March 27, 2006

12daily Pro Shut Down: Scam Update!

12daily Pro Scam Update...

Yes, it is official. As I had mentioned in an earlier post, 12daily Pro ( has been shut down permanently, and the founder of the company, Charis Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., is being charged by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) for fraud.

Both she and her companies, 12daily Pro and LifeClicks, LLC. ("LifeClicks") have ceased any and all solicitation of investors. Further, she agreed to a complete freeze of all assets as well as to the appointment of a receiver (Thomas F. Lennon) who will take control of the companies' operations.

StormPay, which 12daily Pro had used as its payment processor, is still operating of course... but as I understand it, they may still be having a few problems due to the recent overload of website traffic that occurred as a result of the news spreading like wildfire across the Internet.

The Scam's Effects:

So far the 12daily Pro scam has cost hundreds of thousands of people thousands and thousands of dollars. In Utah alone, the number of Utahns that were bilked by the 12daily Pro Internet scam has exceeded 8,400.

For example, Derek Dodge, a mortgage broker from Salt Lake City, said that he and a partner of his had lost $2,300 in 12daily Pro. He added, "We were leery of this for a long time because Utah has always been notorious for scams. And then we finally got in, but apparently at the wrong time to make money."

The Ponzi Scheme:

The SEC has described 12daily Pro as a Ponzi or "Pyramid" scheme, in which early investors receive high returns for their money from the money conned from subsequent investors, rather than from real business revenue.

Regarding 12daily Pro, Utah Consumer Protection Director Francine Giani had this to say: "A pyramid scheme just offers memberships, no products or service, just money." People who got money at the beginning (of 12daily Pro) are fat and happy, but a lot of the people underneath never got their money back."

Prosecutors said that 12daily Pro ( had promised that in exchange for buying $6 units, up to a maximum of $6,000 worth, investors could expect a return of 144% within 12 days simply for using an application to automatically click on, or autosurf, a dozen Internet advertisements daily.

The SEC complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles alleges Johnson ran a $50 million scam that involved more than 300,000 investors, pulling in close to $2 million for herself.

The SEC stated that Johnson (without actually admitting guilt) had agreed to a tentative settlement in which she promised to stop recruiting any new members. The deal also freezes her assets and requires the government to appoint a receiver who will monitor Johnson's companies and distribute whatever refunds are eventually approved.

How and When it Happened...

In late January, 12daily Pro began to collapse after StormPay decided to halt processing payments for the website. StormPay, which is currently under investigation by Tennessee authorities, said it took the action after learning that 12daily Pro had come under suspicion as an illegal scam.

Then in late February things really began to unravel as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stepped in and filed fraud charges. The Commission alleges:

That the defendants defrauded investors by operating 12daily Pro as a Ponzi scheme — using new investor monies to pay the promised returns to existing investors — in violation of federal laws.

The defendants falsely represented that upgraded members’ earnings “are financed not only by incoming member fees, but also with multiple income streams including advertising, and off-site investments.”

In fact, at least 95% of 12daily Pro’s revenues have come from new investments in the form of membership fees from new or existing members. The other “multiple income streams” from advertising revenues or off-site investments touted by the defendants were either negligible or non-existent.

In addition, undisclosed to investors, Johnson transferred more than $1.9 million in investor funds to her personal bank account since mid-2005. StormPay's assets are also apparently targeted by the SEC.

How Can You Avoid Being Taken by a Scam?

Here's what to know...

-From the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Common Fraud Schemes...

What is a Ponzi Scheme?

What's a Ponzi scheme exactly? A Ponzi scheme is essentially an investment fraud wherein the operator promises high financial returns or dividends that are not available through traditional investments. Instead of investing victims' funds, the operator pays "dividends" to initial investors using the principle amounts "invested" by subsequent investors.

The scheme generally falls apart when the operator flees with all of the proceeds, or when a sufficient number of new investors cannot be found to allow the continued payment of "dividends."

This type of scheme is named after Charles Ponzi of Boston, Massachusetts, who operated an extremely attractive investment scheme in which he guaranteed investors a 50 percent return on their investment in postal coupons. Although he was able to pay his initial investors, the scheme dissolved when he was unable to pay investors who entered the scheme later.

Important Tips to Avoid Ponzi Schemes:

  • As with all investments, exercise due diligence in selecting investments and the people with whom you invest.
  • Make sure you fully understand the investment BEFORE you invest your money!

