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Complaint Review: Russel Craig Pike of IBG (Internet Business Group)

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  • Submitted: Sun, May 15, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, October 13, 2011

  • Reported By:Dallas Texas United States of America
Russel Craig Pike of IBG (Internet Business Group)
Las Vegas, Nevada United States of America

Russel Craig Pike of IBG (Internet Business Group) Russell C Pike of XYIENCE Due Diligence Opportunity Lost - Passing it Along Info For Review So They Do Not Have An Experience As Well Las Vegas, Nevada

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: IBG, IBG.com, Internet Business Group, Reputation Management scam, Russell Pike, David Flynn

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: FELON

*Author of original report: Russell Craig Pike (use the full name and quotes when you search)

*Author of original report: Russell Craig Pike not Russel Craig Pike

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Information for those doing a due diligence check on Russell Craig Pike of IBG (Internet Business Group) formerly of XYIENCE. Currently recruiting employees in Dallas TX for a company there.

Letter from the
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
BUSINESS, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY
DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATIONS
DESIST AND REFRAIN ORDER

(~for violations of sections 25110 and 25401 of the Corporations Code)
The California Corporations Commissioner finds that Russell Craig Pike  =>

(link http://www.corp.ca.gov/ENF/pdf/2007/xyience.pdf)

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EXCERPT 1. From the STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY
DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATIONS DESIST AND REFRAIN ORDER pg 3 lines 7-11

"On July 9, 1997, Pike was indicted in u.s. District Court for the District of Nevada on
counts of bank fraud, money laundering and aiding and abetting, in connection with his operation of
Advanced Cart Technology, Inc. On October 13, 1998, Pike entered a guilty plea to the charge of
money laundering. On June 4, 1999, Pike was sentnced to 59 months in a federal prison, three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution of$2,367,146.00."


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EXCERPT 2. From the STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY
DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATIONS DESIST AND REFRAIN ORDER pg 2 lines 23-28

"In connection with the offers and sales of securities, Xyience and Pike omitted to disclose to
investors that: On February 10, 1998, the Mirage Casino-Hotel ("Mirage") filed a lawsuit in Nevada
state court, Eighth Judicial District for the County of Clark, against Pike alleging that over a two day
period in November 1995 Pike wrote three checks totaling $300,000.00, made payable to Mirage,
from an account with insufficient funds. Pike failed to respond to Mirage's lawsuit which led to the
Nevada state court entering a default judgment against him on July 7, 1998 and ordering Pike to
repay Mirage $300,000.00 plus interest.
"

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EXCERPT 3. From the STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATIONS DESIST AND REFRAIN ORDER
pg 1 lines 12-28 pg 2 1-20

"The California Corporations Commissioner finds that:

1. At all relevant times, Russell Craig Pike ("Pike") was the control person, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman ofthe Board of Xyience Incorporated ('Xyience"), a Nevada corporation formed on May 25,2004. Xyience, a nutrition supplement company, maintains a business address at 10650 West Charleston Blvd., Suite 110, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135 and a Web site at www.xyience.com.

2. Beginning in or about 2005, Pike and Xyience offered and sold securities, in the form of Xyience common stock, in the State of California.

3. Through general solicitations in the form of an investor recruitment network, Pike and Xyience offered or sold at least 1,541,667 shares ofXyience common stock to raise in excess of $2,100,000.00 from California residents.

4. The purported purpose of the common stock offering was to fund the growth and on-going operations of Xyience


5. These securities were offered and sold in this state in issuer transactions. The Department of Corporations has not issued a permit or other form of qualification authorizing any person to offer or sell these securities in this state.

6. In connection with the offers and sales of securities, Pike and Xyience misrepresented to investors:


a. In Xyience's Private Placement Memorandum dated July 17,2006, that" ... in the
course of business (Xyience] has legal issues that arise; management does not believe there are any material litigation to be concerned with." In fact, on June 22, 2006, Xyience shareholders GIG Enterprises, L.L.C. and Maurice Owens filed a lawsuit in Nevada state court, Eighth Judicial District for the County of Clark, alleging that Pike, Xyience and the Pike Family Trust engaged in civil racketeering, breach of contract for the sale of stock, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair
dealing, and requested the appointment of a receiver over Xyience.

b. In Xyience's Private Placement Memoranda dated October to, 2005, January 1,2006,
February 10,2006, July 17,2006 and October 20,2006, that Pike was a successful entrepreneur, founding Advanced Cart Technology, Inc. and All Creative Technologies which "generated millions in revenue prior to Russell [pike] selling the business in the 90's." In fact, Advanced Cart Technology, Inc. filed for bankruptcy on June 17, 1996 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, which was discharged on August 21, 1998."
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More information can be found by doing a Google Search
(disclaimer - I cannot vouch for the validity or lack thereof in all the results to be found. It is user discretion - however you can find official court records in these searches.)

Use the words "Russell Craig Pike" and "Russell C Pike" with quotes
and for more information add to the words =>
XYIENCE, Advanced Cart Technology, or Jennifer Price

(For more info - hint - background check)
(If you leave out his middle name you will not get the real deal)

Good luck and Always do your due diligence before any business deal.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/15/2011 03:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Russel-Craig-Pike-of-IBG-Internet-Business-Group/Las-Vegas-Nevada-89119/Russel-Craig-Pike-of-IBG-Internet-Business-Group-Russell-C-Pike-of-XYIENCE-Due-Diligenc-729594. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

IBG, IBG.com, Internet Business Group, Reputation Management scam, Russell Pike, David Flynn

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America)

IBG, IBG.com, Internet Business Group, Reputation Management scam, Russell Pike, David Flynn

IBG employees owed thousands and thousands of dollars.

IBG.com has /b/ounced checks and wire transfers to employees.

Internet Business Group is making money to pay for their own legal fees for other court cases that have nothing to do with IBG.

IBG.com does not know how to do reputation management; or should I say Russell C. Pike and David Flynn of Las Vegas do not know ANYTHING about reputation management.  Look at theirs! LOL

Internet Business Group closed up shop at 1255 Corporate Drive Suite 300 Irving Texas 75038 last week and removed all of the company assets. If, that's a big if, they are actually in the building still, there is no one there. If there is anyone there, it is not to do reputation management.

IBG investors, who are you investing with? Do you know?

Russell Pike and David Flynn of IBG, aka Internet Business Group, aka ibg.com or www.ibg.com or http://www.ibg.com.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

FELON

AUTHOR: Victum - (United States of America)

Fight News Unlimited is working on an exclusive investigative report about the sordid history of Xyience Founder Russell Pike. Convicted of money laundering, check fraud, and a defendant in several serious lawsuits over the years, Pike kept his checkered past artfully hidden from investors as he built Xyience from a small "mom and pop" outfit into the most visible sponsor of the UFC.
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#3 Author of original report

Russell Craig Pike (use the full name and quotes when you search)

AUTHOR: TruthIsNotActionable - (United States of America)

The information is not available if you do not have his middle initial or middle name in the search.
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#4 Author of original report

Russell Craig Pike not Russel Craig Pike

AUTHOR: TruthIsNotActionable - (United States of America)

(Title Error) Report is correct
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