Report: #461359

Complaint Review: Venturis International - Internet

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  • Venturis International
    Nagueles, Sierra Blance 29600 Spain

Venturis International Coral Reef Brazil The Coral Lake And Beach Resort Payments taken from a number of Individuals for land plots in Brazil and pocketed by company marketing plots. Malaga Internet

*General Comment: Reg Winter and Neil Plowman & venturis International

*UPDATE Employee: History of the project

*UPDATE Employee: BRIC Investment & Coral Lake & Beach in Trairi, Ceara, Brazil

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Contacted last year by a company called Venturis regarding a land investment in Brazil called Coral Reef, now known as The Coral Lake and Beach Resort. Unfortunately the name of the resort keeps changing to try and re-brand it as something new so the scams can continue.

Venturis was run by three individuals, Neil Plowman, Reg Winters and Sam Rodgers.

On conducting Due Dilligence everything seemed fine. Unfortunately a guy called Dereck Keith in the UK backed Venturis to the hilt suggesting it was a safe investment however as an afterthought his involvement in questionable.

I am representing a number of clients who were ripped off by these individuals, where money was paid for plots of land at the development but was stolen by the marketing company and never ended up where it should have been.

The money ended up in accounts in Gibraltar and Cyprus.

The company Venturis was cleared out suddenly one night leaving the employees a mess to come to in the morning. The whole situation was a total scam designed to rip off people that were trying to invest for their futures.

The sums involved range from GBP 35,000 to beyond GBP 50,000 per investor. The promises made included various guarantees that you could get your money back, and that the plots would increase in value etc etc.

There was absolutely no information of any kind passed back to investors as to what had happened.

Even the lawyers that Venturis used were duped as false information was released supposedly from the lawyers. This was posted on the web site that needless to say no longer exists.

Sam Rodgers who sometimes uses other names, is still trying to sell plots at this development under a new company with a new facade. Neil Plowman is trying to hide somewhere presumably waiting until the wind has blown over and there is no sign of Reg Winters.

It has taken a long time to build an accurate picture here but some of the ex-employees have been very helpful in piecing together what an actual scam this is.

There is also a thread regarding all this on If you visit the site and put in Venturis in the search you will see a lot of comments from all sides.

We want to expose the individuals concerned with this scam as they are nothing but thieves at thee end of the day.

If anyone is uncertain who they are dealing with we have some photos of the individuals so there is no doubt as to who they are regardless of what names of aliases they decide to use.

These guys hang about on Costa Del Crime in Spain as they are unregulated in what they do and think they are beyond the Law.

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#1 General Comment

Reg Winter and Neil Plowman & venturis International

AUTHOR: Whistleblower - ()

What a load of rubbish. these two individuals still live on the Costa del Sol and can be found in calahonda. They operated this scam from a villa in marbella. the villa plots were a scam from day one and all of your hard earned depoists have now been stolen and hidden in gibraltar. Neil plowman has interpol chasing him for money laundering and fraud. So lets keep in touch and find these thiefs. 

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#2 UPDATE Employee

History of the project

AUTHOR: BRIC Investment - ()

Dear all,

There has been some speculation and adverse comments on certain forums regarding the CORAL LAKE AND BEACH RESORT project ("CLBR").

Based on that, we will stick to the facts, which can be proven and shows the legality and legitimacy of CLBR:


  1. A.     History of the Project


  1. The CLBR is a real estate project located in the municipality of Trairí, State of Ceará, designed to be one of the leading developments of the region.
  2. To do so, we took with all possible measures to ensure the legality and solidity of the project: we hired professionals to conduct an extensive due diligence of the property before its acquisition and independent environmental auditors to verify the project's environmental regularity.
  3. In those due diligences, it was verified that the CLBR is a result of an Allotment registered on 1992 and that all registers and licenses needed to install the Allotment were in place.


  1. Indeed, on 2008, SEMACE (the environmental body) granted a new Installation License to the Allotment (License 171/08). This license is needed for the construction of the public equipments (sewage system, streets, electricity, etc) ("Infrastructure Works") and was grounded on studies done by the members of SEMACE, which confirmed the environmental viability of the allotment.


  1. Also on 2008, the City Hall of Trairí reinforced the approval for the opening of the avenues and streets of the allotment.


  1. Based on these documents, we began to market and commercialize CLBR. Moreover, we hired the best architecture company in Ceará (MD CONCEPT) to develop the whole concept of the CLBR and expected to start the construction of the infrastrucutre of CLBR on January, 201


  1. B.      SEMACE issue and final solution
  2. However, contradictory and arbitrarily, SEMACE denied the request for the renewal of the Installation License and hampered our schedule for the installation of the Allotment. Curiously, this happened with other projects located at the coast of Ceará.


  1. We never stopped fighting to revert this abnormity and, after big efforts from our side, SEMACE approved the installation of the Technical Chamber to analyze the CLBR. This Technical Chamber had the CLBR analyzed by a group of technicians and concluded for its viability.


  1. Then, on 12-09-2013, SEMACE finally issued the Installation License n. 59/2013, which validity can be checked in the following official link:


Please copy the below code in the below mentioned field and then click on (CONSULTAR)

CNPJ/CPF: 07335151000140

  1. It is important to emphasize that, before issuing the Installation License n. 59/2013, the City Hall of Trairi and SEMACE have given permission to open part of the main road of CLBR.


  1. The construction of this main road and, now, the process to the full conclusion of the Infrastructure Works can be checked in the following link:

  1. Finally, we are happy to offer you a Free Inspection Trips to the Coral Lake and Beach Resort and a plot in this paradisiac location.

Meanwhile, we are at your entire disposal to clarify any further questions.


Yours faithfully,

BRIC Investment



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#3 UPDATE Employee

BRIC Investment & Coral Lake & Beach in Trairi, Ceara, Brazil

AUTHOR: Marketing Department - (Spain)

There has been a great deal of speculation and many adverse comments on certain forums in recent months regarding the legitimacy of the above mentioned project. Many of these derogatory articles and comments confuse the ownership and marketing rights of the legal owners, with those of Venturis International who had previously marketed a part of this land as Coral Beach Resort.

Due to the nature of a forum ANYONE can comment on ANYTHING without the need for hard facts or proof. Conjecture and opinion drives the forums and unfortunately some less than content investors are often incited by anonymous loose cannons in the form of disgruntled employees and competitor agents/developers.

Some of these Anonymous Members feel the need to fuel the fires of contempt in order to discredit legitimate companies who have superior products. we also point out that you should read the terms and conditions of this forum.

The Land was purchased by the current owner, directly from the former owner of the land which, for your interest was not Venturis or anyone associated with them.

We entered into working partnerships with award winning architects in Brasil who came up with the conceptual and architectural designs for the project.

We and our partners boast an excellent international reputation, as do our Lawyers, who are one of the leading law companies in Brazil.

If anyone would like to know more about us and the project, please visit our website for the facts:

Total freehold ownership of the development
Full access roads to the development are legal
Planning permissions are in place
Semace reports are up to date
Environmental report by independent 3rd parties
Payments are made directly to the owner of the land

You can also read the full due diligence report in English

If you have any further questions regarding BRIC Investment phone (0034) 95281-0711 or by e-mail at
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