I have written a couple of times about the JBC stock trading - stock market - share price prediction scam.
Nearly two years later, and after many complaints to regulatory authorities, they still seem to be in business.
JBC Global, CFS Live, and anything associated with them, are an outright fraud.
Some of the names given by its ‘senior analysts’ (telephone con agents) are: Paul Harvey, Chris Wallace, Mike Boyd, Bruce Jones, Scott Brennan, David Moore, Adrian Mathews, Gareth Hughes, Philip Duiker, Chris Davis, Danny Cook.
It is likely that these names are invented, as is the ‘senior analyst’ title.
JBC’s website is still active, but is now pretending to be wider than merely stock trading software. It claims to be a comprehensive business development group, offering software development, employment services, and project management. No matter where you enter your details on this site, you will receive a phone call offering to send you a brochure outlining JBC’s services.
This will be an impressive looking, professionally designed and printed brochure intended, like their website, to give an impression of wealth and stability. You will then receive a follow up phone call, offering you one of a very limited number of licenses. If you express doubts, you may be directed to scam websites which appear to review other, legitimate home business or investment packages, and which give glowing reviews, or even awards, to JBC’s program.
All of this is true of CFS cfs-live.com (I am not giving them a link). The same professional website, the same professional looking brochure, the same skanky con-men on the phone.
I suspect that cfs-live is simply a re-badged version of the JBC share price / stock prediction / share trading scam.
There are plenty of these swindlers around. The PCA (position cost averaging) system is another one, complete with its own fake independent review site at stocktradingeguide.com.
JBC and CFS are the stock trading scams which seem to be most active in Australia.
I am not sure why regulators and police seem unwilling or unable to do anything about these thieves. But as long as they continue to operate, ordinary Asutralians are losing their savings.
I intend to get in touch with A Current Affair or Today Tonight and suggest they do a story on JBC and CFS.
If you have been contacted by these groups, and would be willing to share your story, please add a comment using your correct email address (not visible to the public), or contact me – see my profile page for my email address.
CFS is definitely still active in Australia. I have received emails from a gentleman who spent $8900 in January to buy their programme. For $8900 he got a disk and a booklet, and a folder to put them in.
From his descriptions, the CFS package is identical to the JBC programme.
The software gives a points value to different stocks. You are supposed to look at the points value and decide what to buy and sell.
The points value appears to be based on sudden movement of stocks up and down. For example if a stock has been stable for a long time and then suddenly drops, it will get a high points value – that is, a buy recommendation – on the basis that it is likely to come back up again just as quickly.
These are frequently very bad recommendations.
The recommendations are bad because the programme has no idea what is going on the real world. A stock that suddenly decreases in value usually does so for a good reason.
Stefan left this comment at one of the earlier JBC / CFS posts:
I’ve been contacted by a chris of cfs. He was trying to sell cfs end of day trading software. he gave me the websites gfmo.org homebusinessprofessionals.biz which have reviews of their software but the net has no links to these sites or to cfs which means they are all probably a bit dubious. His phone number was 1300 441 355.
GFMO and homebusinessprofessionals are fake ‘independent’ websites, set up by JBC/CFS to reassure prospective buyers.
Referring prospects to fake sites to give an appearance of legitimacy makes it clear that the JBC or CFS packages are not products offered in good faith.
Don’t fall for these scams!