My old friend Jeff recently died.
The track now playing was one of the last pieces we did together. It’s Jeff’s creation and is one of my favourite Crawling Chaos tracks. This is a pre-Waqqaz version from a cassette that has travelled round France, been in various glove compartments and cupboard floors.
I’ve taken it straight from cassette and it’s encoded at the maximum bitrate for MP3 files in Reaper for your enjoyment. I’ve just used a noise gate set at -20dB and a bit of compression to follow in this extract. For me, the mix is better than the final vinyl one despite the 12kHz frequency cut-off.
It’s Jeff at his finest.
I remember him sitting cross-legged on the floor at Bebside for about a fortnight getting the various harmonies planned out. My input was minimal and I just did a few block keyboard chords as instructed, to bulk out the end as well as the mixing on the guitars and the drums set-up.
The real work was within the complex interlocking guitar parts, of which there are at least six, all played by Jeff. The only words I could think of came to me in a dream.
E.ver Y.oung, E.ver S.pecial
I ensured that they were on the penultimate bounce so that they couldn’t be removed. I didn’t know why, at the time, I thought of them (apart from the corniness) or why I strove to ensure their longevity. I instantly knew though, that this was Jeff’s finest work, for me, and I’ve listened many times to it since, mainly this cassette tape version.
But now, I know that one’s karma transcends space and time and that one can affect one’s karma in the distant past.
Currently, I am heavily affected by EYES, believe it or not. I have chanted to change my karma both now, in the future, and in the past, and the benefits are immense.
So now I know why I woke up with those words in my head 25 springs ago.
It was so that I could write this piece about my old friend Jeff, and remember him and all the joint experiences that we had together since we were 14.
Spring, last year, was when I first stumbled upon Pacific WebWorks (PWW) and their nefarious schemes. That was when I happened upon Google Treasure Chest, one of their many scams.
This then ballooned into a miasma of a web of crime which frankly astonished me.
Then, across the globe, many people fought against the scammers and there have been some small victories when the (mainly USA) authorities have used the law against them.
But as many scribes (e.g. Paul Schlegel) pointed out (e.g. here), it would, and it has all returned.
Okay Subject Please!
I’ve been trawling through the old posts on this website to see how the websites have changed. True, Google Treasure Chest has sunk to the bottom of the ocean, but many of the old websites are still around. They, the suck-in sites for the real ‘products’, divide, broadly, into two camps:
Fake blog sites
Fake News sites
Most of the fake blogs are gone, but most of the fake news sites are still around! What has happened is with some very quick coding, all the pointers go to new, non-google type sites. You can tell that the coding was quick because Google is still there in the hyperlink descriptions!!!
Initial information on a fake News Site from @Not Kevin is here. He said;
This is the fake news website here: http://www.businessgazette.net/finance/article-3910/ A screen-dump is shown on the right.
Hover your mouse over the ads or the links in the “Business Gazette” page. They are all the same and they all point to http://www.businessgazette.net/google/ – Notice the word “GOOGLE” !!! Compared to previously, the links are now slimmed down to one!
Now click the link and it redirects to a really annoying, automatically starting audio from someone called Ivan Fienney at this website: http://www.ivanblogsecrets.com/campaigns/rgah/IF_1_new.php?linkid=212144&subid=50519&subid2=65513 This link shows all the affiliate IDs etc.
However, if you strip them out, the page will still load from this address, http://www.ivanblogsecrets.com/campaigns/rgah/IF_1_new.php, or if you type in or click http://www.ivanblogsecrets.com
Ivan the Terrible
If you listen to the smarmy voice, he’ll claim that it’s a real established business, is NOT MLM, is not a Pyramid scheme etc etc. That’s him on the left.
Q. Where do his links go?
A. They go to something called a “Instant Wealth Program”. You’ll find that the linking URL is http://212144.msicourse.com/
Q. So who could it be?
A. It’s that slimeball Robert Allen, famed for his spam, famed for his bankrupty, famed for real-estate dodgy deals.
Now Ivan Fienney, if you can stand the audio, claims that it’s not real estate or a scam, and yet, as I made plain last year, in Robert Allen’s own claims he DOES use real estate in one of his “plans”!
