Turns out BGG isn't the guy's initials but it stands for Better Golf Guaranteed. That's a golf teaching system with several locations around the country. When I looked up that domain name in WhoIS the information was the same.
According to http://www.anywho.com/ the address listed belongs to a home owned by Tom Sanders, the man behind Better Golf Guaranteed.
So I started looking for information on Tom Sanders and wouldn't you know it? There are complaints about the guy, calling him a scammer. (Is it just me or is a trend emerging here?) Then I found an orphaned blog with only one post on it from January. Seems I'm not the first one to stumble onto this info.
In this video you'll hear BGG referred to as "Tom". Blaino referred to BGG as "Tommy Moe" in his diatribe a few weeks ago. A little more digging and I happened upon this:
"Tom Sanders" isn't too rare a name, so I'm not sure if this is the same guy. I do expect to find more douchebaggery, though. Usually when you find one cockroach running around there are others waiting to be uncovered.
Here's a few quotes from BGG:
3-18-2011 RV will happen on Sunday 3-20th with 100% Certainty.—source
4-1-2011 We have laid out a pretty logical view of where we are at and it’s basically down to a waiting game…Maliki agrees to powersharing – RV follows shortly (as in – could be soon). If he pulls more monkey business at the end we could be waiting a bit longer. I think we’re just waiting to see how things shake out between now and the 5th. I’m very positive about our immediate future.
5-23-2011 I talked to Poppy earlier he told me he was hearing pretty much what we are, Tonight (late), tomorrow maybe Tuesday. He did tell me it was outside of Iraq’s hands – at the BIS already. His Treasury contact is still saying all has been done Treasury wise and their IT personel are still in Iraq (been on stand-by to come back any time) waiting to assist with any final activation issues. His guy also says no one will know the rate till it actually goes live – no one.
6-9-2011 Poppy2 is a highly respected elected official in his town…he has access to other politicians and political documents…2 weeks ago there was a briefing to congress…last Wednesday US Treasury sent a memorandum to the 4 big banks outlining the RV–each bank had 24hour to agree or not agree to participate…if agreed they were given a go live date–last Wednesday was that date…Contact with 5 congressional offices–there was a high influx of IQD holders asking when it would RV…DC area contact is saying calls are coming in from bankers upset that the memorandum didn’t come to fruition…they are not happy about spending money on this and it not coming true…my opinion we are close, but who knows what last minute wrangling is going on….spoke with 4 or 5 service members who have vouchers…they take custody of their IQD and will be made whole later when in US…
7-9-2011 From an “unnamed former senior white house official”….maybe Monday or Tuesday. I have actually heard from a Pentagon source that today was the day, from an Iraqi working in the CBI that they were gearing up to exchange out for lower denoms on Monday (inferring an RV)
8-7-2011 contact from Iraq…said that between Sunday and Tuesday we should see a rate in the US banks with “cash-in” beginning immediately. the true RV rate will only be revealed when the release is done.
9-10-2011 I have a CBI contact – I have talked about this contact before. He has only called me proactively one other time. He called me Friday during lunch and told me they (the CBI) was expecting it this weekend. Hang in there all.
10-15-2011 I got a text in last nite from another of my contacts – at 5/3rd said they have extra cash in reserves for the 1st time at their bank – and other banks also, …they are ready. He said they are no longer able to discuss the Dinar for security reasons. Back to my gov’t contact – He said that Maliki being in is good – he has the best chance of getting this whole thing done. While Dr Shabibi is concerned about Maliki getting “full control” – he also knows that Allawi just doesn’t have the political juice to get anything meaningful to happen.
11-8-2011 I had FED source poke his head up and actually speak!! WOW!! From now thru next Wed (maybe a little later) is a prime window (as we currently see it)…I also got further confirmation that the timeline we have been looking at is “right on the money” maybe a little sooner. They are moving on this right now. Could be very soon – but things are coming together – for real. Any time from tomorrow thru about next Wed (ish)…
After 2011 ended with no RV BGG seemed to reinvent himself somewhat into a more grounded, analytical guru. He does still allow Poppy to throw out some red meat to their rabid followers on a regular basis, however.
