Michael Force cops $54 mill Digital Altitude judgment, stripped of assets
Michael Force’s settlement with the FTC has been approved.
As per the settlement, the FTC has received a $54 million dollar monetary judgment against Force.
An injunction has also been granted, prohibiting Force from committing further violations of the FTC Act.
The FTC sued Michael Force and Digital Altitude early last year.
Through Digital Altitude, the FTC allege Force scammed consumers out of $14 million dollars.
As per the terms of Force’s settlement, the allegations made by the FTC are to “be taken as true”.
For his part in scamming people out of millions of dollars through Digital Altitude, Force has been permanently prohibited from having anything to do with a business coaching program or investment opportunity (running, selling, assisting, owning, you name it).
On the money side of things, Force’s judgement is $54 million dollars, partially suspended.
Assets the settlement additionally strips Force of include:
- $36,400 held in a CitiBank account;
- $13,400 held in a Wells Fargo Bank;
- a 2018 Jeep;
- two 2017 Zero motorcycles;
- a 2016 Ducati motorcycle;
- any interest in funds held in any account tied to Digital Altitude; and
- funds thus far recovered by the Receiver (~$2 million as of September 2018)
What is left of the judgment is suspended, based on sworn financial statements submitted to the FTC.
As per the FTC’s press-release, the sum total Force will be handing over is $1.9 million – that includes cash and assets.
Looking forward, Force has to
- for the next 20 years provide a copy of the FTC settlement to any partners in any business Force owns, controls or operates;
- submit a compliance report to the FTC after 12 months and every year thereafter for 20 years (contact details, details of any businesses etc.); and
- maintain business records for perusal by the FTC (if required) for a minimum of 5 years per record and for 20 years in total.
Proposed settlements with Mary Dee, Alan Moore and Thermography For Life have also been approved.
All three settlements mirror Force’s. Each is for $54 million, strips the defendants of assets, and the remaining judgment balance is suspended.
All three defendants are also prohibited by injunction from committing future violations of the FTC Act.
Settlements with Sean Brown, Morgan Johnson and The Upside LLC were reached and approved last year.
Default Judgement was granted against Digital Altitude and the remaining corporate defendants on March 6th.
As far as the FTC’s litigation against Digital Altitude goes, the settlements and default judgment bring the matter to a close.
The Receivership is still working toward claim payouts, but we haven’t heard anything since October of last year.
Great job FTC! Time to get Dave Sharpe (Legendary Marketer) and Vick Strizheus (Four Percent) next. oh and the worst of em all David Wood (Empower Network).
Tip off at ftccomplaintassistant.gov
I feel I was ripped off by this company I put in $40,000 and now I can’t get in contact with them.
That’s because the FTC shut Digital Altitude down. There is no company to get in contact with.
I wonder if all the people like me who lost so much of my time and money with Digital Altitude will be compensated.
Who does the 54 million go to? I will take some! I can send them my bank account details anytime so they can send me all the money back that i paid them.
So frustrating. Not only stealing time and money but also stealing hopes and dreams of hard working people who want to get ahead in life.
You won’t be compensated per say but you’ll be able to file a claim when the time comes.
This is great news. Is Michael Force now bankrupt?
Dunno about bankrupt but he’s represented to the authorities he’s cleaned out after settlement.
Thanks for the info. I was one of the victims of this scam! Do we know when we should be able fo file claims?
I lost my life savings to this company, now I live off soc security! Yes I probably should have known better, but hind site is ALWAYS 20/20.
Please let me know how and when we can file a claim.
Hope they fry them all, and all the one’s that perpetuated their scheme.
Yeah I wasted money and time on this guy aswell will never see those funds again will I.
Going by the Receiver’s comments you’re unlikely to see any significant recovery.
I also lost my life saving to this company! I am in so much debt, we are really struggling! When can we file a claim?
No claims in the Digital Altitude case. Wasn’t enough recovered IIRC.
Thanks for the info.
I really hope you could spend your days in jail Michael Force.
You deserve nothing but that. You re a miserable son of a bitch and karma will get you. Watch it. You piece of shit.
Karma will get you MICHAEL TRASH FORCE.
