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COHEN STRACHAN INVESTMENT / ITS A SCAM

1 5 Executive DriveBurleigh Waters, Queensland, Australia Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 1800 073 064

Yes I was scammed by COHEN STRACHAN INVESTMENT big time and when I joined them they offered a $2000 promotional gift to either have it refunded back to me or have it traded with by a company called Nominee Traders and after doing several searches for this Nominee Traders I could not find any results> I took them to court and the judge ruled in my favor for a $2000 judgement against them in which I have had to serve up on them an enforcment summons hearing for a financial statement against COHEN STRACHAN INVESTMENT which is in 2 weeks time. Also I am taking them to court next week for a refund of $17, 600 for selling my faulty software and for decieving me on information that was described to me about how the software worked and theres a 95% chance I am also going to win that as well. The software that they sell according to them lists 1 mistake per million listing well i actually filmed myself in front of my pc for 5 and a half hours and in that 5 and a half hours I only found 9 correct listings that I could do an ARB on. In my entire life I have never had a business give me such a headache then this one and the person who is mainly responsible for overseeing that noone gets there money back is a guy called Mr Paul Perry who is acting on behalf of the acting director Antoinette Mead and this guy is absolutly ruthless in doing everything he can to make sure that you dont get your money back. Me personally I found him to be a complete joke but to the new person he can be very intimidating and he counts on you giving up because of the long process that lays ahead in trying to get your money back. Never the less he claims to have been given a license to sell the sports arbitrage software by a company called International Arbitrage Strategies Hong Kong or IAS HK and after also doing some searches on this company I have have not been able to find any such thing. So I am posting this message on here to see if anyone else has ever heard of or knows the registration numbers for either Nominee Traders or International Arbitrage Strategies Hong Kong or IAS HK and for gods sake do not contact this company for anything they would have to be the biggest scam artists of all time and I would not wish for anyone to be going through what I have been going through. Also its possible that the judge at my court date hearing may want to have the software tested by a few qualified software testers to be able to prove my case that there software is faulty. I have already found one person who does it here in Australia but have not been able to find anyone or anywhere else and i was wondering if anyone knows about any qualified software testers that can run the required tests against the COHEN STRACHAN INVESTMENT sports arbitrage software. thanx for any help. Richard

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  • Te
      16th of Apr, 2010
    0 Votes

    Hi Richard
    i would like to contact you bye phone if possible
    How can i do this ?
    My e-mail is scth@bigpond.com
    Regards Terry

  • Ma
      21st of Apr, 2010
    +1 Votes

    ive been using carbona trading data for over 3 years and i cant understand what could be the problem so im more than happy to richard if your need a heads up. It takes patience to trade and time to learn, did your trainer not help you, it seems very strange as my experience with all including my trainer have been first rate and 1i started with no knowledge at all?Feel free to contact me anytime richard if im busy i can put in contact with my trainer who is very patient on mrmax686@gmail.com

  • Ma
      21st of Apr, 2010
    +1 Votes

    CSI just contacted to me about ''richard'' as he is currently under police investigation they have asked that i do not contact him in anyway as he has no intention of ever trading and has been defaming the company for financal gain(theres always one smarty).

    But if there is anyone who is already trading and whats to join the carbona trading club(which was started by myself to assit and work with other traders after their training is complete)then we are always happy to work with new members(that trade with carbona).

    If you are not currently using carbona but are ''seriously about to'' then myself or one of the other members will be happy to speak to you, if you have been unable to find another user online. contact - mrmax686@gmail.com

  • Du
      3rd of May, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Hi "Richard", I am on the same boat with you. Been getting nowhere to get any fund that has been traded to be transferred to my account. There is always excuses form the admin ("Sue"). Their excuses has always been, "gifted fund has lower priority than private invested fund", or sometimes the reply from admin does not even makes sense at all, such as " due to current anomalies in our trading account, we are currently investiagting the issue, we will let you know when the issue has been resolved. And that is the end of it, no more contact from them till you send admin another email.

    I guess it is a scam after all. if the software working perfectly well, no one will ever asking for refund.

