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URGENT: Calling all African Potash shareholders, do you want your money back? ...and Cloudtag is next

Published 82 days ago

At the end of the Cloudtag (CTAG) session at UK Investor Show a man called Peter Petyt was introduced. He has been working with Tom Winnifrith to see if a case can be brought by those who have lost money on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). And it is now looking more than okay.

Waseem Shakoor is not quite Last Week's Bulletin Board Moron of the week

Published 111 days ago

Good try Waseem. The great Bear raider and professional Northern git nominated himself as the Bulletin Board Moron of the week for expressing sympathy with Cloudtag Morons who had lost money on the fraud. In normal circumstances I would give Waseem the prize. But his was one of 50 entries last week. As you can see HERE many of them were splendid as the Cloudtag (CTAG) loons went into meltdown. The winner arrives late in the day and displays such a string determination to ignore all the known facts, that I almost admire this moron.

Cloudtag - They think it's all over, It is now! Morons Nil ( again) Sheriff 5 ( again)

Published 117 days ago

Some bear raiders are on the pitch...they think it is all over: it is now! Nope not West Ham winning the World Cup but the stockmarket career of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). Nomad Cairn has brought forward its resignation from April 10 to last night, the £975,000 placing announced last week has been pulled and it is ouzo time for me while on the council estates the LSE Asylum rampers gnash their teeth. Come on guys, say it slowly "Yet again Tom Winnifrith was right and we are morons, we apologise for all the abuse we gave him, the Sheriff of AIM rocks!"

Filthy Forty victim #24 Jiasen – ouzo time as voluntary euthanasia sees shares delisted

Published 117 days ago

And so ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen’s (JSI) AIM listing is no more. It has become the 24th delisting from our original forty, after its shareholders voted (having been told it would make a fat-track application to NEX) to leave the Casino on the recommendation of the board. The NEX application didn’t happen, with the company claiming that it was now considering listing in Hong Kong. I’ll believe that when I see it.

Cloudtag - why the shares are suspended: a ghastly silence from Novum, here is the sordid detail

Published 120 days ago

Why were Cloudtag (CTAG) shares suspended yesterday? I answered that in part HERE but can now add more detail. Welcome to the ghastly and murkeyand sordid world of T+10 placings.

Breaking: Cloudtag Nomad Cairn quit weeks ago: source - get out of jail card for Novum?

Published 121 days ago

It has today been announced that Nomad Cairn will cease to act for AIM listed (pro tem) FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) on April 10 at which point the shares will be suspended if no other Nomad is prepared to agree to sign off on lies issued via RNS. The shares have crashed to 2.75p to sell which means that those clients of Novum Securities who were stuffed into a placing at 3.75p THIS MORNING must be well pissed. But fear not... I have a shocking revelation that gets them off the hook.

BREAKING: Photo Article: Sorry Dad Needs Must - Cloudtag's Nomad quits shocker! Ouzo Time

Published 121 days ago

I had brought the bottle below back from Greece for my father. But I know he will understand. It is a very large celebratory ouzo for breakfast as the AIM fraud of the year Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up - its hapless Nomad Cairn has finally had enough of signing off on lies and has quit. It gets worse and it is going to get worse still. Bulletin Board Morons and Aidan Earley who smeared and attacked The Sheriff of AIM for repeatedly calling this out as a fraud line up and apologise now you bastards!

FRAUD Cloudtag - why did its PR advisers Tavistock resign the account?

Published 125 days ago

Normally PR firms, being so utterly 100% morally bankrupt, only resign an account for an AIM PLC if the client can't pay its bills. Just now and again a PR firm finds a client so utterly fraudulent that to protect its own reputation, it walks - think the FRAUD African Potash for instance. And so that brings us to the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG).

Filthy Forty Jiasen – AIM cancellation imminent, NEX application still not made. Timberrrrrr……

Published 132 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) have collapsed by another 38% today (last seen) after admitting this morning that having called an EGM proposing to cancel its shares from trading on AIM and move to NEX (the lobster-pot formerly known as ISDX) the application has still not been made. This morning’s RNS makes clear that there is a deadline of tomorrow. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Surely it could not be that NEX, which even found African Potash (AFPO) acceptable, has indicated that it doesn’t want the last remaining listed member of the Fujian Four gracing its exchange, could it? Or is it that the company never had any intention of getting onto NEX?

FRAUD Cloudtag's Amit Ben Haim's got no balls - IT's OFFICIAL!

Published 135 days ago

There will be no bearcast today as I am fully engaged on Vlach hunting in the Pindus mountains. One tearful reunion is complete but the big one will happen soon. The internet is not fast enough to transmit back to the UK from the little village of Anelion but I shall try to post a podcast tomorrow before I travel the length of Greece down to the Mani. Pro tem I guess you were wondering if Cloudtag (CTAG) CEO Amit Ben Haim has got any balls.

Breaking: New fascist A'hole lawyers letter received (from Fladgates) - Reader Poll - who wants a duffing up?

Published 143 days ago

Oh happy days. It has been just over three weeks since some poltroon made my day by sending over a fascist lawyer's letter and I was starting to get bored. But here we go again: the forces of good vs stockmarket shysters inc & their bully boy lawyers. Right now I am looking after Joshua while the Mrs gets her hair cut (why that takes 135 minutes I know not) so I shall not respond in a manner which I am sure you can guess until tomorrow. So pro tem who do you think has asked to be vested with the curse of ShareProphets. Vote below with a deadline of midnight tonight:

CloudTag – another L1 conversion, new bargain basement price. How long until 0p?

