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The German Prosecutors office has denied access to case record for US victim.

Published on August 29, 2012 By Trinity

The German Prosecutors office has denied access to case record for US victim.

Hamburg, Germany – August 28, 2012

During the summer of 2007, the US victim in this case had been contacted by the Hamburg, Germany police department regarding a $44,000 wire transfer  he sent to a Dresdner Bank located in Germany. The detective convinced the victim he was working on a money laundering scheme and that the funds sent in the wire transfer were part of that investigation. The detective sent the US victim documents to complete and return. Once he did so, the US victim was not advised of any further developments in the investigation, specifically of an arrest, conviction and the recovery of funds the victim may have been entitled to.

The tell tale signs of a forex scam.

Published on August 13, 2011 By Trinity

Forex HYIP programs – the tell tale signs of a forex scam.

High yield investment programs or HYIP is when the con artist and his affiliates defraud investors through promises of return on investment as high as 80 percent per day. These scams have been proliferating in the Western World since the legendary exploits of Mr. Charles Ponzi and his ilk. Usually, the blatantly unrealistic promises of income are reinforced by claims of exclusivity, limited admissions and some kind of secret formula that will allow unlimited profits to investors.

Scammed in an Oil and Gas Deal?

Published on July 29, 2011 By Trinity

It is a rather unfortunate reality that oil and gas investors, particularly those who are unfamiliar with the industry, are sometimes swindled.  Here is a link to a recent case out of Dallas that is a tragic example.

The evidence in this case showed that a group of individuals formed 4 oil and gas joint ventures and sold interests in those ventures to various investors, raising more than $8 million.  The prospectuses issued in connection with these investments represented that investor money would be used to acquire working interests in leases and to drill oil and gas wells.