eAdGear file suit against Randy Williams (JubiRev)
I received an anonymous tipoff this morning informing me that GoFunRewards’ parent company eAdGear had filed a civil lawsuit against former President Randy Williams.
Sure enough when I checked the newly filed cases list of the North District Court in California, there it was:
As per the information above, the suit was filed in San Francisco on March 15th and has been assigned case number “13-1186”.
eAdGear’s complaint lists eAdGear and GoFunPlaces as the plaintiffs, with Randal Williams (also knows as Randy Williams, photo right), Prosperity Formula LLC, JubiMax LLC, JubiMax Inc., Affiliate Pro Inc. and John Does 1 to 100 as the defendants.
eAdGear claim that Williams is the “CEO and alter-ego” of both Prosperity Formula and Affiliate Pro, as well as being the “organizer, officer, director and managing agent” of JubiMax. They claim the same for JubiMax Inc. but replace “organizer” with “founder”.
In the complaint, eAdGear accuse Randal Williams, all of his alter-egos and JubiMax of
- misappropriation of trade secrets
- violating of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
- breach of fiduciary duty and duty of loyalty
- tortious interference with contractual relations
- tortious interference with prospective economic advantage
- inducing breach of contract
- breach of contract
- breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
- unfair competition
eAdGear, listed as a Californian corporation and GoFunPlaces, listed as a British Virgin Islands corporation (of which GoFunRewards is the MLM marketing arm of), state that through a “Joint Venture Agreement” (JVA), Williams and eAdGear launched GoFunPlaces.
The JVA provided that eAdGear would supply the initial working capital for the GoFunPlaces joint venture, and would permit Williams, on behalf of GoFunPlaces, the right to use eAdGear’s member base to promote, endorse and market the joint venture’s travel club and auction system to eAdGear’s members.
The JVA also provided that Williams would be the “Manager” of the GoFunPlaces joint venture, with duties to maintain its books and records and distribute its profits as provided by the JVA.
Once GoFunPlaces was formed, Williams became GoFunPlaces’ President in addition to the Manager of the joint venture.
In a nutshell, eAdGear bankrolled the GoFunPlaces/GoFunRewards operation and gave Williams access to their memberbase to market GoFunPlaces.
After all this was setup, Williams then appears to have gone rogue;
eAdGear and GoFunPlaces contend that shortly after Williams executed the JVA and while he was the Manager and President of GoFunPlaces, Williams engaged in unlawful conduct including:
1. converting, stealing, embezzling and misappropriating their funds and/or trade secrets/confidential and proprietary information such as software, members, databases, downlines, business plans, business platforms, marketing plans and compensation plans.
2. sabotaging their operations.
3. publishing false and negative information about them to the public and to their employees, affiliates, distributors and vendors.
4. setting up and operating JubiMax Inc. and JubiMax LLC (collectively “JubiMax”), to use their trade secrets/confidential and proprietary information to compete with them unfairly and
5. inducing distributors, including T. LaMont Silver, to breach the terms of their distributorship agreements with GoFunPlaces.
The complaint then dives into the history of JubiRev, which eAdGear claim began while Williams was still President of GoFunPlaces.
On July 16, 2012, eAdGear entered into a JVA with Affiliate Pro and others in order to form a British Virgin Islands corporation (later known as GoFunPlaces) that would develop and operate an online travel club.
On December 11, 2012, while he was the Manager and President of GoFunPlaces, Williams registered the domain name “JubiMax.com”.
JubiMax Inc. was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on December 21, 2012, while Williams was the Manager and President of GoFunPlaces.
Shortly thereafter, JubiMax’s online operation was launched with a business plan, website, software, compensation structure, technology platform and member base that includes trade secret/confidential and proprietary information that was misappropriated from Plaintiffs.
On or about January 5, 2013, Williams asked a key GoFunPlaces distributor, Kent McLaughlin, to be the President of JubiMax.
During that conversation, Williams told McLaughlin that he had been working on setting up JubiMax for months, and asked McLaughlin if McLaughlin knew of a source of funding for JubiMax.
McLaughlin declined the offer to be President of JubiMax.
Thereafter, Williams asked J. Joshua Beistle to be the President of JubiMax and, on or about Friday 21, 2013, Beistle was announced as JubiMax’s new President.
