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    Unfortunately for Kiki. there's no "otherwise" about it.

    Gary Strong is a serial criminal promoter of illegal schemes and makes no apologies for being one, despite the carefully contrived image he likes to promote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littleroundman View Post


    Unfortunately for Kiki. there's no "otherwise" about it.

    Gary Strong is a serial criminal promoter of illegal schemes and makes no apologies for being one, despite the carefully contrived image he likes to promote.
    Ooh, I'd forgotten about him! Isn't he out in Australia now or something? Seems as (cough) charming as ever.....

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    You know, people should be so careful what they put into writing. Especially when they then make a big song and dance about publishing it as a book.....

    "Judging by the explosion in membership levels throughout 2015, my calculations predict that there will be one million members by the end of 2016 and three million within the next three years. This is not a rough guide or plucking figures out of the air.......Due to my long industry experience and dealing with other companies, I've been predicting this all along.......We're looking at 300,000 members by the end of 2015. If just 20% of those members are purchasing and active, that's 60,000 members buying at the very least one credit pack...........At even just 10% of members purchasing one credit pack, the company will be worth half a billion dollars by the end of this year alone.

    This is how I know for sure that MAP will be a billion dollar company within the next 12-18 months. It's completely realistic and I believe it will create thousands of millionaires along the way"
    -Simon Stepsys, The MAP Addiction, pages 91-92.

    Ok, Si, how's the billion dollar company working out for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Della Cate View Post
    Ooh, I'd forgotten about him! Isn't he out in Australia now or something? Seems as (cough) charming as ever.....
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    Thanks LRM......

    Gary Strong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Strong Smell of Bullshit
    Since 1946 USI Tech, just like MAP would be considered unregistered securities being illegally offered in the US under the Howey Test. Has nothing to do with gubmit being jealous of Bitcoin or not seeing the wisdom of 10% quarterly returns clicking 10 ads per day. Sadly the very people that fall for this ruse are the ones most in need of government protection. From a functional standpoint education is a much better use of taxpayer money than chasing ghosts, unfortunately "but people are being paid" is all the due diligence many of these victims perform.

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    Background of the Howey Test

    In 1946, the Supreme Court heard a case (SEC v. Howey) that concerned whether a leaseback agreement was legally an investment contract (one of the types of investments that is listed as a "security" under the Acts). In Howey, two Florida-based corporate defendants offered real estate contracts for tracts of land with citrus groves. The defendants offered buyers the option of leasing any purchased land back to the defendants, who would then tend to the land, and harvest, pool, and market the citrus. As most of the buyers were not farmers and did not have agricultural expertise, they were happy to lease the land back to the defendants.

    The SEC sued the defendants over these transactions, claiming that they broke the law by not filing a securities registration statement. The Supreme Court, in issuing its decision finding that the defendants' leaseback agreement is a form of security, developed a landmark test for determining whether certain transactions are investment contracts (and thus subject to securities registration requirements). Under the Howey Test, a transaction is an investment contract if:

    It is an investment of money
    There is an expectation of profits from the investment
    The investment of money is in a common enterprise
    Any profit comes from the efforts of a promoter or third party

    Although the Howey Test uses the term "money," later cases have expanded this to include investments of assets other than money. The term "common enterprise" isn't precisely defined, and courts have used different interpretations. Most federal courts define a common enterprise as one that is horizontal, meaning that investors pool their money or assets together to invest in a project. However, other courts use different definitions.

    The final factor of the Howey Test concerns whether any profit that comes from the investment is largely or wholly outside of the investor's control. If so, then the investment might be a security. If, however, the investor's own actions largely dictate whether an investment will be profitable, then that investment is probably not a security.

    Substance Over Form

    In deciding Howey, the Supreme Court created a test that looks at an investment's substance, rather than its form, as the determining factor for whether it is a security. Even if an investment is not labeled a "stock" or "bond," it may very well be a security under the law, meaning that registration and disclosure requirements apply. After the creation of the Howey Test, some promoters masqueraded securities to try and escape registration requirements (such as by calling an offer of securities an interest in a general partnership). To deal with these charades, courts look at the economic realities behind an investment scheme, rather than at its name or form, to determine whether it is a security.

