Found this on the internet, beware of these people. I remember them, they were exposed in several newsletters, including DigitalMoses, Adbumb, MediaPost etc. Now they are back!
Mike Bonfils & Tanya Alvarez – BlinkAds.com | TrafficVendors | Hyperinteractive |
We aren’t sure when this guy got into the industry, but he’s been around for a while fooling investors, advertisers and even some of the foremost leaders in the industry. However, he’s on the run now, hiding behind different company names including BlinkAds.
We don’t know much about this venture, except from a former employee who has been telling people that after booking tons of advertising for clients, Mr. Bonfils claimed that one of his “partners” stole the money and left. Clients were left with non-refunded deposits, and Bonfils went to his next venture.
We’ve received several letters from several former employees of one of his last ventures, “TrafficVendors” which was shut down after being raided by the federal government. We aren’t 100% sure what happened, but one former employee told us that they showed up to work one day, only to find out that Mr. Bonfils had disappeared, that money was missing and they would not be getting their paychecks. Federal investigators soon contacted them, and they found that their boss, Mr. Bonfils has been involved in a long running investor scam. Advertisers were never paid, employees were never paid. Mr.Bonfils, claimed as in his last venture that the President of the company stole money from him. We looked at corporate documents and letterhead – Mr. Bonfils was registered as President and CEO.
"I worked for Bonfils at TrafficVendors and he currently owes me over $20,000."
But Mr.Bonfils didn’t stop – he started a new company, called HyperInteractive, which he claimed “hired him” as CEO. Corporate documents clearly show he founded the company and was involved with it months before even closing TrafficVendors (knowing its fate). We aren’t sure what is happening with this, but he has claimed to clients that it’s a separate venture – but they aren’t buying it. At one of the last ad:tech’s he showed up with bodyguards because of the numerous collectors attempting to find him. We understand that HyperInteractive is virtually defunct and is doing little or no business.
Now he’s started with a girl named Tanya Alvarez a company called BlinkAds – we couldn’t contact her because they do not have contact numbers on their websites. We’ve heard nothing good about this company and that they are involved with spyware installation across the net and perhaps the subject of a criminal investigation. Whose is Ms. Alvarez? Girlfriend, former employee of TrafficVendors, Hyperintractive. We've little information about this company except they are peddling sleeze-ware and spyware.
Keep away from this pair – these people are dangerous! If you have information about them, what they are doing we recommend that you contact the police or FBI. We know that former employees have contacted the government about them, and that they are looking for more information if you've been ripped off by this team or these companies please contact the authorities!