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Jan
13

Mark (aka: “Zio”) Segovia & Betty Segovia

Mark Segovia is now calling himself “Zio” Segovia

(Zio-meaning Uncle or Slang for Brother in Togo western Africa)

Accomplice/Co-conspirators”

Mark Segovia

Mark Segovia (“ZIO” or “Uncle” Segovia)

Kurt Bowker, Lidio Rancharan
(Other accomplice’s names being withheld pending further investigation)
DBA: Vault LLC & “Grupo Bannorth” Banking Services, Panama.

Will steal your money! In this case they stole over $1,600,000.00 and did
knowingly cause losses to investors in excess of $2 Million Dollars

They will promise you they can effect major financial transactions
or investments with incredible returns then rob you blind!

Here’s the summary of the case:

Lidio Rancharan

Lidio Rancharan

In February of 2006, numerous potential investors/victims attended an investment seminar in the state of Washington put on by a group out of Vancouver, WA. One of the local presenters was a man by the name of Kurt Bowker. Other local names are currently being withheld pending further investigation. It is now understood that none of the persons involved in marketing the investment product were licensed to do so.

The investment proposal was purported to produce a high yield with a monthly cash flow using Life Insurance Policies that the group would purchase and subsequently sell at a profit to institutional investors. Then the group would see a return of their investment to the tune of 15-30% monthly.

Based on the convincing presentation, written prospectus and the name-dropping of investment companies like Fidelity, the group bought into the pitch. Over the next several weeks the group put together approximately $2.3 Million Dollars to invest in this scheme.

The group was told initially that the funds invested were being used to purchase 3 life insurance policies, 2 policies with a $10 Million benefit and one with a $3 Million dollar benefit payout for a total of $23 Million US Dollars. Ultimately, the promised returns never came to fruition.

Later it was discovered that these same Life Insurance Policies were utilized by Lidio Rancharan to bilk investors out $100’s of Thousands of dollars from a separate group of victims in Canada.

Early on in the first few months of the scheme, some or the Washington affiliated investors became nervous and were actually able to withdraw or recover approx. $350,000.00.

When returns did not begin as promised, the group began pressuring the local, Vancouver Washington accomplices who finally admitted that they were not in control of the subject policies. In fact the policies were under the control of “Vault LLC” company that was owned by Mark and Betty Segovia who seem to bounce around from the states of New York, Georgia, Arizona, California to Panama.

Shortly after this realization, in September of 2006 the first of many weekly conference calls were held with Mark Segovia/ZIO Segovia. During these calls Segovia continued promising to make good on the investments with various other “Deals” he was making, always indicating that even though the policies hadn’t been turned over for a profit that they still existed and the investors money was secure.

This was the story from Mark Segovia (Zio Segovia) up until the first months of 2008. It was around this time that the investors learned that Mark Segovia had allowed the all three of the Life Insurance Policies to lapse by failing to pay the premiums. On top of that the Segovia’s “Gutted” the cash value of the policies to the tune of $1,600,000.00 and absconded with the money that was rightly the property of the investors.

Once the investors confirmed and collected sufficient evidence to support their findings, they confronted Segovia, who is currently “on the lamb” residing in Panama acting as a financial consultant for Grupo Bannorth Bank. Once confronted with the overwhelming evidence, Mark Segovia conceded that he had indeed drained the cash value from the policies and allowed all of the policies to lapse. . It was also learned that Bowker was allegedly paid off by Segovia to the tune of $250,000.00 and then fled Washington and started another business in Arizona.

Victims of this scam at one point were advised by the Segovia’s, that they were represented by one Mr. Albert Coleman, an attorney out of the Atlanta area. When contacted Mr. Coleman denied any personal involvement in the scam to the victims, however did supply significant information and documentation as to his role and involvement in the set-up and structure of Segovia’s web of business entities.

As late as January 2009, Mark (Zio) and Betty Segovia continue to make empty promises to return the stolen money. But, it is apparent that all have been just a ploy to stall and put off the investors in hopes that they will not actually take any action and just go away.

International Fraud Alert spoke with an official at the GlobalAdvocates.ch, who advised that they had been brought into the matter by one of the investors to examine the issue from a criminal perspective and attempt to possibly mediate the situation to resolution.

