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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

"It Is Hard To Feel Sorry For Some People!!!"

Retired couple conned out of life savings

Director of enforcement at the JFSC, Barry Faudemer
Director of enforcement at the JFSC, Barry Faudemer

A RETIRED Jersey couple have been conned out of £175,000 of their life savings by scammers posing as stockbrokers.

Theirs is one of the latest cases in a string of sophisticated cons that have cost Islanders £300,000 in the past four months alone.

The couple were repeatedly persuaded to invest in a variety of ‘stocks and shares’ over the telephone and were sent a variety of fake documents.

However, there never were any shares and the couple have not had a penny of their hard-earned money returned to them.

Financial services regulators say that their case is among six complaints made about share sale scams, also known as ‘boiler-room scams’, to local authorities recently.

15 comments:

  1. Mention nurse M to Barry Faudemer and he goes weak at the knees.

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  2. I find it very difficult to get my head round the fact that an obviously intelligent person like Mr. Faudemer, who is used to dealing in finance, and must have a better insight into these matters than most of us, was conned in such a fashion.
    I am always suspicious of any telephone business, considering the vast amount of money involved, I would have thought he would have had the whole offer checked and double checked by experts, who may have discovered the "con".
    I is easy to be wise after the event, but as your headline demonstrates, it is hard to feel sorry for him, these days,very little can be trusted.

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  3. Raymac

    I don't think it was Faudemer, I think it is just piss poor editing from Jersey's wholly incompetent main stream media.

    Why they would put up a picture of Faudemer is anyones guess!

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  4. I feel sorry for them. Just because they had the money does not mean they deserve what they get. Maybe they were a very old couple who dont have the knowledge that most folk take for granted these days regarding fraud and the lengths the fraudsters will go to. It is quite possible they are of the age when years ago an insurance saleman used to come round to visit whereas these days it is more up to the individual to take the initiative. they may have just thought it was the done thing.

    Whatever the circumstances I think it is real harsh to not feel some sympathy.

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  5. No one said they didn't feel sorry anon, I just said "it is hard". None of us like to hear of people getting ripped off, especially those getting on in years. I just think far too many people live in a bubble these days, and need to venture out a bit.

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  6. You are as guilty as the State media, you are very selective as to what you post ,publish my response concerning Barry Faudemere and Stuart Syvret and I might have a little more respect for you.

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  7. Your response had nothing whatsoever to do with the topic of the posting, and therefore was not published :)

    Having a pop at Stuart through a completely different subject matter is known as trolling!

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  8. Your first comment that you allowed to be posted , had nothing what so ever to do with the above article .
    I was not having a POP at Stuart as you suggest but you really are showing yourself up to being a fool. At least delete the first comment before replying to me.
    Idiot!!

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  9. What's a doughnut puncher?

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  10. Good Gravy....

    Use your imagination!!!

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  11. Abusing the natural variations in sexuality for playground level insults weakens your credibility Ian.

    Othwerwise, a supporter.

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  12. Yes, you are correct, but sometimes I just get so sick of some of the halfwits who continually pound my inbox with pro Oligarchy crap in support of their paedophile sponsoring heroes.

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  13. So, doughnut puncher are you trying to say that comment one is not a fact?

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