Stats for Frank Report – 1.9 million Jan. 1 – May 17, 2018

Keith Raniere sitting inside a Mexican police vehicle on March 26, 2018. It is our last known photograph of the Vanguard. Treasure it.

Stats for Frank Report:

Page Views to date 2018: 1,976,679

Total 3,183,715 views since Dec. 2015 when Frank Report started covering NXIVM.

April 2018: 978,863 page views.

May 2018 to date: 447,283.

By country 2018 [below]


Months and Years

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2015 2,902 2,902
2016 21,088 15,379 5,075 2,411 2,589 2,626 3,268 3,201 2,296 3,306 2,330 2,863 66,432
2017 2,945 3,541 3,352 2,093 3,078 79,535 77,624 97,468 127,540 231,729  336,520 181,352 1,146,777
2018 131,876 81,002 328,587 978,863 447,283  



June 2017 I broke the DOS branding and blackmail story, the site got a spike.

October 2018, the New York Times confirmed my DOS story; the site got another spike.

The arrest of Raniere in March 2018, gave the site another boost for it confirmed what I predicted: Raniere would go down.

April 2018. Allison Mack’s arrest gave the site another boost. I was first to identify her as co conspirator #1 and predicted her arrest nearly a month before it happened.


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5 years ago

Good Reporting. Now we need to take this format to other groups that take the same lawsuit mentality to try to silence people from speaking out about a group. Some may not be as bad as this one, but many are silenced by threat of lawsuits andor actual lawsuits. It is not right that people are bullied. Thank goodnes for Frank, but not all groups have Franks. NDA Non disclosure Agreements are also another tool to hide crimes. Has to stop.

5 years ago

So I came across this and IMMEDIATELY thought of VanGrifter…Ummm…I mean Vanguard.


1. Take. Always.
2. A mark is just a source of money.
3. When a mark shows himself, take him for all you can.
4. When a mark has nothing left to take, move on to the next mark.
5. Risk is part of the game; unnecessary risk is not.

6. If taking from a mark will expose you to unnecessary risk, move on. Your ability to grift again tomorrow comes first.
7. Never let a mark get wise to you, even after the fact.
8. Never undermine another grifter’s con. Payback is a bitch.
9. There are plenty of fish in the sea.
10. If the sea runs out of fish, set sail for new seas.

11. Short cons generally pay off small. Use them for quick takes only
12. Long cons generally pay off big. This is where the action is.
13. There is no misery, strife or tragedy a grifter cannot or should not be willing to exploit.
14. Other people’s problems are other people’s problems.
15. Other people’s problems that you create are other people’s problems.

16. A grifter should never settle for a piece of the pie when he can get the whole pie.
17. There may be interests that align, but there are no permanent partnerships. Partners always turn on you.
18. A well-played con is a well-played con. Show respect when you see one
19. Once caught, the cops won’t let you go. Don’t get caught
20. If you get sent up for a stretch, find a new town once you’re free. A known grifter can’t run cons in a town that knows him.

21. There’s a sucker in every room. If, after 30 minutes, you’re still trying to figure out who it is, chances are it’s you.
22. Always have an alibi.
23. Always have a scapegoat.
24. Always be ready to take.
25. Take. Always.

5 years ago
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5 years ago
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Best Way to Defend Yourself Against Grifters.
“You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man.”

Be True to Yourself Most of All and You Make the Grifter’s Job Harder.
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5 years ago

Great job on attracting more views to your excellent site, Frank!

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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Phone / Text: (305) 783-7083


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