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  1. David Croft
    October 2, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

    We are pleased to read your post and would like to be kept informed of any further developments. If you require our help in any way please do not hesitate to contact us.
    We believe that if everyone who has invested there money in continental wealth should group together and fight for our rights.
    We were sent the closure email but have heard nothing since.
    We do not know what or where our pension is.
    Thank you
    David and julie

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    • Pension Life
      October 7, 2017 @ 4:38 am

      Hi David and Julie, I have put you on the circulation list for email updates.

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      • Ian
        October 29, 2017 @ 11:11 am

        My wife and I have also invested with CWM and would welcome updates. We are in contact with Trafalger who have been very understanding and helpful.

        Thanks

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      • Robert Smith
        November 14, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

        Hi I have also lost around £100,000 to CWM or Momentum or whoever is responsible I was contacted by email recently by a Dean Stogsdill assuring me that my pension funds were very healthy and looking a good investment Bollocks. Can I be added to a circulation list too please

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  2. Philip Johnson
    October 5, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

    CWM screwed us too. We need to fight together as this isn’t the only company that has been set up by the people in CWM that was fraudulent.

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    • Pension Life
      October 7, 2017 @ 4:35 am

      What were the other companies set up by the CWM scammers?

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  3. Spain's Continental Wealth Mgmt reported to close – International Investment – Wealth Creation Investing
    October 9, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

    […] the hook, and the closure has been reported on a number of blogs and websites, including that of Pension Life, a pension fraud victims’ campaign organisation headed up by Spain-based Angie […]

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  4. Spain's Continental Wealth Mgmt reported to close – International Investment – Darwin Wealth Creation
    October 9, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

    […] the hook, and the closure has been reported on a number of blogs and websites, including that of Pension Life, a pension fraud victims’ campaign organisation headed up by Spain-based Angie […]

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  5. Mike Jones
    October 10, 2017 @ 7:06 am

    It would seem my mother, now resident in the UK, Has lost €100,000 investment that was due to mature last month. Is there anyway she could get at least part of this back now?

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    • Pension Life
      October 12, 2017 @ 3:22 am

      Hi Mike, I am dropping you an email – several in fact – to let you know what the next stage is in recovering your mother’s pension.

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  6. Anonymous
    October 10, 2017 @ 8:39 pm

    I am another Victim of Anthony Downs and Graham, as believed the QROP scheme was tax efficient since at that time I was an Expat living in Portugal. Same history as above; I began asking questions seeing the pension loosing rapidly and now reaching over 150K, in high risk barrier notes schemes. I have returned to the UK in total despair selling up as quickly as I could. Due to stress my health has suffered and have been forced to move countries. One cannot measure the unbearable insecurity and worry due to unscrupulous evil people. The problem is if they are now bankrupt dissolved CWM there will never be any justice received. All they need do is change their surnames again, and set up another company for more elderly victims to be robbed. They must be stopped.

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  7. Deborah Hurst
    October 13, 2017 @ 7:52 am

    As another victim of CWM I have seen my pension totally depleted.As stated above we need to fight together as a group.Please can you put me on the circulation list for email updates.TIA.Deborah Hurst

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    • Pension Life
      October 13, 2017 @ 8:31 am

      Have put you on the circulation list for any updates and will send you the last one about the solicitors we are appointing.

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  8. Drew
    October 21, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

    We are also caught up in this CWM loop and any I do would be most grateful.

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  9. Drew
    October 21, 2017 @ 5:31 pm

    We are also caught up in this CWM loop and any info would be most grateful.

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  10. Sally Parker-Kearns
    October 22, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

    Please send me information on this.

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  11. John Rogers
    October 26, 2017 @ 3:15 am

    I too have been caught in the CWM trap and estimate that I have lost about £100k. The exact figure I have yet to determine as the whole affair has been shrouded in deceit. My disabled partner and I have been shattered by the revelations following the closure of CWM of which I became aware on 30th September 2017. I spoke to Graham Micheals (former Managing Director of CWM) who continued to chop vegetables for the chicken cacciatore that he was preparing throughout our brief and uninformative conversation. Rarely have I been treated with such contempt.
    Trafalgar GmbH finally e-mailed me a valuation on Monday 23rd October despite having sent an e-mail on 3rd October notifying me of their involvement and informing me that I would be contacted early the following week. When I finally received a call from a representative of Trafalgar GmbH (again on Monday 23rd October) the message that I received was discouraging. I know that the trustees had interceded on my behalf to try to speed up this process.
    I had not received advice on who to contact for further information or how to recover or attempt to recover my losses or part thereof. Only after contacting an uninvolved, independent did the suggestion to contact Pension Life arise!
    Please add me to the circulation list and advise me, if possible, on how I may contribute to the group and how I may help all of us gain justice, retribution and recompense.

