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private-placement-broker-fraud-investment1In any business, it is important to know who to deal with, and who stay away from. In the private placement world, it’s even more critical.  In fact, there are more brokers/“traders” who offer fake programs than real. Since we have come across a number of inexperienced and misleading opportunities, we felt that creating a public “blacklist” would assist in preventing future fraud.

For those who post, please list the name of the individual, company, and any other details you feel would help.  Also, this “blacklist” is applicable for any business related to private placement programs, bank instruments and bulk commodities.

Though we can’t list people ourselves, everyone who reads the blog can be as open as they want.. Let’s work as a team, flushing the ignorance and fraud out of the private placement business. The larger the list grows, the easier it will be for everyone in the business.

Due to the Blog’s limited search features, we ask that all BLACKLIST posts also be added to our Fraud Protection Forum !!!! This will allow each thread to register uniquely in Google, making it far simpler for all visitors.

NOTE: Since we’ve received calls from many of the “accused” requesting the removal of certain posts, we made it simple for everyone to understand. InsideTrade LLC will NOT remove any comments from the blacklist, it is the legal right of others to communicate their frustrations and experiences.  For a legal reference, please refer to the Communications Decency Act or “CDA”, 47 U.S.C. 230. As you will see, this protects us from any liability associated with our reader’s comments, whether the information is accurate or not! If you have a disagreement, contact the person directly, or create a rebuttal post by clicking “reply”. This will allow those who view the post to see both sides of the story, which is important for everyone to know.

Thank you for your support, and let’s keep exposing the SCAMS!

InsideTrade LLC Staff
Phone: (949) 444-2111
Info@InsideTradeLLC.com

1,239 Comments »

  • T. Lambert said:

    Hello,

    I have had particularly bad experiences with Drew Hernandez of Phoenix Lending. He told me that I could fund my project through him, and now I am out a lot of money because his funding process didn't work!!!!

    Also, he charged an upfront fee, and I will never get that back again. I am currently considering legal action, but do not work with him, or anybody that references you to him.

    Thanks,

    Tonya

  • Jay Buckington said:

    This is a great idea. I hope that a lot of people post there bad experiences so the rest of us can avoid the fraud and idiots out there!!!

    To InsideTrade Staff, please keep writing more articles, they are great and have taught me so much… I am waiting for your Forex and other categories too!

    Thanks,

    Jay

  • Platform Police said:

    Where oh where to begin…

    Phoenix Lending filed BK mid February of this year .

    Beware of Angel Bishack ( angel's wealth ) she is an utter fraud and was affiliated with PL before branching off. She attempts to charge 20,000 to revamp your business plan and charges her " directors " 8,995.00 to be a part of her team. She has NEVER closed any deals.

    Next – watch out for

    Dave Hamman of HMG Ventures

    A consortium division of Hamman Enterprises, LLC

    817.995.9898 cell

    817.744.7788 office

    If you want a trip to hell –

    Brad Russell

    Located in Seattle Washington

    Bradsr28@hotmail.com

    Oh and 99.999% of Craig's List is ABSOLUTE FRAUD AND JOKER BROKERS.

    This is just for now…will come back with more updates

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Thanks for all of the great posts, ESPECIALLY “Platform Police”!!!

    Keep them coming, let’s protect as many people as we can out there..

  • TradingCzar said:

    Brenda Ramsey is a waste of time, she will try and charge up front fees for lending and “project financing” and then produce nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here is her info:

    Starlite Funding
    admin@starlitefundinginc.com

    At one point she worked with someone named Abigail Ringor, who introduced me to her…

    I would stay away from anyone promising project financing for an upfront fee!!!!!!!!!!

  • Black Ops said:

    East West Trading and Vincent Bach the principle is a dirty scammer who steals money from people who try to help him. Global Treasury Foundation and Irving Jackson is another. Him and Vincent Bach are a team of scam artist who will stop at nothing to rip you off.

    PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THESE TWO GUYS THEY WILL PROMISE YOU EVERYTHING AND DELIVER NOTHING

  • D Johnaon said:

    Does anyone know anything about theUnityOnefundProgram? The info is at info@theunityonefund.com

    Let me know! d

  • CORPORATETRUST said:

    HI BE verry careful of ban europa they steal to my client 100 000 euros and the brokers are Joao Rocha from portugal and mr Nicolas Bihannic stay away from these people .

    Kind regards

  • John said:

    Mal Chams is a fradulent fake. She told my freinds she would close a massive deal but needed money to pay her debts urgently.ie within 24 hours.

    My mug freinds belived her promises of USD 100m each after which she was going to put them into 'trade' a PPP which never existed. she was bragging at one point of making USD 50B commission in one deal!! Its doesnt get more divorced from reality than that!

    She took off with over GBP 30k of my freinds money then became less and less accessible, lying about not having internet access and losing her phone etc etc. When she wanted their money she was calling them every 20minutes.

    The funny thing about her is that she kept saying how straight and honest she is when she turned out to be one of the most bent people Ive ever heard about

    If you hear the name, Mal or Malory Chams, put a lock on your wallet and run!

  • KC Mike said:

    Here's another scammer

    James Tucker

    David Donaldson

    Synergy Finance Group LLC

    Robertsdale, AL

    Liars…claim to be Direct, but then tell the client that they have to JV TWICE!!

    Then they disappeared after they took an application for a LOC from my client!!

  • Platform Police said:

    Those guys at Unity One Fund DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING – they are very green .
    They distribute a nice presentation package , Rick, Rich , Scott , pass on these guys unless you wish to waste your time.

    They have not closed a single deal.

    To quote Elmer J. Fudd- Be vewy vewy caweful …

    D Johnaon said:

    Does anyone know anything about theUnityOnefundProgram? The info is at info@theunityonefund.com
    Let me know! d

  • KC Mike said:

    I should clarify my previous statement on Synergy Finance Group, LLC.

    My client never put up any cash (thank God) but that is because they (Synergy) changed the story mid-stream and then refused to return any phone calls, email, skype, or text messages from myself or my client once they recieved his application. My guy wanted clarification before moving forward so, apparently, they don't like to answer any tough questions.

    I don't want to be accused of making false statements, so here is one advertisment that they have put out…I'll let it speak for itself (remember, it MUST be real, because its a FED program, right?)

    http://sacramento.newsreview.com/FinancialService

    And of course you can always read about POF on their website

    http://synergyfinancegroupllc.com

    That being said…do your own due diligence

  • Colorado Carl said:

    Great idea here……………..just got scammed for 25k for a PPP from Jeffrey Ellison @ Community Finance Group. Paid up front to an escrow account for hard costs on instrument issuance. No instrument. Somehow withdrew funds and no response since. Melisa Shapiro @ Avalon Financial also involved. Same, no response. BUT…………the feds have it now, interstate wire transfer fraud……!

  • DFWdave said:

    If anyone has had business dealings with Edmund (Ed) Wilson from Utah whose company is FGCUI (Fountain Group Companies Utah Incorporated)>>>> please post your comments here <<<<

    He was pushing a Funding Platform in early 2007 and has taken in over 5 million dollars from 50+ clients which he said went to "buy bonds" that would be used to get their projects funded. No bonds were ever bought and there is no explanation as to what happened to all that money he took in.

    During the last 2 years on numerous occasions he asked his clients to loan him more money so he could get the deal closed, always saying "this amount is all we need to start the funding process" but of course that was a lie. Over 750k was brought in using this ploy.

    To this day he has funding absolutely nothing, returned no ones money who has requested a refund(as many have)and he continues to make the most pathetic and ridiculous excuses as to why he can't issue refunds or fund deals.

    Over 25 times (and I have the emails) he has said funds will be available on a certain "target" date and nothing ever happens.

    He is a master con man and a complete fraud who has hurt and affected many people along the way.

    The FBI has opened an investigation on him and soon mr. Ed Wilson will be headin down the river where he can play ping pong and take showers with Bernie Madoff……..

  • Henry said:

    Peoples Management Resources and Andrew Gottlieb and his daughter Dawn take peoples money and never produce SBLC or funding as they promise. Complete Scam. Stay Away.

  • Andrew said:

    This is a reply to DFWDdave… It was really great that you’ve informed others of Edmund (Ed) Wilson of Fountain Group of Companies of Utah, Inc.. As stated, this master con artist set up a platform funding program in 2007 which required developers and investors to pay him $80,000 each up front.

    He must have had approximately 60-70 projects. Guess what? Not one of them have been funded nor have the investors received one cent from this scumbag. Everyweek it’s a different excuse… The funds will be here Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, nextweek. He has to go Hong Kong to sign paperwork. Oh, there’s going to be a delay with the funding because of the bad weather in Hong Kong,etc.. He has financially ruined both me any many other innocent people.

    I would recommend anyone who has invested with this company to get all your documentation, contracts, wire transfer information, etc. and get with an attorney and the white collar division of the FBI.

    I’m sure Mr. Ed Wilson will make many new friends in the big house where he belongs.

  • JUNIOR said:

    OK CHECK THIS OUT.

    DAVID KAUP FROM PASADENA CALIFORNIA SCAM!!!!!!!!!! BUT HE WILL NOT STEAL YOUR MONEY BUT USE YOUR MONEY TO MAKE HIS DEAL COME AND TELL YOU YOUR DEAL DIDN'T FUND. I FOUND OUT THROUGH ONE OF HIS GUYS HOW HE IS USING OTHERS PEOPLE FUND TO RAISE CAPITAL AND NEVER DELIVER.

    NEXT. ALEX HERNANDEZ. MAJOR SCAMMER OUT OF BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA. SO MANY PEOPLE WARNED ME ABOUT HIM.

    RJ CASELL OUT OF TEXAS. OLD JEWISH GUY WHO CLAIMS HE IS A SO CALLED "GATE KEEPER" TO IMF TRADERS AND FED TRADERS. STAY AWAY FROM HIM!!!

    PROOFOFFUNDSLLC IS A HUGE SCAM. YOU CANNOT USE THEIR INSTURMENTS OR GET A LOAN AGAINST THEM. SO MANY PROOF OF FUNDS ARE SCAMS AS WELL.

    MARK SAINT JUSTE FUNDS ARE NOT REAL!!!!

    STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING PROOF FO FUNDS OR INSTRUMENT COMING FROM HSBC LONDON OR HONG KONG… IT DOESN'T EXIST!!!!!!!

    DAVE NGUYEN OUT OF ARIZONA. NOT THE REAL DEAL.

    I WILL CONTINUE TO POST MUCH MORE. LET'S CLEAN UP OUR INDUSTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chuck said:

    I was wondering if any of you heard about the Rockefeller Group of Miami, Inc. I have been aproached by their representativs claiming that they could finance a mining project I have using as collateral only the project itself through a 40 week program, no proof of funds required but they asked for a coloured copy of my pasport at a 200% enhancement and a power of attourney from my company to me, enabling me to enter such program and to morgage the project.

    I would very much appreciate if someone could give me more information about this transactions and what are the dangers if they are not asking for proof of funds or for the advancement of any fees.

    thank you

  • Eric said:

    WAUW.

    If I read all this information than I dont think it is a good idea to bring any client of me to an PPP.

    I have had two requests from contacts to ask my Diamond sellers to put their Diamonds into an PPP.

    Big returns are promissed.

    Maybe I heard already to many storys, but I always think if it sounds to good to be true than it is probably not true.

    My feelings are telling me that this isnt possible, if it was really so easy to make so a lot of money, why the banks or these people offering these PPP aren't buying the goods and do it by them selves???

    They could be very rich on that way.

    NO I dont believe in PPP, I believe in what I sell to clients.

  • BizKing said:

    Hey guys you all are doing a wonderfull job by contributing to this blog. Great. I would like to inform you all that even TC HOLDING AG , from Europe is a scammer . The company is represented by Gunter Monseller and their mandate Sumeet Gupta. Please be aware from these people as they are real scammers.My client has given them $10000 for a RWA/pre advise for leasing a BG but in vain. My client would be filing a legal sue very soon.

    I really want to know if someone has really closed a deal of leasing any bank instrument. There are so many clients in the market who are looking for leased bank instruments , Are they just wasting their time ?

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Hello BizKing,

    Please refer to the article “Bank Instrument Leasing, the Untold Story”, to answer your questions about the viability of instrument leasing. This should help clear some things up.

    Thanks for your posts everyone!

  • sb00778 said:

    its amazing how many scammers there are out there.

    we do trades for foundations etc on a regular basis. these trades do work i can guarantee that. You do not pass me any money we let you deal direct with the bank and platform on a jv basis.

    we just get the deal done.

    email me if you would like to know more

    sayed@saygem.co.uk

  • John Harris said:

    STAY AWAY FROM – BARRETT CAPITAL EXCHANGE, Ontario Canada

    TOM McKenzie and Michalea Barrett and LAUTON FUNDING, NEW YORK ,NY

    I was recently conned by a Canadian company called Barrett Capital Exchange in Ontario Canada who works with Lauton Funding in New York City.

    This is a group of "thieves" that are really "brokers" that claim they are lenders and say they are worth 400 million and can fund projects within their group or have lenders outside the group for larger projects. The lead person who screens projects and makes you believe they are ready to fund is Tom Mckenzie. He works with his daughter, Michalea Barrett who makes sure that all the complaints that come in over the internet about Barrett Capital Exchange are washed away by adding additional comments about how great Barrett Capital Exchange is, so the complaints drop the the 2nd and third page.

    They ask for the usual due diligence fee's which they literally are pocketing. They use a guy to do what they call is a SWAT report. This jokers name is Tony Quance also located in Canada. They use all this paperwork to say they really looked into your project when in fact, they try to find fault to justify pocketing your fee's.

    STAY AWAY FROM BARRETT CAPITAL EXCHANGE AND LAUTON FUNDING (NEW YORK, NY)that works hand in hand together to get fee's from clients. Lauton Funding charges a fee to give an LOI received from Barrett Capital Exchange. In other words, one pays fee's to both of them but Lauton then takes the position that they delivered an LOI and covers themselves legally as giving what was promised to the client.

    This is nothing more then a fraudulent daisy chain of collecting fee's. They should be investigated by the authorities but because Barrett is located in Canada, the FBI has zero jurisdiction.

    Nice scam this is but it is sad for legitimate companies that are trying to put others to work have to be faced with while Tom McKenzie,Michalea Barrett and Joseph Polanco of Lauton Funding are living large on these companies fee's and funding no one!!!!

    NOTE FROM INSIDETRADELLC STAFF: We were contacted by Lauton Funding's legal department and they disputed this post, and claimed to not know the individual who posted this comment. Either way, we thought it was only fair to inform the community of their rebuttal.

  • Tom McKenzie said:

    I would like to respond to this person. Either on this forum or directly. The problem I have is false names. I do not know a John Harris and do not respond to anyone that won’t identify themselves. We refund fees when we have made a mistake, or done something wrong, or when a client finds their financing somewhere else, in the same manner they asked us to fund. I would welcome a debate, but I will not sit back and not respond to slander. So Mr. Harris identify yourself, or call or email me directly. I have not had a request for a refund from John Harris, and if he is real, lets discuss what it will take to make you happy. I await whatever is to come.

  • Melany Uys said:

    Has anyone ever hear of Stuart Cardall (from Gibraltar no less!!)?

  • Michael Dressner said:

    John Harris?!?! AH H AH AH AHAHAH A HA HAHAAHHAH

    Don't believe a word coming out of his mouth. He's an idiot broker who thinks his garbage can ACTUALLY get funded.

    Just ask him if he got anyone else to close his deal. What a moron!

    I close real deals with Barrett all the time. And Jo Polanco? A professional through and through.

    John Harris, what a joke! HAH AH AHAH AH A H HAH AH

  • JAM said:

    Junior,

    Can you give me some more info. on RJ Casell. I have a friend of mine that ran across him and is supposed to be submitting a deal to be used as colleteral for trading. Interested in your experience.

  • Lauren said:

    Please be aware of RICHARD A. SCHULENBERG

    2286 Betty Lane, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Since a friend of mine (a real one-not a computer friend) wired 500K, we have located over 2.8 M wired to his BOA attorney escrow account.

    Despite the Ca Bar Assoc not posting the case number, there is a verifiable case number, investigator, and client(s) who will glady show there proof of wire to him.

    Two separate scams: CMO buy/EXIT and another

    email for details :BPVLLC@aol.com

  • Chris George said:

    We were scammed by Mr. Gregory P. Cobbs from New Jersey

    Sent him USD$750,000.00 for funding an account with USD$100,000,000.00 for trading purposes.

    This never happened, + excuse after excuse.

    2 years later, nothing !

    Friends were too scammed by the same man.

    Type his name on google as there are listings posted with scam.com and other fraud websites in relation to this mans fraudulent activities.

    Thanks

    Chris George

    http://www.BankTrading.net

  • Bill D said:

    This is a great forum, I am really glad I found it. Has anyone heard of or worked with either of the following people:

    Louie Moss
    Marcus Barcroft

    Both of these gentlemen are proposing a leased funds platform.

    Thanks,
    Bill D

  • S. King said:

    Yep…scammed for $300K with Edmund (Ed) Wilson from Utah,
    FGCUI Fountain Group Companies Utah Incorporated.

    Total bogus.

    Excuse after excuse, been waiting for 2 years for our money back.

    I wonder how deep this scheme goes…are the various brokers involved in on the scheme as well? Maybe, they seem to defend him or were snookered as well. It’s cost us our home & business.

    Devils like this should not be allowed to function in our society.

  • Lauren said:

    S. KING-

    May I ask you if you filed with any authorities?

    I have spoken to many victims who have not filed a complaint with the SEC, FINRA, and their local authority. It is so important to file everywhere possible.

    May I say to everyone..post the fraudsters info so it shows on a google search.

    NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER, ASSOCIATES NAMES, EMAIL ADDRESS

    GET IT ON THE BOARD!

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Great post Lauren.

    More people need to take action when they are defrauded. Thanks for the insight.

    Keep em comin.

  • excite101 said:

    Has anyone ever heard of Diamante Holdings LTD? They say they run a managed buy/sell program.

  • altinvest said:

    To Melanie,

    No one I know has ever had any luck with Stuart Cardall. I’ve
    heard he’s never closed anything.

  • Junior said:

    Hey JAM. Sorry I was on vacation! YES MY RJ CASELL IS NOT THE REAL DEAL. ONE OF MY FORMER PARTNERS FROM THE PAST WAS DOING A DEAL WITH HIM. SHE HAD 2 CLIENTS WITH OTHER 300M OF CASH LIQUID AND WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD INTO ONE OF HIS SO CALLED TRADES. NOTHING CAME ABOUT. HE TRIED TO TURN US AGAINST EACH OTHER BY SAYING YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY HIM ANYTHING OUT OF THE CUT. ALSO I BROUGHT HIM A CLIENT FROM OVERSEAS WITH REAL MONEY AND BASICALLY HE RUINED MY CONTACT AND MY INVESTOR RELATIONSHIP PRETTY BAD. WHEN I TRIED TO CALL HIM, HE WOULDN'T RESPOND…. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM HIM. HE LIVES IN TEXAS IN AN APARTMENT OK!!!! NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT BUT WHEN HE CLAIMED TO HAVE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MTN PAPER BLAH BLAH BLAH BUT YOU LIVE IN AN APARTMENT??????????????????????????????? PLEASE STAY AWAY. SORRY I DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO LOSE TIME, CONTACTS, OR RELATIONSHIPS BECAUSE OF BOGUS PEOPLE.

    ALSO STAY AWAY FROM H.M TORREY OUT OF CALIFORNIA WHO WAS AN ATTORNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE IS IN CURRENTLY IN VEGAS TRYING TO DO HIS THING… STAY AWAY FROM HIM.

    I HOPE THAT HELPS JAM… GOD BLESS

  • John Harris said:

    I read the rebuttal from Lauton Funding who works right along with Tom McKenzie at Barrett Capital and Prospexx.

    Lauton Funding asks for upfront fee's to deliver meaningless LOI's from Barret Capital. Then Barrett Capital also charges a fee. These two people work together to form a daisy chain to take fee's from clients.

    Tom McKenzie is a broker and when he does not deliver, he has what is called a SWAT report done by this joker Tony Quance to defend his position and tell the client he has delivered what he said he would deliver. The only thing he does not deliver is funding.

    Once again, Lauton is making money with Barrett and Tom McKenzie. My client whom I will not name is just one victim of their scheme.

    I would not go out of my way to waste my time writing this but when I see an injustice of this nature done to one of my clients by a company that hides in Canada, like Barrett Capital Exchange, Tom McKenzie or a dubious individual like Lauran Bonaparte, one of the principals of Lauton Funding, that takes fees only to hand the client a meaningless LOI, this is truly despicable!

    I truly did not pull all the names mentioned here out of the sky so if any one of these individuals wants to say this story is inaccurate, then you be the judge!

  • Mavai said:

    Hey guys I also heard about Rj Casell. Stay away. Also H.M Torrey.
    Stay away too. They cannot deliver on anything. For 3 years I have searched and searched and nothing until 4 months ago. There is one company that is legit. http://www.privategroupcapital.org

    I have been doing well with them. No 10000000000000000000000% percent return crap but I’m doubling my cash also every month.
    Aloha

  • Mavai said:

    I meant to say also every month. There the real deal. SO i wanted to show Aloha to them.

  • Florida Fraud said:

    Bowz Management and Luis Rodriguez are a bunch of phonies, they will steal your clients and try and get you to give them money. Stay far far away, they are no good.

  • Junior said:

    HEY FLORIDA FRAUD.

    BOWZ MANAGEMENT??? REALLY WOW… LUIS RODRIGUEZ SAYS HE IS DIRECT TO THE EVERGEEN TRADE WITH SOME GUY BY THE NAME OF DR PIPPEN. HIS WEBSITE http://WWW.SBLCFINANCING.COM WOW. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FLORIDA FRAUD. MAN. I LOVE THIS SITE. I'M TRYING OUT TWO OTHER SOURCES. I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW THEY PAN OUT. OH WAIT!!!!!!!! DAN LYONS FROM WBC UP IN WASHINGTON STATE IS FRAUD. HE SWEARS UP AND DOWN HE IS THE REAL DEAL. SOMEONE I KNOW TRIED TO DO AN MTN PAPER DEAL WITH HIM AND HIS SO CALLED PEOPLE NEVER HAD PAPER. WHAT A WAIST OF TIME!!!

    THANKS GUYS. KEEP UP THE LOVE AND SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE.

  • Bobby said:

    BUMP

    Please be aware of RICHARD A. SCHULENBERG

    2286 Betty Lane, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Please be aware of KELLEY OLIVER and CHRIS BROWN of WPLEGAL.

    Facts:

    Took money into his escrow account early December 08

    Contract states we will be paid by end of the month.

    Money was never to leave the account.

    Kelley Oliver is in prison for wire fraud – Schulenberg supposedly knew about this before he took money n his behalf.

    Chris Brown is out on probation, he told us he could not communicate with us or it would violate his terms of probation. Clearly, he has not taken that to heart (see below)

    Clients have nothing to show for it – He will NOT release their money even thought the facilitator was incarcerated for WIRE FRAUD.

    MOST RECENT EMAIL FROM R SCHULENBERG re: THE TRANSACTION

    Everyone:

    Chris called this afternoon to say he finally received a message from Jessica. She confirmed her understanding that the Princes would be traveling to New York on the 10th. She is still in Jordan and doubts that she will travel to New York.

    Coincidently, I had earlier sent an email to them asking if I should be making travel arrangements for the 10th.

    The following two items don’t have any specific value regarding the New York trip, but they did raise my comfort level:

    1. Last week Chris told me that he spotted the two Princes twice on international news programs in the last couple of weeks. I find this heartening in that they are prominent enough to be “news” and have a public image and high profile. Presumably, any hanky-panky funny business on their part would be big news and a public embarrassment to them. In both sightings, they were in Saudi Arabia.

    2. I was having dinner with an old friend I hadn’t seen for years. He told me he had spent 6 months in Dubai. I mentioned my communication (or lack thereof) problems with the Princes. His statement: “They all do that. It drove me crazy working there. You can never get a reply from them when you need it. They do it when they get around to it.” I have to say I was pleased to hear that we haven’t been singled out for this kind of behavior, that everyone has the same problem.

    As always, you will get updates as I receive them.

    Rich

    This is how he – a lawyer – reasons that this is all good.

    There is so much more to this story I can’t even to begin to post it all on here. If you have been victimized by one of his “street teams’ and been conned into placing your money with him only to have it be lost, contact me. We are putting something together along with others who have been scammed by RICHARD SCHULENBERG or WPLEGAL.

    Oh, and today is the 10th

    reohustle@yahoo.co

  • Junior said:

    HEY GUYS…. HAVE YOU HEARD OF KAI LASSEN??????
    Kai Lassen, Esquire
    Rockwick Capital, LLC.
    1000 N West St
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    302-540-5030
    I DUNNO ABOUT HIM. HE IS A LAWYER I THINK. WELL LEASE INSTRUMENTS ARE NO GOOD AT ALL.
    HEY MAVAI. MY GOOD FRIEND IS INVESTING WITH PRIVATECAPITALGROUP. SO FAR SO GOOD.
    WELL I WILL KEEP SEARCHING AND POSTING. THANKS GUYS.

  • ruth said:

    Just wanted to let you know that I have been looking for two months and have been in touch with three of the Scammers posted on this blog. Lauton, Proof of Funds, SBLC….my connection to all of these was through a broker. In trying to get the hospitals and medical centres funded via a PPP, if it was not for a consultant in London, we would have been scammed all the way through….This is a serious issue and we have lost lots of time in getting these projects off the ground. We need to do something about this for the people that are truly legit in their programs and purpose. Thanks for your input…let’s get together and somehow change this industry.

  • HMTorrey scam said:

    Junior.. What else do you know about Torrey? You mentioned he is in Vegas and he was an attorney..? is he not acting as an attorney anymore. His bar licence is still active.

    I gave Mr. Torrey and his Law Office of HM Torrey $30,000 to work on a funding platform back in 06/2008.. After many months of giving me the run around I sent him an email telling him to give me my money back and he replied saying he is filing BK.. I have filed a complain with the Cal State Bar but they have not heard back from him. There is a large group of people that are in the same situation that I am in and some are planing a Class lawsuit to go after this so called Christian attorney for criminal acts. He is nothing but a crook so please stay away from him.

  • Lauren said:

    BizKing-

    100% there are companies who lease instruments successfully. A matter of fact I have a client who leases them for his business annually.

    HOWEVER- What is difficult is thinking you can pay call option and pre-advise, deliver to a “trade-program” and they pay for it- BIG PROBLEM

    Whether it is leased funds or a leased instrument the mechanics of the transaction are for the sophisticated. It is virtually impossible unless you are dealing with the principle of the program and high level rep for the leasing process.

    Unless you are dealing with both directly DO NOT RISK YOUR MONEY oR ANYONE ELSE’s!!! The only winner will be the leasing company.

    Lauren
    BPVLLC@aol.com

  • altinvest said:

    Great site and blog. It’s true that 99% of the brokers out
    there are non-performers or worse, and I’d like to think
    I’ve met 85% of them, but maybe that’s optimistic…

    I promise to weigh in on every name I know that I come
    across here,and hopefully get the same in return. For instance,
    I’m in total agreement on Unity One funding. A bunch of
    clueless knuckleheads (Scott) trying to talk tough (Richard).
    They suffer from a common malady I call the “masterbroker”
    syndrome, a form of joker-broker but just with more delusion,
    narcissism, aggression or a combination thereof, whereby they
    pretend to be a big facilitator to a major platform, but are just
    collecting files to shop for whatever they can find–usually just
    more masterbrokers, but no program.

    Speaking of which, has anyone had any experience with someone
    I suspect may be another masterbroker–Allan Shepherd
    of Private Capital Holdings in Helena, Montana? Thanks.

  • altinvest said:

    Which reminds me, about a year ago I spoke to a gentleman at Diamante Holdings, in this case on my behalf as an investor. I felt a somewhat sinister and dark presence on the phone, but asked for their docs anyway.

    I think it was the NCND that wanted me to agree to pay them $250,000 in the event of any fraud or misrepresentation on my part. Breathtaking. That pretty much tore it for me.

  • Junior said:

    ANYONE EVER HEARD OF AN LOUIE MOSS????????????? SUPPOSE TO BE AUTHOR OF AN BOOK.
    I’M SICK AND TIRED OF THESE POF GUYS. ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS TAKE YOUR MONEY. IF I AM WRONG I AM SORRY BUT I WANT TO SEE A TRANSACTION WORK WITH AN PROOF OF FUNDS.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Great posts “altinvest”, we really need people like you to help educate and protect the less experienced. Also, your writing style is very gripping.

    Thank you very much for your time, and all of your additions to this blog!!!

  • Bill D said:

    Junior,
    I have heard of Louie Moss and he did write a book, but not sure that means anything. I posted on this site on 8/3 asking if anyone has done anything with him, but no responses in regards to this guy.

    Sorry I can’t help with more information. All I can see is just keep watching the site and see what comes up.

  • Mavai said:

    H.M Torrey has 5k of my funds. I am sorry he has done that to you as well. Yes he is in vegas trying to change his name from my understanding. As I said previously, I have moved on and finally got into something truthful and legit. Look the truth is this. Finding a real provider is like looking for a needle in a haystack!!!! it is truly truly truly a honor to get into a real trade not a RIGHT!!!! If you think you can get into this world with nickels and dimes you are sorely mistaken. You have to realize that this is for the elite and were trying to get involved. Also if you are not protected and have the proper corporations set up you are setting yourself up for disaster. Trust me! I have seen it happen time and time again. Be careful and know who you are dealing with. I already gave my recommendation and I hope we can clean up this bs. Aloha

  • Caleb Williams said:

    John Harris,

    We are currently working with Barrett Capital Exchange and Lauton Funding. I would ask to speak with you about your experience with them. I am worried we might be caught up in this same scam. Please email me at calebwilliams100600@gmail.com.

  • Marc said:

    Has anyone heard of Private Capital Holdings in Helena, Montana?

  • Stephanie Swensen said:

    Has anybody heard of Louie Moss?

  • Junior said:

    MAN I LOVE THIS SITE. THANKS FOR EVERYONE POSTING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS. LET ME SAY THIS. I WAS WAITING TO SEE IF MY BUDDY WOULD SEE RETURNS PAST 1 MONTH AND HE HAS. I WAS VERY SHOCKED TO SAY THE LEASE. IT IS TRULY HARD TO FIND ANYTHING UNDER THE MAGIC NUMBER 100M. IF I DIDN’T KNOW MY BUDDY REALLY WELL AND TRULY WATCHED HIS BANK ACCOUNT GROW I WOULD SAY HE WAS BULL@@@@ING ME. PRIVATEGROUPCAPTIAL.ORG IS THE REAL SH@@. ON TO A DIFFERENT SUBJECT, MORE NON PERFORMERS.
    1. LUIS RODRIGUEZ BOWZ MANAGEMENT……. SUSPECT
    2.THE RANGER GROUP TEXAS…… SUSPECT
    3.ROY MANN FROM NYC……. THE JURY IS STILL OUT ON HIM.
    4. ROLAND ASHBERRY FLORIDA. SUSPECT.
    5. MARK MARSALISI TEXAS…. NO COMPLAINTS AS OF YET.
    6.H.M. TORREY… SUPER SUSPECT CALIFORNIA
    7.RJ CASELL… TOTAL SUSPECT TEXAS
    8. CHRIS EAVES… SUPER SUSPECT
    9. HERMAN SEO….. STAY AWAY FROM HIM….. CALIFORNIA
    10. ALEX HERNANDEZ SUPER SUSPECT….. CALIFORNIA
    11. TONY BASS…… ULTRA SUSPECT!!!!!! ATLANTA GEORGIA.
    12. TO EVERYONE THAT SAYS THEY HAVE ACCESS TO MTN’S STOP LYINNGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DON’T

    I AM GOING TO INVEST WITH MY BUDDY AND MOVE ON. THANKS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO POST MORE AND MORE UNTIL OUR WORLD IS CLEANED UP!

  • Aarow said:

    Has anyone worked with the IRA network, out of NY?? They want upfront “due dillagance” fees. Kinda fishy??

  • Aarow said:

    Does it make sense to look for funding in this forum, instead of putting it out there to be preyed upon by vultures?? I am looking for funding for a vertical wind tunnel in the Tuscon area..

    Any thoughts??

  • altinvest said:

    Marc,

    We’re dealing with Private Capital Holdings right now, and will let you know. Jury’s still out. You’ll notice I asked about them the other day in an earlier post.

    Junior,

    Good stuff–I’m in total agreement about everyone you mentioned that I know (about half). But I must add, IMHO, Mark Marsalisi is a masterbroker who pretended to be the “compliance officer” to a platform when he was nothing but a feeder to a woman named Nancy Edwards, another clueless and arrogant (a bad combo) masterbroker who will call clients that aren’t hers even after she’s been sent a C&D.

    Others MB’s/non-performers to avoid:

    Kevin Vickers, Minneapolis – extreme masterbroker – rich kid, exaggerator, claims all kinds of wild things, but doesn’t deliver in the end. Doesn’t even like the business. Go figure.

    Dino Awadisian, Glendale, CA – scammer and the father of the “Magnet Program.” If you get a topsheet for this program, burn it. The reason it’s called the Magnet Program is that he takes a
    magnet to your funds and you’ll never see them again. Feds are aware.

    Nicholas Aaron, Atlanta – sounds like he’s at the bottom of a well on the phone. Zero game.

    “TK”, Dallas area – Nice guy, professional on phone, but hooked up to absolutely nothing. Recently was pitching the Magnet Program.

    Beverley Campos, Marin County, CA – successful RE broker, unsuccessful PPP broker, but this doesn’t stop her from bending your ear with her English accent, dropping names until you want to drop dead from boredom. Time waster on an hourly, weekly, or permanent basis if you let her. Hard to get off the phone, so best to not even start.

    More later.

  • Lauren said:

    Stephanie- Moss was mentioned on a few earlier posts. If you scroll back you can read.

    Here are some names that have been reported to me / be aware:

    Cheryl Childress- gentleman in AZ looking to speak to anyone who has had unsuccessful dealings

    Chinagozi Nwanko – Elitist Capital TX or NV

    Richard A Schulenberg – Beverly Hills CA

    Clients who have fraud in paper work or misrepresentation:

    Lassica- German passport

    Little – Florida

    MGK Enterprises- Abdullah

    MKPRODUCE- GA

    My favorite quote:
    “Silence is a fraud’s best friend”- A. McGuire Fraudaid.com

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Hello Everyone,

    We have been so pleased with the number of posts that we wanted to get your opinion on expanding the “blacklist” idea.

    In response to the obvious need, we were considering the possibility of adding a Fraud Protection Discussion Forum. This would focus on the private placement world, as well as other related investment areas. As you may know, Discussion Boards/Forums offer better interaction and organization for the user. In addition, we believe this would promote a more efficient community, and allow for easier access to information.

    If you can, please post any opinions or ideas you have in relation to the Discussion Forum. By assessing your input, our firm will customize the new Forum to meet the preferences, and interests of our growing community.

    Thank you once again for your assistance.

  • Junior said:

    TO ALTINVEST. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! WE WERE TRULY WONDERING ABOUT MARK MARSALISI AND NOW WE CAN PUT THIS ONE TO REST. HAS ANY ONE HEARD OF ANDRE THOMPSON OUT OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA? HOW ABOUT SUSAN GROSSMAN FROM LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA? WHAT ABOUT VICTOR FROM NAMC WORLDWIDE OUT OF NYC?

    Fernando Alvarez.

    Director of International Market.

    http://www.GGROUPCAPITAL.COM

    G GROUP INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    4004 Genesee Place. Suite 105

    Woodbridge – Va 22193

    ANTHONY FERLAZZO PRONTO COMMERCIAL??? ANY WORD ON HIM

    OK PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY FROM.
    FRED AT USSET.COM HE IS POF SCAMMER OUT OF NEVADA.
    SAM WALDMAN AND GARY WALDMAN OUT OF NYC.
    RICHARD TRASK OF SAN FRANCISCO

    WELL THAT IS ALL I HAVE FOR NOW. I WILL CONTINUE TO POST. THANKS GUYS

  • James said:

    Alt Invest,

    Can you provide any more info on your dealing with Dino Awadisian. Have someone who was looking at him for a program. Any additional insight would be appreciated. Thank you.

  • Ray Peterson said:

    Is this the Kai Lassen you were asking about? If you google him you can see where he lost his law license once, maybe twice for fradulant billing, but has been reinstated.

    Any complaint should be directed to the BAR in DE. They may be interested.

    Kai Lassen, Esquire

    Rockwick Capital, LLC.

    1000 N West St

    Wilmington, DE 19801

    302-540-5030

  • sbquest said:

    alt Invest i have had recent dealings with Kevin Vickers where he posed as an escrow agent do you have any more info to share about him.

  • altinvest said:

    sbquest,

    Hmm, very interesting. I’m not sure what’s up with that guy. He’s not an outright scammer, although that certainly qualifies as misrepresentation. He claims to have closed PPP deals and is certainly not broke, but we have reason to believe that family money accounts for more than a little of his holdings. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, unless you infer it’s all from PPP.

    He claims to have been a super-successful mortgage broker for seven years. He now does the RE buy-rehab-sell thing in the Minneapolis area, and spends a lot of time remodeling his own house. I get the sense that RE is his first love, not that there’s anything wrong with that either, just don’t lead everyone down the PP path and promise it’ll close on Thursday, then not return calls Thursday thru Monday. Hate that.

    He wasted five months of our time dragging us through a PPP which turned out to have involved a leased instrument when the client we brought him had cash, and it didn’t need to. There was always a new twist to the story, nothing was ever explained very well. He’s among the worst ever at explaining the mechanics of a deal, and over the months as the story changed, we soon realized he had lied many, many times.

    When you’d try and nail him down on specifics, he’d get condescending and/or have to take another call. Always that other call to get you off the phone. then he wouldn’t call you back. Got REAL old. Not prompt with paperwork because he really doesn’t care one way or the other. Made many promises, delivered next to nothing. Very tough to deal with and very unprofessional in my opinion.

  • Lauren said:

    Dino Awadisian

    Kevin Vickers

    Personally, I have had unpleasant BS conversation with Dino-

    I put a few calls out on both of the above- Don't waste your time!

  • Ray Peterson said:

    I’m new to this site and find it very interesting and worth a second look and participation. I have recenlty investigated several scams pertaining to fundings similar to those mentioned above, mainly from European cons and fundings. I’ll be sharing some of those names in a few days when I get back to my office.

    Ray
    International Bank Search Experts
    Offshore and Hidden Bank Account Locate Source

  • James said:

    alt invest,

    you can reach me at jcrizane23@yahoo.com. Thanks for the insight, much appreciated.

  • altinvest said:

    Lauren,

    It occurs to me that I know of a Cheryl who Kevin and Dino have tried working through. Didn’t know her last name, and perhaps it’s her. Something tells me it is. And might that gentleman in AZ have the initials R.H.?

    James,

    You’ve got mail.

  • TidalWaveCorp said:

    WOW!!! serious investors don’t give up their are real good platform out there, just tighten up you DD when dealing with these so call brokers. I’ve learned if there’s an upfront fee it most likely to be a waste of time or scam. First most platform traders don’t solicit their information. You have to know someone to get involved. The one that are giving serious ROI. Investors goggle Ginnie Mae, this is a great US government back program, several of my associates and I has been working with this program, if you would like to know more about this program contact me zw@tidalwavecorp.com.

    Stop wasting your energy on these European platforms, it’s just to risky, only 1% of those traders are winners. And a lot of our brokers in the US are lazy and don’t do research. Note; the commissioners are charging brokers now for the lost of clients funds. Please… do your due diligence before contacting me, before we jeopardize our company position with Ginnie Mae, we will blacklist you.

    I wish you all the best of success!!

    Zabireal Washington
    877.243.6565 ext.675
    zw@tidalwavecorp.com

  • Martin Loos said:

    Hi
    I read the note from Bizking about TC Holding.
    Are you the only one who has had this experience with this firm, or are there more of you?

    Would like to know more asap as one of my clients is in talks with these guys

  • JV Crater said:

    Hi, Lauren and Junior youhave mentioned Cheryl Childress and Fernando Alvarez – any info on them?

  • Lauren said:

    ALTINVEST- I didn’t get your email but I would have liked to read it.

    Tidalwave- I did get your email.

    A matter of fact I am going to voice my opinion (even though I was not asked)

    This forum is to help protect investors and brokers. Even though you may be acting in a thoughtful manner by soliciting for your program I am not on this board to be solicited.

    Personally, I am available to speak or email with anyone on site, but please do not list me to receive your solicitations.

    Keep listing names, numbers, address’s of those who have taken of advantage of you and or your client’s

    For those of us who work very hard in many facets of this industry- those who take money upfront, waste everyone’s time, and who are unprofessional need to be called out!

  • Ida said:

    Hi,

    Has anyone ever deal with Ursula Arguedas of NYC?

    Thank you.

  • andy man said:

    Anyone heard of a Jas Takhar in Yuba City CA? Getting some weird vibes about her.

  • TidalWaveCorp said:

    Thanks for your respond Lauran it has been implemented into our data base. Your email address along with everyone else who has received a brief introduction about GNMA program has been deleted. We don’t spam.

    I can post a list of bad people that’s scamming,with out clients/investors doing their own due diligence and investigating each program it merely a waste of time.

    I’ve seen a few names posted on the bad list, I have proof they’ve done successful deals with associates of mine. Every deal will not be a success, each deal is different. I ask investors to do just a little homework, it can save you some heartache in the future. Investors check with Homeland Security, BBB,ICC, US Embassy in the area where the platform is located. If there’s no Embassy in that area,don’t chance it, pass up the deal.

    Scammers will forever be around, business must continue on. While investors are looking for large ROI overseas and losing big, our government in the US is asking for help from investors with less risk to their funds. Most investors still aren’t stepping up to the plate.

    What better security or protection can the investors get than investing in a program that has paid investors billions in the last few years. Contact your local political person, you will be surprised the connection you create when giving a 1K to a politician favorite charity.. HOMEWORK!!! HOMEWORK!!!

  • TidalWaveCorp said:

    Junior I guess that's why the rich keep getting richer, you have to learn how to make connections. My mentor has been a lobbyist for the last 30years and have invested into this program back in 1996, he's well off now. Do your HOMEWORK you will see Ginnie Mae has paid out to investors for years. This corp. was established in 1968

    Can anybody help me understand why investors look for PPP in other countries, as if the US Government don't trade. That why I love this America anybody can get rich even dummies.

    There's 17 trillion worth of bad real estate debt in the US, NACA has been cutting mortgages just to keep more mortgages from being place into the felling market. And these bankers are dealing (trading) with the government with their assets, trying to place money into the economy. HUD halted their bulk REOs program do to lack of support by US investors. It unreal that we've only gotten a couple US investor to consider participating in this program.

    OK investors keep searching for that big payout in foreign PPP, and keep listing to these experts that know the business, yet aren't closing any deals. Maybe after losing most of your funds it will sink in, invest at home. You stand a better chance of locating your funds if taken. I love this site!!!

    Much success to all,

    CLOSED

  • Junior said:

    HEY GUYS, I HAVE SOMEONE VERY CLOSE WHO SAYS FERNANDO ALVAREZ IS LEGIT, HOWEVER I WANT TO SEE THEM GET PAID OUT SO THE VERDICT IS STILL OUT OF THEM.

    TO TITLEWAVECORP. I DON’T THINK ANY POLITICIAN OR ANYONE IN GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO GIVE YOU ANY TYPE OF INFORMATION ON THINGS LIKE THIS. NO DISRESPECT TO YOU BY NO MEANS WHATSOEVER.

    LET ME TELL YOU WHAT THE REAL PROBLEM IS. 98.9% OF THE POPULATION OF THIS PLANET DON’T HAVE 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO ENTER INTO ANY TIME OF REAL TRANSACTION. THIS IS WHY YOU GET THE IDIOT POF GUYS WHO WANT TO SALE YOU A LEASED INSTRUMENT OR ACCOUNT FOR A FEE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT IT WILL NEVER WORK. YOU HAVE TO BUILD YOUR NET WORTH IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REAL DEAL. ON OCCASION YOU MAY FIND SOMEONE THAT CAN ACTUALLY PRODUCE ON A SMALLER LEVEL BUT THAT IS DUE TO PIGGYBACKING ON A REAL TRADE. MY GUY HAS BEEN APART OF SOMETHING THAT HAS PAID OUT FOR A WHILE DUE TO A REAL TRANSACTION TAKING PLACE AND BEING ABLE TO PIGGYBACK OFF OF IT. I AM SORRY TO SAY BUT UNLESS YOU HAVE REAL CAPITAL OR HAVE SOMEONE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO PIGGYBACK YOU’RE BETTER OFF DOING SOMETHING ELSE. I MEAN GOSH IT IS SO LAUGHABLE WHEN YOU HEAR THESE INVESTORS WITH 100K TO 1MILLION DOLLARS TRY TO DICTATE THEIR WAY AND THINK THAT THEY HAVE ALL OF THE PRIORITIES WHEN IT COMES TO TRADING. NO ONE WANTS TO MOVE THEIR FUNDS EITHER. HA ARE YOU SERIOUS? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ENTER INTO AN REAL TRANSACTION WITH 100K OR 1 MILLION DOLLARS?????????? OK LET’S SAY YOU CAN LEVERAGE YOUR MONEY 10 TIMES YOU’RE STILL FAR AWAY FROM ANYTHING. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THIS. UNLESS YOU’RE WILLING TO MOVE FUNDS WHICH MOST AREN’T OR PIGGYBACK INTO A REAL TRANSACTION IT WILL NEVER I REPEAT NEVER HAPPEN FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! AS I SAID EARLIER THERE ARE CERTAIN TRADES THAT TAKE PLACE EVERY SO OFTEN THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO WORK IT BUT THEY ARE RARE!!!! IN THIS INDUSTRY IT IS ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS. MY GUY WHO IS MAKING MONEY WITH PRIVATEGROUPCAPTIAL.ORG IS ALLOWING ME TO PUT MY MONEY WITH HIS BECAUSE THEIR SMALL TRANSACTION IS FULL. I AM VERY UPSET THAT IT IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO GET IN AND MY GUY WAS TELLING ME IT WAS GOING TO CLOSE OUT AND I WAITED FOR SOMETHING ELSE AND IT DIDN’T PAN OUT. LEARN FROM ALL OF THE POST AND EXPERIENCES. KNOW THE PEOPLE YOU ARE DEALING WITH. UNLESS YOU WANT TO TRADE CURRENCIES GO FOR IT.

    ON TO ANOTHER THING.
    I HAVE LEARNED THIS THE HARD WAY. IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE PROPER LLC’S AND IBC’S THEN YOU’RE SCREWED. I WOULDN’T TRADE DOMESTICALLY IF IT WAS THE LAST THING ON EARTH.

    I WILL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT MR FERNANDO ALVAREZ WITHIN THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

    TILL THEM TAKE CARE!

  • Lauren said:

    JV Crater:

    If you would like to email off board: BPVLLC@aol.com

    I will be willing to provide names and numbers of those who have had failed experiences, lost money, and wasted time but I can not post.

  • beyondPPP said:

    I have traded FX with Stuart Cardall. He did welll for me and is still doing well. But the amount in 10 K not millions.

  • M Beckles said:

    Has anyone done any business with Marcus Barcroft? Bill D. asked about Marcus on this blog on August 3. It appears that blogger, S. King responded to him, but I am not sure. In any event has anyone done any Leased funds platform investing through Marcus Barcroft? Let us know.

  • HMTorrey scam said:

    does anybody have any current information on Hoyt Michael Torrey?.

    Any information would be great.

    thank you

  • altinvest said:

    M Beckles,

    My colleague has spoken with Marcus Barcroft on a couple of occasions but it has not gone any further, so I really can’t pass judgement on him.

    But the point is, the broker may be perfectly well-intended, just trying to make a commission on placing your funds with a leased instrument provider. This is still a really bad idea for the investor because 99% of working platforms will not take leased instruments, so you end up buying something that has utterly no value, and can’t get you where you want to be. It’s like bringing a Dodge Dart to race the Indy 500.

    There’s no reason to waste a solid six figures on a worthless instrument when there are viable options for 100-500K with solid returns.

  • TCYB said:

    Lauren Bonaparte priciple of Lauton Funding is a complete fraud and a liar. Stay away from her.

  • JustWondering said:

    Has anyone heard of large "Trusts" that want to fund real estate or humanitarian projects? They claim to need 10% of the project in a LOC Blocked for a year. The 10% can be leased at 4% of face, up front cash which will be drawn down in escrow prior to funding to cover the cost of the "leased instrument".

    The funds are paid out over a 12 month period and the borrower is not charged interest. In fact, the funds are never repaid except when real estate is involved. Equity in the project is given for the funding. Sounds like JV money, but am concerned about the up-front payment of the 4% to "lease" the POF instrument.

    Please comment

  • altinvest said:

    JW,

    You SHOULD be concerned. Have you read the leased instrument and pof horror stories already posted on this forum?

    I suggest you start at the top and read carefully. I am among those here working hard to dissuade people from engaging in POF or leased instrument deals. I just weighed in on this a couple of posts back.

    There’s no reason to use a leased instument or a pof to fund anything, period. Can you borrow against a house that you’re renting to fund a project?

    So, knowing that, would you give a “provider” 4% of what they tell you is the value of your rented house in upfront cash?

    I’ll say it again–in may cases, there are ways to safely grow that 4% cash into something that CAN fund your project. You don’t need to buy what in most cases is a worthless piece of paper.

  • JustWondering said:

    altinvest,

    Thank you for your comments and I invite all others to do so as well. Please make sure you undestand that the "Trust" claims to be in the position to fund my project for over $50,000,000. They are asking for 10% to be placed into a LOC that cannot be touched by either party for a year and a day. I can put $5 million into escrow without leasing an instrument. Although, they tell me I can simply lease their $5 million for $200K. They say it is fine either way. Many of the other blogs here seem to be discussing investors looking to invest in PPP's, where I am looking to receive funds from this source. Please advise.

  • Just Wondering said:

    The other bloggers seem to be talking about investing in these PPP’s. I am asking about a “Trust” which is interested in funding my project for $50 million and are asking for a 10% LOC. I can put up the $5 million. They are advising I use their leased instrument which carries a cost of 4% or $200k. I don’t wish to invest my $5 million and wait for the day when it balloons to $50 million.

    Please advise

  • Just Wondering said:

    Anyone heard of Virgil Hentz?

  • Jenny Wilderman said:

    Folks, most of you are reading and believing blogs from a Lauren. I have had direct dealings with this person and I can tell your firsthand that she is someone to stay away from. Dont let her know your name or business. Please be very careful of this person. She is not a professional. She is a liar and a con. She will tell you that she is a number one assistant to WGI Steve Woods whom she has posted unfavorable things about as well. She will get loud and obnoxious when you dont respond her way and she is a pro at stealing your clients. She doesnt have to know you to post your name to a website. She has too much time of her hands because no one will do good business with her. She couldn’t make a deal happen for you if she tried. Please be aware and do not buy into her hype. Talk about a unstable person. Just a note to all, when you post someone’s name, you defame their character. Please know the person. Know what you are talking about. And always know that you could be the next victim of a false posting!

  • Lauren said:

    ALTINVEST- email me when you can.

    BPVLLC@aol.com

    Lauren

  • dcs said:

    Mavai

    Please contact me by email: dcs285@gmail.com

    Thank you

  • Lauren said:

    Dear Jenny-

    I welcome all direct communication. My references are impeccable.

    My resume speaks volume. I consider myself “googlible” as well.

