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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Storage Resources – anatomy of a fraud

On Friday I was contacted by WV, whose late father unfortunately a number of years ago bought some wine from scam investment companies. She had recently received a letter (see part below) sent to her late father's address by Storage Resources. Part of the letter from Storage Resources The letter from 'Paul Foley, Director' claims …

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Watch out for cloning scams!

Photo from Shutterstock – article from wine-searcher Over the past year or so I have become aware of the cloning by fraudsters of websites of legitimate and well established wine companies – both retailers and bonded warehouses. The following article from the excellent wine-searcher 'As the wine world moves online, it seems the wine frauds …

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Ma semaine de dégustation : méfiez-vous du « naturel » et autres étiquettes simplistes, mais aussi quelques très bons vins sans label de ce type.

La semaine dernière j'ai eu une très mauvaise expérience avec un vin particulier qui me semble être souvent mis en avant comme un très bon vin (voire plus), et qui est aussi une sorte de symbole de ce que certains appellent le mouvement des vins "nature". Voici son étiquette : Quel a été le problème …

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