In a letter dated January 10, 2013, Williams resigned his position as President of GoFunPlaces effective as of January 14, 2013, purported to “terminate” the JVA, and demanded “full and proper distribution for myself” of the assets in GoFunPlaces.
Williams also solicited one of GoFunPlaces’ key distributors, T. Lamont Silver, to become Video Manager for JubiMax and, in this role, Silver has published numerous internet media files promoting JubiMax.
In his promoting of JubiMax (or more specifically, JubiRev), Silver (photo right) has encouraged JubiRev affiliates to invest as much as ‘(their) resources allow‘ as well as heavily promoting and endorsing the use of a third-party automation company, which effectively turn JubiRev into a passive investment scheme.
As if the above wasn’t “dirty” enough, eAdGear then go on to lay out how Williams effectively scammed the GoFunPlaces compensation plan for his own benefit;
Between October 2012 and December 2012, Williams embezzled and misappropriated GoFunPlaces’ assets, by setting up in GoFunPlaces’ distributor database bogus accounts for his family members and friends and then transferring “Lifestyle Dollars” and “bonus rewards” into these accounts.
In GoFunPlaces affiliates are paid newly invested money as a ROI, based on how many Lifestyle Dollars they dump onto “customer” accounts to generate bonus reward points.
William’s family members and friends who received the “Lifestyle Dollars” and “bonus rewards” had no right or entitlement to receive them.
As a result of these embezzlements by Williams, GoFunPlaces has incurred and/or will incur losses in an amount exceeding one million dollars.
On January 11, 2013, Williams embezzled $55,000 out of a GoFunPlaces bank account by having a cashier’s check in that amount issued and made payable to himself.
As soon as one of GoFunPlaces’ directors learned about this embezzlement, GoFunPlaces notified Williams that his conduct would be reported to the authorities.
Immediately thereafter, and in recognition of the fact that his conduct would result in criminal sanctions, Williams returned the cashier’s check to GoFunPlaces’ bank and tearfully implored GoFunPlaces not to prosecute him.
Guess Williams eventually found that “source of funding” he was asking Kent McLaughlin about…
Then there’s your typical “raid the company’s database when you leave” too;
In order to protect its trade secrets/confidential and proprietary information, GFP required its distributors to enter into a Distributorship Agreement providing that they “will not use the company’s platforms, products or service to obtain unfair competitive advantages”.
Plaintiffs contend that Defendants induced GoFunPlaces’ key distributors, including T. LaMont Silver, to breach their Distributorship Agreements with GoFunPlaces by using the company’s downlines and other platforms, products and/or services to benefit Defendants and compete unfairly with GoFunPlaces.
And last but not least, computer fraud and abuse, with GoFunPlaces accusing Williams and JubiRev of
- improperly accessing and/or gaining entry without authorization to Plaintiff’s computer network and servers
- knowingly accessing Plaintiff’s networks and computer systems and without permission altering, damaging, deleting, destroying and/or otherwise making use of data to wrongfully obtain money, property and/or data
- knowingly and without permission accessing Plaintiff’s data and copying, taking, deleting and/or making unlawful use of such data; and/or
- knowingly and without permission providing or assisting in providing a means to access Plaintiff’s computers, automated data, servers, networks and/or computer systems
eAdGear also claim the above is evidence of JubiRev and Williams breaching the California Penal Code.
Citing the “misappropriation” of their “trade secrets” by Williams, eAdGear appear to be looking to halt JubiRev in its tracks. The company is seeking an injunction that would restrain the
defendants, their employers, agents, employees and all persons acting in concert with them from using, copying, publishing, disclosing, transferring or selling Plaintiff’s trade secrets, or any product or services based on or incorporating all or part of such trade secrets, and restraining them from obtaining any commercial advantage or unjust enrichment from the misappropriation of such trade secrets.
Given that GoFunPlaces effectively claim that Williams and friends used their trade secrets to launch JubiRev, an injunction would no doubt mean a halt of operations.
Whether or not the lawsuit will have an effect on the yet to be launched JubiRev remains to be seen. Cut it anyway you want, some of those allegations against Williams are pretty serious and aren’t exactly confidence inspiring when it comes to conduct of executive management in an MLM company.
