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ADDRESS: Palm Beach, Florida, USA (!50 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480
PHONE: 1-561-324-7430; 1-407-353-9577
Website address: http://wikiworldbook.com/profile-28924-Christopher-Maury
Mr. Christopher Scott Maury, Scam Artist, is a former Securities Broker-turned-petroleum-products-buyer. About 47 to 50 years of
age, Mr. Maury currently lives/works out of Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
HOW MR. MAURY CLEVERLY ORCHESTRATES HATRED OF "BROKERS" IN ORDER TO EXPLOIT THEM
Though seemingly quite respectable and even reputable in the industry to the outside eyes, based upon the ample evidence and
facts open to the Reliable Oil Deals Consultancy (ROD), Mr. Maury has manifested himself to be an apparent deliberate hater and
disdainer of any person he conceives of as a “broker,” as well as an apparent Circumventer and exploiter of brokers who bring him
deals and introduce him to lucrative sales offers and business contacts quite frequently.
Mr. Maury’s central scamming strategy is to view, treat and interact with intermediaries and agents who come to him for, or bring
him valuable business leads, offers or contacts, with an extreme, though well hidden and orchestrated, level of visceral, outright,
automatic, underlying prejudice, negative reaction and contempt, while unbeknown to them behind the scenes, he secretly but
methodologically exploits them and the multi-million dollars worth of prized contacts and business leads and offers they bring him.
For Mr. Maury, every intermediary of every stripe whatsoever
that’s engaged in the petroleum products trading business
(brokers, agents, legal mandates, facilitators, sellers lawyers,
financiers, etc) is automatically and categorically a “broker”
(his common name for them). And, in his book, apparently,
judging from his actual treatment of them, being a “broker” is
apparently the most disdainful and contemptible thing one
could possibly be!
Of course, when you confront Mr. Maury with this observation,
Mr. Maury would not, even for the life of him, ever admit it.
According to Mr. Maury, upon his being told that he seemed to
“have a [particular] thing with ‘brokers,’” "No, I just do not
have the time to cater to them, or discuss our corporate
activities with them."
Upon closer examination, the bare FACTS of the matter clearly
speak otherwise, however. Quite to the contrary, the record
clearly shows that Mr. Maury actually seems to have a kind of
very negative, if uncharitable, view of, and prejudiced attitude,
in deed a loathing for, this class of persons, imagined or real,
that he habitually but pejoratively calls "brokers" - for
whatever may be his actually underlying reason or
justification for that. And that, in a given situation, generally
it doesn't matter whether those so-called "brokers" actually
did something wrong or improper or not, they automatically
get blamed and castigated and somehow dragged into an
issue any way, by Mr. Maury, for just nothing other than for
the simple reason, apparently, that they are "brokers." It’s simply the case of a kind of public psychology, if you would, one would
see in a situation of prejudiced, stereotyped environment where an underclass of persons who shall have for whatever the
rationale been discriminatingly singled out and branded with certain characteristics, automatically get faulted, blamed and
castigated for any ill that comes about, whether or not they are deserving of it, or have any hand whatsoever even remotely in
causing a problem.
CASE IN POINT: In late November 2013, ROD (via its Executive Director) had, in an email, simply requested Mr. Maury to tell
ROD whether the seller of a JP54 aviation fuel product whom Maury had earlier told ROD’s representative that he had successfully
made the fuel's purchase from, resided in France or in Nevada, just so we could reconcile his statement with what we've earlier
been told by others simply so that it would help us assess the FACTS. And finally, after so many e-mails of entreaty to Mr. Maury, he
rather surprisingly responded quite sarcastically as follows:
"Sir, I do not have the time to discuss with brokers who we have, or have not, bought fuel from." And then, he was told that he
seems to have 'a thing' with people he calls "brokers." He denied it, and added this: "No, I just do not have the time to cater to
them, or discuss our corporate activities with them."
But, wait a minute! Just take a look at the myriad of contradictions involved in Mr. Maury words! He did “not have the time to
discuss with brokers" concerning who they "have or have not bought fuel from, " is his claim? But here’s the central question: when
and where, in that whole circumstances, was Mr. Maury ever asked by ROD or anyone, to do that – to discuss who he had bought
product from? All that he was ever asked by ROD, was merely to give the name of the country of the seller he had already said he
bought the product from – was it France or Nevada, USA?
So, why would Mr. Maury mysteriously drag into the discussion his much-hated "broker" fall guy, and make this totally unfounded
inference that he was being asked to "discuss with broker" about who he bought the fuel from?
And, secondly, concerning his second comment. His attribution of the reason for his protracted reluctance to answer that simple
question concerning the JP54 seller’s country of residence, could not have been for the reason that he "just do not have the time
to cater to them ("brokers"), or to discuss our corporate activities with them." Why? Because it would only have taken Mr. Maury far
LESS time (not more) to provide the name of the country in which the seller resided, than it took him in the end to write that
sentence. And, furthermore, ROD’s question to Mr. Maury never at any place asked him to "discuss our [Mr. Maury’s] corporate
activities with" so-called "brokers" or anyone else!
SECOND RECENT CASE IN POINT: It was, actually, ROD (acting through its Executive Director) that had first brought the JP54
product offer that’s referenced above, to Mr. Maury on November 29th, merely inquiring with him whether he would be interested in
purchasing the product. Mr. Maury’s response then was typical: It was immediately to find a way somehow to drag out and throw
into the mix the "broker" stuff, and to express his venom about them! In this instance, he did just that, this way:
When informed about the availability of the product offer, he responded as follows: “Yes, we would take this. However, we will
issue nothing prior to the receipt of a fully verifiable CI, with TSR.”
Then, he was reminded precisely that the ONLY thing that the product’s seller required of him was for him “to provide a letter
confirming that you have adequate logistics for the products. That's all. And they'll provide POP upfront with CI, then it is Q &Q, and
payment.” And Mr. Maury retorted in response: “Yes [we’ve read that], and we will not issue such a thing, as we DO NOT spend
time, issuing documents, upon fuel which may, or may not exist. Nor will we divulge our logistical information to brokers.”
Quite interesting! Mr. Maury and his company, would not, according to him, "divulge any logistical information to brokers," and that,
he claimed, was the main problem he found with ROD’s product offer and proposition to him.
Really? But, looking at the REAL FACTS of the case involving the actual events that transpired, was Mr. Maury ever really asked or
required at any time by ROD (or by anyone else) to do any such thing – to "divulge any logistical information” to anyone, much less
to the hated “brokers."? The fact is, absolutely not! In truth, all that ROD had ever asked of Mr. Maury then, was merely that he,
as an intending buyer of the product, simply state and assure the seller that he and his company had such a logistical capability to
be able to move the products. And, additionally, aside from Mr. Maury, that same thing was EXACTLY the same thing that the other
buyer that we had introduced the offer to had been told to do, and exactly the same thing that he did actually in putting in an order
for that offer, without any problem on the part of that other buyer. Yet, strangely enough Mr. Maury still found a way to drag the
"broker" stuff into the whole matter, and to blame being required to "divulge" an-un-asked-for information to some imaginary
“broker” as being the problem!
We could go on and on, with a legion of similar examples of things of this sort with Mr. Maury in our experience with him.
NOTE: Mr. Maury was appraised precisely of the above-stated ROD position after he wrote denying that he
ever had any anti-broker bias and "just do not have the time to cater to them ("brokers"), or to discuss our
corporate activities with them." We expected Mr. Maury to respond to that and to offer some refuting facts or
rebuttal. However, he never responded to our email, and we never heard from him again.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Based purely upon our own direct, personal, business experiences and interactions of some one year with
Mr. Christopher S. Maury – supported by a mountain of tangible objective incidences, FACTS and EVIDENCE – we categorically
conclude that Mr. Mr. Maury seems to have a particular thing with persons he invariably categorize as "brokers." He simply
despises, loathes, and disdains such persons (his “brokers”), and views them as something close to sub humans or a sub class of
persons who, even at best, should merely be tolerated and exploited, but not heard, not respected, and certainly not fairly
remunerated or compensated for the value of what they bring to him in the market place.
The central “style” of Mr. Maury, seems to be to carefully hide and orchestrate his actual underlying negative view of, and disdain
for, “brokers” with whom he interacts and gets lucrative business leads from, while, even more importantly and more relevantly,
unbeknown to those “brokers,” themselves, he secretly but methodologically exploits the prized contacts and lucrative business
leads and offers they bring him easily worth in the several tens of millions of dollars per year.
The Typical Maury Manner of 'Broker' Exploitation & Scamming Game
Typically, when an intermediary, agent, or facilitator (a “broker”) brings a newly available sales lead or offer to Mr. Maury – a man
who is quite prominent in the Internet petroleum trading circles as a serious “CI, Dip and Pay” trader who actively buys product in
the secondary market – Mr. Maury’s usual way is first to insist that that intermediary have the actual seller who “holds title” on the
product provide him a “formal offer.” In other words, Mr. Maury would want the intermediary to bring him a selling offer that does
not just come from the intermediary, but DIRECTLY from the seller itself, thus providing him the direct priceless contact information,
the full identity, and particulars, of the end seller.
Buyers who insist, as in this case, on getting the end-seller’s “formal offer,” say (as Maury himself would probably say) that that is
necessary for them as a way by which to ascertain and verify the offer and the seller and to ensure that they are genuine and
real. And, admittedly, that may be so – at the hands, especially, of an honest, transparent, non-exploitative, non-circumventing
buyer. However, NOT at all so at the hands of a dishonest, secretive, non-transparent, conniving, exploitative, circumventing buyer.
In deed, at the hands of the later kind of buyer, and of one who, in addition, exhibits and harbors deep-seated underlying
feelings of disdain and contempt for the intermediary “broker” and their intrinsic worth or value (the kind that we’ve
definitively associated in this report with Mr. Maury), that becomes a completely different matter altogether. Put simply, in
such a sutuation, that likely becomes a deliberate and ready-made tool used by the given unscrupulous buyer to bypass the
intermediary broker, get directly to the product seller, and circumvent the intermediary broker from getting paid the due commission
to which he should rightfully be entitled!
In deed, a somewhat odd thing did happen with Mr. Maury while interacting with ROD on that same JP54 deal later that same day
on November 29th 2013. For, later that same day, in an email exchange with ROD, we got to learn from Mr. Maury that he
“received the same offer, even the same attachment, from another broker. I just got off the phone with the seller, I have already
been invoiced, and I am awaiting the TSR at the moment, which I should have in the next 15 to 20 minutes.”
Mr. Maury, then added that from the conversation he had with the seller in that phone call, he came to find out, he claimed, that the
seller was actually someone "who I have actually known for several years.” And then when we asked him further questions, he told
us this still a little later: “Yes, we bought the fuel with no issue” - that is, the SAME fuel offer that ROD had been the very first one
to present to him, but which he now said he later received but, this time, from "another broker.”
This, after he had insisted to us barely an hour or less earlier that he will not issue even a letter of interest to make the
purchase for “fuel which may, or may not exist. Nor will we divulge our logistical information to brokers.”!
A CRUCIAL QUESTION OF RELEVANCE SCREAMING FOR AN ANSWER IS: Did Mr. Maury pay this other “another
broker” that was involved in bringing him the offer for the same fuel, which he admitted he then bought, the rightful
broker commission fee to which that broker was entitled?
That critical factual matter remains to be known from Mr. Maury, as Mr. Maury would not tell us. Mr. Maury, you should be reminded,
would just not “discuss our [meaning Maury’s] corporate activities with” ‘brokers.’ And if Mr. Maury were to say to skeptical minds
like ROD and others that yes, he did in fact pay that other broker the broker commission involved in that deal, would he go the
whole length to provide some factual verification of that, for everyone to be sure? That remains to be seen.
Mr. Maury’s Personal Dirty Past and History With “Full Disclosure” As a Former ‘Broker’ Himself
That’s called a “full disclosure” issue. Something, in fact, that Mr. Maury actually doesn’t quite have much of a great history of
adhering to or implementing in his own business affairs in the past!
A little known but great irony of Mr. Maury, barely ever mentioned by him these days, is the great oddity that this same man who
now looms large as a big-time hater and despiser of “brokers,” was himself once an official big time professional “broker” not too
long ago, before he turned a buyer of petroleum products.
Point is that, actually, it wasn’t always like this with Christopher S. Maury, to be sure! He was not always a hater or despiser of
“brokers.” Rather, he was actually a lover of that designation and that position and career, and a man who presumably was proud
to bear that badge as a professional badge of honor. So much so that he had diligently paid for courses, and spent many years of
his earlier life to go to school and to sit for professional exams to become a licensed professional broker himself. Credible records
uncovered by Rod, show that for some 6 years or so, from 1996 to 2002, Christopher S. Maury had been in the employ of many
securities brokerage houses all across the U.S. and served as a professional broker licensed and registered with federal securities
regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, NASD, etc.
But then, something happened in the life of the man in the brokerage industry world – Christopher S. Maury was charged with
broker regulation-related failure-to-disclose funds and income offenses. In short, with NON-DISCLOSURE! According to highly
credible records uncovered by ROD researhers, there had been formal proceedings initiated against him for violation of
investment-related broker rules or regulations, and conducted by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) [an
organization which merged later with the NYSE Regulation, Inc. in 2007 to form the organization now known as the Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the largest independent securities regulator in the U.S]. And some things profound seem
perhaps to have dramatically changed with the man, Christopher S. Maury, vis-a-vis the broker world as a result of the official
findings and decision made by the NASD against Mr. Christopher S. Maury in that case!
MAURY STRIPPED OF HIS LICENSE & BARRED AS BROKER FOR CHEATING AN INVESTOR OUT OF $13,500
The significant event that happen? In a May 12th 2004 determination, the NASD adjudicating body, held that Christopher Scott
Maury, then a Registered Representative and professional Broker, Manalapan, Florida (CRD #2778197), was, while in the employ of
Continental Broker-Dealer corporation, Carle Place, New York: “barred from association with any NASD member in any capacity
and ordered to pay $13,500, plus interest, in restitution.”
The official findings against Christopher Scott Maury, as reported by FINRA, states as follows, that: “The sanctions were based on
findings that Maury received $13,500 from a public customer for investment purposes and converted the funds for his own use and
purpose by depositing the funds into his personal bank account. The findings also stated that Maury failed to respond to NASD
requests for information. (NASD Case #C07040011).”
IN A WORD: On that day, May 12th 2004, Mr. Christopher
Scott Maury was effectively terminated as a professional working
broker in the securities industry, thrown out of the profession,
and asked not to act any more as a broker, with fellow brokers
or any customers!
QUESTION: Could this history of Mr. Maury, and this particular
experience of his with the Wall Street brokerage industry, provide
some clue as to his current apparent distaste and hatred for the
"brokers"? That's quite an interesting question!
HALL OF SCAMMER, CHRISTOPHER MAURY, THREATENS HOS EDITORS, BUT ANSWERS THE CRITICAL
QUESTION - 'DID HE PAY THE BROKER COMMISSION'?
As earlier reported above in this posting on the Maury scam matter, we had concluded our report by wondering out loud and asking
whether Mr. Maury (being that he had already told us that he got that same offer that we had earlier given him from another broker
and had bought that product through that other broker's lead), had paid that broker his due commission from that deal?
Well, after this long, Mr. Maury has now finally responded, and has actually answered that particular question, and rather clearly.
Consequently, ROD wrote as follows (email of Feb. 5th) to Mr. Maury:
SIMPLE TRANSLATION: Proof Positive! What Mr. Maury is really saying, in shorthand plain language, is that that which we had
actually strongly suspected - and feared - of him all along concerning the deal, was actually the case. Namely, that: THAT HE HAD
ACTUALLY CLEVERLY OUTMANEUVERED AND CIRCUMVENTED US AND OTHER BROKERS WHO BROUGHT HIM THE DEAL. THAT HE, IN
FACT, NEVER DID PAY THEM THE COMMISSION TO WHICH THEY WERE, AND SHOULD BE, RIGHTFULLY ENTITLED!
Look at it this way. Mr. Maury's "defense" or "argument" amounts to this: First, to claim that he paid commission to the proper
broker who brought him the "proper documents." And then, when he's asked to provide proof of that, he now changes the story
and says he "paid gross" in the deal! What could be more nonsensical, more scammy and more fraudulent on its face!
As a FACTUAL matter, on the other hand, nothing could be more fictional, more inventive, and more plain false, however, coming
from a duly inducted Hall of Scammer, Mr. Christopher Scott Maury! Firstly, how would he now have paid "gross price" for the
product, on a deal that he himself had already told us he shall have paid a commission to the broker who "actually has [had] the
proper documents in order" for his purchase? Secondly, a mere look at the product offer involved, makes it crystal clear right away
that the deal carried a "gross" price of $115.00 to the buyer per barrel, and a "net" price of $113 per barrel for him, setting apart a
broker commission of $2 per gallon for payment of the Seller/Buyer side commission, of which (one half) $1.00 per barrel is for the
buyer's side commission to be paid to the brokers on the buyer's side (meaning, in this case, Mr. Maury). See for yourself copy of
the offer reproduced HERE.
In sum, on this issue regarding commission, clearly, then, Mr. Christopher Scott Maury, the duly inducted Hall of Scammer primarily
for the offense of circumvention, has now transparently and conclusively been proved that he did actually scam, prey upon, cheat,
and circumvent ROD out of the rightful commission to which it was, and still remains, legally entitled!
INDUCTED HALL OF SCAMMER, CHRISTOPHER MAURY, WHILE THREATENING HOS EDITORS, IS CAUGHT IN
A WEB OF MORE BLATANT LIES & COVER-UP ATTEMPT ABOUT THE DARKER SIDES OF HIS PAST & HISTORY.
The second point made by Mr. Maury in the same email to ROD (dated 4 February 2014, 12:04), was the claim by him that what we
had posted about him concerning his past was grossly untrue and incorrect. Mr. Maury claimed as follows:
"Secondly, I have NEVER been a securities brokers, nor barred from anything."
Again, in consequence, ROD responded to him (email of Feb. 5th) as follows:
However, when Mr. Maury responded to our email (his 5 February 2014, 18:19 email), most strangely enough, he said
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING any more on that issue - not about the questions we had asked him concerning his denials, not about the
allegations made against him, not about the whole issue at all! Just plain, absolute deafening stone silence on that whole
accusation and record against him! And this was a man, a duly inducted Hall of Scammer, who only a few hours earlier, had been so
categorical about this matter that he bluntly claimed that he had "NEVER been a securities broker,
nor barred from anything." !!!????
TRANSLATION: Proof Positive! The duly inducted Hall of Scammer, Christopher Scott Maury, having now found that the proven
FACTS and EVIDENCE mounted against him on this was overwhelming, incontrovertible, TRUE, and out there already for all to see,
apparently told himself that there was no need in further compounding his already terrible credibility problem by continuing to
dispute those facts, and so just quietly conceded those FACTS, knowing fully well that they are TRUE!
So, now you begin to see WHY Christopher Scott Maury, THE INDUCTED HALL OF SCAMMER, IS SUCH A PATHOLOGICAL &
SHAMELESS LIAR & FRAUDSTER ITS ALMOST BEYOND BELIEF....
INDUCTED HALL OF SCAMMER, CHRISTOPHER MAURY, RESORTS TO TYPICAL HARDCORE SCAMMERS TACTICS
OF INTIMIDATION - ISSUANCE OF THREATS TO ROD & HOS EDITOR PERSONNEL......
It has been since February 6th 2014 when we last heard from Mr. Maury, and it ended with his reiteration of the threat that he
had earlier made to ROD as follows: "Lastly, if we are not removed from your sit at once, we will seen legal action, as well as civil
action for libel. If you have any questions, email us. Otherwise, we will proceed forward, with legal action, to be removed from this."
To which ROD's response to him, was this: "Your basic approach.... falls far, far short of being any kind of CONCRETE evidence,
proof, or fact, that objectively disproves or contradicts our Hall of Scam case against you made in our posting. And, certainly,
amounts absolutely to nothing even remotely near warranting our retracting or changing what we had posted. "
LIST OF HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or of HALL OF SCAM (HOS) MEMBERS
|We document our Scammers and
Cheaters, or those Who Attempt to
Be One, and Induct them into where they
THE HALL OF SCAM, home of
the documented scammer!
The Site Where Scamming or Attempting to Scam, Just
Once, May Be Just One Too Many For the Scammer!
|Scam Lot #1. Corrupt, Greedy 'Buyer' Screwing Brokers Out of
Their Due Commission
Name of petroleum trade HALL OF SCAM (HOS) member: Mr. CHRISTOPHER SCOTT MAURY
COMPANY: C.S. Maury Petroleum Group (MPG), LLC (Christopher S. Maury, President/CEO)
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Names of the inducted petroleum trading HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
1) Ms NICOLE VINCENT (Real or original name: Nicole Ifeyinwa Iwenofu) “Senior Trader" at the scam
Sky Energy & Belgravi Oil,” who, along with her cohorts, had set up a FAKE "Star Energy Oil and Gas Limited," to
impersonate the REAL company.
COMPANY: Sky Energy Limited. (UK Registration #07034633, incorporated 9/30/09)
ADDRESS: 4A Listed Building, 305 The Highway, London E1W 3HU
WEB ADDRESS: www.skyenergyltd.co.uk
AGE: 50-55 years
2) Ms PATRICE CLOUGH, Company incorporator, Chairman and Company Director at the scam Sky Energy Limited
British citizenship, age 50 (born Oct. 1963)
OFFICE PHONE: +44-2077909145 (No one ever answered or answers this phone).
3) MR. LEONID IVNITSKIY, listed in the scammers' fake FCO as the "CEO" of the fake Star Energy Oil and Gas Limited
4) MR. WINNER CL TSAI (a.k.a JACK TSAI), the CEO, at scam Sharp Capital Holding, Ltd, operating out of Hong Kong
& Taiwan. ADDRESS: 11 F #8 Chin Nian Road, Taipei, Taiwan. PHONE: +886-986-189848
WEBSITE: www.blazelead.com/Sharp-Capital-Investment/ (Scam site claims they supply & buy FC, MTN, BG & gold dust/bar)
5) MR. FREDRIC HOWARD, “Finance Manager” at the scam Sky Energy Limited
6) MR. WOUTER LANSSENS, Petty Trader, operating out of Brussels, Belgium, as the scam Sharp Capital Investment
Ltd & Sharp Captal Holding, Ltd purported "Seller,” via Sky Energy. Claims to be producer of organic wheat, wholesale,
via Molens Van Oudenaarde, Brussels
7) MR. MARC PIETTRE, Petty Trader, operating out of Namur Area near Brussels, Belgium, as the scam Sharp Capital
Investments Ltd purported “Seller,” via the scam Sky Energy.
ADDRESS: Rue Du Linchet 9, Mont-Saint-Guibert, Brabant Wallon, 1435, Belgium
8) THOMAS GENUINE, Trade Agent for the scam Sharp Capital Investments Ltd, “the Seller,” via Sky Energy
9) SAMUEL BETRAND TENGANKONG, Trade Agent for the scam Sharp Capital Investments Ltd, “the Seller,” via Sky
Energy operating out of the Cameroons, West Africa
NOTE: Readers inform us that this scammers' website (www.skyenergyltd.co.uk) has now been shut down & is no more since this posting! Bravo!!!
MOST SCAMMERS HAVE ACTUALLY MADE IT A SPECIAL POINT TO AVOID "MESSING WITH" US AT ROD!
To most visitors to the ROD’s website, or parties who have ever contacted the ROD personnel for business dealings, nothing could probably be more
immediately conspicuous or unmistakable than this: nothing is more passionately hated or more absolutely despised or discouraged by the ROD
company than fraud or scamming, or any who engage in it, or even in anything that even remotely smacks of it! They have an absolute, uncompromising
ZERO tolerance for it!
And such has been ROD’s corporate attitude and culture about fraud and scamming, and any who perpetrate it, that virtually anyone who has had even a
split second of dealings, or contacts or communication whatsoever with this firm, immediately becomes very much aware of it at an instance, as it is a
message that is widely communicated and conspicuously displayed to all traders, contacts and clients alike with whom we interact, and one that is amply
and prominently made crystal clear most especially to visitors who come here to our business website. On ROD’s website, for example, visitors are
sternly warned, in conspicuous, prominent, and UNMISTAKABLE terms: If you are a fraudster or scammer of any kind or description in any guise, be
darned sure to stay far and completely away from our website, or from ever trying to engage with our personnel on any business deals. Or, else, if you were
to dare, you will be caught and be nakedly exposed -- GUARANTEED. You will be deservedly unmasked, dissected and exposed to the world and the
authorities for what and who you really are, among other dire potential consequences for you!
FRAUDSTERS HAVE GENERALLY HEEDED THIS WARNING BY US!
