Just got a call from 02 8040 5542 allegedly from Emma Brown at The Capital Class. The usual rubbish that I responded with my phone and email to an online ad. I said I didn’t.
The pitch always says “we help people make money with online trading, do you have any experience with online trading?” Doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no, the script continues.
Some backwards and forwards until I asked them how their scam worked. She wasn’t going to “waste my time” if I’m going to talk about scams. She went on with, “Would we scam people with cents in their bank account or would we scam people with millions and billions in their bank account.”
I really didn’t have time to conduct my usual interview to waste there time and find out more about them.
UPDATE: 12 Feb 2020 Working late on a project at an office, the phone rang from 02 8827 5828 allegedly from Roe Peterson (who claimed to be born in Bagota, Colombia but based in London at Covent Garden). Same claim that I’d responded to a web ad online. Except he called me on an office number that is unlisted and didn’t have my name.
I spent 30 minutes while I ate dinner getting him to jump through the spiel. I checked out their website. And got offered the limited time coupon to save $150 USD on their popular membership package.
What a scammer! They claim to be regulated by UK FCA number 90/353. There are no results on the Register for Capital Class. Roe went on, “oh it’s not on our website.” TheCapital Class is not on the UK Financial Conduct Authority Register either.
He then claimed to be “internally regulated in Australia”. What does that even mean?
Dinner eaten I pointed out that he was operating illegally and need an Australian financial services licence (AFS licence) for financial service providers to cold call in Australia. I asked him to google Capital Class scam where this article shows up in the top 3 results.
He laughed and offered to send me $100-which is what Emma did last time too! Their script is identical when called a scammer. Unlucky for me he hung up before getting my postal address.
Legitimate financial service providers do not register their domains at Godaddy and do not hide their ICANN registration details in whois.
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