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Monday, 25 June 2018

Adhum Carter Wolde Lule Trying to Hide a Murky Past

This blog has upset Adhum Carter Wolde Lule.

Despite his courtly demeanour and gentlemanly manners, Adhum Carter Wolde Lule is not happy.


In early 2017, this blog published information about Adhum's apparent connection to an investment scam. In addition, we also published documents publicly available on Companies House that show Mr Carter Wolde Lule appears to have set up a company under a false aristocratic title.

Currently working for Imperial Corporate Capital, Adhum is desperate to remove the damaging information highlighted by our posts - and has already gone to some length to get our posts taken down.

Legal Threats
Last year Adhum used legal threats to attempt to pressure this blog into removing content. Despite the threats, no legal action was forthcoming (as it was obvious there was no case to answer, as the published content was true).

The first letter we received from Adhum's Solicitors, Rustem Guardian, notified us that "substantial damages" would be sought from the owners of this blog. The letter stated that our victim had entered into a business relationship with Toby Cracknell that had "nothing to do" with Adhum Carter, and that we should remove all reference to their client immediately.




Further letters threatening legal action were received from Rustem Guardian over a period of several weeks. It was repeatedly stated that Adhum Carter was "not party" to any business dealings between our victim and Toby Cracknell.


The excerpt below is from their final letter, received on 24th April last year.  Note the intimidatory tone of the letter, and the unprofessional accusation from the solicitor that we were lying ("another lie on your part"). 


A Change of Tune?

In June 2018, after a year of silence (and no legal action!), the victim unexpectedly received an offer of settlement from Rustem Guardian on behalf of Adhum Carter. The settlement offers the return of half the money the victim lost, in return for this blog removing all mention of Adhum Carter. Interestingly, this new letter states an entirely contradictory position to that expressed the previous year.

Whilst the original claim from Rustem Guardian was that Adhum Carter had nothing to do with any deal between the victim and Toby Cracknell, the very first paragraph of the new letter opens with the following line:

"We are instructed that you loaned the sum of £10,000 to Mr Toby Cracknell. Some £8,000 of that sum was subsequently invested legitimately by our client on the instruction of Mr Cracknell. The investment was speculative and unfortunately did not generate a return."

For several weeks, this blog was sent threatening letters stating that Adhum Carter had nothing to do with the victim's investment deal, But now, the very same solicitors concede unambiguously that the victim's money was given to Adhum Carter by Toby Cracknell for the purpose of investment.

All these letters were signed by Rustem Guardian.

If Rustem Guardian have lied deliberately, this is a very serious matter - and we will be investigating what action can be taken in the next few days. If solicitors deliberately lie they can be struck off by the regulatory body. If, on the other hand, the solicitors claim that they were misled by their client - this again casts Adhum Carter Wolde Lule in a very poor light.

It seems clear that to some degree Adhum Carter Wolde Lule has been dishonest: Last year Carter Wolde Lule emailed this blog, stating that he took no money from Toby Cracknell, and would not have been licensed to do so anyway!! How can this denial possibly square with the position expressed in the offer of settlement?

On request, we will happily share with solicitors our full record of correspondence with Adhum Carter.

The revelation in the admission that Adhum did after all take money from the scam artist Toby Cracknell tallies with other information highlighted by this blog, tying Carter Wolde Lule to Cracknell's activities and his scam company Hillington Capital.

Carter Wolde Lule's company, Pocket Life, even had their logo prominently displayed on the Hillington Capital website on the"Partners" page. Thus, it is difficult to believe any claim that there is no connection between Adhum Carter Wolde Lule, Toby Cracknell, and the victims of the Hillington Capital scam.





Above, you can see how Adhum Carter served as a director of Hillington Capital.

Reputational Management
Additionally, Adhum Carter is using an online reputation management consultant to try to knock our content down the google rankings. Possibly unable to find a company in the UK that was willing to help (most UK reputation management companies will not engage with clients who wish to remove evidence of fraudulent or criminal activities), Carter has, it seems, had to go all the way to India to seek the assistance of  Delhi-based "Kairos Marcom".