Published 143 days ago

AIM-listed jam the day after tomorrow company CloudTag (CTAG) has announced the latest death spiral loan conversion by L1 – this time at just 4.5p per share. Of course, for a company with no product and no orders and which has been, shall we say, economical with the actualitees that is still overvaluing the shares by 4.5p. 

Filthy Forty Jiasen – And now the reason for proposing the AIM delisting

Published 145 days ago

Yesterday we noted the announcement from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play - and one of the Fujian Four – Jiasen (JSI) that it was proposing to delist from the Casino. Having listed at 82p per share in 2014, the current 3.125p (mid, last seen) seems a trifle disappointing. Today the company has given its reasons for the proposal. Try not to laugh….

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Corporate lying & using the wrong words: I am sounding like my father

Published 148 days ago

If I sound more like my father that is a good thing for he is honest and precise in his use of language, although he would not use some of the "french phrases" which occur in this podcast. I discuss the use of language and how wording has an exact meaning - this is in relation to Coral Products (CRU) which needs to clarify something. I do not think it is a fraud and it can easily blame its useless Nomad Cairn. After what it has signed off for Cloudtag (CTAG) few will fail to accept such an excuse. I then move onto deliberate lying by AIM Companies which is actually quite rare. Gross over-promotion is quite common. I explain the difference. Cloudtag and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are mentioned in detail in this section. In discussing what is a fact I refer to my article of yesterday on Holocaust Memorial Day which is HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The great director share buying spoof, oh Joe you are such a naughty boy

Published 149 days ago

You think that following director share buys is smart? Not always. I start with Coral Products where old Joe Grimond really is spoofing us all with a recycling of a dividend that really should not be paid. Coral also highlights those scallywags at Cairn signing off on another RNS lie just like they do for the fraud  Cloudtag (CTAG). Then I look at Quindell (QPP) in that vein and at Avanti Communications (AVN) commenting on its refinancing completed today. Then it is onto the hot gossip of the cash crisis at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where I have another story breaking this weekend. Finally I touch on the troubles at Guscio (GUSC)

Coral Profits warning - this does not stack up: Boss Joe & hapless Nomad (to frauds) Cairn you are yanking my chain!

Published 149 days ago

Coral Products (CRU) served up its interim results on December 8 with a bullish statement on the rest of the year. Today we are told that "a poor trading performance at its Coral Products Mouldings Limited subsidiary during November and December 2016 group profitability for the year ending 30 April 2017 is likely to be materially below management's and market expectations." WTF - how on earth was the December 8 statement not massively misleading? is that down to a deliberate wish to mislead or just incredibly bad internal financial controls?

CloudTag – when does the L1 funding package fall apart?

Published 152 days ago

Tom Winnifrith and Waseem Shakoor were commenting yesterday on where shares in AIM-listed CloudTag were heading. Obviously the end target for a company with still no working product available to sell, revenues of zero and stonking cash-burn is nil. But the focus of attention is the L1 funding package and when it could fall apart.

CloudTag – are there fees/costs we don’t know about ref. L1 warrants?

Published 158 days ago

I just ask a simple question about AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) and this pesky financing deal with L1 involving convertible loan notes and associated conversion warrants. Something caught my eye in yesterday’s RNSs from the company, in which it announced yet another loan conversion – and the first (I expect of a great many) warrant exercises by L1.

Open letter to Cairn: after shock video exposes wholesale Cloudtag lying you must quit NOW

Published 168 days ago

Hapless Nomad Cairn has so far refused to resign as adviser to the AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) despite incontrovertible evidence of house it has misled investors with RNS statements that are outright lies throughout 2016 and in doing so has committed blatant securities fraud. Today's shock video from CES where an Onitor spokesman admits that there is no release date yet is surely the straw that breaks the camel's back in that it directly exposes as a lie every statement made in November & December about 2016 sales that was used to get away a £4.1 million death spiral fund raise. I have written to Tony Rawlinson & Liam Murray at Cairn and cc'd in that useless poltroon Marcus Stuttard, head of the oxymorons at AIM Regulation demanding a statement and action.

CloudTag – Waseem Shakoor bang on the money again as L1 converts another slice at 6.5p, and what happened to Hector?

Published 172 days ago

Yesterday the bear raider Waseem Shakoor tweeted that he expected another conversion notice within 24 hours as L1 sought to offload another line of its death spiral loan funding onto AIM-listed CloudTag’s gullible shareholder base. Right on cue, this morning we learnt that the conversion notice was served yesterday, seeing L1 convert £250,000 of notes into shares at just 6.5p. That, against the current bid price of 8.5p. Having thought that my plan for great riches as an AIM death spiral financier might be fraught with danger, I wonder whether I should reconsider.

Have you lost money on African Potash? Did you buy into the fraud on or after 6 January 2016? Contact me now

Published 172 days ago

African Potash stated in its annual report that on the ISDX (now called NEX) lobster pot it might be more difficult to raise money than on the AIM casino. I should cocoa. The last trade was on December 29. Liquidity is just nil and the 0.05p offer prize only applies if you want to sell peanuts amounts. If you invested in this fraud just accept that your shares are now worthless as it cannot get awaqy the £600,000 placing it dsays that it needs to survive. So Potash is going to go bust soon. But your cash might not be lost. There is a small chance.