IFA has concluded from the information from various sources that Mark Segovia (Zio Segovia) continues to attempt to entice others from his hideout in Panama City, Panama. In fact it is alleged that Mark-Zio Segovia lives a very highlife on the backs of unsuspecting victims with promises of riches and financial success. Our belief is that Segovia does nothing more than entice, induce and scam unsuspecting victims into being defrauded out of their hard earned money.

In fact IFA has learned that this incident is not the first time that Mark Segovia’s nefarious activities have caught up with him. If would seem that he was party to a legal action in 2004 in Federal Court for allegedly the same type of conduct against a Mr. Peter Fagan and Comanche Investments the court issued a judgment against Segovia for approximately $500,000.00.

Mark Segovia is described as: Black Male, approx. 47 yoa, with a dark complexion, 5’10-6’00 ft tall, 180-200 lbs, likes to dress in expensive clothes and speaks with a slight European/Caribbean accent and a silver tongue.

Betty Segovia: is believed to work as a flight attendant out of the Atlanta area on route(s) between Phoenix and San Diego, CA.

Bottom-line WARNING to the public, BEWARE of Mark (aka: Zio) and Betty Segovia, Lidio Rancharan or anyone associated with them. These crooks will claim to be able to assist you in making large sums of money in their investment programs and it is a scam they will take your money laughing all the way to the bank, leaving you broke.

Note:

{IFA is still in the process of verifying the legitimacy of Grupo Bannorth, Panama City, Panama. All documents executed by Grupo Bannorth have been executed by the below listed entity.}
Grupo Bannorth S.A.
Urbanizacion Marbella
Ocean Business Plaza, 13th Floor, Office 1311
Republic of Panama
Attn: Alexis Vargas
Vice-president and Legal Representative

If you have any information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of these criminals send an email. This case is currently under investigation any and all sworn statements will be taken and appreciated in the pursuit of these Fraudsters! Also please report your case to your local, state and federal authorities. Help us put stop to these scam artists from destroying the lives of anyone else!!

{Allegations are substantiated/evidenced and are on file with an independent investigative entity}
Contact us at [email protected] or email us via our “contact us” page.

Jan
10

Jim Frazier

JIM FRAZIER

IFA: OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

DBA: Orbit Petroleum/Pyramid Petroleum
(Operates out of Oklahoma City, Irving/Houston Texas, New Mexico, Calgary Alberta)
Jim Frazier and his companies will steal your money. In this case he defrauded his victim for nearly $200,000.00. Numerous other victims where also taken for nearly $2,000,000.00 (Accused of stealing in excess of two million U.S. dollars) Jim Frazier will promise incredible returns on Oil Well Investments, pocket your money & you will never hear from him again.

Offense Summary:

The Complainant, a resident of the state of Georgia, advises that he was victimized by a subject identified as Jim Frazier, President of Orbit Petroleum (pictured above) at the time operating out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The victim alleges that Jim Frazier did in fact knowingly steal and/or by deceptive means defraud him in the amount of $187,500.00 (One Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Five Hundred U.S. Dollars).

www.orbitpetro.com

In late 2006, Jim Frazier solicited the victim regarding what Jim Frazier referred to as an incredible investment opportunity in an oil well project located in New Mexico. At the time the victim had been looking for a secure investment to assist with paying for tuition for his two children who were attending college.

Jim Frazier delivered and investment prospectus and supporting geological survey documentation on a particular project he referred to as the “Chavaroo Oil Field” in New Mexico. Over the course of the next several weeks he contacted the victim numerous times by way of phone, fax, email and U.S. Postal Service.

Jim Frazier enticed the victim by promising that there was NO way to lose, as the investment was “full proof”. Jim Frazier assured that leases of the Chaveroo site secured the investment and that the leases value far exceeded the amount of the investment.

The pitch and the prospectus indicated that the investment was divided into “Units” and that each “Unit” had an actual value of $70,000.00. In fact in follow-up correspondence Jim Frazier indicated that each Unit had an actual value of $76,227.00. However, Jim Frazier purported that in order to raise the necessary operating capitol for the bountiful Chavaroo oil field the Units were being offered at a reduced rate of $37,500 each.

