The following report is information about Edward I. Campbell and his company Rosewood Consulting, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. Note his program asks for an upfront “retainer fee” in which he and/or one of his associates* promises a very large return on your money in 10 business days.
*Also beware of Edward I. Campbell’s seven (7) core accomplices: Guillermo Isaac Soto, also known as William Isaac and William Soto and Edgar Ortiz of Soto & Company of New York , Irving B. Marks, Attorney at Law of Marks & Associates Co., LLC, of Columbus, Ohio, ,and Steve Gooding, Lashon Watkins and Peter “PJ” Chesson of Campbell Management Group, LLC, of Columbus, Ohio, and Thomas Walkley.
Update Alert!!! Audio recordings exist of two (2) recent occasions Edward I. Campbell had told people of a big guy coming to his house and putting a gun to his head and that he demanded $5M from Edward I. Campbell immediately. This big guy got tired of waiting for his money and being lied to for many many months. In other words, that the big guy would settle for $5M for what Edward I. Campbell owes him. If you have any information about this incident or others please contact us.
Edward I. Campbell’s
Police Report #13-24034
EDWARD I. CAMPBELL – ROSEWOOD CONSULTING, LLC
“Trade Platform” & Private Placement Platform &
Financial Instrument Ventures (Monetization of SBLC/BG Instruments)
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We have become the victims of a scam and/or fraudulent act perpetrated by Edward I. Campbell, also known as Edward I. Pigford, President of Rosewood Consulting, LLC, of Columbus, Ohio and is living off of the misfortune of others. Edward I. Campbell resides in this home as his primary residence with his family, however, the property is not in his name. The Fairfield County Auditor’s records reflect STEVE ALLEN RAYBURN as the owner of the property. This information is on public record. Click here to see the property info. The reason why Edward I. Campbell might not have any assets in his name (i.e., properties, personal checking accounts or auto loans, etc.) is to avoid having any judgments against him attached to those assets. Click here to see a partial list of judgments against Edward I. Campbell.
Edward I. Campbell headed and operated an investment scheme ring with the help of intermediaries/brokers who reeled in over 573 victims/investors, each of whom have invested anywhere from $25,000 to $6,000,000 into Edward I. Campbell’s fake programs. (See Exhibit “A-2”)
Also complicit in this scam and/or fraudulent act are his seven (7) core accomplices: Guillermo Isaac Soto, also known as William Isaac and William Soto (See Email Dated 7/31/12-Exhibit “A”) and Edgar Ortiz of Soto & Company of New York (See Email Dated 7/31/12-Exhibit “A”), Irving B. Marks, Attorney at Law of Marks & Associates Co., LLC, of Columbus, Ohio, (See Email Dated 7/31/12-Exhibit “A-3”), Steve Gooding, Lashon Watkins and Peter “PJ” Chesson of Campbell Management Group, LLC, of Columbus, Ohio, and Thomas Walkley. (See Exhibit “A-1 cover”) (See Exhibit “A-1″)(See letter attached, Exhibit “F-1”)
These seven (7) core accomplices and the many intermediaries/brokers involved, such as Carl Griffin, all failed to vet Edward I. Campbell’s programs. They also helped craft and distribute various program verbiage for the purpose of soliciting new victims/investors. They were targeting potential victims/investors for a Six Million Dollars ($6,000,000) entry program down to Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) minimum entry program. (See Exhibit “A-2”)
These intermediaries/brokers including Carl Griffin received upfront inducement income of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) up to Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) for each victim/investor recruited along with a backend fee of 5% – 10% on victim’s/investor’s promised return on investment from Edward I. Campbell and Edgar Ortiz for each victim/investor they recruited. (See Intermediaries’ Fee Agreement-Exhibit “B”). Each victim/investor was lured into the program by a promise of an enormous return, (i.e., invest $100,000 then in 10 business days receive $2,500,000 of which the broker will receive $5,000 up front and backend fee of 10% of $2,500,000) for each victim/investor they brought into Edward I. Campbell’s program.
On a February 19, 2013, conference call Carl Griffin stated he brought in 4 people at $100k, including us. And he also admitted getting paid Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) upfront for bringing in those 4 people.