That stern policy warning has, in fact, largely been heeded and respected. Scammers and fraudsters (at least those who have some idea of who we are
beforehand) have, for the most part, avoided trying to “mess with” ROD, and have generally taken their fraudulent schemes and bogus business “offers”
elsewhere. However, every now and then, there comes along some pathological, congenital scammers who are so hardcore and determined that they
are apparently willing to try out their scams on ROD, any way, regardless, and risk the possible dire consequences.
The Present Case of a Fraud Syndicate Who Impersonate and Pose as Legitimate Respectable Dealers in the Business
That, precisely, is the case with this particular scam project involved in this report, and the set of scammers who engineered and operated the scheme.
Spare headed, apparently, by a London-based Nigerian woman who goes by the clearly Non-Nigerian but English name, Nicole Vincent, this one was a
rather depressing and painful elaborate scam operation that involved not just one, but a great many layers of actors in what could only be called a
Syndicate or Network of hardcore international scam operators, operating primarily out of London, England, but crisscrossing across several countries in
Europe and other continents. Quite “depressing and painful,” this particular scam case is, in that in this instance, totally unbeknown to him and completely
unsuspecting that it was all a scheme to scam and defraud, ROD’s Executive Director (Dr. Anosike), had been unwittingly but uncharacteristically swept
into the drag net of the scam operation by none other than Ms Nicole Vincent, the mastermind and ring leader of the scam scheme by what could now, in
20/20 vision hindsight, be easily dissected as the case of reposing excessive undue trust in the yet-to-be-tested words, claims and assurances of a
woman and her masterly line-up of impressive business connections that seemingly backed up those words, claims and assurances at the time.
Suffice it simply to say that by virtue of, and as a result of, months-long series of coincidences, promises and entreaties on the part principally of Ms Nicole
Vincent, the initially impenetrable mind of the ROD Executive Director, initially as skeptical and hard and resistant as a rock, was sooner softened
and swayed into a believing and trusting one, which allowed ROD to unwittingly introduce its then highly prized client, a new, up-and-coming buying
company headed by the special pride of its Director, his young protégé to the trade, to the highly skilled, well-practiced, international professional scam
Syndicate of Nicole Vincent.
THE CENTRAL SCAMMING MODE OR “STYLE” OF THIS GROUP
The central method and way of this syndicate’s scamming scheme? Basically, they rely on brazenly faking and impersonating well-known and reputable
companies that are well-respected and trusted in the industry, and in purporting themselves to be refinery “sellers” and suppliers of refined petroleum
products, ranging from D2 Diesel fuels, to Jet aviation fuels JP54 and 1-A fuel, and D6 virgin oil, liquid natural gas, mazut, etc.
Nicole Vincent’s London-registered but highly obscure and little-known company, whose name she and Ms. Patrice Clough and the other creators of their
company had clearly chosen with deliberate carefulness to be as close and as identical as possible to the faked, impersonated, real company, was called
“Sky Energy Limited.” And the company (or, perhaps better stated, one of the known companies) which this syndicate group impersonated and faked, is a
close, similarly-named London-based company, bearing the name the Star Energy Limited, or, more fully, the “Star Energy Oil & Gas Limited.” While, on
the one hand, virtually no one in the industry knew this faking entity that was only incorporated some three years or so earlier, the company that the
scammers faked was (still is) , on the other hand, a well known, respected London-based company and a major player in the industry in the region. The
“Star Energy Oil & Gas Limited,” more commonly called and known as the “Star Energy,” was a well-regarded British onshore exploration company
that had had a long illustrious past but which, unknown to a great deal of people, had actually been acquired by a yet more prominent British company
called The IGas Energy PLC in December 2011 and has been a part of The IGas Group since then.
The Igas Energy [ http://www.igasplc.com/ ], a publicly traded company listed on London’s AIM (Alternative Investment Market) since May, 2004, and one of
the leading onshore oil and gas companies in the UK., is a leading onshore hydrocarbon producer in the United Kingdom having a staff of some 160, and
delivering natural gas and crude oil to Britain’s energy market, as well as exploring and developing gas and oil reserves at onshore locations in the
northwest of England, in north Wales, in the East Midlands and in southern England.
The master “trick” of this Nicole Vincent-orchestrated Scam syndicate is/was to pose and to continue to act, through an army of agents and accomplices,
as the operators of the better known and favorably regarded old “Star Energy Oil & Gas Limited,” as though the company long-absorbed by The Igas, still
independently existed and operated, blatantly capitalizing upon the fact that not many knew or would know that the old Star Energy company had actually
ceased to have an independent separate existence since December 2011!
THE SCAM OPERATION AT WORK
It is an elaborate and complex operation. In this instance, specifically, Ms NICOLE VINCENT (real or original African name: Nicole Ifeyinwa Iwenofu), was
clearly the prime operational field leader and mastermind in this particular scheme involving ROD and its client as the targets. Her prime job and value?
To entice, lure, and "charm" the intended scam targets to the co-scammers' den - unsuspecting!
In an email of July 11th 2013 (one of the many she would write in response to repeated expression of skepticism she initially met, to assure and reassure
on her authenticity and the authenticity of the FAKE “seller” she was then representing to ROD), Ms Nicole Vincent, professing quite a great deal of self-
rightiousness and personal hatred herself for scamming, sanctimoniously reiterated to ROD's skeptics as follows:
The central tale of the Nicole Vincent fake “Star Energy” scam operation, is essentially this: The brazen claim and pretense on the part of the charlatans
involved, that they are the LEGITIMATE Star Energy Oil & Gas Ltd company and personnel, and that this Star Energy company independently operates as a
separate company as “part of The Igas Energy” PLC company, and that, as this legitimate Star Energy company, these charlatans do have and provide real
products (refined petroleum products), and are the REAL company and a REAL supplier.
As Nicole Vincent summed it up in a Skype chat on August 8th 2013, “Igas is the Parent Company. Star [Energy] is part of The Igas. Same executive, same
management team, same offices, etc. They have different departments for different products. BUT same company.” In the same chat, Nicole added that
“Marc [Piettre] is the head of the department that” deal with the kinds of products that are the object of the present trade.
HOW THE SCAMMER'S FAKE STORY AND SCHEME OF IMPERSONATION QUICKLY BEGAN TO FALL APART
This tale rapidly began to fall apart, however, almost the moment the scammers, upon asking for our client's Corporate Profile and ICPO, and getting them
via Nicole Vincent to themselves, provided their long-awaited FCO to our client, the NHG MEDICAL INSAAT DIS TICARET LTD.STI of Turkey. There were
many seeming contradictions that became immediately apparent from the FCO.
1) The FCO stated that it was being given as “the Principal seller STAR ENERGY OIL & GAS LTD… THROUGH: WOUTER LANSSENS/ MARC PIETTRE.”
But it was signed by a "Mr. Leonid Ivnitskiy.”
2) The preceding letter written earlier to our client (the would-be buyer) just before they had to send out the FCO, stated that “my name is Wouter
Lanssens and I work with my colleague, Marc Piettre and the seller, Sharp Capital Investments Ltd.” Yet, in the actual FCO sent by these scammers, they
named the seller as the “Star Energy Oil & Gas Ltd company.”
3) In another comment by Nicole Vincent in a July 12th 2013 email in answer to questions as to its relationship to Star Energy, Nicole answered that
“Yes, Sharp Capital is Star Energy subsidiary.” Yet, in nowhere did Sharp Capital Investment Limited feature in the affairs or records of the Star Energy,
either as part of the Star Energy, or as its "subsidiary."
AN EXAMPLE: Click here for The Scammers Fake FCO document
AUTHENTIC IGAS/STAR ENERGY OFFICIALS EXPOSE THE SCAMMERS AS FAKE
On top of all of the above, however, the proverbial 'straw that finally broke the camel’s back' was the startling, very surprizing (surprizing to ROD and her
client) bombshell revelation that suddenly came down straight from the ‘horse’s mouth’ of the personnel of the REAL Igas Energy PLC company.
Reached by ROD investigators, Ms Keith Hancock, an official of the Igas, in a phone conversation of 8/13/13 that was further confirmed by Ms Charlette
Butt of the same office, asserted that since the purchase of the Star Energy by Igas Energy in 2011, the Star Energy has been a fully integrated part of Igas
and does not operate as a separate entity. According to them, the FCO offered by this scam group to our client, was a total fake, the Igas company does not
recognize any of the persons or names in the FCO or those provided them as participants in the scam operation team, and none of them works for or has
any connection with the Igas company. And, above all, in any case, Igas does not even offer any petroleum products and does not export or offer products
outside of the UK.
Shown the product sales offer and Full Corporate offer (FCO) that the scam syndicate had provided ROD's clients as the "Star Energy" document, Ms Keith
Hancock balked, "I'm afraid that's not genuine at all" as an authentic document of the REAL Star Energy company.
THE RESPONSE OF THE SCAMMERS ABOUT THEIR BEING EXPOSED
Upon informing the scammers, in a Skype chat (Aug. 12th 2013) in the immediate aftermath of their being exposed by the authentic Star Energy, that the
Igas company personnel had categorically declared the fake “Star Energy” FCO they had issued to be a complete Fake and hoax, by an obviously shocked
and highly shaken Mr. Rouzbeh Khorramdin, the head of the targeted scam company, the immediate reaction of the members of the scam syndicate was
quite telling and revealing.
“WE CLOSE DEAL. THAT's the only thing i could tell you with Star Energy,” was the response of Thomas Genuine,
another proactive member of the Syndicate. “And if u need further explainantion ask for past performance deal.”
In the same Skype chat, Ms Nicole Vincent’s reaction was: “Life and business is very simple, if you cannot
work with people/company or feel unease - WALK AWAY.”
NOTE: But much more telling and most revealing and saddening, from at least the perspective of ROD, and through ROD, its
erstwhile very trusting and confident client who had now obviously turned badly disappointed and in shock and
confusion, was the outright refusal on the part of Nicole to respond to all entreaties and overtures by ROD, since that
day on, for some explanation of any sort by Nicole (and/or her cohorts) concerning the scam scheme, and about
providing some account on her own role and all she might have personally known or not known about the scam, and to
what extent, etc. Nicole’s (and the rest of the syndicate’s) response since the whole scam scheme was broken wide open, has been,
quite sadly and unfortunately, to run and hide and say nothing. She ceased taking phone calls or responding on Skype or by emails.
Countless phone calls made or emails sent to her requesting explanations or clarification of matters concerning the scam event, were
never responded to by her ever since. Leaving one, clearly, with only one inevitable but reasonable conclusion: Nicole
Vincent was, in deed, really fully involved and invested in the whole scam scheme from day one!
OTHER SCAM DEALS BEING PEDDLED BY NICOLE - THE SYNDICATE STILL FAKES YET ANOTHER COMPANY
But, to Nicole Vincent, herself, never mind apparently that the real FACTS about her speak to a completely different REALITY
altogether! On her own image of herself, which she presented on her Linkedin Profile at the time, Ms Nicole Vincent described herself
as "Senior Trader at Sky Energy," and claimed "we only work with End Buyers and/or their signatories. Our sellers are legitimate title
holders/refineries." She added: "Our refinery supplier is ultra reliable with amazing prices - FCO within 48 hours and product first lift
within 14 days."
So, even in the immediate aftermath of the above-described bombshell revelation of August 12th about the "Star Energy" scheme
being a total fake, and even with the fact that there was a total cut off of all further business relationship or communication between
ROD and Nicole Vincent and her associates after that conclusive August 12th bombshell revelation, ROD had continued to get
inquiries from many of its business associates and contacts, many of whom had not yet at the time become aware of the revelation or
the rupture in ROD’s business relationship with the Nicole group, concerning Nicole Vincent's many product offers. Many of those
inquiries were concerning some of Nicole’s sales offers, both in regard to the fake "Star Energy" deal, as well as other deals. At one
point, ROD took the pains to make further DD on one particular still-operating Nicole deal that seemed to have attracted much
continued interest among our clients and buyers. This deal – we’ll call it “the 15-40% discount deal” – claimed to have a Seller who
was offering a price discount ranging from 15% to 40% on purchases of JP54, JA-1, D2, D6 and Mazut, to a buyer who would meet
certain stringent financial profile.
When asked by ROD, which had earlier been provided this program by Nicole Vincent for possible introduction to clients, to provide
some information about this program and its “seller” and credibility, Nicole gave the following explanation:
"[It is the] Biggest JP54 seller in the world
Old, well established company. Formed in1890
They have a constant stream of allocations.
Over 150 companies in their group and most refineries.
Short procedures .”
Then, when pressed further to provide more information, Nicole added this:
“Not much more to say. I know the Mandate. He got us into Qatar Gas for LNG!!! But for you, the best way is to look at it like "Proof of
the Pudding" kind of scenario. We know within 48 - 72 hours!!! When we should receive the CI & SPA.”
According to Ms. Nicole Vincent, the real “end-seller” of the products involved in that program, was a company called “AYC
International, Canada” operated by a woman out of Alberta, Canada. ROD at this point (after the fake "Star Energy" exposition),
decided it had to contact this entity and to make inquiry about this Nicole-managed continuing sales program and its genuiness and
We eventually reached a Ms Eleanor Doctor, an attorney who operates out of Alberta, Canada, who went on to confirm that she was
the owner of a company that goes by the name “AYC International Inc” and that she had had some past dealings with Ms Patrice
Clough (a prominent member of the Nicole Vincent scam syndicate in the “Star Energy” saga), but emphatically stated that she knew
nothing about “the 15-40% discount deal” and had no hands in or connection whatsoever with it. In deed, Ms Eleanor Doctor
charged unwarranted and illegal impersonation of the identity of her company by Ms Clough and her group, and was visibly angry that
any would perpetrate such a scheme with her company.
HERE IS PART OF MS DOCTOR’S PROTEST LETTER FIRED OFF TO PATRICE CLOUGH (8/24/13):
Ms Patrice Clough never responded to Ms Doctor’s letter. Nor did Ms Nicole Vincent respond to a copy of that one that ROD forwarded her. ROD is aware
that at least for some time afer this letter, the Nicole Vincent / Patrice Clough syndicate continued to peddle this same Fake deal.
ANOTHER ONE OF NICOLE VINCENT'S SCAM BUSINESSES: http://www.postyourproperty.co.uk/rental_details.php?refID=4836
A Final Word About Ms Patrice Clough, Nicole's close scam partner
There's one other thing that seems to mark out Ms Clough. And what is that? She seems to have a knack for establishing companies and incorporating and
registering them within short spaces of time, but hardly doing much with them after that in terms of developing them into established businesses. Some of
them are as quickly abandoned as others are established.
A FEW OF HER RECENTLY FORMED LONDON COMPANIES…
Executive Interiors Limited – Formed 5/25/11
Furnlogic Ltd – Formed 5/25/11
Sky Energy Limited – 9/30/09
The Grand Lounge Limited – 2010
Trice Properties & Financial Services Ltd – 1998
Sofa Classics Ltd – April 11, 2011.
Oh, EACH and all of them are registered under the same one address (4A Listed Building, 305 The Highway, London E1W 3HU); and in all of them, every
company has just one officer listed: Patrice Clough, as “Director.”
INDUCTED HALL OF SCAMMER, WOUTER LANSSENS, CAUGHT IN MORE LIES, CLAIMS HE NEVER KNEW OR DEALT
WITH THE OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE SCAM
Give him credit, at least. He sure has the "typical character" of the habitual scammer! Refrence to the Inducted Hall of
Scammer, Mr. MR. WOUTER LANSSENS. Lanssens, in an email to HOS Editors (dated Jan. 29th 2014), was apparently intent on mounting a credible
defense with the hoped-for objective of being freed from his inductuction into the Hall of Scam. However, at the end of the excercise, what quickly became
apparent is the confirmation of the REALITY that duly inducted Hall of Scammers are as hardcore pathological LIARS, as they are hardcore
At first, Lanssens first tried to blame it all on his fellow Hall of Scam Member, Ms Nicole Vincent. In his first email of Jan. 29th 2014 to ROD, he wrote::
“I think there are some misunderstandings here, some people used my name to send mails. I have never issued any document, never changed any
document, have never said to anyone that I’m a seller. I can tell you that I have been warned in the past Of Nicole Vincent and that is why I never had any
contact with her. She has tried to contact me but I have ignored her. So it must be clear that I have no relationship at all with her or her company.”
Lanssens added that, “So I would really appreciate if you could errase my name and picture of your site because I can’t afford to have a name related to
The ROD reviewers reminded Mr. Lanssens that being that he was already an inducted Hall of Scammer, he could not now just blame it all on Ms Nicole
Vincent that easily, and asked that he should provide details and specifics about any past relationship and involvement he had with EACH and EVERY ONE
of the other parties (as well as Nicole Vincent) that are named WITH him in the scam operation on the HOS web page. The Hall of Scammer's
response was to resort to evasiveness and engaging in playing the “cat and mouse game,” basically claiming that he never knew any of the parties named
therein and never had any prior dealings whatsoever with them.
Being that they are coming from a duly inducted Hall of Scammer, it should perhaps have come as no surprise that the above claims and assertions by the
Hall of Scammer, Wouter Lanssens, would turn out to be a complete, blatant and naked falsehood and fabrications, however.
A FEW POINTERS:
1) The email message of August 8th 2013 which preceded the sending of the fake FCO to the officers of the scam target company, NHG MEDICAL, was
sent by Marc Piettre, the co-scammer in the whole subject scam operation, and had been Cced directly by him to Wouter Lanssens via his regular confirmed
email, firstname.lastname@example.org. The email itself told the whole story about the direct connection between Wouter Lassens and Marc
I introduce myself, my name is Wouter Lanssens and I work with my colleague Marc Piettre and the seller Sharp Capital Investments
Ltd. We contact you to do a verification of the documents we received from your company, and also to have the procedure confirmed. ….”
It ended: “Kind regards, Wouter & Marc.”
2) The email message of later the same August 8th 2013 to which the co-scammers had attached the fake FCO that they sent to the scam target company,
the NHG MEDICAL, had been sent by Marc Piettre, but was again Cced by him to Wouter Lanssens via his regular confirmed email, and the email had
concluded: “Please note that the Star Energy Oil & Gas Ltd is taking care of this deal.”
WHY WOUTER LANSSENS, THE INDUCTED HALL OF SCAMMER, IS SUCH A PATHOLOGICAL & SHAMELESS LIAR HE's BEYOND
Finally, there is, however, one recent concrete occurrence uncovered by ROD investigators which shows why it has become rather crystal clear that, like
almost all hardcore scammers, Wouter Lanssens, the inducted Hall of Scam scammer involved herein, and his comrades-in-arm, are scamnmers who
have gone way beyond any pale or possibility of salvation or redemption ever. AND THAT IS THIS: According to highly credible data provided to ROD
researchers, while Mr. Wouter Lanssens (and his fellow scammers) were vehemently protesting and profession outwardly to ROD that "I don't know them
if I have never had a mail exchange with them...[and that] These contacts are from Marc Piettre, not mine," the same Wouter Lanssens and others were,
almost AT THE SAME TIME, inwardly and secretly engaged in another scam operation in which they, the same two inducted Hall of Scam members, were
the direct and close actors and participants.
WOUTER LANSSENS & MARC PIETTRE, MINUS NICOLE VINCENT, INVOLVED IN YET ANOTHER SCAM OPERATION
Thus, in a deal conducted between December 24 and 26th 2013 for the sale of D2 diesel fuel to another unsuspecting scam target,
which involved the Hall of Scam members Wouter Lanssens and Marc Piettre, and their equally inducted Hall of Scam member company, Sharp
Capital Investment Ltd and Sharp Captal Holding, Ltd, Lanssens and his co-scammers attempted to scam a Hong Kong-based company claiming they
were "sellers" of the D2 diesel fuel. The scammers demanded of the buying Hong Kong company that they provide, UPFRONT, satisfactory banking
instruments and Proof of Funds (POF) which would show that they could pay for product. But there was one thing the scammers never told the intending
buyer, though. Namely, that right there and then, at almost that same point in time, they (the scammers) actually had another company that had provided
them EXACTLY the necessary POF that they desired, but they failed that buyer (a Hong-Kong company, as well) and could not perform or provide the product
or proof of product to the buyer, notwithstanding the fact of the POF he had provided them!
See here ONE OF THE SCAM DOCUMENTS USED BY THESE SCAMMER IN THAT SCAM OPERATION.
NOTE: You will notice that at various places in this documents, the scammers had deliberated blocked out certain portions of the entries, meant by them
to hide their identities.
|Scam Lot #2.
Syndicate Fraudsters Exposed in Internet Petroleum Trade.
Impersonation of "Sellers" - By FAKE "Star Energy Oil & Gas Ltd"
Operators & Scam Sharp Capital Investment Ltd
“I do agree with you. There're lot of people in our industry who wants to perform but simply can't.
I understand your apprehension. I and my company have encountered time wasters too and try to avoid them. I can promise
however, that our Seller (Star Energy) is ultra capable. They and us are transparent and quick to complete on deals.”
In her quite skilled "charm offensive" theme that she would employ again and again and craftily hammer home in a
subsequent barrage of emails and phone calls that followed from her to the ROD Director, Ms Nicole added: “All I ask is
that you give your sister, ME (Abum onye Igbo), a chance to prove ourselves to you and your esteem clients. I do worry that we
may not have products left if we don't hurry with yours” -- meaning, by the “Abum onye Igbo” phrase, a surprise revelation in a
local Nigerian language that said to the ROD Director that she, actually, originally hailed from the same ethnic area as him in
the Nigerian state, and therefore should be specially trusted by the ROD Director to honor her word to him.
"Dear Mr/Ms Clough,
It would appear that you/your company are advertently or inadvertently misrepresenting my company A.Y.C. International Inc., by
making offers under my company name. See below.
Offer #3 resembles one available from one of my suppliers. However, I have never issued these 40% discount deals. It is an
embarrassment for me to have my name associated with them.
Secondly, further down, it would appear that you initiated contact with a company my colleague and I are doing business with,
claiming to represent A.Y.C. International or to have an offer from A.Y.C. International Inc. I do not own product and do not offer
product fir [for] sale to anyone. I bring suitable buyers to suitable sellers.
I am sure there is some explanation for this but in any case, please do not use my company name to make representations to
any one. …..
Eleanor Doctor LL.B.
A.Y.C. International Inc.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada………….."
Inducted HOS Member:
NICOLE VINCENT, THE
AND # 1 HALL OF SCAM
MEMBER IN THIS SCAM
Offence # 1: You are of the habit/practice (or have been) of being a non-performer in trade deals who habitually fail to
deliver or perform on deals or on contracted or agreed upon obligations
#2. You are of the habit/practice of demanding UPFRONT or ADVANCE FEES OR CHARGES of any kind, nature or disguise
#3. You are of the habit/practice of being a circumventer of others (traders, brokers, intermediaries, etc) who introduce
you to principals or contacts, and habitually bypass others to deny them due credit or commission
#4. You habitually engage in fraudulent acts and conduct, or of lying, deceit, dishonesty, misrepresentation or
misinformation of the FACTS, whether petty or major (claims or insinuations, for example, of being the “End Buyer/User” or
“End Seller,” or "Title Holder" of product, when you are NOT, or of having product as a seller, when you actually don’t, or
of being financially capable of paying for product, when you are NOT, and the like).
#5. You are of the habit/practice of conniving, failing or avoiding to pay broker commission that are rightfully due to
brokers and intermediaries
#6. You are of the habit/practice of peddling trading terms, offers and procedures that are egregiously unsafe, risky, and
scammy, or of making demands that are of the same nature upon customers.
#7. You are of the habit/practice of impersonating another person, company or entity that is better known, better
regarded or reputable in the industry, or otherwise pretending to be them to customers.
#8. You are of the habit/practice of running and going into hiding and suddenly going dead or into hiding or becoming plain
incommunicado with a customer or contact with whom you shall have been engaged in a deal, when you are asked some
questions or you have a question to answer to him.
And you would suddenly begin refusing to return the contact's or customer’s phone calls or to respond to or answer the
customer’s calls, e-mails, Skype or other communication, and be completely ignoring and avoiding the customer or just
leaving him in the dark holding the bag in a transaction.
#9. You are of the habit/practice of wanting and demanding ICPOs, LOIs, CPs, or even BCL, etc., from traders and
customers, but almost never follows up or gets back to the customer thereafter for proper updates on what
you've done with the documents and the promised deal.
#10. You are of the habit/practice (or have been) of using or operating under false or fake names, websites, identities,
that are not real or authentic, and would refuse to provide some reasonable authentication or identity documentations to
properly identify yourself and/or business entities by which you operate.
#11. You are a habitual TIME WASTER or “lazy broker” who habitually sends out unverified and unvetted offers or
#12. You lack basic business transparency – refuse to answer routine relevant business questions, or to provide essential
or routine relevant business information about yourself, your company or your background or past, as a “seller,” “buyer,” or
broker, and reasonably appearing to have something to hide or that you are afraid might become uncovered.