Further, Jim Frazier Guaranteed the units were to produce a return of $1,000.00 per month each. Jim Frazier called this investment scheme “OPPJV” (Orbit Petroleum, Partnership Joint Venture). The investigation into this matter has uncovered an important piece to the puzzle in relationship to the value of the “Units” that Jim Frazier represented to the victim.

In February of 2008, a “RICO” lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court in the Central District of California. The complaint surrounds this very same scam that Jim Frazier and his Co-Conspirators played on a separate group of people. The “Complaint” alleges that between April 2006 and July 2006, Jim Frazier was instrumental in the inducement of 16 different victim for a total of $2,288,000.00 (Two million two hundred and eighty eight thousand U.S. Dollars)

In this situation Jim Frazier and company pitched that there existed 100 “Units” in the Orbit OPPJV each having a value of $100,000.00. Ultimately Jim Frazier and his cronies induced these victims into buying a total of 26 “Units” at a price of $88,000.00 each. As in the case with our victim the Federal Court record indicates that the money was converted and stolen, leaving the victims with nothing.

In December of 2006, Jim Frazier had finally convinced the case subject victim that this scam was legitimate and he wired Jim Frazier $187,500 which amounted to his children’s entire college fund. In exchange for this investment the victim was to receive 5 units and immediately begin receiving $5,000.00 a month in returns, but none ever came to fruition.

The Share Price of Orbit Petroleum as of January 2009 was $.07 a share.

By July of 2007, Orbit Petroleum entered into bankruptcy proceedings in New Mexico. Further, at about the same time Jim Frazier sold the Chaveroo oil field Leases that supposedly secured the victim(s) investment to Ridgeway Petroleum, who subsequently changed their name or “EOR” (Enhanced Oil Recovery), for a measly $600,000.00 which amounts to about 6% of the value that Jim Frazier had stated in writing.

enhancedoilres.com

Investigation has shown that Jim Frazier has left a path of financial destruction for numerous individuals and companies. A source at Tipton Oil advised that they had originally had been hired by Jim Frazier to operate the Chavaroo field however Jim Frazier made no real attempt to make the Chavaroo site a legitimate operation and that his claims of the potential production were nothing more than embellishments to entice unsuspecting victims. Tipton also said that Chavaroo had been all but pumped dry and more or less shutdown for lack of production.

Further, the Tipton source stated Jim Frazier defrauded their company out of literally millions of dollars. They also say that once Jim Frazier had begun the bankruptcy in New Mexico, he began selling off assets of Orbit in violation of Federal Bankruptcy Law.

Tipton has filed Lawsuits against Jim Frazier who has been represented in court by a John Green an attorney who works for another oil company called, Pyramid Petroleum.

pyramidpetroleum.com

Pyramid has since hired Jim Frazier as their Cheif Financial Officer.

Tipton oil sources speculate that Pyramid may have become involved with Jim Frazier in order to place themselves in a position to absorb some of Jim Frazier or Orbit’s ill-gotten assets. All attempts to contact Jim Frazier, Orbit Petroleum, Mike Myers (current president of Orbit) and Pyramid have been ignored by all.

www.orbitpetro.com/

A source at GlobalAdvocates.ch advises that they were asked by the victim in November of 2008 to investigate and advocate as his behalf. They believe that the evidence will show that Jim Frazier violated numerous state and federal laws.

Alleged Federal Crimes/Offenses committed*:

Mail Fraud-(Title 18, USC, Section 1341)

Wire Fraud-(Title 18, USC, Section 1343)

Securities Fraud-(Title 28, USC, Section 1658)

Money Laundering-(Title 18, USC, Section 1956)

Tax Evasion-(Title 26, USC, Section 7201)

RICO-(Title 18 USCA, 1961)

Bankruptcy Fraud-(Title 18, USC, Section 157

Bottom-line WARNING to the public, BEWARE of Jim Frazier. This man will attempt to induce you into oil well investments and it appears to be nothing more than a scam! Jim Frazier will take your money laughing all the way to the bank, leaving you broke as he did the victim in this case and numerous others.