Edward I. Campbell “baits” new victims/investors with promise of a quick payout then “switches” the program over and over with the promise of a much greater return without the victims’/investors’ consent and employs both verbal and written lulling strategies/techniques to create delays in paying a return on investment. Edward I. Campbell has repeated this same bait and switch process over and over with new victims/investors for many years.
First example, on February 12, 2013 we talked to a victim/investor (Rob) who was brought into one of Edward I. Campbell’s programs in March 2012 under the same structure as when we came in on July 31, 2012.
Both of our programs were structured the same way. In 10 business days after money was wired to Edward I. Campbell’s account both victim/investor (Rob) and ourselves were promised to receive an enormous return on our initial investment.
In victim/investor (Rob’s) case, he invested Forty Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000) and in 10 days he was promised to receive a minimum of Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000).
In our case, we invested One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) and were promised in 10 business days to receive Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000).
In both cases Edward I. Campbell failed to pay the sum promised.
After our 10 day payout period had expired he switched and changed the program on us without our consent and without telling us any definitive term of payout or the new payout date. We were not given the terms of the new program (i.e., the reasons why he changed the program, new payout date, and amount of our new payout) other than the promise of much greater return without stating any specific amount.
Second example, on March 5, 2013, we talked to a victim/investor (Michael) who was brought into Edward I. Campbell’s program on July 24, 2012, under the same $100k Program as ourselves.
Both of our transactions were structured the same way. In 10 business days after money was wired to Edward I. Campbell’s account, victim/investor (Michael) was promised to receive an enormous return on his initial investment just like he promised to us back on July 31, 2012. (See Exhibit “B-1”)
Victim/Investor (Michael) invested One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) just like us and in 10 days he was promised to receive Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) just like us. (See Exhibit “B-2”)
In both cases Edward I. Campbell failed to pay the sum promised.
Third example, on February 13, 2013, we talked to a victim/investor (Roy) who was brought into Edward I. Campbell’s program in September 2012 under the same $100k Program as ourselves. (See Exhibit “B-3”)
Both of our transactions were structured the same way. In 10 business days after money was wired to Edward I. Campbell’s account, victim/investor (Roy) was promised to receive an enormous return on his initial investment just like he promised to us back in July 2012.
Victim/Investor (Roy) invested One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) just like us and in 10 days he was promised to receive Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) just like us.
In both cases Edward I. Campbell failed to pay the sum promised.
After victim/investor (Roy’s) 10 day payout period expired, Edward I. Campbell switched and changed the program on victim/investor (Roy) just like he did with us back in July 2012.
Therefore, you can see on four (4) separate occasions and in four (4) separate time periods Edward I. Campbell brought victims/investors in under the same pretense knowing ahead of time, in each case, he could not perform. This shows his premeditated intent to defraud the victims/investors.
DETAILS: Original Agreement and Proof of Loss
When the original “Standby Letter of Credit Retainer Agreement” was sent to us by Edward I. Campbell and William Soto, they employed a high pressure technique to compel us by threatening not to honor the return of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) in 10 business days on our One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) unless we signed the agreement and wired the money immediately. (See Email Dated 7/31/12-Exhibit “B-4”)
(See attached original “Standby Letter of Credit Retainer Agreement” Exhibit “C”)
(See also attached “Proof of Loss” wire receipt Exhibit “D”)
In our initial contact with Carl Griffin, the broker, he explained the program to us and stated that Edward I. Campbell was the provider. Then Carl Griffin arranged a conference call with William Soto (aka – William Isaac). William Soto also stated that Edward I. Campbell was the provider because Edward I. Campbell owned a part of IBOM Bank through a Sub-Chapter with IBOM Bank. William Soto tried to convince us that no one else could do this type of transaction other than Edward I. Campbell. (See Email Dated 7/31/12-Exhibit “D-1”)
Then William Soto set up a conference call for us with Edward I. Campbell. On that conference call Edward I. Campbell stated that he was the provider. He also reiterated that no one else could do this type of transaction but him and that he had already funded this type of transaction within that 10 business day parameter. He also told us that there are others who are ready to be funded the first part of August 2012 because they came in one week before us. We have a recording of this conversation. (See Attached Exhibit “D-2”)
They sent us the agreement on the same day we were supposed to wire the funds, but we saw on the agreement that Edward I. Campbell had referred to himself as a “Consultant”. So we asked for another conference call with Edward I. Campbell to clarify why the agreement says something different than what he had told us previously on the conference call when he stated he was the provider and not a consultant. We did not wire the money on that day. We stated that we needed to get that issue clarified before we got engaged and wired our required $100k to Edward I. Campbell.
