• Report: #387869

Complaint Review: Precious Few Emerald Scam, Elliott James, Jack Phillips, Swainson Hawke

  • Submitted: Tue, November 04, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, March 05, 2012

  • Reported By:Other Other
Precious Few Emerald Scam, Elliott James, Jack Phillips, Swainson Hawke
5131 Prince Phillip Cove Brentwood, Tennessee U.S.A.

Precious Few Emerald Scam, Elliott James, Jack Phillips, Swainson Hawke Investors Beware Brentwood Tennessee

*Author of original report: GIT - Swainson Hawke & William Hume

*Author of original report: Stand Up For Your Rights - Justice will be Served

*Author of original report: Time for Justice

*Author of original report: Victims of Guardian International Travel will get their day in court

*Consumer Comment: NEWS ON THE PEOPLE IN THIS REPORT

*Author of original report: Jack Phiillips, Gail Cato, Elaina Lance & Elliott James

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PRECIOUS FEW EMERALD INVESTORS, GIT Investors, JACK PHILLIPS, ELLIOTT JAMES, SWAINSON HAWKE

To all of the Ripped-off and Scammed families of the Precious Few, GIT, Z-PowerPac, GITinAsia, Multiple One Group and many others. We have been served a GIANT injustice.

HOPEFULLY, other investors will do their homework and look for postings like this before making investments and BEWARE of whom they are dealing with before it is too late. Know how these people work before you get involved.
Check out everything you can think of before you invest. Personal names, business names, addresses, etc.

In 2006, my family was invited to join and become a member of Guardian International Travel also known as GIT (mulit-level-marketing). Then as an addition to the package join Z-PowerPac and Global Cruise Cards. The final investment was the biggest, The Precious Few - Emerald Investments.

This is my story - it will give you the reader an idea of how these people work. If one investor learns from the mistakes I have made this post is worth every dollar I lost.

Once the scammers know that your trust factor has been established and your confidence level in them is high a new deal is in already in the works. The scammers have your money in hand - the business as you know it, contact names, phone numbers will all disappear.

January 2007, twenty plus families were invited to invest in an EMERALD deal, which would bring substantial financial benefits. This group of families was known at first as the Secret Society, then changed and now known as The Precious Few.

The Precious Few invested over a million and a half dollars buying emeralds that were to be bought in Brazil and then re-sold for a substantial increased investment. By investing we would receive three times the money invested within 90 days or less of sending the monies. With many, many more deals that could lead to re-investing in diamonds, as well.

Elliott James and Jack Phillips said many times that they loved helping people and that this is one way to show us how Elliott felt, and reassured the investors that this was a "no risk deal" and that they wanted each one of us "the investors" to reap the benefits with the financial freedoms we would each receive.

I myself asked Jack about signing a contract and I quote this from Jack's mouth "An Oral contract is all we need because of the trust we have in each other".

Quote by Jack Phillips - "We will be sending out a "NICE" sample emerald to everyone who invested, so that you can see what quality stones we are dealing with".

Jack was being used to pass the information to the group. Be it right or wrong, lies or the truth, Jack Phillips was a regular caller.

And of course, samples were never intended to be sent to investors.

We were also told that we were to discuss this deal with NO one, and that Swainson Hawke didn't even know about the deal. Jack Phillips would call every few days with what we thought were promising, truthful updates. Updates, that the emeralds had been sold and the "GIRLS" were working on it, in finalizing the deal. (Let's see if we can figure out who the "GIRLS" are ?) Gail Cato, and Elaina Lance. (Their names were mentioned over and over again) Then, at last, the calls started coming that the deal was done and the buyers had the emeralds had been in fact SOLD and transfers would start being made to our accounts.

Somewhere in the middle of this Swainson Hawke gets involved, but we The Precious Few, already knew he was "somehow".

The Precious Few were then approached to do an Entity contract- documents were e-mailed or faxed from Elaina. The Precious Few were told to wire or send monies to Paul E Emerson as listed on the documents to open these so called trusts.

Then, each investor in the group received a Letter from Konny Lite stating that we would only receive what was originally invested not the original oral agreement of three times our original investment in 90 days or less. This letter stated that we were to sign over a statement stating we all understood what we were signing.

As a group The Precious Few said NO. And now we will fight for what we believe rightfully belongs to the Precious Few.

PS... Remember there are twenty more families out there in cyberland with the same story

Member of The Precious Few
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#1 Author of original report

GIT - Swainson Hawke & William Hume

AUTHOR: Time For Justice - (USA)

A jury trial is scheduled to begin on November 5th.

The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

With that said, and I will say it for the tenth time again, "If you have not sent in your Victims Impact Statement - take a few minutes and tell your story". This is not just monetary information, it is also in regards to the emotional impact and toll it has taken on your family.

