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Dec
21

RIAZ MAMDANI-Accused Fraudster-Shot in Assassination Attempt!

Riaz Mamdani

Millionaire real estate developer alleged Fraudster Riaz Mamdani was ambushed and shot outside his Mount Royal home Monday.

Calgary police were called just after 8 a.m. to the front of a house in the 2200 block of 7th St. S.W. where they found a man inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds. Mamdani, chief executive and founder of the real estate investor Strategic Group {AKA: Platnum Equities}, was identified as the victim by a company spokeswoman, who said he is in stable condition.

Police said in a release Monday afternoon that the shooting was likely targeted, though an exact motive is not known.

“The shooter definitely knew where he was and who he was going after,” Staff Sgt. Travis Baker said. “I don’t know what the motive was at this point, but we believe that the shooter knew where he was and what he was doing.”

Mamdani-Rolls Royce

A Rolls-Royce Phantom with front-end damage and bullet holes through the windshield was cordoned off by police in front of the Mamdani home, among the most valuable homes in Calgary.

“As for the damage to the front of the vehicle, we believe that was a result of the victim hitting the gas pedal and running into a stationary object,” Baker said. “I believe it was a barricade of some sort.”

Baker said Mamdani was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and suffered multiple injuries. At least one other person was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but Baker would not comment on that person’s relationship to Mamdani.

Not long after the shooting and several blocks away, fire crews responded to reports of multiple explosions in the 3800 block of 7th Street S.W.

Fire department spokeswoman Carol Henke said when firefighters arrived they found a Hyundai Santa Fe on fire in an alley parked between two garages.

Crews extinguished the fire in the empty vehicle, but not before the flames damaged the garages.

“We’re certainly looking into both of them with the strong suspicion that maybe they’re connected,” Baker said. “Arson is looking at that side of it, but they’re working hand in hand with us.

A search of court documents revealed a long list of grievances against Mamdani.

The businessman is named as a defendant in two class action lawsuits, one of which claims $10 million in damages, and another in which investors claim they lost $200 million — the latter which was certified last year.

The $10-million claim, filed in June 2014, alleges Mamdani was involved in an investment deal in which investors in Alberta, Ontario and B.C. agreed to purchase a parcel of land through two Platinum Lands corporations.

Their claim states the investors raised $6.4 million to fund the purchases from SSAM Land Corp.

But it says SSAM, for which Mamdani was the directing mind, claimed the transaction was never closed because it had only received $5.7 million from the Platinum companies, controlled by defendant Shariff Chandran.

“At all relevant times, Mr. Chandran and Mr. Mamdani were close and long-term business partners in the real estate business in Alberta,” it says.

The lawsuit alleges the two parties conspired to collect the investors’ money “and then … wrongfully take the investor funds for their own personal benefit.”

In the certified class action lawsuit, individuals — including Mamdani — and companies associated with the Platinum Group have been sued over allegations of misused investments.

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Nov
04

$100,000 Reward* GREGORY TINDALL

WANTED-GREGORY DENNIS TINDALL & PAMELA M. (Lovestead) TINDALL.

Greg & Pam Tindall

Greg & Pam Tindall

Between 2001 and 2009 GREGORY DENNIS TINDALL {DOB: 2 November 1960} and DALE JOSEPH EDGAR ST. JEAN {DOB: 8-May-1959} Citizens of Canada (Alberta), acted as the ‘Primary’ co-conspirators to defraud hundreds of investors from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Europe of more than $80,000,000.00 (EIGHTY MILLION DOLLARS), in what is being referred to as one of the most Brazen “PONZI” Schemes in Canadian history.

On or about September 8 2010, GREGORY “Greg” TINDALL and his wife PAMELA “Pam” M. (Lovestead) TINDALL sold their house in the Crystal Shores area of Okotoks, Alberta for $975,000 after putting it on the market in May 2010.

The couple subsequently fled Alberta, along with their two adopted children SHYLER & MIKALA.

Family members concerned for the safety and well being of the children have contacted law-enforcement to report that they consider the children to be endangered.  People close to the Children have stated that it is HIGHLY unusual that the children have not attempted to make no contact although strong relationships were the norm prior to the families disappearance.

The Tindalls may have altered their appearance and that of the Children as well.

If anyone has information regarding the welfare and location of the children you are URGED to contact this forum!

(Additional Photos of the missing children are included below)

GREG TINDALL and his wife remain fugitives and are likely living under assumed identities. Ongoing search efforts are focused on a number of foreign jurisdictions.

  A “Red Notice” is said to be imminent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpol_notice

PAMELA originates from Saskatchewan Canada. The children, Shyler & Mikala-now approx. 16 and 20 years-old respectively have always been home schooled.

PAMELA also has an adult biological daughter residing in Calgary who was born prior to her marriage to GREG TINDALL, for the sake of privacy identified only as RC.

