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Horizon Gold Card / Decpitive business practices

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Horizion deceives people by misleading them into thinking they are a unsecured credit card such as visa or mastercard. When you find out the truth about their rouse they refuse to issue a refund. They are total scam and should be punished by all legal means available!

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Ch
  24th of Jul, 2007
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I looked up this so called Horizon Gold Card Company. It took an hour of research. They cant be touched since they are not on us soil.


Hallmark Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box 104,
Tropicana Plaza, Leeward Highway
Providenciales
Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI

Phone: 649-941-5191
Facsimile: 649-941-5801
Email: horizon@lochaven.tc

Hour online of digging up the real company. Listed below are the scam artists.

Sc
  25th of Jul, 2007
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Dear Sir

We are attorneys for Hallmark Bank & Trust

Please be advised that unless you remove your defamatory remarks form the Web
We will commence legal action against you.

We have reported this matter as well to Yahoo and the FBI.



Yours truly

Brian Trowbridge
Swann Trowbridge McKnight
Attorneys at Law.

Jo
  25th of Jul, 2007
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Fraud at Daily Times: EFCC Petitioned
Contributed by Jonathan Elendu
Wednesday, 01 March 2006
Last Updated Wednesday, 01 March 2006
Daily Times of Nigeria Plc has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Fidelis
Anosike, the purported buyer of the media group. In a petition dated February 27, 2006, which Elendureports.com
obtained, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Daily Times Nigeria Plc, Okey Igwe, alleged that Fidelis
Anosike sold the company’s interests in the Nigerian Stock Exchange building for nine hundred million naira
(N900,000,000.00) and did not render proper accounts. They also allege that Anosike sold a DTN Plc property in London.
Okey Igwe, in the petition on behalf of DTN Plc, which is addressed to Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of EFCC, claimed that
five hundred million (N500,000,000.00) from the nine hundred million naira was paid into the DTN Plc accounts with
Hallmark Bank Plc. Another two hundred and twenty million naira (N220,000,000.00) was paid into an account at the
Equitorial Trust Bank. The remaining one hundred and eighty million naira (N180,000,000.00) is yet to be accounted for
by Anosike.
The two hundred and twenty million naira (N220,000,000.00) lodged at Equitorial Trust Bank was fraudulently withdrawn
by Anosike according to the petition to the EFCC. Anosike is alleged to have colluded with some unnamed officers of the
bank in perpetrating this fraud.
Fidelis Anosike is the Managing Director of Folio Communications Ltd, the company which bought DTN Plc for one
billion, two hundred and fifty million naira during the privatization of the media conglomerate by the Bureau of Public
Enterprises (BPE). Sources very close to the process leading to the purchase of DTN Plc told Elendureports.com that
Fidelis Anosike and Folio Communications Ltd funded the purchase of DTN Plc through investments by an Ibo billionaire,
Ben Okoye, and Hallmark Bank Plc. The bank is said to have made available the sum of seven hundred and fifty million
naira (N750,000,000.00) while Ben Okoye invested five hundred million naira (N500,000,000.00). The seven hundred
and fifty million naira is a loan from Hallmark Bank which Folio Communications Ltd and Anosike were unable to repay at
the agreed time.
Shortly after the deal, Okoye is said to have told friends that he regretted the deal with Anosike and wanted out. He is
said to have sold his shares in DTN Plc to a group of lawyers for four hundred and fifty million naira, incurring a loss of
fifty million naira. With sustained pressure from the lawyers who purportedly bought Okoye’s shares, Anosike is
said to have signed over to them some DTN Plc properties valued at over seven hundred million naira. However,
Elendureports.com was reliably informed that Ben Okoye used the lawyers as a front to recoup his investments in DTN
Plc and made a profit on the deal.
Anosike had also entered into several agreements with Hallmark Bank Plc that would have led to the settlement of the
loans. According to our sources, Anosike reneged on all the agreements. This led to Folio Communications Ltd going into
receivership. However, after the last agreement with Hallmark Bank Plc, Anosike is alleged to have played smart by
announcing that he had repaid the loans to the bank and thanked some prominent Nigerians for helping resolve the issue
with the bank. He also announced his plans to revamp the media conglomerate. According to a source that was privy to
all the transactions, “Anosike’s announcement was not worth the paper it was written on. The man was just
blowing smoke and unfortunately some people fell for it.”
Another very reliable source at DTN Plc told Elendureports.com that Anosike’s plans all along had been to sell off
the media group’s assets valued at over four billion naira. According to this source, Anosike did not have the
financial resources or the managerial acumen to revive the ailing media conglomerate. Hence, he pounced on some
choice properties of the company as soon as he assumed control.
The sale of DTN Plc’s interest in the building by Fidelis Anosike was challenged in a Federal High Court in Lagos
by Anthony Idigbe, SAN, the Receiver/Manager of Folio Communications Ltd. Following the lawsuit, some bank accounts
belonging to DTN Plc were frozen. Citing some sections of the law, Okey Igwe, the Managing Director of DTN Plc
asserted that Fidelis Anosike lost all rights as a director of Folio Communications Ltd to the Receiver/Manager. The
implication is that Anosike acted without authority when he sold DTN Plc’s interests in the Stock Exchange
building. Igwe also stated that by virtue of applicable laws, assets of DTN Plc could not be used to settle debts owed by
Folio Communications Ltd.
The petitioner also asked the EFCC to investigate the sale of a property belonging to Daily Times in London by Fidelis
Anosike. According to Igwe, Anosike is yet to account for the London property. Elendureports.com was informed by a
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source that the London property of DTN Plc was sold by Anosike for three hundred and fifty thousand pounds
(¤350,000.00). The buyer of the property is said to have paid fifty percent of the purchase sum to Anosike. Ben Okoye,
according to our sources, discouraged the lady who bought the property from making further payments to Anosike.
Elendureports.com was reliably informed that DTN Plc had on two previous occasions written petitions to the EFCC
against Fidelis Anosike. The EFCC did not respond or act on the petitions. This attitude by the EFCC created the
impression in the minds of people at DTN Plc and Hallmark Bank that Fidelis Anosike has very powerful people behind
him. Anosike is said to have exploited this situation to his advantage.
Okey Igwe, Fidelis Anosike and Anthony Idigbe were not available for comments as at the time of going to press.
Email: jonathan@elendureports.com
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Al
  25th of Jul, 2007
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Company names used in WWW currency fraud
Company Names (975 names as of 4. December 2004)

