Thursday, 22 January 2015
European Fine Wines Ltd (EFW): warning scammers very active!!
The former premises of European Fine Wines Ltd in Bromley
– now in liquidation
There are currently a rash of white knight scams linked with European Fine Wines Ltd, which went into liquidation on 25th June 2014, when Nedim Ailyan of Abbott Fielding Limited was appointed as liquidator.
The scams include letters, using a European Fine Wines Ltd letterhead, sent to clients of European Fine Wines Ltd as well as phone calls from people claiming to work for Abbott Fielding or to have been appointed by them or in the instance below from someone claiming to be the ex-financial director of European Fine Wines Ltd.
Comment received for investdrinks yesterday (21.1.2015):
'I've just received a call from European Fine Wines ex financial director??? They are back in business and trying to sell me insurance to protect me from the company brought in as liquidators from only giving me 5p for every £1 invested. I actually own the wine and have it stored, is this true or a scam - help feeling very confused as thought I was one of the lucky ones?'
investdrinks understands that Rothstein Capital & Partners are among the companies contacting clients of European Fine Wines Ltd. I understand that Grant Thornton as well as Abbott Fielding have previously reported the activities of Rothstein Capital & Partners to the Police.
All these are scams as Nedim Ailyan, the liquidator, explains:
'In recent weeks, a company has been writing to the creditors on European Fine Wines letterhead alleging that they are the company and trying to obtain money from them.
In addition, a third party has been ringing creditors alleging he works for my office and that for a small payment, he can get people's wine.
Needless to say, anyone who passes any money to both these parties receives nothing. European Fine Wines Limited is in liquidation and any and all correspondence, that clients receive will be received from Abbott Fielding only.'
Don't fall for these advance fee frauds, they will only increase the losses you suffered through European Fine Wines Ltd.
If you have the slightest doubt contact:
Abbott Fielding Limited, 142/148 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6NZ
Tel: 020 8302 4344
Fax: 020 8309 9178www.abbottfielding.co.uk