Beware of these con artists! Avoid business with this family, otherwise you will be defrauded.
This alert reports questionable business practices of Roberto Caltagirone (born Nov 27, 67 in Palermo - Italy), Aurora Bolici (born Aug 7, 55 in Sinalunga - Italy) and Francesco Caltagirone (born Sep 2, 93 in Pescia). Family trilogy of artists composed by father (Roberto), mother (Aurora) and son (Francesco). Couple claim to have high education degrees, the title will change according to the strategy to defraud the victim, but after a short conversation it is easier to figure they did not even accomplished high school studies due their lack of technical knowledge.
There are several ripoff techniques they keep using during several past years without being caught by the authorities.
Mostly are well known schemes adapted with different tools and strategies:
(1) Investment offers
Using false or real financial tools (bank licenses, investment trusts, high yield programs. [continued below]....
.......) they offer investment returns above the market. If you invest your savings in those illegal financial products, you will never get your money back. Neither have the chance to legally complain because there are non licensed products.
You need a loan for your business or start-up project. With several and mostly fake documents, they tell you Bank X or an investor they know is ready to provide you the loan but (here is the catch) you have to give them an advance fee of money to receive the loan. You pay the fee, but you never get the loan. Documents they use in this well known advance fee scam depend on the fraud circumstances (fake bank guarantees, medium term notes, companies with capital not fully paid ...). In Panama, with two hundreds of dollars it is possible to open a company with 20 millions of capital, shares are not paid so they show documents of a twenty million company they own formed with less $2000.
They have been using this Panamanian BRM, SA many times with several victims http://ohuiginn.net/panama/company/id/588542
Always contact a lawyer before applying to these kinds of unsecured loans.
At this moment, they are based in south of Spain and their last known public ripoff trial is called Cristal Optus
They are using a Spanish registered company called CRISTAL OPTUS SL, B93197044 number, registration address at URBANIZACION LA ALZAMBRA (PTO BANUS), DESP 3-1 - 29660 MARBELLA - Spain. Roberto Caltagirone (born Nov 27, 67 in Palermo - Italy) is the sole director of the company.
Company claim to have a project to energize water for therapies with some cosmic influences. Energize solution was invent by Konstantin Korotkov, this inventor has hundreds articles published and is involved in others Internet hoaxes as the kirlian photography, his wikipedia page was deleted due suspicious activities he is involved.
Company pays newspaper articles to broadcast the activity. Organize some social events in luxury hotels, calls the press and invites some possible investors to become their victims in order to invest on this invention project. They have another Spanish company called BRM SA registered in Bilbao to attract investors to Cristal Optus. BRM SA owns CRISTAL OPTUS SL.
Warning! There is a huge risk investing your savings in this company, chances to loose your money are considerably high.
It wouldn't be questionable the good faith of their project if they did not have recently in Barcelona, Spain a remarkable number of fraud activities.
Acting as a couple, the son Francesco was not still involved they formed a Spanish company called GRUPO RE MIDA, SA located at C PROVENA, 214 PTA 5 which was a representation office of a foreign company. At the same time, with a Somalian bank license they opened a bank called BANCA RE MIDA, a partnership clone of First Oceanic Bank http://antifraudintl.org/imagehosting/64af908301ec03.jpg owned by Mark Frodevi who was caught and is in jail now.
Their fraud activities were mentioned above. Investment offers, insecure loans, accepting banking deposits in a not recognized bank jurisdiction...
Here are some list of events and consequences of their activities
- Italian Central Bank recognizes Banca Re Mida not licensed for banking activities (in Italian)
- Italian Senate reporting illegal activity of Banca Re Mida in Italy, bank was not recognized by Italian Central Bank (in Italian)
- Scandal articles in newspapers (in Italian)
- Spanish Securities Exchange Commission list Banca Re Mida as not license to deal in Spain
- Panamian Securities Commission warns investors for Grupo Re Mida, SA as non authorized company to carry out business as a financial intermediary of securities or investments
Directors of Grupo Re Mida, SA in Panama were Roberto Caltagirone (born Nov 27, 67 in Palermo - Italy) and Aurora Bolici (born Aug 7, 55 in Sinalunga - Italy)
- Over one year of office rental was not paid to a catholic congregation who was the owner of the space, employees did not receive their last salaries.
We were victims of an advance loan fee scam with them, through our lawyer in United States we were also able to know there were several victims who lost their saving in Banca Re Mida debit card. Money was never refunded. This reported was ordered to a private investigator by a group of victims, information was gathered with help of a former Italian company employee who was also a victim of their frauds not receiving the last salaries. (in Spanish) http://www.boe.es/borme/dias/2009/04/13/pdfs/BORME-C-2009-7047.pdf
Beware of Roberto Caltagirone, Aurora Bolici and Francesco Caltagirone (who moved recently to London).