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GlimDropper
06-21-2010, 03:18 PM
Do you know of a good blog that touches on our general areas of interest? Post a link and a brief description. If we share your enthusiasm we'll move the link into this post. Self promotional, commercial advertisement or affiliate sales blogs will not be granted that honor, in fact their links will be deleted.



* Patrick Pretty's Ponzi scheme and Internet Crime blog. (http://patrickpretty.com/) Patrick is one of the most professional bloggers I know of, solid research and excellent reporting make him one of my daily reads.

* Eric Goldman's Technology and Marketing Law Blog (http://blog.ericgoldman.org/). Mr. Goldman is an Associate Professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law. His blog focuses on how the law is adapting to changing technology and areas of marketing and intellectual property. His primary audience seem to be other legal professionals and his writing style reflects that, I sometimes find myself re-reading passages to make sure I understand them. But he's an excellent resource for those interested in how the law is changing to meet the challenges of the internet.

* Counterknowledge.com (http://counterknowledge.com/). "Exposing conspiracy theories, cults, quack medicine, bogus science and fake history." General skepticism and uncommon common sense, highly readable.

*False Profits Blog (http://www.falseprofits.com/FalseProfitsBlog.html): Economics, Politics, Legalities, Ethics, and Sociology of Pyramid Schemes
Robert L. FitzPatrick [Submitted by Emet]

*The Fraud Files Blog (http://www.sequence-inc.com/fraudfiles/): Tracy Coenen"s Daily commentary on fraud, scandals, scams, and court cases.[Submitted by Emet]




[I'm not sure if I ever had a plan on how to select which blogs got listed up top and which don't, but I'm open to feedback. Take a look at the blogs your fellow members posts and feel free to "second" the nominations of the ones you like.]

Emet
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Science-Based Medicine (http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/)
Exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine

Emet
06-23-2010, 06:56 PM
False Profits Blog (http:///www.falseprofits.com/FalseProfitsBlog.html)
Economics, Politics, Legalities, Ethics, and Sociology of Pyramid Schemes
Robert L. FitzPatrick

Emet
06-23-2010, 07:03 PM
The Fraud Files Blog (http://www.sequence-inc.com/fraudfiles/)
Daily commentary on fraud, scandals, scams, and court cases
Tracy Coenen
Auditing & regulations, fraud news, pyramid schemes & MLM

Unsaved Trash
06-24-2010, 01:31 AM
http://docbunkum.wordpress.com/

http://forums.randi.org/forumindex.php

EagleOne
07-01-2010, 12:51 AM
http://www.workathometruth.com/not-recommended/

A Life Aloft
07-01-2010, 08:47 PM
The Pink Truth - excellent and the true Story and issue with Mary Kay Cosmetics- Pink Truth - Returning Mary Kay Inventory (http://www.pinktruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=8)

MLM The Truth - the most extensive research ever done on MLM compensation plans and profitability, on distinguishing characteristics separating legitimate direct selling from pyramid or chain selling, and on the deceptions used to sell product-based pyramid schemes.
MLM The Truth (http://www.mlm-thetruth.com/)

White Collar Crime - White Collar Fraud (http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/index.html)

Pyramid Scheme Alert - Pyramid Scheme Alert website is the world’s largest and most authoritative information source about the deception and harm of multi-level marketing (MLM) pyramid schemes. We enable consumers to identify, avoid or escape pyramid scams.
Welcome to the Updated Site | Pyramid Scheme Alert (http://pyramidschemealert.org/welcome-to-the-updated-site/)

Consumer Fraud Reporting - Very good site regarding all types of fraud, mlms, pyramids and scam - excellent resource -
MLM Resources - Information about Amway, Herbalife and Other Multi-Level Marketing Programs, Includign Fraud Investigations and Enforcement Actions (http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/pyramidscheme_resources.htm)

Two excellent books:

Behind The Smoke and Mirrors- by Ruth Carter
Merchants of Deception - by Eric Scheibeler

laidback
01-16-2011, 05:30 PM
It is not real active now, but HYIP Lies | Exposing the scammers who create HYIPs (http://www.hyiplies.com/) was a good source of info.

baylee
01-24-2011, 08:38 PM
It is already been mentioned but my favorite is Patrick Pretty.

