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Jake Rogers
Mount Pritchard, New South Wales, Australia
2015-05-29 23:27:46
Business Venture Scam
+8 gold coast scam forex trading company Fortune Plus  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Fortune Plus a.k.a EQ Trading
:
   drjj411@gmail.com
Fortune Plus is a company operating on the Gold Coast in Australia. They have changed their business name frequently in order to cover their shady tracks. Another business name they have used in the past is EQ Trading. They claim to be able to teach their clients how to trade the Forex currency markets using their "special" methods and techniques, for a cost of $12,500.00 initial upfront payment, and then an ongoing monthly fee of $289.00 for ongoing personal training and advice and access to their webinars. All of the information they present you with that you purchase from them can be found for free over the internet. Their instructors claim to be "professional traders" with years of trading experience on the markets. This in itself is questionable and without evidence is totally unproven. However, following their trades and information for over 2 years has caused more losing trades than winning trades overall, inevitably causing a net loss to an investment in good faith for the last two years.

If you hand over your hard earned money to these internet charlatans, they will take your money and you won't earn it back following their trading methods. Don't get involved with them in any way, shape, or form, your bank account will slowly be sucked dry and you will not make any money. You have been warned!
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Done over   (AU) Added the following extra information on :2015-12-13 19:04:58
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Name:
   Stardian
Email Address:
   info@stardian
Telephone:
   0412553530
Paid a deposit and then changed my mind, on these reports he says if any one wants to talk directly just call, I have emailed, called numerous times, sent txt still won't reply refuses to refund my money! I was told that if I changed my mind I would get a full refund I can see why, don't do business with them they are not honest

Peter Klisch   (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-10-13 22:29:40
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Stardian is not a scam.
Any client that would like to speak directly to me can do so by calling our office and leave their real name. I will then immediately return their call. I have nothing to hide. If they are a real client past or present, we will have their records and be able to identify them. All of our clients past or present, have always had and continue to have access to our support staff since 2009. Any concerns have always been resolved. The poster on this and other forums claims that he was a client for 2 years in one instance and 18 months in another. So, which is it? During those 2 years he never aired any concerns. If indeed he was a client, he would have been speaking to his mentor on a weekly basis through all that time. Why did he not say that he had a problem at that time? You can see what makes me suspicious. What also makes me suspicious is that he is promoting a competitor's website. The poster says that he does not want to link his name with a scam, so he is posting under a pseudonym. That makes no sense. He supposedly was a client. Why has he never let us know his concerns?
We are educators. We train and mentor people how to trade the Forex market safely and profitably. We do this by way of one-on-one mentoring sessions conducted online and over the phone by a trading mentor. Each session goes for 45mins and up to an hour. They are conducted weekly. Our clients have ongoing access to their mentor every week taken over the course of the previous week. . The mentoring is ongoing. We believe that we provide the most comprehensive training available. In our opinion, companies that provide ongoing individual one-on-one mentoring, like we do, are rare.
Until this poster identifies himself to our office and we can confirm that he was a client. I will continue to ask the moderators to remove his posts.
Peter Klisch Manging Director Stardian

Jake Rogers   (Tamarama, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-10-13 05:18:24
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Peter, thanks for your latest reply.
I don't see why you are getting so worked-up about this report I made if you truly believe your business is not a scam. If it is not a scam, you have nothing to fear, right? So I don't know why you are so worried about this?
There obviously wouldn't be any reason for me, as well as other posters on this website (and I've looked around and there are more articles on this website about your company ripping off the innocent public, articles which I never even wrote) to say these things about your company if they didn't believe or know that it was ripping the off the innocent public.
I am not sure why you are so keen to have the moderators remove my comments, if indeed more than one poster has said the same things about your company being a scam. Where there is smoke there is fire, and I'm sure you know that very well Peter.
Why did you misquote me, or remove the other part of my quote, conveniently removing the reasons why I did not give out my real name online. Can you please quote me in full next time, instead of painting me out to be some anonymous poster for no good reason. I use that name as a pseudonym as I do not want potential employers or people I know searching my real name online and linking this to me in person. I know people who have foolishly done that exact thing in the past and payed with their jobs, their livelihoods, the friendships and reputations because of giving out their real name on sites like these. Furthermore, I would be more than happy to give you a call and prove to you my real identity in private away from the internet to air my thoughts about what your company teaches it students and why it is incorrect, useless and way over-priced, but I will not get past your friendly team of girls on the help desk up in the Gold Coast if I dialed the 1800 number and asked to speak with you directly. For the same matter, why do you give out the 1800 number and not your own personal contact, is it so disgruntled former students such as myself cannot ever contact you in person? What if i told them this is Jake Rogers, would they be able to put me through to you then? Peter, I would love to chat with you in private about everything I have written about in my posts, but something tells me I won't be given a fair chance to. Only my comments in good faith in trying to stop others from falling victim to your company's slick sales and marketing tactics and internet camouflage, they are the only way I can get the message out to all the other students in your company now, whom you want let communicate with each other, thus keeping them all in the dark about how it is indeed scamming them out of their money.
And you're calling for the only source to the truth they have - a scam reporting website online, to be removed so you can cover it up yet again and get away with what you have been doing for the past few years, for many more years to come. I feel this is my moral obligation to say what I have here, otherwise I wouldn't be able to sleep at night as I would be wondering how people would be losing their money just like I was. And now you are calling for it to be removed? Remove the honest truth? Peter, I feel these comments I have made should stay up otherwise I would be upset that the one avenue of communication to my former fellow students as well as the newer ones would be taken away from me.
There is a reason why people use the word "brutally" before they say they are honest, and that's because the honest truth can hurt you "brutally" more often than not. Peter, let me be brutally honest here - I, as well as many others who have reported about your company and it's methods and prices online being a scam, indeed do believe it is a scam. Some for other reasons than me, but where there is smoke, there is fire, and Peter unfortunately when it comes to Stardian, EQ Trading, Business For Now or Fortune Plus the smoke is thick and strong, so it must indeed be a scam.