    Since I believe I know who you are, I understand your position. When someone takes my position to

    make sure clients do not engage with brokers who take upfront money, JV agreements that are

    unacceptable in the market place, and sends personal information claiming this person is a client yet

    the client does not know the broker and DECEPTIVELY lies about getting deals completed- I accept

    whatever you may want to say.

    I have connected and directed many victims who needed help. Guiding them to FINRA, SEC, Attorney

    General, and other victims who lost money to the same scammers. My work has taken endless hours to compile for no other reason then the scammers make the good guys lose credibility.

    Jaime- Why do you not post under your name?

    I know you have issues with the deals I have closed but I have done them honestly, fairly, and

    successfully. All broker’s should know how to complete an agreement with their client, right? If client sends you a C & D because they were never your client- you got a problem. Would you like me to post a copy?

    When you can produce a client who has not been successful, please ask them to post here.

    I love this site- I have been posting it everywhere I can post. At some point we can make this a place to clean up the industry and save a lot of people time and money!

    Lauren Montillo

    On another note a few people are very upset their names have been mentioned on this board which means everyone is doing a very good job. I received a call today asking what I posted about KEVIN VICKERS- I said not much others have posted about him- you guys hit a nerve!!!

  • jimcorp said:

    Feedback on Allan Shepard of Private Capital Holdings – A bit difficult/frustrating to get in touch with directly. My biz partner heard of him through another hotel developer (mogel-type) that was entered into a PPP and funded by Shepard. However, the investor was protective of Shepard’s number, so my partner got to Shepard through one of his facilitators (a top-notch woman out of FL) who screens investors and their projects for Shepard, and my biz partner was entered into a 40 week PPP thru Private Capital Holdings and is about 1/2 through and is receiving funding for his project as promised. Shepard’s program requires a project – not designed for personal enrichment, and they have an extensive screening process. But if you can get through their compliance,they’re the real deal. Jimmy

  • Jungle said:

    jimcorp, do you know their minimum investment amount and how to get in touch with them? Thanks.

  • HMTorrey scam said:

    has anyone heard of COLE SMITH with ELOC capital?

    he sounds like the real deal since he is a book author and has a website talking about corporate funding…

    any info would be great help..

  • Magnet Group said:

    My name is Dino Awadisian with Magnet Investment Group. I don’t know who you people are and I have never heard of any of you. for your information, We get about 15 new files a week for trad and we only work with one file at a time, if any of you have any documents that same our name on them contracts with our name PLEASE bring it to our attention, for the poeple that say all the Stupid nonsense coments about me or my firm they better have some solid proof trust me your not getting off easy, to give you some back around on my firm Magnet dose not have any contracts with any client for a trad at this time my firm is only 60 days old, so how can you say all this about someone you don’t and never have dealt with. there is about 30 brokers that pretend that they have direct contact with us and make all kinds of promises to clients that we dont no about. please next time tell the truth and dont make up story’s.

    Dino Awadisian

  • dcs said:

    JUNIOR

    Please contact me by email

    dcs285@gmail.com

    Thanks

  • Curious said:

    Has anyone dealt with a company called Aspen Capital Group? Has anyone dealt with a gentleman by the name of Douglas Martin? Please advise.

    Many thanks

  • CBA said:

    I am being asked to lease a CD for $100M to be able to use it in a PPP. I do not have to put money in up front nor do I have to put money in an escrow. I am supposed to receive the certificate first from Chase Manhattan then have it placed with a PPP broker before I ever even have to make my placement fee for the leased CD. Anyone heard of this kind of program and if so what are your opinions?

    Thanks

  • Junior said:

    HEY GUYS. I FOUND OUT THAT FERNANDO ALVAREZ IS DOING WHAT HE SAYS HE WOULD DO. MY GUY IS GOING FORTH WITH HIM AND THINGS ARE MOVING WELL. I GUESS WE WILL SEE WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR PAYOUTS. TO DCS. I AM NOT SURE WHOM YOU’RE REFERRING TO BUT MY BUDDY HAS BEEN PAID OUT IN FULL AND I HAVE HAD MY PAYOUTS FROM THEM AS WELL. IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE SOUR GRAPES. I DO KNOW THEY HAVE TAKEN DOWN THEIR INVESTMENT SECTION. FROM MY UNDERSTANDING YOU’RE A MASTERBROKER YOURSELF. YOU CLAIM TO HAVE INVESTORS AND NEVER PROOF UP. I HAVE SEEN YOU ON SEVERAL OTHER SOCIAL SITES. YOU CLAIM TO HAVE SOURCES FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS. IN THIS INDUSTRY YOU MUST KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH. DON’T MESS IT UP FOR OTHERS LOOKING FOR A TRUE SOURCE. ONTO ANOTHER SUBJECT. WHAT IS UP WITH ALL OF THESE GUYS TRYING TO SELL YOU AN LEASE INSTRUMENT??????
    IT IS UNREAL AND I CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPLAIN WHY WOULD ANYONE EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING A LEASE INSTRUMENT. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WOULD LEASE AN CASHED ACCOUNT. UNLESS YOU’RE TRYING TO FLASH CASH FOR YOUR CORPORATION OR NET WORTH, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY PROGRAM WORK WITH LEASE FUNDS OR INSTRUMENTS. IF I AM WRONG PLEASE SHOW ME…
    I WOULD PAY TOP DOLLAR TO ANYONE WHO CAN PROVE THEY CAN GET A LEASE INSTRUMENT MONETIZED. ANY HOOT! GUYS LET’S KEEP IT GOING.

  • dcs said:

    JUNIOR

    I am not accusing anyone here, just want to get things clarified for my investor and for the bloggers here.

    Also where do you see my name in social sites?

    please kindly contact me by email: dcs285@gmail.com

    I would appreciate that

  • Bill D said:

    CBA,
    Leased instruments cannot be placed into a trade. It would be like trying to refinace a property that you rent.
    The leased instrument will not pass compliance. If they are willing to waive all the fees until the CD goes into trade, get them to wait for the trade to start producing income, which at the $100 M should only be a week or two.
    You should put these people on this list, I don’t think this is ligit.

    You can e-mail me at emortgag@aol.com if you have any specific questions.

  • Bishop said:

    I can’t tell all of you how many times I have said I wish there was a site like this and low and behold here it is, so kudo’s to the developer of this site.

    Like most of you I have run through some pretty bad individuals but being new to the board I will wait to chime in when I see names that I have personal first hand knowledge of.

    Does anyone know anything about MST out of Portland Oregon?

    Also, I have heard for years about a group in Texas that is run by a Judge that has a private platform by invitation only.

    Any information anyone has would be appreciated.

  • Moving ON said:

    This is Wonderful. Hats off to the owner of this site. It is much needed. We need to clean up this industry and really make some funds. I have not heard of more than 2 people in the complete secondary market ever getting paid. Most of the people don’t know if
    they are not license they will not get paid . Intermendaires are always cut out because the buyers and seller know they do not have to pay. There are so many names that is nothing but FAKE and Fraud to many to name just say most of the seller and most of the buyers are using someone else funds or leased funds . Euroclear NO PROOF PAPER A waste of time MTN and BG and Tstrips and Currency and OIL
    and all the rest. YOu will look up and 4 years will have passed you by like no time and still no closing your bills are still going on
    you are on more conference calls and skypes and telephone calls from
    here to China to Europe to Africa to US and you are still BROKE
    Family all thing you are crazy saying you are closing a Zillion Dollar deal from some one you only met on the internet across the world and you talk and talk and start beliving these people that they have what they say . you get a buyer and no seller and the same all the time. I am moving on . I ran a great business in the past and will go back to the basis and get it going. once I do I will let everyone know that first I have really closed and second
    how you can do the same. MOVING ON much sucess to all the real hard working people and don’t get me wrong I have met a lot of them but just misguieded by the money you can really make and seems if you could just get one you would make up for all the time you spend sleepless nights and missing events with the family and friends you will look around and you are no where . Take it from me GET OUT Run for your life . Get a license and get protected by large company that you may have a better chance of getting paid. Sign off for now by MOVING ON….. I will at some point send the long long list of people to AVOID for the new ones and some of the old it is a small world same people over and over. WAKE UP I HAD TOO!!!!

  • wayne umbertis said:

    we have been offered investment funds from a participant in evergreen. While we are not the kind of large dollar investment usually associated with these funds, the technology is fundamental and potentially worth billions. We have now been in a ‘wait’ position for too long. Anybody else had similar situations particularly with Evergreen? Thanks

  • Atlantic Capital said:

    In response to Bishops inquiry.

    I have never heard of MST, but I do know who the Judge is and I am a little shocked he is mentioned here.

    The Judge is a former Federal Banking Judge who has a large law firm that specializes in banking fraud. He runs 2 very legitimate CASH ONLY platforms that are by invitation only.

    The Judge's only requirement is the investor submits a CIS, passport and POF. Without this, the investor has no chance. This information can be submitted directly to his program manager.

    The Judge will conduct an FBI background check and check the funds. I learned this first hand when I brought a potential investor in for Proofing up and he was not quite what he claimed to be (it was painful for the investor and very embarrassing for me).

    The Judge is not someone you want to try to pull a fast one on because you will quickly end up on the wrong side of the FBI if there is any fraud or deception. (Just so you know, he still sits the bench for other judges who need to take time off so he is still very well connected.)

    The background check and Proofing up typically takes 48 to 72 hours and once done if all is well total transparency is given to the investor. The Judges Law firms web site is given to the investor at this time so the investor can learn who the Judge is. The investor can also Google the Judge because there is tons written on him (nothing bad).

    At this time the investor is invited to travel to the Judges Law firm and meet directly with him and the program manager where there and only there will he discuss the programs, performance and returns.

    The Judge has two options; the first is $250K to $9.999M. Those funds are handled in the US, anything $10M or larger goes to Zurich which the investor is invited to travel there with the Judge and meet with the trader(s) and see the platform run. This is actually encouraged.

    I can also tell you first hand that everyone that meets the Judge is immediately convinced, he is a really great person who's Humanitarian and Philanthropic gifts are endless.

    I personally have not yet placed an investor in the $10M and up program (the first time I tried is the situation I mentioned above where the investor was not truthful) but I have placed people in the lower program and can provide direct contact with investors if you want to hear first hand from someone else currently participating.

    Just so you know, this program is not the crazy returns you hear that some of these brokers state like 100% or more a week but it is a real program returning a very attractive rate of return with an individual that is as real as he can be.

    Bishop, post your email and I will respond to you personally.

  • Bishop said:

    Thanks Atlantic Capital, it sounds as if we might be speaking about the same elusive Judge.

    I didn’t mean to shock you by mentioning him, nor was I inquiring to see if he was a phony. I know the Judge is real but finding a way to get to him is nearly impossible.

    I have been trying to find funding for a Senior Assisted Living Center and even with 25% liquid Cash to put down I can’t find a bank to even look at it.

    I have no issues with the background check and proofing the funds and I promise I won’t waste your time or embarrass you.

    Please contact me direct.

    dabishop@bellsouth.net

  • Jungle said:

    Atlantic Capital,

    Would you please contact me regarding the program with the Judge?

    coleman05@sbcglobal.net

  • dcs said:

    Atlantic Capital,

    Please contact me by email

    dcs285@gmail.com

    thanks

  • Junior said:

    HEY GUYS. HAVE YOU HEARD OF A JAMES BELLWOOD????? HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A TRADER?
    IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO ON HIM IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. ALSO HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF ANTHONY FERLAZZO? I ASKED ABOUT ANTHONY A WHILE BACK. ONCE AGAIN LET’S KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND CONTINUE TO CLEAN UP THE INDUSTRY.

  • Coolbreeze said:

    Atlantic Capital,

    Would you please contact me @ tonythomp1959@yahoo.com regarding this program. Thank you in advance.

  • Bemused said:

    Have been having a long saga funding a project using Prospexx Integrated Capital based in Canada that were introduced to me via a Broker.I did extensive searches pre the postings that have been occuring on this site there was nothing detrimental about the Principal Tom Mackenzie.The deal is still not concluded however is well advanced but there still delays.A factor that does concern me is that If the business has been established for so long even with non disclosure agreements there must be a multitude of clients that would just say yes I got funded even if I paid upfront DD but I can not find anything.
    Knowing that agendas can be hidden all I am asking for are a few positives or the negatives to be a bit more specific.
    For example John Harris are you just annoyed for your client not getting funded Are Launton connected to Barrett Capital and then Prospexx and If so just tell some of your happy clients to confirm that it is not a daisy chain bur real funds.
    Seems a good forum to do it on.
    Thanks in advance

  • dcs said:

    JUNIOR

    i havent received any emails from you.

  • Junior said:

    DCS. HEY I DON’T KNOW YOU. MY LIFE IS NOT WRAPPED AROUND THIS SITE. I COME ON HERE TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCES WITH MASTERBROKERS SO OTHERS WON’T GET CAUGHT UP. I DUNNO WHAT IS YOUR DEAL.

    dcs said:

    Atlantic Capital,

    Please contact me by email

    dcs285@gmail.com

    thanks

    - 31 August 2009 at 12:58 am

    IT IS LIKE YOU’RE DESPERATE TO GET INFORMATION. I’M NOT GOING TO E-MAIL YOU AND I WOULD HOPE THE ADMINISTRATOR SEE THAT YOU’RE JUST FISHING AROUND FOR INFORMATION. I HOPE YOU’RE NOT APART OF THIS SITE BECAUSE IF SO I’M NEVER COMING BACK ON HERE. GET YOUR OWN SOURCES AND STOP FISHING FOR INFORMATION. ANYWAYS! IM ON HERE TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT ANOTHER RJ CASELL DISASTER. WATCH OUT FOR HIM.

  • dcs said:

    JUNIOR

    DONT WORRY I WILL NOT TRACE YOUR EMAIL AND I HAVE MY OWN SOURCES.

    BY THE WAY MAVAI DISSAPEARED.

  • Junior said:

    THIS IS MY FINAL RESPONSE TO DCS. TRACE MY E-MAIL??????? BE CAREFUL!!!! I’LL TELL YOU WHAT WHY DON’T YOU COME TO LAS VEGAS AND MEET IN PERSON OTHERWISE MOVE ON. ANOTHER THING? DO I SUPPOSED TO KNOW MAVAI? IF I WERE YOU I WOULD GO BACK TO YOUR FANTASY SITES AND TRY TO SALE ALL OF YOUR FAKE INSTRUMENTS. BRO I SWEAR YOU’RE ANNOYING. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN SOURCES WHY IS IT THAT YOU CONTINUE TO ASK PEOPLE FOR THEIR E-MAIL??? IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME. GO AHEAD AND TRACE MY E-MAIL. IT WILL TELL YOU THAT I AM IN HENDERSON NV. IF YOU NEED MORE ATTENTION THAT IS ON YOU. I AM NOT GOING TO RESPOND TO ANYMORE OF YOUR POST.

    ON TO SOMETHING WAY MORE IMPORTANT FERNANDO ALVAREZ GROUP IS SUPPOSED TO BE MOVING FORWARD AND A CONTRACT IS ON IT’S WAY. OK LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. ALSO ANY WORD ON ANTHONY FERLAZZO? ONCE AGAIN SORRY GUYS FOR THE OVER POST.

  • Junior said:

    TO BISHOP. WE DEALT WITH RJ CASELL ON 3 OCCASIONS. THE 1ST TIME WE DEALT WITH HIM OUR INVESTOR WENT ALL THE WAY WITH HIM WITH 100M AND WITHIN 2 MONTHS NOTHING HAPPENED! HE TOLD US THAT IT WAS OUR INVESTOR WHO WAS UNWILLING TO MOVE FORWARD. TO THIS DAY THE INVESTOR HAS NOT SPOKE TO US. THE 2ND ENCOUNTER WAS WITH OUR INVESTORS OUT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THEY DID THEIR RESEARCH ON HIM AND FOUND OUT THAT HE LIVED IN A APARTMENT BUILDING. FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS SAID THEY HAVE CLOSED A DEAL STILL LIVING IN APARTMENT BUILDING???? SO WE LEFT HIM ALONE FROM THERE. ONE OF MY FRIENDS SAID THEY WANTED US TO HELP THEM IN THIS TRANSACTION AND WANTED TO KNOW DID I KNOW A GUY BY THE NAME OF R.J. CASELL. WE TOLD THEM TO RUN AWAY FROM HIM. ONE OF THE INVESTORS OFFER TO MEET WITH HIM AND HE DECLINED. THE LAST TIME OUR GROUP SPOKE TO HIM HIS WIFE WAS SICK. HE ALWAYS TELL YOU WHAT SCHOOL HE WENT TO IN ARIZONA CALLED FUNDERBERG BANKING SCHOOL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. JUST BE CAREFUL. WE HAVE HAD NO SUCCESS WITH HIM AND I HAVE HEARD FROM OTHERS AS WELL THAT THEY HAVE NOT HAD ANY SUCCESS. TO LAURA. YES I UNDERSTAND YOUR POSITION ON ENDORSING COMPANIES. I MADE THAT MISTAKE AND IT ALMOST COST ME. NO I AM NOT DEALING WITH HIM BUT I READ THE SAME THING AS WELL. I DON'T BELIEVE YOU CAN MONETIZE A LEASE INSTRUMENT. HE ALSO SAYS THAT IT IS A NON RECOURSE LOAN AS WELL. I AM NOT TOO SURE ABOUT THAT. AS I SAID BEFORE I WOULD PAY $$$$$$$$$$$$$ CASH TO ANYONE YOU CAN SHOW ME 100% LEGITIMATE PROOF THAT THEY CAN MONETIZE A LEASE INSTRUMENT AND GO INTO TRADE WITH ONE. I HOPE THAT HELPS.

  • Bishop said:

    Junior,

    I am dealing with R.J. Casell as we speak. Can you either write to my personal email and tell me more or post it here. I have turned in paperwork to him to hypothecate a bond and he is supposed to deliver a contract here in the next day or so.

    I actually told him about this site and that people were saying he was a time waster and his partner contacted me and told me it was just all sour grapes.

    If you can shed some light on him it might save me a great deal of time.

    dabishop@bellsouth.net

  • Lauren said:

    Junior,

    On your August 27th post you said you would pay to see a leased instrument monetized- Are you dealing with Anthony for this ? I met someone who spoke to him last year – he says he does this.

    Also I found a post online where he advertised his services to monetize an instrument:

    Anthony Ferlazzo

    Reply »|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#1Jan 7, 2008

    Your Needs Change. Finance for flexibility.

    Credit lines for MTN, BG, SBLC, or Letter of Credit that you have. We can fund in 3-5 days after receiving all the required documentation.

    We offer a high-paying PPP opportunity, as well.

    For more information visit http://www.prontXXXXXXXXXXX.com

    Submit your funding request today.

    I XXX HIS SITE AS I DO NOT WANT THIS TO BE MISREAD AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR REFERRAL- PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT!!!!!

  • Mel Ayu said:

    Does anybody ever deal with Stephen Vasak and Jon V. Dockman.If you have any information about them in PPP. Thank you

  • Bishop said:

    Junior,

    Thanks for the input and so far R.J. Casell has been on the money with his response’s and paperwork and everything has checked out so far but the real test comes with producing.

    I understand that not everyone is successful and those that are would not be on here looking but it’s good to hear past experiences from people.

    I will report back if I have any success to either confirm or set the record straight.

    Thanks again!

  • PGC LTD. RICK said:

    Good day to all. We have been informed through multiple individuals that our company has been represented on this site. We would like to clarify any and all inquiries regarding our corporation. We help corporations and individuals establish onshore and offshore entities along with onshore and offshore bank accounts as well. Our goal is to educate individuals on the ongoing changes taking place worldwide. As of late we have encounter an influx of inquiries for private transactions due to clients breeching their confidential contractual agreements with our corporation. We no longer assist anyone into any transactions PERIOD!. We have monitored several individuals on this site and have taken extra precaution due to their inability to follow rules and regulations. We wish you all the best in your future business transactions.

    Thank you

    CFO
    Rick A. Roberts

  • Adam Smith said:

    Patricia Mohammed in Parkland Florida. Has anyone ever dealt with her?

  • Doug said:

    I am responding to BISHOP

    MST out of Portland Oregon is a platform run by a guy named Mack.

    They wasted our time with nonsense for 6 months.

    They supposedly have directors all over the country but the end result is these guys are all phonies.

    MST is a joke, they not only couldn't take Securities into Trade but when we brought them a large Cash investor they couldn't do that either and than tried to circumvent us to the investor once they recieved a "Cease and Desist".

    Stay away from these frauds!!!!

  • Jeffery said:

    Response to Chris George on Aug 2.

    You have http://www.banktrading.net listed as your website. Are you affiliated with them? Are they for real? Anyone know who they are? If you had $750,000 that was scammed, you must have some real capital behind you. I’d like to find out more. Trying to raise capital for a distressed real estate venture. I’m not a broker though… we are the actual sponsor. Unleveraged returns targeted at 20% IRR.

    This is a great board… any chance we can do one about people that have closed a real transaction?

    Jeffery Mah
    jlfmah@yahoo.com

  • Tammy said:

    Hello, I received a call today from a gentleman who has posted on this site and knows one of our investors who we helped with non-loan project funding — and he asked if he could give out my name and and email to other interested investors he had met on this site. There are strict compliance/solicitation rules, and I was hesitant to allow him to manage this process. However, after he directed me to this site, and I read the trials and tribulations that many investors have been through, I believe we can help SOME of the investors who have posted on this site. We are focused on directly helping "good investors with good projects" and we will not work with a string of brokers. Our programs can assist investors by providing non-loan funding for their projects. If you have any questions, you may email me at my personal (versus business) email: TampaBayEarth@aol.com. Thank you. Tammy

  • Jimmy said:

    For Jungle: This is in response to Jungle back on August 25, who requested more info regarding Alan Shepard of Private Capital Holdings. I’m not sure of their minimum investement amount, I guess it depends on the type of instrument, and I was not able to get Shepard’s number directly as he only gives it to his direct clients who are instructed by him not to share it. I was given, however, the number for his broker/assistant (not sure exactly what her title is) out of Florida who I understand has a direct line to Shepard and handles compliance, instake, etc for him and investors. I was instructed not to give her number out here. If you want to email me, I can share it with you. Also, just to clarify, my biz partner is in the PPP (not me) and Shepard delivered him right to the trade group, and he’s about 1/2 way through and is being paid, but — unfortunately — I’m not his partner with him for the PPP or the project he’s funding with the payouts. He was in the PPP prior to us becoming partners on another project. Hope this helps. My personal email is JIMCORPCR@AOL.COM

  • Bemused said:

    Hello Tom Mackenzie could you please tell me the best way to contact you directly Your e mail just returns and says contact a broker.All numbers are just answer machines I would like to identify myself to you and prevent concerns !

  • Jungle said:

    Jimmy

    Thanks for your reply. I have tried to email you but it comes back undeliverable. Would you send me an email? coleman05@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks

  • Swissbank said:

    Great to see this website and some of the names that come up not so clean here as in other sites, such as Phoenix lending, Angel and Tom McKenzie who I see is again preaching that his company funds projects- name them then please Tom and perhaps give a reason why you have been trading from four companies with different names all with blogs from disgruntled customers who have given your company money for due dilligence fees ? I persoannly know of three quality projects that you have not funded and given no reason , all with exceptional business plans and works class development teams.
    Swissbank

  • Swissbank said:

    Hi Guys

    Very good website for sharing information amongst like minded people. Has anybody here dealt with Dermot McAtamney and Thomas OSTERREICHER, as they seem to be well connected and talk of a good program via a swiss bank. be good to know if anybody has any dealing with either regarding private placements.

    There is a good lawyers website that is informative for all of you looking to enter this market either as principles or brokers. If you google Robert Townsend he has a law practice in California and has written a book on high yeild investment scams and put some of the bad guys behind bars where they belong. Good read ( along with the excellent content here ) for the good guys amongst us and should scare the life out of the wanna be bad boys.
    Swissbank

  • Lauren said:

    This thread is becoming conviluted with solicitation.

    I think it is great to have a forum to exchange information but this is a blacklist- The point is not to find those who have problems and offer your solutions it is to prevent an individual or company from continuing unacceptable business practices.

    Tammy’s post with a good handful of other’s do not belong on this page.

    There are many of us who are professional and successful with programs and we do not solicit.

    Taking the time to post all of those who have made this industry criminal is the right reasons to post!

    MODERATOR: How about removing or moving all posts that solicit?

  • Bemused said:

    Response to Lauren I disagree the very mode of operation of these people which then leave companies needing to start again breeds a requirement for others of a honest nature to help Yes it would be great to have a definative black list and and maybe an opposite list would be created by default.
    If a broker is prepared to spend time as one of his clients has been lead to a scam it is better than abjecting his responsability
    However using a board like this allows people to make a judgment maybe then the Moderator can do a synopsis For example I have asked for somthing positive from Prospexx Integrated Capital and Barrett Capital Exchange a number of times and although the principal has previously posted on here had no response Should therefore they be put on a Blacklist.
    Then if I was to make contact with someone that I closed a deal with on here would that be solicitation from them or just a solution to the problem that some people have created.
    Then the conclusion of this blog would become so powerful and meaningful in the real world.
    Would that be so wrong?

  • Bemused said:

    So here we go is this the start of it Tom Mckenzie is principal of Prospexx Integrated Capital it says on the website http://www.prospexx.com Simple Internet searches show the connection to Barrett Capital Exchange and show that and his daughter Micheala Barrett is principal it says on the website http://www.barrettcapital.ca Previously on this blog that has all been covered in a negative way by Mr John Harris who reposted after the post from Tom Mckenzie so we can still presume he is disgruntled I have constantly asked for anything positive and received nothing from either company!
    Swissbank posts and eludes to the fact that this has happened before and gives tangible failures and another two companies that Tom Mckenzie has taken DD fees for and not produced.
    Do we then assume if they can not produce positive proof of closed deals they should be on a BLACKLIST?

  • Junior said:

    To BEMUSED. Please forgive me! I love to write in caps so people can see what I am writing clearly. For you I will write normally. I do not hate Mr. Robert Townsend at all. As I said previously, he told us straight to our face that this world does not exist and that we were chasing a huge pipe dream. So if I am chasing a pipe dream why did he try to sale us on a program at the end of the lunch? Also, something else he said that startled us, he said that these programs only accept non americans who understand this type of financing and who are more sophisticated…. OK I GUESS??? Hey i am not on here to destroy people but when you have been scammed out of cash and have been in this industry for years you run into a lot of funny characters. I do not want anyone to lose their money or get caught up with the wrong individuals. DEAR LAUREN. I WOULD LOVE TO SPEAK TO YOU MORE ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE WITH MR TOWNSEND. ALSO I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW SOMETHING. ANYONE CAN MASK THEIR IP ADDRESS. ANYONE CAN DRIVE UP IN RENTED CAR. ANYONE CAN TRY TO IMPRESS YOU BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS ALL ABOUT PERFORMANCE PERIOD! I DON'T CARE IF YOU DRIVE A YUGO. I DON'T CARE IF YOU LIVE IN A HOLE IN THE WALL. I DON'T CARE WHAT ETHNICITY YOU ARE. AS LONG AS YOU ARE ABLE TO GET THE JOB DONE THAT IS FINE WITH ME!!! PERIOD. THANKS

  • Junior said:

    HAPPY LABOR DAY. TO SWISSBANK. ROBERT TOWNSEND IS FULL OF @@@@. YES HE IS A LAWYER IN CALIFORNIA AND YES HE PROBABLY DID PUT FAKE PROVIDERS IN JAIL HOWEVER LET ME TELL YOU THIS. WE MET UP WITH HIM FACE TO FACE IN BRENTWOOD. THAT IS ALONG WAY FOR US TO DRIVE FROM NV BUT HEY IT SEEMED AS IF HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT SO WHEN WE MET WITH HIM HE WENT ON AND ON ABOUT THIS WORLD DOESNT EXIST AND IT IS ALL A HUGE PONZI SCHEME BLAH BLAH BLAH BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT THE END HE TRIED TO GET MY PARTNERS AND I TO GET INTO A TRANSACTION WITH HIM THAT HE REPRESENTS!!!! IN LONDON!!!!!!!! THAT IS WHEN WE KNEW HE WAS FULL OF IT. HE TOLD US THAT THE RETURN WAS 15% AND I TOLD HIM WE CAN DO THAT IN THE FOREX MARKET. SO LOOK THE TRUTH IS NO ONE WANTS TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS WORLD. IT IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND OR SEE THAT THIS WORLD TRULY EXIST. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND STUDY. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. ANY PLACE WHERE THEY CAN CREATE MONEY FROM NOTHING UMMM YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS WORLD EXIST. PERIOD!

  • Anthony said:

    DUE dILLIGENCE WOULD BE INAPPROPIATE FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS. Please do not forget the Federal Goverment is deisgned to prevent and educate individuals on such skeptial investments. See http://www.fincen.gov THE FINANCIAL CRIME ENFORCEMENT NETWORK

  • Bemused said:

    Thanks for that constructive comment Junior. Although I find it hard to take anyone seriously that does not know where his caps lock key is.
    So you know Swissbank and do not like Robert Townsend as he presents a return that is at least 10% above the market where it is located.Your point is what he should be on a blacklist? Or that you can attain a higher return My advice would to be spend it on typing lessons.In reality your other posts were more helpful naming names that maybe should be avoided or BLACKLISTED (it is third button up on the left).
    Do you want to tell us the truth?

  • Bemused said:

    Junior

    Only Joking You seem like the guy that can contribute a lot to the BLACKLIST.
    Author is it now time to start the list as a simple link?

  • Bemused said:

    If they do not like being on the list find a mechanism to prove a closed deal and then it can go alongside the list. Or they can apply to be removed by giving certain facts like they have produced anything simple I think?

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  • Lauren said:

    Junior,

    I would love to engage in the topic about HIM but not on board.

    To BEMUSED- I think you have a valid rebuttal but I do believe it belongs on another board. To have complete agreement with you we would have to define PROOF of Preformance which is another difficult topic.

    When IP address’s can be traced to the person of the company, to Nigeria, or from the accused on this board who I know for a fact is lying but most of you would not- I have to say for the protection of the naive not to be so anxious to speak to someone who CLAIMS they are in a successful program.

    It is quite easy for me to tell who is who- I pick up the phone and can get a proof positive or negative on most of those BLACKLISTED.

    I have a long list coming too. Don’t be surprised that I will not be posting it as I am an easy target. My name, email, and phone number are all over the internet for various reasons.

    SInce I am not looking for any more threats of lawsuits I am limited in what I can post.

    Most of you are so on target knowing who is who- I promise you preformers are easy to pick too. Here are a few characteristics: TRANSPARENT, RESPONSIBLE IN WHAT THEY SAY, DOCUMENTS WILL BE ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL, HOME ADDRESS FOR A PROPERTY NOT IN A TENT IN MONTANA, SPEAK WITH A GREAT DEAL OF CONFIDENCE ABOUT THE DETAILS WITHOUT ALWAYS SAYING THEY HAVE TO REFER TO THE “TRADER”, TYPICALLY WILL NOT USE WORDS LIKE PPP, HYIP, WILL NOT QUOTE PROFITS, WILL NOT NEED A FPA, AND WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE COORDINATES FOR WHERE THE PROGRAM WILL OCCUR. MOST IMPORTANTLY FUNDS REMAIN IN THE CONTROL OF THE CLIENT

  • Lauren said:

    Junior,

    You are forcing me to be more specific and write as quickly as I think as I do not want to be misunderstood.

    My comment about “the tent in Montana” needs clarification as I completely agree with you. Where someone lives, what they drive, and their ethnicity is unimportant as long as they deliver on their promises.

    I was trying to say- If one claim’s to be successful but asks for you to wire funds, upfront fees, and ridiculous JV’s and lives in a TENT IN MONTANA, you may want to think twice. THE END. I apologize if I offended anyone.

    Please know I hear stories all day, week, month and year. It starts with it was an “attorney’s trust escrow account” and continues with we met and they were Professional BUT the stories all end the same…WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    For this reason, I reach out to ask everyone to think about guarantees and safety methods to prevent the loss of money.

  • Orlan said:

    Hello Mr. Kumar. Mr. Cohen is well publicised, so good some not. But most of the info you are posting is accurate.
    The sovereign and genesis programs are well publicised, I think mostly by people who know a little but not a lot.
    The programs do exist, but entry into the Genesis is now at 1B minimum and I believe the book will be closed very shortly.

  • Orlan said:

    Apologies Mr. Kumar. I meant the Sovereign Program, Genesis has closed.

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  • The Lion of Redemption said:

    Warning!!!!
    Beware of Bishop, She is not who she say she is. I found her while looking up info on another scam artist. Bishop took our money promising to get us returns in one week. We didn’t hear from her for a while and then she showed up in Atlanta and met us personally stating she was putting us in trade with someone else. Long story short, she took our money and we never received a dime. The sad part is the money was going to purchase a new home for our church and she took it. She cried victim and swore she was personally out of money. I do have good news she is finally under investigation and I for one will be glad when she is finally arrested. And who ever takes her 25%, that money is surely from a criminal origin!!!!
    People like her are heartless please stay away!!!!

  • The Lion of Redemption said:

    Yes Yedda
    We have done business with Prospexx. That would be Tom McKenzie or something like that. Tell him John Joseph of the Millidgeville project said hello. These people promise to fund your project and then they ask for your money and don’t do anything. Now don’t get me wrong he does a serious due diligence, he calls you up and discusses your project for a full 15 minutes. 5k for 15 minutes, not bad for a days work. Anyway, he has this great assitant and she is very nice and convinces you to wire that money. Once you send that in, its a wrap, so sorry, you’re the sucker. He will call you after flying in from Europe or somewhere and shoot you down and later tell you how you need to read the fine print. Stay away from this guy. Tom if you are reading this come see me personally or send my money back. You know where I am. By the way all the money you scammed will be gone by the end of the year and the rest of your life will be miserable. You will live to regret stealing from people.

  • Lauren said:

    Welcome Lion-

    If you scroll around this board you will see most post names.

    I think your information is valuable to so many. Maybe you could post Bishop’s name, state, company name.

    To everyone:

    There is nothing criminal about posting a name and info.

    As usual…

    Seeking Individuals who have or have had dealings with:

    Mr Richard Schulenberg (California Attorney

    2286 Betty Lane
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Especially interested if you have wired money to B of A “attorney trust account”

    some names victims have given to me that took their money to him:

    Cody Price

    Kelly Oliver

    Lenny Mongo

    Cheryl Childress

    Typical scam BUY/SELL of CMO’s or creditline-insurance wrap money
    _____________________________________________________________________

    anyone know Elitist Capital- Chinagozi Nwanko aka Ontario LLC

    Also- anyone been scammed on trying to monetize an instrument owned or leased- I would like to hear any stories. I do not have any stories myself but quite a few clients have been interested in trying to accomplish so I would like some “STAY AWAY” names.

    LM
    BPVLLC@aol.com

  • Bishop said:

    To the Lion of Redemption:

    You have made some very serious accusations above and I want everyone here to see how someone posting in total anonymity can purposely attempt to harm someone by spreading lies.

    So let me show everyone what a liar you are, definitively!!!

    You’re Claims:

    1) You somehow found me while doing search on another scam artist.

    SO DID YOU FIND ME DOING THE RESEARCH BEFORE GIVING ME MONEY FOR YOUR CHURCH OR AFTER? THIS DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

    IF YOU GAVE ME THE MONEY FIRST AND I MET WITH YOU FACE TO FACE THAN YOU HAD ALREADY FOUND ME AND DIDN’T NEED THE RESEARCH, OR IF YOU DID THE RESEARCH FIRST, WHY IN THE WORLD DID YOU GIVE ME THE MONEY????? THIS IS IDIOTIC!!!!!

    2)You claim I am a woman and I met you in Atlanta, Georgia and cried poor mouth to you. So, you have now stated you have met me face to face and know beyond a shadow of a doubt I am a woman!

    MY NAME IS DAVID BISHOP, I LIVE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, I HAVE POSTED MY EMAIL ABOVE on one of my posts as dabishop@bellsouth.net, my website address for my business is, http://WWW.ISLANDMORTGAGE.BIZ . MY PICTURE IS ON MY WEBSITE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE THAT I AM NOT A WOMAN and that you are a liar!!!!!!!

    So, now that I have showed everyone that you have lied, please tell us all WHY you would do something like this?????

    I am a legitimate business owner that is seeking answers just like many of you! Read my post, I am not here soliciting.

    This site was intended to help people and you have now shown everyone here that this site might not be what it claims to be.

    It also throws more than a shadow of a doubt on others that may post here in anonymity like yourself to lie and bash others credibility for their own pleasure or benefit.

    I would also like an apology written here for everyone to see!!!!

    You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!!

  • Lauren said:

    David-

    I am so happy to see your post.

    After reading his post last night and seeing you are one of us who is willing to post your name and email address I was finding it hard to believe that both you and the person Lion was speaking about is one in the same.

    You brought up a great point- there is a picture of you. For those who go and meet with people to give your or your client’s money, I would highly encourage snapping a photo. It is not an unreasonable request or you can do discreetly from your mobile.

    Many of us who are transparent have pictures online, BUT don’t let this be a determining factor until you verify with the person.

    For example if you google me- you will get a picture of a Black woman. A very nice lady who I have happened to do business with. I am not quite sure why when you google me it crosses with Dee’s photo on 123people.com.

    Taking pictures, meeting in person and knowing who are dealing with is SO IMPORTANT,

    I would say pictures online are part of our DNA- we should provide. In addition to being more than willing to submit a copy of my passport or license to those I conduct business with online, I also direct them to simple sights that are more of a personal type but will confirm my identity.

    Beyond online business, anyone you are sending money- get complete DNA- don’t forget the pic!

  • Bishop said:

    Lauren,

    I have absolutely nothing to hide, most honest people don’t. So I don’t mind putting my real name here, my email address or my website for anyone to see.

    The only reason I posted as “Bishop” is there are so many Dave’s or David’s. It’s just easier for me to use my last name to find my own post and not have to wonder if someone is posting to me or to another Dave.

    My Picture is on my company website for anyone to see and clearly I am not a woman. My address and phone numbers are right there on the web site also, so anyone with any doubts about me can get in their car and come visit me in Florida.

    Beyond that I wasn’t on this board soliciting for business I was seeking information so why does anyone have to “Beware” of me?

    That’s all.

    Someone emailed me from this board and said that they were glad I set the record straight but felt I might have gone over board doing so.

    I pointed out to this person the fact that I had placed my “REAL” email and my last name on the board for everyone on the Internet to see. So when “Lion of Redemption” accussed me of stealing money from his or her church I had no other choice but to clear my name and reputation beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    In this day,age and economic climate the most some of us have is our credibility and good name. It’s infuriating that there are ignorant people out there that would post something like this without knowing definitively that they were 100% right.

    Thanks for your response, I have had others email me direct after seeing my website telling me they were glad I set the record straight.

    So, “Lion of Redemption” I am still waiting for my apology!

  • Lion of Redemption said:

    David,
    I apologize. Your email is very close to the true culprit, Darlene Bishop. Stay away from her.

  • Lion of Redemption said:

    OK Lauren.

    Darlene Bishop, Paradize Funding.

    Also I need to know if any one else has given money to Cheryl Childress. Please contact John at 404-775-5965.

  • Bemused said:

    Hi Mr Lion of Redemption were your facts right about Mr Tom Mckenzie and Prospexx Integrated Capital and Barrett Capital Exchange?
    As I think I am about to start posting my problem on the other high profile sites Rip Off Report e,t,c where he is already listed once.It seems he just does not fund?I have waited so long to hear anything to the contary I think it is time to get the facts above his website on google for all to see.

  • Swissbank said:

    If anybody has information good or bad about Tom and Prospexx then please e-mail me at asutt876@aol.com as I have licensed colleagues in the UK who have three projects awaiting funding with this company and none have been funded, but all promised loan commitments and all paid due dilligence fees. Very concerned about the situation so if you have projects that have not been funded with no good reason then please contact me and I will put you in contact with those in the UK who are concerened so that you can share contacts and experiences and suggested actions. Perhaps Prospexx are a good company and Tom is just too busy to return calls, and follow up with project principles he has taken money from and ready to fund the hundreds of millions he says he has access to and fund. If so then we look forward to hearing from you and especially the project principles who are out there with their projects lives on the line and expectant on the promises of a commitment from prospexx. One project was stated by Prospexx manage Scott as the best project business plan he had ever reviewed. So where is your money.

  • Cypress said:

    Jimmy/JImcorp
    Jungle
    Altvest

    I would love to talk to you. Can you please email me at this address:

    richardharvin@comcast.net

    I would like to know if there has been SUCCESSFUL funding with Allan Shepard/Private Capital Holdings. I need personal contact please and not simply posting on this board.

    Thanks

  • Inquisitor said:

    LION –

    Contact Lauren on here regarding C CHILDRESS. Get your money back IMMEDIATELY of not sooner.

  • Lauren said:

    There is a list I posted earlier in this blog regarding individuals who were reported to having taken upfront funds or no performance as stated in contract, emails, and phone calls.

    I am not sure who “Inquisitor” is- but thank you for endorsing me. However, I can not force anyone to return missing funds but I can guide you through steps to filing with the proper authorities.

    1) file a complaint with your US state’s attorney (where the funds originated and in the state of where they went)

    2) local FBI (100k & up as of May 1) but always worth the call- you never know how many complaints may have been filed

    3) FINRA

    4) SEC- complaint form online

    5) you may want to send an inquiry to the bank where the funds were sent- it won’t do much but it will keep the suspect “on watch”

    6) Post your story on this site, rip-off reports, and any other complaint sites so when others google they can see it and contact you. Posts with contact info hold a lot more credibility.

    Most importantly prepare about 7 packages to include: your story with supporting emails, phone records., and wire transfers EVERYONE SHOULD be mentioned in the reports- let the authorities determine who is good and who is BAD.

    NEXT- I do keep lists. If you are to reach out to me, I will pull any and all others who claim they have lost money and introduce the both of you by email.

    As usual- SEEKING ANYONE DOING BUSINESS WITH:

    RICHARD SCHULENBERG ESQ- Bevery Hills, CA and or the following:

    Cody Price

    Kelly Oliver

    Lenny Mongo

    Cheryl Childress

  • Lauren said:

    I have been asked many times about Allan or Alan Shepherd. However, I do not have reports or proof of funds transferred to him as I do others.

    Does anyone know the correct spelling of his name and if he was associated with PUFFIN INVESTMENTS?

    Here is an old clip I found online:

    “….During a number of extensive telephone interviews with the Canadian, Barrie Wamboldt, it was hinted that it would be worthwhile to look into the activities of an Alan Shepherd and a firm of his called Puffin Investments. Readers will remember that Barrie Wamboldt was involved with Project Hammer and had worked with General Cocke and Paul Green to recover Project Hammer funds.

    Puffin Investment Company Limited, a Bahamas company, was owned by Old Harrovian Alan Shepherd, who had connections to the British royal family resulting from generous donations he made to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, of which he was vice president. In March 2001, Shepherd and Puffin Investments were involved in a High Court action initiated by the Financial Services Authority –the government watchdog– for enticing investors to put up money for a “sham” investment trading programme. According to the Sunday Express newspaper, reporting on the court case, up-front fees paid by investors on the promise of massive returns were not repaid.,….”

  • Cypress said:

    Lauren,

    From the documents I have received his name is clearly spelled Allan W. Shepard of Helena, Montana. Shepard has lived in CA and Nevada but now resides is Montana. His company is called Private Capital Holdings. No money goes through him at all. His attorney, David Frederickson (or Fredrickson I’m not sure exact spelling) handles all money. I do know Frederickson works in Los Angeles area (maybe Hermosa Beach).

    I have found no relationship with Shepard and Puffin.

  • Bishop said:

    Thank you Lion of Redemption, Apology accepted!

  • searching john said:

    has anyone ever heard of a guy named Parks out of Beverly Hills–he is supposed to trade on platform in London.

  • excite101 said:

    Need $20 million US or more?

    There are no charges or fees required to go through the qualification process. You will not be asked for any upfront fees or charges until your application has been approved. You may then be asked for Proof for Funds depending on the type of Funding Offer which has been agreed. The actual finance methodology changes from finance group to finance group. Please post if your interested.

  • John Harris said:

    Dear Bemused,

    I was totally ripped off by Tom McKenzie in Ontario, Canada. I can honestly say he is a “legal thief” hiding behind paperwork that protects his illegal actions.

    His company, Prospexx and Barrett Capital go out and find other brokerage firms to send them projects. One being Lauton Funding in New York.

    Lauran Bonaparte and owner, Joseph Polanco of Lauton Funding, New York are next to being broke so they work with Prospexx and tell their clients that that received an LOI from an interested investor. That investor being Tom “CON MAN” McKenzie.

    His website has no address and no telephone number with an answering machine. How professional and appropriate is that? But those that need funding are gullible and buy into the hope that Tom Mckenzie will do what he says until he strings the client along to only tell him that there was a problem they found with the deal and does not have any interested investors.

    This of course is after Mr. McKenzie receives the clients fees and also after the client has already spent additional fees to get a meaningless LOI outline of Mr. McKenzie’s offer from Lauton Funding.

    Lauton Funding had a post I saw that claims there is a smear campaign against them. I assume that it is because the clients that lost their fee’s are expressing the truth!

    I have contacted the legal authorities and I want something to be done about Tom McKenzie. In time, it will be I am certain.

  • smitty said:

    Hello- I am seeking the following information
    has anyone closed with
    Sovereign Securities Limited(good or bad)
    and I am seeking a legit platform for ppp
    please reply off board and thank you for your time

    smitty2347@yahoo.com

  • Bemused said:

    Yes John I have reached the same conclusion. When he asked you to contact him directly to ask what will make you happy was there any correspondence?.
    The real pain this man causes is the time scales he works too a simple scam might take the money after a short time but he is much much worse the damage he causes by dragging things out to perpetuate the further collection of fees is immense.
    Of course in these difficult times people and business cling on to a glimmer of hope and that is what he prays on.
    On a moral level it is obscene and how he lives with himself giving false hope for such protracted periods of time is difficult to comprehend.
    As his web site says if they can not fund after 45 days it goes to the world famous funding board and if they cannot fund shame on them.
    So why do I hear of 6months 9months and 12 months of purgatory.
    The only conclusion is he can not fund and it is a simple scam that is even more painful than most.Anyone knows the loss of fees is bad enough but he also causes the loss of time with his lies.
    Come on Mr Mckenzie have the moral fortitude to defend yourself

  • John Harris said:

    Dear Bemused,

    What is more hilarious is the fact that Tom McKenzie from Prospexx works with this guy, Tony Quance also in Canada who does a SWAT report.

    The questions the guy asks without being specific are simple ridiculous questions. Then this Quance and Tom McKenzie use the report as a tool to protect themselves legally why they are not funding. They have never once produce their list of 23 lenders you know why? They really may know 23 brokers but not lenders. From what I read from others, they were put through the same nonsense and have lost their money.

    After McKenzie reads a business plan and issues all these LOI’s, and never funds any, there has to be some law to lock this guy up for his actions in addition to the other joker-brokers he works with that take fees as well.

    McKenzie has a personal website in Canada with his photo and introduces himself as an entrepreneur that has motorcycles and cars. Wonder where he got the money to buy all of those?

    He makes me sick!!!! He’s a thief!!!!

  • excite101 said:

    If you are looking for funding, PPP, or managed accounts please send an email to cthomas_osms@yahoo.com

    This email is strictly for individuals interested in the details stated above. After individuals move forward I would like you to post your reviews for other members. So, everyone will know that what I offer is performing. Please put in the title of the email “funding”, “PPP”, or “Managed Accounts”

  • smitty said:

    new email address
    seeking real platform
    and seeking info on

    Sovereign securities limited
    out of london..thanks

  • Lauren said:

    SEEKING ANYONE DOING BUSINESS WITH:

    SHERYL CHILDRESS

    SEEKING ANYONE WHO HAS DELIVERED FUNDS TO:

    “HIGH YIELD MONEY MARKET ASST ACCOUNT” WACHOVIA ENDING IN 8509

  • Lauren said:

    ALTINVEST- If you are able I would be most interested in an introduction to R.H in Arizona. If not, I would gladly be willing to send an email through you.

    ALSO, Alan Shepherd private Capital…I have received a few calls, put together a few notes. Two of the contacts mentioned all monies are to go through an attorney intials D.F. ( I will disclose or confirm off board). I have received a statement issued by this attorney saying ..HE DOES NOT DO BUSINESS OR KNOW HIM….”

    Therefore I would heavily advise an intense DD on where the money goes so it does not go abracadabra

  • Brian said:

    Avoid
    Robert Rivera
    David Roberts
    SHirlee Hewitt
    Ali Ahmad

  • Brian said:

    Has anyone dealt James Richards out of London England?

  • OLD PRO said:

    I’m new to this blog. I’m very glad to see another choice besides Brady and Code Tom.

    TO – JUNIOR
    RE: Robert Townsend – I’ve heard many negative things about the counselor over the years. His reputation for debunking the business belies his altruistic ulterior motive actions.

    TO EVERYONE – Speaking of Attorneys.-BEWARE OF ATTORNEY ESCROWS!! Do not under any circumstances agree to hold your funds in an Attorney Escrow Account under any circumstances unless he/she is your Father/Mother, wife or brother/sister, – and depending on the amount we’re talking about – beware of them too. There are herds of attorney’s living in Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama -you get the picture – off of some naive client’s fortune because the client trusted them. I know of 11 attorney’s including an attorney couple that are sitting in jail for embezzling client funds. Hey, for some, the temptation is too great. Stay smart, don’t trust your money under anyone else’s control and authority but your own. At all stages of this business.

    TO JUST WONDERIN –
    RE:Humanitarian Trusts – Forget Humanitarian Trusts claiming they need 10% of project budets – and they can lease you the funds for 4%. First of all, BRAVO to those bloggers who know their stuff with regards to their knowledge that LEASED FUNDS CANNOT be utilized for trade with regard to PPP. Absolutely true. AND BEWARE of Humanitarian entities offering you money for a project for a fee. They’re completely bogus! End of story.

    Until next time, may truth and honesty find its way to you all.

  • S of FLORIDA said:

    First thank ALL for the knowledge and this site.

    How and who do you contact that IS in fact the real deal with P.P.P. and who can lease funds for the program at a reasonable rate?

    I and my partners are about to endure a journey with a trade group. However WE are novices to this area and scope of expertise. We are R.E.I masters who do NOT know who we can and can NOT trust.

    We have the funds to get into the game but do not know who to play with so to speak.

    Point:.

    1. Who do we contact that actually pays and performs as agreed?

    2. Who can we contact for leased funds to buy into the P.P.P. program.

    3. Is there any one who has a REAL success story?

    Thank you for reading and more so thank you for the reply.

  • Cypress said:

    Old Pro,
    Can you email me?

    richardharvin@comcast.net

    Thanks

  • S of FLORIDA said:

    Also THE GROUP I am referring to is with Allan W. Shepard.
    Who knows THE FACTS about this individual?

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Hello “S of Florida”,

    As most people on this blog would agree, leasing bank instruments is not the way to go. You will waste a few hundred thousand dollars, and be stuck in legal battles for years.

    If you are interested in private placement programs, feel free to give us a call or network with other members. We have worked with 2 different programs which HAVE performed, and only involve ourselves with those traders.

    Thank you for your support to our blog, and please visit our discussion forum when you have some time.

  • Nice Guy said:

    Avoid Shirlee Hewitt and Ali R Ahmad.
    Shirlee is the most abusive woman i have encountered.
    Ali R Ahmad thinks that he is the trader himself !!!

