Outspoken LDLH Supporter Indicted For Fraud!!! Investment Community WARNINGS about LDHL!

HAT TIPS:  Finance.Yahoo.com  |  Seeking Alpha – Post 1 & Post 2


UPDATE (Sept 27, 2012): So, it looks like Patriot and his side-kick Proteus (a.k.a. Hack Gurus) were reading Mr. IQD’s website yesterday!!!

We must have given them the idea (and direct links to Seeking Alpha) that they STOLE WITHOUT GIVING CREDIT and blabbed about it on their crap Conference Call last night.

Thanks to one of our keen-eared Readers who tipped us off to this website they talked about last night: http://proteusprime.me/ – We don’t encourage you to go there, but if you do, you’ll also see one reprehensible possible violation of Copyright Law and possibly Plagiarism – they PDF’d the ENTIRE Seeking Alpha articles, and didn’t bother to provide links or credits!!!  We’re sure they’ll get a Letter about that.  This further makes the case for what slime-balls they are lacking even decent character!


We wanted to see how the Indictment of the BH Group was affecting the penny stock they were pushing (and we warned you about).

Well, no surprise to us there are some really good “warning” articles that were posted recently by Seeking Alpha.  We will give you a quick excerpt for each article of the two articles, and the link to go read their entire article if you want.

We want to be sure to thank The GEO Investing Team (Seeking Alpha Contributors) for their two articles – be sure to continue the link, they have lots of great investigative info and photos of documents on their site!

Also, if you want to see daily how LDHL is performing, you can go to Yahoo! Finance to track it – here is the direct link to save you the time of finding it.  🙂

~ Mr. IQD


LD Holdings (LDHL) Draws More Scrutiny As A Company Promoter Gets Indicted By Grand Jury

On September 21, we published our initial short thesis on Ld Holdings (LDHL.PK) on Seeking Alpha – Don’t Get Dunked In The Ld Holdings Pool Of Hype. If investors still choose to hold a long bias view after reading even more evidence presented in this follow-up, it is certainly their prerogative. But they have been warned. Our most striking finding will show that LDHL seems to be in bed with who we consider to be a less than angelic individual accused of running a $23 million investment fraud scheme. This should almost ensure that LDHL is heading back to near sub- Continue reading

Beware of These Top 10 Investment Scams (Updated List for 2011/2012)!!!

HAT TIP: Ric Edelman (Education / Investing Your Money)


Beware of These Top 10 Investment Scams – Follow your nose. If an offer smells fishy, it’s probably bad.  Updated December 2011

Recent worries about the economy, coupled with poor investment performance, have caused some consumers to swear off traditional, well-known investments in favor of others that offer promises of higher returns and lower risks. But be careful: Many of those investment offers are actually frauds, and you’ll lose all the money you spend on them.

To help you avoid getting ripped off, the North American Securities Administrators Association offers the following “Top 10” list of investment scams. If you’ve invested in any of these, talk with us or your state securities regulator right away.

Products
1. Distressed real estate schemes. Investment pools targeting distressed property are increasingly popular with con artists. Do your homework before investing in properties that are bank-owned, in foreclosure, pending short sales or otherwise in distress. Just like other securities, real estate ventures must be registered with state securities regulators. [Breitling had ought to relate to this scam – right??? LOL!!!  Did you see our two posts on this? LINKS:  POST 1  and  POST 2  ]

2. Energy investments. Swindlers tout the mystique of untapped oil and gas reserves and bountiful production. Even genuine oil and gas investments bear a high degree of risk. Understand that you could lose your total investment, even in legitimate ventures. Energy investments tend to be poor alternatives if you are seeking income in retirement.

3. Gold and precious metals. Higher prices and the promise of an ever-appreciating “tangible” asset have lured the unsuspecting into a variety of scams. Many recent ones are variations on old themes — like a promoter seeking capital for extraction equipment to reopen a long-dormant mine in exchange for a full refund plus interest and a stake in the mine. In another case, operators claimed to have special coins or nuggets they would store or trade for investors in special markets for high profits and returns.

4. Promissory notes. Unregistered or fraudulent promissory notes give a false sense of security with promises or guarantees of fixed interest rates and safety of principal. However, even legitimate notes carry risk. Most promissory notes and their sellers must be registered with state securities regulators. Such notes often are covers for Ponzi schemes and other scams. Check with your state regulator.

