Beware of Scam from Taiwan - Part 1

Today, I got a call from a guy - Michael Taylor from Taiwan. He is working in this company - Scott Fitzgerald Group Limited . I don’t know where he got my contact from, most probably from Alibaba.com because I only shown my contact there as for my brother’s business.

The objective of calling me is scam me with his share investment plan. There is a Chinese blue chip stock - DVN Energy which listed in NYSE. Recently, they just received an oil and gas production contract worth USD20 billion from China Government. The current share price is USD77.56 but the market still don’t know this insider news yet. Once it announced to public, it will shoot up to USD200++. If I invest with them, The returns will be >100%. This is attractive right? Do you believe it?

I been listening to his bullshit for 30 minutes. Yes, 30 minutes talking about stock. Since I am free and would like to hear how they scam us, then, I share their tactic with the community.

This is the funny part. After 30 minutes of stock bullshit, then he start asking on my background. Firstly, ask how old am I and my occupation? Then I answer 18yo and working as an office boy with USD200 monthly salary. Of course it is fake data. I am short of 8 years old :P. I purposely play with him and he stunned for awhile…….

After 10 seconds, he never give up and continue pursuing me with all the high returns investment. He recommend me to buy the minimum investment of 100 unit share which cost me USD7.7k. Then, explain to me on how the process of registering with them. Come to the most important part which is talking about my money - How to transfer money to them. Up to this point, I got to go for a meeting and he will call me back and explain to me on that payment part by tomorrow.

Do you ever receive this kind of calls? If yes, play with them. See the way they con the public. I believe there are people who believe on their bullshit and transfer money to them. Every week will have such news in our local newspapers. Anyway, let’s wait for their call tomorrow and update the community on this scam……

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Comment by scwong Subscribed to comments via email
2007-07-20 18:38:48

Good one! The nerve of those conman!

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Comment by Maxwell Mood Subscribed to comments via email
2007-07-25 06:21:42

Interesting… when you talk to them next time please try to find out where they are registered. Nothing visible at their home page and they are also not registered in the USA or Taiwan, we already verified that. If you can obtain this info, that would be great so that we can go after them and see that we take one more company off the market.
Any other valuable info about Scott Fitzgerald Group Limited please send to maxwell.mood@yahoo.com.
Regards,
Maxwell

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Comment by AsiaPartTime Subscribed to comments via email
2007-07-25 08:05:04

Do you receive their call b4? Howcome you so interested on knowing this stupid company?
Btw, they smart now. After I didn’t transfer money to them within 2 days, they never call anymore. Normally, a real company will keep calling you until you make a deal with them but this company didn’t. So, I am sure they are con man and give up on me.

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Comment by Philip Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-17 23:40:51

I was also called shortly after registering with some chinese trade web site (alibaba.com or allproducts.com) by James_Castello@scottfitzgerald.com (email address not working) who called me many times and promised me a 60% profit when buying 100 shares of Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) and waiting until the contract information would be released. I also talked to Mr. William Tan. They are extremely aggressive and don’t stop talking until you hang up and then calling again and again, until they succeed in pointing you to the DVN Chart at Yahoo Finance and show you the rise of the share price.
They don’t provide any proove of their existance whatsoever. This makes me more suspicious, let alone the fact that they share that highly valuable “insider information” with the public through long and extremely time consuming “sales conversations” throughout the world. They talk you down till they can be sure you are hooked up and blinded by your greed.

Ph

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Comment by Jesper Hammer Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-24 06:16:09

Dears

I have been in contact with Scott Fitzgerald Group Limited and I do see quite a few similarities..

However I cannot learn from your comments whether the “approach” from the company is what the people don’t like or whether they actually really have
been tricked by the SFG Group and how. > Meaning have these guys been loosing money and how? Based on their recommendation and/or because they could not get their money back to own account as SFG Group constantly used various new arguments why the private person could not the money back to your own private account.

I am looking forward hearing from you ASAP as I might be close to make another trade with them.