What is a Pyramid Scheme?

What's a pyramid scheme exactly? A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, usually without any product or service being delivered. Pyramid schemes, also referred to as franchise fraud, or chain referral schemes, are marketing and investment frauds in which an individual is offered a distributorship or franchise to market a particular product.

The real profit is earned, NOT by the sale of the product, but by the sale of NEW distributorships. Emphasis on selling franchises rather than the product eventually leads to a point where the supply of potential investors is exhausted and the pyramid collapses, causing everyone to lose all of their money.

At the heart of each pyramid scheme there's typically a representation that new participants can recoup their original investments by inducing two or more prospects to make the same investment. Unfortunately, promoters fail to tell prospective participants that this is mathematically impossible for everyone to do, since some participants drop out, while others recoup their original investments and then drop out.

Important Tips to Avoid Pyramid Schemes:

  • Be wary of "opportunities" to invest your money in franchises or investments that require you to bring in subsequent investors to increase your profit or recoup your initial investment.
  • Independently verify the legitimacy of any franchise or investment before you invest!

The SEC's Official Litigation Release...


Litigation Release No. 19579 / February 27, 2006



The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) today announced the filing of securities fraud charges against the operators of, a “paid autosurf program” that in fact was a massive Ponzi scheme which raised more than $50 million from over 300,000 investors worldwide by offering a 44% return on investment in just 12 days. As a result of the Commission’s charges, the defendants, Charis Johnson, age 33, of Charlotte, N.C., and her companies, 12daily Pro and LifeClicks, LLC (“LifeClicks”), ceased their solicitation of investors and agreed to a freeze of all their assets and the appointment of a receiver who will take control of the companies’ operations.

According to the Commission’s complaint, which was filed last week in federal district court in Los Angeles, California, claimed to be a paid autosurf program — a form of online advertising program that purportedly generates advertising revenue by automatically rotating advertised websites into a viewer’s Internet browser. Advertisers purportedly pay “hosts,” which in turn pay their members to view the rotated websites. The Commission’s complaint alleges that 12daily Pro’s sale of membership units constituted the fraudulent and unregistered sale of securities under the federal securities laws.

According to the Commission’s complaint, the 12daily Pro website, recently ranked as the 352nd most heavily trafficked website, solicited investors to become “upgraded members” by buying “units” for a “fee” of $6 per unit, with a maximum of 1,000 units. 12daily Pro promised to pay each upgraded member 12% of his or her membership fee per day for 12 days. At the end of 12 days, the member purportedly would have earned a total of 144% of his or her original membership fee, 44% of which would be profit on the membership fee. To receive the promised payment, a member purportedly must view at least 12 web pages per day during the 12 day period. The amount of returns that 12daily Pro would pay its members, however, was in fact dependent solely on the amount of each member’s investment, not on the amount of website-viewing or any other services rendered.

The Commission alleges that the defendants defrauded investors by operating 12daily Pro as almost a pure Ponzi scheme — using new investor monies to pay the promised returns to existing investors — in violation of the federal securities laws. The defendants falsely represented that upgraded members’ earnings “are financed not only [by] incoming member fees, but also with multiple income streams including advertising, and off-site investments.” In fact, at least 95% of 12daily Pro’s revenues have come from new investments in the form of membership fees from new or existing members. The other “multiple income streams” from advertising revenues or off-site investments touted by the defendants were either negligible or non-existent. In addition, undisclosed to investors, Johnson transferred more than $1.9 million in investor funds to her personal bank account since mid-2005.

Johnson and her companies have consented to the entry of a court order that permanently enjoins them from future violations of the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, imposes a freeze on their assets, prohibits the destruction of documents, and appoints Thomas F. Lennon as permanent receiver over the assets of 12daily Pro and LifeClicks, LLC. The order is subject to approval by United States District Judge Nora M. Manella. Johnson and her companies consented to the order without admitting or denying the allegations in the complaint. The Commission’s complaint also seeks repayment of ill-gotten gains and civil money penalties; the amounts to be sought will be determined at a later date.

The Commission’s complaint alleges that the defendants violated the antifraud provisions of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and the securities registration provisions of Sections 5(a) and 5(c) of the Securities Act.

