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Intellashares - SCAM


(last updated 31st January 2016)


I recently put a post out on my Facebook page warning about a scheme called IntellaShares.





I've warned about many such schemes over the last few months and most of them are 'click ten ads a day' schemes  with (thankfully) few members. I thought that Intellashares was just another one and despite requests from members of Intellashare to review it, I didn't pay it much attention. 

But then I received this message from its CEO - Jay G Fantano


For translation: Your post about intellashares is not correct. You may take this message as a cease and desist and remove your post. You have 24 hours to comply or we will begin civil proceedings and subpoena you for defamation. John Fantano - President Intellashares.com'

If it's one thing I hate, it's being threatened! SERIOUSLY p****s me off!  

This is the rest of the conversation:


For translation: 
Tara: I see. Which part is incorrect Jay? Please explain. Thank you.


For translation:
Jay: While many programmes are indeed Ponzi in nature, Intellashares is not.
We sell tangible products as well as partnerships with major retailers world wide. Commissions earned via partnrships are used to pay members who view ads. We are not Ponzi or Scam. We are the difference.
You can confirm our partnerships through the RAKUTEN AFFILIATE NETWORK 

For translation:
TARA: Which products do you sell Jay? And what are the names of the retailers that you partner with? Can you also please send me details of all the charitable donations that you have made?
JAY: Of course!
Will have it by EOD tomorrow . Some current partnerships include EBAY,Amazon, Best Buy ITunes... 











So this isn't a PONZI Jay? Ok. I'm prepared to be convinced
otherwise. Lets take a closer look shall we...

Firstly, the claim that ' we sell tangible products as well as partnerships with major retailers worldwide.'

These are the products:

Their are many, many more of these products as well. And they're sold through 'IntellaStore'.  Any one of  these links can go through affiliate networks to any online retailer from EBay to Amazon.
Absolutely legal. 
You can buy a whole mug tree of Intellashare mugs to drink your tea in. (Just mind you don't spill it on your Intellashare T-shirt!) You can go down the pub with your Intellashare baseball cap on carrying the latest trendy design in Intellashare bags and look totally cool! Or a complete wally! But hey, that's your choice.

So what is Intellashare?
The first time I clicked on a Facebook link, this notice popped up:   


Not the best start. 

So how do you make money with Intellashare?
You pay for an advertising banner to put your (website) on.
You purchase a $2.50 share and they promise to give you back $3.25. Which means they make a 75 cent loss on every share they sell. Not the best business model. 
But don't worry! They'll probably sell THOUSANDS of mugs and t-shirts and golf balls etc etc so the money will come flooding in! 
And, of course, there's the $10 a month membership fee.
Bargain!
And if you have 100 shares then the $2 a month Charity donation kicks in.
YEP. Intellashare, out of the goodness of their hearts, are choosing ONE charity a month to send a cheque to.
So far we have 'Save the Children'. Jay very kindly (once he'd stop threatening me) sent me proof that he'd actually handed over the money:

But 'Save The Children' don't seem to be to happy with
Intellashare and are reportedly 'looking into this matter'



Their charity for March was 'Global Music Project'.

My query is: If only $478 has been donated so far, and
donations are only made by members who have 100 shares or more, then either Jay hasn't got that many members
who HAVE 100 shares or more, or the money is ...how shall I put it? Somewhere else?

They also have a 60/40 rule. This means that you HAVE to spend 60% of your 'earnings' either re-purchasing  more shares or withdrawing the cash. But as people are in this programme to make money, the likelihood is they will just keep buying MORE shares. This keeps all the lovely money in the system.

This snip comes from the MMG group thread.


Two things caught my eye straight away. 
'make up to $2000 a WEEK with 80 referrals'  is in the first paragraph. He then spends the whole post talking about referrals, commissions, pay structures and compensation plans. 
And he seems to have made friends with OTHER 'view 'X' amount of ads and you'll be rich' programmes:



This is important, because Jay has issued threats against members to put them onto an Industry Blacklist:



...and more threats:




Why would an honest, open, company constantly see the need to threaten people? 

