Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Woodford and another £10m down the Proton Partners pan - a new valuation scandal
Published 35 days ago
The story that I think truly shows the value of ShareProphets this week is: SHOCKING: ADVFN promotes an insolvent mini bond ponzi - welcome to Burrito Bonds by Tom.
Published 40 days ago
I am afraid that I still continue to get a stream of letters from victims of charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters. His courses are worthless and the claims he makes are just untrue, as the ASA noted here. Yet Winters regards brushes with the ASA or The Sheriff of AIM fighting on behalf of victims in the Courts (and winning!) as just another cost of business and carries on, as he has done for almost 20 years, with industrial scale larceny. What follows is the teacher’s tale
Published 205 days ago
It is Oxi day here in Greece and I explain the historic context of that which brings me to why the EU has enabled conman Darren Winters to keep cheating the vulnerable and parting them from their money. I then look at Crawshaw (CRAW), Blue Jay Mining (JAY), Great Western Mining (GWMO) which is the ultimate penny dreadful, SalvaRx (SALV) and VR Education (VRE). And I should warn my old pal, the offshore based asset stripper, Jim Mellon that I have more bad news for him over the weekend.
Published 224 days ago
Apparently Robbie Burns, The Naked Trader, is giving Darren Winters style uber expensive and useless trading courses at which he terms me a drunk. Hmmmm... As a sub 5 units a week man, my PA investing is not going so badly that I have to resort to being Darren Winters in a cheap suit. The bulk of this podcast is on First Derivatives (FDP). After yesterday's bombshell expose I explain why the shares - down 25% last week - could easily more than halve again from here.
Published 512 days ago
In this bearcast I look at the role of NEDs and their failings in a bull market. that is a general point I then discuss the NEDs at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) and how they MUST be replaced at once. The COI are surely too great. I then discuss a woman reduced to tears by charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters this Christmas Eve.This story will horrify you. I then discuss Christmas. Whatever you do, however you spend the day I hope that it is in some way joyous. That magical moment at Midnight Mass as you sing "Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning" and you realise it is Christmas Day is now only hours away.
Published 617 days ago
I have been thinking long and hard about this all summer but there is no alternative as the great Lady Thatcher used to say. Evil Google provides no content but sucks all of the ad revenue from online media. Our advertising revenue has collapsed so ShareProphets must either accept the custom of utter dirtbags like Darren Winters, continue to be subsidised by the UK Investor Show or fold. Or it must charge for access. I believe that asking you to pay £6 a month for 300 articles and for utterly unique content is something you will agree to and so on Thursday it is pay to play. I explain why evil Google is forcing our hand and what will happen and what the choices are in, perhaps the most important bearcast in our history..
Published 673 days ago
Five days ago someone who you would say had a career death wish, if he had actually got a career, sent me a stern lawyers letter demanding that I pull all articles on him (going back 40 months) pay him damages, never write about him again and publish a grovelling apology dictated by him. I asked you to guess who has been so daft and 92% of you got it wrong.
Published 677 days ago
Don't these fools ever learn? For chancers and crooks like Darren Winters, the shysters at Globo, Blinkx, Quindell and Daniel Stewart and for lyin Chris Cleverley and Lord Hain of sleaze and for so many others, sending me a fascist lawyers letter never works out well. That is not for them at least. But it seems there is one born every day. A new letter is in demanding that three years of articles be removed, that damages and costs be paid and that I put my name to a grovelling apology dictated by this poltroon. Who do you think is daft enough to have sent it? Vote now in our latest poll with a deadline of midnight tonight.
Published 680 days ago
The number one story this week is EXPLOSIVE: Conman Darren Winters and his evil wife Tatjana slammed by Judge in another Courtroom thrashing - full transcript. Yet, I don't think it is the number one story merely because the subject matter is a popular one. Last week, the number one story was Exclusive: The full Slater & Gordon High Court Claim against Watchstone for £537m - damning on Rob Fielding, David Curry & the lies Quindell told.
