The most-read non-Tom non-Quiz article this week is Revisiting My Slam-Dunk Sells For 2022 - What A Bunch Of Dogs! by Nigel Somerville at No 2 or No 4 including Bearcasts.
You thought Ricketts had gone, he had resigned. Today’s bombshell expose HERE seems to have forced the hand of Versarien (VRS) and it has now ‘fessed up. Ricketts and the associated stench has not left the building after all ...
The most-read non-Tom non-Quiz article this week is Ariana Resources – Bad News From Tavsan, But Still A Buy by Nigel Somerville at No 3 or No 9 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom article this week is by Chris Bailey, How much do you like being “nudged” by Hargreaves Lansdown?, at No 2 or No 8 including Bearcasts.
In today's podcast I look in detail at recent events at Eden Research (EDEN) and at Revolution Beauty (REVB). Both companies could well be 2023 zeros.
Cloudtag (CTAG) was a bulletin board darling which we exposed as a bankrupt fraud on this website numerous times HERE. Eventually the company's Nomad, Liam Murray at Cairn Financial, arrived at the same conclusion and gave his notice of resignation. However the company then raised £975,000 via broker Novum without telling Novum or anyone else about that resignation. Murray thus resigned with immediate effect and Novum unwound the placing while, with no other Nomad prepared to take on this toxic client, it was booted off the AIM sewer in March 2017.
This graphic from Visual Capitalist is wild – it illustrated the depth of the fraud at crypto company FTX.
This is shocking, the big crypto blow up is just a fraud from top to bottom with young folks who espoused all that ESG bullshit that Malcolm and our political leaders love so much, either stealing the cash or blowing it through incompetence. Enjoy. This will not be the last such scandal in this industry but it may be the biggest and most comical.
Secondary lender PCF Group (PCF) was an AIM sewer high-flier with its shares trading at above 40p just over 4 years ago. Today after news that it was winding down its loan book and delisting the shares are just 0.56p and the man who is to blame for the chain of events that led to today’s bombshell is David Bull, until August chairing Eight Capital Partners (ECP) and running the Audit Committee as a NED as its bastard big brother the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME). Is he the most toxic bean counter in the small cap world?
The bastard little brother of the fraud Supply@ME capital (SYME), is the Aquis comedy show that keeps on giving. How can Aquis expect to be taken seriously when it offers a platform to rogues such as Eight Capital (ECP) bosses Dominic White and David Bull of PCF infamy. Today Eight has launched a £10 million fundraise at 0.02p. Its market cap at 0.025p is just under £4 million and even that is mighty generous. By about £4 million.
Today the fraud Supply@ME Capiital (SYME) announced the following grant of awards under its Long Term Incentive Plan. Do not laugh, I kid you not:
In today's podcast I look at Cineworld (CINE), Ocado (OCDO), Versarien (VRS), Rosslyn Data (RDT) - going right back to its fraudulent prospectus c.o Cenkos - and Westminster Group (WSG) where the curse of Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy strikes yet again. Talking of vile Tory MPs, I mention Matt Hancock at the end. At least with Baldry his fingers were only in the pork barrel.
Those who read our devastating series of exposes on Umuthi Healthcare (UHS) will have been in now doubt that company brought to market here in London by the fraudster Queen, was a fraud. The real scandal was that the FCA ignored all the red flags to allow a listing. At least, in the end, it gave Umuthi the boot. Umuthi appealed but that appeal was last week rejected.
When I started exposing the fraud at Zoetic, now Chill Brands (CHLL) the shares were 76p. They are now 2.4p and, FWIW, running out of cash again so a sell. The other side fought hard. Seth Freedman - who had harassed Harvey Weinstein's victims for Harvey - was engaged by a shareholder to threaten, menace and harass me and also two other writers here and a PR girl who is known to be a friend of mine. Shame on Freedman and those who defend him like Evil Knievil. I was not bullied into silence and so, after the massive Worthington vindication earlier, here is another one a, a letter from the Financial Reporting Council.I complained to it about Chill's accounts. Hey presto, the FRC took action and - as you can see below - forced Chill to restate.
Even the Mrs was laughing this morning as I reminded her of how investors in Quindell and a couple of other frauds I exposed lined up to crowd fund Aiden Earley as he tried (twice) to injunct me and force me to take articles down. We defied the threats and those articles remain up to this day on this brave and courageous website and the trove of documents I dared to publish were all passed on to the FCA. The FCA has now charged Earley, his brother and 3 others, the Worthington 5, and they appeared in Court yesterday. As I scuttle off for a celebratory ouzo here is what the FCA states:
I started with Ms Truss and how it is not her fault that the UK is in the mess that it is in. The entire media and political class is to blame. The it is onto Naked Wines (WINE), why action MUST be taken at the fraud Verditek (VDTK) and finally a long look at Amaroq Minerals (AMRQ) and a sort of look across at Kefi (KEFI) which also had news today.
