Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Steinberg Bankruptcy Failed to Slow Claims of Cash Crisis

Gene Steinberg reported a monthly income of $2,790.76 on a 2016 bankruptcy petition. The Paracast and Tech Night Owl host spent now well documented years seeking cash gifts via email and other media, while consistently framing common living expenses as emergencies and claiming himself virtually destitute. The bankruptcy file is public record and arose through an ongoing open source investigation of Steinberg's financial claims conducted by a growing number of interested parties. 

Offered an opportunity to comment for this blog post, Steinberg replied in a July 18 email that he resents the probe into public records about him and other family members. "I demand that it stop," he added. Steinberg suggested he might ask for a full financial disclosure from me, seemingly oblivious to the difference in the circumstances - sincerely or otherwise.

Reported liabilities, income, and expenses

Blog commenters and social media participants who reviewed the file took issue with such circumstances as a nearly $700 per month car payment. Also questioned was what seemed to be Steinberg's practice of moving into costlier residences following evictions, as pieced together through various email solicitations and public records. More issues also arose, such as whether he reports income from his constant solicitations.

My email to Steinberg particularly sought comment on how one's judgment might reasonably be called into question if they have some $2800 per month income yet are consistently unable to take care of them self. This would be the case regardless of reported expenses, as it would seem they would reconsider choices of expenses, particularly when asking others to financially compensate for those choices.

"My financial struggles are none of your business," Steinberg wrote, adding that he demands others and I cease trolling him and posting what he termed false information. 

In addition to questioning Steinberg's financial choices, it should also be considered that bankruptcy dissolves debt. That is largely the point in filing. One who files bankruptcy typically ceases paying creditors immediately. In spite of this being the case, a review of Steinberg's cash soliciting history shows he continued calls for financial gifts prior to, during, and after the filing.

Steinberg monthly expenses per 2016 bankruptcy
The bankruptcy petition was filed on or about May 9, 2016. It appears during this point in time, mid 2016, Steinberg launched a gofundme page. 

More can be observed from an April 7, 2016, message to his e-list titled, "A Warning from the Power Company." Steinberg tells readers of pending utility and rent payments, requesting their financial help.

July 2, 2016, Steinberg told email recipients "the landlord is torturing us" in a message titled, "Time is Short!". He wrote of eviction and an inability to pay expected deposits required for a new residence he was apparently seeking. He also claimed he was doing everything he could to cut expenses. Such emails were typical and ongoing.

It is difficult to understand how the statements from 2016 emails could be accurate when considered in the context of bankruptcy, in which one often stops paying loans and all unnecessary debt. That is particularly the case when considering the debt relief was combined with some $2800 per month in income. It is unfortunate that reaching out to Gene Steinberg for comment only resulted in rhetoric about trolls.

Readers may choose to ask themselves if Paracast and its associated platforms are reliable sources of information. They may also decide, when supplied with adequate knowledge of the history of the host's actions, if such activities align with those they desire to fund.

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Related:

Gene Steinberg Personal 'Emergency' Cash Solicitations Span Years, Hundreds of Emails

Updates on Paracast Host Gene Steinberg 'Emergency' Cash Solicitations

182 comments:

  1. Nice sleuthing Jack.
    Truly the Gold standard of Con Busting

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  2. I have to laugh. Years ago, I signed up for a Paracast Community Forum, supplying my e-mail address in the process. I made one short post asking a question about the source of a claim made by another poster.

    Then Forum administrator, Chris O'Brien, responded saying that I am a troll. After that, I could no longer sign onto the Forum. Apparently, my account was wiped out (including my e-mail address). So I've never received an e-mail solicitation from Steinberg.

    I didn't realize it at the time, but O'Brien apparently did me an enormous favor when he decided I wasn't fit material for the Paracast Forums.

    So, a very belated "Thanks, Chris". You did me a solid.

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    1. And guess who recently left the Paracast?? Chris O'Brien! I suppose he got sick of Gene's BS as well.

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  3. I just want to note four expenses here:

    1) $675 in monthly vehicle payments for him to drive a new/late model car

    2) $400 in transportation costs for someone who doesn't actually drive to an employer

    3) $225 in cable, phone, and internet cost - for him to have a cable TV package, internet, and most likely a phone contract for a late model iPhone that he's admitted to owning (probably purchased shortly before or after this bankruptcy filing):
    https://www.technightowl.com/2018/06/the-first-ios-12-public-beta-but-will-you-need-those-new-features/

    4) $200 a month in 'Entertainment and recreation" costs


    In other words, around $1500 a month that Gene has solicited donations from have been to pay for him being able to drive a new car, so he can go eat out each night, pay for his cable and internet bill, as well as his new iPhone.

    And that's not counting whatever his entertainment each month is.

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  4. 'I demand that it stop'

    i'm dying. this is fantastic.

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  5. 'Offered an opportunity to comment for this blog post, Steinberg replied in a July 18 email that he resents the probe into public records about him and other family members. "I demand that it stop," he added. Steinberg suggested he might ask for a full financial disclosure from me, seemingly oblivious to the difference in the circumstances - sincerely or otherwise.'

    He demands that it stop. He calls it trolling. He might ask you for a full financial disclosure!

    Gene Steinberg, you are in well over your head on this one.

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    1. Begging us for money MAKES IT OUR BUSINESS!

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    2. Poor Gene, he only gets $2,790.76 ….well sunshine that is about 90.76 MORE than I get on a monthly basis...and I can manage quite well...NOT high on the hog...but I keep a roof over my head, pay the bills, and put food on the table...and that is in Cdn Dollars which have much less buying power !!!!

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  6. Gene admit it. Your a liar, con man, and hustler. You have absolutely no shame. You lied about your circumstances and stole from hundreds of people over 12 years. You even stole from victims of the Hurricanes and your own son Grayson. You conned 4 landlords out of money and lived rent free. You lied about your vehicles. You lied about Uber. You lied about medical issues and Barbara and even Teddy Bear. You lie about everything. This is the legacy you’ve left behind and will always be remembered for. A loser. Disappear. Go away and do the world a favor. No one care about you or wants to hear your bloviating. You are done. Your “career” is over. Call the UFO Lyft to beam you up and leave the planet. The green men are your only salvation.

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    1. Steinberg has been prosecuted MORE then "4" times for unlawful detainer/eviction cases , those are just the ones in the last 20 months or so ...

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    2. Hasn’t stopped him yet. This cockroach needs to be squashed and thrown in jail once and for all! Keep reporting him for bankruptcy fraud and let the real investigation begin. What the state failed to do, the Feds can finish.

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  7. And from his own words in his email solicitations, Gene has hanged himself. He presented personal and revealing details to garner sympathy and con people but instead raised further questions and doubts as to the accuracy of his claims. The truth has been revealed because of this blog and others, putting an end to Gene’s trail of thievery and financial destruction. The appropriate government agencies now have the public proof they need to move forward and someday provide restitution to Gene’s many victims.

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  8. Here is a direct link to Gene Steinberg’s full bankruptcy filing. Read it yourself and learn the truth.

    https://www.keepandshare.com/doc5/23190/gs-bankr-pdf-317k?da=y&dnad=y

    Gene’s needs your money to “survive” yet continues to lie cheat and steal. He’s wiping his ass with your dollar because he’s too cheap to buy his own toilet paper!

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  9. Bankruptcy fraud is a Federal offense and crime. If you have any information to share, you can report Gene Steinberg here to authorities for further investigation:

    https://www.justice.gov/ust/report-suspected-bankruptcy-fraud

    Anyone who donated to Gene before or around the time of his filings, has a case. Gene never disclosed this “income” which is a clear violation of the bankruptcy process. According to public record, Gene is also misrepresenting his other income and expenses which warrants further inquiry. (We know because we have proof on this blog and in Gene’s own email newsletters.)

    You can help bring justice to bear and end Gene’s reign of self-entitlement and financial fraud.

    Report what you know. You can remain anonymous.

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  10. Jack, thank you for pulling this together and laying it all out like this. Sadly I'm not sure it will change much. I think the people who believe Gene already are likely to keep believing him. But at least now yet more information is out there, available to anyone willing to open their eyes to it.

    I think the the history and character of the begging, which you've laid out extensively and this bankruptcy all raise questions with no flattering answers. The involvement with Numis Gems I think is also damning and undermines the Steinberg preferred narrative.

    But then I consider Gene's following includes a large cohort who already maintain beliefs in defiance or absence of evidence and find myself saying... "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown." But Jack I applaud you doing this work and not just giving in to that sentiment.

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    1. Thank you, CC. I appreciate that.

      I also appreciate the support from all of those who frequently visit this site. Many of the comments are particularly on point. The info contained in the blog post above was largely gleaned from a combined effort of those commenting at this blog and other social media sites. Much more research is being collectively conducted than any single one of us could invest the time and attention.

      I agree, CC, that the community benefits, to whatever extent it may be. Facts matter.

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  11. $2800 a month isn't much income--$34800 annualIy, plus a small amount from the shows. I doubt the emails were pulling much money by 2016. He had a lot of debt from credit cards and loans; how he got them is puzzling. His monthly expenses (not including debt repayments) substantially exceeded his income. I can't see how his begging can have made up the shortfall. Such savings as he might have, I think, comes from not paying his bills. By now he must have to pay huge deposits for rent and utilities.

    Gene seems to have no intention to live within his means. I think there's something pathological about it, though most others seem to disagree. Lazy? Sure. Irresponsible? Yes. Massive feeling of entitlement? Certainly. But judging from the record, aside from watching science-fiction TV, he doesn't seem to be having a fun time.

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    1. He seems to get something out of doing his podcasts, something that keeps him producing the shows each week, even when he's on the verge of living out of his car.

      He keeps referring to his circumstances as a nightmare though, and his latest email referenced the stress on his wife and himself. I would imagine their lifestyle to be quite stressful. He only seems to know how to make things worse for himself.

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    2. It’s all about Gene’s ego. He’s delusional and sees himself as the next Art Bell. He think listeners hang on his every word. Little does he know that nobody’s even listening. He’s blabbing into thin air. All sound and fury signifying nothing.

