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  • Submitted: Thu, July 07, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, July 29, 2005

  • Reported By:Bucyrus Kansas
AmeriP.O.S.- Global Resources
Nationwide U.S.A.

AmeriP.O.S. - Global Resources Ripoff Jail Time for The Bad Guys! Nationwide

*Consumer Comment: Denial In The Face Of Truth

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: OK Jim, I'm not Adam Frank?

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Pahtheon, Global, Debit Corp. Worldwide

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Check Your Intel.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Check Your Intel.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Check Your Intel.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Check Your Intel.

*Consumer Comment: Global Resources/ Globalink, Pantheon/ EZ Link, Debit Corp., Worldwide Phone cards. Rip offs in Miami

*Consumer Comment: Maginnis Should Be A Slam Dunk For The Feds

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Talking about being a man!! You used someone elses name too!!

*UPDATE Employee: Wow, everyone is really offbase So let me set it straight

*UPDATE Employee: Wow, everyone is really offbase So let me set it straight

*UPDATE Employee: Wow, everyone is really offbase So let me set it straight

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Pantheon, Global, Debit Corp, Worldwide Phone Cards

*Consumer Comment: Dept Of Justice & U.S Postal Inspection Service Comments

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

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Florida "Business Opportunity" Promoters Sentenced to Prison

July 7, 2005
Three Florida men have drawn prison sentences for their part in the sale of fraudulent business opportunities.

Steven Mishkin and Martin Geller were the operators of AmeriP.O.S. Inc., which promoted point-of-sale ("P.O.S.") terminal business opportunities. For a minimum purchase price of approximately $12,000, potential purchasers were told they would receive several P.O.S. terminals, and assistance in establishing, maintaining, and operating a P.O.S. terminal business.

The defendants falsely claimed that a business opportunity purchaser, known as a "distributor," would earn substantial profits when members of the public purchased products, such as pre-paid debit cards, pre-paid phone cards, and pre-paid Internet services, from the distributor's P.O.S. terminals, prosecutors argued.

Mishkin, Geller and others were accused of defrauding over 1,500 consumers, who invested a total of approximately $20 million in AmeriP.O.S.

William Judd was charged with engaging in a very similar type of scheme in connection with a firm called Global Resources, Inc. According to the charging document, Global Resources, like AmeriP.O.S., engaged in the sale of business opportunities involving terminals that featured various sorts of pre-paid products.

For a minimum purchase price of approximately $14,000, potential purchasers were told they would receive a pre-paid product terminal, along with assistance in establishing, maintaining, and operating a terminal business. According to Global Resources, a business opportunity purchaser, known as a "distributor," would earn substantial profits from commissions generated whenever members of the public purchased products from the distributors' terminals.

"These cases are part of a large group of fraudulent business opportunity prosecutions in this District and should serve as a caution to the public," R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, said. "Just because a business opportunity firm advertises on radio, television, and through the Internet, does not mean that the claims should be trusted by the public."

Acosta said his office has filed charges against individuals involved in seven different business opportunity scams. "But prevention of these scams is necessary as well. Consumers need to be vigilant and vet these firms before investing their hard-earned money," he said.

Mishkin and Geller were sentenced by United States District Court Judge James I. Cohn in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mishkin, a resident of Hallandale, Florida, was sentenced to 81 months' imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Geller, a resident of Miami Beach, Florida, was sentenced to 78 months' imprisonment, to be followed by two 2 years of supervised release. Hearings to determine the amounts of restitution Mishkin and Geller owe have been set for August 12, 2005.

Judd was sentenced In a separate hearing before United States District Court Judge Patricia A. Seitz in Miami, Florida. Judd, a resident of Hallandale, Florida, was sentenced to seventy 70 months' imprisonment, to be followed by three 3 years of supervised release.

He was also ordered to pay $2,316,068.43 in restitution to ninety-five (95) victims. A final restitution determination will be made on September 1, 2005, to allow time for any additional victims to come forth.


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Bucyrus, Kansas
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Denial In The Face Of Truth

AUTHOR: Phil - (U.S.A.)