I have written to both AIM Regulation and the FCA asking them to explain why Verditek (VDTK), the solar panels company chaired by Tory toff Lord David Willetts, has not – again- committed fraud. Surely there must be consequences or do the regulators think that crime should pay?
In today's podcast I discuss coverage of my friend Richard Poulden and Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) which is now utterly toxic. I mention Wishbone Gold (WSBN) en passant. I look at Verditek (VDTK) where AIM Regulation must now step in to tackle fraud then at IOG (IOG), lessons from the demise of Toople (TOOP) and then an expose of the events at Technology Minerals (TM1) where you really just could not make it up.
At what point is AIM Regulation going to say that enough is enough and kick Verditek (VDTK) into touch for what appears like serial securities fraud? Or do the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation consider that announcing contracts every single year since the 2017 IPO, contracts which eventually come to nowt but allow a share price pump and bailout placing, to be acceptable? Today we have another case study of the Verditek contract fraud.
Yesterday at 5.38 pm the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) issued a TR1 RNS stating that Venus Capital SA now owned 13.95% of Supply amounting to 7,900,000 shares based on the 56,617,688,143 SYME shares currently in issue. Cue major rejoicing by the morons on Twitter and the Bulletin Boards. The various myths that the morons invented when the first Venus capital allocation of 2,770,000,00 shares on 27 April 2022 when Supply had 40,239,339,950 shares in issue which represented over a 6% stake to explain away the fact that no RNS was issue have been conveniently forgotten for the time being.
Over on twitter Richard Poulden and his fellow Australian hustler, the shameless penny share ramper David Lenigas, are claiming that Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) changing adviser is good news. Whatever….Back on planet earth.
The FCA must approve any prospectus for the Standard List and it has approved that for the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) so allowing it to issue more of its worthless shares. At a proper regulator heads would roll for these massive blunders.
It never rains but it pours. I shall turn to today’s disastrous trading update from Argo Blockchain (ARB) shortly. But first, news comes in from New York of a potential class action against Argo ands its board, prompted by an investigation as to whether Argo and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices. Of course they have!
Shares in PCF Group (PCF) closed 2020 at 30p. Less than three months later they were suspended at 24p as a black hole created by its then recently departed numbers man David Bull emerged. It has been downhill ever since and today’s latest dire update has seen them collapse by 33% to 1.5p. But a spread of 1p-2p suggests market makers know that there could be far worse to come. This is Bull’s fault. Who on earth would employ him now?
There are still some morons out there who reckon that mysterious offshore death spiral provider Venus is an actual investor in the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) shares. They are encouraged in this delusion by the company but the reality is that Venus uses ramptastic and fanciful RNS's from Supply to forward sell shares onto the morons and then converts loan notes into shares to cover. In other words it always has either a negative or zero position in the stock. You think it is just me saying that? Have a butchers at page 5 of the current prospectus which will allow Supply to issue even more billions of death spiral shares...
As it prepares for its 28th year of miserable existence, the Eden Research (EDEN) fraud is still no closer to making a profit. Interims out on Friday were piss poor but behind the scenes is there even worse news?
The bullet points at the top of a RNS release, a financial promotion so something covered by regulation and thus meant to be fair and balanced, are meant to be a summary of what lies buried in the text. There is no mitigation at all about telling a slam dunk lie in a bullet point from explaining deep in the body of a release, where few will read it, why the bullet point is not actually true. And that brings me to half calendar year results from the liars at nanosynth (NNN) and why this lie does matter whatever its rather irritable advisers think.
A few personal thoughts then Stanford Crook from 27 years ago and Voyager Life (VOY) from today. Then I also cover Chill Brands (CHLL), Cellular Goods (CBX), Joules (JOUL), Westminster Group (WSG), Versarien (VRS), Avacta (AVCT), and the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME).
I noted earlier that in today’s interims from the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) there was, according to note 11, another impairment charge of £765,000 on TradeFlow goodwill to add to the previous £800,000 impairment charge at the year end making a total of £1,565,000. The remaining intangibles of TradeFlow are carried at £6,724,000 in the balance sheet but is this still too optimistic a number?
There is terrible and there is really terrible. And half calendar year results from the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) are even worse than really terrible. This company is technically insolvent. Bust. Bankrupt. A dead corporate parrot.
On 6 July 2021 the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) announced the completion of its acquisition of the loss making sub scale asset manager Tradeflow Capital Management and the RNS included the following text:
Today the disgrace of a £77 million Standard List IPO Zamaz (ZAMZ) has announced its first acquisition, Ecocarni, “a purveyor of premium quality meats and associated products sourced from Italy and Argentina to both wholesale and retail customers, from its flagship store in Milan.” Some further extracts from the RNS are provided below:
musicMagpie (MMAG), the company floated by COO and proven fraud enabler Ian Storey has – as predicted – served up a (lack of) profits warning which is bullshit heavy.