Kairos Marcom have helped Adhum publish two rival blogs - www.adhumcarter.blogspot.com and www.adhumcarter.wordpress.com - with the likely intention of drawing google search results away from this site. The Blogspot site features (surprise surprise) glowing content about Adhum Carter, and the wordpress site features a journalistic article on finance written by Adhum Carter.

In addition, Kairos Marcom recently issued the "Man with the Midas Touch" press release - which also (surprise surprise) lauds the virtues of Mr Carter Wolde Lule. The press release features some hilarious lines, including:

"With his courtly demeanour and gentlemanly manners along with a flair for problem solving, [Adhum] been regarded by his peers and associates as an invaluable asset"

I think it is fair to say that all measures taken by the increasingly desperate Mr Carter Wolde Lule have backfired.














Thursday, 5 April 2018

The Scams of Nick de Rooy and Kyle Monie (Part Two)


UPDATE: In the last couple of weeks several further victims and former business associates have come forward and contacted me with further information. Such information is being kept confidential until further instruction. Some material has been passed to the legal team who are working on the Kylemore Capital case. If you have had any dealings with Nick de Rooy or Kyle Monie, please contact me at veniamin.tal@gmail.com


Nick de Rooy and the Kylemore Capital Scam: The Story so Far


For the last few months we have been looking into the Kylemore Management Scam. Kylemore Management is run by Kyle Alan Monie and Nick de Rooy. If you have been scammed by either Nick de Rooy or Kyle Monie, or if you have invested with Kylemore Management or Kylemore Capital, this is what you need to know:

1.) Firstly, you are not alone.



We are focusing on one victim in particular, but are now aware that there are at least a dozen other victims in a similar position, and almost certainly many more. The victims allege that they were duped into investing with one of Kyle and Nick's schemes, only to see Kyle and Nick disappear with their money. 

The first victim to contact us said he invested 30,000 GBP with Kylemore Management two years ago. He was promised an annual ROI of 36%. Since investing, he has not received a penny of interest, nor can he retrieve his initial capital.  You can read our first post on Kylemore Management here.

At the moment, a number of victims are working with the legal consultants Carlton Huxley. Carlton Huxley has made the following official statement:

Carlton Huxley can confirm that they are investigating a series of allegations that over a period of 18 years Mr Nick De Rooy,  both as an individual and with others, has by and through various UK registered companies,  failed to repay money to a number on investors and lenders.

Consideration is being given to commencing insolvency proceedings and other litigation in the UK and other jurisdictions.

Any person with any information should contact Carlton Huxley on the following email address contact@carltonhuxley.com



2.) Nick de Rooy Makes Excuses - A Lot of Excuses



Nick de Rooy has been making an epic string of excuses to our victim regarding why he is unable to pay him his money. These excuses have gone on for two long years, and have ranged from "technical banking errors" and "dealing with corrupt officials", to problems with his own health, to problems with his daughter's health, to his phone falling our of his pocket and being run over, and (my personal favourite): Whilst en route to London in his private Boeing 737 full of gold bullion, one of the engines failed mid-atlantic, forcing Nick to divert to Iceland. This was even more of a tragedy, Nick claimed, because he was hoping to surprise his long suffering investors with a party at the Dorchester Hotel, where he was going to pay his debts in pure gold. 

I'm not making this up.




Despite me being nowhere near Nick's imaginary Boeing 737, it seems he holds this website responsible for his woes. And, is it really necessary for me to add that, despite the passage of time, the party in the Dorchester never materialised, and Nick seems to be back in Lithuania again...


No, that isn't Sloth from the Goonies, it's Nick de Rooy - co director of Kylemore Management, and he can't quite remember where he put all that gold bullion...


 3.) Nick's claims to being a multi-millionaire business man have been called into doubt by numerous witnesses


Apparently, Nick dupes potential victims by claiming to be an utra high net worth individual. He tells his victims, and has told me, that his business interests are worth around 650 million USD. 



In the email above, Nick explains in garbled English how his has made 650 million bucks from 187 grand in just 36 months. 

