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  1. #1
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    Is talkgold.com a scam?

    I have posted in regards to what was written on www.ratethehyip.com and I was banned so I am guessing something hit a nerve?

    Is it a scam? Anyone had similiar experience?

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    Talkgold.com is nothing more but a website that a smart person created to cash in on all the fake HYIP. All these HYIP ranking sites invest in these HYIPs for free because they take their money and invest in their program. To them it's no risk. To you, there is risk! All these HYIPs pay money to talkgold.com to advertise on the talkgold.com website. Talkgold.com cashes in on them. While they advertise on talkgold.com they might rip off some people. But talkgold.com is def not a scam. It's open to anyone to chat about HYIPs. If talkgold.com asks you for money for some investment program that they are opening then I would be concerned.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by knowingall
    Talkgold.com is nothing more but a website that a smart person created to cash in on all the fake HYIP. All these HYIP ranking sites invest in these HYIPs for free because they take their money and invest in their program. To them it's no risk. To you, there is risk! All these HYIPs pay money to talkgold.com to advertise on the talkgold.com website. Talkgold.com cashes in on them. While they advertise on talkgold.com they might rip off some people. But talkgold.com is def not a scam. It's open to anyone to chat about HYIPs. If talkgold.com asks you for money for some investment program that they are opening then I would be concerned.

    Well in my experience they edit, delete and attack people they don't like.

    I asked a few questins about hyip's that don't advertise there and they deleted them.
    I also questioned feederfnd and fe xeperts and I was visciously attacked by the cheerleaders and it was allowed. If you answer back politely you become the trouble maker.

    Total biased.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    it is a newsgroup designed to promote and give an appearance of legitimacy to scams. control the content, selectively delete posts etc.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006
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    Hundreds Arrested In “Operation Global Con,” International Initiative Targeted Mass-Marketing Fraud

    U.S., Foreign Law Enforcement Arrest More Than 565 People on Three Continents

    WASHINGTON – More than 565 people in North and South America and Europe have been arrested as part of “Operation Global Con” – the largest and most far-reaching multinational enforcement operation ever directed at mass-marketing fraud schemes, the Department of Justice announced today.

    The ongoing action began on March 1, 2005, and involved unprecedented coordination by law enforcement agencies at the national and international levels. “Operation Global Con” targeted mass-marketing schemes that were international in scope and impact, were conducted by criminal groups, and generated significant proceeds. The schemes were carried out through various methods, such as telemarketing, the Internet and mass mailings. The wide variety of schemes uncovered during the operation included so-called “419" advance-fee schemes; foreign currency trading; bogus lottery, prize and sweepstakes schemes; offers of nonexistent investments; bogus offers of “pre-approved” credit cards or credit-card protection; and tax fraud schemes. The 96 separate U.S. investigations in this operation led to the discovery of more than 2.8 million victims, who suffered losses totaling more than $1 billion.

    “Mass-marketing fraudsters think they can use modern technology to operate from anywhere in the world with impunity,” said Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. “The virtual task forces that we have built with Canada, Costa Rica and the Netherlands provide a new model for us to bring these international con artists to justice.”

    The operation resulted in the arrest of 139 individuals in the United States, and an additional 426 arrests in Canada, Costa Rica, the Netherlands and Spain. Authorities executed 447 search warrants in the five countries as part of the operation, and 61 individuals have been convicted in the United States to date. In addition, the Federal Trade Commission brought 20 civil actions against 140 defendants in illegal fraud schemes. “The FTC is proud of its mission to protect American consumers from fraud, and the actions we are announcing demonstrate that our commitment is strong no matter where the fraudulent activity takes place,” said Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.

    “Operation Global Con is a reversal of fortune for international swindlers who exploit those who can least afford to bear the loss – including older Americans, the disabled and others who are disadvantaged in our communities. This effective partnership model harnesses the collective strength of world-class resources – prosecutors, law enforcement, regulators and international authorities – to demolish a formidable barrier to combating international crime,” said Chief Postal Inspector Lee R. Heath of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “Today, we have demonstrated there is no distance great enough to evade the long arm of the law.”

    “Mass marketing fraud is an international crime problem that predominantly victimizes elderly U.S. citizens. Through our Legal Attache Offices located around the globe, the FBI is uniquely positioned to address this problem,” said FBI Assistant Director, James H. Burrus, Jr., Criminal Investigative Division. “The results of this international collaborative initiative send a serious message to con artists who believe that they can commit these fraud schemes from afar.”

    “The best defense against these types of scams is public awareness. U.S. citizens need to know that federal agents don’t call asking for money or asking for money to be sent somewhere. That’s not how we do business,” said Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “I would also add that if a sales pitch over the phone sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

    As part of Operation Global Con, Costa Rican agents, acting in cooperation with U.S. Postal Inspectors and agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Commerce Inspector General, just last week conducted a series of arrests and searches in Costa Rica that targeted significant mass-marketing fraud “boiler room” operations. These operations used Internet-based telephony and mobile phones to contact prospective victims in the United States, purporting to be from nonexistent organizations such as the “Sweepstakes Security Commission,” to offer nonexistent sweepstakes winnings of as much as $4.5 million. Victims were expected, in return, to pay “insurance fees” for the alleged “benefit” of Lloyds of London. Some victims who made the payments would then be recontacted by participants in the schemes, who pretended to be Costa Rican or U.S. customs authorities demanding payment of additional “customs fees” or taxes.

