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RAYGOZA PLAINTIFFS GET ONE DEFAULT JUDGMENT

In the proposed class action against John Paul Raygoza and his companies (Douglas Mattern, et al. v. PushTraffic, et al.) the court has ordered an entry of default against corporate defendants: PUSHTRAFFIC, INCFORTUNE, DOT INTEL, LLC., SUCCESSRATE, INC., YOURAFFILIATESUCCESS, JUMPLAUNCH, and FUTUREENDEAVOR.COM, LLC.

However the Court also granted “defendant John Raygoza’s request for an extension of time to file a responsive pleading by no later than July 26, 2011.
Failure to timely file a responsive pleading shall result in the entry of default against defendant Raygoza.” As usual the actual document is reproduced at Push Traffic Swindle .

What should feel like at least a partial victory for the good guys doesn’t really. Raygoza has had more than enough time to transfer and hide assets, and with his upcoming criminal proceedings, and hopefully (on one level) incarceration, odds are not looking great for victim compensation in the civil matter.

The purpose for this blog originally was to spread the word about Raygoza and Molina’s scamming operations primarily to warn and prevent. I believe that, at least, was successful. There is some satisfaction on that front. I can only write about what I know to be fact or opinions based on my own experience. If anyone has suggestions for the blog’s future direction, please comment. Anything submitted respectfully is welcome.

Comments:

  • not important  On July 28, 2011 at 00:12

    You could look into products that actually work, and report on ones that do not. This is something you could use to continue reporting the bad guys too.

    • Ann  On July 28, 2011 at 08:05

      Thank you for the suggestion. Happily there is already an excellent site online that does exactly what you suggest. Joe at I’ve Tried That (so you don’t have to) .com is a great source of information online. He reviewss opps that people ask him to, but also has a pdf book I’d recommend about real and honest online ways to make money (not your fortune :) ). I’ve used a couple of the methods and they do work. He also has a scam section where we filed a report on the Raygoza scams.

      You can find the site at http://www.ivetriedthat.com/ and will find Joe (one of the good guys!) at his I’ve Tried That FB page as well.

  • chrisY  On July 22, 2011 at 03:10

    It is, indeed, cold comfort to the victims of Pushtraffic and those other scams that the firms are now in default on the legal front, unable to defend themselves against a summons, at the same time as they are now defunct, empty shells. This matters to the credibility of any further proceedings against the firm’s owners, and may also impact on the culpability of the notorious henchmen of Raygoza, who made his swindle work. That includes Raygoza’s dopey attorneys Fitzpatrick and Weitz. Hope those slimbeballs also go unpaid.

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Raygoza’s Roaches On the Move Again (Still)!

Using Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster in Classic Scam

A plaintiff in the class action against John Paul Raygoza, David Sipes and Ted Molina – meaning an individual already scammed by these thugs – reports a new attempt!

Long story, short -the call received from a woman representing Inc Fortune – classic “you are owed money… send us the tax, and we’ll send your money” scam – was a followup to their illegal use of a domain belonging to the plaintiff.

Their stupidity is absolutely mind boggling.

A direct quote from the person they made the mistake of calling:

“I received the most interesting phone call on Saturday. Caller ID
showed “Private Caller”. I have a client who uses that so I answered.

The lady identified herself as Rachel and said she was calling from
Inc Fortune. I didn’t say anything. She asked, “You know who that is
right?” I said yes.

She proceeded to tell me that she had a check for me in the amount
of $4,xxx.xx ( I wasn’t really paying attention to the number), that the
money was from sales I had made in Japan and that the office over
there had to close due to the earthquake so they were dispersing the
funds. There was only one problem, taxes had to be paid on the money.
The taxes due are $136.00 and I needed to send that money to her
before they could send me my check. Then she said, “So can you send
us a check right away?”

I said, “No.” She seemed truly shocked and said, “No?” I told her that
I’d like some more information. I asked her, “How did I make money in
Japan?” She replied, “From your website. You do have a website don’t
you?” I said, “Yes but I have 2 or 3. I’d like to know which one made
sales.” She said she didn’t have that information but could transfer me to the people who did. I told her no, that I’d like to know how to contact her and started asking for her phone number when she hung up.

Now I know the one website I had was canceled because I didn’t renew
the domain name. And they had told me they weren’t going to use the
second one because it was a WFH (work from home) and Google was
getting too expensive to compete there. (Yeah, right!) They were
supposed to give me one (a site) for weight loss but I can’t imagine many
Japanese people needing weight loss info.

