Lovely plumage! Winebuyers Group Ltd – a phoenix rises
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3y ago
  (Please note that this post is a work in progress with some additional material added in the next few days.)  On 1st April 2021 (April Fools Day) the recently created (8th March 2021) Wine Buyers Group Ltd acquired the website of Winebuyers Ltd for £145,000, which was agreed at a meeting of creditors two days before had passed a resolution that the company should be wound up. A Statement of Affairs, signed by Ben Revell, director, shows that Winebuyers Ltd has a deficiency of £1,548712.07. How fortunate that Winebuyers Group Ltd with a new director – Kyle Fordham–  has been ..read more
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Premier Capital Finance Ltd – Irish company cloned by fraudsters?
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3y ago
£                     Invoice sent by 'Premier Capital Finance' to John B 19th August 2021                                  Underwritten guarantee from 'Premier Capital Finance' to John B with signature by Ian Hartery, Director  It would appear that the Irish company Premier Capital Finance Ltd (IE544663) has been cloned by fraudsters op ..read more
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London City Vintners Ltd – incredible progress despite COVID
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3y ago
There are times when you just have to salute and admire the eye-watering progress made by a young company. Step forward Alex John Bond's London City Vintners Ltd. The company was formed on 19th August 2019. Bond became a director on 19th November 2019. Just four months later the UK and the rest Europe was in lock down due to the COVID pandemic.    For many fledgling companies lock down would have been catastrophic. Apparently not so for for Bond's London City Vintners Ltd who according to their website have 'due to our close relationship with Bordeaux's top négociants' 'we ha ..read more
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Storage Resources – another advance fee fraud scam
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3y ago
  On Friday I was contacted by WV, whose late father unfortunately bought a number of years ago some wine from scam investment companies. She had recently received a letter (see part below) sent to her late father's address by Storage Resources.   The letter from 'Paul Foley, Director' claims that Storage Resources has wine in its storage facility belonging to clients of Imperial Fine Wine Ltd. It now possible for clients to claim their outstanding funds, except for those who 'holdings have unfortunately been sold by the director of Imperial Fine Wines Ltd'. The clients will be r ..read more
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Scam alert: Barrett Storage in Canning Town – another cloned bonded warehouse site
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3y ago
Scam Alert Warning If you are contacted by Barrett Storage or anyone associated with it put the phone down. It's a fake site.  It's purpose could be to assist advance fee fraud.    Barrett Storage, which claims to be based at 162 Bidder Street, London E16 4ST, is the latest scam bonded warehouse website. It is the third known instance of fraudsters cloning the UK's largest legitimate bonded warehouse company – London City Bond (LCB). Barrett Storage's website was created on 12th October 2020. Barrett Storage joins the two other cloned sites: Barkingside Premier Storage and Me ..read more
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Shopping and staying local and safe during McCovid
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4y ago
  As we head into the last two months of this strange year there is no sign of us 'turning the corner' in the fight against Covid-19 as the deadly joker in the White House likes to claim. Instead, looking at Europe, many countries are seeing a second wave with much higher daily infection rates than those during the first wave. Thankfully death rates are considerably lower than they were earlier in the year – at least for the moment. Hopefully this is because we have learnt to treat those with severe cases of the virus more effectively. Covid in Europe – daily figures in selected countrie ..read more
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Warning scam cloned site: Fidelity International
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4y ago
 Scam Alert   Yesterday I received the email below from someone (JR) who had been emailed by 'Linda Parker' (almost certainly not her real name), an 'administrator' in the supposed 'Financial Investigations Unit, FILS Administration & Investigations' of 'Fidelity International'. 'May or may not interest you This is an email I received - I called them and they say they are the financial investigation arm of Fidelity International investigating losses by their clients into fraudulent wine transactions. I do hold wine and they were able to cite details of some transactions I did con ..read more
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Metropolitan Bond – another scam clone of the legitimate London City Bond site
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4y ago
NB: There are no miraculous stashes of wine left over  from bust European Fine Wines. 'I can confirm that all the wine purchased by the Company has been sold and I am not awre of any wine held in bonded warehouses or overseas.' From the liquidator's latest report filed at Companies House on 8th September 2020   Here follows the latest White Knight attempt to extract money from creditors of European Fine Wines. It is a scam:                             ..read more
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Barkingside Premier Storage/TMT Investments: more cloning (Part 2)
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4y ago
  Home page of the TMT Investments site  the site is a scam using a company name that has also been cloned      This second post on the Barkingside Premier Storage scam includes coverage of TMT Investments Ltd, a company that has also been cloned by these fraudsters.   The legitimate TMT Investments Ltd company was incorporated at Companies House on 16th March 2017 and its registered office is at 55 Station Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, HP9 1QL. The sole director is Raymond Terence Stocker at Berkhamstead. Stocker became aware that his comp ..read more
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Warning scam clone site: Barkingside Premier Storage
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4y ago
    About us: Barkingside Premier Storage  Last week I was contacted by a former client investor of now bust European Fine Wines who had been contacted and told that miraculously they had some additional wines that had been bought by EFW (European Fine Wines): 'EFW bought wines with my money, they may have not been totally transparent with the use of my funds and may have bought additional wines and stored them in my name. These wines appear to have been kept in store at Barkingside - which I have never heard of - and for data protection reasons, Barkingside has sent me a lis ..read more
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