Adam Frank if that is you. I talked to you on March 30th 2005, You called me trying to set me up with more locations. You Identified yourself as a Corporate Locater I documented the call and forward your name and the details of the call to the Federal Agencies investigating Global Resources. Adam in our conversation back in March you told me you would talked to Stewart Pope about getting my money back. Well here I am and I still don't have my $14,970. I will keep it simple John Maginnis gave me the following so called dealers as references: Joel & Kristie Crews, Charlotte NC, (704)824-2943 Frank Dimizza Long Beach, CA (562) 822-0505 there was a third reference from Puerto Rico that I did not call. These references were frauds. Because a fraud was used to obtain a signature the agreement I signed is void. In every state in the United States of America this is a breech of contract and has only one legal solution a total refund of my money. I don't care if you don't think Global Resources is a fraud. I know it is the Department Of Justice knows it is. The US Postial Inspection Service, & The Florida Department Of Agriculture knows as well.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

OK Jim, I'm not Adam Frank?

AUTHOR: Adam - (U.S.A.)

I'm illiterate? That's harsh. I guess your intell is not that good. If you really would have spoken with me you would know that. And thanks for putting my entire name on the website, so yes I am Adam Frank. If you were promised locations, which is something I would not do, and didn't get them, it is probably because you didn't follow the instructions to get yourself started. Chain locations are, by far, the hardest locations to get into, therefore they take a little time to get rolling. Maybe you didn't have the patience to wait for them. But those distributors who didnt have the patience were given back up locations anyway to get up and running faster. Don't say I'm ripping you off when you wont even complete the process correctly. Remember, I was there to help you out, however you invested in "YOUR OWN BUSINESS" that is run by YOU, not me. So don't blame your failures on me. I challenge anyone who wants to put me on the spot by saying I ripped them off, because I'll tell you what, I did everything in my power to HELP, not hurt, my distributors, along with other distributors who had different account managers. If you really want someone to believe YOUR stories, go ahead and plant a human finger in your Wendy's Chili, that's more believable than your BS. Save it!!! Like I said before, Keep my name out of your mouth. I've defended myself as much as I have needed to, you have something else to say? Then, as a wise man once said, you can tell your story walking.

PS. Please stop the slander! "Can't we all just get along?"
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Pahtheon, Global, Debit Corp. Worldwide

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

First of all that is not Adam Frank's writing above because he is an illiterate! And yes he promised me and many others Wal*Mart, and Fiesta Mart and many other large chains that never even knew what was going on!

Names won't be left out as these are the people who ripped us all off!
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Check Your Intel.

AUTHOR: Adam - (U.S.A.)

I am the Adam F you guys have been typing about, and if anything needs to be said about me I should be around to hear it. I am a druggie? I promise Wal*Mart? I don't believe I should be discriminated against because of my life choices as a teenager. Am I a user now? The only way for you to know is if you hung around me 24/7 and you still would not see me touch any drug unless it's a beer. Besides, this report is supposed to be about "Fraudulent Business", but it seems everybody is getting caught up in the employees' personal lives. So if you have something CREDIBLE to say about how I ripped you off, then post it, if not please keep my name out of your mouths. Plus I am no longer working for the company, I am persuing my career in music by going to school. As for the company I used to work for, when I worked there noone was ripping anyone off. I was in the business of finding distributors locations. I never promised anything, and I never offered anything that was not on the table. I hope not to see my name on this website anymore. And Frankie G? Ok I guess he HAS TO BE a bad person. I mean after all, "he does have numerous piercings" and he "screams and jumps all over the place like he's on crack". Get a life. Just because you do not like somebody, does not mean you should put them on this website, this is strictly for people who ripped you off. Can we limit the BS? Thanks.
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AUTHOR: Adam - (U.S.A.)

I am the Adam F you guys have been typing about, and if anything needs to be said about me I should be around to hear it. I am a druggie? I promise Wal*Mart? I don't believe I should be discriminated against because of my life choices as a teenager. Am I a user now? The only way for you to know is if you hung around me 24/7 and you still would not see me touch any drug unless it's a beer. Besides, this report is supposed to be about "Fraudulent Business", but it seems everybody is getting caught up in the employees' personal lives. So if you have something CREDIBLE to say about how I ripped you off, then post it, if not please keep my name out of your mouths. Plus I am no longer working for the company, I am persuing my career in music by going to school. As for the company I used to work for, when I worked there noone was ripping anyone off. I was in the business of finding distributors locations. I never promised anything, and I never offered anything that was not on the table. I hope not to see my name on this website anymore. And Frankie G? Ok I guess he HAS TO BE a bad person. I mean after all, "he does have numerous piercings" and he "screams and jumps all over the place like he's on crack". Get a life. Just because you do not like somebody, does not mean you should put them on this website, this is strictly for people who ripped you off. Can we limit the BS? Thanks.
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AUTHOR: Adam - (U.S.A.)