From the Desk of:
HALL OF SCAM
ROD, New York/New Jersey, USA.
Contact us at: The HOS Editors
Member of The Hall
of Scam (HOS)?
BERNICE: Remember Me,
HOS MEMBER: Oh! Bernice?
Bernice Medoff? Gee!!
|SO, Was the Broker Commission Paid the Broker?
|2) MR. ANDREY KOVALEV, "Director, Zic Oil and Gaz," and the “Seller Mandate authorized to represent the refinery seller globally”
COMPANY: Zic Oil and Gaz
EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
3) MR. BARANOV V. VALENTINOVICH, a Public Notary, the major Money Collections agent for the scam refineries.
REAL NAME: Mr. Chief Emmanuel Harley Anya Okuwa
COMPANY: O'Harley Industry Nigeria
WEBSITE: www.notary-baranov.ru (created Feb. 10, 2013)
SCAM EMAILS: email@example.com
PHONE: +7(499) 390-0968; +7 (968) 621-4993
The REAL "Baranov V. Valentinovich exposed here: http://www.419scammersexposed.com/database/showentry.php?
4) MR. ABICHEV ALEXANDR UREVICH, "Export Director" JSC Kirov Fuel Company - Baranov Valentinovich, is their fee collector
COMPANY: JSC Kirov Fuel Company
ADDRESS: 610017 RF.G. Kirov, Octoberyia Prospectus 125 Office 310, Russia Federation
TELEPHONE: +7 495 970 4164
Fax: +7 8332 470114
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
WEBSITE: (Creation Date: 07 August 2013)
5) MR. ALEXANDRA PATROV, Collects “Title transfer of Ownership”
charges/fees on behalf of the scam refineries
COMPANY: Associated with Bashkamneft & Kirov Fuel Company
THE FULL ACCOUNT STARTS.........
In November 2013, one writer who identified himself as MR. ANDREY KOVALEV, wrote
on the LinkedIn “Oil and Gas Buyers and Sellers” discussion platform claiming as follows:
"I am a direct mandate to a refinery in Russia Federation. My endseller have full capability and willingness to supply D2 JP54
AND M100 etc.” The writer claimed they could supply D6, D2, JP54, and Mazut. There’s “No Upfront Fee, Dip & Pay, immediate
liftable,” he added, and asked that he be contacted by an email address he provided for further details.
In an email by a ROD Reviewer on November 4th, ROD requested Mr. Kovalev for information about his product sales offer. Noting his claim that his
“endseller have full capability and willingness to supply” these products, ROD told Mr. Kovalev as follows: “ That's good. But the trouble is that there are
so many FAKES and SCAMMERS who make the same claim every minute on the Internet. Please, what PROOF can you provide that you are REAL?.”
Mr. Kovalev finally responded (there were several reminder emails to Mr. Kovalev before he finally did) on November 14th. Mr. Kovalev’s response was as
follows: “In regards to your mail, I don't joke with my business and i have been working with my end seller for year. What Proof do you want? Are you the
buyer or direct mandate to buyer because we work with buyers or direct mandate?”
ROD responded merely holding firmly that Mr. Kovalev FIRST provide some verification about his bona fides as a “mandate” and as having a “refinery” that
is real and legitimate, insisting TO KOVALEV as follows: “Look, sir, We will not spend much time writing emails on this matter. The FACT is there are too
many fakes and scammers on the Internet today who make the same claim that they are "mandates," "direct to sellers," etc., to refineries in Russia.
That's a FACT, sir…..[Hence], Provide Some good idea of the refinery and its capability and past record to produce the refined oil products, etc.”
ANDREY KOVALEV made the somewhat obligatory statement by scammers these days that “We do understand that the internet market is full of scam
but the claim cannot be trace only to the seller side as many buyer/buyer mandates are also in this practice,” but added that the refinery he represented
has in existence since 1999 to date and is located at the Tyuman region of Russia federation. He provided as the purported refinery’s website, the
In deed, the most interesting information contained in ANDREY KOVALEV’s Scam letter, was this one offered by him:
“My Company [Zic Oil and Gaz] becomes the seller mandate (authorized to represent them globally) in year 2009 and since then we have closed
numerous deals with reputable buyers, but these details cannot be shared with third unknown parties for same security reasons of scam. The refinery
have been licensed by the ministry of energy to produce and export petrochemical and crude oil products and such documents are swift bank to bank for
ANDREY KOVALEV’s tale was very rapid in falling apart, however, the moment we took a look at the SCO he sent!
A FEW SERIOUS SCAM ISSUES THAT IMMEDIATELY EMERGED WITH ANDREY KOLAVEV’S REFINERY OFFER:
1) Demand for Upfront fee. Paragraph #5 of the Procedures: “Upon the receipt of the signed contract, the seller will submit and pay for the legalization
and registration to the department of energy resources, Russia Ministries of energy and buyer shall pay for the title transfer ownership.”
2) As to Andrey Kovalev’s purported refinery offer for CI-Dip-Pay, the offer asked that: “Upon receipt of the above documents by the Buyer Company,
Buyer makes payment for the Inland revenue tax via T/T Wire transfer” – another version of scam upfront fee. And, according to this procedure, only
thereafter, after the buyer’s Inland Revenue payment shall have been confirmed by Andrey’s seller refinery, would the “seller issue appointment letter to
buyer for TTM for conducting of dip test in sellers refinery in UFA.”
3) A close examination of the “Transactions Procedures” contained in the Andrey Kolavev’s SCO he offered to ROD, in comparison with the
“Transactions Procedures” offered by the purported “refinery” itself, as contained on the official website of the purported refinery, shows a few startling
differences between the two. Principally, whereas Paragraph #3 of the Refinery website’s Procedures require that the Buyer is to send “Bank Comfort
Letter (BCL) confirmation by SWIFT via MT-799 [usually meaning having a ‘blocked fund’ feature] to Seller’s Bank,” Andrey Kolavev’s procedures from his
SCO, made no mention whatsoever, of any MT-799 being required of the buyer!
4) The website provided by Andrey Kolavev, is only just over one year old - the domain name was registered only on October 17th 2013. For any
refinery, having a website with such short life existence, is a common tell tale sign to most experts of a scam “refinery.”
5) According to Andrey Kolavev, he has been serving as “the seller mandate” of this Bashkamneft refinery “since 2009,” and has, he claimed,
“closed numerous deals with reputable buyers” in the course of working with this refinery. Yet, records from the refinery’s website history, clearly show
that the website has only existed for barely one year – since October 17th 2013!
DEMAND FOR UPFRONT ADVANCE FEES
ROD requested Andrey Kolavev, in a November 15th email, to provide an explanation about
how he could be claiming and repeatedly protesting that he’s not a scammer in light of the
evidence from his SCO showing him demanding illegal UPFRONT FEES AND CHARGES.
He never responded and ceased any further communications with ROD.
ROD’s letter to a party listed on the purported refinery’s website as the refinery’s President/CEO & Director of Exports, Mr. Fonina Pyotr Nikolayevich, for
some further details about the entity’s actual being and operations, was not answered.
As a final point for ROD’s determination on this case, certain so-called scam "Blacklist sites” have also designated this entity, the OOO Bashkamneft, and
its website, www.bashkamneft.ru, as scam operations. See below:
Named among "Russian Oil Scam Websites / Non-delivery scammers." See #27 here
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HAVE NOW DEFINITIVELY EXPOSED & CONFIRMED THESE
OPERATIONS AS MERE SCAM FRONTS FOR ADVANCED FEE & UPFRONT FEE COLLECTIONS
Information reaching ROD or directly reported to ROD, has now made it almost conclusive that these entities are, in deed, nothing more than fronts
purposefully set up and used by scammers principally to collect "advance fees" and upfront fees and charges from gullible, over greedy, and
uninformed brokers and dealers. In deed, it now has become crystal clear without any question whatsoever, upon the evidence gathered by ROD, that
the main, in deed sole, "business," that these purported "refineries" are engaged in, has nothing whatsoever to do with petroleum or petroleum product
production or selling, but with UPFRONT FEE COLLECTIONS. That these entities are mainly operations that simply hunt for gullible, uninformed brokers
and dealers, who, being mostly blinded by erroneous vision of instantaneous humongous wealth overnight, are readily tricked into passing out their hard-
earned money to them in upfront fees and charges, in exchange and expectation of getting a supply of products which the scam "refineries" never had,
and never will deliver!
Mr. Lazare Kassi, CEO of Gulf Petroleum Limited (www.gulfpetroleumltd.co.uk), in a public expose on an online forum for oil traders called the "Oil
Business Partners Google group," exposed many of these same entities in mid November 2013 as scam operations that had seriously gotten close to
defrauding him and his company and relieving them of some hundreds of millions of dollars in advance fees. Another scam target, Mr. Kings........., of
Alabama, USA., was
another near-victim of the Advance Fee scheme in the amount of $32,600. From facts and information gathered by ROD researchers, this individual had
been charged that amount by the Scammers for him to supposedly become appointed a "Registered Mandate" of one of the sister scam entities, the
"JSC Kirov Fuel Company," and he apparently just escaped falling an actual victim only by a mere whisker because of one fortunate stroke of luck for
him - on the day he was about to wire the sum to the scammers, just within hours, ROD investigators had reached him and left him a stern warning,
seriously advising him against doing so based upon factual information uncovered by ROD research.
In e-mails of solicitation to prospects, these scam entities and their agents, would often convince their targets to pay the upfront advance monies, by
pledging to them that “as soon as the swift copy of the payment is received, the seller shall issue to buyer the DTA and full POP, Buyer agent and seller
agent shall meet at Rotterdam for the dip test and then pay via MT103.”
According to the 419 Scammer Exposed.com website, noting that this entity had registered its domain name only on August 7th 2013, “No real Russian
oil company would have registered a website four months ago and for only one year! It is a scam!” – taking the standard doctrine often taken by almost
expert in the industry in vetting out suppliers. http://www.scamsurvivors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=15814
JSC KIROV FUEL COMPANY USING FAKE REGISTRATION & TAX NUMBER OF PREVIOUSLY LIQUIDATED COMPANY
Cristian Nita of KUDOS Ltd, in a January 10th 2010 posting on Petrofinder.com’s “Blacklist” page, sternly warns readers to “Be carefully with JSC Kirov
Fuel Company, [of ] Russian Federation, 610017, Kirovskava Oblast, Kirov Oktyabrsky Avenue,125 of. 310 .” http://www.petrofinder.
Nita’s basis for advising caution that the JSC Kirov Fuel Company is apparently a scam? The major reason, he says, is that the Registration/Tax Number
which the Kirov Fuel Company uses and claims to be its, actually belongs to a completely different company other than Kirov. Citing his source for this
assertion as being the report generated by the "National Credit Bureau” system of disclosure, Nita says that those Registration/Tax Number – namely,
Reg. Number (OGRN): 1094345009406 of 08.06.2009 , and TAX number (INN): 4345257893, OKPO Code: 60612672 – actually belong to a company by
the name LLC "Kirov Oil Company," which is a company that had previously been liquidated. According to the record cited by Nita, LLC "Kirov Oil
Company," which is the legitimate company owning those numbers, had entered into the liquidation process on 14th May 2013, and got the actual
liquidation on the 31st of May.
That fact, alone, is a powerful and seemingly credible piece of information in that the "National Credit Bureau,” which is an approved organization that
provides information on the activities of participants in the Russian market, is reportedly the source of this information identifying the legitimate ownership
of the those Registration/Tax Number. Secondly, there was another important relevant factor adding to the awesome powerfulness and seriousness of
those official Numbers that the Kirov Fuel Company have been using being a faked number that do not belong to them. And that is this. In line with the
policy of the Petrofinder.com, Cristian Nita shall have advised the scamming company in advance before posting that report about their having been using
a FAKED REGISTRATION/TAX NUMBER. Never, however, did the JSC Kirov Fuel Company, the faking company, rebut, or dispute or challenge that
report or that accusation about it. NEVER did it!
SOME OF THE FAKE COLLECTIONS DOCUMENTS USED BY SCAMMER'S IN THEIR ADVANCED FEE COLLECTIONS
Listed below, are just a few of the attached files for the Faked documents featuring the same names of the players listed at the beginning of this posting
1) BASHKAMNEFT scam Advance Fee Invoice
2) JSC KIROV FUEL COMPANY scam "Fuel Exclusive Marketing Agreement"
3) BARANOV V. VALENTINOVICH scam, JSC KIROV FUEL COMPANY - "Guarantee Letter" for Mandate Registration & Certificate Fee
4) BASHKAMNEFT scam Mandate appointment Charge
|Scam Lot #3.
CJSC Bashkamneft & JSC Kirov Fuel Company -
FAKE RUSSIAN REFINERY for UPFRONT FEE
SCAMMING & "MANDATESHIP" FEE Charges
|FONINA PYOTR NIKOLAYEVICH,
President/CEO, inducted Russian HOS
*** I M P O R T A N T * M E S S A G E ***
CONTACT US AT: "The Hall of Scam Editors"
This web page (and the website as a whole) is visited on a daily and weekly basis, by the hundreds, by professionals of
virtually every sort in the industry (product buyers, sellers, market researchers, brokers, intermediaries, facilitators, bankers,
financiers, attorneys, etc.), primarily for the mission of vetting companies and individuals involved in doing some potential petroleum
crude and/or fuel transactions with them, and/or to compare such entities against any available OBJECTIVE facts they can find out
there. The exploration of this “Hall of Scam” web page by visitors, will further aid visitors in that respect, among other benefits.
Hence, here is the CENTRAL LESSON/MESSAGE for you, the reader or visitor of this web page: If you or your company are one
really seriously involved in the so-called secondary market petroleum trade industry, it is completely up to YOU (and you alone) to
conduct yourself accordingly, and in such a way that YOU ensure that your deeds
and actions, and the transactions or activities you engage in, are done in an entirely
credible, legitimate, honest and honorable manner, as any information on this web
site mentioning or involving YOU would never have been posted UNLESS you shall
have actually committed the offenses with which you were charged here, and
UNLESS the posted account here shall have been backed by ample relating tangible
facts and documentation. And, secondly, those FACTS and accounts, once posted
here on this site, will remain so posted, no matter what – UNLESS they are
otherwise amended or removed by the HOS Editors, based solely on some newly
uncovered legitimate or justifiable reasons by them (which, again, must be
OBJECTIVE) in the interest of basic accuracy and justice.
HALL OF SCAM (HOS) MEMBERSHIP VIOLATIONS/OFFENSES DEFINED
You rightfully earn yourself a place and membership into this infamous Hall, if:
|Scam Lot #5.
OAO Transpacific Resource - SCAM RUSSIAN PETROLEUM
"MANDATE" & FAKE REFINERY FOR UPFRONT FEE
Names of the inducted petroleum trading HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
1) ZOLA BORIS or BORIS YURIVICH (party interchangeably uses this name), "Mandate holder to End-Seller refinery."
COMPANY: OOO ZOLA Petroleum
• 121355 Russia, Moscow, Zhitomirskaya ul., 8, Moscow, Moscow Z IP CODE: 101000 Russia
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (Free e-mail adress).
FAKE REFINERY COMPANY: OAO Transpacific Resources
77 Novaya St. Reutov, Moscow Region 143977, Russia Federation
Phone: + 792-677-56356/+7495-7901411 (Number is an anonymous mobile phone #).
EMAILS: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
WEBSITE: www.Transpacificresource.ru (created 7/14/13).
FAKE REFINERY COMPANY: OAO Balticgaz Refinery
WEBSITE: Balticgaz.com (created 2/26/11, and expired 5/26/12; apparently used at some points by the same players in their scamming jobs)
NOTE: This same scam "refinery" has previously been used or is still used by Boris Yurivich using the same email address firstname.lastname@example.org) .
See "Soft Offer" on Item #s 564, 566 & 567 on this link: http://419advancefeefraud.blogspot.com/2013/11/suspected-russian-scams-page-7.html
On October 2nd 2013, one Internet contact, bearing the name Zola Boris, sent ROD an SCO claiming that it represented a company, ZOLA
PETROLEUM, “a direct mandate to Refinery in Russia” that could supply petroleum products and commodities. A similar SCO sent by the same entity to
Alan Jones of the Scamwarners.com in November of 2013, made the same claim that “ZOLA PETROLEUM is a mandate holder to an End seller refinery
company who is capable of supplying crude oil/ petroleum products that originated from the Russian federation, Such as D2, JP54, M100, REBCO,
LNG/LPG, BITUMEN, CST-180, UREA, DAP, Base Oil etc.”
A quick perusal of the SCO by a ROD’s researcher, however, showed up one suspicious provision, immediately, in the SCO’s “Refinery Procedures.”
Those procedures provide that upon the Seller issuing the Draft Contract open for amendments, and the Buyer signing and returning the signed Draft
Contract, the “Seller Transfers Allocation Title Ownership to Buyer.”
AN EARLY WARNING RED FLAG!
Similar provision such as this which requires the “Transfer of Allocation to Buyer,” has often been known to be the convenient vehicle used by
scammers to demand UPFRONT FEES from buyers, often imbedding that clause or a similar one in the procedures only to use it to demand from the
buyer at some point that they make such payment. Concerned about such a clear red flag, ROD researchers did a little preliminary DD on this entity. ROD
immediately came upon a posting on the Complaintsboard.com website (see below) wherein the writer had complained that he had been scammed out
of his money by this same entity. According to this complainant, by the name Brian Skiles, who wrote from the USA, “This company scammed me for
mandate fee of $35k by providing fake SCO and other documents. Ever since clearing our payment they've stopped responding to our queries and just
took off with our money. Never do business with this company.” http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/zola-petroleum-scammers-c609813.html
ROD promptly called upon Zola Boris (he had actually signed this SCO and his e-mails to ROD as “BORIS YURIVICH”] and Zola Petroleum, to provide
some plausible explanation for the complaints posted on that site and for him to rebut the allegation by this writer that he had been scammed of $35,000
for “Mandate fee” by the Zora Boris entity.
THE SCAMMER'S DEFENSE
In an email response to ROD from Zola Boris dated October 3rd 2013, Mr. Zola Boris had this answer:
“THE ISSUE IS OUTDATED, I AM A MANDATE THERE IS NO HOW SOMEBODY WILL PAY FEE TO ME AND THERE IS NO TRUTH THAT
SOMEONE PAID FEE TO OUR ESTEEM COMPANY. THE DAMAGING WRITE-UP WAS POSTED BY A FUSTRATED SOMEONE THAT REFUSED TO
WORK WITH PROCEDURES OF THE REFINERY. THE ISSUE IS BASELESS, DOES NOT HOLD WATER, JUST NO EVIDENCE. THIS ISSUE HAS
NOTHING TO DO WITH ME BECAUSE THE PUBLISHER IS STUPID AS NO INVESTIGATION WAS CONDUCTED BEFORE PUBLICATION, EVEN
THEN, THE WRITER GAVE FAKE CONTACTS AND IT WAS DIFFICULT TO REACH HIM FOR LEGAL ACTION. SO IF YOU ARE SERIOUS FACE
YOUR BUSINESS NOT TO RELY ON WHAT YOU READ OR [are] TOLD. BE SELF-REALIANCE.”
In other words, Zola’s position was that he alone, presumably, was the SOLE “MANDATE” of the purported refinery through whom or to whom any upfront
fee would have had to be paid, and that, according to him, he was never paid an upfront fee and never demanded any from any customer. Hence, he
contended, “THERE IS NO HOW SOMEBODY WILL" possibly have paid any fee to him or to the refinery company, and so it is a false accusation to
which “THERE IS NO TRUTH” that Mr. Brian Skiles or anyone else ever paid him or their refinery company any fees, or that they received any.
That derogatory complaint posted against them, Zola Boris further contended, was merely the work of a “A FUSTRATED SOMEONE THAT REFUSED TO
WORK WITH PROCEDURES OF THE REFINERY,” and is without any basis at all in fact, without any evidence.
But ROD reminded Boris about the fact that while he claims that collection of upfront fees by or within his company would have been virtually impossible
because such fees would have had to go through him but that he had never seen or collected any from anyone, it was not just that one source or that one
alone that made such an allegation or claim against Zola. But that, rather, there had been a chorus of MANY, MANY other sources that made similar
allegations or claims against him. Sources for others cited by ROD, each alleging that Zola and/or his purported refinery demanded upfront fees, are as
ONE CENTRAL COMPLAINT OF THE SCAMMER, HIMSELF
In deed, considering that one central complaint of Boris, himself, was that “THE PUBLISHER [of the complainant’s posted damning complaint against
him] IS STUPID AS NO INVESTIGATION WAS CONDUCTED BEFORE THE PUBLICATION” was posted, ROD thought it only fitting and fair that Zola be
precisely that opportunity he said he desired so he would provide some credible evidence and refutation of the accusation again him and his company.
QUESTIONS THAT WERE POSED TO BORIS:
1) Since he claimed being a "Mandate" of this entity, could he show any Mandateship papers provided him by this "seller" company?
2) Since he claimed that "THE DAMAGING WRITE-UP WAS POSTED BY A FUSTRATED SOMEONE THAT REFUSED TO WORK WITH
PROCEDURES OF THE REFINERY," what EXACTLY are those "procedures" that the "frustrated someone" had refused to work with?
ROD added to Zola: “It is just not at all enough for you to claim that the complaints are ‘baseless’ or to call the complainant names as ‘stupid,’ etc. For
you to be believable, one would need to have some CONCRETE FACTS & evidence from you.”
SCAMMER RESORTS TO ISSUANCE OF VEILED THREAT TO ROD
ZOLA BORIS’ NEXT REACTION: It was to resort somewhat to a kind of amateurish "reverse pseudo-psychology" of implied threats against ROD. “The
write-up you provided has no legal backing,” Zola wrote. “Now I will write something bad about you and refer you to various sites, then you will
see how it is and how you defend it. When I do I will inform you. This will show how those people do their blacklist.”
Zola, for rather obvious reason apparently not unrelated to trying to cover up finding out the actual truth about him and his purported refinery, bluntly
refused to provide any authentication of the “mandateship” he claimed he had with the "refinery," asserting: “I am not answerable to you, and it will be
unreasonable for you to be asking me to forward my mandate ship when you already accepts nonsense write-up about us.”
However, in November 2013, Zola Boris, apparently tired of getting the same demand from so many for him to provide some tangible proof of his
purported “mandateship” to a refinery, gave another inquirer, Alan Jones, of Scamwarners.com, this vital piece of information about the purported refinery
for which he was the “Mandate.” Boris wrote: “Their contacts are thus: email@example.com ,
Their website: www. transpacificresource.ru”
FAKE WEBSITE AND REVELATION OF MORE CONCRETE EVIDENCE OF SCAM "REFINERY" EMERGE
Some basic DD done on this website, however, immediately shows that this website, and therefore the company associated with or owning the website –
namely, OAO Transpacific Resource -- are clearly a FAKE and a SCAM.
1) Transpacificresource.com was barely some 5 months or so old – created only on July 14th 2013. A length of time far too short for any entity, much
less a Russian oil refining industry, to be taken seriously or to be considered as having any viability or credibility at all.
2) The phone numbers listed on this website are mobile phone numbers.
3) At least one statement made on the www. transpacificresource.ru website, is transparently false, deceitful and scammy: “Transpacific Resources is
one of the largest and fastest growing oil and gas producers in Russia.”
Alan Jones of the Scamwarners.com website, an admittedly “experienced Scam Baiter” who made extensive investigations into the matter ( see http:
//www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=78206 ), asserts that he “would agree that the transpacific site is a fake.” According to him, “for
starters it claims to be (C)2000, but the domain was only registered in July this year .
Also, a quick Google of the phrase ‘proven hydrocarbon reserves under the SPE (PRMS) classification exceed 1 billion tons of oil equivalent, making it
one of the world’s top twenty oil companies.’ From their ‘About Us’ page, shows that it is copied from one of a number of other sites that use the exact
same sentence. The site also has absolutely no physical contact details.”
Jones added: “As the transpacific site is fake, then there is no doubt that Zola Petroleum is also fake - why would a legitimate business be dealing with a
Finally, a report on the ScamSurvivors.com website (12/15/13,) asserts about Zola Boris and its scam refinery: “These scammers ask for $175,000 fee
after signing the FCO.”