GREG’s family & mother reside in the Okanagan {Kelowna} area of British Columbia, relations in GREG’s family may be strained.

PAMELA’s family with whom relations seem stronger reside in her ‘home’ Province of Saskatchewan.

Pamela’s Sisters {LANA NJAA & ROBYN KONDRATOWICZ} came to Okotoks to help move household belongings when the TINDALL’s fled, they likely know of the suspects whereabouts.

Shortly after fleeing Canada, TINDALL sold a ski type boat to a US citizen in Nebraska without proper paperwork. A criminal complaint is pending.

Investigators close to the case conclude from the outset, that TINDALL was the guiding mind and principle of the scheme  who controlled and facilitated the ‘laundering’ and secretion of the illicit proceeds of the crime.

 

DETAILS OF THE FRAUD:
TINDALL and ST. JEAN founded numerous “Shell” companies under their two Flagship entities firstly TRANSBANC {circa 2001-2005} then changed the name to TRANSCAP {2005 forward} following Canadian regulatory action.

The Suspects formed an additional company-STRATA TRADE as an “exempt market” vehicle in order to make their fraudulent enterprises eligible to solicit and accept RRSP {retirement accounts} investments into the Scheme.

Witnesses and victims describe GREG TINDALL as a semi-intelligent and aloof man who seemed close only to his ‘immediate’ family. 

TINDALL was known to wager both on stocks and online gambling sites and enjoy watching MMA fighting matches and “go-cart” racing.

For reasons unknown-as the scheme began to collapse, ST. JEAN voluntarily took responsibility and acted as the “fall-guy” and  “patsy” for TINDALL.

Witnesses who knew both TINDALL and ST. JEAN stated; TINDALL had very little respect for ST. JEAN, openly talked down and disparagingly about ST. JEAN considering him to be easily manipulated.

The contention of many is that TINDALL recognized St. JEAN as a person he could control and manipulate. The fact that ST. JEAN’s wife {PRISCILLA Wolfe} was an ‘Investment Manager’ may have motivated TINDALL to bring them into the fold.

In early 2006, St. JEAN made statements in ‘confidence’ to witnesses that TINDALL was not providing funds to pay interest payments and that he was forced to use new investors money to make redemption payments.

None of the facts herein are meant to absolve DALE St. JEAN of criminal culpability. Had he not have known at the beginning that the scheme was built on false promises and lies, he certainly knew a significant time before the collapse and was happy to entice new Investors.

 

TIER-2 “Parties of Interest”:
RONALD NORMAN LITTLE {St. JEANS “chief-lieutenant”-prime broker who earned approx. $3M +/- in illicit commissions-is said to be residing in Swan Lake Campground – 7235 Old Kamloops Rd, Vernon BC }

D. GENO BRUNTON {California ‘businessman’ associate of St. Jean & Tindall who elicited approx. $1M from victims in a fraudulent recovery scheme.}

SHERI PIDKOWA {Executive assistant/Bookkeeper for TransCap living in Calgary Alberta}

BLAIR CARMICHAEL {Principle broker for TransCap-netted over $1M in commissions from the sales of the illicit investment}

JIM LANTZ {Principle & Partner broker to Blair Carmichael-netting over $700,000.00 in Commissions}

RICHARD W. DEVRIES {Attorney/Canadian living in the Bahamas who was involved in the initial formation and structure of the scheme}

 

Should anyone have information pertaining to the location of GREG & PAMELLA TINDALL or evidence against them please contact this forum.

Additional information including a full report of the investigation and criminal actions are forthcoming.

 

MESSAGE TO DALE ST. JEAN or GREGORY TINDALL: Should you wish to resolve this matter without further actions you are advised to contact [email protected] immediately.

 

(*A reward UP TO $100,000.00 is being offered based on production of credible information leading to the location/capture and/or recovery of an established amount of the stolen money. A progressive or negotiable reward is also being offered for credible information leading to just the location of TINDALL and his family and/or facilitation of recovery.)

 

 

Greg & Pam Tindall

Greg & Pam Tindall

Mikala & Shyler

Mikala & Shyler

Tindall Family

Greg Pam Tindall Family

Greg Tindall

Gregory Tindall

Sep
14

SEAN O’NEAL-Scams Elderly

FRAUD ALERT-WARNING!!

Sean & Anna O'Neal

Sean O’Neal

A 67-year old Senior Citizen Reports that they have been defrauded out of her entire life savings-more than $375,000.00 by Mr. SEAN ANDREW O’NEAL (aka: SEAN SIPOS) a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

SEAN ANDREW O’NEAL-date of birth: 30 AUG 1961 (image depicted above with his wife “Anna Aguilar-O’Neal”) known to spend significant time in the Playa del Carmen area also maintains “Resident” status in Mexico.

Between April 2013 and February 2014 in three separate transactions, Sean O’Neal defrauded the victim utilizing 2 fictitious investments:

A.  $140,000.00-involving ruse involving real estate investments promising a 12% annual rate of return.

B.  $235,000.00-For the sale of a condominium located in Playa del Carmen, for which the victim intended to use as a full-time retirement residence.

