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Nexus Ventures Scam

Someone posted this warning on a company called Nexus Ventures on one of my comments and I thought it would be good to share for awareness. No one cold calls for pre-IPO shares!

“There is this London based company called Nexus Ventures http://www.nexusventures.com who has been calling Singapore investors to invest into a pre-IPO stock of http://www.suntec-solar.com who they claim will be listed in 3 to 4 months in France. I highly suspect it is a scam because of few reasons:

a. High pressure sales call.
b. Call during odd UK hours.
c. Why look for small investor if the return is so good?
d. Why go through difficult retail channel if return is promising?
e. Unknown caller id.
f. Money to be sent through an offshore bank in Taiwan so they are not regulated by MAS.

Investors out there, please be aware. I hope I’m over-reacting so for those who has invested, good luck.”

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176 comments
Swissman says 5 years ago

Please note that United Corporate Ldt. trys to sell your shares which you bought from nexus ventures. Dont give them your Bank details and your signature, i am shore they will cheat you. Just say send a check with your profit and then you dont here from them anymore !!

see mail below from United
On behalf of United Corporate ltd. please accept the Share Purchase Agreement contained in the attached file. Please review, print, sign and date where indicated, Scan, and return.

With my regards,

Linda Miller, Agent
United Corporate ltd.

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    anaconda says 5 years ago

    Swissman is absolutely correct.

    United Corporate Ltd.
    Suite 1409, Central Plaza
    18 Harbour Road
    Hong Kong

    Just one more “name” used by the same Boiler Room.
    Shares the same address with “Distressed Acquisitions Commission”, another name of the same Boiler Room.

    United Corporation was registered in Bangkok on 13Jum12 for the length of just ONE year for what it appears to be another fly-by-night operation.

    There are 2 more “names” of the same Boiler Room registered at the very same IP Address in Bangkok, namely ;

    Association of Investment Dealers and Financial Advisors (AIDFA)
    300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1014
    Chicago IL 60654
    United States

    Denison Newbrook Reid Co. (DNR Co.)
    Gloucester Tower
    Suite 3510, 35th Floor,
    The Landmark,
    15 Queen’s Road Central,
    Hong Kong

    Doing any business with any of the 3 will only result in hardship and loss of money. They “say” they want to buy your Nexus Ventures shares but you will have to first pay them some fees for the registration of shares, warrants or some other reason.

    I would be interested to know if the DNR Co. Sales & Purchase Agreement was signed by John Harrington as Attorney & Compliance Officer and Thomas Hillerman as CFO and if, in the event a Promissory Note Agreement had been included in the package, it was signed by Thomas Harris as CFO of DNR Co. (Never have known a company that has 2 CFO but there you have it).

    Swissman please contact me at [email protected]
    Thank you

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Camryn Toman says 5 years ago

Thanks so much for the blog.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

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Valery Leppert says 5 years ago

This is one awesome article.

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    anaconda says 5 years ago

    Awesome as it is, it is only a small part of the greater picture.

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Wayne says 5 years ago

Thanks, will write to Cyprus Financial Services Authorities. This syndicate scam must be very persistant. Last week 16th Feb I got a call from a Mr. Alex claiming representing legal firm from Chicago Exchange Option recovery department to help claim my balance account. I did not respond to his call as I understand that I am required to remit payment. This what DCS Equity, another scam syndicate required of me and I turned them down.

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    anaconda says 5 years ago

    DCS Equity International Ltd claims addesses in Italy and Taiwan.
    As much as I can see it is just another face of the same Boiler Room.
    I would be interested to know the name of the Law Firm that made the offer to you.
    Perhaps you can oblige – thank you.

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anaconda says 6 years ago

May I suggest you report the matter to Cyprus Financial Services Authorities.
The Banks by definitions do not respond to allegations but will respond to the Financial Services Authorities once a complaint has been tabled.

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Wayne says 6 years ago

Omega Finances AG in Vienna used the website: WTOBorse.com to scam. The trading company listed in wtoborse.com is ” Bell Trans Investment Ltd” – I think this company is in cohoot with Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd, International Business Unit 0385 Box:50215 Limassol, Cyprus.

I had email the scam to this Bank to pursue the matter and was advised to write to the Bank headoffice and I did so, but there was no respond from the Bank Head Office.

As usual the scammer came up with nice paperwork and form just like Nexus and other Boiler room operation. No more of this so called investment for me, but I still pursue this matter hoping to serve as warning to unsuspected victim.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Hi Wayne,
    May I suggest you report the matter to Cyprus Financial Services Authorities.
    The Banks by definitions do not respond to allegations but will respond to the Financial Services Authorities once a complaint has been tabled.

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Wayne says 6 years ago

Please take note that the websites: omegafinances.com and another one wtobourse.com are not accessible – deliberately taken off after I posted their scam.

Michael Stevens
Alex Lee

These two crooks are operating Gold Option scam to cheat unsuspecting clients. The Banks are also using them to generate funds and allowed such operative to thrive. I concluded that all these scammers had our data and they operated under one big syndicate

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Hi Wayne,
    I know about the Omega Finances AG in Vienna.
    The company was also included in the ASIC Warning List.

    I am not sure, in fact I am positive Michael Stevens amd Alex Lee are NOT their real Names.

    What is the name of the “company” they use to operate the Gold Options Scam. do you happen to have any paperwork on the subject ?

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anaconda says 6 years ago

Parker & Boyd writes ;

“We are very pleased to announce that we have been approached by Wiltshire Capital Inc, a leading venture capital company to purchase our entire retail portfolio. We have finalized negotiations with them.”

Wiltshire Capital
Shinjuku Park Tower
20th Floor, 3-7-1 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 163-1030
JAPAN
Phone: +81-345-790351
Fax: +81-345-790362

There are reasons to believe that ”Wiltshire Capital“ is just another name used by the same Boiler Room.

BE AWARE

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Swissman says 6 years ago

i am be also a victim of Ovetii and Nexus Ventures. In December 2011 i was contacted by a company First Private Equity Group 70 Pine Street, New York,N.Y.10005 http://www.fpegweb.com . they offerd me to swapp the shares which i bought at Ovetii – Wind Energy Inc (IWNEGY) with Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) but the willl credit WNEGY $113’250 and charge for the Johnson shares $131’714.
the difference of $ 18464 the want prior to the deal from me . This is the same sort of deal that Taft Mackenzie Ventures offered month ago.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    THIS IS THE SAME SCAM – DO NOT PAY THEM A DIME – THEY ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME – JUST DIFFERENT NAMES.

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anaconda says 6 years ago

A new face of an old player

BRADLEY Associates
Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picasso
Torre Picasso
28020 Madrid
Telephone + 34 911 414 218
Facsimile + 34 911 414 219

This is a Boiler Room Operator with something like 10 years experience in promoting worthless shares, i.e. defrauding investors.

BE AWARE – DO NOT PAY THEM A DIME NOMATTER WHAT THEY PROMIS

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Wayne Lee says 6 years ago

All these scammers are re-organizing. Take note that Dawson & Fielding website is ‘under construction’ possibly they had come up new website to scam.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Most likely some Law Enforcement Agency got them shut down.
    But they are only one name out of a hundred plus used by the Boiler Room and they keep adding names all the time.
    I do not think they will be back but time will show !

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anaconda says 6 years ago

An old player with a new face !

WARNING
United States Securities & Acquisition Administration
72 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA
Telephone + 1 617 224 0864
Telefax + 1 617 224 0865

Beware – this outfit has absolutely nothing to do with the SEC or the US Government.
They gave themselves an impressive name just fool you in believing they are real.
They are NOT, they are the old Boiler Room Scam with a new name.

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    czbruce says 6 years ago

    Thanks Anaconda

    I was contacted by them this week. I have the same story as some posters here.
    Starting with Ovetii – Itonish – Southern oil – Taft MacKenzie – and Now US Securities and Acquisitions Adm. I invested with Ovetii 5k and wrote off this so called investment. Nevertheless you are doing a good job with this discussion saving a lot of money for a lot of people.

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      anaconda says 6 years ago

      I am glad I could help.
      I would like to know a bit more about your experience.
      Please contact me at : [email protected]

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anaconda says 6 years ago

Boiler Rooms and Marfin Bank

Greetings to all,
Has anyone been asked to and subsequently paid any money into an account held at the Marfin Bank !
I would appreciate your input and support in bringing the crooks to heel.
Please respond to my email at [email protected]
Thank you and regards
anaconda

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wayne says 6 years ago

Urgent! Please take note of a new Scam Operative – Omegafinances.com using WTOBORSE.COM to facilitate the scam.

