Report: #1358065

Complaint Review: Carmen De Souza / Lawyer in Lisboa - Fraud in the Indcuement - Lisbon Other

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  • Reported By: Fraud In The Inducement — Lisbon Other Portugal
  • Carmen De Souza / Lawyer in Lisboa - Fraud in the Indcuement

    Lisbon, Other

Carmen De Souza / Lawyer in Lisboa - Fraud in the Inducement Fraude / Fraude pela Indução / John S Diak Lisbon Portugal

*Author of original report: No Surprise -- Nothing Happened!

*Author of original report: 2/26/2017 Update

*Author of original report: Actual Letters From Carmen De Souza

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A Very Troubling Story:

This very concerning series of events began in mid November 2016 with a call to MX Properties, Inc from consultant John S Diak. Initially, officials at MX Properties were very encouraged by the conversation. MX was told by Mr Diak that its long awaited funding was finally ready to close. Over a 16 month period, Mr Diak had induced MX Properties and its affiliates to provide funding in excess of $1mm for various instrument trading and loan programs. Up until this date, Mr Diak had failed to perform in any of these programs. In the call Mr Diak was quite confident that all was well and that the MX transaction would finally be completed. However, there was a condition — Mr Diak informed MX Properties, Inc that it needed to pay $11000 in fees for its initial funding to be released. Of course this revelation was very troubling for MX. Immediately, MX Properties asked for written confirmation that upon receipt of this $11000, its transaction would close.

On 16/11/2016, MX Properties, Inc received a demand / inducement letter addressed to John S Diak from lawyer Carmen De Souza that CLEARLY stated that upon payment of $11000 for undefined “fees”, MX would funds would be released “IMMEDIATELY”. After receiving this confirmation, MX Properties promptly wired $11000 in good faith to coordinates provided by Carmen De Souza. MX then received a follow-up letter dated 18/11/2016 from Ms De Souza stating “we have instructed the ‘bank’ for doing the payments”. MX Properties, Inc finally felt comfortable that its intial funding would finally be released.

Several days went by with no funds released and no communication from Ms De Souza regarding the status of the transaction. Days became weeks and weeks turned into months with no change in status. MX Properties then began vigorously attempting to contact Carmen De Souza, however, all communication attempts were left unanswered. The only communication that MX received was from Mr Diak. John S Diak could only provide false promises and excuses as to why its initial funding was never received. This process has been one wrought with fraud and no one wants to take responsibility inlcuding Lisbon Portugal attorney Carmen De Souza or John S Diak.

MX Properties, Inc calls upon lawyer Carmen De Souza to immediately ensure that its funding be released as it acted in complete good faith with Ms De Souza’s demand letter.


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#1 Author of original report

No Surprise -- Nothing Happened!

AUTHOR: - ()

It should be no suprise that no funds came in Monday or Tuesday as contunally proised by John S Diak. 


At this point, even the BBVA Swift provided by Diak seems to have been been either fraudulent or unrecognizalble by BBVA officials in Madrid.

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#2 Author of original report

2/26/2017 Update

AUTHOR: - ()

We've been told that funds wil now be made available from BBVA bank in New York.


We'll have to wait and see!

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#3 Author of original report

Actual Letters From Carmen De Souza

AUTHOR: - ()

Plesae see the additional information regarding the very unfrotunate events associated with Carmen De Souza and John S Diak.



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