So I got on the internet and typed in my domain name that they all
really liked: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXX.com.

Lo and behold here’s what I saw:

Scam

Screenshot of Ripped-off Domain

At the bottom it says:
Copyright & copy; 2010 www.affiliatesuccessreview.com

All Rights Reserved.  

So then I went to my hosting company and saw that the name servers
had been changed and were not mine.

Then I went to GoDaddy where the domain is registered and it is still
there under my name. And then I went to the verification site and yes,
it’s still my name there too.”

Research by another plaintiff  in WhoIs records shows that they “appear to have been changed 3 times since she purchased the domain name, despite the fact that she has never activated a website on it. Sounds… like they have done this without her permission for their own gain.”

All of this information is being sent to the California Attorney General, and provides yet more damning proof of Raygoza’s thievery and fraud for the class action suit in progress.

Has desperation set in in LALALand? That Raygoza’s compadres would use what is a well advertised scam method to try to make money in a carelessly executed (phoning a previously scammed contact!!) ripoff is totally amazing.

Hmmmm – unless you remember that these guys figured out a “foolproof” scam, but had no common sense when it came to building and preserving credibility.

They are indeed like roaches – soulless creatures who scuttle in the filth of the criminal world.  No real intelligence – just the basest survival instincts. Make my skin crawl.

Reminders:

  • Give no one online your telephone number unless you want calls from unknown persons
  • Never trust that anyone who phones from an online contact is who they say they are without checking
  • Trust no one who won’t give you their own contact info and provably good references
  • Give no one online banking or credit card info outside of a secured payment site
  • Never believe you must pay to receive a payment

A Possible Service for Recovering Losses

Thinking about using the services of any of John Paul Raygoza’s companies?

Do your due diligence and check out their reputations by following the links which take you to the stories and reports of dealings with Raygoza’s companies written by by the countless victims of his scams.

https://raygozascams.wordpress.com/ is an excellent source for honest reports by individuals who wanted nothing more than to learn the business of internet marketing, and were willing to pay for their education, but who chose the worst possible people and companies to invest in – John Paul Raygoza, David Sipes, Ted Molina and Push Traffic, or Inc Fortune, or any of the other company names Raygoza uses. (the latest shape-shift I’ve heard of is Future Endeavour)

If you have made the mistake of trusting Raygoza, or any other online ripoff artist, and can’t  get anywhere with recovering your losses, you may want to look at the services of companies who specialize in collections from scammers. One that was recommended to me in the last couple of days is http://www.bitterbuyer.com/

While, at this point, I am not actually vouching for this particular company since I’ve not used their services, I have no reason to doubt the value of their service either.  Just a suggestion of an avenue to investigate in your search for recovery and justice.

Comments:

  • chris yorke On September 15, 2010 at 17:21

    FOR BENEFIT OF PUBLIC

    Pushtraffic has been named and shamed by the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) and its affilate, Mediation Arbitration Resolution Services (MARS).

    I hold evidence from MARS affirming the above notice, which I supplied to my lawyer, who is suing Pushtraffic for fraud.

    Basically, Raygoza (head of Pushtraffic) treats his clients with contempt, a disgusting fact that his regretful customers, such as I, need no evidence for.

    Australian victim of the Pushtraffic scam

Links to Raygoza Scam Reports

This is a combination of posts giving links to sites and forums where one can find scam reports already posted, and where you can post your own comments.


1)  the Warrior Forum, where you can see reports by those who are suspicious or have already been taken (in no particular order):

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/206696-john-raygoza-rob-artino.html


2)  a blog whose main thrust is not about scams, but had a post today about Inc Fortune (a  John Raygoza company), Chris Cobb and Mike Hill by the blog owner who was scammed by these scumbags:

http://www.davidlouismonk.com/?s=incfortune


3) IM Report Card (Real Reviews of Internet marketing Products, Services, People, Biz-Opps & More) Reviews by real people: http://www.imreportcard.com/ it is worthwhile checking out (this is not an affiliate link – they don’t offer incentives for recruiting).

They don’t yet have a review of Raygoza or any of his companies (that I saw anyway), but I have submitted a suggestion. And, I posted in the forum there ( http://www.imreportcard.com/forums/ ) in the “Discuss sites not yet listed” section under “Scam Site Reports” and “Specific Site Questions.”

