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Top Ten Dot Cons Case Report by Top Ten Category

Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
FTC v. Car Wash Guys International, FTC Stipulated Preliminary Injunction U.S. District Court, District of BizOpp Claudia Farrell
Inc., et.al. California
8/29/00 202-326-2181

In the Matter of MediWorks, Inc., et.al. MD AG Cease and Desist Administrative Hearing BizOpp Sean Cain
Before the Securities
Commissioner of Maryland

1/3/00 410-576-6357

In the Matter of Michael and Michelle FTC Final Administrative Settlement FTC BizOpp Claudia Farrell
Chrisman d/b/a Day Trading
International 6/7/00 202-326-2181

Andrews/Trade Descriptions Act London Borough of Notice of violation BizOpp Christopher Ian
Havering Trading Shearer
Standards
8/18/00 01708433000

In the Matter of Ellery Coleman FTC Final Administrative Settlement FTC BizOpp Claudia Farrell
6/5/00 202-326-2181

In the Matter of CompuTrade, LLC FTC Final Administrative Settlement FTC BizOpp Claudia Farrell
6/5/00 202-326-2181

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
In the Matter of Vincent Michael MD AG Cease and Desist Order Administrative Hearing BizOpp Sean Cain
Publications, Inc. Before the Securities
Commissioner of Maryland

7/24/00 410-576-6357

In the Matter of Transworld Enterprises, MD AG Cease and Desist Order Administrative Hearing BizOpp Sean Cain
Inc., et.al. Before the Securities
Commissioner of MD

2/23/00 410-567-6357

U.S. v. Worldwide Coffee, Inc., et.al. FTC Complaint filed U.S. District Court, Southern BizOpp Claudia Farrell
District of Florida
2/11/00 202-326-2181

U.S. v. Douglas McGlothlin (Int’l Cigar FTC Stipulated final judgment U.S. District Court, District of BizOpp Claudia Farrell
Consortium) Arizona
2/9/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Transworld Enterprises, Inc., FTC Preliminary injunction entered U.S. District Court, Southern BizOpp Claudia Farrell
et.al. District of Florida
2/17/00, 202-326-2181
4/17/00

FTC v. Mediworks, Inc., et.al. FTC Court approved settlement U.S. District Court, Central BizOpp Claudia Farrell
District of California
9/2000 202-326-2181

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
FTC v. Innovative Productions and FTC Preliminary Injunction entered U.S. District Court, Northern BizOpp Claudia Farrell
Shane Walls District of Texas
8/16/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. AMP Publications, Inc., et.al. FTC Stipulated Preliminary Injunction U.S. District Court, District of BizOpp Claudia Farrell
California
2/14/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Para-Link International, Inc., AAA FTC Temporary Restraining Order, U.S. District Court, Middle BizOpp Claudia Farrell
Family Centers, Inc., The Liberty Group with asset freeze and receiver District of Florida
of America, Inc., Deborah R. Dolen, obtained and extended
Matthew See, and Judy Graves 10/17/00 202-326-2181

Atlas Vending and Locating, John B. Washington State Summary Order to Cease and WA Securities Division BizOpp Deborah Bortner
Peterson Dept. of Financial Desist
Institutions 10/23/00 360-902-8797

Dynaquest Corporation, Association of Washington State Entry of Findings of Fact and WA Securities Division BizOpp Deborah Bortner
Certified Liquidators, Mitch Klass Dept. of Financial Conclusions of Law and Final
Institutions Order to Cease and Desist 8/4/00 360-902-8797
SDO-81-00

Vendmark, Mark Plotkin Washington State Summary Order to Cease and WA Securities Division BizOpp Deborah Bortner
Dept. of Financial Desist
Institutions 2/14/00 360-902-8797

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
U.S. v. Timur Safranskiy and Vadim USPIS Criminal/Sentencing Central District Court of BizOpp Bob Kuykendall
Vernick California
Sentenced 202-268-7730
7/25/00

Ruth Steiber d/b/a Doctor's Advantage, TX AG DTPA and Business District Court, Texas BizOpp Heather Browne
Inc. d/b/a R&S Consulting Services Opportunities
d/b/a Houston School of Medical Billing 2/14/00 512-463-2191

FTC v. Home Professions, Inc., et.al. FTC Preliminary Injunction entered U.S. District Court, District of BizOpp Claudia Farrell
California
2/3/00 202-326-2181