Therefore, William Soto arranged a second conference call with Edward I. Campbell. Edward I. Campbell told us on that call he had to write the agreement that way and refer to himself as a “Consultant” because of the nature of his relationship with IBOM Bank; saying that even though he was part owner of the IBOM Bank through a Sub-Chapter structure he had to write the verbiage that way. He convinced us that the only way he could give us that high of a return in 10 business days was to state that he was a “Consultant” and not a provider because of his confidentiality agreement with the IBOM Bank for this type of transaction. (See Attached Exhibit “D-3”)
On that conference call we asked for Edward I. Campbell’s resume, copy of his driver’s license and proof of these types of transactions being funded. We asked for the Paymaster’s information, Edward I. Campbell stated at that time it was Irving B. Marks. We also asked for William Soto (Edward I. Campbell’s partner) and Irving B. Marks (Edward I. Campbell’s Attorney and Paymaster) copy of their driver’s license, Irving B. Marks’ attorney registration card and letters of recommendation in regard to Edward I. Campbell’s abilities and experience in these types of transactions, and proof of these types of transactions being funded.
What we received from our request above was the two (2) letters of recommendation from William Soto and Irving B. Marks, copies of driver’s licenses from Edward I. Campbell, his attorney Irving B. Marks, and a broker from New York, William Soto (Edward I. Campbell’s Partner), Irving B. Marks’ Attorney Registration Card, Edward I. Campbell’s resume, and William Soto’s bank statement.
(Ed Campbell DL Exhibit “E-1″)
(See attached Edward I. Campbell’s Resume Exhibit “E-2″)
(See attached Guillermo Soto aka William Soto DL Exhibit “E-3″)
(See attached Irving B. Mark’s Driver’s License and Attorney Registration Card Exhibit “E-4″)
(See attached Irving “Buddy” Marks Letter of Recommendation Exhibit “E-5″)
(See attached William Soto’s Recommendation Letter Exhibit “E6″)
But, what they did not send us was any actual proof of funding, such as names and contact numbers for anyone that had actually received funding. William Soto stated to us that Edward I. Campbell was unable to provide references due to the sensitivity and confidentiality of the information (i.e., he stated Edward I. Campbell would not release others’ information just as he would not release ours). So instead William Soto provided his bank statement showing us a recent commission he made from a previous transaction with Edward I. Campbell. (See attached William Soto’s Bank Statement Exhibit “E-7″)
In addition to the above items, four members of our LLC group searched the internet looking for scam reports or anything else negative we could find on Edward I. Campbell, Rosewood Consulting, LLC, and Irving B. Marks but we did not find anything at that time other than an Edward I. Campbell and Rosewood Consulting Linked-IN profile. Irving B. Marks’ information shows him to be in good standing with the State of Ohio Bar Association and we found his name listed as a registered agent not only for Rosewood Consulting, LLC, but as a registered agent for many companies in Ohio.
Once we received those items the next day they sent us another email pressuring us, once again, to wire the money by telling us they would honor the payout of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) in 10 business days if we wired our $100k by that day. (See Email Dated 7/31/12-Exhibit “E-8”)
The major factors in our decision to engage with Edward I. Campbell were the multiple conversations with Edward I. Campbell convincing us that he was the provider for the program and owned part of IBOM Bank, Edward I. Campbell’s statement about other groups funding the next week, Edward I. Campbell’s resume, Attorney Irving B. Marks’ letter and his good standing, and William Isaac’s (aka – William Soto) letter and bank statement showing the commission he had earned from recent funding; despite certain discrepancies found such as the BVK currency being unverifiable and IBOM Bank being just a virtual bank without a real brick and mortar location.
So we asked ourselves:
- Why would they provide us their personal information and letters of a recommendation if they knew that we were engaging in a fraudulent transaction or that it had failed before?
- Why would William Isaac recommend our involvement with Edward I. Campbell by giving us a copy of his bank statement as proof of commission received for recent funding if this wasn’t real?
