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Scam Bellrose Group, scam or investment fraud?

leo4must

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This company seems like it could be a scam.
The address on their web page is a hotel.
+813 4563 8965
[email protected]
1 Chome-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0064, Japan

None of the "Managers" listed here are in Facebook nor in LinkedIn.
Tried to find a person on any of the names below living in Japan, no match
Jason Bellrose, Chief Executive Officer
William Fisher, Head of International Trading
Jonathan Weller, Head of Private Client Division
Simon King, Head of Wealth Management
Chris Wells, Head of Institutional Trading
Joseph Keller, Head of Allocations
Justin Crawford, VP of International Trading
Angus Gray, Senior Portfolio Manager
Anthony Coleman, Senior Portfolio Manager
Harrison Wright, Senior Wealth Manager
Mark Jameson, Senior Wealth Manager
Daniel Rose, Senior Asset Manager
Jordan Graham, Senior Asset Manager
Tony Walters, Senior Asset Manager
Adam Ramsay, Senior Asset Manager
Marcus Price, Senior Asset Manager
 

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Definitely suspicious.

  • The domain was registered in 2015, but it seems it wasn't in use before 2020.
  • None of the team members listed has left any traces on the net.
  • The address covers several buildings, one of them being Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (ホテル雅叙園東京). No building details, floor number, etc.
  • A cheap boilerplate WordPress theme, not very professional.
I guess there's no need to check whether their company is registered in Japan (or anywhere else).

Did they contact you? Have you talked to any of them?
 

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Also, they seem to spin fake press releases like the one below, crosslinking them on several dubious "news sites". All of these blips start in May 2021.

 

leo4must

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Definitely suspicious.

  • The domain was registered in 2015, but it seems it wasn't in use before 2020.
  • None of the team members listed has left any traces on the net.
  • The address covers several buildings, one of them being Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (ホテル雅叙園東京). No building details, floor number, etc.
  • A cheap boilerplate WordPress theme, not very professional.
I guess there's no need to check whether their company is registered in Japan (or anywhere else).

Did they contact you? Have you talked to any of them?
They called me to Finland by phone. First a guy, who was not listed on their web page, called me. Then he called again saying their manager wants to talk with such an important customer like myself. They said they have an opportunity to buy gold mining company shares that would make me a lot of money. I told them their company was far too suspicious, I would never invest in such. I reported the incident to police, their network operators etc. The website is still up, so the providers need more reports to make any action, or request from the local police.
 

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They called me to Finland by phone. First a guy, who was not listed on their web page, called me. Then he called again saying their manager wants to talk with such an important customer like myself. They said they have an opportunity to buy gold mining company shares that would make me a lot of money. I told them their company was far too suspicious, I would never invest in such. I reported the incident to police, their network operators etc. The website is still up, so the providers need more reports to make any action, or request from the local police.
They have practiced to speak English with a British accent, but clearly they are from some Eastern Europe country, most likely from Belarus. Patriotic, too. As they have given such a name to their "Company".
 

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Thanks for sharing this, Leo! This is not the first time the gold mining scam was mentioned on our site.
 

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Thanks for your contribution, @Mando and sorry about the lost investment.

Now officially tagged "scam".
 
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