NOTICE!!! SEC CHARGED HIM WITH PONZI SCHEME!!!

Bitcoin Accepted Here [by freeborn]

THIS STORY IS NOT FROM THE HACK GURUS IN THE DINAR COMMUNITY – BUT IT MIGHT AS WELL HAVE BEEN!!!

JUST REPLACE “BIT COIN” WITH “IQD” AND IT SHOULD BE ANOTHER EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF HOW EASILY “SMART” PEOPLE GET SCAMMED!!!

~ #MrIQD

EXCERPT FROM WIRED.COM

On Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Continue reading

WARNING!!! BH Group's Newest "Scheme" To Take Your Money (In Our Opinion)!!!

HAT TIP:  BH Group Direct Email Solicitation


What we like about Brad Huebner and his BH Group (what an “original” name) is that he is an EXCELLENT “Example” of what we feel are Con Men who will be running “Cons” on this Dinarian Community AFTER our highly anticipated RV event and blessing!!!

Those of you who are unfortunately “suckered” in to following this man who seems to have an endless supply of “legidimate sounding” con schemes – best of luck to you, maybe he is not lieing and maybe he has your best interests at heart and will make you rich beyond belief!!!  Of course, maybe pink Unicorns are real too…….

So, we were minding our own business and then we received this email, and have already issued a warning last week (see Post) about this latest “LDHL” scheme!

But, we know he will be selling this strong to those unfortunate enough to listen to his newest Conference Calls or receive future emails.  I bet Brad would just love to know which email in his list is ours… LOL!!!

Well, anyways, we have many concerns about the nature of his email below. 

We could not help but wonder how FINRA Compliant his email is, and is Brad even properly Licensed by FINRA to make such a solicitation of Securities???

IN OTHER WORDS, DID BRAD JUST BREAK THE LAW WITH THIS EMAIL???

Securities are among the highest regulated product of anything – this is not like selling a widget over the internet – there are rules and laws that MUST BE ADHERED TO!!!

One Exmaple (of many) From Finra’s Website (LINK):

Approval and Supervision (NASD Rules 2210(b) and 3010)

Web communications that meet the definitions of advertisements, sales literature or independently prepared reprints set forth in NASD Rule 2210(a) must be approved prior to use and in writing by a registered principal of the broker dealer. For example, a website or search engine advertisement must be approved before use. In addition, the rules require that correspondence (which can include email and instant messages) distributed to more than 25 individuals within a 30-day period also receive prior-to-use principal approval. For example, an email message that contains a recommendation of a security and is distributed to more than 25 existing clients must be approved. Firms may employ an electronic system to capture and document these approvals.

Now, there is a lot of regulation, so lets break this down to hopefully a little more simple outline for you:

  1. You must be Licensed to sell or advertise Securities (link to FAQ for Guidelines) – even if you are not directly selling Securities, but are working as an “Adviser” (i.e. Radio Host, Author, Writer, etc.) you must be Series 65 Licensed.

  2. Any offer to sell Securities must be made to a client that is “known”.  What does “known” mean, well in simple terms that means that they have you take a survey of questions that asks you your name, age, financial condition, family status (i.e. kids, other dependents), retirement goals, amount of earnings, amount of debt, assets, etc.

We don’t know if Brad Huber or BH Group is properly licensed to sell securities – let him prove that to you! 

We also don’t believe that Brad “knew” you.  Since we are sure he sent this email out to more than 25 people within a 30 day period – we believe Brad has violated SEC / FINRA Rules! 

But, who are we to “judge”, we will let the SEC / FINRA decide for themselves, and we encourage you to report his email to you as well. (LINK To File A Complaint)

This may be “Strike Two” for this man – see our earlier post which exposes Brad for being Investigated by the FBI for $3,000,000.00 in “missing” Investor’s Funds!!!

Question – No matter how “slick” Brad sounds – do you want to trust him anymore?

~ Mr. IQD


NOTE / DISCLAIMER:  THE REPRINT BELOW IS THE COPIED EMAIL SENT BY BRAD HUEBNER / BH GROUP – WE DO NOT ENDORSE OR APPROVE ANY OF ITS CONTENT AND HAVE REPRINTED IT FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY – WE ARE NOT SOLICITING FOR SALES OF SECURITIES.


