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Complaint Review: Mario Pino - Mellon Research - Wall Street Securities, Inc., Nicolaas Johannes Botha

  • Submitted: Thu, December 02, 2004
  • Updated: Sun, October 10, 2010

  • Reported By:San Francisco California
Mario Pino - Mellon Research - Wall Street Securities, Inc., Nicolaas Johannes Botha
2415 E. Camelback Road, Suite 700 Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A.

Mario Pino - Mellon Research - Wall Street Securities - Nicolaas Johannes Botha Ripoff Was responsible for theft of $320,000 in Australia Phoenix Arizona

*Consumer Comment: Barry, Feel free to sing "WALL STREET SONG", which is available at the BANK OF AMERICA page of this site....

*Consumer Comment: Mario Pino Offers Legit Services

*General Comment: SEC v. MarioA. Pino, Civil Action No. 08-CV-353 (MHM), U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona] (LR-20466).

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Hon M.A. Pino & Associates

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*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Barry Why dont you tell the truth..

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I want to put out there information on two crooks operating out there in the financial services arena, Mario Pino & Nico Botha. Although I don't have any detailed information on Nico Botha due to his residence outside of this country, I do have information on Mario Pino. I stumbled across a story about him and was amazed to see him actually being put out there as a legitimate enitity now.

I met Mario Pino back in 1997 and he said he could assist me in finding funding I was looking for for an overseas project. He connected me with a man in Australia by the name of Nicolaas Johannes Botha. To make a long story short, Nico, masquerading as an international financier, was in business solely to steal large amounts of money from unsuspecting and unsophisticated persons such as myself, at that time. Mario was one of his conduits for bringing sheep to the fox. Nico was arrested by the Queensland Police Service in late 1997 and spent approx. 2.5 years behind bars and then was extradited to his home country of S. Africa. I lost $320,000 and a person I met during the court proceedings lost just under $100,000. The Qld Police flew me, and two others, out twice to testify against Nico

It was estimated that in the years Nico had been doing this, he amassed over $10 million dollars. Percentages were paid out to people like Mario for their assistance in the con. For some info on Nico that I found on the net

Now this is where things get interesting. I stumbled across Mario's name while doing some research recently and was amazed to discover that he was now trying to make a name for himself in legitimate business circles, at least so I thought. To see this guy that set me up for the kill, and who I went to the FBI on with no result, now representing himself as a legitimate financial player really ticked me off.

I studied his Mellon Research Website and also the Wall Street Securities website and laughed at the fact that they are identical.

I have come to the following conclusions:

1. Mario is still in relations with Nico Botha. The financial forms used in previously linked website are almost identical to the ones used when I was dealing with Nico.

2. Mario is trying to look legitimate while still doing devious and unethical practices. Why else would he use well known names such as Mellon Research or Wall Street Securities...to give folks a false sense of security. I truly believe as well that the vast majority of the press releases he sends out are manufactured to keep folks on the hook.

Do not do business with this man or you will get burned!

For the benefit of others,

Barry
xxxxxxx, California
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Barry, Feel free to sing "WALL STREET SONG", which is available at the BANK OF AMERICA page of this site....

AUTHOR: Karl - (USA)

in the consumer comments section to Ripoff Report #529757, okay?

If you 'Google' this- STEAK DINNER POEM, it should take you to where that song is posted, alright?

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Mario Pino Offers Legit Services

AUTHOR: Ryan Colgrove - (United States of America)

To the report above, it sounds like Barry may be working off opinions more than facts.  I dont doubt that Nico ripped you off, however I can say that I doubt Mario had anything to do with your experience.

I have been doing business with Mario for years with no problems.  He has helped my firm, and other partners that I have referred to him.  He is a smart financial businessman with an incredible global network that we have used time and time again.  I have had nothing but success in working with him.

It is true that he has had a few legal problems, but they were for his own tax issues; it had nothing to do with any scam.  Since that time he has cleared his name and I have flown into his hometown multiple times to meet with him at his office, and can say first hand that Mario is a class act and is on his game.

The fact is, Mario has hundreds of successful transactions, and I can vouch for his ability to perform.