It was later discovered that SEAN O’NEAL did not own or have the authority to sell the subject properties and simply stole the victims money.

SEAN O’NEAL, perpetrated the fraud by enticing the elderly woman to deposit by way of Check, wire transfer and cash into a California based Wells Fargo bank account held under the name of O’NEAL’s preschool aged son co-owned by SEAN O’NEAL’s elderly mother-Jean Sipos.

The Victim advises that after being pressured SEAN O’NEAL admitted to having defrauded her, but to date has refused to return any part of the stolen money.

SEAN’s wife ANNA AGUILAR-O’NEAL is alleged to have been complicit in the frauds Committed by SEAN O’NEAL,

O’NEAL is identified as a “Senior Consultant” for “O’NEAL STRATEGY GROUP” on their website www.onealstrategy.com. The Secretary of State of California lists the company’s status as suspended.

SEAN O’NEAL also advertises himself as a “Life Coach” listing a phone number of 424-332-2080 with a listing for a “Regus” temporary office located in the “Rolling Hills” area near his home in California.

If you should have any additional information regarding the fraudulent activities of SEAN O’NEAL we urge you to contact the authorities and this forum at [email protected].

{Evidence and documentation substantiating the allegations herein have been reviewed and are on file with an independent investigative entity}

O’Neal’s ‘Vicious’ message to Victim

DOCUMENTATION IDENTIFYING SEAN O’NEAL ARE LINKED BELOW

Sean O’Neals US-Passport

Sean O’Neal-Mexico Residency Card

 

Aug
07

SAMCO.NET

SCHULTZE ASSET MANAGEMENT (SAMCO)

A credibility assessment is being conducted in response to a consumer inquiry regarding Schultze Asset Management LLC (SAMCO) a Delaware registered company.

Schultze Asset Management-with its principle offices located in Purchase, New York {USA} is operated by its founder George J. Schultze.

The objective of this notice is twofold:

  1. To verify the credibility of a grievance filed relating to investments allegedly being placed in “Side-Pockets” which SAMCO’s manager has deemed illiquid for an indefinite period of time without the knowledge or consent of the client.
  2. To identify any additional aggrieved clients of SAMCO in order to form an ‘action committee’ with a view to explore and determine if pursuit of legal or regulatory intervention may be  viable and warranted.

(Additional information can be found at http://www.samco.net/)

Should anyone have experience positive or negative with SAMCO, or information regarding the allegations addressed herein or similar concerns relating to an investment with SAMCO you are URGED to contact this forum. All responses will be treated as confidential.

(The issue of this bulletin is in NO way proof of wrong doing. All parties are afforded the presumption of innocence)

May
08

New Solutions-Ronald Ovenden “Ponzi Scheme”

BREAKING NEWS: IFA has just become aware of a public release of the results of an ongoing worldwide criminal investigation into the NSFC matter.

For full coverage visit:    http://newsolutionscapital.cc/

It is alleged that between 2007 and 2011 a Major Fraud involving hundreds of Millions of dollars is once again perpetrated against thousands of unsuspecting victims from several countries.

The Kingpin of this fraud involving a “TAKE” of approximately $215,000,000 (TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS) is identified as RONALD JAMES OVENDEN of Mississauga-Ontario Canada.  OVENDEN utilized menagerie of shell ‘front’ companies from around the world, such as New Solutions Financial Corporations II, III, VI (NSFC), and a multitude of others.

The scheme surrounded the claim that OVENDEN and his companies would take investors money and use it to “Factor” for significant vetted companies and return between 7 and 9% to to his investors annually.  When in fact OVENDEN and his co-conspirators are said to have concocted a very sophisticated scheme in which  NSFC would “loan” the money to companies OVENDEN controlled, thereby loaning the money to himself and then subsequently borrowing company would not pay the loans back.  Leaving OVENDEN with an enormous amount of stolen money, which he then allegedly laundered and hid.

In order to continue perpetuating this scheme some of the investors received payments in the form of redemptions until January 2102 when apparently the new investor money coming in was no longer enough to keep the scheme profitable.

The ‘front’ companies involved in the alleged perpetration of the “Ponzi scheme” were New Solutions Financial Corporation, New Solutions Financial Corporation II, New Solutions Financial Corporation III, New Solutions Financial Corporation VI and 2055596 Ontario Limited.

The shares of these companies were held by Grandluc Corporation, controlled by Ronald OVENDEN and JEFFREY LIPTON who also operated Permanent Value Asset management Ltd. and Argyle funds spc Inc. which operates out of Barbados.

