- Report: #816777
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Complaint Review: Gordon Hunsucker
Gordon HunsuckerLAS VEGAS, Nevada United States of America
Gordon Hunsucker Scam Artist, Claims to be a Treasure Hunter LAS VEGAS, Nevada
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Ex-employee and investor not paid.
*Author of original report: Gordon Hunsucker's new scam. He's back in action - Beware!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: RE: Liar, Liar, Liar
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Liar, liar, liar
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Gordon Hunsucker
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: He strikes again
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Warning from a former employee and funder/investor.
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: divemike1 - How loyal of you!!
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: divemike1 or Gordon Hunsucker?
*General Comment: Gordon Hunsucker
You will hear about US Bonds found on the coast of Japan after WWII. He will tell you that he is the only American to ever get rescue permits in South America, that he has a friend in Alaska who is sitting on millions of dollars in ivory and wants Gordon to get it and sell it. You will hear about Mayan artifacts in El Salvador and Guatemala and that all the legal aspects are "taken care of". Nothing is taken care of with Gordon Hunsucker. He lied to all his investors. One of the lies was that he was living in London, UK for a year transporting gold across borders from Germany to who knows where. During this time he was living in Las Vegas, NV spending his investors' money. These poor people were staying up until 2:00 AM just to text him in London time and get an update on the project. Gordon Hunsucker was in Las Vegas, the same city as his investors! This is just a small part of the list of lies. I could spend hours writing about it.
He will not allow you to contact other members of the group. You know why? Because you will start talking and comparing stories and he told each investor what he/she wanted to hear. He will ask you for a list of your contacts, you are to contact them first, talk about the project then introduce Gordon and he will charm them into giving him money. However, he will NEVER share his contacts with you. Everything has to go through him. If you want to ask a question of other members of the group, you have to send the question to him and he relays the information. Strange huh?
Here's more that he will tell you to get your money:
- His company has successfully found treasures in the past - NOT TRUE
- He has companies such as Sony, Jeep, Ford, Nikon, etc. as sponsors. - NOT TRUE
- He has connections all over the world who deal with precious metals, precious stones, and everything under the sun. - NOT TRUE
- He has "the big investor" lined up and ready to go. - NOT TRUE
Nothing Gordon Hunsucker tells you is true. He is not the Indiana Jones he claims to be. He is not the superman he claims to be. He may have done some rock climbing and some scuba diving in the past, but he is definitely not the 3,000 hour deep diver and the professional rock climber he claims to be.
The one project I know of that Gordon was indeed involved in regarded the restoration of the Atlantis II and that project CANNOT be claimed as a success. After several months the ship looked better but was in poor shape mechanically, such as, no fresh water since the water system broke down and Gordon was out of money to have it replaced/repaired. The ship sailed from the Bahamas to the east coast without proper documentation, sorely lacking in safety equipment and determined unsafe to sail by the Coast Guard. After a short time back in the US, the ship was repossessed by the person who financed the project. The project being the recovery of a ship off the Bahamian coast that was supposed to have millions of dollars worth of artifacts and gold coins. Not only was there never any exploration done by the Atlantis II, Gordon went well over his budget, was never on time to meet payroll and had difficulty keeping the ship stocked with daily provisions for the crew and staff. A good deal of the money purchased useless extravagances that had nothing to do with the renovations, such as guitars, African decor which Gordon preferred, tile flooring and furniture totally unsuitable for a ship. Gordon made all the decisions and never considered anyone's practical suggestions. He was a tyrant and treated staff like slaves. He considers himself smarter than everyone and takes very little advice from anyone. There were only two of the original staff members on board when the ship arrived in the US. Everyone else was either fired by Gordon or left under bitter circumstances.
The bottom line is Gordon Hunsucker has no solid proof related to his supposedly successful treasure and relic recovery projects. He can be charismatic and charm your socks off, but nothing is true and every thing is always a promise for future benefit. He has a website showing pictures of a ship fully equipped with everything one would need or wish for, but the pictures are not of any ship he or his "group" owns, because he doesn't own a ship. He does not have any of the equipment purported to be on board and the historic finds listed were the work of other, legitimate, research companies. Gordon Hunsucker had nothing to do with them.
Gordon Hunsucker will have an excuse for everything reported above. Whenever anything fails he finds someone else to blame e.g., a few of the staff on the Atlantis II plotted against him, ATF has an agent who will never stop investigating him and Gordon thinks this is one of the reasons he can't get funding for the Defiant Wind project. He said that the investors he had "lined up" lied about their financial status and were unable to hand over a mere $11,000,000.00 to finalize the deal, when the few "close" friends who were also investors and working with him to make the project successful found that they were being lied to constantly and no proof of progress was provided, they gave up after two years. Gordon called them traitors, back stabbers, deserters and those are the printable names. Yes, Gordon will undoubtedly have a reply, but can everyone else involved be wrong and only what he wants you to believe is the truth? Unfortunately for him, those that have been harmed have the proof of what they are reporting. There is one thing you can bank on about Gordon "if his lips are moving, he's lying"!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/02/2012 09:49 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Gordon-Hunsucker/LAS-VEGAS-Nevada-/Gordon-Hunsucker-Scam-Artist-Claims-to-be-a-Treasure-Hunter-LAS-VEGAS-Nevada-816777. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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