Gene Steinberg's Financial Shenanigans @ Paracast forums

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  1. Toroid

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    Welcome to AE.
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  2. goblin

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    As you've seen Gene likes to style himself as put upon and singled out for persecution. The "haters" were out to get him / the Paracast. In his mind I'd guess you were just another "hater" trying to find something to call them out on, as though what they did wasn't just plainly foolish and a mistake for anyone.
     
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  3. Standingstones

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    I wouldn’t let it get to you. The internet is now littered with stories about Steinberg and his shenanigans. His reputation has been ripped to shreds. RIP.
     
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  4. pigfarmer

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    would make a good t-shirt to wear at a UFO event
     
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  5. Double Nought Spy

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  6. The shadow

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    here Gene plays the victim in the very post cited by mohawk..
     
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  7. GiantsBain

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    Last I looked, his world famous The Paracast forums seemingly have, um, less than a handful of active commenters. Thus, the fire is out. So he won, I guess.
     
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  8. The shadow

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  9. Trevor Hill

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    The new shop promises fast delivery and high quality products.. We'll see about that..
     
  10. The shadow

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    the shop unless it is used to harvest a list of ppl for Begging is a honest income for Gene.
    I celebrate the fact that no Begging has been ongoing since July.
    I wish Gene Steinberg well and hope he had a good holiday.
     
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  11. The shadow

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    As 2020 begins I am making a promise.
    This post will be my last about Gene
    UNLESS he starts Begging again.
    OR I receive information about him that 100% needs to be shared.
    the grift seems to be over. it's time to move on. Gene I wish you the best.
    I for one am glad you are trying to make a honest living..
    that's all I ever asked.
    Bob
     
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  12. nivek

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    This is one of the largest threads on the forum thus far too lol...

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  13. Dewey

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    In the most recent isssue of the Paracast newletter Gene mentions the store that came and went last year and explains a little about his buddy Anders, although not by name.

    Last year, a marketing person who promised us the sky, the moon and the stars created a really neat version of a custom shop, using Shopify to manage the storefront and order processing. I was never quite clear about the sources for the merchandise, other than that it was all or mostly made in the USA.

    You probably know this already, but after a few months, the storefront vanished. There was no advance notice, except that the marketing person stopped responding to our emails and Facebook messages. Well, except for occasional terse and confusing messages. When I answered, there was no response.


    This is just an excerpt. You can read the entire newsletter at Your Paracast Newsletter -- January 12, 2020
     
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  14. Standingstones

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    So the tables turned and someone ended up screwing Steinberg. Just rewards.
     
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  15. nivek

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    Maybe Steinberg didn't pay his dues and he wasn't selling anything so they cut him off lol...

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  16. Double Nought Spy

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    Yes, I'm sure there is more to the story than can be found in Steinberg's version. As usual.
     
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  17. goblin

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    Good point. You can't believe him, and in his stories he's always the poor victim.

    My memory is he was touting that shop as his lifeline back when; now while he does say it was "really neat" but seems like he was vague in his understanding of what he as promising. Ah well.
     
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  18. nivek

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    Like a typecast actor lol...

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  19. GiantsBain

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    There are a zillion garbage stores like his, run on garbage platforms. All the merch sold in them is generic, ready for screen printing, individually, as the orders trickle in. That's why you never see hats in these online trash logo stores. I would guess the income stream from them just barely runs into the, um, double figures. And you know the old saying to the effect that con men are the easiest to con. #whattaspudhead
     
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  20. GhostofBiedny

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    That's just beautiful. Gene got scammed by someone else - doesn't make up for the lives he has wrecked but it is a small piece of karma - sadly he has learned nothing from it.

    It is also funny how entitled Gene comes across in that newsletter - as if he expects that all these services for him to make money should be available to him for free because Goddammit he is Gene Steinberg.

    Towards the end he seems to be asking for a programmer to build a Paracast app for him for free - the guy literally has no understanding of how much work that would involve - but no someone do it for him for free.

    -Typical Gene - someone else do all the work so he can profit off it. It is his right.

    Also when it comes to the "radio silence" (pun intended) on the begging/scamming front, I don't for a moment believe it has completely stopped. I suspect it has just gone back to being more selective as it was prior to 2010.

    Scamming is like breathing for Gene - it comes completely naturally.

    Since he refuses to do a real job, the money has to come from somewhere and the Paracast and his fictional ride hailing won't do it.

    I bet the Paracast guests are getting a hammering for dollars or "business opportunities" every time they come on. I also feel sorry for the poor sods on the "enhanced suckers" list as they are likely getting hourly updates on his worsening situation - I'm sure they are hearing about the constable knocking down his door right about now.
     
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