The Sudden Identity Crisis of the New York Connection

One month ago, on November 20, 2016, Michael Erevna of published an expose entitled, Unmasking “V” the Guerrilla EconomistThis was followed by two more articles:   Alternative Media “Christian” Crooks and the Golden FLEECE! on December 4, 2016, and Abracadabra:  “V” the “Guerrilla Economist” (Viji Varghese) Vanishes Resume Credentials! on December 11, 2016.

Viji Varghese AKA V-the Guerrilla Economist

Viji Varghese AKA V-the Guerrilla Economist

Due to the revelation of the exact identification of the man who hid behind the mask of V,  I am  reviewing the 2015 records I kept on this rogue guerrilla economist.  One of the articles I wrote on this subject was entitled, To V or Not To V:  The Implausible Deniability of Steve Quayle which was posted on October 13, 2015.  The other article dated November 18, 2015, I called The Gold Rush.  I had been aware for some time of V’s real name because it had been revealed in internet comments back in 2015.  However, there are numerous persons with the same name in the state of New York, so at that time I was not able to pin down the address and true resume of the Viji Varghese who had posed as V-the Guerrilla Economist.

It was on March 12, 2012, that V sent the first of his 89 pages of emails to Steve Quayle. In my opinion, it is doubtful that Viji Varghese could have succeeded in his fraud on his own. The pulling off of the V fraud had at its foundation three factors.  The first factor is the promotion of the credibility of V’s bonafides by Steve Quayle, which he was able to accomplish because so many Christians trusted Quayle’s vetting of so-called Insiders.  The second factor is the Blogtalk radio platform of the Hagmann & Hagmann radio broadcast now known as The Hagmann Report, which purportedly receives a “B”  Alexa rating, reflecting a listener base of some 60-70 million persons in the United States and dozens of foreign countries.  The third factor is the mentoring by another probable fraud known as W the Intelligence Insider, who was exposed as being Wayne Willot, who has worked closely alongside V in his radio appearances. Doug Hagmann promoted W as a man we could all trust.

Here is what Doug Hagmann said on his January 28, 2014 show about his good friend W the Intelligence Insider: I am not going to-I’m not going to tell you his name.  He is, as far as I am concerned, he would be the real American James Bond.  If I could, if I could equate him with any type of figure it would be an American style James Bond.  Folks, you will have to trust me on this.  This is a guy, who I trustI trust explicitly.  I trust this man, and in fact I say that I would take a bullet for this guy.  And there you are, you know, maybe there’s a handful of people I could say that for, ah, about.  And I trust him.  Look, if he called me up and said, ‘Look there is an alien invasion on the White House lawn, I wouldn’t even have to turn on my TV.’  I’d believe him.  That’s the level of trust that I have got with this gentleman.  With that I will address him by his first initial “W”,- come on, Sir, welcome. To this W responds, Well, that was quite an introduction there, gosh.  And Doug Hagmann then says, Well, I tell you-you deserve it.

Now back on January 11, 2013, Doug and Joe Hagmann, along with Steve Quayle, introduced V to millions of listeners of the Hagmann & Hagmann radio show.  Steve says, Tonight is a special treat because we have got one of the most accurate financial insiders I have ever had the privilege to know a lot of people.  Doug has been listening to him by the way of his email and reading of his emails but listening to the news that V has so appropriately warned everybody ahead of time that just to fill you in on his bona fides without obviously causing too much of a shock, he is probably one of the most well known commodities traders in strategic metals.  He has worked for major PM (ie. precious metals?) firms also worked for the largest bank in the world, and if you know anything about the largest banks you don’t get to be the head of trading desks and all this stuff unless you know what you are doing.  His accuracy is prescient.  He’s timely and is important and he basically agreed to come on because he felt really it is time to warn the people because we are in the throws of a major cataclysmic financial group of events that are going to take place….

When I was writing a post on Jon Robberson and discussing the fact that at the beginning he was promoted by Doug Hagmann as the anonymous Hollywood Insider, I also made this comment on V-the Guerrilla Economist.  I had written, Now after V-the Guerrilla Economist was invented, and heavily promoted by Steve Quayle and Doug Hagmann, there was a point when he was “disfavored” and left the inner circle of trust.  Because his bona fides cannot be substantiated, he remained anonymous and created his own website and radio show.

