By Chris Lang When the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority took Capital Alternatives and several other companies to the High Court in 2013, Renwick Haddow and the other people behind the scams did not stop scamming. Instead, they moved their operations to Dubai.
By Chris Lang In November 2019, Radio 4’s File on 4 broadcast a programme titled, “The Anatomy of a Fraud”. It documents in detail how 86 year-old Cynthia Tuck was scammed into handing over almost £400,000 in fraudulent investment schemes. And how the authorities and police have utterly failed her.
By Chris Lang In January 2019, Sami Raja was sentenced to eight years in prison at Southwark Crown Court. He was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. Between January 2012 and August 2013, Raja and others miss-sold carbon credits to 130 retail investors. Two companies were involved in the £2.4 million fraud:…
By Chris Lang Gurpreet Singh Rai, or Gurps to his friends, describes himself as someone who was a “prominent figure of the Carbon Market”. He claims to have created history in 2011, when he became “the first person to successfully facilitate a commodity trade using a virtual currency”.
On 11 May 2017, four men were sentenced in Blackfriars Crown Court in London to jail for selling precious metals as investments. The metals were almost worthless. The conmen duped retail investors out of £7.75 million.