Jim Frazier is described as follows:
Race: Caucasian, ruddy/pasty complexion
Height: 5’10-6’00
Weight: 210 lbs
Build: Stocky
Age: 45 yoa
Red Hair & Blue Eyes

If you have any information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of this criminal, or if Jim Frazier too has victimized you, send us an email. Also, please report your case to your local, state and federal authorities. Help us put stop to this scam artist from damaging anyone else!!

{Allegations are substantiated/evidenced and are on file with an independent investigative entity}
Contact us at [email protected] or email us via our “contact us” page.

Oct
24

JOE & FRANK BRITTON of FLORIDA-DEFRAUD ELDERLY VICTIMS!!!!

FLORIDA FATHER & SON TEAM DEFRAUD ELDERLY NEW JERSEY MAN IN OIL & GAS INVESTMENT SCHEME.

Team Now Operating in Florida & Texas

                A 79 year old resident of New Jersey has been identified as the victim of fraud perpetuated upon him by Joseph “Joe” Frank Britton Sr, Joseph “Frank” Britton III, Dennis Timpe and Francine Britton (now deceased).    The investigation shows between September 2008 and December of 2010, the victim invested Nine Hundred and Fifty-Eight Thousand Dollars in a company called GlobalTec Energy Corp.     Joseph F. Britton of Holiday, Florida is listed as GTEC’s CEO; he is also listed as GlobalTec Intellectual Properties (GTIP) CEO.   Frank Britton of Wesley Chapel, Florida is listed as Associate/Consultant with GTEC.  Investigators found Joe Britton sold the victim stock in a series of shell corporations, which existed only on paper.

In April of 2008 the victim was contacted by Dennis Timpe, a broker with TD and Associates, Inc., Yorba Linda California. Timpe recommended GlobalTec Intellectual Properties/GlobalTec Energy Corp as a good investment opportunity.   Timpe specifically referenced GlobalTec earnings for clients investing more than $25,000 in NRG Corporations. Among the materials found after the victims death was a joint “Press Release” from Dennis Timpe & Global Intellectual Properties Corp (GTIP), inviting “clients” an opportunity to receive a Confidential White Paper on “Owning A Natural Gas Company”.  On July 23rd, 2007 T.D. & Associates, Inc. & Dennis Timpe were issued a “Desist & Refrain Order” by the State of California for violations of sections 25110 and 35401 of the California Corporations Code.   In April, 2005 the Alabama Securities Commission issued a Cease and Desist Order against T.D. & Associates, Inc. & Dennis Timpe in connection with oil & gas investments.  In November of 1998 the State of Wisconsin issued an order prohibiting Dennis Timpe and T.D. & Associates, Inc. from offering or selling securities unless registered in that state.  Wisconsin authorities found five prior orders involving alleged violations of securities laws issued by regulatory agencies in the states of Maine, Montana, Minnesota and Pennsylvania against T.D. & Associates, Inc. and Dennis Timpe.

Shortly after Timpe contacted the victim Joseph Britton began calling the victim encouraging him to invest in GTIP’s new business model, purchasing a Black Gold “NRG” oil company from GlobalTec Intellectual Properties.

From September 23, 2008 through January 29, 2010 -GTIP/GTEC sold five “NRG” Corporations to the victim for $258,000.  The corporations were registered in The Commonwealth of Virginia; Francine Britton was listed as the resident agent.

A review of the investment transactions the victim made after January 29, 2010 shows a different investment pattern.  The victim’s poor health and age allowed Joseph & Frank Britton to gain his trust, and to take advantage of that trust. Using a myriad of shell companies & structures the Britton’s were able to entice the victim to invest in, High-Side Oil & Gas Production Purchases which were reported to be lucrative but with a higher risk.

From April 10, 2010 to December 9th, 2010 the victim was pressured by Joe & Frank Britton to invest $ 700,000 in this fraudulent investment scheme.     To support the scheme, in 2009 GlobalTec Energy Corp began sending the victim checks reported as earnings on his various NRG Corporations.   A total of $77,608.94 was paid to the victim as earnings on investments by Global Tech Intellectual Properties and GlobalTec Energy Corporation, which is typical in what is commonly known as a “Ponzi” investment scheme.