Now I know some of you out there are saying "I like BGG. He's so much more reasonable than those other intel guys." Well people said the same thing about Adam "Wolfyman" Montana (who also claimed to have a CBI contact). Some people say the same thing about Breitling (who claims to have a contact in the US Senate, the UN, the IMF, and just about every other related organization). Folks, the most dangerous guys are the ones who seem reasonable. Jesus warned His followers of wolves in sheep's clothing. If the wolf looked like a wolf it would obviously be dangerous. It's the wolf that looks like a sheep that presents the most danger. Any idiot can recognize pumpers like TerryK, Okie, TonyTNT ... etc. It's the guy who says the lop is a possibility but not a probability that you have to watch out for. It's the guy who says a $3 rate is too high and $1 is more realistic that is the real danger. (I'm confident that 99% of investors would take $1 in a heartbeat.) And while BGG himself doesn't do any praying, he's always happy to have Poppy alongside of him doing the "God's Gonna Bless Us" song and dance to lure in the religious crowd.
Now if you've been to Dinar Updates you know that they advertise Dinar Corp. I posted a link to the review of Dinar Corp recently after reading it. (Here's a video of BGG and Ivy Johnson from Dinar Corp making an announcement.) Well, in following up on that information I found this video of Randy Koonce conducting an interview with Ivy. When I started the blog I listed Randy as one of the good guys, even though I disagreed with many of the things he says. But since hooking up with DC I've noticed more usage of forum facts and pumperlike behaviour in general. Randy used to do conference calls every month or two with no product to pitch. In fact he would even say "I haven't done any calls lately because there are no developments. All the stuff you're hearing from the gurus is BS." But since he hooked up with Dinar Corp a few months ago his calls have been more frequent and saturated with promotions, despite the fact that there really haven't been any more developments than before.
I'm not the only one who noticed. A member of Currency Chatter where Randy posts recently said:
"I like randy and his information is pretty much the same for quite sometime which is good so I tend to wonder if he is having calls more frequently for dinar corp advertising purposes because I've noticed that they've been on the last few calls in the beginning selling themselves. Not saying randy is a pumper but I wonder why he doesn't also mention Sterling Currency Group (formerly known as Dinar Banker) as they also have the same guaranteed layaway programs as well. I know BGG is pushing Dinar Corp also. It seems like all intel providers are all attached to some dinar dealer."
Good observations. I can't say for sure that Randy is being compensated, but something has definitely changed. Some people think there's nothing wrong with a guy getting compensated for his research and analysis. But here's the problem. Once you're taking money from a dinar dealer you're in effect working for them. If you discover information that indicates that buying dinar might not be a good idea you are no longer free to speak your mind. You're pretty much obligated to say "GO RV!" and say it often.
Ivy Johnson in the Randy Koonce Dinar Corp vid is "Ivy", formerly of People's Dinar. He had a reputation for claiming to have great intel, boots on the ground, high ranking officals ..... real douchebag stuff. In addition to that he reportedly claimed to be involved in the MMA (mixed martial arts) business. Here's one of his greatest hits:
Maliki knew, based upon the circumsatances and the upcoming events that his head was on the chopping block Not to mention that he could be facing crimes against humanity for all the things he has done during his many years in power if the GOI had failed.
Maliki has offered and Alawi has accepted. Alawi got the Defense Minister that he wanted among many other things What Ivy told us about the situation coming up on Friday....with the protests and the lack of RV....this was accuate info that would have prevented this from occuring for a long while We have been given the next couple of days as a timeline! Likely before Friday! If we do not hear the announcement by Friday....we should be prepared for a much longer ride....according to Ivy.
Ivy says that based upon this conversation....Friday seems like the drop dead date....he said not to be discouraged if it goes into the weekend, but he feels this should be done right away! He says always CBI first! We will see it also on Dinar Banker and Dinar Trade before Forex He says his understanding is that this is all finished....they just finished up...the vote should have taken place as well. He does not think CBI not updating is tied to this. All this information has occurred in the last hour!
He says....this is Iraq....anything is possible....it has to happen before Friday or we wait a long while. [He thinks he will want his people to have some monetary gain to the people in order to stop the protests. He thinks he will want his people to have some monetary gain to the people in order to stop the protests. He says they could make it effective on the 1st....but, he thinks they need immediate relief for the people of Iraq.
