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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: BITCLUB NETWORK: Prison is not the place to be right now on: November 13, 2020, 11:05:24 AM



Jobadiah “Joby” Weeks has plead guilty to two counts of BitClub Network related fraud.
As per the terms of a plea agreement reached with the DOJ, Joby Weeks has pled guilty to conspiring to offer and sell unregistered securities and tax evasion.
I don’t recall specific figures pertaining to Weeks’ tax evasion being included in his original BitClub Network indictment.

As per the plea agreement;

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Weeks agrees that he willfully evaded tax reporting requirements for the taxable periods 2015 to 2018.
The parties agree that the combined tax loss … is greater than $3,500,000 but less than $9,500,000.

One can imagine Weeks’ anti-government beliefs and use of cryptocurrency played a significant role in him dodging taxes.
The two counts of fraud Weeks has pled guilty two carry consecutive statutory prison sentences of up to five years each. A statutory monetary penalty will also be applied.

The plea agreement also requires Weeks to pay restitution to BitClub Network victims.

Pending Weeks’ satisfying the terms of the plea agreement, the DOJ will not pursue any further BitClub Network or tax fraud actions. This includes dropping the wire fraud count in Weeks’ indictment.
Week’s plea agreement was accepted by the court on November 5th.
On November 6th bond was set at $2 million dollars. To secure his release, four properties in the US belonging to Weeks and family members have been offered as surety.

Pending Weeks providing pre-trial services with a travel itinerary and a custodian arranging to travel with him from New Jersey to Colorado (presumably a family member), Weeks will be released to home incarceration with location monitoring.
Sentencing has been scheduled for March 17th, 2021.
Weeks’ guilty plea brings the number of BitClub scammers who have pled guilty to three. Programmer Silviu Catalin pled guilty in July. Promoter Joe Abel pled guilty in September.

The DOJ’s case against ringleaders Matthew Brent Goettsche and Russ Medlin continues.

Thanks to Oz @ BehindMLM
https://behindmlm.com/companies/bitclub-network/joby-weeks-pleads-guilty-to-bitclub-network-fraud/

2  Economy / Investor-based games / Re: AMFEIX - is it legit? on: October 18, 2020, 01:31:39 PM

I don't do "I told you so" but anyone who had their money stolen by AMFEIX should beware secondary scammers posing as fraud investigators/debt recoverers.
It's gone, and so has your money.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: GETON.Investments and GetON.trading scam? on: October 03, 2020, 06:37:45 PM

A complete scam, a ponzi/pyramid with MLM recruitment being promoted by (amongst others) Kari Wahlroos of OneCoin infamy.

https://behindmlm.com/mlm-reviews/geton-global-review-shitcoin-pump-and-dump-ponzi/#more-59204

4  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: SCAM OR NOT? on: July 26, 2020, 02:04:35 PM
Is the 13 on the end of your name your age?
Or IQ?
5  Economy / Reputation / Re: nullius - Where are they now? on: July 12, 2020, 07:07:12 AM

Maybe he's a sailor
6  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: BITCLUB NETWORK: Prison is not the place to be right now. on: July 09, 2020, 10:17:35 PM
Mr Entitled, a.k.a. Joby "Thief and Liar" Weeks is very determined to get out of his probably COVID infested remand prison, especially since the case has been declared "complex" with vast amounts of data to be processed by both sides, if this is true

Quote from: Weeks
The jail has reduced visitation hours and prevented lawyers from talking to their clients except through glass windows and an intra-facility video screen, 20 minutes at a time.
This makes it far harder to review and analyze electronic evidence; holding a laptop up to the glass is an absurd way to review millions of pages of documents.

His personal appeal to Trump fell on deaf ears, so he's disputing the facts behind the decision to reject his earlier bail application, running to 48 pages...

Among the disputed reasons are "his personal relationship with Russ Medlin". eewww.

Quote from: Release Appeal
Weeks asserts he “does not have a friendly relationship with” Medlin.
Their relationship soured two years ago, when Medlin became angry with Mr. Weeks over delays in the build-out of a data mining center in Montana, and Mr. Weeks was cheated out of a business opportunity.

This doting father Weeks (he flew his newly born daughter to all the U.S. states in 42 days. Paid for by BitClub investors) would absolutely have known about Medlin's past child sex conviction, and as his recent arrest is for that very thing, it is obvious that Medlin was an active predator on other people's daughters, whilst he flew round and round the world, signing up BitClub suckers.
That was ok with Libertarian Weeks, but when Medlin (allegedly) rips him off for some money, he becomes persona non grata.

Bitfury get a mention, as does AnarchaPulco where Weeks boasted on that infamous Soundcloud recording I parsed here.

