Safe Or Scam has been commissioned to by a group of investors to investigate the activities of Van Gossum Consult.
Van Gossum Consult has been operating a bogus trading scheme and a range of fake services. The people behind the company have close links to the people involved in both the St Johns Asset Management scam and the Eberhard Cramer scam. They are using the same money mules. For example, the money mule service provided by Crest Security Contracts Ltd, a company owned by Soren Andreasen, which accepts investor money into its bank account and then transfers it out to another account unknown to investors thereby providing a shielding service which makes it almost impossible for investors to discover the ultimate destination of their money.
I say “almost impossible” because there are actually ways that investors can force disclosure from the banks and find out where the money has gone, but it costs money, is not an easy process and takes time.
Readers of our two earlier posts titled ‘St Johns Asset Management’ and ‘Aren Pedersen’ will know that Soren Andreasen is also linked to dopey Tommy Bishop of Parkwood Financial Ltd, another money mule company which steals from members of the public.
Van Gossum Consult has already come to the attention of the Financial Conduct Authority which issued a warning on 10th June 2019 as follows:
“Van Gossum Consult is a clone of a FCA authorised firm.
Addresses: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY and St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF and International Finance Center, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong and One Raffles Place, Tower 2, 1 Raffles Place #27-62, 048616, Singapore.
Telephone: 0208 895 6910 and 0207 183 2602
Van Gossum Consult has a slightly different model to the other scams in that it has recently been requesting that investors pay their money to the bank accounts of Singapore registered companies. That is a dangerous ploy because Singapore is renowned for coming down hard on people who try to operate scams through their jurisdictions.
Van Gossum Consult claims to offer the following services:
a Managed Currency Trading Account; Wealth Management; Commodities Trading; Tax Planning; Insurance Planning; Retirement Planning and Investment Planning. It claims to have 189 Expert Advisors, 437 Corporate Clients and 45 Global Partnerships.
That is quite an achievement for a company that only bought its website domain name six months ago. It is an outright scam and investors should definitely not invest with this company.
To view our blog post on St Johns Asset Management click HERE.
To view the blog on Eberhard Cramer and dopey Tommy Bishop click HERE.