5. Securitized life-settlement contracts. Legitimate life-settlement contracts involve a high degree of risk; investors may be responsible for routinely paying costly premiums for people who outlive their life expectancies. Now crooks are embracing new schemes to deceive even cautious investors into believing that contracts with added securities such as bonds are safe. Many have left victims holding worthless paper. Practices

6. Affinity fraud. Marketing a scheme to members of a particular group continues to be lucrative for Ponzi scheme operators and other fraudsters. The elderly or retired and religious and ethnic groups are common targets because scammers rely on trust. Examples: A member of a large Amish community recently bilked his brethren of millions of dollars in an investment scam. And a trusted officer of a Croatian credit union was accused of stealing members’ deposits over several years.

7. Bogus or exaggerated credentials. These are used to imply special expertise or training in advising senior citizens on financial matters. Despite laws in 29 states to curb the practice, there is an increase in the use of bogus credentials or designations such as nonexistent law degrees or CPA certificates and expired or nonexistent CRD numbers. Always press for full disclosure and the meaning behind all designations, and check to confirm with your state regulator.

8. Mirror trading. This scheme is promoted as an automated trading platform that ensures you will participate in real-time transactions placed or executed by a skilled and knowledgeable third party. Supposedly, whenever that party executes a trade, the same trade is mechanically placed in your account. Be cautious. Continue to objectively evaluate all new investment platforms.

9. Private placements. A federal rule that provides filing exemption for private placement offerings has been used by unscrupulous promoters. This year U.S. and Canadian authorities convicted three people of criminal fraud related to the sale of $33 million in oil and gas private placement offerings. The defendants claimed the securities were exempt from registration under Rule 506. They organized their company in the Bahamas, sold the securities from a boiler room in Ontario, and told investors the company was located in Kentucky.

10. Advice from unlicensed agents. Complaints are on the rise about unlicensed salesmen, such as insurance agents, who give investment advice or make securities transactions. Recommendations often turn out to be unsuitable or put investors in underperforming products or those with hidden fees or long lockup periods. Insist that anyone giving you advice produce a proper license. [Brad Huebner / BH Group should be able to “relate” to this one, did you see our post about him pushing that crappy LDHL Penny Stock scheme?  LINK ]


DO YOU KNOW OF A SCAM GOING AROUND THAT NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED, LET US KNOW ABOUT IT USING OUR ANONYMOUS FORM:

WARNING!!! BH Group's Newest "Scheme" To Take Your Money (In Our Opinion)!!!

HAT TIP:  BH Group Direct Email Solicitation


What we like about Brad Huebner and his BH Group (what an “original” name) is that he is an EXCELLENT “Example” of what we feel are Con Men who will be running “Cons” on this Dinarian Community AFTER our highly anticipated RV event and blessing!!!

Those of you who are unfortunately “suckered” in to following this man who seems to have an endless supply of “legidimate sounding” con schemes – best of luck to you, maybe he is not lieing and maybe he has your best interests at heart and will make you rich beyond belief!!!  Of course, maybe pink Unicorns are real too…….

So, we were minding our own business and then we received this email, and have already issued a warning last week (see Post) about this latest “LDHL” scheme!

But, we know he will be selling this strong to those unfortunate enough to listen to his newest Conference Calls or receive future emails.  I bet Brad would just love to know which email in his list is ours… LOL!!!

Well, anyways, we have many concerns about the nature of his email below. 

We could not help but wonder how FINRA Compliant his email is, and is Brad even properly Licensed by FINRA to make such a solicitation of Securities???

IN OTHER WORDS, DID BRAD JUST BREAK THE LAW WITH THIS EMAIL???

Securities are among the highest regulated product of anything – this is not like selling a widget over the internet – there are rules and laws that MUST BE ADHERED TO!!!

One Exmaple (of many) From Finra’s Website (LINK):

Approval and Supervision (NASD Rules 2210(b) and 3010)

Web communications that meet the definitions of advertisements, sales literature or independently prepared reprints set forth in NASD Rule 2210(a) must be approved prior to use and in writing by a registered principal of the broker dealer. For example, a website or search engine advertisement must be approved before use. In addition, the rules require that correspondence (which can include email and instant messages) distributed to more than 25 individuals within a 30-day period also receive prior-to-use principal approval. For example, an email message that contains a recommendation of a security and is distributed to more than 25 existing clients must be approved. Firms may employ an electronic system to capture and document these approvals.

Now, there is a lot of regulation, so lets break this down to hopefully a little more simple outline for you:

  1. You must be Licensed to sell or advertise Securities (link to FAQ for Guidelines) – even if you are not directly selling Securities, but are working as an “Adviser” (i.e. Radio Host, Author, Writer, etc.) you must be Series 65 Licensed.

