Tuesday, 26 July 2016


The Securities and Exchange Commission have frozen the assets of Traffic Monsoon!
(courtesy of

'Federal regulators are trying to halt the operation of a Utah company that purports to share profits from online advertising services, but that regulators claim is a Ponzi scheme that took in $207 million from more than 160,000 investors around the world.
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday (26th July 2016) in federal court in Salt Lake City and asked for a temporary restraining order against a company called Traffic Monsoon and owner Charles David Scoville, 36, of Murray. U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish granted the restraining order Tuesday evening, freezing the assets of Scoville and Traffic Monsoon, which is sitting on about $60 million in cash in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Regulators seek appointment of a receiver to find and protect the assets of Scoville and the company.'

And look at this: 'After PayPal lifted a freeze on the accounts, Scoville transferred large amounts into bank accounts, including $21 million into his own account at JPMorgan Chase, the lawsuit says.'
So, as predicted, Charles was NEVER going to release any money on August 11th!…/41…/feds-says-utah-ponzi-scheme-took

Click Intensity - Going BOOM?

It looks like Click Intensity is on the downward slope to oblivion.
They've started the old, 'we've been hacked ', excuses and all withdrawals have been blocked until affiliates have completed a 'KYC'.
No, not 'KFC', listen at the back there, 'KYC' which is KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER.
Why in the heck you have to  'KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER' to get paid is a mystery but the Clickers seem to be lapping up the BS quicker than a real  KFC!  They also (mysteriously) have no Paypal. So now everyone has to open up an STP account, and any withdrawals over $100 will be done MANUALLY. Which is Ponzi speak for ' not anytime soon'.
But have no fear! Their expert techies are on the case of those dastardly hackers and they'll fix it in around 14 -21days! Maybe if they used a proper screwdriver instead of the dud ones from last years Xmas cracker it may get fixed quicker? Just a thought.
Anyway, here is the statement from a 12 hour board meeting. Hope they sent out for some KFC!

Hi Everyone
I know a lot of you have been waiting for the latest update and here it is :
Our tech team managed to crack the loopholes in merchant API's becuase of which systems were hacked and hence have started to work on it.......
Along with this extensive security checks are being deployed as I write so the system can be hack proof for future
This is important for everyone's future here
Here are few things tech crew is working on :
All withdrawals and Inter-wallet transfers (Gold coin) to be blocked till the time a user does not completes his/her KYC.
Inter-wallet transfers should not initiate (credit and debit both) till the time KYC is not completed.
Mobile number verification API to be deployed ASAP.
Once this is live, a user should be prompted to verify his mobile number, everytime he/she logs-in. The user should be redirected to the 'mobile number verification page', till the time his mobile number is not verified.
All kinds of transfers (withdrawals and inter-wallet) to be blocked till the time mobile number is not verified.
The KYC feature to be deployed ASAP.
Once KYC is live, we shall allow withdrawals only through STP and all requests above 100 USD, would be approved manually.
All other withdrawal methods shall remain on hold till further notice.
Limit of 2 User IDs per IP in 24 hours.
As soon as a third ID is accessed on the same IP in 24 hours.
It gets blocked.
Proper error msgs and emails to be initiated towards the customer to inform the same.
Easy options for All admins (support and finance) to enable these IDs.
Now as you can see this is an extensive list and will take anywhere from 7-14 days for the tech crew to finish
However I definately know that many of you need the withdrawls to be happening at the same time as you have bills to pay....
Hence in the next 24-48 hours STP withdrawls upto $100/day will be live again and all requests will be manually approved.........
Tech team has already finished double checking STP API's with the merchant and is full proof as of now and hence will be live first.....
Once KYC module is implemented , Advcash and Coinbase withdrawls to $100/day will also be enabled.....
And Once the entire system checks are implemented ( anywhere between 14-21 days) , withdrawls will resume back to $500/day but manually approved
And Once we have the system running smoothly for 30-60 days with no leaks anywhere , the withdrawl limit will be increased back to $5000/day per user.....
We have come to this list after over 12 hours of board meeting and having expert opinions from top people in system security and finance management...
With these moves Click Intensity will become way more stronger and solid than it was ....
While 99 % of the revenue share companies which started 90 days back have already closed doors , I can confidently say with Click Intensity we are just getting started.....
With 105k+ members , major corporate deals with billion $$$ companies , launch of new and exciting advertising products in next 30-60 days - We are all set to create history...
You can with 100 % confidence call Click Intensity your home and retire here :-)
Keep building , keep recruiting , keep buying those packs and keep clicking your 10 ads daily.....Simple business
We will do what we are supposed to do to ensure you guys have the ride of your life with Click Intensity !
See you all on top