I am the Adam F you guys have been typing about, and if anything needs to be said about me I should be around to hear it. I am a druggie? I promise Wal*Mart? I don't believe I should be discriminated against because of my life choices as a teenager. Am I a user now? The only way for you to know is if you hung around me 24/7 and you still would not see me touch any drug unless it's a beer. Besides, this report is supposed to be about "Fraudulent Business", but it seems everybody is getting caught up in the employees' personal lives. So if you have something CREDIBLE to say about how I ripped you off, then post it, if not please keep my name out of your mouths. Plus I am no longer working for the company, I am persuing my career in music by going to school. As for the company I used to work for, when I worked there noone was ripping anyone off. I was in the business of finding distributors locations. I never promised anything, and I never offered anything that was not on the table. I hope not to see my name on this website anymore. And Frankie G? Ok I guess he HAS TO BE a bad person. I mean after all, "he does have numerous piercings" and he "screams and jumps all over the place like he's on crack". Get a life. Just because you do not like somebody, does not mean you should put them on this website, this is strictly for people who ripped you off. Can we limit the BS? Thanks.
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Adam - (U.S.A.)

I am the Adam F you guys have been typing about, and if anything needs to be said about me I should be around to hear it. I am a druggie? I promise Wal*Mart? I don't believe I should be discriminated against because of my life choices as a teenager. Am I a user now? The only way for you to know is if you hung around me 24/7 and you still would not see me touch any drug unless it's a beer. Besides, this report is supposed to be about "Fraudulent Business", but it seems everybody is getting caught up in the employees' personal lives. So if you have something CREDIBLE to say about how I ripped you off, then post it, if not please keep my name out of your mouths. Plus I am no longer working for the company, I am persuing my career in music by going to school. As for the company I used to work for, when I worked there noone was ripping anyone off. I was in the business of finding distributors locations. I never promised anything, and I never offered anything that was not on the table. I hope not to see my name on this website anymore. And Frankie G? Ok I guess he HAS TO BE a bad person. I mean after all, "he does have numerous piercings" and he "screams and jumps all over the place like he's on crack". Get a life. Just because you do not like somebody, does not mean you should put them on this website, this is strictly for people who ripped you off. Can we limit the BS? Thanks.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Global Resources/ Globalink, Pantheon/ EZ Link, Debit Corp., Worldwide Phone cards. Rip offs in Miami

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

In regards to the people who will help you out at Global. Frankie G. is the locations manager, who has his nose pierced, his belly button pierced and both ears and no telling what else along with several tatoos. He screams and jumps around like he is on crack. As for Courtney S., well he has come and gone a few times both with Global and Pantheon. He is a druggie who can't stay clean. And then there's Adam F. who promises you Wal*Mart. Well he is also a druggie, a young kid about 20 years old. Not sure about this fellow Louis S but if he is who I think he is well he is another working on staying clean!

That is the people Blake says we are to trust, yeah right!!!

Oh yes, Blake is a closer who promises the world to get you to buy more and more. He is an ex druggie. He makes lots of money, dresses very up to style and walks on his tip toes. Clean cut, respectfully looking guy! Looks are decieving and so is Blake and all the other closers that work for the Goodmans. Blake has been around for many previous biz ops runned by the Goodmans!
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#9 Consumer Comment

Maginnis Should Be A Slam Dunk For The Feds

AUTHOR: Phil - (U.S.A.)

Jim,
If what you say is true Maginnis should be a easy conviction for the Feds. It does make sense that it's company of junkies. I have often wondered how they find scum bags who have no remorse about stealing people's life savings.

Blake or whoever you are get a life no one that is a victim of Global Resources believes the BS anymore.
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#10 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Talking about being a man!! You used someone elses name too!!