A Doctor who cared for the elderly victim described his condition during this period stated, “Based on his poor physical health, he would not have been able to participate in complicated business transactions.”    The allegations are that the Britton’s were very much aware of the victims declining health and used it to further take advantage of the man.

GlobalTec is a privately held company, in order to complete their obligations under the contracts they signed with the victim they would have to contracts with other partners or own lease rights to oil and gas production sites.  GlobalTec Energy Corp is not known in the oil & gas industry, no contracts or vendors were found and GlobalTec Energy Corporation does not own lease rights to oil and gas production sites.

GlobalTec Energy Corps original webpage listed 1225 Banks Ridge Road, Tazewell, VA. as its corporate address.  The phone number listed was 276-472-2122 (now disconnected).    The property at 1225 Banks Ridge Road was sold in a Trustees sale on 12-15-2011.  GlobalTec Energy Corp now lists its address as 3125 Shipwatch Drive, Holiday, FL. Phone 727-934-7179.

Joseph Britton advertises himself as an executive with 30 years experience as an independent financial and business consultant. He lists no experience in the gas and oil business.  However, he is listed as the CEO of GTIP, GlobalTec Energy Corp and the Business Manager of Enerops LLC (an oil & gas operating company in the State of Oklahoma.  Enerops LLC., advertises that it operates leases and wells owned by GlobalTec Energy Corp, in the State of Oklahoma.  Enerops LLC. is registered as a Domestic LLC  in Oklahoma. It was formed on 11-12-2008 and lists its address as 908 E. Grand Ave., Tonkawa, OK 74653.   Enerops LLC exists only on paper it does not operate in Oklahoma.

To date – GlobalTec Energy Corp has not produced evidence showing ownership of wells and/or lease agreements with drilling operators.   The Britton’s paid the victim earnings on his NRG investments from the victims continuing purchases of additional NRG LLC or amended rollover agreements.  When the victim died and the money stopped, GTEC left Virginia

Joseph Britton is still operating GlobalTec Intellectual Properties Corp. He is now associated with Florida International Funding Group LLC,  International Funding Group LLC- registered in Florida, and a series of Domestic NRG companies; NRG 7061 through NRG 7068 all registered in Texas.  Frank Britton is the sole corporate officer of FB3AJB LLC an active Florida Corporation.  Frank Britton lives with his wife Amy who has a degree in Nursing in Wesley Chapel, Florida and is closely associated with the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association.  He sits on their executive board and coordinates Lacrosse tournaments.

For additional information about this incident or if you are or know of additional potential victims of the alleged suspects please contact this forum.

Feb
14

Keith Eugene Mitchell

Keith Eugene Mitchel

Keith Eugene Mitchel

ALERT: Keith Eugene Mitchell and Alleged Co-Conspirator “Dr.”/“Pastor” Stephen J. Cooney

DBA: “The Option Group” Operating out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Without remorse they will lose your money!
In this case they scammed their victims for over $500,000.00.

They make empty promises of extraordinary returns with little to no chance of losses.

Be warned, you will lose your money in their illegal schemes.

Here’s the summary of the case:

In about June of 2007, Keith Mitchell and Stephen Cooney held an Investors meeting at a high-end resort in Coeur D Alene, Idaho. The VICTIMS present consisted of several retired Christian Missionaries and senior citizens with limited financial resources.

Some of the investors allege that they were shown documents that demonstrated annual returns of 100%. It was indicated that at the least the investors should see a return of 3 to 5% a month.

Further it was promised that in the worst case scenario the investors would never lose more than 5% in any one month and should the investors desire they could immediately withdraw their investment at anytime with 30-days notice. In short the pitch was that the investment was fool-proof”

Cooney who purported to be a Christian minister, a man of God of unshakable integrity, supported Mitchell’s claims stating that he had over $1,500,000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) invested in Mitchell’s program and was experiencing huge returns to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The two men worked in concert to entice and induce the various investors into giving them money. In fact it was stated by Mitchell that Cooney received compensation for assisting Mitchell.

