RESCUE EXAMPLES

“NOWHERE ELSE TO TURN”

 

Neil Jenman receives thousands of emails from consumers. Many are from people asking for help; some, of course, need help more urgently than others. Often, people say that Neil Jenman is their only hope. They have “nowhere else to turn”.

Whether it’s a minor issue, such as a leaky tap, or a major issue, such as the loss of someone’s life’s savings, Neil Jenman tries to read every email personally. He will either respond himself or pass the message to a colleague.

Every effort is made to help all genuine requests for help from consumers. (Abusive messages from spruikers are ignored).

Although Neil’s efforts may delight grateful consumers, he seldom pleases the business people (who may range from the foolishly incompetent to the dangerously dishonest) at the centre of the consumers’ concerns.

Below are some examples of how Neil Jenman rescues consumers, many of whom have nowhere else to turn.

 

 

THE MURDER HOUSE

They had no idea that the home had been the scene of a triple homicide

A young man murdered his parents and his sister in their family home. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
A few months later, the home was offered for sale by a local agent. Prospective purchasers were not told about the home's gruesome history. | Read more |



FINANCING THE DODGY COURSE

The spruiking company collapsed leaving the students stuck with mammoth loans

One of Australia's most notorious property spruikers was selling his "education courses" for between $15,000 and $55,000 per person.
Thousands of people signed up, most of them paying the basic $15,000 fee.
| Read more |



THE CASANOVA CONMAN

The conman assured her that it was all perfectly safe

Thousands of women fit this description: middle- age, divorced, alone and lonely. Many of these women are so desperate for companionship that they become prime targets for conmen. | Read more |



THE TWO-TIER TERRORISTS

The spruikers are trying to sell the consumers an over-priced and under-quality piece of property

This is not one specific story. Rather, it is dozens of identical stories happening to different people all the time. It's a story that constantly loops through Neil Jenman's life.
It's a story of rescuing investors from spruikers who should be called "two-tier terrorists". | Read more |



THE OFF-THE-PLAN STINGERS

The reality is that investors seldom make profits
from off-the-plan purchases

Ironically, it's one of the oldest of the 'modern' spruiking scams. It's been around since the explosion in the construction of apartments back in the early 1970s.
Investors are told that, if they agree to buy an apartment before it is built, they can enjoy two big financial advantages. | Read more |



INSIDER TRADER RETURNS STOLEN MONEY

Most of the agents who engage in this sort of theft refuse to
return the money

An elderly woman inherited a property far away from where she lived. She contacted a local agent, a member of a big-name franchise network. The agent said the home was worth around $200,000.
The lady agreed to place the property for sale with the agent at that price. | Read more |



THE RETIREMENT SCAMS

Hundreds of spruikers prey on the public's fear of retirement

This is a broad heading which, in reality, covers a multitude of scams, all aimed at retirees or those nearing retirement.
As outlined in Neil Jenman's upcoming book Stitched!, Australia has gone from being 'the lucky country' to being 'the frightened country'. | Read more |



SUNDRY SCAMS

Landlord Bullied | Advertising Demand for Unsold Property | Refusal to Release Sellers | Negotiating to Sell or Buy

It would be easy to fill a book with stories about finance and investment scams. Indeed, in 2009, such a book is coming. Neil Jenman's third book, Stitched!, is nearing completion. It has a cast of characters numbering about 150 spruikers. | Read more |