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#3 General Comment

SEC v. MarioA. Pino, Civil Action No. 08-CV-353 (MHM), U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona] (LR-20466).

AUTHOR: Johnnyq214 - (U.S.A.)

















EC Complaint: Mario A. Pino
Beginning in early 2005, defendant, Mario A. Pino ("Pino") usurped the 20 "corporate identity" of
Bancorp International Group, Inc. ("BCIT"). Pino sold
145,000,000 shares, earning profits of $269,033. Pino was
also the owner of Wall Street Group and Wall Street Securities Inc. IV. Related
Parties 10. The certificates represented over 249 8 9 million shares, including
over 20 million shares issued to Pino. 22. In early May,
2005, Pino was
contacted by the president of the legitimate 1s 16 BCIT, Thomas Megas. BCIT's
president toldPino that
the Carter Care transaction was not 17 authorized. Notwithstanding that Pino knew
that BCIT's president did not authorize any of 18 the actions Pino was
taking, Pino sold
shares. 24. Notwithstanding the Carter Care debacle, Pino continued undeterred. Pino 12
continued to trade fraudulent BClT securities. 13 28. Pino paid
the printing cost for these certificates and received them on or 17 about May
26,2005. 18 29.
Section: Litigation | Size: 4,183 kb | Type: pdf | Date: February 26, 2008
http://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2008/comp20466.pdf
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Mario A. Pino: Lit. Rel. No. 20466 / February 25,
2008
The complaint alleges that Mario A. Pino usurped the "corporate identity" of Bancorp
International Group, Inc. ("BCIT"), a public shell, by fabricating, issuing, and
trading fraudulently issued shares of the company. The complaint also alleges
that Pino issued false press releases between May 2
and July 13, 2005, and issued millions of shares of fraudulent BCIT stock to
himself and others. The complaint alleges Pino sold
175,005,000 shares, earning profits of $269,033, in unregistered, non-exempt
transactions into the resulting inflated market. The Commission seeks a
permanent injunction against Pino, disgorgement,
including pre- and post-judgment interest, third tier civil penalties, an
officer and director bar, and a penny stock bar. SEC v. MarioA. Pino, Civil Action No. 08-CV-353 (MHM), U.S.
District Court for the District of Arizona] (LR-20466).
Section: Litigation | Size: 4 kb | Type: htm | Date: July 21, 2008
http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2008/lr20466.htm
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SEC News
Digest (Issue 2008-38; February 26, 2008)
The complaint alleges that Mario A. Pino usurped the "corporate identity" of Bancorp
International Group, Inc. (BCIT), a public shell, by fabricating, issuing, and
trading fraudulently issued shares of the company. The complaint also alleges
that Pino issued false press releases between May 2
and July 13, 2005, and issued millions of shares of fraudulent BCIT stock to
himself and others. The complaint alleges Pino sold
175,005,000 shares, earning profits of $269,033, in unregistered, non-exempt
transactions into the resulting inflated market. The complaint alleges that Pino violated Sections 5(a), 5(c), and 17(a) of
the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) and Section 10(b) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) and Rule 10b-5 thereunder. The Commission
seeks a permanent injunction against Pino, disgorgement, including pre- and
post-judgment interest, third-tier civil penalties, an officer and director bar,
and a penny stock bar.
Section: News and Public Statements | Size: 19 kb | Type: htm | Date: February 26, 2008
http://www.sec.gov/news/digest/2008/dig022608.htm
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Hon M.A. Pino & Associates

AUTHOR: Hon M.a. Pino - (U.S.A.)

These POF can be used for a Private Placement Program. Proof of funds will only show in clients name and no one else's. Client will be the only signator on account and also no one else will know that account is blocked only branch manager.