Published 686 days ago
No doubt charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters and his evil cancer-patient conning wife Tatjana Valujeva will again use Europe's daft privacy laws to ensure there is no google link to this article which contains a full transcript of a court case showing what complete and utter bastards and conmen they are. So we beg you ALL to use the tweet & Linkedin buttons below the headline, to put a link on every Bulletin board or every finance article you find soi that folks can be warned about this man who has been conning decent folk for almost 20 years.
Published 701 days ago
Ha ha. We've been waiting for this for weeks, but now Slater & Gordon (who were given all the relevent ShareProphets articles when there was still time to back out) has actually filed suit against Watchstone, nee Quindell, claiming breach of warranty and/or fraudulent misrepresentation for a total amount of up to £637 million plus interest. It almost makes one want to root for Quindell this time.
Published 707 days ago
As I noted in the bearcast special yesterday I am not going to launch any more new business ventures, if anything I am on the retreat and working towards calling it a day. I am gratified by the response both in the comments section below that bearcast and in numerous private emails. It seems that I am far from alone. Whichever bunch of career politicians gets to run the UK I think it makes no odds. We entrepreneurs are saying “enough is enough” and are not only preparing to pack up but are already starting to do so, The implications for the UK economy are clear and are serious. The Golden Geese are preparing to take wing. But all week I have been wrestling with another issue: what is the point of writing as I do?
Published 790 days ago
Oh dear, the charlatan Darren Winters who has made millions over the past fifteen years conning poor folks into paying vast sums to attend his worthless courses is having a bad start to 2017. First there was a total slating by the ASA for telling lies to win custom, now we can publish the Judges's verdict in a case we backed where Winters tried to exact money with menaces. The Judge was damning.
Published 820 days ago
The evil Mrs of charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters lied to a judge the other day saying that I was not a reliable witness and that she was planning legal action against me. Methinks not darling. The scale of just how wicked Tatjana Winters is can now be revealed as she, like her husband, prays on the vulnerable and desperate once again.
Published 821 days ago
I am delighted to say that the snake oil salesman Darren Winters, slammed by the ASA for telling blatant lies as we revealed HERE last week, has decided not to appeal against his latest court room thrashing by one of his victims, a case we funded. Given the Judge's damning verdict in Snake Oil vs Mr O, that was a wise call by the Charlatan. But even now he is trying to swindle us out of 40p. Think again Darren and your frightful wife Tatjana, the Foxy Legals are on the case.
Published 824 days ago
The ouzo refers to the latest crushing blow for snakeoil salesman Darren Winters. This man has claimed to have fleeced, sorry trained, 500,000 Britons yet still the deadwood press fail to report on our takedown of the charlatan. Pathetic. The bathtime refers to the CEO of Tracsis (TRCS) who claims to listen to bearcast in his bath. I comment on today's trading update. Then it is onto China fraud Jiasen (JSI) and its latest bollocks news signed off by low life Nomad Cairn Financial. And then after an en passant look at Polemos (PLMO) I take a very detailed look at Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) which is overvalued hype with a bushel of red flags thrown in for good measure. I advise my pal Big Dave Lenigas to take profits and sell and others to do likewise.
Published 824 days ago
I think that makes it ouzo o'clock already, stockmarket charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters, fresh from his crushing Court defeat on 1 February bankrolled by The Sheriff of AIM, has now been slammed by the Advertising Standards Agency for lying to potential investors. The judgement below is damning. We are due in court again on April 3 backing another of his victims so this is very useful indeed.
Published 837 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:
Published 837 days ago
There is a convicted criminal & twice bankrupted man who is barred from being a company director who wants to shut this website down and me with it. Events today at Cloudtag (CTAG) - where the shares will, as I explain, now tank fast - and in the Courts regarding Darren Winters show how vital our work is. And frankly it requires gonads of steel to see off fraudsters and criminals who do not like what we do. I also cover Stratmin (STGR) and Management Resource Solutions (MRS) today and thank you all for the supportive messages. We are 100% vindicated today. Certain convicted crims should just send me a case of ouzo and STFU
Published 837 days ago
Yesterday Darren Winters and his company was in court trying to extract money from a mug punter. We funded the defence of Mr O and you can read about the massive victory for us, damning words for the judge and humiliation of Winters here. But let us first deal with Tatjana, the wife of Winters who was representing his firm in Court and lied to the Judge.
