info FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET THIS PROCESS STARTED NOW $500 GETS YOU $5,000 $200 GETS YOU $2,000 100% GUARANTEED MIN.$200 MAX$500 YOU WILL HAVE YOUR MONEY LESS THAN 30 MINUTES!!!
    $200=$2000
    $300=$3000
    $400=$4000
    $500=$5000
    So if your ready to get paid hit me up.
    so mr. Radda and you don't think this is a scam ! for the record and to be allowed as evidence Exhibit 2 I BELEIVE YOU ARE RACIAL PROFILLING and you will punished to the fullest extent of the law! This ad is a complete scam and I check it out ", these people manipulate atm machines" and you are focusing on ME? you are a racist! that what you are is a RACIST!
    Keith C.
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    ProfHenryHiggins is offline Elite Scambuster
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    Re: Keith Castonguay and his Cash Gifting Wheel

    Let me remind readers of what the state has to say about such gifting wheels.
    http://www.maine.gov/ag/news/article.shtml?id=48277
    NASCAR PYRAMID HITS WALL

    January 19, 2003

    JANUARY 6, 2003

    CONTACT:
    LINDA CONTI, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
    207-626-8800

    A judge ruled Friday that Theodore McLeod, Jr., of Hermon violated the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act by organizing a pyramid scheme with a car racing theme in the spring of 2001. In addition to awarding the State the costs of bringing the suit, Maine Superior Court Justice Kirk Studstrup ordered McLeod to file with the court a complete accounting of the funds McLeod received in connection with the pyramid scheme so that Studstrup may determine what amounts of restitution and disgorgement to order. Restitution focuses on making whole the victims of illegal activity, while disgorgement focuses on preventing the wrongdoer from profiting from his wrongdoing without a focus on individual victims.

    The "NASCAR" or "Car Club" pyramid was organized as a "car racing team" with a driver, two crew chiefs, four pit crew members, and eight fans. The fans were at the lowest level and paid $5,000 each to the driver in order to participate. When the driver received the $40,000 total from the fans, the team split in two, and all participants advanced to the next level, with each of the crew chiefs poised to retire as drivers with $40,000 from newly recruited fans. When the stream of $5,000 fans dries up, the pyramid collapses and the last three recruited in to the clubs never recover their losses. Pyramid schemes are prohibited under Maine law.

    The court found that McLeod was "active and prominent in the organization and promotion of the car clubs," and agreed with the Attorney General that the clubs were illegal pyramid schemes. The court also found that McLeod hosted recruiting gatherings at his garage and made promotional speeches falsely asserting that the clubs were not illegal pyramids, that an attorney had been retained to guarantee the legality, that members could get out any time they wished, and that he kept a fund to provide refunds to those who wished to leave.

    While the State pursued the case as a civil matter, the court found that there was "more than a sufficient factual basis" to find "beyond a reasonable doubt" that McLeod violated the law prohibiting pyramid schemes.

    Attorney General Steven Rowe said, "At long last, following a full and fair trial, we have a court definitively declaring these 'gifting clubs' to be illegal pyramids. The case proves what we have said all along ?€” a deal that seems too good to be true probably is."

    Assistant Attorney General Linda Conti, who handled the case for the State, said that two more pyramid trials are scheduled later this month, and another is pending but not scheduled. "We believe that the courts will continue to find these schemes illegal and make the organizers pay for what they have done."

    And of what the Department of Justice said regarding cash gifting:
    Gifting Clubs
    Gifting clubs are illegal pyramid schemes where new club members typically give cash “gifts” to the highest ranking members. If you get more people to join, they promise you will rise to the highest level and receive a gift much larger than your original investment. But only a few people profit from this scheme and most people lose their investment.

    Organizers keep creating new names for gifting clubs, such as “Friends Helping Friends,” “Women Empowering Women,” “Airplane,” and “Pit Stop,” but these clubs all work the same way and are all illegal. If someone asks you to join a gifting club, don’t fall for their high-pressure sales tactics or stories of great earnings.

    Watch out for false claims like these:

    Claim: This program is legal.
    Fact: Gifting clubs are criminal enterprises. Organizers are guilty of a felony, and participants are guilty of a misdemeanor.



    Claim: According to the IRS this is legitimate, because the law allows you to give someone up to $13,000 each year without a tax consequence.

    Fact: Gifting clubs are not approved by the IRS.



    Claim: The money paid to join is a gift.

    Fact: A legitimate gift has no strings attached and is not an investment. Signing a statement that you expect nothing in return does not change the situation, and neither does calling the entry fee a “loan.”



    Claim: This has been endorsed by the Attorney General.

    Fact: The Attorney General does not endorse any business or investment plan.



    Claim: Much of the money is donated to charity.

    Fact: Even if the money is donated to charity, this does not make the program legitimate.



    Claim: Prominent people are participating in this.

    Fact: The people named probably are not participating.



    Claim: This program isn’t a pyramid; it’s a circle with money flowing between the members.

    Fact: Gifting clubs all meet the definition of an illegal pyramid scheme despite jargon that may be used to disguise the true nature of the program.



    Claim: No laws are broken if your gift is in cash and not sent through the US mail service.

    Fact: Organizers prefer receiving cash because it is difficult to trace, not because it makes their scheme legal.



    Claim: Investing in this program helps create prosperity in the community.

    Fact: No new wealth is created by gifting clubs. Money invested at the lower levels simply goes to the person at the highest level. The only way for participants to recover their money is to bring new people into the scheme. When the scheme shuts down, the last people to pay lose all of their money.
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