The first newsletters:

The first newsletter dated Feb (8th) 2015:
'-- 1st Newsletter--

INTELLASHARES - MUST VIEW ADS BEGINNING 2/20/2015 00:00:00 SERVER TIME!!!
PLEASE LOGIN TO YOUR INTELLASHARES ACCOUNT AND TAKE NOTE OF THE SERVER CLOCK LOCATED ABOVE "CASH BALANCE"

This will be the time when ad viewing will become necessary!

THE 4 HORSEMEN SUGGEST - GRAB A SURF FREE DAY for your first day if you don't want to view any ads and get accustomed to the process of viewing the ads. There will be a tutorial video in the "Tutorials" Section Demonstrating this process before it is time!

You can purchase the "Surf Free Plan" under "FINANCE" in your Backoffice. This will enable you to continue earning without surfing any ads. ALL PROCEEDS GO BACK INTO REVSHARE POOL 0% ADMIN PROFIT!

NOTE---> Adding Funds is NOT Always instant, please give us up to 24 hours before getting worried or anxious about your funds. WE WONT LET YOU DOWN!!!
NOTE ---> Withdrawals will be paid TWO TIMES A DAY Starting 2/24! Those times will be listed in the back office so you know when -abouts to expect your payment!
NOTE ---> MEMBERS ARE RETAINING a large cash balance in their Accounts....they are missing the point of this program. Intellashares is intended to help THOUSANDS MAKE some extra income, not to create any individuals wealthy! BE ADVISED $$ PLEASE DO NOT KEEP MORE THAN $600 IN YOUR CASH BALANCE!!! EITHER REPURCASE - WITHDRAW - OR PAY IT FORWARD! ---- Do Not Try to Keep More Cash than you can withdraw, that is unfair to other members! BE CONSIDERATE!!!!

Thank You So Much for your patience and Support!!!..'


The Second Newsletter

-- 2nd News Letter --

RESERVE POOL SPIKE ANNOUNCEMENT --> 6PM EST MANUAL SPIKE FROM RESERVE POOL!
---> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN …..This spike will last about 2.5 Hours!
$ - IF YOU WANT TO ADD MORE FUNDS FOR THE SPIKE…DO IT NOW
$ - IF YOU WANT TO ALERT YOUR TEAM….DO IT NOW

$ - GRAB MILK AND EGGS….DO IT NOW
$ - CHECK HOMEWORK………DO IT NOW
$ - TELL 5 NEW PEOPLE ABOUT IT ……..DO IT NOWWW!
---> GET READY FOR OUR FIRST RESERVE POOL MANUAL SPIKE!
WHOOOO THE HECK IS EXCITED! LETS DO ITTTT!!!!

CHEERS,
- THE 4 HORSEMEN.



And then, for some reason - after only TWO months, they seemed to close down and then had a massive re-launch! And changed their name. And changed the rules to 99/1.  Which means you have to re-purchase 99% of your 'earnings' and only get cashback on 1%.





'Note: Commission is NOT DIRECTLY WITHDRAWABLE. You may use 'COMMISSION BALANCE' to purchase packs...'