NOTE: Facts and information from credible sources since received by ROD's HOS Editors, strongly indicate that the perpetrator of this Scam, this
Fraudster that goes by the names ZOLA BORIS or BORIS YURIVICH, etc., is actually an original native and indigent of a West African
Inducted HOS MEMBER:
"You cannot trust anyone
until they prove themselves
trustworthy." -- THE PROPER
GUIDING MOTTO TODAY IN
THE OIL BUSINESS
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
NAME: Mahmoud Sabobeh, President
ADDRESS: 10825 SW 142nd Pl, Miami, Fl 33186
SCAM COMPANY: Iconux Inc (incorporated, State of Florida, 5/15/12, but current status according to the Florida
State Department of state, “corporation is no longer active according to doc filed with the Florida Department of State.”);
and MB Development LLC
EMAIL ADDRESS: MahmoudSabobeh@hotmail.com
|Scam Lot #6.
UPFRONT FEE COLLECTION SCAM SCHEME
BY A MIAMI, FLORIDA-BASED BROKER
In early January 2014, a posting appeared on a LinkedIn platform, “Only Russian D2 GASOIL L 0.2/ 62 (GOST 305-82),” under the following caption: “D2
available for lifting, 1 Million MT @ $630 Rotterdam, message me if you are a buyer (no brokers or time wasters) please read the procedure before
ROD emailed the party designated in the posting, Mr. Mahmoud Sabobeh (January 4th 2014), requesting as follows: “Please send FULL offer for D2, D6,
Jet Fuels and other products. Very Serious and able buyer. Will buy IMMEDIATELY, with safe procedures and reasonable prices and terms.”
The request went unanswered and apparently ignored. However, on January 10th, Mr. Sabobeh now made another posting on the same subject but now
included, this time, a basic outline of his offer and the procedures.
Mr. Mahmoud Sabobeh’s Procedures (they read)
An immediate cursory review of the above Mahmoud Sabobeh procedures, however, promptly pointed up a few red flags. The big clue was Paragraph #6 of
the procedures. The paragraph states: "Buyer pays FOR FEES OF change title ownership from seller’s name to buyer name (i.e the fees cost $87.000
usd.)." Meaning that, clearly, this whole thing is really all a scheme about collecting UPFRONT FEES by Mr. Mahmoud Sabobeh!
THE SCAMMER CHALLENGED TO PROVIDE ANY CONCRETE PROOF THAT HIS CHARGE OF UPFRONT FEES HAD ANY LEGAL BASIS
This prompted ROD (through it’s Executive Directopr, Dr. Anosike) to fire off the following email to Mr. Sabobeh:
“Oh, Mr. Mahmoud Sabobeh, eh, your procedures #6. "Buyer pays FOR FEES OF change title ownership from sellers name to buyer name (i.e the fees
cost $87.000usd.)," says it all! Right? That's your "hook," right there? COLLECTING UPFRONT FEES! This is a pure SCAM! You've actually got no
product to sell. Your only real "business" here is to find some uninformed, gullible, non-knowledgeable preys to scam out of their $87,000!
MY SIMPLE CHALLENGE TO YOU, SIR: Prove me wrong. Show me any concrete verifiable proof or evidence that such a thing as "change of title" fees
exist anywhere under Russian petroleum sales law or practice. Can you show me that in any way? You can even provide it to me directly and privately.
SEND IT TO: info@
I dare you, sir. I await getting that from you right away.
THE SCAMMER APPARENTLY BECOMES AWARE OF ROD's IDENTITY AND THE POTENTIAL HALL OF SCAM IMPLICATIONS FOR HIM
Some 5 days later, Mr. Sabobeh, apparently having undertaken some research by now on his inquirers or otherwise becoming aware of who we are, and the
fact that he was himself probably tinkering seriously with the potential of outright induction into the HALL OF SCAM, responded with the following: “I will be
honest and professional and straight to the point, this is the offer I have in hand coming from a seller Mandate that lives not 30 minutes away from me, I've
met him in person and I know he is a mandate for Russian refineries, no need to provide you with information because you are hungry for information to
something that is unknown to me.” An apparent allusion, by his last line of not needing “to provide you with information because you are hungry for
to establish something that is unknown to me,” to the fact that our questioning of him was probably not unconnected to our work with the HALL OF SCAM
THE REST OF MR. SABOBEH’S STATEMENT OF DEFENSE:
“If you really understand the system in Russia, and you know all the law in Russia, and you know all the refineries in Russia and all the suppliers and
sellers, why are you even here arguing with me? don't you think this is a waste of your time?
I think you don't understand that some sellers provide instruments under their accounts, and some JV's provide that as well, some others don't simple as
that, and if you read hard enough before talking crap and wasting my time along with others, you would read that the seller sends PPOP before having buyer
send him a single penny.
So bottom line of what I want to say here is that... stop sending me private messages for helping you with buying D2, and stop writing here in my offer when
you have no business to do with it, if your knowledge and connections are great, you shouldn't be wasting my time or others time in here, you should talking
to the refineries directly. Good luck finding someone that will actually help you, I can assure you that I have connection with 3 mandates that are 100%
genuine and I can easily inform them if they come across your name to skip you and move on, as you are the great Ghandi who knows all the Russian law
THE BOTTOM LINE: Mr. Sobebeh could not, and would not, provide any concrete rebuttal whatsoever to the principal charge, which is that he “actually got no
product to sell,” and that, in stead, his “only real ‘business’ here is to find some uninformed, gullible, non-knowledgeable preys to scam out of their
Nor, would he or could he provide or cite any single modicum of credible fact, source, Russian law or authority, to rebut or contradict the central challenge
posed to him, namely: “MY SIMPLE CHALLENGE TO YOU, SIR: Prove me wrong. Show me any concrete verifiable proof or evidence that such a thing as
"change of title" fees exist anywhere under Russian petroleum sales law or practice. Can you show me that in any way?... I dare you, sir.”
Subsequent to that, one contributor in the LinkedIn forum discussions, by the name Nana Kwabena Sarkodie, requested of Mr. Sabobeh “can you please
send me this your procedure in a more detailed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Mr. Sabobeh tartly responded: “We secured a buyer for this offer already, for any further offers I will post them here.”
TRANSLATION? Mr. Mahmoud Sabobeh had been forced to drop out of the scamming business (at least for now) as a result of being inducted into the
Hall of Scam! What had actually unfolded, apparently - the REAL truth - was that Mahmoud Sabobeh, the apparent UPFRONT FEE COLLECTION
SCAMMER, upon being publicly exposed in this Linkedin public forum, had now suddenly found himself too exposed, and his scheme to defraud nipped
right in the bud.
And so he at that point apparently made a new determination to reverse course, and not to risk it any further and hence decided not to pursue the scam
offering he had put out but to withdraw it for good (at least for now)! It was NOT, in other words, the self-serving claim that Sabobeh made it to be that he had
“secured a buyer for the offer” - a claim for which, of course, he had provided no substantiation or evidence of any kind at all to support!
One less scammer or scam operation to contend with on the Internet petroleum trading market - at least for
MAHMOUD SABOBEH, APPARENTLY AN OLD HAND AT NOT HAVING PRODUCT OR PERFORMING....
Mr. Mahmoud Sabobeh, apparently an old hand at this, has advertised himself and his company, Iconuc, Inc, in several
Internet forums and platforms as “direct dealers” with refineries in Russia in various petroleum products. In an email
message, for example, posted (Thu. Nov 28, 2013) to a google group, “Google Oil Business Partners,” hosted by a Mr.
Amer Al Azem, Mr. Sabobeh solicited persons “interesting in buying our products” to send him their “RFP (request for
proposal) and little detail about your company history, website / contact / address.” As he asserted there: “I deal directly with
end seller (refinery) in Russia, and we are looking for end buyers (genuine buyers) or direct buyers, as we've had few time
wasters that were not verified buyers and had chain of brokers.”
Mr. Sabobeh was not able to deliver on his claims and promises to the forum readers and brokers, however, as many
complained. In subsequent posting to the same forum (Dec. 5th, 2013), Mr. Sabobeh blamed his inability to deliver or
perform on his promise purportedly on “my seller mandate” holding that “each seller and each buyer has a different
procedure,” and on some buyers, who he claimed, his unnamed “mandate” had contacted but they purportedly “failed to
provide corporation profile or history of buying fuel.”
ROD still awaits getting or seeing yet from Mr. Sabobeh any concrete evidence that Mohamoud Sabobeh and his
"refineries" or unnamed "mandates," have ever closed any deals, or ever delivered on any product to anyone. Or, that they
have any connections whatsoever to any Russian "refineries."
INDUCTED HALL OF SCAM MEMBER THREATENS ROD & HOS EDITOR PERSONNEL
In an email message received at the ROD’s offices (Jan. 20th 2014), Mr. Mahmoud Sabobeh, the duly inducted Hall
of Scammer, issued a threatening ultimatum to ROD and a ROD official to remove him and his company’s induction
forthwith as a Hall of Scammer. Claiming apparently that if there was any wrong doing or scamming at all done in this case
(which he still never explicitly admitted), he himself was, or should be, exonerated of any culpability or liability for it because
“this offer came directly from him [an unnamed ‘100% seller mandate’] and he [has] been in oil business for 28 years,” the
duly inducted Hall of Scammer added as follows: “so this is your fair and last warning to remove my name and personal
information, otherwise I will file a lawsuit case against you as my uncle is a lawyer and been working with law firm for 10+ years, I won't
take my word back if you don't apologize and remove my name and picture and personal information from your website.”
The duly inducted Hall of Scammer concluded: "Consider this a warning."
ROD’s immediate response on same day was to emphatically remind and reiterate to the duly inducted HOS Member, Mr.
Mahmoud Sabobeh, to remember our standard, standing policy of ROD: “We deal in and respond only to FACTS &
EVIDENCE, NOT in or to words, claims, or speculations. And NEVER, NEVER to threats and intimidation. ….Provide ONE (just one)
independently verifiable concrete evidence/proof of your legal authority or basis for soliciting and collecting "Russian refinery" Upfront
fees. Or, failing that, for ever hold your peace for this will be the last ever response to you, sir.”
We did not get any further response or reaction from the Hall of Scammer to date since that last email exchange with him.
1. Buyer issues ICPO with full banking details.
2. Seller issue draft contract to buyer, subject to review and amendment and acceptance.
3. Seller issues executed Commercial Invoice for lift-able product, and sends to Buyer.
4. Buyer countersigns and returns Commercial Invoice,INCLDING PAYMENT GUARANTEE PAYMENT INSTRUMENT LIKE MT103/23.SBLC.
BG BLOCK FUNDS CONDITIONAL
5. Sellers SEND PARTIAL POP documents to buyer .
6. Buyer pays FOR FEES OF change title ownership from sellers name to buyer name (i.e the fees cost $87.000usd.)
7. Seller provide (dip-test authorization) DTA to Buyer to conduct dip-test at buyer costs.
8. Buyer conducts dip test, lifts, and pays at sight via MT103 or TT or MT103/23.
9. Seller will provide the following documents as FULL РОР bank to bank :
• Copy of license to Export, issued by the ministry of energy.
• Copy of approval to export, issued by the ministry of justice.
• Copy of statement of availability of the product.
• Copy of the refinery commitment to produce the product.
• Copy of Transnet contract to transport the Product to the Port.
• Copy of the Port Storage a greement.
• Copy of the charter party agreement(s) to transport the product to the discharge.
inducted HALL OF SCAM
|PREAMBLE/INTRO TO THIS
HALL OF SCAM WEBPAGE
|Life of Reliability, Honesty, Integrity
From Wouter's next email to ROD….
“How can [Nicole] Vincent indicate [implicate?] me if I have never had contact with her? How can I prove to you that I don't know the
others ? I can't send you a cc of a mail which proves that I don't know them if I have never had a mail exchange with them ? These
contacts are from Marc Piettre, not mine.
All I can say is what I send in my [previous] mail. I'm not involved with Vincent and it is not because people use my name that I'm
involved. …. Only if I was, I could provide you proof, I have no relationship at all with that Vincet, not with her or her company.”
He added in his next email (later same day): “It would be very interesting that you send to me 1 mail that I send to those people.”
In an email to ROD dated 4 February 2014, 12:04, Mr. Maury, while claiming that what we had posted about him
and his company "is entirely inaccurate," stated as follows:
"First off, if ten brokers bring me the same deal, one of which who actually has the proper documents in order,
and we close with them, we certainly do not owe commissions, to the 9 other brokers who were circulating the
deal to many potential buyers, but had no documents to proceed."
In short, quite clearly, what Mr. Maury was strongly implying - but clearly saying - was that he did not pay ROD any
commission on that deal because, according to him, ROD did not "have the proper documents in order," but that he
did, in deed, pay the other broker through whose lead he had bought the product since that other broker supposedly
was one that "actually has [had] the proper documents in order" which had enabled Maury to make the purchase.
"2) You claim that you "have NEVER been a securities brokers, nor barred from anything." Ok. Please, could you
provide the Hall of Scam Editors some credible explanation for this record about you by a respected and credible
source like FINRA? As evidenced by this record:
(To get there, while on that site, click on the "Get Detailed Report" or "Details." Then, Under "Disclosure Events" on the left side,
click on "detailed information.")
Secondly, did you work or not work previously out on the floor of NYMEX for various entities at Goldman Sachs,
Deutsche bank, as a broker or in similar capacity? "
"1) You imply below that you had paid "one of which [brokers] who actually has the proper documents in
order" with whom you had closed that particular deal with. Ok.. Please, we would hope (just hope) that this
is not going to be one of those moments of yours where you give your typical, rather patented response of
not wanting to "divulge corporate affairs to brokers." Would you please provide us some credible proof that
you did, in fact, pay or have been paying that broker who was involved in that offer?"
Maury's response to the above question, was to state as follows: "We paid gross price for the fuel.
Therefore, it is not our problem. Secondly, we did so upon a deal that you were not even a part of."
Maury is saying he "paid gross price for the fuel"? Quite an interesting response! But an immensely revealing
|Scam Lot #7.
BANGKOK, THAILAND SCAMMERS, IMPERSONATORS OF
ROSNEFT REFINERY BY FAKE KRENEFT & DUNMORE TRUST A.S.
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
1) MR. CANTANARPAJT MALAROJ (former name “Teerapach Malaroj” ), President,
Kreneft Company, Ltd, and officer, Dunmore Trust A.S., Bankok, Thailand
ADDRESS: Level 18, Park Ventures Ecoplex, Suite 1802-07, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini Pathumwan
Post Code, 10330, Bangkok, Thailand
SCAM COMPANY: Kreneft Company Ltd, and Dunmore Trust A.S. South East Asia
Mobile No. +66 87 515 3388, +66 81 919 7155, +66 87 035 8833
LAND PHONE: +6623093611
WEBSITE: www.kreneft.com www.dunmoreturst..en.ec21.com
E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
2) MS SICHON JANTORANIT, Managing Director, Kreneft
Company, Ltd, Deputy Managing Directot, Dunmore Trust A.S.,
EMAIL: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
3) Mr. ENIO ALFREDO LOPEZ GONZALEZ, Scam “Sales Agent" recruiter of Kreneft Company
Ltd (see his Photo HERE)
COMPANY: Kreneft Company Ltd and Dunmore trust A.S. South East Asia
The scam organization goes by the name “Kreneft Company, Ltd,” and is operated out of Bangkok , Thailand, by two Thais, Mr. Cantanarpajt Malaroj (who is
said to bear the name “Teerapach Malaroj” as his Former name, )” and Ms Sichon Jantoranit. They operate with the aid of an army of accomplices that they
call their “authorized Agents” who globally recruit for them their scam targets, some of which agents (though by no means all) participate in the scam in
ignorance not knowing that this is actually a scam.
THE BASIC SCAM SCHEME
Basically, the scam scheme of this organization is centered on a claim by the scammers that this company, the Kreneft Company Ltd, has a signed
“partnership contract” with Rosneft whereupon Kreneft is authorized to sell, as a JV partner of Rosneft, various petroleum products to parties who come to
buy from them.
In this arrangement, Rosneft is supposed to be the “Title Holder” and the “end seller” of the products, but Kreneft is supposed to be the “seller” that had a
contract with Rosneft, and the whole point is for the intending buyer to “take over” from Kreneft the contract that it supposedly has with Rosneft and have it
changed from Kreneft's name into the new buyer's, thereby enabling the buying company the right and the facility to get a supply of the products from Krefneft.
FAKE DOCUMENTS PRESENTED BY SCAMMERS AS PROOF OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH ROSNEFT
In an email communication to ROD on January 9th 2014 via an associate of ROD, one of the Kreneft Sales Agents, by the name ENIO ALFREDO LOPEZ
GONZALEZ of Venezuela, offered certain documents which he claimed were written proof of Kreneft having the purported “JV partnership” contract and
relationship with Rosneft. Presenting an “Agent Authority Letter” purported by Mr. Gonzalez to be from the Kreneft management conferring him the authority to
represent and recruit potential buyers for Kreneft, Mr. Gonzalez further submitted other documents as proof of past performance of Kreneft in supplying
products to buyers around the world.
ROD’s initial response was to pose some basic questions to Mr. Cantanarpajt Malaroj and Ms Sichon Jantoranit, the two principals of Kreneft Company Ltd,
for clarification of certain information contained in the said Kreneft documents. Accordingly, the questions were passed to them through their Kreneft “Sales
Agent," Mr. ENIO ALFREDO LOPEZ GONZALEZ. In answer to our questions as received back from Mr. Gonzalez, the Kreneft principals explained that:
Questions answered by the Kreneft operatives
1) Kreneft and Rosneft, Gazprom, Lukeoil and Megagasprom are all partners and the titleholders of the product supplied by Kreneft.
2) The names of the Warrant of Ownership Title for these products are Kreneft with Rosneft
3) Kreneft with Rosneft are the end-sellers of these products in this deal
4) The ICPO (or any other documents) is to be issued by a buyer to Kreneft Company Ltd “via Seller Mandate Mr. Enio Lopez.”
5) Is the FCO going will be issued by and in the name of Kreneft.
6) The banking instruments will be issued by the buyer to Rosneft
7) Kreneft is “a subsidiary company to the other refineries”
8) The signatories to the Contract that the buyer will sign with Kreneft for a deal, will be MISS SICHON JANTORANIT AND MR. CANTANARTAJT MALAROJ
9. A buyer does not sign any documents or contract directly with Rosneft to secure Kreneft’s rights
Samples of the Fake "Rosneft" Documents
Enio Alfredo Lopez Gonzalez's Kreneft "Agent Authority Letter"
Kreneft Fake Bill of Lading
Kreneft Fake Tank Receipt
Kreneft Fake Power of Attorney by Rosneft Page 1
Kreneft Fake Power of Attorney by Rosneft Page 2
Kreneft Fake Rosneft Board of Resolution Page 1
Kreneft Fake Rosneft Board of Resolution Page 2
ROD THEN POSED THIS QUESTION TO THE KRENEFT PRINCIPALS VIA AGENT GONZALEZ….
Given that this deal is basically a deal meant for a buyer to take over a contract agreement that is claimed to exist between Kreneft and Rosneft,
if Buyer were to be signing the Contract, as intended, with Kreneft, then will the buyer be able, immediately after signing contract, to verify the contract that is
claimed to exist between Kreneft and Rosneft, BEFORE it issues any financial document or instrument? In short, how will the buyer be able to verify that
such contract and such relation as is claimed by the Kreneft principals, truly does exist between Kreneft and Rosneft? And what is the nature of such
verification that Kreneft will provide?
INITIAL RED FLAGS THAT THIS WAS A PURE SCAM OPERATION…..
ROD’s research showed extensive history of scam involvements by MR. CANTANARPAJT MALAROJ & Ms. Ms Sichon Jantoranit
1) Most oddly enough, to this most fundamental of questions posed above, the Kreneft scam operators at first, offered absolutely no response! They
answered the other questions. But on this one, they were conspicuously silent and nonresponsive.
2) After purported years of operation by Kreneft, Kreneft’s Website was still listed as of January 2014 as being “under construction” See Items #1134 & 1135
on this web page
The report therein also shows that MR. CANTANARPAJT MALAROJ, who was said there to have had a “FORMER NAME TEERAPACH ICO,” had served as the
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DUNMORE TRUST A.S. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, AND AS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF DUNMORE TRUST A.S. SOUTH
EAST ASIA, BANGKOK THAILAND, an entity that had an extensive record in scamming.
Names “Dunmore Trust A.S. / Suspected Oil Scam.”
This Site reports the following:
"The following suppliers/sellers are on our BLACKLIST -
Dunmore Trust SA - after 60 days of dragging feet for an allocation, this company attempted to have our buyer post a bank to bank transaction with a non-
bank officer. Our buyer provided proof of funds and we never received proof of product. While we did confirm the refinery from which the allocation came
from, they would not confirm the executed contract. Also, the contract was missing specific seals needed. It appeared that the seller was attempting to conduct
a transaction and not pay taxes to the Russians. If you can wait 3 to 4 months and be willing to play with your buyers money, you might get that low price they
claim. Maybe, but we doubt it. No website. They appear on Alibaba, Petrotrader, and other trade sites."
AN INQUIRER POSED THIS QUESTION: “Has anyone done business or heard of this: Dunmore trust A.S. South East Asia. The lady is MRS. SICHON
JANTORANIT and she also said they are Partnership to the NIZHEGORODNEFTEORGSINTEZ OIL REFINERY.”
All commentators there spoke ill of Dunmore trust A.S. South East Asia and of their past experiences with MRS. SICHON JANTORANIT.
From Wayne Rall, Manager at VEME LLC: “Well, they are asking for a LOI before they even send a SCO I'm running as far as I can from this RED FLAGS
From WILLIAM JULIAN, CEO at MARCONA INTERNATIONAL: “Dunmore Trust S.E. Asia is a scam. These people Teerapach Malaroj and Sichon Jantorrant
have been taking deposits off buyers, guaranteeing delivery of Fuel Products. It is a total scam. I now have ICC and Attorneys involved to recover deposit
THE RESPONSE OF THE SCAMMERS TO THEIR BEING EXPOSED
Upon confronting the scammers with these extensive negative records uncovered against them, ROD requested that the Kreneft principals rebut or explain
them since it was still possible that those records were wrong, mistaken or erroneous. However, contending that if the intending buyer had NOT been
“satisfied now, they never will be, so [why don’t we] just move on,” Kreneft Agent ENIO ALFREDO LOPEZ GONZALEZ bluntly refused to respond to the
questions. He answered as follows:
“I sent you the documents that shows their relationship or association to the other refineries.
I dont understand what you mean by verifying the contract? The contract will be signed in the
TTM in Bangkok. He has past performance and has closed successfully before. I dont
understan what else your buyer wants them to prove.”
ROSNEFT OFFICIALS DIRECTLY EXPOSE THE SCAMMERS AS FAKE
Finally, came the final nail to the scammers’ coffin! It came when ROD wrote to Rosneft, and had then followed it up with series of phone calls to Rosneft
office requesting their confirmation that the two documents submitted to ROD by the Kreneft crowd were authentic Rosneft documents – a “Power of
Attorney” document represented as having been signed by Mr. Igor Pavlov, the Vice President of OJS Rosneft NaturalOil and Gas Company, and the "Board
of Resolution” document, represented by the scammers as having been signed by Mr. Peter Lazarev, the Financial Director of OJS Rosneft Natural Oil and
Gas Company, and Mrs Larisa Kalanda, the State Secretary-VP of Rosneft.
The result? In a phone conversation of 2/14/14, an official Rosneft spokesperson who gave her name as Margret, confirming that they were in receipt of
ROD’s emails to them, asserted : “We have studied the letter you sent us and the information. We don’t know any of those persons mentioned…Rosneft
does not issue such documents to any outside persons or companies.” She referred us to go look at a WARNING on the Rosneft website, and to see the
policy outlined therein, too, alluding to this web address: http://www.rosneft.com Click on "Investors." Then, on that page, click on "Beware."
Hall of Scammer
Hall of Scammer
Email of gratitude to ROD. From a grateful MR. ZEYNAL RZAYEV, writing
from Russian Federation......
“I saw your site and I'm happy that in the Internet [there are] someones who still
fighting against swindlers, lairs, and the bad guys”
Email to ROD from a thankful MS. GINA HAMMOND, a Moderator of a popular
LinkedIn Internet Discussion Board......
"I really appreciate your website. I was just wondering after going through the
site I did not see a search box...for past scammers & fraudsters. You have
done such a great job investigating these fraudsters...Thank you for your time
and efforts anall you do in this business against scam."
Email of gratitude to ROD from a thankful MR. ENDURANCE EBEREBO ......
"And once again, thank you for your book and advice regarding scams and
fakes representative of petroleum products. I derived so [many] numerous
machinations used by them (scams)."
Email to ROD from a thankful MR. KOJI TANAKA, writing
from Nevada, USA .....
"I recently closed the deal with [name of the Selling company] but
happened to be cheated out in this case [by a fake Seller and his
fraudulent brokers that failed to provide POP]. That was before I
found the post about them on your site."
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
1) MR. ALEXANDER IVAN IVANNOVICH, Export Director, Fake refinery, OOO Altayneft Refinery
ADDRESS: 117647 Ðîññèÿ, Ìîñêâà, #103/2 Ïðîôñîþçíàÿ óë, Russia.