PatrickPretty.com: PatrickPretty.com: Covering Ponzi Schemes, pyramid schemes, securities fraud, investment fraud and Internet crime.: Ponzi Schemes. Securities fraud. HYIP Schemes. Pyramid Schemes. Investment Fraud. Internet Crime. (http://www.patrickpretty.com/)

Soapboxmom
06-17-2012, 05:56 PM
Our good friends from Quatloos! (http://www.Quatloos.com) are a great resource as well!

path2prosperity
06-18-2012, 02:30 PM
It is already been mentioned but my favorite is Patrick Pretty.

PatrickPretty.com: PatrickPretty.com: Covering Ponzi Schemes, pyramid schemes, securities fraud, investment fraud and Internet crime.: Ponzi Schemes. Securities fraud. HYIP Schemes. Pyramid Schemes. Investment Fraud. Internet Crime. (http://www.patrickpretty.com/)

I agree with this but I am tempted to say that a TitBits version of PatrickPretty would sell in the UK and possibly overseas. When British people ask me why I put my blog and web sites on ice for four years rather than closing them down, I tell them I want to write Tit-Bits style articles for serious journalists like Patrick.

Brits with Edwardian or Victorian parents/grandparents can ask them if they remember Tit-Bits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit-Bits). Wikepedia states that the magazine concentrated on drama and sensationalism. It did but that also included real news. It was nothing like the lewd and crude news reported in gossip magazines today. Good writers were happy to have their work reviewed by Tit-Bits. The magazine sold their stories to a new audience.

It was not a children’s magazine but children learned things which their parents found very difficult to put into words. I can remember being given the same stupid answer when I asked my parents questions such as 1) What is the iron curtain? 2) Who built The Berlin Wall? 3) What do starving people from Belsen look like? or 4) How do you make hydrogen bombs? Tit-Bits did not answer these questions but it covered serious news and brought awareness to a new generation of thinking people.

I have often wondered what I would say to my own parents if we were to meet in an alternative universe and they asked me to give them quick replies to subjects like 1) Who on earth would listen to anybody with a ridiculous name like SoapBoxMum. Who is she when she is at home? 2) Is Eagle Research anything to do with American comics that glorify outlaws like Billy The Kid? 3) Where is Scamlanpro’s Mountain of Love? 4) How can I calculate numbers on a screen? or 5) Why was Andy Bowdoin sent to jail. Did he buy shares with monopoly money?

I do not expect Patrick to invite me to write Tit-Bits style articles for him but a beginners guide to some of the subjects covered by his blog could help some of us pick up threads on a genre of scams which we have never followed

kschang
06-19-2012, 12:45 AM
Can I nominate my own blog "A MLM Skeptic"? A MLM Skeptic (http://amlmskeptic.blogspot.com/)

My blog is about MLM and skepticism, with sidetracks into bad argument tactics (how to spot them being used by scammers), logical fallacies (esp. how they are used by scammers), with a little bit of law, MLM basics, and scams.

littleroundman
06-19-2012, 12:52 AM
Of course you can.

In fact, I'm sure we can arrange to have your stuff reproduced here on REALSCAM.com (www.realscam.com) anytime you think it's relevant.

okosh
06-19-2012, 02:47 AM
Personally I read the blogs of a couple of long time players from MMG/TG.....Gives me up to date info on the scams of the day without the need to read pages and pages in the forums...
Greg from makingmoneyagain and Gordo from home biz

EagleOne
06-21-2012, 02:10 AM
Paul Schlegel (workathometruth) and I are starting up SWINDLES, and we want to make it so we cover al kinds of Ponzi's, fraudsters, conmen, etc..

Here's the link: http://www.swindles.org/

It will allow me to do and post things there I can't do on our website.

path2prosperity
06-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Paul Schlegel (workathometruth) and I are starting up SWINDLES, and we want to make it so we cover al kinds of Ponzi's, fraudsters, conmen, etc..

Here's the link: http://www.swindles.org/

It will allow me to do and post things there I can't do on our website.

