Boiler Room Scams

whistler_man

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I've just had a call from a lady calling herself Sylvia, purporting to be from:

http://www.mcgarrycorporate.com/


Administration Department
McGarry Corporate Partners
Tel No.: 1 914 373 7837
Fax No.: 1 914 462 3457
Email: info@mcgarrycorporate.com





Sounded exactly the same as Karen (who tried to scam me last October) from:

Administration Department
Chesterfield International Partners
Tel: 1 914 294 3839
Fax: 1 914 462 3739
Email: info@chesterfieldintlpartners.com

The address on their website:
Description
The 40 Washington Street building is located in DUMBO, Northwestern Brooklyn, Brooklyn.

The location is very convenient for those attending Plymouth Church School. Explore the Gran ElÉctrica area. You can find Pedro's nearby. The area has a number of food options, including 20173 Ozu Japanese Cuisine & Lounge, Almar, and Vinegar Hill House. These are located within 86 yards.

The Area (DUMBO Apartments for Rent)
DUMBO - an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass - is a family-friendly neighborhood that is both historic and cutting edge. Located on the Brooklyn waterfront, DUMBO is known for its many tech start-ups as well as art galleries, fantastic eateries, and unique shops. The neighborhood is populated by over 42,500 people. Those looking to rent their new home in DUMBO can expect to find many old-fashioned warehouse converted loft apartments along with new high-rise apartments and luxury condos. To visit DUMBO, take the F, A, C train or use the East River Ferry!

Population: 42,517 people; population density 47,101 people per square mile (Brooklyn: 34,917 people per square mile)

Adjacent Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Fulton Ferry, Vinegar Hill

Public Transit: F (York St.), A/C (High St.); East River Ferry (Fulton Landing)

https://www.renthop.com/building/nyc/40-washington-street
 
Apr 13, 2016
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Hi,

as a owner of (always) worthless shares in the now long defunct Paragon GPS company I a regularly approached by companies/individuals that wants to help me. The latest call I got was from Edward Temple from Sky Marketing. He said he could help me getting some money back from my ownership in the Paragon GPS stock. He got me in touch with a company called Enterprise Acquisitions and a person called Joseph Grotto.

Mr. Grotto could tell me he had a client that would offer me actually more money for the shares than what I bought them for. There was only one catch. I would have to buy an insurance bond. His client would cover the most of the cost, but I would have to put up approx. 2200 USD. There was talk about an escrow account, and standard procedures. I would get the money back in 5-7 days after the client had gotten the shares transferred to him. It was supposedly to protect both parties.

Link to website: http://www.sky-marketing.com/ and http://www.eacquisitions.com

As always I am very suspicious, and a did a lookup.

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=www.eacquisitions.com

Lot 2-1, Incubator 1, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan 57000 Malaysia
Phone: +60.389966788

Important Dates
Updated Date: 2016-09-05
Created Date: 2002-12-29
Registrar Expiration Date: 2018-12-30

The website does not look right, and I am now even more suspicious. I am right in believing this is just another scamsite?
 
Oct 18, 2017
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Scam

Yes, this sounds very similar to a scam that I almost fell victim to last year.

You can see my post about it here:

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=3061258


It sounds like a variation of the scam I was almost caught up in last year.

I have been extremely fortunate
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Originally Posted by John_North View Post
Hi all,

this is my first post (registered today to post a warning about this lot of crooks) and it's another scam that I unfortunately fell victim to a couple of weeks ago.

This outfit use the website http://chesterfieldintlpartners.com/practice.html

They cold called me and they had knowledge of shares I hold in a specific company. The story was that they were mounting a hostile takeover of this company and were buying out the small shareholders like myself.

They obviously read the register of shareholders which, I have learned, is available as a public document in Ireland where I live.

The story followed the usual style - about which I'm now enlightened..... "Do not discuss this conversation with anyone" The process must be carried out with great speed & urgency" and so on.

These are the contact details they emailed me:

Administration Department
Chesterfield International Partners
Tel: 1 914 294 3839
Fax: 1 914 462 3739
Email: info@chesterfieldintlpartners.com

Hopefully others will read this and exercise extreme caution if contacted by phone or email.

Further to my recent falling victim to "Chesterfield Partners", I have had some very welcome good fortune.

When I fell victim to the initial scam and sent money via bank transfer, after a few days, I was phoned by the scammers to say they had not received the money. They were very plausible and asked me to scan and email them a copy of the money transfer document.

When they received it, they phoned me to say they had made a mistake with the number of the bank account I was originally instructed to wire the money to. They emailed a new account number to me and asked me to re-send the money and that the original amount would eventually be returned to my bank account as the 'incorrect' account number they originally provided, was an error on their part and no account in fact existed.