So, based on all the information that had been given to us at the time, we decided to send Edward I. Campbell $100,000 via domestic wire on July 31, 2012. (See again wire receipt attached, Exhibit “D”)
DETAILS: Original “Standby Letter of Credit Retainer Agreement”
Despite Edward I. Campbell listing himself as a “Consultant” in the agreement he had always acted in a manner that was consistent with someone who was the actual provider of the instrument and that he had the ability to monetize the instrument. We invested One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) into Edward I. Campbell’s Program. We wired One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) directly into Rosewood Consulting, LLC’s JP Morgan Chase Bank account number 945248623. The wiring instructions were given to us by William Isaac. We have an agreement that Edward I. Campbell would return Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) to us within 10 business days if we gave him One Hundred Thousand ($100,000). (See wire instructions attached, Exhibit “D-4”)
Edward I. Campbell never performed any of the things written and agreed to in the original “Standby Letter of Credit Retainer Agreement.” (See again attached original “Standby Letter of Credit Retainer Agreement” Exhibit “C”)
SCOPES OF SERVICE
- He did not secure an SBLC from the IBOM Bank for 400 Million BVK on our behalf or acquire the insurance wrap to be placed on the SBLC from AXA Insurance.
- Nor did he have the SBLC forwarded to our designated bank within 48 hours.
- He was supposed to “work on behalf of the Client with the Bank to obtain and transfer a premium business account” and ensure that account had an initial deposit totaling 400 Million BVK, but that never happened.
- He was to provide us the “necessary contact point” for us to enter the SBLC into a “managed project funding trade platform”, but that never happened. He further claimed that we would see Two Million Five Hundred Thousand ($2,500,000) paid out to us within 10 business days.
The contract further states in section 2 that: “Consultant also agrees to indemnify Client from potential damages and risk and will purchase the aforementioned instrument back from the Client for 100% of the monies paid on this contract plus $100 to satisfy Client and make Client whole within 10-12 days of the date first written above if Client does not receive monetization or trade entry as described above.”
That original retainer agreement was signed on July 31, 2012, and Edward I. Campbell has yet to show us any proof that any part of this transaction are legitimate nor did he refund our money as specified in the agreement. We have asked him on many occasions to provide us with solid proof of any prior funding and proof that all the above items were completed in our behalf.
To date Edward I. Campbell has yet to provide any proof or return our funds despite his repeated promises to do so.
INTRODUCTION TO EDWARD I. CAMPBELL: (Genealogy of Brokers)
We were introduced to Edward I. Campbell of Rosewood Consulting, LLC, through William Isaac (aka – William Soto) in July 2012. We were introduced to William Isaac (aka – William Soto) through our joint venture partner Gary who learned of William Isaac (aka – William Soto) through a broker named Dan Hunter who learned of this program through another broker, Carl Griffin. Carl Griffin is the one who introduced us to William Isaac (aka – William Soto) and William Isaac (aka – William Soto) introduced us to Edward I. Campbell. Carl Griffin got paid $5000 upfront from Edgar Ortiz and Edward I. Campbell for bringing us in. Another broker, Carmella Kydd introduced Carl Griffin to William Isaac. Edward I. Campbell told us there were approximately 600 people involved, which included investors and intermediaries/brokers.
Below is the genealogy top to bottom for easy review:
Edward I. Campbell email@example.com 614-353-6646
Attorney Irving “Barry” Marks firstname.lastname@example.org 614-258-9300
William Isaac email@example.com 516-986-3336
Broker, Carmella Kydd firstname.lastname@example.org 352-351-1581
Broker, Carl Griffin email@example.com 505-319-3404
Our Broker, Dan Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org 832-877-2910
As we discovered by talking with other parties involved with Edward I. Campbell, we were brought in the same way as the others. First by being promised that for $100k we would be paid out Two Million Five Hundred Thousand ($2,500,000) in 10 business days, then only to have that time pass by and Edward I. Campbell would then “change programs” saying that he found another way to go and he was going to put our money in along with other people’s money to do a larger deal and that we would be paid even more than originally promised. We never asked to be put into a group with other people. We never solicited Edward I. Campbell, it was his group that solicited us. Evidence of this pattern can be seen as he promised individuals the same payouts he offered us in the same time frame at different time periods throughout the year knowing that he could not perform within that time frame. His next maneuver was always to tell the client that he “changed programs” and that the client would get a much larger return for the delay they would endure. We even told him at that time that we were not interested in having a “carrot in our face”.