Most of the stolen money was raised by two purportedly “independent” investment advisors; ROBERT JOSEPH FROST of Edmonton-Alberta Canada https://www.proformacapital.com/ PROFORMA CAPITAL, and JEFFREY HERSCHEL LIPTON (a Toronto native) who operated a Cayman Island “registered” investment vehicle called ARGYLE FUNDS SPC INC http://www.argyle-funds.com/ from his Barbados company offices he called PERMANENT VALUE ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd.

http://www.argyle-funds.com/downloads/Argyle-Income-Solution.pdf

(JEFFREY HERSCHEL LIPTON-is also listed as an attorney with Daley Byers & Phillips a Toronto based law-firm)

Once the house of fraudulent cards began to collapse FROST, LIPTON and OVENDEN met together with MNP http://www.mnp.ca/ a well known accounting firm in Toronto Canada to act as trustee to finalize the perfect crime by seeking bankruptcy protection.

Although it was made a matter of court record that all of the principle parties had a conflict of interest with MNP due to previous business relationships, both the courts and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) allowed the matter to be settled thereby granting what amounted to immunity for OVENDEN with the blessings of the Canadian Government.  This occurred in spite of the fact that the OSC stated there were multiple issues of OVENDEN and agents of NSFC deliberately making fraudulent misrepresentations to the victim investors.

It was also learned that this was not OVENDEN’s first brush with fraudulent loan schemes:

http://www.accountingweb.com/topic/firm-news/canadian-accounting-firm-charged-conflict-interest

So the GLARING question remains, where did the money end up and who all got paid off with the stolen funds?

If the OSC and FELDSTEIN & ASSOCIATES LLP, the auditor of the OVENDEN companies both specifically state IN THE RECORD there is nefarious conduct and fraud, WHY are all of these criminals being allowed to walk away “Scott Free” with the victims money?

If you have INFORMATION directly relating to this conspiracy relating RONALD OVENDEN and his companies, PROFORMA and ROBERT JOSEPH FROST, ARGYLE and JEFFREY HERSCHEL LIPTON and the “Barbados Connection”   PLEASE contact this forum with the details we will if necessary keep your identity confidential.

The Criminals responsible for this travesty NEED to be brought to some form of JUSTICE!!

See Article from Edmonton Journal:

http://www2.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=79f0ca35-3ff7-4323-b3d0-acee971311ce

Contact us at  [email protected] or email us via our “contact us” page.


 

Apr
18

Beware-Raj Mahadevan, “Altos Escondidos”-Panama Fraud

BEWARE: Athisayarai Mahadevan (aka: Raj)

Altos Escondidos-Development Fraud

 

     Athisayaraj Mahadevan (aka: Raj) has promoted the “Altos Escondidos” developmentin Panama since 2007.  He and his original partner, Jes (Jason) Black, set up “Offering Documents” for the Ranger Panama Fund Series, S.A.  The purpose/intent was to lure potential investors into an apparent ruse involving a land (Resort) development project in the inland area of the Republic of Panama which existed only through a series of misleading official papers, phony land documents with false values and repeated promises of strong returns on their investments. 

The following are the facts based on victim statements and findings of a subsequent investigation:

In August of 2007, Dr. Rebecca Castaneda, a dentist in San Francisco befriended the reporting victim, a former patient.  It has been alleged by one victim that Dr. Castaneda has a reputation for having used her dental practice as a front for pushing risky business or investment schemes.  It is further alleged that Castaneda received referral fees for doing so.

Dr. Rebecca Castaneda

Dr. Rebecca Castaneda

On the surface this conduct appears to be at the least unethical conduct.  Further, information has surfaced that indicates Castaneda had her own brush with the law in the past, was fined and ordered to do community service. 

Castaneda misled the victim by saying she was borrowing $75,000 from her Home Equity Line to invest in Altos Escondidos.  Based on the information and the materials provided and discussions with Castaneda the victim decided to invest in the Ranger Panama Fund Series, S.A – the “Altos Escondidos” Project, and wired $50,000 to Ranger Funds, LLC

Later, when asked by the victim/patient to provide proof that she actually invested her own money in Altos, Castaneda refused to do so.  Even though Castaneda is fully aware that Altos Escondidos is a scam she continues to collaborate with Raj Mahadevan to this day.    

In October 2007, the victim and Castaneda met with Jes Black and Athisayaraj Mahadevan (aka: Raj), (Ranger Panama Principal Partners) in Panama City, Panama.                      

            (“Raj” pictured below with Panama President Martinelli)

The victim understood before their trip to Panama that they would be taken by plane to the “Altos Escondidos” location for a development site visit.  However, once they arrived they were told they would not be able to fly to the site location due to poor weather conditions.                                                                           

     After years of false promises, sketchy accounting practices, continuous misinformation the victim filed a complaint with our sister organization globaladvocates.ch in an attempt to uncover the truth.  The prospectus for “Altos Escondidos” indicates that between April 15, 2007 and April 27, 2007 Ranger raised $1.5 million in seed capital to purchase the land, a “69 Hectare parcel”, for 1.38 million (US).  

