Monday, March 19, 2007

Fire, Aim, Ready!

Casey has a Plan:

Step 2: Give out financial advice for money
Step 1: Register with the State of California as an "Investment Adviser."

He's skirted the radar for far longer than most of us expected but he's now decided to fly straight into a sh!tstorm like he has never dreamed. The California Department of Corporations wil come down on him so hard and so fast Jamba Juice will be squirting out of every orrifice including a few new ones.

86 comments:

Tony Soprano said...

First Loosers! Finally..

I Don't Wanna Be First said...

Not Again!

sid_finster said...

Where do we have this nuggette of information? Has Homey DA Clown been on da motha-fuckin-case?

Is Turdboi aware of Federal registration requirements under the Investment Advisors Act and possibly the Commodities Trading Act?

Rob Dawg said...

Casey has no idea of the registration requirements. He's whistling out his a$$. Of course, now he knows as EN is the site where people go for the straight poop.

[BTW, before it disappears CA DL# B9340366 full post to follow on his fantasy that 90 goes away with driving skool]

wine country dude said...

Casey a registered investment advisor? Could this saga possibly grow more absurd?

wine country dude said...

Casey a registered investment advisor? Could this saga possibly grow more absurd?

sid_finster said...

What is the story behind Turdius' ticket?

What is the evidence behind this latest jaw-dropping revelation? It is not on IAFF.

Anyway, registering as an IA is not a crime, even if the IA is a habitual dumbass.

A few caveats, however - to register as a CTA (commodities trading advisor) one has to put up evidence of capital. I don't remember what the requirements are for an IA.

Also, wouldn't Casey have to pass a Series 7 exam? Good luck.

Tony Soprano said...

No way could snowflake pass the 7 and 63. I did and it sucked bigtime. The suck ass thing was I had to work at a boiler room for 6 weeks so they would sponsor me for the test. After I passed, I high tailed it outta there, lol.

Did snowflake get a ticket? VDubs goes 90??

Rob Dawg said...

Ticket on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sercasey/426509329/in/photostream/

Chill, this will be its' own saga.

sid_finster said...

Is Turdius already giving financial advice for money?

Tony Soprano said...

It's been a while but I got nailed in Sac for 90. Anything over 85 in CA is reckless driving and a huge no-no. He's screwed insurance wise if he even has insurance anymore. That doesn't come off with a class either. No way.

king friday the 13th said...

looking at the second photo, the car that picture was taken is BLUE (like homeless bob's car) not WHITE (like VDubs).

another hater should verify (sleep deprovation could be futzing with my vision). But, I don't think that car is Vdubs.

sorry if I'm wrong.

GameOver said...

I have my 7 & 66 (63 & 65 combo) and yeah, I passed both first time through. Snowflake would melt under the pressure.

Isn't it bad enough that he ruined his life and took Galina down with him? Why should he be allowed to share his brand fiscal irresponsibility with anyone?

To quote our FFF, he mentioned including info on "reasons to avoid foreclosure".

Does anyone really need this sort of advice? NO! Anyone with an IQ over 50 understands that defaulting on a mortgage and having your house repo'd is a bad idea.

Yes I realize that f*cktard falls below that threshold, however that is what we HATERS are for! We have always been there for Casey, shining light on his ill advised, hair brained, crack pot schemes.

Ad Revenue? Not going to happen!
Find a sponsor? Goodbye Duane!
Apartment building? Not going to happen!

Give us a week and we'll shatter his spirit on this as well. Actually I'm giving us too much credit...once the next down cycle hits, he'll bottom out. Just remember higher highs, lower lows.

Bipolar is a biotch.

king friday the 13th said...

oh, and I've driven from Sac to Tahoe several times. That streatch of 80 is crawling with ChiPs.

I go "less heavy" on the accel through there.

also, the car casey is in appears to have an after-market LCD screen on the dash (look at visible dash under his hand holding the ticket -- lower right of photo) I don't believe Vdbubs has one of these.

Yes, I have an eye for details :-)

Benoit™ said...