CloudTag – just how much cash is this company burning? £9m in 2016?

Published 173 days ago

With the L1 funding package now fully drawn, AIM-listed CloudTag has now had an awfully large amount of money, yet we are still to see a product available for it to sell. But thumbing through the RNSs of the last few months shows an incredible cashburn. Where has it all gone?

CloudTag – drawdown of final tranche L1 funding, and yet another clarification needed by Nomad Cairn?

Published 173 days ago

Two RNS announcements this morning from AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) this morning tell us that the company has drawn down the final amount of cash under its death spiral funding deal with L1. The problem is that the dates don’t quite work. Perhaps Nomad Cairn would care to clarify (yet again)?

ShareProphets share tips of the year number 13, sell Cloudtag says Lucian Miers

Published 179 days ago

Lucian is off on a tour of Eastern Euroland but when asked what his top sell tip for 2017 was he was in little doubt - at almost any price the answer is Cloudtag (CTAG) with a target price of nil. Actually Lucian does not see the shares hitting zero. However...

CloudTag – “Fiske”ing yesterday’s “clarification” RNS: was it more an “obfuscation” RNS? Answers required from Cairn.

Published 184 days ago

The ‘fessing-up RNS of yesterday leaves a few unanswered questions – so many that I just can’t help but wonder whether what we think we are being told is not actually the same as what we are being told. Let me explain as we “Fiske” the text and wonder whether there had, in fact, been a retrospective alteration to the terms of the loan conversion and associated warrant terms.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 2 Sell Cloudtag says Tom Winnifrith

Published 184 days ago

I kick off my contribution to the 24 share tips of the year for 2017 that ShareProphets writers will be publishing between now and January 3 with one of the four sells I shall deliver. And I start with the most obvious: sell AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) at 7.125p with a 0p target.

GOTCHA CloudTag! But now tell us about the loan conversion terms

Published 184 days ago

And so AIM-listed ClieTag (oops) CloudTag (CTAG) duly ‘fessed up in the wake of my piece yesterday that it had not been telling the truth. Again. But it gets worse, as the company only dealt yesterday with hitherto undisclosed warrant exercise terms. It did still does not clear up the issue of the loan conversion terms and so, unbelievably, yet another confessional RNS statement is needed. 

Cloudtag - was the EGM approval for share issuance invalid? How can Nomad Cairn not quit NOW?

Published 184 days ago

It seems like an eternity of lies ago but the EGM of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) was in fact just 11 days ago and at that meeting shareholders approved two motions relating to share issuance that allowed the L1 death spiral to go ahead. But they were lied to.

Cloudtag: FFS Cairn how many times will you take it up the arse before you quit? New Letter sent

Published 185 days ago

And so today we have another revelation, this time from Nigel, showing how the rotters at Cloudtag (CTAG) have once again lied to investors in an RNS. I say once again because we have now lost track of the number of times this has happened. And the lies have been told with deliberate purpose: to pump the share price to allow both insiders and those backing placing after placing to dump stock at inflated prices. This is fraud. Yet Nomad Cairn continues to sign off on these lies issued via RNS, to tolerate CEO Amit lying in podcasts and videos to ramp the shares. So I have written once again to Cairn and cc'd in AIM Regulation

CloudTag – L1 converts, company takes the piss. Will Nomad Cairn now finally walk?

Published 185 days ago

Well surprise, surprise. AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) gets its shares unsuspended and a few days later L1 converts another batch of loan notes, as announced in last night's no-one-is-watching o’clock RNS. OK, no great surprises so far – especially in view of the price action since the suspension was lifted. But look at the terms: has there been a a material and previously unannounced change, and if so, when?

Cloudtag - no forced clarifying statement for 5 days, now another one is needed

Published 187 days ago

In an article earlier today by Nigel Somerville, we raised the question of how and when Cloudtag (CTAG) incurred £50,000 of costs on the issue of the first part of Tranche 2 of the L1 loan notes and whether it was an additional fees levied for the restructuring the L1 Loan notes. Since this fraud and its hapless Nomad Cairn have not been forced to put out a statement clarifying prior deceptions for five whole days, I fear its time for another one. You see...

CloudTag – draws first half of Tranche 2, but where did £50k expenses come from?

Published 187 days ago

After last week’s “cleansing” RNS which saw the previous suspension finally lifted, you would have thought that there were no further little surprises to come from AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG). So imagine my surprise at reading yesterday’s RNS announcing the drawdown of the latest lump of cash from L1: just where did £50,000 of expenses come from?

CloudTag: Well that clears up all those pesky questions, right? Um….

Published 191 days ago

Yesterday’s staggering RNS from CloudTag (CTAG) has already been covered brilliantly in the CloudTag Bearcast special with Tom Winnifrith at his acerbic best – an absolute must-listen - but I have a couple of other observations and am unable to leave the L1 conversion notice date lie alone just yet!

How many of Cairn's clients are frauds and how many will quit to avoid reputational damage? I list them all...

Published 191 days ago

Nomad Cairn has not resigned as adviser to Cloudtag (CTAG) even though it has lied to investors on a serial basis and committed Securities fraud. Cairn's reputation is thus in tatters. It thus begs the question of how any of its other clients are frauds, how many are simply not investment grade material and how many of the few good clients will want to be associated with the disgraced Nomad for much longer as it will not help their share prices to be linked to this rotten, stinking adviser. The clients are listed below by AIM or ISDX category.

