Crosslands Energy Corp (CRDY) aka Wilton Investment Group



Hi All,
Found this group after a Google for Crosslands Scam.
My elderly father appears to have also been duped into buying Crosslands Energy Corp (CRDY) shares, sinking a large part of his life savings into a promise of buy at $1 now, $2.75 “guaranteed” when they ‘float’ in mid-April.

We are currently trying to stop him throwing another £10k in, which he has basically been told that he must do, othgerwise he will lose his ‘investment’.

Alledged broker was Connor Wilton out of  Brussels, Belgium (www.wiltonig.com), with the money being wired to Canada.

Currently talking to Kent Trading Standards & City of London police.

Any pooling of info on Crosslands would be appreciated, particularly if it persuades Dad to not to throw away any more money.

Author : Martin, Kent, UK
E-mail : scamfraudalert@kingsbridge.uk.com

Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom wiltonig.com”…
Domain Name: WILTONIG.COM
Registrar: WILD WEST DOMAINS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.wildwestdomains.com
Referral URL: http://www.wildwestdomains.com
Name Server: KS35593.KIMSUFI.COM
Name Server: SDNS1.OVH.NET
Status: ok
Updated Date: 29-sep-2009
Creation Date: 29-sep-2009
Expiration Date: 29-sep-2010

Last update of whois database: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:43:36 UTC
Queried whois.wildwestdomains.com with “wiltonig.com”…
Registrant:
Darwinig

Registered through: Cheap-DomainRegistration.com
Domain Name: WILTONIG.COM

Domain servers in listed order:
SDNS1.OVH.NET
KS35593.KIMSUFI.COM

For complete domain details go to:

Network Whois record

Queried whois.ripe.net with “-B 213.186.39.157″…
Information related to ‘213.186.39.0 – 213.186.39.255’

inetnum: 213.186.39.0 – 213.186.39.255
netname: OVH
descr: OVH SAS
descr: Dedicated Servers
descr: http://www.ovh.com
country: FR
admin-c: OK217-RIPE
tech-c: OTC2-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by: OVH-MNT
notify: noc@ovh.net
changed: noc@ovh.net 20051012
source: RIPE

role: OVH Technical Contact
address: OVH SAS
address: 140, Quai du Sartel
address: 59100 Roubaix
address: France
e-mail: noc@ovh.net
admin-c: OK217-RIPE
tech-c: GM84-RIPE
nic-hdl: OTC2-RIPE
remarks: ========================================
remarks: support : support@ovh.com
remarks: 0 899 701 761 (france only)
remarks: ========================================
remarks: troubles:
remarks: + network : abuse@ovh.net
remarks: + spam : http://www.spam-rbl.com
remarks: ========================================
remarks: peering : noc@ovh.net
remarks: prefix 213.186.32.0/19
remarks: prefix 213.251.128.0/18
remarks: – FreeIX (1Gbs) 213.228.3.244
remarks: – PariX (1Gbs) 198.32.247.104
remarks: – SfinX (1Gbs) 194.68.129.144
remarks: ========================================
notify: noc@ovh.net
abuse-mailbox: abuse@ovh.net
mnt-by: OVH-MNT
changed: noc@ovh.net 20051012
source: RIPE

person: Octave Klaba
address: OVH SAS
address: 140, quai du sartel
address: 59100 Roubaix
address: France
phone: +33 3 20 20 09 57
fax-no: +33 3 20 20 09 58
e-mail: noc@ovh.net
nic-hdl: OK217-RIPE
abuse-mailbox: abuse@ovh.net
mnt-by: OVH-MNT
changed: noc@ovh.net 20051012
source: RIPE

Information related to ‘213.186.32.0/19AS16276’

route: 213.186.32.0/19
descr: OVH ISP
descr: Paris, France
origin: AS16276
notify: noc@ovh.net
mnt-by: OVH-MNT
changed: noc@ovh.net 20010217
source: RIPE

DNS records

name class type data time to live
http://www.wiltonig.com IN A 213.186.39.157 86400s (1.00:00:00)
157.39.186.213.in-addr.arpa IN PTR ks35593.kimsufi.com 86400s (1.00:00:00)