King, the apparent blue color of the car may just be a trick of the light. The ticket itself says the car is a White 2001 Jetta. It's in between the two lines on the ticket that he blurred out. :-)

R-Boy said...

Hey Didn't Casey have a mortgage with these guys?

(First Trust Mortgage) Cause they pinged him today for 10 minutes.

Wells Fargo also pinged him today

BadjerJim said...

Surprised that nobody has commented that he took that picture WHILE driving the car in the FAST lane on the freeway?

R-Boy said...

Quick Question:

Can anyone confirm that a HELoan of 6.74% with FICO 730+ is pretty much a top deal? I've used bankrate and motleyfool, and they seem to say yes.

Preciates the help here guys. I spent all weekend crunching numbers so I am a little hazy

segfault said...

I thought the "vehicle type" was "01," not the year...

He probably pulled over on the left side of the road for the cop, and was re-entering the freeway when he took the picture (rather than paying attention for another car going ~90 in the left lane).

I can't believe he wasn't cited for the broken mirror.

BadjerJim said...

Also on the ticket (sorry, having too much fun with Photoshop)...

He blurred out the box that reads: "Evidence of Personal Liability Insurance:"

Hmmm. You don't suppose he was driving without... Naw. Not KC!

Also note the previous photo on Flickr: a lovely shot of his cracked rear-view mirror. Sheesh.

steeliekid said...

Um, you don't need to have a 7 or 63 or any other NASD liscense to register as an Investment Advisor (RIA). Because he has less than $25mm under mngt he can register with the state vs. the SEC. They will, however make him fill out an ADV, which asks some pretty pointed questions, which will lead to him not getting registered (assuming he answers legally). Also, if he does get registered, the ADV is easily searched and viewd on the SEC website.

Look up you own Advisor here:
http://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov/IAPD/Content/Search/iapd_OrgSearch.aspx

Or broker:
http://www.nasd.com/InvestorInformation/InvestorProtection/ChecktheBackgroundofYourInvestmentProfessional/index.htm

sid_finster said...

Steeliekid: thanks for looking up what I was too lazy to. So Casey has to have $25 million under management before SEC registration becomes mandatory?

I would really like to know what Casey puts in his CA application. Given his past history of veracity, it seems doubtful that he'll suddenly choose a policy of full disclosure....

king friday the 13th said...

benoit,

mea culpa. after reading the ticket, it is indeed vdubs. It's a white 98 jetta.

Stephanie J. said...

"Oh my god, my house is in foreclosure! What do I do? I need advice! Who has experience in dealing with foreclosure that I can go to? Who? Casey Serin? Cool! IAFF; What a great resource for advice. I can not only be foreclosed upon, but still find ways to get loans to invest in other ventures, still live, eat and drink well without working, and pay few to no bills! Wow! I'm so glad IAFF was there for me!"

R-Boy said...

Guys,

I just finished talking with Seth Jayson of MotleyFool.com, who wrote a very critical article on Casey on Sept 25, 2006

"Huh. judging from your email address, I think you're more qualified to get the ball rolling (over?) Casey than I am.

I can't believe what he's gotten away with."

There are friendly news-folks out there. Let's see if a public outpouring can help Mr Jayson be a whistle-blower.

foolseth@gmail.com

Your Faithful Public Servant,
R-Boy

PS: Keep calling the SAC FBI Office. I'll be talking to MBA this week

Cotton Swaby said...

What's your LTV on that heloan?

ratlab said...

You can't take a class to drop a ticket if you're more than 15 mph over the speed limit in CA. Thus, fucktard doesn't qualify.

For the only traffic ticket in my life, I was caught going 85+ in a 55 max zone. I was written down for 70 by the CHP for the reason that it was my first ticket and that allowed me to take traffic school (online, no less!).

R-Boy said...

@@Cotton Swaby

80% LTV (1st Position + 2nd Position HEL)

House appraises for 449. About 359 in total debt after HEL (188 1st, 172 2nd position, paying off higher interest 2nd position already there, 138 left over for house addition.

