International Adviser, a leading trade rag for Life Offices which facilitate financial crime, has blocked me on Twitter.
When I was about 12 years old, the equivalent of this was sending somebody to Coventry – normally for a couple of days. It was usually because one of our classmates was foolish enough to say they didn’t like the Monkees, or to come top in maths.
But I think the reason I’ve been blocked by International Adviser on Twitter might be this:
From: Angie Brooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 22 May 2018 at 19:08
Subject: Blacktower Financial Management
Hi RichardJust touching base as I thought you might like to do a piece on the firms offshore who are mis-selling QROPS. In the wake of the Continental Wealth debacle, it is more important than ever that firms who are replicating this scam are called out and brought to account for misleading and defrauding the public.International Investment has taken a very keen interest in the work I am doing and the combat of the vast world of pension scams:It would be nice to see International Adviser do likewise – and stop giving awards to firms which are unregulated:Happy to talk whenever you are free.Best, Angie
Some of the other life offices, such as Prudential and RL360, who are clearly paying big bucks to International Adviser, might not be all that chuffed at appearing on the same page as SEB Life International.
What I would really like to see is for International Adviser to do some actual investigative and independent journalism – rather than write sycophantic rubbish about the firms (many of which are facilitating financial crime) which fund IA’s reports.
International Adviser should expose SEB Life International for what it is – a cowboy outfit that allows known scammers with not even an insurance license – let alone an investment license – like Continental Wealth Management SL in Spain to ruin hundreds of victims’ lives and destroy their life savings.
If Prudential and RL360 have any morals (which I doubt), they will insist they are not displayed on the same page as the SEB Life International scammers.
One of the other life offices facilitating the Continental Wealth Management scam, was Generali. And International Adviser’s ad page features Canada Life and Custodian Life along with Generali. I do wonder about how these two firms feel about being featured beside a firm which presided over financial crime and the destruction of so many hundreds of victims’ life savings – in the hands of a firm of unlicensed, unqualified scammers: Continental Wealth Management.
BTW, I want to place an ad in International Adviser to warn future potential victims about the dangers of life offices and their pointless, expensive insurance bonds, as well as unlicensed firms and those who lie about the benefits of QROPS, how much would that cost me? Here’s the ad – can you do it for about £50 a month?