Disgraced Aquis listed Eight Capital Partners (ECP) has today published its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022. The numbers were piss poor with revenue of just £58,000 and a loss before tax of £506,000. And they were non compliant but who cares as this is the bastard little brother of Standard listed fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME).
Proper companies do not behave like this. But those which are frauds care little for timely filings of paperwork at Companies House, they are too busy ppumping the shares to allow insiders to sell, death spiral financing to be secured. And that brings me to the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) which apppears to be picking up on two years of missed filings as the screenshot below shows. Such industrial scale backfiling is not a good sign, it is another red flag to add to the forest.
Eight Capital Partners (ECP), the Aquis listed vehicle of Dominic White,, the man behind the listing of the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) has served up a trading statement. It is a hoot. It is almost as if the shameless White is a bit embarrassed.
The FCA has warned a potential purchaser of fund administrator, Link, that it must provide up to £306 million to pay fines for Link’s Woodford blunders. Some of this may go to the victims of Neil Woodford. But there are likely to be other measures handed out by the chocolate teapots.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The core business, as opposed to the loss making sub scale asset manager Tradeflow, at the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) has just completed its first ever transaction. The morons are creaming themselves arguing that it makes the shares, at 0.11p, a £47 million market cap, look cheap. Au contraire. Let me explain why and ask three questions of boss Alessandro Zamboni
I contacted the FCA yesterday asking how on earth it signed off on the prospectus for Standard Listed Zamaz (ZAMZ) last week. As a recap, colourful Dominic White of the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) infamy will make a guaranteed Bernie on day one and for sub £100,000 gets to own 41% of the equity. There is sod all free float. The IPO valued this crock at £77 million but it is in reality worth net cash raised (£2 million) and £125,000 for the underlying business (max) as I explained HERE.
The morons are getting terribly excited by an article by my old mucker Mark Watson Mitchell (HERE) suggesting that shares in Westminster Group (WSG) chaired by disgraced ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy, are cheap as chips. The article is titled “Giving Money away” But it is all demonstrable bollocks targeting the stupidest investors to try and pump the shares ahead of a bailout placing. That will be the 35th such bailout in Westminster’s tawdry history.
When someone eventually does something about the FCA, the £77 million IPO of Zamaz (ZAMZ) on the Standard List with a prospectus signed off by the FCA will be a case study in its shocking ineptitude and inability to tackle bad actors.
In today’s RNS, the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) announced that it had issued another 950 million shares at 0.05 pence per share and 475 million warrants exercisable at 0.065 pence per share. The gross proceeds were £475,000 but SYME has taken on debt of £47,500 (equivalent to an 10% upfront charge on gross proceeds). Th at small loan carries a 10% interest rate but is also repayable via shares at an unspecified conversion rate.
A correspondent supplies me with the recorded notes of the Q&A session from the June 30 AGM of the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME). The mood certainly seems to be turning with lots of questions about broken promises, lack of delivery, bloated executive pay and destruction of the life savings of investors. The response to the questions is not impressive
It is a marriage made in heaven. A long, long time ago Richard Horsman had some real success with a company called Cybit. But rather like a soccer player who once played for a Premier League club but now plies his trade with a series of Tier 4 and National League outfits, those glory days are well gone and more recent failures spring to mind.
I start on if I could, why I would short an opticians chain. I think the answer is I can't but I explain why I would like to. Then it is onto musicMagpie (MMAG), the fraud that is Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Shield Thereapeutics (STX) - today's lesson in insanity - and Ben's Creek (BEN) and disgraced Adam Wilson.
On 23 March 2020 Versarien (VRS) announced a £6 million subscription by death spiral provider Lanstead. Of course, it was nothing of the sort. The proceeds have been a fraction of that and, following pressure from this site, AIM regulation forced Versarien to issue an RNS on April 6 admitting as much. Wind forward to today ands Lanstead and nanosynth (NNN) have engaged in an almost identical deception. Does nobody learn anything?
The first lawyers letter this website received about a week after its 2013 launch was from Pirate Pete Landau the boss of Range Resources (RRL). We continued our battles with Purate Pete and his associates such as Greg Smith and I am delighted to say that, last week, Mr Landau pleaded guilty to nine criminal charges in Australia. These days that is not a pre-requisite for a free trip to Oz but a prelude to a jail stretch. Landau will be sentenced on 31 January and he is going down.
It s just 19 days to Sharestock and I bought the big tent for it yesterday!. It will not just be about shares to short. Peter Hambro will talk about gold and how to play it. Chris Bailey will talk about making money from long only value investing in a bear market and 3 CEOs will face a 15 minute grilling from me, including Optibiotix boss Steve O’Hara and Cathal Friel of Open Orphan. But the short sellers presenting are legends.