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    3. I, personally don't give a shit if he is "having fun" anymore or not. I've been aware of this situation for a couple years now, but ignored it and put it down as another annoyance in the online community. What changed things for me was his disgusting begging email in which he tried to use the Hurricane Harvey disaster as another way to steal money.
      He is getting his comeuppance, the lying scum.

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    4. There's an epic, tragic number of people who live way outside their means. Some of my friends and most of my family fits into this category unfortunately. Then they all ask me for money because I'm successful and own my own business. Ummm, no. Don't buy a new car you can't afford and then expect others to help you pay for it. Don't move into a rental house you can't afford and then call me because you can't make rent. Sorry to digress from the topic of Gene here, but it's relevant to this situation too. Same thing--different person.

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  12. Some observations:

    Let us not forget that ASIDE from him using the Paracast/Tech NightOwl mailing lists, as sucker lists, he has set up PUBLIC donation campaigns, under false premises, as evidenced by his own contradictory statements and court records (the most recent being his BANKRUPTCY) as well as PUBLICLY asking for money via web-sites and social media.

    His demands to to stop probing PUBLIC records is farcical.

    Another item I find amusing is his methodology of demonizing (like he does with his landlords demanding their rent) those who have rightfully called him out for his crimes.

    He specifically, and deliberately doesn't name those that are calling him on the carpet. Labeling them trolls rather then letting his victims (and potential victims) know that many are respected Ufologists, like Jack Brewer, along with both of his previous co-hosts is part and parcel of his scam/con, i.e., playing the victim.

    Finally, contrary to what was/is stated above, Steinberg won't stop until he has been prosecuted. His victims should file complaints with the proper authorites which have been named with links attached in the comment section in Jack's "UPDATE" article.

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  13. Maybe Gene is a drunk or has a gambling or drug problem?! That could explain the large amount of money needed and why donations and his $2700 month in income wasn’t enough to afford a $700 month trailer. The math doesn’t make sense. He pissed the money away somewhere. I’d start calling the local bars and massage parlors to see if this character was a frequent patron. Probably didn’t even leave a tip. Once a scammer always a scammer. Why Barbara puts up with this lying, cheating loser is beyond comprehension. He told the whole world about her prolapsed anus for gods sake!!!! Now everyone knows she can’t take a normal shit. How embarrassing and despicable. Gene Steinberg has no shame.

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    1. Bars? If Gene's hitting the sauce, I bet it's done at home.

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    2. I believe that a drug problem is actually a very likely situation here. There are many who have become addicted to opiate pain medication. I have seen it many times and looking at his behaviour it's very possible.

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    3. He has mentioned his back problems many times which is why he’s known as Pretzel Gene. I wouldn’t be surprised if opioids or even street heroin is involved. No one is immune to the scourge of addiction. We already know Gene has serious OCD so a drug addiction fueling his need for cash (from his listeners) wouldn’t be such a stretch.

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  14. As I have written before, if a $44,000 personal loan (discharged by bankruptcy) and thousands of dollars in commercial loans could not resolve Gene's problems, there is probably little I can do except to suggest that he seek appropriate assistance and try to live within his means.

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    1. At this point it’s pathological. Gene has a mental sickness and unhinged compulsion to his begging. He pops a boner (better than Viagra) and gets an endorphin rush and cheap thrill every time the PayPal deposit email hits. It’s been 12 years of this. Notice every time he was evicted or has his car repossessed, his bills got bigger and he found something more expensive. Where did that money come from? YOU!!!! By his own admission on his bankruptcy forms his income is $2,700 a month. More than enough to live on. Yet he cried poverty and guilted people into donating to fund his lavish lifestyle. That’s a scam. And fraud. Plain and simple. And I bet he was even too stingy to put that PayPal boner to good use. His stories are just as limp and flaccid. And totally unsatisfying.

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    2. I can't really argue with that. Well said.

      I do wonder if that $44,000 somehow disappeared into one of Numis Gems proven methods to improve your bottom line.

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    3. And I bet he didn’t even use protection! lol

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  15. Something doesnt add up
    The cheapest Motel i could find with a quick search of the area is 60 bucks a day with free WiFi and breakfast.
    Thats $1680 in the last month he claims hes stayed there.
    Surely it would have been cheaper to have paid the rent in his previous digs ?
    Hes clearly had that money, since hes had to pay that to stay at the motel. Why didnt he just pay the rent then ?

    It makes no sense.

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  16. I remember seeing pictures of Gene, Barbara, Grayson and Barbara’s sister in Vegas, walking around the casinos looking rather happy - and this was _after_ the infamous brother-in-law passed away of cancer. Make of this what you will.

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    1. Please post the photos so we can see this cockroach celebrating the death of the brother in law and Numismatic Gems. How despicable! Keep digging. The story is just beginning.

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  17. Keep reporting Gene to the court system. Send proof of his solicitations and the money you gave him which he never disclosed in his bankruptcy. He lied to all of us and committed fraud. Let the authorities know that justice is needed. This is the only way this scum fraudster and con man will be stopped.

    https://www.justice.gov/ust/report-suspected-bankruptcy-fraud

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  18. If the bankruptcy is reported and revoked, Gene will have to pay EVERYONE back that he’s scammed over the past 12 years. This is the only way to possibly get your money back. Null and void.

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  19. Donald Keyhoe, Jim Moseley, Klaatu, send me some money.
    The Paracast...the gold standard of 1950's ufology...and begging.

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  20. Attack of the Rockoids and The Coming of the Protectors must not be selling well. Funny how half the Amazon reviews were from unverified purchases with just a single review to their name.

    Gene needs to write an autobiography: Star Hustler Keep Donating Up

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    1. Oh those Rockoids. I've wondered to what extent Gene's son was really involved in writing those, and to what extent it was a gimmick Gene thought would aid in promotion and shield him from criticism. It may have indeed been a collaboration, but Gene being such a schemer, has made me wonder.

      And the samples I've read of those have been unbelievably bad. I am skeptical any readers or reviewers really enjoyed those books. I can believe friends and family shilled for it perhaps.

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  21. The man never stooped as low as when he peddled the notion his wifes butt was in need of urgent medical interventions.

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  22. Well "Attack of the Haemorrhoids" is not really a good name. Not to mention the fact that any of the adverts for it on the Paracast made it sound even worse than the title suggested.

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  23. Scheme Gene Steinberg could easily get a JOB. The economy is the best it’s ever been. Yet he doesn’t because he has wage garnishments on him from past lawsuits. Any money he earns would go to pay back money he owes. He’s a scammer until the end. And won’t pay. That’s why he begs for money. He thinks the money is untraceable and can’t be garnished, however once the bankruptcy court investigates they’ll see he had income all along. They need only request the records from PayPal, gofundme, Facebook and Gene’s bank accounts to uncover the truth. Gene hid money and income sources. That is a federal offense and felony. Gene’s trail of crime will soon be over. We aren’t going away Gene. Every begging scamming email you send, only makes us stronger! You WILL be defeated and end up in prison. Your legacy will always be known as a huckster, fraud, thief, and complete and utter failure in life.

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    1. As someone who's pulled himself out of a ton of debt, most of the wage garnishment stuff is a bullshit excuse either way. There are laws to protect a certain amount of income - and when he declared bankruptcy initially, all of his debts were discharged and he could have worked.

      He STILL can work:

      Arizona Wage Garnishment Limitations
      Of nonexempt disposable earnings, creditors can only take the lesser of the following:
      - The amount of your non-exempt weekly earnings that exceeds 30 times the federal minimum wage.
      - 25 percent of your non-exempt weekly earnings.

      In other words, he could get a part time job at Wal-Mart and not have a cent garnished. He could even withhold more in tax, and not be garnished.

      It's a ploy, he just doesn't work to work, he thinks podcasting, ride sharing, and writing an amateur sci-fi novel a decade plus ago is a job.

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  24. You have to wonder why there are no recent photos or video of Gene. If people knew what he looked like, the process server or skip tracers could find him. Yet, Gene remains in the shadows with the likes of Porno Bob playing pretzel twister and plotting his next scam. Please share photos if you have them. Lets put a face to the name to help the authorities find him. You never know who might be knocking on the door, Gene.

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  25. Maybe Grayson could give him some couch surfing tips

    https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/zeuther

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  26. Numis Gems Inc
    Update Company Profile

    Location:
    P.O. Box 27740, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89126, United States View Map

    Revenue:
    $2.4 Million

    Employees:
    12

    Phone:
    (702) 951-0290

    Website:
    www.numisgems.com

    Fax:
    (480) 661-8009
    Description:

    A personal, confidential collector's service specializing in sports memorabilia. We will not be undersold!... Read More

    Check the revenue............

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    1. Where did you find this info on Numis Gems? Please provide source.

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    2. In this post

      https://alienexpanse.com/index.php?threads/gene-steinbergs-financial-shenanigans-paracast-forums.2058/page-51#post-46789

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  27. Grayson was IN on it was he not? Babs and her fake purse line was helped by Grayson untill there was a series of complaints.

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  28. Wow so Gene’s brother Stephen died twice of cancer 4 years apart! That’s a new low, even for Gene. Fundraising and conning people out of their money over the dead body of his brother in law. Casebook fraud. This was no simple con. Gene created sock puppet accounts and fake profiles on Facebook to do it! This thread has it all. Keep digging everyone. The truth is out there!

    https://alienexpanse.com/index.php?threads/gene-steinbergs-financial-shenanigans-paracast-forums.2058/page-51#post-46800

    The Paracast truly is the gold standard...of FRAUD!

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    1. A guy named Stephen Beizer who lived in Atlanta, GA appears to have died of cancer in 2010. Another guy who also happened to be named Stephen Beizer died in Scottsdale, AZ in 2014. The latter was married to Gene's sister-in-law, the former almost certainly had nothing to do with Scheme Gene Steinberg.

      If you can prove what you are alleging, please do. Otherwise kindly stop spreading misinformation that only gives Gene fodder to crow about crazy stalkers and what a victim he and his family are. The thread you linked to proves nothing.

