UPDATE

The Receiver's most recent status report is here.   A Status Report on the claims allowance process is here.

THE RECEIVER HAS LEARNED THAT THERE ARE SCAMS CLAIMING THAT A DISBURSEMENT OR “DESBURSEMENT” OF FUNDS RELATED TO TRAFFIC MONSOON IS ONGOING. THESE SCAMS ALSO GIVE FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO CONTACT “ADMIN” OF TRAFFIC MONSOON, NAMING THEMSELVES AS “TRAFFIC MONSOON OFFICIAL”. PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO THESE TEXTS, EMAILS, OR ONLINE/SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, INCLUDING THOSE WITH THE LINK “t.me/Traffic MonsoonSupportOfficial” OR “Aimarketholdings.com”. IF YOU HAVE PROVIDED INFORMATION THROUGH THESE LINKS, PLEASE CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IMMEDIATELY.

THE ONLY OFFICIAL ONLINE PRESENCE FOR THE RECEIVERSHIP ESTATE OF TRAFFIC MONSOON IS THIS WEBSITE. THE ONLY DISBURSEMENTS FOR ALLOWED CLAIMS WILL BE PAID BY THE RECEIVER AFTER THE COURT HAS APPROVED A PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION. THERE WILL BE NO REQUIREMENT FOR THOSE WITH ALLOWED CLAIMS TO PAY AN ACTIVATION FEE OR PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO THE RECEIVER.

At this time, no plan has been approved because the Receiver must first complete the claims allowance process. As of June 22, 2020, a total of 23,061 Proofs of Claim were submitted asserting claims with a face amount of $100,000,217,093,489. The Receiver is currently analyzing and, when appropriate, objecting to the Proofs of Claim. Once this process is completed, the Receiver will submit a Plan of Distribution to the Court for approval and make distributions to holders of allowed Proofs of Claim.

If you have any questions regarding your Proof of Claim or any objections that were emailed to you, please email trafficmonsooninquiries@epiqglobal.com or call the Call Center at:
Toll-Free in North America: 888-522-8926
Outside of North America: +1-503-520-4483

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General Information

This website is the best way to obtain information about this case - DO NOT OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE INCLUDING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA CLAIMING TO BE “OFFICIAL”.

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Summary of Case

On July 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Utah against Traffic Monsoon, LLC, a Utah limited liability company, and Charles David Scoville (the “Defendants”). See SEC v. Traffic Monsoon, LLC et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-00832-JNP (D. Utah). The SEC claims, among other things, that between October 2014 and July 26, 2016, the Defendants engaged in securities fraud and operated a Ponzi scheme. It is alleged that the Defendants took approximately $207 million from over 162,000 investors through the solicitation of a revenue sharing product known as an “AdPack”. The Court also entered a Temporary Restraining Order and Order Freezing Assets which was subsequently amended, and an Order Appointing Receiver, appointing Peggy Hunt of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as the receiver for the assets of Traffic Monsoon and Mr. Scoville, pending a determination as to whether a preliminary injunction should be entered in this case. At that time, the Receiver promptly took control of known assets and commenced an investigation.

Mr. Scoville thereafter contested the entry of a preliminary injunction, and filed a Motion to Set Aside the Receivership. An evidentiary hearing on those matters was scheduled to commence on November 1, 2016 (the “Preliminary Injunction Hearing”). Prior to the Preliminary Injunction Hearing, the Receiver filed two Declarations summarizing her investigation as of October 2016 as follows: Declaration of Receiver Peggy Hunt (Communications) and Declaration of Peggy Hunt (Business Operations). At the preliminary injunction hearing, the Court received evidence from both the SEC and Mr. Scoville over a two-day period, and then heard several hours of legal argument.

On March 28, 2017, the Court entered a Preliminary Injunction, a Memorandum Decision and Order Granting a Preliminary Injunction and Denying the Defendants’ Motion to Set Aside the Receivership, and an Amended Order Appointing Receiver. You should review each of these documents. The Court held, among other things, that the SEC had made a showing that it was likely to prevail in establishing that Traffic Monsoon was operated as a Ponzi scheme. The Court has enjoined the Defendants from operating Traffic Monsoon or a business model substantially similar to Traffic Monsoon’s sale of AdPacks. The Court has also frozen all assets and stayed all litigation. Finally, the Court has rejected Mr. Scoville’s request to set aside the receivership, and has appointed Ms. Hunt to serve as Receiver for the purpose of marshalling and preserving all of Traffic Monsoon’s assets and all of Mr. Scoville’s assets that were obtained directly or indirectly from Traffic Monsoon.

Mr. Scoville appealed the District Court’s orders, and on January 24, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit filed its Opinion affirming the District Court in all respects. The Tenth Circuit held that (1) U.S. securities laws apply to offers to sell, and sales of, AdPacks to Traffic Monsoon members located outside of the United States, (2) AdPacks are securities, and (3) it is likely that the SEC can prove that Mr. Scoville’s and Traffic Monsoon’s conduct violated security law anti-fraud provisions –specifically, that the District Court did not abuse its discretion in determining that the SEC is likely to prove that Traffic Monsoon was operated as a Ponzi scheme. After obtaining numerous extensions of time, Mr. Scoville filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on June 21, 2019. On November 4, 2019, Mr. Scoville’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari was denied. Criminal charges have been brought against the defendants. For information, please click here.

