Our goal is to bring Harry Omeros to the attention of the QLD Fraud Squad before he continues scamming others and for the Police to conduct an investigation into Harry’s little scams.
QLD Fraud Squad have successfully brought charges against Alan Davenport . ( he did exactly what Harry did )
Alan Davenport was charged on Jan 10th 2010 and currently sits in jail denied bail as he is seen as a flight risk. His trial is due to commence in November 2010.
No current contact details are available for Harry Omeros
Previous mobile numbers for Harry Omeros include:
0434302233 0434302995 0434302802 0402897771 0402896778 0437006399 0408487063 0458006868 0408588829 0408588829
Alias AKA = Steve Wilson, Trent Wallace, James O’brian, Shane Davies, Steve Owens, Joe Harris, Zac Johnson, Adam Pinstone, Jermaine Riley
Date of birth : 20/04/1987
Attended: TSS Boys Private school Southport
Omeros family home address is : 22 knightsbridge Parade East Soverign Island Paradise Point QLD
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photo of family home
Omeros family phone number is 07 5564 1568 now disconnected ( Only contact the family if Harry has disconnected his phones and is uncontactable. Tell them you have given Harry a substantial sum of money and he has disconnected all his phones. Ask for new contact details for Harry to avoid having to go through the family again. )
Omeros has identical tattoos on each forearm. Both forearms contain the word ( infamous ) along with a drawing of an AK47 assault rifle.
Harry’s girlfriend is named Samantha Sleep ( she is fully aware of the scam ) Samantha’s sister Christie Sleep also works for Harry ( fully aware of scam )
Harry is currently driving a Black Audi convertable. His previous vehicle was a Nissan GTR ( silver ) currently for sale Rego : 093 MTA ( now repossesed ). Before that he drove black Mercedes ( also repossesed )
Previous scam companies run by Harry Omeros as follows-
Data S Trading, Everyday trading, One True Form, Sports Professionals, Premium Lifestyle Solutions, Managed Wealth Creations. Guardian Wealth Creations, Archleaf, Nouvallie, International Trading Solutions. Trading Online Solutions. Tradingonthenextlevel.com Next Level Trading, Chaseport Trading, Tradesafe Australia, RBS Australia, Comsec Software.
If you have been scammed by Omeros you should first contact Police and make a statement.
Detective Senior Constable 4010314
Southport Criminal Investigation Branch
96 Scarborough Street,
Southport QLD 4215
Telephone : (07) 55 714 238
Fax : (07) 55 714 211
Many taped phone recordings of Omeros appear at the bottom of this home page. He still uses the same MO after 4 1/2 years.
Detectives target Southport office allegedly involved in cold call investment scam
GOLD Coast restaurateur Harry Omeros has been bailed under strict conditions after he was charged in relation to an alleged cold call scam this morning.
Detectives from the Northern Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and State Crime Command’s (SCC) Fraud and Cyber Crime Group have charged the 29-year-old Paradise Point local with two counts of fraud.
Officers executed a search warrant at his new office in Davenport St in Southport’s China Town precinct about 10.15am.
Police will allege Omeros operated several businesses that cold called victims to falsely invest in the share market, binary trading, sports betting, property share investment and eBay businesses.
Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said the businesses appeared legitimate, with sophisticated websites, brochures, contracts and social media sites.
“These types of cold calling investment schemes have a tremendous impact on the individual, their families and the community.” he said.
Omeros appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court this afternoon and was granted bail on the condition that a $25,000 surety was posted and that he surrender his passport.
Police continue to investigate and are appealing for information from anyone who may have worked for AUSMTP PTY LTD, Australian Market Trading Professionals, Passive Income Creations, BidLife, DNPAUS PTY LTD, Property Investment Providers Australia, Financial Freedom Australia, MT Australia or Market Trading Global.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
This article is suggesting that the scammers also own the sports betting agencies that they place the bets with.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
Australia’s Gold Coast Remains Hotbed For Sports Betting Scams: Crims charged over $10m online bet scheme, by Greg Tingle – 11th January 2010
Australia’s Gold Coast in the Surfers Paradise region maintains its reputation as a hotbed for sports betting scams.
We can now confirm that four males have been arrested on the Gold Coast over an alleged $10 million betting fraud operation.
Police advise that the criminals were involved in a complex sports betting scheme, where bets were placed on all possible outcomes so a profit was made.
The bids were subsequently placed through the group’s Gold Coast-based online betting agency (likely to be named and shamed in the near future).
