These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom article is How is Rolls-Royce getting on? by Chris Bailey at a non-leaderboard Number 12 or Number 18 if you include Bearcasts.
After the crypto crash here is a handy summary of how the industry works, all in just one tweet. It is not a ponzi.
Gold closed the week at $1757, down a tad from last week’s $1761 but pretty much unchanged. Nothing to write home about, perhaps, but very quietly Gold stocks seem to be showing a little more poise than of late. My chart of Gold against GDX (Gold majors’ETF), GDXJ (Gold not-so-juniors ETF) and GOEX (Gold explorers) shows what I am talking about.
It is only two weeks since Crowd For Angels, the world’s worst crowdfunding firm, closed its failed attempt to raise £500,000 for the serial liars at Verditek (VDTK) and now we get interims which tell you that, by Christmas, those fools lured by Richard “Gollum” Gill’s grotesquely misleading financial promotions into backing the bond will be at risk. These numbers are a disaster for the company led by Tory toff Lord Willetts. Insolvency beckons.
I preface this by saying that Verditek (VDTK) is a company that can lie about winning take or pay contracts just to get a placing away. In the end, the “customer” – and I use the word loosely – neither takes or pays. So anything it says in an RNS, even its cash balance, is not something that I would necessarily believe. But to make life simple, I give it the benefit of the doubt and assume its stated cash balances are, more or less, correct.
It has taken it 10 days to fess, something it blames on a cooling off period, but Verditek (VDTK) has admitted that the green ponzi bond launched by ninth rate crowdfunder Crowd For Angels has, despite the utterly misleading financial promotions approved by revolting Richard “Gollum” Gill, flopped. So where next?
Over at Powerhouse Energy (PHE), the chairman is branded a liar by a High Court Judge but because Tim Yeo is a Tory Toff he gets to keep his job. At Verditek (VDTK) – the company that repeatedly announces big contracts to ramp the shares ahead of a placing only for the contracts to evaporate once the mug punters have ponied up, the Tory Toff in charge is Lord David Willetts. Because the good Lord is just the sort of fine fellow to whom we should all doff our cap, normal AIM rules don’t apply.
Yet again I have been thanked by the regulator for exposing cooked PLC books. Not that this will stop BBMs from defaming me in all the usual ways but those who count know we matter. So I discuss Eden Research (EDEN) and KPMG. Then there is Peter Brailey’s amazing scoop. Ta Guido for the hat tip (not!) – I discuss Powerhouse Energy (PHE) and Tim Yeo the sleazebag ex Tory MP. Then I turn to Verditek (VDTK) as it misleads again c/o the AIM Shit of the year Richard “Gollum” Gill as his green ponzi bond deadline approaches. Finally there is the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) where my target price remains 0p after today’s dire admission. Add to your shorts.
On its website, The High Street continues to claim it is worth £1.5 billion currently and will be worth £3 billion by 2023. So, it was curious to see that on 8 July 2021, the High Street Group Plc filed a termination notice for Joanne Bell dated 18 June 2021.
Will Richard Gill, aka Gollum, the AIM Shit of the year 2012-2020, update the Crowd For Angels green ponzi bond prospectus to reflect the lies exposed by today’s full year results from Verditek (VDTK)? I doubt it. Remember that in the run-up to an October 2020 £3.5 million fund raise, this company announced EIGHT sales contracts.
Chris Irons, host of the Quoth The Raven, is an outspoken and entertaining fellow who is pretty much bang on the money most of the time. His core thesis is that modern financial systems are essentially nefarious schemes that benefit politicians and the wealthy.
As I have noted many times, following the “disappearance” of the eight contracts Verditek (VDTK) used to ramp the shares ahead of its last bailout placing, it is a company without revenue and now, once again, almost out of cash. And this it seems that equity investors have had enough and so the company has resorted to even dimmer and more credulous punters from the crowdfunding community. I have no idea what Tory Toff Lord Willetts is smoking other than a last cigar marked desperation but this makes no sense.