  • Ma
      6th of May, 2010
    +1 Votes

    we have over 60 members in our club that trade ewith carbona some for over 3 years.As everyone is trading off the exact same data feed i cant understand why you are unable to trade?

    what is it that you are have problems with, funds, books education? im sure your trainer will help you if you need more time to educate yourself on the market, it took me at about 20 plus lessons to understand 95% of it.How many lessons have you had and what amount are you trading with?

    if somthing was broken or the data was incorrect 1000s of users not one would be jumping up and down thats the strange bit, its the same data for all users - everyone including ias traders?

  • Oz
      14th of Jun, 2010
    -1 Votes

    STOP SCAMMING PRESS!
    www.ozripoff.com
    OZrips you off
    Oz Rip off
    Is owned and run by the king of gold coast scammers

    C //// S //// I/////
    L //// A //// R //// R //// Y//// * P/ /// I //// C //// K //// E/ /// R //// I/ /// N //// G *
    W/ //// A/ //// Y //// N/ /// E * E //// V/ /// A //// N/ /// S
    A //// T //// O //// N //// I //// T //// T //// E //// M //// E //// A //// D
    C //// S //// I W //// A //// N //// K/ /// E/ /// R/ /// S
    We have all the proof we need
    Scamming Australians with rip offs

    BEFORE THE SCAMMERS CHANGE THEM OR DELETE THEM AS THE TRUTH HURTS YOU C**TS.
    Congrats to this R guy he has the proof that we have known all along ozrip off is run by them.
    All ozrip off can do is put [censor] on him.
    STOP PRESS WHATS THAT [censored]E ABOUT?
    WHAT THAT MEANS IS OH NO THEY KNOW SO LETS TRY TO DISCREDIT HIM?
    Is that funny or what?
    So face the facts this is a scam website owned by scammers to put [censor] on everyone else for their own gains
    People have had enough of this [censored]e as the more they take it off the more we will put it on as there is nothing they can do to stop the truth coming out now.
    Thanks R.
    So much for being impartial TRUTH HURTS C**ks WE ARE ONTO YOUR SCAMMING Behinds
    You scamming losers
    THE MORE YOU REMOVE THE TRUTH THE MORE WE WILL PUT IT BACK ON ANY EVERYONE CAN SEE THAT YOU ARE DOING IT (we are being paid to spread the truth)
    OTHERWISE WHY WOULD IT MATTER?
    YOU ALLOW ANY OLD [censored]E WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED SO WHY REMOVE THIS?
    No legitimate website would ever do this? (but we know you are the scammers)
    Wow it took less than ten minutes to remove it
    Time 1 26th may 2010 10 minutes
    Time 2 26th may 10 minutes (they really are desperate to stop this)
    Time 3 26th may 5 minutes
    Time 4 26th may 15 minutes (you getting the idea now everyone)
    Time 5 26th may 1 minute (we can do this all day)
    Time 6 26th may 5 minutes (yes we are employed so this is our job)
    Time 7 26th may 10 minutes (you must be scared)
    26th may Scammers suspended all new postings you chicken [censor] scared of the truth just one posting that’s all!
    3rd June 10 minutes
    3rd June 15 minutes
    3rd June 10 minutes (hey they real cant handle the truth)
    They now check their emails but are so fast to remove the truth!
    The secret is out
    This goes to show the cowards hand it out but when the truth comes out you fold.
    9th June less than 1 minute each time (your really getting scared)
    10th June (wow 30 seconds) running really scared !
    10th June Now all new email accounts get verified first !
    10th June all previous email accounts disabled but everyone knows its easy to open another one which we have done and reposted
    1oth June 5 minutes
    This is NOT R P or L B or S G and now once again ozrip off has modified my original email and changed it for their own use
    A copy of the original is now with various authorities as clear proof that ozrip off is completely full of [censored]e and totally manipulating the site for their own interests which we know are
    Wanker 1 (SCAM)
    Wanker 2 (K*I*N*G O*F S*C*A*M*M*E*R*S)
    Putting [censor] on these people underneath for telling the truth ?
    R P
    S G
    L B
    + Any one else that stands up to them
    ALL WHO DID, HAD BAD POSTINGS PUT ON AND LEFT ON UNTOUCHED BY O*Z*R*I*P OFF AND NOT REMOVED? WE ALL WONDER WHY?
    WHY DID THEY ALL GET FEATURED REPORTS ON THE FRONT PAGE?
    BECAUSE O*Z*R*I*P* O*F*F* I*S O*W*N*E*D* AND RUN BY wanker OF THE SAME wanker SCAM
    WAKE UP PEOPLE
    ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME YOU SCAMMers
    EVERYONE IS COMING FOR YOU
    PACK UP PUT UR TAIL BETWEEN YOUR LEGS AND [censored] OFF.


