Achieve Community in crisis. No processor, not compliant.
Despite previously claiming that their “new Payout Processor is Global Cash Card”, news today that Achieve Community is once again without a payment processor.
When exactly Kristi Johnson was made aware GCC would not be working with Achieve is unclear. Today’s announcement however appears to have been prompted by an Achieve affiliate publishing an email they received from GCC.
This is a shocking update I have for you all. I had emailed GCC to ask whether they would send the debit cards to India, as previously Payoneer did not, due to some Indian regulations. And guess what response I got back from GCC …
“The Achieve Community is not a client of Global Cash Card.”
This was written to me by Joe Purcell, email id (Ozedit: removed). I sent the email to (Ozedit: removed) which I found on their FB page.
In response to this, I sent them back a screenshot of the update on Dec 18, 2014 saying that GCC would be our payout processor, and again Joe replies …
“We have decided not to service them…….they are aware”.
Had the affiliate of not published the correspondence, whether or not Johnson would have made today’s announcement is uncertain.
If I had to guess, I’d say she was made aware of GCC’s decision on or around her December 31st admin update.
Out of the blue, Johnson pleaded with affiliates to stop publishing information about Achieve Community on Facebook:
We are no longer able to be a Facebook program – and that is not up for debate – there are several reasons for this – and most have to do with our processors.
Reading between the lines, I believe the above was a misguided attempt to scrub the internet of Achieve Community’s inner-workings.
Johnson had likely been informed GCC had rejected them, and believed she’d have a better chance hoodwinking the next processor she applied to without claims of 800% ROIs and what not plastered all over Facebook.
Again, speculation on my part entirely – but it fits.
What Johnson has been up to over the last week or so is unclear, but today’s announcement suggests that resurrecting the Achieve Ponzi might not be as simple as approaching yet another processor.
Hello Achieve Community!
I have some bad news for the Community. GCC is not going to work with us after all, and that is not the worst of it. We have to restructure our Achieve organization. I don’t know yet what that will mean entirely, until I speak with my lawyers tomorrow.
All I can tell you is that I fully intend to have us up and running again as soon as possible and that I know there are many options for doing this. But at this point I need expert advice and I’m not going to guess at what that will be.
Why Johnson didn’t consult her lawyers for “expert advice” prior to launching a Ponzi scheme, or why she didn’t again when Payoneer terminated their payment processor account is entirely a mystery.
If her lawyers are half-decent, tomorrow’s meeting will see them advise her that running a Ponzi scheme is illegal. Johnson herself appears to be anticipating that, based off her claim that Achieve needs to “restructure”.
Meanwhile you can bundle whatever you want with the investment positions offered (advertising banners was the last half-assed attempt), but if you’re still just using new affiliate funds to pay off existing investors, you’re going to fall well short of regulatory compliance.
Instead I’ll let you know when I have real information about what this is going to take and how long it will take.
I know that Achieve is not going anywhere, no matter what we have to do – and you will know what our future will be as the solutions are put into place.
There is a lot of work for me to do….I’m very sorry I can’t just be online and talk with all of you….but this restructure needs my full attention now.
Nothing is going to stop me. This Community is changing the world and we aren’t going to let a few set backs stop that.
Logically the best course of action would be to immediately issue refunds to Achieve Community investors.
What with the admins and early investors having made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen investor funds though, you can see the motivation behind Johnson’s “nothing is going to stop me” sentiment.
She has no choice but to continue to try to keep this sinking ship afloat. Lest she fess up and deal with the Ponzi aftermath she’s created and admit she can’t pay refunds using money that has already been paid out.
The Achieve Community Ponzi saga continues, stay tuned…
sign of things to come. the last comment on kristi’s FB page is:
ty anderson, who calls himself CEO of Myriad Force, appears to be the same, as the commentator ‘Myriad Force’, who has been vouching for Achieve over at LRM’s realscam.com
so, when the biggest supporters start tumblin’, and askin’ for their money, how soon will it become a free for all?
run kristi run ! 🙂
That Rodney Blackburn cheerleader claims to have $90,000 owing to him. Watered down by a factor of 800% that’s $11,250 invested (ignoring re-investment).
He’s busy pimping alternative matrix scams to the Achieve faithful though so he doesn’t seem too fussed about it.
Kristi and Troy will need a bit more money to get their escape plan going.
You better call your credit card and request a charge back or kiss your ponzi money gone.
Which kinda makes you wonder… Did Barnes basically took what’s in the bank account and left Kristi holding the bag, GCC rejected them a while back, but Kristi sat on the news so they can get new depositors in so she can make a run for it too?
Of course “Achieve Community is not going any where”… but the leaders are going, going…
IM(very)HO, Achieve hasn’t been running long much for there to be enough money for Barnes to “run off with”
Amidst all the huffing and puffing. it’s easy to forget Achieve only appeared on the HYIP ponzi boards in July, 2014 and effectively stopped paying in September.