This matter was referred to the Commission in early February by several members of the public. Complaints and tips from the public are vital to the Commission’s mission to protect investors, and the Commission staff reviews each and every complaint it receives.

March 23, 2006

Guaranteed Hits, Guaranteed Visitors... Do They Really Work???

Guaranteed Hits, Guaranteed Visitors...
Do They Really Work???

This particular question came up recently on one of the home based business forums...

So here's some crucial information that you'll want to know about these so-called guaranteed traffic/guaranteed hits/guaranteed visitors programs before you spend any of your money on this type of advertising...

The Question:

"Has anyone had any success with the various websites out there that promise to redirect targeted traffic to your website? If so which ones? What sort of conversion rate do you get? One sign-up or product sold per 50, per 1,000, per 100,000, etc.?

Most of them seem to involve the use of pop-ups or pop-unders, which I would guess just annoy people. I know I ignore pop-ups and pop-unders.


The Answer:

"There are literally thousands of websites that offer these types of guaranteed hits/guaranteed traffic type of services. As for their conversion rates or ROI (return on investment)... I can say that I know many, many people who have tried them, but know of no one who's had any such luck with them at all.

The main reason they don't work is because the traffic is not organic traffic. The hits to your site are simply generated via pop-ups or pop-unders on some other site... And therein lies the problem. People hate pop-ups and pop-unders. You even said yourself that you ignore them. ;)

Bottom line, I think they're a complete waste of time and money. You'll pay for something like 10,000 or 50,000 hits/visitors, for example, and most likely not see a darn thing as a result of them!

If you want to generate quality, targeted traffic I'd suggest trying PPC (pay-per-click) instead and using more reputable companies like Google or Yahoo!. Google's PPC program is called Google AdWords, and Yahoo!'s is called Sponsored Search.

And if you don't yet have a blog that you post to regularly, be sure to start one as that can also be a good source of traffic for you, as well as an additional income source. Anyway, good luck with everything!


So there you have it. If you purchase guaranteed hits/guaranteed traffic/guaranteed visitors (the terms are entirely interchangeable) for your website, I can pretty much guarantee that the only outcome you'll see is a much thinner wallet.

Instead of seeing green, you'll only be seeing red. :(

What to Know About Guaranteed Traffic:

  • What are guaranteed hits?
  • What is guaranteed traffic?
  • What are guaranteed visitors?

Guaranteed hits, guaranteed traffic, and guaranteed visitors are basically hits (visitors) to your site that you can purchase. These "visitors" are directed to your website through the use of either pop-up ads or pop-under ads.

The companies offering these services have so-called "networks of websites" in which the webmasters have agreed to display pop-ups and pop-unders on their sites. When someone visits one of these sites, your website would open up as either a pop-up or a pop-under window.

But there are many problems with this...

First of all, and as you probably already know, no one likes pop-up ads or pop-under ads. In fact, people hate and despise them! And because of this you can be sure that they WILL NOT buy anything from your site if they've come across it in this manner.

Another huge problem with these guaranteed traffic/guaranteed hits programs is that just about everyone online these days has some sort of pop-up blocking software running on their computers that totally blocks these pop-up and pop-under ads.

This of course means that your site will be blocked from fully loading or opening before anyone even sees it! Talk about money down the drain! Oh, it'll count as one of your purchased visitors, but no one will have actually seen your website or what you have to offer!

Beyond that, there's yet another ugly problem with these guaranteed hits programs... something that those who are selling them conveniently neglect to tell you...

They're selling you traffic, so they need to get the traffic from somewhere else, right? Of course. So, many times they actually use their own website to gather the traffic. And other times, they just buy traffic from other companies and resell it to you!

And worse, they may even go as far as to use unsolicited emails (spam) to generate traffic. And when your name and website is used in a spam email or spam advertising campaign, your business could be shut down entirely and you could be charged for violating the law.

Definitely ugly, and definitely not good!

So bottom line... guaranteed traffic programs do not work! They'll only cause you to lose your money, or much worse, your business and your reputation.

Generating Good Traffic and Leads

To generate leads, "quality" traffic and quality, targeted traffic to your website, be sure to stick with reputable companies and time-proven advertising mediums and marketing practices.

Try things like PPC (pay-per-click) advertising, writing and submitting articles, blogging, being an active member in online business forums, and good old fashioned person-to-person communication.

Happy Marketing!

