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Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Business Venture Scam
|+12 Rory Oâ€™Driscoll- Rodspear Group Ltd |
we believe that he used our contracts to prove to a Yacht broker that he was real and genuine. Where in actual fact his company address is vacant and the credit report that was purchased showed that he has â‚¬250 EUR.
do not deal with this man and do not give him any money. He is shady and will not deliver on any of his hollow promises
He will claim to be a multi millionair but will not be found on any website...
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2015-07-02 14:04:34|
This guy is a fraudster, con man and probably mentally unwell. Avoid like the plague. Against better advice, I started 'working' for him at his 'global telecommunications company' Elatele Ltd. However this global telecommunications empire was only an empire in his imagination. He had no office, no contracts, no staff, nothing.... and I believe the company (incorporated in the Irish Companies office and now dissolved) was only a front to make him seem legit.
Shortly after I started ''working'' (I never did a minutes work for him as he never had any work for me) for him, his business and story started changing and it turned out his real business was a lot more questionable and involved trading illegal goods and dealing with illegal countries (Iran amongst others). The guy talked a good game and claimed to have a wide network of contacts in different industries however no trading or business ever materialised while I ever dealt with him.
He personally scammed me out money and was very adept at manipulating and backing you into a corner in order to give him money or do favours for him. He sent me on a wild goose chase of a business trip which I paid for myself.(''You can claim that back in expenses from the company'' was one of his regular lines....only trouble was that he or the company never made any money in order to do this!!). I calculated that all in all I personally lost â‚¬6,000 in the short time that I was meant to be in a high paying job at his company. He is nothing but a blagger and also a manipulator and at times his behaviour was very bizarre. His wife seemed very naive about his activities but she is also in on it and closed ranks with him when I left.
On the aforementioned wild goose chase he sent me on, I met some of his contacts, who it turned out had also been burned by him and thats when the penny finally dropped for me. I took legal action against him in order to recover money owed to me. He wrote me a few nasty emails and made a number of settlement offers but never came through on any of them and he dissolved his company Elatele Ltd in order prevent me from pursuing him further. I recovered zero, despite the best part of 9 months legal pursuit. He gave me a contract when I started working with him, however it wasnt worth the paper it was written on as his company had no money or assets to back it up.
This guy is bad news and from reading the posts on this site, sadly there are a number of people with similar stories to mine. I look back on the whole episode with disgust and rue the day I ever met Rory O Driscoll.
|Chanoa Chen (Somewhere in Serbia) Added the following extra information on :2015-05-15 02:31:44|
This man scammed my now deceased boyfriend in 2012. He took him for $15,000 which was supposed to be an investment into Rodspear and he suffered $4,000 in expenses for a European trip which ended up being a total scam. This was the money to support our big upcoming plans for the future. Borislav Martinovic was a yacht broker at a Fort Lauderdale yacht brokerage and Rory O'Driscoll led him along for weeks saying he was interested in buying a yacht then the story changed and he wanted to hire Borislav to work as a top executive in his firm, Rodspear. We would have to be willing to travel often and live abroad he told us and he we began to make plans to adapt to the circumstances. It would be strenuous but a six figure paycheck and the prestigious title was something Borislav would commit to for 2-3 years and then use an exit strategy so we could build a stronger future.
These events led up to extreme stress levels for Borislav and he had very serious insomnia for weeks. I cannot say this devastating months-long event did not somehow contribute to the fatal stroke he suffered just months later. He was young, healthy, strong and full of life. Rory built up plenty of trust and treated Borislav like a close confidante. He spent hours speaking to him on Skype and I have even seen this worm myself as he wanted to meet Borislav's girlfriend over Skype. He spoke with authority but I never liked the way his voice sounded or that he used swear words so often. It struck me as odd for a man in his position. The job offer from Rodspear he submitted to Borislav was the only thing that raised red flags for me. The spelling and grammar was atrocious. I never remembered seeing anything like it for any formal work document much less something from a CEO. We brushed it off somehow (I forgot what we found to be the excuse for him) and moved forward with our plans.
