Ten Individual and Corporate Defendants Settle FTC Charges that They Participated in, Controlled, or Benefitted from the Sanctuary Belize Real Estate Scam

Just prior to trial, ten individual and corporate defendants agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they participated in, controlled, or illegally benefitted from the allegedly deceptive marketing of the “Sanctuary Belize” real estate development in remote southern Belize, including charges that they deceived U.S. consumers regarding the amenities that the development would have, … Read more

FTC Fed Up With Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and John Usher in Sanctuary Belize Case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just filed a motion to hold Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and John Usher in contempt in the case involving Sanctuary Belize. The court document submitted seems like it could have been shortened down to one sentence, “The named dudes can’t be trusted, lie, and defraud people.” The response would … Read more

Will AmeriDebt Never Go Away? Sanctuary Belize Receivership Tries to Find Way .

I still can’t believe the credit counseling failure known as AmeriDebt is still an issue we have to deal with all these many years later. In 2003 the Federal Trade Commission went after AmeriDebt for what was labeled as a fraud within the nonprofit credit counseling industry. The FTC is still chasing the company to … Read more

Andris Pukke of Sanctuary Belize Fame Has Peter Baker Back Bus Over Him

Let’s see if I can summarize this for everyone not up to speed. Andris Pukke is a long known figure in the debt relief industry. His appearance in the courts goes way back into the 1990s. The biggest explosion he was behind was a non-profit credit counseling company, Ameridebt. Sanctuary Belize was a real estate … Read more

Sanctuary Belize and Andris Pukke Downfall Appear to Go Way Back to Ameridebt

More documents are starting to trickle out in the FTC case against Ecological Fox which includes a vast number of parties. See this for more details on all. But in a previously sealed filing by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) it appears one reason the FTC is going for the gold on this one has … Read more

Court Control Over Sanctuary Belize is Extended on Discovery of New Evidence

The court has extended the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) over the Sanctuary Belize development through at least February 2019. The document damningly says, “the FTC and the Receiver entered the defendants” business premises on November 7, 2018. and found new evidence of the FTC’s allegations and significant corroboration, including documents showing the relevant individuals had … Read more

Are Sanctuary Belize Owners Getting the Facts or Fake News?

A reader sent me a screenshot of an alleged Facebook post by a Chris Cammarano who is associated with Sanctuary Belize and a lot owner since 2009. The post by Cammarano gives readers a different point of view, some might even call it “Fake News.” In an apparent defense of actions taken by the Federal … Read more

Ameridebt Scam and Sanctuary Belize Takes Years to Bring Down Andris Pukke But the FTC Just Dropped a Thor Hammer on the Gang

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Maryland issued an order temporarily shutting down the largest overseas real estate investment scam the FTC has ever targeted. According to the FTC, the scam was established by Andris Pukke, a recidivist scammer currently living in California, and he perpetuated it even while serving … Read more