Traffic Monsoon victim claims process submitted for approval
The Traffic Monsoon Receiver has submitted a victim claims process for approval.
While Charles Scoville has been pursing failed appeals, the Traffic Monsoon Receiver has been working towards ‘investigating options for the most time- and cost-efficient means of conducting a claims process‘.
Previously the Receiver stated that Traffic Monsoon victims wouldn’t be filing written claims. That’s still the case, with the exception of ‘the rare instance where the Claimant can establish cause‘.
For the most part Traffic Monsoon victims will be filing claims electronically, via a portal hosted on the Traffic Monsoon Receivership website.
Traffic Monsoon victims will have ninety days to file claims. Any claims filed after the cutoff date will be “disallowed in (their) entirety”.
As of yet claim dates have not been set.
Note that with other Receiverships we have seen extension requested and granted, but it’s not something to positively rely on.
Upon submission, the Receivership will then check submitted claims against analyzed Traffic Monsoon records.
Once a determination has been made, it will be communicated to the claimant.
The claimant then has the option of accepting or disputing the claim.
Once the dispute process is resolved, the Receivership will then work towards distribution payments for allowed claims.
Given we’ve been a through a few receiverships now, here are some notes:
Don’t use anything other than the online claims portal to file a claim.
Thinking an email or letter to the Receiver counts as a submitted claim?
Claims submitted by mail, facsimile, or electronic mail will not be accepted, and will not be deemed timely submitted absent prior agreement by the Receiver.
The Receiver may disregard any claims submitted other than through the Claim Portal.
One account = one claim
If you had multiple Traffic Monsoon accounts in your name, you’ll need to file a separate claim for each account.
Do not file one claim for losses across multiple accounts.
If you made money in Traffic Monsoon, you are not a victim.
If the sum total you withdrew out of Traffic Monsoon in ROI withdrawals and commissions exceeds the sum total of actual money you invested, you are not a Traffic Monsoon victim.
Only Traffic Monsoon victims are eligible for distribution payments via the claims process.
Note that the reinvestment of monopoly money returns is not actual money invested.
Also note that if you had multiple accounts in your name, while individual claims are required for each claim, total losses/profit are calculated in aggregate across all accounts.
E.g. You had two accounts and one lost $1 and the other made $1000; You are not a Traffic Monsoon victim.
Don’t claim what you can’t prove.
If you gave Uncle John down the street $1000 to invest in Traffic Monsoon and there’s no record of it on their books, your claim won’t be allowed.
Claimants must also provide the details of any payments made by Traffic Monsoon to or for the benefit of the Claimant.
Such information will aid the Receiver in reconciling the claims.
Claimants must also answer several short questions.
The answers to these questions will be used both in the claims reconciliation process and to further aid the Receiver in her investigation of the Traffic Monsoon scheme.
The Receiver can only approve what matches up with Traffic Monsoon’s records.
If you invested with an individual and they pulled something dodgy on the backend (i.e. kept the money and gave you adpacks they generated), you’re probably shit out of luck.
Don’t claim imaginary returns.
The quickest way to get your claim disapproved is to claim what you think you earned or were going to earn.
This includes monopoly money funds in your Traffic Monsoon backoffice.
The victim claims process is for investors who lost what they invested in Traffic Monsoon. It is not for idiots who think they are entitled to promised Ponzi returns.
Provide accurate contact details.
Make sure the Receiver can get in contact with you. Hire a translator if you need to.
Submitting a claim, doing nothing for two or three years and then asking why nobody contacted you about not getting paid is on you.
Don’t submit multiple claims.
Some of you are already going to have an uphill battle fighting your upline who might claim your invested funds.
Don’t make things more confusing by filing multiple claims for the same sum of money.
Don’t file claims on behalf of others.
By all means help Traffic Monsoon victims if they need it, but don’t file claims in your name on behalf of others.
The one exception to this is an attorney filing on your behalf.