Edward I. Campbell has taken money from at least 573 people that we know of using this method over the course of the last year. Victim/Investor (Rob) gave Edward I. Campbell $45k back in March of 2012 promising to payout a minimum of $450k in no less than 30 days, but more like 10 days.
We know that Edward I. Campbell took $100k from each of the 4 groups that came into the program though broker Carl Griffin, including our group, under the same premise during the period of June 2012 to July 2012 promising them a payout of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand ($2,500,000) in 10 days.
We know Edward I. Campbell took $100k from us at the end of July 2012, promising to pay us Two Million Five Hundred Thousand ($2,500,000) within 10 business days. We know he took $100k from victim/investor (Roy) in September 2012 promising victim/investor (Roy) the same thing but then only to change the program on victim/investor (Roy) and send victim/investor (Roy) down the same road as the rest of us, leaving us to wonder what the real story was.
We have asked Edward I. Campbell many times to provide us some evidence that this transaction was real. We told him that anything he could give us would have been greatly appreciated. Despite many conference calls with Edward I. Campbell and many requests for confirmation from a third-party showing our transaction was legitimate, we never received anything but excuses or emails generated from Edward I. Campbell himself.
MORE DETAILS: (timeline and specific emails)
A few days before our August 14, 2012, funding date arrived Edward I. Campbell called and told us that his father-in-law had died and he would be out of town and would be busy dealing with the affairs of his father-in-law’s funeral and estate matters. Edward I. Campbell told us we would still fund on time and that he would forward our Client Information Sheet to the Paymaster to set up our wire.
He told us at that time he had changed the Paymaster and he had signed a confidentiality agreement with the new Paymaster so he could not release the new Paymaster’s information to us currently. Edward I. Campbell assured us that he had forwarded our Client Information Sheet to the new Paymaster to set up our file in order to be paid out on time.
However, on our funding date August 14, 2012, we were not contacted by the Paymaster nor could we get a hold of Edward I. Campbell to find out the status of our funding. Therefore, we called William Soto to find out if he knew the status of our funding but he told us that only Edward I. Campbell would have that information. William Soto, however, told us that Edward I. Campbell’s father-in-law died and Edward I. Campbell is out of town helping his wife with the family affairs. This seemed to be consistent with what Edward I. Campbell had told us several days ago.
During this early period, the funding timeline was consistently delayed for many reasons unknown to us. First, it has been delayed from 10 business days due to the death of Edward I. Campbell’s father-in-law, then he gives no reasons other than to tell us the new funding date would happen on the following Tuesday from our initial date, then to Thursday, then to next Wednesday and so on and so on.
Every time we made an attempt to get a new firm timeline, written commitment and guarantee regarding when we were going to receive funding we were told by Edward I. Campbell that he would send that information, but he failed to provide it to us because he was dealing with his wife’s family affairs related to the death of her father for over a 3 week period.
In the beginning of September 2012 we spoke to Edward I. Campbell on a conference call where he apologized for missing all the prior funding dates, but the good news was that we would be much happier because he could give us a much higher return than our original contract amount. Edward I. Campbell told us on this conference call that he could not share much information with us at this time about how this was possible, but he reassured us to be patient and to give him more time and he would explain and break down the details for us on another conference call in the near future.
On September 19, 2012, Edward I. Campbell sent us the IBOM Bank Confirmation Letter dated September 17, 2012, allegedly from the IBOM Bank. (See letter attached, Exhibit “F-1”)
This “bank confirmation letter of release” was to show that IBOM Bank had issued a check in the amount of 10 Billion BVK to GBI Trust c/o Edward I. Campbell and Lashon Watkins. (See letter attached, Exhibit “F-1”) (See also USD to BVK Proposal Exhibit “A-1″)
We have never been able to confirm that the IBOM Bank is a legitimate bank. Through a general Google search on IBOM Bank we found the following “Proof of Funds” letter dated June 3, 2011, showing the same IBOM Bank Officers’ signatures at the bottom of this letter that are also on our bank confirmation letter given to us by Edward I. Campbell shown in Exhibit “F-1”.
