……. THREE AND A HALF MONTHS GOES BY …….
20th March, 2017
Richard Scott phones me (yet another GKA ‘broker’ on my case!). He follows up with an email – see appendix 60 – to inform me that he will now be “looking after” my account with GKA and says; “I am going to be working to find a solution to liquidate your position immediately”.
4th April, 2017
Richard Scott emails me (see appendix 61) to say that another client sold 3000 VA shares @ $55 per share ($162,525.00), and in the same transaction bought 5000 Uber Tech shares @ $34 per share ($170,000.00). So all I had to do was to come up with the balance of $7,475.00 and I would be the proud owner of 5,000 shares of Uber Tech! And as these shares would be worth $55 as soon as Uber lists on the Nasdaq stock exchange in May 17, my account with GKA would thus have increased from $162,525 to $175,000 (5000 x $55), a staggering 69.2%! (Very tempting – but not for someone whose eyes have been opened!)
5th April, 2017
I email Richard that I do not have the $7,475 dollars, and that I would not make the transfer even if I did have the funds. (see appendix 62).
I refer him to appendix 53 on my website reminding that GKA and I have a contract and that they should honour it.
Richard does not email me again, but he does phone me several times saying “if you will give me your trust” over and over again. I inform him that trust is something that is earned, which GKA have not done up to now!
Richard offers to assist with a 50% margin – but I decline. Eventually he stops phoning and I hear no more from him.
……. ALMOST FIVE MONTHS GOES BY …….
25th August, 2017
Daniel Rosenthal, Director of Institutional Trading, phones and follows up with an email, stating that he has returned to work in Tokyo (after a long leave of absence for personal reasons) and that he will be managing my account henceforth (see appendix 63). He asks for an overview of “investments currently held”. (I had had two previous phone calls from Daniel Rosenthal in Feb 2016 but no emails were exchanged, and he then handed me over to Adam Manning, who at that time was Daniel’s assistant, with whom I subsequently did two trades – see appendix 9 and appendix 10).
28th August, 2017
I reply (see appendix 64) that “I have an investment of $167,460 which should be easy to liquidate for reinvestment”. (This investment refers to Option 2 of Mike Gordon’s offer, which I accepted, see appendix 53).
31st August, 2017
Daniel sells my 3000 VA shares leaving me with $165,785.40 “cash in account” (see appendix 65). He asks me to sign a “Trade Confirmation” whereby the above funds in my account can be used to buy 2763 “IMGN” shares.
31st August, 2017
I email Daniel (see appendix 66) and congratulate him on the sale of the 3000 VA shares. I ask him what IMGN stands for?
1st September, 2017
Daniel sends an email (see appendix 67) in which he again asks me to sign and send back the Trade Confirmation. He also sends a document “Offshore Premium Account Benefits” – which reeks of tax evasion.
04th September, 2017
I email Daniel (see appendix 68) that the performance of ImmunoGen shares (IMGN) are not as rosy as he indicated, especially when considering a five year period. I therefore requested that the cash from the sale of the 3000 VA shares be kept in my account for now.
14th September, 2017
I email that the full amount of cash in my account, $165,785.40 be repatriated with immediate effect (see appendix 69).
14th September, 2017
I receive a phone call from a Mark Baker (GKA) who agrees to repatriate the $165,785.40, but states that this may take 7 days (see appendix 70).
8th January, 2018
Jonathan Dunlop, who claims to be the director of Investor Relations phones to say that he has been tasked to investigate my account as the internal and external auditors are concerned. He says that he will go into the matter and contact me on Wednesday – which he fails to do.
16th January, 2018
But Jonathan Dunlop, to his credit, does phone again a few days later from +27 87 216 4000 at 6.52pm. I tell him that I am not in my office and can he please phone me back in five minutes. He does not, and I have not heard from him since. It is interesting that this is a South African cell number and not a call from Japan where the first two digits would have been +81. If he was in South Africa then why did he not arrange a meeting between us? Answer: All GKA operatives take great care to remain incognito. All you have is an untraceable fictitious name!
16th July, 2018
I receive a phone call on the 16th July from Mr Alex Barrett, Head of Client Services, to say that he has been assigned to look at my account, and that he will be sending me an email. I receive this email on the same day, which states “I will be in touch with you shortly”, (see appendix 71).
23th July, 2018
Alex phones again and I undertake to send him a summary of my position.
25th July, 2018
I send an email to Alex summerising my position with GKA to the email address that he sent me, (see appendix 72). I mention that Daniel Rosenthal did not follow through with my instruction to repatriate the $165,785, I also mention other persons that contacted me subsequently, ie. Mark Baker and Jonathan Dunlop, and how they too did not follow through with what they said. I again emphatically stress that I require full repatriation of the $165,785 as well as interest from 14th September 2017, the day that I instructed Daniel Rosenthal to repatriate all monies owing to me.
In this section I have told ‘My Story’ by summarising and commenting on the various communications between myself and GKA, so that anyone who is thinking of ‘investing’ offshore using GKA as their brokers does not get ‘suckered’ like I was.
A careful reading of ‘My Story’ will convince the reader that GKA, as an organization and as represented by the various persons that I had dealings with, intend to divest you of every cent you possess, and then encourage you to borrow to the brink of insolvency, and all the while promising incredible returns once you have made one last ‘investment’, (see appendix 29 for an example).
But always some or other problem arises before they can repatriate, whereby you have to come up with even more funds …… until you are broke. At this point they suspend your account claiming that you are in default and that they will only activate your account once you come up with an amount that is far beyond your reach – and which you would in any case be a fool to give them, as they will keep on coming up with additional requirements for further funding.
And there is nothing you can do, as they are untraceable. For example, I live in South Africa, while their bank is in China, their switchboard is in Japan, which re-
There is also no way you can come up with the true identities of GKA’s various operatives. They will not send you any form of identification such as a copy of their passports – which leads me to think that they use fake names. Neither will they Skype with you, as obviously this could lead to their true identities.
If this is also your story, then please:
(a) Do not send one further cent to GKA! No matter how good the current or next trade looks do not sign the ‘Trade Agreement’ or ‘Invoice’, and even if you have, do not pay it over, even if they threaten to suspend your account-
(b) Set up a website as I have, to tell your story that others may be warned and GKA may lose potential or current customers who check them out on the internet. If enough people do this GKA will soon go broke. As a result of my website former GKA clients have emailed me thanking me for exposing GKA’s fraudulent practices.
If you are not sure whether or not ‘My Story’ is true -
They will then give you lots of reasons why they can’t, or can’t until you make another ‘investment’. (And if you are foolish enough to do this then you will find they still won’t). Eventually you will realise what I found out the hard way. GKA will not repatriate any of the funds you send them, neither will they send you the extravagant ‘profits’ that they claim to have made for you.
CUT YOUR LOSSES NOW! FIGHT BACK! PUT UP A SIMILAR WEBSITE TO TELL THE WORLD HOW THEY HAVE DEFRAUDED YOU! OR ALTERNATIVELY TELL ‘YOUR STORY’ UNDER THE LAST TAB OF THIS WEBSITE.
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