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    2. That is a valid point. As i read that thread the speculation evolved going forward. Yes there was a genuine Atlanta stephen who is uninvolved. But then we have the AZ stephen who allegedly has the same name and died of the same pancreatic cancer. His alleged wifes facebook profile has only 3 posts and 2 of them are begging posts that point to gofundme links. and her friends include ufologists. Note also that despite a reasonable friends list there was very little condolence posts. I think her FB profile is a fake profile created by Gene, not Helene. There was no obituary for AZ stephen too. One could reasonably speculate given the facts, that he never existed, and that Gene has simply used his sister in laws photo to create a fake account to pad out a scam

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  29. Here's an eye-opener that leaves NO DOUBT Gene was involved in the Numis Gems scam. Checkout the archives of the Wayback Machine here:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20041014040409/http://www.numisgems.com:80/

    Scroll down to the bottom, what do you see?

    "Entire contents copyright 2004 Making The Impossible, Inc." Gene Steinberg's company.

    Case closed.

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    1. Is it really such a stretch to think Gene set up a website for his sister-in-law's husband's business, and slapped his company's copyright on that site?

      I do think there is more to the Numis Gems story, and I believe it very likely reflects badly on Gene. I am not certain that copyright would prove anything in court.

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    2. Thanks for sharing that. I have also posted this info over on the Alien Expanse thread:

      https://alienexpanse.com/index.php?threads/gene-steinbergs-financial-shenanigans-paracast-forums.2058/page-55

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  30. Keep in mind if you are not Friends with someone on Facebook, you only see posts they made public. Maybe Gene did make that account for her or for him to make an appeal with, or perhaps we’re only seeing her few public posts - public perhaps so they could’ve been shared to be visible to more potential donors.

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    1. Whats your view on at least 3 of her friends being Ufologist types ?. Is it reasonable to expect Genes, Wifes's, Sister..... has friends who are into Ufology

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    2. A good question. Off the top of my head, I would guess one of these to be the case, or close to it:

      1. Gene set up the Facebook profile for her as a means of publicizing the fundraiser, and added some Friends among people he knows or was FB Friends with, since publicizing is useless without people to see it.

      2. Gene helped her out by setting up the fundraiser and posted about it on her already existing FB account; he also added some more Friends for her at the same time.

      3. Gene shared her FB fundraiser and some of his FB friends who saw the appeal FB-friended Barbara.

      4. Helene added some people that FB recommends as a Friend; presumably she was FB friends with Gene at one point and saw recommendations among his FB Friends, or got them recommended via Barbara's FB. Or vice versa - some who are or were friends with Gene could have had FB recommend friends to them and that somehow led to Barbara and / or Helene. We can't really know who 'friended' who when.

      5. Gene and Barbara actually know some of the same people, including some into UFOs; Gene has been around 'UFOlogy' a long time and seems to have been actively involved in his sister-in-law's husband's business enterprise. Presumably they all spent time together. And for all we know Helene could have her own interest in UFOs.

      I think #5 is the least likely, though remotely possible. More than likely - I think - the presence of these UFO-interested FB friends is a consequence of publicizing / trying to publicize her fundraiser back when, and Gene was likely involved in that.

      Gene potentially setting up or helping out with the fundraiser in no way definitively indicates he was planning to pocket all the funds or exploit the situation; he could have been trying to help her raise money in the wake of her spouse's death. Her spouse who, despite all the money making opportunities of Numis Gems, apparently left her with a lot of bills. Well, health care does cost a lot in the U.S. and has bankrupted many.

      What we can still see of the fundraiser as shared on Helene Beizer's FB page certainly smells of Gene, "Thank you for the kind letters about my situation. If you have any questions about outstanding bills and such, please let me know." If Gene did not write that for her, I'd be amazed.

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    3. "Thank you for the kind letters about my situation. If you have any questions about outstanding bills and such, please let me know." If Gene did not write that for her, I'd be amazed.

      That was my first thought too, its almost identical to Genes begging sign offs

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  31. There is plenty of actual dirt on this con artist that is definitely beyond reasonable questioning. We don't need to be jumping to conclusions and handing him legitimate complaints to exaggerate and misconstrue.

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  32. Exactly. This guy has been conning people for over a decade. At this point he doesn't qualify for getting the benefit of the doubt. I don't understand these Gene shills who want make excuses for him. He has and continues to try to solicit money from strangers - if assuming the worst saves them losing their money it is a good thing. Gene has made his bed.

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  33. A more recent pic of the Scam-man

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PXeDY3KOwgA/Sc03tswqSHI/AAAAAAAAD-Q/o7gPYhonrFU/s320/Gene+Steinberg+(C+Sml).jpg

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  34. And this is Grayson, No wonder he doesnt go it to bat for Dad

    Yikes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM40txuHEco&feature=player_embedded

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  35. Keep calling GCN everyone. This con man needs to be taken off the air! If anyone has the direct line for the owner post it here.

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    1. You and others can spend your time as you like of course but, as others have pointed out, Alex Jones is on GCN. I doubt Gene's terrible behavior rises to the level of anything GCN cares about since they can handle Alex Jones. So long as Gene doesn't kill anyone and keeps producing a show they can slot their screwball ads into, and enough people are listening, I imagine he's safe.

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  36. One poster at AE posted the following conversation with Gene
    When gene found out this person was wealthy he said



    You told me you are very rich, so this shouldn’t be much of a deal. The $200,000 I gave Stephen through 2004 is, today, worth $267,524.69. If you send me that amount, I’ll be able to supplement my income and have a life for a number of years for myself and Barbara. We won’t have to ask for donations, and I’ll have the resources to deal with the stalkers who are left.

    How about it?

    Then I can go to the nursing home when I’m good and ready

    I thought his payment towards Numis was 44,000. But here he said he bailed Stephen out to the tune of 200,000.

    Has anyone else heard the 200grand figure before, or is his story changing over time

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    1. I had not heard the $200K figure previously, only that Gene allegedly lent his sister-in-law's husband Gene's "life savings" to fund a lawsuit that the guy was involved in, that was expected to end in his favor and lead to Gene being repaid. He has also claimed his son put his college savings into the same fund.

      Here is what I recall reading, others please correct me if I am mistaken:

      - Gene has said nothing about the $44K; it appears to be from a personal loan and was exposed as part of the bankruptcy attached to this blog post.

      - There was a $28K judgment against Gene back around 2005 or 2006 I believe, and I think Gene has said that was for part of the money he loaned Stephen Beizer. Meaning Gene apparently borrowed money to put toward the alleged lawsuit no one has been able to find a record of, and that presumably was dropped rather than pressed forward by Stephen's estate.

      Quite frankly it's hard for me to imagine Gene ever having had $200,000+ in savings given his public history of financial troubles; it's even harder to imagine him lending that amount to anyone. But this is what he told 'BlackAngus' based on posts at the Alien Expanse forum. (Perhaps he expected a $200,000+ payout that never came? Who knows.)

      It's also hard, and sad and awful, to imagine someone loaning $44K+ to Gene. And then Gene turning around and discharging that in personal bankruptcy! But of course, the poor lender was never going to see that money back regardless.

      I cannot prove this but I can't escape the feeling there was no lawsuit but rather that Stephen Beizer sold Gene on one of the proven means to improve your bottom line that the Numis Gems website promised, Gene amassed some cash for whatever this was via loans, and it all went south. That's entirely speculative, based on the Gene I know from his online behavior and the publicly available info we've seen on the Steinbergs, Beizers, and Numis Gems. All could be as Gene has said - maybe he loaned $200,000 to a family member for a lawsuit, the money was never recovered, and that ruined Gene financially (and apparently ethically).

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    2. You are relying on the notion that anything Steinberg says/said is true. He's a consummate liar, demonstrated by his ever changing stories, attempting to separate people from their hard-earned money. For example, in January of 2010, Steinberg wrote:

      "Several years ago, I made a public appeal for donations to help to sister-in-law and her family survive the onslaught of legal harassment from a vengeful woman. While many of you were extremely generous in your assistance, that move cost me two significant writing gigs, as the publishers in question said such an appeal was highly inappropriate. I also lost a few friends in the process for similar reasons.

      Although their legal ordeal has persisted all these years, and expected resolutions have been repeatedly dashed, they expect everything to be successfully resolved this year."


      Two things of note here:

      1).Court documents recently uncovered show that the "legal harassment" story was hooey, and the case was not civil, but criminal, as Steinberg's brother was being prosecuting for a myriad of crimes, including but not limited to, securities fraud, fraud and theft.

      Additionally, corporate documents recently uncovered show that Steinberg was in business with his brother-in-law, in stark contrast to his claims (lies).

      2). There wasn't any mention of Steinberg giving up his life savings. This didn't come until years later", in August of 2014, where he wrote:

      "As some of you long-time readers know, the first public financial appeals I made years ago were for him, not for me, and I gave him my small retirement savings to help him cope with the problems he encountered at that time. That’s another reason for my current financial situation."

      Steinberg's cons have evolved, as he wears one out, he would either modify it, add to or change it.

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  37. Barbara's in on it. She's been getting foodstuffs from the poorhouse that were donated for families who are actually in need. She's always had a fancy collection of jewellery I might add too. For someone on their last penny, it seems pretty fishy.

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    1. >Barbara's in on it.

      Without a doubt. You can't be involved with someone for that long (let alone married) without realising what is going.

      I seem to remember one of Gene's begging scams even involved taking collections for her to set up a handbag business or something.

      Hard to have any sympathy for someone who hitches herself to a known parasite like this.

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  38. I assume Gene is being sarcastic in the post above; but still, he decides that if anyone questions him or gives him actual solutions to his problem, that they have to be the ones to fix things for him. What an entitled a**hole. He thinks he's above everyone else, doesn't he?

    And over at the Paracast forums, apparently he's instructed his new moderator/shill, J Randall Murphy, to refer to him and the Paracast as one and the same, so any "attacks" are really attacks on the show, ya know? He's even trying to hide inside his show now. Pathetic. But again, we knew that.