The new Cloudtag distributor - this is a joke how can Nomad Cairn sign off on this crap?

Published 191 days ago

Now for the drill down in detail on the horseshite served up by liars and fraudsters Cloudtag (CTAG) and morally bankrupt Nomad Cairn in yesterday's disgraceful RNS - the overall take is HERE. Let us now look at the new distributor in the UK and Europe Nemesis. It will work alongside Second Chance which used to have an exclusive deal and was guaranteeing 2016 sales of $5.2 million, It has delivered nil. So will Nemesis do any better?

CloudTag – trading restored as company gets back to what it does best

Published 191 days ago

Wow! I’d love to have been a fly on the wall over at Cairn Financial as the wording of last night’s no-one-is-watching-o’clock RNS from AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) was being, ahem, “discussed.” I wonder how long that lot took to put together….since last Friday? It was a real shocker.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - more lies from Cloudtag, shares to restart trading Friday: SELL

Published 191 days ago

Cloudtag (CTAG) has released an after hours RNS. It beggars belief that Nomad Cairn has signed off on this shite, More lies to compound earlier lies but also an admission of more breaches of AIM Rules and that 2016 sales will be zero, contrary to earlier lies. It is all utter horseshite and in this special podcast I take apart this statement bit by bit. It is a bad day for AIM. Cairn you should be ashamed and is beneath contempt. Cloudtag has lied and committed fraud and its shares are a sell with a 0p target.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: you vote should I sack Gary Newman & Steve Moore on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Published 192 days ago

In this podcast I revisit the vexed subject of Xtract Resources (XTR) which begs the question of when exactly I should sack Gary Newman and Steve Moore. Having seen a Christmas Carol last night I am inspired by my hero Scrooge, that is to say before he got all soppy, Guardian reading and pathetic in his old age. I also comment on Management Consulting (MMC) before returning at length to Cloudtag (CTAG). This time I play the ghost of Christmases yet to come with a warning for hapless Nomad Cairn. I also comment on Sula (SULA) with whom I met up yesterday.

CloudTag – still suspended, but why no admission of shares this morning? Uh Oh.

Published 192 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear. Bad news for bulls of AIM-listed (pro tem) CloudTag (CTAG) this morning – and possibly for L1. Last Friday the shares were suspended with no reason being given, “pending an announcement”. An announcement duly followed (at no-one-is-watching o’clock) telling us that L1 had issued another conversion notice and that it was expected that dealings in the Shares will commence on or around 15 December 2016. The shares, however, remained suspended pending another RNS. Well, we’ve had this morning’s AIM notice but no such admission to trading has been announced.

LIARS Cloudtag: Compounding One Lie with Another. You are liars, please sue me & if not Nomad Cairn must quit

Published 193 days ago

Cloudtag (CTAG) lied not once but twice by RNS last week so it repeatedly lied to investors. Either Nomad Cairn was in on the lies (plural) in which case it should lose its license or it too was lied too in which case it must resign. For the avoidance of doubt Cloudtag are liars and its CEO Amit Ben Haim signed off on the release. So he is a liar too. I invite both to sue me for libel and if Cairn won't quit it is then complicit in the lying so it can sue me too. Over to you liars... On Wednesday 7th Cloudtag Inc issued the following lie via an RNS titled “Movement in Share Price” 

Milestone – Christmas Panto RNS: finally gets October Placing away.…Oh no it doesn’t!

Published 194 days ago

It seems the pantomime season has started early: AIM-listed lifestyler Milestone Group (MSG) has announced that it has raised a keep-the-lights-on placing at just 0.3p, and that of the original October placing which was announced to have brought in £1.385 million, only £60,000 has made it to the coffers. If Nomad Cairn Financial thought that its (currently suspended) client CloudTag (CTAG) was just a rogue case, Milestone begins to make it look more like carelessness.

Cloudtag: if management can't cash in on share options just move the goalposts

Published 195 days ago

The share options which were in force when Cloudtag (CTAG) was admitted to AIM in March 2013 contained certain vesting conditions. These included a product launch date of 20 March 2014 plus other specified criteria including turnover exceeding £750,000 in a month! and a specified share price being exceeded for a five day period starting at 40 pence and increasing to 60 pence.

CloudTag – the maths on the headroom available to issue L1 conversion shares and warrants

Published 196 days ago

AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) has a lengthy charge sheet against it from this site. But now I want to go through the maths on the headroom available to the company to issue shares and warrants to L1 as it converts its loan notes. No doubt the company will wish to clarify the situation – perhaps with the able assistance of its Nomad, Cairn Financial, which we know is watching carefully. Draw your own conclusions from what follows - I've drawn mine!

Cloudtag: Are frauds allowed to break AIM Rule 26?

Published 196 days ago

In the greater scheme of the litany of financial crimes committed by Cloudtag (CTAG) you may well regard this as small beer. Sure. But it is a clear breach of AIM Rules and yet another thing for hapless Nomad Cairn to address if it has not decided that it has had enough of putting its (increasingly less good) name to outright lies, and resigned. So what is AIM Rule 26 and why has Cloudtag broken it?

