I OFFER YOU HERE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. A CHANCE TO BE ASSERTIVE, TO TAKE ACTION, TO FIGHT BACK, WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE OFF FROM WORK, FLY TO NY, STAND IN THE COLD, OR WAVE A BIG SIGN THAT SAYS "I GOT RIPPED OFF".
THIS PARTICIPATION YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH AT YOUR OWN PACE, ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE, ANONYMOUSLY AND WITH ALMOST NO COST (PENNIES FOR THE PHOTOCOPIES).
NO MORE EXCUSES.
I CHALLENGE THE GROUP TO DESIGN (OR ASK FOR A COPY OF ONE OF MINE), PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE AS MANY FLYERS AS YOU CAN AT ANY BANK OF AMERICA" INDOOR ATM FACILITY.
THE THEME OF THE "FLYER" SHOULD BE BOA'S HISTORY OF INVOLVEMENT IN ANY "ONE OR MORE" OF THE DOZENS OF MISDEEDS AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE "AGAPE WORLD INC" PONZI.
THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN OF PUBLIC AWARENESS IS CONSISTENCY (KEEP THE FLYERS FLOWING) AND TIMING (WE NEED TO DO THIS ON WEEKENDS OR EVENINGS (WHEN THE BANK STAFF WONT BE AROUND TO REMOVE AND TRASH THEM).
OUR OBJECTIVE... EDUCATE THE BOA ACCOUNT HOLDERS AS TO BOA'S ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN THE AGAPE WORLD INC PONZI AND OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.
IF YOU DO THIS, PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE OTHER GROUP MEMBERS TO DO THE SAME BY SIGNING ONTO THE YAHOO GROUP SITE AND LETTING US KNOW HOW MANY YOU DROPPED OFF AND IN WHAT CITY (DO NOT MENTION THE BRANCH BY NAME).
I WISH YOU ALL SUCCESS.
check out this video of one young womans courage to speak out against BOA:
NETWORK FOR INVESTOR ACTION AND PROTECTION FORMED BY INVESTMENT FRAUD VICTIMS Non-profit group will focus on prevention of investment fraud and assistance for fraud victimsNew York, NY (Dec. 8, 2009) — A group of investment fraud victims has formed the Network for Investor Action and Protection (NIAP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping investors and victims of investment fraud.
The Network, a natural outgrowth of the group’s meetings, planning, advocacy, and extensive collaboration that began in the weeks following the discovery of the Madoff fraud, will pursue regulatory reform to more effectively police and prevent investment and securities fraud, and will seek better treatment for fraud victims.NIAP (www.investoraction.org) - initially seeks to unite thousands of victims of several recent frauds, serving as an advocate for the rights of victims.
It will also line up support for much-needed legislative and regulatory change at market oversight agencies as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).“It’s extremely unfortunate that existing laws are being interpreted to the detriment of many victims of investment fraud, who are already suffering terribly from Washington’s poor oversight,” said Ron Stein, NIAP’s President and co-founder. “Most investors don’t realize how limited the protection of their investment assets is. NIAPs platform will allow us to pursue our goals of improved treatment for fraud victims and the equally important objective of better oversight of the investment community.”“The public doesn’t fully grasp the diversity of those whose lives were ruined by these frauds and the incredible hardship that resulted,” said Ilene Kent, a member of NIAP’s Executive Committee. “A vast number of the victims are every day, hardworking people of all economic backgrounds, a true cross-section of America. Our plight – made worse by decades of government negligence – is being largely ignored.”
As a 501c4 tax-exempt organization, NIAP will be able to solicit donations and lobby for legislative changes at both the state and federal levels. NIAP has already begun the process of reaching out to members of Congress to advance its agenda. Indeed, NIAP members played an integral role in making this week’s Congressional hearings on the Investor Protection Act amendments happen, and in drafting the legislation recently announced by Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D – New York) office that will provide significant relief for indirect investors.
NIAP represents a collaboration between existing Madoff investor groups and individuals and the investor population-at-large, rightly concerned about the protection of their assets and the safety of their brokerage firms.“We want to bring together victims of investment fraud — including union members, pension fund holders, in short direct and indirect investors alike — to speak with one voice on what important changes need to be made so all investors can feel safe under our country’s regulatory framework,” said Kent, who is also the group’s Outreach Coordinator. “We want investors to feel that the SIPC, FINRA, and the SEC are competent and actually represent investor interests.
Trustee settling with Agape brokers by David WinzelbergPublished: December 3, 2009Tags: Agape World, Nicholas Cosmo, Ponzi scheme Five people who the feds allege pocketed more than $40 million by selling bogus investments for Nicholas Cosmo’s Agape World are negotiating to settle the lawsuits brought against them by the bankruptcy trustee in the case. Trustee Ken Silverman and attorneys from his firm Silverman Acampora told the federal bankruptcy court Tuesday that they were actively negotiating settlements with some of the former Agape World brokers, including Jason Keryc, Bryan Arias, Hugo Arias and Diane Kaylor, and each of their corporate entities. Silverman is in “early stages of discussions” concerning a resolution of the claims against Jose Ricardo Diaz. The trustee explained that any settlement is subject to further investigation regarding the disposition of funds received from the brokers and others who profited from Agape, the Hauppauge-based company that feds charge was really a $413 million Ponzi scheme. Silverman had sued the brokers to reclaim the lucrative commissions Cosmo had paid to them, which feds estimated at $55 million. Keryc was sued for $16 million, Hugo Arias for $10 million, Diaz for $8 million, Kaylor for $4.75 million, and Bryan Arias, Hugo’s brother, for $2 million. The court also approved the trustee’s $180,000 settlement with Stephenson Lane Carriage Homes, a Maine housing project Agape lent $214,000 to. A payment of about $749,000 to the trustee for services rendered so far on the Agape case was also approved by the court. Also, about two dozen victims of Cosmo’s alleged fraud are expected to rally in front of the Bank of America tower across from Bryant Park in Manhattan on Friday at noon. New Jersey resident Lucille Manzella, who helped organize the protest, said the event is aimed at calling attention to the bank’s role in Agape World’s business operations. A class-action suit filed on behalf of Agape victims claims the bank assigned more than one employee to Cosmo’s office in Hauppauge and supplied direct access to the bank’s accounts. The suit says Bank of America also provided Cosmo with access to information about the cash balances of Agape investors who had accounts with the bank. Those Agape investors routinely received aggressive solicitations from the company when their balances swelled, the suit claims.-- David WinzelbergReporterLong Island Business News631firstname.lastname@example.org://www.libn.com/spacedout