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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved Standford and Associates — Stolen Money
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
Firstly let me assure anyone that is reading this that I have nothing at all to gain from discrediting Standford and Associates and Brian Kelly.
Basically, I fell for all his tricks.
I opened a platinum account which cost $9, 000 joining fee and with a $10, 000 trading account.
Returns for the first month (Dec 2007) were $2, 700 profit which was paid into my account. They then rang myself and another friend that has an account with them and told us that they were stopping opening any new accounts as they had too many clients and wanted to concentrate on servicing their existing clients. I then stupidly took out a loan for 2 more platinum accounts before they 'stopped' taking any new accounts. So I have $57, 000 tied up with the company. Their customer service person 'Nancy' sent out quarterly account statements (Jan-March 2008) saying that we had earnt $2, 700 per account. This was 4 months ago and I have not received the money.
And so begins my worst nightmare...
Suddenly their phone number [protected]) was only ever answered by a recorded message and none of the messages I left were ever returned. Their phone is now answered by a message service and as expected my calls are never returned. Brian Kelly hasn't answered his phone since I handed over my money and he doesn't return any calls. I have since been able to get the numbers of 2 people in sales and after explaining my situation and pleading my case to them they promised to look into it with Brian and now they don't answer or return my calls.
I have text messaged Brian Kelly about my situation. Letting him know that my partner has left me and I'm about to lose my house because I can't afford the repayments on the extra loan I took out. He has text me back once saying that I will get the money (stringing me along) so he knows exactly what is going on.
Since I have posted my phone number on theripoofreport.com website I have had 5 calls from other victims of Standford and Associates / Brian Kelly from all over Australia.
The line is always the same. These people ring up and say 'I think I've been burnt by Standford as well' no one is quite sure whether they have lost their money because Standford and Brian Kelly just stop answering calls and totally cut you off. You live in hope that Nancy (the customer service woman) will call you to tell you that they are transferring the latest returns into your bank account. It won't happen, you have handed over your money and you are of no use to them now.
If anyone can help me please call [protected]. I'm open to anything.