That would have been me then.
Can I have the full background as to how this company got in touch with you please and how you were supposed to have allegedly acquired these assets?
I emphasise that this could be legitimate. However you are right to be cautious, very cautious.
I have seen fraudulent bank statements and utility bills that were not detectable from the real ones. When I was talking with the policemen involved, and asking how we would possibly know that they were fraudulent, he said that if you read the barcode and the account number, they didn’t tally. I quite rightly made the point as to how were we expected to know that.
I have known solicitors letter heads change hands and the solicitors firms and the names on the letters were legitimate. However, the scammers had reprinted the letterheads and change the bank details to their own bank details. The bank account actually existed although by the time it came out, the money had gone and the account was empty.
The more money that is involved, the better the paperwork!
Where is Wainwright-based?
With regard to the other two people who have allegedly sold through this organisation, do you have addresses and landline telephone numbers or just mobile numbers? Where are they based?
They are obviously asking for a chunk of money to release this. I can’t understand why that money cannot be deducted from the proceeds. What has the answer been to that?
What you might want to do is contact an organisation like this
to get them to put you in touch with a lawyer who would be able to translate all the documentation and do the necessary enquiries from contacts in Japan.
I don’t accept what he says about the recertification fee having to be paid because otherwise anyone could pay the fee whilst the owner is unaware.
If I was a scammer I knew I was going to get hundred thousand pounds I wouldn’t mind spending a couple thousand pounds fee. I don’t think that persuasive argument.
01383 is Fife in Scotland
020 is London
might be worthwhile getting a land address and popping in the car in view of the amount of money involved. It might also be worthwhile using a private investigator.
Check the bank statement of Goddard alongside a genuine statement.
I can’t quite understand the maths on the statement because the previous balance was 18,000 then, there is the sale of 111,000 but then a balance of 108,000
I rang the Goddard number and he did say that he was Matthew Goddard without me mentioning that name but clearly, the number is ***** to somewhere else and if he did sound as though he was talking in a tin box or an empty office.
The other number just rang out.
I would speak to a Japanese lawyer. You will find one but many of the central London firms.
Can i clarify anything else?
Forseco.org is registered in Panama.
Now, why would a company purporting to be the Foreign Securities Commission (a very “official” sounding title) allegedly dealing in Japan, have the registrant in Panama? Most odd.
Naruseterada.com does indeed look remarkably similar and has probably been done using the same template.
Surprise surprise, also registered in Panama! Why would an investment banking service, also training in Japan, have a domain registered in Panama?
I’m starting to draw my own conclusions as I am sure you are.
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