Complaint Review: Austine Jackson - Georgetown
- Austine Jackson 217 BB Eccles Georgetown Georgetown, Guyana
Austine Jackson, AJ Marine Offshore Inc. AJ Marine Services, Melissa Jackson Augustine Jackson & Melissa Jackson of Are Scammers and Thievies Georgetown
*Author of original report: Austin Jackson, Augustine Jackson, Melissa Jackson, Clifford Shillington, Shillingford are Scammers Don't do Business with them
SCAM BY MR. AUGUSTINE JACKSON, Melissa Jackson And Clifford Shilington or Clifford Shilingford
I Moses Evelyn met Mr. Augustine Jackson bearer of Sierra Leone passport no#. xx99 around July month of 2016 by a Scrap Metal Exporter, Mr. Nazim Pashaw located at Lot 92 Sussex Street Albouystown Georgetown, whom I also worked with at the time as his Manager/Broker. I saw Mr. Jackson having a meeting with Mr. Pashaw, in which I later learn from Mr. Pashaw that Mr. Jackson was asking Mr. Pashaw to invest into his fuel business, he also told me that Jackson had fuel vesels as well, but Mr. Pashaw did not venture into the business with Mr. Jackson seeing that he had no knowledge of the business neither he had no market for the fuel that Mr. Jackson claimed that he was going to bring to Guyana to sell. However hearing of this, I thought to myself this was a business opportunity that I was looking for seeing that I have Buyers for the fuel products (D2 diesel ) in Suriname and I also have friends who would of like to invest into the business.
So I collected Mr. Jackson’s number from Mr. Pashaw and I called Mr. Jackson and set up a meeting in which we discussed about the fuel business and the potential of me getting him the money that he was looking for and what may be my benefits for doing so. Now Mr. Jackson was looking for USD$200,000 to borrow from anyone/Company willing to invest in return he was going to partner with that person and splitting his profit after all expenses 50/50, 50% goes to AJ MARINE SERVICES INC. that is owned by Mr. Augustine Jackson and Melissa Jackson who happens to be Mr. Jackson’s wife who is also a Director in this said company, and 50% goes to the investors along with installments of repaying the loan, the installment to repay was up to Mr. Jackson whether he will repay the money in three months or five months it was totally up to him but on every shipment of fuel after all expenses 50% of the profit is to go to the investor.
Now I asked Mr. Jackson what is my payment if I do get the investors to invest and he had agreed to give me USD$0.05 cents per US gallon as commission as my payment and in the future he will give me something more and I said ok. Now USD$200,000 is a lot of money so I couldn’t get any company to put up that money however they told me they can only invest small amounts of money in return some asked for some interest on their money on a monthly basis in which I told Mr. Jackson and he had agreed to pay the interest and the money back in one month and if not no later than three months.
After Mr. Jackson assured me that he has vessels and he can get the fuel from Venezuela refinery (PDVSA), he also took me on one of his vessels here in Guyana which is the (M/T) “Motor Tanker” Melissa Jay formerly registered as and known by (Pollux A) , Saint Vincent and Grenadines flag. Vessel registration number is 401000. IMO number: 740308; currently anchored in the Demerara River in Position: 6° 47.230‘N, 58° 10,760‘W. The ship belongs to AJ Marine INC, located at the following address: 217 BB ECCLES PARK. c/o PETER’S BOAT BUILDING AND REPAIRS. Grant Unity Charity, Pomeroon, Essequibo. The vessel quantity is 1,200,000 GALLONS. And he also told me of a (M/V) “Motor Vessel” Werdertor Registration No# 019821081 IMO-No.7415149, Call Sign V3ZD8, Flag Belize or TOGO Flag, this vessel holds a Quantity of 672,000 US Gallons in which he showed me the BILL OF SALE for this vessel purchased from Tidewater Offshore Inc. Director Mr. Den Crowley of Po Box 61117, New Orleans, Louisiana 70161, USA, and the Purchaser being Mr. Augustine Jackson of 58 or 98 North Street Salem 01970 Ma, USA. So I asked him what happens if you do not return these people monies, they will need something as security for they money and he said his vessel the Melissa Jay is his security and guarantee of repaying the investors of their money.