I start with preparations for Sharestock on 10 September - if you are coming please book your seats now HERE. Then it is onto Cineworld (CINE), the stench of dodgy share dealing at Predator Oil & Gas (PRD), more buit still incomplete disclosures on boardroom share dumping at the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and why Mahmud Kamani of Boohoo (BOO) is the last person on earth to follow as his company (adviser Zeus Capital) takes a 7.1% stake in Revolution Beauty (REVB) - adviser Zeus Capital. It is a small and cosy world innit?
A couple of weeks ago I pondered how Victoria (VCP) would or should respond to a quite devastating bear dossier from Iceberg Research. In a way it has played the attack cleverly but actually its response makes the stock even more of a sell.
Ed Croft’s Stockopedia is the stock picking system that ranged the Quindell (QPP) fraud as one of the cheapest companies on AIM and said that Globo (GBO) scored 92/100 as a buy. It was a fraud too and went bust. Then there was Wirecard which Stocko pushed aggressively just 3 days before the balloon went up! Two years after the Woodford blow up, Ed is now and expert saying his system could have predicted it. Whatever. So how would Ed’s system assess company X which has just filed 2021 accounts
As I noted yesterday, the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) is spoofing like there is no tomorrow to get its open offer away and to allow death spiral provider Venus to forward sell another tranche of shares. Supply is tunning on vapours. But there is a big question, the woke twits at the FCA seem unwilling to push on: how many millions of pounds has CEO Alessandro Zamboni made from covert and undisclosed share dumps? I have written to the FCA.
Is it good news that the bastard little brother of the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Eight Capital Partners (ECP) has lost its CEO? Normally a shock departure after just 11 months as CEO is bad news. But this CEO in question is toxic.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom article is Ariana Resources – Half-Year Production Report: Tavsan On The Way: BUY by Nigel Somerville at number eight or number 13 if you include Bearcasts.
As the Bulletin Board Morons await news on their first inventory monetisation for a derisory $1.5 million promised to deliver in July by Alessandro Zamboni in his RNS of 28 June, then promised last week in his RNS of 29 July and so far, consistent with the majority of Zamboni promises nothing actually materialised.
Lucian Miers has been banging on about Victoria (VCP) for years, but today short selling outfit Iceberg has released a damning report suggesting that the £380 million capitalised company has misled investors with fraudulent acquisitions, cannot generate cash and is drowning in a sea of unsustainable debt. It queeries the business dealings and track record of main man Geoff Wilding but publishes a picture of his $65 million superyacht. Anyone reading the report ( below) who is not short is missing out big time.
Oh dear. Another day and more bad news from the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) emerges and another lie. Last September Chill announced that it had launched a new line of synthetic nicotine products, that is to say tobacco free product which contained nicotine. Today it claims that the launch was actually in December - which makes the September RNS another lie whicxh adviser Allenby seems happy to be associated with - but says that this venture has been wound up with immediate effect.
I shall post photos in the next day or so showing me climbing a rocky and overgrown hill to a castle in the burning midday sun with my daughter Jaya on my back. I did the same three years ago with Joshua but managed better today. There is still life in this old dog. Then onto GSK (GSK) and Haleon (HLN). I ditched my Haleon shares today and explain why. Then I look at Revolution Beauty (REVB), ProCook (PROC), the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Cellular Goods (CBX) and in detail at Purplebricks (PURP).
The whisteblower tells truly salacious stories - I shall speak to them at length, later. I discuss FinnCap (FCAP), the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME), IQE (IQE), the chocolate teapots at the FCA, and MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC). Gotcha!
I have written to the FCA, which is the regulator - no sniggering at the back, please - of companies on the (sub) Standard List, like the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME). A statement is now overdue, for clarification of whether or not its boss, Alessandro Zamboni, has covertly dumped shares.
I start with the Tory leadership contest. Aren't they both awful? Then, I discuss chatting to a whistleblower. After that, it is onto Reach (RCH), Toople (TOOP ) - surely the FCA must act - Wickes (WIX), Made.com (MADE) and the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME).
Shame on bucket shop Novum and on Peterhouse Corporate Finance for acting for Aquis listed Evrima (EVA). It is almost certainly insolvent unless king spiv Jon Bellis can raise it new funds, it is a lifestyle business and it wants to hide the ghastly truth from investors.
In my last article about the fraud that is Standard Listed Supply@ME Capital (SYME), I noted the following paragraph within the RNS of 22 July:
I start with a few reflections about being alone on holiday for the first time in two weeks. It is a short respite, but blissful. Then, it is onto Julie Meyer and why she is so wrong about the economic prospects of her latest bolt hole, Greece. It is doomed. Then, onto delusion among shareholders in the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME). And finally, why you should book your tickets for ShareStock, on the banks of the river Dee in Wales, on September 10 HERE
As it promised, the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) is launching an open offer to qualifying morons (oops, I meant shareholders) at 0.05p, to raise up to £320,855. Natch the statement contains outright deceptions and misrepresentations, but also shocking news on the sub scale loss making asset manager, Tradeflow. The misrepresentations first.