    Wanker 2 is a competitor in the scamming game
    Only wanker 1 owns website
    Everyone can connect the dots [censor]
    HA HA HA HA HA ha HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA THAT’S THE FUNNIEST [censored]E EVER ?
    THESE ARE INNOCENT VICTIMS
    THIS website IS NOW KNOWN AS THE SCAM TO GET RID OF

  • Oz
      14th of Jun, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Ok everyone this is to let everyone know that OZRIPOFF is being run by wanker L P and W E and we have just had confirmation of this with the Queensland fraud squad who traced there IP addresses and it turns out that they were all traced back to a registered IP address in the name of A M who is the acting director of C Pty Ltd so from now everyone do not make any complaints to OZRIPOFF as it is being run by L P and W E.

    Well here you go guys heres the IP addresses that are the same match as each other the only difference is one is from A M from C and the other is from a guy called J T at Ozripoff and low and behold what do we have here ITS THE SAME [censored]g IP ADDRESS
    Tell me Mr L P how do you explain that one hey ooooooo whats wrong have you finally met someone who has met your match have you.

    The email header from A M email address on the 29th of April 2010 indicated the originating IP address was 59.167.219.109. After cross checking an email from an email today from a J T the supposed owner of OzRipOff.com and the originating IP was the exact same IP address as A M which was 59.167.219.109.

    So I am putting this message out to everyone who has contacted OZRIPOFF and also C if they could check the IP addresses that they recieved from both OZRIPOFF and C and see if they both match and if they do could you please post your finding to this section of the arb forum.

    Ok everyone this is for anyone who is sick of what Ozripoff is posting about anything then here is some emails to email to and start putting some pressure on Planet.com to close Ozripoff down

    legal@theplanet.com
    abuse@theplanet.com
    copyright@theplanet.com

    EVERY SINGLE TIME ANYONE POSTS THE TRUTH ON THIS [censor]E WEBSITE
    OZRIP OFF CHANGES IT FOR THEIR OWN USE (IF RELEVANT TO THEM ONLY)
    AS IF SHANE OR ANYOF THOSE PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT STUPID STUFF?
    OZ RIP OFF HAS NOW SHOWN ITSELF AND PROVED TO MANY INTERESTED PEOPLE WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE
    WE HAVE ALL THE PROOF WE NEED AND EFFORTS TO BRING THESE SCAMMERS BEHIND THIS TO JUSTICE ARE WELL ON THE WAY


    YOUR over OZRIP OFF ITS YOUR TURN NEXT [censored]
    WHEN THE NEWS TEAM TURNS UP THEY WILL BE POINTED IN YOUR DIRECTION SCAMMING MOTHER [censored]

