I started receiving research material from the UK about month ago, I never asked for it or requested it, at the time I didnít think much of it and just binned it.
Yesterday I receive a phone call from Grenada in the Caribbean and this bloke introduces himself as a senior executive with Cantwell who would normally not contact potential clients (i must be special ), im thinking who the hell are you and ask how he got my number and details, im told its from a referral, I push harder to find out from whom and get the confidentiality spiel, anyway im already thinking scam, he is very friendly and trying to make out heís a top notch 100% trustworthy type of a guy who is also very savvy when it comes to picking the next sure thing.
The guy then goes on to say he has limited amount of shares available in a company called Pioneer exploration that trades in the US, stock code is PIEX, this company he tells me is about to receive a takeover shortly and the price is going to increase dramatically, by this time im 100% itís a scam but decide to string the fella along for abit, anyway he wants to know how many I want to buy, ď$25K, $30K or even $50K", im like no bloody way, heís very pushy saying why donít I just have a few as a gesture to prove his companyís value to me in future, maybe just $5K and I would still make a handsome profit ! As heís sure this stock is about to go to the moon and in the long run I could make a fortune by taking there investment advise.
Anyway I eventually get fed up, say goodbye and hang up, I then do a search on Cantwell and find its black listed throughout the UK and Europe and the Grenadian government has never heard of them or has them registered in that country, so obviously this mob have milked Europe and the UK and are trying there luck here so thought I would post as a warning, not that anyone here would fall for such BS, also any suggestions as to who I can contact in Australia to tell the authorities here if they arenít already aware of this scam as I have received more so called research.
And if in the last few weeks you have received research from the UK and your as to why then your call isnít far away , im also guessing they got my details somehow in Australia from some investment or trading product or seminar in recent years so others here may be on that same list.