• Report: #268145
Complaint Review:

Investorshub.com Investors Hub Matt Brown

  • Submitted: Thu, August 16, 2007
  • Updated: Fri, July 10, 2009

  • Reported By:Toronto Ontario
Investorshub.com Investors Hub Matt Brown
100 W Main Street Freeman, MO 64746, New Mexico U.S.A.

Investorshub.com Investors Hub Matt Brown Sells Personal Credit Card Info Runs Investment Scam BEWARE investorshub sells personal credit card info runs spam email and stock manipulation Freeman, Montana

*Consumer Comment: IHUB member for 2 years...............

*Consumer Comment: Investors hub is a scam

*Consumer Suggestion: Dear Mr. Lawrence,

*Consumer Comment: SEC Charges Eight Participants in Penny Stock Manipulation Ring

*Consumer Comment: SEC Charges Eight Participants in Penny Stock Manipulation Ring

*Consumer Comment: SEC Charges Eight Participants in Penny Stock Manipulation Ring

*Consumer Comment: This report was filed by known stock promoters who are being sued by IHub


*Consumer Comment: In reply to Dave Lawrence's rebuttal:

*UPDATE Employee: Clearly a fraudulent report

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Investors hub.Com Investorshub Matt Brown sells personal credit card info and runs spam e mail service. Beware my credit card has been charged many times and company refuses to act. Runs a scam "investorshub board"

Heres the incident.

Visit the www.investorshub.com "jail" there are many similar complaints. Investorshub.com is a SCAM!

Attention Matt IHUB admin:

Your girl Shelly is continuing her escapades, and misinforming other posters. I had to reply here on IHUB as my personal e mail is swamped with inquiries. She sent many my CC info and my personal data and now Im getting spam e mail from stock pushers?!

May I have your reply to my original question of why IHUB is doing this?

Banning me is not a good answer says US post office mail and wire fraud division who tell me that's what this falls under.


My reply to the above post:

Since you have no "e class" or net etiquette to PM on this, I see you been fed the same BS as a few others here.

My reply will probably get me banned but I will work with authorities to return the favor if need be. So with that in mind, I advised Matt admin of IHUB that some IHUB staff are selling and passing out personal credit card info and my lawyer is sending them a cease letter. I'm still waiting for his reply to include that to the authorities. If you were fed this BS as well please email me the contents and I will pass it on as well, to the proper authorities.

That's a compliment BTW since you are a lawyer. (now how did I know that?) Because Investors Hub is selling the data base of all users and I was offered to buy it

They also run wicked spyware on their site. Don't believe me get any good spyware software like PCnicillin and see what they report.

I'm now getting hundreds of porn and stock buy spam 'tips'.

If anyone complains Matt Brown cancels your account and keeps your money for good measure plus they intensify the spam campaign!



An Investorshub victim

Matt brown
Toronto, Ontario

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/16/2007 10:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/investorshubcom-investors-hub-matt-brown/freeman-mo-64746-new-mexico/investorshubcom-investors-hub-matt-brown-sells-personal-credit-card-info-runs-investment-268145. 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 Consumer Comment

IHUB member for 2 years...............

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

While I will not argue that Admin does not play favorites, and they do turn a blind eye to the Pump and Dump scams,(which ARE there 24/7/365) I have never had any strange charges on my CC nor do I get spam or porn.
There are some educational boards on Ihub, FA and TA learning boards where they do not allow pumping.
There are also some very good trading/discussion boards. IMO.
As for the stock specific boards and the P&D? There is KoolAid on every message board. Yahoo, Google, Ihub, and the other less well known ones.

If you drink too much KoolAid you will get a belly ache. I don't drink KoolAid anymore. I'll stick with my FA&TA.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Investors hub is a scam

AUTHOR: Quinn Mack - (United States of America)

Investors hub is a tool used to attack companies or to pump companies.  I was a member for 9 years and cancelled membership on several occasion because of ADMIN bias toward pumps or attacks on companies.

Matt at ihub was already indicted so its proof that the corrupt iron is hot over there. 

I have been deleted and booted and deleted and booted for posting my opinion on companies.  Ihub will attack and delete your account if u post something cotrary to thier long or short position.  They are a large player in the chatboard arena and really use in a corrupt manner to benefit themselves.

Its sad it used to be the best chat board and learning center out there years ago.  But now so corrupt it just needs to be shut down and sold to someone with morals.

Feel free to contact me I would gladly share info or participate in class action against this corrupt company.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Dear Mr. Lawrence,

AUTHOR: Bones1420 - (U.S.A.)

As you dodged reponding to my previous questions now exposed as FACT, what critical questions in the future might you next avoid? You very well knew and others in Ihub-Admin knew of Matt's ongoing investigation from sometime back in 2007 or earlier. So quick to respond to an initial false allegation posted in this thread but quiet as a chuchmouse when later confronted with the TRUTH!

Now that more details are out, re-reading your post below dated August 25, 2006 reveals clearly that you knew of Matt's narcissit games while conveniently running deletion/ban interference as the ONLY admin in CONTROL!

"""Posted by: IH Geek [Dave] Date: Friday, August 25, 2006 2:47:14 PM
In reply to: bones1420 who wrote msg# 81782 Post # of 92233

Don't know. Perhaps Matt will advise you when he returns from his world travels."""


