Sukumo Group boiler room scam
The Sukumo Group is a shell for a group of American criminals whose works, in terms of depth and complexity, are vast and international.
Sukumo Group (also called Fujiwara and no doubt numerous other shells) is a boiler room operation working out of the far east but not Japan as it states on their website.
Recently traded worthless shares include:-
NICH - CEO Gino Carlucci (a struggling DJ)
DFRC - Diversified Financial Resources Corporation - CEO John Chapman (a close Allen Z Wolfson associate, mentioned in many SEC cases as a defendant in stock manipulation)
Stem Genetics - CEO a Dr Robertson
FTOG - Force 10 Oil & Gas -
Also closely implicated is Richard Surber the nephew of the convicted pump & dumper Allen Wolfson. Surber runs Hudson Consulting while Wolfson is in jail.
Hudson Consulting is a common thread as it is in reality Allen Wolfson's company although his son, David Michael Wolfson, who is also involved as an owner of The Sukumo Group along with Michael Newman.
Michael Newman is apparently in jail in Laos and has had a load of his cash seized.
Allen Wolfson has a brother Mark Wolfson.
All work out of 268 West 400 South, Salt Lake City , UT
84101, Phone: 801-575-8073, Fax: 801-575-8092.
Also Gordon Heywood (based in the UK) of East West Trading and Karston is another architect of these scams and Bonnie Jean Tippets are both close associates of Allen Z Wolfson's in past scams.
AXGR, NXIA, KLYS, VXCL, AXIA Group AXIAE, AZ PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS INC, BOTTOMLINE HOME LOAN INC, CYBERAMERICA CORP, CYBERBOTANICAL INC, DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS I INC, DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT COR, ENTERNET INC, ERLY INDUSTRIES INC, EUROTRONICS HOLDINGS INC, FFP PARTNERS L P, FLEXWEIGHT CORP, GATEWAY DISTRIBUTORS LTD, GENESIS CAPITAL CORP OF NEVADA, GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP, HUDSON CONSULTING GROUP INC, INVESTNET INC, JUTLAND ENTERPRISES INC/DE, KEARNS DEVELOPMENT CORP, KELLYS COFFEE GROUP INC, MODERN MEDICAL MODALITIES CORP, NATIONAL BEAUTY CORP, NEXIA HOLDINGS INC, OASIS INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & CASINO INC, OHANA ENTERPRISES, PERFECTDATA CORP, POWER EXPLORATION INC, PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE CORP, SERVICES RATED HERE INC, TRSG CORP, VAXCEL INC, VECTOR HOLDINGS CORP, WICHITA DEVELOPMENT CORP, are all other Hudson Consulting Companies registered by Richard Surber.
If you have any information on the above named individuals and companies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an unhappy investor in any company associated with any of the criminals detailed above visit www.ic-community.co.uk for information.
Also try sending an e-mail to email@example.com and you will get an immediate response with the latest ideas of actions that you can take yourself.
Good places to start investigating.
http://forum.thaivisa.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi Thai expat chatroom
If you have been victimized by this operation.
1) Contact your local police and report the fraud in order to get a crime number.
2) To report this fraud in the U.K. ring Det. Const. Hicks at the Metropolitan Police Fraud Department, Buckingham Gate, London. He can be reached at 0207 2301278. He has an open file on Sukumo. firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Call your own bank and inform them of fraudulent activity and request them place a trace on the swift codes for the accounts you paid the money into and if possible try and recall the funds.
If you believe fraud was involved they apparently have duty to contact the receiving bank, I guess the more complaints the better.
In general, the SEC cannot freeze accounts on its own but can file a motion asking a U.S. District Court Judge for an order to freeze accounts implicated in securities fraud.
Also, if the funds are frozen in the US bank you are legally entitled to their return. If the funds were available when the fraud was reported to the US bank you have a legal stance.
Your bank may take legal action to recover the funds if the other bank releases them and there is any negative effect to their client.
The US bank is liable for the money whilst it is in their possession. If they let it go they will be sued.
5) Possibly ring the US Secret Service in Phoenix (the nearest state 001 602 640 5580). Ask for a Mr Bollen, apparently he has the power to freeze accounts.
