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.