Weeks is full of "we's" and "ours" and for all the world is talking about his company BitClub Network buying vast amounts of sometimes non existent mining equipment from BitFury, going to be "the biggest in the world", blahblah...

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We've got 12 PH/s Bitfury containers

Have a listen if you're bored, and contextualise it during a very big growing pain period in Bitcoin's history, just one aspect being CloudMiningMania.
Think Genesis and the Marco's with their Iceland mining (in the early days they kept the BitClub Network banners, logos and tee's in the closet until a bunch of pissed up "Founder" MLMer's were due for their "VIP tour of BCN's" magic machines).
This is also where Roger Ver turns up and so begins the "Roger Ver and BCN saga", which I covered here.
Craig Wright also turns up.
(The Genesis/BCN tie up nearly culminated in a joint passive income MLM bot trader (supposedly designed by Genesis) venture a couple of years later, but something bad happened.)

So it's a bit of a surprise to find that rapidly-slimming FatBoy Weeks maintains that he was in fact only a go-between, being paid millions by BCN to buy from BitFury in their arms race with Antminer.

Quote from: Oz
Evidence presented by the government showed $560 million flowing through a wallet tied to Weeks.
Weeks explains this away by claiming to be “a broker for Bitfury”.
In the ordinary course of that business, Mr. Weeks would accept large transfers of cryptocurrency into his bitcoin wallet as payment for the purchase of cryptocurrency mining equipment.
Mr. Weeks would then remit the cryptocurrency, less his brokering fee, to Bitfury.
The vast majority of funds for these sales that Mr. Weeks arranged between BitClub and Bitfury went to Bitfury; Mr. Weeks did not keep that money for himself.
One example he does provide reveals he earned $5 million on a $58 million dollar sale.
The total amount Weeks earned from over half a billion dollars flowing through his bitcoin wallet is not disclosed.

That's bullshit, some sort of implausible denial that he was an integral part of BCN, front man, money and contacts man and crucial to their success?
Apparently the DoJ have responded to his rebuttal with a 46 page one of their own. And his sorry arse remains inside.

Update liberally stolen from Oz @ https://behindmlm.com/companies/bitclub-network/joby-weeks-unsealed-release-appeal/.



Today's BCN geek's photo is Weeks and his not-travelling-so-much-these-days daughter Liberty* with Ron Paul, for whom Weeks supplied a 55 foot long limo.




7  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: LATOKEN abusing Bitcointalk forum? Is this true? on: June 28, 2020, 09:04:38 PM

Feel free to move this topic to scam accusations or reputation if this isn't appropriate here. I just feel that this case is on "investigation" mode, but correct me if I'm wrong later on.


The "Investigations" sub is mainly for threads which dox BCT members, so it's not really in the right place and it won't get read much either.
I don't know what there really is to investigate either, unless you're doubting Yavin's story.
I suggest you move it to "Scam Accusations" so people can read his analysis/hit piece.

Here's what he's talking about.
It's old and LA is still going/scamming?, but he stands by it today.


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LATOKEN's User Experience is average. No KYC is required to start trading (a bonus for some and concern for others) and the website quality is fair. Customer support are quick to reply and answer your question. The platform's performance is average at best: many outlets claim LATOKEN is reporting fake volume numbers which are coordinated by the exchange itself to boost its rankings. If true, it must mean that the representation of the platform's performance is questionable - The trade matching engine might appear to withstand a heavy load, but if and when "real" volume comes along we have no way of determining if the infrastructure upon which the exchange is built is capable of handling such situations without hiccups.

Features on LATOKEN are lacking; While there is a wide range of coins to trade, the vast majority of them are illiquid, and if the volume-faking reports are to be believed, then these pairs might even have no liquidity at all. The exchange offers no other trading options other than spot trading and no mobile app, and its only real extra feature is the ability to purchase crypto with a credit card.

The LATOKEN team is large and most are based in Moscow. However, we have received personal testimonies from former LATOKEN employees detailing the sad reality of working at the company: Daily scrutiny from higher ranking employees, a mafia-like behavior by top executives and unheard of business practices endorsed by the company. After cross-examining these type of reports from many different sources, we are sad to report that we believe the human factor at LATOKEN is unworthy of doing business with.

LATOKEN manages to create a considerable social media presence, providing promotions to encourage trading, listing new coins frequently and maintaining several communication channels.