    Operation Global Con’s success in targeting international telemarketing fraud schemes depended heavily on the creation of long-term partnerships between U.S. and foreign enforcement agencies. For example, authorities in Costa Rica played a critical role in last week’s arrest of nine alleged participants in the sweepstakes schemes. In the Netherlands, the Amsterdam Police and the Dutch Public Prosecutor provided close cooperation with the Postal Inspection Service in an investigation that led to the arrests of 11 individuals. In Spain, FBI agents and Postal Inspectors investigating fraudulent lottery schemes that operate from Spain worked closely with Spanish National Police, which made 310 arrests and conducted numerous searches. In Canada, U.S. investigators worked with six multi-agency task forces that target telemarketing fraud – including Project COLT in Montreal, the Toronto and Alberta Strategic Partnerships, and Project Emptor in Vancouver and the Vancouver Strategic Partnership; and the Atlantic Provinces Strategic Partnership. Other foreign authorities provided similar assistance in various fraud cases, including the United Kingdom’s New Scotland Yard and Office of Fair Trading and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    Operation Global Con involved coordination among 30 U.S. Attorneys’ offices nationwide, the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, 20 of the FBI’s 56 field divisions, 13 of the Postal Inspection Service’s 18 field divisions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, and the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General, together with the Competition Bureau of Industry Canada, IRS Criminal Investigation, the PhoneBusters National Call Center in Canada, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and numerous other federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Victims of Internet fraud schemes should file complaints online with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint project of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, at www.ic3.gov. Victims of telemarketing fraud should contact the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel, either by calling the FTC’s toll-free number, 1-877-987-3728, or by filing an online form available through its website, www.ftc.gov. Victims of Canadian-based telemarketing schemes may also contact PhoneBusters at 1-888-495-8501 or www.phonebusters.com.


    Quote Originally Posted by hhh
    Well in my experience they edit, delete and attack people they don't like.

    I asked a few questins about hyip's that don't advertise there and they deleted them.
    I also questioned feederfnd and fe xeperts and I was visciously attacked by the cheerleaders and it was allowed. If you answer back politely you become the trouble maker.

    Total biased.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    they are nothing more than a shill. They promote and rake in the dough from the ponziscammers.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    work smart instead of work hard. Whenver there is a need, somebody is going to provide the service.
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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by knowingall
    Talkgold.com is nothing more but a website that a smart person created to cash in on all the fake HYIP. All these HYIP ranking sites invest in these HYIPs for free because they take their money and invest in their program. To them it's no risk. To you, there is risk! All these HYIPs pay money to talkgold.com to advertise on the talkgold.com website. Talkgold.com cashes in on them. While they advertise on talkgold.com they might rip off some people. But talkgold.com is def not a scam. It's open to anyone to chat about HYIPs. If talkgold.com asks you for money for some investment program that they are opening then I would be concerned.