Singaporean beware – His name is Alex Lee with Singapore accent claimed to work for Omegafinances in Austria. He sounded frank and convincing to help fellow Singaporean. He will get you to invest in Gold Option and direct you to set up an account with WTOBORSE.COM.

Everything seems bonafide until when you remitted the money, he would then disappeared. His accomplice, Michael Stevens, will then take over and after few days, communication would be stopped! Presently the phone listed in the webside is blocked. Phone: +431 12530083206 is operated by “Coolway Communication” a communication provider.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Wayne,
    Please check your email
    Regards
    anaconda

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    OMEGA FINANCES AG
    Renngasse 10
    1010 Vienna
    Austria

    NOT a Registered in Austria company
    NOT a Licensed with the FMA company

    Has anybody invested with this “company” ???
    Has anybody lost money with this “company” ???

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Martin Kreuzer says 6 years ago

Warning!
Don`t do business on phone with the following individuals or firms:
Ovetii, Mr.Tony Thompson, David Smith, Mikel Mayer, Justin Simms, Joseph van Burren.
Globalfinancial Corp. Mr. Scott Dexter.
Swiss Re Financial Corp. Mr. Robert Ellis.
Commodore Asset Mr. Thomas Harris, Stephen Knight.
Aventi Capital Mr. Richard Collins, John Stevens.
Tailor Made Capital Mr. Nonnie Walsh.
Lincoln Equity Partners Mr. Phillip Shultz.
Taft MacKenzie Ventures Mr. Sean Phillips, Tom Sanders.

The story is always the same..they offer you a great deal with short recovery. Once you have owned a small contingent you will receive after some days a message, that this was successful and they propose to invest in another deal. You should now increase capital because only a package deal is possible. Some days later you will receive another message that something vent wrong with this investment and they propose to help you in an exchange deal with some funds. You should invest again…..and so on.
I bought 3 years ago via Ovetii in Greece Itonis shares. Than they proposed to invest in Southern Oil Ltd. As soon as I stopped transferring further money they became very unfriendly telling me, that I will loose now all my capital.
Month later I was contacted by the firms and individuals above always offering to buy my shares for a client. I should pay some fees in advance. There might be no risk with an escrow deposit which can be controlled via password.
When I last week proposed to Taft MacKenzie to set up an escrow account at my home bank, straight there was a technical breakdown in the line.

My investigations in Athens with a lawyer showed, that the office of Ovetii is not manned, they are not registered and the Southern Oil Ltd. Company does not exist. There was in the past one company in Australia which was owned by Babcock&Brown, another company in South Africa which never offered shares through any brokerage and the Vest Vencouver address posted on Southern Oil`s webside is a mail drop.
I registered also that there are always the same 3 to 4 voices with a strong English accent calling. Only the names are frequently changing as well as the company names. I believe, their office is in London but it is difficult to find a phantom.
It looks to me, that this is a criminal organization and you will never get your money back.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Well said Martin,
    But please let me add :
    names are definately false,
    entities show “offices” say in Ohio,
    operate website form an IP Address in Singapore or Malaysia,
    bank in Taiwan,
    have an email IP Address in Buenos Aires
    and read the emails in say Barcelona – Truly International Financial Fraud.

    But even phantoms can be found !
    Would you care to contact me at [email protected] !
    Regards
    anaconda

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alain says 6 years ago

This is perhaps the good news, if we can proove this fact, we surely have the possibility to win against TAFT MACKENZIE VENTURES in case of juridic procedure with a Lawyer.
I’m ready to follow with all the investors who have lost their investment a global lawyer procedure with a real international lawyer, what kind of legal tool is possible?

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Alain,
    Please contact me at [email protected]
    Perhaps we can find a way forward.
    regards
    anaconda

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      corra says 6 years ago

      Dear Anaconda,
      same thing happened to me: initially HCS Worldwide (invested 13k eur) then Taft Mackenzie came “to help me” to recover that money lost from HCS e years ago. I paid already money to them and I should have received my money back by now. from what i read above I understood this will never happen.. what a stupid I am! is there a way to get justice at the end of the day?

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        anaconda says 6 years ago

        Hi Corra,
        Please contact me at [email protected]
        There is light at the end of the tunnel.
        anaconda

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alain says 6 years ago

Is someone existing who should inform me if the money should come back with Taft McKenzie proposal ?
Is someone existing who should have information about the Following Bank :
THYE HONG COMMERCIAL AND FINANCE CO LTD
120 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL HONG KONG.
Is someone existing who know if a negociation is possible with the company who is proposing to buy my shares..the US Government apparantly !!!

Sorry for my french accent!!

Thank you in advance

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Responce to Alain,

    1. NO money is coming back, ever, it is all gone forever,
    2. THYE HONG C&F Co Ltd is NOT a BANK, repeat NOT a BANK,
    3. The ONLY negotiation possible is HOW MUCH MORE MONEY YOU ARE GOING TO PAY AND SUBSEQUENTLY LOOSE TO THE CROOKS, THAT IS ALL. The US Government is NOT going to buy your shares.

    regards
    anaconda

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alain says 6 years ago

Hi Peter,

My shares have been bought through HCS WORLDWIDE another strange company with the nly goal is tu put pressure on your head by phone collecting your money with a mix of high pressure, and very positive promises that you will be soon a very happy guy !!!
HCS has a very optimized way to put your mental in their hands, the first shares are very clear and visible on the web, it was TOMBSTONE shares, with a so positive lift effect that you feel so happy to work with this company.
The second level is not so good, Even if you have said : small amount, no risk, and short period, they engage your money, and your first benefit selling TOMBSTONE shares to ARCADIA shares… this time these shares are restricted, but only HCS Worlwide have the information, they start playing with your money as it is still their own money…. the game is pending now since 2008, and when you expect to see the tunnel end side, another bad guys as STERNWOOD Business SERVICES are trying to receive fees from you saying that yu will receive soon your money back…
This time I have read just before warning about these Bandits.
Now it seems that the same scenario is coming with Taft Mackenzie Ventures!!!!

How to get out from these company from the evil ?
How to be sure that the company proposing to sell your shares is someone honest, with real long term view, and professional attitude?

MADOFF is not dead !!
Then now

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    Kim Rasmussen says 6 years ago

    This sounds awfully close to my experience with HCS Worldwide.

    I initially invested ~10k$ in TOMBSTONE, which I traded for shares in Arcadia Trading Group. After a number of promises that I just needed “a few more” stocks to complete a large sale, I was told that the money for the sale of arcadia was being wired to my account… then I was unable to reach them for about 2 weeks.
    After those 2 weeks, they called back and told me that I need to buy additional assurance bonds for the bank to transfer my money. At that point I finally told them to piss off, and that was more than a year ago.
    3-4 months ago, they called me and said I should get my money out of Arcadia since they were in financial difficulties – I told them that sounded good and I wanted them to send the money back to me. Then I got an email confirming I had sold my shares in Arcadia, and bought new shares in a company called “Wind Energy Inc.” the same amount of shares and price per share in both cases 1€.
    I mailed them and tried to ask them what the he.. was going on, but got no reply.
    Now they have started calling me again telling me that Wind Energy Inc. (WNEGY) is in financial difficulties, and I should get my money transferred to a new company called “OTEC Resources Limited (OTEC)” which they have identified as “A recovery project”

    For this, HCS require a 20% fee which I have to buy additional stocks in OTEC for – but no worries, that fee will be converted to extra stocks and invested on my hehalf so I will get all the money back in october when they plan to sell OTEC at a large profit (they already have the buyer apparantly)….

    I asked HCS Worldwide for physical address, website and additional info for the companies involved, but got nothing so far.

    A while ago, I was contacted by Taft Mackenzie Ventures too, they sent me a NDA to sign, but have neglected to reply when I asked for they physical location (which is in Singapore according to their IP address).

    The people have have been contacted by in HCS Worldwide include:
    David Christopher
    Michael Kaufman
    Jason Hackett
    David Kent
    Thomas West
    Justin Silver

    Most of the calls have come from “Uknown” number, but a few have come from Thailand. All the emails from HCS Worldwide seems to be sent via an email anonymizer, financialemails.com which remove all useful tracking information from the headers.