This is, of course, a steaming crock of shite. 

I have been contacted by several people in the States who met Nick when he was living there last year. They tell me that far from being a wealthy man, Nick de Rooy was actually very much down on his luck as he roamed the country trying to sell various gold investment schemes to Americans. At one point, I am told, he was homeless, and lived for a while on somebody's couch. Nick also borrowed money from at least one of his hosts, and offered to repay this kindness with "shares in his new bank". Of course, he never did. 

When I contacted another another American who knew Nick de Rooy, I received the following reply:


Veniamin,

I’m sorry but I fear we have also been a victim of his scam as well. 

I first met Nick 2 years ago in the Bahamas where he told me he owned a Boeing business jet, yacht, Lamborghini, etc. This fall he approached me with an offer for debt financing for my company of 4 million plus USD. After disappearing for weeks at a time, citing his daughters health and his own health as reasons, he returned with an option to invest in gold bullion or Au Gold for 10k.

Thankfully we did not put in that much. When he disappeared after the first week we figured it was a scam. Again, Nick citing personal health. 

Best of luck finding him. I have some former colleagues that would love to track him down for fun. Let me know if I can be of assistance. 



Are you noticing the pattern yet, ladies and gentlemen?

If anyone else, on either side of the pond, has had dealing with Nick de Roy, please do get in touch to share your story. I can be contacted at veniamin.tal@gmail.com


4.) Nick de Rooy Thinks he can Scare People Off with Imaginary Russian Friends

Nick de Rooy evidently does not like the implications of his activities being held up to public scrutiny:







In the email above, Nick claims that by publicizing his dubious activities, I have caused him to lose 24 million pounds in about a week. Which seems like pretty good going on my part.

He also drops one of his earliest hints about "the Russians". Nick seems to think that Russians are not real individuals, but an amorphous intimidating Slavic mass that can be dispatched to wreak violence on annoying people like me. 




In the email above, Nick claims he is paying off one of his victim's mortgages. A peculiar claim the victim unsurprisingly disputes. He also objects to my claim that his bank, Nickels Group LLC, is registered to a shed in Florida. A claim I made after looking up its business address on Google Street View. He finishes with demographic information about Russians in Surrey, where he believes I live.


 In the email above we see the threats getting more precise. And this time the Russian has a name. Sergei, of course.  



In the email above, the character of Sergej is fleshed out a bit. Head of security apparently. And he was on the infamous gold buillion flight that diverted to Iceland.




Nick's Latest Project


Despite claiming to be a multi millionaire, Nick has had his wife, Ana, write a pitch for his latest wheeze. A "retail bank" that specialises in "instant money transfers".


Two points. Firstly, I don't think multi millionaires are typically in the habit of getting their wives to write shoddy pitches on Investor.com in a speculative attempt to raise capital.

Secondly, bearing in mind that our victim has been waiting months and months for Nick de Rooy to fulfill his promise to return his investment by bank transfer, the last person in the world I would want running a bank that specialised in "instant bank transfers" would be this ass clown.


Nick has Form for Bad Behaviour


In 1999 Nick de Rooy was convicted of sexual harassment and unfair dismissal of a young female employee who worked at his company, Holland and Kane.

Despite being found guilty, and required to pay a fine of 5,600 GBP to Ms Zara Miller, the article reports that Nick disappeared without paying up. Nick de Rooy told me that Zara Miller was actually his ex girlfriend. It seems the judge, and Zara Miller, did not agree.

Holland and Kane was directed by Peter de Rooy, born 1938, who I assume is Nick de Rooy's father. I have been told by a source that Nick de Rooy's parents were genuinely wealthy, and this may explain how Nick got his position of power at the company back in the late 1990's.

See the excerpt below, or in full here.

 "On my first day at Holland and Kane Recruitment, my boss, Nick de Rooy, kept me back after work and showed me pictures of his mansion. 'How would you like to live there?' he asked me. 

"He showed me another picture of his Lamborghini and said he'd let me drive it if I was his girlfriend. 