It was a topic of discussion in 2015 that at some point, both V and W were mysteriously  never featured again as guests on the Hagmann & Hagmann radio show.  When V went on to do his own radio broadcast, W the Intelligence Insider stayed at his side and has been his constant radio broadcast companion.  This separation of these two “Insiders” from their promoters caused rumors to suggest that there had been a falling out between them and  Hagmann and Quayle.  Despite V’s and W’s departure from the inner circle of Hagmann and Quayle, these two promoters of V never exposed the fraud of V-the Guerrilla Economist to their listeners.

In reading the articles written in the past month by Michael Erevna for his website, one of the interesting quotations of V to Michael Erevna was the mention of revenues of $6,000,000.  Whether this was an accumulation of income over a several year period, or that of one year, it is an incredible sum of monies. As an ex-banking auditor, I began to wonder under what business name such sums were reported to the IRS, or whether these monies were ever reported at all.

While many small businesses retain the sole proprietor model and file a schedule C to the IRS, as soon as revenues become appreciable, most persons then become concerned about potential liability and taxes, so they then take on a corporate or LLC form of business.  I could not find anything under the New York State business entity search for Rogue Money, and other “titles” which V has used such as V-Guerrilla Consulting. But I observed that on V’s podcast page, under Rogue Money Radio it says “by Rogue Media, LLC“.

Below is a screenshot of the registration of that LLC.  Note that the Rogue Media LLC dissolved on April 27, 2016, but is still noted this month on the podcast page.  Interestingly, this LLC had originally been filed on September 28, 2007, several years before V became famous on the Hagmann and Hagmann show.rogue-media-llc-3573926This nearly dead end search prompted me to ask Michael Erevna if he was aware of the name of a registered business entity which V was currently using.  Now anyone who has followed V over the years, is familiar with his drama queen persona as he declares his many warnings of the imminent financial demise of America. So to my surprise, (and thanks V for the humor!)  his current registered business name is called Remain Calm LLC.  The filing date was October 26, 2016 which was a few weeks before Michael Erevna posted his expose.  One has to wonder why this nervous wreck suddenly decided to try to change his image to that of a calm man.rogue-money-remain-calm-llc

I have noted in this post that those persons who endorsed the genuineness of the credentials of that New York based fraud Viji Varghese AKA V-the Guerrilla Economist was first of all Steve Quayle of, the owner of Renaissance Precious Metals of Bozeman, Montana. Secondly, his partner in this promotion of V as someone we should trust, based on his financial insider knowledge and analytical skills, was the radio host Doug Hagmann of the Hagmann and Hagmann show on Blog Talk Radio.  Hagmann can be linked here.

At the Hagmann Report website can be found information on the business entity which Doug Hagmann uses to report his radio broadcast donations for his research and investigative works.  See below screenshot taken 12/20/2016.hagman-report-donation-address-1220-2016Note that the business entity is Hagmann Investigative Services, Inc.,  which is a longstanding registered business entity used by Doug Hagmann as a private investigator and operative for the FBI and the New York police.   A screenshot of a Linked In page reveals that Hagmann was licensed not only in Pennsylvania, but also in New York.hagmann-investigative-services-linked-inA February 2013 bio done in connection with a YouTube Pete Santilli show also reveals that Doug Hagmann had worked as a private investigator in conjunction with the New York police.hagmann-new-york

In summary,  Hagmann Investigative Services is not only the business entity which represents the private investigative work of Doug Hagmann, but also is the business entity which the Hagmann Report references for donations and related income reportable to the IRS.  It was through this business entity that Doug Hagmann promoted the fraudulent front of Viji Varghese who lives and does business in New York.

So why am I  stressing the New York Connection?

On October 26, 2016, which oddly is the day which Viji Varghese registered his new business entity Remain Calm LLC in New York, Douglas Hagmann, under the false spelling of his legal name as Douglass Hagmann submitted a signed document to a Federal Court which declares in part,  My only connection to New York is that I have been served with this lawsuit. and 7. I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge.  Now in response to this declaration, the Plaintiff has given a 68 page detailed argument to the Judge regarding both Stephen Quayle and Douglas Hagmann’s submitting  of declarations signed October 26th, which falsely spelled their legal names and also denied any connections to New York.

I seldom listen to the Hagmann Report radio broadcast anymore unless a reader asks me to review some portion of audio which they found notable.  But in doing so, I have mentioned in prior posts that it appears that Doug Hagmann is purposely covering his tracks of the past few years.  For example he can be found to recently suggest that Rosebud, another Insider with a fake name, was a reliable forecaster of current events, although no proof is given.  Hagmann, in his self righteous rants on his radio broadcast,  also likes to plant false insinuations about all those persons who have tried to hold him accountable for his words and actions.