U.S. v. Michael P. Stockdale d/b/a USPIS Criminal/Guilty plea US District Court in St. BizOpp Bob Kuykendall
Wholesale Communications and Louis, Missouri
International Communications and
Computers (IC&C) Pled guilty 202-268-7730
9/21/00

Cherubs - N - Chocolate Louisiana Notice of unfair trade practices Baton Rouge, LA BizOpp Pam LaBorde
Department of
Justice 10/27/00 225-339-5133

State of LA v. National Financial LA AG Have been put on notice BizOpp Pam LaBorde
Publications
10/12/00 225-339-5133

FTC v. Western United Service FTC Temporary Restraining Order U.S.District Court, Central BizOpp Claudia Farrell
Corporation d/b/a Titan Business with asset freeze and receiver District of CA
Solutions, and Scott Ford obtained
10/25/00 202-326-2181

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
FTC v. Automated Transaction Corp, FTC Temporary Restraining Order, U.S. District Court, Southern Credit Card/Adult Claudia Farrell
Edward S. Lipton, individually and as an with asset freeze and receiver District of Florida Services
officer of ATC and as owner of WWW obtained
Provider Co; World Telnet, Inc. and 10/26/00 202-326-2181
Donald Tetro, individually and as an
officer of World Telnet, Inc.

FTC v. J.K. Publications, Inc., et.al. FTC Trial verdict of $37.5 million U.S. District Court, Central Credit Card/Adult Claudia Farrell
District of CA Services
8/30/00 202-326-2181

State of Texas v. Frank A. Leggio, Jr., TX AG State court lawsuit Harris Court, TX Credit Card/Adult Mark Heckmann
et.al. d/b/a Rhema financial Services
4/30/99 512-463-2050

FTC v. The Crescent Publishing Group, FTC Complaint filed U.S. District Court, Southern Credit Card/Adult Claudia Farrell
Inc., et.al. District of NY Services
8/23/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Sovo Tec Diagnostics, Inc., FTC Stipulated final order U.S. District Court, Northern Health Claims Claudia Farrell
Amhad Shirzadi, and Deborah Colby District of CA
9/21/00 202-326-2181

State of Texas v. MedPrescribe.com, TX AG State court lawsuit Travis County, Texas Health Claims Mark Heckmann
et.al.
8/9/00 512-463-2050

State ex. Rel. Miller v. New Womyn, Inc. IA AG Civil law enforcement action Des Moines, IA Health Claims Bob Brommer
and Don Kaiser
515-281-6699

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
State of Texas v. Carl E. Gorton, TX AG State court lawsuit; temporary Texas Health Claims Mark Heckmann
individually and d/b/a Renewtrient Inc. injunction obtained
et.al. 3/26/99 512-463-2050

Attorney General of the State of NJ v. NJ AG Administrative Action, Newark, NJ Health Claims Genene Morris
Kwikmed, Inc. a/k/a Stipulation of Settlement and
Viagralovemaking.org, a/k/a dismissal 9/6/00 973-504-6327
Viagralovemaking.net, a/k/a
Viagralovemaking.com, of Phoenix, AZ

FTC v. David M. Rothbart and Medimax, FTC Final stipulated order for U.S. District Court, Middle Health Claims Claudia Farrell
Inc. Permanent Injunction filed District of Florida
3/22/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Automated Systems & Concepts FTC Stipulated Preliminary Injunction U.S. District Court, Central Health Claims Claudia Farrell
Int'l, Inc. District of CA
12/29/99 202-326-2181

FTC v. Lane Labs - USA, Inc., et.al. FTC Final orders entered Health Claims Claudia Farrell
6/28/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Alfa Scientific Designs, Inc. FTC Stipulated Preliminary Injunction Health Claims Claudia Farrell
2/7/00 202-326-2181

In the Matter of Alternative Cigarettes, FTC Administrative settlement FTC Health Claims Claudia Farrell
Inc.
202-326-2181

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
State of Texas v. ExpressMed Services, TX AG State court lawsuit Travis County, Texas Health Claims Mark Heckmann
Inc.
8/9/00 512-463-2050

Attorney General of the State of NJ v. NJ AG Administrative Action, Newark, NJ Health Claims Genene Morris
American Medicine.com of Pittsburgh, Stipulation of Settlement and
PA dismissal 8/16/00 973-504-6327

In the Matter of CMO Distribution Centers FTC Final administrative settlement FTC Health Claims Claudia Farrell
of America, Inc.
202-326-2181