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

Blake? from Aventura, FL!! I think not!! Talking about being a man a stating who you are, why don't you use your real name instead of someone else's? Do you have something to hide or are you just a pissing off little punk with a computer that can't get it together?

If you have something to say then go ahead but don't be a hipocrit. As for your intell, Adam F. is no longer with the company, but if you had any credible info you would have known that! Right?!?
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#11 UPDATE Employee

Wow, everyone is really offbase So let me set it straight

AUTHOR: Blake - (U.S.A.)

Is Global Resources, Inc. a scam? No. Are the Goodman brothers Scum of the earth? Yes. Do they leech whatever money they can from the company, and distributors, leading to late ship dates? Yes. First off, let me go over something for the hundreds of people reading this website, and posting things that should never be posted. I am a recovering Drug-Addict myself and I take direct offense to what you guys have been writing about us as a whole.

Liars are liars, whether you are on drugs or not. And I bet you've done drugs in your life too. But that's neither here nor there. Second off, Mike from Florida, we all know its you MR. JUDD, so stop trying to sabotage a company that you ripped off yourself.

Be a man and admit who you are, stop hiding behind a fictitious name. You're no better than the goodmans. Anyway, yes we have had problems, but we have a team trying to rectify the wrongs.

If you are a current distributor who either doesn't have his/her equipment, or have not been located call up the Locations Department, The Corporate Liasons there will be able to help you out with getting your machines located, and your equipment shipped immediately, You need to speak to Frankie G. or Courtney S. Or Adam F. Or Louis S. call 800-595-5024 and ask for one of these people to help you out.

Any questions or comments please feel free to rebutt my rebuttal.
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Wow, everyone is really offbase So let me set it straight

AUTHOR: Blake - (U.S.A.)

Is Global Resources, Inc. a scam? No. Are the Goodman brothers Scum of the earth? Yes. Do they leech whatever money they can from the company, and distributors, leading to late ship dates? Yes. First off, let me go over something for the hundreds of people reading this website, and posting things that should never be posted. I am a recovering Drug-Addict myself and I take direct offense to what you guys have been writing about us as a whole.

Liars are liars, whether you are on drugs or not. And I bet you've done drugs in your life too. But that's neither here nor there. Second off, Mike from Florida, we all know its you MR. JUDD, so stop trying to sabotage a company that you ripped off yourself.

Be a man and admit who you are, stop hiding behind a fictitious name. You're no better than the goodmans. Anyway, yes we have had problems, but we have a team trying to rectify the wrongs.

If you are a current distributor who either doesn't have his/her equipment, or have not been located call up the Locations Department, The Corporate Liasons there will be able to help you out with getting your machines located, and your equipment shipped immediately, You need to speak to Frankie G. or Courtney S. Or Adam F. Or Louis S. call 800-595-5024 and ask for one of these people to help you out.

Any questions or comments please feel free to rebutt my rebuttal.
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Wow, everyone is really offbase So let me set it straight

AUTHOR: Blake - (U.S.A.)

Is Global Resources, Inc. a scam? No. Are the Goodman brothers Scum of the earth? Yes. Do they leech whatever money they can from the company, and distributors, leading to late ship dates? Yes. First off, let me go over something for the hundreds of people reading this website, and posting things that should never be posted. I am a recovering Drug-Addict myself and I take direct offense to what you guys have been writing about us as a whole.

Liars are liars, whether you are on drugs or not. And I bet you've done drugs in your life too. But that's neither here nor there. Second off, Mike from Florida, we all know its you MR. JUDD, so stop trying to sabotage a company that you ripped off yourself.

Be a man and admit who you are, stop hiding behind a fictitious name. You're no better than the goodmans. Anyway, yes we have had problems, but we have a team trying to rectify the wrongs.

If you are a current distributor who either doesn't have his/her equipment, or have not been located call up the Locations Department, The Corporate Liasons there will be able to help you out with getting your machines located, and your equipment shipped immediately, You need to speak to Frankie G. or Courtney S. Or Adam F. Or Louis S. call 800-595-5024 and ask for one of these people to help you out.

