In their lawsuit that alleges Digital Altitude was a $14 million dollar fraudulent business, the FTC identified The Upside LLC as a California company managed by Mary Dee and primarily used to open merchant accounts for credit card processing. Mary Dee being one of Digital Altitude’s principals and also a named defendant in the suit. [Continue reading…]
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Hopes that Digital Altitude may be able to continue its business operations have been dashed, following a declaration by the court-appointed Receiver. In his Second Interim Report, the Receiver bluntly states he has not resumed operations, and has no plans to do so, as he has not determined a feasible means of resuming operations in [Continue reading…]
One of the problem MLM scammers have when caught is that outside of the scam they were running, they had no other source of income. In cases where an injunction is pursued and said scammers assets are frozen, that leaves them with limited options for hiring counsel. Such is the case with Digital Altitude, Michael [Continue reading…]
The first of the Digital Altitude defendants has buckled, following a joint filing requesting a stay in proceedings as to Morgan Johnson.
While Digital Altitude has acknowledged it made misrepresentations to the general public, the company and its principals are denying responsibility. Specifically, Michael Force and Mary Dee have raised failure to exhaust administrative remedies, good faith, offsets/set-offs, informed consent, and no reasonable basis for the requested relief as affirmative defenses.
The FTC’s lawsuit against Digital Altitude continues, with the latest seeing default judgment sought against the company and related entity defendants.
With the evident strength of the FTC’s case against Digital Altitude and granting of a preliminary injunction, it’s easy to assume defrauded consumers will receive redress. In a March 12th message on the Digital Altitude Receivership website however, the Receiver reminds that that’s not necessarily the case.
Details of what went down at the Digital Altitude preliminary injunction have been published. The Civil Minutes for the hearing cover testimony from Michael Force, Mary Dee and Thomas Seaman, the court-appointed Receiver.
Following day two of the Digital Altitude preliminary injunction hearing, the case docket has been updated to reflect the an injunction was granted.
Upon being appointed one of the first tasks the Digital Altitude Receiver undertakes is to determine whether the business can continue legally and profitably. As per BehindMLM’s Digital Altitude review, the company’s business model consists of getting people to hand over increasing amounts of money. Those recruited and convinced to pay thousands of dollars in [Continue reading…]