Australian Crime Commission

In mid Feburary of 2012 Omeros was summoned to appear before the Australian Crime Commission. He cried like a baby for hours when he got served the papers to appear. His appearance was in relation to Operation Galilee. Omeros makes himself out to be some tough guy but got his mummy to drive him into the ACC hearing. Just wished we had a camera to capture Omeros and his mummy entering the building. He looked like a kid who had just wet his pants. We will never know what took place during those 4 hours as their is no public record of what happened during that time. All we know is that Omeros stated that, ” he will prove the Australian Crime Commission wrong”. Good luck with that one!!

Omeros has finally pulled his head in, thank you to the  Australian Crime Commission. Now it’s up to Qld Police to do their bit and build a water tight case against Omeros. He has scammed hundreds of honest hard working people from all parts of Australia as far back as 2008. It will take a dedicated and committed investigator to bring Omeros before the courts. Fortunately for scammed investors we have such a person by the name of Georgia Smith.

Serious and organised investment scam disrupted on Gold Coast

13 December 2011
Australian Crime Commission, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Queensland Police Service

A joint operation between the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), with assistance from the Australian Federal Police yesterday investigated the operations of a serious and organised fraudulent investment scam.

Multiple search warrants were executed across a number of premises and a call centre targeting individuals allegedly involved in investment scams based on the Gold Coast.

Detective Superintendant Brian Hay said the combined resources of the QPS, ACC and ASIC have resulted in the closure of the call centre associated with the investment scams.

“We’re now appealing for anyone who may have had unsolicited contact, by telephone or the internet, from a company known as West Trade or Atlas Lead Generation, where the caller successfully or attempted to engage the receiver (victim) into investing, to contact police or Crime Stoppers,” he said.

Mr Hay also appealed for anyone who worked for the company to come forward and assist police with their inquiries.

“Australians are under attack by organised fraud operations, both locally and overseas and it is vital that people exercise extreme caution when dealing with emotional investment opportunities. It can’t be stressed strongly enough the importance of seeking independent financial and legal advice before engaging in any investment,” he said.

The joint operation forms part of a broader multi-agency task force established by the ACC Board earlier this year. The task force comprises law enforcement, regulatory and welfare agencies, to combat the risk posed to individuals and the community by fraudulent investment scams and harden the Australian environment against this type of organised criminality.

Carey Stent, ACC Manager Target Development and Intervention said this kind of criminal activity is a serious risk to the Australian Community, and the risk is not over.

“Based on initial type of indications, more than 2400 Australians have lost in excess of $93 million to these schemes, but we believe there is a high level of underreporting and the extent of criminality is far greater”.

“There are a significant number of offshore operations still active and thousands of Australians are still at risk”, Mr Stent said.

“I urge potential investors to carefully consider all investment opportunities and seek professional advice before making investment decisions”, Mr Stent said.

ASIC Commissioner Peter Kell said the regulator’s involvement in today’s operation follows recent action against operators of onshore investment scams.

“Just last month, ASIC obtained court orders against an unlicensed financial services business operating on the Gold Coast. This scam alone cost over 20 investors approximately $250,000[1]. ASIC is committed to confronting these investment scams, including through joint operations with other law enforcement agencies.”

“These fraudsters operate without Australian financial services licenses and use false addresses and phone lines often routed to another address. The moment you receive a cold call, ask yourself, where did they get my number, how did they get my name, and why are they contacting me”, Commissioner Kell said.

On 28 September 2011 the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Board urged Australians to protect themselves against the growing threat of serious and organised fraudulent investment scams.

While these scams are typically based offshore, it is clear they are also operating locally. By using highly sophisticated websites, they trick investors into thinking the investment offers are legitimate.

Organised crime is attracted to the high levels of superannuation and retirement savings in Australia and people approaching retirement and looking for investment opportunities should be aware of these fraudulent scams.

People can protect themselves by hanging up on any suspicious calls received and by further investigating and researching any investment offer:

  • Visit www.moneysmart.gov.au or call 1300 300 630 for further information.
  • Alert your family and friends to this fraud, especially anyone who may have savings to invest.
  • Report suspected fraud to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, via www.moneysmart.gov.au or 1300 300 630, or your local police. Any information that can be provided such as company name, location and contact details will assist with subsequent investigations and enquiries.
  • Hang up on unsolicited telephone calls offering overseas investments.
  • Check any company you are discussing investments with has a valid Australian Financial Services Licence atwww.moneysmart.gov.au
  • Always seek independent financial advice before making an investment.

Victim support is available through the Survivors of Financial Crime Support Group on (07) 3364 6622.

For more information, see the Serious and organised fraudulent investment scam fact sheet on the Australian Crime Commission website, http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/publications/crime-profile-series-fact-sheet/serious-and-organised-fraudulent-investment-scams

Media inquiries:
Queensland Police Media (07) 3015 2444
ACC Media (02) 6243 6843
ASIC Media 1300 208 215

[1] ASIC media advisory 11-271AD –http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf/byheadline/11-271AD+ASIC+obtains+court+orders+against+Gold+Coast-based+investment+scam

About the Australian Crime Commission

The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) is established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 as a statutory authority to combat serious and organised crime. We report directly to the Minister for Home Affairs and are part of the Attorney-General’s portfolio.

To ensure the appropriate management and accountability of our operations we are governed by the:

Message from our CEO. The ACC is a service agency. We are a niche, complementary agency delivering specialist law enforcement capabilities to other agencies in the law enforcement community and broader government. Everything we do is either with or for one of our partnet agencies. In my role as CEO I look forward to further cementing these relationship and working collaboratively to fight serious and organised crime. In the future we will work our partners to target the highest threat organised crime groups by investigatiingheir financial structures. The ACC should never be in competition with anyone except organised crime. John Lawler APM, Chief Executive Officer

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  • #1 written by Joe
    about 5 years ago

    So what’s happening with this? Are we going to see justice be done or is Harry going to continue to scam?

  • #2 written by Alex
    about 5 years ago

    He is still scamming. Working at 63 Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise. Goes under the company name market trading Australia.

  • #3 written by Alex
    about 5 years ago

    64 Ferny Avenue my mistake

  • #4 written by Gerard
    about 4 years ago

    Does anybody know what is the lastest from Harry Omeros?? . . Has he been to court or even Jaol ?? . .
    I was scammed’ he got $3,500 from me. I suppose i was lucky’ compared to a lot of other people.
    Please let me know. thanks…

  • #5 written by Mike Lane
    about 4 years ago

    Harry ripped me off and many others and I can’t believe he worked right under the nose of CIB Headquarters next door . He claims to have a relative in Fraud Squad Headquarters maybe that’s why he still is free
    and continues to get richer and richer from silly punters like me

  • #6 written by John D
    about 2 years ago

    Imagine he is still doing it and its 2015
    One I found http://www.douglasandpartners.com/testimonials/

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