(See letter attached, Exhibit “F-1A”) Notice that this letter (“F-1A”) has a Bank seal on it at the bottom whereas our bank confirmation letter (“F-1”) does not have a seal. This Proof of Funds letter from 2011 looks to be real, but the bank confirmation letter sent to us from Edward I. Campbell looks to be a fake document.
During late September we were told by Edward I. Campbell that the initial delay was that he was waiting for IBOM Bank to be issued a SWIFT Code that would allow the transaction to move forward, but this SWIFT Code we were given was never able to be confirmed. We have tried to contact the 2 individuals that signed this letter as authorized IBOM Bank Officers with no success.
We sent an email on October 3, 2012, to Mr. Patrick E.J. Steensma, listed as IBOM Legal Counselor & IBOM Proxy, asking him for validation of the SWIFT Code, to provide information proving that IBOM Bank is a legitimate banking entity, information on the currency exchange rate on the BVK and acceptance of the BVK currency by a bank in Dubai. (Edward I. Campbell told us this bank in Dubai agreed to hold the BVK as collateral and issue a line of credit against the BVK being held and that line of credit would be extended to be used by Edward I. Campbell to satisfy our transaction.) (See email attached, Exhibit “F-2”)
We did not get a response so we sent another email on October 4, 2012, again expressing our concerns. (See email attached, Exhibit “F-3”)
We did receive an email back from Patrick E.J. Steensma, IBOM Legal Counselor & IBOM Proxy, on October 12, 2012, telling us that the bank is legitimate and is not a scam. The reason he gave for taking a long time to respond to our email inquiry was that there was just a backlog. Also, he could not confirm any of our inquiries in the previous email to him because he did not know of what banking relationship in Dubai we were referring to; this email did not help confirm any of the things we asked him to confirm, nor were we absolutely sure this email was even really from Patrick. (See email attached, Exhibit “F4”)
So we sent another email to Mr. Steensma on October 15, 2012, with specific examples of what we meant by “viability” of the IBOM Bank and links to information found on the internet showing our major concerns that the BVK was NOT a real currency and that we could NOT find any information on the exchange rate of the BVK other than the information provided on the IBOM website itself, so in other words, we could not find third-party confirmation of the BVK exchange rate. (See email attached, Exhibit “F5”)
We never got a response to this email from Mr. Steensma or anyone regarding our October 15, 2012, email.
We received an email from Edward I. Campbell on October 3, 2012, showing a Skype conversation between Campbell and the Dubai bank basically saying that things are getting close, but nothing ever materialized. (See email attached, Exhibit “F6”)
We got another email from Edward I. Campbell on October 16, 2012, with two attachments. The first attachment was a “sanitized LOI” dated September 24, 2012, stating that whomever Edward I. Campbell was dealing with was “ready, willing and able to move forward with the purchase of, assignment thereon and funding of purchase for the 10 Billion BVK check made out to the order of EDWARD I. CAMPBELL and drawn from the account under the same name at the INTERNATIONAL BANK OF MEEKAMUI”. The second attachment is a document titled “BVK for USD Loan Accommodation Proposal” from the Campbell Management Group dated October 9, 2012. It outlines that the BVK is able to be monetized. (See email and two (2) attachments attached Exhibits “F7”, “F8”, “F9”)
We sent an email back to Edward I. Campbell on October 17, 2012, expressing our concerns with the documents he provided us. (See email attached, Exhibit “F10”)
Nothing was resolved by these communications.
