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An email sent from VINE services announced that Manuel Eduardo Molina, jailed last month with John Paul Raygoza and Michael Lee Burleson on criminal charges, was released around noon today on bail.

Raygoza was released on bail May 10th.  According to the LASD Inmate Information Center records all three men are scheduled to appear in court again July 15, 2011.

PDFs of their inmate records are at PushTrafficSwindle


I hope Raygoza is going through a hell that compares with what he put so many others through. I don’t expect him to be terribly worried about the class action at this point – he has no concept of the pain, emotional and even physical, that he visited on his victims by leaving them not only disheartened, but often loaded with debt they had no way of managing. Many lost homes and family over it.

If he’s having family troubles over his felony charges, he might have an inkling of the trouble he caused for others by his fraudulent charges. I find it really interesting that he’s on the street (I could only hope not just figuratively) while the other two charged wait in jail for their court date. Could he be not only slime and roach-like, but crafty as a rat too?

Hopefully the facts will be clearer after the Tuesday court session. Though having watched JR and his brother Ted (where’s he?) skirt the law and authoritities, and flout the success of their scams, I’m thinkin’ Raygoza will worm his way out of this mess too. It must be Burleson and his nephew’s doings, right?

PDFs of LASD Twin Towers most recent prisoner records for Raygoza, Molina and Burleson may be found at Push Traffic Swindle.

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  • Anon  On June 4, 2011 at 07:30

    You’ve got to hand it to JP Raygoza and Ted Molina, they are living the life of millionaires while Manny and Burleson are spending some quality time in the LA County lock up. I bet JP and Ted are smoking fine cigars, drinking cognac, and laughing about how Manny and Burleson are going to take a 10 years to Life kidnapping rap for them. Poor Manny, poor Burleson;  join the low blows and sucker punch club. Someone ought to drop them a line at the LA jail? I bet ole JP is promisng them even now that they will be free as birds any day now with big profits.



John Paul Raygoza had a court date yesterday. The only thing I’ve been able to find out so far is that he has a new court date and his bail amount has been reduced. Since bail amounts are tied to charges, I’m assuming a charge or charges have been dropped?

This morning there are jail records for 3  individuals named in Case number BHSA077302. Next court date for all three is June 7, 2011. I’m guessing there’s at least a fourth since the case number sequence indicates number “2” is missing from the list. I’ll forego giving my opinion about who that might be at this point.

John Paul Raygoza – Case No: BHSA077302-01, bail now $350,000

Michael Lee Burleson – Case No: BHSA077302-03; bail $455,000

Manuel Eduardo Molina – Case No: BHSA077302-04; bail $200.000

The screencaps of the jail information are at PushTrafficSwindle.com

There is a great service for victims of crime who want to be notified of the impending release of a prisoner. Link to that site is:


You input the inmate’s ID (found at the top of the jail record as “Booking number”), the inmate’s names and your preferred method of notification.

I was notified by email this morning that Raygoza was scheduled for release today. It appears that may have happened.

One can confirm information through telephone numbers on that site, and of course it will show up in jail records once enough time has passed for data updates.

19:07 Edited to add:

Raygoza has been released from LASD Twin Towers as of late today.

“certain banks … had “willful blindness” ” (Bernie Madoff)

An article in several American newspapers* (Feb. 15) quotes Bernie Madoff as saying, in a recent interview, that:

“certain banks…had “willful blindness” about the discrepancies in his dealings and were “complicit” in his fraud. “They had to know,” said Madoff. “But the attitude was sort of, ‘If you’re doing something wrong, we don’t want to know.’”

My argument with the credit card bank claimed exactly that with reference to charges put through my account by Push Traffic Inc.