RSM has filed its joint administrators’ proposal dated 7 May 2021 at Companies House which effectively confirms that Buy 2 Let Cars Limited was a circa £50 million Ponzi scheme with new investors paying for existing investors’ interest and returns of capital. This is revealed on page 14 of its report which discloses that:
The most read non-Tom article this week is Ariana – Production guidance for 2021: read through the numbers and BUY! by Nigel Somerville at number six, or number 12 including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? Tell me in the comments.
What does the perfect fraudster look like and how does he like to be depicted? Earlier I showed why Buy 2 Let cars was a ponzi, a fraud, where £35 million of punters cash will almost certainly go to money heaven and where the FCA was – yet again – criminally negligent in ignoring my warnings. Now meet Reginald Larry-Cole the crook behind it. Born in Sierra Leone he has an Atilla from a new University. Nothing remarkable there. Nor the drink drive rap where he was so drunk he collapsed out of the car but still pleaded not guilty, blaming the cops. So he is a liar.
I think they have and, given how much warning I gave the FCA, this will go down as yet another epic fail by a regulator who did nothing until it is too late. Once again the regulator addresses the concerns of the middle classes yakking on about the gender pay gap and diversity among very well paid white collar employees but in terms of protecting financially unsophisticated lower middle class and working class folks, its actual job, it fails. Screw the plebs, it is not as if senior FCA staffers have any social contact with the dirty oiks, is it? Like the 14 year old girls in Rotherham, they are just trash. They don’t matter. As for Buy to Let, its boss, Reginald Larry-Cole, might tick all the FCA’s diversity boxes but he is a crook. He needs to go to jail.
And still the floor shitters at the hopeless FCA allow this massive mini-bond ponzi to carry on hoovering up investors’ cash despite a stream of exposes on this website which a child of ten could see is a warning that immediate action is needed.
Today, the deadwood press is noting that Mexican restaurant chain Chilango is about to appoint RSM Tenon as administrators with Covid 19 once again getting the blame. But is that fair on the poor little virus?
Let us be clear: Johnny Mercer, the Tory MP is not involved in the London & Capital Finance scandal which we have done so much to expose. But he is personally profiting from what will prove to be the financial scandal of the year, the mini-bond mis-selling affair, and his reaction to criticism of his behaviour is lamentable.
In this podcast I look at the growing mini bond scandal as I flag up another ponzi waiting to collapse today HERE. Then I do a review of my own bull portfolio: Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Wishbone (WSBN), Kefi (KEFI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Fox Marble (FOX), Berkeley Energia (BKY) and Argo Blockchain (ARB). I did not mention Fox in the podcast so I'll do a seperate update later. Finally: why have you not joined the roll call of heros HERE? I say a few extra fucktards on that count.
It sounds great, the latest 8% yielding mini bond plugged aggressively by ADVFN, the second Burrito Bond. Unfortunately if you do a bit of digging this is yet another mini bond scandal set to join the growing list.
The scandal about the £240 million London & Capital Finance ponzi, which we have done so much to expose here, grows by the day. The real scandal is that it is just the tip of the mini-bond iceberg and those politicians such as Nicky Morgan on the LCF case should now, as a matter of urgency, be looking at other schemes that are still taking in money such as the West Ham promoted one we exposed HERE. But back to LCF and Amber Rudd.
After the collapse of the London & Capital Finance ponzi, I wonder about some of the other high yield mini bonds being pushed to investors. And thus my attention is drawn to Basset & Gold PLC whose products are being promoted by my beloved West Ham United and some of its players.