In the Matter of Michael Miller d/b/a FTC Final administrative settlement FTC Health Claims Claudia Farrell
Natural Heritage Enterprises
5/23/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Sandra L. Rennert, et.al. FTC District court order entered U.S. District Court, District of Health Claims Claudia Farrell
Nevada
7/24/00 202-326-2181

In ther Matter of EHP Products, Inc. FTC Administrative settlement FTC Health Claims Claudia Farrell
4/5/00 202-326-2181

Attorney General of the State of NJ v. NJ AG Administrative Action, Newark, NJ Health Claims Genene Morris
The Pill Box, Inc. a/k/a Medical Stipulation of Settlement and
Center.net of San Antonio, TX. dismissal 9/21/00 973-504-6327

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
FTC v. Rose Creek Health Products, Inc. FTC Settlement entered 5/5/00 U.S. District Court, Eastern Health Claims Claudia Farrell
District of WA
5/5/00 202-326-2181

IHUG New Zealand Settlement Auckland Internet Access Vince Cholewa


Commerce Services
Commission 3/6/00 04-4980-920

In the Matter of Buy.com, Inc. FTC Administrative settlement FTC Internet Access Claudia Farrell
Services
6/29/00 202-326-2181

In the Matter of WebTV Networks, Inc. FTC Administrative proceedings FTC Internet Access Claudia Farrell
Services
10/25/00 202-326-2181

In the Matter of Office Depot, Inc. FTC Administrative settlement FTC Internet Access Claudia Farrell
Services
6/29/00 202-326-2181

In ther Matter of Value America, Inc. FTC Administrative settlement FTC Internet Access Claudia Farrell
Services
6/29/00 202-326-2181

State of Colorado ex rel. Ken Salazar v. CO AG Lawsuit under CO Consumer Douglas County, Colorado Internet Access Ken Lane
BeNell Net Corp., et.al. Protection Act, penal code District Court Services
6-1-101 et seg., C.R.S. (1999)
5/12/00 303-866-5632

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
FTC v. Cyberspace.com, French FTC District court settlement entered U.S. District Court, Western Internet Access Claudia Farrell
Dreams, Coto Settlement, Electronic District of Washington Services
Publishing Ventures, LLC, Olympic
Telecommunications, Inc., Ian 10/24/00 202-326-2181
Eisenberg, Chris Hebard

GoConnect Australian Section 87B undertaking signed Internet Access Lin Enright
Competition and (consent agreement) Services
Consumer 5/15/00 61 2 6243 1108
Commission

State of Oregon v. GLS Development OR DOJ Assurance of Voluntary Washington County, OR Internet Auction Jan Margosian
Corporation d/b/a GLS Warranty Compliance
Company and Terence Gunnari 8/7/00 503-378-4732

State of Ohio ex rel. Betty D. OH AG Consent judgment Court of Common Pleas, Internet Auction Stephanie
Montgomery, Attorney General of Ohio v. Licking County, OH Beougher
Charles H. Capuano, III, et.al.
6/29/00 614-466-3840

People of the State of Illinois v. Chicago IL AG Consumer Fraud, Injunction Circuit Court of Cook County Internet Auction Lori Corral
Copier Wholesale, Inc. d/b/a Copier
Discount Warehouse, Inc., and Daniel 2/14/00 202-268-7730
Fischer, individually and as President of
Chicago Copier Wholesale, Inc. d/b/a
Copier Discount Warehouse, Inc. and
d/b/a Copier1.com

State of Ohio ex rel. Betty D. OH AG Complaint filed, TRO, PI and Court of Common Pleas, Internet Auction Stephanie
Montgomery, Attorney General of Ohio v. Asset Attachment granted Licking County, OH Beougher
Brenda R. Theos, et.al.
2/22/00 614-466-3840

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
U.S. v. Computers by Us, Inc., dba Department of Complaint for injunctive and U.S. District Court, District of Internet Auction Claudia Farrell
Fenceway Computers and Tweekable Justice; FTC other equitable relief MD
Computers, Jeffrey M. Wesko, Wanda M.
Wesko, and Richard A. Wesko, Jr. 10/30/00 202-326-2181

U.S. v. Jeffery L. Martin USPIS Criminal/Sentencing Morgan Superior Court, Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Martinsville, Indiana
Sentenced 202-268-7730
1/24/00

State of North Carolina ex rel. Michael F. NC AG Complaint and consent Wake County Superior Court, Internet Auction Cari Hepp
Easley, Attorney General v. Don Judgment Raleigh NC
Desorbo
5/23/00 919-716-6413