  • OLD PRO said:

    TO;S of Florida

    RE: ALLAN SHERHERD

    If it looks, smells and walks like a duck – it's a duck!!

    Read the blogs carefully on this character. I have files full of bios from applicants stating high level 'connections' to 'Royal Families' or the White House Administration, the Treasury, Foreign Heads of State, CIA, Fed Reserve, IMF, World Bank officials and on and on – 99% of them are full of you know what. The other 1% would never drop these names so freely. Real sources don't compromise such valuable contacts so easily.

    Beware of individuals that 'vouch' for certain characters on this blog. Any legitimate entity plugged into this arena would prefer to remain anonymous, thank you. Having your name pasted on public blog forums, even for 'positive reference' reasons is not something any respectable player in this business would invite. Those of us who have worked for decades to gain access to the quiet world of PPP opportunities wince at the idea of public accolades.

    When I started out in this business, there was no internet, thus no blog forums to reference for help getting 'plugged into' real entities that operate in this arena.

    I came up the hard and expensive way. Endless travel, meetings, phone calls (not to mention horrendous phone bills – they didn't have 'unlimited domestic calling plans' then).

    And they still had 'bogus brokers' then as they do now – Brokers

    trumpeting their staus and lofty connections to the 'insiders' or 'traders' who bide away their time laying on yachts and sitting on pristine beaches in the West Indies – with a cold one chilling in their right hand – aching to put you into trade. It's all nonsense.

    I wish I knew me when I started out in this business.

    Kudos to the 'Inside Trade LLC' guys for putting this blog together. Through this forum, it is possible to get 'plugged in' if you're genuine and have a brain. But be EXTREMELY CAREFUL. I can spot a lot of joke-sters already on this forum. It just goes with the territory of pursuing this nutty business of PPP.

    There's so much to know and absorb – and so much misinformation out there – a lot of it put out by the government to dissuade you. But that's another book in itself.

  • S. of Florida said:

    Thank you Inside Trade author for the words of wisdom. Matt….YOU SAVED ME AND MY FAMILY and our firm.

    A word from the NOW wise:.
    Listen my fellow business men and woman, this site will save you A LOT of money, stress and headaches if you simply take the time to read and Network with all.

    Our story:.
    We WERE about to move forward with a P.P.P. by leasing funds with a group that did NOT seem or feel right. However these people are soo convincing that you almost feel like if you do NOT get in on it you are losing. I and we are Real Estate Investors who new nothing about trades or the process.

    About 30 days into this once in a life time money making ordeal.
    This group changed every programs week and to this date we have yet to see a contract. Granted we need the funds to buy Real Estate and to assist our fellow Investors and the American public that is set back by the current economic strain. During this month long pyramid the chain of group started to drop off by exposure of our leased funds being wired immediately or we would NOT make the trade.
    Th group inadvertently email teh REAL agreement to my partner to expose the actual amount which was OFF by $150k mind you. So our group facilitator/originator kicked these two individuals “Dan Sinclair “Sinclair Financial Fort Myers Fl” and Sandra Carter “London Capital L.L.C “Atlanta Ga” for fraud attempt. I thought to myself “didn’t YOU bring us this group initially to trust” now all of a sudden they are charlatans. The Investor leasing the funds was exposed to use by this email in which put us direct to the actual leased funds to trade. My partner submitted the contact to the group in trust mind you so we can be off to the races…right?…..NOT! Our group facilitator/Originator took that lead and ran. We did NOT hear anything from them for a week and when the facilitator/Originator finally did contact us the Investor wanted to Invest $300M and when asked on a later call he “Investor” had all his funds out.
    The Investor is Warren Rosenfeld out of Texas for leased funds. Now mind you my affiliates this is ALL private and confidential….. :roll:

    None the less when I tried to fly to meet this trader “Allan W. Shepard of Private Capital Holdings L.L.C. “out of Helena Montana”
    which was created this year 2009. He “Allan” could NOT meet me due to other obligations and has yet to return my calls or emails for weeks now. You would think that he would be ready to meet with me and my firm. No…I get a call from the Originator/Facilitator explaining that he is sorry and all this like a 30 second phone call is asking a lot. The originator/Facilitator is Tammy Correa out of Tampa Fl” That is Allans confident. I will say this readers, I do feel that she is blinded by this scheme as she truly believes in Allan and the cause. Even though she has NOT closed successfully ONE deal. Or refuses to share with her clients who trust her. Poor lost soul…just too high strung.

    Final:.
    I have ALL contacts for these companies as that is PUBLIC knowledge if needed or if you have been a victim of ignorance and lost money. I will NOT submit ANY personal information unless subpoenaed.

    I am NOT on this site by the influence of any entity or attempting to destroy or burden anyone’s life or profession.

    However if you are who say you are and produce as such than great and I applaud you. Now please contact me so that I may be apart of the success story. Obviously if YOU do or commit any wrong doings against others than YOU or your company will NOT be bothered by posts like this. BUT….if you are than the voice of the people should be heard to protect the people and should be exposed.

    I ask the people, who IS in FACT the REAL DEAL with NO B.S?

    By the way if you wish to Invest or need a consultant/Marketer/Mentor in Real Estate “Commercial/Residential” on ALL levels nationwide. Than please allow my firm and its family to consult you in the right direction with turn key cash flows offerings or to meet your “wish list” that you can buy at 45% L.T.V. “in ones and twos” of the current Appraised for Cash with exits in place if interested. Post your email and I will see the post followed by contacting you.

    Aim for the moon and if you miss at least you’ll be amongst the stars.

    Go well and good luck.
    Thanks for reading.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Hello S of Florida,

    Thank you for your great comments about our firm. As always, we are here for our readers and take pleasure in assisting them to meet their goals.

    Have a great end to your day! :smile:

  • tjnr said:

    Good stuff here,especialy hearing about the various ppp to stay away from, can’t tell you how many times I hear that the attorney trust account is a secure thing. I’am also inquiring about MTN BG’s being purchased at discounts and how many fake or circumventing people there is in that world. Has anyone ever closed one of these transactions ,if yes what was the key?

  • GHOST said:

    MELVIN SANDERS and EARL AHMEEN ==

    These guys are LIARS AND CROOKS!!! They strung along my mother for 4 months week by week saying she passed compliance and would be getting paid every friday for 16 weeks. After the first 2 weeks we knew they were liars but each week they kept calling updating us with their BS lies. One week – New regulations were passed, next week – Banks had to verify her paperwork again, next week – on and on same ole lies… for 16 weeks until we just laughed and told them we knew they were crooks and had filed with the Atty Gen.

    They are always screaming how much they are christians and love god and all the religious bs. Stay away from these guys.

    MELVIN SANDERS – TX
    EARL AHMEEN – UNKNOWN

  • Also in Florida said:

    Great post S. of Florida

    The Great thing about this blog site is we can finally start to see the names of the many scammers that exist in this industry. We can compare notes and even if one person is saved from wasting time or losing money by someone’s post then this has accomplished its purpose.

    The flip side to this is many of us are hesitant to post what we are capable of for fear of appearing to be exactly what is being reported here.

    Like many of you I have chased these elusive trades for quite some time. I am now 0 for 14 and growing on these platforms. I decided over two years ago to purchase a bond and go at this direct. No Intermediaries, no middle people, nothing to hide. If you want my paperwork, well here it is! My theory was, by being the principle with enough of these people looking someone would eventually bring me to the right spot. Boy was I wrong!

    The frustrating thing is, I know this exists and is possible. I have found a CASH platform that actually performs, is very transparent, and will gladly prove performance. You can fly straight to their law firm, meet with them, meet their traders and see their platform perform.

    But, you must qualify with CASH and I currently don’t have $10 Million lying around and they won’t touch Bonds, Securities, SBLC, etc. So I know it exists but it doesn’t seem to exist for guys like me who own a Bond.

    We are residential and Commercial lenders so times have been very trying for us. Lending has virtually dried up in our industry. Thank God I purchased the bond when I did at the distressed price because at least the bond has a good cash flow which has kept us afloat.

    It sounds like your company and my company has some things in common in regards to Real Estate and proximity so I would like to speak with you.

    I am one of the very few authorized by Wachovia/Wells to receive all of their commercial foreclosures in the South East. When a principle enters into Chapter 11 we try to work with them right through Chapter 7 to bring qualified investors in to purchase the projects. I have actually been given a list every court appointed receiver for commercial properties in the Nation and they welcome anyone to help them because quite frankly the banks don’t want these properties back.

    Through my affiliation with Wachovia I also receive the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack lists of REO’s for residential and commercial by State.

    We were hoping to raise the capital through trading to take advantage of some of these opportunities as well as help individuals to stay in their homes.

    Please contact me at: globalcapital@mcom.com

    I would like to speak with you about your commercial real estate business and the exits you refer too.

    Beyond that, I enjoy this website and the posts, hopefully this will keep going.

  • Mike G. said:

    Guys my heart goes out to you. I suggest you do what I did. log on to theplatformtrading.com that book helped me steer clear of crooks and I have made some descent money in the past year. Its nothing like 29 1/2 times my investment in a month or so but it’s real. take care
    Mike G.

  • james said:

    Anyone heard of a Robert Fowler?

  • Sylvia said:

    Hello S. of Florida, I am very interested in your firm and services, so would you please email me your contact info to sylviabonham@gmail.com.

    Also, I wanted to say thank you to InsideTradeLLC for creating a forum in which we can share experiences that will hopefully prevent us from all making the same mistakes and ideas that will allow us all to move forward and work with honest and reliable people.

    Thank you again and I look forward to the many posts to come.

    Sylvia

  • Lauren said:

    200th POST?

    Has ANYONE tried to use this site to reference a name?

    Here is my contribution…I cut and pasted every name and company listed on the blog. The list is not mine. The following are simply collected names and companies mentioned on the blog.

    HERE IT IS:

    Robert Fowler

    James Richards out of London England

    Stephen Vasak

    Jon V. Dockman

    Virgil Hentz

    Ursula Arguedas of NYC

    Jas Takhar in Yuba City CA

    Peoples Management Resources and Andrew & Dawn Gottlieb

    Rockefeller Group of Miami, Inc

    MARK SAINT JUSTE

    DAVE NGUYEN OUT OF ARIZONA

    PROOFOFFUNDSLLC

    DAVID KAUP FROM PASADENA CALIFORNIA

    ALEX HERNANDEZ.

    LUIS RODRIGUEZ BOWZ MANAGEMENT

    THE RANGER GROUP TEXAS

    ROY MANN FROM NYC

    ROLAND ASHBERRY FLORIDA.

    MARK MARSALISI TEXAS

    H.M. TORREY

    RJ CASELL

    CHRIS EAVES

    HERMAN SEO CALIFORNIA

    ALEX HERNANDEZ . CALIFORNIA

    TONY BASS ATLANTA GEORGIA.

    Anthony Ferlazzo

    Melisa Shapiro

    Drew Hernandez of Phoenix Lending.

    East West Trading and Vincent Bach

    Synergy Finance Group, LLC.

    Global Treasury Foundation and Irving Jackson

    Brenda Ramsey-Starlite Funding

    Abigail Ringor

    Angel Bishack

    Brad Russell Seattle Washington

    Dave Hamman of HMG Ventures

    Joao Rocha from portugal and mr Nicolas Bihannic

    UnityOnefundProgram

    Jeffrey Ellison

    Jo Polanco

    Mal or Malory Chams

    Edmund (Ed) Wilson of Fountain Group of Companies of Utah, Inc.

    Louie Moss

    James Tucker

    David Donaldson

    Synergy Finance Group LLC – Robertsdale, AL

    H.M Torrey

    Diamante Holdings

    Dan Lyons

    Marie Clemens

    Debborah Larsen

    Gregory P. Cobbs from New Jersey

    BOWZ MANAGEMENT?

    TC Holding

    IRA network, out of NY

    Nicholas Aaron, Atlanta

    Beverley Campos, Marin County, CA

    Mark Marsalisi

    Nancy Edwards

    Kai Lassen, Esquire

    Jim Barnard, Oklahoma

    Dr. W. Chandler Reynolds, Palm Beach, FL

    GGROUPCAPITAL.COM- VA

    SAM WALDMAN AND GARY WALDMAN OUT OF NYC

    RICHARD TRASK OF SAN FRANCISCO

    successbullionusa.com

    Lauren Bonaparte priciple of Lauton Funding

    Marcus Barcroft

    Hoyt Michael Torrey

    Stuart Cardall

    JAMES BELLWOOD

    FERNANDO ALVAREZ

    Aspen Capital Group

    Douglas Martin

    Dino Awadisian

    COLE SMITH with ELOC capital

    RICHARD H. TRASK

    KEVIN VICKERS

    CLIFF JOHNSON

    BEN ZIMUNYA

    DINO WITH THE MAGNET PROGRAM

    MST out of Portland Oregon – run by a guy named Mack.

    MELVIN SANDERS (TX) and EARL AHMEEN ==These guys are LIARS AND CROOKS!!!

    Patricia Mohammed in Parkland Florida

    R.J. Casell

    SHIRLEE HEWITT

    Avoid Shirlee Hewitt and Ali R Ahmad.

    Dan Sinclair “Sinclair Financial Fort Myers Fl” and Sandra Carter “London Capital L.L.C “Atlanta Ga” for fraud attempt.

    Warren Rosenfeld out of Texas for leased funds

    RE: ALLAN SHERHERD – if it looks, smells and walks like a duck – it’s a duck!!

    Allan W. Shepard of Private Capital Holdings L.L.C. “out of Helena Montana”

    Tammy Correa out of Tampa Fl” That is Allans confident

    Tom McKenzie from Prospexx works with this guy, Tony Quance

    Tom McKenzie in Ontario, Canada

    RICHARD SCHULENBERG ESQ- Bevery Hills, CA and or the following:

    Cody Price

    Kelly Oliver

    Lenny Mongo

    Elitist Capital- Chinagozi Nwanko aka Ontario LLC

    Barrett Capital Exchange

    Darlene Bishop, Paradize Funding

    SHERYL CHILDRESS

    Robert Rivera

    David Roberts

    Shirlee Hewitt

    Ali Ahmad

  • Isla's answers on Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge. said:

    Yedda: RE: Barrett Capital Exchange and Prospexx Integrated Capital…

    Isla answered: re:Barrett Capital Exchange seem to be connected to Prospexx Integrated Capital has anybody closed any deals with them? There just seems to be a wall of silence or are they both just fee collectors? …

  • Isla's answers on Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge. said:

    Yedda: Who mentioned Lauton Funding look at these ……

    Isla answered: re:I don’t know about Barrett but I can tell you that Lauton Funding is above board. In all the years I’ve worked with them they’ve been totally honest and straightforward with my clients. I can’t tell you how happy we are to be work…

  • Isla's answers on Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge. said:

    Yedda: RE: Prospexx Integrated Capital…

    Isla answered: re:Has anybody been funded by Prospexx Integrated Capital principal Tom Mackenzie? …

  • Isla's answers on Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge. said:

    Yedda: RE: Has anybody done business with prospexx integrated ……

    Isla answered: re:has anybody done business with prospexx integrated capital …

  • Jordan said:

    I have recieved an invite to join a platform that seems to be one of the 1% that actually payout big returns. The person that referred me is someone I do business with and trust 100%. He used to work with the trader in the insurance industry and they have been friends for years. This being said I still want to use escrow or leave the money in my account which the trader is ok with. My question is can I use a Proof of Funds account for a platform? If I use escrow how should it be set up so that the money is safe?

  • Jungle said:

    I see Marcus Barcroft’s name on the black list, but nobody has had anything negative to say about him, just inquiries. I have talked with him myself several times, but like others here, just do not have anything to report good or bad, but I wouldn’t put someone on a black list just for that. JMO, for what it’s worth.

  • Junior said:

    GOOD EVENING TO ALL.

    Melisa Shapiro is LEGIT!!!! She has closed a deal for one I have known for years. You have to come correct to her group. No Lease or Rented funds. Fernando Alvarez didn’t pan out. It was a switch and bait situation with someone on his end NOT GOOD. There are only a few out there really making things happen. Brokers kill deals 80% of the time. Fake investors with fake documents kill deals 18% of the time. 10M is the golden number. 1 M is PAIN IN THE ASS!!!! :!: I cannot endorse this company anymore but they are legit. if you read any of my postings you know whom I am referring to. Peace to you guys.
    Junior from the 702.

  • Winston said:

    TO JUST WONDERIN, ALTINVEST & OLD PRO,

    We were introduced to a Virgil Hentz. Similar context as described by Just Wonderin concerning funding/purchase of real estate by Hentz and a “Trust”.

    We found documentation that a Virgil Hentz was ordered by ND and WI to cease sale of unregistered securities involving Global eScience, circa 2005.

    Would appreciate any and all information and experiences, pro and con, about and with Virgil Hentz.

  • CarefulBrit said:

    Hi,

    Does anyone know anything about CashFlo(UK) Limited as they are offering MTN-based funding?

    Many thanks
    CarefulBrit

  • Doug said:

    Thank you "Also in Florida"

    Yesterday afternoon I received confirmation that I passed compliance with the Judge and just made my travel arrangements to meet at his law firm on Monday to discuss his trade program and my contract.

    Thanks for the Judges website, I did my due dilligence and you were right I was very impressed. After quite a while looking I am very encouraged here and if nothing else the Judges transparency has been refreshing.

    I want to commend the creators of this site because I have looked for over a year for a viable place to place my funds and only by chance did I stumble across this site that has now hopefully led me to exactly what I have been looking for.

  • Cypress said:

    Conflicting information about Melisa Shapiro. Junior says she is good but Colorado Carl says she is not. See below.

    “Colorado Carl said:

    Great idea here……………..just got scammed for 25k for a PPP from Jeffrey Ellison @ Community Finance Group. Paid up front to an escrow account for hard costs on instrument issuance. No instrument. Somehow withdrew funds and no response since. Melisa Shapiro @ Avalon Financial also involved. Same, no response. BUT…………the feds have it now, interstate wire transfer fraud……!

    - 9 July 2009 at 12:39 pm”

  • Lauren said:

    AS STATED THE ABOVE LIST IS ONLY A LIST OF NAMES AND COMPANIES MENTIONED ON THIS BLOG.

    CLEARLY, THIS SHOULD NOT BE MISTAKEN AS A “BLACKLIST.”

    SIMPLY, A REFERENCE LIST OF ALL NAMES/COMPANIES MENTIONED. THEREFORE, IF YOU SEE THE NAME OR COMPANY YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN SCROLLING THROUGH TO SEE IF THE POSTER WAS SEEKING INFORMATION OR HAD A COMPLAINT OR COMPLIMENT.

    THANK YOU

  • HMTorrey scam said:

    Hoyt Michael Torrey ( HM Torrey law group) Stole $30,000 from me since I gave him the $$ upfront and he is gone from this earth.

    Has anyone else heard of him.?

    I filed a complaint with the Client Security fund of California, State Attorney and FBI but I just want my $$ back..

    Any info would be great..

  • Lauren said:

    DOUG- I have an inquiry looking to be introduced to the judge. Could you assist?

    JUNIOR- I know you do not like to be asked to email off board but I do need a reference on a person you mentioned. I can not request on board.

    BPVLLC@aol.com

  • CR said:

    Doug,

    Could you please email me the contact info for the judge. I would be most appreciative.

    Thanks

    3rdworldassist@gmail.com

  • BHaas said:

    This site is a great source of information – so glad I finally found it!!

    To ATLANTIC CAPITAL or anyone else with information regarding the program with the judge – I am very interested in this program.
    Please contact me or forward website information to:

    bhaas@marketworxcorp.com

    Thank you.

  • CC said:

    Hey guys. We stumbled upon this site earlier today and we wanted to chime in on this particular subject. we read most of the post regarding bad brokers and we also read the small amount of companies that are really doing things right. I have done business with one of the companies on here. We are Very Surprised to see them on here due to their strict policies. Private Group Capital is totally legitimate. I’ve done 2 transactions with them in the past 4 years and they have worked out for our development and projects worldwide. Currently we are moving forward in a major project overseas and they will assist us in our endeavors. They assisted us in offshore banking as well and made our lives a lot easier. They do not deal with exotic bonds or fake slbc’s or leased instruments or funds but if you are RWA and can proceed forward you should win.

    This is our 2 cents

  • OLD PRO said:

    To TJ

    Administrative Hold structures allow the bank to continue utilizing those funds. That means that those funds are ‘technically’ being utilized for other financial activity – Not acceptable to a trader.

    Blocking funds are designed to counter that structure so the trader can garner a credit line against the underlying capital. If those funds can be used for other financial activities while in trade,no bank or other entity will extend the credit line. The credit line is the key to protecting the principal, thus not putting the funds at risk. When you block funds, those funds don’t mean anything anymore to the bank. Those funds cease being an asset of the bank.

    Many would probably argue this point until the cow’s come home, but that’s the way it is. That’s why bank officers fight clients tooth and nail against the blocking procedure. They want to continue utilizing those funds. There lies the rub.

    Those of us who are ‘plugged into the business’ have investigated the Administrative Hold option. My bonafide sources and other respected colleagues have assured me that it can’t be done. That’s good enough for me. Think about it, why wouldn’t we utilize this structure if it existed. It would be a helluva lot easier to pitch clients using the Adm Hold structure versus the dreaded Block albatross. My collegues and I would would work it in a New York minute. Hell, we’d be dancing in the streets!

    Blocking funds is a real pain in the behind. Clients hate it. And bank officers vehemently resist it – it’s their job to resist it. And they will do their utmost to hassle and dissuade clients from participating in what is the greatest business in the world. That’s why the Administrative Hold is so attractive to some clients and brokers. No hassle. But, in my opinion, clients and brokers, you’re wasting your time – and you brokers are risking your reputation with your clients. Principals, don’t let Blocked Funds scare you. There are alternatives. If you know how to play the game, that is.

    Ultimately, that’s what separates the pros from the amateurs.

    At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about – gaming the system. Problem is, most brokers and clients that chase this business don’t have a clue. And they waste their time year in,year out – chasing rainbows with no pot of gold at the end.

    That’s where the talent of an experienced first class broker and trade group really earn their dime. Bankers know when their dealing with amateur clients seeking access to this arena. Let the pros handle it. IF you’re a bonafide real principal with no BS, they’ll get the deal done. It’ll get finessed and lodged into trade. Believe me.

    In reality, there are alternatives to MT 760′s, but it all depends on who, what, where and how – as well as the cooperation and motivational level of the client.

    Think about it. The Fed makes the rules in this business. They decide what will and will not be allowed. And they rule with an iron fist. Nothing gets past them. Think about it,would they make the Administrative Hold option available to one group and not to the other licensed trade groups they control? That one group would ride herd over the others and steal away all the business.

    The business of bank trading among a handful of exclusively licensed and regulated trade groups is a very small club. When one sneezes – they all catch a cold. And the verdict is that Administrative Hold structures don’t work.

    In closing, there’s no way that I would expose and risk a rare 100M plus client to a structure that no viable trade group can attest to being real. There’s no worse reality than having worked a client for weeks (or even months) for an outcome to end up tragically in a black hole.

    Then the reality of losing the client AND your reputation, quickly follows. Been there done that.

    It’s your job to genuinely take the client to new heights of humanitarian funding and wealth enhancement opportunities. They deserve no less. As do you.

    Always use COMMON SENSE when piloting your way through the stormy skies of this business. I wish you all the best.

  • Doug said:

    To Lauren and the others.

    I have forwarded your message along to the appropriate source, you should be contacted via email shortly.

  • CR said:

    CC

    I do not see Private Group Capital listed anywhere on this site except your post. I do see Private Capital Holdings (Allan Shepard). Who is Private Group Capital?

  • TJ said:

    Thank you for your response Old Pro. I apologize too if you thought I was thinking your earlier post in regards to R Cohen was stating he was a fraud. That was not my intention. Just curiosity as the Sovereign Program is all over out there, and by know one would think it would be publically “debunked”.

    Is there a way we can communicate “very” privately off board?

  • OLD PRO said:

    TO:TJ

    The only way to communicate is for you to leave me your email on this blog. And then I'll give you further instructions.

  • Makeitright's answers on Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge. said:

    Yedda: RE: Prospexx Integrated Capital Barrett Capital Exchange Tom Mckenzie…

    Makeitright answered: re:How can companies such as Prospexx Integrated Capital and Barrett Capital Exchange be allowed to continue taking fees off people and then produce nothing. Surely in any jurisdiction it is theft and at the very least immoral. T…

  • Lauren said:

    LAST POST:

    The list created above is an INDEX of companies and people mentioned on the prior 199 posts. It is not to be misconstrued as a “BLACKLIST” of any sort.

    I do not have a personal opinion of ANYONE or COMPANY listed on this blog.

    I do not know Inquistor- CERTAINLY I CAN NOT GET STOLEN MONEY RETURNED TO YOU BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE A MAGIC WAND.

    I can remind: Do not give anyone upfront monies, allow your funds to move out of your control (not even a sub-account or attorney’s escrow account. Do a DD on everyone as you would in any business transaction. If you sense a bait and switch, or reluctancy to release someone’s name and phone number as would be customary in any transaction – make good decisions. Consult a assistance if you need guidance or further information.

    If you become a victim: Do not remain silent! File the appropriate reports with the SEC, FINRA, or any other applicable Authority as soon as poossible.

    Street Broker’s should not advise on moving client’s funds or paying anyone they haven’t tested with their own funds first! Clients aren’t test mice!

    Junior- you have contributed valuable information. I would ask you to consider before endorsing ANYONE make sure you really know. Personally I could but I won’t mention- one of your endorsements could cause problems if someone takes your word for it!

    Cypress- if I read a good and a bad- I would probably DD this person more carefully!

    No longer will I be able to return emails.

    A GOOD FRAUD MIMIMCKS THE REAL THING!

  • TJ said:

    Old Pro:

    como2111@hotmail.com

    Regards,

    tj

  • JRG said:

    OLD PRO:

    Can you please email me at:
    jrgholdings at gmail dot com?

    Regards

  • BRIAN said:

    OLD PRO,

    I am a principal and am interested in speaking with you. I know the banking industry and you are completely right on an admistrative hold. Adminstrative holds are loved by the banking industry because it still allows them to go to the Fed window and borrow against those funds.

    bdecker@macarthurwealth.com

  • Dale said:

    Lauren,

    Thanks for the link and sorry to see this is your last post.

    If you happen to look here can you please forward me the name of the person in Florida you said you had. I would like to speak with them concerning CMO’s.

    Thanks!

    Dale

  • AFF said:

    Doug,

    Could you please email me the contact info for the judge. I would be most appreciative.

    Thanks

    Fisher1228@aol.com

  • Revolon said:

    To all: great comments, as I too have encountered many of these jokesters.

    TO OLD PRO: Would you mind contacting me off board at: revoloncapital at gmail dot com?

    TO Anyone who can put me in contact with the judge: Please contact me at the email above in this post.

    Thanks

    Rev

  • Sharon said:

    Old Pro,
    I would like to speak to you regarding PPP.
    Please e-mail me:
    sharon.wise73@yahoo.com

    Thanks

  • Stace Lee said:

    OLD PRO

    please email me

    stacerlee@cableone.net

  • JT said:

    Has anyone done business with or having any info on Brandon K Watson with Pudong Fiscal Holdings?

  • DEG said:

    Revolon,

    Please leave your email address and I will write you off board concerning the the Judge.

    DEG

  • Kevin Ryan said:

    Hi All

    I have read you comments about Prospexx I.C with ineterest, and I too was taken in by these people, paid due diligence and delay and excused over a year period and then nothing…

    But, reading this has given me great heart, because there is so many people on here who have been scammed (Sorry, not understood the process). Well let me say now, I have just had my eurika moment…

    If all the people on this forum send me (NOW!!!) $10K I will be able to fund my project, I can keep you hanging on for a year with excuse after excuse and then when I have completed my project I can then (Unlike Prospexx I.C) give you your money back explaining we cannot get funding, JUST BRILLIANT!!! so please send it NOW!!

    Oh and by the way I have used my real Name Tom McKenzie so as you state in your response “Real Debate” please do not hesitate to contact me “you know my number”.

    P.S. Just in case you forgot my name is Kevin Ryan

    P.P.S DO NOT TOUCH THEM!!!

  • DEG said:

    Kevin,

    The checks in the mail!

    But seriously, kiddingly you make a very good point and one I have pointed to for quite a while. What if all of the honest people on here as well as other sites like this came together and networked.

    There are people on here with Cash, bonds, Securities, etc. all looking to do legitimate projects. Can you imagine if we all came together and took our collective strengths and pooled them. The financial strength created from this type of union could fund a great deal of projects.

    So, maybe the key to all this is structure and networking. Maybe someone needs to generate an idea for this type of union where human capital and monetary capital come together to accomplish something that as individuals we are struggling with.

    I know it sounds crazy, and I know there will be some that will shoot holes in the theory but there are a great deal of good people here all looking for answers. It just seems there should be an easy way to bring us all together.

    DEG

  • Revolon said:

    DEG

    My email is the same as it was in the first post.

    revoloncapital AT gmail dot com

    Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

  • Jon said:

    Have anyone done any business with Aspen Capital Group LLC in Kingston,PA/Douglas Martin ? Thanks!

  • S of FL said:

    Hello All,
    Great Job Lauren on the the Copy and Past of potentials in the field.
    To move forward:.
    Has or does ANY ONE know of a Richard McCullum Jr. and or his group?

    Please advise and keep the protection coming friends.

  • TidalWave & Associates said:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. I see the business defrauders are still defrauding. I’ve read some very knowledgeable comments. I hope some of you principles learn from it. OLD PRO, great teaching, I’ve learned something new. Even though I have great providers that has proven success, I can never know it all.
    We’ve been administering the Adm.hold and MT799 to bring clients into trade, which has been great for all parties.

    The only thing that has beaten those 2 things is our latest project provider, the program been preforming for 10+yrs, it transparent, proven results with no holds on funds at all. Oh! best of all its domestic trading out of one of US top 3 banking institutions with daily payouts.

    What I’ve been seeing allot of is principles are now so scared of losing funds, they’re going into these programs looking for fraud not success. The last thing a reputable provider wants is the FEDs breathing down their necks do to an investor being paranoid. Even if the program is legitimate, if there’s any kinda solicitation involved, it’s against the law.
    We gotten CIS from clients never knowing they’ve let someone else place them into compliance in other programs this makes reputable providers look like frauds, which gets you blacklisted very quickly. I’ve also been receiving allot of fraudulent CIS packages from so called investors.. This business has gotten very nasty within the last several years.

    Do to new US regulations within GMNA, Freddie, Fannie and HUD. This is made it hard as hell to get CMOs to past compliance. We’ve decided to wait until the first of next year before proceeding with CMOs. Let the government sort out that mess. So if you want to take CMOs into trading, save yourself some time, monetize and use cash.

    And last but not least!!!! investors looking for the $100m payout after investing $1m, even if you’ve piggy backed, it’s very unlikely to happen. The compounding system. maybe if the providers are reputable, or you direct to a $billion provider who JV with you. Other than that.. NOT HAPPEN

    I do have a CD purchase program that will help you get to your goal of getting a fairly big payout contact zw@tidalwavecorp.com me for more details. All programs I’m speaking of never require an investor to EVER transfer his/her funds. If you don’t have an account with BOA, HSBC, Chase or Citi Banks I suggest you create one.
    I provided this info. cause I’ve seen a couple names on this blacklist that has done successful deal with associates of mine. But when an investor lack experience in this business it can cause problems for everyone, this comes from resent experiences. Make sure before you post someones name as a crook be 100% sure, because our reputations a for more greater than a dollar any day.

    I wish you all much success

    zw@tidalwavecorp.com

  • Lauren said:

    S of FL call me ASAP

    Thanks

  • S of FL said:

    Lauren,
    I emailed you. Please check you junk and or spam. We have our own server and domain and alot of times my emails end up there.

    Please advise.
    S.

  • Sandy Douglas said:

    Tom

    I am very public ally asking you for a refund of the fees I paid to your company Prospexx Integrated Capital.
    Your excuses for delays and false promises of completing the funding were not contemporaneous.At no point did you attempt any variation of risk reward only an automated bland response to the hurdles your investors created.Our project was always fully secured via assets that you informed us had passed due diligence not once but twice.
    The delays were purgatory and have cost us both in time credibility and hard cash.The documentation you initially furnished us with will be made very public as read with your reasons for not funding and the time span just confirm a good deal of the negative sentiment on the Internet.
    If a commitment is not made within 5 days to refund my fees and adequate compensation.Not only will I start publicising transcripts of which I received from the Broker and directly from you.I will start legal proceedings and traditional mechanisms not just internet publicity.When read in hindsight they become very damming maybe it has slipped your mind some of the dialogue we had.
    I am sorry as you said on our final conversation you do not like the tone but facts prove everything.
    Remember our funding was for only $700000 and you talk as if you can access millions.Speak through my Broker and I would advise you to respond on here also.This page has very few links as yet and still comes high on searches.This is not a campaign it is just a simple demand for a refund and compensation as I paid and received nothing Simple

  • Kevin Ryan said:

    Deg,

    I look forward to receiving your cheque!!!

    Being serious for one moment, these sites are very good to find out who not to touch, what I am missing here is who to approach “The Good Guys”, does anyone know who they are as they seem to be as rare as hens teeth!

    I want to see posting like this to stop those who steel our hard earned cash and live of the proceeds of ill gotten gains, however in the reverse I would also like to reward those who do business in a professional maner and give them my business, we can all earn a good living without lowering ourselves to steeling from people.

    So, if anyone would like to recommend a broker / Angel investor who is reliable/honest and doesn’t take your money before he earns it then please send me their details or post for everyone to see.

    If anyone would like to create a group who finds good investers / lender I am happy to do something, not sure what any suggestions.

    Happy for anyone to contact me kevin.ryan@tecomastan.com

    Regards
    Kevin

  • c.s shankar said:

    Hello
    Has anyone dealt with TC Holding AG with a gentleman called Gunter Monseler , am presently doing a deal .. want to be double sure of his dealings.

    thanks

  • DEG said:

    Kevin,

    I Don’t know why you didn’t receive my cheque by now, it must have gotten lost in the mail, or maybe it’s being delivered by the same courier that is delivering the contract for Trading my bond I have been waiting for; but I’m sure it’s just an honest mistake. Just be patient because it’s going to be huge, in the B’s or T’s! :lol:

    The funny thing about this business is once someone finds something tangible they either keep it a secret for themselves claiming a non disclosure agreement or they try to profit from the information.

    Maybe there is a way to address both of those issues but still create a venue for those in need to find what they are seeking. I have networked with people all over the world successfully so this shouldn’t be that difficult. So if we come up with something I am not afraid to throw money at any good ideas that come along.

    A perfect example is; I was originally told about this site by Lauren who has posted above. I came on to check it out and found myself reading every post on the site.

    There are good people on here, Lauren is one of them. I asked her to help me because I am trying to fund a very good Humanitarian project. Without hesitation she was calling me and introducing me to people that could possibly help me and she wanted nothing in return! Wow, what a breath of fresh air.

    So maybe it’s as simple as starting a list of who wants to network and what their strengths are and in turn what their focus might be. Or maybe it’s as simple as starting a website where members can log on and post offerings or give news about deals they have closed or opportunities they have found.

    I have truly enjoyed reading some of the posts by people like “Old Pro” who gives great advice and information. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a site where people like “Old Pro” could write a column giving insight on topics along with current opportunities that exist in the market?

    A site that is positive but also informative where opportunities can be posted that has been verified through use by members.
    Websites are cheap and easy to develop, or maybe it’s as simple as approaching the creators of this site and collaborating with them on incorporating this idea into their site which could benefit them as well as everyone else.

    What do you think?

    DEG

  • AFRIEND said:

    What You May Not Know If You are Seeking a Program (commonly called a PPP, PST, or HYIP)…

    You need a friend, not a Broker, Consultant, Mandate, Intermediary, JV Partner, Attorney, or CPA.

    Now "friend" has a strange definition in the underground world. It is not someone who exchanged emails with you or a few calls. Not even some one who met you in a coffee shop. Especially, not someone who demanded an agreement to pay them. It is a "Principle."

    For this conversation the definition of a Principle is synonymous with a "Participant in a Program".

    Many legitimate programs who have been running successfully for a reasonable period of time do not look for John, Joe, David, Steve, Ken, and Chris from the Internet to bring in business because they DO NOT CONDUCT BUSINESS on the Internet. They do not need these people. They do not need your money!

    Here is a dirty little secret Broker's do not tend to believe, they are only getting paid if this is their client. Meaning, if John brought it to Joe who sent it to Chris who actually has a "FRIEND" I will tell you Chris is the only one who will receive a commission so John should be very close with the client to be secured he will be paid, and Joe must trust Chris or he doesn't have a shot since it is not his client. The trade group asks questions to the client regarding outside agreements. The truth is they simply do not care who the client pays, but they do make it clear it is not required to pay these people to stay in the program. If your agreement is OUTLANDISH, they will heavily advise against it.

    Next, keep your money in YOUR pocket or advise your client to keep their money in their bank account. Anyone who advises for the funds to go to a JOINT account, attorney's escrow account, or wired into SPACE- I promise you this is HIGH RISK. Only try it if you enjoy Roulette!

    There really is no mystery or secrecy to the MBP – The money, the broker and the program as some may lead you to believe. If you have followed the yellow brick road everyone will be transparent. As in a normal business transaction, names, numbers, emails, registration numbers (if applicable) will be available. There are NO SECRETS. The only difference is you may not demand this information upfront. You must clear compliance for complete access.

    Here is clue #1:

    If you can say you are bi-lingual and understand the following:

    The language of the underground arena is filled with acronyms. If you have found your way here you probably know most of them yourself. It goes something like this..Do you know of a legit PPP or PST, I am one man away from the TRADER, I got the HYIP that can quadruple your investment in a month, so if you MT 760 your asset, we can MT 103 or ICBPO profits upon delivery, and tell your client to have his banker SWIFT 799, if the client's funds are stateside have their bank issue a 542, don't forget I need you to notarize the FPA and C&D the broker who didn't preform, and to meet the Principle sign the JV and the Non-Solicitation, don't worry if you don't have the cash you may leverage your MTN's, BG's, CD's, SBLC's, T-Bills, & T-Strips, it is ok if they are fresh cut or slightly seasoned, and include your LOI & MOU with your application with a one page summary of your project, and if all of the above is too difficult we got a POF you can Lease with no upfront fees, and now you have been all around the world to Kings and Sultans who have requested your assistance through their Mandate, the rep will verify the SKR, and (MY FAVORITE) don't worry you will wire your funds to an attorney's trust escrow account. If you are laughing you probably understood every word you just read.

    Most importantly, it is a sign you are still in the underground arena!

    Clue #2- Do not send your complete package to ANYONE until you are sure or have been instructed to do so. A short CIS & proof of asset is enough. You can xxxx the account number too. If you do not see why this is so important because you think they can't do anything with your information- YOU ARE CORRECT. What will happen is you will be on overload with solicitations from everyone who says they can do it! Worse case scenario, they could tarnish the package but coincidently submitting to two separate programs creating major issues for you!

    Becareful with your Clients, Know who you are engaging, and be a BODYGUARD to the ASSETS!

  • Sandy Douglas said:

    DEG

    I agree 100% with your points from something negative comes an equal positive This site being one of them there has been a worldwide correction of Markets and all the resultant symptoms.Maybe things could be started afresh with your posting in mind. A White list that would immediately rise to prominence and individuals and companies prove how competent they are by default proof and transparency e,t,c.

    Reading the postings on this site has been an education in itself and kept me sane through a period of delay that is simple to prevent recurring by giving information.

    Lauren has alluded to it previously and it seems so obvious but nowhere on the net is really achieving it.

    Kevin made a great point in an entertaining way and maybe the reason these operators are coming to light and people wait for them is it is difficult to find alternatives in the current environment.

    Maybe in the past they did fund the odd thing with fees they took and maybe people found alternatives and forgot about them.

    Sandy

  • S of Florida said:

    Below is:.
    ** Public ** View the names of the listed below and follow the link at the bottom and in MY and my firms opinion ** STAY AWAY** from them

    Other:. Our firm is looking for other Investors to go into trade with us. We believe to have found THE REAL DEAL, however let me be honest as well. “WE have NOT closed with anyone or group on that spectrum friends” We are merely “looking” for other Angel Investors to work with as a buy in unit by invitation from an actual trade group who IS licensed and can show proof of the programs.
    It has become aware to me and my firm that NO ONE can trade under $1M, you have to be invited by the trade group “not a J.V.” you CAN NOT trade leased or borrowed funds.

    The A.B.C’s to ANY Platform trade:.
    A. Your money is NEVER to be encumbered. B. Your money NEVER leaves YOUR acct. C. You can close and collect YOUR money at any time.

    Now to the good stuff:.

    Investors Claims Funds

    This page lists the S.E.C. “Security Exchange Commission” enforcement cases in which a Receiver, Disbursement Agent, or Claims Administrator has been appointed. Funds that are recovered and available for investors will be distributed according to an approved plan.

    In addition to seeing whether a claims fund has been established, you may want to find out whether a private class action has been filed against the company you are or have invested in. If you’re aware of violations of the securities laws, please contact S.E.C. by using their online complaint form.

    If your broker-dealer has gone out of business, you can visit their website of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation to find out whether your firm is the subject of a liquidation proceeding and how you can obtain a claim form.

    Alphabetical Index:.

    A :evil:

    ABC Viaticals, et al.

    Acorn Capital Management

    Advanced Financial Services, Larry W. Tyler, et al.

    AIM Advisors, Inc. and AIM Distributors, Inc.

    12daily Pro

    4NExchange, LLC, Paul R. Grant and Ronald Bassett

    Alanar, Inc., et al.

    Alliance Capital Management, L.P.

    Alpha Telcom, Inc.

    American-Amicable Life Insurance Company of Texas

    American Express Financial Advisors Inc.

    American Express Financial Corporation

    AmeriFirst Funding, et al.

    American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

    AOB Commerce, Inc., et al.

    Archie Paul Reynolds a/k/a Dr. A. Paul Reynolds and Success Trust and Holding LLC

    Arthur Nadel, et al.

    Ashbury Capital Partners, L.P., Ashbury Capital Management, L.L.C., and Mark Yagalla

    B :evil:

    Banc of America Capital Management, LLC, BACAP Distributors, LLC, and Banc of America Securities, LLC

    Banc of America Securities LLC

    Beacon Hill Asset Management, et al.

    Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. and Bear, Stearns Securities Corp.

    Bennett Funding Group, Inc.

    Benny L. Judah and Excel Lease Fund, Inc.

    Bentley Financial Services, Inc.

    Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC

    Billion Coupons, Inc. (aka Billion Coupons Investment) and Marvin R. Cooper

    Biltmore Financial Group, et al.

    Biltmore Securities, Inc.

    Bio-Heal Laboratories, Inc., et al.

    Bottom Line of South Florida, Inc., Andres L. Pimstein, et al.

    Bradford C. Bleidt and Allocation Plus Asset Management Company, Inc.

    Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. and John Noland Ryan Montgomery

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

    C :evil:

    Capital Consultants, LLC, Jeffrey L. Grayson, and Barclay L. Grayson

    Capital Enhancement Club

    Cardinal Health, Inc.

    Carolina Development Company, Lambert Vander Tuig, and Jonathan Carman

    Cash 4 Titles, Charles Richard Homa, and Michael Gause

    CEP Holdings, Inc. D/B/A Colonendparenthesis.net, Trevor Reed, Clayton Kimbrell and Colon End Parenthesis Trust, LLC

    Charis Johnson, LifeClicks, LLC, and 12daily Pro

    Charles W. Crouse and Norman R. Hess

    CIBC World Markets Corp. and Canadian Imperial Holdings Inc.

    CIHC, Inc., Conseco Services, LLC and Conseco Equity Sales, Inc.

    Cobalt Multifamily Investors I, LLC, et al.

    Colin Nathanson, et al.

    Columbia Management Advisors, Inc. and Columbia Funds Distributor, Inc.

    Commonwealth Equity Services, LLP d/b/a Commonwealth Financial Network; Detwiler, Mitchell, Fenton & Graves, Inc.; James X. McCarty

    ConAgra Foods, Inc., et al.

    Concorde America, Inc., et al.

    Creative Capital Consortium, LLC, et al.

    Credit Bancorp, Ltd.

    Credit First Fund, LP, David R. Lund, et al.

    CRW Management, L.P. et al.

    Currency Trading International, Inc., et al.

    D :evil:

    David M. Mobley/Maricopa Investment Fund, Ltd.

    David Tanner d/b/a/ Capital Enhancement Club, et al.

    Dean Foods – Michael J. McCloskey, et al.

    Diversified Lending Group, Inc., et al.

    Donald Anthony Walker Young, et al.

    Donald Matthew Greth and Brenda B. Melton

    D.W. Heath & Associates, Inc. et al.

    E :evil:

    Edward D. Jones & Co.

    Edward S. Digges, et al.

    Edward T. Stein, et al.

    Elfindepan S.A., et al

    Emvest Mortgage Fund, LLC, Emvest, Inc., and Milon Lyle Brock

    Enron

    Enterprise Trust Company, et al.

    Excel Lease Fund, Inc.

    F :evil:

    Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

    Federated Investment Management Company, Federated Securities Corp. and Federated Shareholder Services Company

    First Choice Management Services, Inc. and Gary Van Waeyenberghe

    First Command Financial Planning

    FOMAC International, Inc.

    Frank D. Gruttadauria et al.

    Franklin Advisers, Inc.

    Fred Alger Management, Inc. and Fred Alger & Company Incorporated.

    Freedom Financial, Inc., et al.

    Fremont Investment Advisors, Inc. et al.

    G evil:

    Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

    Gen-See Capital Corporation and Richard S. Picoli

    Geoffrey A. Gish; Weston Rutledge Financial Services, Inc.; Zamindari Capital, LLC; Lexington International Fund, LLC a/k/a Lexington International Fund, Inc.; and Oxford Adams Capital, LLC

    Gerson Asset Management

    Global Express Capital Real Estate Investment Fund I, LLC et al.

    Global Money Management, L.P., LF Global Investments, LLC, and Marvin Friedman

    Global Online Direct, Inc., Bryant E. Behrmann and Larry “Buck” E. Hunter

    Global Research Analyst Settlement

    Gold-Quest International, et al.

    Grant Thornton LLP, Doeren Mayhew & Co. P.C., Peter M. Behrens, CPA, Marvin J. Morris, CPA and Benedict P. Rybicki, CPA

    H :evil:

    Heartland Financial Services, Inc.

    Heyman International

    Homestore, Inc.

    Horizon Establishment

    Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

    I :evil:

    i2 Technologies, Inc.

    International Capital Management, Inc.

    International Equity Advisors, LLC and Richard Roger Lund

    International Fiduciary Corp., S.A., et al.

    International Funding Association, Ronald Stephen Holt, et al.

    International Management Associates, LLC et al.

    Invesco Funds Group, Inc.

    IPIC International, et al.

    J :evil:

    Jack Brown, Jules Fleder et al.

    James B. Roberts, FOMAC International, Inc., and Consultores Las Tres Americas S.A.

    James M. Nicholson et al.

    James P. Lewis, Jr., Financial Advisory Consultants, et al.

    James R. Harrold, et al.

    Janus Capital Management LLC

    Jeffrey Fishman and Medemil LLC

    John Wayne Zidar et al.

    Jon W. James, J.W. James & Associates, et al.

    Joseph Contini, D/B/A Personal Portfolio Watch

    Joseph S. Forte and Joseph Forte, L.P.

    J.T. Wallenbrock & Associates, Citadel Capital Management Group, Larry Toshio Osaki, and Van Y. Ichinotsubo

    K :evil:

    K.L. Group, LLC, et al.

    Kenneth Roy Weare, also known as Roy Weaver, J&K Global Marketing Corporation, and AAA-Auction.com, Inc.

    Knight Securities L.P.

    KS Advisors, et al.

    K.W. Brown and Company, Kenneth Brown, et al.

    L :evil:

    Le Club Prive S.A.

    Learn Waterhouse, Inc. et al.

    Lincoln Funds International, Inc.

    Lotus Development Corporation

    M :evil:

    Madoff, Bernard L.

    MAK 1 Group Enterprises, LLC

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co., John W. Ballen, and Kevin R. Parke

    MBIA Inc.

    Medemil LLC et al.

    Medical Capital Holdings, Inc., et al.

    Megafund Corporation

    Merrill Scott & Associates, Ltd., et al.

    Michael Lauer, Lancer Management Group, LLC, and Lancer Management Group II, et al.

    Michael J. McCloskey, et al. (Dean Foods)

    Mid-America Foundation, Inc., Robert R. Dillie, et al.

    Millennium Bank, et al.

    Millennium Financial, Ltd. and Newpont Fiduciaries & Nominees, S.A.

    Millennium Partners, L.P. et al.

    Mobile Billboards of America, Inc., et al.

    Mutual Benefits Corp., et al.

    MX Factors, LLC et al.

    N :evil:

    Nations Warranty Group, Inc., Jonathan W. Mikula, John B. Craddock and JW&P Consulting, LLC

    NexstarCommunications, LLC

    NJ Affordable Homes Corp. and Wayne Puff

    North American Clearing, Inc., Richard L. Goble, Bruce B. Blatman and Timothy J. Ward

    Northshore Asset Management LLP, et al.

    Novus Technologies, LLC, et al.

    NYSE Specialist Firms

    O :evil:

    Ohana International, Inc., Financial Solutions, and Christiano Hashimoto

    Oversea Chinese Fund Limited Partnership, et al.

    P :evil:

    PA Fund Management LLC f/k/a PIMCO Advisors Fund Management LLC et al.

    Par Three Financial Group, Inc. and Melvin D. Ruth

    Pay Pop, Inc.

    Pension Fund of America LC, et al.

    Pilgrim Baxter & Associates, Ltd., Gary L. Pilgrim and Harold J. Baxter

    Pinnacle Development Partners LLC and Gene A. O’Neal

    PinnFund USA, Inc.

    Pittsford Capital Income Partners, L.L.C., et al.

    Platinum Investment Corporation, et al.

    Plus Money, Inc. and Matthew La Madrid, et al.

    Premium Income Corp, et al.

    Presto Telecommunications, Inc.

    Provident Royalties, LLC et al.

    Prudential Equity Group, LLC, formerly known as Prudential Securities Inc.

    Putnam Investment Management LLC

    Q – NONE….YET

    R :evil:

    Ray M. White and CRW Management, L.P

    RenaissanceRe Holdings, Ltd.

    Resource Development International LLC, et al.

    Rey Salomon, Jr., and Ellen H Development LLC

    Robert Louis Carver, Robert Louis Carver II, James Lowell DeMers, Lincoln Funds International, Inc., and Paropes Corporation f/k/a Brookstone Capital, Inc.

    Robert Allen Stanford, Stanford International Bank, Stanford Group Company and Stanford Capital Management

    Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and The “Shell” Transport and Trading CompanyNew

    RS Investments Management, Inc. et al.

    S :evil:

    Safevest, LLC, et al.

    Sebastian International Enterprises, Inc.

    Secure Investment Services, Inc. et al.

    Sherbourne Capital Management, Ltd., et al.

    Southern Financial Group, Inc.

    Spear & Jackson, Inc.

    Stanford International Bank, et al.

    Steve Madden Ltd.

    Strong Capital Management, et al.

    Success Trust and Holding LLC

    Sun Empire, LLC, et al. and Sun Group, et al.

    Sunwest Management, Inc., et al.

    Superior Opportunities, Inc.

