• Report: #818675
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  • Submitted: Thu, January 05, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, November 12, 2012

  • Reported By: Colt Ledger SCAMMED ME!!! — Lincoln Nebraska United States of America
PO Box 39 Moss, Tennessee United States of America

ColtLedger H.C. "Blue" Hill Colt Ledger SCAMMED ME!!! BEWARE!!! HE'S A CON ARTIST!!! Moss, Tennessee

*Consumer Comment: FTC Recovery Scam Alert

*General Comment: Bluescamhill

*General Comment: Inside Information

*Consumer Comment: Keep up the good work


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Colt Ledger SCAMMED ME!!!
Once again, we find a "snake in the grass" willing to take advantage of individuals when they are experiencing times of vulnerability and turn them into his own selfish gain.  This snake is Henry "Blue" Hill, and he goes by the alias Colt Ledger and J.W. Vickery among others.  For the sake of this report, however, we'll just refer to him as "Mr. Hill" to keep things less confusing.

I am a retiree of the airline industry and a Vietnam veteran.  I have spent the majority of my golden years trying to make smart investments with what little money I've managed to save over the years so that my kids and grandchildren wouldn't have to endure the financial hardships that I had to face growing up.  However, Mr. Hill (or Colt Ledger or "Blue" or whatever he calls himself) changed all of that.

As most of you know, the market isn't the prosperous vehicle it once was for people wanting to make their money work for them.  When it took a turn for the worse, so did my financial situation.  I was feeling the squeeze of financial pressure and was looking to recoup some money that I had tied up in some of my investments.  One such investment was a private placement that I had participated in that hadn't yet shown the returns I was expecting.  Unfortunately, either through skeptisism or through desperation, I considered the services of supposed private investigator (and subsequent con artist) Henry "Blue" Hill.  As they say, "hindsight is 20/20."

As if he were running for public office, Mr. Hill proceeded to convince me through fabricated promises, invented assurances, and artificial concern that I had a "just cause worth fighting for" against the holders of the private placement program in which I was involved.  Turns out, the only cause he was willing to fight for was the one that fattened up his own pockets.

After adequately expoiting my fears and concerns about this particular investment, Mr. Hill then proceeded to use this opportunity to justify the huge cost I would have to bear to retain his services.  Looking back, I should have been smarter.

Over the next couple of weeks, I sold this and liquidated that to scrape together everything I could to pay Mr. Hill for taking my case.  At the time, I figured his services were going to be a good investment because, in his words, he "wasn't going to stop until he got every last penny" of mine back from the private placement investment I had made.

Not only did Mr. Hill not recoup any of my money, he didn't even try.  To this day, all he did was send that company a simple letter stating that I wanted my money back.  That was it.  Turns out, there was never even any wrong-doing concerning the private placement program, and it's the only investment I have left that is still showing me decent returns. 

Of course, I could be in a much better financial situation today if I hadn't let Mr. Hill con me out of all of that money.  I'm currently building a class-action lawsuit against Mr. Hill and am having his Colt Ledger & Associates purported business investigated for exactly the same thing that he claims to protect against--investment fraud.  Through research of my own, I have found that Mr. Hill actually used to work for (if not still working for) the same type of entities that he claims to protect individuals against, and it wasn't that long ago.  It's my suspicion that he is still working with these organizations and is "playing both sides of the fence" to receive compensation on both ends.

Obviously, when he's not busy forming aliases, Mr. Hill is hard at work forming a perception that he is actually a legitimate business man by forming "paper" companies that are merely nothing more than a webpage.  Why else would he avoid the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?  A business like his would surely benefit from participation with the BBB, since becoming a member would show a support for and willingness to engage in ethical business practices.  Right?  Doubtedly.  These hollow entities are referred to as "Smythe & Wesson" and "Colt Ledger & Associates," but make no mistake, there are no associates.  Try looking for a physical address, fax number, or phone number for these so-called businesses and all you'll find is a PO Box, an online questionnaire, and a myriad of VOIP numbers that ring a single cell phone, undoubtedly in Tomkinsville, KY.

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#1 Consumer Comment

FTC Recovery Scam Alert

AUTHOR: Concerned Citizen - (USA)

Colt Ledger (not his real name) is a FRAUD!!!

“Under the Telemarketing Sales Rule, it’s against the law for someone to request or receive payment from you until seven business days after you have the money or other item in hand.”


At the bottom of the FTC webpage, above, you should FILE a REPORT on scams like Colt Ledger.