It’s alleged some money that punters gave the men to wager cannot be accounted for, something that got the criminals extra unwanted attention in the first place.
The four fraudsters were arrested today after a year-long police investigation sparked by a significant number of complaints by punters from across Australia.
The police named the investigation Operation Stopwatch.
The men have been conjointly charged with one count of fraud between November 2007 and February 2009 and are expected to face further charges including forgery and making false records.
They are due to face Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Acting Detective Inspector Marc Hogan advised the arrests were an excellent outcome.
“The State Crime Operations Fraud and Corporate Crime Group assisted in this investigation and will continue to provide further specialised support,” he said.
Media Man last year shed light on a number of sports betting cons originating from the Gold Coast and facilitated communications to the Australian High Tech Crime Centre, a division of the Australian Federal Police.
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Gambling scams expose regulation deficiencies
By Online business reporter Michael Janda
Posted Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:29am AEST
Updated Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:36am AEST
Slick operation…authorities say the marketing materials used in the scams usually look very professional. (ABC Online: Michael Janda)
Sport is an Australian national obsession, but it seems some con men are taking advantage of that passion for their financial gain.
Moreover, some of the firms conducting the scams remain registered as companies long after suspicions first surface about their bona fides.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) registers companies and regulates investment schemes, but does not regulate gambling schemes, even when they pose as investments.
Betting scheme crackdown
The authorities that are responsible for regulating gambling schemes are the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the state departments of fair trading and, in the cases of criminal fraud, police.
The ACCC and the Queensland Police and Office of Fair Trading this week launched a joint campaign against sport arbitrage and gambling schemes and scams based on the Gold Coast.
They say hundreds of Australians have fallen prey to such operators, and buying into investment schemes which claim to give you access to computer software which will help you gamble successfully, is likely to be a losing bet.
“It’s estimated that up to $20 million may have been lost by Australian consumers in these schemes. It’s hard to tell at this stage exactly how much, but we’re talking about a lot of money,” ACCC deputy chairman Peter Kell said.
He says up-front fees of $3,000 to 19,000 are commonly charged for access to gambling software, or syndicates that place the bets for you.
And the Queensland Police say they have had one unlucky punter come forward who invested $146,000 between two of these companies.
While it may seem ridiculous for anyone to invest so much money into such a scheme, the authorities say the marketing materials usually look very professional, and these organisations occasionally pool resources to avoid the appearance of a one-man show.
“We found an office where six companies were located where they shared telemarketing staff and other facilities,” said Joe Camilleri from Queensland’s Office of Fair Trading.
The ACCC says a loss of confidence in the mainstream markets during the financial crisis is tempting consumers to look for alternatives.
“We’ve seen a 60 per cent increase in scams reported to us over the last year, and a 67 per cent increase in the number of people reporting losses,” Mr Kell said.
Take the money and run
While some of these companies do actually bet on your behalf, Mr Camilleri says others just walk away with the cash.
“About 50 per cent of complainants are telling us that, once they pay their money to the operators of these schemes, they are no longer able to contact these companies,” he said.
Even where the companies do actually place bets, the authorities say the returns are rarely anywhere near those promised or hinted at, and they have had staff from some of these operations come forward and tell them that the bets came straight from the newspaper form guide.
Fair Trading and the Queensland police tried to visit 39 sports betting schemes based on the Gold Coast, but they found only 8 operating at their registered addresses.
Authorities say more than 650 complaints have been lodged since the beginning of last year, and Detective Superintendent Brian Hay say the schemes have been multiplying rapidly.
“There’s a whole plethora of different circumstances, environments, entities. This is not one or two people, it’s not one or two companies, it’s almost if you like a nefarious, insidious industry that has populated a certain landscape,” he said.
First hand experience
Although Queensland based, the schemes do not just target Queenslanders, but the authorities say most of the complaints have come from there and New South Wales.
Recently I received a call from a Brisbane-based company claiming past returns of between 26 and 95 per cent a month on its horse racing scheme.
I cannot name it, because it may be one of the organisations currently under investigation, but I was only too happy to hear their spiel so I could share it with ABC News Online readers.
In return for having this company manage a gambling account using their computer system, I was asked for an $8,800 dollar sign-up fee, and between $1,000 and $10,000 in capital to start the gambling account.
In their sales pitch, the company claimed its software system was developed by a former employee of Kerry Packer, who their salesman said used to help Mr Packer with his horse racing picks.
The company also claimed it had been around for 15 years, but a quick search of the ASIC database revealed it was only registered in May last year.
When I searched internet investor forums, dozens of people had been given similar offers from the same company.
