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We keep you up to date with the latest news on investment scams, the companies and people involved, our investigations, investor websites and recovery actions.

Essex and London Properties Ltd – Update

Essex Police have concluded their fraud investigation and passed the case to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration. The liquidator Begbies Traynor has referred their investigation to the Official Receiver. SOS has been working with a UK law firm to...

Bar Works Inc / Central FX

Following a recent newspaper article in the Daily Telegraph describing an action launched against Central FX by more than 50 investors in the Bar Works Inc Ponzi Scheme, SOS met with the appointed solicitor to review the evidence gathered by SOS investigators.  The...

St Helier Capital Management – Update 4

The clients who invested in St Helier Capital Management Ltd are now ready to take the matter to court. SOS has been gathering more evidence against St Helier and its director Simon Whittley. It appears Simon Whittley is no stranger to court appearances, the majority...

Safe Or Scam Appoints Second Licensee

Safe Or Scam is very pleased to welcome Suzanne to our team. Suzanne, like James, was a former Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police in London. In the past Suzanne has worked on investigations involving financial crime, money laundering, fraud and cybercrime....

Safe Or Scam Appoints First Licensee

Safe Or Scam has signed up our first OAL (Official Approved Licensee) in the UK. We expect to announce our second OAL later this week. We are very pleased to welcome James to our team. James is a former Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police in London and was a...

SOS Launches New Licensee Program

We are pleased to announce our new Official Approved Licensee (“OAL”) Program. The program launched on 1st August 2018 aimed at attracting motivated people around the world who are looking for a new career as an investment reviewer and investigator working in...

St Helier Capital Management Ltd – Update 3

A solicitor representing Safe Or Scam clients has given Simon Whittley and St Helier Capital Management Ltd a date by which our clients must be refunded in full, along with costs, in order to avoid court action. Simon Whittley, as sole director of St Helier Capital...

European Property Coin Scam_Update July 2018

Florian Pierini, the sole director of Clear View Marketing Services Ltd which operates the scam digital currency - European Property Coin, has announced he is leaving the company with immediate effect. In fact, when he sent his letter out on 18th July 2018 he had...

Solari Energy – Update 1

Safe Or Scam is working with a group of 37 investors and a UK solicitor to recover investments made into Solari Energy, a solar energy company based in Australia. The investment involved unregulated sales agents selling profit shares to investors in the UK, EU, UAE...

Osage 1 Ltd, Phenco Ltd and Sooner Energy SPV-1 Ltd

Osage 1, Phenco and Sooner Energy are oil investments in the USA. They have only one director - Martin John Finch. He is also a director of Kansas MB Project Ltd and Kansas B2 Project Ltd, also oil investments. Between these companies they have raised in excess of £14...

St Helier Capital Management Ltd – Update 2

A Safe Or Scam client was promised a refund in writing from Simon Whittley which would be paid before the end of June 2018. That refund never arrived. SOS spoke to two clients who agreed that we should write to Simon Whittley offering him a repayment plan over a few...

St Helier Capital Management – Update 1

Further to an earlier post on this subject, Safe Or Scam has now received a letter from a "Mr Simon Whittley-Ryan, Director, St Helier Capital Management Ltd". This is new. Perhaps Simon Whittley has married a Miss Ryan in the last few weeks because the Company...

McLaren Price – Binary Options Scam

Safe Or Scam has recently updated our website on binary options scams to cover McLaren Price Ltd and McLaren Price Solutions Ltd. These companies are now dissolved but it is a straightforward process to have them reinstated should investors choose to so do. SOS has...

Essex and London Properties – June Update

Safe Or Scam is working with a small group of investors to obtain a leading barrister's opinion on the potential for civil claims against some of the participants in the Essex and London Properties fraud. In all around 500 investors paid into this investment scam. We...

Allansons Litigation Funding

We have recently reviewed the Allansons Litigation Funding opportunity on behalf of a client who was considering investing in this product. We highlighted a number of concerns which we advised our client to raise direct with Allansons Solicitors LLP before making an...

Hotel Rooms and Care Home Rooms

We are not a fan of these investments. We have published a website http://careroominvest.co.uk/ which covers care rooms and hotel rooms. It lists our principal concerns. We advise prospective investors who are considering investing in one of these products to contact...

StratXMarkets Scam

StratXMarkets is a binary options scam. We are working with investors in StratXMarkets to trace their funds and recover them, either from the company itself or from those who assisted the company in perpetrating the scam. We have published an information page at...

Binary Options Scams

Binary Options, along with digital currency scams, have become the latest major scam trend. There are literally hundreds of binary options scam companies operating at the moment, many of them incorporated in the most obscure and secretive locations. We have published...

St Helier Capital Management

SOS has been acting on behalf of investors in St Helier Capital Management Ltd. This company is another one run by Simon Whittley (see our Win River Developments blog). We have published an information website http://www.stheliercapital.com/ for investors. One of the...

OurSpace Workspaces – Dubai

SOS has successfully recovered a client's investment in OurSpace. OurSpace sells virtual workspaces using a business model very similar to Bar Works Inc, the disgraced workspace Ponzi Scheme which collapsed in 2017 leaving workspace owners with losses of more than $36...

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