If you listen to Ivan until the 8:00 mark, you’ll find that the whole “plan” actually is “posting links on Google”. Well what a surprise, I’m sure!
And there we have it. The “Instant Wealth Scheme” is the old, old “make money with Google” scheme again. Good ol’ Bobby Allen. Aaah.
Robert Allen – Multiple Streams of Income
The quaintly entitled website, http://212144.msicourse.com/, is indeed Robert Allen. He’s hidden it’s WHOIS details using Moniker Privacy Services. However, check out the screen-dump below and right (as well as Ivan’s above).
Multiple Streams of Income
He claims various things, like “as seen on TV” (the Aussie one I saw was investigative journalism where he refused to speak and the reporters were bundled out of the room!) or NY Times. Maybe they are all investigative reports into his scam activities? Maybe they’re all a figment of ol’ Bobby’s fevered imagination? Who knows?
Also notice that his website uses the famed “countdown timer”, a tactic abrasively commented upon in recent USA court cases against scammers. If, like me, you’ve been on the page too long, it’ll helpfully prompt you when “time runs out” – and then gives you a whole extra ten minutes to make up your mind. Gosh. It’ll even do it again – with another 10 minutes!
I think I’ll pass on all that, if you don’t mind.
Robert Allen proudly states that he uses Prosper Inc for his “services”. They, of course, are from Utah, see their contacts page here: http://www.prosperlearning.com/contact.html
Erroneous statement deleted. Too many prospers but all info gratefully accepted.. (SP)
Now see the following few examples of complaints and worries:
Last year’s post on Robert Allen is here. Robert G Allen, Grants, and a Credit Card Slimeball. From all of this, you can probably tell that he’s not on my Xmas Card list! To confirm this, see various links which expose ol’ Bobby for what he was, and still is!
Years ago, when I was a lad, my mum used to make us all porridge for breakfast in winter. On the top, I’d spiral a big dollop of Lyle’s Golden Syrup and then, while eating the porridge, I’d read the tin.
Yes! There was a different flapjack recipe every time!
But also, as a constant reference point, next to a prostrate, flies-ridden lion, were the words;
…it was a way out of the crawling chaos for Joy Division after their singer’s suicide; a design for a new life.
I see a Freudian slip going on here, or a desperate bit of journalese as a way to stick all the old Factory Records acts together. Either way, it gives me another chance to point this out!
It also gives me a chance to mirror, the Lyles Golden Syrup phrase and Lester’s continuing co-joining of Crawling Chaos & Joy Division in the same sentence. I wonder if Paul Lester had syrup on his porridge? Hmmm. Out of the strong came forth…
I’m leaning towards Freud. Because as you know, Freud said;
Daisaku Ikeda wrote this some time ago, and it’s just popped up in my mail for me to share. Originally it is from his book “The New Human Revolution” but he’s also similarly described HEALTH in later small discussions on various aspects of the Lotus Sutra. Here’s how it goes:
What Is Health?
“Health is not simply the absence of illness. Nor is it simply physical well being. Genuine health is the state in which both body and mind are vigorously and soundly engaged in the process of creation. Real health is the ability to overcome every form of adversity and use even the worst of circumstances as a springboard for new growth and development.
“Simply put, the essence of health is the constant renewal and rejuvenation of life. The fundamental entity that makes this renewal of life possible can be perceived within us as the world of Buddhahood, or the life-state of the Buddha. And I believe that Buddhism, which opens the way to this renewal of life in the real world, teaches the way to keep health at the most fundamental level.”
My email spambuster Mailwasher Pro is doing overtime since I posted my investigation into Google Treasure Chest and the Robert G Allen Grants swindle. In this second investigation, I showed how the email spam system links the various scam systems together. That is:
By signing up for one sytem, I started receiving email spam from all the various scams around even though they all have the mantra “we hate spammers as much as you do” and they all include privacy policies which expressly state that no email address is shared with anyone else….except third parties!
Bollocks! Of course, my interest was started with Google Treasure Chest, and then I issued a sequence of posts detailing my ever deepening investigations into these scum bastards and their rotten activities.
