Report: #1205949

Complaint Review: Investment Properties Mexico

  • Submitted: Sun, February 01, 2015
  • Updated: Fri, May 06, 2016
  • Reported By: IMFulano — Kansas City Missouri
  • Investment Properties Mexico

    Playa del carmen,
    Mexico

Investment Properties Mexico Richard Houghton Wally Thomas Fraud and Thieves and Lies Playa del carmen Quintana Roo

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Richard Houghton Kidnapping and Possible Murder

*UPDATE Employee: Investment Properties Mexico...Just EVIL

*Consumer Comment: I am Sean O'Neal

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Richard Houghton Complete Liar To Cover His Crooked A**!

*Consumer Comment: Richard Houghton and Investment Properties Mexico Charged and Running Scared!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The Truth of Why Sean O’Neal Left Mexico and Investment Properties Mexico

*Consumer Comment: Why would this happen?

*Consumer Comment: Just the TRUTH Houghton

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The Truth of Why Sean O’Neal Left Mexico and Investment Properties Mexico

*General Comment: Richard Houghton Serial Scumbag

*General Comment: RICHARD HOUGHTON ON THE STREETS!!!!!

*General Comment: Richard Houghton, YOU ARE DONE

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Sean O'Neal paid a local newsletter to publish what he wanted

*General Comment: IPM, charged with the largest land scam in the history of Cancun!!!

*Consumer Comment: Richard Houghton Bad Guy

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: Tricky Ricky Houghton

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: Richard Houghton Thief

*Consumer Comment: I am Susan the elderly woman

*Consumer Comment: Investment Properties Mexico Richard Houghton

*Consumer Comment: Richard Houghton Thief

*UPDATE Employee: Richard Houghton

*UPDATE Employee: My Boss Richard Houghton Set O'Neal Up

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Sean O'Neal Indicted for Fraud O'Neal Strategy Group Rancho Palos Verdes CA (and Sean is also the author of this report as well as every comment added to it).

*Consumer Comment: Straight Up Crooks

*Author of original report: Investment Properties Mexico Thieves

*Consumer Comment: Won't rip me off

*Consumer Comment: These guys are scum

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Richard Houghton is the worst of the worst. Would steal and did from his own Mother. Thomas is no better. Hides behind the cloak od Godliness only to be the worst conman alive. he is a fugitive from justice in California where he has bilked investors out of their retirement money for years. Absolutely do not do business with. Class action fraudulent and criminal lawsuit in works now! Get on board. Respond to this post!

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Richard Houghton Kidnapping and Possible Murder

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton Criminal - (Duluth)

 

Javier Camou Borquez, an attorney who was abducted 2 weeks ago at gunpoint in downtown Playa del Carmen, in the middle of the day, and has not been heard from since, was set to testify against Richard Houghton and Allison Zaner the two clowns that own Investment Properties Mexico, regarding false accusations against me, He was abducted less than 24 hours after Tricky Ricky Houghton found out that he was to testify and thus Houghton's ship sunk. Richard Houghton is a coward who is truly on his last leg. Get your money now if he owes you...Ya right. By the way, when we say "owns" Investment Properties Mexico, it is a joke. There is nothing in Houghton's name, nothing. Every company he has set up is done so to deceive and commit fraud. Again, his name is on nothing and the company is registered as only being worth 3,000 pesos. What a crook. The Mexican Hacienda, (IRS) loves the fact that he and his architect are driving new trucks, paying $5,000 a month rent, but the company only paying taxes as if it were only worth 3,000 pesos... smd

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#2 UPDATE Employee

Investment Properties Mexico...Just EVIL

AUTHOR: Investment Properties Mexico - (USA)

Richard Houghton and his girlfriend Allison Zaner, daughter of David J Zaner dmd dds of Ocala Beach, Florida and owners of Investment Properties Mexico, have just been charged in the Largest Land Fraud Case in the History of Cancun and the Riviera Maya! Culminating a 2 year investigation!!!!

 

 

https://youtu.be/H7vu93QrhGY

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#3 Consumer Comment

I am Sean O'Neal

AUTHOR: I am Sean O'Neal - (RPV)

My name is Sean O’Neal and this and every post is written by a habitual thief and Conman who I exposed in Mexico resulting in he and his partner in crime being charged with the Largest Land Fraud Case in the History of Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

 

He is angry, and rightfully so, that I blew the whistle on him and his crooked girlfriend Allison Zaner, daughter of David J Zaner dds of Ocala Beach, Florida.