All accounts are cash backed.
Funds are 100% pingable and they can be scanned.
Accounts can be seasoned up to 5 years.
POF Program:
Our POF program has a sliding scale transaction performance fee. POF are placed in a US or European bank account in your name or company name for 60 calendar days. Min. $600K, Max. $1 Billion. This performance fee is placed in the attorney's trust account until the investor provides your POF. Upon verification of your POF, a written release of the transaction performance fee will be required. This ensures that you do not pay until you are satisfied with your POF.
Prime World Bank *
VOD / POF Amount

**MT760, MT799 & MT999 available upon request
- Minimum 1M for MT799
- Minimum 10M for MT760
Account Specifics
All accounts are cash backed.
Accounts can be verified verbally, in writing, or electronically.
Clients cannot encumber, withdraw or pledge collateral.
Clients may extend account for an unlimited number of 60 day terms.
** Accounts will be set up at one of the following top banks: Credit Suisse, Duetsche Bank, HSBC,Wachovia, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, WaMu.
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we open the
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we get the contract back signed and the wire received to get the account open, money transferred and verification completed.
Proof of funds can be used for, but not limited to:
Net worth Requirement
Bond Requirement
Proof of Liquidity
Proof of Collateral
Reserved or Blocked Funds for Investments
Private Placement Programs
Please note that you cannot move, pledge or spend these funds. This is strictly for verification purposes only.

POF BG deals Please fill the application out.. And we will get you a contract...

www.honmariopino.webs.com
honmariopino@gmail.com
(310-651-0205) 24-7 Worldwide
SKYPE: mariopino666
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Hon M.A. Pino & Associates

AUTHOR: Hon M.a. Pino - (U.S.A.)

These POF can be used for a Private Placement Program. Proof of funds will only show in clients name and no one else's. Client will be the only signator on account and also no one else will know that account is blocked only branch manager.

All accounts are cash backed.
Funds are 100% pingable and they can be scanned.
Accounts can be seasoned up to 5 years.
POF Program:
Our POF program has a sliding scale transaction performance fee. POF are placed in a US or European bank account in your name or company name for 60 calendar days. Min. $600K, Max. $1 Billion. This performance fee is placed in the attorney's trust account until the investor provides your POF. Upon verification of your POF, a written release of the transaction performance fee will be required. This ensures that you do not pay until you are satisfied with your POF.
Prime World Bank *
VOD / POF Amount

**MT760, MT799 & MT999 available upon request
- Minimum 1M for MT799
- Minimum 10M for MT760
Account Specifics
All accounts are cash backed.
Accounts can be verified verbally, in writing, or electronically.
Clients cannot encumber, withdraw or pledge collateral.
Clients may extend account for an unlimited number of 60 day terms.
** Accounts will be set up at one of the following top banks: Credit Suisse, Duetsche Bank, HSBC,Wachovia, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, WaMu.
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we open the
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we get the contract back signed and the wire received to get the account open, money transferred and verification completed.
Proof of funds can be used for, but not limited to:
Net worth Requirement
Bond Requirement
Proof of Liquidity
Proof of Collateral
Reserved or Blocked Funds for Investments
Private Placement Programs
Please note that you cannot move, pledge or spend these funds. This is strictly for verification purposes only.

POF BG deals Please fill the application out.. And we will get you a contract...

www.honmariopino.webs.com
honmariopino@gmail.com
(310-651-0205) 24-7 Worldwide
SKYPE: mariopino666
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Hon M.A. Pino & Associates

AUTHOR: Hon M.a. Pino - (U.S.A.)

These POF can be used for a Private Placement Program. Proof of funds will only show in clients name and no one else's. Client will be the only signator on account and also no one else will know that account is blocked only branch manager.

All accounts are cash backed.
Funds are 100% pingable and they can be scanned.
Accounts can be seasoned up to 5 years.
POF Program:
Our POF program has a sliding scale transaction performance fee. POF are placed in a US or European bank account in your name or company name for 60 calendar days. Min. $600K, Max. $1 Billion. This performance fee is placed in the attorney's trust account until the investor provides your POF. Upon verification of your POF, a written release of the transaction performance fee will be required. This ensures that you do not pay until you are satisfied with your POF.
Prime World Bank *
VOD / POF Amount

**MT760, MT799 & MT999 available upon request
- Minimum 1M for MT799
- Minimum 10M for MT760
Account Specifics
All accounts are cash backed.
Accounts can be verified verbally, in writing, or electronically.
Clients cannot encumber, withdraw or pledge collateral.
Clients may extend account for an unlimited number of 60 day terms.
** Accounts will be set up at one of the following top banks: Credit Suisse, Duetsche Bank, HSBC,Wachovia, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, WaMu.
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we open the
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we get the contract back signed and the wire received to get the account open, money transferred and verification completed.
Proof of funds can be used for, but not limited to:
Net worth Requirement
Bond Requirement
Proof of Liquidity
Proof of Collateral
Reserved or Blocked Funds for Investments
Private Placement Programs
Please note that you cannot move, pledge or spend these funds. This is strictly for verification purposes only.