Beijing Development Corporation or Global Food Technologies may be linked.
The bank where our money is forwarded to is the Thai Military Bank
Sukumo Group Investors Bite Back!
Allen Wolfson (a convicted stock price manipulator) and his nephew Richard Surber the CEO of Hudson Consulting and Axia Holdings together with John Chapman the CEO of DFRC (171 Wolviston Way, San Diego, CA), and Gino Carlucci the CEO of NCI Holdings have created, organised and perpetrated a huge Boiler Room Fraud which has netted them millions of dollars.
They have created a boiler room scam under the assumed name of The Sukumo Group and have fleeced investors around the world.
The trader’s typically lied consistently and overwhelmingly to get sales, they created websites and manipulated stock prices to get investors to buy.
The contract was for unrestricted shares but then, when restricted shares turned up, the Sukumo Group began to fade away, as though it had never existed.
It is re-inventing itself as Fujiwara Group (www.fujiwaragroup.com) Or rather should we say, THEY WERE GOING TO! Not now though. Awww, you put so much work in as well.
We could include Stem Genetics Doctor here as well and F10 Oil and Gas
Gino Carlucci's assistant Escrow Agent is a Jeff Cancilla. Because Gino is the CEO for NCI Holdings he couldn't be the Escrow agent as well. So he had Jeff do the job.
One investor bought into Force 10 Oil and Gas, through Sukumo, as well as Stem Genetics.
The SEC filings for Force 10.
F10 OIL & GAS PROPERTIES, INC
March 31, 2003
EXHIBIT 10.6 Finders Fee Agreement with NuWay Consulting FINDER'S FEE AGREEMENT This Finder's Fee Agreement ("Agreement") is made effective this 4th day of December, 2002, between F10 Oil & Gas Properties, Inc.,, a Nevada corporation ("Client") and Nu Way Holding, Inc., a Utah corporation ("Finder").
"Finder" Nu Way Holding, Inc. a Utah Corporation By: Name: David Wolfson, President
In December 2002, F10 issued 10,000,000 shares of its restricted common stock to the Sukumo Group. The stock was delivered to an escrow agent to be disbursed at the request of the Sukumo Group and F10 under the terms of an Offshore Stock Purchase Agreement and subject to a Finders Fee Agreement with Feng Shui Consulting (later amended to change the Finders Fee Agreement to be between F10 and Nu Way Consulting).
As of March 31, 2003, 2,110,000 shares of the stock have been distributed and the remaining shares remain held in escrow. F10 has received net proceeds of $268,371, or $0.13 per share.
The terms of the Offshore Stock Purchase Agreement call for Sukumo to pay a price of 12.5% of the bid price of the F10 common stock on the date that Sukumo notifies the escrow agent of its intent to purchase the stock.
Under the terms of the Finders Fee Agreement, Feng Shui receives 8.75% of the current bid price on the F10 stock and Leeward Consulting Inc. receives 8.75% of the current bid price. F10 is also required to pay a finders fee of 10% of the net amount that it receives to Jon Richard Marple, under the terms of his consulting agreement with F10 dated February 1, 2002.
The total amount of finders fees paid in the year ended March 31, 2003, was equal to $423,982, or 61% of the total amount raised under the Regulation S offering.
Through March 31, 2003, F10 received net proceeds of $263,371. A total of $202,425 has been paid to Feng Shui.
From the period between July 15, 2001 and November 1, 2002, the Company
was involved in the business of selling stock trading educational materials
and operated a stock trading office for stock traders
F10 OIL & GAS PROPERTIES, INC.
Under the terms of the Finders Fee Agreement, Feng Shui receives 8.75% of the current bid price on the F10 stock and Leeward Consulting Inc . receives 8.75% of the current bid price
A total of $202,425 has been paid to Feng Shui and $202,425 has been paid to Leeward under the terms of the Finders Fee Agreement.
The 'escrow' agent for F10 has been confirmed as Jeff Cancilla, email@example.com at 602-373-1055. He stated that he works for Gino.