 LD Holdings, Inc. featuring Boomer 101
OTC Stock Symbol: LDHL

Website: www.ldholdings.com
For those of you considering diversifying your investment money both pre and post RV, I would like to present a “ground floor” opportunity with a Public company that I’ve personally invested in. This says a lot because I normally don’t invest in the stock market.

In the last 60 days this thinly traded stock has gone from .02 cents to Continue reading

WARNING! BH Group's Claim of having 5 Trillion Combined IQD is FALSE & A CON In Our Opinion!!!

Hello Dinarian Friends,

We just posted the following in our “FAQ” section, but we wanted to be sure this NEVER gets overlooked by newbie Dinarians, especially those who are considering investing in to anything with Brad Huebner and his BH Group.

The below post came out from a Question we received by a listener that had listened to their Conference Call on July 9th, 2012.

Note, if you have questions for Mr. IQD, please feel free to use our anonymous form in the FAQ section!  🙂

~ Mr. IQD


Q: On July 9th CC, announced BH Group is offering “exclusive” Wells Fargo Bank Codes for better rates because they have 5 trillion combined dinar to Continue reading

SCAM WARNINGS: Only Amateurs [Con Artists] Make It Sound Too Good to Be True!!!

HAT TIP:  The Vigilant Investor


This is a very long read, includes some amazing articles about how “Experienced Hedge Fund Mangers” were easily conned by very sophisticated Con Artists!!!

Pre RV and Post RV, you MUST be Vigilant about who and what you invest your hard earned money in to.  If you want to keep your money, you should PREPARE yourself NOW by reading as many articles and stories you can!

One of the biggest lessons is to learn to ask the right, logical questions!!!  One of the stories in this linked article talks about an Investor who was presented by con artists who had representing themselves as “the General Counsel” of a very large Teacher’s Investment Group – but, because the man had asked the Receptionist, was that really Mr. “X”, she replied “no, I don’t know who that was” and she immediately called the police!!!  You need to read this full article in The Vigilant Investor.

~ Mr. IQD


One of the many articles at The Vigilant InvestorBeing Anyone You Want to Be

Marc Dreier had impressive credentials. After earning an undergraduate degree from Yale and a law degree from Harvard, Dreier worked at some of New York’s most prestigious law firms before opening his own firm, Dreier, LLP, in 1996. Dreier employed 250 attorneys and had a biweekly payroll of more than $2.5 million. Works by Picasso and Warhol lined the walls of his Park Avenue law offices. Dreier attracted the best and the brightest and appeared to be able to afford to pay the lavish salaries that he doled out to attract top legal talent.

In 2002, the pressure of maintaining both his law firm and his lifestyle led Dreier into the investment business. He began selling promissory notes, some of them issued by New York realty company Solow Realty. The only problem was that Continue reading

SCAM ALERT: Flipping [Real Estate] Frenzy Scam!!!

HAT TIP:  American Greed – CNBC

[SEE THEIR WEBSITE FOR FULL ARTICLE, ~ OR ~ CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PROGRAM]


Case File:  Flipping Frenzy Scam

Accelerated Funding Group
Jeanetta Standefor runs Accelerated Funding Group. The company claims to use investors’ funds to save homeowners from foreclosure. But while clients think they’re helping people stay in their homes… Standefor is helping herself to millions!

The Con
Standefor convinces clients their cash is rescuing homeowners from foreclosure. She targets inexperienced investors and appeals to their sense of altruism. Her charisma lends credibility to her unrealistic claims. Her pitch sounds too good to be true… and it is.

Living the Good Life
Jeanetta Standefor is living the high life. She uses investor money to buy diamonds, tickets to the theatre and sporting events. She even uses the money to pay for her wedding and a plush honeymoon. But the lavish celebration hides a harsh reality. AFG is crumbling.

End Game
In 2007, the real estate market is tanking and so is AFG. Standefor has been running a scam and bilked hundreds of investors in three states. The Securities and Exchange Commission opens an investigation.