 

I will enclose the front page of the the largest and most respected newspaper in Cancun and the Riviera Maya which proves that Richard Houghton and Investment Properties Mexico, have been charged with the Largest Land Fraud Case in the History of Cancun and the Riviera Maya which culminated a 2 year investigation.

 

Richard Houghton and Allison Zaner have also been charged with money laundering, in that clients money for land purchases in Mexico were sent to their crooked lawyers accounts in Texas under the pretense of "protecting"the client. Hogwash, it was to avoid paying taxes. The Mexican Hacienda (IRS) has issued warrants that are being served at the time of this writing.

 

Richard Houghton is bad news and is a career criminal. He has fabricated each and every one of these maliscious and slanderous remarks and that is the reason that he cannot provide any proof or documentation that makes any sense at all. He continuously posts negative and diparaging comments on websites that look official but have no substance whatsoever. The internet is a tricky place where anyone with a computer can write whatever they want.

 

Tricky Ricky Houghton is angry that I blew the whistle to the Mexican Government when I uncovered his massive fraud. The truth is that I am being hailed as a hero in Mexico as one will read with the accompanying newspaper.

 

Buyer Beware, Richard Houghton is an evil coward who can only steal from the elderly and innocent. Run from this coward who will be incarcerated soon.

 

Lawsuits are in the courts now in Los Angeles for slander against he and his baby mama Allison Zaner. It is why he continues to hide in Mexico.

 

Shame on you Richard Houghton...SMD!

 

sipse.com/novedades/denuncian-ejidatarios-venta-fraudulenta-de-sus-tierras-37862.html

 

diariorespuesta.com.mx/qroo/playa/opera-fraude-investment-properties-mexico/

 

youtube.com/watch?v=xpUralHv_LI

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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Richard Houghton Complete Liar To Cover His Crooked A**!

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton Complete Liar To Cover His Crooked Ass! - (SMD)

 

 

Why does Richard Houghton dance around the subject and not just respond as to WHY he was charged with the Largest Land Fraud in the History of Cancun. Richard Houghton is a thief and coward.

Investment Properties Mexico is bad news. Just Google Investment Properties Mexico Scam or Fraud to see what we mean. Richard Houghton is part owner of IPM and was chased out of the US for Securities Fraud in La Jolla. He then got busted again in Daytona Beach, Florida once again fleecing investors out of their retirement.

 

He then took off to Mexico and set up a boiler room there promising clients 300 to 400% returns. Just go to their website and see yourself. www.investmentpropertiesmexico.com.

 

His then partner, Mr. O'Neal discovered massive fraud and blew the whistle. Now, Investment Properties Mexico and Richard Houghton, plus his baby mama girlfriend Allison Zaner, daughter of David J Zaner dds of Ocala Beach, Florida have been charged in the Largest Land Fraud Case in the History of Cancun and the Riviera Maya..OH MY!!!!  (article enclosed)

 

This charge culminated a 2 year investigation!

 

Richard Houghton attempted to pin his crimes on his ex-partner even to the desperation point of saying he had anything to do with Houghton taking money from a woman named Susan Sidwell. Her money went to buy land in Richard Houghton's name and Mr. O'Neal said perfect, Open the books! Of course Richard Houghton would not allow that. 

 

Mr. O'Neal was NEVER on any bank account and got the heck out of there when he discovered the massive fraud committed (again) by Richard Houghton.

 

Richard Houghton will be deported after incarceration but unfortunately Mexico continues to run slowly and Richard Houghton is preying on that fact.

 

For those of you that have been or are being approached to buy their "investor only" land be careful. It is outright fraud. They need these sales of land to fund their illegal operation. They will ask you to send the money to the states for "your" protection. What??? The land is in Mexico. It is a ploy to wash the money and avoid paying taxes. Duhhhh

 

Richard Houghton of Investment Properties Mexico, it is a travesty that you chose a life of deception and are now paying for it. SMD.

sipse.com/novedades/denuncian-ejidatarios-venta-fraudulenta-de-sus-tierras-37862.html

 

diariorespuesta.com.mx/qroo/playa/opera-fraude-investment-properties-mexico/

 

youtube.com/watch?v=xpUralHv_LI

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#5 Consumer Comment

Richard Houghton and Investment Properties Mexico Charged and Running Scared!