I appreciate your reply

Thanks

Jesper Hammer

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Comment by Jesper Hammer Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-24 06:52:11

BTW my email address for this purporse are jesper_hammer@com. Thanks and enjoy

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Comment by Jesper Hammer Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-24 07:00:10

To tired.. Jesper_hammer@hotmail com is the right one

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Comment by Phil Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-02 20:16:38

Thanks for sharing your experience with this company. I got called several times by a lady called Jessica Anderson (jessica_anderson@scottfitzgeraldgroup.com) telling me the same crap about buying the minimum of 100 shares, now for a price of 88 US.
The number she gave me was the same someone else mentioned already: +886287582824. On the phone display was this number: 00117202594584
She wants to call me again. If so I’ll try to get there registration.
Cheers, Phil

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Comment by Maxwell Mood Subscribed to comments via email
2007-07-25 20:11:13

I have not been contacted by this company before but we are interested in learning if anyone has been tricked by this company before and represent their interest. For that matter we tried to find out the country of registration but so far in vain, if they exist at all…
If you or anyone else reading this in copy has useful information about Scott Fitzgerald that might support legal actions please do write us at maxwell.mood@yahoo.com, thanks.

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Comment by VISITOR Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-29 09:16:24

COULD YOU EXPLAIN WHO ARE “WE”, IN YOUR COMMENT

“but we are interested in learning if anyone has been tricked by this company before and represent their interest”

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Comment by Pete Subscribed to comments via email
2008-04-10 20:33:08

could you explain who YOU are, “visitor”?

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Comment by Sany Subscribed to comments via email
2007-07-25 21:23:19

Hi,

steve_kennor@scottfitzgeraldgroup.com is one more with same story….

beware of the scam !!!!

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Comment by AsiaPartTime Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-18 08:35:07

They seem like have many people working with them. Got all kind of new email address. I guess only 2 persons in the group :P

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Comment by kaklong Subscribed to comments via email
2007-07-26 14:40:50

lol..these people prefer to scam people and talking bullshit than spending the time to actually work to earn the money themselves.. haih..so frustrating..

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Comment by Paul Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-07 12:41:29

Same things has happened to me. I was called a number of time by a guy called John Parrish. He took me through the same process as described above. He Called me about 4 times with the same story until i said i would go ahead with it. Then he put me through to the “Allocations Manager” William Tan.

It all just seems too good to be true and very aggressive selling. It doesnt seem right so i’m not going ahead with it.

Would be interested to find out from anyone who actually gave them money. Did they get their money back?

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Comment by AsiaPartTime Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-18 08:33:52

I think i made those lost money on their phone bill. They called me total up to 15 times. The conversation is mostly reading from the script one. Very good English but the way they speak is too nervous. I still don’t understand why they think got ppl so stupdi to let them cheat?

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Comment by Maxwell Mood Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-31 04:57:50

We are going to persue legal action against SFG Group. Any other investor who invested money with them which is definitely lost and who is interested to join us please write me at maxwell.mood@yahoo.com.

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Comment by Jesper Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-31 14:17:46

Dear all,

I have a long story to tell about SFG. Money are still not 100% lost but their advise was bad as things are looking right now.

Maxwell I have been writing to you a few times but without luck. - delivery failure both times (seems to be from your side)

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Comment by Maxwell Mood Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-02 04:18:32

jesper,

sorry, you are right, i have a german yahoo-id:

maxwell.mood@yahoo.de (instead of .com), please try again.

maxwell

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Comment by Maxwell Mood Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-05 23:45:50

Did anyone ever catch a telephone number from SFG people? Usually it seems they call via “Voice over IP” and the number they give in their signatures is from a service office in Taiwan where only one guy is sitting in… If someone is called, please ask for a number to return the call others than the general number, that would help to track them down because the poeple who usually call us all are certainly not all sitting in Taiwan…

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Comment by John Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-12 15:57:48