    He's being VERY quiet lately. He's likely pissing himself every day knowing that everything he does is being scrutinized and made public. He hates that his number of victims is likely lessening and that his criminal history is now out there for scrutiny. If someone still wants to donate to him, at least they are doing it with open eyes.

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    1. Does anyone know if even SOME of his sob story claims are real?

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    2. > Does anyone know if even SOME of his sob story claims are real?

      It does appear he's definitely been evicted multiple times.

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    3. >It does appear he's definitely been evicted multiple times.

      Whilst it is true he has been evicted, the fact that he is able to move into motels, oftentimes for weeks, proves that he has more than enough money to pay his rent.

      He simply refuses to and therefore gets deliberately evicted. The only reason for doing this (I presume) is so that he can create new drama and fodder to continue his e-begging gig.

      I think that is his main occupation now (and lazy so and so that he is) - he doesn't even put much time into that.

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  39. This is a great find. Thank you!

    https://ecorp.azcc.gov/CommonHelper/GetFilingDocuments?barcode=00877578

    So Gene Steinberg was Numis Gems?! His whole story is so full of shit.

    His web of lies is finally catching up to him.

    Keep digging everyone. This self entitled asshole and con man scammer needs to be brought to justice.

    Gene you can’t deny the FACTS. The truth will prevail!

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    1. I believe it is important to make the truth behind Gene's claims available. And yet I have to ask myself: what will it really change?

      Criswell-like, I predict:

      Gene will keep begging, and continue to lie in support of getting donations.

      Gene will continue to produce his podcasts until he physically, mentally or materially becomes incapable of doing so.

      Gene's living situation will remain precarious and the description he gave in the subject for his email today will continue as an apt description of his life: "A miserable day-to-day existence!"

      Most people who actually pay attention to the material turned up on Gene will realize giving him money is not a good idea. But some will ignore it and others will prefer to believe what they want to believe and continue to support him in one way or another.

      Even some people who pay attention will continue to participate in his podcasts because they believe doing so is in service of their own goals (self-promotion and probably ultimately sales of one kind or another).

      The law is not going to go after Gene over tax evasion or bankruptcy fraud. Both are probably true but Gene is a small, miserable, and very likely flat broke fish, who is about to turn 73. Unless there's a great case that he's actively harming others (apart from landlords and witless donors) I don't see them bothering with him.

      Gene's major malfunction will never be fully known, but he will be remembered more for being weird, crooked and a paranoid authoritarian than for any contributions he made to anything at all. (Maybe Attack of the Rockoids will continue its footnote in science fiction literature on grounds of sheer awfulness.)

      I'm not saying give up and let Gene be Gene, I'm just saying, I am pessimistic anything but real health problems or a natural disaster will change anything about his current dynamic. Perhaps I am just a pessimist but I expect I could tune out now, then check my email again in a year or two and see a fresh email from Gene about how he just needs my help to get his life back, can I help?

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    2. I do hope you are wrong, as the more people get away with this sort of thing, the more it encourages others to do the same, particularly in the paranormal field.

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    3. Gene Steinberg is a worthless cockroach without one ounce of redeemable humanity. I hope it all ends with him living alone under a bridge inside a leaky cardboard box. He’s a worthless human being with no friends, no family, and no future. Even his son Grayson Steinberg wants nothing to do with him. Pretzel Gene, you’ve earned your twisted legacy. When the whole world forgets about you, it will be a good day.

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    4. GenesNonEvilTwin, I hope I am wrong too.

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  40. Crawl into that hole you keep digging Gene and throw some dirt on yourself. You’re done.

    How does it feel to be exposed and know that this is your legacy. LOSER.

    Rot in Hell scammer.

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  41. David Biedny finally got his ultimate revenge. Gene you deserve every bit of misery you’ve earned.

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    1. >David Biedny finally got his ultimate revenge. Gene you deserve every bit of misery you’ve earned.

      I think Biedny and O'Brien have probably not even revealed the half of what they know about this character.

      He ripped them off for years by letting them do the actual research and interviewing whilst he sat back and collected all the income from the Paracast.

      Not only did they work for free but they also ended up by being smeared by his bizarre behaviour in begging all and sundry for money (whilst as Biedny noted Gene was living the high life beyond his means).

      I think one of the biggest fears for Gene must be if Chris O'Brien starts opening up more about the shenanigans he witnessed as he has been around for Gene's peak online scamming.

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  42. Breaking News! Gene’s con has been happening over 15 years! Notice how this 15 year old email sounds VERY familiar to recent ones.

    https://alienexpanse.com/index.php?threads/gene-steinbergs-financial-shenanigans-paracast-forums.2058/page-63#post-47576

    Keep digging everyone. There’s more scams in Steinberg’s closet. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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  43. Let’s not forget that according to Gene’s bankruptcy, he receives over $2,700 a month in income EVERY month. Many people live on much less. Yet, Gene isn’t like “other people”. His shit doesn’t stink and he wants you to wipe his ass. And flush.

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  44. People on other forums have been questioning why Gene’s deceased brother in law Stephen and his wife Helene and son Jaret are being investigated. These people were part of Gene’s con. He specifically used their names for years in his scams. Much of the money he begged for was on their behalf. They are as guilty as Gene is. And if you review the court documents you’ll see that all 3 are scam artists in their own right. They’ve all lied, stolen or conned people. I guess it runs in the family! Stealing is a way of life for Scheme Gene and his relatives. Keep digging everyone. There’s more on Helen and Stephen and even Jaret connected to the Numis Gems scam. Don’t stop until all these criminals are in jail. It’s been 15 + years of this and Gene’s griftimg will soon come to an abrupt end. If the whole family has to go down with his crimes then so be it! They were absolutely complicit with Gene. I have no sympathy for any of these LOSERS.

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  45. Someone fact checked his 2014 claim that his brother in law died leaving a destitute wife and "child" behind.

    The child, was 30 years old.............. is 44 years old today.

    And it seems that This "child" and the wife simply rebadged numis gems.

    Helene Beizer
    Owner GOLDBUG LIQUIDATORS
    Buying precious metal , jewelry & coins etc.
    Helene Beizer
    Owner ALL THINGS PRECIOUS
    Buy/sell precious metals
    Stephen Beizer
    ManagerTIMELESS INVESTMENTS I LLC
    Jaret Beizer
    OwnerGOLDBUG LIQUIDATORS
    Buying precious metal , jewelry & coins etc.

    https://unicourt.com/case/az-marj-discover-bank-vs-jaret-i-beizer-126454

    Papa would be so proud

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    1. How could he be 30 years old in 2014 and then 44 years old now?

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    2. 30 in 2004 when the Numis Gems thing was ongoing. 44 now.

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    3. So the wife and "child" left behind after Stephens demise in 2014 was 40 years old.

      Gene has used the word child to paint a false picture, to evoke an emotional response.

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  46. If Gene is so bad and everyone knows it apparently, how does the crook get good guests on? If one looks back [even over recent years], theres been a lot of folk who must know of his shonky dealings and false claims. Kevin Randle knows, but also doesnt barely beleive half the evidence we have against Gene. Curtis Collins has been warned, but he is right on there as a guest or cohost. There are a not insignificant number of others. Maybe a lot of people dont care no matter how we frame Gene's misdemeanors.

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    1. Agreed. Sadly.

      Recently posters at the Alien Expanse forum tried to warn J. Randall Murphy about Gene. His response, which largely seemed to mean he'd not look at the posts / comments here or elsewhere, concluded: "if I find I've actually walked into the den of the devil who has used his mystical powers to deceive naïve innocent little me, I'll be sure to let you know you were right."

      I think some people either think Gene is not so bad, that they will get more positive things (sales) out of the association with the Paracast than they will be tainted (I mean, we're already talking about people who are public or even sort of professional about their interest in UFOs), or possibly that they can turn Gene around somehow. J. Randall Murphy for example seemed to think Gene was trying to monetize his podcasts in the wrong way. I'm sure some of these people believe themselves truth seekers, and yet, there they are with Gene.

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    2. That part answers the question. But still doesnt account for a lot of the guests willingly going on his show, sometimes more than once. People like Randle and Ecker and many more have been aware of Gene's crooked acts, his blatant and damaging lies, and his misuse of peoples trust, for years and years, but they dont mind. They could almost be seen as mild helpers. They legitimize him, and they bring in audiences, so they are helping a crook stay afloat no end.

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  47. if Christopher O’Brien ever cracks, the floodgates of information will be unleashed. He carried the whole show and worked for free for over 10 years. Plus his reputation has been forever tarnished by Scheme Gene Steinberg and being associated with the Paracast con. Chris defend yourself. Why did you let this scam carry on over 10 years and do nothing to stop it?! In many peoples eyes you are just as GUILTY as an accessory to Gene’s crimes. You seem to be a standup guy but your silence on this matter is deafening.

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    1. >if Christopher O’Brien ever cracks, the floodgates of information will be unleashed

      Agreed but I suspect the issue here is that Chris wants to make a clean break and separate himself as far as possible from the toxicity of Gene.

      He also probably realises that the whole thing does not make him look too good so just staying silent is probably easier.

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  48. I think the old fashioned term “grifters” applies to this clan. Unfortunately, he appears small change with a large audience, but the IRS is understaffed and only going after bigger fish than Gene. Bankruptcy Trustees in charge of Chapter 7s probably have no clue as to his means because the Court never found evidence of his game. Grifters fool their attorneys all the time. Once they might get a clue as to the crook/client, attorneys are dealt with severely should they petition to be replaced as counsel. They’re bound by attorney-client privilege too so unless an astute judge or attorney for creditors finds evidence of graft, the perp gets away with his misdeeds ... only to start again and perhaps file bankruptcy again when time permits. A friend I know started receiving new credit card solicitation within 3 months of her final discharge.

    Federal Judges would be happy to throw the book at this type of scammer, but my guess would be that evidence would have to be presented in that venue for any meaningful outcome.

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  49. Helene Beizer why won’t you help Gene and Barbara? They helped your 44 year old “child” as part of their scams and you profited off their lies. And now you won’t help them?! Is it because the gravy train has finally dried up?!

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    1. >Helene Beizer why won’t you help Gene and Barbara?

