True Capital Pro Forex Cold Call Scam

I just received a call claiming to be from True Capital Pro. They claim to be based in Covent Garden in London but it sounded like a Philippines call centre. They claim to have exclusive software that scans the markets 20 times per second. They said I’d responded to a current campaign looking for a […]

Your Account Is Locked Scam SMS

I received this SMS today from +61 448 111 215 Your account is locked. Proceed with additional verification. https://online-banking-nab.com/.cgi scam SMS text message This is a scam. What are the clues? It’s from a random Australian mobile number. Banks don’t use mobile numbers to send messages. The domain looks like NAB but it is actually […]

Scam Lottery Winner SMS

If you play lotteries you already have a way of being notified if you win. If you don’t play lotteries you can’t win and any message about winning is a scam. Here are the scams I receive. Comment below with yours. If you don’t want to use your email address to comment, please use [number-you-are-reporting]@wealthesteem.org […]

Is this Investment Call a Scam?

You’ve just received a phone call on your mobile (a.k.a. cell) phone. The nice person on the end of the line is lovely, polite, smart and caring. They care deeply about you and they have amazing investment opportunities for their clients. It’s very rude to assume this nice person is a fraud, thief or scammer. […]

No Bitcoin for Sir John Key Former NZ PM

Sir John Key, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand has never invested in Bitcoin. He is not promoting cryptocurrency. If you see it on your news feed or on a website it’s a scam. Scammers on social media Facebook and Twitter and other sites have set up fake websites to look like the New […]

FTOCapital.com Scam

I received a call today from 03 9077 1873 claiming to be from  Financials Trading Online with a pitch exactly the same as HQ Brokers.  I’m not sure if H Q Brokers have pivoted to a new name or a different scammer driving this call. It’s a different scammer from H Q Brokers. It was obviously […]

Fired on Your Birthday

My daughter heard that a coworker was let go on her 18th birthday.  Her message to me was in ALL CAPS and full of umbrage. The worst was the boss knew it was the kid’s birthday and FIRED HER ANYWAY!!! That reaction was natural and wonderful. I am so proud of her empathy and humility. […]

Scammer Phone Numbers

I’m putting a list of phone numbers used by scammers to call me. Note this list is for people who’s offers seem too good to be true, or breach Australian cold-calling, do-not-call or solicitation laws. Telemarketers are on the Telemarketer Phone Numbers list. +61 2 8206 9200 02 8206 9200 – Free iPhone promotion Scam […]

Now Posting from the Film Business

i was shocked that I hadn’t posted to WealthEsteem.org in a couple of years. Mainly because I was subject to several non-discosure agreements as well as I wasn’t doing that many deals. The important news is my new venture DreamSpinner Media is live. I’ll be focusing on the deal side here. The Dreamspinner site is […]

Entrepreneurship is an Art, Not a Science

The earliest reference I can find is by Paul Willax from 1 July 1996 Entrepreneurship is an art, not a science. The Greeks recognized that there were techniques (“techne”) that could not be explained in words, but learned only through apprenticeship and experience. My search was not extensive, but I’m happy that the quote has […]