76 year old Fleet Street Legend Brian Basham is one of the rogue bloggers walking for Woodlarks this year. At his age that is impressive and is something you should sponsor here. Basham was also an ace spin doctor in his time (notably for Mo Al Fayed) and is enraged at the way Simon Hume Kendall has stolen cash from the victims of the LCF ponzi, mostly pensioners like Brian, and has donated £65,000 to Amber Rudd’s local party and to Tory central office. Basham has written to Ms Rudd and his letter follows:
The administrator's first report into ponzi London & Capital Finance is damning and folks are certainly heading to jail including Amber Rudd's pal and donor Simon Hume Kendall. We publish it in full below. The helicopter for the CEO, the horsebox on the balance sheet the money lent to an insider to buy racehorses, the cash pocketed directly by folks including Amber Rudd's pal Simon Hume Kendall. Bondholders are warned they will get just 20p in the pound back. This is truly revolting.
Things are moving rapidly in the collapse of the London & Capital Finance ponzi scheme, which fleeced 14,000 punters – mainly pensioners – by offering high yield bonds - and which ShareProphets has done so much to expose, as you can see HERE.
AIM listed Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has today issued a statement in relation to London Oil & Gas (LOG) run by Amber Rudd’s pal and donor Simon Hume Kendall and it unwittingly confirms Sunday’s scoop HERE that LOG is the recipient of £122 million of the £176 million leant by London & Capital Finance, the ponzi now in administration and under full FCA enquiry.
Yesterday’s posting HERE of the Administrator’s Report into London & Capital Finance, the mini bonds provider founded by Amber Rudd’s chum Simon Hume Kendall has got Cynical Bear and others doing their sums and they, and I, conclude, this now just has to be a ponzi and folks must go to jail. Let me explain.
In this podcast I look at the utterly useless coverage of the LCF scandal provided by the Sunday Times which seeks to blame the poor old FCA for daring to trying to stop a ponzi. I then look at the bloodbath on the high street and the madness and denial of some. There is comment on Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) and Pizza Express and also on house prices in New York and what that tells us about Brexit.
I have already noted how London Oil & Gas, the company that is using Ponzi fraud cash from related party LCF (now under full FCA investigation) , to fund AIM listed Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) was linked to a bent solicitor and a Tory grandee. But the links with the nasty party are far deeper and go right up to the ghastly work and pensions secretary, and former stockmarket spiv, Amber Rudd.
Oh dear, oh dear. This really is proof that Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) is - whatever its scumbag Nomad FinnCrap (FCAP) claims -complete toast. You will remember that Independent owes more than £30 million to unquoted London Oil & Gas. That money has to start being repaid within a few months and Independent will go bust unless London provides more funds. But London has borrowed money from LCF a related party firm subject to a full blown FCA raid as it is a ponzi fraud as we showed here yesterday. That cash is repayable on demand. Now read on....
AIM Casino listed Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) is dependent on financing from London Oil & Gas which in turn is dependent on financing ( repayable on demand) from a ponzi called London & Capital Finance now the subject of a full FCA raid and lockdown. We have covered this extensively already but there is more...
I have had my threats for exposing the fraud that is Pacific Tycoon, a fraud that companies such as ADVFN (AFN) and others in UK financial services have been prepared to promote despite my exposes. It seems that Pacific now operates under two names, a reader (Daryl) has the whole scam banged to rights and relayed his experience on our comments section. This post merits a wider audience. Over to Daryl…
There are now just the last 5 ( of 120) places left for the next Wray family organised UK Investor evening seminar in central London. So if you want to book a slot do so now HERE. The event kicks off with drinks and canapes from 5.30 with the first talk just after six. It will be a packed evening.
The Communications Director for IP Group (IPO) is a former workmate and all round superstar Ms Liz Vaughan Adams, aka Lizard. So Lizard, I'm sorry to be writing this but I picked this up on the broker wires this morning and I cannot disagree with this sell/go short thesis.