    Systems of Excellence and Charles O. Huttoe

    T :evil:

    T-Bar Resources LLC and Tommy Eugene Barber

    Terry L. Dowdell, et al.

    Time Warner Inc.

    TLC Investments & Trade Co., et al.

    Travis E. Correll, individually and doing business as Horizon Establishment, et al.

    Tri Energy et al.

    Tuco Trading, LLC.

    U :evil:

    Universal Express et al.

    Universo Foneclub Corporation et al.

    U.S. Reservation Bank & Trust, Higher Investment Technologies, Inc., Global-Link Capital Markets L.L.C. et al.

    V :evil:

    Veras Capital Master Fund, et al.

    Vescor Capital Corp., Val E. Southwick, et al.

    Viatical Capital, Inc., d/b/a Life Settlement Network, Life Investment Funding Enterprises, Inc., Charles D. York, and Robert K. Coyne

    Virtual Cash Card, et al.

    Virtual Private Marketplace, Ltd., Gary L. Moody, Steven R. Moody, and Billpay Systems LLC

    Vivendi Universal, S.A.

    W :evil:

    W Financial Group, LLC, Adley H. Abdulwahab, Michael K. Wallens, Sr. and Michael K. Wallens, Jr.

    WG Trading Investors, L.P., et al.

    W.L. Ware Enterprises and Investments, Inc. and Warren L. Ware

    Waddell & Reed, Inc.

    Wealth Pools International, Inc.

    Wellington Bank and Trust, Ltd. et al.

    Wellness Universe, et al.

    Westgate Capital Management and James Nicholson.

    Weston Rutledge Financial Services, Inc.

    Wextrust Capital, LLC et al.

    William L. Brotherton and International Business Consortium, Inc.

    World Class Limousines, Inc., 1-800-GET-LIMO, Inc. and 1-800-GET-LIMO Service, Inc.

    WorldCom

    Worldwide Entertainment, Inc., et al.

    X :evil:

    Xerox Corporation

    Y – NONE….YET

    Z – NONE….YET

    Archive of Investors Claims Funds Notices

    :wink: http://www.sec.gov/divisions/enforce/claims.htm

  • ABF said:

    To OLD PRO:

    Will you please contact me “off Board”.
    I greatly appreciate it! Thanks!

    ABFinternational@bellsouth.net

  • TidalWave & Associates said:

    AFRIEND said:

    What You May Not Know If You are Seeking a Program (commonly called a PPP, PST, or HYIP)…

    You need a friend, not a Broker, Consultant, Mandate, Intermediary, JV Partner, Attorney, or CPA.

    This is some the best information :grin: OLD PRO is still the man, but AFRIEND your giving information that other would charge money to give out. INVESTORS read this information. Inside Trade should post OLD PRO and AFRIEND post at the beginning of these treads. I’m sure this information will save 90% of the investors time and funds.. The other 10% while what can you say? Some people just want listen no matter what you tell them.

    Great Job!!!

  • Doug said:

    Has anyone had any dealings with the following, Good or Bad:

    MRYM Holdings LLC
    Mr. Chun Jin Howe
    Worldwide Funding and Investments LLC
    Frank Geivelis
    Nathan Hingson
    Australian American Trust
    Demetrius G. McIntire

  • AFF said:

    Has anyone had dealings with John Stewart of Lavi Corporation?

  • CR said:

    Old Pro,

    Can you buy a CD in order to go to trade? I have seen programs where you buy a 100M CD for under 1M and they allow you to go to trade (so the broker says). By the way, when I said “I have seen” it I meant I saw the proposal on paper only.

    Thanks for the information everyone!

  • Tyler Hamani said:

    Hello,

    Has anyone ever worked with Paul Skordilis?

    Also has anyone had any dealings with ‘Somerse Trading’ which is located in the British Virgin Islands and supposed to be a reputable MTN buyer direct to the fresh cut?

    Thanks in advance?

    TH

  • AFRIEND said:

    If visit a the definition of a CD- you will answer your own question.

    If you could buy a 100M CD for under 1M please direct to us to the pot of gold.

    Sounds like a street broker using BUY opposed to LEASE

  • CR said:

    Yes. Lease. Thanks.

  • OLD PRO said:

    CR

    Yes, AFRIEND is correct, it’s a lease fiasco. And for your edification, no one on the planet would lease you 100M for 1M.

    Remember, as discussed in previous blog comments, you CANNOT lease funds for trade – In any manner, shape or form. Period.

  • TidalWave & Associates said:

    I’m offering that CD program also, and you right it’s a lease and I’m sure the investor was told they would have to monetize the instrument before going into trade. It’s a line of credit.

    Before any funds are transferred the investor will see on the DTC screen and verified by his/her bank that the CDs are real.

    If the instruments have been proven legitimate there will be no problem monetizing them, if not than the investor don’t purchase it.

    And trust me AFRIEND I’m an investor/broker not a street broker. Just as I’ve had success and failures in this business, I still learn something new almost daily. Apparently some of these know it all traders on here don’t.

    My first large R.E. deal; I paid 25k for a SHELF CORP. direct from a AZ. company which came with access to a bank that give me 1.5m line of credit. This company was referred by a reliable source. How many investor could have done some great things on there first deal with that sort of funding.

    My point; “It’s not always what you know, sometimes it’s who you know”.

    My attempt here is not desperately searching for funds, it merely to give a great opportunity to some legitimate investors that trying to find a way to get involved in larger program. I have nothing to hide, everything I offer or invest into, don’t ask for fees, you can research, ask all questions and they’re transparent and results proven.

    Investors if you choose to participate or not it’s no sweat off my back. But the one who’s giving all this great advise, ask them to invite you into there proven program that they’ve closed 1 deal on and has been around for years.

    Introduce you to their principles that has done billion dollar deals; no brokers..

    Truthfully there only about 26 very reputable large trading programs out there. And a gang of broker and facilitators, some who create their own programs. Yes they may have access to the actual traders and take your 250k or 1m and piggy back it. You and 5 other investor split 5% while he get the other 15%.

    My opinion, if you have 250k to 5mm stick to what made those funds for you and stop trying to get the big 7 figure payouts in this business.

    If you don’t have at least 10m liquid, MTNs, Bonds and yes they must be owned. You will be that investor that looked for 20yrs and never was successful.

    Food for Thought; Only 1% of the American people are successful..

    I wish you all much success!!

  • CR said:

    Tidal Wave,
    Can the purchase/lease of the CD be set up but not paid until the trade begins? Others say it can’t be done but you say it can. I’m willing to explore your option if there is no money exchanged until the trade is guaranteed.

  • TidalWave & Associates said:

    CR please outline my statement where I said you can take lease funds into trade.

    You would be purchasing the CDs from one of the top 10 banking institute in the US, you can also set up an account there to have these CDs monetized and housed there. And the trading program I’m involved with is also being traded from that same banking institute. How much better can it get.

    NOTE: Purchase Leased CDs, you are purchasing a non repayable line of Credit back by funds.. If you blow the funds.. that’s your option. I’m offering a opportunity to invest it.

    Before purchasing the CDs you will know by the bank DTC verifying that the CDs are legitimate. The trading program is provided by a total different group. Ask OLD PRO to become you rep. and bring him to the table and ask all the questions when speaking with my providers.

    If he’s ok than you win.. if not you still win because you haven’t lost any funds and you can continue looking on these helpful blogs.

    I will not post anymore about this on here, why cause these 1mm investors looking for 200m profits can be a big pain in the butt.

    If you choose to participate fine, if not, FINE..

    I wish you the best of success finding your program somewhere else.

  • OLD PRO said:

    I have seen a lot of posts regarding small programs. And I've been asked about smaller entry level opportunities in the 1M-5M range.

    So, I felt compelled to comment on it.

    RE: 1 -10m Programs:

    All in all, this part of the business is a very dangerous world. It's an invitation to lose your money.

    The vast, and I mean VAST MAJORITY (99%) of these offerings don't work, regardless of what the broker tells you. Ironically, my first success in this business was a 1M program that I brokered. And knowing what I know now, if I hadn't been dealing with a 'reputable entity' at the time, my client would have lost his funds. I was green as a pea back then – clueless! But, I was blessed, having dealt with a first class group introduced to me by a (god rest his soul) first class successful player who took me under his wing and mentored me.

    In retrospect, the program's structure was full of holes in terms of 'safety of principle.' And that is exactly what is lacking in 99% of the so called real programs being promoted out there – Safety of Principle. At all entry levels!

    I have been involved in only a few 1-10M programs, because real ones are extremely rare. EXTREMELY. Virtually non-existent!! And I only deal with sources that I know, or those that come highly recommended. I've never lost a dime for any of my clients, and I'm not about to start now. But, in all honesty – I really can't be bothered with these programs because they're a pain in the butt. Not worth my time. 1-10M programs for the most part, don't trade MTN's, but other instruments, like Corporate Bonds and other stuff that I have little interest in.

    For the record, 1-10M programs were more available when I started out a hundred years ago, but have all but evaporated. Finding a real one is truly like finding a needle in a haystack. Be Extremely Cautious! There are probably about 100,000 of these opportunities floating around the world. And maybe 1 or 2 that's real. And the paperwork for the most part, always looks enticing. You have better odds in Las Vegas, believe me.

    As for being able to keep your funds in your own bank account at these small levels – dream on. You always have to move your funds. And knowing what I know, I can't see how it can work. And I've heard it all – and they still don't work. And forget Ping Accounts and Gentleman Blocks – It's all BS. Without funds lodged in a client or trust account at a bank, it will never happen.

    Re: 10M – 100M Programs

    These are more available, but again, REAL ones are still rare, but very possible. There are probably 10,000 floating around by joker-broker types, but 99% of these are also bogus. My colleagues, like me, mostly deal in 100M plus opportunities. But, we do from time to time, come across 10-100M opportunities.

    However, be aware. These opportunities are very challenging and require a unique client. The 'safety of principle', is a given, because we only deal with reputable sources. But, before I take on a client for programs under 100M, I insist on a clear, mutual understanding before we proceed or I will not act on the file. As to what that mutual understanding is, I cannot comment on in this forum.

    As for a trade entity providing 'Proof of Performance', it's not something that providers can freely make available in this business.

    This must be understood if you are going to pursue business in this arena. This is not the 'retail' world where your average licensed broker can show you the 10Q's and 10K's etc. and other pertinent historical performance information on an investment they are promoting.

    Providing History of Performance, or proof of Collateral, violates the confidentiality that all viable entities in this business are signed off on! That includes Trade groups, Clients and Brokers…

    And there lies again, the rub….

    Bogus Traders and Brokers love this excuse.. It gets them off the hook.

    But, let's get back to the reality of this marketplace, where COMMON SENSE applies, ladies and gentlemen. If Program Managers could provide proof of performance, don't you think they would do so? Closing clients would be a slam dunk! Clients wanting access to this arena would quickly fill the Rose Bowl.

    If a Program Manager did take a shot and show proof – and got caught, he or she would quickly be marched out of the business. I've seen it happen. Have evidences of past performance ever been demonstrated by trade groups? Yes, in rare cases and behind closd doors and usually at the very high entry level. These are very sophisticated clients poised to lodge billions of dollars into trade that the group knows of and is extremely comfortable with.

    You'll be amazed how many 10M principles there are out there who have bragged to the wrong people about the proceeds they've realized from a transaction. For them, it's like winning the lottery. They can't compose themselves. And that makes them very dangerous. Blabbering clients have indeed brought a few program managers, as well as themselves, to their knees with their reckless behavior.

    The Program Managers and Gate Keepers that I know are too smart to risk that chance. Bottom Line – You prove up your funds, meet compliance – and transfer your funds. If this isn't acceptable to you – then stay in the retail world. Hate to be so blunt, but that's the way it is, folks.

    Think about it, the returns garnered through these transactions significantly trump that of the miniscule returns of the 'retail' world's offerings. And there's your reason for the secrecy. This business would drive the 'retail' brokers out of business if we were allowed to go public. And the markets would tumble.

    As for our business, I know there are some brokers out there that are anxious to happily provide proof of performance, transparency etc., to lure your business, but be afraid. Be very afraid. In a world of sophisticated computers, printers and software, anything can be created. I have been witness to many a fraudulent document, believe me. I have a file full of them. It just goes with the territory of what we have to contend with, unfortunately. And you have to ask yourself, why would they compromise their standing in what is probably the most difficult business to gain access to? And how desperate are they?

    This is the way the business works, folks. If you can't wrap yourself around the rules of engagement, then this business is not for you. If you are not being asked to risk your funds or pay any upfront fees at any time during this process, then cooperate and play it out. But, make sure your money is protected. Can the 'retail' world' of licensed brokers sitting in brokerage firms around the country offer you protection on your investments?

    Yeah, right. Ask a RETAIL LICENSED BROKER if he can provide you with 'Safety on your Principle' the next time you buy into a stock or mutual fund. The ensuing uncontrollable laughter may kill him, so approach with caution.

    Be very wary of those that want to circumvent the protocols of this business. Always remember, those of us in-the-know would love to provide full disclosures, but we're bound by the rules. We don't make them, but follow them to the letter. What makes those that would circumvent them more special than us? And why would they solicit you – another clear violation of the rules..

    At the end of the day, it is incumbent upon you to insure that whatever program you are endeavoring to participate, "protects your funds."

    BE SAFE

  • PT109 said:

    CR,

    Listen to OLD PRO–and stay away from the leased scenario.

    And while TidalWave is right about many things, but may not be (sorry bro) as connected as he wants you to think.

    He recently put a great file through a broker chain almost as long as this thread and where did it lead?

    Where it always does–NOWHERE. Two week waste of time.

  • PT109 said:

    Also to CR and others,

    We found Private Capital Holdings/Allan Shepherd to be a waste of time. Has a few loyals working with him and effects somewhat of a guru air on the phone. Promised us contracts for weeks on end, delivered nothing but overpriced fee agreements. “Allan is traveling,” was an excuse one week. Right, so you can’t use a cellphone? There’s wireless internet, now, Al. Works pretty well, too. Gimme a break.

    Private Group Capital on the other hand, purports to help people set up offshore structures for favorable tax treatment, but also claims have access to Big Programs. It’s also likely they’ve surreptitiously promoted themselves on this site using aliases. Can’t say I’d hire them to structure anything, as they’re just figuring it out themselves, including what to do with a real investor. Pass.

    Arthur Merson of Arizona, another legend in his own mind. Told my buddy that he was lucky to have found someone like himself, as he was all that and then some, direct to the facilitator, the whole nine yards. Five–literally five–brokers later, middle of nowhere. Avoid.

    Those who can really get it done are few and far between–and they don’t inflate themselves.

  • AFRIEND said:

    This is a limited invitation.

    Please do not abuse this invitation.

    INVESTORS ONLY- NO BROKERS unless you feel so desperate you need an explanation to assist or protect.

    Before you are about to LEASE for a program, you may need advice to RUN. Hopefully the below will be enough that you will not need further information, but if you do I will respond.

    I am fluent in the “LEASED” arena.

    My rating may not be a Master’s Degree but possibly an Ivy League education equivalency.

    Unlike the majority in the world of “LEASED” instruments, I prefer to not deal with anyone in your arena. It is a headache. My typical clients are oil, gas, and other commodities.

    FALSE You can not put up 50K in escrow with an attorney and receive an instrument for 250M

    FALSE You can not put the correct fee to LEASE an instrument and deliver to a program

    FALSE You can not deliver to a MONETIZATION program and pay later- NO FREE DELIVERY on REAL CASH BACKED financial instruments.

    TRUE You must make application for instrument in the name of the account it will be delivered. ( NO PROGRAM will sign LEASE contract with you)

    TRUE You must have funds available before you LEASE the instrument

    TRUE There are many perfected frauds mimicking the authentic instruments so it is best to have your BANKER complete a DD on isin # and screen shot. Any legitimate company will provide prior to any exchange of monies.

    Please feel confident my information is factual, not an opinion.

    I know some of you are given information by some who speak well. Make sure the content of the information recited is credible, verifiable, and LOGICAL.

    One last thought for you: If it was simple and affordable to lease an instrument for pennies and place into a program to become millionaires overnight, do you think there are some of us who would have figured it out too?

  • TidalWave & Associates said:

    PT109, I know who you are :grin: I’m so happy to see you on here. Now!! for as your clients information you’re claiming I put though a chain, that a complete LIE.

    I spoke directly with both of your guys about a program our facilitator was offering, yes do to GNMA regulation changes it made it harder to monetize CMOs and take into trade. So he offered a even better program out of SBHK that’s been preforming for nearly 26yrs.

    First let me state; I never requested your client to send his information directly to me. His information was sent directly to LDs assistant.

    And the facilitator; this guy has a king reputation in the trading business, his profile is not hidden you could have goggled this guys name. You would’ve seen what he has accomplished in his career, it’s nothing less than greatness..

    I’m sure if I mentioned his name Old Pro you would know this reputable provider.

    PT109 one of your other clients had dealt with this facilitator in the pass, he sent over his information to move forward once again. The provider contacted your principles directly himself. There where no chains involved.

    I explained to your client from day one, they must speak to the principle directly, no reps., real providers never entertain brokers/reps. What ever you choose to call them. Did you guys listen NO!! you all proceeded to get on the phone interrogating the provider, as if he was a CROOK!!

    Of course providers will never incriminate himself by involvement with a broker. It can cause soliciting charges to come up.

    I tilt my hat to the provider for being so politically correct, and not calling you guys a bunch of IDIOT NUTCASES!!! If you felt this guy was fraudulent, send a C&D to stop all actions.

    You(The Brokers) had the BALLS to call the provider and start interrogating him once again. Your AZ client who hadn’t closed a deal in 34 tries. Thanks to you guys, you made it 35..

    Far as the CA client he’s going to continue dealing with the provider. PT109 please stay away, you’ll know how to ruin business deals and relations. Some that has taken a lot of time and money to create. And far as 2wk wasted, another LIE after 5 days the provider didn’t want to deal with you are your AZ client.

    Look at my prior post.. It states the lease funds will be verified DTC screen by your banking institute, your funds stay in your account with the investors name only, until your banker says it’s OK to move forward. If your bankers doesn’t provide this, you don’t purchase the instrument. I prefer using JPM Chase why? because here’s where the instruments are being purchased. They perform all DD.
    HOW MUCH CLEARER MUST I BE!!

    For you guys to tell these investor to run from a LEASING programs as if all leasing programs are frauds is wrong. Explain to them how to be safe with their funds when looking at a leasing program.

    If a client pass compliance with a provider, you says a provider can’t show proof of results.. That’s FALSE. They can’t show proof before the investor becomes a participate or show other investors payouts; that’s correct. It breaks the soliciting law and confidentiality agreement law. If the investor pass compliance, move forward with a contract the providers can show Tear Sheet proof. I know this for FACT..

    Inside Trade Viewer after reading the last few post, you see no matter what anyone on here says, it takes a min of 10m or more liquid, or if you own an instrument pull 10m LTV or more out. You can play in the trading game.

    Remember Investors even these well spoken guys that telling you about the other well spoken guys. Be mindful of them as well. They’re brokers also. I trader will never solicit.

    I’m sure there’s an agenda somewhere.. Maybe go into their programs and offer you 100% security. Yeah right!! I guarantee you will not see those big profits. Here we go with the other options :?:

    PT109, don’t have ill feeling towards me, kick yourself for blowing a great opportunity :cry: Your client and his 1M… repeat 1M, was placed in front of a true provider who was willing to entertain it, and you guys BLOW IT!!!

    Let see you find another reputable provider like that.

    You’re on here proclaiming me to be a chain broker and time waster is a JOKE..

    I’ve posted my business information on here, I have nothing to hide. Contact me direct, ask any questions you’ll want. If you’re the investor, investor only.

  • John Harris said:

    Tom McKenzie of Prospexx in Canada is a Thief. A rotten heartless individual.

    Lauton Funding claim they care and they too are thieves. Lauron Bonaparte and Joseph Polanco live together and play like they are a staff within their own company. Lauton Funding is a legal group of thieves.

    Michelea Barrett, Tom McKenzie’s daughter plays dumb but owns Barrett Capital as a front for her father. She too is a thief and when you ask her where your refund is, she says she does not know what her father Tom wants to do.

    Lauton Funding and Joseph Polanco – Does not do their due diligence as was promoting Tom McKenzie as a funder so you would gladly hand slick Joey Polanco over some money before they would send you a worthless LOI.

    Learn from these criminals as they should all be placed in JAIL!!!!!

  • Winston said:

    I asked before, but maybe a wider audience now, so again:

    Has anyone had any experience with a Virgil Hentz from MN, good or bad?

  • James D said:

    Its funny, i have heard this name and so many others over and over…. :)

    thanks tradingczar

  • James D said:

    This is a great site, I hope they keep posting more on the private placement program business. Has anyone ever called insidetrade? How are they?

    Also, has anyone every closed a deal? I believe I can, but haven't in over 3 years…

  • a..Levis said:

    Good shw, both he and andrew are in serious trouble! They defrauded a guy from NY. His broter is a big shot, he wet to school with AG.Cumo, Also has ties to the president..There is a Secret Service agent on i now/ This is the one guy they should have refunded..Stupid!. They sold his friend a ten m instrument. Theywent into the bank(Whacovia recorded the incident). Now the banks will give Jeff and Andrew real Time for defrauding a financial institution. The bank President..John Amato, did not know Jeff or Andrew..The funds were wired to MN, from NC..Serious bank fraud..We are sending video of of the arrest!..We have the abiltiy to be there..We will post on You tube.This will be fun!!

  • Jack said:

    I've been approached by this organization regarding funds placement, haven't done it yet and would like to see your information on the subject company to make up my mind. Please provide it to me, if possible. Thanx. Jack.

  • Punter said:

    Surely this kind of fraud is illegal in Canada. Why not contact the authorities there? Failing that why not hop on a fight to Canada and confront McKenzie before ripping his head off if he doesnt front up the money?

  • PT109 said:

    Tidalwave,

    This is a good forum for the exchange of information and ideas and I'll do my part to keep it that way.

    That said, your version of what happened is very entertaining, but has no basis in reality. We didn't "blow" anything because there was never a deal to blow. Sounds like the story got a little twisted along the chain back to you. And by the way, they're still very much our clients.

    On a note more beneficial to all: 1M programs ARE fraught with difficulty, no question. Peace to and good luck to all the hard-working straight-shooters on here.

  • Tony said:

    Old Pro…… could you please contact me at tony@aaronbernardgroup.com

    Thanks.

  • TidalWave said:

    You're absolutely correct, this is great forum.. And advice is what I offer to the 1m investors those whom being trying to get involved in the trading world. 98% of 1m investors will never succeed in the business.
    You've never done any business with me, to come here trying to black mark my reputation. I never send clients to associates hoping they have something. If this is really your client. or you'll. Our sounds like a chain. I didn't know in beginning you'll clients had 3 reps/brokers, if I had I'd never entertained that file. Learn to distinguish DEAL and OPPORTUNITY. I hope YOU'LL find the client a program.

  • guest said:

    Eliminate my name off this site ASAP!
    You have no right posting my name on this site!
    I will TAKE IMMEDIATE legal ACTION for my name having anything to do with this site!
    I have my law firm investigating now!
    Richard

  • steve said:

    I can provide help if needed please let me know.

  • James D said:

    For some reason, there are a lot of scammers in AZ… There was a proof of funds scam last year that was there too…

    thanks for the advice Junior.

  • James D said:

    Punter,

    This kind of stuff goes on all of the time, the problem is people don't report it and it makes it happen even more.

  • James D said:

    I don't believe this blacklist is for soliciting clients for some POF program that probably won't work. Moderator, where u at?

  • James D said:

    this list is really cool, it helps alot

    thanks Lauren, i have read your posts and they are very informative

  • James D said:

    thank you for your summary, but would you invest with him? I dont think so… I have seen some emails he sends out and some of his forum posts… doesnt smell like a winner.

  • Mitchell said:

    If you ever hear the names Andy Gottlieb, Dawn Gottlieb, Gregg Grossman (Gottlieb's "attorney") or Peoples Management Resource, Inc., RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!!

    These are lowlife sleazebags based in Newburgh, New York (but I understand they've possibly changed their address) who knowingly and unapologetically committed wire and mail fraud to rob my partner of a quarter million dollars (HIS LIFE'S SAVINGS). They promised funding at very good rates under very reasonable terms in exchange for 10% upfront, then knowingly and deliberately misappropriated the 10% fee and blamed other people for the theft. They've now done this to at least three people I know (and likely many more I *don't* know), and should all be locked up for the rest of their pathetic little lives. They and Bernie Madoff would have a lot to talk about, as the only difference between them is the amount of money stolen.

    ** ANDY GOTTLIEB = DAWN GOTTLIEB = GREGG GROSSMAN = PEOPLES MANAGEMENT RESOURCE, INC. = DELIBERATE THEFT OF YOUR MONEY **

  • William Herald said:

    alt invest,

    i have read a lot of your posts and you seem really smart about private placement.

    please keep teaching us, even though we have the website, its always good to hear from other brokers

  • William Herald said:

    These names were mentioned by a few other brokers on this blacklist too…. so they must be worth avoiding. I dont really think POFLLC.com is a scam, but some of the people that try to broker their deals may be a little to coercive.

    I have met RJ Cassell, HM Torrey, Tony Bass and they seemed a little off but i have never done business with them.

  • William Herald said:

    Kelley Oliver is a piece of crap! He has contacted me and acted like he was going to do something and then the numbers were disconnected and he fell off the earth.

    I think that he is collecting information for identity theft reasons, or some other related scam. It just sounds way to obvious when you speak with him.

  • William Herald said:

    thanks for posting that link, I didnt even know it existed.

    you are right, more people need to let the government punish these idiots out there scamming investors for their hard earned money.

  • William Herald said:

    holy crap, nice list but i dont think it is specified for the private placement business

    is this for other investments? I went to the link you gave but it wasnt all that clear

  • William Herald said:

    you are about the 500th person who has mentioned Tom McKenzie, I think it is safe to say that he is worthless and a scammer.

    lets all save ourselves some time and report this guy to the canadian investment authorities, why is he not behind bars already?

  • capitalraiser said:

    Great Info; my congrats to Inside Trade.

    Has anybody closed a USD100M minimum PPP using commodities as collateral?

    If yes, we would appreciate you sharing with us your overall experience in dealing with this kind of transaction; please specify commodity/document used to put collateral into trading, i.e. platinum/insurance wrap, gold/SKR, copper isotope/MT 760, etc.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Good post but please watch the language in the future…

    Thank you for your addition and support. B)

  • don said:

    Sorry I'm new to this site. I have seen somethings on here that is so out of line it is truly scary. I don't ever plan on posting a contact so please don't ask me. Solicitation!!!! Anyways, This is my 2 cents to this site. I have dealt with most of these guys on here and some of them are very off base. about 92% of the people on here are phony! This is what you have to ask yourself. WHY WOULD YOU POST A TRUE LEGITIMATE SOURCE ON THIS SITE. This is way too public for me. Anything below 8 digits is fake! Stick to forex. These so called 1m clients are FUCKING RETARDED. There is no way you can enter into anything real. You need big boy money! If you are lucky enough to know a real commitment holder then you may be able to make it happen otherwise stick to your day job. On a different note, stop bashing companies that have good reps. You know you are.

  • TidalWave said:

    Great post don… I'm not saying all the investors are RETARDS, just most. I've suggested purchasing an instrument from a legitimate company and let their banks do all DD than monetize. I was look upon as CRAZY.. There's about a 97% chance of a 1m investor get into a real platform or buy sell. Believe it or not I presented a couple 1m investor that opportunity, not only did they blow the opportunity, those IDIOTS reps. blow my relationship with a reputable provider. Need I say Lesson Learned. Than call me a chain broker on here..o.0 Could someone answer a question for me.. Why are all these investor continually sending brokers or facilitators funds for setup fees, what ever you want to call it. THAT'S CRAZY!! Than crying about being defrauded, you just sent your money to someone you don't know or ever met.

    Real providers never ask for upfront fees.. better yet fees are blocks. PERIOD! CIS, Passport and Tear. you're ready to go. IST staff how to I stop these post from coming to my email address.?

  • Dan Sinclair said:

    Stevie McDonald, you have an amazing ability to twist the truth.

    You missed a few items in your post. For example:

    1. YOU brought this PPP to us, and YOU claimed you could a POF into trade.

    2. We were hired for the sole purpose of providing a POF to your specifications, which we did. We had the investor and their broker working overtime to get you an item in one business day, that normally takes five business days.

    3. YOU begged us to get the POF on your timeline and then hid from the calls when the product was delivered on time and as asked. You asked us to trust you in delivering the money to the escrow account, which, of course, never happened.

    Incidentally, why are you too embarrased to put your name next to your words?

    I do not hide from my identity, as I am honest and stand up for what I believe in.

    When I see fraud, I report it to my friends at the FBI. My track record and ethics speak for themselves.

  • Dan Sinclair said:

    Part 2 of 2…
    I understand your concerns with the group you brought to the table claiming to be a PPP. However, do not lump us in with that group. That is YOUR group that you brought to the table, and I was the one who had concerns with dealing with them.

    As you recall, it was ME who warned you and your partner Chris about the red flags I saw, and asked you to do your homework. I insisted that you receive your information from this supposed PPP in writing, so you would get stuck with a POF you could not use.

    Since that time, your partner in the deal, Chris has called me up and thanked me for warning you of the red flags I saw from Tammy and her attorney, and asked to do business with me.

    To say that your incorrect and beyond slanderous post pisses me off, is an understandment. Keep my good name out of your bad experience with your PPP that you tried to drag me into.

    I don't appreciate it.

    You have my number. Please call me immediately. I would rather straighten this out between us, than to have to take other action.

    Dan Sinclair

  • Contact FBI said:

    Ed Wilson, Rita Kikoen and an attorney named William Vincent are all involved in very hurtful Ponzi scheme claiming a high yield type of investment. Please contact the FBI (division of Utah) and/or the SEC or the Department of Treasury to file a formal complaint. Any investigations warrant participation from those injured. Ed Wilson is not trading any private placement related bonds internationally. If he is, then the SEC and Department of Treasury will acknowledge it, as well as the movement of funds into and out of the United States. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. was used as a holding account/bank for the receipt of funds. You may inquire there, too.

  • chuck fisher said:

    allan shepherd is a fony, also tammy correa in tampa florida. don’t waste your time………

  • orlan said:

    I have to agree. In the first instance, why would people who have done it, or have the capability of doing it, post anything on the net. Yes, it gives people who are trying to achieve this type of transaction some reasonable info, and credit to the admin for providing a forum for that purpose. I am in agreement that there should be a place for naming and shaming, it might save some people some money. But why people would send cash upfront is still a mystery to me. The problem I have with mentioning names is that you are relying on someones opinion in some cases, that someone may not have obeyed the rules, and I know many people that are "Guilty by Association", which is another grey area. All I am suggesting is that you give alot of consideration before coming to a conclusion and make sure you present all the facts.
    At the end of the day, these types of transactions can be slightly different to the previous one, and there are some people that post on here,and other sights, were it is obvious their knowledge of banking and finance is limited.

  • orlan said:

    I have seen numerous posts refering to monetising etc….. That poses some interesting thoughts.
    One of the "Conditions" of large programs is the beneficial owner of the funds or "Principle". Even if you are the benficiary of an instrument, you are not the "Beneficial Owner" fo the funds, and as such they are regarded as leased funds by some.

  • orlan said:

    History of funds play a major part in these transactions, and they can and will, trace back to the origins of the funds. One thing that must be adheared to in financial transactions is transparency, which I beleive should be in all business, but if people think they can shroud finance in a cloud, they are sadly mistaken.
    One of the priorites for banks is their reputation, and even though you have Trillions in your account, do not think the bank will transfer money on a whim. They will not risk their reputation, and in some cases their licence on an individuals request. DD takes many forms, and is done by all parties. Some people think banks are there to provide a service, nothing could befurther from the truth.

    Yes, you can get into one of these transactions as a benficiary of an instrument, but the mechanics have to be well thought out, and yes, you can use an instrument as collateral for a credit line, and the cash can go into trade. But it is not as simple as A, B, C.

  • William Howland said:

    Old Pro,

    Great post, If you ever choose to take someone under your wing, I would truely enjoy learning from you.

    I look forward to your future posts.

    Wm. Howland

  • William Howland said:

    Doug,

    I'm very interested in following your experiences with 'The Judge'. My partner and I have been doing DD on a couple people. And it has become frustrating catching them in lies to only have to start all over again. Good luck, please feel free to email your experiences.

    Wm. Howland

  • Chopper164 said:

    Also in FL

    My partner and I are very interested in your experience's with ' The Judge'. Like you we know these platform's exist. We have great client's, any input would be welcomed.

    Wm. Howland

  • John Quebedeaux said:

    Run, never give anyone power of attorney, bond power, or assignment. They steal your money!!!
    JQ

  • Just Wondering said:

    Did you learn anything new? Have you entered into a deal?

  • Bruno said:

    Please contact me with more information on this program.

    i need to fund a Hotel Construction.

    thanks,

    bruno
    bruno@mergefunding.com

  • Doug said:

    To Wm. Howland

    What is your email address?

    I will tell you everything I know.

    Doug

  • Doug said:

    What is your email address?

  • lilibeth entoma said:

    i would like to know that u encounter name alex micheal as one the scamer list

  • William Howland said:

    Doug,

    My email is chopper164@sbcglobal.net. I thank you in advance.

    Wm. Howland

  • private 1 said:

    Doug ,
    i would like to know more about the the judge and your experience with ,,
    it would be kind of you to email me at talal.forty@gmail.com
    talal

  • don moss said:

    i have been offered a lease of funds program ,and an opportunity to purchace SBLC from a a"A"rated USA bank to go into a 4 week trade producing $500,000.00 USD a week for 4 weeks from Marcus Barcroft and wonder if this real or a scam.

  • don moss said:

    we are vetting a process offered by Marcus Barcroft that is a purchase of a financial instument (SBLC ) from a "A" rated bank with a end contract in place to take the instument into a trading program that produces on a $150,000.00USD escow account returns of $500,000.00 USD weekly for 4 weeks , after compliace and contracts are issued. There is apparently a 45-60 day wait before pay outs.
    An alternate program is offered with $700,000.00 USD into an escrow account and after 45-60 days returns of $4M per week for 40 weeks are paid out
    Again , has anyone had this offered to them and if so did you get paid out or worse , TAKEN

  • don moss said:

    i just posted a question asking the same thing as you , we were offered a POF program from him and an opportunity to purchase a SBLS by putting monies into an escrow account and have the instrument go into a trade producing returns after 45-60 days. Is this similar to your experience or not ? and did you have success with him or not??

  • Be very cautious said:

    In my opinion, Marcus Barcroft is nothing more than a Broker pedaling other's broker's garbage and nonsense.

    I am not a broker; I am a principle so I know firsthand. I have sent Marcus paperwork and been submitted to his supposed programs three times now and all three times ended with excuses and on success. Marcus has not produced anything that has had any success. I have spoken with others that have had the very same experience regarding him and his name is posted on this website as someone that can’t close deals.

    When I confronted Marcus on being on this website and what others had said Marcus would only say it's just brokers bad mouthing him because he has had success and they had not. The only problem is some of these comments were made from other principles that Marcus had failed producing for.

  • Be very cautious said:

    I asked Marcus to produce just one person that has had any success in any of the programs he was pitching and he could not. He would only state that there were signed Non Disclosures involved preventing him from doing this.

    I pointed out to him that all of the non disclosures he gave me to sign only dealt with the nuances of the program he was offering which included any of the principles directly involved with running the program.

    I further pointed out that I had not made him sign anything as an investor/principle protecting myself from disclosure so I doubted any other principles had either and all I wanted was someone to come forward and state they had been successful with one of his programs. Marcus was unable to do this.

    I would be very cautious when it came to placing Cash in other's peoples Escrow. These are the biggest Scams there are. Try to remember that all of the paperwork you will see from guys like Marcus is written as "Best Effort" cases. This gives them an out to not perform or to delay you so your money can be utilized in other ways without your knowledge.

  • Be very cautious said:

    Look, Marcus seems to be a nice guy and I am not saying he is a crook or a scam artist. But, if Marcus was legit, he would be able to prove it.

    Here's a perfect test to prove my point concerning Marcus or any other broker making such claims. The program's Marcus pitched to me would have made Marcus more commissions then the entry fees for the programs he has quoted you. Much more!

    Marcus told me he had many successes with the programs he pitched me. This would mean he would have plenty of commissions and would have readily available funds to enter into these programs with his own funds. At that point Marcus can’t claim he has signed a non disclosure with himself so by investing himself he would be able to prove to you his success.
    So, either Marcus was lying to me and did not have any past success and he did not make any commissions or he doesn’t trust the program he is pitching you enough to invest his own money. I am willing to be it’s both, but either way it’s not good.

  • Be very cautious said:

    Let’s be totally honest here. If Marcus had the past successes he claimed, why wouldn’t he do this for himself and make tons of money? Do you think you would find him all over the Internet if he was making this kind of money? I doubt it!

  • PGC LTD said:

    Good Afternoon. We have moved on to our humanitarian projects abroad. We are NOT and I repeat NOT in the securities investment business. We no longer help facilitate structures abroad or domestic. We truly wish you the best in your future transactions. Remember Soliciting is against the law!

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  • Be Very Cautious said:

    Hey, I am not quite sure but I think PGC LTD just solicited all of us by warning us not to Solicit.

    Did anyone ask them about where they have moved or about their Humanitarian projects? I wonder who they are responding too.

    Wow, very clever, I wonder how many people will bite on their bait.

  • frankie said:

    Doug or Also in Florida– I concur w/ WM Howland… too many scammers out there.

    Can you please pass on info to me regarding the "Judge"– I would be grateful, thank you.
    frankiesmanagement@yahoo.com

    Inside Trade LLC– awesome blog– thank you thank you!

  • john said:

    I had a issue with Jeff and Andrew the owner of Community Finance Group they are crooks can you give me your contact info send to appletre10@aol.com

  • Lee said:

    Does anyone know anything in detail about Synergy Financial Group, LLC?

  • paul said:

    Wow. This site is full of interesting things. You know, you should just report the non performers to the authorities. Why waist your time on posting things. Just nip it in the butt from the root and it is all over. There is way too much info on here. Be Very Cautious I like your name :) The Judge guy that is direct to the trade umm that sounds like a setup if you ask me but hey what do I know. melisa shapiro I have heard negative things about her. Pgc ltd is no longer in business from my understanding.I have never heard anything bad about them. tidal wave I have heard good things and some not good things. I guess it is a matter of opinion. the "magnet " program ummm I dunno. This is just a chatroom so take it for what it is worth.

  • John said:

    This is a crazy Nigerian scammer. Please don't mind them!

  • tusker said:

    Please does everyone knows Ali Ahmad and Shirlee Hewitt. It seems, that this both are obe of the biggest cirminals. I heard, that Ali is as a resident in Dorchester Hotel at London and Shirlee lives in San Diego CA. This both claimed from many clients 15 % of the invested capital and it is on a account in BVI. The company for this is August one capital. After claiming the money both persons are never contacting the clients. They take no phone, when you call etc. Shirlee is a most abusive woman, when she talkes with a client. Please give informations, when you know something about this two persons

  • Jordan Davies said:

    We want to purchase a leased instrument (CD)? 100M and monetize it. We have the money! Can someone please refer me to relaible companys that they know can perform? This is for Real Estate. We have found so many people advertise they do somethng and they really don't.
    My email is jordan.davies@gmail.com

  • Bill said:

    DON'T MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS GROUP.

  • Rick said:

    I have a client currently dealing with him…what do you know?

  • Brian said:

    Do you have drew's contact information still he did the same to me.. email me at focusequity@gmail.com

    thanks

  • Andy said:

    Andy

    Can somebody contact we who is working with the judge or a genuine program direct asutt876@aol.com

    thank you

  • david sweetser said:

    any one heard of walter conroy based in hong kong

  • Joe M said:

    Does anyone know of Synergy Finance Group LLC and James Tucker. Please enlighten me on his success with SBLC's or private placement.
    Thanks in advance.
    Joe M.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Well done site and blog with a lot of good information. However I wanted to point out that not everyone who doesn't perform on one transaction should be immediately vilified and painted as someone to avoid.

    I'm referring specifically to Kevin Vickers, who is a successful, hard-working individual who has closed transactions in the past. Same with Dino Awadisian, who is apparently having some better luck these days as well.

    That said, let's keep up the dd.

  • CAT said:

    My experience with RJ Cassell, in a nutshell……circumventor!!!

  • Afriend said:

    Vickers and Dino Awadisian are having better luck?

    Seems to be news to MANY

  • OLD PRO said:

    Yes, David. I know him. Major flags go up on this character. Avoid doing business with him. You'll be wasting your time.

  • OLD PRO said:

    TO: PT109
    GOOD BLOG. Very true. Unfortunately, a sad commentary on the dark side of this business. A t the end of the day, a Principal can only pray that they're dealing with an experienced, capable, connected broker from the beginning. It's virtually impossible to find one, though . And that my friend, you can take to the bank.

    TO: Everyone

    I would like to add some comments re some of the nonsense associated with the broker madness that permeates this wonderful, but crazy business. This applies to 100M transactions plus. (10-100M transactions are more complicated and subject to more flexibility and patience.)

    However, the broker shouldn't order therir Lamborghini yet.

    Due to limited text requirement – I will continue this comment below…

  • OLD PRO said:

    my comment continued….

    I can't tell you how many of these preliminary approvals end up in the shredder after a deeper probe reveals the applicant to be a roach. I've had situations where the applicant was a day away from signing trade documents and poised to trade – only to have a nasty uncovering launch him to the trash folder.

    Like I have commented on before – the Feds know exactly what they're doing when it comes to vetting applicants thoroughly. They are master proctologist. They should be so efficient at managing the affairs at most branches of our troubled U.S. government. What a well oiled machine this country would be.

    If an applicant has not been approved to trade within 5-10 days, it's most likely not going to happen. If they are approved, they'll receive trade documents in days – not weeks or months – and trading within days – subject to, several factors – including time of year, investment amount, structure, collateral, forward commitments etc. I generally tell a client that they will be in trade within 15 days of approval, just to be safe – barring any world financial catastrophe in the markets, of course.

  • OLD PRO said:

    my comments continued…

    If a broker tells an applicant that he/she will be in trade within 30-45 days (after being approved), be wary of whom you are dealing with. That's a clear sign that the broker is shopping your file and buying time. He doesn't have a real provider and he's relying on a wing and a prayer to find one. Meanwhile, your financial privacy is now breing reviewed by thousands of disingenuous, salivating, lip-licking , hand rubbing wolves around the globe who will invite themselves into your private Fax and E-mail systems trying desperately to lure you into their lair by inundating you with unsolicited garbage opportunities.

    Due to the limited text requirements – I will continue this comment below.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Continued from above…

    High-Wealth applicants, if you're not prepared to engage in the reality of this marketplace by doing everything that's asked of you, then with all due respect, maybe you should stay in the 'retail' world. There's no shortage of money out there. There are herds of qualified applicants vetted, approved and poised to engage in this process – applicants that get this business and follow the criteria to the leter. This really is a simple process to engage in, but quite often Brokers and Principals manage to make it an excessively frustrating and exhausting process.

    Continued below…

  • OLD PRO said:

    Continued from above…

    BROKERS:

    Here's another piece of advice. DIFFICULT PRINCIPALS NEVER DO THIS BUSINESS!

    They will break your chops, waste your time and ultimately NEVER cooperate. My advice – move on! No matter how much money they have. This piece of advice was given to me years back and I fought it, only to succumb to it many hard years – and Difficult Clients later.

    Sorry to be so long winded, folks, but if you're used to my posts, you already know it's impossible for me to be any different. I'm only trying to inject the spirit of truth in an arena poisoned with misinformation, disinformation and myths.

  • Coastal said:

    I know these people..I was in london and had the liberty to meet with Ali.. and yes you are right he does reside at Dorchester over in park lane. I think we need to talk. As we are in the same boat. We are down 55M..

  • Dee said:

    I am very interested in hearing more information regarding the judge's program. Thanks Dee

  • OLD PRO said:

    TO: INSIDE TRADE GUYS

    What happened to half of my comments posted yesterday? There's much more info missing. It was truly a pain in the butt posting it since you guys changed your software to larger print type, You really can't post as much info as before without getting the "Your comment is a little too long – Try splitting it into multiple comments" warning box. I hate this new software – it cuts into my creative mojo. Trying to figure out if that box is gonna pop up when I click the 'submit' button sucks – and then I DID split it up and half of what I wrote never got posted!

    And after you click 'submit' you have to remember what you wrote previously since you can't review the previous text. I believe you took the site from good to worse in this realm.

    And now the info has to be cleared by you guys before it's posted. What's up with that?

    Why is a lot of my text missing? And I hope THIS message gets posted…

  • Mario Finavi said:

    Anyone have information on Virgil Smith with Unlimited Equity Partners? Please help me by emailing bigdamelitist@gmail.com

  • Jon said:

    To Alls,

    Please helps ! Has anyone worked with Mr. Jurgen Schmechel of V-Funding out of Australia ?

  • Jon said:

    To Alls,

    Has anyone worked with Mr. Jurgen Schmechel of V-Funding out of Australia ? Pls advise!

  • Jon said:

    Can anyone tell me anything about Douglas Martin of Aspen Capital Group, LLC out of Kingston, PA ??????? Thanks ahead!

  • Annonymous said:

    I just signed a contract with SBLCFinancing.com! They already took my money into their escrow account and another Kylan Funding approved pre-approved us? Some guy name JErry V. Grover. PLEASE HELP!!!

  • PT 109 said:

    Don't know him, but for Jews or any language-savvy folks, his name brings laughter, as it is slang for a certain part of the male anatomy. Probably summarizes the man as well.

  • PT109 said:

    Hey Jim,

    I was just curious, 9 weeks after your post whether you still think Shepherd is the real deal.

  • mark said:

    I am seeking a platform for a 1m-boa
    also seeking if there is anything for client with 200k
    and I am seeking a private investor for a 15k
    reply off board to
    mark_8330@yahoo.com

  • Gabe said:

    Doug
    I also would be interested in the contact information for the judge.
    thanks

    taylormyersservices@comcast.net

  • Gabe said:

    Old Pro,
    I have a few questions that I would like to ask you off of the forum.
    please contact me
    taylormyersservices@comcast.net
    thanks

  • Frank said:

    Are you still receiving payments on your investment with Private Group Capital?

  • Frank said:

    Atlantic Capital – I am interested in finding out the name of the firm you are referring to (your response to Bishop).

    I have a client interested in a high yield PPP and has cash.

    Frank

  • Frank said:

    OLD PRO – I too wish to discuss a few trading programs I have been "invited" to join. Possibly you can share advice on these programs or better yet programs that actually work.

    My email is cityvuefinance@gmail.com

  • Frank said:

    Doug – I was wondering how the deal with the Judge worked out?

    Positive or Negative – please respond off line if possible.

    My email is: cityvuefinance@gmail.com

  • DDM said:

    Inside Trade,

    Your platform should be applauded as it is greatly assisting us saving money and identifying the usual culprits. Having said this, please consider setting up a similar platform were private investors can be introduced to entrepreneurs with viable projects for funding eliminating the chain of brokers and fraudsters ripping us of our hard earned money. This should also enhance transparency.

    Old Pro,

    Your teachings are great and I’m certainly taking note!

    Thanks

  • Doug said:

    I am not sure this new posting mechanism works because I am getting ton's of forwarded response's in my email where people have posted but they don't seem to show up on the site. Based on the amount of posts I recieve almost everyday this blog site should a great deal more than 12 pages. I have gone page by page and even checked the replies and they just don't seem to match what is being sent.

  • Doug said:

    To Frank:

    You requested information about the Judge, I have passed your contact on just as I have all the others that have inquired about him. I was scolded by the powers that be for mentioning the Judge on this blog site. The Judge is by invitation only and is a closed program. You can only enter with an approved project.

  • Jon said:

    Thanks, PT 109 ! What about Mr. Douglas Martin of Aspen Capital Group, LLC out of Kingston, PA ?

  • Peter J. O'Malley said:

    As usual, a chronic problem with all these postings is the lack of due diligence and inexperienced, unprofessional broker-jokers and wanabees. When someone like you "lauren" exacerbates the situation by IRRESPONSIBLY compiling every name mentioned on this blog and then posting it as a "general list" you simply mix good and bad together. You should know better than to do such a amateur thing. The Administrator of the Blog and the forum is a party to this unprofessional approach,and the whole site has degenerated into the same unreliable source, and chatroom for broker-jokers like the former DILIGIZER BOARDS. I know for a fact at least 50% of the names mentioned are honest and performing brokers or finance industry professionals. please think twice before posting such general unsubstantiated material in the future… law suits are very expensive !!!

  • ppp said:

    HELLO, COULD SOMEONE GIVE ME A GOOD REFERENCES OF Richard A Schulenberg ?

  • JPPM said:

    I have come in contact with Vincent Bach and haven't been able to come up with much information on East West or him. Personally I would appreciate any additional details of your experience. What I am looking at seems to be very secure in that my funds remain in my account where he does not have signatory authority or authorization to withdraw any funds.

  • William said:

    I am also looking into a transaction like this. I have a source for the cd and someone to monetize the cd. funds will be held in escrow till the cd is verified by the lender as legit. I am being approached by a group of guys that have introduced me to the owner of the company and the gentleman. I am skeptical of the process overall. Is this a legitimate process. Why would a lender lend off of a CD? how is it liquid in the event of default? most of the monetizers are smal guys or firms. why dont they just do a PPP why lend the funds and take on risk? how does the CD negate the risk? Is this process common?

  • capitalchic said:

    RE: Richard McCullum
    Check out the Ripoff Report

  • RLM said:

    like others, please email me blueasblue@sbcglobal.net Appreciate your comments on adm holds

  • Lawrie Pollard said:

    Does anyone know anything negative in regards to Malaysian Dr. Muth Jamil Ahmad and Global Impact Investment

  • Danman said:

    what is the valuable option with solid return

  • Masters Golf Tickets said:

    I wish I new about this site before I lost my Real Estate Company. I tried to find a good company for years. No one had prof they could do a successful raise. They just wanted our money. This is the same for Bond Companies. http://www.sportevents.com/masters-packages-and-t

  • RLM said:

    are you connected in anyway with globalcapital@mcom.com? I had received an email from globalcapital after I had inquired about a post wherein it was referenced that they dealt with a cash platform, that actually performs, very transparent, will prove performance and you can fly to their offices (law firm) and watch them perform on the platform. In the reply email, globalcapital referred to The Judge. I had seen other blog entries referencing the Judge and I had no clue what they were talking about, but once I got this reply to my inquiry, the anonymous platform that globalcapital was referring to was The Judge. So I connected the postings.

    Then I was reading over some other entries, and noticed yours. Since I had just received the email from globalcapital, The Judge was fresh in my mind so wondered if you are connected with globalcapital.

  • Gary said:

    Do anyone know anything about Adriana Jackson Loan Lending firm or Jackson Adriana Jackson Loan Lending firm Intl. E-mail address -jacksonadriana42@yahoo.com Contact me at 757-288-2418 or e-mail me gsample8004@comcast.net

  • Jordan said:

    I have a question about insurance wraps. Someone who was referred to me by a friend has a 100k program that pays 25% per week. They sent me the agreement anf told me they will provide an insurance wrap safe guarding the investment from loss. My question does this protect the client from loss and what questions should I be asking?

  • Don said:

    what is Private Group Capital's direct contact information as the website for http://www.privategroupcapital.org is not working or are they out of business.