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton and Investment Properties Mexico Charged and Running Scared! - (SMD)

 

Richard Houghton... We are confused as to why, after being charged with the largest land fraud case in the history of Cancun and the Riviera Maya... Not to mention the money laundering charges levied against you and your crooked lawyer Guzman that you continue with your ridiculous accusations? We understand your desperation and it is funny to us.

No one on this planet would dare use your crooked company Investment Properties Mexico. You owe 18 million dollars to the US Government for your past fraud conviction in the US. All one has to do is Google Richard Houghton scam or fraud and they will see for themselves.  Anyway, a word of advice Cowardly Conman, instead of trying to throw heat off of yourself, please address the charges that are levied against you. It is embarrassing for you little man.

Everything is right here for the world to see and they can make up their own mind as to who is the liar and con artist. Remember, Mr. O'Neal is in the United States and you continue to hide in Mexico where you THINK you are safe. However, the Hacienda (Mexico's IRS) have been notified of you and Guzman laundering money that was meant for Mexico and they are angry and are coming for you...You are on borrowed time little man. We victims feel truly sorry for those that have invested and are doomed to lose their life savings with you. Too bad you chose a life of deception. Everything is right here...

 

 

https://vimeo.com/150542611

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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The Truth of Why Sean O’Neal Left Mexico and Investment Properties Mexico

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton - (Mexico)

Sean O’Neal tells a story of him leaving Mexico after discovering a fraud and wanting nothing to do with Investment Properties Mexico, which like the rest of his stories, is just another Sean O’Neal lie.  

 

Sean O’Neal told Richard that he wanted to move to California to be near his elderly mom and asked Rich if he would buy him out so he would have the money to move and open an office in California and continue working for Investment Properties Mexico remotely.  He only “left” IPM when Rich no longer allowed him to work for the company almost a year later. 

 

1.  In December of 2013, Sean O’Neal approached Richard to discuss Sean moving to California as Sean told Rich that he wanted to move his family and his kids near his elderly mother while she was still alive.  At this time Sean O’Neal asked Rich if they could work out a deal where Rich would buy Sean’s portion of the company so that Sean would have the money to be able to move back to California and open an office there from which he would continue to work for Investment Properties Mexico to which Rich agreed. 

 

2.  In early March 2014, prior to his move, Sean O’Neal negotiated and signed a new commission agreement with Richard for the sales he would make after he had moved to California as he was opening an office for himself in California from which he would continue to work for the IPM and share deals with the other sales people still in Mexico.

 

3.  March 27, 2014, Sean O’Neal meets Allison, the wife of Rich, at the cell phone company office to transfer his phone number to her so she could answer calls on his real estate signs.  At this time he tells Rich and Allison to not tell anyone when they were actually leaving (the next week).  

 

4.  Approximately one week later, Sean O’Neal and his family move in the middle of the night, which we find out was to avoid paying his household staff of 6 people the mandatory 3 months salary when a job is terminated.  The staff showed up to work the next work day to an empty house and no idea what had happened and called the company to find out what was going on.

 

5.   After this time, Sean sets up an office for himself in California and continues to work for IPM as evidenced by a multitude of emails between himself and most members of the IPM staff during the course of 2014.  A couple examples follow:

 

6.  April 11, 2014.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich:  “Anyway, on a positive note, I secured my office yesterday and start pounding the world on Monday. Can you keep some sort of call log on my behalf? One that I can view as well?  Furniture still not here. Been sleeping on floor…Life is great amigo.”

 

7.  September 25, 2014.  Email from Sean O’Neal to Rich and Sandra, a colleague at IPM.  “Just wanted to put in writing that I am working with Sandra on a deal and that I promised her on this and all future deals a 60/40 split on our end of the commission with the 60% going to her.”

 

8.  October 2014.  Richard terminates Sean’s access to the company’s sales program.

 

9.  January 15, 2015.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich.  “Hi Rich... Happy New Year. I am through with all the negative **** in my life. Please turn back on the e-mail and Skype. I will make us both over a million dollars this year on my son's life.”

