This website is dedicated to making the public aware of Michael Todd Osborn aka Michael Osborn Ison. In the past, Osborn has performed cons under the guise of Commissum Universes, LP; Principal Capital Group, Inc., Legacy Capital Group, Inc,,,,,, and Currently, he runs his confidence schemes under Commify Technology Corp. Here, you will enter the world of this confidence man and gain insight into his scams. Hopefully, some of Osborn's future targets will benefit from the experience of others.

Harold Gregg, Virgil Williams, Corey Engelen, Jehu Hand, Aniko Kaye, Anthony Hruska, Michael Porter, Christopher Laursen, Clinton Greyling, Thomas Parilla, Alexandre Scheer

SCAMS MICHAEL HAS PARTICIPATED IN:, Fortitude Group, Inc. (FRTD), ThePumpTracker Fund, Victory Capital Holdings Corporation, Principal Capital Group, Inc., Virtual Gaming Enterprises, Commissum Universes, LP, Las Vegas Airlines

MICHAEL'S CURRENT SCAMS : Commify Technology Corp., Genesis Gives, VW Win Century, Inc. (OTC Pink: VWIN), Star Alliance International Corp. (OTC Pink: STAL), Inbit Corp. (OTC Pink: INBT)

KNOWN ALIASES: Jerry Lambert, Michael Lamont, Tom Furlong

Friday, July 24, 2009


As you know, I have been working at putting Mr. Osborn away for some time. His recent arrest is only the beginning of the end of his schemes and I am working hard to make sure that Michael’s con jobs are over. Several other victims have stepped forward. The ultimate goal is to make this a national case against Michael and get the FBI involved. If you are a victim of one of Michael Osborn’s (aka Michael Ison) schemes, you need to contact your local Police Department’s fraud division.

I have filed a criminal case with the Fullerton Police Department in Fullerton, California. I’ m sure there are victims all over the United States. If you want to see justice, you need to file a criminal case with your local police or sheriff’s department. With enough complaints against Michael OSBORN (ISON), we should be able to get the F.B.I. involved and get Federal Charges filed against him. Here is a guideline of what you will need when you contact your local law enforcement office. The police will need the following to be able to help you:

  1. A written synopsis of your relationship with Michael; how you met him, where you met him, when you met him, what he got from you, what he gave you; the story he told you, and the contact information of anyone else involved. A time line is very important.
  2. Any and ALL documents between you and Michael including emails, letters, contracts, copies of checks (Front and Back of Checks), stock certificates, etc.
  3. The law enforcement agency will want to know where the checks/cash/document transfer took place. This information determines the jurisdiction of where the investigation will take place.
If you need some guidance, contact me.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Michael Arrested As A Fugitive; Bailed Anyway

Who can understand the justice system On Michael's arrest record, he is listed as being a fugitive but then they allow him to be bailed out anyway. I'm trying to figure this out and will get back to you.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


This afternoon my efforts, this website and your contributions paid off. Michael Todd Osborn, aka Michael Osborn Ison, was arrested by police on outstanding warrants. His booking record lists Michael as being a broker, but the only way that term can be used truthfully is that he made a lot of people broker through his schemes and con jobs.

Michael is scheduled to appear in court in Santa Ana on Friday July 24. He is expected to face multiple charges against him over the next several weeks/months.

Click here to view the Sheriff's booking record.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Michael and Shanney Can't Figure Out How to Swindle a Builder Out of A House!

As I reported earlier, the Osborns need a place to live as they have been booted from their leased Fullerton house for non payment of rent. Now their problem is how to get a home for free. Well they concocted some sort of scheme that was abruptly abandoned. What that scheme was exactly and why they abandoned it, I do not know but here's what happened.

They retained a real estate broker from the Beverly Hills offices of Coldwell Banker and convinced him that they were in the immediate market for a high priced home. Eventually they take their two babies with them to view a newly built home in the toney Brentwood section of Los Angeles, that is being offered by the builder, and they make an all cash offer of $2.85 million with a 15 day escrow. On the counter, they sign off on an offer sheet at $2.9 million. Then they disappear. The builder doesn't hear from them. The broker doesn't hear from them. They don't return phone calls. That's when the builder found this website and called me. Now both the builder and the broker want to know why the Osborns would possibly play this game.

