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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the names of Jeff Alderson, Charles Kirkland, Chris Cobb, John Denton, Ron Davies, Craig Beckta, and Jonny Andrews were withdrawn from the previous list of defendants.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:


Comments: (copied to be immediately visible)

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 :)


Whoa!!!! Salty Droid, SHAMblog, Wannabe Syndicate stuff . . .

Have to admit to being more than a little overwhelmed by all the new info hitting me this week.

Here I’ve been concentrating on the evil I know, John Paul Raygoza, thinking he’s “evil incarnate” only to find out he’s merely pimping his services to the real big boys in the evil syndicate, and being a wannabe at their game…

He’s the guy dumb enough to try to compete with the “syndicate” by ripping people off in in his own upsell boiler room where he gets to keep all the loot. But in doing that he’s been so greedy and reckless that he’s called the attention of the media to the whole rotten web of ripoff artists online. Will they appreciate this little puke’s shenanigans drawing attention to their operations? Methinks not!

However, as I think someone has already said :>) he is so slimy and smarmy and egocentric and greedy and a braggart (whoops – don’t get sidetracked here)  it will take some effort to corral the slime.  He spent a lot of time with his cohorts, Molina and Sipes at least, planning the scam process (described earlier in the blog) so as to cover their collective little asses as legally well as possible.

I’ve never questioned JR’s intelligence, just his smarts. He is a little wannabe who thinks he’s smarter than anyone else, but forgot that if you’re going to operate a criminal empire, you’d better really be in with the big boys, be sure of alliances and of others’  loyalty and probably very important – it’s not that wise to piss off those you scammed by rubbing their noses in the wonderful time you’re having on their money. Speaking as one of that group, we may have been trusting and gullible, but we’re far from stupid.

And you can bet your hairy little butt, John, that we won’t rest until we get our money back one way or the other.

Now, for those of you who may not, as yet, have been there, there are two sites that have lots of information about the “syndicate”, well known “gurus” and their methods of making money (all about call centers and “upsell”).

It takes a while to sift through posts/articles and comments to glean facts, but the time is worth it if you’re curious about reality in internet marketing business building, and the machinations of the most quoted and publicized “gurus”. Their schemes to “trick” (read bilk) you and me are detailed – sometimes unwisely by themselves.

As a bonus, some of the stuff  is truly entertaining! Watch Frank Kern’s video and see Salty Droid’s reprints of Raygoza’s name-dropping tweets – rampant and out of control ego – these guys have some kind of god complex –  so narcissistic they’ve  gotten careless – check it out for yourself!

SHAMblog is another site with the story and comments.

Thanks again to Dr. Levy and his people for their efforts on behalf of Raygoza’s victims. He has some great comments on the Salty Droid’s  “John Raygoza Scams Yo Momma” post

– one of which is:

Dr. Levy said:

Just to clarify, Raygoza and company are being sued under federal RICO statutes for civil racketeering. Anyone upstream from these defendants had better take notice, if the plaintiffs do not get back 100 cents on the dollar, you may be next. I don’t for one minute believe Raygoza is not part of some MLM himself. I will go all the way up the food chain if I have to (to) get justice.

As Lord John Roxton said:

“There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.”

On a very  positive note – this on a colleague’s blog!


Updated “Beware of….” Post

Although I posted this some time ago, it bears reposting to bring it to the forefront.

Beware of anyone using these names, or representing one of these companies.

Unless you enjoy being ripped off, that is!

** Entries with quotation marks below are direct quotes from the amended complaint Mattern v. Push Traffic. Anything in italics is my additional information**

My personal experience was with John Raygoza and Ted Molina in their Push Traffic phishing scheme.

These  names and/or site names come from:

  1. individuals reporting similar, or worse, experiences with John Raygoza’s companies on online scam report sites,
  2. are contained in advertising  associated with John Raygoza or one of his operations,
  3. or are named in the “First Amended Complaint For Damages” filed against Raygoza et al in UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA.

Some of these names will be AKAs rather than actual names of distinct individuals – one never knows who one is really talking to when Raygoza is involved – comments on at least one site were deleted when the site owners proved it was Raygoza pretending to be a “satisfied client” doing the posting.