Key Parties

  • Receiver's Contact Information

    Receiver's Contact Information

    Peggy Hunt, Esq
    Traffic Monsoon Receiver
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    222 South Main Street, 5th Floor
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

    Traffic Monsoon Receivership Hotline
    Toll-free in North America 888-522-8926
    Outside of North America +1-503-520-4483
    Traffic Monsoon Receivership Email: TrafficMonsoonInquiries@epiqglobal.com
  • Claims Special Master

    Claims Special Master

    Melanie J. Vartabedian, Esq.
    Claims Special Master
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    One Utah Center, Suite 800
    201 South Main St
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2221

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - CLAIMS AND DISTRIBUTION PROCESS

  • 1. Can I get my money back now?

    No, pursuant to the Preliminary Injunction entered by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, all funds held by the Receiver must remain frozen until the Court authorizes otherwise. Generally, there is a two-step process: first, Proofs of Claim are submitted to the Receiver; and second, after the deadline to submit Proofs of Claim has passed and claims are allowed, the Receiver requests Court approval of a plan of distribution. No funds will be distributed outside a Court-approved plan of distribution.

    ANY REPRESENTATION THAT A DISTRIBUTION WILL BE MADE OUTSIDE OF THE RECEIVERSHIP IS FALSE AND SHOULD BE IGNORED. THE RECEIVER WILL CONTACT YOU BY EMAIL WHEN A DISTRIBUTION HAS BEEN APPROVED.

    PLEASE CONTACT THE RECEIVER IF YOU ARE ASKED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO RECEIVE A DISTRIBUTION. NEVER PAY AN “ACTIVATION FEE” WITH A PROMISE OF A DISTRIBUTION. REQUESTS OF THIS SORT ARE SCAMS AND SHOULD BE IGNORED.

    At this time, the deadline to submit Proofs of Claim to the Receiver has passed and the Receiver is dealing with objectionable claims. After the claim objection process has been completed the Receiver will propose a plan of distribution.

  • 2. Once a Plan is approved, how will a distribution be sent?

    If you hold an allowed claim and are entitled to a distribution, it will be mailed to you at the mailing address stated on your Proof of Claim. It is therefore critical that you keep the Receiver updated with your current address so you receive any potential distributions.

    If you experience a change of address after the filing of your Proof of Claim, please send an email to with your request for an address change. Include your previous and updated address and also your Proof of Claim number, if known.


  • 3. How do I submit an address update?

    Please send an email to with your request for an address change. Include your previous and updated address, and your Proof of Claim number, if known.


  • 4. What is a Proof of Claim?

    A Proof of Claim is a written statement stating the amount you believe you are entitled to be paid from Traffic Monsoon or Charles David Scoville. Proofs of Claim were required to be submitted to the Receiver by no later than April 10, 2020. Proofs of Claim are no longer being accepted in this matter.

  • 5. Is there a Deadline to Submit a Proof of Claim?

    Yes. Your Proof of Claim must have been submitted to the Receiver by April 10, 2020. Failure to have submitted a Proof of Claim prior to April 10, 2020 resulted in your claim being barred and disallowed.


  • 6. What is the Consequence of Failing to Submit a Proof of Claim by the Deadline?

    You were required to submit a Proof of Claim by April 10, 2020. If you did not file a Proof of Claim by the deadline, any claim you may have asserted is forever barred and disallowed.

  • 7. Will I get all of my money back?

    If you have an allowed claim, you should receive a share of the money held by the Receiver. You cannot have an allowed claim unless you submitted a Proof of Claim prior to April 10, 2020, or obtained an order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah allowing a Proof of Claim filed after April 10, 2020.



  • 8. How will I know if the Receiver objects to my claim?

    If the Receiver objects to your claim, you will be sent notification via electronic mail. The objection document will explain the basis of the objection(s) and the process for responding to the objection(s).



  • 9. If I have questions about the claims process, how can I get them answered?

    The Receiver cannot give you legal advice. But, general information about the claims process can be obtained by emailing the Receiver at TrafficMonsoonInquiries@epiqglobal.com.

    Alternatively, you can call the Traffic Monsoon Receivership Hotline at:

    Toll-Free in North America: 888-522-8926
    Outside of North America: +1-503-520-4483



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - GENERAL

  • 1. Who is the Receiver?

    Peggy Hunt has been appointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah as the Receiver for Traffic Monsoon and the assets of Charles Scoville that were obtained directly or indirectly from Traffic Monsoon. Ms. Hunt is an attorney located in Utah.

  • 2. What is a Receiver?

