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    • jammyjoe
    • By jammyjoe 27th Jun 17, 6:13 PM
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    GWD Forestry Investment
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    • 27th Jun 17, 6:13 PM
    GWD Forestry Investment 27th Jun 17 at 6:13 PM
    Iím invested with a company called GWD forestry since Aug 2015. I have Christmas trees and Annatto Seed changed from a Coconut investment in brazil gone south. The reason why Iíve generated this thread is because Iím due a payment from GWD owed to me for a coconut payment due for 2016. I have since discovered that others are due the same payments for 2015. A group Iím with, have been in discussions with GWD since Feb this year and as such GWD have stopped discussions with my group and I feel I need to go a different direction.
    Would be interested with others to discuss their experience with this topic.
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    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 27th Jun 17, 7:37 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 7:37 PM
    I feel I need to go a different direction.
    Originally posted by jammyjoe
    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ perhaps?
    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 27th Jun 17, 7:53 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 7:53 PM
    Yep youve done your money there it looks like.
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
    • mIKE
    • By mIKE 27th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
    Same Experience
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    • 27th Jun 17, 8:02 PM
    I have had pretty much the same experience I have invested well over 10k. I have been promised a payment last year but it seems that the money ain't coming and the train has left the station without me ... so now what to do?
    I blame myself really for being so stupid into trusting this outfit.
    Be careful of gwdforestry
    • ForestryInvestor
    • By ForestryInvestor 27th Jun 17, 9:12 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:12 PM
    You too huh?
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:12 PM
    Hi Guys,
    Sorry to say, but I am also an investor with GWD. I am so frustrated with my interactions with them, I feel like I am getting nowhere. Payment of returns for me have been either extremely late and for another product with them have not materialized.
    Their so called customer account managers have told me conflicting information, and in one case I caught one of out telling me lies (have the emails to prove it). I was an relatively early investor and both investments should have matured this year (or next year, or last year depending on the account manager!!!). I have not made my money back and have had to fight for the small payments I have received so far.
    How do they expect to retain customers if they are not going to pay out the returns??? Where is this money going and are the trees even being harvested?? So many questions....
    • ForestryInvestor
    • By ForestryInvestor 27th Jun 17, 9:14 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:14 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:14 PM
    I blame myself really for being so stupid into trusting this outfit.
    Be careful of gwdforestry
    Originally posted by mIKE
    Agreed!!! I don't know where to turn to?? I have tried everything to talk to these guys...
    • Red Dog1
    • By Red Dog1 27th Jun 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:26 PM
    GWD Investor
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    • 27th Jun 17, 9:26 PM
    I am also at present a client and have been for several years. In my experience, GWD appears to be very poorly managed. The performance results and scheduled payouts have not been timely or according to their published conservative anticipated returns so far. Getting them to pay anything on my account has been difficult, to say the least
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 27th Jun 17, 10:02 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 10:02 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 10:02 PM
    How do they expect to retain customers if they are not going to pay out the returns??? Where is this money going and are the trees even being harvested?? So many questions....
    Originally posted by ForestryInvestor
    They have no need to retain customers. If it's a scam all they want is your money and sadly most investments of this sort are exactly that.

    All very strange that so many new users sign up to post today, was it coordinated?
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • jammyjoe
    • By jammyjoe 27th Jun 17, 11:10 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 11:10 PM
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    • 27th Jun 17, 11:10 PM
    I can only speak for myself but am making a desperate attempt to get money owed to me from GWD. I do know other people have received money over the years, this is fact. But my experience of GWD has not been forthcoming. Looking for fact not opinions.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 28th Jun 17, 6:30 AM
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    I can only speak for myself but am making a desperate attempt to get money owed to me from GWD. I do know other people have received money over the years, this is fact. But my experience of GWD has not been forthcoming. Looking for fact not opinions.
    Originally posted by jammyjoe
    Unfortunately it's a bit late for that, fact is necessary before you part with your cash.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 28th Jun 17, 7:39 AM
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    Presumably the one aggreived poster with multiple identities. It beggars belief that 3 different people to the OP all found the original post within 90 minutes.

    It's seems this company is one that ranks with storage pods, hotel rooms, Spanish vineyards, as a cross between an outright fraud and incompetence on a scale that is indivisible from fraud.

    Jammy, Mike, Red, Forestry,whatever your name is, your loss is one more to add to a sorry tale of people suckered in by unlikely returns from unlikely sources. And won't be the last :-(
    • migger02
    • By migger02 28th Jun 17, 7:43 AM
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    Too bad to hear about those experiences with GWD.
    • ForestryInvestor
    • By ForestryInvestor 28th Jun 17, 8:12 AM
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    They have no need to retain customers. If it's a scam all they want is your money and sadly most investments of this sort are exactly that.

