Formerly Octa Phillip Securities Limited.
This company has allowed hundreds of thousands of dollars, no -
millions of dollars, to be syphonned off from investors by two (at
least) employees who directed share investment money into private
accounts, and hence the investment company did not receive those
investments in share capital.
It is alleged, and backed up by several statements by a number of victims, that Nicholas
(now Nicholas Boyd-Matthews) stole
millions of dollars of their investments in the then known 2UP Gaming,
now Heurston Group. It is alleged that the swindle was aided and
abbetted by other Phillip Capital staff, namely Justin Betteridge
claimed to work for them, and a Mark O'Brien
, then Portfolio Manager at
Octa Phillip Securities Limited. In some cases, investors were fooled
into paying money into an account named "X2UP", held by an ANZ bank in
Tasmania. (We know who owns this dubious account and are working with
authorities to have the ownership disclosed.)
Complaints to Phillip Capital about their
Head of Global Markets, Nicholas
have thus far
been met with a "not our problem" type of response. So what went wrong
with Phillip Capital's procedures that enabled Pereza-Matthews to get the
shareholders funds remitted to his own account? The money should have
gone to 2UP Gaming (now Heurston Group), but we are informed that Pereza-Matthews and Justin Betteridge directed that it
go to a bank account privately controlled by them.
Sometimes interested and angered investors send us some stuff right off "the back of the truck" so to speak.
Here's just some statements from just a few such people who name the scumbags and their bank account details:
Wayne Comer letter: Comer%20Statement.pdf
Adrian Jones Letter Adrian%20Jones%20Statement.pdf
Tracey Carr letter Carr%20Statement.pdf
Waite letter Waite%20Statement.pdf
Kieran Murphy letter Murphy%20statement.pdf
Cari statement Cari%20Statement.pdf
So much for Phillip Capital's good governance and so-called compliance department.
They have a lot to answer for, and they must do so or perhaps lose
their Australian Financial Services Licence. Either way, the matter should be investigated by ASIC
and the Australian Stock Exchange, and probably the responsible Police
Fraud Squad. Further, why was Pereza-Matthews (below) even allowed to be employed by Phillip Capital when he had NO AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES LICENCE
In fact, he was de-registered by the UK authorites before blighting
Australian shores! He's a thief first class, and so is Betteridge.
Further, we know of one such victim who has already served Phillip
capital with a Writ and Statement of Claim amounting to a very
substantial sum of money. It is our understanding that this matter is
due to be heard in the Victorian County Court, Commercial Division, General List, on Monday October 22, 2018. (No CI-18-01025)
Nicholas Boyd-Matthews, formerly Nicholas
Pereza-Matthews, reported to be running around in an extremely
expensive Aston Martin, paid for with other people's money.
Now if Phillip Capital wish to persue us for Injurious Falsehood in the
Federal Court, then they better be aware that we do have the evidence
to back up this story. We do not just make accusations without
If anyone can add any further information on this matter, please
contact us in full confidence that the source will be kept confidential.
Further, there are quite a few people looking for this bloke, so
please let us know if you have any clue to his whereabouts.