    OzRipOff.com
    Since the original defamatory post was a made, a second post about me and Sports Arbitrage Guide has also been posted. The first article, titled simply, “S G Wanker” was replaced on the front page of OzRipOff with the much more aggressively titled “Shane Greenup, the sexual deviate’s sportsarbitrageguide scam”.
    In the first article, the author simply insults me and attempts to be intimidating. All of the comments are without doubt posted by the same person, with one exception, the first post by “honest”, which I posted in an attempt to inform ignorant readers of the article of the context in which the post was made. The DAY after making this post, my email account, paypal and moneybookers account were hacked, and a significant amount of money was stolen from me.
    The second article simply attempts to undermine my integrity, honesty and reputation. It fails for several reasons, primarily missing the point of Sports Arbitrage Guide being a “Free Guide” and also missing the fact that SAG covers every single arbitrage alert service in the market – thus making it impossible for their lies to be even close to reality – there is no way that I personally own every single arbitrage alert software in the market. Not to mention, that the whole thing is a lie anyway – I don’t run any alert service, I “Affiliate” with every alert service which runs an affiliate program, and happily claim whatever small commission I can from the sales off my website, but I am otherwise not associated with these companies at all. But anyone can see that for themselves just by looking – and you can also see the numerous ones which do NOT run affiliate programs, which are also reviewed in my comprehensive* listing of alert service providers. (*Comprehesnive excluding all known SCAM products and services not yet made known to me)
    OzRipOff.com is Run by C////S////I//// Wanker 2 ////l////a/////r/////r////y////p////i////c////k////e////r////i////n////g////
    I knew C Arbitrage was behind this assault on my reputation, but what I did not know until recently, was that the entire website was operated by the same people who run C. The proof came when I compared the ip addresses of the emails I received from A Md, the director of C and the ip address of the emails I received from “J T” of OzRipOff.com – They were identical. 59.167.219.109
    Further evidence came when R P posted on OzRipOff about Arbitrage (http://www.ozripoff.com/report-view/826-cohen-screwyouoveryour-investment), and overnight his report of a real rip-off, was quickly turned around into defamatory attack on his character (equally backed up with the same number and style of ‘user comments’ as can be seen on my own articles – further evidence that the SAME PERSON is performing all of these posts and comments.). Anyone can test this fact out for themselves – go to OzRipOff.com right now, and post a report about Arbitrage being a scam, and I guarantee it will be removed – unlike every other article about any other company, which requires you to spend $6000 to have an ‘investigator’ investigate you and clear your name…
    Furthermore, only in the last week, Arbitrage actually went and reposted the same lies about me on OzRipOff.com into their own blog (arbitrage.com.au/blogview/directors-reponse-re-richard-partington-322). They repeat the lie about the alert services being mine, and incorrectly assume that R P is somehow under my control or direction. I met R P for the first time when I went to his CTTT hearing against Arbitrage in Gosford – he was already well under way in his legal proceedings against them, and had already spent a long time investigating them before I even met them. I went to the hearing simply out of duty to my visitors and readers – I felt obliged to find out what was going on. Sadly, I was the only other person who turned up on the day – not even A M (T M) showed up, but instead partook in the hearing via telephone… The judge did incorrectly assume I was a friend of Richards at the time (since I was there, and no one else was – it is a reasonable assumption), and introduced me to Antoinette Mead as such when the call connected – but the reality was that i was just trying to find the truth – as I always have. Since then, I have found the truh – and as all of this evidence is already demonstrating, it is not in C favour. So ironically, C accusation that Richard is working under my directions has the cart before the horse.
    And finally, to segue nicely into the next topic, what sort of respectable company publicly names a mere moderator of a public forum, and identifies their geographical location and real name as a way of dealing with the fall out of a disgruntled customer? ArbForum.co.uk is NOT my website. There are 5 moderators there, and 1 administrator – and for some reason, they single me out personally in this way and attempt to make it sound like *I* am responsible for Richard’s ‘rants’. This is NOT respectable company behaviour, under any circumstances. It also completely misses the fact that I have probably deleted more of Richards posts than anyone in an attempt to keep him under control (he’s angry – and I don’t blame him).
