Internet Businesses, Court?


roostersThe 9/11 period, (or 11th September in some places), has been interesting of late with regard to internet marketing and litigation as it applies to certain entities not unfamiliar to these pages.

Pacific WebWorks (PWW)

A Randy Guffey is named as the class action plaintiff against the “business” of PWW.  The nature of the suit?

Torts – Property – Truth in Lending

See this link, and more to follow when news filters out.

Jesse Willms

A few quick things around good ol’ lovable Jesse Willms have come out in the last few days.

  1. He’s been feverishly tanking up a blog on “internet ethics”.  See and the daily list of patronising postings from his holier-than-thou-ness.
  2. He’s plopping out yet more feeds about his “business”.  See for instance which starts off with the classic line from Jesse,  “Bad customer service can destroy your business”. Well either that or getting caught for thieving by the copyright owners such as Microsoft and having to fork out millions in damages! That’ll also do it!
  3. He’s now taken to threatening legal action against anyone telling the truth about his activities….  Just small fry mind you.  Not the major TV companies who’ve exposed him, say.  Take Michael Larson of, say.  In this document (link to pdf) from the lawyers Kronenburger, they conveniently provide a list to a host of complaints about SwipeBids (not SwipeActions mind you!).  Well it’s nice to have everything in one place for easy referral isn’t it?

In (3) above, most of Larson’s words are prior comment.  They’re just scare tactics.

Larson has taken this on board.  Cunningly, , has quite a few things to say about all this.  He’s now reminding everyone about the US RICO act.  This means the:

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

In light of these facts, we see Jesse Willms actions with more clarity.


Willms is presenting a cleaner and cleaner image of himself to the world, like his charitable donations and continuing deluge of helpful moralising.

Unfortunately for him, the web has a memory, easily called up.  It’s not like having a playground argument where the winner walks away and all is forgotten, because all his weasely ways, frauds and deceptions are there in black and white for all to see with a quick Google search!

He knows what he’s done.  His current disguising actions are just fluff and bluster, because his past is there all the time.

Maybe the RICO act will get him?  Maybe a host of class actions?  He thinks his current penny auction site is an auction, the Government thinks it’s a lottery and should be governed by gaming laws (see RICO act for some of this).  He thinks  he’s being charitable with his money and helpful with his current blogging, we see it as self-serving deviousness.

Pacific WebWorks are being hit by another class action and legal case.  This is another reason why the share price hasn’t risen following the Google cop-out (sorry, agreement).  I wonder how many more are in the pipeline?

Long Lists from These Pages of Willms and PWW Comments


  1. Getting To the Botto :

    Nov 28, 2010 4:25 pm |

    Looking to find out more about Mark Jenney and NSA Technologies of Akron, Ohio. If there's anyone who can help me I would appreciate communicating with you.


  2. Not Kevin :

    Sep 20, 2010 3:44 pm |

    "It's dubious and very unethical – Mark Warren (or is that Mark Jenney?) is basically creating false identities to promote his own products and publish fake testimonials." (2007/2008)

    …sounds familiar! Just a more basic version of what the flood of fake blogs/flogs and fake news sites are all doing now…

  3. Strangely( author ) :

    Sep 20, 2010 5:31 pm |

    Mysteriously, and I know that it's a long shot, but psychologists and police criminologists say that certain traits or behaviour patterns are hard to disguise. Take the use of the word "Warren" as a name, for instance….

    Here in my very first post on the scams we have 2510 Warren Av, Cheyenne, Wyoming as an address:

    And here today, I had a "Samantha Warren" who is falsely claimed to be one of Jesse Willms' SwipeAllYourMoneyAuctions "winners":

    Co-incidence? Well think of all the names and addresses that have passed through these hallowed web-pages over the last year and a half? Why Warren? Why not Smith? Or Eborn?

    Note to self: A warren is a labyrinth-like nest where rabbits breed, (like rabbits, natch).
    Note to self #2: Rabbits will consume everything until there is nothing left.
    Note to self #3: Rabbits' warrens are made of many holes and catching one is remarkably like whack-a-mole.
    Note to self #4: The plethora of spurious websites that are behind and promote the dubious internet offerings of Willms, Pacific WebWorks and others, are just like the game of whack-a-mole. I think Paul Schlegel mentioned this some months back.

  4. Paul Schlegel :

    Sep 22, 2010 10:07 am |

    Interesting. Using a specific keyword/name all the time in email addresses, ClickBank vendor IDs, and names is something I've seen a lot.

    But I never thought of looking at the street addresses for that kind of thing. Good one to add to the repertoire. 🙂

  5. Paul Schlegel :

    Sep 20, 2010 1:44 am |

    This "philanthropy" angle seems to be the "in thing" now – have you seen '

  6. Strangely( author ) :

    Sep 20, 2010 10:56 am |

    This website,… shows jenny to be Warren – or vice-versa, if you see what I mean!

    And yes, the WHOIS info tallies with the info provided on the "about" page of the give-give-giver.

    See these links I quickly fished out from the web. Most are from about 3 years ago, before I became interested in the murkier depths of web shenanigans.

    And while the …cares dot com bit has whois privacy, the main domain doesn't… wtf? =

    3867 w market street

    suite 256

    Akron, OH 44333


  7. Not Kevin :

    Sep 14, 2010 11:46 pm |

    Seems like Swipebids is not the only one dishing out legal threats against anyone who has something negative to say about their business ethics – competitor Quibids is at it too:

    Funny how in their letter Quibids claim that "Within the course of a year, QuiBids has become the largest online penny auction website" – while Hernan from Swipe Auctions makes a similar claim here: "Since our launch in February 2010, we have become the top ranking penny auction site on the internet"

  8. Not Kevin :

    Sep 13, 2010 5:59 pm |

    Jesse Willms has also been pumping out more fluffy press releases:

    In the latest one, after once again describing himself as a "philanthropist" he goes on to claim that he was "inspired this summer when Bill Gates and Warren Buffett encouraged successful business people and companies to dedicate a portion of their profits to charity". Kind of ironic given his "history" with Microsoft!

    He then goes on to boast about how he is giving $25,000 to four charities – one of which is The Breast Cancer Research Fund. Again ironic given his alleged previous unauthorised use of the National Breast Cancer Foundation trademark pink ribbon to market his weight loss products!

    Of course what he also fails to mention is that the money is not his to donate in the first place, having been swiped from the many victims of his various scams!

  9. Strangely( author ) :

    Sep 13, 2010 6:56 pm |

    ..and swiped, it certainly was!

    ' It just piles shite on shite.

    How many more JesseWillms's sites is he going to make?

    They are all the same.

    They all cross-link.

    They say the same things,

    with the same categories

    They are all recent creations, and ….

    They all say that he started his "businesses" buying and selling computers and software without ONCE admitting that the software was counterfeit – i.e. stolen!