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Video: The Sam Antar (king fraudster) v Tom Winnifrith interview from Gold & Bears

By Tom Winnifrith | Monday 30 November 2015


I flew to New York nine days ago to record this interview with Sam Antar for Gold & Bears - Sam does not travel. Sam was a top fraudster at Crazy Eddies and is now a fraudbuster. For me this was the highlight of the show, the man is quite simply a genius.

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    Very entertaining. I would have liked more probing about Crazy Eddies’ relationships with its nomad, broker, auditor and lawyers. Is it conceivable that none of the advisers was complicit in the fraud – beyond their inefficiencies and ineptitude?

  2. Enjoyed that, very honest and refreshing interview. Shame he doesn’t travel.

  3. Tom

    A fascinating informative interview with a pure legend! A must watch for any serious investor!

    Loved how Sam could hardly conceal his contempt for the professional institutional investors and auditors, too!

    Institutional investors joke! Auditors another bunch of jokers! Overpaid monkey’s!

    The similarities between how Sam operated and perpetrated the fraud at Crazy Eddies and our own recently unmasked home grown fraudsters should not be forgotten by private investors.

    Whistleblowers! Given how Sam ascertains the importance of the Whistleblower in disclosing corporate misdoings, its a great shame, that the Swiss Authorities find it increasing necessary to prosecute the likes of Rudolf Elmer and Herve Falciani.

    The Swiss secrecy laws serve as nothing less than an invitation to participate in a criminal conspiracy and appear to mirror the shockingly misguided attitudes of our own regulatory authorities inadequacies in seemingly being inert and close minded to those investigating and raising red flags in unmasking these ‘white collar crimes’.

    We can but hope that following recent events and subsequent wide spread publicity, following the crusades of the ShareProphets team will give the Regulators a well deserved butt kick, reminding them of their moral responsibilities to the small investor.

  4. Excellent, thankyou

  5. Daniel Victor

    Sam looks/talks sooo much like a friend of mine !

  6. Here endeth the lesson –

    Classico interview… Loved it

  7. Hi Tom,

    A fascinating interview, many thanks for going to the trouble of travelling to America to do it.

    Suggestion – any chance of a follow-up interview (maybe in a year’s time?), to cover more topics – maybe invite reader questions to ask to Sam?

    I find his apparent complete lack of remorse very troubling, and rather revolting actually. If he doesn’t feel remorse, then why is he now blowing the lid on other peoples’ frauds?

    Regards, Paul.

  8. Paul

    Am having lunch with Sam tomorrow – will discuss with him then


  9. Such great content from these Gold & Bears vids. What a shame the regulators never take or ask advice from fraudsters like this and then implement new rules, these are the guys who have been there done it and know the game inside out.

    2 years to interview etc, just like the British justice system. So far behind in the game.

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