by Structured Settlement Watchdog
Fringe players in the Maryland Cauldron of Deceit, companies associated with Owings Mills' Ryan Blank and Richart Ruddie continue to whiff in more ways than one.
This appears to be a solicitation for investments by the Owings Mills crew, in which one "website company" Einstein Structured Funding endorses a related company Annuity Sold.
"The internet pertains a lot of great information as to how you can sell off your annuity payments and how different investments can be classified. We always want to further educate our clients about the dangers, risks, and benefits for selling off your annuity pay outs....There are also known websites like the Annuityguys.com and annuitysold(dot)com that have different speculative information for investment pruposes(sic) that may be of use to our visitors so we want to recommend that you check them out if you are looking for a different investment vehicle".
A review of FINRA broker check and the IAPD comes up empty for Richart Ruddie , Ryan Blank and either of their structured settlement factoring outfits.
The AnnuitySold(dot)com website continues to set off dangerous high risk website alarm bells with McAfee (last checked December 16, 2016). Not only is the selfie review by Ruddie/Blank's Einstein shameful, the unlicensed apparent solicitation of speculative investments eyebrow raising, but its inaction on the dangerous website warning for almost 4 months, runs contrary to what they have published about others. Annuity Sold's rating with the Better Business Bureau is really awful in relation its competitors.Annuity Sold has a lower rung D+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for failure to respond to a consumer complaint.
Richart Ruddie is in legal cross hairs over allegations that his online reputation management companies "filed fake lawsuits featuring fake plaintiffs filed against fake defendants and hustled past judges to secure court orders demanding delisting by search engines for their clients" [TechDirt October 16 2016]. The Washington Post, TechDirt and the PublicCitizen Law Group are all over Richart Ruddie. The Public Citizen brought Annuity Sold into the frame in late November raising a natural question about whether there are/were any irregularities with structured settlement transfer filings by any Richart Ruddie associated company.