(“Raj” pictured at a party in Panama City)

Raj at party

     The investigation showed “Altos Escondidos” owns 69 Hectares of undeveloped land in the Capira region, northwest of Panama City. Its purchase price was $345,000 (US), not the $1.38 Million that Athisayaraj Mahadevan (aka: Raj); (pictured left at a party in Panama City)  claimed he had paid for the land.   It was also discovered that there is a current mortgage lien listed in government registry as of February 15, 2013 against the property for $250,000 (US) in a short-term loan. This lien continues to be listed in the public registry as an active loan.  The land is registered for tax purposes (finca 3352, ubicacion 8201 is $2,000 (US), this may or may not be an attempt to defraud the government land tax authority, information regarding this is pending a review.

     The investigation further revealed:  AE Alleged Office HallwayThe listed office for this project is now closed at least two years, now a Gynecological medical office-for women.  (See Photo Right)

They victim originally visited the “Altos Escondidos” office at this same location, and  received signed copies of all agreements/documents. A new address has not been provided; and the phone is disconnected.

A local contractor hired to cut roads for the project was never paid (he is owed $50,000) and he is now threatening to sue “Altos Escondidos” and Athisayaraj Mahadevan (aka: Raj); the roads were not finished.  

     Locals in the area have heard rumors about the project but nothing has surfaced; Phone Calls and emails to the AE office in Panama by our investigators were not returned; Annual meetings of Investors have not been held as directed by the operating agreement; Investors have been kept away from each other.   

     For more than six years the victim tried to get financial statements and other documents regarding the projects progress and expenditures.  The victim was met with one excuse after another -why the project has been delayed and why the documents were not forth coming.   The detailed case report provides documents; timelines and lists of all the promises and excuses made by Mr. Mahadevan in reference to “Altos Escondidos”.  Investigators in Panama, realtors and attorneys in Panama provided vital information aiding our investigation.

Altos Escondidos 017

 

     When the Investigators went to the “Altos Escondidos” property; they found there was not a single presence for “Altos Escondidos”, locals spoke of project rumors but have not seen any activity or signage.  Investigators did speak with a representative of Groupo Howard, identified by Mr. Mahadevan on 2-22-2011 in an email to our victim as the road builder.   The representative told the investigators they contracted to cut the roads to the project but were never paid.  Groupo Howard has indicated its intent to file suits against Mr. Mahadevan and “Altos Escondidos” for $50,000 – non-payment.  The roads have never been completed.

(photos of Altos property taken by investigators above right show no evidence of the claimed improvements)

(Copy of Offer Memorandum, filing of lein Registration and Land Sale Registry Document #338563 & 296778 respectively from the Registro Publico De Panama are evidenced below at the bottom of this page.

     Barr International http://www.barrarchitects.com/projects lists Altos Escondidos as a current project, calls to Barr regarding their progress have not been returned.  [email protected]     1875 Eye Street NW, Suite 500 Washington,D.C.20006  tel:202-429-2076

     BARR GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC is a full-service Washington-based firm offering Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Construction Management, Development, Sustainable Design, Infrastructure, Preservation and Planning services. Established in Washington DC in 1981, the firm provides design services throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.  

          Dr. Raj Barr Kumar; FAIA,RIBA, IIDA, USGBC is an architect, interior designer and environmentalist, and President of Barr Group international LLC and Barr-Kumar Architects Engineer PC, established in Washington, DC in 1981.  Athisayaraj Mahadevan is Dr. Raj Barr’s brother.

     Contact information for BARR Group International:

[email protected]     1875 Eye Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C.20006  tel:202-429-2076

                It is evident that Mahadevan and his brother Dr. Raj Barr Kumar are exploiting the fact that Raj Barr was a FORMER president of AIA to lend to the credibility of the Altos Escondidos fraud.

     Neither US nor Panama Authorities have not been alerted at this time, allowing Mahadevan the opportunity to rectify this matter before facing regulatory or criminal sanctions.

Note: In 2007 – The National Futures Association filed a complaint against Black Flag Capital Partners LLC (NFA ID# 345533) & Jason Black (NFA IF # 344149) – Case # 07-BCC-029

     Any other victims or witnesses to this fraudulent enterprise or any other perpetrated by  Athisayaraj Mahadevan (aka: Raj) et, al.; are asked to contact this forum to file a complaint or offer additional testimony in the pursuit of justice.

      Based on the information we have received – this project is questionable and may have been misrepresented to the public.  If you have information pertaining to the projects validly and/or you are an investor still waiting for a return on your investment please contact us.

New information received indicates that “RAJ” Mahadevan may be residing in Playa del Carmen Mexico, perpetrating a similar investment scheme.

One victim contacted this forum making the following statement; “Raj Mahadevan, is a liar, cheat, con artist and cyber-bully. He scams people of their, and then when confronted attacks their character and that of the victim’s family members in an effort to intimidate them from trying to recover the funds he had stolen from them. The guy is a sick sociopath that knows no boundaries”.

