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David Sipes (Lane Gibbons) Trolling for New Marks?

David Sipes is one of 3 men named in a class action suit brought by 50 some named individuals (including me) and countless un-named for defrauding us all of hundreds of thousands of dollars (at a minimum). Details at  Push Traffic Swindle.

The MO of these thieves was to obtain (by various means) the names and numbers of individuals who had bought relatively inexpensive marketing materials online. Raygoza, Molina and their sales agents would then phone, make verbal promises of marketing assistance (since verbal only – no proof).

Having gained the trust of the aspiring  marketer, the caller proceeded to max out the marks’ credit or debit accounts – persuading the mark to sign a document falsely represented as a “non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement.”  That document was crafted purely for use as the “proof” they would offer the bank and credit card companies that their “marks” had agreed to having their accounts maxed out and overdrawn.

I received an email this week which I looked at carefully after becoming suspicious of the offer:

  • Name on the spammy email ( subject line “You got an affiliate sale…” ) is “Lane Gibbons.”  (could it be the “Laney” on the Beware Of  list?)
  • Actual address given for Gibbons at the bottom of the email is:  18811 Salt Lake Place, Northridge, CA 91326, USA (see  the registration address for David Sipes’ Finity Consulting at the end of this post)
  • The links in Gibbons’ email take you to a sales page at http://zerofrictionmarketing.com/?hop=finityweb (interesting  the Clickbank affiliate ID is uncloaked – one of the first things any affiliate is taught is “cloak” links) a program supposedly authored by someone named Saj Purkayastha.
  • Affiliate payment, if you check, goes to affiliate “finityweb”. The fact that it is a Clickbank product and Clickbank definitely gives refunds lends some legitimacy to the transaction.
  • HOWEVER! The aweber “unsubscribe” option in the email gives this info:

Subscriber Information

Signup Date: 11-12-2010 11:46 AM EST
Signup Website:http://www.finityconsulting.com/marketing.php

Email: a*******g@gmail.com
Name: Ann
List Name: finityconsult

You may draw your own conclusions.

My conclusions:

  • Raygoza, Sipes, Molina et al are still very much online – just in different forms
  • Although the “program” above is a legitimate Clickbank product, when you purchase (or even receive a refund if you ask) Sipes, Raygoza and Molina will gain new contacts (with or without Saj’s cooperation) and be in position to carry on with their fraudulent phishing operations
  • Should you decide not to purchase, you would likely give a name and email to get the free stuff offered in a “drop down” – another link to you
  • The affiliate link is not cloaked because Sipes is not so much interested in the Clickbank commission as he is in the information about the purchaser. Should one expect a future phonecall from someone calling himself “Lane” who expresses interest in the purchaser’s progress and offering help!!??
  • “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”
  • In my opinion, these guys have 2 companies online which could take up where Push Traffic left off – as billing entities of the scams Push Traffic perpetrated before disappearing – Sales Mango and Finity Consulting.  Sipes’ Finity Consulting is already named in the class action suit. Details here

As I said – draw your own conclusions

*****Information re ownership, registration etc. for Finity Consulting:

Name:

FINITY CONSULTING, LLC

Name Type:

LEGAL

standard business address:

18811 SALT LAKE PL PORTER RANCH, CA 91326-2432

original business address:

18811 SALT LAKE PLACE PORTER RANCH CA 91326

mailing address:

18811 SALT LAKE PLACE PORTER RANCH 91326

Business Type:

DOMESTIC LLC

Filing Date:

11/30/2007

Filing Type:

DOMESTIC

Status:

ACTIVE

Place Incorporated:

CALIFORNIA

Foreign/Domestic:

DOMESTIC

Amendments Filed:

1

Additional Information:

ALL MEMBERS ARE MANAGER

Purpose:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

Registered Agent

Name:

SIPES, DAVID

Title:

REGISTERED AGENT

registered agent address

18811 SALT LAKE PLACE PORTER RANCH CA 91326

Restraining Order Sought Against Some Defendants

Mattern v. PushTraffic Injunction Filed against some of the defendants  (excerpt follows):

John Raygoza, Ted Molina, David Sipes, Finity Consulting LLC, Dot Intel LLC, Future Endeavor.com LLC, PushTraffic, JumpLaunch, Successrate Inc., Youraffiliatesuccess, Progressive Tax Group and IncFortune and their officers, employees and agents . . .

This injunction is necessary because even after being placed on notice through this lawsuit and numerous complaints to state attorneys general, these defendants continue to target vulnerable individuals and their credit card accounts through the use of false and misleading sales practices and credit card fraud. Despite being placed on notice that the use of defendants’ likenesses to promote their criminal enterprise is a violation of California Civil Code § 3344, defendants have continued to use plaintiffs’ likenesses to lure in other victims. And despite being placed on notice through this lawsuit that plaintiffs want no part of the defendants’ criminal enterprises, defendants have continued to target these very same plaintiffs by email and telephone, who have already been victimized several times over, and have attempted to tap plaintiffs’ credit card accounts. Defendants’ incorrigible behavior leave plaintiffs no alternative but to seek temporary injunctive relief”

A recent victim from Georgia, who is not involved in the lawsuit, has provided his sworn declaration (attached to the injunction) detailing the fraudulent charges to his credit card by Red Dirt Consulting of Utah on behalf of representatives of Finity Consulting of California. The same pattern of unconsented to multi transactions (in amounts which totalled $15,000)  used by Raygoza in his Push Traffic scams was used.

These defendants continue to scam even after being sued – hopefully the filed injunction will clearly illustrate the type of sociopaths the judge will be dealing with, and that a temporary restraining order is required to prevent  more suffering for new, as well as existing, victims.