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sylviasylvia
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« on: 22 January 2018, 22:31:20 PM »
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I am myself a Victim of Privilege Wealth Scam (payday loan investment scam) which Brett Jolly is behind. I'm posting here because Jolly is now in Asia and he is targeting Asian and expat investors as his next victims.

The company's directors are Richard Colwell, in whose name the notice was published; Mark Munnelly, and Martin Sampson, all of whom are facing potential substantial liabilities as a result of the estimated more than $40 million investment fraud that was perpetrated by the Privilege Wealth Group, which comprised companies and individuals in several countries, most notably England, Gibraltar, Luxembourg, Panama, and Spain.

Reported by OffshoreAlert, the ultimate controlling person in the group was British serial fraudster and disqualified U.K. company director Brett Jolly, a.k.a. James Jolly, while other senior participants included Munnelly, Sampson, British salesman Andrew Sweeney, and South African attorney Peter Stokes.

The payday loan scam model is: they claim to lend money to the poor people in US at an interest rate between 200-390% per year and in this way the group assures its investors a high profit. And there is even an insurance to insure all loan capital against loss, wrongful acts and default. Based on the description of the insurance provided by Privilege Wealth, the insurance can guarantee the capital of the investors in case of Crime (internal and external), Cyber Attract and Capital shortfall.

This scam is reported by David Marchant of the blog Offhshorealert- https://www.offshorealert.com/ and by Tony Hetherington of Mail on Sunday- http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-4763678/Banned-11-years-1m-bogus-investment-cheat.html

Here are Brett Jolly's famous scam stories:

- 16 years ago, Brett Jolly's Holland Moorehouse in South Africa made more than 8000 people lose their investment for holiday accommodation and he left SA in a sudden without anyone knowing.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/timeshare-dream-turns-into-a-nightmare-79184
 
- Here are some other investment scams beside pay day loan of Privilege Wealth and Creditech:

Timber in Ghana to get minerals in Ireland / Non-existing property in Brazil / Carbon credits......
 
- Professional stuff and website, beautiful stories at beginning.
- Pretending London-based offices / stuff turned out to be in Spain.
- Partnership in Gibraltar never used banks of Gibraltar, instead, all transactions were made to UK accounts.
- Never received your title of what you have invested or in the case of Privilege Wealth, no new contract regarding the resolution.
- No one answered the phones / emails/ etc and all the directors disappeared after you put money in.
- Companies went to liquidation.
- Brett Jolly argued that he was a victim himself ( he really enjoys arguing and being a victim himself ).

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/green-planet-property-investment-scam-2860441

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2516152/Green-Planet-Investment-promoted-Lee-Sharpe-closed-investors-lose-14m.html
 
http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/03/07/anglo-capital-partners-another-boiler-room-scam/
 
https://www.lovemoney.com/news/24425/why-this-property-investment-was-wound-up-by-the-high-court
 
http://www.insolvencynews.com/article/16294/corporate/brazilian-land-scheme-firm-wound-up-by-high-court
 
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/10843101.Southend_businessman_facing_fraud_probe_after__investment__firm_loses___14million_invested_by_300_people/
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28013148
 
When you search for the “biggest diamond in the world” on Youtube, you can see Brett Jolly promoting this “amazing diamond” which was found out totally FAKE.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT51mN6FLgI
 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/oct/06/southafrica.international
 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/worlds-biggest-diamond-revealed-as-fake-396153.html

These are the companies involved with these scammers which continue to propose "payday loan investment" to potential investors like Privilege Wealth did:

GENERAL WEALTH PORTFOLIO 1 LLC
GENERAL WEALTH PORTFOLIO 3 LLC
GENERAL WEALTH PORTFOLIO 4 LLC
GENERAL WEALTH INC (INACTIVE)
CREDITECH USA, INC (INACTIVE)
CREDITECH USA, LLC
C-TECH FINANCIAL CORP
FINTECH SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT GROUP INC
USC LOANS, LLC

Those companies are registered in Florida. Others such as Creditech / Investabl / International Portfolio Service / Prestan Invest are registered in UK.

Privilege Wealth is going to be put to liquidation as 77 of Brett Jolly's former companies. They are worse than a casino- with them, you will have absolutely no chance to win.

Asian investors, please be cautious of these people and of payday loan investment scam. You want to make profits, they want your capitals.
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« Reply #1 on: 13 February 2018, 11:05:11 AM »
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"The biggest source of investment for the Privilege Wealth Group today broke the news to its investors that it is massively insolvent due to fraud and mismanagement.

In a letter to its investors, Gibraltar-domiciled Privilege Wealth One Limited Partnership disclosed that the British arm of the group that owes it $38 million - Privilege Wealth Plc - has defaulted on its debt, gone into administration, and will eventually go into liquidation. The administrators are Stephen Katz, of David Rubin & Partners, and John Kelmanson, of Kelmanson Insolvency Solutions.

The $38 million owed to PW One LP is in addition to what PW Plc owes to Luxembourg-domiciled Helix Securitisation Fund, which OffshoreAlert understands invested more than $7 million in the scheme, meaning the Privilege Wealth Group's total insolvency is likely to exceed $45 million.

Today's letter to investors by Gibraltar-domiciled Privilege Wealth Management Ltd., as general partner of PW One LP, was unsigned but the author described themselves as "Managing Director" of PWML and a "Past Director" of PW Plc, which indicates that it is either Andrew Sweeney, 50, or Mark Munnelly, 33.

In the letter, PW One LP investors are asked to support a "restructuring proposal" that will "give investors the chance to recoup all of their capital over a 3, 4 or 5-year time horizon". The proposal involves PW One LP novating its claims against the Plc "to a newly informed US based LLP" that will receive any funds paid out by PW Plc and either "re-invest those funds into fresh US assets" or "distribute those funds to existing investors".

Given that, as OffshoreAlert previously disclosed, Privilege Wealth Group was operated as a fraud from the outset, the proposal appears to be an attempt to, at best, string investors along and, at worst, continue the fraud by asking them at a later date to invest more money."
-Cited from Offshorealert

These scammers apparently haven't collected enough victims and their objective is always to get more victims and to put more money in their own pockets.
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« Reply #2 on: 13 April 2018, 9:58:08 AM »
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Brett Jolly has always been trying to draw victims' attention to his accomplices of Privilege Wealth and PW itself. However, victims should be aware and remember that Brett Jolly is the key person behind all those scams. Those who were / are tied to Privilege Wealth have created numerous companies- to continue the scam of "Payday loan investment " designed and guided by Brett Jolly.
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