I was then 100% aware it was a scam and refused to repeat the wire transfer and they became irate and reminded me that I had signed a legally binding agreement.

I had resigned myself to the loss of my £5,100 and decided to put it behind me, when three weeks ago, I checked my account online, and discovered that my £5,100 has been credited to my bank account, minus about £100 which I assume was for the bank fees, currency fluctuations etc.

I consider myself to be extremely lucky and I'm now a far more savvy person after my experience. Valuable lesson learned.
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Apr 13, 2016
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Hi,

and thanks for your answer.

I did find more information on Enterprise Acquisitions.
Link: https://www.justanswer.com/law/b4c1k-investigate-authenticity-enterprise-acquisitions.html
Seems there is little info on the net regarding this company. Or perhaps hard to find, since the name is constructed of frequently used words, thus making it har to search and find any relevant info. Same with Sky Marketing.

I am severing all my ties with them, and will not take any more phone calls from them.
 
Apr 13, 2016
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Grandlink C.P.A. Ltd.

Aonther scammer who contacted me regarding my Paragon GPS shares:

Clément De Bonnet - Forensic Accountant
Tokyo - New York

Grandlink C.P.A. Ltd.
https://www.grandlinkcpaltd.com/
Phone: +813-4578-2106

First I was not sure, but now I am. He just sent me an email quote:

"Could you please sign and send your SCBO Form 4 (document from the
Nasdaq received a few weeks back, attached to the email) and send it to:
legal@usoreg.org
This is the compliance team at the US Offshore Registry Commission and
is the institution the Nasdaq advised us to request guidance from.

This way, they will be able to determine whether or not there is buying
activity on your shares and we will be able to take the right avenue
(selling your shares on the Nasdaq platform or using them for our tax
optimization campaign)."

And checking whois shows the usoreg.org domain is just a few weeks old I am 100% convinced this is a scam. They have used a registrar called namecheap making it even more obvious.

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=usoreg.org
 
May 27, 2014
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homepage

Eureka
Management Consulting
5/F Somekh Building, RockBund
No 149 Yuan Ming Yuan Road
Huang Pu District Shanghai 200002
China
Telephone + 86 21 3120 3037
FAX + 86 21 3120 3038
Fax Number + 86 21 3120 3039
E-mail info@eurikaconsulting.com
E-mail brian_johnson@eurekamngt.com
Web www.eurekaconsultancy.com

It has not been established that Eureka Management Consulting is nor ever was a legitimate, registered company in any part of the world.
In fact an investor visiting Shanghai in early 2014 turned up at the given address, found a “call centre” but no signs of Eureka Management Consulting !

Eureka Management Consulting had also been acting as Eureka Consulting Ltd requesting payments of Invoices to be directed at the accounts of Eureka Consulting Ltd with the BANCPOST and RAIFFEISEN BANK S.A. in Bucharest, Romania.

Eureka Management Consulting had been offering from about July 2012 various stocks to investors in Europe, one of them xboxlove Inc, symbol XBOX. The certificates were signed by a Jessica Hutchinson, President of the company, xboxlove, Inc.

xboxLove Inc was a company registered in Delaware incorporated on 20Dec12 and Texas with an
address at 2056 Ruger Drive,
Plano, Texas 75023,
Phone (972) 302-8206
Web site www.xboxlove.co/
It appears the website was hosted by Various Registries located in Cali, Valle del Cauca, CO

In May 2014 xboxLove Inc was a client of Transfer Online, Stock Transfer Agent located in Portland, Oregon, USA
Our clients - Stock Transfer Agent - Transfer Online, Inc. - Assured ...
https://www.transferonline.com/AboutUs/ClientDetail/XboxLove-Inc
Issuer Name, XboxLove,Inc. Address, 2056 Ruger Drive. Plano, Texas 75023. Phone, (972) 302-8206. Web Site, http://www.xboxlove.co/ ...

Share Certificates that had been issued by XboxLove, Inc to investors could not be authenticated / verified at https://www.transferonline.com/broker nor that the issuer, xboxlove Inc, is included in their Issuer’s List.

It has been suggested that Eureka is now contacting investors with the view of selling their xboxlove, Inc shares but need to pay first some substantial funds in order to remove restrictions or other hindrances to sell same into the market.