April 6th 2015
Relaunch

GRAND OPENING ** The NEXT AdHitProfits & MyAdvertising Pays **
On MONDAY 6TH 2015 The NEW IntellaRevShare Is Opening ** NEW SCRIPT,NEW DESIGN & NEW LOOK **
IntellaShares Launched Feb 18 2015 Paid Out $1,87,912 Till Now " I Earned Over $3800 Till now "!
** EARN UPTO $4800 Per Month With 80 PAID Referrals!
** FIRST EVER VARIABLE COMPOUND STRATEGY FOR LONGTERM EARNINGS!
Grand Opening On 6TH MONDAY" IntellaShop & Intella Market" 95% of All Product Sales Shared With Members Too!
The Intella Revenue Pack: Turn $2.50 ROI – 130% = $3.25 Every 30 Minutes Passive With Best Features For Longetivity!
IntellaShop A Place You Can Purchase Products Sold By The IntellaGroup With IntellaShares Branding!
** Affiliate Line, HorseMen Line,Signature Line,Intella Swag **
IntellaMarket A Large Collection Of Partnerships Companies Like Best Buy, NetFlix, GameFly, amazon, ebay, iTunes, VistaPrint, EBATES!, and Many Many More!
- Shop in Various SECTIONS LIKE -> Apparel, Internet Services, ID + Credit Security, Electronics and PC, CASH BACK OFFERS, Digital Entertainment, and MORE!
95% Product Sales & Market Purchases Shared With Active Members Of IntellaShares!
Intella Is Going Legal "Intellashares NOW IntellaRevShare is an Advertising Company and Member of the IntellaGROUP Online Market Place"


Directly from the 'Horses mouth' Jay G Fantano:

'GRAND OPENING ** The NEXT AdHitProfits & MyAdvertising Pays **'


For translation: 'some people SWEAR by MAPS ...programs that don't have any outside income=ponzi...' 


Whether INTELLASHARE IS a Ponzi or not Jay, I'll let others make that call. You certainly aren't a professional organisation.
Look at this post:
'we are so freaking close!'
Jay - talking about the delayed re-launch.

And as for the cancelled webinars:



'...of the 4 or 5 (webinars) promised, there was only one webinar held.'

INTELLASHARE sign themselves off as 'the Four Horsemen'
So who are the Four Horsemen?

'...The 4 Horsemen is a name that the Owners have adopted as sort of a battle cry against scams and quick to die programs. It is our way to promote the message that we are different. We are competent, convicted, and committed. We have seen enough failures in the last 90 days and we want to do something about it. We want to offer an improvement, and be held to a higher standard…. In the name of people like the Members of this forum, who are professional and passionate like I am. We are not a group of scammers, I, personally am a Golf Professional. I teach privately and compete locally. Joe and Dave are musicians and fathers. Samantha is a professional young woman, background in sales, customer service, and restaurant management. We have several TECHNICAL consultants available 24/7 as well as a Custom Built Server to House the Intellashares Database that is also professionally monitored 24/7...'


Jay G Fantano 
Dave Reit, 
Joe Beach, 
and Samantha Cruz.

Jay calls Samantha ' a professional woman in sales'. 
She also appears to be his girlfriend.




Ah....young love. And so handy to be working together as well! 

The SEC was recently asked to comment on Intellashares
and have passed no judgement - yet. But they are definitely aware of them.
It will be interesting to see how events unfold in the coming weeks.

27th April
Packs now cost $10! That's an awesome level of inflation!

  
28th April 2015
So Intellashare think MAPS is a PONZI but they don't mind carrying their adverts!

30th April 2015
Hey look! We have LEVELS! 
Remember the saying:
 'If it looks like a duck. And quacks like a duck. Guess what?
IT'S A DUCK! 

1st May 2015
And here we have the latest trendy look for visiting the local grocery store! Cool or wally's lol?



Definitely wally's!

2nd May
Nice guy eh? 

For translation:
Jay: Fuck with me today.
(phone translation)
Jay:    -Cheers friends enjoy!
          -Yo fuck you
          -How's that sound you Fucking joke
          -Say something pussy
M****L -Just taking screenshots.
Jay:    -Screenshots for what...You have no balls
         -You want to talk like a tough nut in the group right 
          -But you're a sad sack of shit

          -Come to New York


4th May 2015
The latest ranking from ScamAdvisor:




Note this part:
The website has been newly registered with a short life
expectancy, which follows the pattern used by many fraudulent and fake selling websites. Please be vigilant and take extra care before providing any payment information. 