  • Why would the bank allow John Raygoza’s company to put 3 charges, totalling  more than $5000, on my credit card account without questioning whether they truly had my authorization to do so? (Especially when I argued those charges within 12 hours, and before any documentation could have been processed)
  • The charges took my account some $1300 over my credit limit at the time.
  • The charges put my account into “overdraft” which meant my being assessed OD penalties on top of the additional interest. (That was the bank’s way of justifying accepting charges over my established and agreed credit limit since raising a client’s credit limit without the client’s authorization is illegal!)
  • If I’d been making a purchase at a local business in that situation, the bank would have at least asked me to verify my identity.
  • Raygoza didn’t even have the name on my card.

To me, the ease with which John Raygoza’s companies were able to rip off so many of us is directly related to the lax security of the banks and the credit card payment processors – as Mr. Madoff said “the attitude was sort of, ‘If you’re doing something wrong, we don’t want to know.'”

All that said, the financial institutions’ complicity through either negligence or “willful blindness” in no way excuses the fraudulent intent of Mr. Madoff’s operations, or the fraud perpetrated by John Raygoza, Ted Molina and David Sipes through their many operations (Push Traffic, JumpLaunch, etc.).

The fact that the financial institutions have been overhauling their security procedures now can’t undo the damage and heartbreak suffered by so many Madoff  investors and, on a lesser scale, Raygoza/Molina/Sipes victims.

See also the post at https://raygozascams.wordpress.com/ regarding ” facility for PushTraffic had been closed down by the acquiring bank at the direction of Visa”

*By Diana B. Henriques New York Times

PROPOSED Second Amended Complaint for a Class Action Filed This Week!

Two new documents were filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, on Jan. 30, 2011 by attorneys Thomas Easton, Jonathan Levy and co-counsel, Richard E. Joseph.

The first (Document 79) is a Notice of Motion and Motion to Amend Complaint, which is a request to the Court for an order allowing the filing of Plaintiffs’ proposed Second Amended Complaint.

The second document (Document 80) is the actual PROPOSED MotionVerified Second Amended Complaint, Class Action, Jury Trial Requested. It is:

“a class action in which named Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated who have been victimized by Defendants. The events herein occurred from May 2007 to the present. The Second Amended reduces the number of causes of action to just two counts, Fraud and RICO, reduces the number of named Defendants and adds three Plaintiffs.”

As I understand it the primary differences between the first Amended Complaint and this one are:

John Paul Raygoza, David Sipes and Ted Molina and Raygoza’s various business entities are the only remaining named defendants.

****When investigation determined that their identities and/or material had been stolen by the RCE, the names of Jeff Alderson, Charles Kirkland, Chris Cobb, John Denton, Ron Davies, Craig Beckta, and Jonny Andrews were withdrawn from the previous list of defendants. THEY ARE NO LONGER NAMED IN THE ACTION AGAINST RAYGOZA****

Others were dropped to simplify and facilitate the action. The change to a  “class action”  and reducing the “number of causes of action to just two counts, Fraud and RICO (RICO is an acronym for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) will also simplify and facilitate.

As we wait for the judge’s ruling on acceptance by the court of this Second Amendment,  we know that, regardless of the outcome, Raygoza, his partners and business enitities are recorded on the internet (for all time) as dishonest and heartless criminals. Hopefully that means they will have a hard time doing business online in the future.

The actual Motion to Amend and PROPOSED Second Amended Complaint for a Class Action may be seen in their entirety at:


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Donald On April 3, 2011 at 22:12

The case is interesting, but for some of us it does not make any difference, we are already ruined and will never recover any of the money those in the Pushtraffic Empire stole.

We now have to work out with our credit card companies the debt solution, which can result in a further loss to the Tax Man for any debt excused which is treated as taxable income. And any money drawn from an IRA to pay the credit card Companies is taxed again. Try that as a Senior on a fixed income after retirement.

  • Ann On April 4, 2011 at 10:00

    Don, I’m sure you’ve tried to argue the matter with your bank? If not, I hope you take them to task for not checking out the merchants they approve of. In the meantime each name added to the suit lends more credibility.