State ex rel. Miller v. Daniel Schnathorst IA AG Civil law enforcement action, Des Moines, IA Internet Auction Bob Brommer
consent judgment entered
2/14/00 515-281-6699

State of North Carolina ex rel. Michael F. NC AG Complaint and consent Wake County Superior Court, Internet Auction Cari Hepp
Easley, Attorney General v. Luan Chau judgment Raleigh, NC
a/k/a Andy Luan a/k/a Larry Luan
4/26/00 919-716-6413

The people of the State of Illinois v. Jay IL AG Civil law enforcement action 11th Judicial Circuit, Internet Auction Gerald Owens
Nelson d/b/a softwarefourless, pursuant to IL Consumer Fraud McLean County, IL (State
diamondsoft2, diamondsoft3, and Krista and Deceptive Business Court)
Nelson d/b/a softwarefourless, Practices Act 2/9/00 217-785-5720
diamondsoft, diamondsoftl,
diamondsoft2

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
Fenceway Computers, et.al. PA AG PA state police filed criminal PA Internet Auction Barbara Petito
charges
717-787-8244

Commonwealth vs. Jamison Piatt PA AG Contempt petition based on Internet Auction Barbara Petito
violations of previous Court Order
10/17/00 717-787-8244

Charles Dustin Salmons/ Corporate DOJ Criminal: guilty on charges of Huntington, WV Internet Auction FBI Pittsburgh
Take-Cut wire fraud Division
8/14/00 304-347-5104

State ex rel. Miller v. Karen Striley IA AG Civil law enforcement action, Des Moines, IA Internet Auction Bob Brommer
consent judgment entered
2/14/00 515-281-6699

Case filed under seal FTC Complaint filed under seal U.S. District Court, Eastern Internet Auction Claudia Farrell
District of NY
10/25/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Auctionsaver, LLC, Richard FTC Complaint filed U.S. District Court, Southern Internet Auction Claudia Farrell
Phim, Carman Lee Caldwell, Shade District of CA
Delmer, Naomi Ruth Anderson
(Tec Computers) 10/20/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Michael Dewhurst, d/b/a Empire FTC Complaint filed U.S.District Court, District of Internet Auction Claudia Farrell
Designs MA
10/26/00 202-326-2181

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. MA AG Civil enforcement Worcester Superior Court, Internet Auction Marsha Cohen
Sharon Hunt MA
6/8/00 617-727-2200

www.yatack.no Norwegian Initiated settlement negotiation Internet Auction Trine Corneliussen


Consumer
Ombudsman 2000 00 47 67 59 9658

www.ebud.no Norwegian Initiated settlement negotiation Internet Auction Trine Corneliussen


Consumer
Ombudsman 2000 00 47 67 59 9658

www.conhopper.no Norwegian Initiated settlement negotiation Internet Auction Trine Corneliussen


Consumer
Ombudsman 2000 00 47 67 59 9658

State ex rel. Montgomery v. Tricia Baker OH AG Complaint, TRO (now PI) Summit County (Akron, Ohio) Internet Auction Celeste Glasglow
8/16/00 216-787-3030

www.bidlet.no Norwegian Initiated settlement negotiation Internet Auction Trine Corneliussen


Consumer
Ombudsman 2000 00 47 67 59 9658

U.S. v. Arron L. Largent USPIS Criminal complaint Northern District of California Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Filed 8/21/00 202-268-7730

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 12 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
U.S. v. Jeff David Stark USPIS Criminal/Guilty plea/Sentencing Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Guilty plea 202-268-7730
entered
5/22/00,
sentenced
7/28/00

U.S. v. Joseph Reed USPIS Criminal/Sentencing Eastern District of PA Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
(Philadelphia)
Sentenced 202-268-7730
9/25/00

U.S. v. David M. Saunders USPIS Criminal/Sentencing US District Court, Middle Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
District of PA (Scranton)
Sentenced 202-268-7730
2/11/00

Carl Lutes Toronto Police Criminal/Arrest Toronto Police Department Internet Auction Det. Constable Bob
Dept. Moynagh #4650
Arrested
5/2/00

www.letsbuyit.no Norwegian Initiated settlement negotiation Internet Auction Trine Corneliussen


Consumer
Ombudsman 2000 00 47 67 59 9658

U.S. v. James Smith USPIS Criminal/Sentencing Kansas District Court Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
(Johnson County)
Sentenced 202-268-7730
7/6/00

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
U.S. v. Stefan DeSimone USPIS Criminal/Sentencing District Court of Rhode Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Island
Sentenced 202-268-7730
7/20/00

