People just never learn, neither do the authorities: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money...rities-600m-scheme-incubated-nc-town/2037975/ "In a Nov. 23, 2011, complaint filed with the North Carolina Attorney General's office, Wayne Tidderington of Florida called ZeekRewards an "illegal" Ponzi scheme. He said a relative had invested $8,000 and the company guaranteed a return of 125 percent every 90 days." The authorities screwed it up and let the Ponzi run for another 7 months... ""I put it all together," Tidderington told the AP. "I gave them the roadmap. I said, 'Here's a snake. Here's the gun. Here's the bullets. Shoot the snake.' But they ignored me." Over the next seven months, the attorney general's office received nearly a dozen more complaints. But it wasn't until July 6 that it issued an order giving Burks until the end of the month to turn over all Zeek-related documents." Some early birds got the bounty: "Kenneth Bell, the court-appointed receiver, said ZeekRewards may have taken in $800 million. So far, he's recovered $312 million. Hundreds of millions were paid out to investors." Best part: "The publicity paid off. When the Association of Network Marketing Professionals held its annual convention in March 2012, it called ZeekRewards the model of legal compliance." This guy should be shot on sight: "Asked if he had anything to say to victims, he shook his head. "I never told anyone to invest more money than they could afford," Burks snapped. "I didn't tell them to do that. Never." He said if they lost money, "it's their fault. Not mine. Don't blame me."