  • Victor Hugo said:

    My question is very simple, why everybody Good Traders and Bad traders are using MSN or Yahoo accounts instead of corporate emails????

  • Vincent Bach said:

    This is Vincent Bach principle of East West Trading, LLC replying to demand the person who has written the following "East West Trading and Vincent Bach the principle is a dirty scammer who steals money from people who try to help him. Global Treasury Foundation and Irving Jackson is another. Him and Vincent Bach are a team of scam artist who will stop at nothing to rip you off." to please email me at my email ewtfinancial@gmail.com or call me at 1-949-521-9386 and evidence proof to show what is said is real and true or please remove your blog posts because you may falsely damage my character and my business. I challenge and approve for you to post it here…if this is the hatred of me or because of me then face me or contact me to resolve it…thank you and I await for your responses.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Gary–wise up, bro. Nigerian scammer. It's already on the site.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Jordan,

    You should be running the other way. It sounds like a crackpipe dream. But if you're stubborn enough to get into a world of hurt, for starters…

    1. What is the "investment"? An asset? You can't wrap cash.
    2. Wraps are very expensive. Very generous of this group to do that, then offer those returns. Big Red Flag, expecially at that low a value.
    3. Do you have to pledge the asset in favor of the trader? Pretty much a given. Big Red Flag. Don't ever do that.
    4. There are many other ways to grow 100K. Why in the world would you choose this one?

  • PT 109 said:

    Arthur Merson continues to amaze as a NUCLEUS OF NOTHING. This man has more joker-brokers sending him files than anyone we've ever seen.

    Trouble is, he's a lost puppy himself, a legend in his own mind with a 50% JV agreement and a brand new LLC because the word's out on the previous one. Avoid him and the eleven intermediaries on either side of him.

    Getting vewry tires of

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    I am sorry Doug, but we have now fixed the problems with the posting software. Just click on the little reply button and you will see responses to these posts in debate format.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Because they are either (A) Not real traders or (B) Private traders who are so rich they don't care.

    Let's be real, a company email doesn't mean anything, its only like $35 per year!!!!

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    I am sorry Old Pro, especially because of all the help you have offered our readers.

    After tweaking the software, we believe we have now solved the problem. As is, it was very tough to find a solution for the amount of posts, and increased debate between the users.

    Thank you again for your additions to our website, we couldn't appreciate it more.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Hahaha…. Well written post there PT 109…. B)

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    THANK YOU PT 109!!!! We don't need solicitors for fictional loan deals on this site.

    Keep the waters clean, and we will all prosper. :)

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Thanks for your post Sandy. Programs such as these do exist, but they are far and few apart. As we have stated before, we have had success in this business and other related businesses, but it took years of diligence.

    If you ever have suggestions for the website, or feel we can assist you, just let us know.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    You have some good points DEG. This site should be used as a place to post positive experiences as well as bad ones. Currently, in the bank instrument trading/ PPP business there are very few success stories, and people unfortunately don't look into other markets such as forex, futures, etc. where there are great opportunities…..

    If you have any suggestions for the website, or feel we can assist each other, just let us know.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    That is 100000000% true!!! Common sense, NOT hope, is your best friend in the private placement business. Don't chase the bait or you may get hooked….. B)

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Please explain the transactions in detail to us….

    The purpose, goal, and evolution of the transaction….. Would you, since you seem to be one of the few who claims to have success…

    Thank you, we appreciate all input from our readers.. :)

  • Woody Wood Pecker said:

    Dear God – Sheryl Childress – queen of the " leased instrument programs ".
    There are no words ( rolls eyes )
    Be vewy vewy cawrefewl

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Lauren,

    You were one of our best posters, and great to speak with over the phone! Please come back to our community or give us a call so we can see how we can work together. We have some big things happening with our company, and appreciate your input.

    Get in touch, and let me know if you have any suggestions for the site!!! :p

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    If you look further into the comments, you will see several posts with his name. Obviously, we don't speak for or against him, but we just wanted to let you know there was more information elsewhere on this site.

    As always, we NEVER recommend anything to our readers…. We provide information that allows them to make an informed decision on their own.

  • Woody Wood Pecker said:

    Ernie and Bert otherwise known as Kelli Cordi and her sidekick Jon Bastain.
    Two of the broker world's biggest idiots.
    She is a name dropper and he is her underling , though he has never closed a deal with her to this day after months and months of working together and producing nothing other than wasting people's time.
    I truly believe that Kelli is a hard core white collar criminal.
    She attempts to charge outrageous fees , preoccupied and terrified someone is going to steal deals out from under her, tells outrageous stories , has an ego the size of Canada and seems to tell you anything in order to get money out of you , if you want a visit to the nut house or are on the verge of suicide, please by all means go to Kelli Cordi of Texas and Jon Bastain of Las Vegas …believe me , they'll get you to the dark side that much quicker.

  • Woody Wood Pecker said:

    Richard Trask of San Francisco–

    do not pass go
    do not collect 200.00

    Those of you that get this , get what I am referring to.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    I love the Monopoly reference!

    Thank you for adding your input to our community, and please post more as you can… ^_^

  • william said:

    Anyone please give feedback on a Dr. Mitch Holland and his company Vital Funds. They have Chase cd's from the BWI. Is this a legit source and is leasing cd's an accurate way to get funding?

  • PT 109 said:

    William,

    They'll be happy to take a half-mil from you and give you a worthless piece of paper.
    Run away. Run far. Run wide. Any direction, just run.

    Then ask yourself–can I get a loan against a house that I'm renting?

  • Jordan said:

    Regarding Dr. Mitch Holland. Someone i am working with is set to take delivery of an instrument from them in the next day or so to monetized. Looks good so far

  • Straight Shooter said:

    William,

    No and no.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    I've been getting especially tired of all the misinformation from bogus programs, so yesterday I did something I don't usually do.

    There's a known joker broker who has a particularly offensive mass-email style, blasting out garbage topsheets loaded with exclamation points and brokerspeak, etc. The other day I got ahold of one touting a certain major US bank–and only that bank–in the title role of the program.

    It called for blocking with an MT 799 and asked for a letter signed by two bank officers. Well, from a previous client's experience in that bank, as well as having a buddy who works there, I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT NEITHER ONE OF THOSE THINGS WILL EVER HAPPEN! A 542 if you're lucky and one signature per letter. And that was just for starters.

    I thought the private banking guys might get a kick out of it, so I turned it over to their fraud division, and we'll stay tuned. Get these morons off the street.

  • PT109 said:

    Woody–I agree with you, but wasn't it that Elmer Fudd's line?

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Sure it looks good so far. You haven't tried to monetize it yet.

  • Jordan said:

    We sent LOI and are supposed to get contract for monetization today. Do you know something we don't about these guys?

  • The Equalizer said:

    I have not heard of him but there is a book that you can buy that teaches you on how to avoid platform scams and I know they keep a data base of names associated with scams. At least you would feel good knowing that he is not in their data base for being a scam artist. The web site is http://www.theplatformtrading.com hope this helps

  • john joseph said:

    Tom why don't you just give me my money back. The $5,000 I sent you or do you still plan to fund my project. John Joseph 404-424-7341.

  • Sherry Phipps said:

    Hello- I am Sherry Phipps. I would like to clarify that I am not affiliated with Success Bullion USA and I am not largely in the POF/leased instrument business. I am largely in the real estate business and have never represented anything other than that. I have never been anything but 100% honest and straightforward when it comes to my business dealings. I know who 'Altinvest' is, and he did call me with the results after he had his expert check on it. He said he was looking to place clients and I referred him to Ron to make is own judgment, which he did. I have never leased funds to a client. I initially referred people to this guy because I knew the guy and thought he was offering an honest opportunity. I referred very few people and no one I referred took part in the program. When I first found out about this business, I did not have any idea how many dishonest people are in it and how cutthroat it can be. Anyone who would like to contact me regarding this blacklist post, please feel free: sherryphipps@gmail.com Thank you, Sherry Phipps

  • jrw said:

    altinvest can email me
    jrwinvest@yahoo.com

  • Vahe Tashjian said:

    Dan Caminiti is a total fraud. He knows nothing, will produce nothing and has no intentions to ever help you with you deal. I gave him $35K of my money and he never produced anything and I am now filing a suit against him for fraud. He used to work for 1st point lending, he now has his own company called sblc finance. His phone number is 414-334-7297 and he is located in Milwaukee, WI. Stay away from him and under no circumstances should you send him any money. He is a complete FAKE!!!!!!!

  • chris howard said:

    What is the skinny on richard trask?

  • nick said:

    I have some email exchange with him. I am not sure whether he is involved in fraud or a real representative of particular investor. I have serious doubt that he might be involved in fraud. would you please let me know what he is telling you.

  • Jack said:

    Hi I am looking for ways to tell if a company that wants to invest capital in my company is real and not a scam they are out of the UK and have given me a term sheet stating that they will invest 30 million in my company but I will have to pay a legal fee of about 7000 to complete all the necessary paper work for overseas investing but I cannot tell if they are legit when I google the person I'm in contact with he comes up as a scam but how do I know if its the right one I would hate to pass up this deal to find out later that it was on the up and up…… Please any help would be great!

  • PPPissed said:

    I have been seeing the name Phoenix Lending all over the internet related to scams, this is great to see that someone has closed their doors. It has literally been over 10 sites, and basically the same funding scenario that NEVERRRRRRRRR happened…………………….

    I fucking hate scammers, and hope they all serve far more time in prison then they even deserve. :@

  • PPPissed said:

    You know the funny thing…. I heard Synergy was scamming people, so there is really no reason to clarify anything but the fact that these people are inexperienced idiots hoping for a rainbow to pop out of their ass!!!!! :@

    TO ALL, STAY FAR AWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PPPissed said:

    To Inside Trade,

    You dont need to worry about Lauton Fundings legal department, these guys are running scams are having NOTHING but a ball of lint KID!!!!! I speak to over 100 people in this business a day and hear everything that happens, good and bad…….. :@ These guys are on the top 50 idiots list for me, and should be for everyone who reads this post

  • tglife said:

    Private Placement Trade Platforms available starting at 10M. Also, funding available starting at 1M-BB. Please send an email to cthomas_osms@yahoo.com for the documents to go into trade or for funding. Also, I have access to a couple small platforms for investors with under 10M.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Jack, Jack, Jack…

    I don't care if you've found the cure for cancer, NO ONE is going to invest 30M in your company without meeting you! Would you if you were them??? And overseas? Are you kidding?? I mean, c'mon! Real VCs don't do transactions this way. You've already googled them, you're just hoping they're real. And they ARE real. Real scammers!!! Also, a bonafide investor could still be there if you decided to pass it up the first time, so that's not an argument.

    Do not send them anything. And if you do, you'll come back to the board whining about your 7K. You heard it here straight.

    Also, a word of advice: you'd stand a much better chance of getting investors if you'd use periods after sentences, and then start the next sentence with a capital letter. Even when posting. Because if your business plan reads anything like your post, no offense, but they're definitely scammers. Sorry if the straight stuff hurts, but that's why I'm here.

  • Avenger said:

    Beware of Maurice "J.R." Johnson.

    Company: Century 21 Landmark Realty Group
    Phone #: 914-494-0404

    Hustle/Scam: Will take money from a client(s) and purport to put it into a trade. If it gets into trade he will stall with excuses until he feels he has tired the client(s) out. Then he will agree to refund the client what they invested. Meanwhile, he is keeping all the profits for himself, basically using the client(s) money without giving them their proper returns.

    Currently is in Atlanta where he has been for the last six weeks scamming several groups of investors at once. Trying to get his location as far as the hotel where he is staying.

    Beware. If you get a call from this scammer. Goes by J.R. and is very slick.

  • PT 109 said:

    Some more master joker-brokers to avoid:

    David Alexander, Philly area (Alexander-Ross Capital)
    Jim Pugh, Florida

    Both of these knuckleheads talk a good game, pretend to be "direct," then add their 30-50% JV agreements in the package, then even try to claim not to know how it got there. Pugh has been reprimanded repeatedly by higher-ups {which is almost anyone} not to do this, but persists anyway. These are BROKERS and nothing more!

    When you see this, you KNOW you're dealing with amateurs, because no trader would ever allow anything close, so they've obviously never closed anything, they're just hoping to submit it and get paid. It'll never happen.

  • FRUSTRATED said:

    PPPissed,
    We have wasted two years of our time with a scam called Stilas who claimed to work with the FBI- Mathew Greene was the name. At the moment we have questions concerning Lauton as well.
    IS THERE A LEGITIMATE INVESTMENT COMPANY OUT THERE THAT SOME ONE CAN SUGGEST AS WE ARE A LEGITIMATE COMPANY SICK OF WASTING PRECIOUS TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO TURN OUT TO BE SCAMMERS!

  • capitalsource said:

    oh they took us for 10,000 as well totally a scammer, drags you out for months and then comes up with some BS how his investors lost money with different programs. looking to hunt him down

  • capitalsource said:

    Tom Mackenzie is a total scammer, he has not funded any projects and he just takes monies and gives excuses. We had a very good project and run from this guy, totally scammer, and have guys in canada looking for him personally

  • SadDay said:

    I recently ran into a group of individuals representing themselves as direct to a buy/sell program. The so called program manager stated that he was in the film industry, and was direct to the principal. After spending both my own money, as well as a partners money, we both lost our funds on a bogus leased instrument through a title company, and had no return.

    Point being, do as much due diligence as you can.

    The happy ending, is that we have since found a performing buy/sell program as well as a performing instrument provider, and have both been provided contracts that outline everything for us, prior to engaging in anything.

    There are good programs out there folks, just keep looking and do your own background checks on everything. If something doesnt feel right, just dont move forward. The worst thing that will happen is you wont make any more money, but you will also keep what you have!

  • ABF said:

    Dear Frustrated…
    You are welcome to send me your contact details and we can discuss your particular situation.
    ABFinternational@bellsouth.net

  • MC funds said:

    I have been offered a PPP with a leased product, had full DD done on all parties.

  • m stein said:

    Kai Lassen supplies most of the brokers with respect to BG's. We got a BG cut from UBS from him in March. He is very knowledgeable.

  • mstein said:

    Kai was disciplined once for "overbilling". The whole thing is well known in Wilmington, as it was a power play 20 years ago by his partner, David A. Jenkins, from Kai's old firm, Lassen Smith Katzenstein and Furlow, which is now Smith Katzenstein & Furlow. David A. Jenkins is a joke in Wilmington, but managed to get Kai pushed out, as there was a disagreement with their fee split. Kai is highly respected in Wilmington and is the District Secretary of Rotary, and Governor of the Mayflower Society.

  • Samson said:

    Eric

    its real but you dont have to put your clients at risk.
    These trades were generated to help rebuild the world after the war.

    Please contact me to discuss further

    rsltd00@gmail.com

  • CR said:

    SadDay

    Please email me your contact info.

    3rdworldassist@gmail.com

  • Mike Amidi said:

    Hi, Can you tell me more about your experience with James Tucker, David Donaldson at Synergy Finance Group LLC, they claim to me that they can fund a project that I am involved in 5.6Million.
    thanks, Mike

  • ABF said:

    Dear SadDay…
    Do you have a moment off-board? Please email me your contact details. Thanks! ABFinternational@bellsouth.net

  • Magdalena said:

    Hello,
    we are looking for PPP. Amount 100M $ in bonds, would be gratefull for any responce.

    magdalena.stawicka@gmail.com

  • Tom Smith said:

    Yes. He wanted to do everything over skype, didn't want to speak over the telephone. Everytime I called the office number no one answered. He also lives in Spain. Complete waste of time.

  • Tom Smith said:

    Does anybody know a Hilary Whitfield? Good/bad?

  • Tom Smith said:

    Hi SadDay. Could you please email for a discussion off board?

    smith_12345678@hotmail.com

  • Guest said:

    Mike,
    I have dealt directly with Synergy Finance Group and Both Richard James Tucker and David Donaldson. Do not do it! They have had my money for over four months now and have not funded anything. When a funding date they produce is near they come up with excuses not to fund your loan and keep you hanging on by a thread saying "It will happen any time now". Four missed funding dates so far!!

  • pedro said:

    Dear All.

    3 months ago we sent through me a broker money to Mr Dino Awadisian.This guy says he was going to trade for me he got 1m dollars we cannot get are money back now,This man is a scammer from the magnet investment group in LA.
    All i can say is he has lied so many times that he has made me sick,Please do not touch this man.If you want to loose your money and be lied to he is your man.KEEP AWAY.

  • pedro said:

    Dino Awadisian is a scammer and a lier.DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN if you can call him a man.The BIGGEST LIAR on the planet keep away trust me we sent him $1m 4 months ago and we cannot get it back,Told us that he could get us in to a trade,Now he tells us the FEDS have frozen all he owns and my funds are frozen as well.All lies we found out that this man is sick in the head from people that know him.Please keep away from him and Magnet.Please do not be fooled like we were.We are after being scammed of 1m you can imagine how we feel.Please walk away.i would never write anything about anyone thats bad for there name,But when you are after being lied to like we were you will believe me,hope what i wrote has helped someone.Bye

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Hello Magdalena,

    Please post your advertisements on the Discussion Forum, not the Blacklist.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Jason Blanco said:

    Junior-

    How reliable is your information? Who did you get it from and have you had any personal experiences to base your claims on? If you are going to go out of your way to bash people on the web and in forums at least have the guts to place your contact information in the post so that people can ask you questions, or so that the accused can respond to your allegations.

    Have a great evening!

  • Guest said:

    Stay away from Stuart Cardall, Gibraltar, and Manuel Bouillot, France. They both actively solicited to invest with a now defunct PPP called Dividium. Cardall still advertises the small swiss program on his website. According to the 3000 investors who lost their money, the account is NOT under their sole signatory control. When things went south, both of them ran with their tails between their legs. The smart money does NOT go with Cardall or Bouillot.

  • Rigoberto said:

    I am not defending any of these accused people in the above post I do howver agree with Jason Blanco abput bashing on anyone with or without solid basis, please include your name and phone number for validity, not that we don't believe in what you say, but rather enough information to based a decision.

    Kindly
    Rigoberto Juarez
    treasurehunter63@yahoo.com

  • TheTruth said:

    Why do brokers believe that they will be able to broker one of these transactions and make millions of dollars? First of all, I believe that PPPs and "trade platforms" are completely fraudulent programs (basically confidence scams) made up by brokers and crooks to steal client assets and financial data….If you're telling me these programs are real..prove it..no one can…due to "secrecy laws". BS…also, look at all the people getting ripped off or lied to on these boards!
    However, lets pretend PPPs are real. In that case, no sophisticated investor or platform provider needs or wants to deal with brokers who complicate the process and charge ridiculous fees for no value added. Brokers will have better luck sticking to what they know and making money rather than trying to "close that one deal on a PPP program and retire.."

  • CDCJ said:

    Atlantic Capital, I have clients for both options. Please email me with further details.
    Thanks, CDCJ

  • CDCJ said:

    Old Pro,

    Please email me.

    CDCJ

  • James said:

    I had a similar experience with her

    Run away from her

    Be very careful

  • SIA said:

    Does anyone has information on Mr. Stuart Cardall

  • Reddog said:

    Jordan,
    Did you find anyone to lease the CD and monetize it? We have someone that has the CD already for $100M. Just trying to monetize it.

  • Lara said:

    Synergy Finance Group LLC out of Alabama. James Tucker and David Donaldson. Bait and Switch. No communication and if you are lucky enough to get some information it will be wrong. Very unprofessional, 9 months and still no funding – just excuse after excuse and they don't like it when you demand answers. Complaints with Attorney General and Alabama Securities Commission is investigating them.

  • ace said:

    Anyone heard of Financial Investment and Consulting LLC of Orlando, Fla.?

  • Sharon said:

    Reddog,

    I can help with your situation

  • sharon said:

    We are currently doing PPP in bonds

  • Anonymous said:

    BOWZ Management is a complete waste of time. They arent direct to anything. I tried to place a clients instrument with them and all they did was say they had it done and every week they came back with some delay. Finally after 5 weeks they came back with a JV arrangement that had 5 other JVs in it. My client was left with 12% of the returns after it was said and done.

  • Chuck Ferraro said:

    DON'T TRUST Louie Moss!

  • PT 109 said:

    More masterbrokers to avoid:

    The team of Larry Oberhue and Lewis Joseph. Two very slick, knowledgeable-sounding gents on the phone who insist they are the real deal, but cannot produce ANYTHING, then lie every way from Sunday to cover their tracks. The lies get bigger and bigger, but never a shred of admission that they are full of it.

    They seem to be being fed these lies by a consummate baloney-meister named Nunzio Bruno from Massachusetts, a legend in his own mind who says he’s direct to the trader, etc etc, blah blah blah.
    Avoid them all.

  • Ronaldo said:

    Hey guys, TC Holding AG, Gunter Monseller and Sumeet Gupta are not a scammers. We received lease bank instruments more than 10 times from this company, also i know other companies which received leased SBLC and BG through TC Holding AG.

  • sammie said:

    Same here, very, v ery hard to get a hold of and always in a rush. James and David making a lot of promises through their CA rep. Pat. but have not performed. Planning to file a complaint with FBI, CA attorney General

  • LPAT said:

    You guys wanna know why you GET SCAMMED by the jokers that SCAM you?

    Because you guys are also looking for the BIG KILL! You guys are also looking
    for the DEAL that makes your eyes POP and YOUR WALLETS BURSTING at the
    seams.

    Con artists and Scammers KNOW THIS! A little entrepreneur such as myself
    can never INTEREST you guys to FUND my projects. Because I am TRUTHFUL,
    I am TRANSPARENT, the MONEY YOU WILL MAKE WILL BE REAL and LEGITIMATE,
    but because of that, that is REAL…

    The ROI is NOT THE KIND that makes you guys get all giddy inside to write a
    a $25K, a $30K, a $50K, a $100K check to INVEST in a small business person such
    as myself.

    So, what happens is…

    Is that REAL BUSINESS VENTURES are always turned down and overlooked, because
    they don't appear "SEXY." But, they are the deals if you DO INVEST you will make REAL
    MONEY.

    The SEXY DEALS will leave you yet with POPPED EYES, but filled with tears and
    an empty wallet. Perhaps, if you guys wouldn't be so quick to turn down REAL
    SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS and OUR VENTURES, you will find that perhaps
    you are funding the NEXT COLONEL SANDERS, the NEXT BILL GATES, the NEXT OPRAH.

    But, you guys don't want to INVEST in the NEXT UP & COMING…
    You guys are too busy looking for the BIG SCORE instead of a LONG-TERM BUSINESS
    RELATIONSHIP.

    Sometimes, you can avoid the SCUM by not having the MINDSET that attracts the scum.

  • PO'd Investor said:

    Avenger,
    I am in a similar situation with J.R. Please e-mail me to compare notes and see if we can work together.

    arbeit111@hotmail.com

  • Ed Wilson said:

    Jack, and anyone else wondering about Ed Wilson and "FOUNTAIN GROUP OF COMPANIES OF UTAH, INC."

    There is an open investigation with the local FBI in St George Utah. If you are a client or was effected by this company contact special agent Seth Footlick. He is heading the investigation on Ed Wilson.

  • Mitch said:

    Hey,
    I see all that bad posts.
    Can you post a few good people for us to deal with?
    We are looking for a broker/dealer for our PPM funding
    Thanks
    Mitch

  • EAR said:

    I browsed through the entire twenty some weeks of posts to get to the last one by LPAT. I have had affiliation with James Tucker and David Donaldson of Synergy Finance Group LLC in which I was Taken for $60K on a trade deal where I leased funds $1mm and never went to trade. I did speak to someone who represented themselves as Dino Dwadison (spelling?) it all seemed realistic but never came to fruition. i was also taken for Quite a bit more with another funding deal almost simultaneously through Scott Cottom of Cottom Corporation and Pam Terry who was suppose to be direct with the Federal reserve bank. She was recently arrested by the FBI for this matter. All of my losses totaling close to $800K have been a very expensive and valuable lesson. I am absolutely amazed at the amount of fraud taking place. In the past year I have pressed on and now sit in similar shoes to the post made by LPAT.

  • EAR said:

    I have created a company that is capitalizing on the downed economy by purchasing bad debt for 3-6 % and collecting 15-18% in less then a year. Because I have lost substantial funds I have limited capital to invest in this incredible opportunity that i am in control of not some "joker Broker" or con artist, or fraudulent scum with a fancy website and a lot of paperwork. I have taken things into my own hands. i have hired a reputable SEC attorney that is a member of the Supreme Court Bar. I have filed a REG D 506 with the SEC and completed my PPM. I have currently raised over $660K and under way. I am seeing returns as much as 46% in the first year and are on track to see 76% the next. The best part about what i am doing it is all over the news, I'm partnered up with a guy who practically reinvented the industry, and our platform is soon to be backed by the government. All of this is 100% verifiable.

  • EAR said:

    I can provide full disclosure and anything else an investor or lender might need. All I have gotten in my attempts to raise capital thus far is a bunch of fraudulent scam artists attempting to get me to pay upfront fees with big empty promises. Is there anyone who is for real out there? Once the bill goes through congress we will be able to show 800% returns and beyond annually. 76% annually is not bad to get your feet wet. All the vultures see that I have a well put together project so they assume they can swindle me out of $5K, $10K, or even $100K for an empty promise. They have no verifiable proof that they have ever funded anything. It is just sickening and a waste of time. I am currently in talks with Lauton Funding who appear very legitimate but here again asking for upfront fees. What is the deal? If you can do what you say you can then you can obviously cover the costs. Any ones input is always appreciated or if you want to check out my project http://www.earllc.com/landing

  • paras said:

    nick, plz check the website of http://www.globalimpactinvesting.com. its no longer functioning . the accounts been suspended.

  • sammie said:

    I have affiliation with James Tucker of Synergy Finance Group as well, and same as you gave him
    $60K to trade $1 million, and same as you never saw results or a dime. I have reported this to FBI,
    Alabama Attorney General, CA Attorney General and the SEC. We will see.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    EAR,

    Hasn't Lauton Funding already been discredited here? I'd avoid ANYONE asking for anything up front. I would stay away from lenders in general, most of whom are not direct lenders but brokers or scam brokers.

    I'd concentrate on the private investor market. If what you have is as legit as you say, you should be hitting the high net worth crowd and the self-directed IRA market, for starters.

    At this point, your website looks a bit infomercial-ish for that crowd, though. Just the same, I'm going to send for the info. Good luck to you.

  • Bestman said:

    Global Treasury Foundation Inc, what about these guys? Based in Oklahoma City. Alright or not?

    Better to know now then too late.

  • Nanacy Vaughn said:

    Hilary Whitfield is a waste of time he will tell you he has the world and doesn't have anything but excuses he ran one of my clients around for over a month only to start calling my client with offers that were all over the internet. He even contacted one of our offices seeking the very product he were supposed to e direct too….Dont waste your time with that bum!!

  • Woody Wood Pecker said:

    THE VERY WORST ONE of all is a clown by the name of brian dudley who resides in Australia. He tells everyone he is " Sir " Brian Dudley and feeds you so much bullchit . He is a complete time waster , a liar , VERY greedy and NEVER performs. Stay FAR FAR AWAY from this guy as he is now being investigated for fraud. Beware of this delusional thief!!

  • Badri said:

    Hai, You got to be careful about people who offer leased financial instruments and mainly those operating from London and the neighbouring places. They charge a lesser leasing fees and ask for upfront payment toward the swift charges for issuing the financial instruments. this is fraud. once the client pays the upfront, we tend to lose the money and also the work will not be accomplished. Also the person ( if mediators) make the client pay this amout , it becomes the responsibility of the mediator to recover this amount. In most cases the money once paid becomes non refundable. Also i came across a person known as Scott-Grant Andrew and his email id is . hansvan.berg@gmail.com. Andrew scott lives in London and his phone number is. +44-7624198285. He is a big cheat and people have to be careful.

  • Frank N. said:

    Hi Doug. I have 1mm to invest personally and was wandering if you would be able to direct me to the judge that did your deal,

    Thanks
    Frank N.
    koul_frank@yahoo.com

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Hello Everyone,

    I want to personally thank Matt and the inside trade staff for hosting this site, and to all those who took their valuable time this year to contribute useful information and/or names to avoid.

    Occasionally, though, some hard-working, honest brokers are inquired about here, only to somehow get co-opted on to the blacklist without their having done anything wrong.

    It has recently come to my attention that such a broker, Sherry Phipps of Dallas, has found herself in this regrettable situation. I can vouch for Sherry–she is a professional, hard-working commercial broker of integrity, and her name should NOT be on any blacklist. If anyone would like to get in touch with me for further clarification, you may do so by leaving your contact information. Thank you and Happy New Year to all.

  • T.T. said:

    Straight Shooter,

    Could you please e-mail me at: tonythomp1959@yahoo.com Wanted to ask you a question. Thank you.

  • Frank N. said:

    Hello Brian if you would could you email me off blog. Would like to discuss with you further.
    koul_frank@yahoo.com

  • EZAZ said:

    Hello:

    I have read your posting and I felt very reasonable. I am a potential investor based in New York with a small cash asset ($1M). Could you conact me so that I can discuss about any viable program. My e-mail address is ezgo5050@yahoo.com. Thanks.

  • EZAZ said:

    YES I DID WORK WITH PAUL SKORDILIS. WHAT INFO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HIM? YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH E-MAIL. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS ezgo5050@yahoo.com.

    THANKS.

    EZAZ

  • ALAN said:

    ANYBODY WORK WITH JUDD DANIELSON, JOSEPH SANTIAGO, MARK McCOY AND RICHARD AT EARTHINVESTORGROUP.COM. GOOD OR BAD EXPERIANCE. DID THESE GUYS EVER FINISH ANY DEAL SUCCESSFULLY? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS. THANKS.

  • Business Man said:

    I'm amazed at how some of the investors on this site think they're are being helped by reading a bunch of nonsense on here. I've read many comments on here, most of them are crap. I've seen several names on here listed as frauds, I myself know personally they're respectable upstanding business professionals.
    What I've notice by reading a lot of these comments from some of the investors. You guys want everything handed to you on a silver platter. I wounder how many brokers will come on here and say they've had their time wasted by the 1M investors. NO one is in this for FREE.. People stop fooling yourselves.
    I will challenge anyone from all the comment on this site or INT to show me where you received 30M from placing 1M into a real buy-sell. That's only 1% of what's needed to take down the line of credit. And if you have a legitimate banking instrument; which there are some great sources that provides these instruments out there, 100M will get you roughly 15% LTV return 500M 25% to 30% tops. You want 100%?? Liquid is always KING!! How many on this site have that sort of liquid? Non!! if so you wouldn't be on here lol..
    Don't accept any PPP, platforms whatever you want to call them; true name BUY-SELL. It's requiring you to come in with non less than 100M, if you do accept I'm 100% sure you will be disappointed. And anyone from IST please challenge me on what I'm saying.

    The leasing yes there are a few buy-sell that will accept lease instruments, mainly CDs why? because they're cashed backed. Why would the bank use someone else CDs? Let see who's winning or losing.
    If you've ever placed funds in a CD, I usually leave mine in for 2yrs; early withdraws leads to penalties. The bank wins. If you purchase a lease instrument and pay 10% for the instrument, The Bank is still winning 110%. How? No lease instrument will ever swift MT760 only MT799, the institution is still making capital from the fund and receive and additional 10% from the leasee. Bank wins… People say it's fraud.. BS!!

    I notice someone stated paying for the swift charge is fraud, more BS!! If paying for the swift charge from a reputable institution is a problem, don't pay the charge. Purchase the lease instrument out right. Real institution charge 9% to 10%, remember you need 100M for a real buy-sell. If that's a problem also; I think looking into another form of investing may be your next best option.

    Make it a good investing year PPL… I'm not looking to introduce any investors into a buy-sell sorry!! If you've been reading off this site or any other internet site your mind has been corrupted. I'm just giving free advice.

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Thank you Straight Shooter! Without people just like you, this site wouldn't even exist. As we all know, this is a community NOT a profit oriented website, so please add anything you can to help other readers. B)

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  • Chargers21 said:

    Can you refer me to the shelf corp company that you used we were just burned by another Arizon company out of Phoenix funny enough.

  • UniverseWeb said:

    Diamante Holdings LTD is a fraud. Watch out for Nathan Jones. Do your homework on this company.

  • universalweb said:

    Yes, there are several state to state, which state and who are you dealing with?

  • Maros said:

    Please helps ! Has anyone worked with Fannie Lin of CapitalView Investments LLC?

  • John H said:

    Based on your response (very professional) I put little faith in your testimonial here. You "close" deals all the time with them? Who exactly do you deal with there and what type of deals.

    While Barrett and Tom make token efforts (as they are forced to do on the web or wither) to defend their practices but their defense really has no substance and they are rapidly getting slammed on the net. They presented themselves as the actual source of the funds yet in turn were little more than Brokers themselves of course. I am speaking of BCE and Lauton as a single entity since they operate as one.

  • John H said:

    Having been through a few SWOT analyses and due dlilgence sessions I can say they brought little if anything to the table there – my 7th grade daughter could have asked the same questions for less than 10K. We have been tied up for months trying to put faith in any of their claims they keep purporting to us – all to no avail. Sme old story, they get back to us in 10mins flat if it is concerning a fee for them, otherwise they become a scarce commodity with little interaction or updates. I see now Michaela is "starting: a new funding company, lol which purports to be an actual funder – rather than broker. Meanwhile she, Lauton and BCE still have our funds, still in limbo and haven;t heard or been able to get anything meaningful from them in weeks.
    If anyone out there wants to pay me for a non executable or actionable LOI after I ask a few business 101 questions and call it a value add – please hit me up…my startup could use the money.

  • John H said:

    If you care to reply, Mr. Dressner, please do so here. Iw ould love nothing more than to get facts on the table about Lauton, BCE, Tom and Michaela in this forum and invite the others that are beginning to post their negative experiences with them here to weigh in.

  • RealDealer said:

    Please don't post all caps, it distracts from your point and makes your post difficult to read.

  • Joe said:

    If anyone else paid money to Synergy Finance Group (into their Attorney Escrow) and did not get their funding on December 31st as required, please contact me offline (jpgfinancial@yahoo.com). Thank you.

  • Susan said:

    I have wondered about them but I did not know if anyone had proof of their deceit. Do you have documents to take them down?

  • Robert said:

    I have delt with a guy by the name of Pat Patterson from Synergy Finance Group, LLC. He works for James Tucker and is out of California. He and James came real close to obtaining funds from clients that we had, but at the end of the day they would not provide ISIN or CUSIP numbers on the instruments they said they had. they said that there just wasnt enough time which is BS. Pat also indicated that he has not funded 1 transaction on there cash backed bank instrument program. taken funds "yes" funded a project "no". bottom line is I have the documents they send to clients for execution, but no smoking gun. I suspect they are taking funds, delaying closings, & ultimately give them back once they are threatend to be sued, but using the funds to enhance there balance sheets in the meantime. just a theory. I would stay far away tho.

  • Jack Pierce said:

    This is a great idea! Good job to the site owners.

  • Duke said:

    Beware Jeffrey Ellison @ community finance. Scammed us for $210K supposed provided POF Loan with Wachovia through John Armatto.

  • stucole said:

    I am a small broker who has interviewed over a dozen PPP programs in the last year.
    All asked for substantial up front or blocked funds which I would NOT let my client bring to the table until I received referrals to clients who actually profited from the program. Standard answer to my request was the NB agreement would not let them provide that information.

    I have finally found a way to get my clients returns of 50% to 200% on short term investments.
    It is really easy to get this done. SInce the banks have closed the doors there are local developers and business people who need short term funding and are willing to pay whatever it takes to get the funds.

    I have a current deal where the client needs $600,000 and is willing to pay back $1,200,000 within 6o days or less. What makes this an even better deal is the collaterial. How dose $25,000,000 of silica ore which is sitting outside their silica mine which is located in the US.

    The only problem with getting an investor to go with this is that is :Sounds to good:. but this is real.

    If you want to make big, and I really mean big, returns make these hard money loans and make sure you have sufficient collaterial.

    I run into deals on a regular basis so if you want some info uou can call me at 847-590-0088
    My name is Stu Cole.

  • Geoff said:

    Does Any one know of Nautic Mortgage or Equity Financing,LLC. I am looking to do a deal with them and want toknow if they have every funded anything

  • Geoff said:

    Anyone worked with Greg Botolino, Mark Miller or Mike Sapp

  • Woody Wood Pecker said:

    ^^ Greg Botolino – run , run as fast and as far as you can , the guy is disorganized and a non-performer.
    If you are a glutton for punishment , then by all means I highly recommend Greg Botolino ( Nautica )
    Mike Sapp- big bowl of wrong :(
    Run Forest , run!

  • GSKY said:

    Old Pro, I would like more information about your available trade opportunities. Thank you kindly in advance.

  • GSKY said:

    I would like to connect with you offboard to discuss trade programs and monetization sources. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Jordan said:

    Happy New Year everyone! I would like to be referred to a provider who can do BGs and SBLCs.
    I have customers for these but have not found a provider i feel comfortable with. Currently need two of each 500M and 100M Euros. Any help would be appreciated. Someone on here posted a provider a few weeks ago but their website has no phone number and my email was not returned.

    thanks,

  • Vic said:

    Never worked with her but she was posting all over LinkedIn not too long ago.
    None of her information made any sense.

  • Vic said:

    Please contact me – tradervic1313@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

  • makeithappen said:

    I have a reliable source for you if you're interested please email me at refinow@msn.com

  • Let's Be Real! said:

    STAY AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN FROM RICHARD AND HIS GANG AT info@theunityonefund.com.

    TRUST ONE THAT BROUGHT THEM LOTS OF BUSINESS AND THEY FAILED TO DELIVER!!!

  • MPPS said:

    Can any one give me any information on Shirle Hewitt and Ali Ahmed?Any info would be greatly appreciated.When i google her name alot comes up but im having difficulty finding the posts. thank you

  • Straight Shooter said:

    MP,

    Don't give them any money. They have already been discredited on this forum–you need to go back and read all the posts.

  • why? said:

    First off; trying to find a reliable source on here is a joke. Real providers don't indulge on these unprofessional blog sites. 9x out of 10 if you purchase an instrument from a independent source the cusip and isin# will return fraudulent.

  • A real principle said:

    I've been reading over Inside trade post and notice a couple of my post hasn't been posted. Inside trade you guys are lending a hand with poring gas on an out of control fire. This site is an avenue for "Broker Jokers" and time wasting investors. At first it was OK to keep all the losers in the same boat. But I've now seen the names of real buysell providers showing up on this site. Which can cause more harm than help. You guys claim to have closed a deal, you know this business is a small world and when you see real providers name come, screen and don't post them.

  • Sharon said:

    Jordan,
    Contact me, I could help.

    Regards,
    Sharon

  • Mike said:

    I am from Cali and tried going into trade with Ruth Liverpool… she is bait and switch… Tells you the world, and does not deliver as promised. She may be connected to real people that can perform but does not give you straight forward procedures which kills the deal immediately. Extremely hard to work with.

    Anyone know who this is?

    -Michael
    investment101.mike@aol.com

  • Ernie Gonzales said:

    we can help!!!

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Yes. Agreed.

  • DCRUMPTON said:

    HIS PLACE OF BUISNESS WAS RAIDED THIS MORNING 1/29/10 AND YOU CAN READ THIS IN THE MOBILE, AL PAPER
    http://WWW.AL.COM

  • sulevss said:

    Hi!
    Not all PPP is bullshitt.Only 99,99% :) But we are real. You can check us in alibaba.
    http://us.my.alibaba.com/product/ma_manage_produc

  • sulevss said:

    Administrative Hold structures allow the bank to continue utilizing those funds. That means that those funds are 'technically' being utilized for other financial activity – Not acceptable to a trader.

    THANX!

  • Victor Saidanis said:

    The fact that noone had luck with Cardall, does not make him a criminal. Please give me evidence on this cz I run a business consultancy company and he sent me an offer. By speaking with him on the phone I could not spot anything suspicious. Please could you be more specific? I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

    Victor

  • Jordan said:

    Sharon,

    You asked me to contact you regarding BGs but there is no contact info for you. We have a need for 16M POF Money is never touched. Good return. Please cntact me

    jordan.davies@gmail.com

  • phil said:

    anyone ever heard of David Doherty, a trader from the UK?

  • phil said:

    has anyone heard David Doherty, a trader from the UK. Claims to have closed numerous deals 100m pus. I can't find him anywhere.

  • phil said:

    I have been dealing with David Doherty from the UK. He says he is a PPP trader having closed many 100mm deals. Does anyone know of him good or bad?

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Yes. He appears to be quite legit.

  • sulevss said:

    If you had closed one PPP deal you will never search for anybody again,you will pick up klients p to p without internet to avoide taxation :) and anybodies attention(I have seen this:) )

  • A real principle said:

    Phil first real people associated with a buysell you want find them online shopping that info. Ask for his company information and any organization, BBB, Chambers of Commerce, Bank Associates etc. If he can't give any information, even if he's close to someone walk away it's just to risky. Second, coming on here and asking by throwing names around can get you blacklisted from real groups. Internet shopping is what buysell groups and their associates hates.

    Trust me; these guys in this blog can't tell you who's real or not, they can only give advice. They have all the answers and has never seen a transaction get completed. Don't be fooled!!
    If this guys is close to a facilitator or group, give the required paperwork; SANITIZED!!! until your sure. If you're not speaking with a trader within 24hrs. He maybe in a chain.

    These guys on here are a bunch of disappointed brokers looking to claim every unsuccessful deal a scam, If I had that out look on the business I couldn't you this screen name.

  • swissbank said:

    Hi Phil

    I am based in the UK and know some traders and a bunch of bankers , contact me at my personal e-mail with some more details and I will ask around for you asutt876@aol,com
    Andrew

  • SOS said:

    Does anyone here have any information regarding Robert Whitney of Canada? He is associated with Mett Group and Belfast Capital and claims to be a facilitator. He has not performed so far in my months of dealings with him.

    Any insight would be much appreciated.

  • De Vita Exire said:

    Well, I just surprised even myself!

    What an idea- to get your blackberry , iPhone, whatever,and do a video clip ranting about people who ripped you off and load it on to you tube. Make sure n ot to embellish, lie, only tell facts so that you cannot be held liable for Libel or Slander.

    In the title of the video and be sure to put the person's name you are warning others about , along with the words along the lines of – [I]thief, rip off report, con artist,etc.[/I]

    Google will spider the video upload soon enough along with the title and that could be seriously powerful.

    Create a video version of this site on your own channel at google allowing anyone here the freedom to add their own video warnings, rants , whatever to the channel and it could be such a tool in cutting down the fraud of the ones who take your money as well as the agony of non performers.

    On the same side of that coin , also create a second channel praising the performers and ethical people so that more business can go their way quicker versus any further time wasted with these charlatans.

    Just a thought.

  • AW2010 said:

    Doug, can you please contact me off board to discuss your experience with the Judge?

    My email address is: eguy2008@gmail.com

    I may need a referral. Thanks for your help.

  • David said:

    This is very important!!!! You should never have to put money up to go into a trade platform. A real platform you should be able to leave the money in your account.

  • sulevss said:

    http://us.my.alibaba.com/product/ma_manage_produc
    You can see photo and tel.number-no scam,but you cannot be scam yourself :)

  • Bill Krassner said:

    I represent a group that works with Trading Platforms and supplies 760 and 799's.
    They are completely transparent and we closed a 150M deal in December of 2009. The problem of finding real deals, as well individuals those who want to participate in the deals is the biggest challenge. Most want us to provide our services and collect on the sucess of their venture/trade.Its a huge red flag when someone doesn't put in a penny of their own money, but ask us for 400M. Why would we do business with them and provide our service with no guarentee to be compensated? The deceipt and fraud is on both sides of the deal. We dont collect any compensation until we perform as we have promised. Stay safe out there!

  • Bobby McGee said:

    AFF- stay away from him!!!!!! He is a ruthless scam artist! Have you been scammed by him yet?

  • R. J. CASELL said:

    # 1 REPLY SENT: Monday February 8, 2010

    TO: “Junior” Submitter of Defamatory & Slanderous Remarks,
    as well as, ALL readers of this Website or Blog

    FROM: R.J. CASELL
    xyzbox2010@hotmail.com

    RE: “BLACKLIST OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT TRADE BROKERS” TO AVOID &
    Its “FRAUD PROTECTION FORUM” & its internet threads.

    Multiple comments were submitted 25 weeks ago, August 29, 2009, by YOU, named, “Junior,” of whom I have no knowledge of or any of the disparaging remarks made by you about me. These remarks were printed in “INSIDE TRADE, LLC.” & “FRAUD PROTECTION FORUM” & distributed through multiple internet “threads,” ( to be continue – Part # 2 )

  • R. J. CASELL said:

    # 2 REPLY SENT: Monday February 8, 2010

    TO: “Junior” Submitter of Defamatory & Slanderous Remarks,
    as well as, ALL readers of this Website or Blog

    FROM: R.J. CASELL
    xyzbox2010@hotmail.com

    RE: “BLACKLIST OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT TRADE BROKERS” TO AVOID &
    Its “FRAUD PROTECTION FORUM” & its internet threads.
    Anyone who hides behind a “nickname” speaks volumes for what he represents about who he is, by not stating his actual name. The defamatory & slanderous remarks made by you, Junior, are totally untrue. There is absolutely no justification on your or anyone’s part to accuse me, without any basis, especially, without showing any evidence of truth. Publicly attacking someone of alleged wrongdoings, by just making “empty statements”

  • R. J. CASELL said:

    # 3 REPLY SENT: Monday February 8, 2010

    TO: “Junior” Submitter of Defamatory & Slanderous Remarks,
    as well as, ALL readers of this Website or Blog

    FROM: R.J. CASELL
    xyzbox2010@hotmail.com

    RE: “BLACKLIST OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT TRADE BROKERS” TO AVOID &
    Its “FRAUD PROTECTION FORUM” & its internet threads.

    This rebuttal is being made to have ALL of the above defamatory statements, as so stated above, to be RETRACTED by you, IMMEDIATELY. Or contact me, as soon as possible, to enable you to discuss this retraction directly with me and subsequently
    to do what is necessary to appropriately resolve this matter.

  • R. J. CASELL said:

    Sorry to say, ,we have never met , FROM: R. J. CASELL

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Thanks for posting your rebuttal R.J. !

    It is very important that people are not wrongfully accused on this website. I appreciate your comment, and thank you once again for your participation.

  • Barbara said:

    I have a client who has proofed up for 2M+. Please contact me.

  • fasar khan said:

    You should never wire money into someone's account. The minimum for trades is 1m. I don't understand people wiring 25k, 100k…etc. Never wire money unless it's an Attorney trust account, even then you have to do due diligence.

    When starting off make sure money doesn't leave yuor account. And I would highly recommend stay away from trades that require a MT-760 blocking, which you have to pay for and if the trader doesnt perform your money has gone to waste. Enter trades that only require an admin hold internally.

    I work with a few different programs and they only require an admin hold. I currently have a short term trade that produces excellent returns, you may only enter twice maximum, the first round is 5 days trading and then second is 5 days also. Funds are admin blocked for the duration of the trade. Sometimes they don't need an admin hold, only POF will do as with my last client who went in, he didn't require an admin hold. These short term trades move fast, so, I can't guarantee you will get in. If not, then I have other trades I work with.

    Please email if you would like to participate.

    fasarkhan@yahoo.co.uk

  • Common Sense said:

    The minimum for a trade is 1M, that's BS the min for a real buy/sell is 100M. Trade groups that MT760; the clients usually has 50M+ in their account or a banking instrument with a face value of 100M+. Trust me 50M you will be dealing with a real group. You're correct about the wiring funds. It needs to be a attorney trust. The inside admin hold don't work… I repeat it don't work; with real buy/sell trading out of RBS, Deutsche Bank, HSBC London. If your bank is in the states and you don't wish to move your funds some trade groups will swift BCL or POF at no cost.

    You're trying to get into a trade with 2M and don't want to lease an instrument (2M will be the setup cost, not the instrument cost) I have 2 programs and their not 5 day programs, the group and program has been around for many years. 1 is 40 trenches and other is 52 trenches. Contact me at international.investment8@gmail.com
    Remember!! REAL BUY/SELL PROGRAMS DON'T SHUT DOWN AFTER 30 TO 90 DAY, those programs are BS. Real trade groups has been performing for more than 10yrs. Don't waste time with PIGGY BACKS. People stop fooling yourselves how much you thank you're going to make in 5 days with 1M dollars. 250M, 100M or 25M that's the biggest load of $#!+. I'm telling you from years of experience in this business. International.investmen8@gmail.com, if you don't like what I'm offering walk away know harm no foul.

    De Vita, that one of the best ideas I've heard since coming on this site. You get 10 thumbs up!! All you guys that has claims of being defrauded by a broker post it on youtube. We all would like to know. :D I'm sure it will never happen because that will give the accused an opportunity to respond back. And the than the real truth will come out. If you're on here hiding behind names and falsely wronging someone name, put your real names up and I'm sure it will be more of you claimers getting reported to SEC and the Interpool than the so called SCAMMERS.

  • sulevss said:

    Very truth! :)

  • Frustrated said:

    Brad Russell is a COMPLETE JOKE!!!!!!! Stear clear of him and his partner Steve Symons out of Canada…uses a Michigan Lawyer though

  • orlan said:

    One of the very few mails I have seen on here that demonstrates soem knowledge. Well done Fasar

  • ARP said:

    Can you tell me what happened?

  • sulevss said:

    Real trade groups has been performing for more than 10yrs?

    AND STILL LOOKING FOR MONEY TO PUT IN PROGRAMM? BS!!!!!!!!!! :) :):)

  • fraudERASER said:

    Has anyone heard of Jay Peters aka Jay Morra and Dream Foundation

  • sat chadha said:

    what kind of experience you had

  • fraudERASER said:

    Jay Peters, J Peter, Joe Peters, JP, John Peters, DREAM Foundation

    He is from Astoria, NY and THIS IS 100% FRAUD!!!!!!!!

    anyone know who this guy is?

    How can I reach you Armond…?

    JP, supposedly connected to the Dream Foundation and just wants to help people. Helped me lose my house, my car, even my family. No one even can find his real name!!! he is smoothe and lies easier than he could tell the truth. Be careful! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true. Can't understand how he can live with himself…….

    Ive been dealing with this guy for a few months, but no one seems to know what he is really about. He has expressed interest in some real estate investments that my firm represents but he seems to be too secretive. Even though we have not done any business together yet, there is something odd about him. He says that he has projects in many parts of the world and also runs orphanages. He goes by the JP or sometimes Jay Peters. Would you mind sharing your experience with him? I just have a feeling that something is not quite right about his business conduct, but cannot find anything derrogative about the guy. Please help if you can.

    link

    800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-212-202-0532

  • Travis said:

    I am looking for something reliable. Please email me at: travisoliver77@yahoo.com

  • BD. said:

    Shut up Richard, you know you can't perform. You tried to scam us a few months ago on a one week deal that didn't perform even when you supposedly got someone else to do it and nobody got paid. We checked out your info and did some DD and alot of things didn't check out or add up. The fact that you get so mad and defensive is also suspicious.

  • Seb Oleg said:

    I have been involved in Active Asset Management for over 10 years. I have seen and heard nearly every trick in the book, most of them operated by the banks themselves. I have read alot of information on this forum which is correct and alot of information that is not. Over the years I have only ever seen 5 or 6 of these platforms do what they claim. Everyone of them was based in Switzerland and everyone of them was regulated (As is the law Switzerland) and operated with a total open book. There are no secrets or any other wacky ideas often used by so called "Traders". The rules are very strict for entry and at present extremely difficult for US persons to enter. For those of you in the US to enter a Active Management Buy/Sell in Switzerland you need to go through a R.I.A. Failure to follow the rules will cause you problems. OK before I move on let me dispell a myth that I am asked everyday. Do I need to have a project of which some of my funds have to go to. Absolutely NOT!!!. It is your money and you can spent your profits as you please. Saying that there are exceptions for example 501C3 bodies in the US. What is the min I need to enter a Active Asset position. Most firms will set a start limited at 10m USD/Euro.