U.S. v. Scott Lee Carroll USPIS Criminal Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Signed on 202-268-7730
3/23/00

U.S. v. Nicholas E. Houllis USPIS Criminal/Sentencing US District Court, Middle Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
District of Florida (Tampa)
Sentenced 202-268-7730
9/1/00

U.S. v. James Jonathan Browne USPIS Criminal/Guilty plea LA Municipal Court Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
3/8/00 pled 202-268-7730
guilty

U.S. v. Bobby L. Campbell USPIS Criminal/Sentencing Western District of Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Tennessee
Sentenced 202-268-7730
6/30/00

U.S. v. Roland Lacombe USPIS Criminal/Search warrant Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Issued 202-268-7730
search
warrant
8/16/00

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
U.S. v. Jennifer Buckhannan USPIS Criminal/Sentencing US District Court, Denver Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Sentenced 202-268-7730
9/14/00

U.S. v. Peter A. Casazza USPIS Criminal/Guilty plea/Sentencing Internet Auction Bob Kuykendall
Pled guilty 202-268-7730
4/6/00,
sentenced
6/20/00

State of Missouri v. Donald L. Marriot, Jr. MO AG Probation revocation Greene County, Missouri Internet Auction Scott Holste
1/2000, 573-571-3321
revocation
hearing
2/10/00

Universal Payphone Systems, Inc. Competition Civil cease and desist consent Canadian Competition Internet Sales Julie Hebert
Bureau, Industry order Tribunal
Canada
4/18/00 819-953-4257

State of Nevada v. Michael Anthony NV AG Criminal Las Vegas, NV Internet Sales Tracey Brierly
Rossi
5/24/00 702-486-3128

Lifestyles Canada Limited Competition Criminal charges Internet Sales Julie Hebert
Bureau, Industry
Canada 3/2000 819-953-4257

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 15 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
In the Matter of Edward Martin d/b/a CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Black Gold International Commission, DC
9/6/00 202-418-5088

In the Matter of Ronald J. Schoemmel, CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
et.al. Commission
5/1/00 202-418-5088

In the Matter of Oasis Publishing CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Corporation and Gordon J. White Commission, DC
5/1/00 202-418-5088

In re Christopher F. Salter, d/b/a CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Christopher Fenwick Commission, DC
5/1/00 202-418-5088

In the Matter of Ellery Coleman d/b/a CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Granite Investments Commission, DC
9/6/00 202-418-5088

In the Matter of International Trading CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Systems, Ltd., International Trading Commission, DC
Systems Australia PTY Limited and
Richard Swannell 9/6/00 202-418-5088

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 16 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
Commodity Futures Trading CFTC Civil injunction action Northern District of California Investments Dennis Holden
Commission v. Abdulla Alsafari a/k/a (San Francisco)
Vincent Alsafari, a/k/a Vincenta
Alsafari, a/k/a Vicenta Alsafari, 9/6/00 202-418-5088
individually and d/b/a yentrading.com

State of Oregon v. United Gold and Coin OR DOJ Complaint, Default judgment Marion County, OR Investments Jan Margosian
and Earl Davenport
7/24/00 503-378-4732

In the Matter of John B. Reily CFTC Administrative proceedings Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Commission, Wash, D.C.
5/1/00 202-418-5088

Oklahoma Department of Securities v. Oklahoma Civil action District Court of Oklahoma Investments Melanie Hall
Broadband Wireless International Department of County, State of Oklahoma
Corporation, et.al. Securities
8/11/00 405-280-770

State of Arizona, ex rel, Attorney General AZ AG Civil Complaint alleging Maricopa County Superior Investments Patti Urias
and Arizona Corporation Com'n v. Safari violations of the AZ Securities Court (Phoenix, AZ)
Media et.al Act, the AZ Consumer Fraud Act
and the AZ Anti-Racketeering 6/30/00 602-542-8017
Act.

