Friday, April 07, 2006

Charis Johnson Back in Business?

Charis Johnson, owner of the now defunct auto-surf, 12DailyPro, which bilked customers out of a reported $50 million, appears to be back in business. With a new company called BizClicks LLC, registered by the same attorney who registered her previous company, LifeClicks LLC, and two new websites. One website, charisjohnson.com seems to be her personal blog and is registered through a proxy address. This is redirected from her other personal blog she started after the demise of 12DP. Her other address and new company is called Startup Street which seems to offer many products to startup new businesses, including a store front, affiliate position, and other "business opportunities". Charis Johnson seems to have wasted no time in starting a new business after the SEC shut down 12DailyPro for the unlicensed sale of securities and appointed a receiver to the account.

The new address provided for the domain registration for startupst.com is registered to Apartment #1234 which seems suspicious. If it turned out to be false, it would be in violation of ICANN policy.

Registrant:
MyLifeClicks

12800 Laurens Ridge Rd
Apt 1234
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
United States

Administrative Contact:
Johnson, Charis mysterycharis@aol.com
MyLifeClicks
12800 Laurens Ridge Rd
Apt 1234
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
United States
(704) 583-4742


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LifeClicks LLC is the name of the company which Ms. Charis Johnson ran 12DP under previously and was under a court ordered injunction by the SEC to halt all activity related to the business. So is Johnson in violation of the SEC ruling? Hard to say for certain. ABC4 reported the following:

In the stipulated order signed by her attorney, Noell Tin, and by a Federal Judge, Charis Johnson is forbidden from making any statements in the name of 12 Daily Pro, LifeClicks "or any of their subsidiaries and affiliates" without the consent of the receiver.

I have sent an email to Brent Hunsaker of ABC4 and Thomas Lennon, the 12DP receiver appointed by the SEC for an answer. Stay tuned...

UPDATE 4/26: I contacted the Pacific Field office of the SEC and spoke with attorney Kelly Bowers regarding Startup Street. Read about it here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are failing to mention in your blog that Charis is contributing 10% of her profits from Startup Street to the receiver's funds for refunds. I think that says a lot about her

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