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AUTHOR: Anonymous - (USA)

Dr. H.C. “Blue” Hill, Executive VP/Senior Partner, of M. R. Cox, Inc., is a graduate of Kirby High School, Woodville, Texas; Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S. in Agribusiness: Louisiana State University with a M.S. in Soil Chemistry, a M.S. in Phytopathology and a PhD in Entomology. He also holds numerous other advanced degrees in various fields. Blue’s work ethic and tenacity to see things through are a result of his parents’ influence and being reared in rural Southeast Texas. He served his country during the Vietnam War and returned home to attend college on the GI Bill. He finished his degreed programs through academic scholarships in record time while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. He has traveled, worked, and lived all over the world as a Project coordinator, Manager and Consultant to individual mega-farmers, commercial farmers and foreign governments on agribusiness enterprises. He has served as an expert witness in agriculturally related deaths. He has written many published articles on a wide range of subjects. He and his wife, Dr. Patricia Hill, have also traveled extensively, conducting seminars on Family and Life Skills. Blue’s Sales Training Seminars and his Motivational and Life Skills Workshops have always been well attended. Blue has recently completed 20+ years of managing single and multiple franchised automobile dealerships. Overseeing and directing the day-to-day operations of multi-million dollar inventories and customer driven service facilities has given Blue a tremendous insight into what it takes to build a successful business. He has been the consummate professional, attending several hundred hours of business, sales, management, creative thinking and writing, business and employment law, and negotiating seminars presented by the top experts in the field, at his own expense. Blue’s exposure to the oil and gas industry dates back to January 10, 1901 on a knoll outside Beaumont, Texas. His Grandfather, Ezra Estes Bellar, a Cajun, was a young roughneck, working with Anthony Lucas drilling the well that would create Gulf Oil, Amoco, and Exxon. That knoll was called Spindletop. Blue’s Grandfather and uncles went on to become involved in every aspect of the emerging oil and gas industry of Southeast Texas an Southwest Louisiana. All male members of the immediate and extended family worked in these oil and gas fields. The down turns and the wildcat nature of the business took its toll. The “bust” of the 1980’s ended the family’s endeavor. Their last well stopped pumping in the mid 1990’s. Blue and Patricia moved from Atlanta, Georgia to a 200+ acre farm in South Central Kentucky in 2004. They met Marty Lile that year and the oil and gas flame was reignited. Blue became heavily involved in working with investors on drilling projects in the Appalachian Basin. He also pursued and increased his personal investments in lease plays in Texas. By early 2006, through his own personal success, it became apparent that the oil and gas lease plays in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma offered his clients better opportunities for profit. He and Marty Lile joined forces and launched M.R. Cox, Inc. with a common goal of offering investors more lucrative investment options, maximum tax advantages and an open door policy. Thus the Mission Statement: “M.R. Cox, Inc. offering investors the advantages of a Direct Participation investment with the transparency of a public held company.” Blue is an avid gardener and family man who spends his leisure time with his wife on their farm with their menagerie of rescued animals. They do have an extensive collection of photos which they will readily share of their two daughters, tow son-in-laws and five grandchildren that they visit often.  

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AUTHOR: ex oil and gas broker - (United States of America)

Coming from the Oil and Gas Industry and Private Placement investment sales I have a unique perspective on this issue. Well maybe not unique, but defiantly chocked full of truths.

The true Oil and Gas Industry is not the private company prospecting or trolling for dollars from the private citizen. These companies that target the accredited investor (loose term) are just people raising capital to line their pockets and defraud the investors with a poor prospect for a successful oil or gas well. This is true for 90% of the companies out there and possibly higher. 
You ask how can I say this..... Well I have experienced this as an employee and contractor with many companies. I looked for a ethical  group to work with but to no avail.

The only happy people in this are the owners and salesmen of said investments. Clients and investors are at a total loss across the board. That is the problem "turn and burn" your book of business is standard procedure.

I cannot operate this way. I have a desire to do good by my fellow man, not rape him. The owners of the companies are phenomenal salesmen and closers. They get brokers and salesmen to do their bidding and pay you well for it. I will not sell my soul for any amount of money or prestige.
I feel that the SEC and State Securities are loosing the battle and more companies on the private side are going to have to pick up the slack on going after these private investment opportunists. The regulatory authorities are focused on putting the offenders in prison not getting monies back into the hands of the victims. Thats their job to put them in prison, but its private companies like Colt Ledger and Associates to get the funds back through legitimate paths. Two wrongs do not make a right. With that being said I cannot vilify, verify or endorse Colt Ledger and Assoc. or any other company going after said investments. I can say that there needs to be more of it being done by people who care and are on a mission to help others and rid us of the con men taking our hard earned capital. I no longer work in that industry and will never again do so. I find my moral code and ethics wont allow it.
Maybe I should start a company to help others. I have the inside knowledge to see through the smoke and mirrors of these people who take hard earned capital from unsuspecting citizens.