Remember, submitted claims need to match up with Traffic Monsoon’s records.
If you thought you were being clever by signing up your pet cat and three canaries under your master account for the referral commissions, that money is probably gone.
We’ll leave you with a reminder that the Receiver’s motion is pending approval.
At this time the Receiver is not seeking to make distributions
Upon completion of the Claims Process, the Receiver will seek further relief from this Court with respect to distributing funds to Claimants holding allowable claims.
As of yet no dates have been set. Any comments along the lines of “when can I haz my money?” will not be published.
So this will be refunds from the FROZEN funds?
Or is that money still out of reach to be refunded from?
I have invested $7000 in Traffic monsoon on the name of my wife . We have already fled claim regarding this, they have accepted this but not yet settle till today.
What to do now ..? Please guide.
Out of seized/frozen funds. Plus whatever is recovered between now and distribution.
Who is “they” and filed a claim with who?
Sounds like you got scammed again by one of those “we’ll help you get your money back” outfits.
Yes it will be from frozen funds, but additional funds could be added from clawbacks from the net winners, as well as the sale of any assets seized by the Court.
Let me warn you. If the claims process started next Monday, it could take 2-4 years before it will be finished.
The Receiver in the Zeek Rewards case is still ongoing and it is in its 4th year, and it may not be finished until 2020. Refunds didn’t even start until the end of the 2nd year.
So what was the point of the receiever making us send evidence all that time ago when the court proceedings wete first happening if we can only claim through this portal?
Then they said they (recievers) would email us. Now your saying we have to be alert and only 90 days?. To get claims in.
That was to support the injunction IIRC. Had nothing to do with the claims process.
I imagine the Traffic Monsoon affiliate database will be emailed out at some stage. Although a lot of people might be using different email addresses.
Y’all took the effort to invest in a Ponzi scheme. Stop complaining about having to take some responsibility in getting some of your money back. Geez.
The clawback from top earners.
I could be wrong but I thought most of the top earners were from the UK. If this is the case what powers does SEC have over those individuals?
The Receivership can pursue foreign net-winners through local courts. Up to them if they go that route though.
If anyone may know, I misplaced the link to the Receivership’s website! Does anyone, by chance, have the link? I guess I can do a search on google to see!
Thanks for the link! I appreciate that!!
Why are people so interested in knowing what pool of money the refunds will be coming from?
I would suggest some reading of the filings. That might clarify a bit, how all this works. All the moneys will end up in the same pool anyway.
Also, no-one has settled yet. Doesn’t matter what you’ve been told or promised.
Apparently not the right source…. Pay attention people!
Traffic Monsoon was a Ponzi scheme. In addition to funds stolen by Scoville, the only other source of recovery is the scammers that made money in it.
Traffic Monsoon’s top promoters are sweating bullets over the prospect of local clawback litigation being filed against them.
hi how can i get my money from traffic monsoon .?
You can’t at this time.
Eventually you’ll be able to file a claim but only after the claims process is approved.
I don’t think that’ll happen until Scoville’s Supreme Court adventure has played out.
I hope will get our money back soon from traffic monsoon in receivership.
Do you have a news?
No. If I did I’d have published it.
I have invested $1000 in Traffic monsoon. I have already fled claim regarding this, they have accepted this but not yet settle till today.
What to do now ..? Please guide.
My name is Muhammad Junaid Bhutta.
Don’t think you’ve filed a claim as the claims portal hasn’t gone live.
All you can do is wait, same as everyone else.
Nice to hear but I didn’t received or sent mail me from Trafficmonsoon ?
How I fill claim ?
Please response me !
Dal Bahadur Gurung
You file a claim via the claim portal.
If you didn’t receive an email it’s probably because you’re not using the email attached to your TM account.
I am from India i did traffic monsoon ads work with my affiliates help me to contact the owner.