  • Seb Oleg said:

    All regulated firms will have access to prime brokerages where they obtain leveridge of between 10/20 times in the current market. They can go higher, but the "playing Area" for best returns is trading between 100m and 250m at present market conditions. The other major questions I am asked daily are my funds at risk at any time and how does the trader secure a credit line for me. Firstly are my funds at risk. The answer without doubt is YES!! however the risk 0.00000001% but there is a risk how ever your want to put it. There 3 ways and 3 ways only of securing a credit line. 1) By sending a specifically worded MT760. (Normally the firms bankers have specific draft of the wording which is required) 2) Good old cash put into a sub trust account.(More on this shortly). 3) A third party deed of pledge on your account if you and the firm have accounts in the same bank. But before any of the above happens you will be required to enter into a regulated asset management contract. The contract stipulates what the asset mangement firm can and cannot do with your funds.

  • Seb Oleg said:

    The SRO (ARIF) in Switzerland can and do walk in unannouced and inspect and carry out audits on the firm to make sure they are compliant. In all cases they cannot remove cash from the account. They must produce full monthly billing accounts and account of trades for that month. How many trades can I do. Most trades operate on what is called T-3. 3 day settlement. This also does depend on the amount of funds you have under management. How often do I get paid my trade profits. The present consenus is quarterly. Some do offer monthly but at lower returns. Quarterly allows the traders to compound and generate you better returns. Many HNWC's work on bi-annually with opt out clauses to maximise their positions.

  • Seb Oleg said:

    I mentioned earlier good old fashioned cash. If you trade with cash you trade at 100%. The other 2 positions will trade at a discounted level. All of the regulated firms are now putting a Financial Guarantee Bond (Insurance Policy) into a client account where cash is deposited. What is tending to happen now is that client will open there own account in the traders bank the trader will arrange a suitable insurance policy to be lodged ( The client does pay the premium normally 1%) and then a third party deed of pledge is done between the client and the trader. The then insures the client funds should the trader breach his contract.

  • Seb Oleg said:

    How much can I expect to make on my investment. This is the 64 million dollar question as it were. All traders operate normally on what is deemed "best efforts" basis and the asset management contract normally shows a split of 60/40 in favour of the client. Most are operate on a 50/50. Speaking from pass experience you should expect min 8% to 10% per month NET to the client and in most cases it will almost certainly be higher. Points to remember. All traders in Switzerland are regulated by law. (ARIF). Everyone of them operates an open account policy for their clients. Funds are at risk even if that risk is almost zero (Though firms are now insuring client accounts). You will need to pledge your funds in the prescribed manner as above. Most of all DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS, even if you think the question seems silly. The more answers you have the more informed you are to make the right decision. It is your money invest it wisely and carefully. If you want some free advice email me:- seboleg@gmail.com

  • C MCALILEY said:

    HAS ANY ONE DONE BUSINESS WITH MARK BRINBAHM, MARK MILLER OR MIKE SAPP?

  • Timothy Bonn said:

    Has anybody heard of Benjamin Johnson,Riverdale,California? has a company called Broadway Capital and has been coming forward with a few PPP schemes. have no experience with the guy. Anybody knows anything about him,let me know

  • Timothy Bonn said:

    has anybody heard of Benjamin Johnson from Riverside,California? pl do let me know by e-mail.

  • ian said:

    had a brief dealing with him did seem trust worthy i would run he thinks alot of himself , not very kind to his wife who was suposedly dying at the time

  • BC1956 said:

    Hi, has anyone had any dealings with Robert Charles Cohen and the following groups or programs; World Sovreign Group, Sovereign Program or Genesis Program. He is also now affiliated with the World Currency Exchange Program and World Capital Program. I would like to try and establish Roberts bonafides and history. Many thanks

  • BC1956 said:

    Hi Dale, i would love to hear your comments on Robert Cohen, i have no reason to suspect him but due to the size of the fund my clients are dealing in i must do all the due diligence i can Robert is now involved with another program called the World Capital Program this may be the new one you are referring to.
    Regards BC

  • cypress said:

    I got this email this morning. Anyone in here familiar with this process as described below?

    ——————————————————————————————————————————

    Dear Sir,
    We are private lenders for both private and public project(s)ranging from humanitarian to turnkey as well as signature project(s).We have a cutting edge to lend against bankers draft from major western banks where we have unencumbered large potfolio deposits on the following below procedures:

    PROCEDURE:
    1. Seller/Buyer sign purchase contract.
    2. Within 72hrs upon signature of purchase contract,Seller issues a bank draft infavour of buyer and email the soft copy of the Bank draft to the Buyer for confirmation.
    3. Within 72banking hrs upon confirmation of bank draft soft copy buyer must pay 1% of the bank draft face value by wire transfer into sellers bank account.
    4. Within 72hrs upon confirmation of the 1% of the bank draft face value of Eur/USD 20M to Eur/USD 5Billion wire transfer into sellers bank account,seller will deliver via bank bonded courier the hard copy of the bank draft to the buyers bank within 5banking days.
    5. Buyers shall within three (3)banking days of receipt and confirmation of the bank draft hard copy pay to the seller's bank account by wire transfer 51% of the bank draft face value as well as pay the brokers their 2% commission fees.

    INSTRUMENT: CONFIRMABLE BANK DRAFT BY SWIFT,BANK FAX OR BANK SCREEN
    ISSUING BANK: AA WESTERN BANK IN WESTERN EUROPE OR USA PREFERABLY HSBC LONDON OR AAA RATED BANK IN EUROPE OR USA.
    AMOUNT: Euro 20M TO Euro5Billion.
    PRICE: 52% OF FACE VALUE. COMMISSION FEES OF 2% TO BOTH BUYER/SELLER AGENTS TO BE SHARED 50/50 AMONGST BOTH OF THEM.

    We will forward to you the purchase contract, once you accept the terms and procedures of this offer. Looking forward resume a commercial relationship with your esteem company. Contact me via email bglease1313@sify.com

    Do accept our best regards,
    Thank you,
    Paul Mann

  • common sense said:

    I received the same program pertaining to the bank draft. That is a reasonable process and safe as well. Unfortunately the face value amount to be paid back is CRAZY!! You must pay it back within 72hrs. LOL… who you know will monetize with in that time period? What is the swift? This is a form of leased banking instrument, and 42% payback is to much, 10% tops.

    I've heard about the guys over at Sovereign Group, be very careful. I was told if you don't follow instructions and wasting any time what so ever, they will boot you out of their program. That's a warning to not BS around if you're not planning on moving forward with them.

    My point has been proven. I see someone spoke of a guy being full of himself and advising not to work with him because he talked down to his SUPPOSEDLY dying wife. Now if that ain't a bunch of Joker Broker BS. Who in hell gave you authority to speak on that. At the end of the day is the program he's offering paying investors. His personal life is non of your business.

    I don't know Benjamin Johnson, but if you can show POF and he put you in direct contact with a trader and their attorneys, the group provide you with information to verify the program, take it down. Remember with Banking instrument buy/sell 100M is the magic number.
    Gold buy/sell total different ball game.

    Safe investment

  • Straight Shooter said:

    BC – there are much, much better ways to go. You may contact me privately if you wish.

  • bobby said:

    I have been surfing the web now for about an hour reading about leasing proof of funds. is this legal? has anyone taken advantage of this ? i keep reading it is and then see comments about it as a scam??

  • BC1956 said:

    Thanks Straight Shooter how do i contact you.
    Regards
    BC

  • MDPROACTIVE said:

    Has any one had any dealings with Capital Investment agency Ltd / Mr David Dawkins. I would be interested to hear from any one who has secured project funding through this firm.

    please email: mdproactive@gmail.com

  • Straight Shooter said:

    You should be able to send me a private email thru the forum section. Thanks.

  • jason said:

    has anyone heard of WTI (World Trade Investments?) the managing director is Alan Peter D Arcy.

    thanks, jason

  • leo said:

    sorry all you people, but 1. anybody who asks for UP FRONT money is a FRAUD!! 2. anybody who pays UP FRONT money is just stupid. HONEST brokers/intermediaries will NEVER ask for UP FRONT fees, nor will any GENUINE investment institution

  • leo said:

    dear all, 1. any broker intermediary asking money for ANYTHING UP FRONT, is a fraud 2. to all of you who have given money up front , sorry but you have been extremely stupid. NO serious broker/intermediary (and there are such people) asks for ANYTHING up front, nor does any SERIOUS institution of platform

  • guest said:

    Oh this is a scamming company alright, we sent him 10k on due diligence on behalf of a client trying to buy some apt building for 117 million and he dragged on the conversations for months and then came up with a bullshit story about his investor losing all kinds of money in the stock market. Totally scammers

  • Mike Martin said:

    Hey Tom, if this true get a hold of me Mike Martin at mike@ capital source lending.com and return our money

  • guest said:

    This is bull as well, we have been working with Gunther since Aug and sent him 100k and he never came thru at all and is still giving us garbage responses, and now he wants us to get a bank letter to complete the deal

  • Sarah said:

    Hi John …..
    The name seems really fimilar can you tell me more details ?

  • Sarah said:

    Hi James…

    As i just replied to John her name is very fimilar do you have any more details on her ?

  • Sarah_100 said:

    Hi John,
    Can you tell me more about Mal where her last where abouts were and any contacts you have for her !! Mal has also lied to me and have not been able to get in contact with her after numerous attemps here in sydney :( Iam really upset and need to track her down, you said USD and GBP in currancy which makes me believe she is no longer in sydney ???

  • Sarah_100 said:

    Hi James :)

    I have just posted a message for also John too

    Iam trying to track down this Mal with no luck, the last contact was in sydney in 2005???

    she has been very hard to catch and also has lied to me and caused me alot of grief :(

    do you have any info on her at all that can help me to find her ASAP?

    Thankz

  • Sarah_100 said:

    I'am looking for Mal also know as Malory Chams last contact was in sydney 2005 ????
    Can any1 guide me to her where abouts thank you

  • sulevss said:

    agree,nobody is against it :D

  • Judi L said:

    Have any of you done any business with Chris McCormick of Draper, Utah? We loaned him $90 K. Signed a promissory note stating when the money was to be paid back with interest. He was to use the money for forex trading. He did not pay us back the money nor did he pay us what we made on the trade. He has thumbed his nose at the law and it's officials. Stay away from him. His company name is Chrysilis.

  • Anthony said:

    Please contact me with regards to the judge and his contact info.

  • cypress said:

    I am in a PPP and am pleased with the results but I have invested a limited amount of money and would like to invest more. Is there a way to monetize a CD? I'm interested in a $50,000-$100,000 CD to monetize. Is there a way to do it?

    Thanks

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  • InvestmentGrade said:

    I just spent some time reading through all of these posts. There is some good information, and our firm has encountered several of these scam artists. On the flip side of that coin, there are several individuals listed on this site that are solid performers, and are being called out in poor fashion.

    In regards to multiple individuals stating that upfront fee's are a fraud signal, that is true to a very real extent, unless it is spelled out very clearly what they are being used for. One of the groups that we work with is a licensed and insured securities firm. They will issue BG's and MTN's , but require a call option fee to be paid, as well as application and professional fee's to be paid into escrow. These are not upfront fee's, but the cost of doing business. For intermediaries and brokers, all commissions are paid out on the back end, after the delivery of the instrument, where the payment for the instrument is due 90 days after receipt of the instrument.

    With all of that being said, I do like the idea of a site such as this, and it brings a smile on my face to know that people are actually speaking out against the scammers and filth that brings this Alternative Investment arena into a bad light.

  • noname said:

    She's in Spain. +34618563711 email malchams@gmail.com

  • Tony said:

    We also have an ongoing promised loan by Synergy Finance Group and we did placed an escrow deposited large amount into the promised loan which was supposed to fund one of our project back on November 15, 2009. The deposited money was placed into an escrow account , supposeively worked on by the brokers, Jerry Grover & Tim Nguyen from KCPrestige. As of today, we believe Jerry & Tim are part of the scheme with Synergy Finance Group. They have been making up excuses after excuses to give us the loan. Excuses such as Holidays are coming, death in a family, their house pipes burst because of the weather, etc.. what do these excuses have anything to do with the loan at hand? Not that we are ignorant, we did the loan because we did considered them to be our good & trusted friends.
    So, back early in February 2010, we requested our deposited money back and they said that the deposited money will be returned to us on the 17th of February. as of to date, we are still ahve not received the deposited money back. But we have been fed up with this and had reported to the FBI, yesterday, March 3, 2010.

  • Tony said:

    The FBI agent is gathering up all informations about this group of individuals who are involving the scam scheme here for quite sometimes.
    I need everyone who had involed or been involved with Synergy Finance Group, please do come forward so we can put an end to the scheme and press federal charges on these scam artists.

  • Tony said:

    We also have an ongoing promised loan by Synergy Finance Group and we did placed an escrow deposited large amount into the promised loan which was supposed to fund one of our project back on November 15, 2009. The deposited money was placed into an escrow account , supposeively worked on by the brokers, Jerry Grover & Tim Nguyen from KCPrestige. As of today, we believe Jerry & Tim are part of the scheme with Synergy Finance Group. They have been making up excuses after excuses to give us the loan. Excuses such as Holidays are coming, death in a family, their house pipes burst because of the weather, etc.. what do these excuses have anything to do with the loan at hand? Not that we are ignorant, we did the loan because we did considered them to be our good & trusted friends.

  • Tony said:

    So, back early in February 2010, we requested our deposited money back and they said that the deposited money will be returned to us on the 17th of February. as of to date, we are still ahve not received the deposited money back. But we have been fed up with this and had reported to the FBI, yesterday, March 3, 2010.
    The agent is gathering up all informations about this group of individuals who are involving the scam scheme here for quite sometimes.
    I need everyone who had involed or been involved with Synergy Finance Group, please do come forward so we can put an end to the scheme and press federal charges on these scam artists.

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  • Dax Sterling said:

    Candice Gordon, who is sometimes in Utah and sometimes in California is a FRAUD. She stole $50,000 from me and my partner over a PPP trade. I have pressed legal action and she is currently facing 15 felonies. I advise anyone caught by one of these frauds to pursue them. You have rights and the public DA's will help you.

  • Dax Sterling said:

    James Tolento is a serial scam artist for PPP, MTN's, and T-Strips. He has worked under several other scam artists including Candice Gordon. He performs no due diligence on any trade. He simply forwards emails, directs you where to send your money, tells you your deal is trading, and the next thing you know…it's GONE.

  • Anonymous said:

    I have invested into a PPP platform.
    None of what i have read in this forum is remotely similar to how a PPP works.
    Any investor funds are blocked only.
    they are never drawn upon.
    they are never drawn against.
    they are never mortgaged.
    They are used to trigger an increase in the PPP's own credit line/ rating and this is used to get BG's and MTN's.

    never pay up front fees.
    never transfer your funds to a traders account.

  • fireman said:

    If you would like to have access to an excellent platform, please email me for my name and contact information. This is as good as I have ever seen. I would be more than happy to forward you the information package. Very detailed and complete.
    Fireman
    kim044@sympatico.ca

  • fireman said:

    copper isotope is a scam. You better read on that one

  • Mark said:

    Tonya, my general rule of thumb is if there is an upfront fee involved, run like hell!

  • Dave S said:

    What do you know about Richard Trask? He has contacted me in the past although he wasn't willing to provide much documentation.

  • capitalchic said:

    New to the site look forward to networking with individuals offering and seeking legitimate investment opportunities.

    Much Success!

  • John Kazan said:

    To the previous poster: I would love to make contact and hear first hand someone's experience that is real. kaz3kaz2003@yahoo.com

  • John Kazan said:

    Seb Oled, I would to receive further information
    kaz3kaz2003@yahoo.com

  • Jim said:

    Could you please contact me with this information?
    Thanks,
    Jim
    jim@colemandrilling.com

  • RealDeal said:

    Wth all due respect you are supposed to be making huge money helping others invest while you are trying to do deals with Ms. Launton? LOL LOL ROTFL
    The two don't mix. Launton has no cred and is on the bad side of alot of people for upfront fee scam or didn't you know that?
    I'm the real deal. I have private paltforms and I am direct. This won't last forever so get in and get out while you can. It's like the old invesment deal called airplane. Get in and get out fast before the deal goes away. I can give up to 800% returns. That beats 12% on retail investment.. Look me up boundlessloans at gmail. My current platform ends in April and we will not be taking in any new investors after that until further notice. 1M minimum cash investment.

  • Barbara said:

    What is the name of the broker you went through?

  • Daryl said:

    Had dealings with Nathan Hingson. Bad

  • Daryl said:

    Nathan Hingson, The Money Center Financial Group. Stay away from these guys,
    lots of promises no results.

  • realdeal said:

    Lose the caps. You are Yelling online and will lose credabilty.

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  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

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  • sarah_100 said:

    Hi there
    Thank you for the information i tried the mobile and got a man claiming no mal there ???
    could you please tell me what town in spain she is in ?????
    does she have a husband is that the man who answered????

  • Sarah said:

    Looking for Malory Chams known also as Mal ?
    She may be in spain Valencia ??? can not reach her on any numbers given to me ???
    does any1 have any information ??

  • lynot said:

    If the above statement is true that bach is scammer please comment. i have considered giving him money and so far i see no red flags. Except that there isnt much about him on internet except negative….

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  • sulevss said:

    Totally agree :) ,so it works

  • Jon D said:

    Absolutley True about David Kaup. I was part of a group that put several Million Dollars with this Jerk and he has since filed Bankruptcy and has the Feds all over him for his deceipt. He claimed to be purchasing a Bank Instrument and never delivered. We leared he spent the money on other bad dealings he was trying to clean up. He will be getting what he deserves real soon from BUBBA in Jail. STAY AWAY FROM HIM AT ALL COSTS.

  • sulevss said:

    You are correct about how PPP is showed here.Hope You will not lose Your money:)

  • CPA said:

    What good would it do to get a leased instrument if it cannot be transferred? Leased instruments cannot be… how could they be, they are leased to you. Maybe credit enhancement, and this is a maybe depending upon the verbiage.

    CPA

  • cpa said:

    You sound quite educated. Have you really succeeded? Thanks chuck 48091 at yahoo dot com

  • cpa said:

    chuck 48091 at yahoo dot com it sounds like you are very educated, or you play a big game. no disrespect, been promised the world though.

  • BEN GAZARA said:

    YOU HAVE STRONG REASON

    BANEUROPA-ITS A FAKE BANK
    THE PRINCIPAL OF THIS BANK ARE
    MRS LIGYA CORDERO POVEDA FROM MIAMI
    ITS FAMILIY DEDICATED TO THE FINANCIAL CRIMEN

  • BEN GAZARA said:

    TC HOLDING AG
    THESE PERSONS HAS THOPUSAND NAME,SO THOUSAND DIFERENT NAMES
    THEY NEVER PERFORM
    ALSO THEY WORK WITH:
    DAVIDE PERRACINO
    FRANCESCO BENEDUCCI
    FRANCESCO FISICHELLO

    TAKE CARE
    TAKE CARE

  • BEN GAZAR said:

    PLEASE ASSIT ME URGENT

    CAN YOU SEND ME DETAILS ABOUT

    BASTION POINT
    GLOBAL SAVINGS AND LOAN FROM NEW ZEALAND

    REASON
    THEY WANT LEASE SOME ASSETS FROM MY CORP

    REPLY TO SECRE DIRECT TO
    BELSAY@BOL.COM.BR

  • BEN GAZARA said:

    TAKE CARE WITH

    ALEJANDRA CHAVARRY FROM ARGENTINA

    SHEY SAY THAT SHE A VC PRESIDENT OF
    BANCO PASTOR FROM SPAIN IN ARGENTINA
    AND ALSO VC PRESIDENT OF
    SWITZERLAND BANK

    SHE´S NOTHING

    ALEJANDRA_1033@HOTMAIL.COM
    PHONE:00 54 9 11 5781 2613

  • DRA TATIANA DALLE said:

    IF SOMEONE NEEDS LEASE ASSETS LIKE

    PETROBRAS BONDS
    LTNS-BRAZILKIAN TREASYRY BILLS
    PLEASE CONTACT WITH ME I AM THE REAL OWNER

    ASSESSORIAJURIDICARS@YAHOO.COM.BR

    DRA TATIANA DALLE-LAWYER OF THE OWNER

  • BEN GAZARA said:

    IF FOR ANY REASON SOMEONE WANT TO KNOW WHO PRODUCE

    SCREEN COPIES OF EUROCLEAR FROM HSBC LONDON-CANADA SQUARE
    CDS FAKE FROM JP MORGAN
    ING BANK FAKE CDS

    CONTACT WITH ME OUT OF THIS BOARD

    BELSAY@BOL.COM.BR

  • conerned said:

    hello

    question please….. chris brown do you know where is located or what state is was working out of?
    i have a customer who is dealing with a chris right now, sure hope it is not the same person, she sent him 100k.

  • saundra said:

    has anyone ever heard of ed ferree or richard johnson???

  • Birdie said:

    Hi Lauren, great job posting. Very informative. I was about to ask you if all these people are blacklisted but you clarified that already.

    I am not a lender, broker or even an investor.

    I am someone would like to be a broker but i am just a wannabe writer/poet, who knows someone who is a private lender, and has closed 3 deals out of 10 in two years.

    And the ones that he didn't close, some of them, the clients seem to suddenly make excuses or just disappear when asked for certain information, after reaching a certain phase in the the project.

    The same documents that was asked for in the deals that were closed. And these same clients go on sites like this and discredit the lender when they were the ones that backed out. Fortunately, it never discredit the lender, he is going strong.

  • Birdie said:

    Anyways, Lauren, I have another question, and I ask you, because apart from the moderator, you seem to be the most sensible, down to earth, person here……

    Black list is when an investor ACTUALLY tried to do a project with a broker/lender etc and in the middle of the project especially when money is passed from one hand to the next, the latter just "disappears' or start to make excuses and the deal is not done right? So when the peeps here, Hi Peeps! start callling out names, is it because they actually were investors who got duped by these people?

    Stay good Lauren…and keep up the good work….

  • T Wallace said:

    YES – They were supposedly dealing directly with some European Traders. One guy by the name of Sacha Marco. After telling my client that they could get an insurance wrap on his $1B of Gemstones – no need for the wrap they never produced a real Trader nor a Trade contract. A real scammer by the name of Rix Victory II was involved and presented himself as the Trader who was actually a broker. He attempted to scam my client with a 30% Joint Venture Agreement and pass himself off a co-owner of my clients Gemstones. Mark Brinbaum & Mark Miller are out of Canada.
    Mike Sapp is supposedly an attorney who also was involved as a compliance officer. It was all bogus and all of these guys are FLAKES. They wasted months of time, effort and energy that went absolutely nowhere. In fact, my client Cease & Desisted all of them. Mark Brinbaum, Mike Sapp, Mark Miller, Malcom and Rix Victory II were all involved in the scam.

  • NAUTICA said:

    Sorry you are having difficulties. If procedures are followed and there is a deal we can close. We have very simple Submission Procedures and we are extremely well organized.
    Once we have a client we can provide all that is requested; references and recent performance record. We have and can provide total transparency.
    Further questions please feel free to contact us.
    GREGORY BOTOLINO
    904-230-8777

  • M Murphy said:

    could you please email me, I am a retired investment banker and have clients, I live in Texas, mmciscoil@gmail.com

  • cypress said:

    Anyone familiar with Fasar and FK Investments? He claims to have a bullet program.

  • Steven Clarke said:

    Tom. You may not know this guy, but you certainly know me and everything they say about you is true. People, this guy is an out and out lying thief. My name is Steven Clarke from the UK and his group conned me out of $35k USD a few years back. they repaid a few thousand to keep me quiet but have never returned the bulk.
    Be clear, if his lips are moving he's lying. If his fingers are typing, he's lying. I've had every excuse under the sun from his supposed illnesses and being near to death, to, oh poor guy, he has to sell some of his motorcycles to pay off debts!
    Tom. Repay me and I'll recant.
    I have not and will not forget about you. Bank on that!

  • Paul said:

    Saundra,

    For Ed Ferree I ran across this guy about 8 months ago. He seems like a nice guy and we talked a couple of times and he claimed to be this gold expert and closed some business before. I started to ask some others about him and they told me not to waste my time. I ran across The Joker Brokers, which states pretty much the same as they do here and I became a member to gain access and guess what Ed is on their Joker List. I email them stated some of the issues that was going on and the gave me all kinds of fraudulent documents on the guy so then I was completely convince about it. So don't waste your time at all. The Joker Brokers are saying the same thing as they are hear..1 million trades are fake and what not…a lot jokers not knowing what they are doing etc….I hope this helps…

  • paul said:

    You are right about Jim Pugh. He took our documents and said that he was direct. Fortunately we busted him right before his eyes. Stay far away…

  • BEN GAZARA said:

    PLEASE
    PLEASE

    BE PATIENTE WITH ME
    I NEED THAT SOMEONE REPLY ME URGENT

    1.0-IS IT POSIBLE SOMEONE LEASE BGS OR ASSETS ??
    2.0-DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT CAN LEASE ME SOME BGS,AND DO NOT REQUEST UPFRONT FEES ?
    3.0-I AM THE REAL OWNER OF 45.000 PETROBRAS BONDS AND ONLY 25 LTNS-BRAZILIAN TREASURY BILLS.

    IS IT POSIBLE SOMEONE LEASE THESE ASSETS FOR A MINIMUM TERM OF 5 YEARS ?/

    PLEASE CONTACT WITH ME VIA
    BELSAY@BOL.COM.BR

  • LTNPPP said:

    Can anyone help me locate a platform that will accept LTN(s) – Brazilian Soveriegn Debt – as the collateral base. I have several opportunities of this nature, interested in PPP or financing / funding with the LTN(s) – repactuada or selicada instruments.
    Please reply offboard to me at pppspecialist@gmail.com.
    thanks.

  • BJohns said:

    Anyone has had experienced with platforms presented by Linda Oiknine ?? she is from UK …Canada, not sure. Any comments are appreciated.

  • What works!!! said:

    I agree with a couple new post I've just read. Many of you'll are on here calling out names as scams and non performers because the deal didn't go though. Not taking up for scammers and time wasters. But I've had several investors to contact me within the last 90days who wanted to take there funds into a trade, I provided the group owner and attorney direct everything provided, all questions was answered. Then investors still blew the trade deal. NO UPFRONT FEES nothing!!!

    And it's not the first time, so alot of times investors do blow their own opportunities than blame the broker or facilitators. If the broker has taken your money are asking for fees, come on here and put them on BLAST, and report them to the proper authority ASAP. If you F-up, stop coming on here lying and trying to damage good guys image.

    You want to make sure if you're trading with a Banking instruments the trade group owner is a FCH. They can get it done.

    For you that's sending brokers money; my business and home monthly cost is roughly 22k, I will send you my cooperate account wire info just send it there. If you want to just give away funds.
    SERIOUSLY!!! Some of you are so STUPID, stop sending out money!!!

    If I can't verify the trust and it's trustees, the trade group and it's owner, I will not be talking about send any money; swift 799 POF its free. Admin hold are not working PPL.

    The bullet programs, if you have 100M+ LIQUID….LIQUID!!!! or bank instrument in the form of MTN. SBLC/BG T-bills with a face value of 100M, bullet programs won't work. 100M; a few million won't work, you're wasting your time.

    Lease Bank Instruments; again in the form of MTNs, BG/SBLC, T-Bill CAN be traded against, swift MT760 only, lease funds such as CDs and POF or deposits NO! because providers will lose millions on the swifts, to 760 these will be very costly. If you challenge my words contact me with the leased instrument and I will show; If all the documents and #s match of course.
    Trade only.. Not Monetize. Unless you own it.

  • Tom Walker said:

    Has anyone heard of scams run by Brian Jefferson, AVS, LLC?

  • Tom Walker said:

    I lost everything in real estate – but also in trades – including getting pulled into a scam. (A trader I gave money to gave it to a scam artist without my permission. He was supposed to be trading on the stock market and redirected my cash into his 'secret PPP deal' – which was bogus and a straight theft of funds.)

    Since then, I have been in long term relationships and directly in touch with a CPA / international banker active with about 60 programs and also with the principal of a platform group. Both sources tell me plainly a few really simple things:

    1) That giving anyone ANY money for ANYTHING is a scam. Private placements may require moving money to a good bank, but never outside the client's control,
    2) That Obama is changing the rules constantly to try and stop USA clients from successfully trading, but that real traders are getting around it,
    3) That leased instruments do not work with real programs,
    4) Proper programs are buy-sell transactions that carry essentially no risk,
    and that
    5) Funds must be blocked in favor of the trades, but that once past due diligence approvals the client can meet the trader, do all the due diligence they want, and can meet the bank officers in the bank. Clients can't see proofs of previous transactions that are private, but when meeting with the trader and the bank officers a client should be able to get real confidence in the process.

    I have heard of people being scammed out of a lot of cash by moving funds, so that ought to be the first sign.

    I am open to private conversation at tomwalker55@gmail.com

  • E.D. said:

    Hi there,

    Im a mortgage broker out of Ontario Canada who has closed a few "leasing" bank instument deals. It is real…… and it does exsist. These funds can be varified or "swifted". The problem is all the scammers out there. If anyones interested, you can email me personally at nissan_driven@yahoo.ca.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    I was on a call with her once concerning some Treasuries. Very arrogant and she just had to bring up that "God is watching" when we weren't really on the subject. I'm not saying she can't perform, but I wasn't overly drawn to try to business with her.

  • fasar said:

    You should never move your funds that are out of your control. One of my contacts lost about 300k of his clients money who transfered money into a fictional traders account. Some trades require you to wire funds to an attorney trust account. If this is the case do your due diligence, find out how long they have been operating for, get references etc. Personally, I only deal in trades where the money stays internally blocked in your account. I get quite a lot investors who don't want to do a M7-760 becasue they are wary if the trade doesn't perfrom they have lost their money through a M7-760. A MT-760 roughtly costs 0.5% – 2% of the total value, but this is not always the case, depending on your relatioship with the bank, you may not pay anything.

    Any further enquiries please don't hesitate to contact me on:

    fasarkhan(at)yahoo.co.uk

  • VeritasTradeGroup said:

    cypress i am familiar with Fasar contact t discuss

  • tokken88 said:

    The only time you can monetize an instrument is if its cashbacked. The instrument is the collateral.

  • TXVESTOR said:

    InsidetradeLLC is a great site and should be bookmarked by everyone even considering these kind of transactions. I can’t speak for the specific terms regarding the posting above but felt compelled to share my positive experience with Andy Kirsch and his company. Andy Kirsch is the Principal of Malteco Business Consulting Group and is a pleasure to work with. In my case, and I believe as a company policy, he doesn’t charge upfront fees but rather works through escrow arrangements with a reputable law firm. I’ve completed a successful transaction with him and am engaging in another. I hope this helps.

    It is very helpful that Insidetradellc has made this forum available to highlight bad as well as good experiences of clients.

  • cypress said:

    Can you provide details in here or do you want my email address? Thanks

  • AFRIEND said:

    THIS IS A REPEAT OF A POST FROM OCTOBER 7, 2009.

    SINCE I HAVE CONSULTED MANY CLIENTS & EVEN A FEW BROKERS, I THINK IT IS TIME TO REPEAT THE POST. THERE IS NOT A #3 ON THE ORIGINAL- SO BROKERS TAKE NOTE

    What You May Not Know If You are Seeking a Program (commonly called a PPP, PST, or HYIP)…

    You need a friend, not a Broker, Consultant, Mandate, Intermediary, JV Partner, Attorney, or CPA.

    Now “friend” has a strange definition in the underground world. It is not someone who exchanged emails with you or a few calls. Not even some one who met you in a coffee shop. Especially, not someone who demanded an agreement to pay them. It is a “Principle.”

    For this conversation the definition of a Principle is synonymous with a “Participant in a Program”.

    Many legitimate programs who have been running successfully for a reasonable period of time do not look for John, Joe, David, Steve, Ken, and Chris from the Internet to bring in business because they DO NOT CONDUCT BUSINESS on the Internet. They do not need these people. They do not need your money!

    Here is a dirty little secret Broker’s do not tend to believe, they are only getting paid if this is their client. Meaning, if John brought it to Joe who sent it to Chris who actually has a “FRIEND” I will tell you Chris is the only one who will receive a commission so John should be very close with the client to be secured he will be paid, and Joe must trust Chris or he doesn’t have a shot since it is not his client. The trade group asks questions to the client regarding outside agreements. The truth is they simply do not care who the client pays, but they do make it clear it is not required to pay these people to stay in the program. If your agreement is OUTLANDISH, they will heavily advise against it.

    Next, keep your money in YOUR pocket or advise your client to keep their money in their bank account. Anyone who advises for the funds to go to a JOINT account, attorney’s escrow account, or wired into SPACE- I promise you this is HIGH RISK. Only try it if you enjoy Roulette!

    There really is no mystery or secrecy to the MBP – The money, the broker and the program as some may lead you to believe. If you have followed the yellow brick road everyone will be transparent. As in a normal business transaction, names, numbers, emails, registration numbers (if applicable) will be available. There are NO SECRETS. The only difference is you may not demand this information upfront. You must clear compliance for complete access.

    Here is clue #1:

    If you can say you are bi-lingual and understand the following:

    The language of the underground arena is filled with acronyms. If you have found your way here you probably know most of them yourself. It goes something like this..Do you know of a legit PPP or PST, I am one man away from the TRADER, I got the HYIP that can quadruple your investment in a month, so if you MT 760 your asset, we can MT 103 or ICBPO profits upon delivery, and tell your client to have his banker SWIFT 799, if the client’s funds are stateside have their bank issue a 542, don’t forget I need you to notarize the FPA and C&D the broker who didn’t preform, and to meet the Principle sign the JV and the Non-Solicitation, don’t worry if you don’t have the cash you may leverage your MTN’s, BG’s, CD’s, SBLC’s, T-Bills, & T-Strips, it is ok if they are fresh cut or slightly seasoned, and include your LOI & MOU with your application with a one page summary of your project, and if all of the above is too difficult we got a POF you can Lease with no upfront fees, and now you have been all around the world to Kings and Sultans who have requested your assistance through their Mandate, the rep will verify the SKR, and (MY FAVORITE) don’t worry you will wire your funds to an attorney’s trust escrow account. If you are laughing you probably understood every word you just read.

    Most importantly, it is a sign you are still in the underground arena!

    Clue #2- Do not send your complete package to ANYONE until you are sure or have been instructed to do so. A short CIS & proof of asset is enough. You can xxxx the account number too. If you do not see why this is so important because you think they can’t do anything with your information- YOU ARE CORRECT. What will happen is you will be on overload with solicitations from everyone who says they can do it! Worse case scenario, they could tarnish the package but coincidently submitting to two separate programs may create major issues for you or your client!

    NUMBER 3: IF THE CLIENT & PROGRAM DO NOT GO BANKER TO BANKER WITHIN A COUPLE DAYS (NOT WEEKS OR MONTHS)-CONSIDERING RUNNING! Here is why: Most if not all legitimate programs do not waste time (so you shouldn’t either) so they will ask for recent tear sheet with Bankers coordinates. If you have made it to the TOP, your client’s Banker will receive a message via SWIFT, email or telephone!

    Keep it safe Becareful with your Clients, Know who you are engaging, and be a BODYGUARD to the ASSETS!

    - 7 October 2009 at 12:23 p

  • cypress said:

    VeritasTradeGroup
    Can you please email me?
    3rdworldassist@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  • common sense said:

    AFriend, that's some good information you gave to those who wish to complete a transaction in a real buy sell. Unfortunately you haven't said anything new, I've seen post on here as well as posted the same information on here. These guys just don't listen!!

    First I'd like to see someone get direct access to a trade provider or FCH without being part of some big banking association… Fat chance of the happening. Maybe after you've entered into the program and complete a transaction you can build a realationship. These provider are very successful and don't need the investors 1 – 5 Million dollars. A lot of these guys can't get it though their thick skulls.
    You are right broker has to have a real friend in this business to get paid, because they will be screwed it not careful..

    I've had several individuals from this site to contact my company seeking opportunities, I've taking them right to the source and the investors has foul. One of the brokers came on here and tried complaining about my company, when it was their stupidity that cost them.

    Just recently I had someone to contact me from here, i took them directly to the group provider with in 24hrs after providing the request sanitized documents, and their on the edge of blowing this opportunity, by not following simple instructions. And it don't require funds to be in anyone else account. It's a proven trust and they're accepting 1M clients.. 5 – 10% wk payouts.

    These guys looking for the trade where is they leave their 1m in the bank, verify POF to a trade group and receive 250M in 30days… The sad reality is; it's true..

    Even though we who has completed transaction in this business come here and give opportunities or great advice to others, it's just not worth it anymore…. Personal Cooperate Invites has been a great way to bring real investors to my group.

  • Terry said:

    Listen Up. You guys are so so so so stupid!!! Do you really believe that 100k or 1M or 10M will get you into the real dance? C'mon, you cannot be that stupid. Sub accounts, leased instruments, gate keepers, all of this is bullshit. You're wasting valuable time and money trying to chase something that doesn't exist for the average person. If 10M and under was the key then you would have Billionaires everywhere. It takes cash to set up a real managed buy/sell! Did you hear what I said "CASH" not skr's cd's bg's mtn's your mother's blood, CASH!!!. You have to draw a line of credit against those instruments in order to buy&sell instruments. This site doesn't help anyone because no one on this site has the real thing. If so you wouldn't be on here. Just expose the liars and move on from there.

  • Tom Walker said:

    For the most part very very true. From what I hear from principal's mouth is that any asset has to be turned into cash first. More – any asset has to have a history of funds attached to it. You can't go lease an instrument and then take out LOC and think you are done. The platform people will find out and kill it. But I am hearing that people are getting traded with 10 M. Traders who aggregate credit into trades and really get it done are, however, few and far between. The folks I know doing it have been in the business for decades. A 'young' trader trying to pool multiple sources of credit will fail as often as succeed, seriously damaging his clients and his own reputation. Have seen that happen.

  • sulevss said:

    very close to reality statement.

  • Murray Stein said:

    We had problems getting a proof of funds from two providers: Verifund ( Verifund.com ) and Superior Funding Solutions ( Superior Funding Solutions ). They both attempted to provide a fraudulent VOD, which is a verification of deposit. They were both photoshopped and the phone numbers went to a scratchy cell phone. We finally used a different provider, and bought an MT799, which can't be photoshopped, as it is verified by the bank. I would recommend that people be safe when entering a trading platform

  • tokken said:

    I don't think you can lease instruments to put into a ppp.

  • tokken said:

    I know what you mean. Thats why I'm a telecom consultant, because if I close a deal I get paid a residual income for three years…Provided the business doesnt go bankrupt. The bad news : its a grind. It takes a lot of sales to build up enough income to pay all the bills and have money left over to live a comfortable life. At least it affords me the time to pursue a deal and if it closes I'm a happy camper , if not at least I'm not broke

  • tokken said:

    Don email me at alx63@hotmail.com if you are looking for a program.

  • veritastradegroup said:

    email sent

  • bluebear said:

    Hello All,

    just came across this site and I think its a great iea. To that end, I was wondering if anyone here has had any experiece or dealings with a Company called "CRM Intrernational" out of the United Kingdom? A colleague of mine is in talks with a gentleman name Martin Parr who works in concert with this company who has ties to HSBC of London and claims can arrange funding for our clients through PPP. All conversations, e-mails & documents received seem legitimate and extensive however, there is this matter of a 15,000 dollar DD fee that's require of all applicants prior to partiscipating in their Plat form. Of course, their project must be accepted as well however, the cost for that is nothing.

    Any feedback would be most apprecaited.

  • Arthur said:

    I think maybe they are long gone now.

    Their phone number stopped working about 2 weeks ago and when I wrote to Polanco he told me he was out ill and gave me a new contact number – which was also no good

  • TreadStone said:

    Judy Wang of Grand Capital Financial submitted a fraudulent letter of commitment to fund against a yet to be acquired SBLC, the fraudulent letter was from Fifth-Third Bank, thus inducing our Escrow Agent to release 150k directly to Judy Wang. Subsequently, the Fifth-Third Bank Letter was found to be fraudulent., and further Judy Wang, to this date, has NEVER produced a verifiable SBLC nor a funding source.
    We engaged Grand Capital Financial April of 2008 and to date, Judy Wang has provided ZERO but has enjoyed the benefit of 175k she was paid upfront by way of fraud. Point of fact, in Grand Capital Financials' “Fee Agreement” paragraph 4, it states;
    “ If Grand Capital Financial cannot perform, the upfront .75% is refundable and the 25k is non-refundable”.

    We have requested Judy Wang to honor the contract and refund the 150k to which she continues to send illegible faxed responses with nothing more than “jibber jabber” in very poor English , that amount to nothing more than stall tactics.

    Bottom line: Judy Wang/Grand Capital Financial , is deceptive, a scam and CANNOT perform. Do not send them your money
    .

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Blue Bear,

    Run the other way fast. And while you’re running, you may want to bone up on this forum, where the truth has been stated numerous times:

    REAL PLATFORMS DO NOT CHARGE UPFRONT DUE DILIGENCE FEES. PERIOD. END OF STORY.

    Thus, by definition, you are dealing with scammers.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    bluebear,

    Run the other way fast. And while you're running, remember the golden rule of PPP, stated here many, many times:

    REAL PLATFORMS DO NOT CHARGE UPFRONT FEES. EVER. END OF STORY.

    Thus, by definition, you are dealing with scammers.

  • sulevss said:

    15,000 dollar DD fee upfront? a lot of posts here call it a scam.And PPP has nothing to do with funding! Maybe it is better for You to read not this blog but to go in PPP forum.I think everybody will help You there with info.
    Be safe and good luck.

  • Colorado Carl said:

    I am the one who posted the original complaint. Call me, we need to talk 770-757-0501

  • Colorado Carl said:

    I am the one who posted the original complaint, would you please call me at 770-757-0501

  • bluebear said:

    Thanks for the advice and heads up. Much apprecaited.

  • William Geist said:

    Candice Gordon and James Tolento are two Scammers from out west. Candice is from utah and living in CA. James is from Ohio and works for Ford. Neither one has closed a single deal, nor do they know the simple rules posted on this site. they don't know the laws at all. Candice has personally scammed tens of thousands of dollars from investors and is currently facing criminal charges in Utah courts.

  • fireman said:

    I can provide you solid information

  • TLC said:

    Has anyone had dealing with Robert Sutherland Pacific Petroleum, we have paid 200k in fee's and he has missed several closing dates for the funds to be issued to our company.

    We have checked him out and can find nothing negative on him at all. Pulled D and B and looked up all company records on him, nothing fraudulant just getting worried he will never perform…

  • Need Help said:

    Old Pro- I would like to speak with you if at all possible. Thanks for your time in advance.
    shane.cocw@hotmail.com

  • V P said:

    Did you ever close this deal?

  • Need Help said:

    Old Pro- I would like to speak with you if at all possible. Thanks for your time in advance.
    shane.cocw@hotmail.com

  • Wm Howland said:

    Could you teach me on a couple of things. I don't understand what a FCH is. Secondly, your last paragraph confused me. I have been under the impression you can't use a Leased instrument for a PPP trade. I can be reached by email at chopper164@sbcglobal.net.

    Thanks

    Wm. Howland

  • William Howland said:

    Old Pro,

    I have enjoyed every posting. Especially that I have learned something from each. I can be reached at chopper164@sbcglobal.net. I'm looking to learn, network, etc. I seem to find the talkers and not the doers. Any guidance as I learn this arena would be great. Wm Howland

  • Mike said:

    Could you contact me about this Arthur Merson mikebg1968@gmail.com

  • Moore said:

    Old Pro – I would also like to speak with you. Would you please contact me at tonisha.moore@gmail.com? Thank you.

  • Paul Brock said:

    We wish to introduce our finance company to you.We are London Based firm that provides financial services to corporate bodies and individuals around the globe.We provide the following services effectively -project finance,business finance,consultancy,provision of financial instruments from top European banks.
    Such instruments are BG,SBLC,LC,MTN,POF,CMO and DLC

    We charge 1% in every transaction successfully concluded.We receive our payment at the end of a successful conclusion of the transaction.

    Contact us for more details.

    Paul Brock
    chairman
    Top Finance UK
    15 Dock Street
    London E1 8JL
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: topfinance2000@googlemail.com
    Tel: + 44 7924003115

  • nancy said:

    Can you give me the contact information of "The Judge"?

  • nancy said:

    Old Pro:

    Can you email me nancyvillla@hotmail.com?

  • zz345 said:

    Atlantic Capital: Can you send me the email of the JUDGE and your experience with "The Judge""? nancyvillla@hotmail.com

  • Vijaya said:

    Hi, Do you have any email address or you can call me at +91-9618881878. I need to talk to you very urgently.

  • Vijaya said:

    Dear Ronaldo,
    Greetings!
    Is it true that you have received.the SBLC. Will you please provide your email and the phone here? Thank you, Sincerely, Vijaya

  • concerned investor said:

    Anyone ever dealt with Michael Barnes / Doug Rich out of Utah or their company GFS LLC? If so please email me paymentrecruit@yahoo.com

  • Vijaya said:

    Please provide your email address and contact number at challasai (@) rediffmail .com (Please remove brackets and the dot.
    Thank you.

  • Mark Lobin thief said:

    Has anybody been screwed over by Mark Lobin or Logator Capital? He is a thief just filed for bankruptcy last year.

  • street said:

    Has anyone heard about freedom investment & consulting in Tampa?. I invested with them, I was told to recive the first payment and principal 8 weeks ago, still waiting though. They say the money is hold in the Federal Reserve of the United States. Can that be possible? Is that often that the Federal Reserve hold millions from the private placement programs for that long?

  • zz345 said:

    AFRIEND:

    Can you email me? nancyvillla@hotmail.com

  • zz345 said:

    Common Sense:

    Can you email me? nancyvillla@hotmail.com

  • Naresh said:

    Hi, please send me more information at nareshpal@yahoo.com. Thanks. Ms Naresh

  • jay said:

    Wow Ghost, I'm dealing with exactly the same types in Jersey. Bigtime Christians….funny stuff

  • yuri tretiakov said:

    Hi she can now be reached at +3164647234 she changed countries and is now in Holland…

  • Straight Shooter said:

    street,

    Assuming the program was legit–and that's a necessary assumption, because you give no details, it's possible–though not likely–that IF–and this is a BIG if–if they were stupid enough to have a large amount of funds transferred from overseas directly to say, some brand new receiving account in the US, without going through a proper paymaster first, it's theoretically possible that there could be the holdup they're describing.

    However, most groups really engaging in this properly know better than that. Never heard of this group in Tampa, but their name is not overly encouraging. Sounds fishy, but without more details, it's hard to say.

  • Realsource said:

    If anyone here wants realy do get some deals done they should contact me.
    We have the best PPP and direct acess…no deal will be failed.
    If you have Freshcuts BG´s, MTN´s , Gold, Diamonds or anything contact us.
    We are ready to help all claimed people´s … our Plattform is big and serious
    and we working with the biggest Projetcs realizers. So if anyone has some questions they should contact us: email: elpiraim@hotmail.com

    Please no chains and wasters.
    Thanks anywhere

  • sharon said:

    Mike,

    Tried to e-mail you but was undeliverable.
    I would like more information on Arthur Merson

    Thanks,
    Sharon

  • Developer said:

    Joe LaCost Jarret Financial, Washington State.
    Broker posing as investor. built page was not even corporatioinas stated. Lead you on and will follow through with funding. Has cost over 600k damages because of lead on to loan for three weeks and then just dropped and did not have funding.

  • zz345 said:

    James:

    Can you email me? nancyvillla@hotmail.com

  • Bobbie said:

    Has anybody heard of or done business with Martin York or Robert Marsh both out of Michigan. Claim to trade CMO's ?? Any feed back would be appreciated.

  • SherriJ said:

    Has anyone worked with Cohen Commercial Equity with regards to a SBLC? They state a face value of 50 times initial capital.

  • Will said:

    What is Bishop's first name?

  • Will said:

    Disregard the last email. I see you're talking about the person I had dealings with also, Darlene Bishop. Did you lose money to her also? I'm looking for any advice on possibly receivng any of my money back

  • sumeet gupta said:

    Its very easy to post a comment on any company as u did but can u ask you client what he wanted ..He wanted a RWA on lenders letter head which was provided to him .Then he wanted a RWA from a Bank.This was refused to him and his money returned as well.

    Now I dont know ur profile or who u are but seems to be a broker with a loptop and internet.Further of ur knowledge i have given sblcs from the same company and still m giving.

  • sumeet gupta said:

    can u send me the proof of ur 100k at tradefinancers@gmail.com

  • ppp owner said:

    tc holding are not scammers , they are performers. i have performance record from them time after time. the scammer i see here are the non performing clients that cant perform or show to us their capability. they come to us asking for a lease intruments or a ppp . but than at the same time shop their cleints package out cause they know nothing better to do than to shop. hoping they can get a better cut elsewhere with the fake bullet 10 day trade or the 40 week trade elsewhere. well news for you brokers out there ppp have nothing to do with the feds nor any traders. if you really are the principle and can show proof to us that tc holding have failed to perform show it me as i can bet your all dead wrong about tc holding and that your not direct to your principle that you claim.:D. also i dont give out my emails nor info as i dont want to be bugged by brokers on here.

  • jb1 said:

    HSBC in the UK does exists, what instruments are you referring to?

  • street said:

    Straight Shooter, thanx 4 ur reply. Well, the at the beginnig the reason of the delay was the federal reserve, now after 2 months delay the say the reason is because they are waiting for wires deposited in the paymaster account from overseas, and it's been like that for 2 months, week after week. The contract is legi, but not sure about the program. How can I find out if the program is legi or not?.

  • Hys said:

    I would really appreciate some help from the veterans in this branch. Has anyone heard or worked with FIRST U.S BANCORP OF TRADE INC represented by Patrick Earl Amos, California / Spain (trading platform) or with GLOBAL CAPITAL LLC. Dubai / U.K?
    If you know something about them,please contact me on my e-mail adress: iv@hbdenmark.com

  • Hys said:

    Again I ask if anyone heard about FIRST U.S. BANCORP OF TRADE INC. represented by PATRICK EARL AMOS (trading platform), CALIFORNIA or GLOBAL CAPITAL LLC DUBAI/UK?

  • Norton said:

    Unfortunately my partner and I got caught up in this PPP space for several painfully wasted months. I come here occasionally for giggles; and ostensibly to see if the scam artists we were dealing with are mentioned.

    People, there are no PPP's leveraging BG's or mines or LMNOP's for that matter. Lets look at the facts;

    Say there is a PPP with returns in the 750% range. And you'll often hear "Federal Reserve" and "Treasury" behind these things…. would the US have a 12 TRILLION dollar deficit? Wouldn't the Fed or Treasury fit the typical bullshit criteria that you hear about PPP?

    For example, they have the money (POF anyone?)- Check.
    They have the "project", in fact they have thousands – Check.
    They like to operate in secrecy – Check.

    Maybe they just can't come up with a reasonable LOI. Or perhaps they are scared that their MT 760 will get held up. Or perhaps the trader just simply won't accept their SBLC.

