Tag Archives: Fraud

Keith Popplewell – Yorick’s sorry tale.


Alas poor Keith .. I knew him… When I joined Eagle Star in 1995, Keith was the  star turn, an exceptional speaker, a mine of technical information and a bon viveur, Keith was a sales director’s dream. And like any showman, … Continue reading

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FEAR+FRAUD. Does Geneva= Gibraltar? Are SIPPs the new QROPS?


  This bog is about fear and how it can be used by the unscrupulous to frighten them into putting their retirement at risk. The unscrupulous fear-monger is the self-appointed UKPension Guru (Clive Skane-Davis) of Swiss Global Consulting; you can … Continue reading

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Zacchaeus – the short-arsed scammer who came good.


Zacchaeus -Remember him? Zacchaeus was a tax man who one day climbed a tree For he was short in stature and said he could not see And yet he had a problem, that mattered even more He didn’t see the … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a scam; lessons from Providence and Lumiere


If there’s anything good that can come out of the Providence Group’s global network of deceit, it is that it is exposed and offers us its full anatomy. Yesterday I tried to lay out the anatomy at length – I … Continue reading

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“Trust me , I’m a scorpion”


I was born at 11.02am on 11th November 1961, according to my star chart ,the sun, the moon, all the houses and for all I know Planet Pluto are in Scorpio, which makes me a little worried. This is no … Continue reading

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How safe is your workplace pension?


The opportunity to improve pension fund charging. Let us pause for a moment and consider what we are buying into when we set up a workplace pension for our staff. On the face of it, nobody enrolled into a workplace … Continue reading

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I smell a (pensions) rat – what can I do?


An advert appeared yesterday on the Pension Play Pen Linked In Group.. If you’re in our Group, you can see it here The organisation – Save My Pension is offering a “route to market” with the message from its Director Danny Smith  … Continue reading

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What do you do when the lights go out?


Professional Pensions run the story of the £22.9m fine dished out to State Street who had been double charging clients for years. I had thought of custodians till recently as their name suggests as guardians of assets, not as asset strippers. … Continue reading

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How HMRC passes the buck on Pension Liberation Fraud


The only people who seem to be being dumped on are occupational pension trustees. Continue reading

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Who owns www.henrytapper.com?


I got this unsolicited message earlier this week from “Daniel”who appeared to be working for my friends at Baker Tilly. Dear Henry, I recently discovered you after reading some of your blog content on http://www.totalinvestor.co.uk, which led me to look at your … Continue reading

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