      Probably in on the same scam. Gene doesn't need help he just needs money from willing suckers.

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    2. She has a fake Facebook page complete with go fund me written by Gene,and a friends list supplied by Gene! The page was recently exposed at Alien Expanse!

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  50. All us anonymous badass keyboard warriors gonna make them people pay!

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    1. Oh Hell yes! We’re not going anywhere. Gene will never be rid of the Scheme Gene Research Community. With every scamming email he sends we only grow stronger! Keep digging everyone. There’s more to Gene’s directorship of Numis Gems, his bankruptcy fraud, that Rockoids woman, and Bab’s prolapsed anus. The full story has yet to be unearthed.

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    2. >All us anonymous badass keyboard warriors gonna make them people pay!

      Nice to see Gene is here to taunt people too - if you don't understand why people like staying anonymous online yet then you are a terrible tech expert - but maybe that is why you got hacked twice.

      Also normally when you criticise something you don't do it yourself otherwise you kill your own point.

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  51. Is Babs just there for the easy cash, or is she stuck with him?

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  52. I think she’s there for the easy cash. It look is like she’s worked barely a day in her entire life. The entire family are scammers and debt dodgers.

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  53. This is how Gene Steinberg operates. Playing on word semantics. Calling a 44 year old a “child” of Helene and Stephen Biezer. Yes technically Jaret is their child but he is also a GROWN MAN. Implying otherwise is disingenuous and misleading. Gene makes it sound like they are caring for a teenager or even a toddler. Gene twists words to minimize the impact of facts or inflate sympathy. He thinks that by complaining about the uncomfortable bed in the motel that it’s building his case why you should give him money. He complains about his pretzel back like it’s a badge of honor. And he complains about His chiropractor visits. A luxury many wish they could afford. He also bitches about his streaming plan and internet. Again not a necessity. Many people on fixed incomes have to make do without cable or Netflix. But to Gene why should he pay when ALL OF YOU are footing his bills?! By Gene’s own admission he has $2,700 a month in social security income with Barbara. If they can’t live on that they may have other problems (gambling, drinking ,drugs,eating out every night etc). Many people live full and productive and begging free lives on much less money. Sorry Gene you’re going to have to work like everyone else. You abused us listeners for far too long and it’s over. Your career and reputation are dead and you did it all to yourself. Goodbye turd breath. Your shitty scam is over.

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    1. Is Jaret Beizer developmentally disabled? I thought I had read he had some kind of condition where he in effect was still a dependent despite being 30, or 44. I agree with you calling him a child when he is 30 or 44 is intentionally a bit misleading. But I could have sworn I saw somewhere he had special needs. I did also see a debt collection judgment against him however which his odd if he is indeed someone who cannot really work or live on his own.

      I am inclined to keep the focus on Gene and not worry about the Beizers other than their involvement in Numis Gems, which really appears to have been a collaboration with Gene at times, and which comes off shady to me.

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    2. Certainly that is the claim, and ive seen one photo that indicates it might be the case. But as you say the courts have dealt with him and hes listed as an owner in one of the numis phoenixed companys.

      https://radaris.com/~Jaret-Beizer/1107925970

      Jaret Beizer
      Owner GOLDBUG LIQUIDATORS
      Buying precious metal , jewelry & coins etc.

      So either he's competent enough to run a company, or they are using him as a front man and stooge.

      Either way something dishonest is going on imo

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    3. From the court documents looks like Jaret has gotten sued by a creditor for not paying a debt on a credit card bill. Now that’s rich! Someone developmentally disabled (who Gene says can’t care for himself) had a credit card?! How much you wanna bet that the poor 44 year old “kid” didn’t have a clue it was opened in his name?! If it’s true he has real disabilities. If not, then he’s simply a scammer too just like Mom and Dad and uncle Gene. The Beizers would never have been dragged into any of this if not for Gene. This is how Gene’s scam all started. He used THEM as the foundation for all his lies. The Biezers were the original backstory as to why Gene needed YOUR money. And from there it’s been almost 15 years of daily emails spinning one tall tale after another and asking for YOUR cash. Meanwhile Gene has almost $3.000 a month coming in and cries homelessness and impending doom. Gene you’re despicable and have absolutely no moral compass. You abuse everyone around you with your lies. Even your family now wants nothing to do with you. Ask yourself is this how you want to be remembered? The biggest con man and scammer is UFO history?! How sad and pathetic. Just type your name into Google and see what comes up. That’s you and that’s your legacy. Now and forever. Well done!

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  54. "Also normally when you criticise something you don't do it yourself otherwise you kill your own point."

    The joke is on you. That was me, making the snarky comment about anonymous keyboard warriors.

    Double Nought Spy

    P.S. Don't bother pointing out my own "anonymity" either. If you don't know the difference...

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  55. >The joke is on you. That was me, making the snarky comment about anonymous keyboard warriors.


    So it was a joke? It is hard to know in the case of Gene because you can bet that he does read everything written about him and there has been evidence that he uses sock-puppet accounts (at least on the Paracast).

    I wouldn't put it past him to make snarky comments on other forums.

    Anyway even if not Gene, it is true that there is little we can directly other than try to spread the word so other people don't get conned.

    I think there is zero chance of him every stopping his begging.

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    1. I believe that:

      - All we can really do is document the truth about Gene's activities.

      - Gene will never stop begging; all Gene wants is cash to spend as he sees fit, with zero strings attached and no accountability.

      - Gene will represent things as he feels he must to support the begging. That includes a range of deceptive statements (from hyperbole to flat out lies), attacks on others, and emotional appeals.

      The best I can hope for is that the word about Gene gets out there and people realize who and what they are being asked to support and, if they elect to support Gene anyway, at least they made an informed decision.

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  56. The way I see it, the only reason Gene and Babs aren't with sister Helene is her resolute and absolute refusal. She would never be rid of them. Same with Grayson. He will absolutely not take them in. He must fear the same. They would ruin his and his family's lives. He wisely stays in Spain. If they both would allow this pair to be homeless than there is something going on on a personal level that is very serious.

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    1. Gene ruined Grayson’s credit by renting an apartment and getting evicted under his name. Grayson will have to live with that on credit report forever and it will continue to affect his life. But Scheme Gene doesn’t care. It’s all about Gene. Even family is not immune to Gene’s scamming ways. It’s easy prey for the grifter. What type of rotten father does that to a son?!

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  57. Something else to speculate apon.

    Gene is bankrupt, So when Numis gems got rebooted aka phoenixed company.

    He used Helene and Jarets names to register the new Numis business's

    Helene Beizer
    Owner GOLDBUG LIQUIDATORS
    Buying precious metal , jewelry & coins etc.

    Helene Beizer
    Owner ALL THINGS PRECIOUS
    Buy/sell precious metals

    Jaret Beizer
    OwnerGOLDBUG LIQUIDATORS
    Buying precious metal , jewelry & coins etc.

    Highly illegal if true....................

    Note also the fact that Goldbug, buys the precious metals coins etc, and all things precious sells them.

    This is a classic accounting trick. One company buys the items, then passes them at a loss to the other. The first company has expenses, but no profits, thus pays no tax. It also raises invoices for "consultancy etc to the second company that cover the "loss" made in the inventory swap. It makes Zero money. and pays no tax. The second company gets inventory cheap, but also lists the consultancys as expenses bringing its taxable income down as well. Speculation but within the realms of possibility, making the impossible possible is Genes game after all

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    1. I worked for a pretty big company that had offices in several states, way back when. Each office had a company car or two. Turned out the company didn't own them directly. They were rentals. Not lease cars, rental cars! The family that owned the company I worked for also owned a car rental agency. They rented "company cars" from themselves, no doubt at the full daily rate, for a fat write off at the very profitable outfit I worked for. I heard from my boss that the CFO, who no one liked, was hired for his ability to hide money. He looked, dressed, and acted like a cartoonish used car salesman from some goofy 70s movie. Checked blazer, red polyester pants, white belt, the works. Piece of work, that guy!

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  58. I don't disagree with anything posted here today. If I were related to Gene, he would not even get to stay overnight in my house even if he had a nice place with the rent paid up. Just trying to help keep things reasonable. A feeding frenzy wouldn't do any good, and it would probably cause a lot of trouble. Attacking some enemy's family is not cool, even if they are flakes themselves. We need to stick to the high road if we can. At least keep it within sight.

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    1. As was mentioned over at AE, this isn't an attack on his family its a fact check on his claims in which he used their names to give weight to his con. Its Genes fault they are involved in this. No one elses.
      The two company's owned by them are clearly rebranded versions of Numis gems. Buying and selling precious metals and coins etc. Not honest jobs like office cleaning company's or mobile coffee truck business etc.

      It sounds like the classic securities scam all over again. The company holds as an example 10 ounces of physical gold in its safe, and then sells certificates for 20 ounces to investors.
      They may be involved in name only, Gene set up the various gofundme pages for the "poor" widow and disabled "child" who just happen to be , when this claim is fact checked, owners of two company's that are almost certainly phoenixed versions of Numis gems, buying and selling bullion.

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    2. >If I were related to Gene, he would not even get to stay overnight in my house even if he had a nice place with the rent paid up.

      I think we all know people like this or have family members who are like this. We keep giving them chances but all we end up doing is enabling them in their bad behaviour so the best thing to do is just to cut ties with them.

      I can understand why his son and other relatives would not want to get involved.

      >Attacking some enemy's family is not cool, even if they are flakes themselves. We need to stick to the high road if we can.

      Agreed. Best to focus on the individual as far as possible since he is the one that we know for sure is grifting. The others may be willing participants or they may be victims themselves like his son. Stick to what is known.

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  59. I love how Gene references recent events to justify his plight. His latest email mentions “people living in cars” and he fears this will be his fate. He makes $2,700 in social security payments. If actually did live in his car for a month or went camping then he’d have plenty of money saved up for a deposit on an apartment and rent. Most places in Arizona where he is are only $650 month. There is no excuse for him not finding an apartment. He’s just extremely picky and wants to live in luxury on your dime. Some people could only dream of $2700 month in gauaranteed income. Yet Gene squanders it on eating out, Netflix, fancy car, Starbucks coffee every day and his playtime on the Internet. He expects you to foot the bill for his housing. There are people truly in need and homeless without income or skills and disabled. I’d rather give to them befor I gave a penny to Scheme Gene.