    So I too join the club of people who have lost a lot of money to these scammers.

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      anaconda says 6 years ago

      Kim,
      DO NOT SEND ANY MORE MONEY – DO NOT PAY A DIME
      This is a Boiler Room Scam.
      None of the Companies exist.
      All names are fictitious – do NOT exist
      Regards
      anaconda

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        Kim Rasmussen says 6 years ago

        I’ve just been contacted by a Joseph Harris (and Robert Grant according to the email) who have expressed interest in buying my wind energy stock.

        Anyone know if they are legit or not ?

        The domain name is JOEHARRISLAW.COM – registered at godaddy.com (same as HCS WorldWide).

        The office address according to the website is in Texas, USA, but the mail is sent from a mailserver in china.

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          anaconda says 6 years ago

          Hi Kim,
          The same scam as with HCS WW.
          They will ask for some more money to be paid in order to deregister, remove warrants or whatever new fraud they have thought off.
          But if their Office is in Texas why are they Hosted in Singapore !!!
          Ask them for proof they ARE a Law Firm, How many Attorneys and who holds the license to practice law !
          In the meantime you can contact me at [email protected]
          Regards

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Alain says 6 years ago

I have to pay warrent conversion to Taft Mackenzie Ventures before to receive my money..the amount is quitly high 21205 US Dollars, My shares are from Wind Energy (WNEGY) is someone able to inform me about these restricted shares on which, I have to pay 10% in order to convert these shares first before to receive my money ?

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    Martin Lee says 6 years ago

    Hi Alain,

    It is best not to throw good money after bad.

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    Peter says 6 years ago

    Hi Alain
    Steven Miller from Taft Mackkenzie just called me also. I am in contact with them since end of June. He wants also $ from me to register the shares at the US Authority / US Goverment . I have ask him any times to give me some Documents about the registration of TMV Taft Mackenzie and also give the adress of the US Authoritys to make shore TMV exist’s. Today when i aske him for this again he just hang up. Where did you buy this WNEGY shares ??? Ovetii ? Ovetii says TMV is a criminal organisation which stole the information about stockholder of them ! also i think ovetii is a scam company -.

    regards Peter

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Peter says 6 years ago

Hello
does anybody know a company TMV Taft MacKenzie Ventures in Columbus, OH 43215 ?

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    No, never heard of them.
    The Domain was Registered on 04Ap2011 for ONLY one Year, in other words whatever they can grab in a year and then run away, change name or whatever. I would not touch then with a barge poll but there again is your money you will br throwing away

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    alain says 6 years ago

    I have been contacted by TMV, for the moment I paid 7500 US Dollar for restricted shares, and now they ask me more money, saying that my YNEGY shares have warrents ( x3) and that I have to pay more before to receive my money ( 21 205 US Dollars More !!!) it smell not good

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Wayne Lee says 6 years ago

Be United and co-ordinated to bring justice to our hard earned money. These scammers are getting bolder each day and more Boiler rooms are in placed to scam more people.

It takes many years to track down Osama bin laden – and with collective effort I hope the day of reckoning will come sooner than expected to bring these crooks from the syndicate to the jail.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Hi Wayne,
    I could not agree with you more, let us move against the crooks in a coordinated effort. I have made the first move. Now I am waiting to hear from you.
    Thank you.

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D-Vic says 6 years ago

Hi all,
Next to this forum, there are several other boilerroom victim-boards with interesting information.
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/brokerages/14154-boiler-room-scams-316.html

You will find exactly the same stories of people scammed by boiler rooms operating under a different name. Most likely, they are all connected and operated by the same network in the back-ground which controls and “washes” the money. Looking at the number of victims, the sums must be enormous and these operations have a strong flavour of international organized crime.
Let’s hope it will hit the Interpol radar screens soon!

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/brokerages/14154-boiler-room-scams-316.html

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Hi D-Vic,
    Rather interesting.
    Cab we communicate off Board !
    If so, please contact me at [email protected]
    Thank you

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Dan says 6 years ago

I’ve bought 1000 shares of Sun Solar in June 2010. They call me up recently on this again to ask me to buy another 1000 shares so as to sell to an institution. So I’ve decided to search around the web and I’ve come across this site.

Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) of the United Kingdom has confirmed that this company is a scam.

Check out this link for the official warning:
http://www.iosco.org/investor_alerts/pdf/uploads/5D31B5A3-BC8B-AE8E-7C88A13E6DB7216D/Nexus%20Ventures%20IOSCO%20alert%20PL%2020100929.pdf

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Ajay says 6 years ago

I just received another call from Nexus Ventures 5 mins ago, from David Black again. This time i told him that i will not give him anymore money cos he’s obviously cheating me and i want my money back. He called it “ridiculous” and i wont get my money back if i didnt put in an additional 1000 shares. I told him that neither Nexus Ventures nor Suntec Solar existed. He then said i can fly to Japan and speak to him personally. I told him there are no offices in Japan so i wouldnt be able to. He then said i was deviating from the topic and he couldnt help me unless i put in another 1000 shares and he didnt want to waste his time debating me and would simply note down that he was writing off my shares. He then hung up.

We have to bring these guys down.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    <<>>

    Graham Walker has a “sister” company
    ns8 Corporation
    8th floor, Azrieli Center
    Triangular Tower
    Tel-Aviv, 67023
    Israel
    Telephone +972-775-654139
    Toll-Free +1-800-493-0458
    E-mail [email protected]

    I will ask a friend to go and see what Biz Center is providing services to ns8corp. for the company is not registered in Israel.

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Ajay says 6 years ago

ok so i’ve just received a call from Mr David Black at Nexus Ventures. He basically called to say Suntec Solar look to be one of the bad investments they’ve made and they’re looking for a way out for all of their clients.

After a long winded conversation about how their technical analysis team should’ve done a better job and how they’re working on ways to get their clients out of the market at a profit, the same old tactic came out to play. He requested i pick up another 1000 shares so that they can be sold to a financial institution who are only interested in lot sizes of at least 2000.

When i asked why he couldnt combine mine with someone elses, he said those were the stipulations. He also said he could not reveal the financial institution for they’ve requested complete secrecy on the matter.

Even more dodginess followed when i asked for Nexus Ventures valid registration information, i even went as far as saying i would pick up 10,000 more shares if i could get verified registration information. He put me on hold and came back on line saying that “management” says they can’t provide such information. What kind of ridiculous company wont provide it’s registration info to it’s clients!! It’s public information!!

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Ajay,
    How can David Black provide you or anybody else with “verified registration information” ? THERE IS NONE, NEXUS VENTURES DOES NOT OFFICIALY EXIST, HAS NO LICENCE TO OPERATE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, THERE IS NO TECHNICAL ANALYSIS TEAM, NEXUS VENTURES IS PURE FRAUD.
    Help me to have Law Applied and Justice Done.
    Please see your Inbox.
    Regards
    anaconda

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Ana says 6 years ago

Hi Anaconda,

I’M victim of dai-ichi-securities, these ” companies ” are all one,
please read here, you can leave a message by whocallsme … to come in contact, start to read by page 1, please

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/008134550157

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anaconda says 6 years ago

WARNING To All

It Seems the Boiler Room Scammers have developed a new MO.
They have created WebSites using Official and Authority sounding names such as REGULATORY BOARD, REGULATORY COMMISSION, EXCHANGE COMMISSION, etc.

They claim to be “very interested in receiving any complaint about the capital markets, including allegations of fraudulent firms, illegal practices, illegal insider trading, market manipulation and inappropriate actions of market participants including registered brokers and reporting issuers. If you think a company has treated you unfairly in an investment related transaction, you may file a complaint online.”

I would strongly recommend you file complaints ONLY with your LOCAL POLICE to avoid further unnecessary difficulties.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

Regards
anaconda

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anaconda says 6 years ago

Good day to you all,
A number of you have been scammed by Nexus Ventures allegedly operating out of London.
Complaining about it is one thing but doing something about it is something else.
Do you want to bring the perpetrators to justice ?
Is there anybody out there willing to share their story and send me copies of documents like Invoices and Payment Instructions ?
If so please contact me at [email protected]
Thank you
anaconda

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    Simon says 6 years ago

    Hi Anaconda, I will email to you a coy of their account open form and invoice. I took the liberty to blank off my name. I was fortunate that I didn’t fall prey into their scam. It was really close though.