I just received a call from a Trevor Alexander from this group today. He had the same story as above for DVN and started off by asking me to buy 500 shares. Then I told him I was 22 years old and didn’t have that kind of money so he dropped it down to 250 shares and I said “that’s still almost $20k I don’t have that kind of money” then he said, well, special deal to get a new customer - 70 shares. Obviously I didn’t do it but he kept me on the phone for about 30 minutes. He went on about how he isn’t calling 90 year old pensioners asking them to use their money to speculate, trying to build up

He gave me the phone number +886 287 582 824 as a number at which he can be contacted. If he calls me again, I will try to get the location of his registration. Although, I got kind of snappy by the end of the call so he might not call me back :)

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Comment by Maxwell Mood Subscribed to comments via email
2007-09-19 04:01:13

Dear John,
the number you advises is from a service office in the taipeh 101 tower. this is like a 12 square meter office SFG rented there, there cannot be anymore than one or 2 people sitting there. try to get more information about them, we know the office particulars, but where are they registered?? in taiwan or hong kong they are not, that we know…
any info, please advise: maxwell.mood@yahoo.de

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Comment by Prasanna Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-19 17:22:55

Hi,
My name is Prasanna Uduwana. Currently working in Vietnam. I went through all reading about this company & saw your details. I got caught by them. Initially they wanted me to invest about 7$ K for Disney & later on another 30 $K for a company called Dow Jones (DJ) . Later on they wanted me to invest another 85$K for another company called BYBI which I refused. They sent me couple of trade confirmations which I refused to accept. Later on they informed me that my account is over due & fallen under restricted stocks therefore I wont be able to get my money out till 5 years. I wrote to them many time & to their E mail agrees in the web site but no answers. I was contacted by David Baroni & Mark Press both appeared to be Vice presidents in Taiwan.

Just to share my thoughts & I really want to take legal actions against them & appreciate if you could let me know the proceeding if any.

Regards,

Prasanna

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Comment by Christian Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-03 16:59:07

I’ve got cheated by them…..anybody has the same experience, and want to drag these con-men down, please drop me an email at
christian.ross22@yahoo.com

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Comment by AsiaPartTime Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-03 18:23:28

Mind to share with us on how much you got cheated?

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Comment by Manel Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-04 15:46:36

I am a Secretary here in Dubai for a construction company. I dont know how they get the numbers of our head office (probably thru internet) but the thing is, they know all our Engineers and they keep on calling, so I’ve researched regarding this BOGUS company… and I’ve seen your comments.. thanks.. I’ll relay this to my Peers..

There is this Jessica Anderson and David Randel.. at first, I am nice to them, but when I started having my doubts and started asking them questions, then they are the ones who get frustrated.. Why is it that this time around, there are still these kind of people who makes money out of fooling someone..

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Comment by AsiaPartTime Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-04 16:08:51

I think if you register with Alibaba.com, then they might get your contact from there. Last time, I only register with alibaba.com and using my special name in that site. Then this SFG called with my special name. Thus, I know they got my contact from there.

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Comment by chris Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-05 01:03:49

tell all your colleagues that those guys are LIARS.
just take your money with all kinds of shitty excuses.
i am a victim…

chris

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Comment by manel Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-05 05:04:12

Hi Chris, can you please share your story with us/? Thank you.

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Comment by chris Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-06 02:31:37

they were just acting very professional on the phone. but their number was always “private number” appearing on your caller id. they clamimed already got the share for you, and if u didnt send money within a certain time, u wouldn’t get the profit (of course there was a profit of the share between the day they got it and when u checked). that’s how i got tricked into it.

on their paper, saying company in taiwan, but i called sereral times (after i realized they are crooks), no answer at all.

when i tried to ask my money back, they just used all kinds of excuses. somehow saying i can’t get it back.

i don’t think if their names or company names are real.

just dont let them talk. hang up the phone, very simple!!!!

my contact is christian.ross22@yahoo.com

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Comment by Frank Fonell Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-09 14:18:52

Gents
ask for a copy of their register entry and a series 7 licence (proof that they’re allowed to act as a broker at the US stock exchange). Once you have this, we can pursue further actions

Chris, what are the excuses they use? Why can’t you get your money back?