Interestingly enough, a “Notice of Pendency of Other Action” filed with the eAdGear lawsuit acknowledges another lawsuit filed by Randal Williams in the Texas District Court.
eAdGear state the suit was filed because Williams alleges that eAdGear are in violation of the Texas Business and Commerce Code, you can read the BehindMLM writeup of the case here.
eAdGear state they intent to have the cass dismissed due to a lack of personal jurisdiction, or alternatively have it moved to California’s Northern District Court to be heard.
Looking forward on eAdGear’s case against Williams, the District Court of California has set an “Initial Case Management Conference” date for the 11th of June.
Eadgear calling the kettle black lol
Article updated with full analysis of eAdGear’s (GoFunRewards/GoFunPlaces) lawsuit against Randal Williams (JubiRev/JubiMax).
eAdGear is pretty sue-happy. They sued a couple of Zeek heads when they tried to raid eAdGear members for Zeek recruits. I think they link’s still on PPBlog.
So apparently in light of this information surfacing last night’s JubiRev corporate call was abruptly cancelled.
At the time of publication of this comment no official reason for the cancellation has been made public.
I have joined JubiRev and I have downlines. What I will do? Must I stopped promoting JubiRev? Please helps me.
That’d be entirely up to you.
Personally, I’d pick something that’s a bit more concrete, like a biz that actually have PRODUCTS you can sell. At least those you actually get stuff you can sell (or consume).
People who’s still in, will tell you that everything’s normal, it’s normal for companies to get sued, blah blah blah. (How many companies get sued BEFORE it launched, eh?)
Can anyone give me content to file a dispute…. [English not native language].
Is there any chances of getting my money back? I invested via payza and STP.
JubiRev are trying to sweep this under the carpet. An affiliate contacted support, asking them about the case:
The affiliate requested an escalation of their ticket and then received the following reply:
JubiRev being sued by eAdGear has nothing to do with JubiRev? Beistle’s going to have to do better than that…
A coin has two sides & there are two sides to every story. Make sure you listen once you’ve heard them BOTH.
Remember, things are not always as they seem, or as someone wants you to beleive.
Must I stopped promoting JubiRev? Please help me.
False equivalence: assuming two sides of the story are equally valid.
Sure, listen to the “other side”, then list all the evidence available, evaluate each piece of evidence, decide if that piece of evidence REALLY supports one side or the other (or is it merely “consistant with”) then make up your own mind.
What do I mean “consistent with”? Let me give an example (courtesy of Brian Dunning on Skeptoid.com)
In the 9/11 conspiracy theories, one of the persistent rumors was that Pentagon was actually hit by an AMERICAN missile, not the airliner. One piece of so-called “evidence” was “Donald Rumsfeld’s office was on the other side of the Pentagon, proving that he won’t let himself get injured in this deception campaign”.
This is a “consistent with” piece of “evidence”, because it only makes sense if you ALREADY accept the conspiracy theory. However, it does NOT PROVE / SUPPORT the conspiracy theory, because there are tens of thousands of people that have office in the Pentagon.
That evidence means nothing because basically any one that survived the attack, or indeed, NOT in the Pentagon, is automatically a suspect. Why limit the suspect list to Rumsfeld?
A lot of the so-called evidence in MLM is merely “consistent with”. It does not actually SUPPORT the premise, that the company is legitimate/legal/whatever.
Randal Williams was listed in 2011 as a founder of Fast Profits Daily, a cycler matrix. That collapsed “program” morphed into another one called Profit Racer and also was pushed by MLMers who pushed the collapsed AutoXTen scheme, which positioned itself as good for churches and a venture through which $200,000 could be made quickly.
Similar “programs” have been targeted by regulators and the U.S. Secret Service. I have read search-warrant applications that show how certain promoters of the Regenesis 2X2 scheme were kept under surveillance. Agents even combed through Dumpsters.
At least one of the Regenesis 2X2 promoters went on to become a Zeek promoter and an alleged big winner.
As for getting your money back, well, one thing you can do is look to history. Here is the refund policy of Fast Profits Daily:
“ALL Purchases are FINAL and NO REFUNDS or CHARGEBACKS are allowed. Any attempts to acquire a refund or chargeback constitute theft and fraud, and are grounds for legal prosecution.
“Purchaser will be liable for all legal and administrative cost associated with the chargeback and minimum penalty of $500USD. Plus any unused services shall be forfeited upon expiration or termination of services.”