    Hi, I was read this topic and decided to give You my 2 cents :) First, I think that TalkGold isn't scam. They simpli making money in advertising of HYIPs, look at weekly prices per banner or text add, and You can have picture how they can make monthly only on that, so they don't need to scam people. 90% of HYIPs are realy scams, how I can be surre and how I can claim something like that? I will tell You my story, and that You will know how I am surre in that and how stuffs functioning in HYIP arena.
    I started to invest in HYIPs 2 years ago. I was like any others amazed with idea of making fast money legaly, You give $1000 and after 2 days they pay You $2000, but of course when started to invest, loose a lot of money in some big scam programs (older members surre remember few famous, huge scam HYIP programs) So I decided to finish I was in deeep -. Actualy about $20 000 in first Year. Then I started to educate in some basics economy to foud out is realy posible and real that somone can deal with Your money, pay to You from few percents daily up to 100% (mostly HYIPs give You 1$-100%) and found out after few months that is absolutley IMPOSIBLE. After that I wasn't "dreamer" anymore, so I think about that how on some way take a at least small amount of those programs, first toback my loosed money and than maybe to earn. Then I decided to think about HYIP Monitors. They making money also in advertising and monitoring fees (HYIP need to pay depending on monitor to be listed) on that way HYIPs get their customers and monitors make money in listing and advertising. In this situation HYIPs doing something illigaly but monitors don't, owner of monitors probably KNOW that mostly of HYIPs are scams, but that isn't thir job they just advertise. So I decided to order from designer and prgoramer HYIP Monitor. On that way,I planed. I will invest, and HYIPs where I am investing will paying to me, because when they see that You are investing like Monitor, not just like ordinary user, they payout You as long as they can. To be honest my plan was 100% hit in the targed, from every HYIP I got at least 2-3-4 payments. When HYIP give something like 100% or 120% daily it is very simple to count how much You can make. For next two months I found ideal "timig" how much I am placing in HYIP, how to be surre that admn will know that I am HYIP Monitor not just investor, etc,etc...On that way I earned in 6 months money that I loosed, and in that time I started with new monitor but every month I order one new from people who are making and programing sites. In one moment I had 6 monitor sites, and maked money on listing fees,monitoring fees,advertising and of course mostly in investing, but investing on that, "my way" :) In next months I found out that I don't need all 6 monitors (some of them were more populare some less poplular, because I was investing in thir advertising) so I decided to sell them all, 1 monthly because 1 of them became realy great and makes alone incomes like all 5 others, and also it is preaty hard to be administrator on 6 monitor sites, because You need whole day to check payouts, contact hyip programs, take care about advertising etc. So now I just have 2 more, one that I will not sell and one more that I am selling right now...
    I hope that this my story will help You, not just to think on right way about that is TG scam, or some other site, I hope that this will make You better picture of how that "hyip arena" functioning, what are actualy hyips how to make money in them how to loose, what are monitors, what is legal and what is illegal in that. I maded some misteks and payed that very expencive, also learned some school. Now I hope that some of You don't need to do do same after reading of this my intention was to help.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    OK, yes YOU are making money with HYIPS!
    But because of YOUR ADVERTISING and because of YOUR CLAIMS that you are seriously monitoring those HYIPS many people fall on them and LOOSE THEIR hard earned MONEY! I saw people in some HYIP discussion forums who really got in debt because of some of the highly promoted HYIP SCAMS!
    If there are negative threads or posts on your forums you´ll delete them if it is not in your interest, because they could avoid new investments into the HYIPS you invested in!

    AND YOU WANT TO TELL ME THAT YOU ARE NOT A SCAMMER?

    OH BOY, if you are helping people cheating other people and in addition earning from their losses, you are an accessory of the cheater, and nothing less!
    I think that people can even take legal action against guys like you!

    Greetings, Holymoly

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    funny i just wrote an article on them

    they are nothing more than a criminal racketeering enterprise involved in money laundering from illegal ponzi scams.

    maybe it didnt start out that way, but it has clearly become that over the years.

    it is painfully obvious any longer.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by knowingall View Post
    Talkgold.com is nothing more but a website that a smart person created to cash in on all the fake HYIP. All these HYIP ranking sites invest in these HYIPs for free because they take their money and invest in their program. To them it's no risk. To you, there is risk! All these HYIPs pay money to talkgold.com to advertise on the talkgold.com website. Talkgold.com cashes in on them. While they advertise on talkgold.com they might rip off some people. But talkgold.com is def not a scam. It's open to anyone to chat about HYIPs. If talkgold.com asks you for money for some investment program that they are opening then I would be concerned.
    You have mentioned a well detailed information and agreed on with you.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    So if you are not specifically a scammer yourself, but you make money operating a site that clearly harbors, protects, and promotes scammers, I still think you're going to get the ride in the 'down' elevator when you get to the Pearly Gates.

    I believe in legal terms it's called "aid and abet".

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    Hi Once Upon a Time,

    Your 'aid and abet' is interesting.

    1. Talkgold.com has a folder which contains 'Closed Programs and Scam Warnings - Post here if you have been scammed or if a program has stopped paying.'

    You can find GeniusFunds.com and TopFinancial.com there and many others in that particular folder.

    2. Several members there can openly and freely post that all HYIPs are scams.

    I also post '99.99% of Internet HYIPs are scam' at talkgold.com. I also advised people not to join any program just because it is paying, but to know how it generates money intrinsically to pay its member.

    Since it still have the above 1 & 2, it kind of offset its 'aid and abet' role?


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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    All HYIP's are a scam, you should look for more sound realistic investment options, really how can you get rich quick off nothing, unless you have al the luck in the world its near impossible!

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    Talkgold.com scam activity

    Talkgold.com is promoting ponzis scam and advertising scam schemes, they are already involved in the FBI IC3 internet crime, I would like to request from you to immediately cease their operations.

    Here’s some links that prove what I am trying to say and I can also submit to you the IC3 report for your convenience if needed;

    http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=h...w=1920&bih=976

    http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=12734

    http://exchangemoneyforum.com/showth...comment!/page2

    Here’s the link where they promote those ponzi schemes and investment scam fraud schemes; http://www.talkgold.com/forum/f261-.html

    Kindly do the necessary to avoid any further damage. It’s your reputation that counts first.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    Thanks for sharing the information provided by all.

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    Re: Is talkgold.com a scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Holymoly View Post
    I saw people in some HYIP discussion forums who really got in debt because of some of the highly promoted HYIP SCAMS!
    Who on Earth borrows money to invest in HYIP??

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