Now between these couple of months I got to learn on 23 May, 2016 a court injunction was filed on the said vessel Melissa Jay by Potaro Fuel Supplies’ Mr. Pradeep Abdool and Mr. Vickram Oditt for monies borrowed and wasn’t repaid, upon learning this I asked him how he was going to repay those people and clear the injunction and he said by working the other vessel, the M/V WERDERTOR, he said he can get the fuel from PDVSA and he has the vessel however he was not so strong in having a buying market so I told him we can SELL the D2 Diesel to my BUYERS in Suriname which are Chinese and in a couple of months time he can get the injunction lifted by repaying the people he owes and he can get the Melissa Jay vessel to work as well because there is a grate need for clean fuel over there, and he agreed, but then told me he will need to get some funds to move the M/V WERDERTOR because the insurance is out dated on the vessel, by this time it was around October, 2016,
So I thought to myself I have seen the (M/T) Melissa Jay and all its documentation which is the Q88 or the Vessel Specification information along with the registration of the vessel and when I asked him about the name on the registration he told me its his wife uncle company but he has control over the vessel, and he has showed me the Bill of Sale for M/V Werdertor, on 18th September, 2016 there were an article in the Kaieteur News headlined “Venezuelans Stranded in the Demerara River, Beg For Help” when i asked him about it he told me was all lies and their are trying to tarnish his good name and character, and then he asked me to help him reply to the article in an attempt of him slearing his name in which I had helped him resolved by responding to that very article on the 19th September, 2016 Captain Jackson Replies to stranded “Venezuelans on his Ship” based on the stories Mr. Jackson had given me, now after all of this I thought to myself that this is a genuine businessman so I went to some friends of mines to ask if they will invest.
I first went to Med B Inc. Director Dr. Raveendrath Ichlangod Ragurama, in which after presenting the business to him he had agreed to invest but wanted interest on his money invested in which they had made private agreement of repaying and what the interest will be and Mr. Jackson had agreed on repaying, so the first money that was collected was from Dr. Ravi (for short) by Augustine Jackson in the sum Gyd$3,000,000 or USD$15,000 in the ending part of October, 2016 to pay for the insurance for the M/V Werdertor to sail with fuel from (PDVSA) to Suriname in which all documentation was sent to me to clear the vessel when it reaches there.
On the 1st November, 2016 Jackson left for Venezuela to get the insurance for the vessel in order for it to get to leave, after I received all documents for the vessel, crew, fuel, the relevant Port Authorities documents and the ISPS certificates, I left for Suriname on the ending part of November, 2016 but by this time Mr. Jackson had requested another USD$1,000 from Dr. Ravi to send USD$700 to Aruba to a retired general Son Mr. Glen Sandoval Jr. for him to come to Suriname and the USD$300 he told me to keep to use for expenses to go to Suriname and hotel, when I asked him why Glen Sandoval Jr. was coming to Suriname Mr. Jackson then told me the retired General was his security for going in to the refinery and coming back out and he owes him USD$12,000 and as a result of that the vessel cannot leave Venezuela, so he suggested to ask the Buyer (Mrs. Yen Li-Jinyu) for an advance on the payment of the fuel in which the buyer did give when the retired general son did arrive, now Jackson had promised us that the vessel will be there in Suriname within (4) four days time after getting the insurance, when I got to Suriname I had to spend the very money to put Glen Jr. in a hotel and myself.
