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Report: #1108439

Complaint Review: Jeffrey Bellamar - Santa Barbara California

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  • Reported By: Producers for Justice — Los Angeles California
  • Jeffrey Bellamar Santa Barbara, California USA

Jeffrey Bellamar Jeff Bellamar Jeff Amar Con artist thief on the run Santa Barbara California

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In June of 2013, Benjamin Morris of the Film Matrix / MovieWorks LLC (Culver City) began to take represent Jeff Bellamar and Bellamar Capital (Santa Barbara) as a film project finance source connected to SGC and Deustche Bank NY, among others. They claimed they could facilitate millions in loans in either debt or equity financing through their sources, but could not fund any deals without a $10,000 "underwriting fee" paid upfront. The process was supposed to take approximately 30 - 45 days to close. Monies were deposited into the Film Matrix's business account at Bank of America by my colleagues out in Florida on behalf of my company and my company became a client after submitting a ton of preresquisite documents. Weeks later, instread of receiving a deal memo or funding contract, Jeff and Ben decide to ask for lots more things unbecoming of a film finance company. Things a lender requires for transactions outside the scope of services these two offered. Weeks turned into months and Ben was the contact person while Jeff sat behind the scenes delegating authority to his underling -- first, changes from one banking group to another, yet nothing happened... Then radio silence for Ben. He was as confused as the clients he had taken deposits from and sent to Jeff who had yet to close a deal or provide proof he could even do so. To make matters worse, my buddies out in Arizona got sucked into the scheme and put up $10k too. Then everybody is told via email that there is a closing set for November 22nd to provide initial funding and, of course, that day came and went with another line of bull. Five months later, with no funding whatsoever and more stall tactics and lies, I demand a direct number for Jeff Bellamar of Santa Barbara. I want some answers and the 10 grand back. Jeff answers his phone and claims some new investor named only as "Corey" who has a $300 million dollar deal with Walgreen's is going to save the day. "He just needs to be wowed by a major film producer and movie studio first!" Huge red flag to a guy who's been in film for years. I see this as total scam which Jeff and Ben mispresented from day one. They claimed they had deals structured and formalized with established companies and banks though that is clearly was not the case. I demanded the money back immediately and Jeff hung up the phone after saying have your attorney call me not knowing I have one hell of a long reach and made it clear that I would become a pit bull if I didn't get a refund by a specific date, he and Ben could expect me to remedy the problem in court for much more than $10k.

To my knowledge, Jeff and Ben have conned some five or six clients out of $10k each, yet Jeff can't even afford to refund my money though he nor Ben provided any services whatsoever?! Ben went into hiding thinking he's off the hook, not knowing he took the deposits and issued receipts for the con, which puts him in the line of fire all the same. The deadline date came and went and now I get to share the next step soon enough. All the while, I'm digging to build my case. Turns out SGC has no contract at all with Jeff Bellamar or his company. The principal doesn't even know who Ben Morris is! Mispresentation is only the beggining. If Ben and Jeff have all these "clients" putting up $10k each, where'd all the money go? If you haven't provided any service and a "client" withdraws after seeing through your deceptive practices, why would you think hanging up the phone or not answering the phone somehow takes you off the hook for what's coming?!!!! My buddy's out of Arizona withdrew too, and never got their refund or an apology either. They expect to have to take the same actions I am.

Do not do business with Jeffrey Bellamar or Benjamin Morris. Jeff was born Jeffrey Amar and has a long history of conning many folks out of money through mortgage schemes and banking fake documents, etc so the process servers are on the hunt. Jeff's history is easily found on the internet. Ben Morris is foolish for becoming this guy's fall guy and partner and can expect equal treatment.  

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