As follow-up to the group meeting in Coeur D Alene, Mitchell even traveled to Yakima Washington to meet with some of the same investors in order to perpetuate his scheme. Ultimately the group invested over $500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) with Mitchell.

A few months later the members of the investment group began to receive “Margin Call” notices on their investments. Mitchell employed the services of a securities broker named “Yarjana”. When the investors came to Mitchell and Yarjana with concerns about the notices, they both directed the investors to ignore or disregard the notices that they were in fact errors.

In February of 2008, the investors discovered that the majority of their principle had been lost by Mitchell and directed them to liquidate what was left of their money. With more than 50% of their money gone, Mitchell confirmed in March that he would liquidate the account and return the money. Further he promised that he personally would “payback the lost principle” himself.

Shortly after this order to liquidate the account, Mitchell and partner in crime, Yarjana went on vacation to Mexico together without following thru with the liquidation. In short the victims lost their money. None of the promises have been brought to fruition.

When confronted with the issue Pastor Cooney’s only comment was, “It must have been God’s will”. Yet the investors discovered that when the investment program began to lose money, Cooney’s accounts were liquidated saving him the fate of the rest of the investors.

Investigation has shown that not only is Keith Mitchell not licensed to sell or market Securities, but that he previously had been under investigation by the State of Idaho for selling securities without a license and was subsequently fined some $25,000.00 and ordered to “Cease and Desist” his activities.

Mitchell and Cooney have within the last two months employed the services to two different attorneys to shield themselves from the outrage of the bilked investors. They have done everything from tell the investors to pound sand to promise to make good on the lost money.

Mitchell has on several occasions stated that he has got some Swiss Deal in the works that will allow him to pay the victims back. But, time and time again refuses to reveal any details of this purported Swiss Deal” Both of the attorneys hired to protect Mitchell and Cooney have dropped from the picture as Mitchell continued to stonewall them as well.

Fraud Alert spoke with an official, who advised that they had been brought into the matter to examine the issue from a criminal perspective and to possibly mediate the situation to resolution. However, to date, the suspects have made no substantive attempt at any type of resolution. Investigators stated that they are close to completing their investigation and will be forwarding their findings to various governmental agencies requesting official intervention.

Bottom line WARNING to the public, BEWARE of Keith Eugene Mitchell and Stephen J. Cooney. These con men will claim to be able make you incredible returns on your investments. Their claims are a SCAM they will lose your money laughing all the way to the bank, leaving you broke.

UPDATE: Cooney who is currently listed as a Director of Candlelight International, Inc. {DBA: Candlelight Christian Church} with the Idaho Secretary of State.  Is now showing his home address to be 8917 W. Cougar Gulch Road in Couer D Alene ID.

SEE ATTACHED PDF BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:

CandlelightChurchReg-Cooney

http://www.sos.idaho.gov/xt/?xp=\20151014\XMLPORTS_C189590_1510141216.xml

If you have any additional information that will assist in bringing these criminals to justice please send an email. Also please report your case to your local, state and federal authorities. Help us put stop to these scam artists from damaging anyone else!!.

For additional information please contact: http://www.equalizergroup.org

Feb
14

David Earl Roper

Scam Alert David Earl Roper
(Alleged accomplices: Paul & Larry Roper, Michael Adams)

DBA: Signature Industries, Inc. (a defunct Wyoming company)

(Operates out of Dallas County Texas)
David Earl Roper will steal your money. In this case he defrauded $40,000.00 from an elderly WWII Veteran. David Earl Roper will promise incredible returns on oil well investments, pocket your money & you will never hear from him again.

Offense Summary:

The Victim, Mr. Williams a senior citizen and a resident of the state of California, advises that he was victimized by a subject identified as David Roper, DBA; Signature Industries, Inc. at the time operating in Irving, Texas. Mr. Williams alleges that Roper did in fact knowingly Steal and/or by deceptive means defraud him in the amount of $40,000.00 (forty Thousand U.S. Dollars).

On or about the first week of December 2006, Mr. Williams received a phone call from a man who identified himself as David Roper. Roper stated that he was the Vice President of a company out of Texas called Signature Industries, Inc. Roper talked/enticed Mr. Williams into mailing him a check for $25,000 as an investment in a highly productive oil well project he was working on. Roper promised monthly updates on Williams’s investment and that the investment was fool proof with excellent returns.