    All very strange that so many new users sign up to post today, was it coordinated?
    Originally posted by jimjames
    Hi JimJames,
    The thing is that I have received some payments, but just not in line with expectations. As with any investments, there are no guarantees, but I don't believe this is a scam. However, in saying all that, if GWD is having challenges in making payments in schedule it does open up a lot of questions

    With reference to your comment about me signing up yesterday, I have signed up to several different forums the last few months in an effort to find other GWD / Greenwood investors to see if they are also having the same negative experiences as me. I have spoken to a few others already and there seems to be a trend here. I will not divulge any personal investment data here, but my own trigger and that of some others is that several products are now in maturation phase and we should have been paid the last months. As usual, there is nothing but conflicting information and/or silence from GWD. I am aware that there is a group of investors that have clubbed together and I have reached out to them to see if they can shed any light.
    • ForestryInvestor
    • By ForestryInvestor 28th Jun 17, 8:17 AM
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    Presumably the one aggreived poster with multiple identities. It beggars belief that 3 different people to the OP all found the original post within 90 minutes.

    It's seems this company is one that ranks with storage pods, hotel rooms, Spanish vineyards, as a cross between an outright fraud and incompetence on a scale that is indivisible from fraud.

    Jammy, Mike, Red, Forestry,whatever your name is, your loss is one more to add to a sorry tale of people suckered in by unlikely returns from unlikely sources. And won't be the last :-(
    Originally posted by AnotherJoe
    I can only speak for myself, but I only have one account here and only post under my user name. On some other forums there appears to be quite a lot of activity on this topic (GWD) going back months and in some cases years. I can provide links if anyone is interested. I think the OP maybe another investor that I have been in contact with before, I will PM him and check
    • Franck64
    • By Franck64 28th Jun 17, 8:33 AM
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    Similar bad experience with Greenwood
    I have had a similar experience with Greenwood Forestry. I invested with them in 2011 and 2014 and so far only received one payment for the 2015 harvest (Green Coconut) but in September 2016 after a lot of chasing and pestering... Same as JammyJoe I haven't seen any returns for 2016. Based on my experience so far they don't seem to be able to deliver on their promises.
    • phileasphog
    • By phileasphog 28th Jun 17, 9:17 AM
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    Payments due have not come so far
    I have invested almost 20,000 euro in acacia and coconut projects since 2010 and non of the payments due have ever arrived despite multiple promises.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 28th Jun 17, 11:44 AM
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    The thing is that I have received some payments, but just not in line with expectations. As with any investments, there are no guarantees, but I don't believe this is a scam. However, in saying all that, if GWD is having challenges in making payments in schedule it does open up a lot of questions
    Originally posted by ForestryInvestor
    Whats the difference between a "pure" scam and utter incompetence due to a flawed business plan that results in the loss of your money?

    The fact is, any investment that could provide the returns promised that was low risk, the companies would invest in it themselves and not involve the gullible public.

    So you've either been scammed outright or invested in a highly risky venture that surprise surprise hasn't paid out as promised.

    Ironically I'd guess your odds of getting money back are better if its a scam than incompetence. In either cases your chances of that are somewhere around fat and slim.

    Next step, watch out for someone contacting you "promising" they can get your money back if you just make a small payment to enable the legal process to work (between a Spanish company operating in Brazil and Canada, good luck even if that isn't itself and out and out scam !!) .
    • jammyjoe
    • By jammyjoe 28th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
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    Ironically I'd guess your odds of getting money back are better if its a scam than incompetence. In either cases your chances of that are somewhere around fat and slim.

    Next step, watch out for someone contacting you "promising" they can get your money back if you just make a small payment to enable the legal process to work (between a Spanish company operating in Brazil and Canada, good luck even if that isn't itself and out and out scam !!) .
    Hi AnotherJoe,
    I don't know whether your right or wrong but I do know you make a very good point on both instances. Need to think about what you've stated. I don't see money coming soon. Good advice thanks
    • ColdIron
    • By ColdIron 28th Jun 17, 12:19 PM
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    I have invested almost 20,000 euro in acacia and coconut projects since 2010 and non of the payments due have ever arrived despite multiple promises.
    Originally posted by phileasphog
    Shocked face
    • ForestryInvestor
    • By ForestryInvestor 28th Jun 17, 12:58 PM
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    Shocked face
    Originally posted by ColdIron
    Sad to say, that have more than double that amount invested....
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