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  60. Gene there is a wonderful free magic solution to all your problems...it’s called a JOB!!! But, you refuse to get one.

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  61. It was posited above:

    "If Gene is so bad and everyone knows it apparently, how does the crook get good guests on?"

    "MOST" well known guests that appear on either one of Gene's shows are not completely aware of his crimes. Remember Gene has been repeating the same lies for well over a decade. He has a somewhat captive audience with the sucker lists he's created via his two shows, along with two forums (where free speech isn't tolerated) within two web-sites or platforms for his rhetoric. Moreover, O'Brien was a big factor in paving the way for various UFO personalities to come on the Paracast.

    Most of these folks that are mildly aware of Steinberg's solicitations for money, just think he's pathetic. They believe the con, that he's indigent, not knowing that he has an income (not counting the con money) of $2800.00 a month (as admitted by him via court papers), and a long-term history of prosecution for various crimes of fraud.

    The irony with that group, is that many have researcher after their names, and it boggles the brain that no due diligence is done when it comes to self-aggrandizement, appearing on a stage, radio and or television show.

    For the group that is aware of Steinberg's crimes, and ignores it, all for self-aggrandizement and chooses to get in bed with him anyway, then this says a lot about their character, moral make-up or lack thereof.

    The bottom line is, no guests, no show, no tool (or weapon) to con people out of money. So the question is, "are guests that know of Steinberg's crimes and go on either show anyway, are they culpable?

    This of course is Ufology, where charlatans and researchers often share the same stage; it's one reason Ufology will never be taken seriously. Real fields of research don't allow/tolerate this immoral conduct, much less out right crimes.

    Finally, all that said, the tide is turning, thanks to Mr. Brewer, et al, more and more victims of Gene Steinberg have/are learned/learning the truth and the con is getting harder for Steinberg to perpetrate; however, those same victims need to file complaints with the proper authorities, or he'll just find new marks and start all over.

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  62. Grayson Steinberg where are you? Dad needs serious help!

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    1. >Grayson Steinberg where are you? Dad needs serious help!

      Probably trying to stay as far away from his dysfunctional father as possible after he wrecked his credit score.

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    2. I hear he’s still making sexy breakfast with Maria:

      https://twitter.com/karmathief219?lang=en

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  63. Hey Gene how many hours did you drive for Lyft and Uber this week? If you want us to give you free money, then we deserve to know your work schedule and what you’re doing to improve your financial situation. I’m sure we already know the answer: ZERO.

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    1. I doubt he ever did any actual work for Uber or Lyft. It was just another lie to weave into his narrative to make it look like he was doing some kind of work to help himself.

      This is a guy who seems to man the Paracast forums day and night in order to ensure that nobody mentions anything about his begging.

      He also uses Google alerts so he can see every single thing that anyone says about him.

      Add in all the time he spends trying to figure out new avenues for begging and that doesn't leave any time for driving or doing anything else.

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  64. Next Gene will be blaming the biblical dust storms in Arizona for his situation. God has intervened!!!

    http://www.azfamily.com/story/38802702/monsoon-madness-huge-wall-of-dust-rolls-through-town

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  65. It's very telling that Grayson is steering so clear of his folks. Sister Helene isn't too much of a surprise, but Grayson? To abandon his parents is something I'm sure he doesn't do lightly. Gene can come up with all sorts of excuses for him, (plane ticket, Spanish lessons, green card, passport, et al) but I don't think they wash. Bottom line is - if Grayson really wanted to "save" them he would, one way or another. But Gene knows that he isn't wanted.

    At least that's my take. I think he could have gotten a passport years and years ago. Learned Spanish 10 times over by now. Been in Spain with a Green Card and be a productive citizen by now. He doesn't want to, and Grayson knows it.

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    1. That must be awful to have a son reject you. But in Gene’s eyes he is doing nothing wrong scamming people and he doesn’t care. Gene is throwing his whole life away and family for the sake of some hobby podcast so he can pretend to be the next Art Bell. If you lose your whole family, your son, and what few years you have left Gene, is it all worth it?!

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    2. A few people have mentioned opioid addiction on the other forums. That would be a plausible explanation given #PretzelGene back problems. Anyone can become an addict. That would explain Gene’s increasing frequency and appeals for money even thought he has $2,700 month in income (shown on bankruptcy). Plus whatever whatever Barbara kicks in and Gene is able to scrounge from his list. Where is all the money going? It’s gotfa be either drugs or a gambling addiction. Gene could easily live on $2,700 month. Couldn’t you?!!!!

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  66. My grandmother looked after my great grandmother at home until she died aged 96. My wife and i looked after her mother here in our home until she died 2 years ago aged 94. When i asked Gene about Grayson coming home to look after them (because thats how we do it in my family) Gene asked if would be willing to pay Graysons airfare and apartment deposit.

    So the answer is a conditional yes, Yes Grayson could come home and look after them, but only if someone else is willing to pay him to do so.

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    1. Yeah and next we’d have to pay for Grayson’s “job”. Like father, like son. The Rockoids don’t fall far from the tree.

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    2. "So the answer is a conditional yes, Yes Grayson could come home and look after them, but only if someone else is willing to pay him to do so."

      According to Gene, a person no one in their right mind should take at his word. I would bet that you could send him several thousand dollars for Grayson's plane ticket and apartment deposit, and that would be the end of it. Grayson would no doubt never know you funded his fictional return to the States. I doubt very seriously that he would come back and deal with those crazies even if you paid him a salary to do so. I probably would not, if I were in his situation. His expat status appears to be simple self-preservation, and I don't blame him.

      My own parents are still with us, and need help with more and more things, sometimes money. My siblings and I each do our share. We were brought up well, in circumstances that were sometimes very difficult. They never complained. They have earned our help and respect.

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    3. >Gene asked if would be willing to pay Graysons airfare and apartment deposit.

      You need to take everything Gene says very skeptically, Gene has no intention of paying for Grayson to come back. Further even if he did I doubt Grayson would want to, I have strong suspicion he fled the US to get away from his father and families financial impropriety in the first place.

      The request for Grayson's airfare and apartment deposit was likely a ploy to get extra money out of you. Had you paid up that money would never have reached Grayson and it would have gone straight into Gene's pocket.

      If you had enquired as to why Grayson had not arrived there would of course have been some kind of excuse (a new emergency perhaps that would have explained why Grayson could not have utilised it) but if you asked nothing further it would just disappear as all the rest of the money does.

      Gene is not interested in any solutions to his problems that don't involve people sending him money. Indeed the primary problem for Gene seems to be that he always wants more money than he has. He actually seems to have a decent income from SS without his begging but it is not enough for Gene.

      As for any of the problems Gene uses to solicit money from his followers - those should also be viewed very skeptically.

      It is quite likely that much of the problems are either fabricated or deliberately orchestrated in order to give him a reason to keep requesting more money.

      When you are dealing with someone who has lied so much, you are making a serious mistake when you believe even a fragment of what they say.

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  67. A few times Gene has played the Jew Card and tried to use his Jewish heritage as the reason he is being oppressed. I take great offense in this and how dare he use the Holocaust to further his devilish deeds. Shame on you Gene. You are pathetic!

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  68. I don't think Gene was trying to get money out of you for Grayson coming back to the States. I think he was basically saying, "How DARE you ask me any legitimate questions? Unless you are ready to give me money don't you DARE say anything about me!" In other words, he is trying to shut down any conversation by trying to put the burden on you to fix things for him.

    He knows Grayson will never return. Grayson knows he will never return. He got married a few years ago and has a family (I assume by seeing some pics he has on his FB page) and home of his own he doesn't want screwed up. (And no, Gene, I don't for one minute believe that despite gainful employment and living in Madrid with his wife that he is dirt poor!) There is no way in hell he would come back to the States and have his entire life and future and that of his wife utterly destroyed.

    It is truly sad that Gene has burnt that bridge so badly. I think he has obliterated all ties to family and friends and that is why he lives the way he does. And he continues to alienate people by shutting down any meaningful conversation and just demanding money over and over while making absolutely no changes to his situation to show that it will ever improve.

    He is living completely and totally in the life of his own conscious choosing. No amount of money or well-intentioned advice will help him. Until he is "good and ready" (to use his own words) to change, he will not.

    Let all landlords beware. Let all people and businesses be on guard against this man who will rape you of all he can and then move on without remorse. He is one cold man.

    IMHO.

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  69. If Gene’s relationship with his son is not a wake up call for Gene to change his ways, then nothing is! He’s willing to sacrifice what precious years he has left just to feed his own ego and greed with The Paracast. This is a sad ending for all involved. Gene has no family left and spends his final days living a nomad existence in a dingy hotel room with Barbara and Teddy Bear all for nothing. Sadly, Gene brought this on himself and now must live with the consequences. He wrote his final chapter through his own actions. A legacy of lies which Gene will always be remembered.

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  70. I’m calling it right now. I predict Gene will use this article from the New York Times to justify his begging. He loves to point to an external source as validation why he won’t get off his lazy ass to get a JOB! It’s always an excuse with him and somebody else’s fault. When the real fault is staring back at Gene from the mirror. Gene it’s YOU!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/business/bankruptcy-older-americans.html

    I guarantee you Gene uses this. You can quote me.

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  71. I’m Gene’s latest “update” he’s bitching about slow WiFi and not having room service. And he expects us to pay for it. What an asshole!!! Beggars can’t be choosers. He’s lucky he’s not living under a bridge. His ego and sense of entitlement knows no bounds. Enjoy your flea bag motel Gene. This is your sad and pathetic new reality. A day-to-day meaningless existence devoid of any pleasure in life. Have fun!