CloudTag – “Fiske”ing yesterday’s RNS: WTF is going on?

Published 197 days ago

A great call from Cynical Bear appears to have forced a statement out of AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) and a suspension of the shares. But close reading of last night’s no-one-is-watching o’clock statement suggests that the announced loan conversion and warrant issue is not all that it seems. I’ll come back to the issue of headroom later, but first there are a few issues which need to be clarified by the company in short order. 

CloudTag comes clean…..well apart from the obvious lie that is!

Published 197 days ago

Just a couple of hours after my suggestion yesterday that CloudTag (CTAG) might be sitting on price-sensitive information, the share was suspended and an after-hours RNS came out announcing that, funnily enough, the L1 conversion had taken place after all. Glad to be of service! Unfortunately, CloudTag can't help itself and I don't think they've come totally clean just yet.  

Is CloudTag sitting on a price-sensitive conversion notice?

Published 198 days ago

I’m a bit confused about what’s going on at CloudTag at the moment (aren’t we all). Until recently, I thought I understood L1’s modus operandi, namely make as much money as possible as quickly as possible but I don’t understand why it hasn’t converted a tonne of shares at the closing bid last Friday of 6p……or have they?

Cloudtag forced to make statement and its all bollocks

Published 201 days ago

Staff at Cloudtag's (CTAG) hapless Nomad (Cairn Financial) must be going bonkers. My friend Liam Murray does not have much hair but he must be tearing out the little that he does have. A CEO who communicates not only via RNS statements that are totally untrue but also via private emails to members of a shareholder base from Bedlam who will at 2+2 to make 27 is a toxic mix. It is not how a regulated orderly market is meant to work. And so yesterday shares in Cloudtag zoomed ahead by as much as 35% peaking at 8.5p. So Cairn forced the CEO, Mr Amit Ben Haim, to make a statement. The shares closed at 7.875p. The statement is a total joke.

CloudTag – Share Issuance headroom maths looks grim, statement needed

Published 205 days ago

Oh dear. Oh dearie me. With the share price of embattled AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) still coming down faster than a Waseem Shakoor post on the LSE CTAG BB, the bid price has dropped to just 5.25p last seen. If my maths is right, L1’s outstanding loan notes can’t all be converted until after the forthcoming EGM (assuming that shareholders approve the relevant resolutions). Even then, it looks as though Tranche 2 is in danger of not being convertible if the bid price falls much further. Perhaps the Nomad, Cairn Financial, might wish to have the matter clarified to the market.

Cloudtag fesses up - dodgy Andrew Regan dumped all his shares ages ago

Published 206 days ago

I bloody well told you all that that Corvus Capital, the vehicle of uber-dodgy Andrew Regan had dumped all its shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) onto bulletin board morons ages ago. Natch the morons denied it all, insisting that the "visionary" Regan was still on board. Uh oh...Cloudtag has fessed up. Another small victory for the Sheriff of AIM.

CloudTag – My plan for great riches hits a new snag

Published 208 days ago

Oh dear, AIM-listed jam- (and product) tomorrow (or sometime, maybe) CloudTag (CTAG) closed last night notching up (or, perhaps down) a bid price of just 6.75p per share. This might be causing a few headaches over at L1 Towers as it seeks to convert its remaining £1.2 million of convertible notes from Tranche 1 of its death spiral funding package. My plan to become a death spiral financier on the Casino seems to have hit a nasty problem – that of headroom in already existing share issuance authorities of the investee company running out and leaving me lobster-potted in unconvertible notes. Of course, I can “persuade” the company to increase the authorities, but time is of the essence: I want to offload ASAP and bank my bunce.

Cloudtag & Nomad Cairn: Another urgent request to AIM Regulation

Published 209 days ago

Over the weekend I urged AIM Regulation and the FCA to open a formal enquiry into market abuse and securities fraud by the AIM uber-fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). This morning I have sent an urgent missive to AIM Regulation and its hapless boss Marcus Stuttard asking why Cloudtag is not being forced to postpone its General Meeting allowing it to issue more shares.

Cloudtag - more lies and deceit admitted to

Published 212 days ago

Following suggestions yesterday HERE that Cloudtag  (CTAG) was being rather tardy in turning a binding HOT into a solid contract with US Distributor Cities announced on August 8, two days before a placing, into a contract, hey presto wre have a contract announced today. But hang on Henry...

CloudTag – EGM circular published, my plan for great riches hits a snag but there is a get-out

Published 212 days ago

Oh dear. They say that no news is good news and so conversely it was beginning to seem that every time AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) opened its mouth via the RNS system these days it was bad news. What a come-down from the good old days when it could announce anything it liked and the market loved it. Perhaps the company’s fortunes will change with this morning’s ramptastic RNS, although the reaction seems a tad muted already. Watching this unfold I wonder if my plan for instant wealth as a death spiral financier might hit a snag.

Cloudtag - another pre placing ramp exposed: this time its Cities

Published 213 days ago

How on earth can Nomad Cairn continue to act for the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) as it today fesses up to another pre-placing hoodwinking of investors? After the Second Chance guaranteed sales of $5.2 million RNS ( 4 days before a placing) statement was exposed as a big fat lie, now we turn to the US distributor Cities.

Reader Poll: Which Nomad is so bent & desperate for cash that it will act for FRAUD African Potash?

