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AdSurfDaily Investigation; Gov't Calls ASD Members 'Followers,' Suggesting Cult-Like Behavior

Posted 27th August 2008 at 06:20 PM by Patrick Pretty (Patrick Pretty's Warrior Forum Mini-Blog: Internet Marketing News And Opinion)

If you were a Warrior in July, perhaps you remember a thread on Ad Surf Daily. Longtime Warriors cautioned folks against this program, saying it had all the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme.

I hadn't heard about ASD prior to the Warrior thread. Lo and behold, within a couple of weeks the U.S. government declared ASD a Ponzi scheme, saying the company had engaged in wire fraud and money-laundering.

Because of the widespread interest in the ASD case, I began to write about...
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ASD Tries To Unfreeze Seized Accounts; Can Prayer Become A PR Blunder?

Posted 20th August 2008 at 06:31 PM by Patrick Pretty (Patrick Pretty's Warrior Forum Mini-Blog: Internet Marketing News And Opinion)
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Attorneys for ASD Cash Generator and President Andy Bowdoin have filed an emergency petition, asking a federal judge to unfreeze bank accounts the U.S. government seized earlier this month.

Michael Fayad and Jonathan Goodman, ASD's attorneys, said the firm would agree to court monitoring by U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer. The lawyers also asked Collyer to dismiss the complaint.

Some ASD members are circulating an email, calling for prayer on behalf of Judge...
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ASD Members Want Senate To Investigate Prosecutors; Petition Makes U.S. Attorney General Target

Posted 16th August 2008 at 09:36 AM by Patrick Pretty (Patrick Pretty's Warrior Forum Mini-Blog: Internet Marketing News And Opinion)

ASD President Andy Bowdoin has filed a claim in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. that $53 million seized last week by federal investigators is the property of AdSurfDaily Inc.

Bowdoin also asserted a home in Quincy, Fla., that agents seized is corporate property.

Meanwhile, ASD members are petitioning the U.S. Senate to investigate the Attorney General of the United States, suggesting Bowdoin is blameless and prosecutors are the real criminals.

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Short List Of Troubling Questions in ASD Investigation

Posted 14th August 2008 at 09:44 PM by Patrick Pretty (Patrick Pretty's Warrior Forum Mini-Blog: Internet Marketing News And Opinion)

Today I published a list of unanswered questions in the ASD Cash Generator case. The list is not meant to be comprehensive.

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Considerable dissension exists among ASD members. Basically there are three groups:

1.) True believers. It's hard to take them seriously because they seem disinclined even to ask questions. Their acceptance of the company line and lack of intellectual...
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Vol. 2 Of Free AdSurfDaily Report Available

Posted 13th August 2008 at 05:25 PM by Patrick Pretty (Patrick Pretty's Warrior Forum Mini-Blog: Internet Marketing News And Opinion)

A short time ago I released Vol. 2 of "Autosurfing: The Anthrax Of The Information Age?"

It's a free PDF report that compiles 11 more posts about the ASD investigation from my Blog.

If you're interested in the events surrounding ASD Cash Generator, this free PDF will help keep you informed.

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