PTM Holdings, Inc. dba The Rock Washington State Consent Order WA Securities Division Investments Deborah Bortner
Island Private Retirement Plan, Richard Dept. of Financial
Peteroli, John Melcher IV Institutions 8/15/00 360-902-8797

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 17 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
Oklahoma Department of Securities v. Oklahoma Civil action District Court of Tulsa Investments Melanie Hall
Bruce T. Gilliam, Freedom Association, Department of County, State of Oklahoma
Freedom Association, Inc., and Securities
Christian Freedom Ministries 2/29/00 405-280-770

Michael P. Calo d/b/a Insiders Report CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Commission, DC
5/1/00 202-418-5088

Relativity Productions LP Washington State Consent Order WA Securities Division Investments Deborah Bortner
Dept. of Financial
Institutions 10/23/00 360-902-8797

In the Matter of CTS Financial CFTC Administrative proceedings Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Publishing, Inc., formerly Commodity Commission, DC
Trend Services, Inc., Dearborn Financial
Publishing, Inc., Dennis Blitz, and Nick 9/24/00 202-418-5088
Van Nice

In re Eron Demian Read, d/b/a New Age CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Trading Techniques ("NATT") Commission, DC
9/6/00 202-418-5088

In the Matter of WFS Enterprises, Inc., FTC Administrative settlement FTC Investments Claudia Farrell
dba The Cash Nursery, and Rabb Sabin,
and Arthur Smith 10/31/00 202-326-2181

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 18 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
In the Matter of R.S. of Houston FTC Administrative settlement FTC Investments Claudia Farrell
Workshop, a company, Ronald J.
Schoemmell, individually and as an 10/31/00 202-326-2181
owner and principal of the company, and
Valdimar Thorkelsson, individually and
as an owner and principal of the
company

In re Christopher F. Salter d/b/a CFTC Administrative proceedings Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Christopher Fenwick Commission, DC
5/1/00 202-418-5088

Bruce R. Troxell dba Mountain Top Washington State Consent Order WA Securities Division Investments Deborah Bortner
Pictures Dept. of Financial
Institutions 8/28/00 360-902-8797

In the Matter of George Heffernan d/b/a CFTC Administrative proceeding Commodity Futures Trading Investments Dennis Holden
Accutrader and Accutrader Day Trading Commission, DC
School
9/6/00 202-418-5088

State of Ohio v. Purchase Plus Buyers OH AG Civil lawsuit Franklin County Court of MLM/Pyramid Stephanie
Group, Inc. Pleas Beougher
8/23/00 614-466-3840

Of-the-month.com LA AG Notice of Unfair Trade Practice MLM/Pyramid Pam LaBorde


Notice dated 225-339-5133
10/16/00

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
Money Maker-Leads 2000 LA AG Notice of Unfair Trade Practice MLM/Pyramid Pam LaBorde
Notice dated 225-339-5133
10/5/00

Office of the Attorney General v. PRSI FL AG Lawsuit, emergency temporary West Palm Beach, FL MLM/Pyramid Joe Bizzaro
Inc., et.al. injunction, asset freeze; Boca
Raton PD-search warrant 1/4/00 850-487-0984

Herbalife Distributors WI Bureau of Warning letters sent to 35 local MLM/Pyramid Glen Loyd
Consumer distributors, informing them that
Protection they are violating WI law for: not 608-224-5007
disclosing the investment
required to participate, not
disclosing the name of
Herbalife, a fraudulent
representation.

FTC v. John T. Polk, et.al. FTC Preliminary Injunction issued U.S. District Court for the MLM/Pyramid Claudia Farrell
District of Maryland
2/25/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Five Star Auto Club, Inc., et.al. FTC Final order issued U.S. District Court, Southern MLM/Pyramid Claudia Farrell
District of NY
3/8/99 202-326-2181

State of Texas v. Scott and Tami TX AG State court lawsuit Travis County, Texas MLM/Pyramid Mark Heckmann
Anderson, d/b/a Double Eagle Marketing
9/21/00 512-463-2050

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 20 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
State of NC v. Tim Supernaw and NC AG Settlement for violation of NC Wake County, NC MLM/Pyramid Cari Hepp
Armand Morin Pyramid Schemes Act, NC
Unfair Trade Act & Deceptive Signed 919-716-6413
Practices Act 8/11/00

FTC and States of Hawaii, Nevada, FTC Provisional stipulated final U.S. District Court, District of MLM/Pyramid Claudia Farrell
North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, judgment and class action Nevada
Tennessee, Virginia, and Maryland settlement entered
Securities Commission v. Equinox 4/20/00 202-326-2181
International corp., et.al.