    These people are professional con-men. They are really persuasive and persistent. Let’s expose them more so that less people will be cheated.

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      anaconda says 6 years ago

      Thank you Simon,
      Msg well received.
      Regards
      anaconda

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anaconda says 6 years ago

There is a New Player in Town

Sandford Hale & Co
80 Broad Street,
New York, NY 10004

operating out of Singapore

with Banking in Hong Kong

Does this sounds like a Scam ?

Beware for they offer to buy your Shares back against an advance fee.

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tom says 6 years ago

Ajay, ask lioninvestor to relay your contact details to my email or you post here any contact details (email)

Tom

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Ajay says 6 years ago

I’m in Tom. How do i get in touch with you?

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tom says 6 years ago

I see a chance to help to get funds back once an official case is opened by police, attorneys etc

contact me when interested

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Fred says 6 years ago

I am also conned into buying tracocorp but small amount. There is a new guy Charles) calling me up to top up more money to bail myslef out.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Hi Fred,
    Do not throw good money after bad, this Charles fellow is only interested to milk more money out of you. Read the stories on this page.

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    Ah Beng says 6 years ago

    Agree with Anaconda
    They will milk you more and more and the more money you will put in, the more you will try to get the money back by adding more. Just forget it and move on.

    As one of the victims, it hurts bad to loose my hard earned money but need to cut your losses. BTW: they still call me asking me why I was unhappy with the investment etc and I plainly told them that I want back my initial investment. But the conversation goes nowhere and they get defensive. You will get these calls every few months,maybe for years. Just tell them your clear intention: no results, no additional money. Ask them whether they can guarantee, if they can, ask them to buy the shares from you and return your original investment. If, they say (can not buy) because of company policy, then it is all but BS.

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      anaconda says 6 years ago

      Good day Ah Beng,
      See my Reply to Wayne above.
      Is there a way we can communicate !
      Regards
      anaconda

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Ah Beng says 6 years ago

As one of the victim of this scam, solving this case would be good especially if Singapore is going to set up Interpol base here.

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Wayne says 6 years ago

It is very difficult to nab these crooks presently. Local govt just want revenue whether they are clean or dirty money, will not intervene. Interpol – lame duck and will not pursue this cos there is nothing gain for them unless it is terrorism related.

Bank in Taiwan etc -eg. Taipei Sinopac Bank used by Dawnson & Fielding could operate openly uninterrupted without punity! Japan can close two eyes to all these scammers. America – too busy solving world politics. Who cares and who will find justice?

For now these scammers may enjoy the blood money.

Unity is strength – hope all who got scammed will think of ways to bring these crook to justice. Let’s post and spread worldwide thru d internet to expose these crooks. If everyone just put one CURSE to each of the scammers, they will be in trouble! Let’s Post in Yahoo, Google etc..every avenue to expose and nab them.

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Good day Wayne,
    You are right, UNITY IS STRENGTH, we have to put a case together and move it forward.
    Do you see a way we can communicate !
    Regards
    anaconda

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Have not been following this thread till today.
I’m still getting ‘private number calls’ almost daily, which I don’t even bother to answer.
I’m quite resigned to money lost, but I sincerely hope they’ll be brought to justice.

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Kerstin says 7 years ago

Hi Mattias!
I bought 1 500 Suntec Solar in juli 2010 and paid € 5 407. I saw this page now. What can I do?? Shall i contact the swedish police? I put in much more money than i can afford to lose! silly me! Are there more people in Sweden that has been fooled in this? I have tried to contact nexus ventures now but they dont ask the on phonenumber I have!
Best regards
Kerstin

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nervous says 7 years ago

Hi Mattias,

Can you help me? I’m in it real deep and very nervous.

Should I contact the CEO of Graham Walker?

Awaiting your reply. My email is [email protected].

Really thanks.

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justicebeserved says 7 years ago

How did you find it??! Amazing – I hope these people get put behind bars for life and some of us will get our money back.

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Sander says 7 years ago

Good news, I’ve found their identities and locations.
This information will be passed to Interpol next week.

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Sg-guy says 7 years ago

I too received calls from people from Wilshire Park. initially, i told them i dont have enough cash to invest and ask them to call me back in 3months time. But they called me back again in less than a month. This time, i was almost convinced to invest in ‘Cairn Energy’.
Thanks to God’s grace, I managed to find this Blog site and managed to save myself from the mistake.
They had also asked me to do the money transfer to a Holding company call ‘Westwood Holdings Inc’.
Upon further checks, there’s an investment firm based in Dallas called ‘Westwood Holdings Group Inc.’ but nothing on the former.
i have also called the Singapore Police Force and was advise not to invest in anything outside MAS(Monetary Authority of Singapore) control.
i hope that others can also read this blog and escape from being conned.

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    Simon says 7 years ago

    Glad to know the thread has served some help to the community. Likewise, I hope this thread would continue to serve it’s purpose.

    Simon

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not relevant says 7 years ago

Hello,

I’ve invested around 8k with them.
They have called me to invest more, currently awaiting their phone call. I’ve requested for them to send my money back, to see if they are trustworthy before I invest anything more.

I’m currently looking for ways to trace them.
Based on their email header, they switch IP addresses.
I have contacted the ISP and contacted godaddy(which is their hosting company), since I have good contacts with godaddy, I could probably get my hands on the mail logs and even have the domain taken offline.

I’m going to run the same investigation against Westwood holdings inc in Taiwan. I’ve already contacted the bank and I’ll have a meeting with them at the end of November(since I’m in Taiwan then).

I’ll keep you posted.

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Swissman says 7 years ago

Hello

does anybody been contacted or has some expirience with
Ovetii from Greeke Athens ?

thanks

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    Mirkohyl says 6 years ago

    Hello,
    I have noticed your comunication now. I was as well a “client” of Ovetii. I did never see my money back again. They did sell me Itonis stock and then when the stocks come down they offered to me to buy instead the Southern Oil. Some time ago I have checked some information, the website owner of both companies (Ovetii and southern oil) is running by some “special” server company which is hiding the contact details of the real owner – this is really not usuall for regular companies. I cam to a conclusion that the website of Southern Oil was maybe created by Ovetii…This thought also supports the information that the southern oil probably do not exist, see http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/cautionperson.aspx?id=9046
    Also it seem that ale the persons from Ovetii is the always just one person, the voice is the same but trying to change it. I have asked a police to investigate but the police in Czech Republic is litlle bit lazy.Please I warn everybody to send them any money. And please if anyone has alredy contacted a police which have observed more detals, please contact me on [email protected]
    Thanks Mirkohyl

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Wilson says 7 years ago

yes. that’s the company that called me…

the bank and holding companies are the same as for nexus venture!

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Ajay says 7 years ago

Just rec’d a call today from someone from Wilshere Park. Same modus operandi. They’re probably sharing contacts now and randomly changing company names.

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Sandy says 7 years ago

Guys , Thanks you all for the above advices . Even I am getting calls from a company called THELMLGROUP hongkong. They are offering me BP shares at $3 lesser than the current market price. I hvae gone through many forums related to cold call scams . Below are few more link which everyone shd go throgh.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=34764997

http://www.fido.gov.au/fido/fido.nsf/byheadline/Cold-calling-blacklist-G?openDocument ( the adress mentioned in this link has similarities with the one who is calling me )

Pls be aware guys, dont get into any kind of scams . My advice is before investing onto anything , do a indepth analysis about the company , check if they are registed with Authorities , try and go through forums . This is the only way we can get ride of these scammers.

I was lucky enough , I did’nt fall into this pit. BEWARE GUYS.

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Sinned says 7 years ago

Guys, i have been a stupid ass and got con with my initial S$7k investment and they just called me to reinvest to cash out and i know im not gonna do it but i just said to him send me the invoice and ill think about it. I will use that as a scam evidence and let the net people track where the email address is sent from. I believe with the IP Address, anything can be tracked especially when they registered their email address at grahamwalker.com
count me in …

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Justicebeserved says 7 years ago

Hi,

Is anyone here from Singapore? Ah Beng, Ajay u guys from Sg? Ill be reporting this matter in the coming week to the local authorities so im trying to gather more people.

Do let me know. Thanks.

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    Ajay says 7 years ago

    Hi,

    yes im fron Singapore. Are you going to the police?