PHONE: +7 (495) 7613445
SCAM COMPANY: OOO ALLAYNEFT
E-Mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
CODE No: ALT/WOG/ML-0316
Issue date: May, 2nd, 2011
Valid date till: May, 1st , 2014
WEBSITE: www.oooaltayneft.ru - domain name created 2/14/13
2) MR. DENNIS ALEXANDROVNA, Marketing Director, Fake refinery, OOO Altayneft Refinery
3) MR. ANDREY BORISEEV, Company Mandate for OOO Altayneft Refinery (see his FAKE "Mandate Authorization Letter" HERE)
|Scam Lot #8.
OOO ALLAYNEFT, FAKE RUSSIAN REFINERY
inducted Hall of Scammer
Email From a grateful reader to ROD.......
"So there are still genuine people to trust in this world? Most
especially when it has to do with Nigeria. Well, keep it up. You will
hear from me again in no distant time because there are very many
important things that I will tap from you." - Jack Angila
Saved from potentially becoming another victim of an inducted Hall of Scam
company. Email to ROD from a thankful MR. SIVAMANIKANDAN MURUKESAN.......
"I just wanted to know if Sharp Capital Investments is a scammer..... As I have a good
possibility of doing business with Sharp Capital refered to us by some big guys in the
industry in USA very powerful politically. ...Thanks for your response [verifying that the
company is in fact an inducted Hall of Scammer]."
Inquiry & Request to ROD about a Hall of Scam member. From a concerned MR. COREY
DYKES, Principal & Managing Director, White Gold Pty Ltd, writing from Australia......
"I am currently engaging with Christopher [Scott] Maury on a jp54 offer that he has to sell. I have
read everything [you have on him on the Hall of Scam web page] and seems very concerning
....Is there any information about buying fuel from maury or him being fake or not having title.
Does he actually have the money to buy fuel or has he transacted and taken title to fuel...............
It would be good to receive clairity as to whether maury has money to buy fuel as he wants me to
bring an airline directly which I have........"
Veteran Petro Trader Saved from getting involved with a Hall of Scam Trader.....
"I am a petro trader and was offered a major procedure into Rotterdam from Kreneft.
What do you know about them?
"Ive been in the business for 30 years, and your link [on a Hall of Scammer] came up
when I googled Kreneft." - Frederick Coykendall
From a grateful MR. DEJI SOMOYE to ROD...........
"We have read carefully some of the scams posted [on the
website] and we appreciate your genuine efforts at helping
the young companies like us...please link us up with
genuine oil traders and refineries..."
Saved from possibly becoming the NEXT scam victim .........
"We appreciate you have been spending so much time and efforts to
protect oil trades right and funds. We currently were dealing with
Kreneft and we are so happy to get the information you posted to help
us from being scammed. Highly appreciated." - JOHN WU, Hantrend
TRADER EXPRESSING GRATITUDE, SAVED FROM BEING
"We just found your website and we are glad to see the
information you shown there. It does help us a lot from
being scammed. (Recently we were just dealing with
Kreneft, and we saw the comments from your [Hall of
Scam] site and we stopped the deals with them
immediately.) - JOHN WU, President, Hantrend Group
ALEXANDER VANNOVICH, initiated the contact with the ROD Group by an email he sent to ROD on March 26th 2014, attaching a Soft Corporate Offer, and
stating as follows: "Regarding your interest on linkedin.com, we have decided to send you our SCO. Get back to us if you are interested for more details."
The SCO (See here a copy of the Soft Corporate Offer) immediately revealed many red flags, whereupon ROD sent the following email to Mr. Vannovich:
"Dear Sir. We are very skeptical that this is a LEGITIMATE supplier. Is there any verifiable proof at all that you can provide us that shows that this is an
supplier? Does this entity have any record of past performance?."
ALEXANDER VANNOVICH's position, basically, was that their SCO alone, and the terms of sell contained therein which he had provided ROD, already
spoke amply for itself for any
one who is really interested. And that, so, he needed to provide no more information about his company as a purported seller of products. "I don't need to
provide documents for you to know if we [are] legitimate or not. You can believe us from our terms and conditions of supply, not from the documents we
Mr. Vannovich repeated his "standard procedure" once again, as follows:
1. BUYER confirms soft offer and issues an ICPO, BCL with right to soft probe.
2. SELLER issues FCO.
3. BUYER signs and returns FCO with a letter of acceptance.
4. SELLER issues draft contract open for amendments.
5. Buyer returns signed draft contract
6. Seller issue to Buyer the Partial POP.
7. SELLER issues original contract for final signatory, both party
exchange hard copies of contract via Courier within 5 "five" days of
signing electronic version. Both party lodges' contracts in respective
8. Buyer's bank issues irrevocable revolving nontransferable
documentary letter of credit.
9. SELLER issues 2% PB to activate buyer's irrevocable revolving
nontransferable Documentary letter of credit as agreed on contract.
RESULT OF ROD'S PRELIMINARY Due Diligence on OOO ALTAYNEFT
Pressed further by ROD, however, for further information, Mr. Vannovich further gave the following information to ROD: the entity is a refinery and a Title
Holder, they have a record of past performance in the business, they do not charge any upfront fees, they "have been into oil and gas exploration for the
past 10 years supplying crudeoil world wide to both individuals and companies," and he has worked "in the sales department as a sales representative
for the company" for the past 5 years.
Negative Scam Findings On OOO Altayneft, Upon Preliminary Review by ROD
1) A relatively new and obscure entity, this entity is asking for Upfront BCL (Bank Comfort Letter) with the right to "soft probe" a buyer's bank accounts, etc
2) Company's domain name was created only in 2/14/13
3) According to the "National Credit Bureau," which is an official authorized provider of information on Russian companies,
this company was already previously liquidated on 1/11/08. See this link: http://www.creditnet.ru/info/?id=2100131&lang=en&report_id=1359040065806
4) The Company is listed in 419scammersexposed.com website as a nonperformer See this link: http://dockets.justia.com/search?
5) The prices listed in its SCO are so low as to be ludicrous and totally unrealistic
6) Adamant refusal by Mr. Alexander Ivannovich to respond to several emails sent him by ROD for some explanation of the above set of facts.
In an email of April 2nd 2014 to Mr. Alexander Ivannovich, ROD requested an explanation of the above set of facts, in the following words:
"1) What is your explanation of the fact that, according to the National Credit Bureau, your company was liquidated 1/11/08? Is that really true or not?
2) Why are you listed in the 419scammersexposed.com website as a non-performer? Have you ever made any deliveries of product to customers in
recent times? If so, when was the last time you made such delivery? Please provide us answers to these questions as we do not wish to classify you as
a potential scammer, if you are actually not one."
And in yet another email to Mr. Alexander Ivannovich dated 4/4/14, ROD added: "So, what happened to you, sir? We are trying to be sure that we hear "your
own side" of the story before we make our judgment. Hope you understand that very, very clearly, sir."
ADAMANTLY REFUSES TO ANSWER RELEVANT QUESTIONS OR TO RESPOND TO EMAILS
At first, Mr. Alexander Ivannovich went dead cold on ROD, and adamantly refused to respond to ROD's repeated inquiry, only continuing - DANGEROUSLY
- to operate and interact with the public as usual.
MR. ALEXANDER IVANNOVICH finally responds but only to go into self-denial about the naked FACTS….
In an April 10th 2014 email to ROD, however (which meant 6 days after ROD’s last email to him reminding him that there was his last chance to have
"your own side" of the story heard before we make our final judgment), Mr. Ivannovich finally responded. But Mr. Ivannovich would not respond to any of the
specific claims or accusations made against him and his company. He made no attempt to offer any explanation concerning any of the 6 or so specific
scam or negative conditions outlined to him by ROD. Rather, he merely contended, in effect, that he and his "refinery" company were not a scam
because, according to him, "I don't receive
money from any client before delivery."
Mr. Ivannovich’s email……
“Business is all about trust and terms of business and i want to think from my terms of business no one is at risk here. I don't receive
money from any client before delivery. Secondly i don't think our company is listed in the group of scammers as you said before. Check
the name well. Our terms of business are very clear for any genuine business amn to know that we are genuine.”
What a lame explanation or defense in response to the specific FACTS marshalled against him and his "refinery" company!
He "didn't think" his company "is listed in the group of scammers" as ROD had told him? So, what about these (just to name a few examples)?
Email From Mr. Sivamanikandan Murukesan, Head,
International Commodities, GTL Petroleum (Pty) Ltd, Soith Africa.........
"I really thank you for your sincere responses. Its very well
appreciated. Its sad to know that you guys are working at your
expense or unpaid for such excellent services you provide and
assist other potential Buyers from falling prey to scammers.
I would recommend you make this an official service with a small
subscription as how FerroAlloy Net and other do so as to cover your
basic expenses as this is a very good service for people like us
being introduced to unknown suppliers who deny giving us comfort to
start and continue business with them..."
In an email to ROD dated April 1st 2014, a MR. DMITRY LUZHKOV who describes itself as the “Direct Register Mandate Company to a very
Reputable Refinery in Russia Federation,” claimed as follows:
“We are constantly Seller of Petroleum products of Russia origin such as Mazut, LPG, Bitumen, Diesel, Jet Fuel, D2, Urea, CST Oil, Rebco, LNG, etc.
We have reliable seller that can supply without failure in accordance with our procedure and shipment schedule. If you are interested in doing
business with us, kindly reply us to enable us forward our standard Soft Corporate Offer and procedure.”
ROD responded to the email requesting to be sent a copy of the “standard Soft Corporate Offer.”
On Paper, their Soft Corporate Offer was an Attractive One
Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov was prompt in sending their Soft Corporate offer. And, upon viewing the SCO, at least “on the surface,” the terms and procedures
contained therein immediately looked quite harmless and attractive. Indeed, on the surface, they appeared to be safe, even generous terms and
Click here for LIFTAGAS SCAM TERMS & PROCEDURES
Perhaps too generous to be true!
Why? There was one important problem: namely, nobody seemed to know much about this “seller” entity. Nobody seemed to have done any
business with it, or to have dealt with it in any other way. Consequently, ROD tried to find out a little about this entity.
ROD sent out a letter to Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov (Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 10:12) seeking for some basic information about him and his “very Reputable
Refinery in Russia Federation” about which he was supposed to be a “Direct Register Mandate Company” for.
Mr. Luzhkov did not immediately respond to the above e-mail letter.
On April 2nd – a Reminder email sent by ROD to Dmitry Luzhkov requesting him to respond. NO RESPONSE.
On April 2nd – another reminder email sent by ROD to Dmitry Luzhkov. NO RESPONSE.
On April 4th – another reminder email sent by ROD to Dmitry Luzhkov. NO IMMEDIATE RESPONSE.
SCAMMER FINALLY GIVE A RESPONSE, BUT CLAIMED HE WAS "VERY BUSY."
On April 7th – Mr. Luzhkov finally gives a response. His response was quite short and terse, though: “I am sorry I can not answer all this question.
On the same April 7th later same day, ROD sent another e-mail again to Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov, as follows:
"So, if you are "very busy" to answer a buyer's concerns, what kind of a "seller" are you?
The questions are very simple. They should NOT take 2-3 minutes (at most) to answer.
We need your answers to the simple questions, please.
Again, no response was immediately forthcoming from Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov, and for a while, it looked like Mr. Luzhkov had once again gone into his
usual habit of non-response. Then, some 8 days later, on April 15th, ROD sent another email to Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov. It read as follows:
"Dear Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov:
REMINDER. You have NOT responded, you have NOT answered our simple buyer questions. WHY?
Are you a scam "seller, sir"? Do you have something to hide?
Please respond to our repeated inquiry.
There was no response from Mr. Luzhkov. On May 8th, ROD sent a reminder email to Mr. Dmitry, as follows:.
"REMINDER. Please, what is your answer to our questions?"
SCAMMER FINALLY GAVE HIS FINAL RESPONSE
Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov’s final response, 4 days later on May 12th 2014:
you are very stupid for calling me a scam which show that your Buyer are not real it better for you to look for other Seller which you will be
depend document from to scam other People.
ROD UNCOVERS SOME OF THE SCAMMER’S “DIRTY SECRETS” WHY HE WOULDN’T
RESPOND TO SIMPLE, ORDINARY BUSINESS QUESTIONS
An immediate cause for wonderment about Mr. Luzhkov’s sudden and inexplicable attitude of adamant non communication and unwillingness to
answer even the most simple of questions about his business, was: WHY? Why was he suddenly so secretive and adamant about explaining his
selling program, and about answering even the most ordinary of questions that any business operator would immediately and readily answer?
Recall that Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov had been the same man who, only a few moments earlier, had been eager and enthusiastic to do business with ROD
(his first email of April 1st to ROD), and could hardly wait to start, as he thanked us “for contacting us,” and stated he was “looking forward to have a
good business relationship with your esteem company,” and added: “kindly find the Attached Soft Corporate Offer as you requested for, and get back
to us asap.”?
Upon a little deeper investigation by ROD researchers, however, it didn’t take long for the reasons to begin to unfold.
UPFRONT FEES HIDDEN, MASKED BY THE SCAMMERS IN THE PROCEDURES
Upon ROD’s researchers’ investigations and ROD’s long experience in previous similar circumstances, apparently there was one TOP “dirty secret”
which Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov was so concerned about not exposing, thus accounting for his adamant determination NOT to answer any questions. And
that TOP “dirty secret” relates precisely to Paragraphs 7 & 8 of the scam “refinery’s” procedures. The said Paragraphs state as follows:
"7. Seller Appoints and Sign Charter Party Agreement with the Shipping Company.
8. Buyer Contacts the Shipping Company to summarize the shipping schedule. (For the FULL text of the procedures, see THE FULL SCAM
On the surface, the above clauses seem innocuous - totally harmless. However, at the hands of these apparent scam dealers, this provision which
requires that the "Buyer Contacts the Shipping Company to summarize the shipping schedule," has often been known to be a disguised tool used
by scammers to imbed hidden UPFRONT FEES, as the purported “shipping company” will often demand some payment from the buyer when the
buyer goes to “summarize the shipping schedule” with this entity. These scammers are able to do this by dent of the fact that the “shipping
company” they purport to “appoint,” as in this present case, is actually merely a FAKE operation set up and controlled by the scammers themselves..
Hence, the moment Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov, the purported “Mandate” of the fake refinery, cast his eyes on ROD’s questions, and saw that the questions
(“Will buyer pay any shipping costs or charges of any kind?,” “Will buyer pay any up front fees or charges of any kind or description? If so, what
charges and how much?”) zeroed in right on the critical element that exposes the scammers’ core hidden UPFRONT FEES scheme, he immediately
balked. He flatly refused to answer any questions or to provide any explanations about his selling program lest he’d be exposed!
Other Tell Tale Red Flags of OOO LIFTAGAS COMPANY as Scam Refinery
They include the following, among many others
1) The Chief Scammer, Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov, claims that he and his company are the “Direct Register Mandate Company to a very Reputable
Refinery in Russia Federation.” Yet, he did NOT, and would NOT, provide any Letters of Mandateship in proof of having any such mandateship
relationship with any refinery. And if, in fact, he was such a “Direct Register Mandate Company” to a legitimate refinery, and such a refinery was, in
fact, “a very reputable refinery” in Russia, then why all the secrecy and apparent paranoia by him, as evidenced by his adamant refusal to provide
even the most elementary basic relevant business information about his selling program?
2) No REAL refinery would operate without a functional, full fledged website (NOT just a webpage). This scam operation has none. Rather, it makes
do with only a free, unpaid generic webpage, such as EC21 – www.liftagas.en.ec21.com It is the preferred type of "website" mode by scammers
because people not only can set up webpages for free, but can, because of that, have the true owner of the business hidden.
3) The Scamadviser.com website gives this scam entity’s website a “high risk factor” rank with a very poor trustworthiness and reliability score of only
44%. These scammers, you recall, purport that they are a “very reputable refinery” that is located in Russia. Yet, according to Scamadviser.com, the
website location of their site is the Republic of Korea - “a country known to be high risk.” See this link for the full details: http://www.scamadviser.
4) They Lack normal business transparency, they lack any record of past performance, they are an obscure entity which nobody in the business
seems to know anything about, or has anything to say about. This is an operation that purports to have a site whose domain age is over 16 years,
according to the Scamadviser.com website. Yet, to this point, it’s still a mystery to the business world, nobody seems to know much about it – a clear
indication of the great job that Mr. Dmitry Luzhkov and his cohorts have apparently done at being quite skillful and adroit in keeping their scam
business operations well hidden, as he has tried to do with ROD's investigative team.
A FEW RECENT EXAMPLES:
Here are some relevant questions asked by many dealers on a LinkedIn chart board discussions concerning the mysterious Liftagas company (see
link to this discussion here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/any-one-hear-this-company-4341029.S.199771616 )
Mr. Shiva Naganathan, Chairman/CEO, Serafin General Trading FZC, April 2nd 2013:
“Can any member let me know about the following organisations. LIFTAGAS OIL & GAS, 11 profsoyuznaya street Moscow. I have few more which
will added later. Thanks in advance for all concerned who will reveal true information about these people.”
Mr. Chris Agius
Business Introducer at Middlesea Insurance plc “Anyone ever dealt with Liftagas? Are they for real? How come they have no official website?” – July
Ms. Debabrata Chakraborti
A Self employed-Free lancer.
“NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFTAGAS COMPANY IF ANY ONE HAVE EVER DEALT ABOUT THIS COMPANY? WE ARE SERIOUSLY ON THE WAY TO
PROCEED WITH THIS COMPANY FOR PROCURING D2.” – July 2013
Mr. Christian Masarik
President CEO - Solar, Wind, Waste to Energy, Biomass
“I too have received an SCO from Liftagas. Has anyone determined if they are fake or real?” May 2014
|Scam Lot #9.
OOO LIFTAGAS COMPANY OIL & GAS – SECRETIVE SCAM UPFRONT
FEE COLLECTOR & FAKE SCAM RUSSIAN "REFINERY MANDATE" THAT
TRIES HIDING ITS DARK SECRETS BY ADAMANTLY REFUSING TO
ANSWER QUESTIONS OR TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT ITSELF
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
1) MR. DMITRY LUZHKOV, CEO, Fake scam refinery, OOO Liftagas Company Oil & GAS Refinery. Claimed to have
been established in 1996.
ADDRESS: ADDRESS: 11 profsoyuznaya street Moscow
TEL: +7(926)7463221, +7(926)7732755
EMAIL: Liftagas@mail.ru,email@example.com, Russia.
SCAM COMPANY: OOO LIFTAGAS COMPANY OIL & GAS
2) MR. ANDREY ZHARGANOV, listed as "CEO Legal Mandate" of the Fake refinery, OOO Liftagas Company Oil & GAS
PHONE: +792(6)8076385, +79-267463221, +7(926)7732755
3) SERG KLIMENKO
ROD’s letter to Mr. Luzhkov……
Thank you very much for the SCO you sent. We like very much your offer and the procedures. But please, help us understand a little bit
about you and your company.
IMPORTANT: We just need to know something (something at all) about a previously unknown entity that claims it's a "seller" of product,
before we can ever possibly conceive of issuing it an ICPO, LOI, banking instruments, etc. Right?
Hence, please, very quickly, a few preliminary ordinary, ROUTINE questions:
1a. Paragraph #8 of your procedures say, "Buyer Contacts the Shipping Company to summarize the shipping schedule." Will buyer pay
any shipping costs or charges of any kind?
1b. Will buyer pay any up front fees or charges of any kind or description? If so, what charges and how much?
1c) Please, what can you tell us about your company as supplier - its background or position in the business, its past record or history,
how reliable you can say it is as an oil seller, and the like?
2) EXACTLY what kind of DD (due diligence) and verification, if any, have you personally done on this seller, and how well do you know
it? (In short, please tell us what you know about this entity that should give the Buyer some confidence that it is a LEGIT Seller).
3) Could you provide a description (just a general description) of any deliveries you know which this seller has previously made, if any, in
the recent past?
4) Is this supplier a refinery or re-seller?
5) Is the seller involved in this deal the Title Holder? If otherwise, then what is it?
12a) What is your role or position in this deal? Are you the seller, a broker, facilitator, or what?
b) How long have you been involved in this business as a seller?
c) How long have you been involved working as an agent, facilitator, broker with this PARTICULAR Seller (or buyer)?
14) What are your FULL (real) name(s)
a) FIRST NAME:
b) MIDDLE NAME:
c) LAST NAME:
Letter by an angry broker to MAURY, the inducted Hall of Scammer (as copied to ROD)....
Hi Mr. Christopher Scott Maury:
I’m a good and hardworking broker and proud of it. I was about to send you a great offer I have for
JP54 (I’m sure you would have loved it as it's really a great one) when a colleague of mine alerted
me, and said to first see some awful record on you – something …listed on some website called
THE HALL OF SCAM.
Here is the site, and I’m pretty sure you already know all about it yourself since even the site shows
Look, Christopher Scott Maury, that’s an awful thing they say (“document”) there about you and your
Maury Group Company cheating and circumventing hardworking brokers like me out of their entitled
commission. And like they say in that site, it’s all well “documented,” it’s all apparently TRUE! I see,
so this is how you operate, eh?
I see there something about your threatening to take them to court. Really? You must really be
something, sir. You know what? You, sir, are the one who ought to be worried about a lawsuit by
them. Not with the real “documentation” of your apparent scamming that they show there. Plus,
they could really mess your name up for good in the business world, if they want to!
For me (and the people I know), doing business with you probably ever, is, of course, now
completely out of the question. Who in the world would want to work for free for someone else
and to be cheated out of the money that is due him wholesale? What a real, deserved, stinking
Hall of Scammer you really are!
|Scam Lot #10.
MR. STANLEY AMAH, THE CLASSIC IRRESPONSIBLE, INCOMPETENT,
UNQUALIFIED, SCAM, “LAZY” BROKER, WHO MERELY COLLECTS OFFERS
OR REQUESTS THAT ARE UNVETTED & UNVERIFIED, AND FUNNELS
THEM TO BUYERS AND SELLERS, WITH NO REGARD TO, OR EVEN ANY
UNDERSTANDING OF, THE REAL HARM OR DAMAGES THEY BRING TO
BUYERS/SELLERS IN TERMS OF THEIR WASTED PRECIOUS TIME, OR
EVEN THEIR BECOMING VICTIMS OF SCAMS.
FIRST CASE OF UNVERIFIED OFFER BY MR. STANLEY AMAH
On 17th February 2014, ROD received an offer for D6 Virgin oil from Mr. Amah.
The offer claimed “We have 1,500,000 gallon at $2.13 gross and $2.10 net. [The] 1.5 cents for buyer side seller side is closed. Seller would need a
DLC Irrevocable transferable and dividable for the contract. After the first lift, there will be 150 million gallons available should your buyer require,” and
asked “you have to move fast.” (Click here for the offer.)
ROD took immediate note of the fact that what Mr. Amah had sent was simply a blank CI (Commercial Invoice) and a request for an interested buyer to
just sign it, with absolutely no shred of information whatsoever provided about who this “seller” was supposed to be. ROD promptly responded and
asked Mr. Amah to provide even any basic evidence of verification about this “Seller”:
“So, what do you know, and what can you tell about the seller of this product? Why are you sending this ONLY today (late at night)
when the deadline is tomorrow? Do you have any information at all about this seller to supply, since no credible buyer will just sign
a CI for an unknown entity?”
Mr. Amah’s response (email of May 17th 2014) was as follows: “I know the reseller Sun & Windpower llc. [The] offer is still valid, available seller and
reseller names are there in the SPECS.”
In other words, to Mr. Amah, apparently his idea about “knowing” who the Seller is for purposes of doing a DD VERIFICATION, is simply that he knew
that the seller exists, and all the VERIFICATION that any intending buyer needs is simply for him to view the name of the seller – which, by the way, Mr.
Amah was only revealing here to ROD for the first time – in the SPECS document!
Then, Mr. Amah, instead of providing some useful information of any DD value about the Seller and his offer, plunged into a rather wild, irrelevant
explanation of the offer (his email of Feb 18th):
“normally seller give a SCO. On the SCO [there] is only the offer procedure and price. then [if] the buyer is interested, seller give him the
Seller's name for an ICPO. on the ICPO is all the buyer detail and banking info. the only difference is seller gave this to you on a CI version
with info that would never be on the SCO so the buyer does not have to send an ICPO just complete this document after which our seller
Klaus will complete and sign. On the Specs the sellers name and detail is that is not an issue we are not hiding the seller.