Now it took the buyer about (5) five days before she released the money to us and then Glen Jr. departed back to Venezuela by that time the USD$300 had long finished and I had to borrow from Ms. Vivien Evelyn and from a business partner of mines in Suriname Mr. Peter Hofwijks, after collecting the insurance I realized that the insurance had been active through the whole of November and was going to expire in the first week of December, 2016, right after that he then told me he had some problems with the port authorities over there in Venezuela, that he owes them some money and the shipping agent as well about (70,000 USD) and they have hold onto the documents for the vessel and it cannot leave, then he said to ask the buyer for a further advance but at this time the buyer had said no she cannot give so much money and the vessel has not arrive as yet to Suriname, because the deal was made between Ye- Oil Transport ( Mrs Yen Li-Jinyu Director as Buyer) of D2 Diesel Fuel Oil and (AJ Marine Services Inc. / AJ MARINE OFFSHORE INC. both companies (Mr. Austine Jackson as Director and Seller/Supplier) of the same D2 Diesel Fuel Oil, was, for terms of Payment, When the vessel arrives at BUYERS PORT of DISCHARGE, after successful DIP TEST BUYER releases 80% of TOTAL Payment to Seller’s account before Discharging of fuel and the remaining 20% after discharge, this is to make sure the right QUANTITY is injected into BUYERS storage tanks that was agreed upon by (SPA) Sales Purchase Agreement contract.
After the BUYER decline Jackson any further monies, he then told me he was going to try and see how he could raised the funds in order to get the vessel to leave Venezuela to head for Suriname, after all time was going and this fuel was suppose to be deliver to the buyer in December 2016, anyhow December had passed Jackson didn’t get through the send the vessel, now we’re in January 2017 and Jackson asked me to asked Ms. Vivien if he could borrow another $1,000 USD from her so he could buy food stuff and pay his hotel bill and he will give her back with some interest when the vessel arrives and discharge when I asked her she said ok and he said send it to his wife family Richard Albert Nathaniel Lee and he will get the money over there in Venezuela and on the 6th January, 2017 Ms. Vivien Evelyn send the money through Western Union and I sent Jackson a copy of the receipt, at that time nothing was not happening, I told Mr. Jackson that the Buyer was getting upset on the way he is doing business but he said to tell her that he is raising the money to pay his clearance over there in Venezuela to bring the load for her, so the whole of January passed and the BUYER did not receive the load of fuel that was promised, now we are in February 2017 and Jackson says he is getting through to pay his debts over there but when he gets the vessel release it has no insurance in order for the relevant port authorities to bring the vessel inside so the Buyer would need to give a further advance of (16,0000 USD), (15,500 USD) to pay for the insurance and the ($500 USD) to help out with my expenses, when this was told to the buyer she was very upset because Since in December month Jackson had made the buyer go and rent the storage tanks at a wharf front for (45,000 USD per month for 1 year contract, from the 8th, December 2016 – 7th, December 2017) in which the company who rented the Buyer had given her an option not to pay right away but as she started to work, however the months was running already, and the buyer had to pay the Duties/Taxes in amounts of ($12,837 USD or $95,000 SRD) on the fuel before the vessel could enter Suriname,
so taking all of this into consideration the Buyer then later agreed because then everyone thought the vessel will arrive there in Suriname four days after paying for the insurance, approaching the middle of the month Jackson says he has gotten through and the vessel is on its way to Suriname but the buyer have to pay for the insurance in which he later sends a Company name that is in America with an account number and tells us that this is the Broker Agent for the Insurance company which is a company based in England, the name of the insurance company is (NAVIGATORS INSURANCE COMPANY) Address: 4th Floor 2 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7BB. Company Register No#. 3254265. Tele#: 020 7220 6900, Facsimile#: 020 7220 6974. naypandi.com AND THE POLICY WAS Protection and Indemnity. policy number#:LN14PNI000719, and the Broker company in America is CLIFFORD SHILLINGTON, ADDRESS: 11600 LORRAINE ROAD, USA. Bank: WOODFOREST NATIONAL BANK, ADDRESS: GULFPORT, MS 39503, USA. ACC#: xx657, INTERMEDIARY BANK: WELLS FARGO BANK, ROUTING#: 314.972.853, SWIFT CODE#: WFBIUS6S, and the amount that was sent to this account on the 15th, February, 2017 was ($15,500 USD) and the ($500 USD was given to me, so the buyer give a further advance of ($16,000 USD) to AJ MARINE INC.