The confirmation was emailed by Mary Blake, but the email address was firstname.lastname@example.org, I know thats Jon Marple, senior executive F10.
TXUCOM.net owned since 1996 which is pretty early.
Domain name registered to:
TXU Communications (TXUCOM-DOM)
321 N. First
Lufkin, TX 75901
F10 share price up from 1.55 to 2.25 today at 3.52pm (US) 09/10/03
New F10 press release: http://f10og.com/pr14.htm
Just received 10,000 restricted shares in NCIH from Gino Carlucci. The certificate was from the following address (writing is a little hard to read) : J C Escrow, LLC, 2146 East Minton Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282 and was posted at Salt Lake City, Utah 84147 on the 24th September.
The last two filings for NCI Holdings list Mr. Dennis Thompson as President. Since the President of the Company was changed, a form 8-K should have been filed explaining the change. It was not.
Interesting. I believe that Dennis Thompson, the person listed as President of NCI H is also the same Dennis Thompson that is a Director of DFRC.
Spoke to Dennis Thompson of NCIH/DFRC. Asked him if he was now in charge of NCIH, and why there where no filings for the change in CEO.
Asked him when he decided to become CEO or who he met to make the decision.
Answer: John Chapman and Richard Surber.
"So two weeks ago you met JC and RS and decided to become CEO of this company. Even though these guys have nothing to do with NCIH??".
Answer: No no, I was just asking for their advice.
"Have you ever met Gino?"
Answer: I have never met Carlucci just spoken to him on the phone.
"But you were both directors of the same company, and you never met?", No response to his question.
"What are your plans for NCIH?".... after two mins of ummm and eerrrrs he gave no real answer.
Thompson speaking to Chapman and Surber makes sense. DT has known JC for years. It is someone whose advice he should seek. RS does have something to do with NCIH. Here is the info:
The voting control of 40,051,130 shares (63%) that are the basis for filing this schedule represent shares of common stock purchased by DHX for cash.
DHX also acquired 1,254,857 shares of the preferred stock of the registrant which represents 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of preferred stock.
40,051,130 shares(63%) of common stock and 1,254,857 shares (100%) of preferred stock are attributed beneficially to Surber who is the President and a Director of DHX.
RS in effect owns NCIH
Two items. When you said “even though these guys have nothing to do with NCIH..”, he should have come back with the info that RS owns/runs NCIH. The fact that he did not suggests “straw man”?
The latest SEC filings for DFRC & NCIH are very similar and the president of NCIH seems to have changed! Is this the same Dennis Thompson that works for DFRC?
Gino was signing as President 9.2.03
/s/ Gino Carlucci
Gino Carlucci September 2, 2003
as CEO, President and Director
And on 9.11 DT signed as President
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing an amendment to the Plan on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 11, 2002.
NCI Holdings, Inc.
By /s/ Dennis Thompson
Dennis Thompson, President
The change, I believe, requires an 8K. Something very unusual about the change in Presidents.
Dennis Thompson, 49, has worked as an independent consultant since 1996, prior to that time for a period of 10 years he was the owner and operator of start up business that engineered and built equipment which processed hardwood bark and prior to that period worked as a superintendent and ironworker in the construction field. He will serve as a director until the next annual meeting of the Company's shareholders..
On May 30, 2002, the Company elected Dennis Thompson as member of the board of directors. Mr. Thompson from 2000 to present is acting as a consultant for R&D Coal Sales. Mr. Thompson provides advice concerning mining equipment and mining operations. Prior to assuming his position with R&D Coal sales, Mr. Thompson provided the same services for North America Trading Co. from 1996 to 2000.
If you speak with him again, ask him if he knows Norman Mullins. The answer is yes.
“On March 24, 2003, Diversified Financial Resources Corporation (the "Company") entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with John Chapman, Norman Mullins, and Dennis Thompson shareholders of MT & C Diversified Land and Natural Resources Corporation (MT&C) wherein the Company agreed to purchase Six Million (6,000,000) shares or 100% of the total issued and outstanding shares of MT&C in exchange for Six Million (6,000,000) shares of the Company's newly issued common shares.”