 

10.  January 16, 2015.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich.  “Rich, please let me know what's up. Are you going to make a deposit please? Will you reinstate my e-mail and SF [sales program] today. I really need to start pounding phone today... Please advise.”  “One word answer will work amigo, is there anyway to worm back into IPM or are we done senor?”

 

11.  February 3, 2015.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich.  “Ok and good morning.  You may use this against me one day over a beer but I ****** up leaving there.  We could have worked something out.  My family hates it here.  Just another challenge huh?”

 

12.  March 27, 2015, one of Sean O’Neal’s fraud victims posts a negative review on IPM’s facebook and from there Richard unravels the depths of Sean O’Neal’s frauds and lies, which is the real reason that Sean O’Neal left Mexico, because Richard and IPM were going to find out the frauds that he had committed.

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#7 Consumer Comment

Why would this happen?

AUTHOR: Marco Cansino - (Mexico)

I have severel questions for Richard.

 

Why would Sean decide to attack you?  What motive does he have to attack you and your firm?  

 

Why are you so insistant on letting the world know of Sean´s rape accusation?  How is it that you know of the rape case in such detail?  Documents for a rape case are kept very secretive, especially when the case involves a minor.  How do you have access to them?

 

 

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#8 Consumer Comment

Just the TRUTH Houghton

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton ConMan Mexico - (SMD)

Why does Richard Houghton dance around the subject and not just respond as to WHY he was charged with the Largest Land Fraud in the History of Cancun. Richard Houghton is a thief and coward.

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#9 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The Truth of Why Sean O’Neal Left Mexico and Investment Properties Mexico

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton - (Mexico)

Sean O’Neal tells a story of him leaving Mexico after discovering a fraud and wanting nothing to do with Investment Properties Mexico, which like the rest of his stories, is just another Sean O’Neal lie.  

Sean O’Neal told Richard that he wanted to move to California to be near his elderly mom and asked Rich if he would buy him out so he would have the money to move and open an office in California and continue working for Investment Properties Mexico remotely.  He only “left” IPM when Rich no longer allowed him to work for the company almost a year later.

1.  In December of 2013, Sean O’Neal approached Richard to discuss Sean moving to California as Sean told Rich that he wanted to move his family and his kids near his elderly mother while she was still alive.  At this time Sean O’Neal asked Rich if they could work out a deal where Rich would buy Sean’s portion of the company so that Sean would have the money to be able to move back to California and open an office there from which he would continue to work for Investment Properties Mexico to which Rich agreed.

2.  In early March 2014, prior to his move, Sean O’Neal negotiated and signed a new commission agreement with Richard for the sales he would make after he had moved to California as he was opening an office for himself in California from which he would continue to work for the IPM and share deals with the other sales people still in Mexico.

3.  March 27, 2014, Sean O’Neal meets Allison, the wife of Rich, at the cell phone company office to transfer his phone number to her so she could answer calls on his real estate signs.  At this time he tells Rich and Allison to not tell anyone when they were actually leaving (the next week).  

4.  Approximately one week later, Sean O’Neal and his family move in the middle of the night, which we find out was to avoid paying his household staff of 6 people the mandatory 3 months salary when a job is terminated.  The staff showed up to work the next work day to an empty house and no idea what had happened and called the company to find out what was going on.

5.   After this time, Sean sets up an office for himself in California and continues to work for IPM as evidenced by a multitude of emails between himself and most members of the IPM staff during the course of 2014.  A couple examples follow:

6.  April 11, 2014.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich:  “Anyway, on a positive note, I secured my office yesterday and start pounding the world on Monday. Can you keep some sort of call log on my behalf? One that I can view as well?  Furniture still not here. Been sleeping on floor…Life is great amigo.”

7.  September 25, 2014.  Email from Sean O’Neal to Rich and Sandra, a colleague at IPM.  “Just wanted to put in writing that I am working with Sandra on a deal and that I promised her on this and all future deals a 60/40 split on our end of the commission with the 60% going to her.”

8.  October 2014.  Richard terminates Sean’s access to the company’s sales program.

9.  January 15, 2015.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich.  “Hi Rich... Happy New Year. I am through with all the negative s**t in my life. Please turn back on the e-mail and Skype. I will make us both over a million dollars this year on my son's life.”

