Our company betrothed Mr. Kurt Van Duyn, a South African Country-wide, to formulate a corporate investment bond in the UK. He initially had satisfactory references from a US stick registrar, and 2 associates, so we felt he was reliable.
His stated rate was $150,000, which we paid $50,000 wire take, and $100,000 on commendation cards, so there would be a dissertation trail.
Mr. Van Duyn, has a registered matter function in the UK, Aggelos Peerless at Antrobus Establishment, 18 College Row, Petersfield, Hampshire, England, GU31 4AD, but was initially unable to take up believe postal card payments and so directed us to impel the payments directly to Mr. Phillips’ law branch office, by way of his website, as he did fasten on put index card payments.
In total, 19 payments were made to Mr. Phillips starting July 19th, to August 19th, 2019, the aggregate being, $63,338. During this epoch, I emailed Mr. Phillips 3 times, and called and hand a message at his office twice, as I wanted to be unshakeable that the whole was correct. He not in any degree got back to me, and in information solitary got upon someone to me January 7th, 2020, via email, when I sent him an email saying I was current to bitch to the State Bar, and other authorities.
Mr. Philips stated in that email that Mr. Van Duyn was his client, and he had been instructed not to state to me before his client. (Mr. Van Duyn is a ci-devant Communal Prosecutor from South Africa, and contemporarily is in monetary services) and that he, Mr. Phillips, had no feeling what I was talking surrounding and that as exceed as he knew, the payments were for suitable diligence on a mineral project. Mr. Phillips is a adverse damage legal practitioner and this whodunit makes no sense. If we were paying him as far as something well-earned diligence, we would have been his client.
In Oct 2019, after we had tried numerous times to struggle and stumble on missing what was going on, Mr. Van Duyn alert to us that our occupation was not prevailing forward.
We had been told from the start that the ties was pre-sold to Mr. Van Duyn and his investors. As this went along, and nothing on any occasion materialized, the story kept changing, and became a falsehood about a billion dollar dole out they were getting paid from, which would then be familiar to assets the engagement, which is NOT pre-sold meaning funds were present as in a minute as the statutory house of the constraints was finished.
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This was all done AFTER we had paid him, and we believe our money was acclimatized during a “trading program” that was a scam. We asked to espy anticipated diligence on the “investor” but were ignored, until inexorably wise that the assignment was dead in October 2019. Mr. Van Duyn to on the 5th of December, to refund the amount in roundish on January 6th, then nothing happened.
We do certain that Mr. Phillips was working in consort with Mr. Van Duyn, and his privilege to retort until being briefed of actions against him, is suspicious. I was told away Mr. Van Duyn, that Mr. Phillips did take a toll, for his participation, and wired the rest to Mr. Van Duyn offshore. I don’t perceive how a US belittling mayhem solicitor has any jurisdiction over being capable to administer with our registered controls in the UK. I also don’t distinguish the capaciousness of occupation the two of them had/have, as they would not debauch this information. Mr. Phillips took $63,338 of our pelf, notwithstanding something he claims he knows nothing far, and wired it offshore to a traumatic enterprise.
A grumble has been filed with the State Bar-room of Maryland against Mr. Phillips, and as well a complaint has been filed against Mr. Van Duyn with the FCA in the UK, as he violated a variety of items with his forged practices.