Some of these names may very well belong to legitimate companies. If so, the company name and associated data/document(s) are fraudulently used by scamsters/gangsters.

HALLMARK BANK PLC
Hallmark Security Limited
Hallmark Trust Bank Plc.



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Pr
  25th of Jul, 2007
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Proshare News and Analysis
CBN confirms Nigeria’s Foreign Reserve at $43.6bn
Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in charge of Operations, Dr. Shamsudden Usman yesterday offered insights into the status of the nation’s foreign reserve, declaring before the Senate that $43.6 billion had accumulated in the reserve as at last Monday.

This represents a marginal increase of about $600 million over the previous month’s figure. He also disclosed at his screening by the Senate for a ministerial appointment that N123 billion deposits belonging to private sector have been confirmed trapped in 14 banks after the market-induced banking consolidation exercise.

The funds are trapped in African Express Bank, AllStates Trust Bank, Assurance Bank of Nigeria, City Express Bank, Eagle Bank, Fortune International Bank, Gulf Bank, Hallmark Bank, Lead Bank, Liberty Bank, Metropolitan Bank, Societe Generale Bank, Trade Bank and Triumph Bank. Three of the existing banks namely United Bank for Africa Plc, Ecobank Nigeria Plc and Afribank of Nigeria Plc have however, taken over both the private sectors deposits and assets of Assurance Bank Plc, Lead Bank Plc, Trade Bank Plc, City Express Bank Plc and Metropolitan Bank Plc through the “Purchase and Assumption” strategy.

Responding to questions by Senators on the rationale for accumulation of foreign reserve at the expense of decaying infrastructure at home, Usman said “I am happy that the question has been asked because there is so much confusion about it and people say that we have $43 billion.

“In fact, as at yesterday (Monday), it was $43.6 billion in reserves and people think that the same amount of $43 billion is to be spent. Now, if you break down this $43 billion, about $31 billion or 71 per cent of this amount belongs to the Central Bank.

“So, we are like a Bureau De Change. The money was earned by the Federation; they brought the dollar to the Central Bank. We took the dollar and gave them naira and they have spent the money.” Usman told the Senate that all the three tiers of government had already shared $31 billion and spent it.

“All the three tiers of government have shared this $31 billion and spent it. So, it is like you go to a Bureau De Change; they give you naira; you go and spend it, then you come back and looking at the dollar that you gave to the man and say there is money there.

“So, $31.3 billion of this money is not available for spending. $2.3 billion out of that also belongs to the Federal Government. The only amount available in the Federation Account for distribution, which is the so-called Excess Crude, is about $9.9 billion and there are some transactions that are in the pipeline of about $1 billion.

“The net amount you are talking about is $8.8 billion. So, if there is any amount to be spent, that is the amount to be distributed. Now the question is that even if you translate that amount into naira, it comes to about N1.1 trillion.” Usman explained that spending this kind of money at such a short notice within the economy would create “a cloud or smoke of inflation.”

Se
  25th of Jul, 2007
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This response confirms that the Division of Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has received your complaint.
We are always interested in hearing from members of the public, and you may be assured that the matter you have raised is being given careful consideration in view of the Commission's overall enforcement responsibilities under the federal securities laws. It is, however, the Commission's policy to conduct its inquiries on a confidential basis. The Commission conducts its investigations in this manner to preserve the integrity of its investigative process as well as to protect persons against whom unfounded charges may be made or where the Commission determines that enforcement action is not necessary or appropriate. Subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the existence or non-existence of an investigation as well as information which may be gathered thereunder is not disclosed unless made a matter of public record in proceedings brought before the Commission or in the courts.

