Anyone reading this may have also become an Insolvency Guardian victim masterminded by Jarrod Sierocki.
Our story is quite horrid, Jarrod and his partner visited our small fish and chip take away back in early 2011 to review our business structure this all came about from him being a customer of our business first. He would frequent our business and buy fish and chips on bartercard. I made the fatal mistake one night of asking him what he did on barter he replied that he had a massive insolvency business that specialised in protecting businesses just like ours as well as helping reduce our tax liabilities. He came across really genuine and well spoken. He offered us a free consultation service, so I thought why not. This is when our Insovency Guardian disaster happened.
Before you knew it Jarrod and his offsider a big mountain of a man came down to have a meeting one morning at our shop, before long Sierocki convinced us to hand over our financials and lease rental agreements we had he had us sign an authority to act, i asked what it was he said a formality that he could not act for us and speak with the ATO etc without this. [continued below]....
..... I asked do I need my solicitor to read over it he laughed and said no, I am the only lawyer you will ever need. He told us he was a barrister as well. We recieved a written proposal a few days later outling a whole new structure and an account from him. Reluctantly I paid this and before long he was telling us that all our BAS statements and financials had to be done again and then more accounts came in and before long every week more accounts and more. We could not afford this originally he led us to believe that we may have to spend $3000 to $4000 on barter plus a some cash outlays of $1000 or so to get everything right.
Just one accounting bill was over $4500 Invoice: 000001
18 April, 2011
Amount Due: $ 4,455.00
Register New Company $999.00 GST $99.00 $1098.00
Register New Discretionary Trading Trust $999.00 GST $99 $1098
Register New Discretionary Asset Trust $999.00 GST $99 $1098
Register New ABN, TFN, GST & PAYG registrations for entities as per the attached proposal $0 FOC
Valuation of Assets (EXTERNAL VALUER MUST COMPLETE) $1250.00 GST $125.00 $1375.00
Transfer of assets to new Asset Trust (EXTERNAL SOLICITOR) 850.00 GST $85 $935
Lodge of Fixed and floating charge over new company and assets (ASIC) 399.00 GST $39.90 $438.90
On the bootom of this $6045 invoice I can only pay $1500 with Bartercard.
Please note that company and trust service set up we will except a major portion of Bartercard being $1500.00 and the rest must be cash, cheque or direct credit however this can be paid in installments if necessary.
And the bills kept on coming and when I said we can no longer afford this, he did not care he said if we did not continue to pay he would have the locks changed and would kick us out. I said you can't do that, he laughed and said listen to me, I can do anything I like, read the authority to act, service agreement that fixed and floating charge means I have a registered interest over your business. When I asked what do you mean he said pay or or pack up. He is so nasty and we got so screwed by him.
I told him I was going to the police he laughed again and reminded me that he was a freemason and had all the right people, right connections in all the right places. I did not know what to do or respond, we lost the business in the end we had no money left and Jarrod just does not care. He failed us in so many ways and just ripped us off. Once he had our finacials and had access to our bank figures he was not stopping till he drained every last cent out of us.
Jarrod Sierocki is a total extortionist. may god forgive this evil person because we never will. He stole our business and life. My warning to anyone else out there that comes across Insolvency Guardian or this b*****d or any of his other alias businesses, run as fast as you can.