10.  January 16, 2015.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich.  “Rich, please let me know what's up. Are you going to make a deposit please? Will you reinstate my e-mail and SF [sales program] today. I really need to start pounding phone today... Please advise.”  “One word answer will work amigo, is there anyway to worm back into IPM or are we done senor?”

11.  February 3, 2015.  Text from Sean O’Neal to Rich.  “Ok and good morning.  You may use this against me one day over a beer but I f**ked up leaving there.  We could have worked something out.  My family hates it here.  Just another challenge huh?”

12.  March 27, 2015, one of Sean O’Neal’s fraud victims posts a negative review on IPM’s facebook and from there Richard unravels the depths of Sean O’Neal’s frauds and lies, which is the real reason that Sean O’Neal left Mexico, because the IPM was going to find out the frauds that he had committed.

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#10 General Comment

Richard Houghton Serial Scumbag

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton Fool and Scumbag - (SMD)

 This outfit is so crooked. They have just been charged with the largest land fraud case in the history of the a Riviera Maya. True Scumbags!

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#11 General Comment

RICHARD HOUGHTON ON THE STREETS!!!!!

AUTHOR: RICHARD HOUGHTON ON THE STREETS!!! - (SMD)

 

Have you ever cut the head off of a Rattlesnake and they still squirm and move even though they are technically dead? That is what is happening here. Richard Houghton is so desperate now that the truth has been revealed, in many publications I might add, not this glorified blog page that anyone with an e-mail address can access.

 

The attorneys have all of the corporate paperwork but they are certainly not going to turn it over to you Richard Houghton or your inept, corrupt lawyer. Legal team...HA!.  Who do you think you are?  Because you only surround yourself with idiots and drunkards, it has given you a false sense of being.

Psych 101 pays. The only thing you are qualified to do is SMD and to steal from people. See you in court clown. Your allegations are truly comical and you even copy and paste the verbage from the loser wanna be WebSites to defame Mr. O'Neal and his Mother because you have been caught REDHANDED. You have been published on the front page of the most respected paper in Quintana Roo…Again!!!   You charged your best friend $500,000 more than the land cost you. You are on the ropes you crook and we understand your desperation. 

 

It is FUNNY to us.

 

Investment Properties Mexico is a joke and can only make slanderous remarks. Richard Houghton stole money and got caught doing so. Remember, Mr. O'Neal is in the Unites States, you are in Mexico hiding.

 

There are no charges, no nothing, so Richard Houghton, or Kirsten Silven or his girlfriend Allison Zaner, the one’s who are writing this, in that Houghton cannot possibly pen this due to the fact he has the education of a 9th grader.

 

Richard Houghton of Investment Properties Mexico, it is a travesty that you chose a life of deception and are now paying for it. SMD.

 

Everything is right here.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpUralHv_LI

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#12 General Comment

Richard Houghton, YOU ARE DONE

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton, YOU ARE DONE - (SMD)

This is now over.  The Government will clean Houghton out... It's over Tricky Ricky...Foo and Traylor. I hope it was worth it.

Everything you need to see right here. Click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_zs9SSclo&feature=youtu.be

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#13 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Sean O'Neal paid a local newsletter to publish what he wanted

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton - (Mexico)

Sean O’Neal, with the help of his friend Jamie Munro, paid a trashy local newspaper to run an untrue story about Investment Properties Mexico and Richard Houghton.  

None of the details in the story are true, but just the continued story of lies that Sean O’Neal (aka Sean Sipos) has concocted to try to place the blame for his frauds on someone else.  Sadly it is very easy to pay this paper (and others) to post whatever you would like.  He chose this paper as it was the easiest and his friend Jamie Munro knows literally everyone there. 

Sean talks about having all this proof, but has yet to provide a single piece of evidence to the court in the cases against him.    

He even waves in front of a camera the bank statement that shows him transferring money he defrauded the woman of to his own personal bank account and taking out the rest in cash.

Arrest warrants are imminent against Sean O’Neal in in both Mexico and the USA for fraud, defamation, harassment, extortion and statutory rape and violent rape.

Here you can see some evidence where Sean O’Neal states: “I worked in Investment Properties Mexico with Richard Houghton and I remember having something to do with Susan Ann Sidwell and that she actually made the money delivery that she refers, nevertheless this money was at all times given to Mr. Richard Houghton, which is why I ignore why Richard says he didn’t know about the sale operation…" But yet he says in his video “…so she [Susan Sidwell] begged me to send the money to my son’s account or my mother’s account or any other account that I had in the states. So I said, well my mom has opened an account for my 6 year old who was 4 at the time, so I called her…”

 

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#14 General Comment

IPM, charged with the largest land scam in the history of Cancun!!!