On November 27, 2012, we received an email from Edward I. Campbell sent to us by Carl Griffin. This email contains a very lengthy conversation between Edward I. Campbell and someone in customer service with a bank, we do not know who, that his “loan request” had been approved. The loan amount is for $800,000,000 and is “now available for direct access”. Edward I. Campbell also attached a “confirmation of deposit”, it is a screenshot of a Chase online bank account statement showing just over a $2 Billion balance. (See attached email and screenshot of online Chase acct, Exhibit “F11”, “F12”)
On December 5, 2012, we received a Purchase and Sale Agreement from Edward I. Campbell showing that he was to pay us $121 Million for the buyback of our banking instrument that he was supposed to have bought with the $100k we sent him originally on July 31, 2012. After several drafts of this contract sent back and forth between us and Edward I. Campbell, it was mutually signed on December 14, 2012. The most important thing that we hoped to accomplish with this fully executed contract now in place was for Edward I. Campbell to formally release the Paymaster’s contact information. We felt that we were finally going to get third-party confirmation that, maybe, this transaction was real. But Edward I. Campbell never released the Paymaster’s information within the 48 hour time frame outlined in the contract. (See contract attached, Exhibit “F13”)
Delays and excuses continued. (See attached Campbell’s email dated January 15, 2012, and our response, Exhibit “F-14”)
Edward I. Campbell then began to tell us that there had been a complaint filed and the Department of Homeland Security was involved. We asked him to provide proof that indeed the Feds were involved and delaying this transaction, but he just gave us more excuses such as this email from Edward I. Campbell dated February 8, 2013. (See email attached, Exhibit “F-15”)
Things like the “Bank Confirmation Letter”, “LOI” and “BVK Proposal” bank statement screenshots, and even the “Purchase and Sale Contract” works to keep people off balance and keep them from complaining or filing complaints, eventually people get frustrated to the point where they feel just getting their money back would be a victory.
Edward I. Campbell and William Soto paid brokers an upfront fee each time they would bring in new people. We were given the attached email from another broker showing this arrangement had been agreed to by both Edward I. Campbell and William Soto. (See attached email, Exhibit “F16”)
Edward I. Campbell always gave outrageous reasons for delays and failure to fund our transaction such as deaths and major catastrophes, (i.e., father-in-law’s death, niece’s house burning down on Thanksgiving Day, his uncle’s death, his attorney’s daughter’s motorcycle accident on the day of our conference call with the Paymaster, a niece involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, countless weather related problems, computer problems and many other excuses).
Edward I. Campbell has been very deceptive and misleading in his communications from the beginning such as telling us one thing verbally than stating something completely different in writing. Edward I. Campbell tells many lies to cover up his inconsistencies.
One recent example of his lies, Edward I. Campbell told us in February 2013 that victim/investor (Michael) was the registered Paymaster for our transaction involving 573 people. Also, Edward I. Campbell stated that victim/investor (Michael) was part of a high powered law firm with multiple offices in Montreal, Miami, Detroit and Manhattan. We were given the name of the Paymaster, victim/investor (Michael), but Edward I. Campbell refused to disclose victim/investor (Michael’s) contact information. Edward I. Campbell stated that the confidentiality agreement he had signed with the Paymaster prohibited him from releasing the contact information until the Paymaster was ready to process the payouts.
Since Edward I. Campbell would not release the contact information on victim/investor (Michael), we started to check the State Licensing Agencies and State Bar Association for the states in which victim/investor (Michael) supposedly had offices but we were unable to find any information on victim/investor (Michael).
We have since found out that victim/investor (Michael) is not an attorney at all but a victim/investor as well who gave money to Edward I. Campbell. We found this out through a broker, Carmella Kydd email@example.com 352-351-1581 on February 21, 2013. Once again Edward I. Campbell lied and misled us. (See attached email, Exhibit “F-17”)
Another example of his lies, Edward I. Campbell told us and provided us a snapshot of a Chase online bank statement showing that over Two Billion Dollars ($2,000,000,000) was in the Paymaster’s trust account and all they were waiting for was a “Letter of Release” from Homeland Security. Edward I. Campbell stated once everyone involved had passed the Homeland Security clearance he should receive this “Letter of Release”. Edward I. Campbell told us we would be getting this release letter by January 23, 2013. (See attached email, Exhibit “F-18”)
Another example of his lies, on January 29, 2013, we received a group email Edward I. Campbell sent out requesting all of us to resend him our copy of passport, driver’s license, completed W-9, original signed and counter-signed purchase agreement and completed Client Information Sheet so he can begin disbursement of our funds. Edward I. Campbell stated that he had received a GREEN LIGHT from the FEDS and all they needed was this information to get our transactions funded. We know this was a lie because later he told us that he did not get the GREEN LIGHT from the FEDS as he earlier claimed. We still don’t know to this day why he wanted us to resend him all that information. We are very concerned that Edward I. Campbell has our personal information and we are not certain with whom he has shared our information. (See attached email, Exhibit “F-19”)
Another example of his lies, we got another email from Edward I. Campbell on October 16, 2012, with two attachments. The first attachment was a “sanitized LOI” dated September 24, 2012, stating that whomever Edward I. Campbell was dealing with was “ready, willing and able to move forward with the purchase of, assignment thereon and funding of purchase for the 10 Billion BVK check made out to the order of EDWARD I. CAMPBELL and drawn from the account under the same name at the INTERNATIONAL BANK OF MEEKAMUI”. The second attachment is a page document titled “BVK for USD Loan Accommodation Proposal” from the Campbell Management Group dated October 9, 2012. It outlines that the BVK is able to be monetized. (See email and two (2) attachments attached Exhibits “F-7”, “F-8”, “F-9”)
We now know all the above information given to us by Edward I. Campbell was a lie because on February 7, 2013, Edward I. Campbell, on a conference call admitted to us that all along he was pretending to be the provider when in actuality the provider’s name was Nathan Bragman, who is an associate director of a trade group. Edward I. Campbell also told us the screenshot of the Chase online bank statement (See Exhibit F-10) showing over Two Billion Dollars ($2,000,000,000) he sent to us was actually Nathan Bragman’s account. This was not the Paymaster’s trust account nor Edward I. Campbell’s account as Edward I. Campbell led us to believe when he first sent that to us.