March 19, 2006

Testimonials On Your Business Cards

Here's a good marketing tip from Big Al. And this one is so easy to do, too...

Put testimonials on your business cards and . . .

Just use the empty back of your business cards for testimonials. It's different and your prospects will notice the testimonials.

And why not put testimonials in your signature file at the bottom of your email messages also? If your testimonial is too long, write a teaser headline and direct the reader to a link on your testimonial page.

Want some examples of teaser headlines? Try these:

  • Click here to see a picture of my dog biting my . . .
  • Click here to see how much weight I've lost this month.
  • Click here to see my "before" and "after" pictures.
  • Click here to learn why I turned out like my mother threatened.
  • Click here to read my daughter's opinion.

Not sure who Big Al is?

Well, if you're involved in a home based business, MLM or Network Marketing in any way, then you probably already know who Big Al is. But just in case you don't, I'll gladly share. :)

Big Al, or Tom "Big Al" Schreiter as he's known, is quite simply one of today's most successful and influential Network Marketers. He owns the website and publishes his weekly newsletter titled, "Big Al's Recruiting Newsletter."

Big Al is undoubtedly one of the very best sources of free marketing tips, marketing advice and information that a Network Marketer, MLMer and home based business owner could come by. And his tips work, period.

So learn how to make your home based business successful by checking out his free newsletter. It's definitely a wealth of great information. You can take a peak at it here:

March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Have a Tall, Cold Greeen One!

And Some Good Luck!

March 16, 2006

The Secret To Getting People To Listen To You...

Tim Sales
Getting People To Listen To You

Here's a great piece from my friend Tim Sales. Tim is one of the most highly respected Network Marketers and owner of what he says here is definitely worth knowing.

The Secret To Getting People To Listen To You

"Lately, many networkers have been telling me something like this: 'My biggest problem is talking to people about my company and product.'

If you're having any problems at all talking to prospects, you're not alone. Fortunately, there is a lot I can teach you to help you overcome this. You see, it isn't just what you say, it's also how you make your prospect feel.

The first and most basic thing to learn is what I call the Ten Communication Qualities. These are qualities that I observed that all good communicators have and are the end result of my studying people for more than 15 years.

The Ten Communication Qualities are:

1. Be interested in the prospect.

2. Do not be distracted by anything.

3. Have a sincere, friendly facial expression.

4. Use the correct amount of assertiveness.

5. Communicate easily--no tension, strain, fakeness, sounding rehearsed, stuttering or hesitating.

6. Make sure your body doesn't distract the prospect.

7. Tell the truth.

8. Know what you're talking about.

9. Communicate at the prospect's level of understanding.

10. Have the intention to make the prospect's life better.

These are not qualities you are born with. You must learn them."

"...Adopting the Ten Communication Qualities can help send your sales through the roof, but simply being aware of them can help you in any situation."

March 14, 2006

Man Caught Carpooling With Dummy...

You Could Learn A Lot From a Dummy!

Yeah, and this time Greg Pringle sure did!

So, for this week's comic relief, here's the crazy story (and video) about a man who was recently caught by Colorado police for driving in the HOV lane with a dummy, that he affectionately named Tillie, as his passenger.

Sadly, it looks like their year-long relationship has finally come to an end. But oh, the stories she could tell. :P

Here's the scoop...

Greg Pringle was caught using a mannequin as a front seat passenger in order to bypass rush-hour traffic via the HOV lane (High Occupancy Vehicle lane) on Highway 36 in Westminster, Colorado.

He was ordered to pay a $100 fine and must also spend 1 hour on 4 different days standing on the side of the highway in Westminster holding a sign that says, "HOV LANE IS NOT FOR DUMMIES."

He was initially ticketed on Jan. 26th for driving in the HOV lane, which is open only to buses, motorcycles, hybrid vehicles and vehicles carrying two or more passengers.

Tillie, his dummy, was hauled away to the Westminster Police evidence locker following the citation. He later launched a Web site ( where he sold autographed "Free Tillie" T-shirts in order to free his dummy.

Free Tillie... man, have to admit this guy certainly is clever! But it gets even better... Here's a look at different T-shirt print that's also available... catchy title included, of course!

So what was the final outcome of these adventures?

Well, Greg paid the $100 fine and agreed NOT to profit at all from the sales of the T-shirts or Tillie herself. He faces six months of probation and must give all of the profits to a charity in order to avoid additional punishment.

