• Report: #822237

Complaint Review: Ananda K. Perera

  • Submitted: Fri, January 13, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, December 06, 2012

  • Reported By: Victims of Ananda Perera — NorCal and SoCal California USA
Ananda K. Perera
1 Huntington Street Irvine, California United States of America

Ananda K. Perera Athena Technology, Inc.( invalid corporation selling stock - ponzi scheme?) Irvine, California

*Author of original report: Update: No response from Ananda Perera since July 2012

*Author of original report: Situation is resolved

*Consumer Comment: Ananda K. Perera Athena Technology, Inc.( invalid corporation selling stock - ponzi scheme?) Irvine, California

*General Comment: Ananada Perea/Athena Technology

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Ananda Perera ripped me off.  I invested in a company in 2010 that he was supposedly representing as CEO.  Turns out the company was only in his head and he sold me fake shares of a corporation that is currently inalid.

I had done business with Ananda previously.  Thought he knew what he was doing as he had started a previous company.  This company I invested in is a called Athena Technology to address next generation switching.  The concept was sound and he said he had many investors looking at it, including Alcatel Lucent and Tyco.  I gave him $50,000 based on his reputation and also coming in the company as a partner.  I wish I did my due diligence better.  Turns out, he had been trying to raise money since 2007, that the list of investors were not valid (he had none), and the other "advisors" to Athena knew nothing of Ananda and his activities. [continued below]....
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I bought the shares from his personal amount of Athena shares he had issued to himself based on "his personal investment".  I also got another person to invest $35,000.  Things were going along initially until I started to get a funny feeling about how he was running things..  First off, he wanted to do a PPM to raise money, but never got this going.  Next he allegedly went to Blackstone financial and secured $10M anf the money transfered into our corporate account.  But he would not show anyone this money.  Then it dissappered.  Next he said he raised $50M from an Austrailian hedge fund and the money transfered into our corporate account.  Again, he wouldn't show anyone the accounts and the money also disappeared.  Maybe he stole it all.  I don't know.

I started to get really nervous and asked him to see the corporate ledger and cap tables.  Being an investor, I had a right to see who the other investors were.  He refused to show me this, violating his fiduciary responsibility to me.

Upon better investigation by me, turns out he was refused money from VC's since 2007, had raised a total of $140K+ from ~5 people and ripped us all off, had no investors or development deals going on like he said he did, and had no money come in from hedge funds.  It was all a bunch of lies. 

In talking to his other "advisors", I learned that none of them invested money in the company even though they were listed on the cap tables as shareholders.  And none of them new what Ananda's activities were.  They hadn't talked to him in a long time.

Also, I got a report from Delaware Dept. of Corporations and found out that Ananda started the company, but never paid any taxes.  The corporation was invalid.  So not only did I NOT get corporate treasury shares, I got personal shares he may have made up for an invalid corporation.  Sound like a Ponzi scheme?

I talked to a lawyer.  Unfortunarely, the costs to go after this thief are more than I can recover.  Therefore, not worth it to go this route or do an asset check.

I have not talked to Ananda since Oct. 2011.  He has literally skipped town with all our money.  At one point, he told me that I could get my money back at any time, he would buy my shares back.  I requested this in Sept 2011.  Then he renegged on this in Oct 2011 and haven't heard from him since.

Ananda is from Sri Lanka.  My guess he went back there with all our money.  Also found out he did this scam with another company called Sevantis, Inc.  Again, if you invest, do your due dilligence.

Other people involved with Ananda's scams:

S Perera
Earl Jayaraj Perera
Gamini Jayadeva Perera
Rad A Perera
Rushana Shamali Perera

but not all this people have been confirmed.

Ananda uses the following bank account to receive his money.  Turns out it is not even his:

US Bank
Name:  SN Perera
Account number:  153464292918
Routing number:  122235821

Please stay away from Ananda Perera.  Don't believe his lies.  And don't give him any money.

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#1 Author of original report

Update: No response from Ananda Perera since July 2012

AUTHOR: Victims of Ananda Perera - (USA)

Having written my last update on July 9, 2012 and gotten a promise from him to correct the situation and pay me back my money he took, it is now 5 month later and I have heard not one word from him.  I guess it is "shame on me" for believing him.  I am still out my desperately needed money and he has made no attempt to contact me with any plan to pay me back.

This situation is not at all resolved and you should not trust Ananda Perera or his lies.  I revert back to my original report about him.

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#2 Author of original report

Situation is resolved

AUTHOR: Victims of Ananda Perera - (USA)

I have been contacted by Ananda Perera and he has put together a plan to resolve the situation.  He wants to make things good with me, which I appreciate.  The plan he proposes is to my satisfaction to resolve the situation.
Please consider this case resolved and closed with Ananda Perera. 
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#3 Consumer Comment

Ananda K. Perera Athena Technology, Inc.( invalid corporation selling stock - ponzi scheme?) Irvine, California

AUTHOR: Gamini Perera - (United States of America)

I am writing this on behalf of the following individuals whose names are mentioned in the above article:

S.Perera
Earl Jeyaraj Perera
Gamini Jayadeva Perera (my self)
Rad Perera
Rushana Shamali Perera

We are not associated with any of Ananda.k.Perera business dealings.We have not solicited or received any money from anyone one on behalf Ananda.k.Perera.Please remove our names from your article.

The author of the original article can reach me at gpererais@cox.net for further information.

thank you,

Gamini jayadeva Perera

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#4 General Comment

Ananada Perea/Athena Technology

AUTHOR: Gamini Perera - (United States of America)

I refer to the article:

"Ananda K. Perera Athena Technology, Inc.( invalid corporation selling stock - ponzi scheme?) Irvine, California"

I am writing this on behalf of the following individuals:

S. Perera
Earl Jeyaraj Perera
Gamini jayadeva Perera (myself)
Rad Perera
Rushana Shamali Perera

None of the above are in any way connected with the business dealings of Ananada.k.Perera.We have never solicited or received any money from individuals on behalf of Ananda.k.Perera.We are only related to him.We have absolutely no dealings with him.If what is mentioned in the article is true, we are shocked!

The author of the above article can contact me any time on my cell phone @ (((ROR redacted))) or via email at (((ROR redacted)))

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