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    • sheffield61
    • By sheffield61 23rd Jul 18, 9:24 AM
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    sheffield61
    I am happy to stand corrected, Storefirst Ltd is a total scam, as are all the companies linked to this company......

    Where to start.....

    1. In June 2016 the FOS instructed my then SIPP trustees, Stadia trustees Ltd, to repay me my entire pension value of 104,000 invested into storefirst. Instead of doing this Stadia ignored the FOS instructions and went into liquidation. In Feb 2018 the FSCS awarded me 50,000 against this joke of a SIPP trustees......

    2. In Nov 2017 the SFO visited me to do a recorded and extended home interview into these investments. The Serious Fraud office tell me that the scale of the scam here exceeds 500 Million Pounds and is the biggest case they have ever invested.....

    3. In Feb 2018 the SRA visited me to do a recorded home interview into the now struck off [for dishonest practices], Hetherington solicitors of Hoylake. Much of the money mentioned above has flowed through this rogue solicitors books....

    4. My legal redress v this firm of solicitors is now with the Courts, I expect my court date to be issued very shortly. My claim against this pair of thieves is for my 104,000 pension, 53,000 in lost interest and my own sides legal fees.....

    5. The UK GOV has issued x4 Court petitions to close Storefirst ltd down, this will reach the Courts before the end of 2018 I understand.....

    After a four year battle I see much light at the end of the tunnel at last. I would hope people do not give up and I am happy to supply more detailed information, once my own claim is concluded shortly.....


    John in Sheffield....
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 23rd Jul 18, 9:51 AM
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    Malthusian
    I am happy to stand corrected, Storefirst Ltd is a total scam, as are all the companies linked to this company......

    Where to start.....

    1. In June 2016 the FOS instructed my then SIPP trustees, Stadia trustees Ltd, to repay me my entire pension value of 104,000 invested into storefirst. Instead of doing this Stadia ignored the FOS instructions and went into liquidation. In Feb 2018 the FSCS awarded me 50,000 against this joke of a SIPP trustees......

    2. In Nov 2017 the SFO visited me to do a recorded and extended home interview into these investments. The Serious Fraud office tell me that the scale of the scam here exceeds 500 Million Pounds and is the biggest case they have ever invested.....

    3. In Feb 2018 the SRA visited me to do a recorded home interview into the now struck off [for dishonest practices], Hetherington solicitors of Hoylake. Much of the money mentioned above has flowed through this rogue solicitors books....

    4. My legal redress v this firm of solicitors is now with the Courts, I expect my court date to be issued very shortly. My claim against this pair of thieves is for my 104,000 pension, 53,000 in lost interest and my own sides legal fees.....

    5. The UK GOV has issued x4 Court petitions to close Storefirst ltd down, this will reach the Courts before the end of 2018 I understand.....

    After a four year battle I see much light at the end of the tunnel at last. I would hope people do not give up and I am happy to supply more detailed information, once my own claim is concluded shortly.....

    John in Sheffield....
    Originally posted by sheffield61
    So interesting I thought it was worth quoting in its entirety. Sorry for your investment loss.

    Fascinating to hear some of what's been going on behind the scenes in the past two years. Ever since the whocallsme thread on Store First was effectively shut down by the moderators it's been as if there's a news blackout on Store First, despite the impending court case regarding the winding up petition.
    • sheffield61
    • By sheffield61 23rd Jul 18, 3:27 PM
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    sheffield61
    No need to be sorry but thanks, I have a fair part of my money back now and according to my barrister I have a good chance of getting the rest back at Court soon.......All I can say is never give up, I have been fighting this lot for well over x4 years now....
    • sheffield61
    • By sheffield61 23rd Jul 18, 3:29 PM
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    sheffield61
    I understand that my own claim is the first to reach the Court v Hetherington solicitors, the cut off point for their first defence is actually today, 23/07/2018......

    This ex solicitors were of course recommended highly in the Storefirst sales brochures and no wonder. AS my barrister tells me, the contracts produced benefit Storefirst ONLY.......
    • Alibert
    • By Alibert 24th Jul 18, 12:31 PM
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    Alibert
    Sometimes I feel like it's actually much too easy to get compensated. All this compensation is paid for by those of us who have the sense to stay away from schemes like this
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 24th Jul 18, 12:54 PM
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    calleyw
    Thank for this thread. Someone I know only found out about this when he got a letter a couple of weeks ago. I will point them in direction of this thread.


    26K invested. Sadly the guy is disabled and only had state benefits to live off. So a lot of money for him to lose.


    Yours


    Calley x
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

    Good enough is almost always good enough -Prof Barry Schwartz

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 24th Jul 18, 2:21 PM
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    Malthusian
    All this compensation is paid for by those of us who have the sense to stay away from schemes like this
    Originally posted by Alibert
    A lot of us wouldn't use financial services in the first place if there wasn't a compensation scheme; they would instead keep their money in their mattress or buried under the floorboards. Without a financial compensation scheme there is no way to be confident that if you put your money in the bank you'll ever get it back out.