Should you have any additional information or questions pertaining to this matter, please feel free to communicate directly with the undersigned at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549-0908 or via e-mail at enforcement@sec.gov. We appreciate your interest in the work of the Commission and its Division of Enforcement.

Ha
  25th of Jul, 2007
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To all parties:

Hallmark Bank & Trust Limited does not issue unsecured credit cards. Hallmark is located in the Caribbean and issues secured credit cards to bank clients only.
The company involved is located at www.horizonservices.com not www.horizoncard.tc.

Please direct all inquires and slanderous remarks to the correct company.

Ol
  5th of Oct, 2007
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I have done extensive research on the person of Fidelis Anosike, who have assumed onwership of Nigeria's oldest and largest newspaper conglomerate through some dubious means and discovered that he is of questionable character.
Aside from the various quote I shall sshortly provide on this person, I will also as a former editor with the paper confirmed his unsuitability to run such a media organisation, which he obtained by colluding with the late wife of the ex-president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Today, the state of the newspaper house is worse than what it was prior to its privatisation. In fact, the paper is no longer on the news stand, while most of the choice assets of the company have been sold off by Anosike and the proceeds fritered away on useless lifestyle.
Both present and old staff of the company are being owed millions of naira in unpaid wages and gratuity without any hope of such money being recovered.
Anosike was quoted by some of his present staff as saying that "I didnot bought Daily Times to pay salary," which means he is in the company to loot its property estimated at over 5 billion naira.
This is one privatisation that should be revisited by the government to save the media company from extinction. The whole process leading to the change of onwership was fraut with fraud and this require an urgent investigation bby the current leadership of the country.
SOME QUOTE ON F. ANOSIKE
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Nigerian Woman Loses Miss World Claim


Angela Onyeador had claimed that she had made a deal with a Miss World agent to put up $360,000 as a guarantee for the pageant's World gala fund-raising dinner at London's Grosvenor House Hotel in return for 60 percent of the profits. But Justice Robert Reid said Wednesday that Allianz Nigeria Ltd., the company with which Onyeador made the deal, was not an agent for Miss World. The company was run by Fidelis Anosike, "someone who might reasonably be described as a thoroughgoing con man," the judge said. The company has now gone out of business and Anosike could not be reached for comment.


Fraud at Daily Times: EFCC Petitioned
Written by Jonathan Elendu Wednesday, 01 March 2006
Daily Times of Nigeria Plc has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Fidelis Anosike, the purported buyer of the media group. In a petition dated February 27, 2006, which Elendureports.com obtained, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Daily Times Nigeria Plc, Okey Igwe, alleged that Fidelis Anosike sold the company’s interests in the Nigerian Stock Exchange building for nine hundred million naira (N900,000,000.00) and did not render proper accounts. They also allege that Anosike sold a DTN Plc property in London.
Another very reliable source at DTN Plc told Elendureports.com that Anosike’s plans all along had been to sell off
the media group’s assets valued at over four billion naira. According to this source, Anosike did not have the
financial resources or the managerial acumen to revive the ailing media conglomerate. Hence, he pounced on some
choice properties of the company as soon as he assumed control.

By By Uche Nworah
The Daily Times Institute of Journalism located in Surulere area of Lagos used to be a standard bearer in journalism education in Nigeria but the institution has now fallen on hard times, especially because of the financial distress of the parent organisation (The Daily Times media group), which has since been privatised by the Nigerian government and sold to the Fidelis Anosike – led Folio Communications for 1 Billion naira ($650m) under mysterious circumstances.
The new owners (Folio Communications) have been accused of underhand asset stripping tactics, and is currently embroiled in legal mitigation with some of the organisation’s key stakeholders, most especially the employees union.


PEOPLE AND POLITICS
2002: As the year ends
By
Mohammed Haruna

Professor Jerry Gana, the minister of information has categorically denied that the Federal Government has spent one kobo for the event. But the verbal exchanges on newspaper pages between Miss Angela Onyeador, who was contracted by Allianz Nigeria Limited to organise the Miss World Royal Charity Gala in London, and Mr. Fidelis Anosike, the boss of Allianz, has given the lie to Gana’s denial. In his brave effort to shield the First Lady, Stella, from Onyeador’s allegations of breach of contract on the part of Miss World Organisation, Anosike seems to have inadvertently admitted that government did underwrite the costs of a pageant which was supposed to be a purely private affair.
First, Anosike admits in an interview with Thisday (December 8) that “FCT was doing a lot in terms of support”. That support is very unlikely to have been purely moral. Second, Anosike says Julia Morley, the boss of Miss World Organisation, has collected 2 million dollars from Nigeria. “Nobody has come and sat down and asked at what point does she return the money?”

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