Definitely not enough time to accumulate large amounts of loot, especially since it was “paying” in the initial stages and, despite the B/S membership claims, was only ever a small scale operation.
I’ve seen perhaps two or three statements over the last few months from people claiming to have “invested” in April and May. I guess we’ll never have a good idea of how much/when unless the losers make enough of a stink to get the authorities involved.
@Achieve hasn’t been running long much for there to be enough money for Barnes to “run off with”
Well he and Kristi are STILL taking in money from ipaydna and it is in china. we can only hope the USA secret service and US postal gets involved to shut down IPAYNDA
Compared to mega frauds like TelexFree and ZeekRewards (1 billion and 870 Mil respectively) everything else is “small scale”.
But I do seem to recall a Ponzi scheme recently sentenced to 30 years for 35 million Ponzi…
Where are all the achieve supporters now? I would LOVE to see what they have to say.
Question for anyone who has been following the Achieve forum.
Was any explanation ever provided as to why Achieve is using iPayDNA only for incoming payments rather than also utilizing iPayDNA’s, as they put it, “flexible international Business credit card processing program that allows distributing funds worldwide to any number of employees or agents in a time and cost effective way” to pay members?
Did Achievers ever enquire about this?
Is it common practice for ponzi/pyramid scheme operators to utilize separate payment in/payment out processors?
I could see where money coming in from and then going out to the same accounts might raise money laundering flags somewhere but, is this something the seemingly sketchy iPayDNA would be concerned about?
They all now think Utoken will bring the riches.
It’s January….most launches of the year, most scams of the year as well. Nothing new (people are still greedy and willing to believe all fairy tales).
Achieve More lies from Farmer Kristi and her sheep
Why did I read that as U – took – em ? 😀
stick a fork in it.
If I were a member, I would have asked Troy if his comment
meant he and Kristi were returning all the money they took?
uh oh, the Winding Down Begins!!
next up: Slow Fade Out.
next next up: Fresh Ponzi Offering!!
I’m so worried about my sister. She “invested” with these scammers and bought the whole pie in the sky spiel.
She got quite nasty with me when I informed her that I would not be “investing” with her in this ponzi/pyramid scheme. Called me negative and now we’re not speaking.
This is an intelligent, well educated, successful woman!!!
How can anyone believe that they will get an 800% return on their money for doing nothing? It’s so sad.
@ Lil-Iodine – I’m sorry Achieve has caused a rift between you and your sister…what a shame that not only are people losing their hard earned $$$, but not causing family division…:-(
“How can anyone believe….800% ROI..”…..unfortunately it’s called GREED…:-(
I hate to say this but I feel she knows exactly what this is or she wouldn’t have gotten pissed about not getting the referral cash from you joining.
Otherwise, there really is no justifiable reason for her to get mad at you.
Like they say, it’s your money and you can do with it what you want (except when you don’t give it to them).
She’ll apologize later. Right now she’s too emotionally invested (sunk cost fallacy) into AC that she can’t think straight. That’s what cults do.
AC is a commercial cult. They “love bomb” the members with that “community” thing where they love bomb each other with positive thinking messages.
You’ll just have to hold your tongue and don’t wag your finger going “I told you so” when she comes back with tears in her eyes.
More BS from Mr and Mrs ponzi
I don’t even believe Kristi has an attorney! It’s amazing there are still people in the FB group that are buying this scam.
I wonder what the next excuse is going to be? Unless there is none and her and Troy really do a runner.
troy has been eerily silent on his facebook with the last post being the pie-in-the-sky mansion pic…….unless that’s where everyone’s money went.
And still no acknowledgement from the alleged fiance that they are really engaged or thanks to the well wishers. Is she that embarrassed? lmao
And can you believe that they are still doing the cheerleader game- rah, rah, rah- just believe and you will achieve blah blah blah.
What’s it going to take to wake these sleepy
heads? I guess they are the type’s that go from one Ponzi to another.
Nothing other than “reality”. Right now they know they’ve been f***ed, but they **want** to believe, so they’re in a holding pattern mainly due to sunk cost fallacy.
The more ardent believers are still love bombing each other. The shrewed ones like Randy and company is offering them “another way out” or “Plan B”.
Right now they are vulnerable, being in emotional turmoil. 5 stages of grief and all that “bargain, depression, anger, etc.”
these people who come into these pierced are a defeated that do not like to work and dream of making money doing nothing.
So get that pulls infinite bag.But only declare bankruptcy they run to another scheme (for not being able to do something else in life … lol) and come back to say the best new milionary scheme in the world … lmao
very exciting, no doubt.
but, why is some processor using visa and mastercard, willing to give only ‘Temporary Processing Services’?
sounds like a shifty processor wants to make a quick buck, and dump achieve before anyone’s antennae are raised.
process and dump! just like payoneer! everybody wants to take a short ride on the gravy train!!
yeah…..this ain’t coming back.