Any questions or comments please feel free to rebutt my rebuttal.
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#14 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Pantheon, Global, Debit Corp, Worldwide Phone Cards

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

Phil, Maginnis has worked for all the companies listed above and they were all owned by the Goodmans. Maginnis is a yound man around 28, a drug addict who is always in and out of jail so that will be nothing new for him. He is just another employee woking for the money to support his bad habbits.
I have been doing a lot of investigating on my own and the majority of the employees are drug addicts or ex drug addicts who occasionally go on the run!
If they don't get the Goodmans, they will operate yet another and use their Attorney Ross to stay in the clear! They are smart and use these druggies names so they can stay in the clear.
Drug addicts are good salesman because they are liars by nature. They can talk people into anything, they have done it their whole life!
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Dept Of Justice & U.S Postal Inspection Service Comments

AUTHOR: Phil - (U.S.A.)

Jim,
I have spoken to several people from the Dept of Justice as well as Sol Farash from The U.S. Postal Inspection Service recently. They won't say much but both agencies claim the investigation is on going. The Judgment for restitution against William Judd only affects those people who were defrauded by him directly. For those who were defrauded by John Maginnis like myself and other crooks at Global Resources we will have to wait until they actually convict them.

I do know that the 70 month sentence with was part of a plea bargain. Judd could have gotten a 20 year sentence. He must of given the DOJ some info to get that plea. Hopefully this will mean the big fish will get trapped .
There is also the Florida Dept. Of Agriculture. case they are going after Global Resources as a whole entity instead just the individual, they are seeking to get restitution. I have an affidavit filed with them I suggest those who have not do so ASAP.

I urge all those who were scamed by John Maginnis at Global Resources to contact the the authorties if you have not done so. Maginnis has ties with both Pantheon Holdings and Global Resources he may very well be a link to the top.

I share your frustration with the apparent slow turning of the wheels of Justice but often it does take a methodic move up the ladder to get to the masterminds of an eloborate scam.

The key Agenicies to contact.

This the Office handling the Florida Dept. Of Agriculture case.
<>Louis E. Strolba Sr. Attorney
Office of the General Counsel
Terry Rhodes Build, 2nd Floor
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
850-245-1300

Office of Consumer Litigation
United States Department of Justice
Attn: Jane Gorbacheva
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue,NW, Suite. 950 N
Washington, DC 20004<>
(202) 616-0219
(202) 514-8742 fax

<>U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Sol Farash
3400 Lakeside Dr
Miramar FL 33027-3242

(954) 436-7200
(954) 436-7282 fax
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#16 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

Do the owners of these operations get off scott free? Judd was a mere employee along with many others who was coned by the owners into allowing them to use his name in return for a large salary. What about the Goodman brothers and Jeff Kubba? Is nothing going to happen to the real criminals in these operations?

If this Judd fellow has a brain he will give the authorities the truth and save himself some of the grief! And What about the other employees there? There are several other managers that know what is going on but continue to work for the Goodmans!

Just doesn't add up!
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Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

Do the owners of these operations get off scott free? Judd was a mere employee along with many others who was coned by the owners into allowing them to use his name in return for a large salary. What about the Goodman brothers and Jeff Kubba? Is nothing going to happen to the real criminals in these operations?

If this Judd fellow has a brain he will give the authorities the truth and save himself some of the grief! And What about the other employees there? There are several other managers that know what is going on but continue to work for the Goodmans!

Just doesn't add up!
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#18 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

Do the owners of these operations get off scott free? Judd was a mere employee along with many others who was coned by the owners into allowing them to use his name in return for a large salary. What about the Goodman brothers and Jeff Kubba? Is nothing going to happen to the real criminals in these operations?

If this Judd fellow has a brain he will give the authorities the truth and save himself some of the grief! And What about the other employees there? There are several other managers that know what is going on but continue to work for the Goodmans!

Just doesn't add up!
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Pantheon, Global, Ameri POS, Debit Corp. What about the owners

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

Do the owners of these operations get off scott free? Judd was a mere employee along with many others who was coned by the owners into allowing them to use his name in return for a large salary. What about the Goodman brothers and Jeff Kubba? Is nothing going to happen to the real criminals in these operations?

If this Judd fellow has a brain he will give the authorities the truth and save himself some of the grief! And What about the other employees there? There are several other managers that know what is going on but continue to work for the Goodmans!

Just doesn't add up!
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