Katie said...

Casey claims that he is #2 in Google for the word "Foreclosure." I did a search and he comes up #10.

He must be taking his PR lessons from Nigel....

Cotton Swaby said...

That's a good rate. A cursory check of several lenders and I don't find anything under 7%

Katie said...

Ugh, never mind, I'm still hung over from last night. He claims that he's #10, and he is. My bad.

Unlike him, though, I can admit that I made a mistake.

ratlab said...

@Badjer

I noticed he was taking the picture in the fast lane. I've done it, but certainly not after I just received a ticket. I question why Galina didn't take the picture instead.

But it's even ballsier to take a picture of the CHP as they're pulling you over.

Then again, why hasn't anyone commented on how he can afford to go skiing?

BadjerJim said...

Actually, according to this link:

http://www.occourts.org/traffic/#Signup

Says you MAY be eligible for traffic school if you were not going more than 25+ mph over the posted speed limit. So if posted at 65 and he was cited for 90, he could just barely qualify.

Anonymous said...

Rob, he can get the point erased with traffic school (I recently went for doing 100 on the way to Arizona from SoCal - the cop wrote 93 so I could go to traffic school). However, he will still have to pay. It cost me about $250 or so PLUS the cost of traffic school to keep it off my record.

Anonymous said...

"Been so busy with all the foreclosure and real estate stuff that I really need to get away and have a little fun. "

Cmon guys, he deserves it!

C-Corp Man said...

He's going to help me stave off foreclosure....hmmmm...he sure did a good job keeping it from happening to himself!

ratlab said...

@R-Boy

You're probably looking at something around 8%. Anything in the 7% range is really good. And this is with my 800+ FICO score.

R-Boy said...

@@Ratlab.

Except that I have a below 7% offer. Thanks guys!

Rob Dawg said...

R-Boy

Good advice about current loan rates from the dawg pound. 6.75% with my credit union and high FICO. Frankly, I was surprised about the FICO business. Very high FICOs are not given a break of any kind. We slimy good payers also have no loyalty and jump at the next 25bp. They'd rather have 690+ and service the full life of the loan. The result is 730 is not an issue plus or minus 50 points.

ratlab said...

@R-Boy

Great rate. Don't know what your fine print is, but that's a nice rate.

John said...

we don't speculate on mental illness diagnoses anymore. doing 90 is very dangerous. at my age i drove fast foolishly but never that foolishly. maybe i shouldn't be surprised. basically our hero isn't going to go bankrupt. he's going to die. and that does make me feel sad.

Peripheral Visionary said...

So, Casey is facing the last of the foreclosures, a mountain of unsecured debt, and a looming tax deadline, and he goes snowboarding. For all the hard work he's been doing, of course.

So where's the money coming from? Interesting that he hasn't publicized his little getaway; I think he realizes that questions about where the money is coming from would rear their head. This time it's not money related to a scam, I mean a "sweet deal" (for the Utah trip), or a gift card (the Jamba Juice) . . . looks more and more like Mr. Serin has a little hard money tucked away somewhere.

And any bets on how long it takes him to get around to actually doing anything about the speeding ticket other than taking a picture of it?

Peter Kropotkin said...

Hello All,

What is going on - KC posts one ridiculous comment at IAFF (re: I want to help others in financial distress - which is ludicrous enough - but am too busy with my own foreclosures) and then simultaneously posts a glamour shot on flicker of his speeding ticket (plus a nicely framed police car in cracked side view mirror photo) explaining that he deserved to get away for the weekend.
It is like he left the clues for us at exurb (I am a 2-3 month lurker) to find and crow about - afterall who in their right mind would self-portray themselves in this contradictory manner: I just wanna help others mixed with what I suspect is faux christian humility and self disclosure versus proud reckless attention whore behavior.
Somehow I feel that he is gaming exurb now too but I do not understand to what end. Perhaps there really is no such thing as "bad" publicity?
I feel strongly that I want him to be held accountable for his thievery in a court of law and to suffer the consequences for it (shame/humiliation/and deprivation of his personal freedoms). However, I am also very disappointed (sometimes to the point of thinking that I am a fool for "following the rules" in regards to my own meager financial life) that no authority as yet appears to have made a move on him - he's a flagrant and self aggrandizing con artiste!
It is all a mystery - perhaps this really is some intensely deep viral marketing campaign?