now a week later we are waiting on the Insurance to come but no insurance came but instead we were met with another story from Jackson, Jackson then tells us that the previous insurance that he had insured the vessel from November 4th to December 3rd he had asked the insurance company to leave the insurance active/valid until he reaches in at the Buyers port in December but when he saw he didn’t get through to release the vessel in time for the December he asked them to stop the insurance in January and the money that the Buyer had send to pay for a current insurance the insurance company had taken the money to clear off the outstanding month of December in which the insurance was still active, and then ask the Buyer to make a further advance payment in which the Buyer said no she did her part already and its time Jackson get the insurance and get the vessel inside, she is not giving anymore money until the vessel reaches inside, when Jackson learned this he then asked me (Moses) to ask the Dr. Ravi if he would invest a further ($15,500 USD) for the same interest that they had previously agreed upon but then the doctor said he don’t have all that money, all he has is ($11,000 USD) and when I told Jackson he said ok he will try to raise the ($4,500 USD) in which some days later Jackson sent me a video of some US dollars amounting the ($4,500 USD) and he says he will send the money, but he is traveling to come to Guyana in order to come to Suriname from Venezuela to oversee the discharging of the fuel, but in the meantime he says let Dr. Ravi sends up the ($11,000 USD) and when he reaches in Guyana he will send the remaining ($4,500 USD) he also says due to the crisis situation in Venezuela he cannot send the money from their, by this time it was two weeks all ready and on the 28th, February, 2017 Doctor Ravi send ($11,025 USD) to the same Broker Agent Clifford Shillington’s account that Jackson had instructed the money to be sent.
Now we are in the month of March and this time Jackson had told us that the vessel has arrived and is sitting outside of Suriname waters in which I receive several messages from the Captain of the M/V WERDERTOR Mr. Villanueva Solano asking if everything is ok for them to come inside but I told him that we are still awaiting the insurance from the company. Then Jackson told me there were some problem with the swift code it was not correct, apparently a mistake was made with the last letter of the swift, instead of putting a (S) at the end I put a (5), e.g (WFBIUS6S) I sent the Dr. (WFBIUS65), so because of this a week had pass and the wire transfer had not left the bank of Scotia in Guyana so Dr. Ravi had to go and correct this mistake in which they now told Dr. that the money had to be sent to Trinidad first then sent to Wells Fargo then to Woodforest Bank so it may take about (2) weeks maybe more just to get this transaction done, by this time everyone was growing extremely inpatient and the Buyer is studying another month of expense, so I explained to Jackson the nature of the problem with the Buyer and told him she is growing very impatient, so Jackson then asked me why don’t I try and get someone else to invest, see if we can get a loan from them to be repaid with interest and send the money because that transaction that the Dr. did is going to take too long just to reach in the agents account and we can’t have the Vessel and crew sitting outside so long, so I told Jackson I know one more person that I can ask but don’t know if we will get through he said go ahead call the person and try,
so I Called a very good friend of mines Mr. Nizam Pashaw who is the son of Mr. Nazim Pashaw who also is a Scrap Metal Exporter and I explained everything to him and told him the situation we were in, I told him Jackson says if he invest his money he will get it back with interest, he said let him think about it and get back to me, I told him we are on a push and its very urgent, so the next day Mr. Nizam calls back and says ok tell Jackson he is looking for 10% interest on the returning of his money in one month and if he passes a month every month he is to add 10% to his money, I related this to Jackson in which he said ok and agreed and said Mr. Nizam will get back his money in one month's time, then said ask Mr. Nizam to wire ($14,000 USD) to the same broker’s company account (Clifford Shillington) and on the 06th March 2017 Nizam sent the money through one of his Buyers of Scrap Metal in Suriname (Minymika N.V that’s the company name) to the account of the Broker of the insurance company, so I asked Jackson what will happen to Dr. Ravi money that was sent before this, he says that will come in as a second payment on insurance so it will be (2) months payments I said ok,