Mr Lawrence, will you be changing your alias to "Stage 5 clinger[Dave]" or show some dignity (for once) in ALSO submitting your resignation asap?

p.s. zardiw, boy did they have you snowed...
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#4 Consumer Comment

SEC Charges Eight Participants in Penny Stock Manipulation Ring

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

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SEC Charges Eight Participants in Penny Stock Manipulation Ring

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

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SEC Charges Eight Participants in Penny Stock Manipulation Ring

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

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#7 Consumer Comment

This report was filed by known stock promoters who are being sued by IHub

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

This report was filed in retaliation, because IHub became aware of their fraudulent activities, and terminated their accounts.

I have used Investors Hub for many years (since Jan 2001), and have nothing but the highest respect for Investors Hub, and Matt Brown.

They run a very fair stock forum, even in difficult circumstances.

It is unfair that they be maligned falsely by stock swindlers here on Ripoff Report. These people are using Ripoff Report merely as a retaliatory measure, because IHub caught them in their fraudulent activities and terminated their accounts.

But they kept re registering using new names/aliases.

We at IHub do not want these kinds of persons amongst us, and aplaud Matt Brown and his team in ferreting out these scammers.

Here is information on the litigation IHub has initiated against these people:


a Texas corporation,
a Canadian corporation,

Case No. 09-60060 Civ-Zloch/Snow

Hans Brost (zardiw)
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#8 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Victim Of I-hub - (U.S.A.)


Pembroke Pines, FL 12/17/2008 Frank Merhib filed a lawsuit in Broward county court against www.InvestorsHub.com ; a Florida Corporation for allowing a Libelous Publication to remain on there message boards for over 5 years. Before this suit was filed Investors Hub who is owned & operated by President Bob Zumbrunnen & Matt Brown were contacted and asked to please remove the post. They were also offered proof that the posting about Frank Merhib was filled with Lies that were False, malicious, defamatory and harmful to his reputation. Investor Hub's response to our concerns over this post is that there policy is not to remove any posting that are put on there message board's regardless of the facts being true or not. On December10 2008 the complaint to sue Investors Hub was posted on www.InvestorsHub.com as a reply to the original Libelous post. It appears to us that Investors Hub only want to enforce there policy when it seems to suit them and there interest's. Within 5 days of the suit being added to the Investors Hub message board it was removed and the poster's Privileges were Suspended Until 9/7/2011. Frank Merhib advises anyone who feels that any message board that is being used to cause there personal or business name to be harmed in a manner that is False, malicious, defamatory and libelous to Take action immediately. These Message boards amount to no more then a venue for people to Gossip and spread lies That either cause harm to innocent people's reputations or business or as a outlet to pump stock's to uninformed investors or Drive stock prices down with lies to benefit short sellers in the stock market . The owners of these web-site message boards need to be held accountable for what is posted on there Boards. If you feel you have been victimized please contact an Attorney immediately. It is strongly recommended that before you buy or sell any stock from any message board posting on www.InvestorsHub.com contact the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov to confirm that the information you are reading on there boards is true and correct and not the work of a pump and dump or short selling scheme. These links should give the reader some insight




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#9 Consumer Comment

In reply to Dave Lawrence's rebuttal:

AUTHOR: Bones1420 - (U.S.A.)

Dear Mr. Lawrence,

Your response only serves to legitimize the author's far-fetched allegations againsdt investorshub.com. So while you're in such a responsive mood, would you kindly respond to some not so far-fetched allegations made against investorshub.com and it's chief administrator, Matt Brown?

In the two links provided below, could you please respond to the blog posted allegation that Matt Brown's house was possibly raided sometime in February/2007 in connection with a "suspicion of money laundering" ongoing investigation? Also, could you please respond to any additional possible associations with ihub poster "EVO" in that same ongoing investigation?



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#10 UPDATE Employee

Clearly a fraudulent report

AUTHOR: Ihub Admin Dave - (U.S.A.)

Clearly if this individual was being truthful he would have been entitled to a refund for charges to his card.

This individual filing this report forfeited his privileges after numerous warnings for violating the site's usage guidelines. He has continued to register multiple accounts in order to manipulate the dialog of investment discussion boards on iHub, yet another violation of the User Agreement. He was not and is not entitled to refund and he is well aware of that and the multiple reasons.

His report of "credit card has been charged many times" was filed in August, 2007. iHub NEVER initiates credit card charges. All charges are intiated by the customer, including recurring subscriptions, which were not even available until December 2007. Further, iHub uses third party processors such as Verisign and thus does not have ANY customer's credit card information. It would be IMPOSSIBLE for iHub to "charge his credit card many times" since iHub does not have the abiility to do so.

iHub does not have any so-called "spy-ware" as tens of thousands of weekly users can attest. That claim is yet another patently false allegation by this complainant.

Lastly, if this person finds himself spammed by "porn sites" it is undoubtedly the result of his surfing activities and not his past use of InvestorsHub. He has been invited and encouraged to take his business elsewhere since he is either unwilling or unable to engage in civil, mature dialog and abide by the site's rules pertaining to user conduct.

Dave Lawrence
Site Admin
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