Oh dear, oh dear, the cutlure of legging over regulators with false submissions at the Ariadne ponzi scheme headed up by Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer seems endemic. In this email thread below followed by the filing submitted by Meyer herself we see Malta employee Chris Cachia and ex in house lawyer Peter Bradley discussing how to avoid financial penalties for Ariadne in Malta by not telling the truth about the date a key officer, Peter Hale, actually resigned. Natch I have passed this on to the MFSA for it to consider as part of its ongoing and wide ranging investigatiuons into Ariadne and Ms Meyer.
AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern (TERN) has been an amazing ride this year. Having started the year at 3p the stock went on a run all the way up to 58p, when the board had to issue a statement reminding the market that its NAV per share was still around the 5p mark. I called the stock a sell – at 43p – and now the stock is down to 25p. But it is still a sell.
Perhaps, when you are on the run from the Maltese Police, being investigated by the SFO, FCA, MFSA and ActionFraud and be chased over unpaid sums dating back, in some cases more than a decade, by 3 banks, the IRS, HMRC, Maltese tax authorities and two folks with CCJs, another Court case is the least of your worries. But for Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer that new Court case came a step closer today. PR legend Henry Gewanter has filed papers.
With the Maltese Police desperate to locate Julie Meyer MBE as she avoids criminal charges, with the SFO, MFSA and FCA running enquiries not to mention investigations by the tax authorities into evasion in the US, UK and Malta you could have forgiven Ms Lingerie on Expenses for going to ground. But she has been spotted in London. Quck – if you are one of the many to whom she owes money and want to serve her hurry down to the Royal Institution, Mayfair, W1S 4BS. Meyer has been spotted! Meanwhile...
As you may remember the lyin’, tax evading fraudster Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer MBE, currently avoiding the Police in Malta where she faces criminal charges, has tried to rebrand by dropping references to Ariadne ( her main ponzi empire) and promoting the name of Viva Capital LLP. Uh Oh – a new problemo has emerged. Oh dear Julie…it never rains…..
Although Julie Meyer is no longer regulated to manage other folks cash, rules are for little people not for Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer MBE and not only is she managing her ACE fund she is lying to investors to raise another £2 million. But beware, the scale of this ponzi is revealed in the data below.
Having taken a look at the prospectus for the flotation of AIQ (AIQ) on the Standard list in part 1 we now move on to Mama Captain, Barrel2U, Mama Harbour and iBuddee. These outfits have faced allegations of being ponzi/MLM (multi-level marketing)/pyramid/money game schemes.
Normally the king of the fraudsters, Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) infamy cannot keep quiet. He is desperate to tell us all about new disruptive developments at his new Ponzi, Quob Park. But as you can see below, the great man's Knob Park blog has been silent for almost three months. Perhaps there is something else on his mind?
In five year time, the king of the fraudsters, Rob Terry of The Innovation Group and Quindell (QPP) infamy says he will be floating his latest ponzi, Quob Park Estate for $1 billion. Bollocks. There is more chance of me getting lucky with the entire Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders squad within the next 48 hours. As the SFO investigation into the £3 billion Quenron fraud ratchets up a gear, the only thing Rob Terry will be doing in five years time is praying that his next Roomie at Ford Open doesn't have a taste for ugly older men.
I wrote an article yesterday on my own website about the ponzi that is the UK state pension and how it is bound to collapse unless very hard choices are made which they will not be. I note a lot of smart comments were posted by readers on that article so delve deeper into this issue but go on to address other massive changes that will hit the UK workforce and how the State is in total denial about how it will cope. It comes up with bad solutions or no solutions but the net result is that in 20 years time you and I will not be able to rely on the State for anything at all - so what should we all do now?
The Serious Fraud Office investigations into the Quindell (QPP) fraud and the fraudster in chief Rob Terry continue but it seems that the old criminal and future jailbird has not changed his mendacious ways. He is now in a spot of bother with the consulting giant Accenture,
The US President is expected to speak to the Greek prime minister in the coming days. The substance of the call, according to well-placed sources, will be Greece’s ongoing negotiations with creditors and the role the International Monetary Fund may or may not play in the country’s current rescue programme. Donald Trump has publicly tweeted that he thinks the Greeks are “wasting their time” staying in the Eurozone.