POF BG deals Please fill the application out.. And we will get you a contract...

www.honmariopino.webs.com
honmariopino@gmail.com
(310-651-0205) 24-7 Worldwide
SKYPE: mariopino666
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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Hon M.A. Pino & Associates

AUTHOR: Hon M.a. Pino - (U.S.A.)

These POF can be used for a Private Placement Program. Proof of funds will only show in clients name and no one else's. Client will be the only signator on account and also no one else will know that account is blocked only branch manager.

All accounts are cash backed.
Funds are 100% pingable and they can be scanned.
Accounts can be seasoned up to 5 years.
POF Program:
Our POF program has a sliding scale transaction performance fee. POF are placed in a US or European bank account in your name or company name for 60 calendar days. Min. $600K, Max. $1 Billion. This performance fee is placed in the attorney's trust account until the investor provides your POF. Upon verification of your POF, a written release of the transaction performance fee will be required. This ensures that you do not pay until you are satisfied with your POF.
Prime World Bank *
VOD / POF Amount

**MT760, MT799 & MT999 available upon request
- Minimum 1M for MT799
- Minimum 10M for MT760
Account Specifics
All accounts are cash backed.
Accounts can be verified verbally, in writing, or electronically.
Clients cannot encumber, withdraw or pledge collateral.
Clients may extend account for an unlimited number of 60 day terms.
** Accounts will be set up at one of the following top banks: Credit Suisse, Duetsche Bank, HSBC,Wachovia, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, WaMu.
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we open the
Account Types Available
- Checking/Savings/Depository
- CD accounts
- Money Market accounts
It takes 7-10 business days after we get the contract back signed and the wire received to get the account open, money transferred and verification completed.
Proof of funds can be used for, but not limited to:
Net worth Requirement
Bond Requirement
Proof of Liquidity
Proof of Collateral
Reserved or Blocked Funds for Investments
Private Placement Programs
Please note that you cannot move, pledge or spend these funds. This is strictly for verification purposes only.

POF BG deals Please fill the application out.. And we will get you a contract...

www.honmariopino.webs.com
honmariopino@gmail.com
(310-651-0205) 24-7 Worldwide
SKYPE: mariopino666
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Hon M.A. Pino

AUTHOR: Hon M.a. Pino - (U.S.A.)

Answer (1) I am responding to you request.

Answer (2) We have 100% percent success rate in this transaction because we do not partake in your transaction, your transaction is your(s) and your alone, We setup SBLC BG, or, CASH ACCOUNT, in your name and place the cash into an account for your use, for the benefit of your trader, real estate transaction, Bond requirement or lender requirements, what ever it is that your trying to accomplish. The most important thing is that SBLC BG, CASH ACCOUNT is in your name and can be block in the lender(s) favor, and you will get access to the bank account joint signatory, joint access, bank statements, history of the funds, and where the funds derived from , SWIFT confirmation MT 760, and the accounts are pingable, and can be block for up to one year. To the benefit of your investor.

Answer (3) Our teem have completed successfully over 100 transaction in the last, 2 years.

Answer (4) it is up to you, only you know your own transaction, the only thing I can tell you is the cash will be put into an account, or MT 103, for your respective purpose.

Answer (5) Again I am not in charge of your transaction(s) the only thing is that we guarantee that we will do what we say we are going to do and, deliver via SWIFT MT 760 SBLC BG, setup a CASH ACCOUNT in your name in cash. And you have no risk via bank escrow account, and your MT 103.

Answer (6) We are enclosing an application for your self's and your clients, please provide us with the things requested, and complete application, and sign seal, and send the documents back, and we will send you contract.