So a week had passed and Jackson says no money has showed up in the Broker agent account then a second week passing and we haven’t gotten any document from Jackson or the insurance company, so the Buyer and myself along with Mr. Peter took a private helicopter and flew outside to see if we saw the vessel was really there at the number one bouy but it was not, we circle the outside from the number one bouy to the number three bouy, because it only have three bouy’s outside and we saw nothing, his boat was not there, even before we left to go out there I personally called Jackson and told him the buyer just charter a helicopter for us to go see the vessel outside and he said that’s no problem go ahead the vessel is sitting right outside there at the number one bouy, Now bouys are marker that float in the water and there are three of them sitting outside Suriname waters, once a vessel is awaiting for the relevant authorities (MAS) Maritime Authorities Suriname to come outside and inspect the vessel before entering their territorial waters, so ones vessel must be there between the number one bouy and number three in order the the authorities to send out their pilot to escort the vessel inside, now upon returning I felt so embarrass of the situation I called Jackson as we reach back on land in front of the buyer and ask him what kind of nonsense games he is playing, people are spending money for everything they do here this is not business, Jackson ask me what happen,
I said we did not see any vessel, he said what, wait a minute let me call the captain he took about 15 minutes then he calls back and said I told these stupid people to go to the number one bouy and standby for the pilot and instruction on entering to go to the Buyer’s Port, but they were 35 miles outside from the number one bouy in the east direction and while we were outside there they were now proceeding to come to the area if we want we can give them about 3-4 hours and head back outside and we will see them at the number one bouy, but of course that wasn’t going to happen because this was already after three in the afternoon and everyone was furious for the waste time of flying and going out there and saw nothing, by this time people around me started to have doubts even I myself started to doubt the whole ordeal but then I think to myself people have invested a lot of money so I was hoping that Jackson was telling the truth and the vessel was really outside there, anyhow about four hours after I received a text again from the Captain of the vessel saying that they were at the number one bouy and when would we be bringing them inside, I told them we are still waiting on the insurance to come from the company according to Jackson we should have it soon, they replied OK, I forwarded the messages right away to the Buyer and Mr. Peter Hofwijks right away to show them the message the captain sent me so that kinda calm the air a bit and people start being a bit hopeful again that the vessel will come inside, anyhow by this time Jackson told me that he was still traveling by speed boat to go to Guyana,
everyday is some problem, from he had to change three boats to the boat engine break down, to he had to catch a next boat then he ended some other part of Venezuela, Venezuela is not a easy place to move about until he ended up in winey and the boat guys gone in the village to get some things and have not return leaving him stranded there so now he got to catch another boat to bring him to parika stellin by this time days went by and a new problem arose, now Jackson was telling me that the insurance company is asking for an up to date survey of the vessel before they release the insurance because they must put it in their files after so much time has pass, they need to know the current status of the vessel and he cant let them know that the vessel is in Suriname, he then tells me that the vessel has a up to date surveyance but its with the Surveyor company and they are not releasing the survey report until they get paid, he was hoping to pay everyone when the vessel had enter and discharge but now this problem come up and the insurance company have to get the surveyor report before we can get the insurance in order for the vessel to come in, he then says but this is the last thing we have to get and we are good to go, so I said what we going to do now, he says well ask Mr. Nizam if he will invest and lend him a further ($7,000 USD) with the same agreement of repaying in a month’s time with a 20% interest, I said buddy I don’t know if he will put anymore money, the man’s money is for turning over his business, but I will ask and see what he say,