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  72. Gene’s math doesn’t add up. He’s been living in a motel for almost 2 months now. At least $100 a night or more would make that $6,000 total for 60 days. If he has the money to still be there then that means he has the money before. He could have paid his rent bill. But NO! Gene doesn’t want to pay anyone and wants to live for FREE! He had the money all along. It’s YOU who are the sucker. 12 years of begging is mighty profitable. Gene would never have done it this long if it didn’t pay. Why would Gene stop now?! Someone else always coughs up the cash. No one bothers to sift through Gene’s grift. Read this blog and others carefully before donating a dime to this weasel. The proof is well documented.

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  73. Ikr? Heaven forbid that motel residents have to clean up after themselves. And slow WiFi? The horror! That beggar certainly does seem to feel that he should indeed be a chooser, but I hope his marks choose to not help him this time. If he can't get his damned act together in 72 years he deserves absolutely no funding from others.

    And notice that he has changed absolutely nothing! He has said that he would find a way to stay in the next place, but he won't. He won't because he'll continue to sit on his ass with his radio show "jobs" and think that magically his income will skyrocket. He will not change a thing. Not one single thing.

    Any donations will be utterly wasted. Just handing him money will not help him, because he learns nothing. He changes nothing. Barbara's sister keeps them at a distance. Grayson keeps them at a distance. Two previous show hosts keep him at a distance. And he never learns. Of course his new bedmate worships him, so he still is someone's god...but he still wants more and more $ to fund his "existence." People back in times past who were like him simply did not survive. You either took care of yourself and your own affairs or you perished. It was simple. You didn't see lazy and entitled pioneers! Or if you did they were quickly wearing wooden tee shirts.

    Which makes me wonder if all of Gene's family was like him. Well, except for Grayson who is a productive citizen in Spain. But the rest? Looking at the Beizer's it seems as if scamming people and gaming the system is the family business.

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  74. Creating a false sense of urgency and manufacturing phony deadlines is FRAUD plain and simple. Gene uses pressure tactics and self-imposed crises to shake people down for money. His fate always rests in your hands.

    Unfortunately for you Gene, your luck has run out and all your lies have been exposed by this blog and others. You deserve every bit of daily misery you endure. You are a spineless, rotten, arrogant, miserly, cheap, entitled asshole who has stolen his last dime from all of us.

    Do you even have any friends left? Or have you burnt too many bridges from your 15 years of begging? Why would anyone want to be associated with you and risk their own reputation.

    What a sad, pathetic way to end in Life. Living in a motel with no future, while your legacy and reputation die a little more each day. Pretty soon, no one will even remember you.

    No wonder your son Grayson wants absolutely nothing to do with you. He had to leave the country just to get away from your scams! He’ll never admit that, but it’s true. You ruined his credit, you destroyed his life. Obviously, he wants nothing to do with you. Because of what you’ve done, your own son can’t even stand you.

    You’re not a father...you’re a FRAUD. And the whole world agrees.

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  75. #PretzelGene will always live on! But, where’s #PornoBob, Gene’s sidekick?

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  76. I think PornoBob retired, citing his emotional health. Smart of him; it's not good to keep yourself tangled up with Gene. Hell, Gene's own son fled the county, and his SiL has slammed her nice 3 BR Scottsdale house's door in his face. Oh, come on, Helene, if you combined your household SS with Gene's $2800 or so per month with your nice house you could all be happy; how about it? No? You'd rather see your own sister homeless? Harsh! What's up with that?

    In all seriousness, I'm not surprised. She will not let herself get stuck with them. Knowing Gene he'd say their stay would be "temporary" which actually translates to "forever and a day."

    Yep; that bridge has definitely been burned.

    Seriously, tho, at the end of the day I would really like seeing Gene straighten up and get his stuff together and repair his relationship with his son if it's not too late. Despite all the crap he's pulled I would hate to think that his relationship with his own son is totally beyond repair. That is truly sad. I think Grayson is between a rock and a hard place about their relationship, too. He simply cannot allow his life to be utterly destroyed yet I'm sure he has concern and affection for his parents. It must really be difficult for him to have to live with. I do feel badly for him.

    In the end, despite everything, I hope they can maintain some sort of meaningful relationship.

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  77. From this biography, Grayson seems to have some ambition (unlike his Dad). Let's hope he's smart enough to stay out of Gene's scams. Grayson knows his Dad has money and obviously isn't too worried about Gene "living in his car". The bankruptcy proved Gene had over $2,700 in income, yet is always crying poverty. Anyone who donates to this human turd, deserves to be ripped-off.

    ---------------------------------------------

    Grayson Steinberg

    "Grayson, though just 15 years of age, is a gifted writer, actor and musician. He's also stock market wizard in his spare time, and recently completed a stint as a financial columnist for Green Magazine, a popular investor-oriented resource."

    Gene Steinberg

    "Gene Steinberg discovered the magic of writing while still a teenager. He edited his own science fiction and New Age fanzine, and with his son Grayson, has written a science fiction novel. Since then, Gene has worked as a radio broadcaster and a technology journalist. He has written 21 books on computers and the Internet, plus hundreds of articles for such industry publications as MacAddict, MacHome, MacUser and Macworld. He also writes a weekly column, Mac Reality Check for The Arizona Republic's azcentral.com Web site, and is regular contributor to CNET.com."

    http://www.kittymcd.com/CopperCon/Participants2.html

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  78. If you haven’t been getting Gene’s begging emails recently it’s because he’s segmented his list into different levels of suckers. He’s trying to minimize the fallout from every email he sends because he knows that the Scheme Gene community is watching his every move. Gene, we’re onto your little tricks. Try to stop us and we will only grow stronger. We are not going away. Your scam is over.

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  79. So Gene just sent another begging email. He wants money or he’s being thrown out of the hotel and out on the street. His fate, dear listeners, rests only in your hands. Will you help save poor old helpless Gene?!

    This man just recieved his monthly social security check. Gene are you telling us you blew through $2,700 in social security income in less than a week? Your numbers just don’t add up! Scammer.

    How many hours did you drive for Lyft and Uber this week (as you claim)?

    How many resumes have you sent out?

    How many purses did Barbara sell on eBay?

    What other steps are you taking to change your financial situation instead of begging for money under false stories and fraud?

    We all know the answer...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Because you’re a lazy, arrogant, self-entitled, unfunny, smug, asshole who has no friends, no family, and no respect left.

    Congratulations on becoming the worlds biggest LOSER. You sad, pathetic, toothless, toupee-wearing fool.

    Keep sending your scam emails and we’ll still be here calling your sorry, wrinkly, hairy ass out.

    Everyone you’ve ever conned or stolen money from over the years is your enemy now.

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    1. Thank you David Biedny.

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  80. What happened to Groggs? Has he finally seen the light? Maybe Gene hit him up for money like all the other hosts and guests. A simple Google search of Gene Steinberg reveals the truth. This is his lasting legacy. The Internet never forgets.

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    1. >What happened to Groggs?

      He is Missing 411 now. Maybe David Paulides has some clues.

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  81. So Gene has posted "yet another troll spammed"
    What this means is he didnt just ban them, He flagged them as spam. This puts all their details into the forum software's spam database which is linked to all users of that software. If they try and sign up at another forum using the same software. They get automatically flagged as Spam and locked out. petty revenge.

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    1. What’s Gene’s IP address? He deserves the same treatment. No forum needs Schemey around posting his scam or bragging about his new Kia or BMW (purchased with your donations). Ban the toupee-wearing cockroach.

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    2. As i recall the forum has been DDOS'ed a number of times in the past. I can see why now

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  82. That's the sort of assholery that keeps him from getting any sympathy from anyone. Watching him and his forum crash and burn is now a spectator sport. He has earned every Ha-Ha!

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  83. Gene Steinberg I hope your Google Alert picks this up. Because of your scams this is your reputation and how the whole world sees you. How does it feel to be fully exposed.?! Your scam is over.

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  84. Save copys of these pics just in case

    https://twitter.com/JudgeMe97045424

    The gold standard of LMAO

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    1. That’s absolutely hilarious! I always knew Grayson was really one of The Grays. Being an alien explains it all! You don’t think he was really spawned from Schemey and Babs do you?!!!

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    2. Those are fantastic! LOL! PLEASE let someone make one of Schemey himself! The Gray and Barbie really made my morning. I needed a good laugh!

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  85. Success for Gene is always “right around the corner” as he “makes strides” to get his “life on track” but can only succeed “if you do your part to help”. This is no “personal crisis” it’s perpetual. And has been going on nearly 15 years with daily requests for money. Each email being spun with a different “plausible” story. Always the same. Success is just within reach, but ONLY if you DONATE. Gene’s fate, dear listeners, rests in YOUR hands.

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  86. Gene’s running out of tall tales to spin. What happened to his car registration? Uber airport trip decline? Hosting bills? Lack of maid service? His pretzel back? Mrs Steinberg’s purse business? The pack of haters? His $20 insurance copays? His slow streaming tv service? Pity that a man with his talent has to suffer the common indignities of Life. Gene shouldn’t have to pay a dime. His genius needs to be recognized for what it is...a tech marvel and show host extraordinaire! Art Bell, someone’s ready to fill your chair.

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    1. He’ll have to fight George Noory first!

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    2. And George Knapp!

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  87. Father and Teenage Son Co-Author Science Fiction Novel

    https://www.prweb.com/releases/2002/04/prweb36707.htm

    Today, Making the Impossible announced the release of an exciting science fiction novel, "Attack of the Rockoids," co-authored by a well-known technology journalist and his 16-year-old son.

