The two above mentioned are, in my opinion, human vermin who should be dealt with in the appropriate manner accorded to vermin.
Back around 2000-ish, my buddy contacted these creeps, who were running ads for funding, and was, initially, contacted by Las Vegas-based, Barbara Foreman, who then put him onto Anthony Tobin and South Africa-Based, Lewis Klassan, who was playing the part of the big-shot, off-shore backer.
Tobin invited my partner to meet him and Klassan at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Georgia to discuss funding for our movie project and we then went to great expense and bother to book and travel for the so-called meeting.
He traveled over and met them in a conference room they had booked at their lair (the not-so-grand Hyatt) and they put on the show for him, listening to his business plan and proposal.
At the end of it, they said they'd give it serious consideration and said goodbye, advising him to get the train or possibly subway, back to his hotel as that was the way they always traveled as it was the quickest way.
The penny should have dropped immediately at this comment as multi-millionaire businessmen usually travel by chauffeured limo or similar and I told my friend I smelled a rat when he phoned me later to inform me of how the meeting went. Unfortunately, my buddy could not see my point of view at that time.
Back in Scotland, they contacted us and said we were to get 40-million for a 3-movie budget - 20-million more than we had asked for. Again, my buddy wouldn't listen to me when i said no-one ads on that amount above the amount sought unless they were at it (scamming).
The catch was, they needed due-diligence money, up-front, to meet their expenses in traveling to our country to check out the locations etc.
They were sent a couple of thousand dollars and, suddenly, after receiving it, Klassan was conveniently knocked down by a taxi in South Africa and could no longer come to meet us. Only now did my friend agree it was a con.
When they couldn't give us any dates for a future meet, we asked for the money back, but were fobbed off repeatedly.
We contacted Barbara Foreman and told her we had a friend who was close to someone in the F.B.I. office in Las Vegas and we'd be getting them on to her...her guilty conscience must have kicked in right away as she blurted out it was nothing to do with her and then proceeded to tell us about the massive scam the other 2 - as well as other members of the fraud gang - were involved in.
According to her, they'd did this type of scam many, many times with, on one occasion, a very unfortunate person taking his own life after paying out a small fortune in due-diligence, then he waited for the big-shots to arrive at his hometown airport for 3 days in a row. When the penny finally dropped with him, according to Foreman, he killed himself.
To cut a long, sordid story short, Foreman was called to the F.B.I. office where she told all about the scammers.
We hounded Tobin mercilessly and, eventually, got our money refunded, something that very, very few had achieved.
They run their scam in such a way, it doesn't break the law and, as far as I know, these scumbags have yet to be prosecuted, successfully.
Fortunately for them, they live across an ocean, because if this was attempted in certain other countries, the most likely outcome would be their doors being kicked in late at night and them being macheted to pieces - that's how vermin are dealt with in countries where the men are men.