In today's podcast I look at Audioboom (BOOM) where we bears are being well and truly vindicated. Then at the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and finally at Made.com (MADE) which I expect to go bust by Christmas.
Following my expose of the amateur and rule breaking accounts of Eight Capital Partners (ECP), the bastard little brother of the Supply@ME Capital (SYME) fraud, I have written to my good pals at the Financial Reporting Council asking for a formal investigation into Eight and its auditors PKF LittleJohn and audit partner Zahir Khaki. The letter is below:
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom article is I think Kistos is taking the piss with its offer for Serica and expect shareholders to reject it by Gary Newman at number two or number five if you include Bearcasts.
On 29 July 2020 the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) announced a loan transaction involving 5.89 billion shares as follows in an RNS:
Oh dear, oh dear. This should be another massive red flag for the morons who own shares in the Supply@ME Capital (SYME) fraud to ignore. It will also prompt a formal complaint to the FRC about auditors PKF Littlejohn and Eight itself.
Analyst, Lawrence Lepard, kicks off with a major mining fraud.
We're halfway through the year, and that gives us a little time to reflect back on the most-listened-to Bearcasts of this past six months.
The aquis-listed pot play, Love Hemp (LIFE) - backed by boxer, Anthony Joshua - committed fraud in February of this year. Its adviser, Peterhouse, rightly quit, leaving the shares suspended. Today, Love has reshuffled the corporate deckchairs and is talking to a new advisor, so people can trade its shares again. Which advisor is so bent that it will act for a demonstrable fraud?
A year after its shares were suspended, South African fraud, Umuthi (UHS), has been booted off the Standard List. The regulator is rather coy as to why - perhaps due to its own incompetence in ever admitting this POS.
Today, Supply@ME Capital (SYME) will hold its Annual General Meeting, which, amongst other things, will authorise an increase in its share capital. Thus, it can issue additional shares to Venus Capital under the death spiral, and to Tradeflow Capital vendors for the deferred consideration.
How to cram as many buzzwords as possible into an RNS, and thus excite moronic investors: a lesson from the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME).
Shares in the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME), raced ahead on news of a financially immaterial transaction. Crazy, eh? And how do we know it was immaterial?
The Financial Reporting Council is currently investigating this deception; now, Chill Brands (CHLL) has assisted with that enquiry by fessing to the total cost of the (pointless) domain name, Chill.com - a transaction that suggests the company may soon need yet another bailout. Let me explain.
I start with my wonderful son, Joshua, losing every race at Sports Day with bravery and humour. Then, onto UK Network Agency; Innovation Agri-Tech; Eden Pharma; the wretched FCA's failure on £65 million fraud, Appbox Media/One True View; Ocado (OCDO); Morses Club (MCL); Cake Box (CBOX) - where Steve is wrong; Verditek (VDTK); and Shield Therapeutics (STX).
After his senior role at disgraced broker, Daniel Stewart - enabling China frauds including Naibu - Paul Shackleton should have been banned from financial services. Instead, he is now earning a six-figure wedge at Peel Hunt. But the morally bankrupt bankster is getting a bit forgetful
Earlier, I exposed numerous red flags concerning a) 2021 revenues and b) the Tradeflow deal; now, I turn to Supply's (SYME) accounting blunders from calendar 2021. Of course, the company is no stranger to accounting blunders, including:
Just a few caveats. Align Research is paid to pump out the research below. Align and its boss, Richard "nobody likes me and I don't care" Jennings own shed loads of shares in Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), and the "analyst" is disgraced, journalist smearing, part time PR man, the vile and repellent Dr Michael Green. Dr Green should not be allowed to work in financial services after his crimes as an enabler of the fraud Sefton Resources (SER). Having said all of that, I too have an interest in these shares and reckon they are cheap. Are they worth 9.58p as the ludicrous Green suggests? Er no. But could they double? Yes. And the note below explains why.
Now that the Woodlarks walk is over, it is time for an in-depth look at Supply@ME Capital's (SYME) shocking full-year numbers. This is the first of a multi-part series, and brace yourself; it is shocking stuff.
So, who do you believe: the fraudsters at Supply@ME Capital (SYME), or The Financial Reporting Council? Er...the FRC.
It is just two days until Rogue Bloggers, and we have raised more than £20,000 (with gift aid). Let's try and reach £25,000. I discuss rain, nettles and the inevitable pain on Saturday. Please donate, HERE. Then, the twit of the day contest: Boris v Harry of Kefi (KEFI) v Mark Steward, who has disgraced himself on Genflow (GENF). I then discuss Nostra Terra (NTOG) (praise be the lord), with a target price of 0p; the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME); another Steward screw-up; and ITM Power (ITM).
In recent weeks the cannabis fraud Eden Pharma has been tapping up marks aggressivly promising an imminent stockmarket listing. Amazingly it has delivered. Well sort of. It is now the 51st company to list on the Merj Exchange in the Seychelles. The admission document below is a hoot, dripping in red flags. And there is a catch..