    So far as the criminal behaviour of John Raygoza and his criminal enterprises, not much new can be said.

    I carry on with this blog in hopes of forewarning “newbies” who may get sucked into the scams Raygoza and his partners continue to run.

    Sorry for your losses – I can relate obviously. Thank you for your comment – each comment brings a little more notice to this blog and helps publicize our cause.


  • Sandy On February 5, 2011 at 11:18

    This is so exciting…I bet Raygoza and his Thugs are s**tting bricks right now. Actually, I hope the bricks are stuck…if you know what I mean; then maybe those scum bags will get a taste of their own backed up bull s**t. LOL I can hardly wait until we victims win this case… wiping that smug smile off their faces is going to be so, over the top, sweet. Sandy

Ann  On February 5, 2011 at 12:33

Hey Sandy – why don’t you tell us how you really feel!!!? LOL

Your comments always tell it like the rest of us would like to :)

Raygoza’s Motto – “Bullshit Baffles Brains”?

Not much new I can report today … except that Raygoza’s blog material at johnraygoza.com has disappeared, replaced by a WordPress blog starter page; and there’s a new review of jumplaunch’s services as well as a new comment on topix.

What follows is a repost of one of my earlier most popular posts – dealing with the sociopathic character of guys like John Raygoza and Ted Molina who apparently are totally amoral individuals – meaning they don’t even have a concept of right and wrong – they just troll the waters of the internet marketing newcomerss, stalking and attacking at will. No empathy, no remorse; just celebration of the “kill” when they empty your credit card account.

Many of us who got scammed by PushTraffic, IncFortune, SuccessRate,  DotIntel or any of the other Raygoza companies, may have wondered how on earth we could possibly have been taken in by these jerks.

I’ve been doing some reading and this is one site that gives great information:

(This is the site’s main fraud and fraudsters’ information page)


This quote is from the “Why Con Artists Scam” section. Con artists are:

An unusually sick group

Quoting studies by Richard Blum (Deceivers and Deceived: Observations on Confidence Men and Their Victims, Informants and Their Quarry, Political and Industrial Spies and Ordinary Citizens), Chuck Whitlock points out that most con artists are:

… impulsive, amoral, uncontrolled and detached from normal

The essential feature of Antisocial Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others

This pattern has also been referred to as psychopathy, sociopathy, or dissocial personality disorder…

Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder frequently lack empathy and tend to be callous, cynical, and contemptuous of the feelings, rights, and sufferings of others.”

Chuck Whitlock, Chuck Whitlock’s Scam School, 1997, macmillan, New York, NY, pages 20, 21; Richard H. Blum, Deceivers and Deceived: Observations on Confidence Men and Their Victims, Informants and Their Quarry, Political and Industrial Spies and Ordinary Citizens, (Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1972), pp 49-50.http://www.fraudaid.com/backstage/why_con_artists_scam-01.htm

There is a terrific section describing how you get to be the “chosen one” by the scammer. There is ONE word to describe the scammers’ target – NEEDY! Now, in case that word makes you feel defensive, don’t let it – those of us who fell for Raygoza’s ploy were “needy,”  but only in the sense of needing information and guidance in our attempts to build a business online.

How did Raygoza know we were in need of help? He had our names and phone numbers supplied by people we had purchased information from. Since 95% of those who try to get a business going online FAIL, it was a pretty safe bet that most of the purchasers were still muddling through with only part of the information required. All he and his henchmen had to do was place a phonecall, using the name of someone we were familiar with, then ply the scammer’s skills to make us believe we were going to get the help we needed.

Once they gained our trust, and access to our banks or credit cards  it was game over for them – celebration  – another sucker bites the dust. The only thing left for them to do was keep us waiting, and “manipulate their victims to keep them from filing fraud reports using shame guilt and fear!” (quote from the site above)

Check out Why so few scammers go to jail“!