    Ajay

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      Justicebeserved says 7 years ago

      Hi Ah Beng and Ajay,

      Yes Ill be going to the Police Cantonment Complex late next week with the necessary documents and evidence to lodge a report. My email is [email protected] you may wish to contact me there.

      Thanks!

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Peter says 7 years ago

Hi Wilson,

Don’t sent any money, they wanted to sell me 3 lots of Suntec Solar but finally agreed to sell me one lot. My gut feel was it was too good to be true.I was very suspicious and even call company in Japan to see if the caller was working there but they have people manning the phone to answer your calls.

I spoke to my wife about it and she said if it is too good to be true it probably isn’t. I told her I will pray about it and woke up the Saturday morning to prepare to wire the money but decided to look for the scam alert in the net and found this site by lioninvestor. At that time it was in the infant stage although after much discussion over it I found out that it was linked to Dawson Fielding scam also. In the end I did not sent anything over.

They called me on Tuesday and I said this is a scam please don’t waste my time and slam the phone. They did not call again.

Hi Ah Beng,
they have no case over you unless you have signed the contract to buy the investment otherwise you can just tell them off like I did.

Regards
Peter

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ah beng says 7 years ago

Dont send $. If they threaten you with legal action, just hang up or better still dont pick up the phone

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    Simon says 7 years ago

    Hi Ah Beng, they have no case against you. I was threatened by them taking legal action against me as well. I went into a voice recording to indicate my intention to purchase 1,000 shares with them and then I back off. I didn’t send them any account open form. Even if I did, they don’t have a case against you. They are not even registered in Singapore so we shouldn’t be worry about that.

    Rgds, Simon

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Wilson says 7 years ago

Welshire Park

I got a similar experience from the above company who told me that they have a good deal and tried to get me to buy 5 lots of Cairn Energy shares. Eventually, I ‘bargained’ down to 1 lot which is still a hefty amount of 8k+…

They sent over an account opening form and wire transaction instruction…

Money to be wired to Tai Chung Bank and held by Westwood Holdings, Inc in Taiwan…

Throughout the experience, I talked to very well spoken guys with clear British accent and generic English names like Mark Stone, David Clark and James Clement…

Nothing much on their website: http://www.welshire-park.com

Was wondering if this is another such scam…

I have yet to wire the money and don’t intend to do it now…

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    lioninvestor says 7 years ago

    Wilson,

    That is wise. Don’t send over any money….

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    Ajay says 7 years ago

    Hi Wilson,

    if they do call again, could you try and ask for their company registration info as well. Just tell them once they send you business registration info that you can verify with MAS you will send over payment.
    I’m curious to see if these two companies are linked.
    See i just rec’d a call not too long ago from Nexus and they said “unfortunately, at this time, our directors do not think it is wise to release business registration info to our clients”
    i simply replied, “when your directors feel it’s time, call me back”
    It was the shortest call i’ve ever had with anyone from Nexus.

    With registration info we’d have a better tool at catching them, without it we know it’s a scam for sure….most companies have business registration info publicly available on their sites anyway…

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      Wilson says 7 years ago

      i have a friend who works in a japanese firm who told me he could help me find out… the search returned nothing on the registration number… that was what got me probing even more and i eventually found this site…

      my gut feel is that there is no registration number…

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        anaconda says 6 years ago

        Hi Wilson et al,
        NONE of the companies are registered. I have spent time looking for Registrations, have looked extensively and found NONE.
        But I would be interested to see what you have on Welshire Park, namely Account Opening, Payment Instructions, Agreement.
        thank you
        anaconda

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Ajay says 7 years ago

Yeah i intend to find an appropriate course of action to take. Fraud like this should not go unpunished.

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Ajay says 7 years ago

Whoa i wish i chanced upon this earlier.
The strategic manager has been calling me after i told Simon Reid to piss off. I’ve told the strategic manager that i will be happy to invest and buy the remaining lots needed to buy myself out if they provide me with the company registration info of Nexus Ventures and Suntec Solar.
Sadly, i’ve not received any information to the extent and the phone calls have stopped coming in. Today i rec’d 6 calls in the space of an hour before finally answering and making the abovementioned request. This has deeply saddened me and now i am wondering what i can do to get my initial investment back. It sucks that people prey on the inexperienced in this manner.
I will contact DBS and see if they can provide me with any information about the bank and the account owner i sent the transfer to. It was also Oakstar holdings initially and the follow up was to Ta Chong.

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    lioninvestor says 7 years ago

    Sad that many people have fallen prey to it.

    Did you report it to the police? If many people do so, they might do something.

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Simon says 7 years ago

I have a suggestion to the moderator.

Is it possible to change the name of this thread, beside Nexus Ventures, to include Dawson & Fielding and Graham Walkers as well? The reason is to allow all netizens out there an opportunity to read those experiences of contributors which might be worthwhile before they invest.

It is always better to prevent than cure. The Nexus Ventures website is back to work again. These scammers never quit.

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Dan says 7 years ago

Guys, had a call from Dawson and Fielding saying that the minimum to cash out is 50,000 Suntec Solar shares, which is FUBAR, this scam seems to have no end. So if i am hearing right, they are still telling smaller investors to top up to 8000 shares to cash out. Heck . . . i have more than 30000 shares, just team up with me and we can all cash out. What a load of rubbish from them. The timeline is all wrong.

Nexus Ventures, Dawson and Fielding, Graham Walker are all scam and fraudulent companies that cheats people of their hard earn cash. So beware!

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    Forseti says 7 years ago

    Hi Dan,
    tks for posting this.
    Ya, initially to cash out, i was told have to top up to 10000, then later 9000, then 8000 shares of sun tec solar.
    tks for updating.
    Simon Reid sounded so convincing, so sure tt it’ll cash out in 1-2 weeks time!
    Damn, i feeling extremely p***** off

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Ah Beng says 7 years ago

Keep an eye out from GrahamWalkers. If you have a call from a call centre with Filipino accent introducing GrahamWalkers operating (supposedly from Japan), Just hang up. Otherwise, you will get a call from some guy with a British accent selling yo BP shares. This guy is just as annoying as nexus. I wouldnot be surprised if they are the same outfit.

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Forseti says 7 years ago

just got a call again from simon reid, now must top up to 8000 suntec to cash out from hedge fund…in 4-6 weeks.
i asked him to cash out my CTI (supposedly going liquidation..)he was v evasive…but he was ok to minus off the top up amount.
i was insistent on cashing out CTI…he just hung up!

How abt other bros here? any more calls from them recently?

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Simon says 7 years ago

Today I try to log into Nexus Ventures official website and it’s no longer assessible. I think it is confirmed the scammers have decided to close down the website because of too much bad publicity.

http://www.nexusventures.com

I foresee this would happen sooner or later. I’m also sure these scammers would form new company, new tactic to con investors in future. We need to stay alert and expose them when things go wrong. For the very least, I hope our effort would stop any future victim from falling prey for these scammers.

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    lioninvestor says 7 years ago

    If you spot any new scam, let me know and I can post it up to warn others.

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Ah Beng says 7 years ago

Pls dun spend any more of your hard earned money. They are just trying to “milk” us. Treat it as an expensive lesson learnt and try to move on.

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Got a call from Simon Reid,
‘hate to see clients take risk’!!??
asks me not to worry, minimal risk.
now got hedge fund willing to buy sun tec at 10euros!
but must top up 9000 shares!
keeps talking about long term relationship etc…
told him i’m not keen…but v persistent, keeps talking abt making money etc
Damn convincing…but I stand firm abt not putting in any more $$!

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Hi all,
Simon Reid just called again…only spoke 1 min…
apparently they are gonna conclude something within the next 24hr…???

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Darren says 7 years ago

Hi all.

I was lures into Dawson fielding trap in march. They now use nexus as their cover up. I have put in 100’euros and og someone wants the job i am willing to pay handsomely.

Regards

Darren

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Ah Beng says 7 years ago

If you got calls from company called Graham Walkers, fund management supposedly operating from Tokyo (claimed), just hang up. They use the same MO, but selling BP shares. Some ang moh British guy with high pressure call tactics. Don’t waste your hard earned cash. He is also very convincing but sounded like more mature guy than the Nexus Ventures guy.

Sigh, I also lost money. If I only found this website earlier.

