Lovely plumage! Winebuyers Group Ltd – a phoenix rises

Introduction: This is the third of an impromptu series on recent scams. These posts weren't planned in advance rather circumstances dictated that I should post about these scams rather than going with subjects that I had intended to cover. This post on Winebuyers Mark 1 and 2 originally appeared on my investdrinks' blog and you …

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Premier Capital Finance Ltd – Irish company cloned by fraudsters?

This week I am featuring another scam. It involved what I suspect is the cloning of a legitimate company – Premier Capital Finance Ltd, which is an Irish company based in Limerick. Fraudsters are increasingly cloning legitimate companies to give their frauds legitimacy. Invoice sent by 'Premier Capital Finance'to John B 19th August 2021 Underwritten …

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London City Vintners Ltd – incredible progress despite COVID…

There are times when you just have to salute and admire the eye-watering progress made by a young company. Step forward Alex John Bond's London City Vintners Ltd. The company was formed on 19th August 2019. Bond became a director on 19th November 2019. Just four months later the UK and the rest Europe was …

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Arrêtez de dire amphora pour dolium !

Je suis souvent un peu agacé par des imprécisions, voire des erreurs dans l'usage de certains mots. On va dire que je suis râleur (comme Michel, mais un peu moins !) et que ce que va suivre n'est qu'un détail sans grande importance, mais j'estime que les mots pour décrire un objet, par exemple, ont …

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Drink by dates – a fantasy

1998 Touraine Gamay from the much missed Clos Roche Blanche. 1998 was a difficult vintage but this Gamay is still quite youthful and delicious to drink. Furthermore surely good for another few years. I continue to be impressed and pleasantly surprised by how resilient wine very often tends to be even when it is stored …

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