Response from Lee Hales, Prestige Investment Group Limited: “Please remove the information you have posted about on your website”

2016-05-26-111956_1041x1026_scrotA little over a month ago, REDD-Monitor wrote about a company called Prestige Investment Group Limited. The company director, Lee Hales had written to REDD-Monitor explaining that he wanted to speak to people who had been scammed into buying carbon credits as investments.

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Response from Nick Meade, ex-director of D&P Sites part of the Capital Alternatives network: “Libellous and defamatory comments”

2016-05-25-185143_846x643_scrotIn October 2014, REDD-Monitor wrote about Sterling and Bond, Voiptel International, and Velvet Assets. The companies were part of the Capital Alternatives network. The post received more than one hundred comments, some of which named the individuals involved in these and other related companies.

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Response from Salya Group: “Please could you kindly remove this link … with the upmost urgency”

Salya GroupThree weeks ago, REDD-Monitor wrote a post about three carbon credit fraud suspects who are wanted in Germany for tax evasion and money laundering. On Sunday, I received an email from “AS” at Salya Group accusing me of having “wrongfully written your blog” and requesting that the post is removed.

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An email trail of a carbon credit scam. Featuring Carbon-ex, 360 Invest Group, Carbon-Expert, and Colemans-CTTS

360 Invest GroupThis is a story about how a pensioner was scammed into buying carbon credits as an investment. Miriam contacted REDD-Monitor in August 2014, to ask whether her 4,000 carbon credits were worth anything. She told me that 360 Invest Group had persuaded her to buy the carbon credits and that she’d paid the money to a firm of solicitors, Colemans-CTTS LLP, in Kingston upon Thames.

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A recovery room scam is cloning Opus Capital. Meanwhile Paul Seakens, director of Opus Capital (previously known as Carbon Neutral Investments) was hired in 2014 to advise Thorn Medical, a stem cell research medical company, whose directors now include Lord Beaverbrook, Sir John Lucas-Tooth, and Sir Eric Peacock

Opus CapitalIn February 2016, the High Court in London ordered 19 companies into liquidation. One of the companies was CNI (UK) Ltd, one of three companies that emerged in 2013 from the ashes of Carbon Neutral Investments, a company involved in selling carbon credits to retail investors.

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A company calling itself “Blackrock Commodities” is running a recovery room scam. Along with other companies calling themselves “Carter & Carter”, “Asio Capital”, and “Alexander Forbes”

2016-03-22-181602_1680x1026_scrotA company claiming to be called “Blackrock Commodities” is cold calling people who have been scammed into buying carbon credits as investments. “Blackrock Commodities” claims to be able to sell the carbon credits for £5 to a Swedish company called Asio Capital. All you have to do is pay an advance fee. It’s a scam, of course.

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Another 19 carbon credit boiler room scams bite the dust. Including (not before time) Carbon Neutral Investments

On 3 February 2016, the High Court in London ordered 19 companies into liquidation, following an investigation by the Insolvency Agency. One of the companies is CNI (UK) Ltd, whose director Edward Carlton had previously worked as “Head of UK Operations” at Carbon Neutral Investments.

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Vanguard Trading is running a recovery room scam

2016-01-22-183048_1128x1026_scrotA company calling itself Vanguard Trading International (or Vanguard UK Trading, or Vanguard Trading UK, or Vanguard Global Financial Intermediaries) is cold calling retail investors who have been scammed into buying carbon credits. Vanguard claims to be able to sell the carbon credits. Of course, there’s an advanced fee to be paid. And, of course, Vanguard is running a recovery room scam.

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