These Make-Over Artists seem to be very busy at present, and in the case of V-the Guerrilla Economist, he has been glossing up his Rogue Money website.  Gone is the image of a raging rogue guerrilla.  However he forgot to change his present byline, Truth is Currency.  Now that byline is very telling, for that is exactly how a financial fraud treats truth.  It would appear that now V is generously giving away his advice, as I cannot find his previously quoted subscription prices on his website.  But even the magician V cannot make the following screenshot disappear, when once upon a time Hagmann promoted V’s website, and advertised the subscription fees which V charged for his fake advice.rogue-money-subscription-priceAs I slowly prepare the documentation of the evidence I have accumulated on V-the Guerrilla Economist for a complaint of fraud letter which I shall soon submit to the Orange County, New York DA’s office, I  will also include the hype which V invented involving a mysterious 4 star general.  Many comments were made at that time by persons with a military background declaring that they have never seen anyone promoted on the fast track which this 4 star general made claims to.

So if it is illegal to falsify credentials, will V also be held accountable to the Army for promoting such a fraud? If V invented the 4 star general and also invented his words, that makes V not only a promoter of a fraud, but Viji Varghese would also be personally liable for creating yet another set of false credentials.

V is still promoting his Rogue Report forecast for 2017 as an ebook for $24.99. I wonder if his looking glass has foretold his own future.  In my next post, I am going to review some online information on wire fraud.  It is no wonder that so many “Christian” Alternative Media News promoters of V-the Guerrilla Economist are now denying what I call The New York Connection.



Blasphemous Merchandisers Using the Words and Holy Name of God

“And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you:  whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”  2 Peter 2:3

The other day I was privileged to examine the documentation of a transaction which transpired about three years ago involving the purchase of silver coins from Renaissance Precious Metals. The purchaser, a Christian female senior citizen,  had been an avid listener of Steve Quayle, and had been persuaded by his “dire predictions of currency failure and bank closures by December of 2012 if not sooner,” to take her savings and convert them into silver coins and some long-term storage food items. She received a large box of coins, but discovered that she had been shorted 100 ounces valued at $3100.  When she called the company, somehow she ended up offering to give a large portion of the missing coins to two “ministries” associated with Steve Quayle. And in hindsight, it would appear that this transaction had not been a wise move, as her investment has since lost value, and she had to take out a loan to pay the real estate taxes on her home.

Recently, this same Christian felt moved to file a complaint with the Montana Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division regarding her experience.  About the same time,   I heard from another source that there was  a similar story involving yet another senior citizen who had also purchased metals from Steve Quayle, and had been shorted on their order.  I do not know how this matter will end, as the Consumer Protection Division must ascertain first what the facts are from both sides of the transaction. However, I was moved by these two incidents to write a letter to the Montana Attorney General encouraging them to take these complaints seriously.

The following words represent the body of the letter I wrote on July 27, 2015, and posted in the mail box the next morning. The letter is addressed to three parties connected with the Montana Department of Justice, Office of Consumer Protection, in Helena, Montana.  In the letter I make reference to the specific complaint numbers filed on July 16th and 17th against Renaissance Precious Metals.

“Dear Sirs and Madam:  I am writing this letter to encourage your department to take seriously the complaints filed by ___ against Stephen R. Quayle and his online gold and silver business.  I am acquainted with Ms. ___ through internet correspondence dating back to March 2015, when she became aware of an online article which I wrote against the bullying tactics of Steve Quayle and Doug Hagmann.

I am presently retired, but once was a bank officer at the Seattle-First National Bank (now Bank of America), where I held positions in both the Trust Auditing and the Bond Trustee departments.  Later I moved to Texas where I was the Trust Department Operations and Systems Manager at Amarillo National Bank.  I have owned a gift/furniture store, and worked for H & R Block as a tax preparer.  Because of my past experience, I was troubled by the details of the transaction between Ms. ___ and Steve Quayle.

As an ex-auditor, a red flag went up when I saw that Ms. ___ did not receive a proper receipt for her transaction, plus she  had been shorted a significant amount of silver.  When she  generously donated some of these missing coins to Steve Quayle’s personal “prayer warrior”, and to Doug Hagmann, no receipts were sent to her to officially document these actions. Please note that Ms. ___ was not well at the time, and under duress; the details of which she had candidly expressed to Steve Quayle.  Apart from the obvious question of the intent to defraud, there is also the question of under documenting a transaction as a means of hiding taxable income from the IRS.  When I had heard that a similar thing existed in another transaction with another senior citizen, I began to wonder if this was the standard practice of Steve Quayle.