This is the same kind of nonsense that got Jeremy Johnson in trouble in both Utah and Nevada, where criminal and civil charges were filed.
It also is a safe bet that Zeekers are in both JubiMax and GoFunPlaces, which means that potentially seizable assets have flowed to both firms from individuals and “teams” that race from scheme to scheme to scheme.
Zeek also was a big fan of STP and Payza. In fact, Zeek was auctioning sums of U.S. cash and telling successful bidders they could claim their funds through STP and Payza, both of which are offshore from a U.S. perspective.
And Zeek was doing this even as it listed certain former members of the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme as “employees.”
The SEC has called Zeek a $600 million Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. ASD was a $119 million Ponzi scheme whose operator is in federal prison.
Zeek also listed T. LeMont Silver as an employee. Now, his name has surfaced in the GoFunPlaces lawsuit. In 2012, the U.S. government called a program known as OneX a fradulent scheme and pyramid that was recycling money in AdSurfDaily-like fashion.
T. LeMont Silver also was promoting OneX.
carl, seriously, you are in the worst possible arena in MLM if you are chasing GoFunPlaces/JubiMax. Here’s hoping your loss of time and money aren’t too steep.
Latest from JubiRev President J. Joshua Beistle:
I’ve also seen the “Don’t Get Distracted” T. LeMont video and am considering it as offtopic (ironically it’s not much more than a 20 minute “distraction”, serving no purpose than to reassure investors everything is ok despite lawsuits pointing to the contrary):
For what it’s worth the comment he tried to leave was of a similar vein to the video, in that it was nothing more than a blatant derail attempt. As such it was promptly sent to the spam bin. Silver appears to be a little upset he’s not received the preferential treatment he no doubt receives from the various schemes he’s involved in.
Unless either Randal Williams or eAdGear are lying in their complaints filed with the court I have no idea why I’d find myself in need of contacting Silver either. As far as I’m concerned court documents filed by both parties are the source.
If Silver feels he needs to make any corrections to either eAdGear’s or William’s respective complaints, he’s welcome to do so just as anyone else is – without the offtopic waffle. Silver being upset he’s not the centre of attention in this matter is neither here nor there.
With an injunction against JubiMax/JubiRev requested by eAdGear, it’s silly to suggest the case has nothing to do with JubiRev/JubiMax.
To the best of my knowledge neither eAdGear or GoFunPlaces/GoFunRewards have put out any information regarding the cases to date.
Can you restore it? There’s two rational motives for that.
1. He is directly mentioned in 2 of the articles, and has some “rights” to present his side of the story. You can’t treat him like any other derail attempts.
2. Even if it was a derail attempt, it will usually contain some factual information or other types of useful information.
I haven’t SEEN his post. If the video contains exactly the same type of information then he should probably be satisfied with having the video posted. A 70 minute written post will only be a duplicate.
Point #1 is most important, point #2 is unimportant. And I’m focusing on the general idea about allowing people to present their side of a story, aka “offer a fair playfield”.
I watched 4 minutes of the video before I lost interest completely. He’s obviously not going to add any factual information about the lawsuits.
A normal company would probably have used a lawyer, putting up some short and factual information without going into details, but covering the most important parts (what people are ASKING about).
He should probably have checked a few QUESTIONS before posting anything. “What are the questions, and which answers do I need to provide to them?”
“Television changed the rules for good communication”
The quote is from David Ogilvy, Ogilvy & Mathers. In 1920, “good communication” was usually considered to be about lengthy speeches, and communicators spent their time in the bathroom trying to improve their voice “la la la laa laah”.
TV changed that rule dramatically. People don’t want to “suffer” through a lengthy introduction with absolutely no point other than to entertain the speecher; to comfort him and make him feel good about himself.
I was looking for factual information and for a POINT, preferrably within the average time of a news broadcast, around 2 or 3 minutes. He simply wasted the most important part of the video talking about himself (his MAIN and probably only “love of his life”).
J. Joshua Beistle is truly delusional if he believes that himself and Jubi have nothing to do with the lawsuit(s). He acts as if Jubi was his original idea and brainchild and as if Randal Williams had nothing to do with it.
However, it’s fairly obvious that J. Joshua Beistle is nothing more than a “front man” that was belatedly added to the Jubi business model specifically for the purpose of avoiding legal issues and liabilities as a result of how poorly Randal executed his exit from Go Fun Places to pursue a competing opportunity.
