Exposing crooks on the other side of the world, desperate to be seen as industry thought leaders, to do it all in realtime with a direct line into their lair of deceit which then resulted in their total bankruptcy has to be one of the biggest hoots of my professional investigative career.
Following my successful removal of the conman Daniel Evans and his Ormita fraud from the international reciprocal trade industry, I received a tip-off that one of the board members of IRTA and his partner was also a conman of long-standing.
Another international investigation (this time in The Netherlands) was thus born. Many, many hurtful damning and accurate blog posts also resulted which culminated in the book The Qoin Con.
Notable was the immediacy of results and the consternation that occurred as the blogger from Samoa, attacked literally day after day the conmen and their supporters online.
In a script that has to be a plot ready for Hollywood, I found myself listening in realtime to the conmen literally talking to others in The Netherlands from Samoa and having prior knowledge of their plans.
Exposing the crooks skulduggery with evidence before it even gets out into the victims’ mailboxes has a massive impact on a conman’s confidence. Hearing the consternation as they find that each day, their operation is exposed online on a blogger from Samoa was a joy that warms my heart even to this day.
Qoin held themselves out to be international experts in the alternative currency field and as their credibility came tumbling down, all those who had previously wanted to be seen to be associated with these ‘winners’ one by one, chose not to sponsor them any more and eventually pulled their financial support totally.
People who live by the gullibility of those who control public purse can see their income streams dry up the instant adverse publicity becomes a possibility. The little guy has a huge force at his disposal when he understands how to strike at an adversaries Achilles Heel.
It helped the forces of truth enormously that the bad dudes in this story had ripped off the guy who had restructured their dodgy businesses & that he wasn’t very happy with them. It may also be that it only takes a day or so for people in the know to find that there is a Twitter account exposing conmen that are directly associated with your Twitter account and that Social Media gossip can and does get around certain top officials regardless of how much you try to issue BS and develop fake websites, Facebook accounts etc.
This book achieved its objectives without even one copy being printed for the mere knowledge that the Qoin brand was enough for politicians to distance themselves from an impending scandal. Bankruptcy followed . . .