Shupe said...

He is not going to register as any kind of "financial advisor".

If you remember, the "Money Man" or G2 in Utah made a big deal about his traffic and contacts.

I'm sure G2 has some sort of way of capitalizing on folks desparate for relief.

Casey's model would be simple. Pose as the patron saint of foreclosed souls and then feed them to the lions getting a fee for each soul that buys into the "financial help".

I predict the haterz will pose as folks needing foreclosure help, finding the hucksters tht Casey is sending them to and then giving them the Casey treatment too.

This guy is poison for anyone who touches him.

R-Boy said...

Yeah, I'm gonna look at the fine print, but its a no fees, no closing cost. Catch mainly is that I have to have a checking account with these guys bank, and thats fine, since they have a high yield checking that I qualify for that BNA doesn't have. I dislike BNA.

I prolly got the rate because I am good friends with their head accountant. It helps when you talk directly to the guy who runs their entire loan department, rather than a CSR at an individual bank.

Anonymous said...

There is NO lcd in his car.
You've got a poor eye for details!

www.flickr.com/photos/sercasey/302887027/

Cotton Swaby said...

Actually, many lenders, especially those specializing in 2nds, tier their rates based on credit scores ranging from 640 to 720+.

Suntrust is one and I know of several others. Every 20 pts gets you around an 1/8 to a 1/4 better rate depending on ltv and loan term.

Anonymous said...

Keep looking for a loan. I see best qualified borrowers getting 5.875-6% with ~1 pt origination fee all the time...

Anonymous said...

disregard anon 10:58 thought we were talking firsts. That's what I get for trying to kick the coffee habit

R-Boy said...

@@ Anony 10:58

Can you provide a linky to one for a HEL, not a refi? I've used lendingtree, motleyfool, and bankrate and I dont see any HELs for below 7% for 172k.

R-Boy said...

thanks Anon: The first position my fiancee got back in 03 for 5.875%

which is why refi at 6.125% is idiotic. Nice Advice WAMU. Too bad you were talking to AN ECONOMIST YOU DUMB SH*TS

Cotton Swaby said...

Several years ago I sent a thing to lending tree just for fun. My current rate was and is in the 5's. One idiot girl did the same thing - sent me an offer in the 6's.

Rob Dawg said...

You guys are not getting the lure of re-fi for most people. Just because the broker cannot lower your payments, shorten your term or reduce your balance doesn't mean anything. It doesn't cost them anything to throw something out and if you reply all the better. There really isn't a reason for this to be going on anymore. "Shopping" a mortgage is going to become all but automated and totally disintermediated.

Besides, the borrowers were stupid, take a 24 years remaining loan and turn it into a 30 and cash out a Lexus and vacation to Hawaii for the same payment? What's not to like?

Cotton Swaby said...

True Rob, it seems we are discussing more what intelligent people try to do with refi's, not those using it as an ATM.

Anonymous said...

What kind of complete fucking IDIOT puts their full name, full address, stats, and DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER on the fucking internet!?!!?!?

Oh, wait. It's shithead.

Have fun guys: CA B9340366

Can't quite make out what the insurance comment is. Anyone know what they put there? (I've never gotten one). Is it the name of the company, the policy number, or do they have codes for that box?

R-Boy said...

I personally feel that REFI-ing, HELOC-ing, or HEl-ing for anything other than value-adding home improvement is idiotic.

If I want a vacation to Hawaii, I'll budget for it. Oh wait, I already budget for a 3K vacation every year (though thats 1 decent vacation and alot of weekend getaways).

In other good news, I figured out, finally, what my savings rate was. 22% of gross. I'm single-handedly making up for thousands of americans who dont save!

Gotta get into currency index funds next.

Anonymous said...