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  12. Ian
    October 29, 2017 @ 11:35 am

    please add me to your circulation list as my wife and i both have had pensions with CWM and would appreciate regular updates

    Thank you

    Ian

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    • Angie
      October 29, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

      Will do Ian. Sorry to hear you are a CWM victim.

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  13. Emma
    November 1, 2017 @ 5:14 pm

    I have money invested with CWM but have heard nothing from them for over a year when I queried a great loss in my pension. Any information would be greatly received.

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  14. jeff moore
    November 10, 2017 @ 2:39 pm

    I have also been victim of CMW, I would like to join any action group my losses amount to around £ 50,000

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    • Angie
      November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

      I will add you to the distribution list for updates and let you have details of membership.

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  15. Richard Hagger
    November 11, 2017 @ 6:56 pm

    I also have been a victim of the scum. Names & addresses would suffice for me.

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  16. MARGARET PARKER
    November 13, 2017 @ 9:48 am

    I am also a victim. They were so genuine! What a fool I was. Please add me to the contact list. Trafalgar have gone silent no reply to my emails
    Dont know exactly how much I have lost. Maybe in the region of 50k

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    • Angie
      November 14, 2017 @ 11:13 am

      We are seeing Momentum, Trafalgar and our lawyers this week. Will update you when I get back from London.

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      • Mark Pantling
        November 15, 2017 @ 7:39 am

        Dear Angie, I am yet another victim of CWM and any information you can send me about what options I have would be very much appreciated. Regards. Mark

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  17. Janet Hawkins
    November 13, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    I too am a victim of CWM please can you send me what procedures I need to persue.

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    • Angie
      November 14, 2017 @ 11:12 am

      Have just emailed you.

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  18. Melanie Giddings
    November 19, 2017 @ 11:34 am

    My husband and I have also lost a large amount of our pension due to CWM – I can’t believe that there are such such people who sat in our kitchen telling us what a good move it would be!!! We are now back in the UK and have a UK financial adviser looking into it for us but would be keen to keep up to date with what is happening from your side too.

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    • Angie
      November 19, 2017 @ 12:36 pm

      Have just sent you the latest update and you are now on the circulation list.

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  19. Stephen Haynes
    November 27, 2017 @ 9:26 pm

    I am a victim of CWM could you please let me now what course of action I need to persue. Could you please also place me on your circulation list. Regards, Steve.

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    • Angie
      November 28, 2017 @ 7:22 am

      Very sorry to hear you are a CWM victim. Will place you on the circulation list and will drop you an email to outline the recovery strategy.

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  20. Vivienne TOLSON
    November 28, 2017 @ 7:16 pm

    Quite devastating. Please add me to your emailing list, thank you.

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  21. John Wills
    December 4, 2017 @ 11:53 am

    We too are victims of CWS, I would be very grateful if you could add us to your circulation list and anything else that may be available. Thank you.

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  22. Anita Brazier
    December 6, 2017 @ 7:15 pm

    So sorry to hear about everyone’s losses, I came close, but pulled out at the last minute as the advisor Richard Pearsley seemed too desperate & pushy.
    I am now using Chase Buchanan.

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    • Angie
      December 7, 2017 @ 6:53 am

      A lucky escape Anita. Thankfully, Beacon sacked him yesterday. Good luck with everything.

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  23. Vivienne Tolson
    December 7, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

    Dear Angie
    As I said in an earlier message, it has all been quite devastating. As a result I am going to try and liquidate what is left of my fund, if that’s at all possible, to put to better use and remove any more risk. My question for you is, ‘would liquidating what is left of my pension jeopardise my chances of any compensation in the future?’ If I could liquidise my fund it would also allow me to contribute to the admirable efforts you and your team are doing.

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  24. Jacqueline Campbell
    December 16, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

    Following the closure of CWM Momentum Pensions in Malta have been in touch with me giving me contact details but I cannot find information to get in touch with Panteon Pension Trustees in Gibraltar for my husband´s QROP

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  25. Paul Owen
    January 11, 2018 @ 9:11 pm

    Darren Kirbys niece is the town Mayor in Henley on Thames

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  26. Martin Powell
    January 21, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    Hi Angie,

    l am seventy years of age and living and still working in the Canaries, blissfully unaware until recently of my 60% depletion in my as yet untouched pension fund. Am l hoping against hope that Trafalgar or anyone in the finance industry with integrity can restore some professionalism and dignity to this distressing and unfortunately unsurprising situation, given the fame of ex pat parasites feeding off the innocence and vulnerability of fellow ex pats?