I then explain the problem to the Buyer and Mr. Peter, and I told them I have to try one more time in order for us to get the vessel in so they all understood and I left there (Suriname) and came back to (Guyana) to explain to Mr. Nizam the nature of the problem and what have occurred so far with us getting the vessel inside to discharge, he asked me if im sure the vessel was outside there, if I saw the vessel, just of getting fed up of all the delays and studying of all the people money that has gotten involve just to get this vessel to the buyer port, all I wanted was for the people at least to get back their money and the Buyer come out of the Tank Storage debts she went and put herself in because of Jackson, so I lied and told him yes we saw the vessel, we flew and went outside by helicopter and saw the vessel myself and the buyer and this is just the last thing that is outstanding now in order for us to get the insurance to get the vessel inside and when we discharge you will get all of your money right away after discharging of the fuel and with that said Mr. Nizam agreed to give the money and saying this is the last time, you know my money is for my business I said yes Sir, when I told Jackson that Mr. Nizam said ok he will lend but this time is the last time Jackson said tell him not to worry he will get back all of his money as soon we go in and discharge the fuel so when Nizam saw the messages from Jackson he release the funds,
Jackson then said wait let me find out from the surveyor which account to send the money, then he calls me back like 15 minutes later and said send the money by money gram or western union to this person name in the US, JAVIER ENRIQUE TOBIE and they will put it in the surveyor’s account over there in the US, I said are you sure, how will you know that they put it in the surveyor’s account, he says they are working with the surveyor and when he deposit it he will send the slip and show the surveyor and the surveyor in return will send the surveyance report to the insurance company in England so I said ok and on the 15/March/2017, ($7,000 USD) was sent to JAVIER ENRIQUE TOBIE, I then sent a copy of the receipt to Jackson and the buyer over in Suriname, to Jackson to show that the money was sent and the buyer to show that I had gotten through to get the money borrow for Jackson to solve all the problems and we should get the document and all the problems should be solved, but then time started to go by and no insurance then we weren’t hearing from Jackson everyday like before so we made attempts to contact the Broker agent for the insurance company in which the man didn’t really divulge any information because of their confidentiality agreement they had with their clients they cannot release any information,
I asked about the month Jackson had said that the insurance company had left active and one month’s money had gone to that payment he said yes that’s true I asked about all the other money we had sent to them for payments for the insurance and he says he can’t tell me more except he’s speaking with the client himself, so the agent in America which is Clifford Shilingford didn’t helped us much and when we try to contact England, the insurance company itself they say they can’t help us they know of the case surrounding Mr. Jackson and AJ MARINE but they cannot speak to us only the client, so we ended up in a dead end trying to get information from the insurance company, while communication started to get more and more less with Jackson and his excuse will be he is on the water top he not getting good signal, march came and went, April the same, we tried making contact, everybody to Jackson but never got through the last thing the Buyer heard was Jackson sold out the fuel outside Suriname.
When I came back home I went to his house at lot 217 BB Eccles Georgetown and found the place empty, his wife and the whole family moved out, the house was empty and sometime in May he texted me and said the vessel got arrested and he is in Trinidad I should call him urgent, when I saw the message 5 mins later and tried to make contact, I never got back unto him up to this day, 18/May/2018.
Money Owed to Moses for work done on behalf of AJ MARINE SERVICES INC. & (Austine Jackson)
Mr. Moses Evelyn & his Group $0.05 USD CENT X 672,000 gallons of fuel = $33,600 USD per SHIPMENT
TOTAL MONEY COLLECTED BY JACKSON WAS :
Dr. Raveendrath $31,000 USD and promise to return 20% interest monthly from November 2016.
Ye- Li Jin-Yu (Buyer) $28,000 USD Advance Payment on 672,000 Gallons of Diesel Fuel Oil @ $1.55 USD PER GL. Plus $45,000 USD per month from December 2016 to current date for tank storage that hasn’t been used. So $45,000 USD X 8 months thus far, counting Dec, 2016- July 2017 = $360,000 USD
Ms. Vivien Evelyn $3,000 USD Money he borrowed in January 2017
Mr. Peter Hofwijks $3,000 USD Money he had me borrowed to sustain while being over there
Mr. Nizam Pashaw $21,000 USD and promise to return 20% interest monthly from March 2017
Total monies collected $86,000.00 USD
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