Re: [infoguys-list] Re: Group's Thoughts
Brad is right... I'd run this guy though the Knot hole.... I mean a deep background
check, finding other sources then the normal database info, or info given you by your client... Start at the Federal
info and work to muni level of every place he has ever lived. You will find alot more then you think if you think outside the box... If this guy is a real deal, he will pan out, but if not I'd advice your client to walk away before its to late... One Lie leads to another.... not the lyric... Just my TWO cents...
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>In a message dated 8/14/2011 10:38:41 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>Once again I'm turning to the group for ideas and opinions relative to a
>You state that theft of proprietary information is not a top concern at
>this point and perhaps you have other details that you did not include in
>your posting that lead you to this conclusion. However, if I were a
>competitor of your client or just an enterprising tech thief, I might consider
>sending in a ringer to pose as a venture capitalist who would then glean as much
>info about the miracle widget as he could ("Hey, I need to know exactly
>what it is I'm investing in.") BEFORE actually plunking down any serious
>cash. We have seen just this scam run before on promising start-up companies.
>Just one possible angle to consider.
>Brad Robinson, Senior Partner
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- Hi Rob,
Since our phone discussion, I thought I'd publish thoughts to the list.
I have had several cases related to loan funding fraud; they typically
work out to be some sort of advanced fee scheme.
Basically, Joe Con offers to produce some sort of private placement
venture capital and then explains to the borrower that the lender requires proof
of personal funding since nobody lends a million dollars to a dead beat.
Borrower is required to put up 10-35% to be deposited to an escrow account
where it cannot be touched but, unbeknownst to borrower, there is no real
escrow account or bona fide escrow agent.
At some point, one way or another, your guy is going to be required to
come "out of pocket" for some reason, but sometimes these things aren't a big
hit . . . for example, when your guy and Joe Con meet for dinner, who
pays? I have seen a couple of cases where the loan funding agent didn't do
anything more than scam for relatively minor expenses.
You can read about my cases with Ruth Liverpool and Jenifer (one "n")
Hoffman on my web site under case studies. One is in jail and the other is on
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In a message dated 8/13/2011 2:19:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Once again I'm turning to the group for ideas and opinions relative to a
case. I apologize for the length.
I have an attorney client that represents a startup company. The founder of
the company has invented a technologically complicated "wigit." The "wigit"
is in the prototype stage. The company is raising capital to put the
"wigit" into production. I have been asked to background potential
investors. One investor, who was referred to my client by a third party,
claims to be interested in investing several million dollars. Finder's fees
are involved. During the course of my initial inquiries several of what I
would consider to be red flags have been raised. After informing my client
of the same he replied that this investor just didn't "feel right" to him
and that is why he brought me in.
Obviously my client doesn't want to scare off the guy if his money is for
real so I'm limited on how aggressively I can investigate.
Now my problem is I just can't see the scam (if there is one). The stock
transfers and finder's fee payments are only triggered after the money has
Money laundering?? Doesn't seem to fit the criteria. Stealing "wigit" info
doesn't seem quite right either.
I'm just looking for the group's thoughts on the matter.
Thanks for your time and consideration!!
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