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  • Landlords in Distress

    New "guru" Marco/Mark Robinson - opinions?

    Hi PT.

    So I attended this free seminar from this British guy from Manchester,  who apparently lives in Malaysia and Singapore.

    According to companies house he and his mum (or so I believe) have had a huge number of companies,  and his Wealth Creation Group seems to be a portfolio company operating in Manchester for some time now with a guy called Simon Paul.

    However his new product "Freedom Investor" has just popped out and the Web seems flooded with flashy references and reviews of his book on financial freedom.

    He has recently appeared on the daily mail, just before he stated launching these UK seminars,  but there is not much on him out there other than stuff he is involved with at the moment. *moderator content removed*

    As a person he seems alright and fairly knowledgeable about the market. The product he is selling at the moment is "invest 5k with a 12% return over 5 yrs (money locked for 3) + money back after the time period and access to education in finance and property".

    He is apparently going to give out a house for free if people buy his book or go to a 2 days boot camp with him. To be honest I am planning to go with my partner at the next bootcamp as I want to know more about all this.

    However, before I go any further, I'd like to ask if anyone has any info about this chap and what he does.

    What I find strange is the fact that he calls himself Marco but apparently his real name is Mark.

    I couldn't find much bad reviews or complaints around to be fair, but all of what he promises seems just too good to be true. Opinions?

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    After reading his website, I am amazed that he's got time to run a 24/7/365 marketing operation to fill seminar rooms.

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    I would be wary of giving large sums upfront to someone who operates out of Malaysia and Singapore, as those countries have no financial regulation or protection, and once you money has gone, it will be gone imho.  

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    His real name is Mark Lawrence Robinson, if that helps with your DD?

    Do report back how you get on. Smile

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    Today happen to see this gentleman named Marco Robinson and it was just *moderator content removed* customers to invest in bitcoin model  block chain system.  

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    First of all its a free seminar *moderator content removed* , who will want to say them on face because they are not bound to pay anything for the seminar.

    Don't know what sort of marketing plan they have. Can't this people make money properly.

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    Please feel free to contact me. I am a journalist for Reuters - maiya.keidan@thomsonreuters.com

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    Maiya,

    Are you investigating this chap specifically or the *moderator content removed* industry in general ?

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    Hi Maiya,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    I am currently on a cruise to Iceland with very limited internet connectivity.  I tried to respond to your email but it bounced back.  I am in port in the Faroe Islands today, so please feel free to try my mobile on 07918 684598. Smile

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    If it seems to good to be true it probably is.

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    The money they no doubt want from you could instead pay auction  fees or legal fees or the chunk of a deposit a property.

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    What do they say 

    U gt 100 people to invest £5k each - thats £500k in ur act - pay 12% on that over 5 years - thats £60k or £12k a year - £1000pm

    U buy 8 houses at £50k freehold with £100k contigency to do them up - sell all for 70k each in 6 months and walk away with £60k profit ' thats ur interest bill covered for the entire £500k

    Now recycle the entire 548k ( u pd £12kinterest for 12 mnths ) and just carry on making profit for 5 years and give the original £500k back in 5 years

    • Simples - only 1 winner in this and it aint the investor !

    If u got a % of the gross profit plus ur original seed capital back then perhaps look at the proposal - but my question would be - is ur £5k fully secured against a realisable asset or personal gaurantee  ? If it aint walk off into the sunset and say arios 

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    To add

    How is the gaurantee secured at the end of 5years that everyone gets there £5k back - if it goes into a ltd company and they dissolve it a in the 59th month - what u going to do to gt ur £5k back ????

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    Thanks Vanessa. I had managed to find out he was Mark instead of Marco, but now I could finally google his actual name.

    To be honest I would be reticent in investing 5k anyway, expecially in too-good-to-be-true offers. The idea of taking part in a ruffle is not particualrly tempting, however I was interesting in financial tips and maybe connecting with other investors at this bootcamp.

    Since I could pay with my property ltd and I could devide it with my gf, the price is not too extreme, considering PIN promotes courses even more expensives than that. I will report back once I understand a bit more what's behind this. Any more impressions or first-hand knowledge are both welcome.

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