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    Simon says 7 years ago

    Hi Ah Beng, we need more people like you who won’t mind to share the painful experience about scammers like them. I remembered when I was contacted by Nexus Ventures, I did a search on the internet but there wasn’t any bad publicity about them. Now, this thread is on Google first page.

    I’m sure there would be people out there being called by these scammers & our effort will not go in vain to warn the potential victims. Please keep this thread alive.

    Thanks for sharing, Beng. Thanks Lioninvestor.

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Simon Reed, called me now, told me john anderson has left for
?canada.
apparently, sun tec solar ipo may be delayed till next yr!!
BUT…he did not ask me to buy/top up!
Tt’s it, just info…
Weird right, few days back, some hedge fund gonna invest in sun tec and can realise gains in 1-2 weeks…now…delayed ipo

Will continue updating here

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    Simon says 7 years ago

    Did you tell Nexus Ventures that you want to pull out and ask for your money back? What did they say?

    I think they use the hedge fun stroy to lure more investment.

    Now they use the delay to stop investors from demanding immediate return. This is fishy.

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Hi Gab,
Tks for sharing, damn a**h**** those guys.
they’ll always start big, like ‘buy 500 lots’ then slowly reduce…can even reduce to 1 lot. V clever psychologically.

Their latest trick u already mentioned it, top up to get faster payout! Now way I’m gonna top up any more.

Tks for ur support.

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Hi Simon,
Tks for the advice, and u’re right…they’re extremely convincing, even sounding quite honest. I dun think i can ever do tt, they must have absolutely no good conscience to begin with.
I’ll update as needed, hope other bros will too…

If I ever do get my $ back…I wish

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    Gab says 7 years ago

    Hi Forseti,

    The one that I talked with was Simon Ree?? (not sure the right spelling). Anyway, yes they are convincing but there is a catch…

    Whenever you tried to recall what they told you previously, they either denied it or somehow ignore it and went on with their other stories.

    I did not suspect them in the beginning, only after I had bought another 2000 shares to 8000 shares all in all (hoping to harvest all in a week time), he called up and told me to buy another 2000 more in order to qualify the whole procession. When I confronted him about the previous promise he made, he switched to another new version of story. To be frank, I am sick of them and they basically heck care about your financial status… they just want to ‘suck and suck”

    Forget it man, just make it as a lesson you learnt, a painful lesson.

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Hi Gab,
Think it’s john anderson or something…
i also prev spoke to a james sinclair, and jeremy hunt.
do they still call u up?
he’s v convincing, i had to keep looking at the posts here to remind me…

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    Simon says 7 years ago

    Hi Forseti, these guys are very convincing over the phone. They are all well trained telemarketeer.

    Think about this: once your money is sent into the overseas bank, how do you retain the control? Have you ever got any kind of share certificate to prove your purchase? Are those certificate genuine? Have you ever got back all your money if you decide not to participate any further investment?

    If they send you back the money, keep them and don’t deal with them any further. If they don’t, then, what else do we have to say to convince you they are conman?

    Sure deal in two weeks? I guess Nexus Ventures UK is running out of time and they are wrapping up the operation. Their last try to get more money. Let’s see what happen later.

    Good luck.

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Forseti says 7 years ago

update:
just got another call…apparently a hedge fund is buying into sun tec solar, BUT small investors must have at least 10 lots to participate…sure deal in 2 weeks.
He was v convincing, even got fed up when I wasn’t keen to put in more $$ haha…in the end, he hung up…

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    Gab says 7 years ago

    What is the name of the guy who called you?

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ahbee says 7 years ago

how i wish i can receive calls from them, so i can play around with them!!

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    Simon says 7 years ago

    Hi Ahbee, you can find their contact from this website:

    http://www.nexusventures.com

    Perhaps you just drop them a mail and lure them to call you. Don’t waste the money in your phone call. I am sure they would be glad to call you back.

    Have fun!

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Forseti says 7 years ago

Hi all,
I too…have been conned by Nexus Ventures…
Sigh sigh…
1st was Sun Tec solar…
Then it was some co going liquidation…

Feel really ******* abt it…
Hard earned $$ gone in an instant…luckily only lost 20+k

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Simon says 7 years ago

I’m glad the Nexus Ventures have received so much responses from investors in Singapore. I’m sorry to hear about those who have invested. I for one have almost got conned into buying a 1000 share of the Suntec Solar pre-IPO stock. Yes, the man who spoke to me was James Sinclair, a well manner guy who speaks with strong British accent. I spoke to three of them:

a. First guy – Paul Andrews. He even sent me his business card. A young handsome angmoh who gives an impression that he is from a genuine professional investment company.

b. Second guy – David Sinclair, manager of Paul. This guy is dangerous. He is really convincing over the phone. A top sales guy and very good in phone selling. I show no interest initially and he asked me to write 1 to 6 on a piece of blank paper, for six reasons why I should invest. I can’t remember all of them but I recall the first one is control; second is A-rated bank bla bla bla. He just wants to assure me that I’m in total control of my money.

c. Third guy – James Sinclair, he is the person who entered a voice record with me to *prove* my intention to purchase a 1000 share of Suntec Solar. After that I back out without sending them any further document. He threatened me that I am legally binded to complete the transaction which is a load of bull shit.

All three of them speak with strong British accent and they like to repeat the words – Fantastic; Excellent, all positive words to give you more assurance.

I ignore their call since then. For the first 1 to 2 weeks, they are very persistent in calling me. I think on average I receive about 20 calls per day. It is very annoying and initially I was quite worried if I’ll be alright. Till now, I think it’s OK to just ignore their call. Better if you could entertain their call but don’t listen to them. Waste their time so they have less time to find other victim.

As the days go by, the number of calls reduce. Now, I receive call from other scammer cos I think these scammers share the phone list among each other. What kind of world are we living in now?

Rgds, Simon

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lioninvestor says 7 years ago

Someone was concerned enough to mail me a letter. I’m posting this up to see whether anyone of you want to try. It might not help you recover your money but could stop this scam.

Suggested Strategies to be Adopted by the Victims

1) Send email to Nexus Venture (NV) to close the account and ask for return of money as mentioned in the agreement.

2) Pressure NV by sending email non-stop to jam the email address.

3) If TT money through the local banks, ask local banks to cancel TT. Though money is already in account of Ta Chong Bank, NV will feel the pressure.

4) Legally employ an attorney in Taiwan to apply to freeze the account in Ta Chong Bank.

5) Report the case to UK police. Get FSA to put NV on the blacklist.

6) Alert media to uncover the scam. Contact BBC or others.

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Gab says 7 years ago

Hi Dan and all,

Thanks for sharing about the Nexus Venture scam.

Actually, I found most of the sharers’ stories are more or less the same. I am one of the victims too.

To me, I firstly invested only 2000 shares in Suntec Solar and was hoping for the so-called IPO in July, but it was not materialized. Instead, the same story goes on that they (different persons) persuaded me to invest more stake in order to bail myself out of the deadlock with an anticipated price of Euro$10.15. In fact, at the moment, I am keeping 8,000 shares and the conmen “Simon Ree??” is still pressing me to up another 2000 shares in order to get the full money in a week time. Fortunately, I read your sharing and I decided not to carry on the deal.

He asked me to TT on 13th Aug and I didn’t follow. If I am not wrong, I ignored more than 10 unknown phone calls from him that day and I am sure the fellow is quite fed up with that now.

Can I know more about your case? Are they still pestering you? Besides nuisance calls, what else will they do? Together with that Simon Ree??, another so called CFO – Peter Stanley is also joining force to call me now……

Awaiting your opinion. Thank you.

Regards,
Gab

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    Peter says 7 years ago

    The best advise that I can give you is to not talk to them. I received a call from them on the following Monday after I did not TT to them and when they tried to talk to me I told them that it is a scam and that not to waste my time and hang up the phone immediately. I do not know how the rest handled them perhaps they can share.

    I don’t think you should invest anymore than you should. Consider the money that you have invested as money you put in and may not see again.

    If you look at the Canadian forum you will see how many people they scam. It is very unfortunate that I see some people invest almost their entire savings and ended up not being able to sleep after that. I am sure that in a similar situation I will also be like them.

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      Gab says 7 years ago

      Thank you Peter for your advice. In fact, they started to call me since last Friday. Monday was climax, they totally called me more than 15+ times, subsequently they still tried to call me everyday but less frequently. I received 2 calls from them today so far.