In a nutshell – most victims of a scam feel absolutely powerless in the face of the “unbelievable” action or non-action of the scammer when confronted. We’re not the same kind of sickos these guys are, and don’t understand how anyone could deal in such an amoral way.

Raygoza and his thugs conned us, then just plain blew us off. While giving us “the finger” and lying to anyone questioning, they were busy telling us things like “get over it”. Most of us were ashamed of being scammed in the first place; and for various reasons, (including thinking reporting it to the police might piss the scammer off and make him less likely to refund our money!) haven’t taken the time and considerable effort to get the word out there by reporting the scam everywhere possible.

Well, I too, say get over it! Get over your shame and fear and work with us to at least shut down this monster, Raygoza, and his scams.

Okay, to close out, an interesting thought (copied from one of the emails circulating). I didn’t know the answer ’til reading it, but I’d bet a bunch Raygoza knew the answer immediately!


Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result. This is not a trick question.  It is as it reads.  No one I know has gotten it right.  Few people do.

A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she did not know.   She thought this guy was amazing.  She believed him to be her dream guy so much that she fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number and could not find him.  A few days later she killed her sister.

Question: What is her motive for killing her sister? [Give this some thought before you answer, see answer below]







She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again. If you answered this correctly,  you think like a psychopath. This was a test by a famous American psychologist used to determine if one has the same mentality as a killer.  Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly.  If you didn’t answer the question correctly,  good for you….

Report your case (if you haven’t already) to Det. John Barragan, 30146@lapd.lacity.org

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Ann  On January 25, 2011 at 23:09

  • Sandy, I wish I could agree that “Scumbag” is a complete fool. Unfortunately, he knew exactly what he was doing when he scammed us, and knowing the mistakes the scumbags before him had made that got them convicted, he has tried to cover his ass by “crossing T’s and dotting I’s” legally. He admitted knowing about the scammers who got nailed in Utah in our phone conversation.

    His victims have to trust that the fact that financial institutions have cut him off, and countless people who naively trusted what he said have come forward from every corner of the globe to condemn his lies and theft, will convince the justice system that the man, and his brother Ted, are common criminals and con men – just one step “above”? muggers on any innercity corner.

Sandy On January 24, 2011 at 18:52

  • It is amazing that John Raygoza or, “Scumbag”, as I like to refer to him…just doesn’t get it! He must be SICK in the head. He, obviously, doesn’t realize how ridiculous he sounds when he opens his mouth. He is digging himself a hole. His lawyers should…and I say…should, be smart enough to tell this lunatic…TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT.  He is making himself look like the “complete fool” that he is.  He is laughable.

It’s Gonna Take More, John,

than lame-ass explanations and excuses in an old blog to repair your reputation!

A response to this post on John Raygoza’s personal blog before he removed all content in January: (direct quote – copy and paste)

On Dec 29th Raygoza wrote:


“How do I get my Alexa ranking up?
I have to spend more time on JohnRaygoza.com and write more and provide my readers with useful content.

What’s my plan?
To offer my readers awesome content and I know that most people who have visited my blog in the past, come to my blog to see what I’m up to. However, I’m going to limit “what I’m up to” to a bi-annually update. Kind of like what I did in my last post where I updated everyone on the 2nd half of 2010. Instead, I’m going to focus on what I do for a living. Most people “Google” me and find ugly things about me online and they jump to conclusions. For instance, yesterday I had lunch with the CEO of a major software company. He asked me flat out:
“John, I “googled” your name “John Raygoza” and I read a few good things about you and then I read a bunch of negative things from a lot of disgruntled clients. If you teach people how to SEO and PPC, why is it that you have all these negative things said about you online?

I said, ‘Glenn, I could give you a standard answer that most internet marketer’s use: If you Google Donald Trump scam, Microsoft fraud, Google Monopoly, you’ll find the same stuff said about them. But I don’t want to bore you with a lame answer. The truth is that I taught them how to do that and it came back to bite me in the ass.’