A source in Playa del Carmen brought to one victims attention an article in the local paper that Raj allegedly visited “Chilly Willy’s” a local “strip club”/brothel and was pursued by police when he ran out without paying for services rendered.

Additional links to complaints against Raj Mahadevan:

ttp://www.whoscammedyou.com/current-scams/17554/sex-toy-ripoff/

 

http://www.whoscammedme.com/current-scams/17093/altos-escondidos-rip-off-or-dog-bite/

 

http://www.scambook.com/report/view/270845/Raj-Mahadevan-Complaint-270845-for-$50,000.00

 Contact us at [email protected] or email us via our “contact us” page.

Certificate of Land-registry

investor Memorandum

Certificate of Land

Feb
03

Luis Ernesto Garcia-Porras – Steals Millions in Phony Timeshare Scam {Encanto/El Faro-Playa Del Carmen}.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (2014)

Luis Ernesto Garcia Porras, Jacque (Jack) Legault, Lucy Paredes – steal millions in phony Timeshare Scam.

{Additional Sales Staff: Foster Cannon, Erin Soncin}

Luis Garcia -Salomonjabez Hospitality Group

Luis Garcia-Porras

Luis Garcia-Porras

CEO at Encanto Resorts
August 2006 – Present (7 years 4 months)
Location: Mérida Area, Mexico
Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism

CEO at Salomonjabez
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Sporting Goods industry
January 2003 – Present (10 years 11 months)

Past: President at INVESTVALUE
January 2003 – March 2006 (3 years 3 months)

Education: Cornell University

Through their operations – Selective Escapes (Encanto Private Residence Club) headquartered at the EL FARO Condominium Hotel in Playa Del El Faro HotelCarmen, Mexico; Garcia-Porras, Legault and others sold property they did not own, sold timeshare packages without legal authority and pocketed the monies received.

Hundreds of victims to this fraud have come forward and some are banding together to take legal action against these operators.

(The EL FARO Condominium Hotel is comprised of 64 luxury condo-hotel suites with views of the Caribbean Sea and direct access to nearly 250 feet of beachfront.)

Here is how it worked: Garcia-Porras operated a timeshare management business called Selective Escapes Collection S.A.de C.V. (aka: Encanto Private Residence Club). The original developer of EL FARO Condominium Hotel was Cantex Enterprises S.A. de C.V.

Alexander Bykovets-Cantex Group

ALEXANDER BYKOVETS-Cantex Group

The principles of Cantex Enterprises are Alexander Bykovets and Robert Burnside, both identified as residents of Calgary Alberta Canada. {A new player is now listed as part of the “Cantex Family”, Simon Vinnik-“President and Board Member”.}

Cantex indicates an address of:

#100,15320 Bannister Rd., S.E.,

Calgary, Alberta ,T2X 1Z6
Phone Number: +1.403-225-2043

The company has also launched a new website:

http://www.cantexfund.com/ {aka: Cantex Acquisition Fund LLC} Which indicates seeking investors for projects located in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Bykovets & Burnside, representing Cantex Enterprises entered into an agreement with Luis Ernesto Garcia-Porras & Selective Escapes (Encanto Private Residence Club) to act as the primary booking agent for the EL FARO Condominium Hotel during and after construction.

In late 2008 Encanto began selling timeshare packages for the EL FARO. Using mostly children to hand out flyers – victims were lured into timeshare presentations at the EL FARO.  ENCANTO operated for years selling timeshares they had no intention of honoring. In fact the scenario described next was part of an elaborate scheme to defraud unsuspecting timeshare purchasers.

A typical purchase would combine a number of Encanto weeks for use at the El Faro along with other weeks at other properties operated by ENCANTO or their partners, always based on availability, for a total of so many (?) weeks annually, each sale was different.

To further lure and entice the victims the sales staff would offer to purchase back some portion of victims unused timeshare weeks for a certain amount of money, usually $2,500 to $3,000 per week for their unused weeks.

Selective Escapes sold timeshares to condos they were not authorized to book, double or triple booked condos they were authorized to book and defrauded the condo owners by either not paying them for the bookings or only returning, to the owners, a small portion of the rental fees received.

Global Marketing Connections was usually the company ENCANTO would push to rent the victims unused weeks for around $3,000 per week, promising to return 80% of the monies to the victims while keeping 20% for their operations. Then ENCANTO, through its scam partners i.e. broker partners, would charge the victim’s credit card large amounts in maintenance fees that were to be reimbursed when a victims weeks were rented – these promised reimbursements never happened.

In numerous cases Timeshare Purchasers report they were charged large fees for weeks they were never able to use and promised rental fees which they never received.

In other cases the victim(s) were sold the Penthouse Condo{Surf 408}, at the El Faro as a profit sharing condo (all inclusive including maid service) – everything was included at no additional expense to them. The victims were told part of their purchase was for 26 residence weeks and 26 ENCANTO weeks.