Your buyer does not even have to send us an ICPO because we would like to save time he can just fill that document in have it signed
by seller and we can do the dip and pay
ROD’s response to Mr. Amah (later same day, Feb 18th):
The Seller has filled in NO information on itself in this document. How do you expect a buyer to fill in a blank form to nobody? And fill in
its banking information, submit passport information, etc?
Don't think you thought this thing through. Doesn't look LEGIT or PROFESSIONAL.
We'll be up some one hour more (East Coast, New York time). If you get your affairs organized by then, you can contact us.”
NO RESPONSE FROM MR. AMAH, THEN CAME ANOTHER UNVERIFIED OFFER FROM HIM
ROD never heard from Mr. Amah again on the above offer or matter. Then, on February 19th, ROD received another offer from Mr. Amah – this one for
sale of LNG from Oceania Motors Group PTY Ltd, Victoria, Australia. The offer asked the interested buyer to send ICPO with “permission to Seller to
contact [for] Soft Probe” of the buyer’s bank.
But, again, this offer only stated the following from Mr. Amah: “Here below is my direct seller for the LNG
Kind Regards .” It provided NO further information, nothing of any DD value whatsoever about who this “Seller” is supposed to be.
Prompting ROD to write this to Mr. Amah:
"Do you ever VERIFY these things you sent out? Or, you just collect "offers" from any where you find them and send? Do you
ever VERIFY them? Do you?
Please go here and follow the procedures. We don't do Joker Broker stuff. Please follow the process here:
AGAIN, NO RESPONSE FROM MR. AMAH, THEN CAME ANOTHER UNVERIFIED OFFER FROM HIM - BUT THIS
ONE INVOLVED AN ALREADY INDUCTED HALL OF SCAMMER!
Once again, we got no further response on the above matter from Mr. Amah. Then, on April 1st (his email of Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 1:45 PM), ROD got a
brand new offer from Mr. Amah. This one was for sale of JP54, D2, and Mazut. But there was one stunning discovery made by ROD concerning this
particular offer: woe and behold, the purported “seller” involved in this offer, is none other than an already duly inducted member of the Hall of Scam!
ROD reviewers immediately recognized that this present deal that was being peddled by Mr. Amah, was apparently one in which he, as had been his
past habit and custom, probably never did any DD upon. Why? Since, if he had done even the slightest minimal DD on the offer, he would have readily
uncovered the fact that the Star Energy entity was an inducted Hall of Scam member. In consequence, ROD reviewers sent the following email to Mr.
Amah (email of May 12) seeking clarification of certain facts about his offer, as follows:
"We need a few questions answered, please:
1) On the JP54, D2 & Mazut offer of yours, you and your people there claim "i am 100 percent sure of the deal real." Please, how really sure are you
about this deal and its suppliers? And why - based on what reasons SPECIFICALLY?
2) Please what DD did you do on the sellers, if any?
3) What is the name that is signed on the SCO? (Click here for the Fake Star Energy Seller’s Offer Here.)
(READER, NOTE: You’ll find that the name of the person who signed the SCO was scribbled (and apparently deliberately done) so that the signatory’s
name is NOT legible and could not be made out).
We need your response for EACH questions, please.
Mr. Amah’s response…
"On JP54 (1) seller is real as our contact have close deal with them twice no failure
(2) DD, our contact have close deal with them so seller have fuel
(3) Star Energy Gas & Oil is the name [of the seller] SEGO."
Noticing Mr. Amah’s apparent callousness in answering these questions and providing the relevant information to enable a reasonable DD
concerning the “Seller” and their offer, ROD sent another email to Mr. Amah designed to ensure that no stone is left unturned, as follows:
ROD'S HALL OF SCAM REVIEWERS IDENTIFY THEMSELVES TO THE SCAM BROKER
ROD’s next Letter to Mr. Amah, was the following below. However, when ROD sent him that email (Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 17:15), Mr. Amah had by
then apparently had enough of answering questions, and reacted as follows: “please go elsewhere and look for fuel, you too ask question of no
meaning. Bye.” He refused to provide us the FULL name of this his "Dr James from Ukraine."
At that point, ROD promptly identified itself to Mr. Amah, and informed him of the consequences that awaited him already, regardless of whether he
answered the questions or not.
Mr. Amah then answered the questions, this way…..
SCAM "LAZY" BROKER’S REACTION UPON BEING INFORMED THAT, BASED ON the FACTS & EVIDENCE
ALREADY AMASSED BY ROD ON HIM, HE FACED IMMINENT INDUCTION INTO THE HALL OF SCAM….
Mr. Amah, at first, tried to make a FALSE differentiation, that the posting found on ROD’s The Hall of Scam webpage, somehow only concerned
another scam company alone – the scam “Sky Energy Ltd” – and had nothing to do with the “seller” he was pushing, the fake “Star Energy Gas & Oil
As he put it, the company that is being viewed by ROD as fake in the present instance, ”should [not] be Star Energy Oil & Gas Limited, their real name
formally The IGas Energy PLC VAT registration number 872070825 and Company Registration Number is 02275006,….[as it is being mistaken to
be] the Sky Energy Limited.” He added: “i repeat i do not know Sky Energy Limited as you posted in your [Hall of Scam] site. My name is on the line
here, do not post what is not true. i only market Star Energy Oil & Gas Limited formally The IGas Energy PLC.”
In other words, the utterly naïve Mr. Amah is describing EXACTLY the same scam entity and scam group that are named as Hall of Scam members on
the subject webpage he is talking about, and yet still doesn’t know that, and/or still doesn’t admit or accept it, or want to! Why? Apparently out of sheer
naivety, greed or ignorance!
Then, when ROD bluntly told him that, actually, the posting on the Hall of Scam webpage he was referring to was EXACTLY in regard to the SAME
TWO entities that he mentioned, and was NOT just about one of them, Mr. Amah promptly shifted his stance – slightly.
Mr. Amah this time…..
His email of Tue, May 13, 2014 at 5:03 PM, to ROD…..
“I already know that [that the questioning by ROD operatives probably had something to do with some Hall of Scam type of investigations of some
sort, that] this is where you are going to. But i warn you before you say seller is fake, do you your DD very well, some people are real and genuine
seller but end up in your [Hall of Scam] site. Dr. James mail ID is firstname.lastname@example.org please ask him about the offer and do not say fake when
seller is real, i know him as Dr James only. Dr James told me he have close deal with seller twice, he will not lie to me as he is an elder person and i
take him by his word, for me i have not close deal with Star Energy Gas & Oil but Dr James from Ukrian told me he have close deal twice with them,
that why i try find buyer for them simple.”
Then in yet another comment by Mr. Amah, further elaborated:
“I told you Dr James from Ukrain send me the offer and told me he have close[ed a] deal with star energy oil & gas twice and i take him by his word as
he is and elder man, his mail ID is email@example.com.
Star energy is still issuing SPA till now. So, contact Dr. james who send me the offer on firstname.lastname@example.org, ask him did he tell me that he have
close[ed a] deal with star energy before or not? and keep me posted. If it happen this seller prove to be fake, then Dr James bring it to me, as he
assure me that he have close deal with seller twice that why i market the seller.
THE "LAZY BROKER" CONTINUED PLAYING THE DEFENDER AND APOLOGIST OF HIS FAKE SELLER, EVEN IN
THE FACE OF OVERWHELMING & MOUNTING EVIDENCE THAT THE SELLER IS A PROVEN FAKE….
Email from Amah to ROD, May 14th….
"I know a group that has closed with Star Energy. Note, star energy is real. There are companies that are faking star energy to give offers. So that is
the problem not star energy itself. But star energy is real and they are selling products. It's like people faking NNPC offers. But NNPC itself is real.
so i ask you do not do any thing stupid. Do your DD very well."
Email from Amah to a public Internet discussion forum still defending his fake "Star Energy" in response to a participant's allegation that it's a
FAKE (May 14th)….
Then, in a public Internet discussion forum, called Amer’s Forum, later same day, one participant, Mr. Tahil Malik, in responding to an offer he
received from another broker (Capt. Ismet Ates of Istanbul, Turkey), which was a different offer from the same fake Star Energy Oil & Gas Ltd, stated
that “Many friends and buyer had a bad experience with Star Energy. According to them, they are fraud and non performer.” (See here that 2nd Fake
Star Energy Offer)
Mr. Amah’s reaction? He promptly dismissed that and continued, as in the past, to do his familiar praise singing of the inducted Hall of Scam entity
and their scam perpetrators.
MR. AMAH: “I know a group that has closed with Star Energy, my friend from Ukrian also have close deal with star energy twice. Note, star energy is
real. There are companies that are faking star energy to give offers. So that is the problem not star energy itself. But star energy is real and they are
selling products. It's like people faking NNPC offers. But NNPC itself is real.”
Summed up simply, upon the documented preponderance of evidence amassed by ROD in its interactions with Mr. Amah, Mr. Stanley Amah is a
fitting perfect example of the worse case of the “lazy” broker syndrome that has absolutely no business being a “broker” – a mere uninformed, naive
but diligent collector of “offers” and solicitation e-mails, who simply passes out bogus deals collected from other fellow uninformed brokers, with no
verification done, and one who knows or cares little about the potential or actual harm that such irresponsible broker conduct by him could cause
legitimate buyers and sellers to whom he provides those unverified, bogus leads or who act on them
When it relates to the matter of who would share in the “commission,” or what share one should get, Mr. Amah is of course quick to lay claim to as
much a part of that aspect as possible. However, in matters of doing his REAL job as a broker – namely, doing proper and reasonable DD – Mr.
Amah’s stance is that he has, or should have, little or no responsibility. To hear Mr. Amah, it is the responsibility of others, NOT of him, to do the DD on
offers that he promotes, and he only gets to pass those offers around, and to rely solely on the DD presumably done by others, or simply on their word
to him. For him, he does NOT have to do his own independent DD on offers, or to counter check the findings of others’ DD. And if the DD or the
representations of those other persons were to turn out to be flawed or erroneous or false, then that’s just too bad! Those other parties are to be
blamed and be held accountable for it, and he himself bears or should bear absolutely no responsibility for that. (“So, contact Dr. james who send me
the offer on email@example.com, ask him did he tell me that he have close[ed a] deal with star energy before or not? and keep me posted. If it
happen this seller prove to be fake, then Dr James bring it to me.”)
But probably the greatest and most pathetic failing of Mr. Amah as a broker – and his greatest manifestation as a prime Hall of Scam induction
candidate – relates to Mr. Amah’s utter unwillingness and inability to do any DD whatsoever on any offer, or to ask any questions, even AFTER he has
been specifically forewarned, in a PARTICULAR case, that the particular offer has credibly been shown to be a Fake! . His careless, sloppy and
unschooled (murderous!) use of the English language in which he writes! That aside, he just doesn’t believe in DD, or in doing one, or even in the
value of one!
PRIME EXAMPLE: That Mr. Amah could have missed the mountain of evidence, which a simple “Google search” would have easily shown him, that
the fake “seller” entity that he continued to peddle and promote, is a well-documented, duly inducted Hall of Scammer long certified to be a fraud!
NEED A MORE RECENT & STILL FURTHER DOCUMENTATION OF THIS "SELLER" BEING
A FAKE & A SCAM?
To conclude, does Mr. Stanley Amah need still more information, still further DOCUMENTATION, in proof of the now well-settled objective reality that
his fake “seller” entity – the fake “Star Energy Oil and Gas Limited” – is a well-certified and proven fake and a scam? Here is one more for him.
Here is an account by Mr. Bill Joiner, providing the more recent correspondences he had with the only AUTHENTIC
Star Energy, as posted by him on LinkedIn (February 2014): (Click here for the link to that site (STILL MORE EVIDENCE ON FAKE
STAR ENERGY FAKERS )
FROM MR. BILL JOINER.........
"Here is all you need to know about Star Energy (fake company). They
even pirated the real Star Energy's logo and put it on their fake document.
Is Star Energy Oil & Gas still a part of your company? I have been told that they are now independent. Please advise.
Star Energy Oil and Gas is a subsidiary of IGas Energy plc.
It is not independent of IGas.
IGas Energy Plc
7 Down Street
Office DDI +44 20 3326 4039
Office +44 20 7993 9899
Mobile +44 7511 819641
Members of The IGas Energy Group; companies registered in England and Wales.
IGas Energy Plc - Registered Number 04981279
IGas Exploration Limited - Registered Number 04323945
Island Gas Limited - Registered Number 04962079
Island Gas Operations Limited - Registered Number 03999194
Island Gas (Singleton) Limited – Registered Number 01021095
Star Energy Group Limited - Registered Number 05054503
Star Energy Limited - Registered Number 03806814
Star Energy Oil & Gas Limited - Registered Number 02275006
Star Energy Weald Basin Limited - Registered Number 06293763
Thank you for your reply. Can you tell who is the President of Star Energy Oil & Gas?
There is no President of Star Energy Oil and Gas. The CEO of IGas Energy plc is
Andrew Austin. It seems to me that you may have had an offer to buy jet fuel or
otherwise and perhaps have received a contract or offer of contract from someone
who says they are from Star Energy.
Would the attached document (Lotus SPA) be fraudulent?
Yes. I have seen the name of Mr. LEONID IVNITSKIY on many contracts sent
through to me by people wanting to confirm the president of Star Energy and its
relation to IGas Energy. I do not know him and as I said, Star Energy Oil and Gas
is a subsidiary company of IGas Energy plc.
JAMES OMOBOOGUNJE, INDUCTED HALL OF
SCAM MEMBER, DISPUTES HIS INDUCTION
BUT IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY CONCRETE
PROOF OR EVIDENCE TO DISPROVE THE
LEGITIMACY OF HIS INDUCTION
In an email to ROD dated August 22, 2014, JAMES OMOBOOGUNJE, a duly named and inducted scammer in this Scam Lot, spent all the time and
space merely indulging in self-serving protestations and proclamations about his purported innocence, but woefully failed to do the ONE thing that is
required or expected of him in this instance: PROVIDE SOME GOOD EVIDENCE OR PROOF THAT HE WASN’T GUILTY OF, OR NEVER DID, WHAT HE
WAS ACCUSED OF IN HIS HALL OF SCAM INDUCTION!
Email of inducted Scammer James Omoboogunje to ROD, dated Aug. 22, 2014, reads….
In sum, the summary of Mr. James Omoboogunje’s rather rambling position here, is that, somehow, for some rather strange reason that is not
immediately fathomable, notwithstanding the mountain of published evidence to the contrary long established and accepted by almost all concerning
the STAR ENERGY entity, James Omoboogunje STILL continues to doubt or question that the scam entity, STAR ENERGY, which he had (knowingly
or unknowingly) introduced and promoted to others, is really a scammer!
Yet, James Omoboogunje provides NO particular basis whatsoever for his continuing to hold unto this his inexplicable position!!
Further more, the inducted Hall of Scam Member, James Omoboogunje, claims as follows:
“I know many buyers that have gotten offers through me and have concluded them successfully and some are still on it now…” But, again, he never
offers any concrete verifiable evidence of any kind in proof of this claim - proof positive that JAMES OMOBOOGUNJE is clearly a party to the scam, and
a part and parcel of the whole scam scheme and operation from day one!
In consequence, ROD responded to Mr. Omoboogunje as follows (Email of
ROD did not hear from Mr. James Omoboogunje again thereafter as of this latest update.
STANLEY AMAH, DULY INDUCTED HALL
OF SCAMMER WHO SUFFERS FROM
CLASSIC CASE OF "LAZY" BROKER
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
1) MR. STANLEY AMAH, Time Waster, Scam "Lazy" Broker for the Fake Star Energy Oil & Gas Ltd.
ADDRESS: Lagos, Nigeria
LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/stanley-amah/89/216/344
SCAM COMPANY: Fake "STAR ENERGY OIL & GAS Limited"
2) LEONID IVNITSKIY, the Chief impostor, purported CEO of the FAKE Star Energy Oil & Gas Limited
3) MR. ABRAHAM KAY, purported "Seller Mandate" for the Fake Star Energy Oil & Gas Ltd
4) MR. JAMES OMOBOOGUNLE, the Number #1 apologist, defender, and Chief
Supporter and Promoter of the scam offer and Seller who introduced Mr. Stanley Amah to the fake
"Star Energy" offer.
ADDRESS: Vinnitsa National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Ukraine
WHY STANLEY AMAH BELONGS IN, AND IS DULY INDUCTED INTO, THE HALL OF SCAM
MR. STANLEY AMAH’s situation is a classic case of a habitual TIME WASTER and “lazy broker” who habitually
promotes and sends out product offers or requests that are totally unverified and unvetted, and thinks absolutely nothing whatsoever
of the real harm and potential danger or damages that result from such irresponsible “lazy” broker conduct to the REAL
buyers and sellers that receive and act on those offers or requests.
Clearly, Mr. Amah is part of the growing army of “lazy” day-dreamer brokers that abound on the Internet these days who think
that all you need to do and you’d immediately make millions of dollars in an instant without much effort, is simply collect any
“offers” they can find from any sources around the Internet world and send them out, with never any DD done, to buyers and sellers, and that they
have no responsibility whatsoever to do any verification or DD on offers that they send out to innocent buyers or sellers. And, even more
importantly, that they, as the primary brokers who introduce such bogus offers to the dealers, should have no responsibility or accountability of any
kind to answer to for the harm that come or might come, to the dealers to whom they send those offers - in terms of the precious time they waste
the dealers in dealing with the fake, garbage offers from such “lazy” brokers, or, worse still, in terms of the dealers possibly becoming scam
WOEFULLY FAILS TO DO THE ONLY JOB OF A REAL BROKER TODAY. BUT GREEDILY WANTS BIG "COMMISSION"........
Yet, doing at least a reasonable and fair amount of DD BEFORE you send an offer to a buyer or seller, is NOT only just the Number #1 job and
responsibility of a REAL broker of today, but the ONLY one – the ONLY basis and reason for which he/she exists or should exist, or should
ever be compensated by the buyer or seller! (See this link: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Primary-Duty-of-the-Intermediary-in-Internet-Oil-Trading-
Normally, a broker involved in a fake offer may ordinarily be pardoned or excused in a deal as many brokers are often being used by the actual
scammers that are behind the operation, and it may be a case where they might simply lack the knowledge and intelligence to identify real and
scam offers. However, when the broker that’s involved in a deal becomes passionately defensive of his scam “sellers” (or “buyers”), ESPECIALLY
after he has been informed (in repeated instances in Mr. Amah’s case) that an offer is fake or a scam, (or, worse still, becomes abusive after being
informed that the offer is a fake or a scam), then you just have to conclude, or at least wonder, that such broker is a part of the scheme as it is
usually the genuine scammer that generally behaves in that fashion.
That, as you’ll find from the “documented” objective facts below, is the case with Mr. Amah and his manner of doing broker business.
Mr. Amah’s offer email reads as follows (verbatim)….
“see the attach file let proceed for jp54, no time to wast as i am 100 percent sure of the deal real you really have to move fast in this deal, the
offer was previously made for another buyer but that buyer do not have the money to pay, so Star Energy is giving the allocation out to
serious buyer. we can close this deal asap , any delay in may result us to loose the deal in case you have other buyers that looking for fuel
D2 D6 JP54 mazut. Star Energy is giving new Allocation out, there are some buyer which do not perform so Star Energy is giving the
contract out, contract is available right now. and Star Energy will issue contract today if we get ICPO and buyer should be ready to issue BCL,
D2 price is $710/690, D6 $2.10/2.06 JP54 $100/95 also mazut as well, is liftable FOB Rotterdam CIF SAWP, buyer cant perform and seller is
giving allocation to new buyer, contract is available, buyer cant perform and seller is giving allocation to new buyer, contract is available.”
ROD’s next email to Mr. Amah…
ROD: 1. What is the name of this your "contact"? And how reliable are you SURE he/she is?
MR. AMAH’s RESPONSE: my contact name is DR James from Ukrian, he have close deal with this seller twice sir, and i know
other[s] that have also did, this seller is real that why we choose to work with them.
2. Did this your "contact" SPECIFICALLY tell you that? That he/she had closed deals with this seller? Did he/she? If so, on
what products? And when was the most recent time?
MR. AMAH’s RESPONSE: yes Dr James told me his self so many times that he have close deal with them twice, i do not ask
him in what product, but seller can perform that why we are here sir.
ROD: 3. No, what I mean is, what is the name of the person under the SIGNATURE in the SCO?
MR. AMAH’s RESPONSE: seller mandate.
Mr. Amah then added this: “NB sir, this seller have product that why we are here, buyer will get SPA within 24hours of ICPO ,
after buyer issue BCL MT199 he will get Full POP with 48hours of issuing BCL and can do DTA with 72hours banking days.”
"Sir, with all due respect, I hope we can get SERIOUS on this matter. You are asking people to literally risk their life's fortune, so you
better make sure you are sure.
You have NOT really answered my questions, so I'll ask them again:
1) On the JP54, D2 & Mazut offer of yours, you and your people there claim "i am 100 percent sure of the deal real." Please, how really
sure are you about this deal and its suppliers? And why - based on what reasons SPECIFICALLY?
YOUR ANSWER: (1) seller is real as our contact have close deal with them twice no failure
What is the name of this your "contact"? And how reliable are you SURE he/she is?
2) Please what DD did you do on the sellers, if any?
YOUR ANSWER: (2) DD, our contact have close deal with them so seller have fuel
Did this your "contact" SPECIFICALLY tell you that? That he/she had closed deals with this seller? Did he/she? If so, on what products?
And when was the most recent time?
3) What is the name that is signed on the SCO?
YOUR ANSWER: (3) Star Energy Gas & Oil is the name SEGO
No, what I mean is what is name of the person under the SIGNATURE in the SCO?
Please, I will appreciate your taking the time to get the CORRECT answers to these questions and to provide them. We cannot afford to
mislead our buyer if these claims are not, in fact, as you're representing them to us.
Mr. Amah's response to the above (May 13th)….
ROD: 1. What is the name of this your "contact"? And how reliable are you SURE he/she is?
MR. AMAH’s RESPONSE: my contact name is DR James from Ukrian, he have close deal with this seller twice sir, and i know other that have
also did, this seller is real that why we choose to work with them.
2. Did this your "contact" SPECIFICALLY tell you that? That he/she had closed deals with this seller? Did he/she? If so, on what products? And
when was the most recent time?
MR. AMAH’s RESPONSE: yes Dr James told me his self so many times that he have close deal with them twice, i do not ask him in what
product, but seller can perform that why we are here sir.
3. No, what I mean is what is name of the person under the SIGNATURE in the SCO?
MR. AMAH’s RESPONSE: seller mandate [Subsequent response by Mr. Amah, was later to reveal that the signatory’s name the purported
CEO, Mr. Leonid Ivnitskiy].
NB sir, this seller have product that why we are here, buyer will get SPA within 24hours of ICPO , after buyer issue BCL MT199 he will get Full
POP with 48hours of issuing BCL and can do DTA with 72hours banking days.
ROD’s letter revealing and introducing itself to Mr. Amah…
Well, sir, ….for your own sake, sir, you had better provided us [the facts and information you know about what we requested of you]
Why? Because the fact is that you have been, whether knowingly or unknowingly, peddling and promoting PROVEN SCAMMERS to
us and to others - FAKE "Star Energy Oil and Gas Ltd."
[At this point, given the above FACTS, you face induction any way, either way, as a]…. Hall of Scam member.
ROD: 1) So was it this Mr. Leonid Ivnitskiy that SPECIFICALLY told you they are Star Energy Oil & Gas Company, and that they have product? Or
was it "Dr. James from Ukrain" who SPECIFICALLY told you so?
MR. AMAH’S RESPONSE: you asked me if Mr. Leonid Ivnitskiy SPECIFICALLY told me if they have fuel? if seller do not have fuel how can they
issue SPA. i told you Dr James from Ukrian have close have close deal with them. dr James is not seller mandate , the name of seller mandate
is mr ABRAHAM KAY.
2) Is this "Dr. James from Ukrain" the Mandate you mentioned who is your contact in this deal?
MR. AMAH’S RESPONSE: i told you Dr James from Ukrian have close have close deal with them. dr James is not seller mandate , the name of
seller mandate is mr ABRAHAM KAY.
3) What is the FULL name of Dr. James from Ukrain"?
MR. AMAH’S RESPONSE: why do you want the fuel name of DR James? not giving that, he is just a person that have close deal with them
simple, and not involved in this deal.
Mr. Amah then added his usual word of promotion and reassurance that this is, really, an AUTHENTIC dealer and that the this seller does, in
fact, have product: “Mr. Leonid Ivnitskiy is the CEO and when you issue icpo they will send buyer SPA within 24hours….
[My] apology for the formal mail but this seller have fuel that why my company is here. deal will be completed in days if buyer is real, no issue with
seller as seller have fuel.”
|Scam Lot #11.