In another instance he invented an ID calculated to be mistaken for one of his most vocal detractors in order to discredit her – again caught. The man is a consummate liar.


  • Alex Sainz
  • Andrew Weitz
  • Angel Woods
  • Ben Mayberry
  • Bruce Knight
  • Chris Bosleyclaims to be a paralegal who is not employed by Raygoza, but emails “offers to settle”  from the address cbosley@successrate.com
  • Christianyoung woman who calls to “set up” one’s account at Push Traffic
  • Danny Robbins
  • Dave Baxter
  • David (Dave) Gale
  • David Lee
  • David Sipes
  • Folusho Orokunle
  • Frank Perez
  • Gavin Shannon (pushing a recent “opportunity” called ” Your Affiliate Success” by JR himself)
  • Harvey Hamilton
  • Harwood Hamilton
  • Harry Crowder (AffiliateSuccessReview.com)
  • Jack Hill
  • James Murphy
  • Jay Debolt
  • Joel ? – CFO Finity Consulting
  • Joel Hernan (Hernan Joel Severino)
  • Joel Lansky
  • Joel Severino
  • John Carter (Finity Consulting)
  • John Paul Raygozaclaims not to be the jerk who scammed me, but caller called Ted Molina “my GM”.  email address for Raygoza:  jraygoza@spamarrest.com
  • Lane Gibbons of NetGOLD365 – same address and owner is David Sipes who, in my opinion, supplied Raygoza’s boiler room with buyers’ names
  • Laney
  • Maria RaygozaJP Raygoza’s mother, “initial registered agent for several of the Raygoza corporations and is an affiliate of FutureEndeavor,com, LLC through her California corporation Sales Mango” … Raygoza money “transferred to accounts under the control of Maria Raygoza”
  • Marina Skegin – name on confirmation email when submitting to receive finityconsulting.com’s “newsletter” (marina@finityconsulting.com) on Nov. 12, 2010
  • Matt Alhouse
  • Matthew Myers“Power Cash Secret”
  • Matthew Silver
  • Michael A. Fitzpatrick, “General Counsel for Push Traffic” – disputed my chargeback requests to BMO with outright lies and fabrications
  • Mike Hill
  • “Mr.” Davenport (Finity Consulting)
  • P. Tuminaro
  • Patricia Law
  • R Williams
  • Richard Verala
  • Rich Maxwell
  • Robert Tarentino
  • Rob Artino
  • Rob Martino
  • Ron Grajeda
  • Rule Mitchell
  • Steven Johnson
  • Ted MolinaRaygoza’s brother – called “my GM” by the caller who scammed me, and whose email address was used (tmolina@pushtraffic.com)

If you have names of those who approached or coached you  in a Raygoza scam, please list them in comments

Companies/Sites operated by, or known to be associated with,  John Paul Raygoza

  • AffiliateSuccessReview.com
  • AutoCashSystem.com
  • CancunSeminar.com
  • CashWorkAtHome.net
  • ComplianceCalls.com
  • davidsipes.com/instantcash
  • DotIntel
  • Finity Consulting
  • FreeReviewSites.com
  • Future Endeavor
  • IncFortune.com
  • John Paul’s Underground Seminars
  • johnraygozaswebsites.com
  • JumpDash.com
  • JumpLaunch.com
  • LeadSourceAcademy.com
  • LiveLeadPros.com
  • Marketing Mentorship
  • Master Mind Marketing
  • Money Montage
  • moneymakingtruth.com/
  • myaffiliateprofitsblueprint.com/john-raygoza/
  • NetGOLD365 – owned by David Sipes one of John Raygoza’s partners
  • Power Cash Secret
  • futureendeavor.com, a corporation
  • Push Traffic Inc.
  • PushTraffic.com
  • RecessionProofMillions.com
  • Red Dirt Consulting (Utah)
  • SalesMango.com
  • SmartJabber.com
  • SuccessRate
  • TheTruthDVDSeries.com
  • TopBest-WorkAtHomeProducts.com
  • TopWealthWorkAtHome.com
  • Turnkey Internet
  • workfromhome-iso.com
  • YourAffiliateSuccess.com
  • Zero Friction Marketinghas affiliate pages belonging to Lane Gibbons/David Sipes

This is by no means a complete list – please feel free to add any you’ve had a bad experience with in the comment section.


chris yorke   On November 8, 2010 at 22:48
One thing that must be emphasised is that just because someone is (or calls himself) an attorney, do not assume he is honest.