    The Receiver is the individual who assumes responsibility for all assets in receivership in the action brought by the SEC. She is responsible for investigating how the business was operated and where all of the assets are located. Ultimately, the Receiver will distribute available assets in accordance with a plan approved by the Court.

  • 3. Is the Receiver my lawyer?

    No. The Receiver is an agent of the Court and is carrying out the Court’s orders. The Receiver will, however, be investigating potential claims or methods of recovery that she can bring for the benefit of investors.

  • 4. What happened at Traffic Monsoon?

    On July 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah against Traffic Monsoon, LLC, a Utah limited liability company, and Charles David Scoville. The SEC alleged that Traffic Monsoon was operated as a Ponzi scheme and engaged in securities fraud. The Receiver was appointed at that time, pending the Court’s entry of a preliminary injunction. The Receiver promptly took control of all known assets (Order Appointing Receiver and Amended Order Appointing Receiver), which included over $49 million in cash.

    Mr. Scoville contested the entry of a preliminary injunction and moved to set the receivership aside. After an evidentiary hearing, the Court declined to set aside the receivership and issued a preliminary injunction, preventing Traffic Monsoon from operating. As part of this decision, the Court held that Traffic Monsoon was likely operated as a Ponzi scheme. The Court has also entered an order staying litigation and freezing Traffic Monsoon’s and certain of Mr. Scoville’s assets. Mr. Scoville appealed, but the Court’s orders have been upheld and there is no further avenue to appeal.

    The Receiver will distribute the cash she holds to those persons who lost money as a result of their involvement with Traffic Monson and who hold allowed claims.


  • 5. I cannot log into my account, when will I be able to?

    Pursuant to a Court order, Traffic Monsoon is not legally allowed to operate, accounts have been locked, and assets have been frozen.

  • 6. Does this mean I won't be getting my revenue payout?

    Not at this time, as all assets have been frozen. Because the Court held that Traffic Monsoon was likely operated as a Ponzi scheme, you likely will not have a claim for interest or earnings on amounts you invested. Claims will only be allowed in the amount of the cash that you lost, after taking into consideration all of the cash that you received.

  • 7. I thought that Traffic Monsoon had access to our payouts that have been held in PayPal?

    At the time that the SEC filed its case against Traffic Monsoon and Mr. Scoville, approximately $49 million was held in various accounts. These accounts were frozen and the Receiver is holding that money as part of the receivership estate. During her appointment, the Receiver has secured additional funds which are being held as part of the receivership estate.

  • 8. How can I stay informed of progress in this case?

    The best way to receive updates in this case is through the website established by the Receiver, (www.trafficmonsoonreceivership.com).

    The website includes copies of documents that have been filed with the Court and information about the claims process. It also has updates from the Receiver about events in this case.


  • 9. If I have general questions, how can I get them answered?

    You can email the Receiver at TrafficMonsoonInquiries@epiqglobal.com.


  • 10. Should I hire a lawyer?

    While the Receiver cannot provide you legal advice, you certainly have the right to hire or consult with your own lawyer.

  • 11. Should I send copies of my documentation to the Receiver?

    Not unless you deem it necessary to provide documentation in response to objections to a Proof of Claim. Note, do not send any original documents to Epiq or the Receiver, as they will not be returned to you.

  • 12. Is it possible that Traffic Monsoon will begin operating again?

    No. As a result of the Court entering a preliminary injunction and finding that Traffic Monsoon was likely operated as a Ponzi scheme, Traffic Monsoon will not operate again. In addition, the Court has ordered Mr. Scoville to no longer engage in a business model similar to Traffic Monsoon.

  • 13. Will Charles Scoville be arrested?

    Criminal charges are not the responsibility of the Receiver. That will be determined by appropriate government authorities.

  • 14. I have information for the SEC, who can I reach out to there?

    If you have information related to the investigation, please email TrafficMonsoonInquiries@epiqglobal.com.

Receiver’s Reports

  1. Receiver's Eighteenth Status Report
  2. Receiver's Seventeenth Status Report
  3. Receiver's Sixteenth Status Report
  4. Receiver's Third Status Report Regarding Omnibus Objections to Claims
  5. Receiver’s Fifteenth Status Report
  6. Receiver's Fourteenth Status Report
  7. Receiver's Thirteenth Status Report
  8. Receiver’s Twelfth Status Report
  9. Receiver’s Status Report Regarding Omnibus Objections to Claims
  10. Receiver's Eleventh Status Report
  11. Receiver's Tenth Status Report
  12. Receiver's Ninth Status Report
  13. Receiver's Eighth Status Report
  14. Receiver's Seventh Status Report
  15. Receiver's Sixth Status Report
  16. Receiver's Fifth Status Report
  17. Receiver's Fourth Status Report
  18. Receiver's Third Status Report
  19. Receiver's Second Status Report
  20. Letter To Investors
  21. Receiver's Status Report
  22. Declaration of Receiver Peggy Hunt (Business Operations)
  23. Declaration of Receiver Peggy Hunt (Communications)

Scoville Appeal Documents

Documents filed in the Appeal can be accessed here.

Epiq Team