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Complaint Review: Aggelos Capital Ltd and Law Offices of Phillips and Allen - McHenry Maryland

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Our company engaged Mr. Kurt Van Duyn, a South African National, to construct a corporate investment bond in the UK. He initially had good references from a US bond registrar, and 2 associates, so we felt he was reliable.

His stated fee was $150,000, which we paid $50,000 wire transfer, and $100,000 on credit cards, so there would be a paper trail.

Mr. Van Duyn, has a registered business office in the UK, Aggelos Capital at Antrobus House, 18 College Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, England, GU31 4AD, but was initially unable to take credit card payments and so directed us to make the payments directly to Mr. Phillips’ law office office, through his website, as he did take credit card payments.

In total, 19 payments were made to Mr. Phillips starting July 19th, to August 19th, 2019, the total being, $63,338. During this time, I emailed Mr. Phillips 3 times, and called and left a message at his office twice, as I wanted to be sure that everything was correct. He never got back to me, and in fact only got back to me January 7th, 2020, via email, when I sent him an email saying I was going to complain to the State Bar, and other authorities.

Mr. Philips stated in that email that Mr. Van Duyn was his client, and he had been instructed not to speak to me by his client. (Mr. Van Duyn is a former Public Prosecutor from South Africa, and now is in financial services) and that he, Mr. Phillips, had no idea what I was talking about and that as far as he knew, the payments were for due diligence on a mineral project. Mr. Phillips is a personal injury lawyer and this story makes no sense. If we were paying him for due diligence, we would have been his client.

In Oct 2019, after we had tried numerous times to try and find out what was going on, Mr. Van Duyn informed us that our project was not going forward.

We had been told from the start that the bond was pre-sold to Mr. Van Duyn and his investors. As this went along, and nothing ever materialized, the story kept changing, and became a story about a billion dollar deal they were getting paid from, which would then be used to fund the bond, which is NOT pre-sold meaning funds were available as soon as the legal structure of the bond was finished.

This was all done AFTER we had paid him, and we believe our money was used for a “trading program” that was a scam. We asked to see due diligence on the “investor” but were ignored, until finally informed that the project was dead in October 2019. Mr. Van Duyn agree on the 5th of December, to refund the amount in full on January 6th, then nothing happened.

We do know that Mr. Phillips was working in consort with Mr. Van Duyn, and his refusal to reply until being informed of actions against him, is suspicious. I was told by Mr. Van Duyn, that Mr. Phillips did take a fee, for his participation, and wired the rest to Mr. Van Duyn offshore. I don’t see how a US personal injury lawyer has any jurisdiction over being able to deal with our registered bond in the UK. I also don’t know the extent of business the two of them had/have, as they would not reveal this information. Mr. Phillips took $63,338 of our money, for something he claims he knows nothing about, and wired it offshore to a fraudulent enterprise.

A complaint has been filed with the State Bar of Maryland against Mr. Phillips, and as well a complaint has been filed against Mr. Van Duyn with the FCA in the UK, as he violated several items with his fraudulent practices.

 

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#16 General Comment

The TRUTH of the matter, Michelle Nickelson is an extortionist and scam artist

AUTHOR: TruthSeeker - (Seychelles)

POSTED: Friday, May 14, 2021

 AGGELOS CAPITAL LIMITED // KURT VAN DUYN vs MICHELLE NICKELSON & ROSE ANN SNELL FOREVER GREEN LTD. MICHELLE NICKELSON AND ROSE SNELL //CINEFINANCE SCAMMERS REBUTTAL STATEMENT Scammer Michelle Nickelson During the course of late 2018, Mr Kurt van Duyn received an unsolicited contact from an unknown person, a Ms Michelle Nickelson and Ms Rose Snell who wanted to have a LA based Cannabis project funded through a corporate bond finance structure and issue.

1. She had no collateral.

2. No guarantees of any sorts

3. No working capital or formal business plan

4. No financial model and no property secured on which the project could be developed.

5. Thus, an impossible project to finance in any traditional manner. Basic terms and conditions were agreed upon and an agreeable fee was decided on.

Ms Michelle Nickelson did not have the fees to pay for the bond issue and requested if she could pay the fees over various instalments. This was agreed upon and the engagement to issue a corporate bond commenced, without receiving fees from her as yet. The process consisted of two phases: Firstly the design, structure writing and registration of the corporate bond, then the second funding phase, dependent on an external funding agreement to purchase the bond if it met various benchmark investment criteria.  