    Kindest regards and respect for your efforts,

    A very disillusioned Martin Powell

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    • Angie
      January 21, 2018 @ 10:19 am

      I’ve added you to the email list so you can get updates. You are right about the “parasites” bit – especially the life assurance companies – Old Mutual International (Quilter), Generali and SEB. They sit there like huge, ugly, sinister leeches and bleed the victims dry – right to the end. They make huge fortunes out of the scammers and allow people’s life savings to be invested in toxic structured notes from providers such as Commerzbank, Nomura and Leonteq, as well as high-risk, illiquid UCIS funds.

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  27. Patricia wood
    January 21, 2018 @ 9:13 pm

    I am also a victim of the Antony Downs scam he came to my home and assured me my 300.000 pound life savings was safe with very very little risk and I would be able to draw the interest into a cash account he came on a few occasions to my home assuring me my money was safe and I will be able to enjoy the benefits what lies the man deserves to go to jail I have all his emails.
    He didnot make me one penny in three years
    Please keep me informed.

    Patricia wood

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  28. Mark Hampson
    January 22, 2018 @ 3:32 pm

    I am also a victim of C.W.M my agent was Dawn Kirby who advised me regarding my private pensions investing my money into QROPs. I have found out I have lost 60% of my investment can you put me on emailing list and keep me updated on any future developments regarding this matter.
    Regards
    Mr Mark Hampson

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  29. Paul Johnson
    January 25, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

    I am also a victim of this scam. Would you please add me to your list

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  30. Colin Wilson
    February 3, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

    Hi we are also victims of this scam and also seen by Dawn Kirby and Anthony Downs and lost 40% of our pension fund. Please add us to your list and keep us updated thanks

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  31. Andrew Bryan
    February 8, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

    Alan Gorringe BA ACMA, Finance Director, Continental Wealth Management
    was the deceitful rep of CWM that must be partly to blame for our losses,
    Please add me to your list.

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  32. Richard Parker
    February 8, 2018 @ 5:11 pm

    I was approached by Darren Kirby in 2010 and invested in a portfolio bond. Initially the investment looked promising but I was advised to diversify to reduce the risk. This involved several notes with a company named Leonteq. Again all okay to start then all began to lose but I was assured by Anthony Downs that there would be a recovery. Needless to say they all matured at a fraction of the original investment. I have incurred a loss of approx. £45000.
    I was advised on the demise of CWM to contact Trafalgar. They would not speak to me on the matter of my losses.

    I would like to remain in contact with any positive outcome.

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  33. Victor Ryan
    February 21, 2018 @ 12:16 pm

    Victor & Christine Ryan,
    In 2010 we were living in Spain, we were approached by Anthony Downs & Neil Hathaway who told us if we let them take care of our pension our money would be so safe that we could tell our children how much they would receive on our demise. We continually stressed that we couldn’t afford to take any risk with our money, as it was all we had & was to last us the rest of ours lives. We had problems with them from the outset & phone call after phone call with one promise after another. We soon realised that they couldn’t deliver on their promises so we started recording phone conversations with Anthony Downs & Neil Hathaway & later with Graham Michaels, we still have those recordings. Virtually the same story as Richard Parker unfolded i.e., lots of comments regarding Leonteq, constant promises that the losses were only on paper & that the investments would recover nearer the maturity date, this of course never happened. We have lost around £100,000.
    We were advised to contact Trafalgar house which we did & they were very keen to take on the role as our new Financial Advisors, until we asked them who were they governed by, their qualifications to be Financial advisors, & how to go about getting compensation for our pension losses, they then stopped all communication.
    This of course has effected both our health’s with anxiety/stress attacks, incredible headaches, sleepless night’s & arguing (WE NEVER ARGUE!!!!)
    We now live in England & we have a Financial Advisor & a solicitor trying to sort this out (without much success) but are using all their expertise & experience to determine some sort of strategy to proceed with. If you can help in any way that would be great (strength in numbers!!)
    We would do virtually anything to recover part/all of our money. Our disgust & hate for CWM & especially their staff cannot be put into words.
    Please send me anything you feel is relevant that might help.

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  34. Javi
    April 17, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    Anthony Downes is working for an estate agents called ‘Ocean View Estates’ in Moraira…..

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  35. Susan Lopez
    April 30, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    I have not received. Any. Info from cww i was signed up by Dawn Kirby. And now i seem at a lost as to who i should contact in order to recover my 60,000 investment ¿can you advise¿

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  36. Helen and Phil Sharpe
    May 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am

    My husband and i ‘invested’ our money too and i have stupidly only just realised what happened to our money. It’s not a lot compared to some of these poor people but i want to know if it worth pursuing, especially as we have to pay a solicitor to countersign our documents to prove who we are, incurring even more cost! Please contact us!

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    • Angie
      May 1, 2018 @ 10:58 am

      We are going to the solicitors on Thursday for a progress meeting. Will keep you posted.

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