American Greed profiles an $18 million dollar ponzi scheme!

[SEE THEIR WEBSITE FOR FULL ARTICLE, ~ OR ~ CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PROGRAM]

Jeanetta Standefor | The Con Man
Jeanetta Standefor
The Con Man
Ann Kim | SEC Attorney
Ann Kim
SEC Attorney
Poppi Crowder | The Victim
Poppi Crowder
The Victim

 

Hedge Fund – Risk Management in the Post-Madoff Era of Fraud!!!

HAT TIP: Risk Management Magazine


We are really concerned with helping to provide the tools (and a tad bit of common sense) that will help you to better protect yourself against some of the current SCAMS being waged against us in the Dinarian Community!

One of the biggest threats are these Hedge Funds being sold, which in our opinion are being sold by unreliable, and possibly down right blatant con artists!!!

This article from Risk Management Magazine was written by Pat Huddleston, here is his short bio, and link to his blog:

Pat Huddleston served as the enforcement branch chief of the SEC’s enforcement division from 1992 to 1996. He currently lives in Atlanta as founder and CEO of Investor’s Watchdog, an investor protection company. You can read more from Huddleston on his company’s blog, Investor’s Watchblog.

We hope that you read this, and share this with  your fellow IQD investor friends.

~ Mr. IQD


by Pat Huddleston

From 1977 to 1982, Larry Wilcox was a television star, playing officer Jon Baker opposite Eric Estrada in the hit NBC television series CHiPs. When he left the small screen, Wilcox branched out into other business ventures. He remained far out of the limelight until October 2010, when the U.S. Justice Department charged him with participating in a microcap stock scam that involved bribing pension plan employees. In November 2010, Wilcox pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. 

Wilcox’s fraud was a classic “pump and dump” scheme, in which the fraudsters control worthless shares of small companies, pump up the price of those shares with rigged trading and false press releases and then sell the shares to innocent investors. The SEC will stop dozens of such scams this year (and every year). Luckily, no investors lost money in the Wilcox case; the corrupt pension fund employees were actually undercover FBI agents. 

Most pump and dump stories don’t end so well. In the late 1990s, Russian mob boss Semion Mogilevich — now on the FBI’s Most Wanted list — made the Toronto Stock Exchange and prominent Canadian politicians unwitting players in a $150 million pump and dump scam involving shares in Pennsylvania-based sham company YBM Magnex International, Inc., which was purported to be a worldwide manufacturer of industrial magnets. After the FBI and other authorities raided the company’s headquarters in 1998, exposing the fraud, its shares fell to zero. The fraud victimized not only individual investors, but also institutions, including mutual funds and the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Fund. 

Whether it is a pump and dump scheme or any other scam, avoiding professional investment fraud is not easy. Professional con artists are well funded and as skilled in their craft as world-class athletes. Not falling victim begins with admitting that you are…  (to continue reading, please goto original blog post)

FRAUD and PONZI SCHEME ALERT IN THE FINANCIAL PLANNING INDUSTRY! – PLEASE SHARE NOW!

HAT TIP:  Anonymous Email (from a high level Broker in the Financial Planning Industry)


We wanted to republish this article about WSG merging with Transamerica, not because we want to bore you with this kind of news!

Really, what caught our eye, was the facts listed in the third-to-last paragraph, pointing out that LICENSED FINANCIAL PLANNERS are committing FRAUD and PONZI schemes!!! 

You must ALWAYS be careful with whom you invest with, and hire as your financial planner.  Our best rule-of-thumb advice is interview several people from several companies, and pick a few people to work with, splitting up your investments – just in case one of them is a crook!!!  PLEASE SHARE THIS ARTICLE!  🙂

~ Mr. IQD 


Insurance B/D to Shutter, Transfers Reps to Transamerica

Apr 18, 2012 12:00 PM, By Diana Britton

World Securities Group tops the list of broker migration in the first quarter of 2012, terminating its FINRA filings and merging with Transamerica Financial Advisers.

Insurance broker/dealer World Securities Group (WSG) has merged its operations with Continue reading