      Well, I dont know how long they will continue to pester me but the feeling is really not a good one. Just imagine, you know they conned your money and yet you dared not to take up their calls to confront them…………. What a silly thing I committed!!!!

      A painful lesson I learnt.

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        Peter says 7 years ago

        Yes it is a painful and lesson to learnt and I know that you will be smarter the next time.

        If you stop showing interest with them they will stop. It is only when you start talking to them that they know that you still have a little hope but if you shut them by saying “look this is a scam, I am not going to talk to you” and slam or shut the phone that they will stop.

        Yes the feeling is definitely not good because you don’t believe that there is such people around conning not one but many people using the same trick.

        Pray for those that was conned even more than you because they will feel even more depress than you.

        Just put this behind you and hope that these people get their punishment if it is not the law then from someone higher.

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Arthur says 7 years ago

Yes, Nexus Ventures is part of Dawson & Fielding Inc. These 2 companies are not registered at all ! if you send your money, they will take it as their free lunch from you.

Never send money overseas. The police in Singapore has warned every investor to be wary of overseas phone calls as 100% of these are false.

They dare not open an office in Singapore as it is subject to MAS rules and regulations.

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Dan says 7 years ago

Hi Swissman,

The canadian forum can be found at http://forums.canadabanks.net/showthread.php?p=6442 . I am sorry that you’ve been scammed by their tricks as well.

The name Bob Saunders was used by one of the “staff” at Dawson and Fielding as well. The MO that you’ve mentioned is the same as what we’ve experienced with Dawson and Fielding.

Dan

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swissman says 7 years ago

Nexus Ventures is definitly a criminal organisation.
I pay’d in for 5000 SUNtech Solar shares – Euro 18’025 in total. Then tey wanted another 5000 shares for Euro 18’025 so they can sell the hole block of 10000 shares to the TA CHONG BANK LDT TAIPEI 110 Taiwan beneficiary Account : OAKSTAR Holdings Inc. TAIPEI 110 Taiwan r.oc.Account Number 301203278010

The Phone in London from Nexus is never answered and the number +44-203-318-8565 is registered to someone others !

watch out for the Names
James Sinclair,
Bob Saunders
David whatever ?

also to watch out for the company Ovetii an Greece the same tricks just with Windenergy !

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    Wayne says 6 years ago

    Bob Saunders and the host of crooks worked under diffrent companies. He is with Dawson & Fielding to cheat. All these are devils in disguised. Caused much sufferings to people cos they are not cheating Bank or Govt but breadwinners like us! I was cheated 30,000 shares @ EUR3.50 besides the commission!

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    anaconda says 6 years ago

    Good day SWISSMAN
    You are right, Nexus Ventures IS a criminal entity and part of a Criminal Organisation that operates what is called a “Boiler Room Scam”. I have been looking into this for some months now, have sufficient data but not enough to lodge a criminal complaint. I have asked posters for assisatnce but get very little, in particular from the posters in the Canadian Forum.
    can you share the info on Ovetti, are they operating out of Greece ?
    The names the callers use are false, fantasy names, could change at any time. Even the voice is different some times. I guess the crooks must have a really hard time to remember to whom they have spoken as who, representing what !

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Dan says 7 years ago

Nexus Ventures runs the same MO as Dawson and Fielding Inc, with the individuals using the exact same names to scam potential victims of their money using worthless Suntec Solar Shares.

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    Peter says 7 years ago

    Hi Dan,

    Yes it is definitely the Dawson and Fielding Scam. They called me today and I told them off. I told them that it is a scam and that I refuse to talk to them anymore. Pity that I saw that some people in Canada are being scam of thousands of Euro.

    I pray that this people will get caught.

    Hope not many people in Singapore is being scam if they read this.

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    Peter says 7 years ago

    Dan are you in the other Canadian Forum.

    Please add James Sinclair and James Maxwell which they use in International Nexus Ventures scam. The holding company is Oakstar Holding Inc in Taiwan,4F No. 14, SEC. No. 2, Sec. 5, SHIN‐YI ROAD, TAIPEI 110, TAIWAN, R.O.C.

    Hope you can catch them.

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      Dan says 7 years ago

      Hi Guys,

      Ya i am in the Canadian Forums as well, did a simple consolidations of the victims in SG and the figure is near amounting to half a million SGD from 3 victims alone. With all their lifes being drastically affected by this.

      That’s why we have to be more pro-active in disclosing these individuals to the public to ensure that there is an adequate amount of awareness involved.

      Be it Nexus, Dawson and Fielding, Suntec Solar or whatever Scam that they have thought off. We must let more people know about this to prevent history from repeating itself.

      Dan

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        Peter says 7 years ago

        Hi Dan,

        Yes I thought it was you in the Canadian forum.

        I was nearly cheated but was save by the lioninvestor when he came out with this article on Nexus scam.

        Thanks again Lioninvestor.

        Yes I agree with you that we need to be more proactive so that people are aware that there are people out there scamming.

        We must be able to get the attention of the public and not only those who go into the web to find out because they will certainly change the name to scam other people.

        I would not have known it started with Dawson and Fielding if it was for this forum. Therefore this forum will only reach some people but not all.

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          Simon says 7 years ago

          HI Peter,

          I’m so glad that this thread has managed to save you. I also wish that our experiences will be reported in the media to give more warning to all the people in Singapore or in this region. Half a million from 3 Singaporeans is a very alarming figure.

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    swissman says 7 years ago

    hello Dan
    how can i get into the canadian forum about the nexus venture scam

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Peter says 7 years ago

Has anyone fallen victim to this scam.

They ask to wire transfer to a Taiwan bank which is then deposited into a holding company and not to the Venture capitalist account. This itself is fishy.

Thank you lioninvestor for the warning. It helps that there are people looking out for this scammers.

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Pete says 7 years ago

Yes,

They pressure you into buying it and it is quite suspicious that they asked you to wire transfer not to their company but to a holding company and a bank in Taiwan.

I believe it is a scam.

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Peter says 7 years ago

I receive it too. Can anyone else confirm this

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    Mattias says 7 years ago

    My experience is from Graham Walker and it follows the exact same pattern. Six steps to investment, Control, Safe bank etc.

    All callers with strong British accents and typically british names like, John Reynolds, Anthony Wilcox etc.

    The case this time was shares in British Petroleum, where the scam is that Graham Walker has been offered BP shares at reduced prices, starting at 382p and going up. This suggests an arbitrage of 14% at the time. No strings attached. Backed up this argument with reasons they wanted to expand their customer base by giving out good piece of information.

    They explained other big banks and institutions like HSBC are also buying BP shares.

    BP has gone up so the advice itself was accurate and sound. The best scams are often hidden in some kind of truth.

    The transfer again goes through Westwood Holdings in Taiwan.

    I invested roughly 11k eur, which are now lost.

    Luckily, I have strong relations and business in Taiwan with extremely good connections to the government there and will go there again to make my case with the Taiwanese police. For what it is worth.

    Any one care to join the fight or are you all oblivious to loosing money?

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      Peter says 7 years ago

      Hi Mattias,

      I was lucky in that lioninvestor came up with this thread just before I invested my hard earned money.

      I went into the internet to look for any details on Nexus Ventures and found this thread which warned me of the scam.

      Simon is correct to asked to opened up other threads such as Graham Walker and Dawson and Fielding. We need to make more people aware. Thanks lioninvestor for opening a different thread.

      There were many in the Canadian forum, under Dawson and Fielding, that was conned.

      Perhaps these people would like to to pursue them. I believe Simon is in the Canadian Forum and may be able to contact them.

      I believe they are all the same people who are using different companies to conned many people.

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      BN says 7 years ago

      Hi Mattias! I got conned. I invested a lot more than you. Everything is probably lost now. I want to join and fight, but do not know how.

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        Mattias says 7 years ago

        I am so sorry to hear that. When I figured out I lost all that money I was infuriated and decided to take action.

        What I did first was to report it here, then I contacted the Taiwan Police and told them the story of the account in Taiwan, I also started an inquiry in my home country. Finally, I made efforts to contact the bank requiring them to freeze the bank account of Westwood Holdings Inc pending the police investigation.

        Will this lead to any result? I am not at all sure, but I know that if one person writes these agencies it is easy to discard it as a crazy person. If two people write to these agencies and the bank it becomes a bit more credible. If one hundred people take the same measures it starts getting politically dangerous for officials and the bank not to take measures.