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton Charged! - (Bethesda)

Richard Houghton and his girlfriend Allison Zaner the crooked owners of Investment Properties Mexico have just been charged with the largest land fraud case in the history of Cancun and the Riviera Maya!!!

 

diariorespuesta.com.mx/qroo/playa/opera-fraude-investment-properties-mexico/

 

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#15 Consumer Comment

Richard Houghton Bad Guy

AUTHOR: The Truth - (Los Angeles)

Susan Sidwell and I have known and communicated with each other since about 2011.  Ms. Sidwell was desirous of purchasing a condominium in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo. 

Ms. Sidwell did not want the US Government from knowing she was purchasing property outside of the Unites States so she asked if she could send the money to my families bank account in the Unites States.  I discussed this request at great detail with my business partner Richard Houghton who was my business partner of 17 years.  

On numerous occasions we allowed that in that I was providing financial support to my family and sick sister and always could use money in the US accounts. Also, my wife and I were buying a house in Mexico and the owners, who were American’s, wanted the money sent to their account in the US. 

I was due over $800,000 usd in commissions that were never paid that we used for the company’s growth and so Richard, who was and is the sole signature on all bank accounts, both decided that part of my commission from Ken Foo and Keith Traylor which totaled over $400,000 usd alone would be used for Susan Sidwell’s purchase and that the money she wanted to send to the US would be fine so that we would not have to pay conversion fees from selling pesos to US dollars. 

Therefore, with Richards Houghton’s blessing, she sent $140,000 usd in April of 2013, of which $20,000 was to be used to purchase land and the additional $120,000 to be put in an 12% fund,  $145,000 usd in August of 2013 and a promise of another $90,000 in December of 2013 which was not actually sent or received by IPM until the end of February 2014.  A 12% promissory note was given to Susan Sidwell from Investment Properties Mexico in November of 2013 for $375,000 usd which she misplaced according to her so a new one was sent in May of 2014.

Evidently, Richard is now claiming that he never heard of her, that IPM has never done business with her, etc. Although I have bank records proving otherwise.  It is also a fact that Richard has paid her back for her land purchases of $35,000 although he claims he never heard of her?

We have tried to contact Susan Sidwell on numerous times to discuss but we feel she is in partnership with Richard. He is trying to get out of paying me the money he owes me which is being addressed in a separate demand. 

Also, the 2 of them are harassing my 93 year old Mother saying she aided in some sort of fraud. However, on the e-mail Susan sent my Mother she did not notice that she first sent it to Richard Houghton asking if the verbage was ok proving that Richard Houghton and Susan Sidwell are involved in this together. Why else would Richard give a complete stranger, someone he never heard of $35,000?

Susan Sidwell never lost any money and it might be addressed that her attorney Javier Camou Borquez asked me to send him $700 usd to help with the case, never disclosing to me that he was actually HER attorney. He told me, and I have all of the proof, that he will settle this case etc for the $700.
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#16 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

Tricky Ricky Houghton

AUTHOR: Won't Con Me - (Hartford)

This outfit is in shambles. Richard Houghton, on the run from US Authorities for a boiler room operation in La Jolla, California has now set up shop in Puerto Aventuras.

 

Investment Properties Mexico is running an 8% Ponzi Scheme to pay old investors with new investor money. 

 

Richard Houghton and his partner in crime Allison Zaner, who was a man at one time but is now post op (photo enclosed) and youngest son/daughter of Dr. David J. Zaner dds and dmd of Ocala Beach, Florida,  are keeping the office doors open by selling Ejido land that has been unlawfully obtained from the true landowners. However, these poor Mayans cannot even read or write and Richard and Allison have duped them. (article enclosed)

 

Richard Houghton is under indictment in Mexico and will be deported after incarceration but unfortunately Mexico continues to run slowly and Richard Houghton is preying on that fact. 

 

For those of you that have been or are being approached to buy their "investor only" land be careful. It is outright fraud. They need these sales of land to fund their illegal operation. They will ask you to send the money to the states for "your" protection. What??? The land is in Mexico. It is a ploy to wash the money and avoid paying taxes. Duhhhh

 

C'Mon Richard Houghton, do yourself and us a favor and end it.