Edward I. Campbell, in a phone conversation, finally admitted to us that he did not really have the ability to do the things he said he could do in the beginning and that he had been relying on someone else in hopes that they could get things done. Edward I. Campbell finally admitted that he cannot and does not have any way to monetize the BVK to pay us all as he promised to do so in the beginning. We felt the reason why he was coming clean with us now was because of the many complaints and accusations of scam he was receiving from lots of victims/investors and he could see the writing on the wall. (Refer to 2/7/13 and 2/8/13 audio file)
On February 19, 2013, we provided to Edward I. Campbell a verbal and written demand for refund of our initial $100k. Edward I. Campbell acknowledged our demand for refund and promised to send us his refund request form immediately. However, even after our 2 additional requests to have him send us his refund request form, he ignored our request. On February 20, 2013, instead of sending us the refund request form he sent us a long email telling us that he was acknowledging our 3 requests to get the refund release form from him as harassment. Instead of providing us with the promised refund request form he gave another excuse about how his satellite internet was out due to snowy and windy conditions and that was the reason why he was not able to send the refund request form as he promised the day we requested it. Instead of sending us the form the next morning when his internet was up, he then tells us he needs to talk to his attorney before he can send us the refund request document. It is not until February 28, 2013, when we finally all signed his refund request agreement. (See attached email, Exhibit “F-20”)
Edward I. Campbell drafted the refund request agreement and all the verbiage is his and we want to make known that we are signing this agreement under protest. We feel pressured and coerced in signing what he wants us to sign. We feel it is the only way to possibly recover our principal amount.
Edward I. Campbell failed to return our funds in the time frame provided in the refund request agreement. He promised us that he would return the funds by Monday, March 4, 2013, even though the refund request contract spelled out a 48 hour period for Edward I. Campbell to wire the funds, which ran out on Saturday, March 2, 2012.
We submitted the fully signed refund request agreement to our attorney at 11:06am pacific time on Thursday, February 28, 2012, and Edward I. Campbell was notified immediately by our attorney that the agreement was in his possession. Our attorney Paul Goltz provided Edward I. Campbell’s attorney, Mark Stansbury, with attestation that he had the fully signed refund request agreement in his possession and once he received Edward I. Campbell’s wire he would email the fully executed agreement to him.
Edward I. Campbell has failed to wire our $100k by the date he agreed on, which was on March 2, 2013. Edward I. Campbell text us and said he would wire the $100k on March 5, 2013. He failed to wire on that day. After many days of repeated requests to find out what his intentions were in regards to refunding us, Edward I. Campbell’s other attorney, Mark Stansbury, got on a conference call with our attorney to tell us that Edward I. Campbell would send us our money on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Refer 3/8/13 Audio)
As of the date of filing of this report Edward I. Campbell has yet to return our initial $100k.
It was Edward I. Campbell’s group who got a hold of us originally, not the other way around. It was Edward I. Campbell’s group that was soliciting victims/investors and it was Edward I. Campbell and William Isaac (aka – William Soto) who were paying upfront money to brokers for bringing in new victims/investors.
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