If you hear the name Curtis Brown or "The Tycoon Group" head in another direction.
Curtis Brown owner of "The Tycoon Group" contacted our business claiming he could provide $500,000.00 investor funding for our manufacturing business. He falsely claimed he already had $200,000.00 worth of investors lined up and could disburse at least $200,000.00 worth of funding immediately if we just sent him a $5,000.00 deposit that would be refundable if we were not funded or were unhappy with The Tycoon Group's service. Though I was skeptical, we sent the requested refundable $5,000.00 deposit via our credit card so we would be protected against fraud.
Curtis Brown was easily accessible by phone BEFORE we sent the $5,000.00 and constantly telephoned us. AFTER Curtis Brown received the $5,000.00, he was either to busy to talk, wouldn't answer his phone, or had someone in his office and was unavailable. He wanted to communicate AFTER receiving the $5,000.00 by email only.
We have received no funding from Curtis Brown and TTG as of this date and it was two months ago when Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group received our $5,000.00 refundable deposit. The alleged $200,000.00 worth of investors disappeared and we received an email from Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group stating because of the election results investors were not investing and he had no investors. I also finally received a phone call from Curtis Brown stating he was closing his doors because he had no investors but would get me funded anyway by November 30, 2012. Of course that never happened.
Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group claim they have an office on the 6h floor of the Wells Fargo Bank building located in Beverly Hills, Ca.. My business banks at Wells Fargo, so I asked my Wells Fargo banker here in Florida to verify if Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group really had an office located in this Beverly Hills, Wells Fargo building. My Wells Fargo banker in Florida had a Wells Fargo employee in the Wells Fargo Bank in Beverly Hills, Ca. where Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group's office is alleged to be located verify if the office really existed. The Beverly Hills Wells Fargo employees made numerous trips to what were described as an "obscure" very small unit. At no time, were any lights on or any employee or person present during working hours at the location. The Wells Fargo employee who conducted the inspections stated it looked like the office was never used as there was nothing in it. Just a door with a plaque stating The Tycoon Group.
After several lies and misrepresentations by Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group, I requested an immediate refund of our $5,000.00 deposit as our written agreement required.
Bottom line :
a. Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group NEVER had any investors as he represented.
b. Curtis Brown and The Tycoon NEVER funded my business anything.
c. Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group have not refunded our $5,000.00 refundable deposit so we are meeting with the Federal and State of Florida prosecutors for criminal interstate bank fraud charges against Curtis Brown and his so-called The Tycoon Group, L.L.C..
d. We are also filing complaints with the State of California as well as the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the BBB in California.
e. If you search the name Curtis Brown and The Tycoon Group you will see their names come up on another scam that took place where someone was scammed out of money.