  2. Any offer to sell Securities must be made to a client that is “known”.  What does “known” mean, well in simple terms that means that they have you take a survey of questions that asks you your name, age, financial condition, family status (i.e. kids, other dependents), retirement goals, amount of earnings, amount of debt, assets, etc.

We don’t know if Brad Huber or BH Group is properly licensed to sell securities – let him prove that to you! 

We also don’t believe that Brad “knew” you.  Since we are sure he sent this email out to more than 25 people within a 30 day period – we believe Brad has violated SEC / FINRA Rules! 

But, who are we to “judge”, we will let the SEC / FINRA decide for themselves, and we encourage you to report his email to you as well. (LINK To File A Complaint)

This may be “Strike Two” for this man – see our earlier post which exposes Brad for being Investigated by the FBI for $3,000,000.00 in “missing” Investor’s Funds!!!

Question – No matter how “slick” Brad sounds – do you want to trust him anymore?

~ Mr. IQD


NOTE / DISCLAIMER:  THE REPRINT BELOW IS THE COPIED EMAIL SENT BY BRAD HUEBNER / BH GROUP – WE DO NOT ENDORSE OR APPROVE ANY OF ITS CONTENT AND HAVE REPRINTED IT FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY – WE ARE NOT SOLICITING FOR SALES OF SECURITIES.


 LD Holdings, Inc. featuring Boomer 101
OTC Stock Symbol: LDHL

Website: www.ldholdings.com
For those of you considering diversifying your investment money both pre and post RV, I would like to present a “ground floor” opportunity with a Public company that I’ve personally invested in. This says a lot because I normally don’t invest in the stock market.

In the last 60 days this thinly traded stock has gone from .02 cents to Continue reading

SCAM ALERT: Flipping [Real Estate] Frenzy Scam!!!

HAT TIP:  American Greed – CNBC

[SEE THEIR WEBSITE FOR FULL ARTICLE, ~ OR ~ CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PROGRAM]


Case File:  Flipping Frenzy Scam

Accelerated Funding Group
Jeanetta Standefor runs Accelerated Funding Group. The company claims to use investors’ funds to save homeowners from foreclosure. But while clients think they’re helping people stay in their homes… Standefor is helping herself to millions!

The Con
Standefor convinces clients their cash is rescuing homeowners from foreclosure. She targets inexperienced investors and appeals to their sense of altruism. Her charisma lends credibility to her unrealistic claims. Her pitch sounds too good to be true… and it is.

Living the Good Life
Jeanetta Standefor is living the high life. She uses investor money to buy diamonds, tickets to the theatre and sporting events. She even uses the money to pay for her wedding and a plush honeymoon. But the lavish celebration hides a harsh reality. AFG is crumbling.

End Game
In 2007, the real estate market is tanking and so is AFG. Standefor has been running a scam and bilked hundreds of investors in three states. The Securities and Exchange Commission opens an investigation.

American Greed profiles an $18 million dollar ponzi scheme!

[SEE THEIR WEBSITE FOR FULL ARTICLE, ~ OR ~ CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PROGRAM]

Jeanetta Standefor | The Con Man
Jeanetta Standefor
The Con Man
Ann Kim | SEC Attorney
Ann Kim
SEC Attorney
Poppi Crowder | The Victim
Poppi Crowder
The Victim

 

FRAUD and PONZI SCHEME ALERT IN THE FINANCIAL PLANNING INDUSTRY! – PLEASE SHARE NOW!

HAT TIP:  Anonymous Email (from a high level Broker in the Financial Planning Industry)


We wanted to republish this article about WSG merging with Transamerica, not because we want to bore you with this kind of news!

Really, what caught our eye, was the facts listed in the third-to-last paragraph, pointing out that LICENSED FINANCIAL PLANNERS are committing FRAUD and PONZI schemes!!! 

You must ALWAYS be careful with whom you invest with, and hire as your financial planner.  Our best rule-of-thumb advice is interview several people from several companies, and pick a few people to work with, splitting up your investments – just in case one of them is a crook!!!  PLEASE SHARE THIS ARTICLE!  🙂

~ Mr. IQD 


Insurance B/D to Shutter, Transfers Reps to Transamerica

Apr 18, 2012 12:00 PM, By Diana Britton

World Securities Group tops the list of broker migration in the first quarter of 2012, terminating its FINRA filings and merging with Transamerica Financial Advisers.

Insurance broker/dealer World Securities Group (WSG) has merged its operations with Continue reading