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom article is Stuff going on at FTSE 100 giants Unilever and Glaxo! by Chris Bailey at a number four or number 8 if you include Bearcasts.
I have previously speculated that Charlotte is, in fact, a man. Furthermore, she is not a Brit but an Italian, possibly linked to the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME). After an absence of many, many months, she is back with another email.
I discuss last night's hell in Frogland. Then, I raise two new red flags at the Supply@ME Capital (SYME) fraud, before looking at Tern (TERN), and Parsley Box (MEAL) as it heads to zero.
The results were delayed by a month and that demonstrated that while good news travels fast bad news is oft tardy. Even the fraudsters at Supply@ME Capital (SYME) seem to be starting to be forced to admit that the game is almost up as calendar 2021 numbers are a real shit show. This company is technically bust.
Last week, I exposed how Standard Listed company, Genflow (GENF), was created by a convicted pump-and-dump fraudster, currently facing an 85-year prison sentence. He and his “known associate”, Mr Adrian Beeston, supposedly own 20% of the equity, for which they paid peanuts. That alone should trigger an FCA enquiry, but it gets worse.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The actual most-read non Tom article is by me, last week’s pub quiz. The most read non-Tom, non-quiz article is Busy Thursday – BT Group, Johnson Matthey and Auto Trader by Chris Bailey at a non-leaderboard Number 17 or Number 23 if you include Bearcasts.
THIS article yesterday exposed the activities of Mr. Ron Bauer and his known associate Mr. Adrian Beeston. Now let us see the hook up with my old pal, the Sith Lord Zak Mir and what appars to be a horrific quid pro quo. Or maybe it is just a coincidence...
After yesterday’s bombshell, HERE, the FCA must suspend trading in Genflow (GENF) shares. My letter is below.
I suppose the criminal pump and dumper Ron Bauer might argue that it is he who has suffered reputational damage from dealing with Gavin Burnell of Globo (GBO) fraud infamy but a shocking new document has now come to light which begs massive questions for Burnell, Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra (NTOG) and indeed of the FCA.
This is a major scandal - one that will create massive embarrassment for those operating in the depths of the AIM, Aquis and Standard List sewers. And for Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra (NTOG), his buddy, Gavin Burnell of the Globo (GBO) fraud, and Novum infamy, it poses a major question of what they knew and when.
Follow the money… This is all about how Alessandro Zamboni, the CEO of Supply ME Capital (SYME), has dumped all his shares in the fraud, while pretending he has not. But the net is closing in on the scam, as today’s announcement from Aquis listed Eight Capital Partners (ECP), run by ex Supply chairman Dominic White, makes clear.
At 7.40 AM, an RNS appeared, announcing that trading in Eurasia Mining (EUA) shares had been “temporarily suspended pending an announcement.” It is now 1 PM, and there has been no announcement. So, what is going on? It could be good news for the shareholders, though I suspect it may not be. But who knows?
In just two weeks, the new death spiral provider, Venus, has dumped 3.32 billion shares on Bulletin Board Morons. If it is allowed to, it will likely dump another 15-20 billion. But the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME), is insolvent even with the Venus cash, as I noted earlier. I have asked the FCA to step in and save private investors from being mugged.
On 27 April, the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) announced that it had issued 2,770,000,000 shares to death spiral provider Venus and on 10 May it announced that it had issued a further 550,000,000 shares to Venus following which its issued share capital is now 40,789,339,950. If Venus was, as some, of the Bulletin Board Morons are suggesting building a stake then it would now have a stake of 8.1 %.
A note out on 26th April 2022 from AIM-listed Origo Partners (OPP)updated its long suffering followers that its shares would be suspended from the month end, as its Nomad, Arden Partners, was being acquired and was giving up on the Nomad business. But since the asset disposal programme was almost finished, the company advised that it was not looking for a replacement. So as of 30 May 2022 Origo’s career of the AIM Casino will be history.
If the FCA was not so bloody useless it would have closed down Alexander David Securities Limited (ADSL) for acting for overt frauds such as US Oil & Gas (USOP), helping them to con investors and raise money which they will never see again. But no.. the FCA waited to act until June 29 2020 and it was not ADSL’s own crimes that landed it in the soup.
Before the RNS announcement on 27 April, Supply@ME Capital (SYME) already had 37.4 billion shares in issue. This note sets outs out just how many shares could be issuable under this new death spiral arrangement assuming that the optional tranches get issued at the 0.05 pence per shares (whereas under the VWAP formulae the issue price could be even lower and thus even more dilutive.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom article is The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold (And Everything Else) Sells Off by Nigel Somerville at Number 3 or Number 10 if you include Bearcasts.