It is to be clearly noted, the following:

1. Mr Kurt van Duyn is a professional qualified and legally trained financier and denies being a scammer as Ms Michelle Nickelson/Ms Rose Ann Snell avers.

2. There was no trading involved in any way, as they stated in their scam report.

3. The fees paid of $150 000,00 were to cover professional fees and bond issue costs for a cannabis related project and was paid for his professional services.

4. The bond issued for FOREVER GREEN was successfully used to raise capital from a Chinese Bank, so the fees paid to Aggelos proved to be well worthwhile.

5. Ms Michelle Nickelson/Ms Rose Ann Snell are unlawfully using copyrighted documentation as a basis for other bond issues and thus stealing and does not have permission for, therefore using the intellectual property belonging to Aggelos Capital Limited and/or Kurt van Duyn

6. They had no working capital to finance the project.

7. The project was a brand new Greenfields project, with no collateral, security or trading history.

8. The project documentation had no financial model, no detailed business plan and no legal entity under which the project was to be developed had been incorporated as yet.

9. Ms Michelle Nickelson purported to be financially sophisticated and that she had a vast amount of financial experience. This appeared very quickly to be false and misleading as she did not even have the most basic financial knowledge or practical experience. She did not understand the basic elementary financial principles or concepts.

10. On her current LinkedIn page she advertises her services as a financial advisor, this seems to be totally false and untrue as she is not qualified as any type of financial adviser and does not have any such skill sets as clearly evidenced by the project documentation and extreme lack of and basic understanding of simple finance concepts.

Over many months Aggelos Capital Limited:

1. Set up a UK entity for her and the project.

2. Opened up Barclays UK Bank accounts for the project company,

3. Designed a company logo

4. We implemented a financial model ,and completed the corporate bond documentation in detail.

5. Designed and structured the bond documentation, financial model, wrote and registered the bond with UK registrars and the commenced the funding process to secure $65 million for the project.

6. We structured, registered, and issued a proprietary structure for the corporate bond, and the bond was registered on a registrar system in the UK once documentation was completed.

7. Aggelos Capital Limited drafted and submitted a Sale and Purchase agreement, on which 100% of the corporate bond issue would be sold to Aggelos Capital Limited in due course.

8. Ms Michelle Nickelson signed and executed this agreement and as such Aggelos Capital Limited would have funded 100% of the project via the bond acquisition, a vital term of this acquisition agreement was that Aggelos Capital Limited's credit lines would be activated to acquire the bond in full.

9. Due to long time lines, on Aggelos Capital Limited's funding becoming available, Ms Michelle Nickelson became very irrational and highly impatient. She further contravened various clauses in non-circumvention and non-disclosure agreements that she remains bound by.

10. Due to her unprofessional conduct and defaming Aggelos Capital Limited to our own service providers, a decision was made to terminate and exit the Sale & Purchase agreement of the bond as we did not wish to further maintain a relationship with an unethical and immoral project principal.

11. This obviously irritated her no-end and they commenced a barrage and strategy to criminally defame, slander and libel Aggelos Capital Limited and / or Kurt van Duyn as a result while Ms Michelle Nickelson/Ms Rose Ann Snell were the real scammers by their actions.

12. They commenced posting untruthful and malicious lies and false allegations across various website platforms via a Chinese and Russian Bot Company because their funding fell through from Aggelos Capital Limited. Or was taking too long to their liking.

13. We need to make abundantly clear that fees were paid to Aggelos Capital Limited for professional services rendered and professional services provided to them, as such they received full value for money and there are no outstanding fees refundable to Ms Michelle Nickelson / Ms Rose Ann Snell for work not provided.

14. Ms Michelle Nickelson furthermore made various spurious allegations on various other topics, and breached various terms and conditions of Non-Disclosure agreements which she had signed. Her actions have therefore caused serious damage to Aggelos Capital Limited's business reputation and prestige in the markets and further legal actions against Ms Michelle Nickelson, Ms Rose Ann Snell and their various entities will commence imminently in the United Kingdom, United States and Dubai. Her extortive actions and criminal behaviour will not be entertained. In a later refund and settlement agreement voluntarily executed by Ms Michelle Nickelson she had unequivocally agreed that her actions were unlawful and criminal, whilst using extortion and blackmail.

15. Ms Michelle Nickelson's actions can only be construed as criminal and therefore the correct regulatory authorities will be lobbied to commence a detailed investigation. We retain all further rights to take these matters further.