    C//// S////I//// Lies
    C////S////I//// Lying Shill in ArbForum – TopOdds
    TopOdds spent two years trying to infiltrate ArbForum. He cried scam at every arbitrage scam that was found – and brought plenty of new ones to everyone’s attention. He also spent a lot of time belittling the monthly subscription services (in exactly the same way that they were belittled in the OzRipOff and Carticles), saying that they were useless and a waste of money. Lastly, he spent a lot of time talking about how “he wouldn’t sell everything he knew for anything less than $50, 000!” In short, he spent his whole time on arbforum trying to sound like an experience professional arber, and tried to make $100 a month for an alert service sound too expensive, but $17, 600 for some training and software cheap.
    And then he posted this thread on arbforum. Sadly, my own replies there show my ignorance at the time, but that was the way it went down. It is clear now that TopOdds was indeed a Shill from the beginning. When confronted with such accusations, he rants:
    im not a customer, i dont own it, i dont work for them, i didnt build the app, im not paul perry!(as far as i know hes a leading sydney racing identy/trianer – so shouldnt be hard to find!)
    Sorry it that kills the dream of some here but facts are facts -end of story!
    Topodds is opinionated, not a fence sitter, not policly correct, right wing but not a lier!
    Yet comparing his IP used to make the posts on ArbForum, with the IP used to log in to trial the C software 2 years ago, and I found (surprise!) that Topodds was in FACT posting on arbforum from C office. (btw, note the trades on that screenshot – none of them are arbs?!??!?!)
    No respectable company would spend 2 YEARS setting up such a deep shill. Systematically trying to undermine every competitor in the marketplace, legitimate or not, while lying the whole time about who he was, what his experience is, and what his intentions were.
    Ironically, it was only because of TopOdds posted the review of C that all of this happened. I was happy to ignore C altogether – actively fighting scams and scammers didn’t seem worth my time, i had done my part by warning people REPEATEDLY on SAG about scams already – but then TopOdds made his post, and R P came on the scene making lots of noise – and TopOdds started to defend C a little bit too hard. If it wasn’t for TopOdds’ great work defending C, I may have never got suspicious. And if it wasn’t for C making this personal – by making defamatory comments about me online, and trying to harm my reputation, I don’t think i would have bothered going to all this trouble of reporting their illegal activities to the police, the ACCC, ASIC, Politicians and media outlets, not to mention this much more public posting, which ultimately will reveal their true criminal nature once and for all – hopefully stopping the need for people to bother emailing R or myself any more, unsure whether C is a scam or not…
    So congratulations C – A M, L p, and W E – you actually did this all to yourselves.
    C Steals Their Alert Service Feed
    As stated in my original article in 2007, C Arbitrage’s steals it’s arbitrage alert feed from SportsPunter. I thought that SportsPunter had fixed the problem from their end, but a statutory declaration from an ex employee of I states that the attempt to stop C from stealing and reselling their feed for the biggest mark-up ever didn’t completely work, and C continued to use Sports Punter’s feed. I am not certain that they still use SportsPunters arb feed now, but it was clear that C never intended on making their own odds collection and analysis service – they just made someone else’s work look like it belonged to them.
    L P is C Arbitrage
    You can also see in that stat dec, that Luke states that he worked for L P. A (t) M is just the fall person. She’s the one who will end up in prison when the authorities finally catch up with all of these criminals. Today Tonight have previously run a story on L, reporting his inability to afford maintenance on his children, but maintaining his luxury penthouses and his own helicopter. This is what life is like when you have no ‘legal’ income. The search results which tell the story of Larry’s long history with horse racing software and now arbitrage investment schemes speaks for itself.
    And while OzRipOff.com continues to post articles calling me a scammer and worse, they have not once provided any form of evidence or argument in support of their claims. Meanwhile, as clearly shown in this article, I have plenty of evidence proving their lies, their corruption, and their fraud.
    Take Action
    If you have been ripped off by C, or any of the previous arbitrage or horse racing scams, then keep an eye out – a group of pissed off people are snowballing into a very large angry mob, who want justice. Take the time to subscribe to this thread on ArbForum, and follow all of the directions posted by R – he has done tremendous work finding every avenue possible to make these con men (and woman) accountable for their crimes.