He said he plans to give all proceeds to Alive at 25 (, which is a survival traffic course put on by the Colorado State Patrol for people ages 15 to 24.

Alive at 25 was developed by the National Safety Council in order to prevent traffic fatalities, collisions and violations. In which case, his plans sound appropriately good to me!

Sugar and spice and everything nice?!?

So what's this silly Tillie made of anyway? Well, at the hearing he said that he had spent just $10 to make her and that she was crafted using a polystyrene head, a coat hanger, and clothing that was stuffed with newspapers!

Nice. But what's even more funny is that she had both summer outfits AND winter outfits to sport around. Oooh la la!

Hmmm, so let me see here...

  • FREE transportation anywhere & everywhere
  • NO rush-hour traffic via the HOV lane
  • Summer outfits
  • Winter outfits
  • And ALL for just $10

Wow! Barbie, I'm sorry to say... eat your heart out, girl! :P

Anyway, here's the entertaining video.
And here's a second video link in case either one is broken.

And as always... remember to laugh! :)

March 5, 2006

Common Spammer Tricks and Tips to Avoid Them...

If you market anything on the Internet then you undoubtedly spend a fair amount of your time online. And unfortunately, some of that time will be spent (wasted) having to weed through your email box, deleting countless messages of spam.

So here's some really useful information to help you spend more time marketing and less time deleting all those ridiculous spam messages...

Common Spammer Tactics

Help! My Inbox is being overrun with spam! How did spammers get my address?!?

Nowadays, some of the most common questions from Internet users are about spam. People feel it is getting worse, and they want to know why. Spammers are employing more advanced tactics and getting more aggressive in their spamming techniques. To understand how to stop spam, it's good to learn some of the tricks that spammers use to gain access to your Inbox.

Dictionary attacks:

The spammer takes a "dictionary" of common words and names, combines them, and sends email addressed to all different variations such as,,

Spammers typically do this at leading email providers that have a large base of users. Yahoo! Mail's enhanced SpamGuard, for example, can identify and prevent many dictionary attacks.

Email spoofing:

The spammer trick of choice these days, email spoofing, uses a faked email header that makes an email message look like the message came from someone or somewhere other than the spammer. It's fairly easy to make an email appear that it's sent from your own address or a seemingly credible source. Spammers use spoofing to get you to open and respond to their mail. Remember, you should never respond to unsolicited email - instead, report it by clicking the "Spam" or "Report Spam" button in your email account.

Spoofing Email Service Providers:

Many spammers try to spoof or imitate Email Service Providers in the hope that you will submit your personal account information. Please be aware that Email Service Providers will never ask you to email your personal information such as an ID, password, social security number, credit card numbers, etc.

If you receive an email appearing to be from your Email Service Provider asking for this type of information, it's spam. Be sure to report this email abuse by clicking your "Spam" or "Report Spam" button.

Social engineering:

This ploy tricks users into opening the spam by pretending to know the person or trying to lure the person with a "personal" subject line. Typical subject lines include "Hey how are you?," "Urgent and Confidential," "We need to meet," "I have money for you," or "It snowed again." Avoid this trick by never responding to unsolicited email. Report it as spam and block the email address.

Mining message boards and chat rooms:

Don't post your email address in public places -- treat it like you would your phone number. If your email address appears on a message board, in a chat room, or any public place, spammers can use automated robots, or "bots," to search the Internet and grab your email address. I recommend using something like a Yahoo! Mail disposable email addresses - available to Yahoo! Mail Plus customers - when visiting message boards and chat rooms. With a disposable email address, you can monitor spam coming into that address and delete it if it gets too much spam.

Open proxy, third-party servers:

Open proxies are third-party servers that allow spammers to send mail while hiding their true identities and Internet locations (IP addresses). Many spammers use these open proxy servers to help maintain anonymity.

Web beacons:

An email may contain an image that is invisible to the recipient -- this is sometimes called an "invisible GIF" or "web beacon." Once the email is opened, the spammer is alerted that your address is "live." Don't open email messages if they appear to be spam. Just report them as spam and move on.

Additionally, some Email Service Providers have a image blocking features that prevent HTML graphics from loading until you determine the message is indeed from a trusted sender. If your email account has this capability, I strongly suggest that you use it.