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#15 General Comment

PROOF Michelle Nickelson is a SCAM ARTIST and EXTORTIONIST

AUTHOR: TruthSeeker - (Seychelles)

POSTED: Friday, May 14, 2021

Michelle Nickelson is using Kurt Van Duyn's work whilst continuing to defame and libel all to EXTORT finance

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THE REAL STORY OF MICHELLE NICKELSON FOREVERGREEN EXTORTION/BLACKMAIL

AUTHOR: TRUTH SEEKER - (Seychelles)

POSTED: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

 AGGELOS CAPITAL LIMITED // KURT VAN DUYN vs MICHELLE NICKELSON & ROSE ANN SNELL FOREVERGREEN LTD. MICHELLE NICKELSON AND ROSE SNELL //CINEFINANCE SCAMMERS REBUTTAL STATEMENT Scammer Michelle Nickelson During the course of late 2018, Mr Kurt van Duyn received an unsolicited contact from an unknown person, a Ms Michelle Nickelson and Ms Rose Snell who wanted to have a LA based Cannabis project funded through a corporate bond finance structure and issue.

1. She had no collateral.

2. No guarantees of any sorts

3. No working capital or formal business plan

4. No financial model and no property secured on which the project could be developed.

5. Thus, an impossible project to finance in any traditional manner.

Basic terms and conditions were agreed upon, and an agreeable fee was decided on. Ms Michelle Nickelson did not have the fees to pay for the bond issue and requested if she could pay the fees over various instalments. This was agreed upon and the engagement to issue a corporate bond commenced, without receiving fees from her as yet. The process consisted of two phases: Firstly the design, structure writing and registration of the corporate bond, then the second funding phase, dependent on an external funding agreement to purchase the bond if it met various benchmark investment criteria.  

It is to be clearly noted, the following:

1. Mr Kurt van Duyn is a professional qualified and legally trained financier and denies being a scammer as Ms Michelle Nickelson/Ms Rose Ann Snell avers.

2. There was no trading involved in any way, as they stated in their scam report.

3. The fees paid of $150 000,00 were to cover professional fees and bond issue costs for a cannabis related project, and was paid for his professional services.

4. The bond issued for ROREVERGREEN was successfully used to raise capital from a Chinese Bank ,so the fees paid to Aggelos proved to be well worthwhile.

5. Ms Michelle Nickelson/Ms Rose Ann Snell are unlawfully using copyrighted documentation as a basis for other bond issues and thus stealing and does not have permission for, therefore using the intellectual property belonging to Aggelos Capital Limited and/or Kurt van Duyn

6. They had no working capital to finance the project.

7. The project was a brand new Greenfields project, with no collateral, security or trading history.

8. The project documentation had no financial model, no detailed business plan and no legal entity under which the project was to be developed had been incorporated as yet.

9. Ms Michelle Nickelson purported to be financially sophisticated and that she had a vast amount of financial experience. This appeared very quickly to be false and misleading as she did not even have the most basic financial knowledge or practical experience. She did not understand the basic elementary financial principles or concepts.

10. On her current LinkedIn page she advertises her services as a financial advisor, this seems to be totally false and untrue as she is not qualified as any type of financial adviser and does not have any such skill sets as clearly evidenced by the project documentation and extreme lack of and basic understanding of simple finance concepts.

Over many months Aggelos Capital Limited:

1. Set up a UK entity for her and the project.

2. Opened up Barclays UK Bank accounts for the project company,

3. Designed a company logo

4. We implemented a financial model ,and completed the corporate bond documentation in detail.

5. Designed and structured the bond documentation, financial model, wrote and registered the bond with UK registrars and the commenced the funding process to secure $65 million for the project.

6. We structured, registered, and issued a proprietary structure for the corporate bond, and the bond was registered on a registrar system in the UK once documentation was completed.

7. Aggelos Capital Limited drafted and submitted a Sale and Purchase agreement, on which 100% of the corporate bond issue would be sold to Aggelos Capital Limited in due course.

8. Ms Michelle Nickelson signed and executed this agreement and as such Aggelos Capital Limited would have funded 100% of the project via the bond acquisition, a vital term of this acquisition agreement was that Aggelos Capital Limited's credit lines would be activated to acquire the bond in full.

9. Due to long time lines, on Aggelos Capital Limited's funding becoming available, Ms Michelle Nickelson became very irrational and highly impatient. She further contravened various clauses in non-circumvention and non-disclosure agreements that she remains bound by.