Another yacht brokerage caught on to him and alerted us by email that they informed The Fraud Squad which is when we began to demand our wired funds to be returned. The scam was denied at first by Rory and then he became adamant the expenses weren't his fault, became nasty and soon disappeared. We hoped somehow we were wrong and the money would be returned but there was not a chance. We then hoped the money would be recovered by the authorities but this never happened either. We were in contact with Scotland Yard on the matter as well as local contact in the Fort Lauderdale police department.
I hope this despicable individual is arrested and imprisoned for a very, very long time.
His real name does not seem to be Rory O'Driscoll. A true Rory O'Driscoll was discovered and he fit much more into the part of who this one claimed to be. This fake Rory uses colorful language which came off to be that he was a bit eccentric but it seems he was nothing more than a common street criminal.
Several people were scammed at once at this time including a jet company, another yacht broker and a surveyor - there may have even been more individuals.
This was one of the last emails from this individual. Of course no funds were ever returned. "Boro,
I have no idea what youâ€™re talking about regards the address, I have arrange 10,476 Euros and no more, that is all I received from you. Regards the expenses you spent to sell Me a boat, thatâ€™s your problem. I believe your big mouth caused all the trouble down there is the first please. You are lucky I donâ€™t take a legal action against you for the flights As it was you that caused the boat not been brought and the flight cancellation. I think your money has gone out today but I am not sure until tomorrow. Once I have the transfer done in the bank I will sent you a Copy. Now get lost Rory Oâ€™Driscoll Chief Executive Officer
Rodspear Group Limited I Suite 3, The Avenue, Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland I Head Office: +353 1 5320555 I Fax: +353 1 2949406 I Mobile: +353 86 104 1732 I Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I Description: cid:image001.png@01CBBCA3.EC1DACD0 Rodspear Group of Companies : Ireland, Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong, USA"
|Mike Baudinet (Somewhere in United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2014-05-21 07:59:57|
used to be Rodspear and dropzone Oil now claims to be in Communications. Company called Elatele. Warning he talks a good game but him and his wife sit in a Caravan in Dublin scamming People. Do not deal with him- Never Give money
He called me several times
|No Name (Dublin, Leinster, Ireland) Added the following extra information on :2013-12-16 15:36:22|
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2013-12-05 08:51:56|
what is this guys address? we have set some debt collectors on him and any advise would be welcome.
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-28 11:22:31|
He was introduced to me as a multi millionaire commodity dealer. He said he way buying and selling foodstuffs with Iran. The endgame was he was going to give our asset management company hundreds of millions of dollars to manage. Of course he gave us nothing at all. He didn't actually ask to borrow money but I always thought that was his objective. He told me he owned stately homes, yachts, and a chain of French Chateau hotels. He really is convincing but ultimately a complete time waster if not worse. I actually liked him. That's how good he is!
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2013-05-29 16:15:50|
Just completed a cleaning job in his house , we actually had to clear it out of junk before we could clean it , filth beyond belief . He actually believes he is a millionaire , when he actually has not got a pot to piss in . It took 5 of us for 7 hours . He paid by cheque , next day he called to say his wife's designer handbags were missing , designer shoes , we were told to dump everything , if you had seen the condition of his house you would not take a glass of water from it. Of course cheque bounced . He is a con man and his wife is in on it too . A deluded asshole , guards had a file on him as long as my arm . He will get u to do a job then accuse u of wrongdoing , his way of an excuse not to pay .
|No Name (Dublin, Leinster, Ireland) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-21 10:02:58|
|No Name (Dublin, Leinster, Ireland) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-21 10:02:56|
|No Name (Dublin, Leinster, Ireland) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-21 09:59:11|
cowboy/ scam merchant and hes not even that good at it
|Ex Employee (Somewhere in United Kingdom) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-21 04:43:09|
I worked for him for a number of months, he stopped paying his employees so he could keep the money for himself.
|Bob (Dublin, Leinster, Ireland) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-20 10:14:17|
Pretends to be a multi millionaire and actually having no cash or investors in anything. I personally know him and he has stung me his own family and anyone he can. He's an absolute cheating fuck. Do not even answer the phone too him.