You have to register at the site to be able to post, but there’s a lot of useful information there anyway. While my experience was with Push Traffic, most of the rest of you got stung by one of Raygoza’s other operations. It would be helpful if you all made those companies’ names known at IMRC and got Raygoza and his salesslugs listed there for what they are – parasites.


4) Links to 2 reports:

http://capital-one-credit-card.pissedconsumer.com/capital-one-partner-with-incfortune-com-in-internet-crime-20100409177786.html

http://www.complaints.com/2010/april/9/Capital_One_-_A_Partner_in_Crime__231347.htm


5) Excellent posts detailing scams perpetrated by, and the abysmal performance of John Raygoza’s companies, Pushtraffic, Dotintel, Successrate and Incfortune. David Sipes is named as one of the company’s reps who has facilitated  fraud.

http://www.code4gold.com/forums/Fraud-and-Scam-Alerts/14888-0-Re-Push-Traffic-Scam-and-John-Ragoza-Scam.html


6) Why Do Work Site

http://www.whydowork.com/forums/john-raygoza-not-scam-t18324.html

and even better:

http://www.whydowork.com/forums/pushtraffic-scam-john-ragoza-scam-t18204.html#p124497

 

7) a blog and newsletter published at least weekly that gives excellent feedback after investigating the merits of online opportunities, and there’s a good section on scams:

http://www.ivetriedthat.com/2010/01/06/beware-of-push-traffic-inc/comment-page-1/#comment-12794


Comments:

Deb June 26, 2010 at 16:02

Hi Ann,
I was just looking thru JR’s blog and came across something quite funny when you think that he wrote this and he is also the person who scammed so many people. I will try to copy and paste Date of his blog is November 2008. What happened to his soul????


I normally don’t reach out to rappers for wisdom but I’m a big fan of rap and I remember these lyrics dearly and everytime someone breaks my trust I remind myself of these lyrics……and move on.

I’m lucky. I’ve reached a point in my life where trust doesn’t dissappoint me as much as it use to.

I’ve had people who I’ve trusted dearly (beyond money) but unfortunately their trust was in the almighty dollar.

Sad but true. It’s reality so you must move on.

I learned trust on the streets. Your word is your bond. And if you break that bond you ruin your reputation. And the way you handle your reputation says a lot about your character.

A wise man once said, “A man’s reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.”

I worked in a company where I had access to the owners customer database – one day some guy decided to exploit a hole in the database and began to screw with sales numbers and after a short while he ended up stealing around $20,000 worth in sales. The sad part is that he was the VP’s right-hand man and he was promised a huge future but he got greedy. Today it’s hard for this individual to get a reference – last I heard he was back living with his parents.

Here’s how you can make a lot of money without selling yourself out!

* Work Hard
* Work Smart
* Enjoy your life
* Build and Maintain relationships
* Don’t burn bridges
* Give back
* Be true to yourself

Here’s a good one for you:

Be nice to everyone you see on your way UP, because it’s going to be the same people YOU see on your way DOWN.
– John Raygoza

SO SO SAD THAT HE SCREWED SO MANY OVER ON HIS WAY UP, THERE WILL BE NO HELP ON HIS WAY DOWN.

Sincerely,

Debra P


Ann June 26, 2010 at 16:14 .

Hi Deb,
Well, you got me on finding laughably unbelievable quotes!! Leaves me absolutely speechless in light of the countless people he’s hurt.


cherrishugsay 2010/08/07 at 16:08

Work At Home Scams haven’t affected me in years. And it won’t exist for you either if you:

1. Become An educated job seeker, Dummy!

The only way you can get scammed is if you don’t know what to look for and you don’t do your research. Here’s a quick way to know if the company you’re interested in working with is a scam. Go to Google.com enter the company’s name or website address and the word scam or scams. For example, Paidresponse Scams, You’ll either find tons of results tearing the company apart or nothing significant.

A good resource is:
http://www.findthescam.net

2. Don’t actively search for jobs!

I know this sounds ridiculous but a little known secret in job seeking is the fact that many employers don’t actively post their jobs. Instead they are searching resume databases of various job sites. So if you’re like everyone else who searches through job listings every day and applying to those listings you’ve pretty much missed out on some hot leads. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do this. But you should also be posting your resume to as many job sites as you can.



Raygoza, IncFortune & JumpLaunch Scam!