FF

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Comment by RS Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-10 21:19:37

I have received several calls from Steve Kennor over the past month. After about 10 mins of the first call I understood it was a scam, and hung up. But of course he’s persistent!
It’s really annoying because I’m from Moscow, Russia, and I’m sure the calls are costing me a fotune in mobile phone bills! But when he calls his number is shown on my phone as a local Moscow number, and it’s different every time…
Anyway, I think if I speak to the right people (and give the right kind if “gift”) I could get his calls traced. (Freedom of information in Russia goes largely unchecked if you know the right people.) Would that help anyone?

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Comment by Faisal Ibrahim Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-16 14:23:31

Sirs,
I’m one poor victim of “SCOTT FITZGERALD GROUP” I was pulled into it and made a payment of US $6,231.70 in Sep-06, and they allocated me 100 DVN shares and provided me an account #900277.
Subsequently they were pursuing me to make more heavier investments.
I didn’t feel confortable with their approach hence I requested for closure of my account and return of funds in Jan-07.
Until date, I was trying to contact them to get my money back; but in vain.
They used to contact me vide the following:
Tel. 00886287582824 (someone was answering this phone until yesterday)
Fax. 00886266021072 (still working)
The following telephone numbers from which they contacted me earlier, are not presently working:
Tel. 00117274755091, 0085294012030, 0085297760447, 006598227488.
I had communicated with them on the following:
Tel. 0060321684416, Fax 0060321784024.
Now when I call this number, they say the “company is no longer with them”.
I have received commnications from the following e-mail IDs:
ben_lawson@scottfitzgeraldgoup.com
richard_davis@scottfitzgeraldgoup.com
mark_press@scottfitzgeraldgoup.com
simon_roth@scottfitzgeraldgoup.com
robert_gerstien@scottfitzgeraldgoup.com
The following locations are mentioned in their communications:
1. JLN Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2. Taipei 101 Tower Hsin-Yi Road Taipei, Taiwan
I transferred my money on the following account:
SCOTT FITZGERALD PTE LTD
A/C 501172068301
OCBC BANK
65 CHULIA STREET
1100 OCBC CENTRE
049513, OCBCSGSG
SINGAPORE
Drawee Bank: WACHOVIA BANK NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BRANCH
Account Name: WACHOVIA BANK

Please let me know if I could be of further help.
Thanks,
Faisal Ibrahim
kfaisi@hotmail.com

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2007-10-17 00:30:03

Your report is very detailed. Sad to hear that you stepped on their trap.

They used different emails around but i guess only 2-3 person doing it.

Anyway, we hope no other people will be trapped after reading the community feedback on SCOTT FITZGERALD GROUP

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Comment by Justin Samman Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-17 17:51:44

This is the email I recieved from William Tan.

justinsamman@yahoo.com
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Dear Mr. Samman,

As discussed with your Senior Portfolio Manager Mr. Steve Kenner your order has been entered and accepted for the purchase of 200 Devon Energy Corp. shares at a price of $82.00 per share for a total of $16,564.00.

Please be advised that the trade confirmation allocating the share purchase and all the relevant account opening documents have been duly attached. The documents included are the: Trade Confirmation, New Account Application, Client Relationship Account Agreement and W8 Tax Exemption Form.

The latest stock price for Devon Energy Corp. as well as the relevant press releases can be found by clicking on the following links:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=dvn:US

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=dvn

Devon may be takeover target for Exxon-BusinessWeek at Reuters (Thu, Apr 5) http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articlehybrid.aspx?storyID=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20070406:MTFH09912_2007-04-06_00-21-00_N05239669&type=comktNews&rpc=44

Devon plans first China deepsea well in early 2008 at Reuters (Tue, Apr 3) http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articlehybrid.aspx?storyID=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20070403:MTFH33878_2007-04-03_08-49-25_PEK240093&type=comktNews&rpc=44

Devon Energy’s Earnings Climb to $6.34 Per Share in 2006; Proved Reserves Reach Record 2.4 Billion Barrels PR Newswire (Wed, Feb 7) http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070207/daw002.html?.v=89