TSNOS ZAO d/b/a ZAO TSIVILNEFTEORGSINTEZ & OAO
SLAVATNEFTEORGSINTZ & OOO KAMA GAZ (With Consult LLC)
- THREE RUSSIAN SCAM "REFINERIES" and Fraud Who Demand
New Conditions (Upfront Fee Payment), in Total Disregard of The
Contract They've Signed
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
1) MR. ISMAGILOV RAIS MIDAKHATOVICH, CEO/General Director, of the scam ZAO TSNOS a/k/a
ADDRESS: 428025, Cheboksary, UL Helguera, D15 A//103045 H.12, Trubnaya Str. Moscow, Russian Federation.
103045 H.12, Trubnaya Str. Moscow, Russian Federation.
SCAMMERS' FAKE VITAL DATA - AS USED BY THE SCAM COMPANY ON THEIR DOCUMENTS & CONTRACTS
TAX NUMBER (INN): 2130041629
REGISTRATION # (OGRN): 1082130008465
OKPO Code: 85846773 (Registered 5/26/2008)
Tel: + (7)499-390-5169
SCAMMERS' TRUE VITAL DATA - AS REPORTED in THE "NATIONAL CREDIT BUREAU" (as of 3/31/14), the official authorized provider of
information on Russian companies :.
ADDRESS: 42990 Chuvash Republic, Chuvashika, in Tsivilsk region, UL Nikolaeva ZA
TAX NUMBER (INN): 2115904648
REGISTRATION # (OGRN): 1082137000824 (Registered 11/18/2008)
OKPO Code: 85858374
OKATO CODE: 97241501000
Name Given there as the General DIRECTOR: Ismagilov Rais Midakhatovich
THE SCAM COMPANIES: scam ZAO TSNOS a/k/a Tsivilnefteorgsintez a/k/a ZAO Civilnefteorgsintez & OAO
SLAVATNEFTEORGSINTZ & OOO GAMA GAZ
SCAM WEBSITE: No functional website. For "www.Tsnos.ru," message, "Sorry we are unable to access site."
Domain name Tsnos.ru was created 7/27/13 - only some 8 months old at the time.
WEBSITE FOR THE AUTHENTIC COMPANY: http://www.gazprom.com/ (For Salavatneftorgsintez, an arm
of Gazprom OJSC)
2) TEMCHENKO K. ANATOLY, the Deputy Director General, Marketing Department, of the scam ZAO TSNOS a/k/a
3) MR. BOGDAN M. VAVILOV, purported Seller Rep of the scam ZAO TSNOS a/k/a Tsivilnefteorgsintez
4) MR. DENNIS G. SHIRMANOV, the Information Department Director, of the scam ZAO TSNOS a/k/a
5) MR. KONONUYK VLADIMIR LEONIDIVICH, CEO, Consult LLC, Russia, lead scam/scammer and front man,
purported "direct official Mandate company to end seller companies/refineries" of the scam ZAO TSNOS a/k/a Tsivilnefteorgsintez
a/k/a ZAO Civilnefteorgsintez & OAO SLAVATNEFTEORGSINTZ & OOO GAMA GAZ, and their chief salesman,
their chief propagandist and recruiter of their scam targets.
COMPANY: Consult LLC
ADDRESS: Kazakova Str., h.29, Bld 1, Moscow, Russia 105064
EMAILS: Consultllc@inbox.ru, firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONES: +7926-775-1822, +7926-002-9264
6) MR. ALEX L. TITOV, a/k/a KONONUYK VLADIMIR LEONIDIVICH
SUMMARY OF THE CASE
The Nature of this Scam Operation and What this Scam is All About
This is a case of a scam organization with a somewhat "unique" scamming style - wherein the "seller" entity will first sign all the initial papers with
the buyer, including the contract, and commit itself (as does the other side) to certain contractual obligations. But then, immediately thereafter turns
around to demand certain things or conditions from the buyer which are completely contrary to the provisions of the contract (such as payment of
an Upfront fee, for example). Thus, in effect, , virtually guaranteeing either that the deal you make with them will NOT close, or that you yourself will
be scammed! In short, what you have here is a bunch of hardcore scammers that are particularly without honor, without conscience or scruples -
criminal-type elements who would violate every word they utter with you, and breach and violate the very contract they had signed with the buyer,
with absolute impunity, aside from defrauding or trying to defraud you.
THE SCAM OPERATION AGAINST ROD's CLIENT
In a January 16th 2014 email to ROD, MR. KONONUYK VLADIMIR LEONIDIVICH, the CEO, Consult LLC, an entity which
billed itself as the "direct official Mandate company to end seller companies/refineries," meaning the scam ZAO TSNOS a/k/a
Tsivilnefteorgsintez a/k/a ZAO Civilnefteorgsintez & OAO SLAVATNEFTEORGSINTZ & OOO GAMA GAZ, sent us
their Soft Corporate Offer or SCO.
(See the Procedures below).
BUYER SIGNS ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH "SELLER," INCLUDING ENTERING INTO A
CONTRACT WITH THEM
The above terms and Procedures of the said offer, as reviewed by ROD, seemed quite safe, fair and rather scam-
proof to ROD. For one thing, it definitely contains absolutely NOTHING whatsoever about the buyer having
to pay any Upfront fee of any kind (a you can readily see from the provisions above). Whereupon, subsequently
(following a series of back-and-forth communications by ROD over months with the Consult LLC entity, during which all the other relevant
underlying questions were well answered by the Consult entity), the following activities transpired.
April 3rd 2014 - Buyer submitted the final version of the ICPO to the "supplier refinery."
April 10, 2014 - The "supplier refinery" issued the FCO to the buyer (See copy of the scam FCO here)
April 17, 2014 - The buyer having signed and approved the FCO and returned it to the scam Supplier, the Supplier sends a
Draft Contract to the Buyer which incorporated basically the same contents as the buyer's approved & signed FCO.
April 17, 2013 - Buyer, having reviewed the Draft contract, signed and returned the final draft to the supplier entity
April 23, 2013 - Supplier entity countersigns the final draft contract and returns a copy to the Buyer for the Buyer's records.
(See copy of the signed scam CONTRACT here) NOTE: The particulars of the Buyer have been deliberately excluded or
altered in these documents to protect the innocent buyer's privacy)
SCAM SELLER, IMMEDIATELY UPON SIGNING THE CONTRACT, RENEGES AND DEMANDS UPFRONT FEE,
IN VIOLATION OF THE CONTRACT' TERMS IT HAD JUST SIGNED
As you could clearly see in the "procedures" outlined above, and under the contract just concluded and signed by the parties, the NEXT step
called for under the Contract, was for the Seller entity to "register and legalize the contract with the appropriate authority of ministry of Energy at
the seller’s expense," and to send "the Registered Hard Copies of the Contract alongside with the below listed Partial POP documents, to Buyer
Accordingly, the Buyer waited, expectantly anticipating, naturally, that they'd be getting pretty soon from the Seller entity a copy of contract that the
Seller shall have supposedly "registered and legalized with the appropriate authority," together with the listed Partial POP. However, lo and behold,
what came from this scam seller entity, was a total shocker - a completely different and totally unexpected demand by the scam "seller" entity.
Here, below, is the email received by ROD (through its Director) from Mr. Vladimir K. Leonidivich, the Chief Front man, chief spokesman and
purported "Mandate" of the scam selling company:
In short, the situation is that this purported "supplier," having just signed the contract with a customer, has suddenly turned a scammer, and was
now, in short, demanding payment by the buyer of an UPFRONT charge - a charge which, to say the least, is not only illegal under the Russian law
and procedures, but is, as well, something completely outside of , and contrary to, the provisions of the Contract just signed between the HHxxxx
Ltd and this selling company.
ROD's RESPONSE TO THE SCAM DEMAND FOR ILLEGITIMATE UPFRONT FEE PAYMENT
May 26, 2014 - No response had from the scam entity to the above email. Reminder letter sent them by ROD requesting a response.
June 2nd 2014 - Still no response from scam entity.
Just as expected, ROD heard absolutely nothing from this scam entity concerning the above email, and no further contact or communication came
TO SUM IT ALL UP
THE MASS OF EVIDENCE UNCOVERED BY ROD, POSITIVELY IDENTIFYING THIS
ENTITY AS A SCAM ENTITY & FRAUD
1) This Entity is ILLEGALLY Using the Registration & Tax ID Number of a Completely Different Company
The Registration/Tax Number, and other official particulars, used by the ZAO TSNOS a/k/a Tsivilnefteorgsintez on its documents, seem
actually to belong to a completely different company other than the ZOA TSNOS. The following are those particulars:
TAX NUMBER (INN): 2115904648
REGISTRATION # (OGRN): 1082130008465
OKPO Code: 85846773 (Registered 5/26/2008)
But, according to the report generated by the "National Credit Bureau” system of disclosure, here are the CORRECT particulars of the legitimate
company owning those numbers:
TAX NUMBER (INN): 2130041629
REGISTRATION # (OGRN): 1082130008465
OKPO Code: 85846773 (Registered 5/26/2008)
OKATO: 97401371000 See: http://www.creditnet.ru/info/?id=6131628&lang=en&report_id=1381610382090
2) Scam Entity is Using Fake Registration & Registration Numbers of Bankrupt/Liquidated Company
Available reports indicate that the company to which the above FAKE Registration Number, Tax Number and other particulars, actually belong, were
companies that had already previously been liquidated. See http://cheboksary.erucom.org/vs/ooo-zao-promtekhsnab-tsivilnefteorgsintez-2nffg
3) CREDIBLE SCAM SITES HAVE LISTED THEM AS SCAM ENTITIES
This one from the Scamwarners.com (Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:08 am posting) states the following:
"The text of the procedings [Procedures] alone say scam to me. I also did a Google search on this name consult llc, and found an IT company
with that name, and an advert on Alibaba from this same scammer who was using photos stolen from the internet. And if the prices are too good to
be true, then it is just that! Walk away from this scam." http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=82306&p=191424
4) Purported "Refinery" Lacks a Website
One general rule for spotting a FAKE refinery, is that virtually no REAL "refinery" will operate without having a
common modern facility of a functional website. Yet, this scam entity (or entities), ZAO TSNOS a/k/a Tsivilnefteorgsintez
a/k/a ZAO Civilnefteorgsintez & OAO SLAVATNEFTEORGSINTZ, lack any real or working website whatsoever. Try going to
their purported website: http://tsnos.ru/ And all you get is a message, either "Sorry we are unable to access the site," or "Not
5) The Domain Name is Only Less than 1 Year
Per "Who is Domain Tools," the domain name TSNOS.RU was registered for the entity named "CJSC Tsivilnefteorgsintez" on
7/27/13 and for only a 1 year duration - only some 8 or 9 months ago at the time of the transactions. A clear tell tale sign for a
purported "refinery," that this is in deed, purely a scam entity.
6) Bogus Reason or Basis Trumped Up by the Scammers for the ILLEGAL Up Front Fee Demand.
The purported reason, according to the Scammers' email letter of May 22, 2014, why it had stopped proceeding further on the deal,
and would only continue if the Buyer paid an out-of-the-contract Upfront fee, was purportedly "due to the unsatisfactory [things discovered] of buyer's
company license after verification." Yet, requested on more than two occasions by ROD to provide "what EXACTLY Mr. Kononuyk Vladimir
Leonidivich means, sir, by the "unsatisfactory of buyer's company license," and What's wrong with the buyer's license, sir?," the scammers never
responded to that question and never provided any basis or evidence of anything wrong with the Dubai business License that had been submitted
to them by the buyer.
A clear evidence that that claim or charge was merely a bogus, trumped-up ruse with absolutely no basis by which they'd try to extort their
scammy Upfront Fee from the buyer, and that they really had no COGENT OR LEGITIMATE basis for the claim that the license was "unsatisfactory,"
as there was, in fact, actually absolutely nothing wrong with the buyer's license.
All final terms as per Draft Contract
TERMS, CONDITIONS & PROCEDURES ON MONTHLY DELIVERY
1. Buyer issues to Seller an official ICPO with full buyer banking details.
2. Seller Issues FCO to Buyer.
3. Upon receipt of the Countersigned FCO and acceptance letter from the Buyer, Seller issues Draft Contract to buyer
which is open for amendments.
4. Buyer returns the signed draft contract with necessary amendments, if any.
5. Seller registers and legalizes the contract with the appropriate authority of ministry of Energy at the seller’s
6. Seller sends the Registered Hard Copies of the Contract alongside with the below listed Partial POP documents, to
A. Approval to Export Certificate
B. Export License Certificate
C. Statement of Availability of Product
D. Commitment to Supply the Product
E. Certificate of Origin
F. Product Passport (Analysis Test Result)
7. Both Parties Lodge their copies of the Registered Contract with their respective Banks
8. Buyer's bank issues through swift a Proof of Fund (POF) via (BLOCKED FUND MT799), or (SBLC/BG MT760), to Seller's
nominated bank account for the first lift-able/trial delivery. The fund’s blockage shall last for the period up till the
completion and arrival of the FIRST delivery of the cargo, but in any case for a period of NOT more than 90 days. The
blocking of funds shall apply ONLY to the first lift or shipment.
9. Seller's bank issues to the buyer’s bank, through swift, the FULL set of Proof of Product (POP) documents, along with
2% PB Operative (performance bond).
The FULL POP will consist of the following:
a) COPY OF PORT STORAGE AGREEMENT
b) CHARTERED PART AGREEMENT (CPA)
c) COPY OF TRANSNEFT AGREEMENT
d) COPY OF TANK STORAGE RECEIPT
e) QUALITY & QUANTITY SGS REPORT
f) DIP TEST AUTHORIZATION (DTA)
g) VESSEL DETAILS Q88
h) BILL OF LADING
10. Shipment commences as scheduled in the Contract.
11. Within 5 working days of the cargo Vessel’s arrival following the CIQ or SGS at the destination port, the buyer makes
the full, 100 percent payment for the product by TT/MT103 to the seller’s nominated bank Account for the one month
12. The legitimate agents and intermediaries involved in the transaction shall immediately be paid their commission by
the seller out of the buyer’s payment, simultaneously, at the same time the seller receives payment from the buyer.
13. Buyer’s bank places nontransferable, Non-operative, RDLC for one month value, as payment guarantee for
subsequent lifts per the Contract between the parties. For each and every delivery following the Buyer can follow the
procedures from point 1 to point 12 of this document.
Saved by ROD from Russian "Mandate Fee" scam
"1. A Russian refinery has offered me the position of Seller
Mandate, but ask me to pay USD $ 25,000 to register the
document with the Russian Ministry of Energy. Is that legal? The
refinery is called OOO Rusgazneft / Karpova Svetlana Viktorovna,
2. Another russian refinerie send me offer of fuels: Siyaoil /
Dimitry Semeonov CEO. but I dont find them in Internet." - Pedro
Saturno Galdona, Caracas, Venezuela
From: Vladimir K. Leonidivich <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, 22 May 2014, 13:13
In regards to the on-going transaction with WWxxxx LTD, Kindly be informed that we, CONSULT LLC, as the mandated company
to the said transaction, have stop[ed] the transaction due to the unsatisfactory of buyer's company license after verification. To
that effect and to proceed with the transaction as we have stand out to guarantee the seller toward the deal, your buyer have to
pay the cost to register and legalize the contract to the Russian Ministry of Energy as a proof of buyer's financial capability to
purchase the products.
Kindly go through it the above with your buyer and get back to us if buyer is willing to proceed.
Awaiting your kind reply soon
Thank you and best regards
Mr. Vladimir K. Leonidivich
Upon the initial recovery from the shock of the development, ROD sent the following email to this seller-turned scammer...
To: Vladimir K. Leonidivich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 23 May 2014, 1:13
Subject: RESPONSE! NOW, YOU WANT TO COLLECT UPFRONT FEES?
RE: Rightly Implementing the Contract Signed with the WWxxxx Ltd.
Dear Mr. Vladimir:
Are you serious? Or, are you just making a joke with me? Are you really serious your Seller entity now wants to be paid an
This your demand, which you know is totally NEW, as well as against the provisions of the Contract that has just been signed
by the parties, came to us here as a complete shock and absolute surprise. Do you mean this seller now wants, already, to
breach the contract they have just signed with the buyer? They now want to impose an UPFRONT FEE on the Buyer?
What EXACTLY do you mean, sir, by the "unsatisfactory of buyer's company license."? What's wrong with the buyer's license,
sir? What's wrong with it? We haven't seen anything whatsoever that's wrong with the buyer's company license we sent you.
What do you claim is wrong with it?
Please, Mr. Vladimir, note clearly that the Contract says very clearly that it is the SELLER that has to legalize the Contract and
will have to pay any costs (if any) that is associated with the legalization. The Contract never says that the Buyer will have to
pay anything in the legalization matter. That's an UPFRONT fee and charge, sir. And UPFRONT fees and charges (of any kind
or nature, whatsoever) are completely illegal and not required under Russian law and system. And, in fact, if the Contract
the buyer signed had contained anything in it that had in any way said the buyer would pay any UPFRONT fee or charge of any
kind whatsoever, I know, for certain, that the buyer would have ran, and would NEVER have signed the contract with this Seller
in this deal, in the first place. And I know that I myself would NEVER, NEVER have brought this buyer to you to do any deal with
Mr. Vladimir, let me tell you that I personally have too much respect and regard for you. I TRUSTED you. Hence, ..............
I had told this Buyer, and have been telling them all this time, that you and your seller parties are all a very HONEST operation,
and that they should go ahead and sign with you and should TRUST you all. And they have believed me and taken my advice
concerning that, and done everything you asked for. As of RIGHT NOW, they still believe and are confident that you are an
HONEST operation, NOT by any means a scam. And so do I, too - as of RIGHT NOW. .......So, please, let's keep it that way
with this our deal, too.
I am re-attaching the License. Please, re-examine the license. You'll find that there's nothing whatsoever that's wrong with it.
Furthermore, this buyer has the funding available, it is financially capable and eager to do the deal - but only EXACTLY within
the terms and procedures in the Contract they signed.
Please, Mr. Vladimir, when should the buyer expect to get the LEGALIZED copy of the Contract & the Partial POP?
We await your response. Please advise immediately.
FOR: Reliable Oil Deals Consultancy
ROD sent the following reminder email to the scam seller entity........
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, 2 June 2014, 8:05
Subject: 2nd Reminder - YOUR DEMAND FOR PAYMENT OF UPFRONT FEES.
Mr. Ismagilov Rais Midakhatovich, CEO/General Director, ZAO Tsivilnefteorgsintez &
MR. Temchenko K. Anatoly, Deputy Director General, Marketing Department
Mr. Bogdan M. Vavilov
Mr. Denis G. Shirmanov
Mr. Kononuyk Vladimir Leonidivich
Mr. Alex L. Titov
Mr. Victor Evgerene Barinov
Dear Mr. Ismagilov Rais Midakhatovich, etc:
2nd REMINDER. It has now been some 10 days + now, and you have NOT responded to my last email of May 23rd to you, through
Mr. Kononuyk Vladimir Leonidivich.
MY QUESTIONS, ONCE AGAIN:
1) Please, what EXACTLY does Mr. Kononuyk Vladimir Leonidivich mean, sir, by the "unsatisfactory of buyer's company license."?
What's wrong with the buyer's license, sir? What does Mr. Leonidivich claim is wrong with it?
2) Though we view the required Upfront Fee as illegal and not required under Russian law or the signed Contract, please what
EXACTLY is the amount that the buyer, the WWxxxx Ltd, is to pay for "the cost to register and legalize the contract to the Russian
Ministry of Energy," according to Mr. Kononuyk Vladimir Leonidivich?
3) How soon after this payment is made to you, will Buyer get the PPOP documents from you, as required under the Contract
signed between you and the Buyer?
We need your urgent attention and response to these questions, please, as the buyer has been pressing us for resolution of this
Reliable Oil Deals Consultancy Group,
acting for WWxxxx Ltd
"I would like to thank you on your
overview of Kreneft [as] I have a
Buyer who is seeking JP54 and
JA1." - George L. Corcoran
" I wanted to take the time to thank you for having such a wonderful
website full of knowledge, which has open my eyes and made me
realize not everyone I met is honest.
Not only that, but I admire you for writing books and publicly
displaying the truth on this industry. A lot of people are in fear of
slandering someone name [i.e., exposing the TRUTH about them]
thinking the same will happen to them and you bravely post them on
Thank you again." - Victoria Read, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
“Dr. Anosike, I really want to appreciate you for all the
information about crude oil scam and how to avoid them. I
believe you 100%. This is because I have idea of what you are
talking about.” - Lasbery Njoku, writing from Spain (4/29/13)
|Scam Lot #12.
SCAM TIME-WASTER, NON-PERFORMER BROKER, JERRY
AMBROSE, a/k/a GERALD RICHARD AMBROSE,
CLAIMED HAVING A U.S. HEDGE FUND SUPPLIER OF
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS TO MAJORS, BUT RAN AND HID
WHEN CALLED TO SHOW PROOF
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
NAME OF SCAMMER: JERRY AMBROSE (full REAL name: GERALD RICHARD AMBROSE),
74 years old, born May 11th 1940, in Worchester, Massachusetts, USA).
ADDRESS: An American transplant, currently resident in Chiang Mai, Thailand
SCAM COMPANY: TPDS Co., Ltd. (Total Production & Design Solutions Co. Ltd)
SCAM WEBSITE: http://www.tpdscoltd.com,
LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tpdscoltd#
PHONE: +66-824-035716 (cell); USA: 1-646-543-2174
EMAILS: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
INDUCTED HALL OF SCAM MEMBER,
JERRY AMBROSE, TIME-WASTER
In an email of February 27th 2014 to ROD, this time-waster scammer, JERRY AMBROSE (full & REAL name: GERALD RICHARD AMBROSE),
essentially claimed as follows. That he was a broker to a seller for fuel products for whom he was looking for a buyer, that the seller is a New York-
based U.S. Hedge Fund which was supposed to have had allocations with a Russian Refinery, and that this Seller is a reliable, dependable
supplier that delivers regularly to buyers “every 3 or 5 days.” Mr. Ambrose requested for an arrangement by which his Hedge Fund supplier would
supply product to ROD buyers, most especially the REAL Majors among ROD’s verified buyers.
Mr. Ambrose email to ROD………
In subsequent communications with Mr. Ambrose, Mr. Ambrose made the following basic claims to ROD…
- That “Before moving to Thailand [from the United States], I worked in financial services in New York. As such I have a lot of connections on
Wall Street.” And
- He has a New York-based “real, verifiable Hedge Fund in the US,” which “has an allocation from Russian Refineries.”
- The Hedge Fund has a specific program that is especially geared to selling to and supplying companies that can show they are REAL
- This Hedge Fund has had a record of making deliveries of fuel, particularly D2 diesel fuel and JP54 aviation fuel, to buyers via the
Rotterdam port every 3-5 days, and he has a childhood associate that “has closed deals and been paid with them [the Hedge Fund entity].”
And in a telephone CC of March 11th 2014 by the ROD Director with a man purported by Mr. Jerry Ambrose to be “a representative of the Hedge
Fund…not a broker” and Mr. Ambrose’s “associate,” the person asked to know the REAL Major that ROD had in mind bringing to the table to buy
from the supposed Hedge Fund supplier.
The said person then insisted that ROD should first seek and provide him the four basic information below about the Major that would be involved,
after which this supplier entity will be ready to engage and to do a deal with the Major.
1. First, show some reasonable evidence that we actually have a real or official connection to a Major (a REAL Major), or an authorization to buy
for such entity.
2. Provide the official procedures of the particular Major that is making the purchase.
3. Provide from the Major involved, the answers to the following simple questions
4a) The Minimum quantity of the JP54 or D2 desired to be bought by a SPECIFIC Major involved, and the Maximum quantity that it will take.
b) The length of the contract desired
c) The SPECIFIC area of the country or of the world, that the particular Major wants to service with the supply from this deal?
d) What departments of this Major's operations that this order is to serve?
ROD responds to Mr. Ambrose, providing every thing they had required..
MR. AMBROSE RESPONDS BASICALLY ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE HAD MET THEIR REQUIREMENTS
His email of June 20th to ROD….
The answer is yes. They can take title and essentially offer CI, DIP & PAY to F….and/or U….. We would have to get this procurement officer on the
phone before anything else happens. If they like what they hear, they will fly to EU and meet with this person to close the deal. Let us know when we
can setup the call.
ROD IMMEDIATELY RESPONDED ACCEPTING TO DEAL..
In an email of later same Friday, 20th June 2014, ROD promptly accepted to deal in the terms expressed by Ambrose and his associate, but
requested a few simple clarifications on certain preliminary matters, as follows:
“Ok great. We have no problem arranging for a CC with the procuring officers right away. But, first, let us reiterate and/be
clear once again on some of the facts of the deal:
1) I take it then that this supplier is the title holder, not allocation holder, correct?