8th May 2015

This interesting post has just appeared on one of the 'Four Horsemans' Facebook Group pages;


For translation:
'LISTEN UP. WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THREATS!
REALLY HARSH WHEN WE'RE A COMPANY THAT ADVERTISERS ALL YOUR BUSINESSES AS WELL AS GIVE YOU A BONUS!
THE FOUR HORSEMAN AND OUR ADMINS HAVE HUGE HEARTS.]
I SAID THIS ONCE AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN. NOW MATTER HOW THOSE WORDS COME OUT...WRITTEN...SPOKEN...OR TEXT THY HURT AND BRING OTHERS DOWN!!!!!NOT TO MENTION IT BRINGS DOWN THE PEOPLE AROUND US!!!!!
ON THAT NOTE OUR 'OH SO LOVING FACEBOOK GROUP' WILL BE CLOSING'
(WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH THREATS) '

Firstly Samantha, why are you shouting? We aren't deaf. Secondly, 'threats'? from Facebook? Never heard of the 'ban and delete' button? Amazing tool. Thirdly, who on earth is threatening you and for what? A refund on the nerdy mugs? Reporting you to the SEC for running a PONZI?  Or a maybe a threat to report you to the fashion police for the worst t-shirt ever???

May 2015
They use threats to keep people in line. Monitoring IP addresses is despicable:

--> THIS IS A VERY EASY TASK THAT AS A GROUP WE MUST TAKE PART IN. IP ADDRESS ARE LOGGED AND WE CAN SEE WHO IS AND WHO IS NOT PARTICIPATING. IF YOU WANT THE $$ YOU MUST COMPLETE THE TASKS.


June 19th 
Warning! The Website Link to the Forum has been classified as 'dangerous' and a warning comes up when you click a tab. 
  
24th June
Reports are coming through from the MMG forum that Intella have said a hacker has got into theIr site and has prevented payments so they are going to PUT ACCOUNTS BACK TO ZERO and start again. Can you imagine if your local bank said that? No money folks, we'll just put your accounts back to zero and you can pay us again!!!


These made-up, lame excuses come from the Scammers Bible, not the real world!  They get todays BS award!

18th August
Oh dear!
IntellaGroup aren't looking to healthy! Jay Fantano - the super charming CEO - didn't like Paypal returning people's money (goodness knows why!) but Paypal told him to get lost! Another scam bites the dust!!!


2nd November.
Oh dear!

31st January 2016
Intellashares is now finished and Jay is 'sorry'.
Sure you are Jay! Bet you have loads of those Intella
 T-Shirts and Baseball caps you can't shift! 
He owes PayPal $56,000 and his affiliates (according to him) $172,580.00 
Another scam bites the dust!
Please report him to the Authorities if you've lost money. If you don't, he'll get away with it and will be free to start another 'programme'. 
Luckily this page will be here to remind new suckers who Jay Fantano really is!




More to follow ...watch this space!










18 comments:

  1. Defo a ponzi scam...I remember a few years back with the golden path, where the final excuse to shut down was that John the programmer had to go to Russia to fix the database lol...now intellashares site has been closed 2 days now, excuse being that the programmer is in India and dont work weekends.....listen up the 4 donkeymen, enough of the excuses, you cannot get the program right with so many changes leaving everyone so confused, and now to entice new members they are trying to get rid of the negative people by asking who wants to sell their shares..what a shambles

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    1. The programmer is in India? What about 'several technical consultants availiable 24/7'? Maybe there all drinking tea in their Intellashare mugs?

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  2. great post, but some updates; intellaPACKS are now $10 with a return of $12.5
    also site has been down for a while, and they are offering to accept people selling their accounts to new members. in the name of driving out the "negativity" lol.

    4donkeymen, your end is close.

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    1. Thanks for that update anon. I've added it now. Cheers!

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  3. "Four Horsemen"? The only thing I can think of is the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" - War, Famine, Pestilence and Death.. I don't think I'd call myself that, to be honest!