Finally, our Trust in LATOKEN's ability to safeguard user funds is extremely low. While they were never hacked, LATOKEN's regulatory status is quite unclear: it is incorporated in Singapore, where crypto laws could be seen as a bit "loose". They do keep some user funds in cold storage, although they don't mention how much. Additionally, there seems to be a significant amount of users who report that the exchange is making it hard for them to withdraw their money, with the withdrawal system either not working or withholding user funds altogether, and no real help offered or given by the customer support team. We do believe something in the "let-users-withdraw-their-own-money" workflow is broken or at least not functioning as well as it should, and it also might even be a deliberate attempt by the exchange to take money out of users’ pockets.

Finally, we have directly received reports from projects who worked with LATOKEN alongside internal employee testimonies which describe the terrible state of affairs inside the company, the way they deliberately try to scam money out of projects and into their own pockets and so for us - LATOKEN is currently best avoided.


and so on.

It's #1 on DDG.


8  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Lawmuc Scam on Crypto Project. on: June 26, 2020, 09:16:10 AM
snip< copy pasta bullshit> snip

More strawman nonsense from a Blue Hill Mining scammer/apologist, containing a deliberately fabricated conspiracy theory about some German law firm.
The construction of these allegations hinges on negative internet posts purporting to be from the European Crime Prevention Network, a real EU agency.
I show this to be a malicious lie that references Press Releases from a fictional ECPN employee "Mario Kroos", whose existence has been denied by the agency themselves.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5152373.msg54644043#msg54644043
9  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: BITCLUB NETWORK: RUSS MEDLIN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE (AGAIN) on: June 19, 2020, 07:28:41 AM

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Bitcoin scammer and convicted pedophile Russ Medlin regularly sexually exploited minors during his time in Jakarta, police said, as more information has come to light following his arrest.

Speaking to the press yesterday, Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Yusri Yunus revealed that Medlin made sex tapes with underage girls in his South Jakarta home.

“When he was having sex [with one victim], he asked another victim to film,” Yusri said.

“His modus operandi was the same. He would film every time, including here in Indonesia. The victims and the culprit himself confessed to this. We found the evidence [in his phone].”

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Medlin is wanted in the US by the FBI for his alleged role in defrauding investors out of US$722 million using a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme dubbed the world’s biggest bitcoin scam.

Interpol also flagged Medlin as a child molester who had been convicted for the crime twice, in 2006 and 2008, the latter of which saw him serve two years in prison for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl and possession of child pornography.

The Jakarta Metro Police has charged Medlin with sexual assault on minors, which carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence. There is no official extradition treaty between the US and Indonesia, so it remains to be seen if a deal could be worked out between the two countries so Medlin could answer for his alleged massive financial scam in his home country. 

https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/convicted-pedophile-russ-medlin-made-sex-tapes-with-underage-victims-in-jakarta-police/



Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)   
210 693
Official capacity of prison system   
132 645
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)   
158.3%
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)   
0.4%
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)   
23.3%
 

Sounds nice.....
His stolen money will probably come in handy.

10  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Blue Hill Foundation\Mining- Blue Hill Mine - STO - SCAM WARNING on: June 18, 2020, 08:02:11 PM

A cross post from the spammed-to-death by scammers main Bluehill thread:

I read the original post of this thread over a year ago. I read the whitepaper, looked at the team, researched the survey reports.
I posted this


Quote
The target return of investment is up to 3,340% for the Blue Hill Mining project.

 

The red flags symbolize my view on this scheme: fraught with danger for a would be investor tempted by the absurd ROI claim.
I have been researching new projects, both crypto and fiat, for years and have never found an authentic one which claims such a return. Never.
Looking further, I found there was some sort of bizarre arrangement to sell tokens thru the Mize Network, an MLM company operating in Iberia.
The principal, Adrian Jacuzzi, is a known fraudster with a long history of failed projects. "Failed" in the sense that investors lost all their money, but successful from Jacuzzi's point of view in that he kept it.
Further information came to light as time went on confirming, without an iota of doubt in my view, that Bluehill Mining is a fraudulent scheme and no investors should give Jacuzzi (in any of his and his co-conspirators' guises) any money for these worthless tokens.



I look in on this thread from time to time and have noticed that recently a few single purpose accounts have launched an ad hominem campaign against Crypto-Info, something to do with a German law firm.
This bears no relevance to the Bluehill Mining scheme, but has taken up several pages of this thread, filled with long, irrelevant copy pasta.
This is a standard procedure in cases like this, the scammers attempt to bury relevant information in off topic nonsense.

