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Trading Capital Partners

Trading Capital Partners , tradingcapitalpartners.com

This group run out of Melbourne, supposedly. The webiste is pretty light on for information, suggesting that it is a work-at-home scheme, managed risk and working with Options.

trading capital partners BS

Lots of fancy talk about what they do..but what they really do is……well, I can tell you after getting the sales pitch and contract that once again it is trading/betting in horse racing, although in the brochure they call it profit sharing with a large Australian corporate bookmaker. In the contrcat they call it lay trading. They reckon they have a 98% success rate and can make you a squillion (2.1% a DAY tax free) for your small investment in a licence of $9,999 (starter pack. Others go up to $49,999 ) Of course, licences are limited ( though they’re still trying to sell them two months later ).

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Goldencove Inc

Thanks to one of our readers, we have been alerted to this one: Goldencove , Golden Cove Inc, goldencoveinc.com

The website features pictures of luxury holidays and smiling, attractive people, while talking about how they will help implement your wealth creation so you can spend more time doing the things you love.

They say that every genuine enquirer will have the product explained to them fully, and that every staff member has high knowledge about the product. Why then, when I asked to have what they do explained to me, did the guy keep diverting the conversation to having a live ‘free’ trial? And why didn’t he know what the average odds of their selected investments were?

They go on about how they do Leverage Trading, as if they invest short term in equities, when the fact is that they are primarily doing lay trading in the horse racing industry. Talk about deceptive !

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We’ll leave you with wise words from ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ . Take note of No.5 !

The Five Laws of Gold

1.Gold cometh gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put by not less than one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family.

2. Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.

3. Gold clingeth to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of men wise in its handling.

4. Gold slippeth away from the man who invests it in businesses or purposes with which he is not familiar or which are not approved by those skilled in its keep.

5. Gold flees the man who would force it to impossible earning or who followeth the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts it to his own inexperience and romantic desires in investment.

Bachmanngroup.net / Overtheodds.net

Bachmann Group , Marlin Reynolds , TPG bet , head2headbet, Grainger Trust

Just got off the phone from a guy going by the name of Jack Larsen from Bachmanngroup.net, allegedly based in Hong Kong.

6/6/2014 They are still operating. Still ripping people off. They will keep asking for more and more money, and you will Never see it!

[ Update!  a group calling themsleves marlinreynolds.net with bookmaker outlaygames.com have a Very similar scheme going, except they are based in Austria (supposedly). When I asked the guy what street they were on, he couldn’t tell me, even though I could see it on their map.  Again, no results to show me. See http://www.justanswer.com/general/7qssr-know-marlin-reynolds-outlay-games.html

Also similar: bransondavies.com , worldwidesportsbet.net, omegga investments, tpgholdings.com, wilsonrichardson.com, Brookshire-Traders, Qbetting.com

bachmanngroup

Great example of a very poor scam, or at least an extremely high risk business to get involved with.

So the deal is that they ring you up and as if you have been scammed in the past. They have bought databases from companies that have been would up in the past that have been known to scam people in the past for thousands of dollars.

Now they tell you that they are going to help you make money back and that they’re nice guys, doing it because they want to help you recover from a bad experience.

So the deal is that you register with a bookmaker of theirs. They will manage your account with the $200 that you invest. They will bet on sports matches where they are guaranteed (!) a win, betting up to 50% of your account on a match ( depending how guaranteed it is I guess)

overtheodds

They are so nice that they only take commissions off your winnings. So you win, they win. You lose, they don’t take anything but you’ve lost your money, right. Of course once you lose your deposit, I’ve no doubt that they will ring again and make some excuse and try to lure you back in. More probably still, they will just move on to the next victim. Better for them probably is if your bets win, then they will persuade you to put in more cash, which you will eventually lose.

So, how to analyse this scam:

1.did they really buy a database, from dissolved /insolvent/closed scam companies? Really? They told me they paid 1 million for it.

2. On the website for the Bookmaker they use (overtheodds.net     Not to be confused with teh legitimate overtheodds.com.au ) there is No contact information, even after you register an account. No information on bet types or bonus conditions, nothing! Very poor quality site. Just leaves you oozing with confidence in them.

3. If all their clients are with the same bookmaker, all winning all the time (as they claim) how will the bookmaker survive? They’d have to be the biggest bookmaker in the world to survive and even then they’d probably limit accounts or close them. Next question is, if they are so good at betting, why don’t they recommend several accounts to get the best odds for each event?

4. I don’t believe there is a bookmaker. The funds no doubt would go straight to their bank account, never to be seen again. Good luck trying to contact the bookie or get a withdrawal. There’s no banking details on the bookies website, so the deposit would have to go through Bachmanngroup anyway.

5. I asked for records. They do Keep records don’t they? After being in business for 10 years you’d think they have records, recorded results of the bets/trades. They said they’d send them. Haven’t seen anything yet and I’d wager that I never see any results.

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