You didn’t do “ads work”, you invested in a Ponzi scheme and, from the sounds of it, scammed others into Traffic Monsoon too.
If you want to contact Charles Scoville I believe he’s sitting in a prison in Utah somewhere. Good luck.
Utah Department of Corrections
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4 jan 1980
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Yeah, how many other Charles Scoville’s are there going to be in Utah prison?
I had also filed my claim for $25,000 lost in Traffic Monsoon Ponzi Scheme of Charles Scoville with the Receivership’s Registration online on 10th September 2017 (Ozedit: snip, see below)
No you didn’t. The claim portal only went live a few weeks back.
If you want to file a claim do so on the Receivership website. Anything you think you filed two years ago doesn’t matter.
Can you help I’ve just logged on to the receivers site and I cant find any form to fill out for refund can anyone help.
Epiq’s website is currently busted. I can’t even bring the Receiver’s website up (redirects to Epiq’s homepage).
You’ll have to reach out to them for support. I imagine this will lead to a claim filing extension.
Seems “corporate restructuring” is to blame.
Hi Dear Sir Madam,
I didn’t received email from Trafficmonsoon?
please culd you send me link I will approve my evidence to us and fill claim form to refund.
many thanks Regards Yaqub Muhamed
Receivership website is down due to Epiq’s corporate restructuring.
Other than this being handled poorly on Epiq’s part, we don’t have any more information at this time.
Receivership’s website is back up.
For applaying court in New York it will finish April 10 2020:
From UK I have invested traffic monsoon 4413$ 2 December 2015.
I have changed my name 13 January 2016,and i can proof it my deed poll. Can I claim my money back, please respond.
You can file a claim, what happens after that though is between you and the Receivership.
Are there any examples of the type of statement/info to use in the ”Briefly explain the basis of your claim” box on the Proof of Claim submission form?
Also, If I make a submission of a Proof of Claim what is the likelihood that I will be prosecuted by the SEC or others, etc for investing in an illegal Ponsie scheme?
I’m in the UK and had just the one member under me in my downline who was my wife.
It’s pretty self explanatory. Either you lost money or you didn’t.
You won’t be sued by the SEC or the Receiver if you actually lost money. They only go after net-winners.
Is this a correct assumption and I’m till finalising it but:~ I invested $4,450.00 without processor fees and $4,632.97 including fees less total withdrawals of $1,079.88 so that leaves $3,370.12 without fees and $4,053.09 with fees still to be paid to me and the receiver says they calculate that from the Traffic Monsoon ”books” I’m owed $3,553.09.
So if the fees cannot be refunded as they are third party processor fees such as Payza, etc then I need to use my without fee figure?
So I think I’ll end up accepting their figure which is higher than my without fees figure but lower then my with fees figure but it means I don’t have to submit any documentary evidence to them!
So, either way I’m a net loser then?
I hope this makes sense?
Processor fees have nothing to do with the Receiver. I can’t comment on specific dollar amounts as I don’t have access to the backoffice data.
That said if minus commissions and withdrawals you have a net loss, then yes you’re a net-loser.
Many thanks for all your help in this matter OZ, it was really useful – keep up the good work!!
Claim made yesterday and fingers now well and truly crossed!!
No worries. Good luck with it.
Please help me out here. I had sent documents, evidence to the reciever for proof of claim back in 2020.
not sure if it was before the deadline date as I have tried to get back onto the site I sent my information too which is annoying when you cant get in.
Just frustrated that they think they have a right to hold our money and bar or disallowed us for claiming if we are late.
Its not on. This should continue till we all get our money back.
Either you filed a claim before April 10th 2020 or you didn’t. Nobody here can help you with that.
Why should every Traffic Monsoon victim be disadvantaged because of you?
Also you’re not getting “your money back”. Your money was gone the second you handed it over.
This is what has been recovered. And as per the legal process of recovery it will only be distributed to victims with legitimate claims.
It’s not a perfect system but it’s the best there is.