My Advertising Pays small claims court case filed
The UK’s small claims court is available to the public for recovery of funds not exceeding £10,000 GBP ($13,000 USD).
Not willing to take the collapse of My Advertising Pays lying down, an affiliate is using the court in an attempt to recover over £4000 GBP in losses ($5200 USD).
As documented by Tara Talks, a small claims case was filed against Tony and Lynne Booth on July 25th.
The Booths assisted Mike Deese in running My Advertising Pays from the UK. Tony Booth cited himself as My Advertising Pays’ Communications Executive.
Together the Booths are believed to have received a large percentage of funds invested by My Advertising Pays affiliates.
On August 11th it was confirmed that the Booths had responded to the lawsuit.
Via a letter from their attorney, the Booths informed the plaintiff they intend to defend the matter.
Dear Miss ********
Booth – Litigation Matter Against *******
We act for Mr & Mrs Booth in respect of the claim you have brought against them.
We enclose acknowledgement of service that has been registered online.
It is our clients instructions that we are to defend the whole of the claim not least because any agreement you had was with a limited company and not our clients.
Haworth & Lees Solicitors Limited
The matter will now be heard before a Judge, who will decide whether the Booths are responsible for My Advertising Pays’ affiliate’s financial losses.
Since My Advertising Pays collapsed the Booths have continued to scam people through The Advert Platform.
The Advert Platform management arrangement between Mike Deese and the Booths appears to be the same as that of My Advertising Pays.
On Facebook Tony Booth was observed showing off a recently renovated kitchen:
How much of My Advertising Pays and The Advert Platform invested funds the Booths have spent renovating their house is unclear.
Update 20th October 2017 – A few hours ago the following announcment was made on “The Advert Platform/My Advertising Pays – Scam” Facebook page;
It’s with much sadness that we have to report that the Small Claims Case against Tony and Lynne has been thrown out.
Details on why the case was thrown out have yet to surface. Some explanations as to why the case wouldn’t succeed have been brought up by readers in the comments below.
If the agreement to pay is with another entity, then the court is unlikely to find the defendant liable no matter what the other rights and wrongs of the issues.
Just looking at the solicitors, it seems perhaps a slightly choice based on their website, as it doesn’t look like they specialise in this type of thing.
I’m not sure whether the plaintiff invested under Tony and Lynne Booth.
I know the Booths had a My Advertising Pays account, so the plaintiff might have a shot if they invested under them.
Also their executive position(s) within My Advertising Pays might see them liable, regardless of of the technicalities of with who funds were invested.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d like the plaintiff to win, I just can’t see it happening.
The only way it would happen, is if the Booths had either agreed to pay the plaintiff (“we’ll pay you if the company doesn’t”), or if the affiliate system were set up in such a way that in normal operations the company paid the Booths, and they then paid their downline.
If it is purely because of their apparent status as company executives then it might be an uphill struggle here. Particularly on the small claims track where costs are limited even if you win the costs you can claim are fairly low and don’t cover any lawyers fees, so if you pay professional help you likely won’t get that back.
And if you (or the other party) are shown to have acted unreasonably then additional costs (such as legal costs) might be awarded – hard to tell but given the ltd status of the company this might be perceived as an unreasonable action by the court. So I’d certainly want to be taking proper advice before trying this.
The booths at events when it first started making all promises!
They and Simon were taking payments direct then having accounts credited with credit packs!!
These guy’s are guilty in running this scam since they were running events making promises which were baloney!
If anyone recorded those events or Have old recordings forward them to UK police AND action fraud.
On those recordings you will see how guilty of fraud they are!!
There a couple of things here.
The person that is suing the Booths thorough the County Court needs to also be based in the UK. If the money was paid through My Advertising Pays and the booths receive commission, then the Plaintiff can only sue MAPS.
If the money was paid direct to the Booths and that was put through their Limited Company, the Plaintiff must sue the Limited Company.
If the money was paid direct to the Booths and they didn’t put it through the Limited Company then Plaintiff will have to prove they paid, if they paid cash with no records, they don’t stand much chance.
Remember the Booths have run many dodgy Double Glazing Companies (Ltd Companies). So they know how to play the system. So the Plaintiff doesn’t stand a chance.
I think the plaintiff has every chance of winning, just watch this space, things are going to be interesting in the next couple of weeks.
Article updated with news of the case being “thrown out” of court.
God sees all things and those involved will pay for what they have done.
You can run, but can’t hide for too long. What goes around will 100 percent come around.
I don’t know how you guys sleep at night taking people’s money. But mark my words you will all be caught and when you do you will feel exactly what we feel with our money being stolen from us!!!
I sunk £1000 in MAP a couple of years ago and have been told by the person who was the “sponsor” over and over it’s still in the courts, will I ever get my money back?
I felt let down and disgusted with myself.
Your sponsor is lying to you. If you want proof, ask for evidence (current case docket, which they won’t be able to provide).
Sure. Demand your money back from your sponsor.
I sunk over £3,000 in this scam and have not had any money back from these crooks.
Is it too late to get my money back even though its a few years later.
How do I do it?
Sure. All you have to do is track down Mike Deese and ask for your money back.