Published 215 days ago

African Potash (AFPO) needs to find a new Nomad by December 7th or its shares will be suspended. Cantor Fitzgerald is tired of putting its name to outright lies published to facilitate Securities Fraud and has quit. Potash says its talking to a replacement but which Nomad would act for this proven fraud? You decide in the poll below. Voting deadline midnight tonight ( 22nd November).

SCANDAL - Milestone Group buries delayed bad news: placing cash not arrived, what about solvency?

Published 227 days ago

Talk about a good day to bury bad news: every media commentator is trying to come to terms with the election of Donald Trump (with the notable exception of our own Tom Winnifrith, who is off to get his new Poll Sheriff’s badge) and so at 3.41pm yesterday AIM-listed Milestone Group (MSG) slipped out a “miscellaneous” RNS. It may have won two big contracts recently but in terms of this RNS, there was nothing miscellaneous about it: this company is in serious trouble.

Cloudtag and the guaranteed $5.2 million order that is not going to happen - think Christmas

Published 250 days ago

I have written to Santa and think that I have been a jolly good boy this year and so I have made him a list of presents which you can see HERE. One of them concerns Cloudtag. But the matter of Cloudtag (CTAG) and Christmas is praying on my mind - when will the fraudsters admit that the guaranteed $5.2 million of orders for this year is not going to happen?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An apology to Jo Hart of Midas, Cloudtag to be reported to FCA for lying to or misleading punters 4 days before placing

Published 301 days ago

I start with an apology to Ms Jo Hart of Midas in the Daily Mail who I termed a silly witch who shames our profession last week. She is, in fact, clearly the world's greatest tipster for today she has lavished praise on a stock we own shed loads of- Concepta (CPT). I end with a note that I have put my daughter straight on Donald Trump HERE. The bu;t of the podcast discusses bigger fool investing with reference to Cloudtag (CTAG) and I explain why Cynical Bear was far too kind on the POS company earlier today and why I am reporting Cloudtag and its Nomad Cairn to the regulators for either lying to investors or misleading them in a material way four days before a bailout placing. 

The Cloudtag Fundraisings that do not add up - and the question the Nomad has NOT asked

Published 319 days ago

Time and time again this year Cloudtag (CTAG) has been able to raise funds at a small premium to the prevailing mid. It did so again today raising £580,000 at 5.8p, a 5.45% premium to the closing price yesterday of 5.5p. Questions, questions, questions.

Exclusive: ECR Minerals – did Nomad Cairn force out CEO Stephen Clayson for serial porkies?

Published 325 days ago

On Tuesday AIM-listed ECR Minerals (ECR) put out a stinker of an RNS which crashed the share price. Yesterday we learned that the CEO is stepping down, effective at the end of this month. Did he jump, or was he pushed? And was Tuesday’s RNS completely truthful, and where does that leave the Nomad, Cairn?

Filthy 40 – China New Energy FY15 results: a stinking POS festooned in Red Flags

Published 358 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New Energy (CNEL) has seen us hoist the Red Flag on several occasions before (see HERE) but its FT15 results, released on deadline day (Thursday) take the biscuit. The company is, quite simply, a disgrace and its advisers (Nomad Cairn and disgraced Broker Daniel Stewart) should be ashamed.

Jiasen Results Delay - For Whom the bell tolls...it tolls for thee

Published 366 days ago

China fraud Jiasen (JSI) may well be enjoying its last few days on the AIM Casino as we have news today of a shock delay to its results. Do you want to bet if they will appear at all?

ValirX – another loan conversion and clarification over warrants: clear as mud.

Published 432 days ago

After-hours last night (5pm) AIM-listed ValirX (VAL) announced a second batch of loan conversions under its £4 million (except it is up to £8.6 million) funding deal with Bracknor. It was at just 7.4p so it is no great surprise that the shares are down at 8.625p mid (last seen) having closed last night at 9.25p. But then there are those warrants….does anyone have the slightest Scooby of what’s going on there from last night’s announcement? 

CloudTag – Oops!

Published 437 days ago

With apologies for missing this on Tuesday afternoon, I see that AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) has issued a rather embarrassing correction to its Monday RNS which announced a fundraising of £171,430 apparently issuing 5,357,143 shares to a new investor….at a price of 3.2 pence per share, representing a premium of 12.3 per cent. Over the mid-market closing price of 2.85 pence per share on 8 April 2016 (the previous Friday).

China fraud Jiasen – oops, another NED walks

Published 466 days ago

Our sincere apologies for missing the fact that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) slipped out a board change RNS at lunchtime on Friday last week. I guess we were all in the Punter's Return at the time. It seems that Mr Curt Riley has resigned as a NED as from the end of May.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty': End Feb 2016 update - yet more companies Geong, Geong, Gone…

Published 481 days ago

The following updates our China AIM 'Filthy Forty' table as at the end of February. Despite the utterings of the London Stock Exchange and George Osborne, more of the companies Geong, Geong, Gone? You bet…

Afriag & its Tobacco smuggling issues - a Dynamite Letter from SARS emerges

Published 485 days ago

The tobacco factory at Pietermaritsburg operated by CK Tobacco was at the hear of the Lonrho empire of David Lenigas which found itself emeshed in tobacco smuggling activities some years ago. Ownership of the site passed from Delta Tobacco to CK Tobacco but control remained with Afriag SA principal Yusuf Kajee who in 2011 applied for a new license for his operation from the South African Revenue Service, SARS. An explosive letter that has fallen into my possession shows why that application was refused.