Published 837 days ago
For almost 20 years, the spiv Darren Winters has been making a killing charging mug punters five figure sums for utterly worthless stockmarket courses. His salesman get punters to sign pieces of paper which they say do not bind them to anything then bully and threaten folks for thousands of pounds. In 2015 we started to expose this conman and Winters threatened us with legal action unless we desisted HERE. We said "see you in Court Bitchez!" and he declined that offer. We then started funding various cases of folks who Winters was trying to fleece. Winters has used google to try to stop people finding out about this (see HERE) but yesterday one case came to Court. It was a disastrous humiliation for Winters - who sent his ghastly Mrs Tatjana to represent him - and ouzo o'clock for ShareProphets & the Sheriff of AIM. Here is the story of Mr O.
Published 877 days ago
Some of our critics, notably the felon Earley, reckon we go after companies as part of some convoluted con whether those companies are good or bad. Those who actually read our site will know that very few of the companies we have attacked have been anything other than disasters for investors. The one we got wrong and admitted as much was Boohoo. But boy did we make some gutsy calls in 2016 - we had a bumper year of fraud busting.
Published 883 days ago
The week that follows Christmas Day is the slowest of the year on ShareProphets reader views - but we'll still be here. The two weeks before Christmas always seem to be some of the highest rated weeks. I don't know whether is some sort of reality avoidance action or ShareProphets readers are actual embodiments of Scrooge - a personal hero on Tom's as he has explained today HERE.
Published 889 days ago
In this podcast I look at Daniel Stewart (DAN) where Waseem Shakoor closed his short today. I look at the lunacy there, the lunacy at Cloudtag (CTAG) and show how it is the same folks, the sort of folks who are also preyed on by conman Darren Winters. On that note please read THIS ARTICLE TODAY - and tweet it out and link to it on Facebook and on any website you can. I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Ferrum Crescent (FCR), Avanti Communications (AVN) and then at another stock cursed by the frothing endorsement of the Clown, MySquar (MYSQ) which is a right old dog and its well spun RNS today can't hide that.
Published 889 days ago
When Google receives a notice asking it to remove a link to a website, if it doesn't feel like litigating it, it0 removes the link and sends a copy of the notice to LumenDatabase.org. Often, it is used by copyright holders to prevent people from downloading pirate copies of books, films, or music, as in this case where the publisher of Tom Winnifrith Sr's must read book, Fallen Women of the 19th Century, asked for links to be removed.
Published 963 days ago
Someone who invested in its last bailout placing told me that he did so because Strat Aero (AERO)'s lawyers had convinced him that it would wipe the floor with litigant Hulsey Smith who had accused Strat of serial fraud. He reckoned the shares would zoom when Strat won the case. Sucker!!!!!! But he is not alone. Strat told all investors via RNS that Smith had no case at all and that it was to counter sue. So today, as the trial loomed, it has caved completely. Er yes. Another lie from a company that is clearly run by pathological liars;.
Published 973 days ago
You can read the letter African Potash (AFPO) and its bully boy lawyers Memery Crystal sent me HERE. It is, quite frankly, a shocking admission of guilt on the charge that Potash committed Securities fraud. Yet these shysters are demanding damages and costs from me! My aim is to get Potash booted off AIM and to see all those involved taught an almighty lesson. I will fight the bastards, and their crony capitalist advisers, all the way!
Published 1025 days ago
Good news from late last week, the shameless charlatan Darren Winters who has made a fortune peddling bogus and worthless stockmarket training courses for tens of thousands of pounds, and I shall be squaring up in Court in the Grim Northern Welfare Safaris on November 7. Bring it on, I want to see the bitchez in Court.