— end —

IP address: 213.186.39.157
Host name: http://www.wiltonig.com
Alias:
http://www.wiltonig.com
213.186.39.157 is from France(FR) in region Western Europe

TraceRoute to 213.186.39.157 [www.wiltonig.com]
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 28 45 18 72.249.128.109 –
2 38 13 13 8.9.232.73 xe-5-3-0.edge3.dallas1.level3.net
3 16 16 12 4.69.145.141 ae-3-80.edge4.dallas3.level3.net
4 13 9 6 64.208.27.13 te4-2-10g.ar5.dal2.gblx.net
5 125 122 132 94.23.122.78 30g.ldn-1-6k.routers.ovh.net
6 151 143 156 213.251.130.57 20g.rbx-2-6k.routers.chtix.eu
7 147 148 154 213.186.32.221 160g.gsw-2-6k.routers.chtix.eu
8 149 137 141 213.186.32.153 80g.p19-2-6k.routers.chtix.eu
9 147 172 140 213.251.130.158 p19-6-m1.routers.chtix.eu
10 182 149 172 213.186.39.157 ks35593.kimsufi.com
Trace complete

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11 thoughts on “Crosslands Energy Corp (CRDY) aka Wilton Investment Group

  1. Dotty says:

    Hi Michael. I bought $10,000 worth of shares start of last year and cant get hold of the company anymore so definitely gone. Does anyone know which company to contact to find out if you are own shares in Crosslands? That would answer the question of whether you have the shares or not but from my experience it seems unlikely.

  2. Dotty says:

    I have been scammed in past by Energy Group International. Same story as above. Tried same ploy of getting me to spend more so I could cash in my shares. Tried lots of avenues to do something about it but no luck so written off as a lesson learned. Strangely I got a call from a group saying that they want to buy my Crosslands Corp shares from me at 4 times the price I paid for them. No mention of spending any money for them to buy them. They said they were phoning from Chicago but local mobile numbers coming up on my phone. Definitely scammed the first time so not sure what sort of scam this one is. Anyone else come across this scam at all? Must be idiots thinking they can scam me again after the first time. I feel sorry for people who have sold their souls so they can make a quick buck.

  3. Michelle says:

    I was caught out by William Conrad from Energy Group International with a wonderful tale of ecological investment that was backed by the government and turned out to be these alleged shares in Crosslands. This was February 2010. I lost £125,000.00 and was then asked to convert to dollar for dollar bond i.e. to send another £125,000.00. It broke me. Last week, almost a year on, I had a call from a guy saying he was the owner of Crosslands and had learned that Energy Group international had been unethical and wanted to repay all those who had lost with double their original investment. Wait for it…all I had to do was send £67,500.00 and I’d get that back as well as the £250,000.00. Anyone who has been caught out by these guys, please reply. The police and some firms of solicitors have informed me that with enough reports of victims, they can act.

  4. Scrub says:

    UK Financial Service Authority – consumer alert

    This is the html version of the file http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Doing/Regulated/Law/pdf/wilton_inv.pdf.
    Google automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web.
    Page 1
    ALERT
    We (the Financial Services Authority – FSA) have published this statement today in order to
    warn investors against dealing with unauthorised firms.
    This statement is to advise members of the public that an organisation identifying itself to UK
    individuals as:
    WILTON INVESTMENT GROUP
    is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) to carry on a
    regulated activity in the UK. Regulated activities include, amongst other things, advising on
    investments and dealing and arranging deals in investments (‘investments’ include stocks and
    shares). We believe that the organisation may be targeting UK customers.
    The following UK­incorporated firm has informed us that they have no
    association whatsoever with the organisation discussed above identifying
    itself as WILTON INVESTMENT GROUP:
    • WILTON ACCOUNTING LTD (a shelf company of Corporate
    Business Ltd).
    (Companies House No: 07147641)
    4th Floor, Lawford House Albert Place, London N3 1RL
    Page 2
    What does this mean for you?
    If you are an investor, you should be aware that the Financial Ombudsman Service and the
    Financial Services Compensation Scheme are not available if you deal with an
    unauthorised company or individual.
    How can you check whether a firm is authorised?
    To find out whether a company or individual is authorised, go to the FSA Register Check
    Service at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/register/
    Date: 10/05/2010
    Note: For an up­to­date list of unauthorised firms issued, please visit:
    http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/Doing/Regulated/Law/Alerts/index.shtml
    For further information on unauthorised firms targeting UK investors see the press release
    issued on 6 June 2006 at:
    http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Library/Communication/PR/2006/053.shtml
    For more details about the tactics that are commonly adopted by unauthorised firms targeting
    UK investors see the warning issued in April 2005 available at:
    http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Library/Communication/PR/2005/039.shtml
    The Share Investments Scam leaflet updated in July 2008 available at:
    http://www.moneymadeclear.fsa.gov.uk/pdfs/share_scams.pdf