The main "sources" of these single purpose accounts' derogatory statements about the law firm seem to be two internet posts
English
http://scottdonaldinfo.over-blog.com/2020/05/european-crime-watch-alert-another-investor-swindled-by-fraudulent-lawyers-kanzlei-herfurtner.html
German
http://www.news8.de/european-crime-watch-meldet-einen-weiteren-von-anwaelten-betrogenen-investor/

These posts purport to quote the European Crime Prevention Network, a real EU Agency, claiming that the German law firm has done all sorts of terrible things.
Both of these internet posts are signed off


I think there may be a random social media or rating site post somewhere too, but the accusations against the law firm hinge on this condemnation by a real crime agency.
My associate decided "simple, I'll ask them" and went to sent an email to Kroos, but decided to check the EUCPN website first.
To her confusion, Kroos' email, @eucpn.org did not match that of the EUCPN itself, @ibz.eu., so she decided to email the Strategy and Policy Officer, Febe Liagre, at the real European Crime Prevention Network.
This is a copy of her first email to them (yes these are screenshots, which are easily fakeable. They're real.)



During the exchange, she received these two replies





The accusations made against the German law firm, and which are the basis of pages of shit posts by single purpose accounts in this thread, are FAKES POSTED BY A FAKE ACCOUNT.



I don't know anything about German law firms.
I don't care about German law firms.
German law firms have nothing to do with Bluehill Mining, which is a fraud.
Do the single purpose accounts know that they are posting fake accusations?
Yes.
So does the European Crime Prevention Network.
The real one.
And they're not impressed.


11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: B.H.Mining - Possibly one of the largest copper reserves in Asia on: June 18, 2020, 07:37:56 PM
I read the original post of this thread over a year ago. I read the whitepaper, looked at the team, researched the survey reports.
I posted this


Quote
The target return of investment is up to 3,340% for the Blue Hill Mining project.

 

The red flags symbolize my view on this scheme: fraught with danger for a would be investor tempted by the absurd ROI claim.
I have been researching new projects, both crypto and fiat, for years and have never found an authentic one which claims such a return. Never.
Looking further, I found there was some sort of bizarre arrangement to sell tokens thru the Mize Network, an MLM company operating in Iberia.
The principal, Adrian Jacuzzi, is a known fraudster with a long history of failed projects. "Failed" in the sense that investors lost all their money, but successful from Jacuzzi's point of view in that he kept it.
Further information came to light as time went on confirming, without an iota of doubt in my view, that Bluehill Mining is a fraudulent scheme and no investors should give Jacuzzi (in any of his and his co-conspirators' guises) any money for these worthless tokens.



I look in on this thread from time to time and have noticed that recently a few single purpose accounts have launched an ad hominem campaign against Crypto-Info, something to do with a German law firm.
This bears no relevance to the Bluehill Mining scheme, but has taken up several pages of this thread, filled with long, irrelevant copy pasta.
This is a standard procedure in cases like this, the scammers attempt to bury relevant information in off topic nonsense.

The main "sources" of these single purpose accounts' derogatory statements about the law firm seem to be two internet posts
English
http://scottdonaldinfo.over-blog.com/2020/05/european-crime-watch-alert-another-investor-swindled-by-fraudulent-lawyers-kanzlei-herfurtner.html
German
http://www.news8.de/european-crime-watch-meldet-einen-weiteren-von-anwaelten-betrogenen-investor/

These posts purport to quote the European Crime Prevention Network, a real EU Agency, claiming that the German law firm has done all sorts of terrible things.
Both of these internet posts are signed off


I think there may be a random social media or rating site post somewhere too, but the accusations against the law firm hinge on this condemnation by a real crime agency.
My associate decided "simple, I'll ask them" and went to sent an email to Kroos, but decided to check the EUCPN website first.
To her confusion, Kroos' email, @eucpn.org did not match that of the EUCPN itself, @ibz.eu., so she decided to email the Strategy and Policy Officer, Febe Liagre, at the real European Crime Prevention Network.
This is a copy of her first email to them (yes these are screenshots, which are easily fakeable. They're real.)



During the exchange, she received these two replies





The accusations made against the German law firm, and which are the basis of pages of shit posts by single purpose accounts in this thread, are FAKES POSTED BY A FAKE ACCOUNT.



I don't know anything about German law firms.
I don't care about German law firms.
German law firms have nothing to do with Bluehill Mining, which is a fraud.
Do the single purpose accounts know that they are posting fake accusations?
Yes.
So does the European Crime Prevention Network.
The real one.
And they're not impressed.



12  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: BITCLUB NETWORK RUSS MEDLIN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE (again) on: June 17, 2020, 09:35:09 AM

More details of the arrest of a/the principal actor in the BitClub scam Saga, Russ Medlin.



But not for fraud, for fucking young kids.....

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3089307/us-bitcoin-fugitive-russ-medlin-arrested-sex-charges

Hardly surprising, given his history, his cocaine habit and the large amount of money he stole.

