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October 16, 2007

I will not invest with Glyn Richards

So Glyn Richards once again made it into the paper. It was a nice article and Jim Walsh did a really nice job. I was happy the blog got some press. That was my main goal of starting this blog. To make Glyn Richards findable on the web. I, like may others, searched for him before I invested and found nothing. Any information would have saved me and others like me that searched, $1000’s and $1000’s.

The article comments at the end gave voice to a lot of people that wanted to take anonymous pot shots about how dumb the investors are, how we got what deserved, we were greedy, etc. etc. I do not easily fathom how JOHN Q. PUBLIC reads a story about two teachers that get ripped off by an EX CONVICT with a rap sheet a mile long, and automatically choose to slam the victims of the crime and give the ex-con a pass. Fascinating.

But in the end, no comment is a bad one, and all comments serve what was my original purpose. MORE EXPOSURE for GLYN RICHARDS and his alleged crimes. The comments that call us dumb are just as effective, if not more, at keeping Glyn Richards highly visible and exposed. So, it sucks for people to call you stupid that you invested…No one likes that, but every keystroke positive or negative is worth it to keep the story where potential victims can find it. The biggest mistake people victimized by white-collar crime make is SILENCE. They get embarrassed and never speak of it again.

I took another route. I decided to tell as many people as I know, because I don’t want it to happen to anyone else. I am not embarrassed, or ashamed, or greedy, and I don’t want sympathy. I just want to make people aware. And I have.

So, here you go…comment away. Good, Bad or Different…they all serve the blogs purpose of keeping him exposed. It’s hard to scam people when you are this exposed…


Too Many Sleepless Nights

October 6, 2007

 

 

 

Never would I have believed that I was being duped by a friend that stood in my house and explained to me his business. Glyn’s explanations of how he started the DOD business were remarkable (or just stupidity on my part). My first question was why are you not going to a bank to secure a loan for this type of money. His response well the contracts are “no bid” and the money needs to go oversees quickly (going the bank route is to cumbersome). Not only knowing him and his wife through the school our kids attended and the sports I coached his son in, it was inconceivable that they would be scamming friends for money. But we all know how that ended up.

But what really kills me is the how this totally blindsided all of us and has caused financial and emotional damage to many families.

The thousands of dollars that have been stolen from my family and those closes to me have robbed us of opportunity. Opportunity that we have earned through hard, honest work. The stolen opportunities are countless- our children’s college tuition, retirement savings, home improvements, etc. This loss of money has forced my wife to return to work full-time. She has been working part-time for 7 years caring for our 3 children. Now she must return full-time to help cover the losses. As a result of this traumatic experience the choice for her to be at home caring for our children no longer exists. As the events have Read the rest of this entry »