When no updates were given, Williams over several months attempted to contact Roper who gave excuses and avoided his phone calls. Finally in July of 2007, Roper called Williams and advised that the oil wells he had first invested in weren’t producing. But, he had other wells that were highly productive and with a larger investment Roper would switch the investment to the new wells. He talked Williams into mailing him another check for $15,000.

A short time after he had taken the victim’s money for a second time, all of Roper’s phone numbers were disconnected. Williams then realized he had been a victim of fraud and that Roper had stolen his money.

Investigation has determined that Roper has been involved in this type of “business” for several years. He has been partnered up with Larry and Paul Roper who are believed to be his brothers and Mike Adams an old high school buddy.

Roper’s company Signature industries, was originally opened by a subject by the name of John Harris. According to Wyoming officials this company became defunct in May of 2006 more than six months prior to Roper soliciting and inducing the elderly victim in this case. Roper has operated several companies in the greater Dallas area: Roper Adams Marketing Group, David Roper and Associates to name a couple.

Roper has utilized websites (www.signatureindustries.net– now deleted) to promote his fraudulent activities and references other legitimate oil companies such as Venture Oil and Gas, Rockland Oil, JP Exploration and Gordon H. Johnson as references.

At the time of this incident, David Roper was conducting his nefarious business operations at an office building located at 4322 North Beltline Road Suite# 212-B Irving Texas. A source at the management office for that building advised that Roper and his associates moved out of the building owing in excess of $25,000.00 in delinquent rent. They also indicated that the Texas SEC had served them with a warrant for the records of the tenants at that time.

FRAUD ALERT has learned from Dallas County Court Records that David E. Roper 01/27/74 has arrest records on file. One such record reflects a charge of Theft involving bank checks.

A source at the Secretary of State’s office indicated that as of March 2008 Roper was using a POB of 202613 Arlington Texas and a physical address of 6018 Brenhaven Rd. also in Arlington.

A source at Global Advocates (globaladvocates.ch)  advises that they were asked by Mr. Williams in March of 2008 to investigate and advocate as his behalf. Further, GA advises that since April 2008, Roper has promised time and time again to make good on the $40,000.00 by way of a Forced Loan payment program. However, continues to stall by introducing as many as three different attorneys into the picture apparently to stall and delay finalizing a re-payment agreement.

Roper has indicated time and time again that he was selling legitimate oil wells to the victim. However, he refuses to produce any sort of documentation to support the legitimacy of what he sold Mr. Williams.

Bottom line WARNING to the public, BEWARE of David Earl Roper. This man will attempt to induce you into oil well investments and it appears to be nothing more than a SCAM! Roper will take your money laughing all the way to the bank, leaving you broke as he did the senior citizen in this case.

David Roper is described as follows:

Race: African American

Height: 5’09-5’10

Weight: 280 lbs

Build: Stocky/Heavy Set

Age: 34

Alleged Crimes/Offenses committed:

Theft by Deception,

Investment/Securities Fraud,

Unfair Business Practices,

Tax Evasion,

Money Laundering

If you have any information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of this criminal, or if you too have been victimized by Roper please Help us put stop to this SCAMMER from damaging anyone else!!

If you should have any additional information regarding the fraudulent activities of Roper we urge you to contact the authorities and this forum.
{Allegations are substantiated/evidenced and are on file with an independent investigative entity}

Feb
14

Darrel Robinson & Michael G. Windes

Darrel Robinson

Darrel Robinson

Darrel Robinson & Michael G. Windes
(Accomplice Cindi Denton)

DBA: Business Equities of America & QCN Corp.

Will steal your money. In this case they stole $150,000.00
They will promise you huge lines of credit if you pay them Extraordinary “Credit Assistance” fees.

Business Equities or Business Equities of America

This is Their Scam Company Business Equities of America.

Here’s the summary of the case.