 

http://sipse.com/novedades/denuncian-ejidatarios-venta-fraudulenta-de-sus-tierras-37862.html

 

http://www.poresto.net/ver_nota.php?zona=qroo&idSeccion=4&idTitulo=246551

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#17 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

Richard Houghton Thief

AUTHOR: Won't Con Me - (Idiosa)

Richard Houghton is and has been on the run fron US authorities. He is misinformed that there is no statute of limitations on the people he stole from across the US because he fled. It is why he can and will never return to US. 

He continuously orchestrates fraud and then pins it on others. He and this woman, Susan Sidwell, were alledgedly having an affair when they concocted this story. 

Regarding the rape case that Houghton reports falsely. Why is he reporting it and not some "victim" somewhere. It is a ploy to throw the heat off of himself. He is defaulting on all clients promissory notes and is in real trouble with the Mexican IRS. Many dollars have been washed and cleaned through his and his attorneys accounts and they are onto it.

 

He has already defaulted on clients prommisory notes and has been allowing employees (Ryan Gravel) to live in clients condos without telling the rightful owners and pocketing the money!

 

It has also been reported that Richard Houghton and Susan Sidwell are lovers and bought land in Aldea Zama with the money that Houghton claims he never saw. 

 

Bye Ricky

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#18 Consumer Comment

I am Susan the elderly woman

AUTHOR: Susan elderly woman - (USA)

Now I am so confused. I just Googled Richard Houghton Fraud and you are right. He has my money! It just seems that Richard was so nice. He even MASSAGED MY FEET AND CORNS AFTER WE WALKED ON THE BEACH. I don’t know what to do. Mexico is so corrupt. Listen to an old lady and NEVER GO THERE and of course do not use Investment Properties Mexico!

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#19 Consumer Comment

Investment Properties Mexico Richard Houghton

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton and Allison Zaner Fraud - ()

Richard Houghton stole my life savings at Heritage Funding Group. I see he is back at it. The Federales of Quintana Roo are going to prosecute him. He and his girlfriend and crime partner Allison Zaner are both wanted in the US on fraud charges there as well. His M.O. is to steal and then have other people take the fall. 

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#20 Consumer Comment

Richard Houghton Thief

AUTHOR: Won't Con Me - (USA)

I find it curious that Richard Houghton wrote this and NOT the alledged "victim"

 

This is a typical MO for this habitual conartist. He steals from people then tries to throw everyone off by accusing others. He is running a ponzi scheme in Mexico like he did at Heritage Funding Group and Coastal properties in Florida. 

 

By accusing others of ridiculous and unfounded accusations he then has an "out" when he embezzles the money. The walls are closing in on this guy and his girlfriend/partner in crime named Allison Zaner.

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#21 UPDATE Employee

Richard Houghton

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton and Allison Zaner Fraud - (Playa del Carmen)

 

This is really a travesty. I work for IPM now so am in a tough position. However, I cannot see an injustice happen. It is common knowledge here in the office that Richard and 2 employees that I won't name, one man and one woman, they know who they are, have helped Richard discredit Sean and his family.

Richard Houghton was confronted by Sean for huge amounts of money that were missing. Sean found out that Houghton had embezzled company funds to buy a "marina front lot" in Phase 4 of Puerto Aventuras. 

When confronted by Sean O'Neal, Houghton admitted to the theft and Sean immediately terminated the partnership. 

The two worked out an agreement whereby Houghton was to buy O'Neal's half of the company. O'Neal returned to the US to aid in the care of his dying sister.

Houghton immediately defaulted on the arranged payments and then quickly went about to find a "rape victim" who all of a sudden comes out of the woodwork 1 and a half years later to report this because they said Sean threatened her parents. Well, according to Houghton, she and her Mother worked/works next door to office. Hmmm, quite coincidental ehhh?

Houghton did this and paid the woman, along with a ridiculous story of fraud to an elderly woman. I will be resigning this week because I now see Richard Houghton for what he is. An evil person. I think we would all agree.