Glenn almost fell off his chair. “You said what!!?” Glenn replied.

I use to tell my clients that in order to write a compelling ad campaign on Google, you had to CAPTURE the reader’s attention.
If you see an ad that says:
John Raygoza Fraud?
and another one that says:
John Raygoza Makes Money?

Which one would you click on first? Well let me be the first to tell you. I ran a case-study on Google Adwords and split-tested the two campaigns to see which one brought in the most clicks.

The results are ASTONISHING! I almost fell off my chair.

I’m going to share the results with you, along with a screen shot of Google Adwords, and I’m going to expose once and for all why you read so much negative stuff about me.

Stay tuned – tomorrow I’ll release this data along with a screen shot.”


The first thing you’re doing, John, is trying to “ride” the traffic we generated. The only thing you taught those of us who get better traffic than you do is to be wary of online crooks. You stole $5700 from me, and I take that VERY personally.

You hadn’t posted to that blog since March, 2010 and now suddenly try to spin your lack of popularity to playing on Facebook instead of posting to your blog?? Wonder why there isn’t a “comment” feature?? 🙂

Give us a break LOL  You’re an idiot if you think people will buy that one. You’re a liar and a thief – pure and simple, and the only press and traffic you deserve is negative.

You quit Facebook, and had your wife change her page there when you realized that those you ripped off follow  the stupid things you do. I noticed your “friends” numbers on Facebook were starting to drop.

We all read and laughed at your narcisistic, adolescent and crude postings on “coffee is for closers.” (it disappeared after a commenter here exposed it, but a number of us have screenshots).  Try being honest, honorable and adult – you wouldn’t have to keep fixing things..

So Ted Molina is your full brother – nasty little creep that he is – guess that saying about apples not falling far from the tree is true. Some reason one of you had to change names? If he were my brother I’d change my name for sure!! 😀

Why can’t you grow up and stop admiring yourself long enough to act in ways that would mean you really are a good man. Keep going as you are, and you’ll always be the pathetic little egocentric adolescent thug.

If you ran the honest business you’d like us all to believe you do, you wouldn’t have to defend yourself, and aspiring marketers might actually look to you for information.


  • Sandy On January 24, 2011 at 18:52

    It is amazing that John Raygoza or, “Scumbag”, as I like to refer to him…just doesn’t get it! He must be SICK in the head. He, obviously, doesn’t realize how ridiculous he sounds when he opens his mouth. He is digging himself a hole. His lawyers should…and I say…should, be smart enough to tell this lunatic…TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT. He is making himself look like the “complete fool” that he is. He is laughable.

  • ChrisY On January 7, 2011 at 12:49

    This commentary of mine was published yesterday by The Australian, a flagship of the Murdoch publications group. I am applying all the pressure I can at every level to raise public interest in the subject of online fraud. Your site, Ann is another avenue.

    It is not simply about physical shops vs online shops. Your article overlooks a very persuasive reason for buying in Australia; consumer protection. The online retail market is far from mature in regard to the integrity of transactions and the ethics of overseas merchants.
    Most internet merchants are located in the US, and consumer protection there (even for US buyers) is primitive and shamefully ineffectual, in my brutal experience.
    Moreover, the online buyer should place no faith in credit card institutions. They are scandalously weak when it comes to protecting the consumer from online fraud, as I found with Visa. The credit card chargeback system fails to protect the consumer from scams. When it comes to protecting buyer interests, credit card agent banks are prepared to side with overseas fraudsters, if it suits them.
    All a US fraudster has to do is get the complaint classified as a quality dispute, and the credit card banks limply wash their hands of responsibility.
    Once Australian consumers have the bitter experience of being scammed by overseas merchants, they will rapidly lose enthusiasm for online purchases.
    You can’t take a foreign merchant to an Aussie tribunal.