Roy Ahlvik Finnish Consumer Assurance of Voluntary Helsinki MLM/Pyramid Marianne Saine
Agency Compliance
9/28/00 358-9-7726-7809

Powercard International, Inc. d/b/a MI AG Notice of intended action MLM/Pyramid Chris Dewitt
KM.NET
3/24/00 517-373-8060

Project 21 New Zealand Warning MLM/Pyramid Vince Cholewa


Commerce
Commission 10/99-2000 04-4980-920

In re: Travel Dynamics IN AG Civil Investigation Demand MLM/Pyramid Charlene Crowell


CID sent out 317-232-6351
4/4/00

Waterford Park International Oxford Trading Enforcement advisory to MLM/pyramid Tom Edwards
Standards (UK) defendant
10/18/00 +1865.815000

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Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
Life without Debt New Zealand Warning Rangiora (Cantebury MLM/Pyramid Vince Cholewa
Commerce province)
Commission
5/16/00 04-4980-920

State of Texas v. BigSmart.com TX AG State court lawsuit Bexar County, Texas MLM/Pyramid Mark Heckmann
9/21/00 512-463-2050

Free Net Solution.com NC AG $15,000 and permanent ban on Raleigh, NC MLM/Pyramid Cari Hepp
MLM
8/11/00 919-716-6413

ACCC v. Kevin Ryan Australian Civil action Federal Court Perth MLM/Pyramid Lin Enright
Competition and
Consumer 8/4/00 61 2 6243 1108
Commission

State of Washington v. Berry Ball, WA AG Complaint for injunction and Superior Court of the State of MLM/Pyramid Chris Jarvis, AGO
individually and on behalf of his marital other relief under the Consumer Washington (Kitsap County) Public Affairs
community, doing business as Protection Act
detailshere.com
10/18/00 206-464-6432

CAN Communications Finland Oy Finnish Consumer Criminal Investigation Helsinki MLM/Pyramid Marianne Saine
Agency
2/18/00 358-9-7726-7809

Econette Oy Finnish Consumer Assurance of Voluntary Helsinki MLM/Pyramid Marianne Saine


Agency Compliance
8/28/00 358-9-7726-7809

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 22 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
FreeNet2000 (promoter Mr. Alan Tame) Australian Follow up to 87B undertaking MLM/Pyramid Lin Enright
Competition and signed (consent agreement)
Consumer 9/2000 61 2 6243 1108
Commission

FTC v. Leisure Time Marketing, Inc.; FTC Two Stipulated Preliminary U.S. District Court, Middle Travel Claudia Farrell
Discovery Rental, Inc.; Marlin Swanson; Injunctions District of Florida
Britt Shenkman; Edward Sebastian;
Edward Sebastian; and Fereidoun "Fred" 8/14/00 202-326-2181
Khalilian

American International Travel Services, FTC Final Stipulated Judgment, U.S. District Court Southern Travel Mitch Katz
Inc., Silver Lake Resort, Ltd., Alfred H. including injunctive relief, District of Florida
Jugo, A.J. Stanton, Jr., and Lawerence compliance and monitoring
S. Gilbert provisions and $1 million 202-326-2161
consumer redress

FTC v. Epic Resorts, LLC; Epic Travel, FTC Temporary restraining order U.S. District Court, Middle Travel Claudia Farrell
LLC; Thomas Flatley; Scott Engelkemp issued District of Florida
8/14/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Med Resorts International, Inc.; FTC Temporary restraining order U.S. District Court, Northern Travel Claudia Farrell
World Connections, Inc.; Mediterranean granted and extended District of Illinois
Resorts, Inc; Destinations Unlimited of
Delaware, Inc.; Bay Financial Services, 8/16/00 202-326-2181
Inc; V-Pac, Inc.; J. George Claveau;
Marianne Borden-Myers

Aero Lloyd Flugreisen GMBH & Co. Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition Travel
Luftverkehrs-KG Protection League Law
7/17/00

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 23 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
FTC v. RJB Telcom, Inc., Robert Butto, FTC Temporary Restraining Order, U.S. District Court, District of Videotext/Modem Claudia Farrell
Jr., Richard Butto with asset freeze and receiver Arizona Dialing
obtained
10/26/00 202-326-2181

Verity International Ireland Office of Enforcement assistance to FTC Videotext/Modem


the Director of Dialing
Consumer Affairs Assistance
provide
August -
October 2000

FTC v. Xpics Publishing, Inc., et.al. FTC Stipulated final order signed by U.S. District Court, Central Videotext/Modem Claudia Farrell
judge District of California Dialing
7/18/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Verity International, LTD, an Irish FTC Temporary Restraining Order, U.S. District Court, Southern Videotext/Modem Claudia Farrell
business entity, Integretel, Inc., a with asset freeze and receiver District of NY Dialing
California corporation, Ebillit, Inc., a obtained
subsidiary of Integretel, Inc., Robert 10/2/00 202-326-2181
Green, and Marilyn Shein, individually
and as owners of Verity International,
Ltd.