I like how we takes a pic of the ticket while driving.

segfault said...

John @ 10:23 AM:

The danger depends on how desolate the road was, but, with the condition of Vdubs (2 questionable tires, broken mirror, possible suspension/frame damage, and God knows what else wrong with it), it was definitely dangerous for Li'l Dandelion.

I forgot to be outraged--yeah, what is he doing going skiing anyway?!?!

The Original Kevin™ said...

And says of his ticket: "Good thing I have a clean driving record and I qualify to take driving school and keep this thing from showing up". He is worried about THIS showing up!?! Forget about the foreclosures & the criminial activity,, must not let speeding ticket show up!!

Anonymous said...

Of course he cares, that will be money out his pocket. He's typical in that people his age only things that effect them day to day, not in the long run, and shithead doesnt care about the houses or the debts because it was never HIS money at risk. It's all just theoretical debt to him, it all goes bye bye when the foreclosure hits, because he gets no bill that day. Down the road? Who cares, he has no intentions of paying it unless he can scam it somehow.

We're talking about someone who thinks he deserves rewards for just getting up everyday at the same time. Of course his priorities and ethics are completely fucked up! If they were'nt, he'd never have gotten into the situation he's in!

He STILL thinks of that cash back as "profit", when it's supposed to be for closing costs and repairs. That tells you all you need to know about his "ethics".

Lets not even get into that even after the blowout of one of his tires recently, he dared a long distance trip on the others. STUPID. He's reckeless and dangerous, thank god he did'nt have one blow at 90 and careened into an innocent family.

He really needs to be off the street.

Stephanie J. said...

Adios everyone. If you want to chat, email me at ihatecaseyserin@yahoo.com; I promise to check it occasionally.

I'm just sort of tired of seeing Casey continue his boring cycle, and seeing no retribution at all for his crimes. It's getting boring and I hate stagnation.

Be sure to send me a note if something incredible happens, like Casey being squished by a falling piano or something.

Love & Kisses to all, trolls and all.

Steph

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that guy went snowboarding while there was this kind of debt. This wreckless asshole needs to be locked up.

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ King:

The "LCD screen" is actually his sweet stereo.

Rob Dawg said...

So many great comments, so little time.

1 Casey is a new digitally connected sapien. The DCS species doesn't understand privacy or modesty or the value of information as currency. The last deserves its' own website. Information is power. Nobody disputes this anymore. Anyone reading here should be very suspicious of giving information without compensation. Email and demographics for coupons? Okay in my book. Salary and zipcode for a chance at a cruise? NFW. See? EVERYONE wants your data and EVERYONE has a way to fool you into giving it away.

I'll be post processing the blurred areas of Casey's ticket. I am a talented amateur. Any pro out there please save me and tell us about his blurs on the tckets.

Any bets Dandy-loin decides to "fight" the tix?

Tony Soprano said...

Later Steph. I'm getting to the same point. This is getting pretty boring. We need drama damn it!

Anonymous said...

I was supportive of Casey at first - after all, I'm only a bit older, and wow have I screwed up. Right now my husband and I are working as much as possible and living off of less than one income, while the rest of our money goes to pay off our credit cards. But our debt came from the fact that we were stupid, broke, and my husband hurt his back and couldn't work. But it kills me to watch while this idiot goes on vacations, eats at restaurants, and in general thinks he deserves a normal life. I'm sorry, he's living the life my parents live - you know, after many years of hard work and saving.

I think what's worse is that he's planning on giving others advice. I'm fairly certain I'm fully qualified to screw up my own life. What he doesn't understand is that people need advice on how to fix their problems, not how to make them worse. And that while there is value in commiseration, that commiseration comes best from people who are actually struggling with their situations.

Just argh. Why am I working so hard to fix my problems when I could be going on vacations and eating in restaurants?

ratlab said...

Bye Steph! Hope to see you back soon when something finally does happen.

As far as traffic school goes, it's different from county to county. I'm not sure which fucktard got his in. Probably beyond Placer County, so what's next on I-80 heading towards the slopes?

