International Ventures (AUST) Pty Ltd
Do NOT pay this man any up-front fees for funding.
George Leonard Leamey
Peter Nulty, AKA "Pete Johns", Leamey's partner in crime.
A full expose` on this conman, and his scam company "International Ventures Pty Ltd"
We have received a number of complaints about this "fees up-front' scam and will be providing details in coming days.
UPDATE: March 9 2020
Leamey now has a new site
, again with no evidence of connetions, history or an "About Us" tab. Just another scam site, don't go there, you will get hurt!
Leamy is banned from holding an Australian Financial Services Licence Link
Disqualifications don't happen without good reasons.
WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED SEVEN
about Leamey's scam. His modus opperandi is to get people to pay a huge
upfront fee for an introduction to a supposed lender. Victims pay the
fee, usually around $25,000 but some higher, then sign some agreement, and then no introduction takes place
or a bogus introduction takes place, meetings with the supposed funder
are apparently made, but no meetings ever take place, not one!
Leamey's lawyers, Stone Lawyers
who we know have been made aware
of Leamey's conduct, continued to act on his behalf until approximately Feb 28 this year. It is our opinion
that lawyers, being officers of the Courts, have some responsibility to
be certain to ensure that their clients are acting legally, but it
have escaped this law firm. We know that they were alerted of Leamey's
scams by one victim way back in December last year, and that they did
not respond to the victims's alegations, despite being supplied with
adequate proof of the scam. (We have all the emails and from this
victim to Stones). We have emailed Nick Stone about our
concerns but he has failed to respond. Further, Leamy has told one
that he purchased Stone Lawyers for $20M. This has been denied to that
investor by Stone's, who have now made demands that we delete all
reference to them on this webpage.
For starters, all claims on Leamey's websites
are false, we checked on all of his supposed clients, and none of the firms he quoted
actually existed according to ASIC's registers.
Secondly, the website has no "About us" section where one would expect
a list of who's who in the company and their respective credentials.
We also have the ASIC registration of the company, which is registered
in NSW, with an address in Cavill Ave Surfers Paradise QLD, and a
contact address in Studfield Vic. Yet one of our victims has been
advised by Leamey that they operate out of a Collins St address in Melbourne.
Leamey's business card even says they have an office in Sydney. WTF -Go
Figure! ASIC Extract
The extract shows the company was first registered in February 2019,
yet one of their testimonials says they (thier supposed client) were
fully funded in 2017, two years before the company existed!
Other testimonials state that the testifier would be happy to discuss
International Ventures with anyone wishing to enquire - but no link,
email address or phone number is supplied. This is a glamorous looking
website, but it's all bullshit. link
The most outrageous claim made by George Leamey is that he
sources his funds from Hungarian billionaire George Soros. Yeah, right,
as if. What crap. We have copies of text messages where Leamey was
supposedly arranging for our informant to travel to Singapore to meet
the Soros team. Well, what do know - it never happened of course, but
the bastard Leamey kept all the fees.
UPDATE Jan 4, 2020:
Leamey's UK company has now been deregistered by Companies House, London. link
He is also now setting up corporate entities in the British Virgin Islands and Delaware USA.
One of our complainants has received an offer from Leamey to repay just
half of the 25,000 Euros ($40,000 AUS Dollars) he paid up-front for a
service never provided by Leamy. If Leamey does not repay the full amount,
will publish all of the damning correspondence we have on hand,
including meetings supposedly arranged by Leamey but which never
eventuated. All BS designed to retain the client's money. So now it
appears that this scumbag Leamey is stalling for time to enable him to
con someone else so he can repay this client in full. If it smells like
a Ponzi Scheme, then that's what it is
The details also implicate a Robert Archer (below right) and Tony Marks both alledgedly of
Appleby Real Estate as Leamey's conduits to Soros. So Mr Archer, what do
you say about this?
UPDATE FEB 26, 2020:
We now know through an informant that Mr Archer above was in fact
talked into working for Leamey around early July 2019. He resigned in
December last having discovered bit by bit that Leamey and
International Ventures was a sham designed to rake off up-front fees
from would be borrowers. The insider confirmed that Leamy does not know
Boros or any other legitimate funder, and that not one loan application
ever went anywhere. Everything about Leamy and his company and the
website is all a total fiction. And we are also informed that Leamy IS
indeed the same Leamey mentioned below.
So, apart from conning thousands of dollars from would be borrowers,
Leamy has wrecked the professional reputations of two bright young men
who gave up their careers in real estate to join what they thought to
be a legitimate international lending practice.
The informant mentioned above is one Tony Marks, who also claimed was
an agent with Appelby Real Estate. Since speaking with him on Jan 13,
we have not heard a word back. The phone call was terminated rather
abruptly by Marks who said he would call back "in a minute". He did
not, We sent him the webpage for comment and heard nothing.
Our victim however did email Marks to give him a "heads up" that
documents and emails to and from him would be part of the body of
evidence to be presented to authorities. The reaction from Marks is
astonishing. His emails back to our victim show what a little conniving
con artist he is himself. He even called our victim an asshole! Both
our victim and ourselves are of the opinion that right up to the time
things became public, they were both happy to work for Leamey and were
being paid commissions on money scammed for Leamey.
Furthermore, Marks has made no attempt to edit himself out from his
profile on Linked In, where he still appears as a rep for Leamey.
Leamey's outrageous claims of his own wealth:
These are stories that several victims have been told by Leamy, and
which have been dispelled after a lot of investigation. He even has the
cheek to brag about his claimed assets which in fact are not his - he
just picks up glamorous looking rich boy's toys from the internet,
copies images to his phone and shows them to his would be victims.
Here's just a few:
- He owns the Sunseeker mega yaght "Vegas" worth around $100 million. He claims he is having some trouble with one of the engines!
- He owns four (4) Honda HA-420 private jets, but they are "stuck"
at Melbourne's Essendon Airport. Fact is they are all in North America.
- He owns a mansion on a canal on The Gold Coast - it turned out to be a bit derelict and not being lived in.
- There are too many to list further, the above are the biggest ones only.
He is a former
officer of the Australian Army's elite SAS force, is a personal friend
of George Soros, Hungarian American billionaire. His so-called list of
capital funders does not exist. What people are shown is a list of
so-called lenders available on the internet to anyone. Copied and
pasted for the benefit of new clients - victims that is.
We know where he is staying at the moment should anyone wish to also know.
We have lots more information about his habits - we have eyes and ears that Leamey doesn't know we have.
We also know that his old partner-in-crime, Peter John Nulty
who is a
convicted fraudster, is still working with Leamey. Nulty was ordered to
repay over $300,000 to buyers of caravans from Leamey's business, see
link below to Sunshine Coast Daily. He now goes by the name "Pete
Johns" when acting as Leamey's go-between the client/victim and a supposed
lender who doesn't exist.
Latest: Leamey promised to commence a repayment
plan to one of his victims. Payments were to be cleared funds by
Tuesday March 3, 2020 AEST. The payment has not been made.
We also believe the George Leonard Leamey
mentioned in the links below is the same man - too much to expect that
there are actually two George Leonard Leameys' NOW COMFIRMED AS TRUE!