CNOOC, Devon Energy agree production sharing contract
at MarketWatch (Tue, Dec 12) http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7b15C4F328-1FB8-4B28-B42A-9DEC1114FAB6%7d&siteid=yhoo&dist=yhoo

Devon’s Outlook Seen As Favorable
at Forbes.Com , 09.08.06 http://www.forbes.com/2006/09/08/devon-energy-0908markets10.html?partner=yahootix

Huge oil potential seen in test at Gulf of Mexico deepwater well at MarketWatch Tuesday, Sept.5 http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7B5307F65D%2D5851%2D4529%2D951E%2D06DFD545910C%7D&source=blq%2Fyhoo&dist=yhoo&siteid=yhoo

Devon Seen As Attractive Investment at Forbes (Fri, Aug 18) http://www.forbes.com/2006/08/18/devon-energy-0818markets04.html?partner=yahootix

Devon closes $2.2 billion acquisition of Chief Holdings
at MarketWatch (Thu, Jun 29) http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7b168DC29D-368A-45F8-916D-73D4BA538840%7d&siteid=yhoo&dist=yhoo

Information regarding our company Scott Fitzgerald Group Ltd. can be found in our corporate website http://www.scottfitzgeraldgroup.com

I trust all the above will meet with your requirements and I will call you shortly to help you with all the paperwork. In the meantime please sign and date the trade confirmation and send it back to me by either fax or email so we can start the process of establishing your account.

Best Regards,

William Tan
Senior Allocations & Compliance Officer
Tel: +886 2 8758 2824
Fax: +886 2 6602 1072

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Comment by Maxwell Mood Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-18 23:55:38

In response to RS from Moscow: I would be interested in the services of your friends. Please write to me on Maxwell.Mood@yahoo.de, thanks.

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Comment by Andy Hill Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-26 15:39:25

Just transferred to a new job and got the phone call again. I put the phone down immediately this time not wanting to hear 45 minutes about DVN. I was originally contacted in May of 2007
Last time I carried out a trace on their phone numbers and IP and have been keeping a periodic check every since.
Their website is presently hosted in Texas but seems to move around every two months. Their phone numbers are just about untracable to a novice such as myself. However, they are routed through a number of servers including Australia and the USA.
Their website was created in 2005 not 2002 as stated in their copyright.
Details of their hosts:-
OrgName: Layered Technologies, Inc.
OrgID: LAYER-3
Address: 5085 W Park Blvd
Address: Suite 700
City: Plano
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 75093
Country: US
Type Layered Technologies 5085 W Park Blvd Suite 700 into your search engines and a number of discusion groups will come up about internet cons.

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Comment by Andy Hill Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-26 16:27:07

Further to my earlier comment, Scottfitzgerald Group also have a .biz address (www.scottfitzgerald.biz) this is hosted:-

OrgName: Net Access Corporation
OrgID: NAC
Address: 9 Wing Drive
City: Cedar Knolls
StateProv: NJ
PostalCode: 07927
Country: US
Also another host that seems to have a number of cons linked to it.
It is also unusual to have two separate hosts for the same company.

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Comment by Andy Hill Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-26 16:38:02

Further contact details which may prove useful (probably not!) Normally contact details for the company would appear here with telephone numbers. It appears that they have used a proxy company (quite literally)
Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: SCOTTFITZGERALDGROUP.COM
Created on: 13-Dec-05
Expires on: 13-Dec-08
Last Updated on:

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration SCOTTFITZGERALDGROUP.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration SCOTTFITZGERALDGROUP.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599
and for http://www.scottfitzgerald.biz:-
Domain Name: SCOTTFITZGERALD.BIZ
Domain ID: D12689264-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 2
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant ID: 40512137V
Registrant Name: Scott Fitzgerald
Registrant Address1: ATTN insert domain name here
Registrant Address2: care of Network Solutions
Registrant City: Herndon
Registrant State/Province: VA
Registrant Postal Code: 20172
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.570708878
Registrant Email: e57cx2zq4fa@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com
Administrative Contact ID: 40512137V
Administrative Contact Name: Scott Fitzgerald
Administrative Contact Address1: ATTN insert domain name here
Administrative Contact Address2: care of Network Solutions
Administrative Contact City: Herndon
Administrative Contact State/Province: VA
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 20172
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.570708878
Administrative Contact Email: e57cx2zq4fa@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com
Billing Contact ID: 40512137V
Billing Contact Name: Scott Fitzgerald
Billing Contact Address1: ATTN insert domain name here
Billing Contact Address2: care of Network Solutions
Billing Contact City: Herndon
Billing Contact State/Province: VA
Billing Contact Postal Code: 20172
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.570708878
Billing Contact Email: e57cx2zq4fa@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com
Technical Contact ID: 40512137V
Technical Contact Name: Scott Fitzgerald
Technical Contact Address1: ATTN insert domain name here
Technical Contact Address2: care of Network Solutions
Technical Contact City: Herndon
Technical Contact State/Province: VA
Technical Contact Postal Code: 20172
Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.570708878
Technical Contact Email: e57cx2zq4fa@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com

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Comment by Keith Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-26 17:47:15

I was called here in South Africa last year by Jim Page offering me Devon Energy Shares, extremely persistently. This was followed by further calls from a Richard Davis. I eventually agreed to purchase 100 Devon Energy @ $67.50 and transferred the funds to Overseas Chinese Bank at 65 Chulia Street Singapore.

I was then contacted in October last year by a person from SFG by the name of Mark Press. This guy really made the others look like beginners! He proposed 100 Warrior shares @ $19.04 and asked me to send a further $12 000.00 (ZAR168 000 – not small money over here). I was reluctant and told him so. He got really arrogant and accused me of not trusting him etc. etc. Anyway I got away with that. The same Mark Press contacts me in August this year trying to persuade me to buy 10 000 Avitech Lifesciences for a further $70 000. I again tell him no, I haven’t go the money. I then get another e-mail saying he can get me 3 000 AVLF for only $15 000. I again reply I haven’t got the money. Nothing further happens, I don’t return the Trade Confirmations or anything.

I then send an e-mail in September asking what happened to my money from Devon Energy and I get a call back this morning to say I owe them $15 000 for the AVFL stock. No matter how many times I try and tell him I e-mailed twice that I didn’t want it, he persists in saying that the trade has gone through. He then accuses me of arrogance and rudeness, which I thought was rough coming from him!

I now get an e-mail saying if I don’t pay the $15 000, my account will be closed and say bye bye to my original investment. Needless to say, I’m not sending any more money. Your comments would be appreciated

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Comment by OP8 Subscribed to comments via email
2007-10-29 20:10:18

I had a call from this Steve Kenner twit today (that is the spelling he gave me) He called my workplace (a language school) and tried to get my mobile phone number when I said I was busy. I was curious as to how he had got my name, until I recalled that the school had received a cryptic phone call a few weeks previously, asking for the name of the head teacher. He must have found the school’s contact details on our website, and the person who took the call thought he wanted to send a brochure of educational materials or something. What made him think that I would be interested in “investment opportunities” from a stranger over the phone, I have no idea! How I wish I had so much cash I could afford to drop several grand just like that… Anyway, the moral is, never give money to people who call you out of the blue. And beware of giving out even your name over the phone. I will let you know if I manage to find out any more - I have a feeling he will call again!

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Comment by prasanna Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-19 17:28:07

Hi,
I went through all reading about this company & saw your details. I got caught by them. Initially they wanted me to invest about 7$ K for Disney & later on another 30 $K for a company called Dow Jones (DJ) . Later on they wanted me to invest another 85$K for another company called BYBI which I refused. They sent me couple of trade confirmations which I refused to accept. Later on they informed me that my account is over due & fallen under restricted stocks therefore I wont be able to get my money out till 5 years. Can some one update the latest with reagrd to these cheaters.
tks,

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Comment by Justin Samman Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-20 14:58:18

I really feel sorry for you. Losing this much of money is very painfull. I keep receiving calls from them but I simply hang-up. Please spread the word to all people you know to be aware of these scammers. I am not sure if there is away to sue them.