You have ruined soo many lives. Just wait for it. You should be in jail forever. (Ozedit: racism removed)
Hello everyone, i have loss my money to, i try to contact everyone, but unfortunatly no answer. I contact this email (removed) but nothing.
I just want to know when I will get my money back. But well.
Hope everyone are okay. Does anyone have new more information?
The Receivership wrapped up last month – https://behindmlm.com/companies/digital-altitude/digital-altitude-receivership-over-pmv-recovery-dropped/
Back in March 2018 the Receivership warned you weren’t likely to get anything back – https://behindmlm.com/companies/digital-altitude/digital-altitude-victims-should-not-expect-any-significant-recoveries/
Might be worth following up with the FTC. Looks to be another “sorry for your loss” ending though.
I just got a check in the mail from the FTC!!
Congratulations. Care to share your loss vs. recovery percentage, just out of general interest?
I went “undercover” to check out this scam.
Tactics very obvious and immediately I noticed “company plants” in the chats to change the conversation when there were issues. I felt bad for the people who really believed in this.
Hope he is cleaned out, he’s scum of the earth to had done this to people.
I feel bad for promoting his S**t banners, links etc… for others to sign up!
I fell for this scam Working 24/7 to intice others to do the Same.
My coworkers were Very Well off. We were Promised a “hold to our hand til we Made $10,000! Sounded Good to me.
ALL LIES. NEVER HAD HELP-INSTRUCTIONS UNLESS you pay them Big Bucks! Could not afford that & NO ONE helped.
Ready? $47,000.That was the last of my money. Retired wanting a paycheck & putting money into spreading GOD’S WORD!
I believe GOD Was showing me Doubt but I just Wanted Success on their promises.Now I am moneyless. I need a new roof that I cannot afford. I need it NOW.
ATT: this search says he is Not broke! He has started All over agin & that Famous party starts Dec 7 in Cancun. Does that sound Broke?
I think they were way to easy on him. He had to give up 2 motorcycles–so what?…… Where is that $54million going? I want at least $4000 to get a roof before my house Dies!
When this started I called to put my name on a list. The sec told me nothing would happen for at least “2yr” so I was to call back.. My husband died then so Nothing else was on my mind.
I have a bucket of Collections to deal with now. I Need that Money. I know there was alot of us but $54million–I WANT A CRUMB!!
DONT LET his new business happen! Use your FB & whatever else…..GOD PLEASE HELP US.
WE ARE PUTTING THIS IN YOUR HANDS. YOU CAN FIX IT ALL.ASKING IN JESUS POWERFUL NAME.. AMEN AMEN.
I Know that Nerk is laughing at you & me.
Not to sound like a dick but it seems not doing your due-diligence and blabbing on about god got you into this mess? Maybe it’s time for a rethink.
As for recovery, the Receivership wound up a year ago. It was one of the worst MLM receiverships I’ve ever seen.
Instead of praying, try contacting the FTC. Don’t get your hopes up.
Thought you might find this interesting.
Michael Force whitelabelled Simvoly.com – selling business software under the name Clixli.
He stopped paying them the user fees… owed them over $110,000 USD.
They then went public about it.
Conversation between force and simvoly about not paying; dropbox.com/sh/wapqiragw65eay4/AADptVUhtb_ughdsudLW-h6ka?dl=0
Video from founder of Simvoly talking about it: static.simvoly.com/videos/q&a.mp4
Since he stopped paying… it leaves 100s of users not getting the packages they paid for.
Not MLM related but interesting nonetheless.
Michael Force continuing his scamming through the UK shell company route. And going by Mike Force to dodge due-diligence.
And funnily enough Clixli looks to be abandoned (blank website, deleted FaceBook posts). I wonder if they scammed their customers as well.
What a disgrace Michael Force is. Trading on his service to the United States military as a reason to work with him. He has discipline, integrity, courage, etc.
How is he even allowed to do business anymore? Maybe he’s like OJ (who’s still out looking for Nicole’s killer right? LOL).
Michael Force is trying to make money in 2022 so he can pay back all of his victims from Wealth Masters, Carbon Copy Pro and Digital Scamtitude.