"After a week he increased my wages by pounds 2,000, which was unexpected as I was only a trainee. "He was a snob, very well-spoken and drove a Land Rover to work. I could see he was acting like a spoilt child. He'd always had what he wanted and, possibly, he thought I was buyable. 

"He connived to have private meetings with me and eventually he asked me out. I politely made it obvious that I wasn't interested and he said nothing and just walked away. 

"But things changed dramatically after that. I'm a size 10 but he called me fat and told everyone I didn't have any friends. I did a presentation and my photo was in the paper. He cut it out, pinned it on the wall and wrote next to it, 'I'm a fat pie muncher'. 

"I was really upset but I carried on working hard to disguise it. 

Then one morning he said: 'You're not wanted here any more. Just get your stuff and go'. It was as quick as that. I was gutted and walked out crying. "I was owed a month's wages so I went to a solicitor. He told me he thought I'd have a case for sexual harassment and asked if I'd consider going to a tribunal. 

On the day of the tribunal I was in the witness box for two hours. It was terrible, but I just kept thinking about the other women who might suffer like me. 

The hours ticked by but my boss didn't turn up. No one did. "The tribunal members all believed I'd been wronged and unfairly dismissed. When they awarded me pounds 5,600 I couldn't take it in. 

"I went back to bar work which I'd used as a stop gap in the past and now I'm bar manager in a pub in Norwich. 

"The experience has made me stronger than I was before and I don't regret taking my boss to court for one moment. "I'll be glad when he is finally made to pay me compensation so he can be out of my life for ever."






Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The scams of Nick de Rooy and Kyle Monie (Part 1)

We have received a letter from a victim regarding a similar gold investment scam to the Hillington Capital scam run by Toby Cracknell which we featured earlier in the year. 

This time, the scam was run by Kyle Alan Monie and Nicholas Paul de Rooy who used two unregulated companies - Kylemore Management and Kylemore Capital - to dupe investors into"purchasing gold".

We have spoken to one victim who says that he paid 30,000 GBP into the Kylemore Management gold bond investment scheme on the promise that he would receive an annual ROI of over 30%. Of course, as soon as Kylemore Management got their hands on his money, Kyle Monie and Nicolas de Rooy did a disappearing act - replying only occasionally to their victim's increasingly desperate emails with wild excuses as to why they had been unable to fulfill the terms of the investment contract or return the money. These excuses usually involved "problems with the banks", "security checks" or problems with "health". The usual delaying tactics scammers use to confuse and wear down their victims.

Two years after making his investment, the victim has still not received a penny of interest on his 30,000 GBP investment, and now fears he will lose his entire capital. He is keen to share his story to warn others about the dangers of doing business with Kyle Monie and Nicolas de Rooy.

Kyle Alan Monie (above)

Kyle pictured with friend Sarah Payne on his facebook account.

Nick de Rooy, self portrait.

What do we know about Kylemore Managment?

Company records show that Kylemore Management was founded in April 2014 by KyleMonie, and has been co-directed by Nick de Rooy since October 2015. The victim shared with this blog the prospectus that was used to sell the gold bond investment scheme - see extracts below:





Kylemore Management has filed accounts, although the figures suggest that business is not not going brilliantly for Kyle and Nick - see below, or follow the link here.



Nick de Rooy insists that on the contrary, the business is flying. In a garbled email he claimed to me that the company started with 186,000 USD and now has funds of 650 million dollars (!).


Dear Veniamin,

In a very clever business world whilst making sure all Investors receive over and above, a structured leverage buy out is essential which means put a company into debt on the balance sheet and sell the shares x150 the day it is cash rich. I am banker but a very fair one so i know what i am doing.In 36 months 186K started with to $650m all from my own effort, what a terrible result then sharing out.
Nick de Rooy.

This naturally begs the question why Mr de Rooy is unable to scrape together 30 grand to pay back the victim.


Who is Kyle Alan Monie?