FTC v. Ty Anderson, individually, also FTC Complaint for permanent U.S. District Court, Western Videotext/Modem Claudia Farrell
d/b/a Ty Anderson Enterprises, injunction District of WA Dialing
tyanderson.com, cartoonporn.com,
alienporn.com; 583 665 B.C. LTD., a 10/27/00 202-326-2181
Canadian corporation, also d/b/a
pornopictures.com; Virtualynx Internet,
Inc., a Canadian corporation;
Charlo Barbosa, individually, and as an
officer of 583 665 B.C. LTD. and
Virtualynx Internet, Inc.

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 24 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
State Resources Pty Ltd trading as Australian 87B undertakings signed Web Cramming Lin Enright
National Internet Registration, Jeffrey Competition and (consent agreement)
Worboys, and Retriever Quick Search Consumer 2/10/00 61 2 6243 1108
Commission

State of Washington v. Matrixcubed WA AG Complaint for injunction and Superior Court of the State of Web Cramming Chris Jarvis, AGO
Internet Services, LLC, Cascadian other relief under the Consumer Washington (King County) Public Affairs
Systems Group, Lavers and Lavers, Protection Act
David Lavers, and Michael Lavers 10/18/00 206-464-6432

Commerce Commission v.Neil Crozier New Zealand Criminal Auckland District Court Web Cramming Vince Cholewa
and Susan Crowe trading as Y2000 Commerce
websales Commission 6/15/00 04-4980-920

FTC v. WebViper, LLC, Tigerhawk, LLC, FTC Stipulated Final Judgment and U.S. District Court, District of Web Cramming Claudia Farrell
Thomas J. Counts, and Patrick C. order for permanent injunction Alabama
Taylor and other equitable relief
5/30/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. Shared Network Services, LLC FTC Stipulated Final Judgment and U.S. District Court, Eastern Web Cramming Claudia Farrell
and Peter Westbrook, dba 1st Page Order for Permanent Injunction District of CA
and Consumer Redress
202-326-2181

FTC v. Wazzu Corporation, Jayme FTC Stipulated Final Order for U.S. District Court, Central Web Cramming Claudia Farrell
Amirie, Kenneth Gharib, and Kirk Permanent Injunction and Other District of CA
Waldfogel Equitable Relief
7/25/00 202-326-2181

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 25 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
State of Tennessee v. US Republic TN AG Assurance of Voluntary Chancery Court of Davidson Web Cramming Sharon Curtis-Flair
Communications, Inc., a Texas Compliance County, Tennessee
corporation
8/22/00 615-741-5860

FTC v. Mercury Marketing of Delaware, FTC Complaint filed U.S. District Court, Eastern Web Cramming Claudia Farrell
Inc. and Neal D. Saferstein District of PA
6/28/00 202-326-2181

FTC v. YP.Net, Inc., Telco Billing, Inc. FTC Stipulated Preliminary Injunction U.S. District Court, District of Web Cramming Claudia Farrell
d/b/a Yellow-page.net; Publication entered Arizona
Management, Inc.; Michael K.
Bloomquist; Rebecca L. Bloomquist; 7/13/00 202-326-2181
Joseph T. Carlson; Karina Carlson;
William O'Neal; Elizabeth O'Neal;
Gregory Crane; Laura Crane

FTC v. Web Valley, Inc., Profile National FTC Stipulated Order for Permanent U.S. District Court, District of Web Cramming Claudia Farrell
Business Directory, Inc., National Injunction Minnesota
Business Directory, Inc., Protel
Advantage, Inc, U.S. Protel, Inc, Satya 6/5/00 202-326-2181
Garg, Blaine Christofferson, and Scott
D. Lee

Kaufmann Gunter Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
9/15/00

Peter Hahn GMBH Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
10/26/00

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 26 of 27


Name of Action Organization Type of Action Where Filed/Date Top Ten Category Press
Libri.de GMBH Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x
Protection League Law
10/26/00

Logikus Systems (Berlin) Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
9/15/00

TIC Handel Dietmar Vogt Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
8/9/00

Putz Umzuge Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
9/10/00

Amazon.de GMBH Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
10/26/00

Stefani Andreas Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
10/26/00

Markt Der Heimwerker Depro Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
10/26/00

Casalibri GBR Berlin Consumer Violation of Unfair Competition x


Protection League Law
10/26/00

Monday, October 30, 2000 Page 27 of 27