The State of Nevada still lists Gino as President ( not a surprise). And Secretary and Treasurer.
NCI HOLDINGS, INC
President: GINO CARLUCCI
Address: 268 WEST 400 SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY
Domestic Begin Date 5/22/2003 Registered Date 5/22/2003
Gino of course is the agent owner. And Medical Technology? Stem Genetics?
Safe Travel Wire Instructions from 'allocations manager' Stephanie Waide.
Validate Corporation Escrow Account for Safe Travel Care
299 South Main Street
Salt Lake City
Account no: 101-2047809
From the State of Utah
Entity Type: Corporation
Entity Number: 4983945-0142
Registration Date: 09/19/2001
State of Origin:
Registered Agent: BRUCE PRITCHETT
Address Line 1: 1612 S 250 E
Address Line 2:
Zip Code: 84037
"Bruce M. Pritchett, 35, was appointed as a director of A-Z
South on November 30,2000 and will serve as director until the
next annual meeting of A-Z South's shareholders.
Mr. Pritchett studied at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 1990 under a full-tuition FLAS Fellowship; obtained a Juris Doctor degree in 1992 from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was Managing Editor of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal; and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1989 from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Mr. Pritchett is listed in Who's Who in American Law.
Mr. Pritchett is currently employed as corporate counsel for World Alliance Consulting, Inc., an organization that provides consulting services to public and private companies( ...also named were John Chapman, 61, of Salt Lake City, and three of Allen Z. Wolfson's companies: Feng Shui Consultants Inc., formerly World Alliance Consulting Inc).
Prior to employment at his current position, Mr. Pritchett served as a corporate counsel to Axia Group, Inc. ( a Richard Surber company ) between January 1999 and December 2000. He was also the president, CEO, and a director of the publicly traded company Premier Brands, Inc. from December 1999 to June 2000. Mr. Pritchett owned his own private law practice, Bruce M. Pritchett,
PC, that emphasized securities and corporate law between 1996 and the end of 1998. Mr. Pritchett was an associate attorney at the law firm of Hanson, Epperson & Smith from 1994 to 1996, and a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge George Shields of the Washington State Court of Appeals from 1992 to 1993."
Monica Banks is with Fujiwara. Monica Savoy's telephone number was: 00 1909 2153000.
Monica Savoy/Banks is definitely not American. She could be French (Sukumo people say she is)- the accent is not typical but the delivery is.
Call there to (909) 215-3000 got a voicemail box for one Rudy Martinez
Tyler Stevens called offering a great 2 for 1 deal regarding some additional Safe Travel shares which are "going to yield a 100% return by the 3rd October".
Later chased by Ken Thomas who also wanted me to buy more SFTV shares with the offer of free shares on the 5th Nov (ie 2 for 1)
Contact from Sukumo on 9th Sept/03, a guy called Brian
Harper, asking why I hadn't purchased more F10 shares,
given the 'buy back' on the 9th Oct etc etc. I asked him why
he was calling me, and not my other 'best mates' Charles
Cole or Charles Todd, ( they were in
New York...he said)
However, I asked him why he could offer the F10 shares given.:
1, F10 has withdrawn its agreement with Sukumo and
2, I had spoken with Mary Blake of F10, who assured me they did not have the finances for such a 'buy back'.
At this point Brian had a 'personal call' he had to take, and that was that...No contact since.
The officers at F10 confirmed again that they have no plans for such a deal. Sukumo still say the 'deal' will be public 11 days before Oct 9th, because 'legally' that's the minimum time F10 needs to give.
Martin Golding specifically told me it was a legal requirement 14 days before the 9th October....he must have muddled his script up !!
Yesterday spoke with Vernell Prout and Paul Haverson at Safe Travel Care who insist that the company is about to launch its new travel insurance policy. Vernell said that her father had bought shares at $1.30 via Sukumo - no discount for staff. Also confirmed Sukumo took 80% and left 20% for SFC. Both Paul & Vernell could not see a problem with this practice. Paul explained could not get any more funds from the bank. Vernell faxed me my cert signed 4th Aug.
Have also spoken with Jon H Marple at FTOG re my Aug share cert