The Original Kevin said...

Farwell, Stephanie... farewell...

*sniff*...

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

@ you guys and gals 'leaving' EN. This blog has many interesting posts other than IAFF. Stop thread jacking back to KC and it will be really fun for a long time. Just my observation. I have not been around here that long, so I hope you EN'ers do not mind my 2 cents.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

In other words,
:Don't leave! (:

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Last, HAHAHAHA

GameOver said...

::wipes a tear::

You'll be missed Steph.

I do agree, the whole "my life is a soap opera and drinking fresh juice helps with foreclosure" is getting very old.

I'm sticking it out solely to see a picture of him being led away in 'cuffs.

walt526 said...

I too find myself growing increasingly less interested in Looser Boy and, by extension, EN. I'm really ambivalent toward him going to prison. While I would like to see him spend 18 months in a Federal PMITA Prison, I'm pretty sure that there are better uses for my tax dollars.

That being said, I wouldn't mind hearing about the guy driving into a telephone poll at a high rate of speed. I just hope that the stupid SOB doesn't take anyone with him.

Baseball's Opening Day is right around the corner, and that's where most of my attention will be. I'm not "leaving" per se, but I'll probably continue to curtail my visits (have been doing so anyway over the past 10 days or whatever anyway). Especially if posters like Steph J are doing so as well.

At the end of the day, the guy just isn't all that interesting especially when he tries to be controversial. He was a lot more amusing when he was genuinely trying to do something and failing so completely then when he stopped posting about what he was really doing and just maserbaited.

-walt526

Stephanie J. said...

I'll pop in for news occasionally.

Goodbye... Again... For REAL this time.

Bye Kevvie. :(...

Anonymous said...

Driving at 90 is no big deal in a modern car, I wish they'd raise the damn speed limits so it wasn't illegal. Now turnip head driving 90 in anything, yes, that is a bad thing.

Mr. Bubbles said...

Gee,

Like I didn't warn you all of this a week ago. Casey is trying to cleanse the net of his crimes.


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GameOver said...

@ Rob Dawg

I think I've said this before but worth saying again. I've been reading EN long before Casey was ever featured here and I'll continue to read EN long after he is gone.

I appreciate your thought/insights/rants very much. Not to get all mushy but you run a classy joint and it's a pleasure to have met so many other people through it.

I trust you know all your work is noticed.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:15 AM, Katie said...
Casey claims that he is #2 in Google for the word "Foreclosure." I did a search and he comes up #10

Snowflake does show as #2 when you search for "Foreclosed loser"

Mr. Bubbles said...

@ Dawg,

I noticed on the traffic citation CS listed his home address as 1420 Roseville.... It is not his current address and by not changing his address on his DL to reflect his present address he is on violation of CA law. Call the police station that issued the ticket and inform them. The evidence is on his blog.

What a fucktoid. He posted his DL# on a public website. Someone with IT skills can spend 30 seconds to obtain all of his personal info from that.

I'm sure cash call would find that sort of information helpful.

Rob Dawg said...

"idiot stupid foreclosure" yields Casey's IAFF #1. Our work is appreciated.

Hobbes said...

casey sucks ass "i am facing foreclosure" yields #1

nigel sucks casey off "i am facing foreclosure" is also up there, like #3.

And as far as leaving, I second FlyingMonkeyWarrior, lots of other good topics. I read, but don't post there, cause, well hell, I don't know enough to say anything, other than "I hate roundabouts".

R-Boy said...

Cashcall is so getting that info tomorrow

Team, lets make it happen

Clotpoll said...

Why can't Slapnuts run that car into a bridge abutment?

I have a dream...

Dave said...

Steph, You've broken my heart.

wagga said...

Steph you do have a point:

A typical baseball game involves several hundred throws and a measly dozen runs.

A One Day International Cricket match can be as many as 600 bowls and 5-600 runs. You tell me which is more exciting.

World Cup

Wagga said...

Oops, that last comment was for walt526. One-track minds do have their uses, however.

Cheers - Dave