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'Make my name disappear,' writes Jeff Van Rooyen

December 23, 2019 - Letter from Jeff Van Rooyen, of Belgium, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of a public warning against Best Plan SÀRL by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

'Remove article from your website', writes Bermuda's Deborah Lowe

December 11, 2019 - Letter from Deborah Lowe requesting the removal of details of a legal action filed against her, trading as House of Esther, at Bermuda Supreme Court on May 21st, 2013.

'Discovery application must be removed', writes lawyer for Singapore's Golden Root Investments

December 10, 2019 - 'Notice to Take Down' from Eugene Tan, of Singapore law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of a copy of a discovery application that was filed by his client, Golden Root Investments Pte Ltd., at federal court in California.

'Remove Cayman judgment against Michael Ryan or we report you to Google,' writes 'Jesse Greer'

December 04, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from "Jesse Greer" requesting the removal of a "very much confidential" judgment issued at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in 2012 against Michael Ryan, the developer of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman hotel and residences.

'Remove defamatory articles about Mark Nichols,' demands attorney

November 01, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from W. David Mannheim, of Nelson Mullins law firm, in North Carolina, demanding the removal of "defamatory articles" about his client, Mark Nichols.

'Mahmoud El Chahal abused our trust in funding scam,' writes 'victim'

October 17, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Abdelrahim Mahamat Badaoui, of Sociétè Complexe Industriel Rahma, complaining and warning about Lebanese national Mahmoud El Chahal, of Qatar Finance House, an advance fee fraudster whom we have previously exposed.

'Remove private materials,' requests lawyer for Singapore's Golden Root Investments

October 09, 2019 - Letter from attorney Lara Shapiro requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of a discovery application that she filed on behalf of her Singapore-based client, Golden Root Investments Pte, Ltd., at federal court in California.

'Stop distributing misinformation about Cryptotrustconsulting,' writes Marc Bendrat

October 09, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Marc Bendrat, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria, requesting that we "cease to distribute misinformation" about his British firm, Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., which was the target of an "Investor Warning" by the Austrian Financial Market Authority.

'You're a cyber criminal,' claims fraudster Jean-Philippe Grange

September 22, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Jean-Philippe Grange, of France, requesting the removal of content regarding Grange, Sam Zumbe, of England, and Newport Enterprises Group LLC, of Delaware, the latter of which was held out as a bank licensed by "the Pentagon" in the United States.

'Aggregating bullshit without clearance can be costly,' warns Gary Baiton

September 20, 2019 - Letter from Gary Baiton, who is described as an "IT Influencer" and "Blockchain Expert" in his LinkedIn profile, threatening legal action against OffshoreAlert if we don't remove references to him in connection with cryptocurrency firm ICOBox, which he claims "I'm not a part of".

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EXPOSED: Symtomax Group's fraudulent €12M Bond Offering
A €12 million bond offering by British nationals Minette Coetzee, a.k.a. Minette Compson, and Paul Segal via their Symtomax Group for a purported medical cannabis production facility in Portugal is fraudulent, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves entities and individuals in the BVI, Canada, Dubai, England, Gibraltar, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.
Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.