        If there are US citizens falling prey to this scam I urge you to contact the FBI or appropriate local authorities as I believe the US authorities have the longest arm of the law and enough clout to make a big difference in Japan and Taiwan.

        My next step is to initiate discussions with my Taiwanese connections in their government to find out the names behind the bank account of Westwood Holdings Inc. Starting a bank account is a complicated procedure in any country past the 9/11 and there will be copies of the passports of the men behind the schemes at the bank. You will not find names such as John Reynolds, Anthony Wilcox, Edward Smith etc on those passports.

        Once we have the names and identities of the brains of this scam I believe it is only a matter of time before justice is done.

        Does any one have local connections in Japan where they allegedly had their office?

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          Justicebeserved says 7 years ago

          Hi Mattias,

          Are you from Singapore? I am from Singapore and just asking if you are going to do anything about this matter – Im willing to work with the local authorities to stop this scam. Let me know of your plans.

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            Gene Chong says 7 years ago

            Hi Justicbeserved

            I was conned too… Wanna call me to discuss on the matter? Email me if you wish to talk. What a lousy xmas i am going to have.

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              Dion says 7 years ago

              Hi Gene
              Did you also put money in graham walker? Do you have any ideas on how to get our money back?

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              Justicebeserved says 7 years ago

              Hi Gene,

              Ive already gone to the police along with someone else from this forum. Looks like its gonna be difficult to apprehend the crooks, though somebody here has recently stated he has the names of those involved in the scam. Best thing now is to go to Commercial Affairs Dept at Cantonment Rd to lodge a report. Whats your email btw?

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              Conned_Just says 6 years ago

              Hi all, I’m a fellow Singaporean and I’ve lodged a police case with the Commercial Affairs Department at Cantonment Road.

              For those of you who wish to jump in together in lodging a report, you can email [email protected].

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              Ajay says 6 years ago

              can the local police do anything at all? what did the officer say their course of action would be?

              once the funds are out of the hands of the banks, the banks can’t help.

              Local police won’t have jurisdiction to handle foreign cases.

              can CAD help?

              do share.

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              tom says 6 years ago

              I see a chance to help to get funds back once an official case is opened by police, attorneys etc

              we have to get a few interested people together

              contact me when interested

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        Wayne Lee says 6 years ago

        I had reported D&F scam to CAD and expected Interpol to assist in the investigation. To my expectation, CAD sent me a letter informing me that my case is closed and they are not pursuing the case further.

        I think if any American got cheated and reported to the FBI, there is a better chance to seek redress than other people/country.

        Am dismay over this and hope let us all continue to seek justice to put those crooks behind bar!

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          anaconda says 6 years ago

          Wayne
          Please check your inbox – thank you
          anaconda

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      Mattias says 7 years ago

      Mattias here again.

      Lots of things have happened with Graham Walker. We had a very harsh discussion the CEO of the firm and myself where he made solid claims they were NOT a fraudanlent business.

      I got my money back! With a small profit too. I repeat, I got my money back from Graham Walker and made a small profit on the BP shares they purchased for me.

      Meanwhile I carried out police investigations both in Sweden and Taiwan. The police investigation in Sweden has been discontinued due to overseas activities, however the police in Taiwan failed to find the company Westwood Holdings at the suggested address.

      I no longer have any reason to suspect fraudalent business and have discontinued the police investigation with regards to Graham Walker.

      I think for Graham Walker, a legitimate firm, it would be wise to make changes in their modus operandi not to appear like an internet scam. Make sure they have people at their offices, use more than one email address and very few numbers, not using the five flags structure that all financial bodies warn us customers for. Also, I think disclose the company registration and show they are affiliated with the financial regulatory body in the country they operate will help tremendously with credibility.

      They are very knowledgeable in the stock market and I believe can justify their business.

      Mattias

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        lioninvestor says 7 years ago

        I think they decided to pay you off so that you would discontinue the complaints. However, I would still exercise caution when dealing with them. BP shares are never sold in this manner.

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        Sinned says 7 years ago

        Mattias, please provide CEO ‘s name and contact number, i would like to get back my money from them and stop any form on uncertain investments which i have no say nor knowledge where and when it is going on…

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          Mattias says 7 years ago

          You may be right. I know I will use my web brokerage firm for my future investments. Also, the small profit was insignifanct to my other paralell investments (mostly due to the currency).

          The CEO of Graham Walker is John Reynolds +1 954 887 0209.

          Good luck with your investments. I still think BP may be a good buy long term.

          Mattias

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          tom says 6 years ago

          I got into the scam, too.
          Forget all “official” names, no’s, websites. They’re all fake.
          I found out who is behind and where to find them.
          Anybody interested to do action, let me know !

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          Sinned says 5 years ago

          Despite a lot of mails, threathening them with FBI investigation, I never received any reply from Graham Walker even sending mails for the attention of John Reynolds. I consider to inform the FBI to start an investigation.

          Anybody who want to join this action ? These guys need to be stopped.

          Pepe

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        BN says 7 years ago

        Hi,

        Check this warning against Graham Walker

        http://www.finanstilsynet.no/Global/Markedsadvarsler/2010/Graham_Walker.pdf

        19 October 2010
        Warning against Graham Walker
        Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) has
        today published this statement in order to warn investors against
        dealing with unauthorised firms. Graham Walker is not authorised by
        Finansinspektionen and is therefore not entitled to provide financial services.
        Finansinspektionen has not received any notification of cross-border
        activities from other EES countries.
        Graham Walker has a website (www.grahamwalker.com) using the following
        addresses:
        • 8th Floor, Shinjuku Mitsui Building, 2-1 Nishishinjukuku, 6-24-1,
        Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
        • 12th Floor, Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya,
        Tokyo, 150-8512 Japan.
        Graham Walker’s representatives contact investors in Sweden through
        unsolicited telephone calls.
        To find out whether a company or individual is authorised, check
        Finansinspektionen’s website at: http://www.fi.se under “Authorisation”.

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        Dion says 7 years ago

        I too have invested with Graham walker and they have pressured me into buying more shares of Tracor Corp. Mattias said that they are a legitimate company and I’m wondering if they really are going to make good on their offer.

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          BN says 7 years ago

          Hi Dion,

          Tracor Corp shares do not exist. Graham Walker fooled me to buy those shares. I have since October tried to get my money back without results. They can cash me out if I buy another shares of Tracor Corp. Do not get in this trap!

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            Dion says 7 years ago

            Thank you very much for the warning. I think I’ll have to contact the authorities here and Taiwan and the States to get my money back. Any other help would be appreciated.

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              Ah Beng says 6 years ago

              Hi Dion
              If you have contact of reliable name of authorities in Taiwan, pls let me know. I can join, I have my police report from singapore ready.

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        Pepe says 6 years ago

        Mattias,

        Nice to hear that you could recover your money but I didn’t notwithstanding I did send various mails to the attention of John Reynolds. Do you have his personnal mail address as no reply when I tried to call him.
        Last week I received a call from another person who said he was working for Graham Walker and he proposed to transfer the BP shares into Tracor Corp as BP could not be sold due to the fact that this was a private placement (???) !!!. I replied that this was bullshit and insisted to sell the BP shares and to transfer the money to my bank account but he deliberately interrupted the line. In the meantime no more replies. I intend to send a letter to the investors department of BP in UK to highlight the ways of working of Graham Walker. Not sure if this will help. I’ve found a company in the Netherlands who could trace the investors but this is costing around 15 K€ which is too expensive for me. If other investors could join we could consider this action. Any other ideas ?

        Pepe

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          Pepe says 6 years ago

          Hi Tom,

          As Graham Walker is not replying to my various mails with the instruction to sell the BP shares and to transfer the money back to my bank account I would like to start some action. What kind of action do you propose ?

          Did anyone else succeeded in recovering his/her invested money in BP shares ?

          Best regards,

          Pepe

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Createwealth8888 says 7 years ago

The average investor does not get the same opportunity to subscribe for an IPO that an institution does. The hot IPOs are generally reserved for the preferred clients: hedge funds and pension funds, and extremely high net worth individuals.

Only when all the preferred clients have been offered to subscribe to the IPO would the average investor get a chance to invest. But at the point, you would have to question an investment in an IPO that all the major clients have rejected.

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    John says 7 years ago

    Nexus Ventures is a SCAM. Trust me. I got conned!!! Smooth operator and very Convincing.

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