21 Comments

  1. Derrick Atkinson
    June 29, 2019 @ 3:02 pm

    Hi,
    I invested with Dolphin trust interested to hear of any group action to reclaim back the money .

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    • David
      July 27, 2019 @ 2:16 pm

      There is a Dolphin Trust Action Group (DTAG), recently set up to bring together investors who are experiencing trouble with getting their interest and capital payments in regard to the Dolphin DC 80 SPV Loan Note. I’m not advocating that it is the answer to all your problems, but I suggest that you check it out for yourself. At the moment it is in its infancy and looking to find new investors. It plans to set up a web based forum where investors can communicate, and it’s looking for some possible suggestions for legal representation. DTAG can be contacted at dolphin-trust-action-group@yandex.com and dtag80@hotmail.com

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  2. Stephen Marriott
    July 7, 2019 @ 5:33 pm

    I received an email from German Property Group on the 5TH JULY 2019 with regards from Charles Smethurst yet your article dated 6TH JUNE 2019 says he has left Dolphin – Can anybody tell me who is telling the truth as both of them can’t be correct??? Regards S L Marriott

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    • Angie
      July 11, 2019 @ 10:23 am

      He has left, but may well be working for Dolphin as a “consultant”.

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    • David
      July 27, 2019 @ 2:17 pm

      Hi Stephen. There is a Dolphin Trust Action Group (DTAG), recently set up to bring together investors who are experiencing trouble with getting their interest and capital payments in regard to the Dolphin DC 80 SPV Loan Note. I’m not advocating that it is the answer to all your problems, but I suggest that you check it out for yourself. At the moment it is in its infancy and looking to find new investors. It plans to set up a web based forum where investors can communicate, and it’s looking for some possible suggestions for legal representation. DTAG can be contacted at dolphin-trust-action-group@yandex.com and dtag80@hotmail.com

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  3. DGL
    July 17, 2019 @ 11:23 am

    So come on guys – this looks like we’re going to lose most of not all….. Which makes the Sunday Times article (May 19th 2019) on Bradley Lincoln – Best International group look even more galling.
    What are we going to do ? Any ideas ? Anybody know some good ‘ambulance chasers’ ?

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    • Angie
      July 17, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

      Ambulance chasers only really do regulatory claims. There’s a decent lawyer in Germany who might be able to help.

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      • David
        July 27, 2019 @ 2:04 pm

        Hi Angie, I invested with the Dolphin Trust DC 80 SPV Loan Note 5 years ago. Whilst I’ve received all but the last interest payments, they are withholding the return payment of the capital, now matured. I would be interested in the name of the German lawyer to which you refer.

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  4. Steve Austin
    July 19, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

    Has there been any groups put together yet to try and recover owed monies from Dolphin?

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    • Angie
      July 19, 2019 @ 7:43 pm

      I think a group needs to be put together and legal action taken against Dolphin. The longer this goes on with nothing but silence from Dolphin, the longer they will have to make it difficult for lenders to get their money back.

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      • Steve Austin
        July 20, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

        I agree, how do we get started?

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        • Angie
          July 20, 2019 @ 12:19 pm

          It is very simple. First we need a legal opinion on the merits of the case. Then we seek funding for the legal fees – or a no-win-no-fee arrangement (or, sometimes, a combination of both) and then we sue them. Best case scenario is that once they see the investors are serious and have legal representation they will settle quickly as they won’t want to get caught up in expensive litigation and have their dirty deeds exposed. Without legal representation, they will just continue stringing lenders/investors along in a lazy/leisurely fashion because they are calling the shots and dictating the pace.

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    • David
      July 27, 2019 @ 2:18 pm

      Hi Steve, Angie. There is a Dolphin Trust Action Group (DTAG), recently set up to bring together investors who are experiencing trouble with getting their interest and capital payments in regard to the Dolphin DC 80 SPV Loan Note. I’m not advocating that it is the answer to all your problems, but I suggest that you check it out for yourself. At the moment it is in its infancy and looking to find new investors. It plans to set up a web based forum where investors can communicate, and it’s looking for some possible suggestions for legal representation. DTAG can be contacted at dolphin-trust-action-group@yandex.com and dtag80@hotmail.com

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  5. Steve Austin
    July 20, 2019 @ 5:38 pm

    Can’t understand if as easy as that no one has done it yet, or are the complaints getting their money eventually. I am concerned about my late payment and of course return of capital at the end.

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  6. Derrick Atkinson
    July 27, 2019 @ 11:43 am

    A closed group is being formed to try and recover funds from Dolphin trust e mail dtag80@hotmail.com for details .

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  7. Jack Hughes
    August 2, 2019 @ 8:14 pm

    I am in the same boat with substantial funds tied up in Dolphin. I agree things do not look too good at the moment.
    However….despite what article above says, I am not convinced that Dolphin is a scam. I have been with them for over 5 years and until June this year, they never missed a payment.
    My UK contact was over in Hanover meeting Dolphin this week. Charles Smethurst is still very much in charge and is trying to sort out the issues. More news will follow shortly, apparently.
    I know there are many questions to be answered and there may well be no smoke without fire, but things – possibly, hopefully – may not be as bad as they appear at present.

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  8. Robert Bulloch
    August 7, 2019 @ 6:28 pm

    I am in the same position. Invested for 5 years due to mature on the 24th of this month. My money isn’t coming. Been told by Dolphin/German Property Group could take up to another 12 months to get it.
    Charles Smethurst is a consultant now. He is no longer a director.
    Look at Relics to Riches a BBC4 investigation into the Dolphin Trust. Its very interesting!
    I would be interested in any information available.
    Contact Bob bob.bulloch@outlook.coR

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  9. Jennifer
    September 26, 2019 @ 8:45 am

    My 2 year loan with Dolphin matured in June. No money back or last interesr paymemt. I asked them one month ago for a letter stating they have not paid me back as I need ths for my tax returns. I loaned them a substantial sum and have no wish to pay tax on interest I have not received. One month on, still no letter.

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  10. Unsophisticated Investor
    October 18, 2019 @ 8:35 am

    No contact from DTAG for over two months.

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  11. Adrian
    November 7, 2019 @ 11:14 am

    DTAG is not going to do or change anything. Legal action is required!! See the other chat.

    https://pension-life.com/trussed-by-dolphin-trust/

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