    If an investment opportunity is open to many people, and if investors have little to no control or management of investment money or assets, then that investment is probably a security. If, on the other hand, an investment is made available only to a few close friends or associates, and if these investors have significant influence over how the investment is managed, then it is probably not a security. What Is the Howey Test? - FindLaw

    As far as 3/5% monthly returns using regulated investments.

    More whimsical nonsense. Hedge funds open only to https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a...edinvestor.asp can for all intents and purposes pursue any strategy they want including clicking ads. As a whole they did 1/2 as well as the unmanaged S&P 500 last year. The notion that someone can pick the ones that will do 3/5% in advance couldn't be more comical.


    Hedge Funds Returned 8.5% Vs 21.8% for S&P 500

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    Scumbag Simon now using Telegram for his latest scam groups. Saves deleting his posts i guess

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    Two of our old friends, Happy Days Goldfinder and Caroline Nettle appear to be having a hard time recently. I think I'm right in saying that they were both enthusiastic MAPpers at one point, and that one or both of them then flitted off to Usi-Tech (?).

    Anyhow, here's Caroline in her glory days....

    CN 3 Mar 18.jpg CN 4 Mar 18.jpg

    However, the money dried up, and she shifted herself off to what sounds like some sort of eco-village in Wales, to live in what sounds like a wooden shack.

    Which sadly burned down.

    CN 2 Mar 18.jpg CN Mar 18.jpg

    Oh dear. (Perhaps the angels weren't on duty that night?)

    Meanwhile, Happy Days is struggling too.

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    Oh dear (again).

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    I'm wondering why these two haven't told their stories to Simon Stepsys, Sharon James, Adrian Hibbert, and the rest of the major winners in MAP in the UK, or for that matter Mike Deese. After all they both had all these glowing praises for Mike. With all the cash they stole, you would think they would be more than happy to assist them in their hour of need. But this is Sharon James, Simon Stepsys, Adrian Hibbert and Mike Deese we are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    I'm wondering why these two haven't told their stories to Simon Stepsys, Sharon James, Adrian Hibbert, and the rest of the major winners in MAP in the UK, or for that matter Mike Deese. After all they both had all these glowing praises for Mike. With all the cash they stole, you would think they would be more than happy to assist them in their hour of need. But this is Sharon James, Simon Stepsys, Adrian Hibbert and Mike Deese we are talking about.
    I agree. I don't understand why Happy just doesn't return to the UK. I'm not sure how old he is, but he is surely of pension age, or will be shortly; he would have at least that to live on (and I think he can get it abroad anyway). If he has a low income, there's a range of benefits he can claim as well. Mind you, as a single person, he'd be a low priority for housing......but you'd think Simon, Sharon etc would give him shelter in their palatial homes, wouldn't you?

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    Remember Cecilia Chapman? A very enthusiastic Mapper at one point. Well, she has been cleaning up her FB page to remove all mention of schemes.....that or she has locked it down tightly so only selected people can see it.

    But never mind! We have some charming screenshots to remind us of some of her past glories; along with her bezzie mate, Caroline:-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Della Cate View Post
    I agree. I don't understand why Happy just doesn't return to the UK. I'm not sure how old he is, but he is surely of pension age, or will be shortly; he would have at least that to live on (and I think he can get it abroad anyway). If he has a low income, there's a range of benefits he can claim as well. Mind you, as a single person, he'd be a low priority for housing......but you'd think Simon, Sharon etc would give him shelter in their palatial homes, wouldn't you?
    I'm going with 'avoiding possible criminal charges' myself. just a hunch.
    Haven't lost any money to online scams.......results are typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Della Cate View Post
    Remember Cecilia Chapman? A very enthusiastic Mapper at one point. Well, she has been cleaning up her FB page to remove all mention of schemes.....that or she has locked it down tightly so only selected people can see it.