Kyle Monie, born March 1989, is a British citizen from Scotland who originally tried to sell himself in the early 2010s as a "Forex Coach" using the same tired, old get-rich-quick spiel we are all familiar with. Look at the video below to see the utter garbage he produced to sell his "services":



The victim of Kylemore Management that this blog is currently talking to says that he met Kyle Monie during a trading course in 2013. The victim says that one of the reasons he felt secure enough to plough 30,000 GBP into Kylemore Management was that he had already met Kyle back in 2013 during a trading course, and that he believed he was a friend.

Although registered director "Mr Kyle Alan Monie" of Kylemore Management has no listed residential address, Kyle Monie has at least one other director profile. In 2009, Kyle founded a company called TEK Financial Trading under the name "Mr Kyle Monie". This director profile has a listed address at 22 Cypress Way, Penrith, Cumbria (see below). TEK Financial Trading was dissolved without filing any accounts.





Here is Kyle Monie flogging his wares on Facebook in January 2014. "I'm honest", so he tells us... rather suspiciously. Honest or not, this particular enterprise folded without trace.

Who is Nicolas de Rooy?

Nicholas de Rooy, aged 45 (DOB 1972), registered his address at 7a Cabbell Street, London, on his directorship forms (see here), but this address is likely rented accommodation he no longer uses. Mr de Rooy was until recently maintaining a residence in Fort Lauderdale. De Rooy's Florida address is listed as 828 SW 29TH ST 1, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33315.

The victim does not know whether Kyle Moni remains in the UK and would be very keen to receive any information regarding Kyle's whereabouts and current activities. Any information can be passed on by contacting veniamin.tal@gmail.com


Advice
It is worth repeating what we have stated many times on this blog: 

Do not be fooled by offers that appear too good to be true, from companies that have no provable track record. 

Be suspicious of anyone offering you double digit annual returns on your investment in the current financial climate.

Do your due dilligence.  Use resources such as www.companycheck.co.uk to find out if the company who is pestering you to invest has been operating for decades, or just a few months. Has the company filed financial records? Does the company look financially secure? If not - avoid.

Remember: if your friendly unsolicited financial advisor looks, sounds and acts like a wideboy, the chances are he is a wideboy.




Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Sunday, 24 September 2017

DCT Elijah Oyefeso sentenced to 2.5 years in Jail

We are delighted to report that Elijah Oyefeso has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail. This will hopefully be some consolation for his hundreds of victims - even though he has been put away for running over one of his creditors, rather than the bullshit circus of DCT.

The key point that should be taken away from the trial is that Oyefeso was exposed as a liar and a charlatan. Judge Parker, sentencing, said of our fat fraudster friend “You portrayed yourself as a very successful trader within the financial market. Clearly this is not the case.”

Clearly.

The full story has been published by both the Daily Echo and the Daily Mail. It should not be forgotten, however, that both of these papers help feed the the myth of Oyefeso by printing stories about his life as a successful "stock broker" only last year. Being kind, it's possible to imagine that the journalists responsible - Felix Morris and Phoebe Jackson-Edwards -  are simply cretins, too stupid to notice any of the story's multiple warning signs.

However, I think it's also possible that Morris and Jackson-Edwards actually knew full well what Oyefeso was up to, but the they decided that lapping up and regurgitating his dribble was a much easier option that employing any journalistic nous, and exposing Oyefeso for what he truly is.

Either way, these reporters are the cheapest, gutter-grade hacks - an utter embarrassment to themselves and their papers.

The whole point of a local paper is to educate and inform the community - to keep them safe. Instead the Daily Echo contributed to Oyefeso's rise, and gave this utter scum bag the boon of free advertising that no doubt directly contributed to more people enrolling with DCT and losing their money. It also set back the work of many people who had worked so hard to raise awareness of the tricks and deception of DCT, and other fraudulent outfits like it.

Lets hope we have now seen the last tabloid story featuring unemployable high school dropout "traders" who have conjured fortunes out their arses. Sadly, I doubt it.

Well done Mail Online, well done Evening Standard. Beacons of fine journalism, both.


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And don't even get me started on that prick Michael Ogden:

http://jawealthscam.blogspot.com/2016/05/elijah-oyefeso-rich-kids-go-shopping.html