Answer (7) After the contract is signed and the escrow account is open in your name with the bank escrow company, or MT 103. We need approximately 10 days after executed contracts, and receipt of the escrow funds into the account, or receipt of the MT 103, to deliver, the SBLC BG CASH ACCOUNT open a account wire the funds into your account for trade platform , to receiving bank.

Application enclosed please provide us with all the details, or we will not be able to setup the accounts with the banks, there is laws about getting to know our clients, and we need everything in the application and the conditions below.

Certificate of Incorporation/Articles of Organization and applicable Corporate Resolution (for companies).
Two (2) forms of identification One being a color copy of each signatory's Passport or Driver's License, and the
2nd being a document to confirm their name and address (e.g. bank statement, utility bill, etc.).
Bank statement/letter showing the ability to fund the Escrow Trust Account with the Arrangement Fee.

COMPLIANCE
All information is required for compliance with Intl. Money Laundering Regulations and the US Patriot Act.
All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

www.honmariopino.webs.com
honmariopino@gmail.com
skype:mariopino666
310-651-0205
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Hon M.A. Pino

AUTHOR: Hon M.a. Pino - (U.S.A.)

Answer (1) I am responding to you request.

Answer (2) We have 100% percent success rate in this transaction because we do not partake in your transaction, your transaction is your(s) and your alone, We setup SBLC BG, or, CASH ACCOUNT, in your name and place the cash into an account for your use, for the benefit of your trader, real estate transaction, Bond requirement or lender requirements, what ever it is that your trying to accomplish. The most important thing is that SBLC BG, CASH ACCOUNT is in your name and can be block in the lender(s) favor, and you will get access to the bank account joint signatory, joint access, bank statements, history of the funds, and where the funds derived from , SWIFT confirmation MT 760, and the accounts are pingable, and can be block for up to one year. To the benefit of your investor.

Answer (3) Our teem have completed successfully over 100 transaction in the last, 2 years.

Answer (4) it is up to you, only you know your own transaction, the only thing I can tell you is the cash will be put into an account, or MT 103, for your respective purpose.

Answer (5) Again I am not in charge of your transaction(s) the only thing is that we guarantee that we will do what we say we are going to do and, deliver via SWIFT MT 760 SBLC BG, setup a CASH ACCOUNT in your name in cash. And you have no risk via bank escrow account, and your MT 103.

Answer (6) We are enclosing an application for your self's and your clients, please provide us with the things requested, and complete application, and sign seal, and send the documents back, and we will send you contract.

Answer (7) After the contract is signed and the escrow account is open in your name with the bank escrow company, or MT 103. We need approximately 10 days after executed contracts, and receipt of the escrow funds into the account, or receipt of the MT 103, to deliver, the SBLC BG CASH ACCOUNT open a account wire the funds into your account for trade platform , to receiving bank.

Application enclosed please provide us with all the details, or we will not be able to setup the accounts with the banks, there is laws about getting to know our clients, and we need everything in the application and the conditions below.

Certificate of Incorporation/Articles of Organization and applicable Corporate Resolution (for companies).
Two (2) forms of identification One being a color copy of each signatory's Passport or Driver's License, and the
2nd being a document to confirm their name and address (e.g. bank statement, utility bill, etc.).
Bank statement/letter showing the ability to fund the Escrow Trust Account with the Arrangement Fee.

COMPLIANCE
All information is required for compliance with Intl. Money Laundering Regulations and the US Patriot Act.
All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

www.honmariopino.webs.com
honmariopino@gmail.com
skype:mariopino666
310-651-0205
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#10 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Barry Why dont you tell the truth..

AUTHOR: Hon M.a. Pino - (U.S.A.)

Hon Mario Pino

Barry I only introduced you to Nico Botha I never was your contract party: I lost money with Nico Botha same as you.

And will not respond to threats and demands, that I give you stock in MLON or in any other company stock, or you will goto to the SEC. That is something that I cannot do nore will I do omit to commitment, a crime, and accept such acts of extortion!!

I think you need to move on Barry, as I did and focus on making new money.

If you need to reach me or anyone needs to reach me please contact me at
the following emails: honmariopino@gmail.com

God Bless.
Hon Mario Pino
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