    But never mind! We have some charming screenshots to remind us of some of her past glories; along with her bezzie mate, Caroline:-
    Of course we remember Cecilia Chapman, she even has her own special thread here: Cecilia Chapman Military police ponzi pimp
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    Quote Originally Posted by littleroundman View Post
    Of course we remember Cecilia Chapman, she even has her own special thread here: Cecilia Chapman Military police ponzi pimp
    Thank you, LRM, I will go over there and have a look!

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    Gals, I'm seriously concerned about the whereabouts of Mark Ghobril.

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    Can someone launch a new Ponzi scheme so we can make sure he's ok?

    USI-tech claims its' sale of unregistered securities in US "legal"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    Gals, I'm seriously concerned about the whereabouts of Mark Ghobril.
    I'd start the search by looking under all the rocks in your back yard, if I were you
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    Gals, I'm seriously concerned about the whereabouts of Mark Ghobril.

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    Can someone launch a new Ponzi scheme so we can make sure he's ok?

    USI-tech claims its' sale of unregistered securities in US "legal"
    Wasn't he last seen in a video from Switzerland pimping USI-TECH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    Wasn't he last seen in a video from Switzerland pimping USI-TECH?
    Maybe the internet is down in Switzerland?

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    It's so strange that after an alleged theft of $60M in MAP Ghobril moved on to another company with an alleged $300M theft. If it wasn't for bad luck Gerbil would have no luck at all.
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    No, fear not! Uncle Gerbil IS alive and kicking.....somewhere!

    Here on 27th February 2018, I believe...

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    ......wherever "here" is.

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    TAP put out an update almost a month ago.
    And nobody noticed.
    Says it all really

    'Company update 11th April 2018

    Hello everyone,

    We want to thank all of you for your patience through this process. Over the past year, TAP has witnessed a huge change in the advertising market. All our business advisors and professionals, along with ourselves, have quite frankly been astounded at how much the sudden popularity of the crypto world has directly affected us. It is because of this massive shift that ourselves and GPN have mutually determined that our two business models are no longer compatible.

    Per our merchant agreement with GPN, funds will be held in a holding account for a period of 6 months. This is due to risks associated with said funds and is a common practice in the world of processors such as GPN. Exactly how and when we intend to distribute said funds will be announced shortly. GPN is no longer engaged in TAP payouts and/or settlements.

    We want to ensure all of you that no one will lose any money for having participated in our advertising business. Of course, we wish the situation was different but its very difficult to predict market changes and sometimes you must roll with the punches.

    Our BTC mining products continue unchanged and unaffected.

    Please stay tuned for payout schedules.

    TAP Corporate Team.'




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    HARRISON, it's not that NO-ONE NOTICED, it was because NO-ONE CARES. All the major pimps and their lackeys have moved on to bigger and greater Ponzi's to promote. They know there is no money to be made in TAP as it has all been tapped out. This was all a ruse anyway to make people think something is happening, and everyone knows nothing of importance is happening. But hey, it looked good in print didn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    HARRISON, it's not that NO-ONE NOTICED, it was because NO-ONE CARES. All the major pimps and their lackeys have moved on to bigger and greater Ponzi's to promote. They know there is no money to be made in TAP as it has all been tapped out. This was all a ruse anyway to make people think something is happening, and everyone knows nothing of importance is happening. But hey, it looked good in print didn't it.
    EAGLE, not noticing and not caring are the SAME THING.
    It hasn't been posted on your MAP scam page and it's only just been posted on ours. That's what I meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRISON View Post
    EAGLE, not noticing and not caring are the SAME THING.
    It hasn't been posted on your MAP scam page and it's only just been posted on ours. That's what I meant.
    It isn't my MAP scam page, just post there now and then. Thanks for the clarification of what you were referencing.
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    When the taxman has a hard time collecting, you damn well know ad pack buyers won't be seeing a check anytime soon.

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    No payment here.

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    Partial payment here.

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    Have the Booth's gone underground or are they just in hiding laying low until the smoke clears and they can raise their ugly heads again? Been a long time since I've seen anything from them.
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