2) At this point, may I know this: What is the name of this selling entity that offers this product? (This entity you said is a Hedge Fund)?
3) Who will be the officer who will be having this CC on their behalf (You may just give his/her first name and the title)?
4) The discount offered by this supplier remains 6%, is that correct? (Being that this is what I had relayed to the direct associates who
brought this U…, F…..buying program to ROD).
5) How is the brokers’ commission to be paid? Is this supplier willing and committed to working with us (ROD, you and others
involved as brokers in this deal) on setting our commission and its payment, etc?
Let me have the SUPPLIER'S response to these, and we can set up the CC almost immediately.
For Reliable Oil Deals Consultancy Group."
Email from Ambrose to ROD's clarification request email (June 22)...
I can answer some of these questions but I will get further clarification from the seller by Monday and get back to you.
Jerry Ambrose Suddenly went AWOL and Would Not Respond to Subsequent E-mails or Answer or Return Phone Calls
- June 23rd Morning, New York time – Phone call by ROD to Jerry Ambrose. Left him a message on his answering mail box.
- June 23rd afternoon, New York time – Phone call by ROD to Jerry Ambrose. Left him a message on his answering mail box.
- June 24th Morning, New York time – Phone call by ROD to Jerry Ambrose. Left him a message on his answering mail box.
- June 24th afternoon - Email from ROD to Mr. Ambrose.........
Everyone is wondering what is taking you so long now that the buyer has agreed to the SAME basic procedures first
required by the sellers? And have answered the supposed seller's basic questions.
Why are we waiting so long? Why are you not answering your phone or returning calls?
Is this thing really REAL or just one of those, again? Please, the MAJOR buyers we have hooked up with are asking
questions, and we need answers from you.
- Same June 24th, evening, email to Jerry by ROD….
"Jerry, what happened to you? Where are you? What is the response by you?
Rod never again heard from Jerry Ambrose again - ever! He went "missing in action," for whatever his reason, from then on - till this writing!
THE BOTTOM LINE
SCAM BROKER, JERRY AMBROSE, NEVER ANSWERED AGAIN, LEAVING ROD STRANDED AND DISAPPOINTED,
AND COMPELLING ROD, IN TURN, TO DISAPPOINT ITS ERSTWHILE TRUSTING BUYERS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES,
WITH NO COMPREHENSIBLE EXPLANATION TO OFFER THEM EVEN AS TO WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO JERRY
AMBROSE! WHAT A GREAT BLOW AND DAMAGE TO ROD'S PRIZED REPUTATION BY A SCAM
BROKER - JERRY AMBROSE!
The hallmark of Joker Brokers and pathological time-wasters and non-performer brokers - characters the type of which, most
regrettably, GERALD RICHARD AMBROSE turned out to be - is their absolute lack of human conscience or consciousness,
and their ready ability to ruin others and the priceless personal and business relationships and trust which they have
painstakingly built over years, even decades, of efforts, without any concern or even caring or batting of an eye on the part of
the scam artist! Suffice it simply to say, that such is precisely the most hurtful harm and invaluable damage done by GERALD
RICHARD AMBROSE and his scam to ROD. This obviously unfeeling and uncaring Joker Broker scam artist, the newly minted Hall of Scam
member, GERALD RICHARD AMBROSE, suddenly abandoned and left us disappointed and stranded in the middle of the ocean, leaving ROD with
no explanation whatsoever as to why, or, even more importantly to ROD, with a costly wreckage of badly strained relationship and some
developing feelings of distrust, with some of our most prized buyers and associates in the business!
Came across a comment or two of yours on LinkedIn and liked what I saw. I checked out your website which is interesting albeit a bit
loud for my tastes. I do have a seller for fuel products that I am currently looking for buyers for. I will tell you what information I can and
you can decide whether or not you would like to proceed.
First off, I am direct. The seller is a Hedge Fund which has an allocation with a Russian Refinery. They are delivering to Rotterdam
every 3 or 5 days currently and can show past performance. My contact with this Hedge Fund is through a good friend of mine whom I
know from real life. He is a representative of the Hedge Fund.
Because of the nature of the seller being a financial institution, they cannot send any documents over the internet as it would be a
solicitation and illegal. It seems you like to arrange a CC off the bat anyway which is the way they want to begin things as well.
Because I have complete trust in my associate, I have no fear of simply making this CC happen without delay and letting the deal go to
contract as fast as possible. Once that happens, relevant NCNDA/IMFPA with contract number will be sent to whatever brokers
involved and attached to the contract.
Unfortunately, I cannot reveal the name of the Hedge Fund at this time as I have been instructed not to. If you truly require this
information before setting up the CC, I could see about obtaining it for you.
As for procedures, they will do major procedures for majors. For non-majors, they will want the buyer to securitize the transaction by
putting money in an escrow account, in his own name, and only for the first lift. ……..
If this is of any interest to you then kindly get in touch……
ROD’s email (Feb 28, 2014) to Mr. Ambrose…
[Please address] A few issues,
1) You stated that a close associate of yours has worked as an agent of this Hedge Fund suppliers and has closed deals with them. We
will just take your word for it for the moment. But, please, to simplify and expedite our getting into a deal with this Supplier, could you ask
your associate for a copy of the EXACT PROCEDURES that were used in any of the deals - preferably for a Major as well as for a non-Major
deal? That will help us know exactly what is required and involved.
2) In our next mail to you (hopefully after we shall have gotten from you the above procedures, we will provide the procedures and terms
required and/or acceptable to some of our buyers that we work with, and we can proceed from there.
ROD’s email of June 18th to Mr. Ambrose in response to the above requirements he and his “associate” had made…
Get your sellers to review this and respond quickly.
WE COULD GET YOU A MAJOR AS A BUYER
1. Can this SELLER provide any IMMEDIATE liftable amount? Then, any amount up to 5 million per month, contract (more than one
contract is possible)?
2) The length of the contract desired. One to Five years depending on the sellers performance RE: timely deliveries, ability to sustain
3) Product is meant mainly for Europe and North American operations.
4) Can serve these REAL Majors U….. and F…. air cargo transport. The U… alone has over 145 cargo airplanes and subsidies also
to other airlines.
Points to note:
1. -Seller should be title holder, not allocation holder.
2. -The Purchase Director in charge of the fuel Procurement is in Europe where they can control fuel coming from Russian ports.
3. -Buyer mainly purchase through Port Rotterdam where they have ground personnel to dip and test fuel from sellers. They dip and
pay the same day.
4. -Their allocated budget price is Minus $... for first lift, and Minus $... for contracts.
5. -Revolving Bank payment guarantee instrument will be established to cover monthly quantity value based on the contract.
6 -Seller will have to ACCEPT & COMMIT to secure reasonable commissions for all facilitators as the U… and F…. do NOT get
involved in commission issues.
7. -If seller has fuel in place RIGHT NOW, we can present a sample CI for the seller to use.
8. -Seller will have to provide CI, TSR and any other paper work to show that the fuel is actually in the tanks, and that the seller is title
holder, before Principal Purchase Director engages the Principal seller.
9. -Ground personnel will verify that.
10. -Once this is true, Buyer will engage seller immediately.
11. -Seller will issue DTA
12. -Neither the U… nor F…. will entertain any seller by TTM, telephone CC etc. who cannot show proof as title holder or that fuel is
place to lift..........
Please, have Seller review these IMMEDIATELY, and, if acceptable, let us proceed immediately.
For the commission structure, we will discuss such details after the transaction is arranged and begins.
Awaiting your reply and advice,
For ROD, New York
Names of the inducted petroleum trade HALL OF SCAMMERS (HOS) or The HALL OF SCAM members, Involved:
NAME OF SCAMMER: ELGASIM D. SALIH, Sudanese-born, sweet-talking, non-performer
scam broker operating from Philadelphia & Washington USA.
ADDRESS: 7218 Rupert St., Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA
SCAM COMPANIES OPERATED BY SALIH: : PEACE INTERNATIONAL TRADING LLC,
a/k/a International Trading for Peace, LLC, World Relief Organized, Darfur Human Rights
Organization, US, Darfur Peace Development Organization
WEBSITES WITH WHICH SCAMMER IS CONNECTED:
|SCAM LOT #13
ELGASIM D. SALIH of PEACE INTERNATIONAL TRADING LLC,
TIME WASTER, NON-PERFORMER BROKER, POSING AS “BUYER”
OF OIL & OIL PRODUCTS. HABITUALLY FAILS TO PERFORM,
GOING INTO HIDING AND REFUSING TO RETURN PHONE CALLS
OR ANSWER EMAILS OR COMMUNICATE, UPON FAILING AND
DISAPPOINTING CUSTOMERS IN DEALS.
When, in a July 28th 2013 email letter to ROD, Ms Nicole Vincent, a London-based broker who was later to become a notorious Hall of Scam
inductee herself, wrote the following regarding the Peace International entity, we did not really make much of that email or pay any close attention to
WE NO LONGER WORK WITH PEACE ANYMORE!!!
THEY ARE THE WORST NON-PERFORMERS!!!!
Ms. Nicole Vincent’s rejection email was in regard to an order, which had been submitted to her through ROD, by an agent of Mr. Elgasim D.
Salih’s Peace International Trading LLC, as a “buyer,” whereby Mr. Salih was putting in for an order of up to 200,000 metric tons x 12 of D2 diesel
fuel priced at the time at $800 per MT. As further explained by Nicole, the rejection was prompted by their previous “bad experience” with Salih as a
“non-performer with no funding ability.” CLICK HERE FOR: The Profile, Peace International, submitted at the time by the scammer for that order
Nicole Vincent’s characterization of the Peace International entity did not particularly register or ring any bell with ROD at the time, as at no time had
we had any business dealings or had any experience of any kind with the Peace International up to that point. But it did not take too long for it to
emerge, in the end, that that description of the Peace International Trading LLC, particularly as epitomized by its leader, Mr. Mr. Elgasim D. Salih,
could not have been more accurate and more fitting.
They are, indeed, in the words of the now fellow Hall of Scam member, Ms. Nicole Vincent, “THE WORST NON-PERFORMERS” – meaning the
Peace International Trading LLC, and Mr. Elgasim D. Salih, its Chairman and President!!!!!!!!!
3/21/14 – Elgasim Salih Starts With Failure to Follow Through in the PDVSA VENEZUELA CRUDE Offer.
One bróker for an apparent buyer, listed as Horus Company, had sent the Corporate Profile (CP) of this buyer entity to ROD, applying to order some
Venezuelan crude. For DD purposes, ROD researchers phoned Mr. Abdualazim Hassanin, the person listed on the CP as Horus’ Chairman/CEO
in Cairo, Egypt, to verify the buying entity. Mr. Hassanin was not English speaking but indicated he would ask a certain fellow, an English-speaking
representative who resided in the United States to contact ROD, on his behalf.
Later on 3/21/14, ROD Executive Director received a phone call from Mr. Elgasim Salih. Mr. Salih represented himself as the “Mandate” of the Horus
for International Trading Export-Import Contracting (HORUS) authorized by Horus to make a purchase of the Venezuelan crude for Horus, or the
purchase of any other appropriate oil products that he could come across. He stated that he had in his possession a copy of the BCL (Bank
Comfort Letter) issued by Horus, which he elected to forward to ROD to show financial capability of Horus to purchase products.
Mr. Salih charged ROD to seek and get the Venezuelan crude seller’s consent to make the sale a CIF delivery of the product to Turkey, rather than
just FOB Aruba.
3/27/14 – ROD’s email to Mr. Salih requesting him to indicate which of the Seller’s delivery options would be
acceptable to the buyer………
Dear Mr. Salih,
Suggestions. Here are the Seller’s proposed ways to do it CIF to Turkey, etc
SUGGESTED OPTION #1. Will the buyer agree to do a FOB Venezuela delivery, then, after buyer’s successful dip test there, to pay 50% of the
product cost, and the Seller will rent a vessel, load the crude on the vessel, and deliver it to buyer's destination port. And the buyer pays the
remaining 50% on arrival of the vessel. Seller would bill the buyer separately for delivery
SUGGESTED OPTION #2: Will buyer accept to do the deal TTT (Tanker to tanker) or TTO (Tanker take over)? This way, the vessel is loaded with the
crude and when it gets to Aruba (or maybe the buyer can name another port which may be better), the buyer will bring its own vessel that gets the
cargo transferred into it (that's TTT), or he can put a charter to that pregnant vessel when it gets to Aruba and hire it so that the vessel sets sail to the
buyer's final destination port (that's TTO).
We waiting your tell us if either one (or both) of these methods will be acceptable. Hopefully, we will get the seller's answer tomorrow (Friday).
Then, we can arrange to have everything formalized and put in an SPA - the whole procedures, the shipping, delivery method, etc.
Mr. Salih, please what do you think?
NO RESPONSE FROM MR. ELGASIM SALIH.
Mr. Salih went silent and didn’t respond to the above email response to his own request. Then, there followed further communications by ROD to
Mr. Salih, as follows:
- March 28th Morning, New York time – Phone call by ROD to Mr. Elgasim Salih. Left him a message on his answering mail box.
- March 31st afternoon, New York time – Phone call by ROD to Elgasim Salih. Left him a message on his answering mail box.
- April 1st 24th Morning, New York time – Phone call by ROD to . Elgasim Salih. No response, no message box to leave a message
- 4/4/14 – an SCO for new D2 diesel fuel offer was sent by ROD personnel to Mr. Salih. It read….
SCO - OFFER - D2
Dear Mr. Salih:
Would you be interested in this? The procedures fit exactly what you’ve stated is what you want. Please inform immediately
PRODUCT D2 Gasoil: GOST 305-82
Quantity: 200,000 MT in Novorossiysk (First lift only)
Liftable: 200,000 MT
Specification: SEE ATTACHED
Which one of the TWO options do you want?
FOR FOB NOVOROSSIYSK
Price is: USD$ 835/USD$ 825
FOR FOB ROTTERDAM
Price is: USD$845/835per metric ton (Contract)
Commission: $10 split 50\50 seller side & buyer side.
Payment Terms: Trial order MT799, dip and pay, contract by IRREVOCABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLEDLC OR NON-TRANSFERABLE SBLC MT760
WITH 2% PB
1. Buyer issues ICPO to Seller with passport copy of signatory.
2. Seller issues draft contract to the buyer. Buyer reviews and redlines draft contract.
3. Seller & Buyer sign and seal the contract.
4. Seller issue the below documents to buyer:
1. Passport of the product (Ministry of Energy)
2. Dip test passport (While fuel is put in the tank, a Dip Test is conducted)
3. Certificate of origin (Ministry of Energy)
4. Company license (Validity 3 years)
5. Certificate of conformity
6. Refinery commitment to supply
7. Refinery statement of availability of product
8. Authorization letter from SELLER to verify fuel at the tank farm. (As soon as TSR is provided to and available to Buyer, the verification should be
completed in less than 3 days).
5. Upon confirmation of the above documents, the Buyer’s Bank will send by swift MT799 (as per attached verbiage, bank to bank.
6. After Seller confirms receipt of Buyer’s MT799, Seller will immediately issue full POP documents to Buyer’s bank for confirmation via SWIFT bank
to bank as listed below:
•Tank Storage receipt
•Dip Test Authorization
7. After successful dip test buyer pays within 8 hours by MT103.
Again, as in the previous cases, no response received from Mr. Salih.
- April 11th 2014 – Reminder email sent by ROD to Mr. Salih
- April 14th 2014 – Reminder email sent by ROD to Mr. Salih
- April 15th 2014 – Reminder email sent by ROD to Mr. Salih. But, in addition, in recognition that the old offer might have long been gone, ROD
included another new offer for Mr. Salih. The ROD email to Mr. Salih, read …
Another offer. Did you get the one we sent you yesterday (re-included here)? I have NOT
been getting any response from you. Why?
Again, no response was had from Mr. Salih
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 4:34 AM, ROD’s email, from its Executive Director, to Mr. Salih……
Hi Mr. Elgasim Salih:
I hope matters and business have been going very well with you. We thought we should get back to you when we find a proper need to.
The enclosed offer just came in. It's CI-DIP-PAY. Excellent procedures (See attachment). FANTASTIC PRICES.
JP54 - price $93/95 for SPOT, and then $88/90 for Contract deal
D2 - $760/780
Must hear from you this time, if at all you’re interested in our continued serices. And you MUST move fast, if you’re interested in this deal, for we
don't know that this will be here even in next hour.
Reliable Oil Deals consultancy Group, New York
6/8/14 - EVENTUAL. MR. SALIH RESPONDED THIS TIME – HE EMAILED, AS WELL AS PHONED…..
Mr. Salih’s email to ROD read….
From: Elgasim Salih <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, 8 June 2014, 10:01
Subject: Re: Fw: CI-DIP-PAY - D2 and JP54 Offer
Dear Dr. Benjamin,
Thank you for your offer for D2 & JP54. it okay for Horus, if still available please call me at 215-501-2590 to discuses and issue ICPO/IMFPA
6/8/14 – ROD’s EMAIL TO Mr. SALIH, REPLYING TO HIS RARE RESPONSE EMAIL ……
To Elgasim Salih
Please, you call me if you are interested and have something you want to talk about with me. You generally don't return emails or phone calls. We
had sent you several emails and left you several phone messages in the past, but no response from you.
6/8/14 – MR. SALIH MADE A FOLLOW UP PHONE CALL TO ROD, WITH APOLOGIES & PROMISES FOR A COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT, NEW WAY IN THE FUTURE BY HIM…
Immediately thereafter on the same day, the ROD Executive Director (Dr. Benjamin Anosike), further received a telephone call from Mr. Salih.
Rather characteristically with him, Mr. Salih was very soft spoken and polite, and was full of apologies and excuses. Mr. Salih claimed that he “had
been away,” and that that accounted largely for his long failure in responding to ROD’s countless communications to him over such a long period of
Mr. Salih promised the ROD Director he’d see a completely different attitude from him from that point on. He would show that, Mr. Salih said, by
promptly sending in an ICPO for the Horus company for the latest offer at hand that ROD had sent him. The old Bank Comfort Letter previously
submitted by him for Horus, he assured, still remained valid and that’s the POF he would use in doing that and other future deals involving ROD.
Click here for the ICPO submitted for Horus by Elgasim Salih, but abandoned by him
Click here for the copy of the Bank Comfort Letter submitted by Elgasim Salih, but unable to verify current validity
MR. SALIH IMMEDIATELY FALLS BACK INTO SAME OLD CONDUCT AGAIN, DISAPPEARS AGAIN & FAILS TO RESPOND
TO EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS
June 16th 2014 – Upon submitting the buyer’s ICPO to the Seller (about June 10th), problems soon developed with the financial information of the
purported buyer provided by Mr. Elgasim Salih. The Seller’s Compliance Officers, in doing their preliminary verification of the financial standing of
the HORUS FOR CONTRACTING, IMPORT AND EXPORT entity (the buyer whose ICPO Mr. Salih had submitted), could NOT verify anything about
the entity or the designated banking institution. Apparently, the bank was an obscure institution located in some remote area of Egypt.
ROD promptly got in touch with Mr. Salih on the problem. Mr. Salih, as usual, was all apologies, well-mannered, polite, and even respectful, and
promised to reach the company president in Egypt right away to find corrective measures on the issue. Mr. Salih reported that the Horus company
had bank accounts in Dubai and other locations, and that it would be no problem for Horus to switch the buyer’s bank for use for the deal to the
ones that are verifiable.
Again, however, as in the previous cases, no action gotten from Mr. Salih….
In spite of all the nice words and claims by Mr. Salih, it was all “same old, same old,” with him all over again….
- June 20th 2014 – Reminder phone call by ROD to Mr. Salih. Left a message.
- June 21st 2014 – Reminder phone call by ROD to Mr. Salih. Mr. Salih claimed he was hard at work trying to track down the principal buyer.
He would call back on June 23rd (Monday).
- June 23rd 2014 – Nothing heard from Mr. Salih.
- June 24th 2014 – Reminder phone call by ROD to Mr. Salih. Left a message.
- June 25th 2014 – Reminder phone call by ROD to Mr. Salih. Left a message.
ROD never heard from Mr. Salih again, he went dead on us, and that was the final end!
THE BOTTOM LINE
SCAM BROKER, ELGASIM D. SALIH, NEVER ANSWERED AGAIN, LEAVING ROD STRANDED AND DISAPPOINTED, AND IN A QUANDRY AS TO WHY
HE INEXPLICABLY DISAPPEARED AND NEVER, NEVER RETURNED!
INDEED, ROD LOST THAT PARTICULAR ORDER AND BUSINESS WITH THAT SUPPLIER – the doing, DIRECTLY, of scam artist ELGASIM D. SALIH
The hallmark of Joker Brokers and pathological time-wasters and non-performer brokers -- characters the type of which, most regrettably,
ELGASIM D. SALIH turned out to be -- is their absolute lack of human conscience or consciousness, and their ready ability to ruin others and
the priceless personal and business relationships and trust which they have painstakingly built over years, even decades, of efforts, without any
concern or even caring or batting of an eye on the part of the scam artist! Suffice it simply to say, that such is precisely the most hurtful harm and
invaluable damage done by ELGASIM D. SALIH and his scam to ROD. This obviously unfeeling and uncaring Joker Broker scam artist, the newly
minted Hall of Scam member, ELGASIM D. SALIH, suddenly abandoned and left us disappointed and stranded in the middle of the ocean, leaving
ROD with no explanation whatsoever as to why, or, even more importantly to ROD, with a costly wreckage of badly strained relationship and some
developing feelings of distrust, with some of our most prized buyers and associates in the business!
ELGASIM D. SALIH, duly
inducted Hall of Scam Member
Non-Performer, Time waster
|PETROLEUM TRADE FRAUDSTERS WHO SCAM, KEEP
STRICTLY OUT OF THIS SITE! OR, YOU KNOW EXACTLY
WHERE YOU'LL WIND UP!
i was shocked to hear from my friend that my name and other details are on your site as a SCAMMER! It is a surprise to me that an
organisation of your caliber would just publish someone's name on the net all over the world without hearing the other one's side
of the story. It is preposterous and uncalled for. I know many buyers that have gotten offers through me and have concluded
them successfully and some are still on it now when i will tell them they would laugh at it and it will reduce the credibilty of your
once highly esteemed organisation known for accuracy and has now resulted to hear-saying without any proof. I would like to ask
your able organisation these questions:
1. the Mr. Leonid Ivnitsky with his seller mandate your organisation have been rubbishing his image, have you ever ask him one
day of his side of the story? how he is operating, how he gets his products, why are people writing against him etc?
2. Someone gave my name with my mobile no and email as the person that gave him the STAR ENERGY offer, did you as an
organisation write me an email or phone me to hear part of my story? No. That means you are not really standing for the truth or to
know the truth.
3. Of all the buyers/mandates/facilitators writing these junks have they ever one day tell you that after they(buyers)receive the STAR
ENERGY contracts they issued BCL via swift MT199 and the STAR ENERGY did not provide the POP and the DTA including the
products according to their procedure? answer me this!
the only thing you will hear from these busy bodies calling themselves buyers or facilitators are that we check through the net and
“the so-called DD” and we found out that they are fake! and they would run to your organisation and would start writing junks to
tarnish people's name.
4. have you yourself as an organisation standing for the truth once carry out investigative purchase from STAR ENERGY by
providing a real buyer to issue BCL via swift which cost little to get POP and the DTA? NO!
Let me stop here.
I recommend you remove my name from this your site till you answer to any of the above questions and you are sure that Mr.
Leonid Ivnitsky/STAR ENERGY are fake.
Next time before you receive anything against somebody and publish it try and contact the person if really you stand for the truth and
not just another wannabe site.”
Dear Sir, Mr. James Omoboogunje:
We draw your attention to the Preamble or Introductory part of Hall of Scam webpage, and remind you that it is EXPLICITLY & AMPLY
outlined therein how any aggrieved party who feels he/she has been unfairly or inaccurately represented on the Hall of Scam project, may
properly rebut or refute the report made therein about which he/she may have any issue.
As an already duly inducted Hall of Scammer, yourself (based solely on the facts and evidence that we've fully outlined on the webpage),
please be reminded, once again, of ROD's standard, standing policy in this kind of circumstance: namely, We deal in and respond only to,
FACTS & EVIDENCE, NOT in or to mere words, claims, counterclaims, accusations or personal outbursts or speculations. And NEVER,
NEVER to threats and intimidation.
Please provide ONE (just one) independently verifiable concrete evidence/proof of your apparent claims and representation that Star
Energy which you apparently champion and peddle, is a REAL or AUTHENTIC Seller of product, and/or that you've ever successfully
closed any deals with them with any buyer.. Or, failing that, for ever hold your peace for this will be the last ever response to you, sir.
Editors, Hall of Scam Team
|Inducted Hall of Scam Member,
(adult male in glasses, second from right)