    THIS IS THE EVIDENCE THAT NOW TIES L P AS THE OWNER OF OZRIPOFF AS IT IS IN P P NAME AND THE ADDRESS OF P P IS 165 VARSITY PARADE ROBINA QLD.

    DOES ANYONE NOTICE THAT JUST A SLIGHT MISTAKE IN THE ADDRESS COULD THROW ANY INVESTIGATION OFF BY A LITTLE BIT AS LARRY HAS BECOME AN EXPERT IN THROWING OFF PEOPLE

    BY THE WAY GUYS THANX FOR ALL OF THIS STUFF YOU ARE SENDING TO ME ITS MUCH APPRECIATED

    Registrant: J T

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)

    Domain Name: OZRIPOFF.COM

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS9.ICH-1.COM
    NS10.ICH-1.COM


    % [whois.apnic.net node-1]


    inetnum: 121.50.192.0 - 121.50.223.255

    netname: ONTHENET2-AU

    descr: Network Technology (AUST) P/L

    descr: trading as OntheNet

    country: AU

    admin-c: PRP1-AP

    tech-c: NS187-AP

    status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE

    mnt-by: APNIC-HM

    mnt-lower: MAINT-AU-NT

    remarks: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

    remarks: This object can only be updated by APNIC hostmasters.

    remarks: To update this object, please contact APNIC

    remarks: hostmasters and include your organisation's account

    remarks: name in the subject line.

    remarks: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

    changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20060628

    source: APNIC


    person: P R P

    nic-hdl: PRP1-AP

    e-mail: paulp@OntheNet.com.au

    address: Network Technology (AUST) P/L

    address: tas On the Net

    address: PO Box 102

    address: Bond University 4229

    remarks: ----

    remarks: All reports of SPAM or security breaches

    remarks: should be reported to abuse@OntheNet.com.au

    remarks: ----

    phone: +61-7-5553-9222

    fax-no: +61-7-5593-3557

    country: AU

    changed: paulp@OntheNet.com.au 20031027

    mnt-by: MAINT-AU-NT

    source: APNIC


    person: Nick Slager

    nic-hdl: NS187-AP

    e-mail: nicks@onthenet.com.au

    address: Network Technology (AUST) P/L

    address: Dascom Building

    address: 165 Varsity Parade

    address: Robina Qld 4226

    phone: +61-7-5553-9222

    fax-no: +61-7-5593-3557

    country: AU

    changed: nicks@onthenet.com.au 20060404

    mnt-by: MAINT-AU-NT

    HAHA how dumb is this?

  • Oz
      14th of Jun, 2010
    -1 Votes

    If you want a good laugh cut and paste this link into your web browser

    http://www.arbforum.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273741284/1

  • Ky
      23rd of Jun, 2010
    -1 Votes

    I absolutely agree! I too have become aware of the scam going on out there. Nom... Traders have taken me for a ride for US25000 after falling for their HK ArbTrading business after a seemingly trustworthy work friend put me on to it. of course he must have made some sort of a cut as his name was on all the documents as a referee.Im spewing big time and have been in contact with RP this week. He has shed pleanty of light and joined all the dots from the info that I was able to provide for him. I applied to have my money withdrawn this week and since then there has been no further contact from Susan, or Anthony Huang or Jay Hing - the supposed admin staff at the bogus HK address that Nom traders had us all believing. The gloves are off!!!

  • Ky
      23rd of Jun, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Ha!! Liked the browser trick.

  • Ex
      27th of Jun, 2010
    -1 Votes

    apparently the small claims courts up to 25, 000 aud has been sucessful. Anyone intersted in a class action against CSI ?

  • Fr
      4th of Jul, 2010
    0 Votes
    COHEN STRACHAN INVESTMENT - Refusal to return calls, emails etc
    Cohen Strachan Investment
    Australia

    After being misled into buying the Carbon A software from Cohen Strachan Investment, we have not been able to make contact with this outfit. I have left in excess of 30 messages and no one ever returns my call or emails. The receptionist won't tell me her name, no one is ever available - oh, unless you give a false name on the pretence you want to buy their software and they ring you back within 10 minutes!!! He couldn't wait to get off the phone fast enough.Apart from their sales pitch claiming you can make very exagerated amounts of money from their software, some technical aspects of it does not work and they have not attempted to fix it or ever call us back!! If you would like to get in touch with me regarding this Company, my number is 0064 3 349 3222 or email employ.ease@yahoo.co.nz.

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