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I deeply suspect that meetup is much more than an organization founded to generate meetings of like minded individuals. It was the vehicle that gave the Howard Dean political campaign its start. Since that time it has grown in size and complexity and some meetup groups have more than 500 members. Some groups can have as many as 1000 and 2000 members. People who attend meetups often pay a small fee to cover operational costs charged to organizers by the central office. This means that large sums of cash pass into the hands of the organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, associate organizers, and members responsible for money collection. I carefully documented the activities of a man who created multiple false identities and participated as some type of organizer, associate organizer, or assistant organizer for 70 or more meetups. An enormous amount of money passed through his hands. I requested an investigation of this organization by meetup management and I was told his activity was acceptable and violated no rules or regulations. I requested that police, FBI, or State Attorney General investigate the possibilities for fraud, money laundering, and channeling of funds to serve political interests or the interests of self-serving scammers that make a lucrative income from skimming funds. I was not taken seriously and nothing was done. Nothing will be done. I personally believe that meetup offers abundant opportunities for concentrating monies for political interest or self-serving fraud. The idea of this organization having its primary goal in makinging it possible for like minded people to connect for fun is a bit naive and short-sighted. Gregory Muller

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