10. Due to her unprofessional conduct and defaming Aggelos Capital Limited to our own service providers, a decision was made to terminate and exit the Sale & Purchase agreement of the bond as we did not wish to further maintain a relationship with an unethical and immoral project principal.

11. This obviously irritated her no-end and they commenced a barrage and strategy to criminally defame, slander and libel Aggelos Capital Limited and / or Kurt van Duyn as a result while Ms Michelle Nickelson/Ms Rose Ann Snell were the real scammers by their actions.

12. They commenced posting untruthful and malicious lies and false allegations across various website platforms via a Chinese and Russian Bot Company because their funding fell through from Aggelos Capital Limited. Or was taking too long to their liking.

13. We need to make abundantly clear that fees were paid to Aggelos Capital Limited for professional services rendered and professional services provided to them, as such they received full value for money and there are no outstanding fees refundable to Ms Michelle Nickelson / Ms Rose Ann Snell for work not provided.

14. Ms Michelle Nickelson furthermore made various spurious allegations on various other topics, and breached various terms and conditions of Non-Disclosure agreements which she had signed. Her actions have therefore caused serious damage to Aggelos Capital Limited's business reputation and prestige in the markets and further legal actions against Ms Michelle Nickelson, Ms Rose Ann Snell and their various entities will commence imminently in the United Kingdom, United States and Dubai. Her extortive actions and criminal behaviour will not be entertained. In a later refund and settlement agreement voluntarily executed by Ms Michelle Nickelson she had unequivocally agreed that her actions were unlawful and criminal, whilst using extortion and blackmail.

15. Ms Michelle Nickelson's actions can only be construed as criminal and therefore the correct regulatory authorities will be lobbied to commence a detailed investigation. We retain all further rights to take these matters further.

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#13 Consumer Comment

Kurt has had my money for 2 1/2 years!!

AUTHOR: UpKurt - (United Kingdom)

POSTED: Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Hello to both 

'Victim' in London.......Kurt has had my money for 2 1/2 years!! Would be very keen to connect with you. I am also in London, just outside. He is a scammer and conman......but sadly I obviously fell for it at the start. 

'NotveryHappy' I have spoken and connected with the person in comment #1 Tom 'I can help you' (initials of real name VW), and I have asked for your number so we can talk about Kurt. But he gave me the wrong number.......very keen to talk with you asap. 

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#12 Consumer Comment

also need help

AUTHOR: Victim - (United Kingdom)

POSTED: Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Just a headsup, I have sent an email to the guy in the first comment, but didn't get a reply. As you are not interested to take a joined action I will try to do something on my own.

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#11 Author of original report

Van Duyn

AUTHOR: NotVeryHappy - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2020

My apologies, there is apparently 2 other victims, and I was a bit confused.

To the one that asked for my number, I informed our mutual contact to please give it to you, and to the one with the dummy email, I just sent you a message.

Much better if a group goes after him, and I have some things pending against him, so by all means, please both contact me.

 

 

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#10 Consumer Comment

also need help

AUTHOR: Victim - (United Kingdom)

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2020

you mean the person who offered help in the very first comment? No I haven't spoken to him, but can get in contact with him as well

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AUTHOR: NotVeryHappy - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2020

It's my understanding that you spoke to the other poster on this thread, who offered to help me. I may seem a bit hesitant, but my suggestion is, that as you have already spoken to him, and he also has my contact info, ask him for it. I gave him permission to give it to you.

I'm a bit suspicious because of your response "Not sure about a mutual aquantaince". Sorry for being over cautious, but these 2 guys, Van Duyn and Phillips are snakes, and liars.

Please contact the gentleman you spoke to from this thread, and he will give you the info.

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#8 Consumer Comment

also need help

AUTHOR: Victim - (United Kingdom)

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2020

As you haven't contacted me yet, I guess you have no interest on taking a joint action

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#7 Consumer Comment

contact details

AUTHOR: Victim - (United Kingdom)

POSTED: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Not sure about a mutual aquantaince, I have created a dummy email for this purpose, you can write me on this one and we can share details.

dummyaggelos@outlook.com

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To ALSO NEED HELP

AUTHOR: NotVeryHappy - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, March 20, 2020

No they both lied again. I ended up signing their release form, and did all they requested, and now they said they still won't pay it back.

I understand you spoke to a mutual acquaintence. Please ask him to give you my contact details, maybe we can help each other!