Published 1031 days ago
If any entity could become Big Brother in reality, Google is an excellent candidate. Which makes their ad choice on ShareProphets true goodthink.
Published 1032 days ago
We are now working with FOUR victims of snake oil salesman, the charlatan Darren Winters as we fund their Court cases as they try to stop Winters stealing more of their cash. The dirtbag Winters has yet to do anything about his threat to sue me for libel for calling him a charlatan and a snake oil salesman which is a pain as I really want to see him and his ghastly Mrs in Court. I guess the bitchez are scared. But here is an update on three other cases plus the tale of No 4 - J.
Published 1128 days ago
Darren Winters sent me a lawyers letter in the Autumn for calling him a charlatan and snake oil salesman and threatening me with legal action if I did not withdraw what is a statement of fact. I shall see the Winters bitchez in court and he is a moron for thinking I'd say anything else. Anyhow Winters got another courtroom beating from team Sheriff today so maybe he has learned who not to try to bully. Back to real morons and this week's Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest where there was only one winner...
Published 1134 days ago
I have writer's block. This is partly Steve Moore's fault and my own for writing things that bore me. It is partly my keyboard which does not me writing fecking hell or damn. On the markets I look at Iofina (IOF), Avanti Communications (AVN), Imaginitik (IMTK), SFO Prosecutions, Strat Aero (AERO) and I also again comment on the great news about Darren Winters from earlier today.
Published 1134 days ago
Oh happy days, oh happy days! Darren Winters the snake oil salesman who cons punters out of tens of thousands of pounds for his worthless stockmarket Win Investing courses has suffered another courtroom thrashing at the hands of the foxy legals, the lawyers who work with the Sheriff of AIM in tackling white collar villains. The foxy's remain undefeated in the Sheriff's wars, Winters is again shown for the scumbag he is - the case ( again) is Miss L.
Published 1168 days ago
Last year in ADVFN's financial services awards the share blogger of the year was Dan Levi, Brokerman Dan, aka the business partner of ADVFN head honcho Clem Chambers. Natch I was gutted not to win so what about this year. Shucks. The awards were announced this morning and once again I am not even mentioned. Double shucks.
Published 1217 days ago
Snake oil salesman and charlatan Darren Winters has been a plague on financial services for more than a decade, raking it in with his worthless but costly training courses. Last year he objected to my revelations about his shoddy scam and sent me lawyers letters demanding a retraction - naturally my reply was "see you in Court bitchez". Yesterday Karma bit the charlatan on the backside.
Published 1218 days ago
I have only just finished celebrating the AIM demise of Daniel Stewart (DAN) a shite firm that mistakenly sent me two bully boy lawyers letters trying to gag me. Karma has now come for Daniel Stewart as it did for another firm that pissed away shareholders cash trying to shut me up, Globo. So who is next? You are not going to have to wait long. Karma struck today and I shall reveal all on Tuesday.Why not have a guess who got a dose of Karma today in our readers poll. Its easy...
Published 1293 days ago
So far Darren Winters has declined to take up my kind “see you in Court Bitchez” offer. The charlatan and his Wealth Management Training LLP threatened me with a libel case but has done nothing which is a shame as the disclosure process would be a scream. But we have funded and taken up the case of Miss L from whom Winters wishes to extract cash. We fight and look forward to that day in Court. Now we are taking up another case – Mr. O. Prepare to be horrified.
Published 1306 days ago
They still don’t get it. The FRC has thanked me for exposing fraud at Quindell (QPP) and the former board are being investigated by the SFO as well (it can thank me later for the assistance I have provided). Yet according to some Quindell shareholders on the LSE Asylum I am the guilty party, the devil incarnate. And boy were they looking forward to my day in the High Court today…don’t tell the morons it is off as at least one admits to going along last time to cheer on my then opponent Aiden Earley. I would not want to stop a moron from wasting a morning.