Nick Miller from South Australia responded to my post on the forum and gave me a call. He says he was rung about eight times over a period of several weeks by this company.
“It was heavy pressure selling,” he said.
“It was, ‘we’ve only got so many spots left for South Australia, we’ve got one left in South Australia, and one for NSW so you’d better sign up now or you’ll miss out,’ and then I just said, no I’m not interested in it.”
While Mr Miller smelt a rat and did not invest despite their persistence, he is concerned about how easy it is for such businesses to set up and remain as legally registered companies.
“When I was talking to this Tom guy he said, ‘as you know we’re regulated, we’re required, every year we have to register with ASIC’, he made some reference to that,” he said.
“It sort of shocked me a little bit to think that there could be rogue operators like this that have obviously got a registration.”
ASIC told the ABC that gambling schemes are not classified as investments and therefore do not fall under its jurisdiction.
But ASIC is responsible for company registers, and ASIC’s database reveals that the regulator got information last November that the Brisbane company which contacted me and Mr Miller is no longer at its registered address.
Mr Kell says that is a good reason why consumers should not rely solely on the companies register when checking the legitimacy of a firm.
“One of the messages we have to send here, because it has been used in the marketing by these companies, is that simply registering a company doesn’t make it immediately trustworthy,” he said.
The length of time taken to investigate dodgy companies, and the apparent difficulty in shutting operations down until well after they have swindled thousands of dollars from investors, raises some serious questions about consumer protection regulation, and the funding of investigation and enforcement in Australia.
Given that it seems unlikely that regulators will be given the resources needed to better filter companies when they first start up, the ACCC says consumer awareness is the best defence.
“With these sports investment schemes the only certain bet is that you’ll lose money,” Mr Kell said.
Michael would be interested in hearing from anyone who has invested in a horse racing or sport gambling scheme. You can contact him via email at email@example.com.
Original article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/27/2610216.htm
I joined you 05 Nov 08, and am just wondering when I will receive my Monthly statement (as per Dot Point 4 below).
I have not yet received 1 of these at all, I rang James (my account manager) last month and he informed me that
the account was doing well, and had I seen the results, (the only account that I have any details on is the Betezy acct),
which were up in the high $900, (this acct is now around the low $500 Jan 09).
I am finding it hard to explain to my spouse at what point we are actually at (up/down/indifferent).
Hoping you can shed some light on this situation.
This is the last ditch effort, if I am not contacted in response, I wish to terminate my account.
Reasons being that ALL I have received is promises and NO action. I deposited my $5000.00 on Thursday
Last week, I have received no written confirmation of this. I have contacted my (supposed) account manager
James Marshall on numerous occasions, only to be given more broken promises, and excuses.
I was finally contacted this morning 05NOV08 at 9:46, only to receive more promises with no response.
I was promised (there’s that magic word again) that I would receive a welcome pack in my e-mail within 10 minutes,
and that I would receive a phone call within the next 30 minutes, giving me a detailed report of the trading that has
apparently happened on my behalf.
I have received one e-mail from Ezybet informing me that an account in my name had been set-up, and
I was to login and change my password, everyday since I checked the account to find that the funds available totalled
$0.00, I mentioned this to James at every phone call, and was told this some times takes up to 72 Hours, still nothing.
After my last call to James last night I logged on this morning to find funds available $600, this is not the $800 that was
Agreed to at the start, and also obviously does not show any earnings.
I am having trouble trying to justify to my wife that this is/has been a good investment, and I certainly can not
recommend this service (lack of) to any of my friends.
Below is a domain name registration for Harrys latest scam on 27/10/2010.
Domain Name: managedwealthcreations.com.au
Last Modified: 27-Jan-2010 06:06:06 UTC
Registrar ID: TPP Internet
Registrar Name: TPP Internet
Registrant: Archle Pty Ltd
Registrant ID: ACN 121705575
Eligibility Type: Company
Registrant Contact ID: TPP683739-R
Registrant Contact Name: Harry Omeros
Registrant Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs
Tech Contact ID: TPP683740-C
Tech Contact Name: Harry Omeros
Tech Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs
Bikies ‘out for pastor’s blood’ after alleged $10 million online sports betting scam
- Greg Stolz
- From: The Courier-Mail
- January 12, 2010 1:53PM
OUTLAW bikies could be after a former evangelical pastor who allegedly masterminded a $10 million online sports betting scam, a Gold Coast court has been told.