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  4. The latest convo from one of the 4 donkeymen

    Jay G Fantano
    Chat Conversation Start
    58 minutes ago
    thanks for blocking me from the group..............http://behindmlm.com/mlm-reviews/intellashares-review-2-50-advertising-based-micro-ponzi/
    IntellaShares Review: $2.50 advertising-based micro Ponzi
    behindmlm.com
    Another idiot like yourself
    That guy is a criminal hiding in Taiwan
    You dumb fuck
    unlike you and your click fraud
    reported to google asap
    He don't know shit just like you ass hole
    Funny you can talk some shit from the computer
    intella is done for adios
    Bring your stupid ass over here
    tut tut
    wait till google get hold of you for fraud
    i dont care what oz has done, he knows his stuff
    ask tara talks too she's on to you
    Suck it
    with pleasure
    and the SEC
    Bring it
    and anyone else i can think of
    are your adsense ads still showing?
    Hey numb nuts, get a life
    I have a great life
    now I'm on a mission like Tara

    this is the best i could do to copy this message..what a dick

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  5. Todo es mentira! no caigan, cuando exista algo real todo el mundo lo sabremos! así de fácil, ponzi, Gurus, etc, son piratería de los grandes sistemas de las compañias más grandes del mundo y en donde por cierto, todos compramos! La publicidad tiene derechos para promocionar magia! pero.. nadie lee las letras chiquitas, ahí ellos se deslindan de toda responsabilidad, "No garantizamos que la gente gane esa cantidad de dinero" pff patrañas. Gracias TARA.

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  6. Exactly Marco. And they all say 'no guarantee' with their tongue firmly in their cheeks!

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  7. Intellashares - SCAM and Ponzi

    my brothers and sisters avoid this scam website and ponzi
    my brothers and sisters avoid this website

    Hello

    My name ...

    have a problem with company`s https://www.Intellashares.com.

    he changed the name http://intellarevshare.com company.

    .that PTC website is on black list

    .can not Withdraw your money

    Please help me They scam me for $ 100

    I more than 300USD dan the website but I am not able to make a small withdrawal.

    I am not able to make a withdrawal, there more than one month that try to make a withdrawal

    I'll made a transation March of $ 103.00 USD and more

    Company had a total guarantee me the money I deposit $ 100 in return for USD $ 125 USD profit (but I nothings received their promise).

    I received a single withdrawal d`un 15 USD value with Payza.

    This is the company that stole the money.

    It`sa business scam. The company us that if opened one Resolution Center.

    It will also remove account no money return.

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    1. Hello Anon, thanks for the update. Can you please confirm how much you ACTUALLY paid them and how much you ACTUALLY withdrew? If you're short of the difference, the only way to get your money back is if you paid via credit card. Then you can charge your purchase back.

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  8. On 7th od August Jay Fantano tried a massive scam on PayPal. He opened disputes to members who withdrew money back in Intella glory. Thankfully PayPal ruled in our favour.

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    1. Hi Anon, could you send me that ruling? You can screen shot it without your details on. Many thanks.

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  9. I actually used to be a member of this site but left it along time ago. Its funny to read what has happened my old mates who did this must of been pissed as a lot of people thought this was a good program. I don't bother with these buy packs to make money advertising companies. All the ones I've seen went bust. They rely on you investing into a company worth 0. Why are they worth 0? It takes years to fully establish a company and grow a consumer base you cannot do that in afew weeks or months. Great blog post! :)

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    1. Thanks anon - they all go BOOM eventually.

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  10. Jay G Fantano
    January 9 at 2:56pm
    I am still trying to do anything I can to get enough money to pay back those who lost here.
    I have not given up and will not give up.
    I did not scam anyone, but was indeed not ready to handle the growth and speed of this business and I'm deeply sorry.
    At this time I owe PayPal over $56,000 as well as those truly lost their seed money. I'm confident that I can get the $172,580.00 that must be paid back, but it will take a bit of time. Again please try to understand that my intentions were to help and not hurt people, and truly feel like shit over the outcome and demise of Intellashares.
    I will update again when my plans for moving forward are more solid. Please accept my apologies and I am thankful for your patience while I figure out how to solve this mess.
    I'm sorry everyone who believed in me, I really let you down.
    Jay (frown emoticon)

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