The residence weeks were the weeks they could stay in the Penthouse and the ENCANTO weeks were weeks they could use at other ENCANTO properties around the world – the cost at these other properties would be only $149 per stay. Victims were promised when they were not staying at the Penthouse – Global Marketing Connections would market and rent out the Penthouse for $3,000 per week – the victim’s share of the rental was to be 80% – which they never received. One specific victim ‘purchased’ the Penthouse Condo for more than $385,000 (US).

Besides all of the other issues involved in the EL FARO timeshare scams the most blatant issue here is that ENCANTO did not own any property it sold to the victims – ENCANTO just simply stole their money.

Eventually the Home Owners Association fired Selective Escapes but that did not solve the problem. Selective Escapes rented the Penthouse Condo from its owner and rented another condo (from its owner- effectively bypassing the HOA) and continued to sell timeshares out of the hotel under the name FunSeason- using the same people. The group still operates in the area, using a variety of methods to lure the unsuspecting tourists into their scam.

The Mexican authorities are aware of this group and its activities. Also, a group of victims’ have started a lawsuit against Garcia – Porras and his companies.

If you have additional information to include the location of the suspects listed herein, please contact this forum at [email protected].

{Allegations are substantiated/evidenced and are on file with an independent investigative entity}

 

 

Jan
30

HO-CHUN “JEFF” LEE-Reward/Wanted

Los Angeles, California – August 28, 2012

HO-CHUN “JEFF” LEE– WANTED on a $1.1 Million dollar US Felony warrant, after stealing more than $1.5 Million from Elderly US Employer

Ho-Chun "Jeff" Lee

FUGITIVE-HO-CHUN “JEFF” LEE

 

Ho-Chun Lee aka: “Jeff” LEE, President of “Circle Transportation”, AKA: “Upswing Logistics, Inc.” Registered at  87 Hoping First Road, Kaohsing, Taiwan wanted for embezzling more than $1,500,000.00  (ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) from his elderly employer-INCARE CARGO SERVICES of Los Angeles, California.

Lee is believed to possibly hiding as a FUGITIVE in Taiwan.

INCARE Cargo Services, Inc., conducted business as a freight forwarding/customs brokerage company.  As part of its freight forwarding services, INCARE received checks from its customers to pay for customs duties.

From 9-1-2006 to June 1, 2008 Jeff LEE was INCARE Services’ chief administrator whose duties included:

1} Outside Sales

2} Management of INCARE Services customer list

3} Control and supervision of INCARE Services business accounts

4}Overseeing customer relations.

LEE a trusted employee with a high level of responsibility, used his position to STEAL the $1,500,000.00 from INCARE Cargo Service, Inc. Lee accomplished this by accessing INCARE Cargo Services’ incoming mail and customer files.

In June of 2006, Jeff LEE incorporated a separate, but similarly named company-“INCARE Cargo Express, Inc.” and opened a corporate bank account at a local Los Angeles Bank.

LEE then began intercepting checks made out to INCARE Cargo Services Inc., and deposited them into his new account.

LEE also managed to acquire an INCARE Cargo Services Stamp which he used to endorse checks written to INCARE Cargo Services Inc.  In addition to falsely endorsing checks made payable to INCARE Cargo Services Inc.

Further, LEE misappropriated INCARE Cargo Services Inc. customer list which eventually put INCARE out of business.

The theft was discovered when the elderly victim contacted a customer regarding a late payment. The customer provided a copy of canceled checks with endorsements, which prompted the victim to contact all of his customers – discovering the scope and magnitude of the crime.

Shortly after the theft was discovered LEE also misappropriated INCARE’s customer list to his brother-in-law companies’ HCLM Express Services Inc. and Up Swing Logistics, registered at 8717 Aviation Boulevard, Inglewood, CA.

CHUNG FUNG MAK, LEE’s brother-in-law, is the registered agent for HCLM EXPRESS SERVICES, INC and UP SWING LOGISTIC.    It is unknown if CHUNG FUNG MAK,  had knowledge of the criminal activity.

Information that leads to his arrest and extradition WILL be rewarded!!!!   Please contact the FBI/Los Angeles Police  or [email protected]

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HO-CHUN LEE Aka: Jeff Lee-SUSPECT/FUGITIVE

HO-CHUN LEE Aka: Jeff Lee-SUSPECT/FUGITIVE

Nov
10

KEN JOHSON & JEFF BERWICK- “Gult’s Gulch”-Fraud

In July of 2014, we received our first consumer complaint involving a real estate scheme called “Gult’s Gulch” located Southwest of the city of Santiago in the nation of Chile.

Gult’s Gulch derives its name from a “Atlas Shrugged” a book released in 1957 by the ‘late’ author Ayn Rand, which has become a ‘cult’ classic amongst Libertarian groups.