Does he think it would go to the 1st b/c of the un operational dates? ....he said it could, but he doubts it He says he is ecstatic about this....and thinks we are there. He also says he is tired of the same old information that seems cycled and recycled. This is coming directly to Ivy from a source on the scene
The Iraqi Dinar Money review of Dinar Corp says the owner is Samir "Sam" Al-Tayeh who was the focus of a lawsuit by the attorney general of Illinois, but Ivy says that the owner's name is actually Husam "Sam" Tayeh who is a completely different individual. He puts his personal guarantee on it, which as we have seen is worth about as much as the dinar. He blames these "attacks" on other dinar dealers who want to go back to the days when they made obscene profits with reserve programs unlike Dinar Corp who has gallantly taken the lead in offering a guaranteed reserve program. (That makes at least three dinar dealers now who claim that they were the first to offer this, but I digress.) I find it INCONCEIVABLE (always wanted to use that word) that DinarFacts from the Iraqi Dinar Money site is working on behalf of any dinar dealer. They have referred to the dinar as "worthless currency" and "as legitimate as swamp land in Florida". These are the words of somebody who considers selling the dinar as an investment a scam, not of somebody who just wants to defame their competitor.
Whatever Sam's real name is he seems content to use Ivy as his spokeman. Doesn't that seem odd, that the owner of a dinar currency business doesn't want to be seen or heard? Ali is the spokesman for Dinar Trade. Ty Rhames has done videos for Dinar Banker. Why won't "Sam" do the same? Why does he need Ivy to be the pitchman? It seems to me that the best way for "Sam" to prove that he and Samir Al-Tayeh aren't the same guy is to make a public appearance and offer some documentation. He shouldn't expect the dinar community to believe his story just because Ivy is so trustworthy. There's way too much fraud in the dinar world for anybody to take anything at face value anymore.
According to Iraqi Dinar Money the Dinar Corp site is related to http://www.luxuryj.us/ which shares an IP address with http://www.onlyartist.com/ which is owned by Fereidoun “Fred” Khalilian from the Robocaller scam. You gotta wonder what Randy Koonce is thinking getting mixed up with these douches?
Another site that runs a Dinar Corp ad is a site called Dinar Detectives. I did a search in WhoIs and it's registered to a guy named Scott Huse in Port Charlotte, Florida.
For those of you who don't know Port Charlotte is located in southwest Florida. I thought that sounded familiar, so I looked around and found this.
According to BGG, SWFG is a mod at Dinar Updates and the driving force behind Dinar Detectives. (18 min. in) Is this the guy who owns Dinar Detectives? Well, probably not. Because if you search through Facebook you'll find this.
Look familiar? So we have a guy named Scott Huse from Port Charlotte listed as the owner of Dinar Detectives and a guy named Dan Huse on FB who looks a lot like SWFloridaGuy and who went to high school in Port Charlotte. Brothers? Cousins? Probably not. Look at this.
My guess is father and son, or possibly uncle and nephew. Whatever. You get the idea. They're connected. So what's the harm here? They're just running a dinar site and sharing their thoughts. No harm in that, right? Well the problem is that we've seen so many of these situations where the site owners and the intel providers and the dinar dealers are all connected. Here we have an intel provider and a site owner connected, so all we need to do is connect them to a dealer. So take a look at Dinar Detectives' website and as I mentioned earlier you will find that they too have a Dinar Corp ad. Very interesting.
5/30/13 UPDATE!!! SWFG and I just discussed the following and he says that these views came from his days on Okie's site which he regrets. He insists that he's not a pumper and doesn't expect to get rich quick although he hopes that things will turn around in Iraq and he'll get lucky with his dinar investment. Please take this into consideration when reading.
Here's a few quotes from SWFG:
4-16-2012 I am very encouraged and I…do believe we are close. Without going into any details, I will say that I have been in contact with an economic counselor who works for the research department of the IMF and he has confirmed that Iraq is moving forward with their currency reform project and among the issues being addressed is the raising of their exchange rate. He will comment no further. In a very diplomatic way he has confirmed the suspicions we’ve had all along and considering the source this is very exciting to hear.