In July 2007, the victims Mr. Johnson and a Mr. Pleasant from the state of Georgia see an ad in a magazine reference private financing programs for real estate investment/development projects. Johnson responds to the ad and is told by a Mr. Darrell Robinson, President of Business Equities of America (pictured herein) that he can deliver money for large projects without credit or collateral being an issue. Business Equities of America has numerous addresses listed on the Internet. The one they used in this scam is 2222 Michelson Drive Irvine California. Their phone number is 951.603.0031. Darrel Robinson’s accomplice has been identified as Cindi Denton.

In Mr. Johnson’s case Mr. Darrel Robinson agreed to obtain a $3,000,000.00 (Three Million Dollar) line of credit. The “Line of Credit” was contingent on Mr. Johnson paying Darrel Robinson $50,000.00 as a “Credit Limit Assistance Fee”. Further the contract states that the $50,000.00 is “fully refundable at your request if you do not receive sufficient funding…within 30 days”. This is a LIE!!!!

Mr. Pleasant, who is an acquaintance of Mr. Johnson, also makes contact with Darrel Robinson. Darrel Robinson subsequently contracts with Mr. Pleasant to acquire a $5,000,000.00 (Five Million Dollar) line of credit for a real estate project he is working on. Darrell Robinson is able to extract $100,000.00 “Funding assistance fee” from Mr. Pleasant.

As of today, June 10th 2008 Darrel Robinson and Business Equities of America have failed to produce any lines of credit. And even after nearly a year of requesting and demanding the return of the “Credit Assistance Fees” Darrel Robinson has failed to pay one dime of the money back. Click here to view his website.

Darrel Robinson (Robinson uses various aka’s: such as Derrall, Darrel and Derrel) – AKA – Derrall Robinson, AKA – Darrel Robinson, AKA – Derrel Robinson… has made numerous promises to return the money in full to the Victims in this matter. The latest Promise was that he would return the money by March 1st 2008. When this day came and went Darrel Robinson advised that he had hired an attorney to edit a contractual agreement between the parties to allow him to return the money in payments, basically amounting to what the legal industry calls a “Forced Loan” upon the victims.

International Fraud Alert spoke with an official at the Global Advocates (globaladvocates.ch), who advised that they had been brought into the matter to examine the issue from a criminal perspective and to possibly mediate the situation to resolution.

GA advised that they had been placed in contact with a man by the name of Michael C.

Michael Byane

Michael Bynane

Bynane who claimed to be acting as Darrel Robinson’s attorney out of Houston Texas. The intent of Mr. Bynane (pictured below) being introduced to the matter was to assist with the finalization of a repayment contract. After nearly, two months of promises to bring the matter to resolution, absolutely nothing was accomplished other than what amounted to nothing by “stall tactics” by Darrel Robinson through his attorney Bynane.

IFA has concluded by information gathered from various sources that Darrel Robinson has never had the ability or resources to acquire loans for anyone. In fact it is our belief that the whole process is nothing more than a scam to entice and induce unsuspecting victims into being defrauded out of their hard earned money.

An investigation is ongoing and requests for criminal charges are being filed with the appropriate State and Federal authorities. Anyone who has been victimized by these conmen, please contact us and come forward!
In one such case a gentleman by the name of Ty Couglin was involved and ripped off by Windes. Mr. Couglin was taken for $15,000.00 himself. Windes did the same thing with this victim, promised to return his money and never did.

Further we have learned that Darrel Robinson is not the only suspect in this matter. Further information uncovered by IFA shows that another subject by the name of Michael Windes who operates QCN Corp. appears to be an associate or even an accomplice of Darrel Robinson. IFA has uncovered information that alleges that Windes has been pulling the same type of SCAM operation for years. In fact in the matter described above Windes even promised to return the stolen money to the victims himself of course this never came to fruition.

Bottom line WARNING to the public, BEWARE of Michael Windes and Darrel Robinson. These men will claim to be able to assist you in acquiring large sums of money/lines of credit and it is a scam they will take your money laughing all the way to the bank, leaving you broke.

If you have any information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of these criminals send us an email. Also please report your case to your local, state and federal authorities. Help us put stop to these scam artists from damaging anyone else!!

PLEASE – If you have ANY information which can assist us in the capture and/or re-payment to the victims of the $150,000.00 dollars(or are yourself a victim already!)