  5. Kanwar Gill says:

    I was phoned out of the blue yesterday by a man calling himself John Johnson of Abbotts investment group – he phoned my home landline and my mobile – I am not sure where he got my numbers from. He was pushing me me to buy shares in Eldorado Gold Resources apparently due to be listed on the Frankfurt exchange soon. I have previously been scammed in a similar way by a company called The european brokers who had an office in London, website, e mail addresses and were FSA registered – out of their Milan offices. Their numbers, website, e mail addresses etc have disappeared off the face of the planet and letters sent to their offices all come back as “no such address”. they are now on the FSA “blacklist” as well as still registered with the FSA!!!
    I am grateful to you for your posting above which means I know what I will be saying to him when John Johnson rings me back today!!

  6. Ronan says:

    Hi Martin,

    My wife had a similar call from a company called “Abbott’s investment group” based in Brussels Belgium trying/pushing to sell shares in a company, with the same spin as your father got. She told them to ring back and I took the call, when I asked for specific details the “broker” (george banks) didnt like it and ended up hanging up the phone on me.
    I smelt a rat and started to do some digging, checking the domain name registry of europe I got the IP address and searched it,and guess what? I ended up here. I reckon you got too close to them and they have opened up again under the above company name.I have sent a mail to the european data commissionor to start with. If you need my help in anyway dont hesitate to contact me, I cannot stand for this kind of thing.

    Ronan

    Ireland

    • Martin says:

      Hi Ronan

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Apologies for the delay in responding, but have not been back to this thread for quite some time.

      Was prompted to do so today as I’ve just had an email from somebody else who had been approached by “John Stokes” at “Abbott’s Investment Group” – thankfully she seems to have been warned off already by this thread.

      So will we ever shut them down ? “Probably not” is the reality, as cross-border fraud is so difficult for the authorities to deal with. Unfortunately, too, with modern telecoms it is too easy to ‘pretend’ to be based anywhere in the world, whilst being based somewhere else.

      All we can hope to do is to educate potential victims and make the lives of the scammers as difficult as possible.

      Thanks once again and please feel free to keep in touch.

      Kind regards

      Martin

  7. Martin, Kent, UK says:

    Quick update. My brother-in-law & I had the dubious ‘pleasure’ of sitting in on a couple of calls between my father and Connor Wilton earlier in the week, once with Connor himself and then with somebody calling himself “John Stokes”.

    If they are not scammers, then they are probably the most unprofessional brokers in the world. Refused to answer straight questions, invented fictitious SEC registration numbers, shouted, abused us over the phone (“You are not very bright, are you” etc) – the lot.

    Apart from all of the other good reasons not to do business with them already listed (not FSA registered etc), our deallings over the phone leave one simple message – AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.

    Martin, Kent, UK

  8. Gary Barnes says:

    Without any doubts my experience with Energy Group Int is similar to what is above with Martin Kents father. Same story invest more bucks to save original investment as shares are now worthless in CRDY. No guarantees given that the extra money laid out will definitely see all monies returned. The shares became worthless during February due to undisclosed facts, and the COE of Crosslands resigned all posts.

    My advice is to stay well clear of this one,thats my decision from a personal point of view also, even though it hurts to see your hard earned money disappeared.

    Gary

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