Published 1313 days ago
A slightly delayed October edition of UK Investor magazine is now live featuring 4 buy share tips, 3 sells (from TW), company profiles on Universe and Northcote, Amanda van Dyke on why now is the time to buy mining stocks or is Tesco a better recovery play? Darren Winters takes over the normal Rob Terry slot while George Osborne Chases the Dragon as our cover story. You can download your free copy below
Published 1315 days ago
I have just been tipped off that someone is about to send a lawyer's letter seeking an injunction. I know who. But can you guess? Needless to say I shall see the bitchez in Court. So it is time for another reader poll. Who wants to gag me?
Published 1317 days ago
Thank you for taking time out from your turkey, your cranberry sauce, your tortierre puck, and your maple snowballs to read ShareProphets today.
Published 1318 days ago
Yesterday I recounted the case of Ms L, being taken to court by Wealth Management Training LLP, the company of snake oil salesman Darren Winters - who was moronic enough to try to gag me with a lawyer's letter a week ago (HERE). Enjoy your weekend Darren baby...
Published 1320 days ago
Another victim of charlatan Darren Winters has come forward. Ms L from London is being pursued by Winters for c£10,000 – fees for his “last ever” apprenticeship programme she declined to pay because she cancelled. Oddly despite Winters stating that this was to be his last ever programme he has run several since. The Winters Company, The Wealth Training Company LLP has now filed court papers. Unluckily for them…
Published 1323 days ago
On Saturday I explained the disgraceful attempt by charlatan snake oil salesman Darren Winters, Win Investing and bully boy lawyers Hamlins to gag me and stop me appearing as an expert witness for someone mugged by Win Investing and published the fascist letter received HERE. Today I have replied. My response is:
Published 1324 days ago
I though that we had reached peak Tom when he had written 8 out of the top-ten articles last week on his sabbatical. But no, Fortuna always rolls for the big win, and this week the Sheriff of AIM has actually written 10 out of the top-ten articles. On. His. Sabbatical.
Published 1325 days ago
So, rather few of you guessed in our reader poll of last night. It is the snake oil salesman and all round charlatan Darren Winters who has send me a bully boy lawyer’s letter. Why he has sent it and what follows will truly shock you. The letter is marked “Not for Publication” but…
Published 1325 days ago
I have not had a lawyer’s letter for seven months and was feeling rather miffed about it but in a great end to the week I have just got one. It goes without saying that this is a fight I shall relish. I shall see these bitchez in Court and I shall win. All will be revealed tomorrow but would you care to guess which scumbag has sent the letter? Vote by midnight Friday.
Published 1485 days ago
They are flooding in now. Unlike some trade shows where you see rows of stands from financial services pond life like Darren Winters and Nasdaq listed and privately held UK companies of zero interest, UK Investor has stands manned by 100+ PLCs listed on AIM in which you can invest. One of them was Rare Earth Minerals (REM) and here is the video of its presentation from 2015.
Published 1486 days ago
In a few hours Mr Darren Winters will stand up as a main stage speaker at a marginal investor show in London. Most media organisations will not give him airtime but some are so devoid of principle that they will take his money to allow him to peddle his snake oil. I explained yesterday why so many of his claims are bogus HERE, now to how he gets folks to part with their cash.
Published 1487 days ago
Darren Winters claims to be the UK’s top financial trainer and to have assisted over 400,000 people learn about the stockmarket. Yet most reputable financial companies including ADVFN and ourselves refuse to have anything to do with him, viewing him as an utter charlatan. Having spoken at length to a former employee of his I shall over the course of two articles explain why you should have nothing to do with this man or with any media organisation that takes his cash to allow him to peddle his snake oil to its customers. Only unprincipled scumbags deal with Winters taking his cash to allow their customers to get screwed.
Published 1497 days ago
For years I have been meaning to “do a piece” on financial trainer Darren Winters because he is a proven liar and a charlatan. Next week I plan to run a multi-part series on the man and its gloves off time. Can anyone assist? Winters claims to have “trained” more than 250,000 folks in the UK so I assume some of them will be reading this and I’d like to hear from you.