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#5 Consumer Comment

Also need help

AUTHOR: Victim - (United Kingdom)

POSTED: Thursday, March 19, 2020

I'm also waiting on money from Mr. van Duyn and he is overdue since almost 2 years now. Have you heard back from him since 20th of February?

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Aggelos Capital and Mr. Arnold Phillips, ESQ

AUTHOR: NotVery Happy - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, February 20, 2020

We are pleased to report that as of Tues, Feb, 18th, Mr. Van Duyn of Aggelos Capital Ltd, and The Law Office of Arnold F. Phillips, have agree to settle this matter, and pay back the $150,000 in full. We do apprecite their prompt attention, to this matter, and will post back here once the settlement has been received.

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Additional info to this email

AUTHOR: NotVeryHappy - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, January 24, 2020

Unfortunately, the photos did not come through on this message, and neither did the graphic with Mr. Van Duyn's signature, both of which were in the body of the email. They have been attached in this message.

Again, I will supply the original email to law enforcement and media if requested.

 

 

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An Email From Aggelos/Mr. Van Duyn

AUTHOR: NotVeryHappy - (United States)

POSTED: Friday, January 24, 2020

Now NOTHING says SCAM to me more than talking about hundreds of billions of dollars, linking to an article to back your story (419 scam) and quoting religious sayings in a business deal...of course this was AFTER Mr. Van Duyn and Mr. Phillips had our payments. While I have deleated my name and email, I am more than willing to send along the original email to sources that want to see this.

This email was in response to my query to had we had any feedback from the "investor group" which Mr. Van Duyn was supposedly part of. Another negative, he talks about white genocide, on the part of the South African Govt., not good.

Subject:  Status From:  projects@aggeloscapital.com Date:  Wed, Nov 06, 2019 4:40 am To:  "m"

Hi M,

We have received neither as yet.

However, please bear in mind this is a very substantial funding structure being implemented on various levels. HSBC Hong Kong is overseeing the overall disbursements and releases to various countries and beneficiaries, and the US Treasury and US Fed New York is working in tandem to get the funds released. We are merely 1 of 65 beneficiaries and recipients of the funds, and thus there is a huge admin process behind the scenes to ensure it all goes right and according to agreements.

The transaction is structured to trigger releases first in ZAR, (first our principals, then the SA Government receives a healthy loan only after this release to the principals), and then a day or two later, our GBP funds to Barclays UK will be cleared and released. I am not at liberty yet to disclose all the details, other than to confirm that the process is underway, and the public signs of the release is slowing emerging into the MSM.

Our main funding principal is part and parcel of the investors (more of a Lender in fact) providing the SA Government with no less than R 3 trillion in funding. (£150 billion plus). This has been concluded and executed a few months ago already, yet the public is only now being fed the news of an impending “R3 trillion” investment into the country. This article thus confirms that we are over the target, and imminent release of the ZAR is expected. Politics of course colour reality in a very different light according to their narrative they are pushing…..

This is in todays news:

https://ewn.co.za/2019/11/06/ramaphosa-seeks-to-bring-in-r3-trillion-at-investment-conference

South Africa, with its current political and economical landscape would not qualify for this type of funding from anywhere other that a backroom deal with private investors, as the credit ratings of SA are steadily declining and there is an active white farmer and white race genocide happening as we speak.

Aggelos will receive a very substantial slice of funding, and as a result, we will be pivoting through a Swiss FINMA registered firm we have already executed acquisition agreements with, to manage the wealth globally shortly after the capital hits. Thus, there is a much wider and deeper picture we are implementing globally. Our projects will all be funded in full, and the balance of capital wealth managed out of Geneva, where we are setting up the wealth management office. We are also setting up a presence in the USA, so envisage US, London and Geneva.

Thus, the short version update is that we are in the fire, battling the release, which could be a “suddenly”. All the releases have been approved on all levels, and now due implementation only of agreements and procedures.

This a very extraordinary situation, more like a miracle that is unfolding, and in line with Ezekiel 47. “Aggelos” is Greek for Messenger… like the messenger in Ezekiel 47, and thus that is what we do…. We measure a blessing and do this via the various projects we get involved in.

We are pushing thus for this to finalise as much as anyone or any party else, as we have indeed much work waiting.

I will keep you updated.

 

 

 

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#1 Consumer Comment

I can help you

AUTHOR: tom - (United States)

POSTED: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

 please send me your contact info I know I can help you get your monies returned ! Johnnycollect@yahoo.com

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