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Ponzi Scams and Bitcoin

I freely admit to knowing next to nothing about Bitcoin. I know it's a virtual currency that's used exclusively on the internet and whose value seems to be going up...and up...and up. But that's it.
Having said that, I have always been a bit uneasy about it. It has no regulator for a start.
And it's value seems to be determined by calculations and market forces that make little sense.
For me, that doesn't sound right and seems fraught with risk.
Ponzi scams are adapting to new and creative ways of parting people with money. The current trend in Ponzis is obviously the 'click ten ads a day and get rich' ones, of which I inadvertently became fluent in. But these will all dissappear eventually (people will only get burned so many times) and something else will take there place.
I've started to receive complaints about Binary Option companies that have swallowed up money in
'market losses' and many are losing substantial amounts. I'm sorry for not investigating them as asked but I don't feel qualifiied to give advice on a subject I know next to nothing about.
Having said that, I have a golden rule that I follow religously:
Which brings me back to Bitcoin.
The Securities and Exchange Commission have issued this warning about Ponzi's and virtual currency which is a must read:

I also found these great posts by Kevin Thompson, the MLM lawyer that 'My Advertising Pays' falsely claimed to represent them and endorse their business model.
He pretty much says the same as me about Bitcoin but far more eloquently!

My personal opinion is that virtual currencies and the sudden increase in Binary Option companies are a trend to be wary of. Remember:


Monday, 11 July 2016

LifeTree World - Winding up order

Looks like the 'Life', has gone out of the 'Tree'!

This notice to petition the winding up of 'LifeTree World' was placed in the Manchester Gazette today.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Traffic Monsoon - Refunds and the Ridiculous

Something very odd is happening over at Traffic 'Drizzle' today.

First we have a huge surge of reports that people are getting full Chargebacks 
on amounts that were refused weeks ago. Then Charles Facebook page goes down for a few hours. Then Charles issues this utterly laughable post that says instead of affiliates clicking on 'ten ads a day' at 20 seconds each, they have to click an incredible FIFTY ads a day at 5 seconds each!
You can barely blink twice in 5 seconds, let alone view a product with the potential of buying it! What a total farce!
It seems to me that Charles is trying to get people to give up on Traffic Monsoon and walk away from it all. He is already blocking numerous accounts to stop withdraws so this is the next logical step. 
The burning question is:
I'll keep you posted on that one...!

From Charles Facebook page:

'Surfing only 50 MORE SECONDS per day. What this change will do to for YOU and Traffic Monsoon:
- Achieve Better Services
- Better Alexa Rank
- Help You Earn Even Better
- Increase Profit Margins In The Services We Offer
- Strengthen the Business
- Secure Long-Term Sustainability Due to Supply/Demand
- Deliver Visitors To Your Websites Faster
- Help you grow your Brand by reaching more of an audience
All that for LESS than 1 minute more of surfing!
How Will This Be Achieved?
Surfing only 50 MORE SECONDS per day !!!

-******* SURF 50 ADS (NOT 10)**********

- Reduce Surf to Earn Credits 2/3 For Paid Members
- Reduce Surf to Earn Credits 1/3 For Free Members
Think about it.
10 ads for 20 seconds each = 200 seconds
50 ads for 5 seconds each = 250 seconds
So in reality, the amount of time surfed to qualify in revenue sharing is only an additional 50 seconds than before.
As ALWAYS you can SURF unlimited sites to earn unlimited FREE advertising credits!
The goal of traffic monsoon services is to give advertisers exposure to their websites, and connect members with other member's offers. The goal also is to reward members who are actively clicking through the traffic exchange by sharing revenues.
What many have been seeing is that the Alexa rank has been dropping, and in addition, their ad credits aren't being used up as fast as they once did before.
I recognize that many people have left Traffic Monsoon because we've been placed into a position to part ways with PayPal, and funds are inside PayPal are temporarily held for 180 days. While this has had an impact on the number of people using Traffic Monsoon, we've definitely witnessed a steady amount of people beginning traffic monsoon and existing members continue to use Traffic Monsoon.
With the dropping Alexa rank, many have expressed the desire to see an increase to our Alexa, increase page views, increase traffic, deliver traffic faster, which in turn would result in increased demand upon our services -- To achieve this, I'm increasing the number of ads to view in a day to 50 ads instead of 10. BUT drop the time spent on each website to 5 seconds.
Why 50 ads in a day? Because with our current activity of members, not only will we see our Alexa rank increase, but also speed up the delivery of advertising service.
We'll also be reducing the credits to 2/3 credit when surfing for paid members, and 1/3 credit for free members. This way we place ourselves in a better supply/demand position and help use up advertiser credits faster.
This way our members ads are seen more, visitors are delivered sooner, and the desire to use our services can be felt and experienced through the whole of the industry; bringing our Alexa rank back up again!
Not only will it increase traffic, and our Alexa rank, but it will also help bring greater strength to the business as a whole.
Think about it. 10 ads for 20 seconds each = 200 seconds. 50 ads for 5 seconds each = 250 seconds. So in reality, the amount of time surfed is only an additional 50 seconds than before.'

And then, to top off all this, Charles stooge - ERNIE  - posts this on a TM Facebook


Which means that Traffic Monsoon is in BIG trouble!