Peter Klisch   (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-10-11 22:20:16
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Scam Website:
   stardian.com.au
Stardian is not a scam.
This is a response to a post on this thread by "Jake Rogers" (not his real name by his own admission). This is a quote from his post: "Yes, you haven't taught a Jake Rogers and he won't be on your records as a former student because Jake Rogers is a pseudonym for my real name" This says it all. An anonymous poster promoting a competitor. I ask the moderators of this site to remove his posts. He has clearly stated that Jake Rogers is not his real name and he is blatantly promoting a competitor, while disparaging my company and staff.
Peter Klisch Manging Director Stardian 1800 149 368

Jake Rogers   (Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-10-10 02:34:22
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Name:
   stardian
Peter, of course you will say those things. Giving out your professional title and number won't prove you are not scamming the public. Telling everyone you've never had a complaint or request for refund cannot prove you are not scamming the public. Pointing everyone to a testimonials page won't prove that you are not scamming the public either. Were the testimonias faked? payed for offsite? Requested from people when they were in a good mood after they had a winning trade yet that doesn't erase the fact that they had big losses on the next few trades? Yes, you haven't taught a Jake Rogers and he won't be on your records as a former student because Jake Rogers is a pseudonym for my real name. Why on earth would I tie my real name to this report only for a potential employer or someone else to stumble upon this when they Google my real name. Peter, I was indeed a student for one and a half years, my trainer was Duncan Cooper. One more question for you Peter. Why are your students not given the contact details of all of the other students if one student requests them? Why are you so against students communicating with each other online? You see, they are not allowed to because that might cause a bit of collusion of ideas and thoughts, and a mass exodus of your students might occur. The business owner could not allow that to happen on his or her watch now, could they? Your company is so committed to keeping their gullible students in the dark by not letting them communicate with each other and thus keeping them all pepped up with false positives and believing they will succeed, when if they were allowed to communicate with each other the truth may come out. Furthermore, google Jarrat Davis. He teaches the trading fundamentals which is something that your teachers don't. The fundamentals is what drives the market, not a silly indicator on a trading chart which is the only thing your teachers focus on.Technical analysis, which is what your teachers solely teach is not a successful way to trade the markets. Fundamental analysis, knowing what events drive the movement of the market and how they impact trading choices do. Unfortunately your teachers do not focus on this. Thank goodness I have made a lot of my money back from your bogus trading schemes by following Jarrat Davis daily and trading what he suggests. I even recall a webinar where a student by the name of Raji asked about fundamental analysis and why you don't teach it, and he was told by the instructor that he doesn't do fundamental analysis because it is not important and studying the technicals on the charts is all he needs to do to make money from the market. Bogus! Sorry Peter, no matter which way you want to look at it, stardian, eq trading, fortune plus or whatever else you want to call yourselves these days is a Scam with a massive capital S.

Mike P   (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-10-07 22:08:26
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Name:
   stardian
Scam Website:
   www.starian.com.au
Looks like a Scam, sounds like a Scam, probably is a scam. 5 business name changes EQ Trading, Fortune Plus, CM Business, Business for Now, and now Stradian. Google them all, not pretty reading. Why would they change business names if nothing to hide. they even send out fake trading reports always showing you the money they have made. do not give these scammers any money everything about them screams SCAM

Peter Klisch   (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-09-22 00:26:14
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Scam Website:
   stardian.com.au
Stardian is not a scam. I was made aware of this forum comment & was shocked! I immediately looked up our records: • We have never taught a Jake Rogers. • He has never paid us a cent nor attended any classes. • Never written or rung us with a complaint. • Our trainers are all licensed.
I am proud to say that the people we train are very happy to give us a glowing recommendation (see http://stardian.com.au/testimonials/).
We now offer a full Money Back Guarantee after 90 days (see http://stardian.com.au/why-us). We haven't actually had anyone ask for one yet but it is there none the less.
How can I be so sure of all of this? My name is Peter Klisch & I am the Sole Director of Stardian. My contact number in Australia is 1800 149 368.
Stardian is the registered business name of EQ trading Pty Ltd and has been operating since 2009 from the same offices (see http://stardian.com.au/contact/)

Jake Rogers   (Cherrybrook, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2015-05-31 23:34:36
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Name:
   Stardian
Scam Website:
   www.stardian.com.au
These professional scammers have now changed their business name to Stardian. Same old rubbish covered with a new more professional-looking coat of paint. But don't be fooled, once they have your payments upfront, you will lose that plus any more money they charge you along the way if you sign up to their business model for forex trading. You will not make enough money to cover your costs with them, as forex comes with too much of a substancial risk to be as profitable as they claim.
Stardian is a scam company run out of the Gold Coast in Australia. They have been there for many years now changing their name, and people involved high up the chain within this company have had criminal pasts. Do some further investigation of EQ trading scam and Fortune Plus scam on the internet before handing over your money to them. Do not let these scammers at Stardian scam a cent of your money.

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