Jonty Crossick, serial fraudster or just a hopeless incompetent?


Jonty Crossick is a man to be avoided by everyone who wishes to keep their pension intact.  This blog is issued in the public interest to alert people to steer well clear of anything this man does.

Mr Crossick is at liberty to sue me if he thinks I am libeling him. However, I have something in excess of 1000 documents to prove my assertion that any contact with him will damage your wealth, and would be happy to produce those documents in any UK court.

I, and about ten thousand other folks, have had the misfortune to be misled by Jonty Crossick. He is either totally incompetent or an out and out crook. The way the money has gone, the latter is the more obvious choice.

To my certain knowledge Mr Crossick has touted for funding for close on a hundred property projects. Out of all those schemes only one has had a partly successful outcome. All the others have led to massive losses for about ten thousand folks.

He set up property deals in the north of England. That entire business was put into bankruptcy with massive losses.

He set up a grand scheme for investing in property in Eastern Europe. That fell apart with investors losing over £100 million. I even lost money on that myself. Crossick’s partner, Craig Cameron, was fined £300,000 for dodgy dealing, and investors’ money was siphoned out of the companies and has gone missing, presumably into Crossick’s pocket. Not a single penny of what I invested actually reached the project I thought I’d invested in.

And now, here he is, jumping up again, offering to help people invest. What will happen is that he will help you transfer your hard earned investment funds into his pocket. I’m sure he has some amazing schemes up his sleeve. Don’t go near them. Don’t go anywhere near him. You will regret it if you do.

I’m surprised he has found a group of partners. They may be honest, but if they are allying themselves to Jonty Crossick either they haven’t done a check on his past, in which case they are incompetent, or they are crooks as well. Either way, are they the kind of people you want to do business with?

Who am I talking about here? First, Jonty Crossick, scam artiste extraordinaire. Second, his company Earthhawk. I know nothing about his partners, but they are prepared to do business with a person with an well documented history of fraud and incompetence. All I can say is that if you ally yourself with a crook, you must expect people to think you are a crook also. David Sherman, Dilip Sahajpal, Eva Eastman, Rob Elings; can any of you guys say with a straight face that you have checked out Mr Crossick’s past history of fraud and business incompetence, and yet you are still prepared to do business with him, and that past history is okay with you? Is so, you must expect any mud thrown your way to stick.

Let’s put some figures to the list of woes investors have had to put up with from Jonty Crossick.

It is estimated that Jonty Crossick and former wife Alise Crossick have defrauded up to 25,000 investors out of sums in excess of €250 MILLION. For example, Jonty and Alise Crossick’s own Ready2Invest website boasted that they had “sold over €400 million of off-plan property to our 25,000-strong network of investors in 16 countries across the world…” and “we also operate a private equity arm, which has raised over €150 million for 18 developments in eight countries, with an aggregate gross development value of nearly €2 billion”.

All these deals went down the drain and left those thousands of investors with massive losses.

You can see a list of the known Crossick schemes where investors have lost significant sums of money at www.r2iactiongroup.org/r2i-schemes.html. If you invested in any of these, you may wish to make contact with the R2i Action Group via that website.

I have not tracked a single investor who achieved the financial returns promised by Jonty Crossick – and only a handful (in the Bayside Silver Coast development in Portugal) made within 10% of the promised returns.

You have been warned. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS PERSON OR WITH HIS ASSOCIATES!

If you want to read about some of his scams from other sources, try these websites.

http://www.fca.org.uk/news/fca-bans-and-fines-two-ucis

https://www.fca.org.uk/news/fca-bans-and-fines-former-burlington-director

Please note, the only reason Jonty Crossick has not been nailed by the FCA is because he has never run a regulated business, he gets others to front the schemes. That means that if anything goes wrong once you sign up you will not be protected in any way. What you lose, you lose.

john clare
(one of the people who have been deceived and defrauded by Mr Crossick)

How to Lose Money

How to Lose Money

This is issued in the public interest as a warning

I will be issuing more such warnings in the future. There are a lot of crooks out there ready and keen to take your money in return for a few empty promises that sound pretty good. And remember, it isn’t just the crooks you need to worry about, it’s the ones who have a great scheme but cant handle it so you still lose your money.

There were several clever-dicks who entered the property market at the turn of the century convinced they could make a quick buck. Those of us who knew what we were doing had entered the market almost a decade earlier, and were warning that things had perhaps gone too far too fast.

This was the time that Jonty Crossick came into prominence with his great scheme for rental properties in the UK. He sensibly concentrated on the Northern market, which is where I was based at the time, and no doubt his schemes there were a success. They should have been.

Then Mr Crossick went big time. He launched out across Eastern Europe. The right move in my opinion. I went along to the hard sell. I looked at the schemes. I looked at the ground. I went to the local planning offices. I visited local estate agents, and looked at the touristic situation. I liked what I saw. I invested.

It was then that a very complicated set of business structures was put in place with the whole thing being embedded in a trust overseen by Equity Trust in Jersey. That was when everything went quiet. It went quiet for two years.

I wont bore you with the details, but someone had been at the bank account. I have no direct evidence, except for the fact that when the accountants came in they found a complete mess and serious lack of documents, and no-one has yet managed to untangle where the money has gone, but gone it has.

There have been several bulletin boards covering the Jonty Crossick investment schemes, and the backing company Ready2Invest. You will find that those boards are filled with the stories of failed enterprises, loss of investments, and simple fraud. This is my warning: Do not touch any deal which is even remotely connected with Jonty or his companies.

He is being investigated by Sussex police on allegations of fraud. He is being sued by various entities for failed investments in Spain, and he is pushing a vineyard investment in South America which I am told is misconceived, and has scant chance of getting off the ground.

I have not invested in this, so I have done no due diligence on the project. I only have the due diligence from a third party, and the report is far from good. My advice would be to steer well clear of the deal. Even if that deal is okay in itself, which I very much doubt, it wont be when creditors from other crashed enterprises get their hands on it.

Keywords for this venture are Mendoza, and Valle de Uco. Check them out, but dont invest. You have been warned.

You will note from Ready2Invest‘s website that they have a page devoted to their track record. This is a fiction. It is not a track record, it is a selection of deals that may have sold out, but have in every instance lost value since inception. I know that there are at least a dozen or so deals which have crashed spectacularly, and, naturally, they are not mentioned.

They offer “FREE expert advice”. Do yourself a favour. Stick with me. I tell the truth and I have no deals to sell. I’m impartial and I’ve been in the business for over forty years. Caveat emptor. If you prefer English – Buyer Beware! In short, take it easy.

john