Here's what I think they had in mind.

Michael probably thought he had a sucker on the hook for some money, maybe as much as $100K. Maybe he thought he could parlay that money into a ruse to get him into the house with a minimal payment and have the builder wait for the money. I can imagine him saying something like, "Here's the first $100K (in escrow), and the rest will be wired in a couple of days but in the meantime, let me have the keys so I can start some work on the house." After a couple of days, the stories would have started to pour in on why the rest of the money had not shown up. Many of us are familiar with these stories:

"The wire transfer got screwed up because the numbers were wrong..."
"The money I'm waiting for is late in arriving..."
"I'm looking into it and will get back to you tommorrow..."
"I don't know why the transfer didn't arrive at the escrow company, let me look into it..."
"My baby was sick and I didn't have time today but I will get it done tomorrow..."
"I'm walking across the parking lot into the bank right now..."
"I have a certified check and will drop it off tomorrow..."
"I sent someone over with the certified check. I don't know why they are not there..."

So the Osborns would have squatted on the house and the builder would have had to go through the court system to get them out all the while not even having access to the money in escrow. That money would have to be returned to the Osborns when the deal fell out of escrow. In the meantime, the builder probably jumps through hoops for six months to get Bonnie and Clyde out of the house.

Of course Michael needed the house as a showpiece to convince his next victims that he was well off. That's how he cons people. He uses a high life to exhibit his "success". The house he rented but did not pay for in Bel-Aire, the fancy hotel rooms in New York and Beverly Hills (that he owes in excess of $100K), the posh offices in Fullerton, etc., etc.

Why did they abandon this scheme? Who knows, but my guess is that the seed money didn't come through. All you have to do is look at the hit count on my website to see that the world is becoming more aware of this con man.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Another victim comes looking for my help

I recently received this letter by email.

Rosario DeVito []
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:30 PM
Subject: Michael Osborn

Dear Mr. Sharp:

I am an attorney in New York representing a company who entered into a Structuring Fee Agreement with Principal Capital Group, Inc. and Michael Osborn. Needless to say, PCGI did not deliver on the terms of the agreement and kept the company’s $8,000.00 retainer. As a result, the company defaulted on a lot promises and lost a lot of business and is in a financial bind as a result. Our correspondence to Mr. Osborne and PCGI has gone unreturned. I came across your website in my search into Mr. Osborn and noticed his sentencing hearing on June 2, 2009. I have not yet discussed this with my client, but the company may be willing to submit an affidavit detailing their experience with Michael Osborn. Please let me know if this would be helpful.

Regards and best of luck,

Rosario DeVito, Esq.
Law Offices of Paul J. Giacomo, Jr.
The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, New York 10174
T: (212) 486-0200
F: (212) 867-5570

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Michael! Shanney! Come out, come out whereever you are!

The court had finally had enough. Today Michael and Shanney were supposed to appear at the courthouse for a debtor examination and once again failed to show. This time Michael had called the court and once again selfishly used his children as a shield. He claimed that his son was in hospital being treated for anaphylactic shock. This claim came after Shanney missed out on the last four hearings for purported problems before, during and after her pregnancy. The Judge was having none of it. She ordered the Sheriff to act on the warrants and pick up Michael and Shanney Osborn on bail of $50,000 and $2,500 respectively. The hunt is on.

Incidently, calls to every hospital in Orange County proved that there was no "Osborn" registered.

One place the Sheriff won't find the Osborns is in their now former Catlin St. home. They were evicted by the Court for none payment of rent under an Unlawful Detainer action (click here for court docket). This is not the first Unlawful Detainer action against Michael. In fact, he has been evicted by various courts from at least 5 assorted homes and offices.

The latest eviction will make it easier for Michael to succeed in his efforts to hide from people who have outstanding business with him. His email addresses, as well as Shanney's, have been canceled or changed. As of a couple of days ago, their phone numbers have all been disconnected or changed and only a select few know how to get a hold of him. If you are one of the lucky people who know how to reach him, an anonymous posting to this bl0g which provides that information would be appreciated.