    Move on folks. You're chasing rainbows.

  • Gurpreet Singh said:

    James Long, operating under the company names 1) Partners in Purpose, LP 2) Alliance Royale and 3) Financial Instruments International, LLC, and using the addresses 1) 2848 Grey Moss Pass, Duluth, GA 30097 and 2) 13575 58th St. N., Suite 139, Clearwater, FL 33760, and using the Phone # 770 715-0909 and Fax # 866 546-7489 and Mail id james@allianceroyaleadvisors.com, is a BIG FRAUD.

    Keep away from him !

  • sulevss said:

    On all Your questions there are responds on PPP forum.Try it.:)

  • Geoff Reynolds said:

    i am a victim of Ed Wilson. I invested over $750,000 in the fall of 2005 and have been blown off and unfunded. No transparency or normal protocol what so ever. This deal was in association with Shad Ellison of Tyler Texas, Profilers Diversified Capitol Group, who at this point has conveniently dissappeared and dissavowed responsibility. Please Keep me posted. geoff@geoffreynolds.com

  • jason shurnas said:

    WEP or world Equity partners is a complete scam and i will name all those involved.
    Pat Montesanti, Tom Thresher, April Rucker these people take clients money and run.

    also Richard Levoi from the defunct Levoi organization Corp in New York is a complete scam artist. He charges crazy up front fees and then forgets to deliver!

  • ron onarato said:

    contact Matt Kleinsmith @mkleinsmith@parkcapitalgroup.com

    He can give you a lot of info.

  • Screwed_Over said:

    To Florida Fraud: Can you elaborate a little more on your experiennce with Luis and his company? What did you go to him for and how much of your personal money was lost in this transaction?

  • Screwed_Over said:

    Junior: tried searching PRIVATEGROUPCAPTIAL.ORG and could not find them. Did you end up investing with them? Hope you didn't loose out.

  • R C said:

    Sherri,
    Stay away from Cohen. We were introduced via Sanger Financial. When pressed for references, escrow contracts, etc Cohen refused until we wired the $30k "retainer". We passed and took our lumps from Sanger.

  • thewholemonte said:

    Could you expand on this? I have had dealings with him in the past, and the only issue we had was not being able to get their approval on our lender who was paying for the instrument. We had a large oil firm on the back end of our transaction look into them, and they were comfortable with him.

  • Al. J said:

    has anyone heard ofhttp://www.skycapitalsolutions.com and are they legit?

  • mo. jivraj said:

    I maybe a victim of these Guys. is there a way to get a hold of you so I may be
    able to add my voice to this. my email is jivrajfam@gmail.com

  • Brian Michael said:

    We do not know who Henery is, but we are very satisfied with PMRI, they closed three deals for us in the last three months, and nothing but professional office staff.

  • Mike T said:

    Old Pro:
    Without wishing to impose on your time, I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me. I am putting together a non-profit to help Veterans and I am confident your input would be helpful.
    Thank you. miket(at)nov8tns.com

  • Tom said:

    Beware Paul Zupan, Suzie Zupan, Dois Brock, Timothy Canty, Michelle Canty(maiden name of Brock), Emerald Bay Financing, Latitude Capital Management, Inc. If you want to know about them put the Zupan's name into Google and look up Canty and Emerald Bay into the San Diego County Superior Court Calendar.

  • Curious George said:

    Has anybody heard of Dr. Shad Ellison of Profilers Diversified Capital or American Libertas?

  • david said:

    Hi Chuck __did they do anything??__DAvid

  • Guest said:

    What happened? What is the story?

  • Allard said:

    Hello Mitch, I too have been in the biz for several years….and have a long list of scum to avoid. I can help you with ppms and trades…. Look forward to you questions…Allard

  • ALF said:

    Yes EAR, I too hear your complaints. So many scammers and time wasted to get thru to the facts. I have completed 3 trades now and setting up a JV for my 4th so I will participant in the earnings accordingly. I would like to exhange info as you appear to be "learned" now too. ALF

  • Ellerd said:

    Hello Geoff, I have communicated with them but did not receive any confidence of their ability to complete a transaction. Would like to hear what you have …..Ellerd

  • Ellerd said:

    Jordan….any luck on the trades? I too have found that 99+% to be a waste, but now I can reccomend actual completions !! Ellerd

  • Ellerd said:

    Real source …. looking for a way to monatize an asset, then use for income or trades.

  • justaguy said:

    Curious George,
    it would appear there is some info about him on this blog previously but I don't know what page (out of all 20) to find it on…

    But if you look at the third result from this google search you can see part of the post here about it: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=

  • ALF said:

    Where to begin. Many of the names listed I have spoken with in the past 3 years..and yes nearly all of them are moneyless people trying to money from others. There are real people out there, just leave the slime behind. This tuype of website is good, but only a tool to help sort out the waste of time. If you truly have funds to invest, I can direct you accodingly. Thanks..ALF

  • Possibly Taken said:

    Do you mean Jon Parks, Life of a CEO?

  • Duchess, TX said:

    I'm looking for some information on the following entities and/or persons that generally operate out of Boca Raton, FL:

    Quantum Partners Inc.;

    Quantum Securities Inc.;

    1st Capital Lending Fund;

    Brian Garrahan;

    Mel DeRutledge;

    Phil McMullen;

    Capital Development Parnters;

    Dean Dorminey; and

    The Dorminey Group.

    Comments appreciated.

  • Debra Emery said:

    Eric it is true there is a lot of fraud in ppp thats why brokers are being cut out. They are not allowed the banks will no longer contract with them for payment. You must have a contract with the consultant not the banks. PPP are very real. I know a ppp consultant in ca. His name is Eric Foss and he is the real deal!!!

  • Don said:

    if a real trader reads this post email me youre contact info t discuss trade a grey screen BG, please, thanks in advance Veritastradegroup@hotmail.com

  • kohl323 said:

    I just thought I would let everyone know that there really is a light at the end of the Tunnel , It took me a while but the courts finaly saw through angel bischak and I won my case
    Mansfield Municipal Court
    Clerk's Computerized Public records

    Randall A. Kohl VS. Angel L. Bischak et al

    Docket for Case Number : 2009CVH01086
    Judgment for Randall A Kohl (Plaintiff)
    Rendered : For
    Date : 05/19/2010
    Amount : 8,995.00
    From : 05/19/2010 To :
    @ apr : 4.00%, Total interest : 0.00, Total costs : 8,995.00

  • burned by Sapp said:

    T Wallace I have never heard of you. I never represented myself as a trader. An unscrupulous group including Mr. Sapp and Mr. Bunton did that. There were problems with almost every asset presented, including a lack of proper ownership and the broker daisy chains went to the moon. I am happy to bundle the threatening, scandalous emails and document what we went through. I will not deal with any hard asset anymore due to their 6 months of what I will nicely call stuff. You must have been part of the chains as I don't see you as an owner. There were lies and distortions all along. One group had their assets tied up for over 2 years before I ever saw it. I met with the real principals several times and I am still dealing with the good honest people that were really involved. MEET ME & get a printout of the emails I have on file. I saved them all because a best friend of one of the brokers called and told me all the lies that were spread. It was a lengthy call. I have the stored information on all of this, and By The Way – I never asked for, nor received one red cent for months of bull.

  • Jared said:

    I just came across this post and have found it interesting.

    Has anyone deal with or have information about any of the following:
    Robert Cohen of World Capital Strategies
    Valerie Granberry
    Todd R. Gibson

  • Meg said:

    any one have any knowledge of whether this is legit…http://www.thejokerbrokers.com/
    I have a group on one of the major social media platforms and a significant number of "employees" from this company requesting to join the group. Just the name gives me pause.

  • Kaiser said:

    I am asking actually same question anyone.Thru someone in the US, i contacted them.They offered sinking fund with 7.5% interst rate,,Seemed all dodgy to me.If there is any one else who delt with them, pls write..

  • Kaiser said:

    All the time they send me info thru mails.But I do not do anything with them.they also ask money transfer to escrows..Be carefulll…

  • Kaiser said:

    did anyone deal with or heard of lloyds finance?.have alook at website: http://www.lloydsfinance.com.

  • Kaiser said:

    Hi, has anyone had any dealings with Robert Charles Cohen and the following groups or programs; World Sovreign Group, Sovereign Program or Genesis Program. He is also now affiliated with the World Currency Exchange Program and World Capital Program. I would like to try and establish Roberts bonafides and history..World Capital Strategies Corp.

  • Kaiser said:

    Hi BC1956.Have you done any contact to Robert Charles Cohen?Do you have any dealings with him? Many thanks

  • Bebeless97 said:

    You can not monetize a leased instrument. Anyone that says otherwise is lying.

  • bebless97 said:

    Doug, can you please email me information on the Judge : bebless97@yahoo.com

  • Frank said:

    Please contact me.at my office about the trading platform

  • Success - NO SCAM - said:

    Success!!!
    We FOUND an ACTUAL performing TRADER by Invite ONLY.
    .
    They DO exist…I did NOT lose my money, Funds were NEVER encumbered, 7 Day turn around at 100% and was REAL….Email Maestro1904@gmail.com for REAL Investors who like REAL returns..

  • jason said:

    Hello, do you still have program for 1mil Cash clients?

  • jason said:

    I have been speaking with few so called lending groups and they are both telling me they can provide us funding for our project with only 1mil. We are seeking 20mil for apt and two of the lenders told us they can provide us the funding within next 2 months. Treasure Coast Private Equity LLC told us they will block our 1mil fund in our investors name and no one can touch our funds. Tewills investments told us to deposit 500k in Attny escrow account and will get us the funding. Can we really get 20mil apt funding with 1mil ? havejason@gmail.com

  • Straight Shooter said:

    This thread is getting so disjointed that it’s hard to tell who’s responding to who.

    Here’s a recap on a few names and conditions to avoid:

    Robert Charles Cohen

    Arthur Merson

    Chris Mancuso

    Dino Awadisian

    Just about every other name on this list (where do you folks FIND these people????)

    “1M programs” in general

    ANYONE who asks for upfront fees to enter a program

    Leasing instruments to monetize for a trade (though they have other purposes, and have to be PAID for)

    Internet Brokers selling MTNs, BGs, or T-Strips

    Hard Asset programs

    Attorney trust accounts

    That’s it for now.

  • Jordan said:

    Well bebless97 as a matter of fact you can monetize a leased instrument. We not only do it we we do it on a non-recourse basis. Something else many people told me can not be done. The trick is on a leased instrument the owner whether its provider or asset management group must sign off on it and give their permission.Its easier if its owned but leased can be done as well. We can monetize instruments,CDs, TBills etc. 85% gross 75% net non-recourse. I can send you a contract to look over. I assure you it is done every day.

    ciao,

    Jordan

  • Jack said:

    Does anyone know Irvin Salter out of Buffal, NY?
    Has he ever closed a successful deal?
    He has asked for upfront fees and makes guarantees. I know someone who has sent him money with no results for over a year now.
    Can anyone provide their experiences and input?

    Thank you

  • Ricaardo said:

    John,
    Since this group is in Canada..perhaps you might try to contact "FINTRAC". This Canadian organization may help you resolve Fraudulent activities pertaining to scamming companies and brokers. just Google FINTRAC and they should be a big help to you. Hang in there…and remember, you gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you get to the Princess!!!
    Peace…………………..Ricaardo

  • Juan Ricard said:

    why you don't implement in this web site a search engine? This way we receive an offer from any scammer we can do a very fast search on his name or his web site or associates.

    Regards, and thank you for this good job

    Juan Ricard

  • AoifeCurran said:

    Currently I am involved in a private placement with world trade investments with the managing director Alan Peter Darcy. I would be interested in any ones past dealings with said company or individual.

  • Aoife Curran said:

    Currently I am entering into private trade with said company and said director. I would be delighted to share information which may be mutually beneficial.

  • AoifeCurran said:

    Currently I am involved with a private trade with said company and I am dealing with Alan Peter Darcy. I Would be very interested to know of any progress you have made with this company or this person. I would be happy to share any information which I believe will be mutually beneficial. Without compromising your compliance documents.
    Any Reply would be appreciated.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Jack,

    How much more evidence do you need??? It's been stated numerous times on this site–including my own just two posts back–NO UPFRONT FEES. A year of non-performance?? Come on, man, honestly. We're handing it out sound advice on a silver platter–just read.

  • Brad said:

    I questioned the site. I called them to ask for a reference to ask if anyone was satisfied and they did within a day or so. So, I joined up to read all the information.

  • Larry said:

    Frustrated,

    I have recently been turned on to the insidetradellc.com web site. I find it very interesting and informative as well. I have been involved in this industry for about 4 years. The first six months was disbelief, the next year and a half was checking out the people i was introduced to, and over the last 2 years I have been approached with everything from fake Bonds, Counterfeit Funds, Forged Signatures on Corporate Accounts, Heritage Funds that exist without proper representation, Uncut diamonds with Forged Appraisals, Peruvian Gold backed Bonds from the 1800's, And the list goes on and on….. So Frustrated, if you are looking for a REAL, contact you have it. Below is my contact info feel free to call or email me anytime.

    Thanks,
    Larry
    708-557-8249
    Larry@unitedbenefitsdirect.com

  • mark watkins said:

    any buying mexican gold bonds?

  • Due Diligence said:

    Has anyone had any dealing eitherv Positive or, Negative with Magna Carter Excahnge LLC. The Princiopal being George Wagner from Wilmington D

    Thanks

  • Tinsley Sucks said:

    Also stay away from ROD TINSLEY. He's a middle man charging about $3,500 to refer you to scam companies like Lauton Funding. He doesn't show an actual address, only a personal mail box address.

  • Real Principle said:

    I see nothing has changed on this site. Still a bunch of guys trying to find all their information on a blog.
    Jordan I suggest not wasting your time telling these guys about how you can monetize leased instruments. They say it can't be done even when some of us has done it several time successfully, or you can't take a leased instrument into a trade.
    First these guys don't know the difference between trade, buy sell or private placement. I see people still asking for info on this Judge.
    Inside Trade you guys has sold that story very well. Anyways; Remember investors, NO upfront Fees, NO moving of funds. Real buy sell private transaction won't ask of this to be done. Unless your funds aren't in a Swift banking institution. Protect yourselves

  • Jean-Marc said:

    Awesome site – Thank you! But PLEASE add a search function. I have spent an hour looking for a specific entry picked up by Google, and still can't find it.
    Any hel finding comments on Equity Financing LTD, Mark Miller and Michael Sapp would be appreciated. Thanks,
    JML

  • YOU KNOW said:

    ROBERT E BASCHMAN IS ANOTHER ALL !

  • lovelife said:

    Seb Oled, I would like to receive further information also
    1investsmartly@gmail.com

  • Guardian Angel said:

    Aloha Doug:

    Part 2 of 3 message:
    I am not any kind of knowledgeable financial whiz like these people are, however, it does not stop me from finding a means to try to find a way to create this facility. I have a friend that has someone with a $24 million USD SBLC and he would like to go into a Private Placement Program. He has authorization to use this SBLC for one year. My friend would share the commission he makes with me and I would like to use it to build/renovate a building for this facility.

    gndangel@hotmail.com

  • Guardian Angel said:

    Aloha Doug:

    Part 3 of 3
    I was working with a billionaire whom I presented a proposal to find funding and I waited for almost 3 years and nothing materialized from it. I am a grandmother and I have grandchildren and they are okay, however, these ex-foster kids are released from the foster care allowance program at age 18 and they will have no shelter or food to live on. They become victims of the "low-life" of society and I will not stand by and see that happen.

    If you have compassion in your heart to help my cause, I would be very grateful and thankful for your help. Sorry for this long message but I had to explain why I am contacting you. I can be contacted at: gndangel@hotmail.com. Thank you.

    gndangel@hotmail.com

  • Carl Stonebreaker said:

    Mr Chris Wilkes of Prestige Sterling Capital Investment Group in Toronto Canada is a non-performer. He signed a series of agreements with my clients to purchase and/or place in Trade hard assets and failed to perform in each and every instance. He will represent that he has or has access to capital…but produces nothing.

  • johnathat said:

    Does anyone know of a Dr Murphy. Based in California.

  • Z.Washington said:

    First, Guardian Angel I have no earthly ideal who you are, I've never contacted you pertaining to nothing. No programs, no instruments etc. Zabireal Washington and TidalWave & Associates don't hide from anyone. Before you go on blog sites spreading someone name, validate the information you received.

    I only attached my name to 1 email account, I don't shop the internet looking for LOAD mouth brokers, so how you got my name you must have contacted me asking about programs. Since I've only spoken to 3 individual within the last 8mos about any programs, I will now delete the most recent ones and never deal with them, regardless whomever they maybe. If it was my assistant, he's fired.

    I have no time for brokers and their BS; you I'm sure are one of those brokers. If you're a grandmother great that makes you an older broker.

    Going around on internet blogs calling out names and so forth without proof of anything is how you'll will never complete any transactions. Trust my word I will never come on these blogs searching for you time wasting brokers.

    Your comments was emailed to me, it states you have a friend that knows someone with a banking instrument that's willing to share their profits from a trade. Lady or Men whatever you are; that's a bunch of broker BS. Than you re-post to Inside Trader not to show your message.

    News flash!! This is a blog site. If you really wanted something real, you could have call Inside traders directly and they would introduce you to that judge crap..
    Tip: pay your attorney to put you an executive summary together, present it to a hedge and hope for the best. Stay away from these blogs looking for a real program. You'll have better luck trying to find a piece of blond hair in your front yard.

    If you're so real stop hiding behind these screen names and let really get down to business. Remember if you throw trash don't be shocked if you catch trash back.

  • Fas said:

    I haven’t been on this web site for sometime. For all you guys lookig for a real $1m trade please do let me know, i’ll get you sorted.

    I’ve been working with this trading group and my investors and I have been getting paid out. For 100m+ I can set up a meeting at the trading bank with the platform maanger. This trading group is very serious and professional. I can also set up a meeting with the program manager in UAE or London for investors with 10m+.

    fk.investments@yahoo.co.uk

  • Simon Buckeridge said:

    Hello,
    I have read your blog and seek a reply to this email.
    I have a number of clients in Australia seeking funding for various non-profit and profit ventyres.
    I am interested to see if you can assist with this via the trade programes you have commented on.

    Please reply to : simon@equitilend.com.au

  • bobby said:

    contact me in regard to your program i have two legit clients 10m and 1m
    maxumfinancialgroup@maxumloan.com

  • bobby said:

    i am not sure but i think they are linked to assured capital not good if they are. if would like more info email me maxumfinancialgroup@maxumloan.com

  • daniel said:

    tony i use to work for james tucker or synergy,all ways flashing his money around and allways buying veichicals for his exwife,his mom,hisdaughter,son.spending money to up grade his house,i did repairs on his home.i didnt work for synergy.allways at church he also had my pastor at the time turn against me and my family.went to the church for15 years he only went there for 4 months.i allways knew something was fishy about him.i heard he got 5years for what he did to everyone.he should have gotten 25

  • Jordan Davies said:

    Currently looking for MTNs, BGs, SBLCs, TBills, TStrips, to monetize prefer top 25 banks and 100M minimum. We also monetize leased instruments and take into trade.

  • Norton said:

    Your command of the written word is astounding.

  • John said:

    Hi Sarah,

    did you get hold of Mal the scammer? if so, where is she hiding?

    She should be in jail but probably isnt as yet. From these replies it looks like she is lying her way across the world.

    John

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    Thank you! Much appreciated….

  • GUEST said:

    please stay away from a lady named elan and a guy named robert as these two are out to cheat ppl of their time , effort and money.The lady elan will claim she knows even the GOD himself but she is a useless piece of junk.COME on she claims she does so many deals but she does not have $100 with her and she will ask ppl to top up her card for her….sounds disguisting…BE WARE PPL

  • Guest said:

    Dear Mr. Mckenzie, you took USD$25,000 from me for my Caribbean project. You lied about the Russian Mafia controlling the construction labour, your daughter never raised one question during due diligence. I will happily support anyone reporting you to the authorities and having you put behind bars. Just do me a favour and return my money!!! Refresh your memory to 2005/6. You don't need my name, you already know it.

  • PJ Brookstone said:

    I'm looking for anyone that may have had dealings with Shirlee Hewitt of . I got stuck in deal with a former business partner and Ms. Hewitt has stopped returning calls to resolve the issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • snow white said:

    Has anyone heard of a man out of Montana named Christian Baker? I think he might be with Private Capital Holdings?? I think Allen Shepard hides him, please respond if there is anyone who has and information

  • Ruth said:

    Interested in the Judge's programs. Please email info to rej.resources@gmail.com
    THANKS!!

  • pjbrookstone said:

    I'm looking for anyone that has had any direct dealings with Shirlee Hewitt. A former business partner was working with her on some "investment opportunities" and after making some inquiries, admittedly too late, she has stopped returning calls. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Riz said:

    Dear BizKing
    I can get you leased instruments such as BGs straight from the Top Prime Banks without giving any advance fees as such and with the gurantee from the bank. Please email me at alwalievents@hotmail.com and i can get you through the real trade as well direct from the bank.

  • john mathy said:

    I have a cash client for trading platform…I would like to contact the Judge. can you send his contact info at
    johnkm42@gmail.com

  • Daryl Burrows said:

    Hello everyone, I am trying to find help to creat a PPM and / or going public and getting my company funded. My idea is very straight-forward and simple. It's funding real estate deals for investors at a higher than normal interest rate with a balloon mortgage in 1 – 3 years. If anyone can help me please email me at jaxproperties@gmail.com. I am looking to raise only $1mil. That will be sufficient in FL. Thanks for reading.

  • johnkm said:

    Deg,
    can you please contact me offboard in regards to Judge's program….I would like to proceed with him for PPP on cash basis….my email : johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    Old Pro,

    can you please send an email off board….I would like to discuss with in regards to PPP platform. I have 2 clients ready with Bank instruments/CD …. I would like like put them in PPP through you.

    thank you so much…I really appreciate it please.

    JohnKM (email : johnkm42@gmail.com)

  • johnkm said:

    Great input..

    can you please send me email off board. I have a client with CD owned. I would like to pursue PPP program for them. email: johnkm42@gmail.com

    thank you so much

    Johnkm

  • johnkm said:

    To OLD PRO….

    Please contact me off board.

    I have 2 clients who would like to get on PPP program. They are good people and own CDs in a prime bank.

    Please send me your email and I will follow up with full details to proceed forward.

    Thank you

    John Km
    johnkm42@gmail.com

    PS: we went through 2 fake 'program managers' and wasted 2 months

  • johnkm said:

    TO TIDALWAVE….

    CAN YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME OFF BOARD?

    I have 2 clients who would like to get on PPP program. They are good people and own CDS in a prime bank.

    Please send me your email and I will follow up with full details.

    Thank you

    John Km
    johnkm42@gmail.com

    PS: we went through 2 fake ‘program managers’ and wasted 2 months.

  • Bobbie said:

    Has anybody had any dealings with Darrel Higgins of " SHUR GRO" ? Also stay away from Marty York & Robert Marsh they are scammers on CMO trades the produce false Documents to make you beleive you have purchased a CMO to go to trade but then run with your money. We have filed two lawsuits against them totaling 750K Federal court Columbus Ohio Criminal Investigation is in the works I will send court docket info upon request.

  • johnkm said:

    Dear Paul,

    can you please contact me ? I have 2 clients for BG and a client with CD for PPP program.

    I will appreciate your help.

    thank you

    johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    Dear Realsource,

    can you please contact me off board. I have a client with CD …he is interested in PPP.

    I will appreciate your help

    thanks. johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    common sense,

    can you email me your contact info please. I need your help.

    johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    dear seb Oleg,

    I would like you to please send an email to me off board..I have CD available for trade.

    thanks johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    InvestmentGrade,

    I would like to contact you regarding BGs.

    Please send email to: johnkm42@gmail.com

    thank you. I appreciate it.

  • johnkm said:

    seb oleg,

    can I contact you off board please. I have 2 clients with paid financial instruments…..they would like to enter into a PPP through a legit channel.

    thank you . my email: johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    Business Man,

    Is it possible to contact you off board please. I need some help. ….hav solid clients for BGs and PPP

    thanks. my email: johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    SadDay,

    can I contact you off board please?. I have a client who needs financial instrument for lease….another client owns a BG and wants to put it into PPP

    need help please.

    thank yoiu email : johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    HI sb00778

    I have bad experience with past 2 traders. Please send me info asap….I have CIS with all docs ready to transact.

    johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    BizKing,

    Yes, I know someone who can issue Pre-advice followed by MT760 regarding BG for lease

    contact me at : johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    Atlantic Capital,

    I am very interested in the trade program offered by the Judge. I have 2 clients with cash. I would be interested in working with you on this.

    Please send me an email as to how can we proceed further.

    thank you my email ; johnkm42@gmail.com

  • johnkm said:

    Doug,

    I would like to contact Judge office through you as our facilititor/intermediary ….. I have 2 clients available with cash/CD interested in Judge's PPP program.

    thank you so much my email: johnkm42@gmail.com

  • DislikeLiars said:

    Tim Gibbons of Diversifund Capital, LLC out of Atlanta will circumvent you and pretend to be an inside representative of a group named "White Oak AG" who is a supposed collateral provider. He has never closed a deal after 4 years of working with them.

    Tim is a classic over promise and under deliver broker with the big ego to match.

  • Partinico said:

    I try to find information about MORNE ROUGE INVESTMENT, LTD or his Director KALLET ADAMA
    I would apreciate any coment or information about it

  • johnkm said:

    dear 'what works'

    can you contact me off board please?

    I have a client with leased BG interested in PPP.

    my email: johnkm42@gmail.com

    thank you in advance. looking forward to your response.

  • mike noonan said:

    i am lost 600K to schulenberg—how do i get into the group that wants to go after him
    mikebulb@msn.com

  • johnkm said:

    Please contact me off board.

    I have 2 clients who would like to get on PPP program. They are good people, one with SBLC and another with BG leased .

    Thank you

    PS: we went through 2 fake 'program managers' and wasted 2 months
    johnkm42@gmail.com

  • Curious said:

    Has Tom McKenzie disappeared?

  • johnkm said:

    dear Anonymous,

    please contact me off board.

    I have 2 clients with financial instruments interested in going into Trade.Program

    any help will be appreciated.

    thanks.

    email: johnkm42@gmail.com

  • william said:

    Hello junior. My name is William from Australia. We are just about to do business with Anthony Ferlazzo. Did you find out anything suss about him.

  • michael said:

    He took my client for 100k a year ago, complete scammer

  • michael said:

    Of course you don't want your email out there because you don't want to be called on your lies about this company this is probably the fraud master gunther putting up this message. Gunther you know you took monies from my ex partner jason leone a year ago with no results

  • ODB said:

    Has anybody of you heard abour Mr. Stephen Danieli, from STERLING FINANCIAL INVESTMENT GROUP?

  • ODB said:

    TO THE WEBMASTERS:
    IT WOULD BE GREAT TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO "SEARCH" NAMES IN THIS PAGES. WOULD MAKE MORE EASY LOOK FOR SOMEBODY IN THE HISTORICAL.
    DON'T YOU THINK?

  • Meenu said:

    i want genuine treder i have bg from srilanka plz call me

    my mob. no 9986046821

    simpex business group
    india

  • Peter Nelson said:

    Hi,
    has anyone here closed a deal with Mark Siebert from California and Chris M Miller from Nevada ?

  • Mike said:

    I dealt with Mark and his co-hort Chris. They claim that they are direct and even have their own programs and have made millions themselves. however, if you do a little research on them they are a couple of posers living month to month with debt up to thier eyeballs. They play this "our way or the highway" game so you don't ask too many quesionts, but I wasted 6 months with them and they never actually produced anything legit. Stay away…

  • JUST ME said:

    I am a guest here, but thought I should share this in hopes that it sheds some light on things:

    Prime Bank/High-Yield Investment Schemes

    Joel E. Leising
    Senior Trial Attorney
    Fraud Section, Criminal Division

    Michael McGarry
    Trial Attorney
    Fraud Section, Criminal Division

    I. Introduction

    Ever since Breton Woods and the formation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in the late 1940's, the major banks in the world have engaged in trading programs among themselves, yielding returns ranging from 10% to 100% per month, at little or no risk. Only these banks, and a few select traders authorized by the Federal Reserve, are allowed to participate in these trading programs, which are principally designed to generate funds for humanitarian and other worthwhile projects. On occasion, particular traders allow individual investors to participate in these secret trading programs by pooling the individual’s funds with funds from other investors until a certain amount, usually a minimum of $100 million, is accumulated for a trade.

    However, these individuals must enter nondisclosure agreements with the traders and agree to contribute half of their profits to a designated charitable cause.

    Interested? Your investment advisor never told you about this? Maybe that's because all of what you have just read is false. Nevertheless, thousands of people during the past decade have fallen prey to scams based on similar claims and lost billions of dollars believing they were investing in such mythical trading programs.

    Despite repeated warnings over the years from various regulatory agencies and international organizations that such trading programs do not exist, these prime bank or high-yield investment schemes have continued to proliferate and are now nearing epidemic levels.

  • GUEST said:

    Various agencies or organizations, such as the Federal Reserve Board, Office of Comptroller of Currency, Department of Treasury, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), International Chamber of Commerce, North American Securities Administrators Association, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank have all issued explicit warnings to the public about prime bank fraud . Occasionally, you will find copies of these among the items seized during execution of a search warrant at a fraudster’s office. A number of good reference materials are publicly-available relating to these schemes, including PRIME BANK AND RELATED FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FRAUD issued by the SEC in 1998.

    Two others are PRIME BANK INSTRUMENT FRAUDS II (THE FRAUD OF THE CENTURY), prepared in 1996 by the ICC Commercial Crime Bureau, and THE MYTH OF PRIME BANK INVESTMENT SCAMS, by Professor James Byrne of the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, George Mason University Law School .

    Prime bank fraud first appeared in the early 1990's, waned somewhat in the mid 1990's in response to aggressive enforcement actions and media coverage, then reemerged as a significant problem in the late 1990's. At present, over one hundred pending federal criminal investigations involve prime bank fraud. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission and various state law enforcement agencies have a number of active investigations.

    Cont'd #2

    Moreover, as the problem has become worldwide, more foreign law enforcement agencies, particularly in English speaking countries, have actively investigated and prosecuted this type of fraud.

    The purpose of this article is primarily twofold: first, to alert readers to the existence of this particular type of fraudulent scheme, and second, to offer some suggestions for investigating a prime bank scheme.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #3

    II. Common characteristics of the scheme

    "Prime bank" schemes — "prime bank instrument" schemes, "high yield trading programs " or "roll programs "— are essentially Ponzi schemes, in which the perpetrators claim exists a secret trading market among the world’s top banks or "prime banks." Perpetrators claim to have unique access to this secret market. The "top" or "prime" banks purportedly trade some form of bank security such as bank guarantees, notes, or debentures. These instruments can supposedly be bought at a discount and sold at a premium, yielding greater than market returns with no risk. In reality, no such market exists.

    Furthermore, high-yield "prime bank notes," as described by these perpetrators, do not exist.

    They often claim that there are only a few "traders" or "master commitment holders" who are authorized to trade in these securities and that the securities must be traded in large blocks, typically millions of dollars or more. Promoters tell potential investors that they have special access to a trading program, and that by pooling their money with that of other investors, they can participate in the program. Promoters also tell investors that the programs participate in some humanitarian cause and that they are giving the investors a special opportunity to participate in the program, but only if they agree to give a share of the profits to the cause. They also typically require investors to execute a "non-disclosure" and "noncircumvention agreement" because, as they are told, banks and regulatory agencies will deny the existence of these trading programs.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #4

    III. Case law involving prime bank schemes

    Over the past few years, a number of reported decisions affirmed convictions of prime bank schemers. For example, this past summer the Fourth Circuit affirmed defendants’ convictions in United States v. Bollin, 264 F.3d 391 (4th Cir. 2001), for conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

    As described by the Court of Appeals:

    This case arose out of a wide-ranging investment fraud scheme, carried out by a network of conspirators, who bilked millions of dollars from investors across the country.

    The investments were programs that promised enormous profits, supposedly derived from secret trading in debentures issued by European "prime" banks.

    The programs involved supposed trading of European "prime bank" debentures and promised very high rates of return with little or no risk to investors. According to the …literature that they distributed, the programs were available on a limited basis to groups of investors whose money would be pooled and delivered to a "prime" bank.

    The investment principal was supposedly secured by a bank guarantee and, therefore, was never at risk. Millions of dollars in profits were to be generated within a few months from the trading of debentures. For example, one program … offered a profit of $73,000,000 in ten months, based on an investment of $400,000. Id. at 399-400.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #5

    In United States v. Polichemi, 201 F.3d 858 aff’d on rehearing, 219 F.3d 698 (7th Cir. 2000), defendants defrauded nearly thirty investors out of more than $15 million by marketing "prime bank instruments," which they described as multimillion-dollar letters of credit issued by the top fifty or one-hundred banks in the world. As the Seventh Circuit explained, defendants told their victims that they could purchase these instruments at a discount and then resell them to other institutions at face value; the difference in price represented the profits that would go to the defendants and their “investors.” This was nothing more than a song and dance: the trades were fictional; there was no market for the trading of letters of credit; and nothing capable of generating profits ever occurred.

    Somehow, notwithstanding the implausibility of “prime bank instruments” to one familiar with normal business practice for letters of credit, they managed to persuade their victims to give them money to finance the purchase of phantom discounted instruments.

    While this did not earn a cent for any of the investors, it definitely changed the defendants’ own lifestyles. Id. at 859 -860.

    Among those convicted in Polichemi were attorneys, salespeople, an individual who acted as a reference, and Polechemi, who claimed to be one of the few people in the world with a license to trade prime bank securities.

    In a related case, United States v. Lauer, 148 F.3d 766 (7th Cir. 1998), Lauer, the administrator of an employee pension fund, plead guilty to diverting millions of dollars to the prime bank scheme prosecuted in the Polichemi case. In rejecting Lauer’s appeal on the loss calculation for sentencing purposes, the Seventh Circuit up held the trial court’s use of an intended loss figure, rather than a lower actual loss amount.

    In another recent case, S.E.C. v. Lauer, 52 F.3d 667, 670 (7th Cir. 1995), Chief Judge Posner declared

    Prime Bank Instruments do not exist. So even if [a co -schemer] had succeeded in raising money from additional investors, it would not have pooled their money to buy Prime Bank Instruments. It would either have pocketed all of the money, or, if what its masterminds had in mind was a Ponzi scheme, have pocketed most of the money and paid the rest to the investors to fool them into thinking they were making money and should therefore invest more (or tell their friends to invest).

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #6

    In United States v. Richards, 204 F.3d 177 (5th Cir. 2000), the Fifth Circuit up held defendants’ convictions for conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. At trial, the government presented the following evidence describing how defendants induced participants to invest in a “roll program”:

    Potential investors were told that their money would be pooled with that of other investors and used to buy letters of credit. The letters of credit would be “rolled”– sold, repurchased, and resold – to European banks frequently and repeatedly.

    Each “roll” would generate a large profit to be distributed among the investors, in proportion to their investment. The investors were told that their funds would be safe at all times, held either in an account at a nationally-known brokerage firm or invested with a “prime” or “top 50" international bank. Investors were also told that they would receive at least the return of their initial investment, with interest, and would likely make substantial profit. In fact, the defendants took the invested funds for their own use, bought no letters of credit, and, except for a small payment to one participant, returned no money to the investors. Id. at 185.

    In United States v. Rude, 88 F.3d 1538, 1548 (9th Cir. 199 6), defendants were charged with engaging in a prime bank scheme. In affirming their convictions, the Court of Appeals found, among other things, that the government had proved beyond a reasonable doubt "that the very notion of a ‘prime bank note’ was fictitious," and cited other evidence that the term "prime bank" was not used in the financial industry "and was commonly associated with fraud schemes." Id. at 1545.

    In Stokes v. United States, No. 97-1627, 2001 WL 29997, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2001), defendant was convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud , money laundering and interstate transportation of fraudulently obtained money. Defendant claimed that "through various personal connections in the banking industry, he could purchase and sell 'prime bank guarantees' or letters of credit and make a substantial profit in a short period of time, with no risk to the investor."

    As is typical in these kinds of cases, the defendant attempted, unsuccessfully, to portray himself as a victim, as someone unwittingly conned by coconspirators to carry out the fraud.

    A number of other criminal cases involving prime bank schemes have a so been reported . See e.g., United States v. Wonderly, 70 F.3 d 102 0 (8th Cir. 1995); United States v. Hand, No. 95-8007, 1995 W L 743841 (10th Cir. Dec. 15, 1995); United States v. Aggarwal, 17 F.3d 737 (5th Cir. 1994 ); United States v. Gravatt, No. 90-6572, 1991 W L 278979 (6th Cir. Dec. 27, 1991); United States v. Lewis, 786 F.2d 1278 (5th Cir. 1986 ).

    There are also a number of reported civil cases brought by the S.E.C. See, e.g. S.E.C. v. Milan Capital Group, Inc., No.00 Civ.108 (DLC), 2000 WL 1682761 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 9, 2000 ); S.E.C. v . Kenton Capital, L td., 69 F. Supp .2d 1 (D.D.C. 19 98); S.E.C. v. Infinity Group., 993 F . Supp. 3 24 (E.D . Pa. 199 8), aff'd, 212 F .3d 18 0 (3d Cir. 20 00); S.E.C. v. Deyon, 977 F. Sup p. 510 (D. M e 199 7); S.E.C. v. Bremont, 954 F. Supp. 726 (S.D.N.Y. 1997).

    Assistant U. S. Attorney Michael Schwartz in Houston prepared an excellent memorandum titled " United States ’ Memorandum of Law Concerning Fraudulent High-Yield or International ‘Prime Bank’ Financial Instrument Schemes," a copy of which can be obtained from either him or the Fraud Section. Appropriately modified versions of this memorandum can not only be used to educate your trial judge on the legality of such schemes, but also excerpted for use in search warrant affidavits.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #7

    IV. First steps

    While the particular facts presented in each case w ill obviously dictate which steps you should first take in investigating a prime bank or high yield investment program (HYIP) scheme, we have found the following to be generally very useful:

    *Check subject’s background: Check to see if the subject has a criminal record, or if his name appears anywhere in FBI indices. Check with other agencies as well, since these types of investigations are handled not only by the FBI, but also by Customs, Secret Service, IRS-CID, or the Postal Inspection Service. Many prime bank scammers are career cons who have been previously convicted of fraud. Prime bank scammers also seem to operate within an extensive network, using each other to broker or solicit investments in particular HYIP schemes, to backstop some fraudulent claim, or to help create a "plausible deniability" defense. Therefore, your subject may have bee n interviewed in the past by an agent in another matter and made statements that could prove useful in your case. If you are fortunate, you will find that an agent expressly put your subject on notice in the past as to the fraudulent nature of prime bank trading programs . Such notice would substantially aid your efforts in establishing probable cause for a search warrant and generally improving the subject’s fraudulent intent.

    *Contact the Securities and Exchange Commission: The SEC actively investigates and prosecutes prime bank fraud as securities fraud. Your subject may be, or has been, involved in a SEC investigation. If so, this would also help build probable cause for an eventual search warrant, and prove intent at trial. If the SEC has not investigated your subject, you should consider asking them to do so.

    *Contact either your regional SEC office or Brian Ochs, Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC at (202 ) 942-4740 in Washington , D.C. (See Tips below).

    *Contact Bill Kerr: Bill Kerr, with the Enforcement and Compliance Division, Office of the Comptroller of Currency, may also provide some valuable information about your subject, particularly if a bank has filed a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) with the OCC, or has otherwise made an informal inquiry to the OCC or Federal Reserve about a particular financial transaction or investment. His number is (202) 874-4450.

    * Locate subject’s bank accounts and/or assets: These cases typically involve millions of dollars of victims’ funds, and are often directed at wealthy individuals or institutions, with minimum investment levels (e.g., $25,000) and representations that "trades" can not be entered until $100 million has been pooled. Although offshore accounts are frequently used in these schemes, surprisingly enough, you will often find that the subject still has large sums on deposit in accounts at United States banks under his control.

    This may be because he has not yet transferred the funds offshore, or perhaps because, as part of his scheme, the funds are being maintained in an alleged trust account so he can assume the persona of a well financed investment manager with the bank employees. At any rate , to locate the accounts is important, in order to determine the scope and nature of the fraud , as well as prepare for ultimate seizure of the funds. A subject’s account can usually be identified by asking a victim for the wiring instructions that he received from the subject. Accounts can also be located through other means, including mail drops, trash runs, the clearing process of a victim’s check, and grand jury subpoenas. Of course, the likelihood that the subject has used more than one account is high. In determining whether to seize the account, informally contact the financial institution’s security officer to get a rough idea of how much is in the account.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #8

    * Consider initiating a proactive approach: The most difficult element to prove in a prime bank case, as with most investment frauds, is fraudulent intent. The most common defense is, "I didn’t know those trading programs didn’t exist.

    I believed Mr. X when he told me they did." Therefore, it is important at the start of an investigation to plan how to overcome this defense. The FBI has developed a number of different proactive approaches that have proven successful in establishing the requisite intent that will substantially assist you in prosecuting your case. Indeed, in most instances, the defendant will enter a plea after being confronted with such evidence. For one successful prosecution resulting from a sting operation, see United States v. Klisser, 190 F.3 d 34 (2 d Cir. 1999).

    *Execute search and seizure warrants: As so on as you have been able to determine the nature and scope of the fraud, you should consider applying for search and seizure warrants.

    * Victim questionnaires: Many of these cases involve hundreds, if not thousands, of potential victims. Questionnaires sent out to victims have proven to be an excellent way to quickly collect evidence, including witness statements and documents, which you can then review for possible in-depth interviews later.

    Obviously, this should be done only once the existence of the investigation becomes public. Questionnaires are also a good way to gauge the degree of cooperation you can expect to receive from victims, who oftentimes in these Ponzi type schemes do not feel "victimized". (See Section VII below).

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #9

    V. Pssst… here are a few good "tips"

    Identifying the existence of a prime bank investment scheme is clearly easier than determining the scope of the scheme, or trying to explain to a jury precisely what is meant by (or supposedly meant by) such terms as "prime bank discounted negotiable debenture" or "World Bank high-yield humanitarian trading program." The following tips will hopefully help you build and prove a case.

    * Keep it simple: Once you determine the target or targets, focus your investigative efforts on building the strongest case against them without trying to uncover every transaction or proving every illegal act they may have committed.

    *First, as a practical matter, you simply cannot include every transaction. These schemes are often quite broad in scope and can often meld into other investment schemes. Stay focused on the heart of the case you are developing. Attempting to be all inclusive can be a waste of time and resources. By focusing on the key transactions, you can present a case that the average juror will understand.

    *Second, you need not include each and every victim. More than likely, the majority of the scheme can be proven through a handful of victims. Use your best witnesses. Often these are people who retained investment contracts they executed with the targets or who remember specific misrepresentations. The details regarding the other victims can be saved for the sentencing phase.

    *Third, you need not endeavor to disprove the myriad of misrepresentations made to the victims. Prime bank schemes are often based on a series of misrepresentations that seem, at least to the investors at the time, to have some basis in reality. You are better off focusing on the material misrepresentations that establish the nature of the scheme than disproving each of the various ancillary misrepresentations. Proving that the subject did not invest investor funds, but instead spent for his personal benefit, is easier than disproving a tale about the World Bank, the IMF, or the yield on prime bank notes from an emerging nation. In short, do not argue on the defendant’s terms. Just show that the defendant did not invest the money as promised.

    * Get a financial analyst assigned to the matter: Reaching out and utilizing the full range of tools available to a prosecutor can go a long way towards turning an investigation into a prosecutable case.

    *Having an FBI Financial Analyst (FA) assigned early in the investigation can help in a number of ways. First, an FA can review the pages and pages of bank records and determine how the subject transferred, concealed and eventually spent the victim’s invested funds. Second, in many of these cases, checks and wire transfers go back and forth between the accounts of targets, investor-victims, and brokers who bring victims into the scheme. A thorough review by an FA can help determine who’s who. Further, an early review will most likely unearth additional victims, either because they sent funds into a target’s account or because they received lulling payments from the target's accounts.

    Interviews of these witnesses may yield additional counts of fraud and money laundering pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956 (lulling payments) and 1957 (spending of proceeds from a “specified unlawful activity”). Third, the FA will generally be able to identify additional bank accounts into which the subject is secreting proceeds. Such information will provide additional accounts to subpoena, including foreign accounts of which you may not have known.

    *Identifying the foreign accounts as early as possible is important because of the time involved in attempting to obtain that information.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #9

    *Get MLATs out early: If you anticipate needing evidence from abroad, you should contact the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in Washington , D.C. at (202) 514-0000 to initiate the steps necessary to obtain such information. The United States has Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) with many nations, establishing a framework for obtaining evidence from another country.

    For those countries with which we have no MLAT in force, OIA can advise you on the appropriate means by which to obtain the requested information. OIA will provide you with a format-request for your particular country, which you will need to complete and return to OIA.

    MLATs can be used to obtain authenticated foreign documents and testimony abroad, execute search warrants, and seize funds.

    * Get started soon: Once OIA has forwarded your request on to the foreign country, the requested evidence can take months to arrive. As discussed above, ban k security officers can often tell you if an account is active and if there are funds in the account.

    *Obtaining this information through informal channels can help determine if you need to wait for a response to an MLAT request. In the meantime, you may receive the collateral benefit of encouraging the foreign authorities to open their own investigation, which may later provide you with an invaluable level of cooperation.

    *Don’t go it alone: Coordinating with other agencies can save time and effort. While you must be mindful of the nondisclosure obligations of Rule 6(e), working with the SEC, IRS, NASD, and other federal and state regulatory agencies can save a great deal of time. These agencies and regulators may have investigations underway and may have collected useful information about your targets as well as potential victims. Often victims complain to the SEC or their particular state regulator, and, as a result, civil enforcement actions may already be underway. Working with the regulators and other arms of law enforcement is always preferable to working at cross purposes. Additionally, civil cases may already be in the works. Not knowing the full scope of the scam , victims often retain lawyers to pursue civil claims for breach of contact. These civil attorneys can also be a useful source of information. Finally, requesting information from FinCEN and the IR S may also prove to be useful.

    *Helpful websites: A number of websites can be consulted in investigating a prime bank scheme. Two of the most useful are the Treasury Department’s http://www.treasuryscams.gov and the SEC’s http://www.sec.gov/divisions/enforce/primebank.shtml, both of which list numerous other very helpful links.

    *Don’t reinvent anything: More than likely, the target is operating in a similar, if not identical, manner to that of a number of other prime bank scammers. Consulting with other prosecutors who have handled these types of cases may save you time and effort. Furthermore, these prosecutors can provide you with materials such as sample indictments and search warrant affidavits. The Fraud Section, Criminal Division, in Washington D.C. , (202) 514-7045, also has some guidance materials.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #10

    VI. Countering defenses

    "It wasn’t me" Echoing the lyrics of a recent reggae-pop hit, when caught red-handed, even on camera, defend ants will of ten claim simply "It wasn’t me."

    The participants and funds of a particular prime bank schemes are often intertwined with other schemes. For the target or targets to send funds back and forth to other brokers or "traders" who are running similar schemes either in this country or offshore is not uncommon. Those brokers or traders often return the favor. The precise reason for these intermingled transactions is not entirely clear, but it does make tracing funds more difficult and sometimes gives defendants a built-in defense.

    Defendants may claim that they sent an investor’s money to Mr. X on the Isle of Man , and thus, like everyone else, were fooled by Mr. X, i.e., "it wasn’t me."

    Defeating this defense and proving intent can be accomplished in a number of ways. First, one of the proactive approaches discussed above can be used. After a target is put on notice by the government that prime bank trading programs do not exist and that claims to the contrary would be false, subsequent involvement by the target would not survive the "I too was duped defense."

    Second, circumstantial evidence can be used to establish intent. In most cases, an analysis by the FA will be able to show that a majority of investors’ money did not go directly to the so called "bigger fish," but instead went to accounts controlled by the target(s). Moreover, the amount of money sent to these other traders/brokers, the so-called "bigger fish," rarely coincides with the amounts invested. The lulling payments sent to other investors as interest also demonstrate intent since the fraudster misrepresents the true source of funds, i.e., fellow investors. Intent can also be circumstantially proven through evidence of the defendant’s conscious avoidance of various indicia of fraud or red flags associated with prime bank schemes.

    Third, experts can help show that the representations made to investor/victims were false on their face and that the lingo used to induce investors was made from whole cloth. United States v. Robinson, No. 98 CR 167 OLC, 2000 W L 65239 (S.D .N.Y. Jan. 26, 2000), contains a discussion of the use of an expert in a prime bank case.

    Among government officials who have testified as experts in such cases are Bill Kerr (Office of the Comptroller of Currency (202) 874-44 50); Herb Biern and Richard Small (Federal Reserve Board (202) 452-5235). There are also a number of private persons who provide expert testimony in these cases, e.g., John Shockey (retired OCC official (703) 532-0943); Professor James Byrne ( George Mason University Law School (301) 977- 4035); and Arthur Lloyd (retired Citibank senior counsel (802) 253-4788). In addition, Jennifer Lester of the International Monetary Fund (202) 623-7130 and the World Bank News Bureau (202) 473-7660 may be able to provide assistance.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #11

    VII. Dealing with uncooperative victims

    Unlike victims of some other crimes, victims of prime bank schemes often do not know or want to believe that they have been scammed. Often fraudsters have told them up front not to believe the government. Some prime bank victim /investors may, at least initially , refuse to cooperate with agents or prosecutors.

    Many victim/investors are "true believers," who have received "interest payments" in a timely fashion and are often talked into "rolling over" or "reinvesting" their principal. While much of the principal has been secreted away by the fraudster, true believers remain convinced (or want to remained convinced) that the "high yield prime bank market" does exist and that their proverbial ship has come in. This belief, coupled with the non- disclosure, secret nature of the investment, prevents them from cooperating with the investigation, their reasoning being: "why risk breaching the non-disclosure provision of the contract by talking to the government when I’m getting paid?"

    Most investors have been told that the government will deny the existence of the "programs," and that speaking to an FBI agent or other government agent will jeopardize the success of the secret programs, as well as bar them from any future opportunity to invest in these trading programs.

    However, some investors may recognize the Ponzi scheme but want it to continue for just a few more payment periods so they can get their money back. These investors have little interest in seeing a speedy investigation and would rather be left alone so that they can get their money out before the roof caves in.

    Dealing with each of these types of investors can be difficult. However, being forewarned that you may encounter some of them will allow you to plan ahead. In our experience, a few low key meetings or phone calls from the agent will allow at least the first two categories of witnesses time to come to grips with reality. If they remain uncooperative, simply move on and concentrate on counts centered around more helpful witnesses.

  • GUEST said:

    cont'd #12

    VIII. Conclusion

    Over the past decade, prime bank schemes have proven to be an incredibly durable form of Ponzi scheme by being able to adapt to changing conditions and obstacles. We can expect the scheme to continue to morph into whatever form necessary in an attempt to lure victims and evade detection. A vigorous and coordinated effort on the part of federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies is clearly needed.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS

    Joel E. Leising is a Senior Trial Attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division. He has investigated and prosecuted a number of prime bank cases in the past. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Combating Prime Bank and Hi-Yield Investment Fraud Seminar of George Mason University Law School, and has been a speaker at the Seminar’s annual meetings.