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Raygoza’s goons are still at it. One of his “victims” from the past recently took another hit!

This time, someone claiming to be from “NetGold365” was the caller. I’m not familiar with that program, but judging by the collective experience of Push Traffic, IncFortune, DotIntel, etcetera ad nauseum victims, that program may be perfectly legitimate, but THE CALLER WAS NOT! As the expression goes – SSDD.

Caller lies about who he represents, asks for credit card info for “pre-authorization” and immediately charges the account for several thousand dollars.

This time when the client received paperwork, it was for the services of IncFortune and JumpLaunch! A dead giveaway that it’s just another Raygoza scam – Push Traffic’s reputation is now so dirty they’ve probably retired the name on their paperwork.

Anyone associated with John Raygoza and Ted Molina is suspect. Raygoza claimed he personally wasn’t the one who called to persuade, then rip me off (But who knows? See the opening post on this blog). However, we have seen posts by ex employees who tell exactly how Raygoza teaches his salespeople to gain the trust and goodwill of the “mark” then proceed with the scam.

Raygoza/Molina are smart enough to use paperwork to cover their ***es with the banks; and the banks are almost in league with them in that they appear to be ignoring the hundreds (more likely thousands) of customer complaints.

SUGGESTIONS FOR SAVING YOURSELF MAJOR LOSSES AND GRIEF:

  • Don’t give your phone number on “opt-in” forms. If an “opportunity” won’t give you information without you giving a phone number, be wary. That’s how Push Traffic got my number – from another marketer.
  • If called by someone claiming to be an internet marketer whom you didn’t specifically ask to call – hang up – YOU HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WHO THE CALLER REALLY IS, and if you allow conversation, you’re letting him know you’re open to approach.
  • The MOST important rule of all – no matter how friendly/persuasive/helpful/whatever they appear to be, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER TO ANYONE, UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AND SPECIFICALLY GIVING THAT INDIVIDUAL PERMISSION TO IMMEDIATELY PUT CHARGES ON YOUR ACCOUNT.

If a company is legitimately charging you for goods or services they will usually ask not only for the number on your card, but also the name on the card, your billing address, and sometimes even the security number.

Push Traffic did not have the name as it is on my card, because if I’d been agreeing to a transaction at the time, I’d have volunteered that information to assure the success of the charge! However, the bank said they didn’t have to have a name – merely a number – do you wonder why I say the banks are not doing what they need to, to protect their customers?

If you HAVE BEEN TAKEN online, don’t let fear, shame or embarrassment stop you from reporting it to every agency possible – as quickly as possible. I’ve been waiting almost a year to get anything, including communication, let alone the return of the money they stole  from me.  Raygoza and Push Traffic have now acknowledged me but are still trying to wriggle out of responsibility for what they’ve done.

Links for reporting online scams are on the sidebar to the left; and the contact for the LAPD computer crime task force is:

Det. John Barragan at:

30146@lapd.lacity.org

Detective Barragan wants as many of our scam complaints against John Raygoza’s companies as possible – if you haven’t, please file yours with him.

Comments:

Sandy 2010/04/17 at 15:17

I’m with Ann…DO NOT FEEL INTIMIDATED OR EMBARRASSED IF YOU WERE SCAMMED BY THESE SCUM BAGS. If you do nothing else, email Det. John Barragan with your complaint… who knows, you may receive your money back because your name is listed as one of John Raygoza’s victims

Ann 2010/04/13 at 15:24 | In reply to clarence forcier.

Just additional proof that JR is a sociopathic personality – his world is all, and only, about him – absolute pond scum.

clarence forcier 2010/04/13 at 08:26

They are as lousy as anybody can get, they have no guilt when it comes to ripping you off…
(speculation about disposition of proceeds edited out, with apologies to the writer)
I got maybe 15 hours out of 40 of useful information, otherwise my coaching was mostly about themselves.
I told them I had no prior experience on the computer and John said “That’s not a problem, we will
show you how to do everything, we will teach you, what you need to know, and you can watch videos.”
Inspite of the fact that I told him I had 2 strokes and can`t remember very much for very long.
he said “NO PROBLEM, we will show you,” and flew me out there twice and just got a hotel room and
went to the office and sat in the conference room for 2 days each time and gained nothing that
would help me. John said “we charge $10,000.oo a day for that”. I guess that’s why they feel
justified in taking my $30,000.oo and saying “have a nice day – bye.”