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#4 Consumer Comment

Keep up the good work

AUTHOR: Client - (United States of America)

I think it is funny how companies get on here and pretend to be colt ledger clients to harm there reputation. Colt ledger is a fast growing firm who is not intemidated by any one. They have treated me well the entrie time i had dealings with them. They may not give updates as often as i would like but they got the job done. They take down companies, lawyers and whoever gets in there way. They do not quit until the client is satisfied. They must be doing something right for companies to post negative remarks about them. Personally i belive companies are terrified of colt ledger because they do not know how to stop them. Can They be stopped? AS far as i can tell they work inside the law because they use public records to do their research. Is that practicing law? NO! All i can say is oil and gas companies you may want to consult an attoreny because colt ledger is geting stronger, smarter, and better everyday and they may be coming for you. I know that the program they offer works because they have collected money. IMO All these con artist belong in prison and if colt ledger keeps up the good work that may just happen. Go ahead hide you assests and your money becuase colt ledger will find it or send it to the people who can. Thanks for everything Colt ledger and Associates. We wish you the best in the future and hope your firm can continue to grow. You do more than you think. Not only do you help clients you give people hope and someone they can trust.

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AUTHOR: Colt Ledger & Associates - (United States of America)



I am H.C. "Blue" Hill aka Colt Ledger. Both names are registered with the FBI and the State Police via my private investigator license application, my weapons carry permit application and the required background check performed by both.  I have been investigated by local, State and Federal authorities for frivolous and untrue accusations, similar to these, made by lawyers from all over the U.S.  I have been cleared of every accusation.  The Kentucky Supreme Court clearly points out my aggressive nature when I am dealing with offending companies/individuals (October, 2010).  The bad guys and their attorneys wage a continuous campaign to shut me down. Yet, I am still here.   I am currently pursuing 200 plus securities, criminal and/or elderly financial fraud complaints through local, State and Federal agencies on behalf of my clients.  I have 100 plus current clients that their cases are now or will be shortly in front of offending companies/individuals. Just this past week, we were contacted and praised for our work and the quality of our work by a couple of clients, 3 State Securities Agencies, the FBI, the SEC and an investigative reporter with a TV station in Ohio.  A federal agency and a State Securities Agency contacted us this past week to request we send specific cases to them and that we let them know what we are working on.  We recently (July, 2011) had a con artist we had been pursuing for 18 months plus arrested by the FBI. 

We have the highest recovery rate in the industry, to the best of our knowledge.   We are members in good standing with several prestigious organizations.  And, with regard to one of the two accusation brought by our mystery complainer that is actually a fact, we are not currently with the BBB because, as recently reported on national news, the BBBs ratings of several organizations have been acquired by less than ethical means.  There are many examples of A+ BBB ratings that were bought.  It is our understanding that the current BBB officials are making a concerted effort to clean up the problem. Once their ratings are a true reflection of a companys actual practices, we will become a member. 

As far as this complaint is concerned, the originator intentionally failed to identify his/her self; therefore, it would be very difficult to respond to its contents. We have never been made aware of any such accusations from any of our clients (300 plus).  Also, since the originator could be anywhere, it would be impossible to even extrapolate if this complaint has any validity or that indeed it even comes from one of our clients, past or present.  However, it is easy to surmise that the bulk of the complaint is nothing more than a plagiarized compilation of previous postings regarding my ominous origins originating from various sites found on the internet.  Most of the mystery postings, making up the bulk of this complaint, were apparently the brainchild of oil and gas con artists, their associates, thugs, friends, lovers, co-conspirators and/or attorneys in and around Glasgow, Kentucky.  This group of cowards also never claimed authorship nor provided any proof to any of their allegations.  They just posted commonly known information, see coltledger.com, as if they were revealing some deep secret entombed with the Egyptian Pharaohs.  I believe, based on its unknown origin, unfounded accusations and the overall cowardly approach, that this complaint is just the latest in a long line of cowardly acts perpetrated by a group of eunuchs in which the majority of its content confirms that I am on the right path.   All of our clients have a personal securities, criminal and elderly fraud specialist assigned to them and their case/s and if our client/s has a legitimate complaint/s or question/s all they have to do is contact their specialist. As to the second actual true fact, I do have my direct line 210-745-0571 forwarded to my cell phone so I can be reached.  Some of our 20 plus staff members also have their phones forwarded to their cell phones for the same reason.  My direct line has been the same since June, 2006 when I owned an oil and gas company.  I have kept that number even after selling my half of the oil and gas company (August, 2009) so previous clients can, at least, find me since my ex-partner is in hiding or, at least, evading their calls.  I vacated my office and my position, Senior Partner, at the oil and gas company, M.R. Cox, on June 1, 2009.  I left because I found it impossible to trust anyone associated with the industry.  This is a fact I have never tried to hide from my clients.  I am a better hunter because I lived among the hunted and understand their thinking and their ways.

My current record and my resolve, as documented by the Kentucky Supreme Court, to aggressively pursue alleged scam artist and con men is well documented.

All non-eunuchs that have questions about this post or our organization please feel free to contact us or call and arrange a visit.  We have been visited by Judges, Law Enforcement Officials, State employees,  clients, potential clients, a lot of politicians and a couple of latter day saints. All were welcome!
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