    PRWEB) APRIL 12, 2002
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact:
    Barbara Kaplan or Gene Steinberg
    Making the Impossible
    barbara@rockoids.com
    gene@rockoids.com
    Phone: 480.661.8008

    Father and Teenage Son Co-Author Science Fiction Novel

    Scottsdale, Arizona, April 12, 2002 -- Today, Making the Impossible, a new production company, in cooperation with Toad Hall Press, announced the release of "Attack of the Rockoids" in a high quality paperback format, with full-color cover. The book is the first in a series of science fiction adventure stories. The novel is co-authored by Gene Steinberg, a well-known technology journalist and his 16-year old son, Grayson.
    "Attack of the Rockoids" tells the incredible tale of a man who is haunted by dreams of battles in space and a beautiful, alien woman. The exciting, spell-binding novel takes the hero over 200 years into the future where he finds the woman of his dreams, only to discover she is leading an armada of spaceships on a mission to destroy the Earth.
    "My dad and I talked about this novel for two years before we wrote it," said Grayson." We also have a Rockoid theme song that is being written by a well-known composer for use in our series."
    To introduce the new series, Gene and Grayson Steinberg have announced a "Name the Spaceship" contest. To enter, all contestants have to do is send an e-mail suggesting a name for the flagship of the alien armada. The winner will not only receive a Sony PlayStation 2 game console, but become an actual character in a forthcoming novel in the series. Other prizes include a Sony 600-CD changer, official Rockoids T-shirts and posters. The special contest page is available at http://www.rockoids.com/contest.html.
    The novel is available for order direct from the Rockoids Web site (http://www.rockoids.com/store.html), and will also be offered shortly through book stores and other online retailers, including Amazon Books.
    "I was truly amazed at his growth as a writer," commented Gene. "It has helped my son mature as a person and cope better with the difficult teenaged years. I will always treasure the great friendship we have developed from working together."
    Gene Steinberg is the well-known author of 30 computer and Internet books, including the hot-selling Sams Teach Yourself the iMac in 24 Hours Fourth Edition (Sams Publishing), and Upgrading and Troubleshooting Your Mac: Mac OS X Edition (Osborne/McGraw-Hill). In addition, he has written hundreds of features on technology for Gannett News Service, CNET and a number of computer magazines.
    Grayson Steinberg is a straight-A student, skilled violinist, and a writer of plays, articles and stories.
    Making the Impossible is a production company established to develop the Rockoids science fiction adventure series in a number of mediums, and will shortly announce other projects. "Attack of the Rockoids" is published in association with Toad Hall Press of Laceyville, PA. To inquire about rights and other licensing information, please contact: toadhallco@aol.com.
    "Attack of the Rockoids" Copyright 2002 by Gene Steinberg and Grayson Steinberg.


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  88. Re-read Gene’s bankruptcy document. It’s appalling. He stiffed his creditors out of over $66,000. One poor guy he scammed out of $44,000.

    https://www.keepandshare.com/doc5/23190/gs-bankr-pdf-317k?da=y

    If you look at his long list of creditors Gene was basically borrowing money from anywhere and anywhere and totally living way beyond his means. Lots of payday lenders and check cashing joints.

    Eugene Steinberg had absolutely no intention of paying anyone back. Even small creditors of $100 or so got swept up in his bankruptcy.

    You would think that with all this debt wiped clean that Gene could get his act together and pay his rent on time (since he had no other obligations) but NOPE.

    A leopard can’t change its spots. Gene’s not going to change. He’ll be living under a bridge soon but the Paracast show must go on! At whatever price possible.

    “And groceries.” — Gene’s famous closing line he likes to use in his emails, for dramatic effect. Like the Steinturd is going to starve to death if you don’t buy him sirloin and lobster.

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  89. People on some of the other sites are “upset” that there are “mean” comments on this blog. It is hard to imagine anyone could have an ounce of sympathy for Gene Steinberg. He plays on people’s goodwill and hearts. Sensible good people always want to help someone in need.

    However, Scheme Gene Steinberg is not someone in “need”. He refuses to get a paying job and has been begging for about 15 years. He also robbed 4 landlords of their rent income by refusing to pay. Plus robbed hundreds of his listeners of their donation money, which they gave willingly but under Gene’s false pretenses. This man is a thief and a predator. He will stop at nothing to steal your money.

    Every time you donate to Scheme Gene you are enabling his behavior to continue. Why should he get up and go to a job when YOU keep paying his bills? We all have to support ourselves. You suffer through your job, why shouldn’t Gene?

    If Gene doesn’t want to get a job, why doesn’t he write more books? Why is his last book almost 20 years ago? This is someone who claims to be a technology expert (but can’t figure out how to use Twitter). He obviously supported himself at some point in the past (before the Paracast). If he can write he can hustle and sell books. But Gene is too fucking lazy for even that.

    Why should he work? You bleeding hearts and liberal snowflakes want to keep paying for his ass. You can call these comments “mean” all you want, but it’s the TRUTH.

    Gene Steinberg stole thousands of dollars from people. He is a fraud. He is a scammer. He is a criminal. And he should be in JAIL. (He won’t have to worry about being “homeless” anymore!)

    And anyone who supports Scheme Gene Steinberg or appears on The Paracast is just as guilty as Gene is in perpetuating his crimes. Your hands are just as dirty.

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    1. I don't know who you are ranting at, but you sound drunk. Imaginary enemies, no doubt. Nap time maybe.

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    2. If you were one of Scheme Gene’s many victims you would understand. This man has stolen thousand of dollars from people. It’s only because of this blog that Scheme Gene’s legacy of fraud is coming to an end.

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    3. Hey Unknown, is that you Gene? Thanks for stopping by.

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  90. Stop supporting Gene’s habit. He addicted to grift and gets a boner every time you donate. (Works better than Viagra.) This is a sick narcissistic individual with OCD, who is always right and always has to have the last word. His behavior over 12 years proves it.

    According to the bankruptcy, Gene gets $2,800 a month in income, he doesn’t need your “charity”. But he needs your money because he gets a cheap thrill out of conning people.

    Why else would he continue his daily begging emails in the face of such opposition? It’s because he’s addicted to those PayPal deposit alerts. It may not be gambling, alcohol or drugs, but it’s certainly compulsive behavior.

    Gene just can’t help himself. He’s an addict and your gullibility is his crack. And his drug of choice...your sympathy.

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  91. Where’s #PornoBob when you need him?! He could have stopped Scheme Gene 10 years ago. Now he’s a whistleblower. How many more victims were defrauded and had their money stolen because of your silence? Sorry It’s too little, too late Bob.

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    1. Christopher O’Brien could have stopped Gene but the milk from The Paracon’s teat was too sweet to pass up. He had to suckle. And suckle he did.

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  92. The silence of Gene’s past co-hosts and past guests speaks volume. They must approve of his fraud.

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    1. David Biedny tried to warn people but Gene put the kabosh on David and harassed him so much that David disappeared. David was a genuine UFO researcher fueld by his own sightings and experiences in Costa Rica as a child. He was the real source of the success behind the show. A genius. No really, a genius. He worked for George Lucas on the movie Hook with Robin Williams.

      Chris O’Brien saw an opportunity and a platform to build his profile and brand. He got to be on the radio like Art Bell. Bragging rights mostly. Chris did all the work while Gene reaped all the rewards. Chris seemed genuine but turned a blind eye to Gene. Chris also didn’t have the balls to start his own podcast so he latched onto Gene’s. The left one.

      Groggs is just Groggs. A forgettable nobody with a funny accent. Better than having dead air on the radio. And a marginal improvement over Gene’s bad jokes. Certainly didn’t attend the Sean Connery school of voice acting.

      Unfortunately every host that’s dealt with Gene has been slimed by his shady behavior. Let’s hope people reconsider before they associate with this scammer. Their reputation will be tarnished forever and Google never forgets.

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  93. It’s a shame Steinberg always refuses “toupee” his bills. He always seems to shave by with a hair. Hats off to him if he can get a head of the game. Let’s hope he doesn’t wig-out.

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    1. It’s sad to think how much of our donation money went to that rat-looking rug on his head. His spending priorities are way off!!!

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  94. It’s now been proven that Schemey is using several suckers lists to beg from, each with a different solicitation. If you haven’t received an update from Gene it’s probably because you never donated. He’s shaking down the people who were kind enough to give him money in the past. It’s not enough for Gene. He wants MORE!!!!!!!!

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    1. Or might it have something to do with this?

      https://twitter.com/technightowl/status/1025785913299820544

      Please note the tech expert broadcasting one of his usernames. A great security practice.

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    2. And this is someone who bills himself as a technology expert? No wonder the idiot got hacked. What a loser! This alone should be enough to cancel his show. He has absolutely no credibility to speak on technology. Gene, it’s time to log-out.

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    3. Maybe he just needs to pay his bill at PolarisMail.

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  95. What proof have we seen that Gene and Barbara are actually living in a motel? They could be using the daily deadlines as a pressure tactic to solicit donations. Putting false deadlines on people to create sympathy. Some of the other sites have put forth this theory and it could be valid.

    Don’t fall for Schemey’s tricks. I won’t believe he’s actually living in a motel until I see proof! Don’t give this grifter a dime.

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  96. An astute observation by "Erickson" over at the Expanse Forum:

    "...his story that he was trying to help his brother in law, until Stephen could obtain a settlement that would repay him, has been shown to be false [my emphasis]; the lifestyle choices over the years were typified by driving an Optima, and when that was repossessed, spending around $14,000 on a new car with a loan for the remaining $14,000 costing him $674 a month; the help he has gotten over the years included a $44,000 personal loan and tens of thousands in commercial loans that were discharged through bankruptcy. Through it all the begging continued and Gene merely bristles when people look closely at the public record."

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    1. The whole genesis of Gene’s story has been proven to be false. What more proof do people need? Gene’s entire 15 year income stream of cyber begging is a lie. It’s all based on pure fiction that Gene made up! Case closed.

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  97. Gene’s now bitching about his daily hotel deadlines to pay the bill.

    Hey asshole that’s because you pay daily. You have enough money to pay the hotel weekly and could get a much cheaper rate but you’re too damn cheap and too much of a scammer to do it!

    Gene your self-imposed deadlines aren’t working. No one gives a shit about your pressure tactics or tales of woe. You keep spinning deadlines like it’s a Jerry Lewis telethon.

    No one cares about you or your lies anymore. We only care about stopping you from scamming another victim.

    I hope you never move out of that hotel room. You can wallow in your daily hell of an existence, twiddling your toupee, and complaining about your pretzel back.

    Keep begging and stealing from people and we’ll keep exposing your lies.

    Go ahead. Send another e-beg. We dare you!

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  98. Jack has just released an extensive breakdown of the whole saga here: http://ufotrail.blogspot.com/2018/08/caveat-emptor-paracast-saga-of.html

    - well worth reading.

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