Earlier this week, I complained to the FRC about the grotesquely misleading interims, published by the fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL), on 28 January. Given the company has now undertaken a bailout fundraise, the FCA will have to act. Moreover…
Analyst and trader David Kranzler argues that the weekly economic data is indicative of the U.S. already in a recession. Eighty percent of all U.S. households have been experiencing the characteristics of a recession. Credit card usage is spiking and this is likely because people are relying on them to make ends meet. Inflation remains rampant at double digits.
This morning, I had a long chat with an industry insider, concerning the latest death spiral from the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME); what I relay to you is truly shocking. Anyone holding these shares is bonkers.
In today's bearcast I discuss the different regulatory failings of AIM and the Standard List referring to 2 companies worth 0p, Vast Resources (VAST) and the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) and the lies they tell. I look at Amur Minerals (AMC) and Eurasia Mining (EUA) and in detail at Novacyt (NCYT). I mention Jubilee Metals (JLP) where I am a loyal shareholder.
How investors wish that the FCA had dealt with my previous letters as a responsible regulator of the Standard List would have done. But it did not, and thus, earlier this week, the fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL), announced a bailout placing at just 2p. Unfortunately, it is clear that on a number of grounds, investors were deceived ahead of that fundraise. I have written to the FCA.
One of the reasons the fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL), had to do a bailout placing this week, is the ridiculous purchase of a domain name. I can now reveal how the company has deceived investors about this fantastic money spunk.
Last time, the complainant was anonymous; this time, it was Julie Meyer. I describe my chat. Suffice to say that Ms "sex toy on expenses" Meyer will again be frustrated. I contrast these Police visits with the way they failed me when I exposed the Chill Brands (CHLL) fraud, and was then harassed and smeared - I wonder how the guilty men, notably those at Buchanan Communications, feel this afternoon. Today, I deserve a shed load of ouzo after numerous triumphs and, in turn, I look at Chill, Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Bidstack (BIDS) and Vast Resources (VAST). Actually, I am joking about the ouzo: the kids and I are off to buy a hosepipe extension, some lavender plants, and an ice cream for Joshua. That is our reward.
You read about a new “Capital Enhancement Plan”, and it sounds like good news. But no. This is Orwell speak, and it is, in fact, a series of disastrous announcements from the fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME). Even Helen Keller and Ray Charles can see the writing on this wall - although, natch, some posters on the LSE Asylum still know better.
The fraud, Supply@ME Capital (SYME), promises its – dismal – calendar 2021 results will be out by Friday. Given that it is insolvent, I wonder how the reporting accountants will sign off on the document. Time will tell. Meanwhile, Supply seems to have problems updating its Companies House records on a timely basis. For instance:
Since my last expose of the demining state of affairs at Lombard Capital (LCAP), things have gone from bad to worse. But now, enter stage left a man who was once the 57th richest person in Britain (or not), but then turned out to be a fraudster and was sent to the slammer. It gets better….
The screen shot below is from a "private" telegram group which this crooked CEO clearly thinks folks like me or the FCA do not have acess to. Au contraire...
This has been the most stressful day in Greece for a long while; I really do need a holiday. I explain all. Then I look at Sensyne (SENS); Chill Brands (FRAUD); Blue Star Capital (BLU) and an AGM shock that may trigger the collapse of the Bixby, Edwards, Frangos, Story and Peter Wall house of cards. Then it is onto Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), where today's placing vindicates me. I argue that a 20.75p share price is a compelling shorting opportunity on a risk-reward basis. Matthew and his dog will enjoy that section, as Arthur Millholland, the snake oil salesman at Canadian, really is talking shite in today's release. I am so angry.
The fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL), is almost out of cash. It is existing on vapours and is not paying bills. But if it is to get any refinancing away, even a massively dilutive one, the existing board must change, as it is just not credible. Hence today’s night-of-the-long-knives announcement.
Initially, I felt sorry for Maureen when I received an email from her last night. She had just stumbled on my work on Appbox Media, One True View and Eden Pharma. She says that she has everything invested in this trio, and she was “shocked” by what I had written – is she going to lose everything?
Mr Westbrook is undeterred by his encounter with bully-boy charlatan, Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS). He has now waded into battle with SP Angel, London’s second-worst Nomad after Beaumont Cornish, on the matter of the Paragon Diamonds Scandal. Nigel and I covered this debacle at the time, making it clear that we believed Nomad Northland, now part of SP Angel, behaved disgracefully. Westbrook has fired off the letter below, which I shall now pass to AIM Regulation, asking the Oxymorons if they can explain why SP Angel still has a license to operate. Ian writes…
I start with news of flooding at the Welsh Hovel, and end with a reminder of podcasting schedules as I head to the Greek hovel. Then, I apologise to Peter Brailey as I cover: Simec Atlantic (SAE); Kefi (KEFI); Ince (INCE); Arden (ARDN); Cellular Goods (CBX); Chill Brands (FRAUD); Gatemore fund managers and Sensyne (SENS); Mark Slater and the folly of attempting corporate regime change; and Audioboom (BOOM).