EMail Spam Reduction – temporarily!
Last week, a malware server was taken offline that had a small impact on the amount of spam I received. (see Methinks the ISP doth Protest Too Much). I reckon the rubbish went down to about 75% of the previous week’s level. In fact, because my Robert G Allen Grants swindle post focussed so much on resourcehurtcentral.com I actually noticed it in my spam by it’s absence!
resourcehurtcentral.com back in the Spam Game
Well I can tell you, it’s back now!
So I decided to see where one of the new spam points…
[email protected] is where the spam notionally comes from. This is despite the fact that I’ve ‘unsubscribed’ from their mailings -twice! So where do they want me to go?
And of course, that’s not the destination – I immediately got redirected to:
This page is worth ignoring, if you are feeling at all suicidal and want to give all your hard-earned money away to twats, that is!!! Otherwise, pay careful attention. NOW!
Firstly, it’s called Google Money Master at the top of the page.
The design is awfully like that of the original Google Treasure Chest signup page at securecartcenter.com
It says “As seen and trusted on Google, CNBC, USA Today, ABC, CNN & Yahoo!” – believe that if you will!
Now compare this with the statement at the bottom of the page which states “The trademarks in this image are owned by their respective owners who do not endorse this product. Google Revolution, LLC is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Google.”
From this, we can safely take it that they are only afraid of Google and don’t care a toss for the rest!
Now, please continue, and while carefully noting the 100% Trusted banner, check out the Terms & Conditions link at the bottom. You’ll have noticed the Matrix-like title “Revolution”. It’s about the same – what goes around comes around.
The T&Cs are now a bit more technical and a bit more frightening since the Google Treasure Chest days. e.g. take a look….
Initiation of a complaint or chargeback against Google Revolution for products or services rendered constitutes a severe breach of this Agreement. A “complaint or chargeback” shall be defined as initiating any form of complaint or chargeback with your credit card issuer or bank. Upon receipt of a complaint or chargeback, or threat thereof, Google Revolution will immediately deactivate all Services provided to the Customer, and immediately begin chargeback reversal (anti-fraud) procedures. In the event we lose the chargeback reversal procedures, we will immediately send to collections the full disputed amount in addition to an administrative fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00 USD). Please note that threats of a complaint or chargeback will be treated the same as an actual complaint or chargeback. In all cases, violation of this clause will result in cancellation of all Services provided to the Customer, regardless of services disputed.
This is their way to counter the recommendation by all of the anti-scammer websites to immediately initiate a chargeback against the company to recover your scammed money!
My personal recommendation is to carry on doing this, as recommended by Chris Malta’s scam tips. Cancel your card, get a chargeback and show your card company the scammy “Terms and Conditions” that this supposed company imposes.
Remember – just because someone writes something down as a Term & Condition for a service, doesn’t actually make it legal. You did realise, of course, that by reading this far you now owe me £1 million??? – I thought not! Well that’s my terms & condition for reading this post. Do you think it’s legal? Obviously not. It’s complete bollox isn’t it? Same goes for the Google bollox too!
You will also note that Google Revolution is owned by:
Honshu Systems, LLC
Attn: Google Revolution General Counsel
2850 Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
Q.Now when do you think Spring Systems Limited was registered?
A. On 29/5/2009 – about two weeks ago!
It’s pretty clear that this really is a scam, and if not directly a continuation of Google Treasure Chest, Money Tree, Acai Berries, Grants or Green tea scams – it’s using exactly the same methods.
In searching for a reason for the profusion of contacts in County Durham, UK, I’m reminded of a sweet-faced Geordie bint I recently saw promoting Carbon Copy Pro, a similar MLM/pyramid type thing. My personal knowledge tells me that this part of England is like the Wild West at times. I’m from that area!
….Nevada still is, by the look of it! The sheer quantity of new scam business operating with apparent impunity and disregard for the law shows that the Nevada & Utah law enforcers can’t keep a lid on this.
That’s my definition of the Wild West – when laws are not enforced.
The County Durham UK connection is interesting and there are further co-incidences with the smoking gun of lawlessness and criminality that is Nevada, Utah and County Durham…
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