by Structured Settlement Watchdog®
Annuity Sold, another website creation of Owings Mills' Rich Ruddie and Ryan Blank of JRR Funding and
Greenspring Funding, claims to be licensed and qualified to purchase (structured settlement) payments in all 50 states [see screen shot below dated today].
The thing is there is no licensing requirement to purchase structured settlement payments. That is the problem and something the Washington Post touched on in its August 25, 2015 front page news story about Access Funding and Baltimore "Blacksploitation" To wit... "Rose, who spoke to The Washington Post on the condition that her full name not be used, had just tumbled into the little-noticed, effectively unregulated netherworld of structured settlements". (emphasis added) Perhaps it's time for the Brian "Frosh Pit"
In the past 3 years, the creators of Einstein Structured Settlements have been called out by the Structured Settlement Watchdog® for using paid fake testimonials pawned off as if they are real customers; advertising and trying to collect money for a settlement planning seminar at the Holiday Inn in downtown Chicago that never happened, advertising false academic degrees to increase prestige.
The latest Ruddie/Blank company stunt involves a mismatched pairing of a vanity Hawaii phone number using the 808 area code with a map of Long Island. The 808 telephone area code covers the inhabited, developed and uninhabited areas of the Hawaiian Islands out to Midway Island and Wake Island. 808 was issued as Hawaii's area code shortly after its statehood in 1959 [ Wikipedia].
It appears that the Annuity Sold false advertisers are also plagiarists. Annuity.org filed a complaint under the Digitial Millennium Copyright Act with Google, demonstrating how the material was copied. A copy of the DMCA filing take down can be found at Chilling Effects.org. Richart Ruddie was sued for Conspiracy and Deceptive Trade Practices in 2012, by Las Vegas sports betting giant Bill Walters, as part of litigation against companies and individuals that Walters said put up phony websites to trick gamblers into thinking they were buying betting tips from him.
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