Sports All Bet scam

Sounds like another re-invention of scams like Kensigton Trade,  Grainger Trust, Marlin Reynolds, etc

They ring you up and tell you that you have a long forgotten betting account that was run by a third party that you used to have an account with, in this case Cybersportstab.

Lo and behold, now the balance is a touch over $50,000 !

All you have to do to get access to your account is pay them $2,500 to take care of the amount that was initially credited to your account by them so Cybersportstab could place some big trades for you. How generous they were.

They are supposedly based in Costa Rica and have a crappy website with no contact details. NO way you would want to trust them with your money.

Please do not fall for this one. Other people have been sucked in before in very similar schemes. You never get access to any account with lots of money. You always lose your own money and then there is nothing you can do about it.

ACCC giving Bad advice

2015 Targeting Scams Report

This is the report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to
coincide with National Fraud (awareness) Week last

They report that $229 Million was lost, with investment scams leading any
other category with $41 million reported lost.

You can find the 81 page report in pdf form here

Plenty of nice statistics about what’s happened in the last year, but more

What are Scamwatch, ACCC and other Authorities doing about it ?!

Well, in 2015 the ACCC’s Disruption project seems to have been solely aimed
at disrupting Romance fraud. Good on them for doing something, but what about
Investment fraud which has now surpassed Romance fraud ( maybe partly due to
their disruption efforts)?

Nothing as far as we can tell. Most of their time seems to be taken up with
compiling statistics.

Getting information out of them is like getting blood out of a stone. Our
offers for them to use our resources seem to fall on deaf ears.

ACCC’s bad advice

In their website report here, they end up giving advice on doing due diligence on
your next investment.

“Before parting with your money, do your own research on the investment
company and check they have a Australian Financial Services Licence on ASIC’s
MoneySmart website.”

and “Only invest your money with a managed fund or other investment that is
licensed by ASIC and check ASIC’s MoneySmart website.

This advice would seem to imply that it is a sufficient that a business,
company or financial advisor is listed with ASIC  with an ABN, ACN or

Well that is just plain WRONG.

It is NOT a sufficient check.

As hundreds of scam victims will tell you, ALL the companies, businesses and
financial advisors they dealt with in Australia were listed with ASIC.

We called the ACCC and voiced our concerns that this advice is very unsound
and makes them negligent in their duties. To date, no response.

What do you think?


Royal Guide Line


Another overseas company promising to make you thousands with their superior sports betting and handicapping selections.

We’ve seen it all before from as far back as the Bachmann Group (one of the first scams we started with).

They always ask you to start with just a ‘small’ investment to let them prove to you ‘how good they are’.

It’ll go something like this:
Your account will steadily grow with many wins on low odds sports events. You may even be able to make a withdrawal. You’ll then be encouraged to invest more. You r account grows. But when you want to make big withdrawals you’ll need to send release fees, taxes, etc but you’ll still never see your money.

You’ll have no idea where they are really located. No chance to get your money back.

Stay away , it’s all a scam


see also Kensigton Trade and Brookshire Traders. Wouldn’t surprise if it’s the same people running them.

Asset Solutions Australia

Who are ?

Probably the same people that are running Property Investment Providers, (since they also have the same address and telephone number )

and have also run AMTP, Australian Market Trading Professionals. (since they’re running the same scheme and have the same testimonials )

They also have the same guy running them, always going by a name like Steve or Mark Davis/Davies/Jones.

First just check the testimonials on the Asset Solutions page and the Property Investment Providers page.


Now the guy on the right is ‘Jake Elliot’. He’s been working in the mines and wants to spend more time with his family, but luckily he found Asset Solutions Australia.

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Mick Featherstone charged!

Mick Featherstone: Former detective charged over alleged multi-million dollar fraud syndicate.

At last.

Read the full ABC story by Mark Willacy here

Also it was the lead story on Qld ABC news:

Well done to the CCC, Police for a mountain of work, and the ABC for investigating the story. Let’s hope justice is done.