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Consolidated Trading Partners - the real deal?

14 February 2015
HI all,
I'm new here, and wondering if anyone has dealt with Consolited Trading Partners? They sell/license a software program, and according to their prospectus have excellent results, but looks too good to be true.
Any one know of them and whether they are worth going with? It aint cheap so I don't wanna hand over cash
unless I can rule out a scam.
Many Thanks

Joe Blow

Staff member
28 May 2004
Amy, if this company had software that consistently made money from financial markets, why don't they just use it themselves and make a fortune? Why do they need to put a high price tag on it and sell it to others?

My guess is the results in their "prospectus" aren't audited results, which means that they cannot be trusted.

The company, CTP International Pty Ltd, does not hold an AFSL, nor does its website contain a Product Disclosure Documents (PDS). The domain name was registered in September 2014, which means you are dealing with a business that is about five months old. The company was previously called "A.C.N. 144 883 205 Pty Ltd" and was renamed in late March 2014. Its previous name indicates that it was probably a shelf company before being acquired by the current owners.

The website does not list the company name or its physical address. The description of its products and services are vague, and no prices are listed. Their website talks a lot about their "innovative staff", "record of achievement" and "ethical standards" but you should take note that no names are listed on the website. So who exactly are you dealing with?

Does this really sound like a company that you want to hand over your hard earned to?
11 March 2015
Let's see. Does this appear to be a legitimate business trying to sell software?

No stated street address on web site: Check
No specifics on software: Check
No costs: Check
Stock art depicting happy smiling anonymous people: Check
Newly formed company: Check
Unsubstituated review showing company has the Best Software: Check
Operates out of an anonymous virtual office: Check

Now let's do some forensics.

Domain Name:
Status: ok
Registrar Name: Synergy Wholesale Pty Ltd

Registrant ID: ACN 144883205
Eligibility Type: Company

Registrant Contact ID: 1408428726601638
Registrant Contact Name: Ronald Jeremy
Registrant Contact Email: Visit for Web based WhoIs

Tech Contact ID: 1408428727137496
Tech Contact Name: Ronald Jeremy
Tech Contact Email: Visit for Web based WhoIs

Name Server:
Name Server IP:
Name Server IP: 2400:b800:0:1:0:0:0:6
Name Server:
Name Server IP:

"Ronald Jeremy" is the name of a pr0n star. Coincidence? Maybe.

Domain Name:
Registry Domain ID: 1872021989_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2014-08-21 02:10:13
Creation Date: 2014-08-21 02:10:13
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-08-21 02:10:13
Registrar: Synergy Wholesale
Registrar IANA ID: 1609
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +61 3 8399 9483
Reseller: VentraIP Australia
Domain Status: ok
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Privacy
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: PO BOX 119
Registrant Street:
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: Beaconsfield
Registrant State/Province: VIC
Registrant Postal Code: 3807
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: +61.390245579
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Privacy
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: PO BOX 119
Admin Street:
Admin Street:
Admin City: Beaconsfield
Admin State/Province: VIC
Admin Postal Code: 3807
Admin Country: AU
Admin Phone: +61.390245579
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Privacy
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: PO BOX 119
Tech Street:
Tech Street:
Tech City: Beaconsfield
Tech State/Province: VIC
Tech Postal Code: 3807
Tech Country: AU
Tech Phone: +61.390245579
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:

Note that they are registered on the same name server and if you look further both web sites are hosted on a low-cost hosting provider Ventra IP.

"The winner for best home based investment software has deservedly gone to a dynamic team of visionary tech analysts who have maximized the advantages of technology with savvy investment market aficionados. Together they have created uncomplicated software that can be used by ordinary individual wealth seekers right through to corporate venture capitalists.

Consolidated Trading Partners is a local company with global experience that has ticked all the boxes with regards to simplified wealth strategies. By focusing on a strategic approach that is diversified, the team at Consolidated Trading Partners offers options that have the flexibility to change if your individual circumstances change.

Consolidated Trading Partners recognizes that you can’t control what investment markets do – but they help you limit your exposure to market volatility. They are big believers in sound investment strategy and advocate a simple yet solid approach to building your nest egg – by taking less risk they believe you increase the probability of achieving the returns you are targeting and you won’t need “knock – out” returns to succeed.

Consolidated Trading Partners assists you in adopting and implementing sound investment practices by following a scenario that is structured, methodical, disciplined and most importantly – effective!"

This appears to be a site specifically set up to attract search engines. Allegedly it includes some legitimate articles that convince people the site is legitimate then has a "review" of personal investment software that appears to be just marketing jargon.

Whitepages for CTP International Pty Ltd:

CTP International Pty Ltd
1800 121 166
Lvl 36/ 1 Macquarie Pl
Sydney NSW 2000

So what is at this address and level? A company that provides Virtual Offices.
29 March 2015
Amy et al,
Whilst I can't state for a fact that the Consolidated Trading Partners "investment offer" is a scam - I can state that I was scammed by an identical program ~15 years ago. It is my opinion that the CTP scheme is 100% a scam.
My advice - steer well clear.