China Fraud JQW – GM boots out NEDs but when were UK Investors told?

Published 489 days ago

Already booted off the Casino after is all became too much for poor old Cairn Financial to continue as Nomad and Broker to ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play JQW (JQW), it seems that the company called a General Meeting to dump three NEDs. An announcement on the JQW investor relations website  details the passing of the resolutions, but what about the Notice of General Meeting? When did investors find out about it?

Jiasen - here is how the fraudsters made their cash

Published 514 days ago

That Jiasen (JSI) is a total fraud is now beyond all reasonable doubt. I actually have more information on this company which the Nomad (Cairn) and AIM Regulation are sitting on but will they bother to do anything? So how has money been transferred from British investors to the fraudsters back in China?

Sirius Petroleum - Director's spread-betting and share dealings - care to clarify?

Published 514 days ago

Sirius Petroleum (SRSP) has just announced that one of its NEDs, Chris Neal, has closed a spread bet he had in the company's shares. Whatever.. But the RNS does not actually make sense.

FRAUD Jiasen - cratering again. What happened to your 1500 employees?

Published 514 days ago

Ok this is an easy question. In the RNSs released by ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member, Jiasen (JSI) the 'Notes to Editors' has helpfully told us the number of workers employed at its factory in Nan'an City, Fujian Provice (AIM-China Fraud central), China. For what it is worth I do not believe a word it says on this matter for reasons explained HERE but maybe Jiasen can guide us all?

Jiasen – down another 23%. Is the end nigh?

Published 515 days ago

I note that in the wake of our recent coverage (HERE), shares in AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) have cratered another 23% today (last seen) to 2.875p. There has been no news (so far) today, but one senses a bit of a rush for the exit going on.

China FRAUD Jiasen – GOTCHA! The LIE in its Interims

Published 516 days ago

We shall, for a moment, suspend our disbelief over the stated cash position of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Jiasen (JSI). Let us, for a moment, simply take the company at its word. Deeper analysis of yesterdays trading statement numbers shows a horror story unfolding, and casts a strange light on previous statements from the company. I suggest that what follows shows that Jiasen is toast, and uninvestable.

Afriag - working hard on rebuilding the Lonrho fraud, another old boy is back

Published 522 days ago

Our thoughts this morning are, naturally, with Yusuf Kajee of Afriag (AFRI) as he stands trial in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on fraud charges totalling more than 100 million Rand. Of course Yusuf was one of the players in David Lenigas run LonRho which was sold five years ago only for the new owner to find that its accounts were grotesquely overstated.

Afriag - Yusuf Kajee fraud trial moved to Pretoria next week

Published 527 days ago

Since he is in Dubai right now, Yusuf Kajee of Afriag (AFRI) may not have been told that the venue of his fraud trial on 20 January has been moved. I'm always happy to help the old smearer out so...

Breaking: Yusuf Kajee of Afriag in Court on 20 January on multi million rand fraud charges

Published 529 days ago

Yusuf Kajee of Afriag (AFRI) has yet to answer any of the questions I sent him over Christmas. Now here is another for him: "When were you going to tell us about your Court case in South Africa on 20 January?"

Tom Winnifrith's sixth share tip of the year - sell Afriag at 0.15p - target 0p

Published 539 days ago

Throughout the Christmas period one of the two principals of AIM listed Afriag (AFRI) has trolled me on twitter, sending me almost 150 tweets accusing me of extortion, taking bribes, of being a coke addict, a drunk, having no qualifications other than serving pizza, of being mad - based on the fact that my mother killed herself- , etc. Yusuf also offered me a bribe to buy shares in Afriag. He has failed to answer critical questions about Afriag (AFRI) and today came up with the most lamentable excuse yet for not answering.

Yusuf Kajee of Afriag refuses to answer questions goes back to TW mother suicide smear

Published 540 days ago

David Lenigas associate Yusuf Kajee of Afriag (AFRI) has spent the festive season smearing and trying to bribe me. He asked that I email questions. I did just that HERE. He has not answered. Instead he has again taken to twitter explicitly accusing me of having psychiatric issues caused by my mothers suicide. He tweeted just now:

Afriag the smears continue and now Yousuf Kajee tries to bribe Tom Winnifrith

Published 543 days ago

Yousuf Kajee, the man who with tobacco smuggler Paul de Robillard, are the principal players in David Lenigas creation (AFRI) sent another 30 tweets overnight with some classic smears but also a bribe. Does Nomad Cairn really feel happy about its clients offering to bribe journalists?

Afriag - David Lenigas caught lying in another RNS and hello again to an old friend from Lonrho

Published 556 days ago

Does anyone at AIM actually care whether David Lenigas tells the truth in any RNS statements any more? It appears that Nomad Cairn and AIM regulation do not give a FF. I shall now demonstrate to you a slam dunk and material untruth in an Afriag (AFRI) RNS.

China New Energy - some answers, but questions remain

Published 565 days ago

Following THIS PIECE at the weekend we have had a communication from Mr Richard Bennett, the independent NED at ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member China New Energy (CNEL). To remind readers, we were wondering who or what was Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited - the outfit with which China New announced a MOU had been signed last week regarding projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

F40 China New Energy – MOUs with Sunbird, but who/what is it, and is it Placing ahoy?