Justin

justinsamman@yahoo.com

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Comment by Ali Zangeneh Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-06 13:37:16

I was contacted by them & did send some money. Of course it was a scam & I got ripped off. However I do have a bit of info on them. I made payment to:

Beneficiary: Scott Fitzgerald Pte. Ltd.
Bank name & address: Bank of China Ltd., 4 Battery Road, Bank of China Building, Singapore 049908
Account #: 065-311-0-802923-0

I was able to get the details of this beneficiary company including the name & contact details of the shareholders.

I also have the details of another bank account that these guys use:

Beneficiary: ScottFitzgerald group Ltd.
Bank name: Nordea Bank Norge ASA
Account # 6039.04.42575

Further more these bandits have other companies through which they run the same scheme. One of them is:

Clinton-Parker, which is registered at the British Virgin Islands. Their website address is clintonparker.net This company gives their phone number as + 1 800 4912507 (which worked until recently, but is disconnected now) & their fax as + 1 212 9189300 (which still rings & has a fax connected to it).

As you see these guys have formed a multinational criminal organization with companies & bank account around the world. I will be contacting the SEC to lodge a complaint. I do know that the money that I gave them is gone, & I’m not worried about that so much as having a wish to try to stop these guys from perpertrating their scams on other innocent victims. If anyone wishes to contact me with additional info which will help my quest, then their contact would be most welcome. I would also be happy to provide the additional info I have on these guys to anyone sharing a similar quest.

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Comment by gajahmada Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-11 00:16:36

I have also had a been a victim of clinton parker and am happy to work with anyone putting a case to the SEC

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Comment by Martin Formstone Subscribed to comments via email
2007-12-11 05:40:06

I too have fallen victim of Clinton Parker. I am very concerned I have fallen victim to a scam by Clinton Parker. They were supposed to exchange my distressed assets in RMVN, XPNG and NDCLF for GE. I have paid extra for the conversion and was due to receive approx. £25,000. Everything seemed legit, sale of GE was agreed. Then they said there was an unexpected problem and tax would have to be paid. This surprised me but they said it would take longer and still cost tax to cancel. I paid. I was told that the paperwork was on its way and i would be contacted in a few days, this was nearly a month ago. I have emailed and had no response, yet while the deal was underway they always got back to me.

I have just done a google search for Clinton parker and fraud

Will I ever see my money again? They said I was protected by FINRA and gave details of a genuine broker. Everything seemed plausible

I will help in a case against them any way i can

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Comment by celso Subscribed to comments via email
2008-03-14 06:40:42

I’ve also been cheated but unfortunately learned from their scheme just after I wired the second payment. First I bought shares from Devon and then they convinced me to sell them and buy Greater Community Bancorp. Mark Press offered me then shares from Take-Two Software Inc. and finally I noticed it was a trap, but then it was too late. I said I was not interested but he said it was a done deal and I had to pay, otherwise my account would be restricted. That said, I’m stuck. If only I lived in Taiwan, I would sort this out in another way. Anybody pursuing legal action against them? I would love to join.

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Comment by mel
2008-03-13 11:25:48

has anyone ever heard of dataentryportal.com? is it another scam company? i was thinking of joining but can’t find anyone who can legitimize this company to me

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Comment by Kurt Rihs Subscribed to comments via email
2008-04-28 09:28:04

Good warning on Scott-Fitzgeralg Group!! But, sadly too late for me.

I got sucked in completely last year. I did 2 trades sucessfully (at least on paper they showed a great return). But I never took the money out. On the 3rd trade, I topped it up to USD 90′000 and have not heard from them since. I can not contact them in Taiwan any more. My accoun manager, Mr. David Baroni disappeared (I guess with my money!)This is big money for me and I still hope there is some legal way of recovering the money, which was paid into a Singapore bank account.