Investors – past and present
BE AWARE – THIS IS A BOILER ROOM – STAY WELL AWAY, KEEP YOUR MONEY FOR SOMETHING USEFUL – DO NOT PAY THE SCAMMERS
They seem to have a new homepage. www.eureka-international-advisors.com/ . Just same writings than old pages with couple of new pictures. Old pages disappeared a couple of years ago.
 

whistler_man

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WARNING BEI TRADING BOILER ROOM SCAM OUT OF PHNOM PEN
BRIT ‘BOILER ROOM’ BOYS PLAN TO DINE OUT ON AUSSIE PENSION FUNDS IN THE FLESHPOTS OF CAMBODIA.
SCAM WARNING: PHONEY ‘BEI TRADING’ SELLING FAKE SHARES IN ‘ALIBABA’S ‘PAYPAL’

Britons posing as Tokyo based investment brokers have launched a new ‘boiler room’ scam operation out of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh seeking more pension victims in Australian and New Zealand.

read more: https://www.andrew-drummond.com/2018/10/07/warning-bei-trading-boiler-room-scam-out-of-phnom-pen/
 
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Aonther scammer who contacted me regarding my Paragon GPS shares:

Clément De Bonnet - Forensic Accountant
Tokyo - New York

Grandlink C.P.A. Ltd.
https://www.grandlinkcpaltd.com/
Phone: +813-4578-2106

First I was not sure, but now I am. He just sent me an email quote:

"Could you please sign and send your SCBO Form 4 (document from the
Nasdaq received a few weeks back, attached to the email) and send it to:
legal@usoreg.org
This is the compliance team at the US Offshore Registry Commission and
is the institution the Nasdaq advised us to request guidance from.

This way, they will be able to determine whether or not there is buying
activity on your shares and we will be able to take the right avenue
(selling your shares on the Nasdaq platform or using them for our tax
optimization campaign)."

And checking whois shows the usoreg.org domain is just a few weeks old I am 100% convinced this is a scam. They have used a registrar called namecheap making it even more obvious.

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=usoreg.org
I got a response from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), verifying that this absolutely was a scam:

Dear Mr. Steg:

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Please be advised there is no registered firm or legitimate U.S. government regulator with any name matching or similar to the "US Offshore Registry Commission." In addition, Paragon GPS is not registered with the SEC. The SEC is aware of a number of fraudulent solicitations currently underway that purport to be affiliated with or sponsored by the federal government and legitimate securities regulators. Please see our recent Investor Alert: SEC Warns of Bogus Securities Regulators Soliciting Investors available at www.sec.gov/investor/alerts/ia_bogusregulators.htm and www.sec.gov/answers/impersonators.htm.

Based on the information you provided, it appears that you have been contacted by persons engaging in an “Advance Fee Fraud." This type of scam generally involves requests that investors pay a fee in advance as a condition of closing a proposed transaction (referred to as “advance fee fraud”). After the investor pays the advance fee or similar fees as directed, the investment firm may break off contact. In the end, the proposed transaction does not take place, and the investor is never paid and never recovers the fees paid in advance.

For more information on advance fee frauds and other types of scams, please see our fast answer (available at http://www.sec.gov/answers/advancefeefraud.htm) and investor alert (available at https://investor.gov/additional-res...updated-investor-alert-be-lookout-advance-fee).

An additional source of information about firms or entities that claim to be, but are not, registered with the SEC is the SEC’s Public Alert: Unregistered Soliciting Entities (PAUSE) webpage at http://www.sec.gov/investor/oiepauselist.htm. The PAUSE list includes entities that have been the subject of investor complaints and for which SEC staff has determined that (i) there is no U.S. registered securities firm with this name, or (ii) there is a U.S. registered securities firm with the same (or a similar) name, but solicitations appear to have been made by persons who are not affiliated with the U.S. registered securities firm.

Sincerely,

Nina Smallwood-Johnson
Attorney
Office of Investor Education and Advocacy
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(800) 732-0330
http://www.sec.gov
www.investor.gov
www.twitter.com/SEC_Investor_Ed

File Attachment:
Correspondent Name: Mr. Steg
Create Date: 2018-08-30 09:49:02
Origin: Web
File #: HO::~00680575~::HO
Description:
Is the US Offshore Registry Commission a valid entity representing the US goverment? I have been approached by someone pretending to verify my distressed shares in Paragon GPS using this entity with recommendation from Nasdaq. Contact info: US Offshore Registry Commission info@usoreg.org +1-646-741-5159 90 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Link to website: http://usoreg.org/ According to icann the name registration is only a few weeks old: https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=usoreg.org
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blackwatch

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Universal Taxation Strategies

This is a New Name the scammers are now using, at least I got to hear about it a couple of days ago ;

Universal Taxation Strategies
Umeda Sky
1-1 Oyodanaka Kita-ku
Osaka-shi 531-6023
Osaka, Japan
Tel.No + 81 6 4560 4972

Olivia Baker
Legal Compliance
oliviabaker@universaltaxationstrategies.com

With Offices (!) in Italy
Palazzo Eni
Passeggiata del Giappone
00144 Roma RM, Italy
info@universaltaxationstrategies.com

Universal Taxation Strategies connects to Carlton Church a notorious Boiler Room Scammers that has been around for some years now.

I only hope you looked into this forum BEFORE you parted with your hard earned money !