I am extremely glad that this concept is being explored in more depth by RS Lynne. The idea of introducing local householders and small businesses in my local community to colleagues online, whom I consider trustworthy, has been my goal for very nearly ten years. I thought that it was going to be a doddle as I have lived in the area since 1970 and I know the market very well. I bought my first ( now antique) computer, a Compcolour II in 1979. I learned that the concept of sales and marketing which is understood by local businesses, is a very different concept to "internet marketing." It would be great to introduce locals to those who do not consider the reproduction of mass produced sales spiel to be marketing. A list of trustworthy bloggers on RS would be great.

I write "tit-bits" style web pages and my reputation online ( as a silly old biddy) does not worry me in the least. I have contacts who know that I know a lot about the fields in which I have worked. I can write text which looks like scandal and a lot of it is but I have researched the material very carefully before trying to emulate gossip journalists. Examles of my Tit bits of information can be seen in my RS signature files. Even silly old biddies could help serious, younger researchers now and then.

Kasey wrote a brilliant article about TVI Express but he may not know that one of the earliest and largest promoters was Time Information Management (http://trueincomeonline.com/forum/). I have put up a web page about my experiences in various forums so that people can abstract any information which he or she deems sitable for a blog. Cookie Keener and he mate "jackpop" set the thing up and the members list was a revelation. No wonder the names have all been been deleted.

I know virtually nothing about MLM other than that I did one which was started not very long after the war. They had a product (nylon stockings) which were so much in demand that women who could not affoard a pair, painted their legs to look as if they had nylons on. I do know a fair bit about autosurfs and the forums which promoted autosurfs as a good PUNT.

When I take my blog off ice, I will start introducing RS members and their web sites or blogs to traders in my local community.

path2prosperity
06-21-2012, 03:00 PM
I discovered a lovely little interior design shop in Richmond last week Roberts.Fleming Designs (http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1119/78245.php). it was run by two women with a great deal of flair and time to spare with their customers.

I thought how nice it would be if they could add some of "scratchy's home furnishing ideas and designs to their range. What I liked about the shop was that it was different from most of the Richmond/Twickenham type shops, not better but different artwork ideas and different materials.

scratchycat
06-21-2012, 04:34 PM
I discovered a lovely little interior design shop in Richmond last week Roberts.Fleming Designs (http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1119/78245.php). it was run by two women with a great deal of flair and time to spare with their customers.

I thought how nice it would be if they could add some of "scratchy's home furnishing ideas and designs to their range. What I liked about the shop was that it was different from most of the Richmond/Twickenham type shops, not better but different artwork ideas and different materials.

Thanks for the mention P2P - my designs in London, oh wow!!

My Blog is not much in line with the discussions here in RealScam but you can visit and see:

EXPRESSIONS (http://www.sagariexpressions.com/Blog)

However, I do have a DISCUSSIONS (http://www.sagariexpressions.com/Discussions/discussions.html) section on my site focusing mainly on Cyberbullying but I have links to a lot of Scam-fighting sites and info. Feel free to comment.

I have discovered I am a little (way too lax) to keep up a blog!!!:RpS_smile:

scratchycat
06-21-2012, 04:36 PM
If you would like me to include your blog or website, just let me know.

EagleOne
06-22-2012, 01:31 PM
If you would like me to include your blog or website, just let me know.

Please add: www.swindles.org to your blog and thanks.

scratchycat
06-22-2012, 02:16 PM
Please add: www.swindles.org to your blog and thanks.

Thanks Eagle, will do!!

path2prosperity
06-22-2012, 02:34 PM
Please add: www.swindles.org to your blog and thanks.