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Comment by Equis Subscribed to comments via email
2008-09-05 01:22:30

I have been cheated 100k€ by these guys. They said they have moved to Japan; giving now Japan numbers.

Incredible that the local SEC in Taiwan, Singapore and Japan have not acted against these guys.

Same scenario: fake Internet site, “though” procedure to open the acct, first two “deals” very profitable on paper, send pore money, and then they “block” your money for fallacious reasons and disappear.

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Comment by Martin F Subscribed to comments via email
2008-09-30 23:08:37

Just had a phone call from European Mediation Ltd, who claim they can take on my case. Will cost and no guarantee of success(dont know how much) Expecting them to phone back in the next few days. Anybody heard anything about them? are they genuine or another con

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Comment by John C
2008-12-09 05:04:48

I was contacted by european-mediation in September this year, very impressive folder sent out to me. For an upfront fee of £292.58 (10% of price paid for Xpention Genetics Inc shares), they said mine and many other cases would be lodged with a european court and EEG or Pioneer Equity Advisors would be made to pay me all my money back, this process would take between 16-20 weeks, I know it hasn’t been 20 weeks since 17th September, but since I sent my fee,I have heard nothing. The only thing I have noticed from visiting their website is that their contact address has changed from Mayfair, London to Rochdale, Lancashire !!

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Comment by Martin F Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-06 12:51:30

anybody heard of them there website is http://www.european-mediation.co.uk

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Comment by JUSTAMAN
2008-10-07 20:10:38

SORRY TO SAY BUT LOOKS LIKE BOGUS. PLEASE CHECK THEM CAREFULLY OUT VIA THE PROPER SOURCES IN YOUR COUNTRY!! JUST A WORD OF WARNING, BETTER TO NOT CRY OVER SPILLED MILK, LET IT GO…

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Comment by Sad man
2008-10-07 16:07:48

I regret not to have seen this before making investments with a similar (same) company…

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Comment by Sad Man
2008-10-07 17:17:39

A company called Tennisson and Dean have the exact same “trade confirmation” when I baught shares in other comp. shit shit stupid me

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Comment by Paul Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-07 18:59:56

I have received a similar call to this from the same company and just wanted to know if your talks with the company have progressed at all? and whether you know if they are to be trusted?

Cheers

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Comment by boy
2008-10-07 20:41:56

European Mediation Limited is a SCAM.

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Comment by Martin F Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-15 04:20:56

I just dont learn, at least i only paid £450 ish rather than the £1700 they originally wanted. As i paid by credit card can i claim it back? It shows on my statement European Mediation. Was quite impressed by the folder they sent me. One thing did worry me was asking for my passport number. Shame you guys didnt respond earlier, i know the reply was dated the following day but it wasnt on the website then, I checked frequently

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Comment by looker1 Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-15 20:34:26

I had a call from european mediation too, about investment property from red hot homes. I have had a very in depth look at it, they have been commented on in a few forums, and surprisingly posted on one themselves (eyeonspain.com) They seem to exist, and the lawyers they use are registered in Spain. I havent done anything yet, but my investigations so far havent shown them to be an outright scam. IF they do what they claim they can, then fair enough, I know I could use a service like that. I post regularly on trade2win (trade2win.com) using the same ID as above, more detail is there, and I will post my findings there as I have them. Sadly, I have been caught on both stock and property investments over the years, so check, check, check is the answer.

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Comment by scam is everywhere
2008-10-17 21:40:06

A rule of the thumb in all kind of business: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And if the caller is gent from Taiwan / philippines whatever it is 100% a scam. For example a deal that promises a 50-100 % return in a few weeks/months or some-one promises to return a scammed deal against a “provision”….

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Comment by bull2604 Subscribed to comments via email
2009-04-15 13:20:03

just for your informations, last year 2008 the police in Singapore arrested one guy from SFG and he was charged in court for over 40 counts of assisting another to retain benefits of criminal conduct. this is right now scheduled for May 2009.

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