Some of the hundreds of victims of alleged fraudster Alan Ernest Davenport were believed to have “sold” their debts to bikies to try to recoup some of their losses, Southport Magistrates Court was told today.
Prosecutor Rosanna Doolan said Davenport, a former pastor with the Gold Coast’s Reach Out For Christ envangelical church, should be held in custody partly for his own protection.
She said threats had been made against him and he should be refused bail “for his own welfare”.
Davenport, 57, faced court on 10 fraud charges related to his role with WTS Investments, which police allege was a sports arbitrage scam.
Angry investors who claim to have lost more than $10 million in the alleged scam were in the public gallery for the appearance of Davenport and three former WTS employees. All were arrested yesterday after an 11-month police investigation.
Opposing bail for Davenport, Ms Doolan said 600 to 700 people Australia had fallen victim to what was “essentially … a scam”.
She said there was no evidence any sport betting took place and the scheme was simply “fraud of the highest, most deceptive nature”.
“It affected victims from all around Australia,” she told the court.
Ms Doolan said Davenport had shown a “blatant and grossly dishonest disregard for the law” as he had become the director of WTS despite being banned by the Perth District Court where he was sentenced to jail for fraud in 2004.
Davenport had allegedly forged documents from financial institutions including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to convince investors to put money into WTS, Ms Doolan told the court.
He had been arrested last February for allegedly passing dud cheques and was due to face court tomorrow on those charges.
Ms Doolan said police believed Davenport would try to return to his native United Kingdom despite his passport being seized.
Defence solicitor Grant Spedding said his client “like everyone else, is entitled to the presumption of innocence”.
Mr Spedding said Davenport had been under investigation for 11 months and, had he intended to, would have absconded before now rather than waiting around “like a kangaroo in the headlights”.
“There is simply no reason that he would … abscond,” Mr Spedding said.
Magistrate George Wilkie said he was satisfied there was a strong case against Davenport and that he was an unacceptable risk of re-offending “and especially (of) failing to appear”.
He remanded him in custody until his next court appearance on February 26.
“All I know is a lot of people out there are hurting – they’ve lost their money and they’ll never get it back,” he said.
S ports Trading
We know Harry is not afraid to deliver death threats to scammed investors. In this case scammed investors deliver death threats to Alan Davenport.
ACCC Sports investment scams
A Current Affair. Sports arbitrage. Cold call crooks
Media Release March 2010 Sports arbitrage is not a safe bet.
A Current Affair news story on arbitrage trading con.
Harry Omeros phone call July 2009. Harry denies offering a trading guarantee for Data S customers and then refuses to talk.
Harry Omeros phone call May 2009. Harry makes comments on his trading guarantee. ( Harry never called back )
Harry Omeros phone call April 2009. Attempting to explain what went wrong with Data S Trading. This is typical of the response you get from being scammed. You blame everyone else for your failings. Listen to how quickly Omeros washes over the fact that you have been scammed your 20k.
Harry Omeros phone call Jan 2010 just after he was bailed up at Nandos Southport by Today Tonight film crew.
Harry Omeros phone call April 2010. Harry blames everyone else for his scamming. Harry states he has contacted the police and made a report to them about being scammed by his own employees.
Rob Morgan conversation March 2009. Rob attempts to explain what went wrong with arbitrage trading.
Harry Omeros phone call Jan 2009. Answered by Brian after 16 faxes to Harrys office. Brian advises that Harry is honouring his trading guarantees. ( no known to be absolute rubbish ) Needless to say Brian never called me back.
Harry Omeros phone recording March 2009 attempting to explain what went wrong with Data S Trading.
One of four men charged over a multi-million dollar on-line sports betting scam has applied for bail in a court on the Gold Coast in south-east Queensland.
Alan Davenport, 57, is facing ten charges including aggravated fraud for his alleged involvement in the scheme.
Police say Davenport was a director of a company which convinced more than 600 Australians to invest more than $10 million on sports betting.
The hearing at the Southport magistrates court is continuing.
Original Article – By Russell Varley
Harry Omeros phone call to his office. April 2009
Harry Omeros Phone call March 2009.
Harry Omeros phone call March 2009. Harry is attempting to explain what went wrong. As usual he blames everybody but himself.
Harry Omeros phone call March 2010. Harry delivers a death threat after scamming 20k from investors. This is the ” GOTCHA ” moment. After 2 years of calls he finally admits that he scammed me. Omeros ALWAYS blames others for the money going missing. This admission by Omeros will come back to haunt him again and again. It will also play a big part in his immenant arrest. I can’t believe he said to publish his threats on the internet.