Oh what tangled webs we weave, eh Mr Terry? Not distracted by the ongoing Serious Fraud Office investigation that will see him end up in jail, Rob Terry has a new venture. Natch it is one based on an old fraud but that probably won't deter some folks.
A couple of days ago I noted how the lamentable London Evening Standard had lifted a cynical bear story from five days previously without attribution and claimed it as its own breaking news. But the Standard is not the only lazy worthless paper on Fleet Street. We now have an even more blatant pinch and this time it is the Daily Telegraph in the dock. No wonder sales of MSM publications are plunging if they run stories that were reported elsewhere on September 27 as their own breaking news on 29 October? This is the tale of Quindell fraudster Rob Terry and his new vineyard funded by the Quob park ponzi.
Pacific Tycoon spent a fortune promoting its ponzi scheme promising sky high returns on investing in shipping freight containers in Asia. Being a ponzi it needed fresh suckers to pay dividends to older investors and to allow those behind this con to steal vast amounts of money. We called this as a con years ago and received demands from Pacific that we withdraw our articles on these criminals. Natch we told Pacific to fuck off.
The annual report from Quob Park Estate, the new ponzi scheme of Quindell fraudster Rob Terry is out and is a cornucopia of his best tricks of greed and accounting fraud. It is a delight. Leopards do not change their spots.
The current world monetary order, particularly as seen in the eyes of the baby boomers, was established in 1945 and has muddled along ever since. It has had near death experiences several times, especially in August 1971when the world almost lost faith in the global reserve currency, as it ditched its gold anchor and again in 2008 when the fractional reserve (money created out of nothing) monetary system came within hours of self consumption and systemic failure. If the current monetary system were a computer operating system we would have ditched it and got a new one, rather than doubling up and putting it under more extreme pressure, in a last ditch and dangerous experiment that has never been tried before. Too big to fail banks, are now bigger and debt has exploded since our near death experience, only a few years ago.
Say what you like about fraudster Rob Terry, the man is a comedy genius. I am sure that when he does get sent to prison he will be providing entertainment for his fellow inmates in all sorts of ways. But away from the shower block one way will be as a comedian. Terry's latest commentary on the "blog" of his new ponzi, Quob Park Estate is a comedy classic.
Part of the Knob Park Group of ponzis run by Quindell (QPP) fraudster Rob Terry, before he is put on trial and sent to prison, Quob Park Solutions has recently published what are the most bonkers set of accounts in Christendom.
Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) has been busy today announcing shite results, a bogus spin-off which is a joke and giving details of what is a sordid covert attempt to keep the lights on with a placing. The much ramped (not by us) shares are crashing and the stench of a sordid ponzi is everywhere.
I prepare for a celebration lunch with lefties in the grim North. Woe is me. But my mind wanders to what else was happening in 1966? I am really not on the ball today. Then I ask how can we say that investors are protected if fraudster Rob Terry can raise cash for his Knob Park ponzi via crowdfunding? Then I answer the question in today's Daily Mail (a loathsome rag) - in a low interest rate era should you pay off your mortgage?
With the Serious Fraud Office closing in on Quindell (QPP) fraudster Rob Terry and his gang, the round up of suspects is going to be made easier by the way more and more of them are pitching up at Rob's new ponzi, Knob Park. The latest gang member to join is Tim Scurry, a Canadian now embarking on his 4th venture with Terry.
I would like to say that Quindell (QPP) fraudster Rob Terry has Time on his hands but I imagine that using the words Time & Rob Terry in the same sentence might make him feel uncomfortable. Anyhow I am delighted to see that his new ponzi, Knob Park has at least, well in fact just, one fan.