Published 567 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty outfit China New Energy (CNEL) announced a memorandum of understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited on Friday, in relation to projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia. It also announced that the signing of any binding agreement would be treated as a Related Party Transaction since Mr Richard Bennett, China New’s sole independent NED (see HERE) is a director of Sunbird. I’ve already discussed the potential corporate governance Red Flag that I see from that (HERE) but what or who is “Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited”? 

JQW – filthy forty profit warning as operations remain suspended

Published 594 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy JQW (JQW) has this morning issued a profit warning as the suspension of operations imposed by the Chinese authorities over advertising and pyramid-selling rule-breaches continues. Surely it is only a matter of time before the shares are suspended.

Filthy Forty: China New Energy “independent” NED Related Party deal in the offing?

Published 618 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member China New Energy (CNEL) has announced a Statement re Press Comment which appears to raise a number of corporate governance issues. I wonder how the Nomad, Cairn, will react. The shares are flying – up by a whopping 186% last seen. Mind you, at 1.35p there is an awfully long way to go before the shares get back to the IPO price of 7p. But what is really going on here?

AIM-China Filthy Forty: fourth Nomad resignation in four weeks. Which will be next?

Published 627 days ago

The spread betters could be having a field day. Four more of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty now on Death Row following Nomad resignations in just four weeks. Three in the past week: if this continues the whole lot will have gone by Christmas. But back to the question – which will be next? For some clues, we just have to look at what happened yesterday. Anyone still holding Jiasen (JSI) or JQW  (JQW) is, in my view, certifiable.

Please sue me for libel: Jiasen International is an AIM listed fraud from China – interims today

Published 639 days ago

The Bulletin Board Morons want Jiasen (JSI) to sue me for libel. Well let’s make this easy for the Fujian fraudsters. “Jiasen is a fraud and its criminal directors have produced bogus numbers today – its shares are worth 0p.” There is no ambiguity there. Sue me for libel. What is the Chinese for “See you in Court bitchez?”

How does the Market Value Undeveloped North Sea Reserves

Published 645 days ago

This is a question close to my heart as in The Steam Oil Production Company we have a good few barrels of undeveloped reserves, so I do pay attention to how the AIM market seems to value undeveloped barrels in the ground, especially those in the UK & Ireland.

The Camkids FRAUD – An Open Letter to Cairn Financial, Beaufort and AIM Regulation – suspend shares in Jiasen NOW!

Published 684 days ago

Earlier today we demonstrated quite clearly (HERE) why Camkids (CAMK) has committed accounting fraud and why the statement of yesterday just does not add up. We have been saying that this company is a fraud for months and months and that is now clear to all. The local auditors of Camkids and the now delisted fraud Naibu acted for two other AIM stocks, one of which is Jiasen (JSI). It is also a fraud and we call for an immediate suspension of its shares as well.

Insetco – it is the end my friend, another AIM Casino disgrace

Published 800 days ago

On April 2nd AIM Listed Insetco (INC) announced that its Nomad and broker Cairn was to quit on May 2nd and that it was seeking a replacement. I warned you back then that you should sell as this company reeks of Terry Ramsden and is a dog. Well today came news that Cairn has now resigned with immediate effect and the shares are now suspended on the casino.

Changes in disclosable net short positions - week to 27/03/2015

Published 816 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details changes to net short positions in the last week (red if short increased, green if reduced)...

Reader poll - which will be the next China AIM stock to be suspended as fraud emerges

Published 823 days ago

I mentioned this in BearCast and it is just a bit of fun. Shares in Naibu remain suspended as the CEO of that fraud Mr Houyan Lin languishes in a China gaol cell. So which will the be the next China AIM stock to be suspended for whatever reason - natch fraud is the most likely reason, Vote now, results tomorrow

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 11 March: Tired & Emotional

Published 837 days ago

I could not sleep last night and Ive downed half a bottle of champagne so I am off to sleep - I'll answer emails in the morning. Before that: Worthington, Cairn, Lombard Risk, Mar City, Coms, Mopowered and China Norfolks

Exclusive: Which AIM CEO has been in gaol since mid-November? The casino’s darkest hour is now

Published 847 days ago

Yes you read the headline correctly. The CEO of an AIM listed company has been languishing in prison since mid-November and no-one has been told about it. Two Nomads, the non-execs, AIM Regulation you stand accused of contributing to the darkest hour of the Casino. Anyone who has bought shares since the incarceration you know who to sue. Surely heads must roll?

Bargains galore in oil stocks? Asks Paul Curtis

Published 938 days ago

Oil and gas companies have suffered a three year bear market resulting from concern that US Shale Oil production growth would lead to oversupply. This has now come to pass, oil has plummeted from $115 a few months ago to $72. Oil companies have suffered a further sharp mark down and most trading at large discount to tangible assets.

Astar Minerals – was I wrong to accuse it of lying? No… and it gets worse.

Published 1101 days ago

The twitter and bulletin board morons are demanding that I admit that I a joker and admit that my accusation of lying against Astar Minerals (ASTA) was wrong. For the avoidance of doubt: “In its RNS of May 27th Astar Minerals lied.” If Astar disagrees it is free to issue libel proceedings and The Sheriff of AIM will see you in court bitchez. Astar lied and its directors are thus liars. But this gets better (unless you are a shareholder) 

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