The scheme pitched as a anarchist/libertarian utopia and refuge from the threat “economic, social, and political collapse of the United States and coming financial meltdown caused by the Federal Reserve, followed by a Homeland Security police state”.

Ken Johnson

“Ken” Johnson

The scheme was headed up by Mr. KEN JOHNSON who hails from the Minnesota Twin City’s area and most recently California.KEN JOHNSON has accused one of his ex-employees, account manager-KEN CARPENTER of mismanagement as the reason he lost all of the money victims invested.

JeffGGC

Jeff Berwick -“Dollar Vigilante”

The schemes Founding partner and Top Promoter-JEFF BERWICK who hails from Edmonton Canada claims that he was duped by Ken Johnson just like everyone else.

BERWICK who runs a “Blog” and “Podcast” monikered as http://dollarvigilante.com/,  and others closely associated to the Galt’s Gulch debacle claim that all of the responsibility lies with KEN JOHNSON who they allege made off with the investors money.

 

The entire matter appears to have been just another CONSPIRACY to entice, lure and steal Millions of dollars from the unsuspecting investors constructed as a means to avoid and evade tax authorities by directing the victims to wire their funds to the ‘Trust Account’ of STEWART and ASSOCIATES, a law-firm domiciled in Wellington, New Zealand. http://www.stewartlaw.co.nz/

From all appearances literally HUNDREDS of US and Canadian based investors have been defrauded of Millions of dollars.

Currently our investigative partners are working to gather victims and evidence to pursue Criminal charges in cooperation with the US Treasury Department (IRS) against all of the suspects involved in this conspiracy.

If you have been victimized by the individuals indicated in this public release or have material information that could assist and lead to Criminal Indictments of those responsible please contact this forum for additional information.

You may contact us via our “Contact Us” page.

{Should you be one of the ‘involved’ defendant(s) of this case and desire to resolve this matter, you may contact this forum and arrangements shall be made through an independent mediator to facilitate a settlement}

For additional information see the links included below:
http://galtsgulchchile.com/
http://dollarvigilante.com/
http://dollarvigilante.com/blog/2013/9/3/galt%E2%80%99s-gulch-chile-%E2%80%93-where-the-world-is-coming-to.html
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/02/libertarian-expat-communities-chile
http://panampost.com/adriana-peralta/2014/09/04/galts-gulch-chile-libertarian-paradise-turned-nightmare/
https://www.internationalman.com/im-forum/viewthread/2757/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ACyTkJOjww
http://anarchast.com/about/
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/26/freedom-and-liberty-not-enough-to-save-galts-gulch-chile-libertarian-community-from-bureaucracy-and-internal-dissent/
http://www.bitcoininspector.com/jeff-berwicks-warning-about-galts-gulch/

Apr
02

Timothy “Michael” & Jack DeAngelis

Warning Ongoing Allegations for Financial Fraud against-http://www.silverdreamboxingcorp.com/

Timothy “Michael” DeAngelis

 2006 Booking photo

Timothy “Michael” DeAngelis

It would seem the DeAngelis Brothers Crime Family knows no bounds!!!

Over and over again these Scam Artists continue their rein of Financial terror on unsuspecting victims.

They operate their crime syndicate all around the county, New York, Florida, Nevada!!

The original complaint against this crew began in 2008 when a 66-year old Michigan victim contacted our group to request our assistance in investigating James and Timothy DeAngelis for defrauding him out of more than $165,000.00.

The investigation uncovered a myriad of sham companies formed by the brothers to facilitate their fraudulent conspiracy.

“Fighting for Silver”

E&J Equity Group,Inc.,”

“Golden Silver Opportunities, LLC.”

“International Rarity”

“American Precious Metals”

James DeAngelis took a plea agreement in 2011 in federal court in New York and is serving time in Federal Prison for his involvement, while Timothy AKA: Michael DeAngelis, and their Brother John Aka: “Jack” DeAngelis, run a radio show allegedly out of Las Vegas, Nevada called “The Collectors Coach” enticing people into investing money with them for what amounts to worthless amounts of silver coins.

Timothy/”Michael” DeAngelis current

(courtesy of LinkdIn)

If you suspect you have been enticed and/or defrauded by Timothy, Michael or Jack DeAngelis we urge you to contact this forum.

Jack DeAngelis

See links below for additional information about these fraudsters.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/January12/deangelisjamessentencingpr.pdf

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/jack-deangelis/las-vegas-nevada-89121/jack-deangelis-the-collectors-coach-show-liar-scam-fraud-deception-rip-off-las-vegas-713824

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ3dNzHj_ak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeTBTrj_N0M

http://www.athensnews.com/ohio/article-18182-three-men-arrested-for-allegedly-trying-to-pull-off-check-scam.html

http://articles.mcall.com/1995-07-21/news/3053461_1_gold-coins-brothers-fraud-charges

WE URGE YOU TO CONTACT US!!!

For more information or to report a fraud you or someone you know has suffered from these people email us at:

[email protected]