Non Executive Directors are meant to be there to keep executive directors in check on behalf of other shareholders. That applies if you are dealing with an honest CEO or a psycopathic fraudster such as Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) infamy who now runs the Knob Park Ponzi. So which NED's keep the old crook in check?
There were a bevy of cracking entries in the Motive TV (MTV) in Administration Caption Contest from yesterday and you can see them all HERE. But unlike investing on AIM where everyone's a loser in our contest there is an actual winner. In fact two joint winners. We asked for your captions for the photo below. And the winners are:
And there was I thinking that the good Lord Howard and his colleagues on the board at Watchstone (WTG) formerly Quindell (QPP) wanted nothing to do with fraudster Rob Terry. How wrong was I?
We covered the total fraud that was Quindell's (QPP) dealings with Canadian listed company Biosign - a fraud the new management has tried to paper over - HERE . You will never guess what has happened now.
Disgraced corporate adviser Daniel Stewart will have its shares thrown off the AIM Casino on Friday. Its balance sheet is a train wreck, it is burning cash, its reputation is in tatters and its shares are worthless. So what happens next?
Over at Ponzi Quob Park (QPE), the fraudster Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) infamy has penned a lengthy post about Daniel Stewart (DAN). It is shocking and begs massive questions.
Once upon a Quindell (QPP) time the fraudster Rob Terry seemed to be suffering from twitter diarrhoea. But for the past six weeks his new mouthpiece, the Quob Park Ponzi scheme has been almost silent. One might almost suspect that on legal advice the fraudster was being advised to say schtum as he awaits arrest by the Serious Fraud Office. He should not have to wait long. But, meanwhile, what about his discussions with Daniel Stewart (DAN)?
Daniel Stewart (DAN) shares remain suspended because it can't publish its annual results until it does a placing otherwise the (piss poor) numbers will be heavily qualified. What is going on? Is there a wee problem?
Quindell (QPP) fraudster Rob Terry told deluded followers of his new Ponzi Knob Park Estates that shares in Daniel Stewart (DAN) are worth 4.2p possibly 10p. Oh dear. They closed today at 1.4p (off 6.7%% for some reason) and well after hours we got a dire profits (or rather lack of profits) warning.
As this site as mentioned several times, Tom Winnifrith is on a sabbatical, planning to spend time with family and write a book or two. He intends to come back in the new year. Which makes this top 10 completely perplexing: all 10 are Winnifrith related. (He wrote 8, he co-wrote with Nigel Somerville on the ninth, and the 10th was a Paul Scott riposte against Tom's view on BooHoo.com)
Rob Terry will, I am sure, soon be arrested by the SFO over the Quindell (QPP) fraud but the crook is not finished in his criminal ways. Via his new Ponzi, Quob (Knob) Park Estates he is clearly guilty of market abuse concerning AIM listed Imaginatik (IMTK) and I have asked the FCA to investigate. Perhaps worried about this Terry has been deleting tweets.
Finally the Quindell (QPP) fraudster Rob Terry has filed calendar 2014 accounts for his new vehicle Quob (known as Knob) Park Estates. Questions, questions.
Last week a blameless salesman at ADVFN booked a marketing solus for us for Pacific Tycoon. The Asian scammers were prepared to pay great money so we would have a big payday on it. But when I learned about this I told our partners at ADVFN that if that mailing was sent to our readers I would resign. And so it was pulled. However much money we are offered we will not expose you to folks who are just out and out criminals.
The Naibu (NBU) Norfolk is collapsing as we speak. Last seen the shares were at 31p and target price is 0p. Will the Naibu owning Bulletin Board moron who called me Winnifraud 2 days ago on the ADVFN Naibu thread for questioning this Ponzi please apologise now? Is he right now filling his boots or filling his trousers with the brown stuff? I have no sympathy for this cretin whatsoever. He was warned… So which are the next two China AIM casino listed stocks to slump> Here are two suggestions.