Inserting random strings of text and characters:

To try and get through spam-control filters, spammers will insert random strings of text throughout the email to make the spam appear unique from other email. Sometimes they do this with email headers by adding spaces and characters like this: F_R_E_E. You can help fight this type of spam by not opening or responding to it and reporting it as spam.

Chain Letters:

Most of us receive chain letters that invite (or more specifically, urge) us to forward the particular message on to our friends and families. And many times those letters say, for example, that you'll get five cents (or some monetary amount) for every single email address you forward it to...

OR... that you'll have bad luck if you send it to less than five people, or if you don't send it at all!

But beware! These are complete hoaxes! They're created specifically in order to promote and sustain spam!

NEVER, never forward such emails thinking that you'll receive any money. You will not! The only thing you'll actually receive is even MORE SPAM to your inbox.

Aaron's Thumbs-up Tips...
To Prevent Even More Spam!

In addition to changing the spam settings on your email account, here are some of the best spam-fighting tips:

  • Protect your email address - treat it like your phone number (or use something like Yahoo Mail! AddressGuard™).
  • Use an email service that offers good spam-fighting tools!
  • NEVER send your password, credit card numbers, or other personal information in an email. Your Email Service Provider will never ask you to send this type of information.
  • Don't post your email address in public places (e.g., newsgroups, message boards, chat rooms) where spammers mine for email addresses.
  • Use something like a Yahoo! Mail Disposable Email Address when posting online.
  • NEVER respond to unsolicited email - this will alert the spammer that your email address is active and valid.
  • NEVER click on a URL or web site listed in spam email - this will also alert the spammer that your email address is active valid.
  • NEVER forward spam chain letters.

March 4, 2006

Quote of the Day...

One of the most important qualities of successful people is the belief that they can achieve anything so long as they put their minds to it.

So with that in mind, here's a really cool quote for all of you who are NOT at all afraid to achieve the impossible! :)

"Inside my mind are endless possibilities. Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." ~Lewis Carroll

Who is Lewis Carroll?

Fun fact of the day:

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was a British author, photographer, mathematician, logician, and an Anglican clergyman.

He's most famous for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, the comic poem The Hunting of the Snark, and the greatest nonsense nonsense poem ever written in English...Jabberwocky.

Find more Lewis Carroll on Amazon

And for this week's comic relief, here's the greatest nonsense poem ever...

by Lewis Carroll

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

The Jabberwock, as illustrated by John Tenniel

March 1, 2006

12DailyPro Scam Finally Dead!

Well, I warned people. Others warned people. Even Rod Cook of made it a point to warn people that 12DailyPro was nothing but a no-good Ponzi (Pyramid) scheme.

And finally, 12DailyPro is dead!

Apparently, after being alerted to possible fraud at 12dailyPro, Stormpay, the main payment processor 12DailyPro used, has frozen the accounts and its owner has said that the money presently in the accounts will NOT cover the requests for refunds.

The 12DailyPro Investigation:

On February 13th, The Wall Street Journal Online announced that the SEC and FBI had began an investigation of 12DailyPro. Those familiar with the investigation stated that the 12DailyPro is under investigation by both the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and at least two U.S. states.

In recent days, and amid those probes, the main payment processor for 12dailyPro, Stormpay, Inc., has frozen the funds that were initially supposed to be paid out to members.

One law-enforcement official involved in the probe said a "significant number of people" likely lost millions of dollars in the aggregate. The site recently claimed it had 300,000 members from around the world, some putting in $6,000 at a time.

-The FBI officially announces its investigation!

For even more on it, check out what the MLMWatchDog had to say...

4 Feb 2006 -- At a quick glance 12DP, is a Ponzi Scheme... Product of absolutely no value (12 "surfing" click thrus a week) and they pay out enormous returns (over 40% in 12 days). No commissions = Ponzi! Ed. Note: Sucking in many, many suckers and more suckers!
abc 4 News Video on 12daily Pro scam


11 Feb 2006 -- 12daily Pro scam promised to pay large sums back on each investment to users who visit 12 participating websites a day. This is a “SURF” pyramid scheme... of the highest order as we reported. Now getting serious attention from regulators! Great - BUT LOOK OUT! - THERE ARE IMITATORS, SAME GAME!

Georgia Governor's Office of Comsumer Affairs

12daily Pro Scam Update!!!