Appbox Media is the sister company of One True View and has stolen around £15 million of investors money with the FCA standing idly by ignoring this massive boiler room scam in the heart of the City. But while One True View is reinventing itself to steal more cash as revealed yesterday HERE, Appbox has filed for insolvency. But patsy director Amanda Hussey, the rather simple “fall guy” for the mastermind of this £50 million bezzle Polat Hassan, has now told a £5.4 million lie under oath. She urgently needs to get legal advice before Polat lands her in even more trouble than she is already in.
Those behind One True View and its sister company, Appbox Media, have, via a City-based boiler room at 78 Cannon Street, where high-pressure salesmen earn vast commissions, raised c. £65 million – most of which has been stolen. The FCA insists there are no boiler rooms in the UK, so has done nothing. Thus, the farce has now entered a new chapter.
Thanks to this website you know the history of very serious fraud of musicMagpie (MMAG) CFO turned COO Ian Storey. But if you go to the Magpie website and check out his CV you see history airbrushed.
Oh dear, oh, dear. To have your IPO pulled once is understandable, but twice seems like carelessness. Perhaps Nomad Stifel might care to scotch certain rumours doing the rounds.
Maths test – complete the sequence: 0.204, 0.135, 0.12, 0.11407, 0.10, 0.056, x – what is x for Supply (SYME)?
I start with an apology for yesterday’s downtime, explaining what happened. Then I look at the musicMagpie (MMAG) saga, and why what I have discovered is so utterly damning. I also discuss today’s expose on paid social media influencers HERE. Regarding that, HERE is where the SEC did what the FCA should be doing, but I fear will not unless we enter a prolonged bear market where many lose cash.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom story is Centamin – 2021 FY Numbers And Dividend: Is It Now A Sell? by Nigel Somerville at Number two or Number four if you include Bearcasts.
Ian Storey was the CFO of musicMagpie (MMAG) from March 2015, becoming the COO when this company joined the AIM sewer last April.Are investors fully aware of his history of cooking the books at one of the biggest FTSE frauds of the past two decades?
I explain why and about a bit of a mishap as I left Wales. The it is onto musicMagpie (MMAG) after this piece earlier, Parsley Box (MEAL), Chill Brands (FRAUD), Online Blockchain (OBC), TrustPilot (TRST) and Knights Group (KGH). After my enforced training walk thismorning you can donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE on the news of our new star walker.
The Mercator death spiral, can be repaid in cash or at Supply@ME Capital’s (SYME) option by being swapped into a convertible loan note. The total repayable is now £7.7 million repayable in 12 monthly instalments from inception. To date Supply has made 3 full repayments and one partial repayment as set out below:
Forgive the voice. Last week’s cold has left me sounding like I have been swallowing gravel. I start with a few words about distractions today which included ordering 72 blackthorn plants and 12 wild blackberry bushes and fetching antique Welsh furniture to go to Greece. Then I ponder whether Nigel is reinvesting his Ariana (AAU) dividends in Ariana (AAU).I explain why I am not and where I am putting the cash. Or rather I am sitting on the fence between Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). The 3x company I mentioned on Saturday, is a well known one and will be exposed via a multi-part series kicking off tomorrow at 8.30 AM and it is, I am sure, a zero. Ahead of then I discuss what makes a real bear market and how it affects rubbish stocks out of cash. Until you see a good few RNS statements each month saying that “shares are suspended pending clarification” you are not in a bear market. In that vein, I mention three POS companies which RIGHT NOW have no cash and are burning it: Vast Resources (VAST), Chill Brands (CHLL) and Supply@ME Capital (FRAUD) and I discuss the next steps for that trio and why the net is tightening on them.
Next month, April 2022, auditors will have to decide of they can sign off on the accounts of the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME). There will be the usual restatements (aka admissions of past lies) but the big issue is, ceteris paribus, whether this company is deemed technically insolvent and can get a sign off at all. A reminder of the maths before today’s, pathetic, spoofing is exposed.
I start with a few words on some odious remarks made by Ukranian President Zelensky and a few more on Radio 5 Live Rugby commentary which was just so bad it was off the scale. Then it is onto share buying which is a sell signal, referencing two Nigel articles this weekend on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Advanced Oncotherapy(AVO) but bringing in incidents at Amur Minerals (AMC), Nanosynth (NNN) when it was the Strat Aero fraud and Jim Mellon’s Condor Gold (CNR)
TrakM8 (TRAK) has announced that after three years of working with Ingenie Limited, it has extended the deal for another three years. Ingenie you say, that Ingenie? Er…yes. Well sort of.
Heck: today’s news is an RNS Reach, that is to say financially insignificant. But when your entire shareholder base makes a garden worm look like the late Bamber Gascoigne in the intelligence department ,that matters little, Supply@ME Capital (SYME) shares are up by 6% on the news.