A couple of years ago I began to listen to the Hagmann and Hagmann blogtalk radio program, out of curiosity.  I am a Christian, and had heard of Steve Quayle and his end times talk which he had coupled with his gold and silver business, going back at least 20 years.  In fact, many years ago I wrote him and others to complain that their merchandising practices were contrary to Biblical doctrine. I never received a reply, but due to the volume of correspondence Mr. Quayle receives, I did not really expect an explanation.

Steve Quayle has been on the radio for years on various platforms, most notably Coast to Coast AM, Genesis Radio, Hagmann and Hagmann, Alex Jones, Dave Hodges, and others.  Renaissance Precious Metals advertising is found on his own website, Steve, where he combines it with a daily updating of news reports on the downfall of America’s government and financial institutions.  I have seen his ads on Hagmann and Hagmann, and also on Dave Hodge’s The Commonsense Show;  both hosts promote the same theme of the imminent doom of America.  Quayle also was a large backer of V, the Guerilla Economist, and W the Intelligence Insider, and of Hawk whose audio fear mongering is found on  In the case of these men with false names, the listener is told to trust their qualifications solely based on the hosts’ “say-so”.

The high pressure sales tactics used in these shows is unconscionable.  The listener is advised not to trust their local banks, and it is suggested that they should remove their money now or the government will steal it.  Also it has been recommended that any money in IRA’s, stocks and bonds should be converted to gold, silver and “prepper” survival supplies.  The Hawk comes right out and tells his audience to buy from Steve Quayle.

The target audience of these shows are Christians who are not well versed in sound Biblical doctrine, but who know just enough of the coming prophetic judgments to fear them.  What Steve Quayle and his fellow radio hosts push on the listener, time after time, is that they are sent as Watchmen from God to tell the listener when they should act.  With regard to Steve Quayle, if anyone disagrees with him, he reacts as a bully to intimidate the person into retreating.  He can be heard on air using the ad hominem argument against his critics, rather than addressing the issue at hand.  It is possible that persons who were not happy with their transactions at Renaissance Precious Metals were also intimidated into backing off from making a complaint.

The main point I am trying to illustrate is that the high pressure sales tactics are not found in Quayle’s written advertising; they are found in the radio shows which Quayle either sponsors, or where he is an invited guest speaker.  These shows consistently create a climate of fear and uncertainty for persons who are of the lower to middle-income range, or retired on Social Security, and therefore are vulnerable to a fear based marketing ploy.

If you need an example of the hubris displayed by Steve Quayle, and his friend Douglas Hagmann, go to the website hagmannand, on February 10, 2015 where they have posted an article called, Joint Response Addressing the Character Assassinations Underway.  While this article does not pertain to the  ___ complaint against Renaissance Precious Metals, it does illustrate the technique which Quayle uses to counter valid factual complaints which have been lodged against them.  Also on this same date, they threatened on air, anyone who sided with their critics.

In conclusion, I believe that Steve Quayle’s actions, as owner of Renaissance Precious Metals, represent the type of unconscionable business practices which should be withstood by the Attorney General’s division of Consumer Protection. Sincerely, Jacquelyn Weaver”

The writing of the above letter was prompted, not only by the filing of the complaints with the Montana Attorney General, but events which followed after that, which I do not have the liberty to disclose here.

Just as a matter of curiosity, on July 30th,  someone sent me a screen shot of Renaissance Precious Metals, showing that they are redoing their webpage.  I do not know if this is pure coincidence, and that this corporation had  made the decision to rework the page at an earlier date, or if this is a result of the phone call from the Consumer Complaint division to Steve Quayle. You ask, how do I know that they had called Mr. Quayle?  Well, in response,  he called the complainant at her home, and told her that he had been contacted.

This is a  serious issue on several levels, besides just  consumer protection.  Along with all those other radio and television hosts who sell metals and survival food, Steve Quayle is usurping a God appointed position of authority, in order to profit from the fearful prophecies and judgments  of God in the Bible,  by selling his merchandise at  high markups.  These acts  cause the holy name of God to be blasphemed by unbelievers, many of whom are of better character than these “Christian”  merchandisers.steve quayle 730 2015