 

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#22 UPDATE Employee

My Boss Richard Houghton Set O'Neal Up

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton and Allison Zaner Fraud - (Playa del Carmen)

This is really a travesty. I work for IPM now so am in a tough position. However, I cannot see an injustice happen. It is common knowledge here in the office that Richard and 2 employees that I won't name, one man and one woman, they know who they are, have helped Richard discredit Sean and his family.

Richard Houghton was confronted by Sean for huge amounts of money that were missing. Sean found out that Houghton had embezzled company funds to buy a "marina front lot" in Phase 4 of Puerto Aventuras. 

When confronted by Sean O'Neal, Houghton admitted to the theft and Sean immediately terminated the partnership. 

The two worked out an agreement whereby Houghton was to buy O'Neal's half of the company. O'Neal returned to the US to aid in the care of his dying sister.

Houghton immediately defaulted on the arranged payments and then quickly went about to find a "rape victim" who all of a sudden comes out of the woodwork 1 and a half years later to report this because they said Sean threatened her parents. Well, according to Houghton, she and her Mother worked/works next door to office. Hmmm, quite coincidental ehhh?

Houghton did this and paid the woman, along with a ridiculous story of fraud to an elderly woman. I will be resigning this week because I now see Richard Houghton for what he is. An evil person. I think we would all agree.

 

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#23 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Sean O'Neal Indicted for Fraud O'Neal Strategy Group Rancho Palos Verdes CA (and Sean is also the author of this report as well as every comment added to it).

AUTHOR: Richard Houghton - (Mexico)

We apologize to anyone that is reading this report.  It is a result of a severed relationship with a disgruntled ex-employee who  is now posting false and malicious reports (and accompanying comments) under various aliases ("IMFulano", "Straight Up Crooks", "Houghton is wanted in florida by the mob", "Won't Fleece me", etc) in an attempt to harm the company and extort money. Charges have since been filed against Sean O'Neal, this individual.

 Sean O’Neal has been indicted with the fraud of a client, a 66 year old retired woman, from whom he took her entire life savings ($375,000 USD).  Sean had her deposit the money into his (((REDACTED))) son (((REDACTED))) US bank account (copies of checks attached) on 3 separate occasions (along with some cash). (((REDACTED)))  Sean fictitiously sells the victim several investments and 2 condos, all of which never actually transpired. The victim finds out only when the real condo owners show up at her supposed "new condo".  She then unravels the extent to which Sean O'Neal has defrauded her. 

 After this, Sean flees the country in a “midnight move”, with his wife and 3 children leaving their 4 staff members at their house wondering what happened and suddenly without jobs or the severance pay to which they are entitled.

 Since then, we have found out that charges have also been filed against Sean O’Neal in Mexico for rape and statutory rape by a Mexican girl whom he had gotten pregnant in 2013 when she was only 17 years old. 

 Sean is now residing in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA doing business as O’Neal Strategy Group with an office in Rolling Hills Estates, CA.  http://www.onealstrategygroup.org

 Again we apologize to any current clients or potential clients for having to read this.  This does not in  way reflect the way we do business nor the way in which our employees conduct themselves.  We are happy to answer any questions you might have and can put you in touch with any of Sean O'Neal's victims as they are more than happy to set the record straight.   You can reach us at:  Toll Free USA/Canada (866) 751-7955 • International (561) 200-6134 • Mexico (984) 859-3282. 

 

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#24 Consumer Comment

Straight Up Crooks

AUTHOR: Straight Up Crooks - (USA)

I worked at this office for 2 weeks. I lost count of the number of lies that they wanted me to tell. Population, airport definitely coming etc. All to fleece investors out of their money. Evidently the Feds are shutting them down. The owner, Richard Houghton ran from US Justice and is still being sought. Justice is slow in Mexico. Buyer Beware.

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#25 Author of original report

Investment Properties Mexico Thieves

AUTHOR: - ()

This is the worst company to do business with. The owner, Richard Houghton is a serial conartist on the run from authorities. He will be locked up soon so do not do business with this company.

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#26 Consumer Comment

Won't rip me off

AUTHOR: Houghton is wanted in Florida by the Mob - ()

Richard Houghton serial con artist. Research Heritage Funding Group in Daytona Florida. Many, many people after Houghton. He came to Mexico to escape the Florida mob.

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#27 Consumer Comment

These guys are scum

AUTHOR: Won't fleece me - ()

Houghton, the ringleader, is wanted in the US. Will be arrested soon, warrant issued. Run

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