Link below will take you to the web page for the statement

Click here: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/vns/forms/complaint-form-eng.pdf
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Stand Up For Your Rights - Justice will be Served

AUTHOR: Time For Justice - (USA)

Are you or anyone you know a victim of any of the programs Swainson Hawke or William Hume's  or any of the AKA's or alias's they were operating.  Programs such as Guardian International Travel, GITAsia, Multiple One, Z-Power, Global Gruise Card, etc.  If you know of more, tag this post - and let others you may know of to do the same. Post on other sites. Please file a Victim Impact Statement - contact the United States Attorney's Office of Western Disctict of Kentucky.  A lot of the work has already been done for you, now all you have to do is come forward and say I AM A VICTIM and I want JUSTICE

A status hearing is scheduled before Judge John Heyburn for February 28, 2012, 01:00 PM at US Courthouse, 601 West Broadway, Louisville, KY for defendant(s) Swainson Hawke-William Hume. The purpose of this hearing is to determine if there are issues that the Court needs to address and to schedule any necessary future court dates. Because of the Court's schedule, hearing dates could change on very short notice.

Updates will be posted as they are received -PLEASE check back often
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Time for Justice

AUTHOR: Time For Justice - (USA)

The status hearing previously scheduled for defendant(s) Swainson Hawke-William Hume on January 9, 2012, 01:30 PM at US Courthouse, 601 West Broadway, Louisville, KY has been rescheduled by the court. VNS will continue to provide you with updated case scheduling and event information.
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> A status hearing is scheduled before Judge John Heyburn for February 28, 2012, 01:00 PM at US Courthouse, 601 West Broadway, Louisville, KY for defendant(s) Swainson Hawke-William Hume. The purpose of this hearing is to determine if there are issues that the Court needs to address and to schedule any necessary future court dates. Because of the Court's schedule, hearing dates could change on very short notice.

Updates will be posted as they are received -PLEASE check back often
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Victims of Guardian International Travel will get their day in court

AUTHOR: Time For Justice - (USA)

If you are a victim of Guardian International Travel or any of the folowwing -  GIT Asia, GIT Resources, Z-Resources, Z-Power Pac, GIT Cruise Inc., Multiple One Inc., Multiple One Entertainment Inc., please read the following message regarding:
United States vs Swainson Hawke and William Hume - case 2007R00871

Attorney General Conway Announces Indictments of Two in International Ponzi Scheme
Press Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 05, 2011  
 
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of two men in connection with an international ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of victims. The indictment naming Swainson Hawke, also known as Ronald D. Scheetz of Macon, Georgia, and William A. Humes of Elizabethtown, Ky. was unsealed in the United States District Court in Louisville, Ky. on Friday, July 1, 2011. The case was investigated by the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

According to the indictment, Hawke and Humes deceived thousands of investors by promising inflated returns on their investments. The two are accused of defrauding victims by assuring them that they were purchasing discount cards connected to the hospitality industry with promises of returns varying from 300 to 500 percent to be paid out in installments. Hawke and Humes also offered and paid significant "commissions" to participants in return for recruiting new participants into the scheme.

A "Ponzi" scheme is a fraudulent arrangement in which investors or participants are attracted by the lure of exorbitant profits. The operators of the scheme maintain and promote the bogus concept by making payments of seemingly large profits to early investors from monies obtained from later investors rather than from actual investment returns. The very nature of the scheme dictates that it must eventually fail when the schemers are no longer able to find new victims.
If convicted the Defendants could be sentenced to 40 years in prison, $500,000 fine and forfeiture of all property obtained as a result of the violations.

A status hearing is scheduled for January 09, 2012 at 1:30pm - Court House 601 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky.  The defendants are charged with using their business to run an illegal pyramid and ponzi scheme. 

United States vs Swainson Hawke and William Hume - Case #2007R00871 Docket #11-CR-00072

If you believe you are a victim of any of the above businesses contact the US Department of Justice, US Attorney, Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Kentucky to see if are listed in the system or ask for the information to file a claim to be put on the list.
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NEWS ON THE PEOPLE IN THIS REPORT

AUTHOR: Ms. Gee - (U.S.A.)

Elliott James / The Preacher / Jailed David Davenport G.I.T. Scam Partner Put in Jail Murray Kentucky

When we went to see Elliott James (Donald James Elliott)
Donnie as he is known in his home town of Murray Ky.
we met his (Boy Friday) David (we call him the preacher)
David works on all of Elliotts cars,Drives Elliott around,runs errands,Personal assistant.

IS NOW AN INMATE BIRDS OF A FEATHER MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID !!!!

Name: DAVENPORT, DAVID G Inmate SPN/ID: 280948 / 228601 Facility: Class D Age: 52 Race: White Gender: Male Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Gray or Partially Gray Height: 5' 04" Weight: 160lbs. Inst Start Date: 05/11/2009

KEEPING YOU INFORMED
HAPPY PLACE USA

Ms. gee
NAPA, California
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Jack Phiillips, Gail Cato, Elaina Lance & Elliott James

AUTHOR: Rocket Man - (U.S.A.)

the truth about these people is not the slanderous words they are claiming but the truth and the whole truth as we the Precious Few believe it to be. Aslo read the reports on scam. There are twenty plus families with the same story. More to come....
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