I will most certainly mention it when I get my blog and a few more of my P2P pages "off ice." We have a huge Korean community which is only a a bus ride away from my home. I will do my best to inform locals about Kasey's talents and his article about those who were ripped off by that Korean pastor. Perhaps he can recommend more colleagues with linguistic skills for a Korean community. Perhaps he could write a page especially for Koerans who reside in the UK

I am thrilled that kasey speaks Chinese. I think that one of the reasons that Internet crime took off so quickly was that English speaking people thought that we had no need to learn to become fluent in other languages.

grumpyoldfart
06-23-2012, 05:35 AM
I will most certainly mention it when I get my blog and a few more of my P2P pages "off ice." We have a huge Korean community which is only a a bus ride away from my home. I will do my best to inform locals about Kasey's talents and his article about those who were ripped off by that Korean pastor. Perhaps he can recommend more colleagues with linguistic skills for a Korean community. Perhaps he could write a page especially for Koerans who reside in the UK

I am thrilled that kasey speaks Chinese. I think that one of the reasons that Internet crime took off so quickly was that English speaking people thought that we had no need to learn to become fluent in other languages.

I have also listed the link to http://www.swindles.org/ at my new business and social network site here Scam Buster Sites | Forum (http://mybuddy.us/social/forum/topic/1) I am looking forward to making changes to P2P's other site at http://path2prosperity.co.uk (http://path2prosperity.co.uk/) when I get the go ahead.

JustTooMuchTime
08-20-2012, 03:09 AM
The Salty Droid >> bleep (http://www.saltydroid.info) - "The Salty Droid puts the smack down on: Scammers :: Spammers :: D-Bags :: Frauds :: And other doers of no good. Read him for giggles and justice."

Kelly
08-21-2012, 10:56 PM
This is fantastic! So much reading to do. I feel so behind in my scammer knowledge reading all these threads. Now I can get up to speed!
It occurred to me, just now, that I am way too excited about learning about scams. Is this normal?

littleroundman
08-21-2012, 11:08 PM
Is this normal?

What's "normal" these days ??

Charlie Sheen ??

Kim Kardashian ??

Obese people slumped on couches watching stupid people do stupid things to other stupid people every night ???

You'll be fine.

okosh
08-22-2012, 01:53 AM
What's "normal" these days ??

Charlie Sheen ??

Kim Kardashian ??

Obese people slumped on couches watching stupid people do stupid things to other stupid people every night ???

You'll be fine.

Jerry Springer??

littleroundman
08-22-2012, 02:02 AM
Jerry Springer??

wash your mouth out.

consolidation
08-22-2012, 04:43 AM
What's "normal" these days ??

Charlie Sheen ??

Kim Kardashian ??

Obese people slumped on couches watching stupid people do stupid things to other stupid people every night ???

You'll be fine.

You are all crazy!
Surely Turtleman is!
1 more day , finger crossed then I fly out, big fires preventing travel at this time.

Just watched this Turtleman show from the USA...laughed and laughed and laughed! Please tell me he doesn't take himself seriously.

EagleOne
08-27-2012, 02:19 PM
www.ratracerebellion.com

scratchycat
09-10-2012, 10:23 AM
Reposting this one as there is an update:

Stay At Home Revenue Review Of Red Flags (http://www.workathometruth.com/stay-at-home-revenue-review-of-red-flags/)

scratchycat
09-15-2012, 03:12 PM
Exposing Internet Crime (http://www.sagariexpressions.com/Blog/discussions/exposing-internet-crime)

Lil Ol' Radical Me
09-16-2012, 11:05 AM
We mustn't leave out ASD Updates (http://www.asdupdates.com/) which contains all the legal documentation available about the AdSurfDaily / Andy Bowdoin ponzi.

ccole
12-14-2012, 03:56 PM
My favorite blog would be PatrickPretty.com: Ponzi Schemes. Securities fraud. HYIP Schemes. Pyramid Schemes. Investment Fraud. Internet Crime. (http://www.patrickpretty.com/) as well. My daily dose of scam and news reports...

JustTooMuchTime
01-16-2014, 12:07 AM
Whirled Musings (http://cosmicconnie.blogspot.com/)

Beacon
06-16-2014, 06:58 AM
is this one listed yet?

http://pyramidschemealert.org/
or
The Salty Droid - Forums (http://saltydroid.info/forums/)

?

Beacon
06-18-2014, 09:09 AM
I havent reviewed this but it looks useful
Scammed.by | TheScamBaiter's scam email address database, formerly Baiterbase (http://scammed.by/index.php)