    Michael McGarry has been a trial attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division since 2000. His casework includes matters involving "Prime Bank" or "High Yield Instrument" investment schemes. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. McGarry worked in private practice in the New York office of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson for five years where he worked on large white collar criminal and regulator matters. Mr. McGarry has written articles published in newspapers and journals on money laundering regulation and procurement fraud

  • Doj said:

    HI there Does anyone know anything about Nextupfunding? their website is Nextupfunding.com and they said there are located on Wall street. I want to know if they are worth dealing with.
    Thanks

  • Real Principle said:

    WOW!! see people are still at this… When will people learn. Guest has posted all these cases of fraud, FYI if someone is that stupid to think; I invest 400K and I will make 73Million in 10mos needs to loss their money. Than on top of that, you send the funds from your bank account to theirs without verifying if this is a real company registered with their state or government, if they can provide any references NOTHING!!
    Transfer 500K and has never sit down and talk to these people face to face.. People stop being stupid. If my money can't stay in my account, I must move on.

    Some of you so call investors and know it all brokers need to leave this game to the big boys and stop wasting your time trying to find away in this business.
    Bank Buy and Sell programs are very real and you can make millions, even billions from them, if you have at least 100M to start the process. I'm sure if anyone of you coming on here asking questions about this you don't have close to the starting amount.
    I see everyone keep asking about the judge and his program, that's been floating around on here since forever and you still see people asking, " old pro can you contact me off board".
    Truthfully no one has to scheme any of you out of nothing, you'll are freely giving it to them.
    Banking instrument fraud; their are so many ways to verify those now if you can't get out the business fast.
    People it has been a lot of foolishness over the years dealing with banking buy and sell program and many other PRIVATE TRANSACTIONS dealing with brokers and new investors where is real bank traders and commodity providers are not interested in teaching all the ins and outs to you.
    I suggest leaving this business and stop wishing upon the magic star for your 100million dollar payout..
    Remember if you have to ask questions about terms and bank swifting methods please get out quick because you'll about to fall on your face.

    Also so remember blog sites are full of brokers who's never came close to a real trade transaction, weather it be banking or commodity trading. To come on here asking questions before making a decision is stupid and a waste of your time.

    Deutsche Bank has a great Forex program go their for a start and hopefully it will work for some of you.

  • LSanchez said:

    I think we can also talk about not scammers…
    Has anybody tried NESSA in Canada? nessaltd.com

  • John UK said:

    Does anyone know anything about an international loan fund being provided by a company called Tecnopanel Internation FZE based in Dubai. It is being signed off by a woman called Veronique Marie Merer. The broker/compliance officer is a Rosemary Bushell in Leeds UK. We have been asked to put 200K Euro upfront for a loan of 10m Euro. They say that the loan fund is being generated by trading wealthy investors money and creaming off a percentage to provide the loan.

    Any information would be a help

    John, UK

  • bjb said:

    Jordan:
    How do we make contact offline from this blog?

  • bjb said:

    Fireman:
    How do we communicate offline?
    jb

  • bjb said:

    Hello:
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    Please contact me at — greentrader2010 AT gmail.com

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  • bjb said:

    Hello Bill:
    Please contact me at
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    I have investors with cash and/or instruments interested in PPP.
    thanks.

  • bjb said:

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  • bjb said:

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  • BUY/SELL BELIEVER said:

    OLD PRO

    Did you disappear? You haven't posted a message in many months. Of all the bloggers on this site, your postings were, in my opinion, the most entertaining and above all, enlightening. Your information is logical and it's everyone's loss you don't write a column on this stuff. My sense tells me that you are a real player in this industry and I would like to speak or meet with you. Say where and when and I'll be there.

    Do you provide consulting services for those of us who believe in the business, possess the resources to participate, but remain highly skeptical of those we're dealing with?

    Furthermore, what do you think of the long message posted by 'Guest' recently, discrediting this industry? If anyone was considering pursuing a deal with these Buy/Sell's, they certainly are convincing at dissuading one from doing so. However, 'Im a believer that these programs do exist, (if one is dealing with a real source) but tired of the diversions associated with the usual cast of characters in this world.

  • BUY/SELL BELIEVER said:

    Cont'd

    I have pursued programs previously to no benefit and the endless ever-present excuses/extensions and other rubbish seems to be the one constant in all of these fictional programs that reliably end in failure.

    Truthfully, I've had enough of the baloney associated with this industry and I would like to deal with 'you' only. How does one go about contacting you?

  • InsideTrade Staff (author) said:

    We agree! OLD PRO, come back and help our community with your insight! We do appreciate all you\’ve added, but there is still a lot of mentoring to be done….

  • Tom Smith said:

    John – email me off panel for more information.

  • David Gonzales said:

    Does anyone have a handle on Dresdner Financial, Chicago, IL. Can find any information on the company except for their Web page. Like to know if anyone has done business with this company. What was your experience.

  • Tom Smith said:
  • OLD PRO said:

    TO BUY/SELL BELIEVER:

    Thank you for the kind words. And to INSIDE TRADE STAFF – Thank you for your confidence in my contributions. It' rewarding to be appreciated.

    Yes, BSB, I'm still out here. True, I haven't been active on this site very much over the last year. I can count the number of times on one hand that I've visited over that time period. The board seems to be chock-full of cons and joker-brokers (to be expected, but a major turn-off to good people seeking truth and reality) and frankly, I lost interests in it – as did some others I know of. I spent too many years dealing with those unsavory characters, so I found the board exasperating to read. Moreover, after urging readers to steer clear of certain brokers and ludicrous structures, only to see my comments ignored and continuously revisited – was exasperating.

    Cont'd

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'

    In spite of this, I may have had a change of heart, thanks to your posting, BSB. There may be, after all, some legitmite and motivated principals on this board seeking truth, clarity and access in the midst of all the confusion and misinformation flooding this board…not to mention the business as a whole. After all, wasn't that the original intent of the' Inside Trade LLC' staff when they constructed this site – "To promote a safer investment environment" – to quote their words?

    Maybe we can work to change the tone on this board. Punch it up a bit. Keep it interesting…and more importantly, real.

    Cont'd

  • OLD PRO said:

    Nevertheless, BSB, you are not alone in your anguish to get a deal done. You're in good company with incalculable numbers of people around the globe. For over a decade, I too was trapped in a cauldron of moronic brokers and crooked cons purveying bogus opportunities with unrealistic expectations combined with a distorted reality of this marketplace. At the time, I felt like I was going to lose my mind if the insanity accompanying this business continued much longer. I had already spent a small fortune scouring the earth, painstakingly hunting for legimate entities.

    Cont'd

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    What I didn't realize then, was that there was still more anguish and wasted years to come; because my sources at the time, were worthless. Nevertheless, it would be several more years until I finally was introduced to bona fide individuals. Individuals that remain at the pinnacle of this business. So, my message to you, BSB, and the 'Genuine Principals' on this board combating your way through the madness encircling this business…I feel your pain.

    Cont'd

  • OLD PRO said:

    RE: DO I PROVIDE CONSULTING SERVICES

    I probably should, BSB, since I've dispensed so much information over the years – but that would be considered an upfront fee – so no, I don't engage in charging for advice. However, I don't talk to any Tom, Dick or Harry anymore because it consumes too much of my time and invariably proves to be a wasted effort. Since I am blessed and not desperate, I don't need to deal with the BS anymore. Sure, there is always a measure of BS that goes with the territory; nonetheless, I can limit the quantity of BS by imposing mandatory criteria upon those that aspire to 'seriously' pursue the game.

    It's the only way. And it's non-negotiable.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    RE: Your question about our fellow blogger, 'GUEST' – who provided some lengthy content that essentially discredits Trading Programs and is fundamentally a haven for scammers.

    I applaud 'Guest' for taking the time to post the Government's position.

    That said, the Government will deny the existence of this business till the cow's come home – as will the banks that create and issue the billions of dollars in notes that are traded every day.

    Why? Because the Government make them deny it.

    Anyway, 'Guest' means well. He/She is trying to protect people from their own greed, desperation and ignorance – The greed, desperation and ignorance that commonly precedes the insufferable grief that arises in the wake of losing one's money for what was believed to be a 'sure thing'.

    Cont'd

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    It's estimated by the U.S. Government that over 4 Billion dollars a year is lost by individuals absolutely convinced they've invested in a genuine Trading Program, or in many cases, what turns out to be a 'Ponzi Scheme'. Sadly, these victims trusted some slick swindler who guaranteed 'many more times' their origial investment lodged in their bank account within just a few short weeks.

    For the most part, the bulk of the 4 Billion a year swindled is made up of smaller dollar investors in the range of 10K – 500K. You rarely hear of someone losing 10M – 100M. Still, 10K – 500K, in many cases was the last dollar many investors had when they forked it over to the con. The business can truly make or break you. Unfortunately, the latter is always – at this small entry level -the end result.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    All in all, 'Guest' means well and I'll leave it there. Even though I am entitled to my opinion on this, I'm not about to start discrediting the naysayers. I neither have the time, energy or desire to do so. Those days are over. Been there, done that.

    Nevertheless, I can unquestionably assure you the business 'does not exist' at these small dollar entry levels. And the tragedy of these scams has discredited the reality of this business.

    Moreover, the fraud at this level is nothing new and has existed for decades, but really proliferated over the last 10 years or so.

    All and all, 'Guest' and the attorney's who wrote it are trying to save people from their own ignorance and misguided impulses and I respect them immensely for that.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    RE: YOUR REQUEST TO DEAL WITH 'ME' ONLY: (AS YOUR CONSULTANT)

    We can do that. However, you will need to initially demonstrate your financial capabilities in your opening communication to me. If you read my blog, (p. 11 – 48 weeks ago) you know my position on entry levels below 100M. No BG's or Leased Instruments, please.

    BSB, the following is what I require from you in order to initiate the process of validating your financial assertions.

    1. Write me a brief note regarding your intention to engage me as your consultant with respect to pursuing a 'Special Transaction'.

    2. State the Funds Amount you intend to proceed with, along with attached POF in the form of a recent Bank Statement or Tear Sheet that is less than 5 days old.

    For me, providing these early stage criteria is crucial in determining the authenticity of individuals reaching out to me for assistance in reaching their objectives.

    Without this aforementioned information, I cannot respond to random submissions seeking my assistance.

    NOTE: I NEITHER SOLICIT PRINCIPALS NOR PROMOTE INVESTMENT PROGRAMS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

  • My2Cents said:

    Yes, Christian Baker is one of the principals of Private Capital Holdings, along with Allan Shepard (that is the correct spelling) and another gentleman. The company is based out of Montana, where Allan resides. Not sure if Christian is in MT. He may be in Arizona.

    Have you had dealings with these folks/company? So have I. If so, please leave some sort of contact info and I will contact you off board.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    BSB,

    i would be delighted to connect with you. Moreover, you were smart to leave off your e-mail coordinates in your post, for by now you would have been inundated with a litany of sham offers from a multitude of individuals, irrespective of your stated position to deal with me only – Which would have only served to annoy you more than you already are…

    Per your request, you may correspond with me at the following e-mail address:

    oldpro10@gmail.com

    To Inside Trade Staff:

    I'm considering your request to 'mentor' the board community with more insights – more frequently than I have over the last year anyway.

    Stay tuned

  • NoMo_Broke said:

    This is a GREAT post!

    Has enyone worked with Dresdner Financial (http://www.dresdnerfinancial.com) out of Chicago or First Capital Funding Corporation (http://fcfcorp.com) out of Middleburg, FL? Both seem to be promoting similar program. FCFC links to local BBB and they say thay FCFC has a A+ rating.

  • OLD PRO said:

    BSB,

    I would be delighted to connect with you. Also, you were wise to leave off your E-mail address in your message, for by now, you would have been inundated with a litany of sham offers from a multitude of individuals, irrespective of your stated position to deal with 'me' only – which would only serve to annoy you more than you already are.

    Per your request, you may contact me at: oldpro10@gmail.com

    TO: INSIDE TRADE STAFF

    I'm considering your request to mentor the board community again with more insightful information.

    Stay tuned.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    NoMo,

    Don't know about FCF, but you have to be very suspicious of any firm (Dresdner) that would name themselves after a well-known bank with which they have absolutely no affiliation. Also, they give their programs nicknames–this is ridiculous, and another big red flag. Their website (arguably another red flag in itself) screams of infomercial-type marketing and appears to be the work of one broker with a megalomaniac complex. I'd stay away.

  • Watchman said:

    Be aware of Ingmar Steitner based in The
    etherlands. He promises project funding and PPP but just steel your money and he do not have a home place. He is working under a lot of names with his wife, acting that they are not together!!

  • Fakespotter said:

    Mark Saint Juste [Saint Juste International] do not have nothing to show for themselves. Mark Saint Juste is a liar and have no clue about financial instruments let alone BG's or even funding. He himself needs funding for his own bills using you do it, is fraud as its without consent. When one [Mark] claims to have something [BG, POF] he does not have for his own projects and try to use other people's money by trying and convince others that he[Mark] has some HSBC Hong Kong Guarantee Bank Instrument and HSBC have never heard of him from ADAM, then Mark needs to go back to what he does best, teaching 5th graders. There is a saying, " those who can't, TEACH!

    He is a total fraud in terms of Financing and BG's and POF the rest is for him to prove to himself. He has never closed any deals in the Energy business nor does he has the funds he claims to have. HSBC or any bank do not know MARK SAINT JUSTE, unless the banks he owe money in California.

    HE IS A FAKE AND BACK OFF FROM HIM BEFORE HE TURNS YOU INTO A BG AND USE YOU FOR HIS FAKE DEALS.

    Thanks

  • Fakespotter said:

    Mark Saint Juste [Saint Juste International] do not have nothing to show for themselves. Mark Saint Juste is a liar and have no clue about financial instruments let alone BG's or even funding. He himself needs funding for his own bills using you do it, is fraud as its without consent. When one [Mark] claims to have something [BG, POF] he does not have for his own projects and try to use other people's money by trying and convince others that he[Mark] has some HSBC Hong Kong Guarantee Bank Instrument and HSBC have never heard of him from ADAM, then Mark needs to go back to what he does best, teaching 5th graders. There is a saying, " those who can't, TEACH!

  • Ram Kumar said:

    Please let me have the details to geeramkumar@gmail.com

  • Calvin said:

    Richard Goddeu of Albany New York

    Claims to blind but will rob you blind…Stay sway!!!!!

  • warning said:

    Our organization signed a contract with Mr. Ledwin Oviedo of LOIG, LLC, based in New York to provide a $75 million SBLC for the bridge financing of a development project in a major North Eastern US City. Our organization had secured the necessary monetization of the SBLC with a Top 50 bank as required under the Term sheet agreed by all parties. Mr. Oviedo behaved unprofessionally and in an unbusiness like manner as we collectively moved to closing procedures. His conduct, we believe was, the result of his inability to prove up his SBLC as being a real instrument. We are now certain that he is trying to peddle false instruments in the marketplace. He offered unreasonable and irrational excuses for his delays and his conduct, arrogance and ambivalence toward the parties involved were deplorable. All closing parties confirmed to close and to the dismay of all parties concerned, Mr. Oviedo neglected to even respond to the professional approaches by counsel, funding parties and intermediaries . When Mr. Oviedo was finally reached after several days he was rude, ambivalent to his actions and in the opinion of all involved he is running a fictitious operation. His actions were viewed by our valued relationships involved as nothing other than a scam. We strongly suggest that anyone attempting to work with Mr. Oviedo and his operation refrain from further involvement so as to avoid the damage that his actions are now known to cause. We did not pay any up front fees in the transaction, however his malfeasant procedures did have a significantly negative impact on our valued relationships and financing partners. CAVEAT EMPTOR.

  • texas said:

    Does anyone know anything about Dino Awadisan and or his company? I mean facts not just what someone has heard, is he a legit trader and does he have a track record of any success?

  • Emily Parker said:

    Does anyone have any information on World Business Capital Corp. (WBC) in Washington State or Dan Lyons, CEO?

  • vivek idate said:

    I came in contact with a person named Khalique ahmed who claims to be the general manager of Fortis bank in India and also a program manager. He also claims to be the signatory of hsbc bank.
    I have no ways to verify this. Can you please help.

  • vivekidate said:

    I came in contact with a person named Khalique ahmed who claims to be the general manager of Fortis bank in India and also a program manager. He also claims to be the signatory of hsbc bank.

  • warningflare said:

    Our organization signed a contract with Mr. Ledwin Oviedo of LOIG, LLC, based in New York to provide a $75 million SBLC for the bridge financing of an apartment building in a major North Eastern US City. Our organzation had secured the necessary monetization of the SBLC with a Top 50 bank as required under the Term sheet for all parties. Mr. Oviedo behaved unprofessionally and in an un-business like manner in all of his actions as we moved to closing procedures. His conduct, we believe was, the result of his inability to prove up his SBLC as being a real instrument. We are now certain that he is trying to peddle false instruments in the marketplace. He offered unreasonable excuses for his delays and his conduct, arrogance and ambivalence toward the parties involved were deplorable. All closing parties confirmed to close and to the dismay of all parties concerned, Mr. Oviedo neglected to even respond to the professional approaches by counsel, funding parties and intermediaries . When Mr. Oviedo was finally reached after several days he was rude, ambivalent to his actions and in the opinion of all involved he is running a fictitious operation. His actions were viewed by our valued relationships involved as nothing other than a scam. We strongly suggest that anyone attempting to work with Mr. Oviedo and his operation refrain from further involvement so as to avoid the damage that his actions are now known to cause. We did not pay any up front fees in the transaction, however his malfeasant procedures did have a significantly negative impact on our valued relationships and financing partners. CAVEAT EMPTOR.

  • veracityseeker said:

    Can anyone comment on Michael Louis or Louis Roman (working with GID bank), who claim to be capable of directly entering into trading platforms, with no fees due and no risk to funds. If so can you give me the circumstances. Thank you.

  • Greg said:

    @ Emily Parker. Dan Lyons and WBC propose a programme that is not viable.

  • THEO said:

    I have heard of them and know some one who has recently entered their program but payout not due yet? They are hoping to have it through middle of October.

  • THEO196703 said:

    Has any one done any business with Capital Investment Agency IN London, UK?

  • Rabie said:

    Dear Seb , Please contact me at web2line@gmail.com

    we are at Zurich , i would like really to receive your reply

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Stay away from Awadisian–he is not a trader. He's a complete liar and scammer and is currently under FBI investigation for fraud.

    You've been warned. If you engage him, you'll get what you deserve.

  • Straight Shooter said:

    Texas – I posted a reply directly to you, but sometimes they don't post properly.

    Re: Awadisian – STAY AWAY. He's not a trader at all. He is in fact a smooth-talking scammer under FBI investigation. If you hear of anyone getting paid by him, rest assured it's just someone else's money.

    Engage him and you'll be very sorry.

  • Ken Lewis said:

    We were introduced to a listed australian company through a lawyer 180 Corporate paid aud$17,000 up front fee after been convinced by the lawyer of there litigamacy 9 months of run around and broken promises, and now i have almost lost me properties over there lies.

  • Ed Taylor said:

    same here…we are looking for ed Wilsons phone number , address, anything to locate him. Any help would be appreciated. He's a big time scammer, very experienced at this.

  • D_M said:

    does anyone know a person named: Richard Harmoush doeing this PPP invetment? He is not proposing this PPP business!!!

  • TexTrader said:

    I know an affiliate of Dresdner who claims she has her payout from the .44 Magnum program… 44k>>>>1.6M. took just over 65 days to complete

  • TexTrader said:

    according to a Dresdner affiliate I am working with from Odessa Texas, they ARE affiliated. its sons or cousins taht started Dresdner Financial. anyone have info on Darlene Bishop from Odessa?

  • TexTrader said:

    WELL stated OLD PRO

  • rms said:

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  • Eric said:

    Whats your email add?

  • sulevss said:

    Hi! Becouse Alibaba does not allow any financial service or consultings I had to change it. http://us.my.alibaba.com/product/product_detail.h
    You can try this or talk to me in forum for PPP.Best.

  • C.E. said:

    hi… can you give me your email in order to talk about him?

  • OLD PRO said:

    TO: INSIDE TRADE COMMUNITY
    RE: An interview I had with a colleague who serves as a facilitator for a genuine Trade Group.

    As promised, I will do my best to mentor the board community with insightful material that provides realism and clarification in your quest to achieve success in the 'Trade' business.

    Recently, I sat down for an interview with a close friend and colleague, 'Carlton,' – who serves as a facilitator for a genuine Trade Group. Carlton offered up some spirited insights into the reality of this marketplace along with some workable techniques employed to successfully enter a client into trade.

    I'm breaking up the interview into many parts due to posting limitations. Those of you that have posted previously on this board are mindful of the challenges it poses. I pray my postings will first and foremost actually 'post,' not to mention in chronological order without replication. That said, I hope you enjoy the read. (cont'd)

  • OLD PRO said:

    cont'd

    TOPIC – QUALIFYING

    OLD PRO: Aside from possessing the financial wherewithal and flawless credentials to qualify for approval, what other qualities are critical to a client's character to ensure he is suited for this business.

    Carlton: The 'Willingness' of the client to proceed is paramount to achieving success. This point must be conveyed to the client. The client has to be firm and unwavering in his commitment to execute whatever is necessary on his part to meet the objective. And quite frankly, he must not act like a prima donna. As I was reminded the other day from one of the lawyers involved in our Trade Group, "The client has to understand that this is a privilege." He made this comment to me because I had a client who proved up over 2 Billion Dollars cash and he wanted proof that the Trade Group could prove their financial capacity for a 2 Billion Dollars as well. I got the POF from them, but the point was made to me that if the client is comfortable with the safety on his funds and is motivated and serious about proceeding, then that should suffice.

  • OLD PRO said:

    cont'd
    If every client was accommodated for such a request, this is all the Trade Groups would be doing with their time. More importantly, that accommodation is very much frowned upon by the authorities. If safety on your funds is not enough comfort for you to proceed, perhaps this business is not for you. It really isn't for everybody. It's not like we're selling toothpaste at the grocery store.

    Let me emphasize to all the readers of this interview that this is a 'Privileged Business' that requires extreme motivation and commitment on behalf of the client. Don't take this statement for granted. These qualities are extremely imperative en route to being approved and in-trade. I can't tell you how many applicants I've seen rejected for lack of cooperation. For the client, it smacks of arrogance. On the other hand, I understand the viewpoint behind the Trade Group's reasoning – A difficult client now will always bear out to be a problem later. End of story.

  • OLD PRO said:

    OP: I have commented numerous times about the global mass distortion of facts with regards to the reality and illusion of this business. Any observations on that?

    Carlton: That's always been and always will be. There are thousands of ill-informed brokers propagating misleading facts and figures to clients and colleagues around the world. Their inaccuracies make my job harder. You and I both know we spend a lot of time deprogramming clients of the nonsense they've been brainwashed with.

    Then you have the crooks finding their window of opportunity by reaching out to those who can't qualfiy given the high entry level requirements and challenging criteria this business imposes on applicants. They will be more than happy to offer you a program for small dollars since how many people in the world have 100 or 500 million dollars?

    OP: What guidance would you give a genuine client motivated and willing to move forward with 100M in the midst of all the confusion out there?

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    Carlton: Here's what the client needs to do. He neeeds to prove "Capability and Willingness" to go forward. When I say "Capability," I mean POF, who he is, how the money was earned, where did he get it from? Did he get it from 10,000 Grandma's out there at 10,000 dollars apiece or did it come from the sale of a business?

    Where's it been for the last 3 years? If the funds come originally from the sale of a business that was in existence for 25 years, that shows where its been and where it comes from. It's extremely important we know the history. It's the chicken and the egg conundrum – We need to see the egg before we see the chicken.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    TOPIC: EMPLOYING INSTRUMENTS AGAINST VARIOUS ASSETS

    OP: I would like to talk about employing instruments as a means to place an asset into trade, using past or present examples, if you would.

    Carlton: Actually, I've got some information on several deals utiliizing SKR's that I'm currently engaged in that's proving to be very interesting. This one deal is worth over 1 Billion. The client has a particular type of asset that is difficult acquiring a SKR and the financial institutions were going to take 2-3 months to issue one to the client. But, it is real and we are in the process of procuring a SKR. The key to it is how we do it. In this case, the owner of the asset had to actually transfer the ownership to the Trade Group so we could get him a SKR.

    If the client had originally come to us with a SKR, he would not have had to transfer ownership; he could have just signed the SKR and thus been in-trade. But the type of asset it is, we were only able to get 20-25% of what the value would be.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    OP: What type of asset is it?

    Carlton: Palladium, which is used in cell phones and computers and many electronics, so it has substantial value. It's been assayed and appraised and this one client owns a load of this stuff and the barrels are secured in an approved warehouse.

    The other file we're working on, the bank is actually establishing the value of the asset – it's very complex. On the back end we're using a SKR. Whether or not it's going to work or not, I don't know yet. The asset is Senior Settlements – which are insurance policies and all the people in this group are over 80 years old and the policies are owned by the banks. And the bank's in Europe are divesting themselves of this type of asset.

    On another file, we're working with Gold and some other precious metals that are assayed and appraised. This one client owns a substantial amount of this stuff and it's all secured in an approved, bonded warehouse.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    Carlton: One thing that is very important when you're working with SKR's is knowing where the asset is stored. Is it in an approved bonded warehouse? Given the example of Gold bars or Palladium, that would be in a bonded warehouse.

    OP: It's also important to have a Bank Responsible Safe Keeping Receipt vs. a standard Safe Keeping Receipt. A Bank Responsible Safe Keeping Receipt demonstrates that the bank is taking responsibility for the value of the asset as opposed to a standard Safe Keeping Receipt without the value concern – which is useless for us.

    Carlton: That's absolutely correct.

  • OLD PRO said:

    OP: Using Gold as an example, what type of LTV can a client anticipate?

    Carlton; It depends on what type of Gold we're talking about. If it's Gold bars, then it would be different than Gold concentrate. I'll just say the worst case scenario, 50-75%. And if a client has a CD, you're looking at 90-95% into trade, because it's like cash. It's all based on how you obtain a line of credit against a particular asset. If you bring an instrument forward – SKR or SBLC for example, everthing is different and it's never definite – it all depends on what the financial institution is willing to accept on that particular time and date – and it's always a constant moving target.

    OP: A top bank must be utilized to issue SKR's of the magnitude requried for trading, correct?

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd

    Carlton: Correct. And besides holding the SKR, you have to have an insurance wrap also. The asset has to be insured. Moreover, on these particular deals I'm talking about, we're going to acquire the Insurance and the SKR. And the reason we're able to do it is because we have the ownership – with a contract. It's ownership with a call-back contract – for nonperformance. But, if we didn't have ownership, we could not have gotten an SKR or Insurance wrap.

    OP: Define a call-back.

    Carlton: A call-back is a separate contract that means if you don't perform, you get it back.

    OP: Explain the procedures for acquiring the SKR and the subsequent credit line.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Carlton: The bank issues an instrument that says, "We will issue a Safe Keeping Receipt valued at x amount with full bank responsibility." Now, you've created an instrument. The Trade Group can take that SKR and secure a line of credit against that issue from another institution. Then the group can prevail upon that same institution – or the bank that issued the SKR – to provide the dollars to 'place into trade' or 'buy and sell' instruments (because that's what trading is) – to derive a rate of returrn.

    OP: This approach obviously trumps the dreaded Swift MT-760 procedure that seems to permeate this business as the primary standard for securing funds for trade.

    The interview will resume tomorrow.

  • Rayer said:

    i WISH REPORT A FRAUD MY A PERSON BY THE NAME OF HENDRIKX LODE WHO CLAIMS TO BE A MANDATE FOR A PROVIDER OF SBLC. HE CLAIMS TO BE A BELGIAN AND OPERATING FROM LONDON. HIS PROVIDER WITH THE NAME OF MICHEAL WAYNE NICHOLSON US CITIZEN , PASPORT NO 403849820. HENDRIKX LOSE MOBILE +447539899880 .

    HE IS VERY SMART IN TALKING AND WORKS WITH HIS COUNTER PART WITH A COMPANY IN DUBAI SKYMASS TRADING LLC for further credit to Med Tech Inc with account no: 1012514953903 in Emirates NBD , Union Square , Dubai.

    THE MOMENT THE CLIENT REMITS THE BANK TRANSMISSION CHARGES OF EURO 40 K, HIS PHONE WILL BE SWITCHED OFF AND HE WILL NOT REPLY YOUR EMAILS. HIS EMAIL :Hendrikx Lode <lodebrk@gmail.com>;

    2. ANOTHER FRAUD SCAMMER IS SLFC UNIT MANAGERS LONDON. WHO ALSO CLAIM TO ISSUE SBLC 'S. THOMAS JOESPH WOODS AND HAWKER RAYMOND BRIAN. HE IS 1 PERSON WITH TWO IDENTITIES. ANOTHER COMPANY THEY WORK WITH IS ALLIANCE FINANCIALS LIMITED , UK. BOTH COMPANIES OPERATE FROM THE SAME ADDRESS FINANCIAL ALLIANCES LIMITED , Address: BARNETT WAY, BARNWOOD, GL4 3RZ, Gloucester United Kingdom.

    THE ABOVE COLLECTS THEIR MONIES AT HSBC HK.

    SO PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM THEM

  • Melissa said:

    Dear Old Pro,

    This is excellent commentary; however, I find it misplaced to post it under this thread for Blacklisted Brokers to Avoid. Wouldn't it be better to post it in the "Private Placement Forum"?

  • OLD PRO said:

    TO: INSIDE TRADE COMMUNITY

    My interview with 'Carlton' continues……

    OP: This approach obviously trumps the dreaded Swift MT-760 procedure that seems to permeate this business as the primary standard for securing funds for trade.?

    Carlton: The 760's aren't as valid as they used to be because of widespread forgery. There are too many shenanigans associated with them. They are very rarely used in the U.S. anymore – mainly overseas. Actually, I've got a 760 I'm working with right now. I put it aside because I don't really know what to do with it, to be very honest with you. So, when a 760 comes up, I say, "Oh, damn, give me somehting I can really work with – a standby letter of credit (SBLC), an SKR – something that somebody stands behind." And 760's are just too easy to forge with Photo Shop and other sophisticated software.

  • OLD PRO said:

    cont'd
    Carlton: What typically happens with 760's is, you get it all lined up, you have to pay for the line of credit upfront – which can run in the millions of dollars, and when the instrument is supposed to come in, it doesn't – or it ends up not being real when it's supposedly supposed to come in.

    OP: who's paying for that line of credit?

    Carlton: The Trade Group puts up the money for the line of credit. And believe me, they get quite upset when they lose 4 or 5 million bucks.

    OP: For the most part, all the material circulating out there mandating MT-760 swift procedures to block funds, is overblown?

    Carlton: Absolutely. It's ill-informed brokers keeping that perception alive. We've moved way beyond the MT-760. Personally, I don't need the grief associated with them.

  • OLD PRO said:

    TOPIC: CLIENT SAFETY CONCERNS

    OP: A client's chief concern is safety on their cash or asset. Cash is king, of course, and uncomplicated. Clients can simply procure an instrument that they own and control – and proceed to enter into trade with confidence and peace of mind that their funds are safe. Let's talk about clients with non-cash assets where the process is more challenging, but definitely achievable. Using the example of a client with Gold Bullion or some other precious metal entering into a program with a SKR, how is he protected?

    Carlton: It depends on how we execute it. If the client brings us the SKR, he doesn't have to transfer ownership. There's his safety. He controls the asset. He simply signs it and we go to trade in days. If we have to go get the SKR and Insurance Wrap, he has to transfer ownership with a call-back provision, of course. The call-back provision is his safety.

  • OLD PRO said:

    cont'd
    Carlton: With our group, there is never a question of whether a client's asset is safe. The safety is a given.

    An important point to remember regardless of the type of asset we're dealing with or structure we entertain, are the crucial details about the asset that must be determined first and foremost. What is the asset? Is it encumbered? Is it non-encumbered? Does the client really control it?

    Back to "Willingness" and "Capability" – the 2 things I keep saying.

    OP: If a client transfers ownership of his asset to the Trade Group and decides for whatever reason – before going to trade – to exercise the call-back provision, won't that action invalidate the contract?

    Carlton: Yes, exercising the call-back option would kill the deal – not to mention ruining any chances of that client ever being considered again. The client would only do so because some lawyer convinced him he was going to lose his SKR.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Cont'd…
    OP: Why would a lawyer tell the client he was going to lose his SKR? Could he lose it?

    Carlton: Technically, yes. The Trade Group does own it, legally. He transferred ownership – with a contract for non-performance. This is why a client needs to be completely comfortable with the group he's dealing with.

    I'll give you another example of a deal we just closed with a Gold Concentrate asset/owner. I called the Trader and said, "We've got this concentrate and maybe we can arrange a SKR by sending him to a bank that would do it." He said, "Yeah, we'll do it for you, but it'll take about 4-6 weeks before the bank gets this one done." I said, "Maybe we can go another route in lieu of that option." He said, "Well, can they give me the ownership with a call-back provision?" I said, "I can ask, but that's probably ok." I asked the client and he said, "Yes, let's do it."

    So, we got all the paperwork completed and notarized and it will be in trade shortly.

  • OLD PRO said:

    CONT'D…
    OP: That demonstrates how simple the process can be if a client is willing and cooperative.

    Carlton: This was all done last Wednesday. And it will take us about 10 days to get it into trade. That's because we have to work out everything on our side since we have ownership. If the client had supplied the SKR, we'd be in trade next week. Remember the same example I gave you using the Palladium asset where the owner had to transfer ownership so we could obtain the SKR? He wasn't able to get it on his own. All told, if we didn't have ownership, we could not have acquired the SKR or Insurance Wrap.

    OP: When the client transfers ownership with a call-back provision, does the bank sign off on it?

    Carlton: No. And therein lies the rub with lawyers – and some clients.

    OP: Does the client have to sue the Trade Group if they totally default?

    The conclusion of the interview will resume tomorrow.

  • OLD PRO said:

    My interview with 'Carlton' continues…

    OLD PRO: Does the client have to sue the Trade Group if they totally default?

    Carlton: Yes, if they're dealing with an unlawful so-called Trade Group. Genuine Trade Groups don't operate that way. Ifr the client wishes to exercise his call-back, I can guarantee the Trade Group will return the SKR promptly. Look, I'm not going to kid anyone. It's as good as the trust of the deal. This may sound harsh, but if you don't trust the group you're dealing with and you're fixated on the fear of losing your asset, then you need to stick wiht the conventional markets you're currently engaged in.

    OP: Or obtain an SKR or other instrument on your own.

    Carlton: Yes. Again, it comes down to, "Capable and Willingness." Clients have to get the 'Risk' anxiety out of their head and vocabulary. If they feel thet there is risk and it's bringing about indecision, you need to get over that or "Thank you very much and good luck to you. This business is not for you."

  • OLD PRO said:

    CONT'D
    OP: I appreciate your candor. I'm not sure some of our readers will, but then again, I've been at this for a number of years, so I get it. I know the impeccable reputation your group retains. All told, until a client has completed this process once, they truly don't know. It really comes down to being extremely comfortable with the individuals you're dealing with.

    Carlton: I make it perfectly clear from the beginning with every new client that if they have any reservations – even 2% – don't do it. For example, I have an interesting story regarding the case of the Gold deal I alluded to. The client has a partner that owns half the Gold. He wasn't willing to go forward. He didn't want to give us ownership of his half with the call-back provision as his partner did. That's understandable. However, he indicated he wants to participate in the future, if his partner makes money. His unwillingness to participate initially caused the Trade Group to originally say, "No" to the partner that wanted to come in.

  • OLD PRO said:

    CONT'D
    Carlton: However, I talked them into letting him participate based on the "Nature of the Beast', – meaning, "When one partner starts making money, the other partner will inevitably want-in shortly thereafter – And we'll double-up our profits." But, originally, the Trade Group said, "No."

    The point I'm making is – the client can worry all he wants about protection, but all I care about is his "Capability and Willingness' and the fact that he's got the control. We'll give him the comfort he needs. If he's willing to proceed, then we'll move forward and tell hin exactly what he needs to do. But, before he steps up to the plate, we need to know ahead of time if he's prepared to bat or not. Otherwise, we won't move on it.

  • OLD PRO said:

    CONT'D

    TOPIC: GARNERING A COMFORT LEVEL – MEETING W/ A FACILITATOR/PROGRAM MGR.

    OP: Obviously, clients of the caliber you're dealing with possess the level of sophistication necessary to be comfortable transferring ownership of their valuable assets to your Trade Group, if required to do so.

    Carlton: It's our experience, once they discover whom they're dealing with, they proceed rather quickly.

    OP: That brings me to my next point. Many clients require a meeting with a faciltiator or program manager before committing to contract. If a client demonstrates his financial capability and completes a Client Evaluation Summary and wins preliminary approval, are you open to a sit-down meeting with the client?

  • OLD PRO said:

    CONT'D
    Carlton: Absolutely. He can either meet me at my offices here in the U.S. or meet my partner at his offices in Europe. I can say with sincerity that nearly all of the qualified clients who do meet, emerge form those conferences with the comfort level required to confidently move forward.

    OP: That's reassuring. Thank you for taking the time to give this interview, Carlton. Maybe we can do it again sometime?

    Carlton: That would be fine.

    That concludes the interview. I hope you all enjoyed it and most of all, gained some spirited insights from it.

    Until next time, all the best.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Melissa,
    Thanks for the kind words. When I first visited the site over a year ago, I noticed that the 'Blacklisted Brokers to Avoid Forum' seemed to cater to more than just 'Blacklisting'. Since it had many more postings, I thought my words would be seen by more eyeballs. The guys at Inside Trade never seemed to mind and never said anything, so here we are.

    If you think it would help more people see my words, perhaps you could write a note on the Private Placement Forum and suggest to those readers that they check out my postings – if they know what's good for them -lol. Or maybe send a note to the 'Inside Trade' guys to copy my postings to the 'Private Placement Forum.'

    I appreciate the suggestion, Melissa, but I think I'll stay here. Take care.

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  • OLD PRO said:

    NOTICE: INSIDE TRADE BOARD COMMUNITY

    For your edification, this part follows text that didn't get posted. (that's why it doesn't make sense) The missing text that preceded it spoke of the client with gold that I alluded to earlier. The client had a partner that didn't want to transfer ownership of his half of the Gold. So, the Trade Group didn't want to allow his willing partner to go forward without his partner's participation. But, Carlton managed to convince the group to allow the one partner to trade – based on the 'Nature of the Beast' that – "when the one partner starts making money, the other will soon follow. Thus, we'll 'Double our Profits." – My sense tells me his impeccable standing w/ the group didn't hurt either.

  • ASSET ADVISOR said:

    OLD PRO,

    I absolutely enjoyed the interview. Very 'spirited,' indeed. I get a very positive vibe from you.

    I am a personal advisor to several high-wealth clients that possess the financial means to qualify for participation in the buy-sell business. Having witnessed the insanity associated with this business, I can bear withness to the fact that 'ill-informed brokers' do absolutely propagate misleading facts and figures, (to use your words) of epidemic proportions and sadly, always will. I am also convinced that most of those who pursue a legitimate transaction in this forum never achieve that objective. It's a crime they don't teach this stuff in business school.

    I reside in the U.S. and Europe. Could you please post a reply to me and provide your e-mail coordinates so I may contact you.

    George

  • Marie said:

    I have several clients with cash.I am very interested in the trade program offered by the Judge.
    Please send me an email as to how can we proceed further.
    Thank you my email: psucorp@yahoo.com

  • j.m.jairaj said:

    if any genuine performers available in south , india, please send details to my email. id.

  • Mike said:

    This joker often POSSES as an INVESTOR at AFM. WATCHOUT!!

    Dressed as a fatter version of Dumbledorf, with smaller beard and Tripple A rated bullshit!

    Feel free to kick his old ass for the good of humanity. :D

  • OLD PRO said:

    Hello George,
    Thank you for the kind words. I'm always glad to give 'good vibes.'

    Yes, it would be a helluva lot easier if they taught this stuff in business school. At least everyone would be on the same page.

    My E-mail coordinates are as follows:

    oldpro10@gmail.com

  • amit mehta said:

    same thing with heppen with me good understanding

  • TruthSeeker said:

    I completely agree with Fakespotter. Mark Saint Juste is a major compulsive liar, scumbag and ALL of his multiple companies as scams.Stay far far away from Saint Juste International I got taken advantage of through his "media production" company. He promised to pay me for producing work for him. One I finished with the project, he gave me a bad check that had insufficient funds.When I asked him about it he said that he didn't want to pay me and took off with my work! I've been battling this guy in court for years! I won a case against him TWICE and he still refuses to pay! Its just a shame that he has the name that he does because this person is neither a saint or just!

  • Ron Young said:

    @ Tom: Tom I just saw this post as I was doing some research. if you did use Mike Martin I hope you had a better experience then my client did. My client had to take him and his Partner Jason To Federal Court when they could/would not perform to agreements made, We did prevail without going to court on the advice of his Attorney. My client did get most of his money back but his actions did kill the deal at that time. You may want to check the status of his Corporation. I wonder why a Loan Broker would recommend himself in such a forum.

    @ Mike Martin: Be careful when you want to respond to this I will give details.

    Ron Young

  • nsx said:

    What is your email George? I may have some interesting info for you.

  • Alan said:

    Any one knows about this ESPANOLA FINANCIAL LTD, and please advise as I am dealing with this company now. They were talking about PPP which they want to offer to me. Thank you.

  • Dorothy Grayson said:

    He is definitely a lost puppy. He fast-talked us out of our money, promising big returns and never giving anything, I would be very careful dealing with Arthur Merson.

  • Dorothy Grayson said:

    Does this joker broker go b the name of Arthur Merson? Thanks

  • R.A said:

    i do not know why people they are like trying their luck to find trader ! the PPP does exist and the problem was never at the trader , always the investor have not the fund or his fund is in environement that can not help the transaction as his bank or the bank officer they are not firm with the PPP and i dont blame them for sure ., usally any amount less then 100 M will not work , however i met trader who accept 30 m euro , but the money will need to move under your control at the trader bank where the process can end with trade and not stopped at the middle for the lack knowledge of the bankers o…

  • GSM said:

    Bruce Alan Sendzul, who also goes by the name of Bruce Sendzul: Avoid like the plague. Approach only with a very long barge pole, with a rubber glove on the end of it.

  • archangel said:

    Can anyone let me know if it is possible to trade EMTNs (Euro Medium Term Notes). We have notes in excess of $100,000,000. If this is possible, we wish to put them in a PPP. I would very much welcome a reply from Old Pro. From your comments on this site, you obviously know what you are talking about and I would very much respect and appreciate your opinion.

  • Rodney Victim said:

    Rodney Sparrow if REG – RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP is a 100% Fraud. He is an advance fee scam artist who will disappear the same day he receives your "due diligence fee".

    Don't waste your time and money on this scam artist. Rodney Sparrow is not to be trusted. He has hired a "reputation defender" to pollute the internet with positive posts about him and his business. He is using money he stole from my business to pay for the service.

    Say away from RODNEY SPARROW and RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP. They are a fraud and a scam.

  • GatoConsulting said:

    Has anyone done any work with Keith Buck or Prime Domain?

  • OLD PRO said:

    Hello Archangel,

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Rather than post a long reply to your question under the 'reply' button format, I am going to address your question in its own post so the board community can see it and learn from it.

    So, observe my remarks below.

  • OLD PRO said:

    TO: ARCHANGEL
    RE: YOUR QUESTION – IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRADE EMTN'S?

    Is it possible to trade EMTN'S? Answer: Not directly. Can you 'use' them for trade would be a better choice of words.

    You claim to, "Have EMTN'S in excess of 100M and if possible you would like to put them into a PPP.

    There are many questions that need to be posed here including: Who do they belong to? How did you acquire them. Who's got them? Are they in a bank somewhere in a safety deposit box? Have the notes been authenticated? If not, you need to know that the authentication proces is a long and arduous process.

  • OLD PRO said:

    CONT'D
    Back to your question, "Can we take them to trade?" Yes, 'if' they're real and 'if' they can be monetized. We have to be able to get a line of credit to buy and sell instruments . So, unless you can obtain a 100M line of credit on your own, we have to figure out a way to get those notes in a format that we can utilize. We can't trade against air.

    For example, it's like bringing me cash. If you brought me a box full of 100M cash – you can't trade that either. You can only go into trade with assets that are backed by a major financial institution that we can get another financial institution to create a line of credit against – it's all electronic.

    I have dealt many times with people claiming to possess real MTN'S. They typically have this preconceived notion that they can simply deposit these notes based on their own word that they are 'certifiably real' without any bank or financial institution standing behind them.

  • OLD PRO said:

    CONT'D
    If a major bank stands behind them with full bank responsibility – and that bank can send an SKR or something that we can get another bank or financial institution to discount, then we have something to viably work with.

    Another option: Convert them to cash and send a Swift.

    All in all, the simple explanation is monetization. Monetization is a long process and extremely difficult. What I would recommend you do is ascertain that you really have an asset that can be monetized. Like the example I gave concerning cash – that too would have to be monetized. And the point behind monetizing doesn't mean creating it into dollar bills. It means creating an account at a bank that says there's x amount in that account. That's monetization. You have to have an electronic entry in a reputable bank or institution.

  • OLD PRO said:

    My sense tells me that you don't own the notes yourself and you may be party to a group or individual (broker) that has conveyed this information to you. If this is true, then they are probably not real. They could be Photo Shopped etc. I hope this is not the case.

    That's why a crucial part of this process requires the client to be interviewed and the discussion to include, "Why do you have this, why do you want to utilize it and what is your purpose?"

    I hope this has been helpful, Arch Angel.

  • Champion said:

    Beware of Malteco Business Consulting Group and Gary Hacker in particular. They do not follow through and if you call with any kind of matter needing followup, they never return calls. Hacker ran a concrete construction company in north Texas and several customers had to call and pretend to have more work for his company just to get him to call back. He is a scammer and did shoddy work.

  • Viny said:

    TC Holding AG, Gunter Monseller, from Europe is a scammer. Jason M Leone is a scammer from US too. Jason introduced TC Holding AG to me one year ago. I paid $100K to TC Holding AG, and $30K to Jason, but without result till today. And above all, Jason refused to return money, and Gunter always delay to return money with many many different reasons.

  • Hoping said:

    OLD PRO

    Does anyone you know monetize in-ground gold reserves that are assayed?

  • Jack D said:

    I need your help. Has anyone out there ever heard of or done business with Wilfredo Saurin, Arlington Robinson or an Attorney named John G. Powell of Denver. Also a Larry Roberts or Frank Campbell of Texas? If so, please respond.

  • truthguardian said:

    Here is one for ya kids,
    Lauren Montillo. She is a poster on here. I was shocked to see her posting things and being so informative. Not only has she defrauded her own grandmother out of thousands of dollars she also was a forger for an adoption agency for Russian children. Forging documents as specialty doctors for parents who would never pass certain tests for money. She also sold investment properties in Baltimore city conducting her own closings.

    Oh there is so much more.
    Thought you all would like to know.
    She is a true kettle calling the pot black

  • Raj said:

    that was a good way to put it,
    how about the lead to the real performars

  • Jack D said:

    I am new to this site. I have read your replies and have found them very informative. I especially enjoyed your interview with Carlton. I, like yourself have been around the business for a long time. I am seeking information on several individuals. Perhaps you have heard of them. Wilfredo Saurin, Arlington Robinson, John G. Powell, Larry Roberts, and Frank Campbell. Lot of mystery with these Gentlemen. If you can help, I would appreciate it. If not, I think it's great that an "Old Salt" like yourself shares his knowledge and experience. Hope to hear from you. Jack D.

  • Francisco Ninot said:

    I would like to contact Inside Trade Staff(Sr Matt Nedin)
    Francisco

  • James D. said:

    Has anyone had any experiences with Charles Krauser from California?
    Good or bad, I don't care.
    Any testimonial will do, positive or negative.

    thanks.

  • Porky said:

    Hi, does anyone have any information on Andy Kirsch or Andres Kirsch in Texas??
    thanks so much

  • tim voigt said:

    lookin

  • Kumar said:

    Dear Jairaj,

    Yes we do have but we dont give you false promise for high return and the holding will be for a year but the trader will give you genuine guaranteed work. You can reach me on successdotcom@gmail.com

    Thanks

  • Kumar said:

    Vivek, you can contact me for genuine trader from India on +91 9844068629 or successdotcom@gmail.com

    Thanks

  • MICHAEL NICHOLSON said:

    STAY AWAY FROM SKYMASS TRADING LLC and TRIUMPH KEY INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BROKER LLC they used UAE banks..These are the NAMES:
    All pertaining to lease BG/SBLC

    MICHAEL W. NICHOLSON
    FLORIDO CARLOS MARIN
    OLALCKAN T. ODERINDE
    MOHAMMED AHMED

    BANK NAME: EMIRATES NBD. BANK ADDRESS: BUR DUBAI BRANCH. DUBAI, u.A.E. ACCOUNT NAME: TRIUMPH KEY INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BROKER LLC COMPANY ADDRESS: 112 Al Maktoum RD Bur Dubia, Dubia UAE FURTHER CREDIT TO: MEDTECH INC ACCOUNT NUMBER:1012590641003 SWIFT: EBILAEAD

    THESE ARE THE NUMBERS…447539899880 UK 971554957020 UAE THE FBI AND INTERPOL ARE LOOKING FOR THEM.

    THESE ARE THE AND FAKE ADDRESS:

    MED TECH, INC. Address : 207, North Harper Road Represented by : Michael W. Nicholson Nationality : U.S. Citizen Passport No : 403849820

    FRAUDSTERS FOR BG/SBLC tHESE ARE THE NAMES THEY ARE USING!!!!!!!!

    MICHAEL W. NICHOLSON FLORIDO CARLOS MARIN OLALCKAN T. ODERINDE MOHAMMED AHMED

    Bank : EMIRATES NBD Address : UNION SQUARE BRANCH DUBAI, UAE. Account Name : SKYMASS TRADING LLC For Further Credit to : MED TECH, INC Account Number : 1012514953903 SWIFT CODE : EBILAEAD

  • OLD PRO said:

    Hello, Jack

    I'm glad you've enjoyed my posts.

    Sorry, but I haven't heard of the men you mentioned. I know a lot of people, but I guess I can't know everyone.

    I hope you eventually find the information you're looking for. Good luck.

  • OLD PRO said:

    Hello Hoping,

    Sorry, but I don't know anyone that will monetize in-ground assets (even assayed ones), period. Too much BS associated with assets that are not secured, bonded and stored in approved warehouses.

    I get a lot of requests from owners of sub-surface assets that want to go to trade. I wish I could accommodate them. I would write billions per month in business and be richer than Bill Gates.

    Take care.

  • Old Timer said:

    I have read through your material before and use it for educating others. I have yet to meet anyone that can actually provide evidence of success at any level. All say they have success, but can never prove it. I tell them all to provide evidence, and never hear back. All BS

  • Carlos Harden said:

    Yes, they are wasting their time… unless the leased instrument can be encumbered it is no good as a Payment Guarantee nor as collateral to obtain funding/loan. And if put on your books as an asset, to "Enhance creditworthiness", you would be committing fraud unless you also listed it as a debit (since you don't own it, yopu off set it as a debit till you return it). So you have net $0 improvement to your books – some Credit Enhancement!

  • OLD PRO said:

    Hoping,

    You're probably 'hoping' I will say, 'yes', but sorry, no. Banks and Trade Groups want assets in a secured, bonded warehouse where one can see, touch and smell the asset. Under these circumstances, they know the asset is secured and not going anywhere.

    Believe me, I wish we could monetize in-ground assets. I could literally write billions per month in business and be wealthier than Bill Gates. Sorry.