web sites have been online since the nineties. The credentials of these sites are endorsed by quality newspapers and periodicals like London’s Financial Times, New York Times, The Investor’s Chronicle and The Economist. This is one of the very few sites where you will get genuine help with money and investments. It is an excellent forum for those who wish to know the truth about investments that are offered online and the best way to avoid getting tangled up with schemes, that are cleverly designed ponzi or pyramid scams. It is very easy to be deceived by slick sales people who spout their yarns on the ponzi and pyramid promoting forums. Anyone is welcome to join the MotleyFool forums. It is an ideal place to learn investment strategies and obtain advice from genuine authorities including the Financial Conduct Authority. The American version of MotleyFool was the first to be published but they have expanded and there is also a British version and an .au version. Check for the most applicable for your part of the world.

Adlandpro. There was a time when Adlandpro members’ helped each other and they advertised genuine products and services but those days are long gone. Adlandpro and it’s networking community (Adlandpro Community) has degenerated into a cyberspace sewer for porn merchants, ponzi pimps, scammers, anarchists and new age extremists. This nauseating corner of cyberspace has been extensively researched and exposed by the highly respected consumer advocate service known as RealScam. Almost anything is acceptable in the Adlandpro forums including

The owner of Adlandpro does not object to so called “spiritual enlightenment” emanating from from heavenly beings, who need money to help them survive any more than he objects to other insalubrious postings, which have included women’s dirty knickers, hacker services and penis enlargers, a fact that has been confirmed on the RealScamForum.

This used to be one of the few forums where sensible discussion and investment advice, could be debated in public. However those who opposed the online HYIP and ponzi promoters (the naysayers.) were either banned or silenced, when the full extent of money laundering and criminal activities that were promoted as HYIPs, autosurfs or money games. The forum deteriorated and became what I can only describe as a cyberspace sewer, in its present incarnation. Talk Gold.

MoneyMakerGroup (MMG). This forum is owned by the same person who owns TalkGold. The administrators banned almost all the naysayers but they did allowed a few of the more influential ones to remain to give the impression of fairness. However they make sure that these naysayers can not rock the boat too much because tMMG moderators delete anything that cast aspersions on their favourite ponzi pimps. Both MMG and TalkGold have been mentioned in American court documents as places where ponzis and their promoters advertise quite openly. Treat information gleaned from this source with a shovel of salt. MoneyMakerGroup. I have no personal experience of this forum. All my instincts warned me that the site was not what it was cracked up to be and I am glad to say that I have discovered what sort of sewer the place has turned out to be Heather Dobrott, the founder of has first hand information about the sleazy deals promoted by the owner of this so called scam busting site. Page 16 of the Real Scam site shows the owner’s advertisements for hard porn models (post 381) and his promotion of the Ashley Madison site encouraging people to have affairs. The saga continues but I find the evidence against indisputable. The rate at which traffic to the site is plummeting should be enough to help you make up your mind.

t is very heartening to see how many of the ponzi boards have been shut down by legal authorities or closed by their owners. Most notable (in my opinion) are ASAGlobal Opportinities, The Safelist, Maximum Talk, GetPaidNext T.I.M.E Management Group and Collective Investments Forum. Other scam and ponzi advertising boards which refer to themselves as money making forums that I would like to see closed once and for all time are PalsCafe, and an extremely dubious looking social networking site known as Apsense.