RipOff Report 12/23/08
My story starts with my wife and I looking to invest in a house or a condo. We came across an Ad in a Russian Newspaper my wife was reading. Investment Opportunity in Costa Rica send e-mail or call 1-800-261-6145 as we thought about some we finally decided to call and find out what was this all about. Mr. Roman Kirillov operated Tico Paradise Properties and email@example.com Mr. Kirillov proceeded to explain all of what they had to offer. They were selling parcels of land in Costa Rica in which they were going to develop into a resort and if we were to buy now, we could buy low. The contract stated that in order for us to take a look at this resort land we had to buy a parcel, Mr. Kirillov talked us into buying 5 parcels since it was low now. We put down $30,000.00 dollars and mailed a Cashiers Check by certified US Postal Mail on Sept 11. 2007. I flew down to Costa Rica on Dec. 5, 2007 to do the scouting on this resort. I was driven to other plush and developed resort and told countless of times that this is what our development would look like, they would always pull out these artist drawings of this complex. When we were finally taken to our land I knew right away that this was not what we wanted. We were driven to the main office of Paradigma Construction of Costa Rica and we met the staff and Owner of Paradigma Construction Eric Neuvert who was doing all of this development. Paradigma controls all the paper work and the financial ( money ), Adam Barton is the CFO of Paradigma Construction.
All I wanted to do is get home and cancel our reservations for our parcels. In the contract on line #6 that in order for us to terminate we have to send a certified mail of termination letter to Tico Paradise within an allotted time frame. I got home on Dec. 10 and we sent the letter out Dec. 12, 2007. We waited for an answer of which we did not hear of. When I contacted Tico Paradise Mr. Kirillov told me that they did not receive our letter and I told him that someone in his office signed for it. Then he asked where did I send the letter to and I told him to 4366 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA. That is when he told me that they had moved to 2967 Fulton Ave. Suite #4 Sacramento, CA. but yet they had failed to tell any of there clients of this move as the phone receptionist told they did not tell everyone. I sent the letter again and we waited this is when Mr. Kirillov started to tell me that this is the most critical time and that I would have to wait until money was freed up for our refund and that it takes some time to do. Then from Jan. to present all I have gotten from Mr. Kirillov and Paradigma Construction is lies, excuses, and every kind of story about why I have not gotten my refund back. I was told at one time that the money was wired to my account and then it was stopped because they needed us to sign a Release Waiver before we could get our money so we signed it and sent it and waited. I have pleaded with Mr. Kirillov about our refund and as of this date I have gotten the same results. I got an attorney to send him a letter in hopes to get him to understand that I was fed up with his and Paradigma lies and excuses. It got me nothing as Mr. Kirillov lied to the attorney and that he had to talk to his board members about releasing funds and they heard nothing form Mr. Kirillov.
Now I am finding out that I am not the only one who is going through this with Mr. Kirillov and Paradigma. I have found a few more people in the same predicament and they get the same answers NOTHING. I believe Tico Paradise and Paradigma Construction are doing the same as Heaven Investments Holding Corp. did in Sacramento it is a Ponzi Scheme and as soon as I find more people who have been taken by these two Companies we will file criminal charges. I have sent Mr. Adam Barton a letter asking him about my refund and as of yet I have received NO reply, this tells me that Mr. Barton is also in on this scheme. I am writing this letter to RipOff Report so that you can publish it so that people can be aware of these two Companies. Tico Paradise Properties and Paradigma Construction of Costa Rica two Companies you do not want to do business with.