Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scams of the Week: November 1, 2011

NiGen BioTech, LLC - They advertise a weight loss product called the "HCG solution." Already, the FDA has outlawed HCG homeopathic weight loss supplements.  This one doesn't say it's homeopathic, but I don't see much difference. It caught my eye because of the incredible advertisement they published. It says,

"But do they really work? To tell you the truth, almost every expert will say either "absolutely not," "The reduced calorie diet plan caused the weight loss" or "the weight loss was the result of the placebo effect." Yet the fact remains that tens of thousands of men and women swear by it... just ask your friends."

I was dumbfounded.  They're saying that it's universally reviled by weight loss experts and dietitians, but if you ask someone with no qualifications whatsoever, they'll say it works. It's an interesting tactic. I suppose it will only work on people who don't believe "almost every expert."

All City Management Group - Another timeshare resale company that claims to be in the area. Their website is (surprise surprise) privately registered, so no details about the company can be ascertained. They claim to be at an address without a suite number or address letter. They say that they have a buyer lined up for their victims' timeshares, but they have an 8% finder's fee.

Investment Negotiation Email - "I want to know if you are willing and capable of partnering with me on this investment..." That's about all you need to read before hitting "send to spam folder." It's from someone you've never heard of, emailing from angelkofiangel@kimo.com. It's a variation of the Nigerian email scam, only with a clever twist...it's from Cote d'Ivoire. How clever.

Easy Financial Services - They want victims to Wire money to some guy in Canada to secure a loan. Illegal on lots of levels They claim to be at 2500 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles and have the phone number 213-438-9795

12 comments:

  1. We also were conracted by All City Management Group in Kansas City. His name was Mike Riley. They said they had a buyer for our property. They also said there was an 8% fee. But that was after we got our funds. Then they would mail us a bill to pay them the 8% fee. Also I found sume advertisement for jobs from All City Management Group on the internet. One for a fraud prevention Specialis and a bookkeeper. Are they listed with you. They are inquiring about Grand Lux in Puerto Vallarta,Mx. Shirley in Gig Harbor

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  2. @Shirley - Buyers don't pop out of the blue offering more money than a timeshare is worth. They will confirm that your money was paid to an escrow account (through a company they recommend), they will then ask for a fee before the deal is actually closed. There escrow company is not real and you will lose your money. Also, the site STILL doesn't come up on search engines, which means it was never submitted to them for the purpose of expanding their business.

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  3. All City Managemement is claiming that we have a dispute over fees with them. It's not true. We have never spoken with the "company." We have scores of scammers doing the exact same thing and claim to be in our area. We have a lot of experience with them. They change their names quickly.

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  4. To add to "Anonymous" comment, "Mike Riley" also contacted me, but he "worked" for Realty Executives Escrow in Madison, Wisconsin. The escrow company doesn't exist at the address posted on their website.

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  5. All City Management Group just sent me an offer 3 times the value of my condo that i am not advertising anywhere for sale. How did they find it and how crazy to offer 3 times more! The typical 8% is required of course. Definitely a scam. I dealt with people like that before and almost got hooked. But as soon as they started demanding money from me upfront matching their fee and playing hard ball i realized it is a scam and they are not legit. They vanished after few days and no calls ever went through.

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  6. Yep....same thing here...I got a call out of the blue from All City Management Group from a Jonathon Penn for 3X my purchase price. They get you to an Escrow Company that then tells you to wire 10% of your purchase price to a Mexican Bank account to pay for transfer fees....
    My opinion is SCAM! Be afraid....RUN away

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  7. Why hasn't Kansas City gone after these people?? If not Kansas City how about the FBI internet crimes division since most of the communication goes on over the internet???

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  8. I also have been contacted they have DOGGED ME for over a month. I ask them to PDF the information to me via email but for what ever reason their emails can't get past my security system. I'm glad people have submitted these posts otherwise I too might have gotten trapped into what I thought might be a way to get rid of a dog of a property. Just wanted to add with all my reference to dogs no offense meant I a dog lover

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  9. I have been a victim of this SCAM and out over $5500. Both All City Management Group and Realty Executives Escrow are working together to Scam funds from motivated sellers of timeshares by saying they have a buyer ready to purchase, the scheme does not come into play until you are about to settlement after they have strung you along for over a month with nice phone call and legitimate looking emails, then they want you to wire money to Mexico to cover transfer and tax fees that they say the Country of Mexico is requiring up front and they were not aware of. I have contacted the FBI and files a report with them and the Internet Crime Department. If you have been contacted by either of these companies or lost fund please contact the FBI or www.IC3.gov.

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  10. I've also been a victim of this scam, on a time-share I own in Mexico. I was scammed out of $7,743 by the joint effort of All City Management Group and Realty Executives Escrow. After our scheduled pay out date we couldn't contact anyone at these places again. It is hard to believe they are still out there scamming people when they should be in prison.

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  11. Me to! 5,500 approz. Why can't the government do something about this. Kansan Attorney General and WI Attorney General should be able to tract these people. If we can go to the moon, we can tract a scammer.
    RD
    Contact the comsumer fraus dept and file a report.
    Please do this so others don't get hurt.

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  12. I too was scammed, I fell for the first 10% and wired 2800.00. When they all of sudden needed another 5500.00 for Mexican taxes to release the property I decided to hold up and do some more checking. I should have been smarter. I wish I could have strung them along and figured out a way to track them down. Dont fall for this.

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