4-22-2012 The signs are all there: Iraq is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, currently operating under an artificial rate, fast on the rise, taking steps in preparation to introduce a new currency (LD’s) that have already been printed and paid for, a government in place that will ensure the stability and security, a banking sector with modern technology, the support and instruction of the IMF/World Bank and the rest of the world which will ensure the success of the project. We expect that very soon Iraq will be boasting a higher exchange rate and WE ARE NOT ALONE!
5-2-2012 I believe it’s in Iraq’s best interest to get this done in May because the tariffs go into effect on the 1st and the USNC High Level Mandate Meeting to release Iraq from Chapter 7 (SC/10490) is scheduled for the 15th unless they call an emergency session to expediate the process. I don’t have any dates or rates…but I will tell you there is a lot of talk about Iraq releasing their new currency (LD’s) and raising their exchange rate very soon. This comes from someone who handles business for a CBI official and also from a contact who’s on the support staff for an economic counselor in the IMF’s research department.
5-7-2012 The current rate of the IQD was never designed to be a permanent fixture. It’s simply a place holder, an imposed, artificial rate that has never represented the countries genuine standing in the world. Iraq truly is a gold mine and we expect to see our suspicions confirmed very soon.
7-13-2012 It's no secret that the IQD's current rate was government imposed and is grossly undervalued ....
As their GDP and per capita income figures clearly show Iraq is not one of the wealthiest nations in the world. And as I have addressed before the current valuation of $.00086 is not government imposed, it is not artificial, and it is not undervalued. These are pumper lines. The value is the result of nearly two decades of hyperinflation as is clearly stated on the CBI website, and is derived by dividing the amount in their foreign currency reserves by the amount in their M2 money supply.
And one more thing .... Dan Huse' Facebook page had this photo:
Dan Huse is a mixed martial arts fighter. (Calm down, ladies!) Or at least he was. Remember what I said earlier about Ivy Johnson's claim to be involved in MMA? I can't say for sure that these two are connected but it's very interesting if you ask me.
Here's the deal, folks. These dinar dealers are registered as money service providers, not investment advisors. As John Jagerson has pointed out a licensed investment advisor has to inform their client of the risks of an investment as well as the potential profits. All a money service provider has to do is take your order and deliver your currency. The thing is they're not allowed to sell it as an investment. So how do they get around that restriction? You got it! Through dinar forums and gurus. That provides them with plausible deniability. "It wasn't me doing the pumping ... it was this other guy. I just provide the product my wonderful customers are asking for." So that's how that works. And don't ever let any of these guys fool you by saying "I've never sold dinar and I've never taken one dime in commissions for the sale of dinar". There are always ways of structuring the compensation so as to provide the pumper with plausible deniability.
So what have we learned here?
- BGG stands for Better Golf Guaranteed
- The domain names of Better Golf Guaranteed and Dinar Updates are registered to the same address in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
- The resident of that address is listed as Tom Sanders
- The same Tom Sanders has been called a scammer on another blog
- Blaino referred to BGG as "Tommy Moe"
- BGG was called "Tom" on a Dewey Round Table call in a YouTube video
- Dinar Updates has Dinar Corp as a sponsor
- Dinar Corp's review on Iraqi Dinar Money's site is shall we say ... less than favourable
- Ivy from Dinar Corp claimed to have a high ranking contact in the Green Zone whose intel had him expecting the RV within days in Feb. 2011
- Ivy has conducted interviews recently with Randy Koonce from Currency Chatter and BGG from Dinar Updates
- Dinar Corp also advertises on Dinar Detectives' website
- Dinar Detectives is registered to Scott Huse in Port Charlotte, Fla
- SWFloridaGuy looks a lot like Dan Huse, the MMA fighter who attended school in Port Charlotte
- SWFloridaGuy is a mod at Dinar Updates and the driving force behind Dinar Detectives according to BGG
When you keep seeing dinar gurus, dinar website owners, and dinar dealers crossing paths you have to smell a rat or two. And when you have a good old boy hanging out with douches you have to ask yourself why? Just food for thought.