    If you don't like paying for compensation levies you are still free to keep your money under the mattress. If you do prefer to use financial services then the FSCS levy represents about 0.2% of what you pay for them.
    • Manchestertwang
    • By Manchestertwang 20th Aug 18, 8:53 PM
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    How did this turn out?
    Can you advise if you progressed and how this turned out? We have found ourselves in a difficult position with the Trustee of the pension going into liquidation with no idea who is now the trustee or where the assets are. Any advise appreciated.
    • gibbsb
    • By gibbsb 3rd Oct 18, 1:24 PM
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    Investor community
    As we are now likely to be liable for business rates, are there any forums where investors can come together to discuss issues and potential action. e,g Facebook group, Snapchat etc.
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 3rd Oct 18, 2:50 PM
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    Malthusian
    As we are now likely to be liable for business rates, are there any forums where investors can come together to discuss issues and potential action. e,g Facebook group, Snapchat etc.
    Originally posted by gibbsb
    Be exceptionally on your guard if anyone solicits contact with you off-forum, because "investor action groups" are a target for fraud recovery fraud.

    Unless you invested via a SIPP or were advised to invest by an FCA-regulated financial adviser, there may be little to be done other than to wait for the Government's winding up petitions to be heard in court.
    • jimleck76
    • By jimleck76 25th Nov 18, 10:46 AM
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    Help
    I stupidly invested my pension into store first and after seeing a return for the first 2 years like most of the others who invested the money has dried up and Berkeley Berke who look after the sipp pension are taking there fees every year and nothing is being earned other then intrest and store first have now passed all business rates into the storage pod owners so they are now coming from the sipp there is gonna be nothing left soon . The pods can't be sold because they have been vuled at 0 I know I've lost my money but I want out of owning these pods before the money in the sipp runs out and they start coming to me for the business rates pleaseeee some advice on were to start I know I'm gonna have to get a solicitor involved
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 28th Nov 18, 8:05 AM
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    Malthusian
    If you were advised to invest by an FCA-regulated adviser, complain to them that the investment was unsuitable.

    If not, complain to Berkley Berk that they failed to do due diligence on the store pods.

    Whichever you complain to, if they fail to compensate you, proceed to the Financial Ombudsman and/or the FSCS if needed.

    Numerous people have been awarded compensation by the FOS on both bases.
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 17th Dec 18, 11:35 PM
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    calleyw
    If you were advised to invest by an FCA-regulated adviser, complain to them that the investment was unsuitable.

    If not, complain to Berkley Berk that they failed to do due diligence on the store pods.

    Whichever you complain to, if they fail to compensate you, proceed to the Financial Ombudsman and/or the FSCS if needed.

    Numerous people have been awarded compensation by the FOS on both bases.
    Originally posted by Malthusian

    What happens if the IFA is not longer trading?


    Complain to the people who have since been looking after the investment? And then Financial Ombudsman and/or the FSCS?


    Thanks in advance.


    Yours


    Calley x
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

    Good enough is almost always good enough -Prof Barry Schwartz

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 17th Dec 18, 11:49 PM
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    dunstonh
    What happens if the IFA is not longer trading?


    Complain to the people who have since been looking after the investment? And then Financial Ombudsman and/or the FSCS?


    Thanks in advance.


    Yours


    Calley x
    Originally posted by calleyw
    You dont have access to the FOS. You go to the FSCS straight off.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 17th Dec 18, 11:54 PM
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    calleyw
    You dont have access to the FOS. You go to the FSCS straight off.
    Originally posted by dunstonh

    Thanks.



    Not sure who has already been contacted. As I am helping a friend with this by passing on info. And I know they contacted someone who then tried to contact the IFA. Hence why we found out no longer trading.


    I will let my friend know.


    Yours


    Calley x
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

    Good enough is almost always good enough -Prof Barry Schwartz

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
    • K F Day
    • By K F Day 13th Jan 19, 12:46 AM
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    K F Day
    Store first scam
    Anyone that has been affected by the store first scam please feel free to join my Facebook group entitled 'store first pod owners action group'
    You are not alone and we work together to share information and support each other through this mess. Toby Whittaker has left a long trail of devastation and is company director to an inconceivable amount of companies at present, he is currently being investigated by the serious fraud office. I live in hope that justice will be served.
    • K F Day
    • By K F Day 13th Jan 19, 12:52 AM
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    K F Day
    Just to mention the serious fraud office are wanting information. If you type in serious fraud office store first into Google, you will find a form to complete to put your case to them. Also you need to be added to the winding up petition by the government. I think if you type into Google 'storefirst winding up petition form' you should be able to access that there. Also they are now trying to charge pod owners business rates. Store first have applied to the valuation agency to transfer responsibility onto pod owners for this if you get a letter please appeal and state you wish to be added as an 'interested person'. You can attend the tribunal or send your appeal in writing. I urge you to do this and all you can to make yourself known and make sure you get justice.
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