Michael Fitzpatrick (as identified) phoned me on June 3 2009, in response to my first demand for refund. That devious little trickster told me I needed to work harder instead of being dissatisfied with Pushtraffic’s service! With even more brazen effrontery, Fitzpatrick dissembled about all the clear promises I was given upon sign-up.

Fitzpatrick made a very clear commitment during the phone conversation; he confirmed I was entitled to attend an exclusive seminar in LA that very month. While I remained skeptical about its value (I was already disillusioned with the bunch) I said I would confirm attendance. Last I heard from them. Nobody knew anything about any seminar, in June or any time. Obviously, a clear breach of a commitment that was also covered by my Mastermind category, as published on the website. Yet, when I put in for charge-back, this self-same lying scumbag, Michael Fitzpatrick, wrote back to my bank “there is no doubt he got everything he expected.”

Liar, Fitzpatrick. I want to get that no-goodnik sent to the gutter. Ditto for Andrew Weitz, legal counsel for Raygoza. Where do I sign?

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.

The Slime Oozes Everywhere!

Sources have just given me 2 new names for the Raygoza/Sipes/Denton quagmire of  scamming operations:

Finity Consulting and Red Dirt Consulting

Can’t decide if “oozing slime” fits them best or “scuttling cockroaches”.

Hmmmm time for a poll maybe

Vote for as many of the choices as you like 😀

Add your own ideas

Vote as often as you like!

Comments: (copied here to be visible immediately)

  • Ann On October 30, 2010 at 13:15
  • Steve, if all else fails, you might be able to get contact info from the attorneys filing the lawsuit in which Sipes is named.
    Those addresses can be found in the “Outline of Amended Raygoza Enterprises Lawsuit” post in this blog.
    Best of luck,  Ann

  • Steve Barton On October 30, 2010 at 12:19

Does anyone have a fax number for Finity Consulting so I can at least try to recoup some losses – need it fast!!!

  • Ann On October 29, 2010 at 21:58

  • Interestingly, Chris, I have the same type of letter – sent to my MasterCard bank from Push Traffic’s “General Counsel, Michael A. Fitzpatrick”, but for some reason Fitzpatrick is not named in the suit.

  • Chris On October 29, 2010 at 20:28

    I hear that our lawyers are still trying to track down one of Raygoza’s accomplices in crime, Andrew Weitz.
    I got hold of an interesting letter Weitz (o.b.o. JP Raygoza) sent to Pushtraffic’s correspondent bank, denying all obligation to refund anything on my credit card. If Weitz is served, then this to their bank letter would be useful evidence in court. Trouble is finding the gangster.

  • anonymous On October 22, 2010 at 16:33

  • Hi,

  • Awesome blog. One request:

    Can you keep us updated about the pushtraffic case? There are a lot of us out there who want to see these creeps get what they deserve. I know that Raygoza is out there…with a smirk on his face thinking that he is untouchable….

  • Sandy On October 22, 2010 at 11:26
  • I viewed the two new scam sites http://www.finityconsulting.com and http://www.reddirtconsulting.com and I noticed that the pages for CEO information and contact information does not give one name of any person. Not one name is mentioned, why is that? John Raygoza and his goons must be afraid of something. It’s hard to believe that, with the CRIMINAL LAWSUIT against them, that they have the balls to continue to scam people. I so hope they get jail time for what they are doing. Sandy Little

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.


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


    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

Task Force Address

This post is primarily to bring the email address of the contact for the computer crime task force that is building a case against John Raygoza  and his companies to the top of the blog’s site.

The more people sending their information to Detective Barragan, the sooner they can act to stop John Paul Raygoza, Ted Molina and David Sipes from ripping more of us off. The process of building a good case is slow, but collecting enough evidence is essential in getting a conviction.

So ….. please take the time,  and make the effort to contact Detective Barragan with your story at:

Det. John Barragan,  30146@lapd.lacity.org

Enjoy your weekends!