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According to the Nevada State sex offender public website, Russ Albert Medlin was listed as a “non compliant” tier-two offender – the second most serious – with a Las Vegas address.

Live in hope, die in despair I know, but just maybe some of the associated BitClub scum like J. Ryan Conley and Joby Weeks, both of whom have young daughters, might like to reflect on the way they enabled this walking piece of shit to gratify himself.



13  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: BITCLUB NETWORK: RUSS MEDLIN NICKED in INDONESIA on: June 16, 2020, 04:56:44 PM
Scumbag Russ Medlin has finally been arrested in Indonesia.

https://www.suara.com/news/2020/06/16/104728/polda-metro-tangkap-buronan-fbi-russ-medlin

The rest of the thieves aren't having it much better, either....

Despite his "I'm too cool for jail" applications, Joby Weeks remains in a Covid infested, don't drop the soap Federal jail until at least the end of next month, whilst Matthew Goettsche appears to have been ripped off to the tune of forteen million stolen Bitclub dollars, in the form of a failed investment in an Australian Little Caesars Pizza franchise.

What a shame.


14  Other / Meta / Re: Reporter Statistics on: June 14, 2020, 09:19:11 AM
Today is exactly 1 year as I am on the forum.  Smiley
My report statistics for this year:

Congrats for that and awesome statistics !

And here is an Update on mine and my next goal is the 20 K mark , but guess that will need some time to get there , slowly but i will !

You have reported 18309 posts with 100% accuracy (18203 good, 41 bad, 65 unhandled).

Guess this unhandled Reports will never get away or will be less  Cheesy

That's getting on for 12 a day for over four years..... what is a typical type of post that you report?
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ✅[ANN][Pre-ICO Started]Mavro - the first decentralized platform for MLM systems✅ on: May 15, 2020, 11:13:05 PM

Meanwhile, the cryptocurrency Mavro has grown to
$ 2.89 Rolling eyes Rolling eyes Rolling eyes coinmarketcap.com/currencies/mavro/

Yeah 3,485.93% up on $2,836.45 volume.
Sergey laughing in his grave.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: B.H.Mining - Possibly one of the largest copper reserves in Asia on: April 25, 2020, 09:42:06 PM
Strawman stuff

More strawman stuff

Hey guys, how's the investments going?
Swapped your non existent tokens yet?



17  Economy / Reputation / Re: Using Sock-Puppet Accounts: MarketPeak Thread on: April 12, 2020, 07:23:43 PM
Crosspost from their thread.


Our CEO Sergej Heck


Is that this Sergej Heck?

Questra leaders who have embarked on promoting and collaborating with Cryp Trade Citadel...Sergej Heck (about 9 million turnover in Questra)

Questra: a multi million dollar Ponzi scam.
Cryp Trade Citadel: a multi million dollar Ponzi scam.
MarketPeak: ...............................

Join the dots.


18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ✅ [ANN] MarketPeak: Rewarding Gateway for FinTech Projects & Tokenized Assets 🔥 on: April 12, 2020, 07:18:46 PM

Our CEO Sergej Heck


Is that this Sergej Heck?

Questra leaders who have embarked on promoting and collaborating with Cryp Trade Citadel...Sergej Heck (about 9 million turnover in Questra)

Questra: a multi million dollar Ponzi scam.
Cryp Trade Citadel: a multi million dollar Ponzi scam.
MarketPeak: ...............................

Join the dots.



19  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: ZYNECOIN - All you need to know about the Zynecoin Project on: April 11, 2020, 08:32:49 PM

Forgot all about this.
I see a classic P&D on the legendary washtrading exchange Bibox.

20  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Maya Preferred Going On Live AMA Drop Your Questions on: April 11, 2020, 05:25:39 PM

Bored to f*ck, I thought I'd have a look round at some of the shit and scams of the past year.
Who could forget James Dahlke and his MAYA gold mining fantasy scam?
A lot of people would like to I'm sure, but they can still be found hoping against hope on Telegram, being strung along by "soonsoonsoon" posts from an admin being paid a couple of bucks to give Dahlke the time to wipe any trail to the muneee that he's stolen.

You know sometimes, when you're working for yourself and nothing is coming in, or maybe waiting for the latest woman to call?
In the old days, you'd pick up the phone to make sure it's still working.
One of the MAPR bagholders did the same on Catex (where this shit is still listed) and bought a few sats worth to make sure that CoinGecko wasn't broken lol.
As the spread is so huge on crap exchanges, this printed the illusion of a "price rise" and prompted the scammer in charge of the Onewdmoney account to post this......  Roll Eyes




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