These guys clearly have a surplus of ego and a lack of common sense if they are putting out newsletters and videos addressing this issue, instead of letting their lawyers handle this issue. The court of public opinion is meaningless if an injunction is successful.
You can ignore my post #14. I posted it before I watched the video.
There doesn’t seem to be any rational motives for restoring a duplicate. I’m pretty sure the video explains it all.
Both Silver and Beistle seems to be very eager to talk about themselves and their own feelings, “the primary focus of their lives”. But Beistle actually had some CONTENTS related to the case, in 2 or 3 sections around the middle.
The content can be found around the middle, in the line starting with “Please note that none of the programming”, and the next 2 paragraphs (ending with the short quote over here).
I’ll guess I was the first one to find it?
Some lawyers (but not all) would have handled the situation better.
A lawyer will probably be able to identify the aspects of the case (both sides of it), and identify LOGICALLY what it is about in a few short sentences, and then identify logically if the affiliates can be affected by it.
That method is directed towards a different part of the brain than motivational speeches, towards the logical part of the brain rather than the emotional / visual part. It will force people to THINK rather than FEEL something about the issue.
Beistle had a few relatively logical arguments, but he managed to drown them in the middle of motivational speeches (e.g. about his own feelings). He should probably have STARTED with the logical part.
Another trick is to keep it SHORT. He “lost” me before I came to the important part, because I’m not very interested in him or his feelings. I usually don’t read other people’s comments as a bible (“God’s Gift to Mankind”), I will rather try to find the important or interesting parts.
I.e. ignore the naysayers.
That only works when the naysayers are wrong. Otherwise, it’s known as “bury head in sand”.
A lot like the end of Zeek, isn’t it, when its figurehead president claimed that all the critics are bull****?
The sad part is JubiMax haven’t even launched yet, while Zeek had been going for YEARS.
Had a look for it but it’s gone. WP wasn’t sending out notification emails this weekend properly for some reason so a whole bunch of them didn’t go through, otherwise I’d have an email copy I could restore (quote).
It was pretty much the same as his video, derailing by attempting to shift focus away from the information to my identity, the US govt, his wife etc. etc. There wasn’t anything factual in it (or not enough amidst the waffle) IIRC, otherwise I’d have edited out the irrelevant spam.
Other than trying to convince investors not to demand a refund, LeMont Silver appears not able to add anything of relevance to the conversation.
I saw that too. No idea how it’s going to work when eAdGear are pursuing an injunction against Williams and JubiRev/JubiMax.
eAdGear want them shutdown and have laid out some pretty serious allegations against Williams, I doubt they’re going to be open to dropping JubiMax/JubiRev from their lawsuit.
I decided to drop out of the video after less than 4 minutes. Normally that strategy works well – “drop out, wait a couple of hours, read the stream of comments from an enthusiastic audience pointing out all the interesting details”. 🙂
But here that strategy failed for more than 8 hours, so I finally decided to watch it.
“Don’t Get Distracted” is a 20 minutes documentary about an easily distracted man, starring T. Le Mont Silver as himself. The documentary is filmed on a pool side location in Dominican Republic, by some hand held camera.
The documentary is about a man who gets frequently distracted by his own brain, every 60 seconds or so, when suddenly some “visions” or “impulses” forces him to randomly change to a new focus.
Documentary, comedy, parody, self motivation, educational, crime, drama (“all in one”).
I was reading most of the comments above. Quite a few people need to EAT THEIR HATS.
JubiRev is going strong whilst Go Fun Places left all USA members in the lurch by dropping them unilaterally from the program!!!
Not for long, They both have the same comp plan. Jubi is next according to Mr Troy Dooly, and I tend to believe him more than you.
We said the same thing about Zeek and how did that turn out? I think it was no less than the president of Zeek told everybody that we’re full of ****. Didn’t turn out so well for him, did it?
And the only evidence you have to prove your side was a competitor admitted they’re illegal scam and left town?
Not exactly a ringing endorsement. 🙂
Point at some of them? “Quite a few people” is none of the people currently here.
I have had a few comments about that video, “Don’t Get Distracted”. It hasn’t changed since I made those comments. I will certainly not eat any hats if you don’t tell me WHY.