14 October 2016
CAIRNS PLAGUED WITH CHARLATANS AND CROOKS, UNCHECKED BY CORRUPT POLITICIANS, IMPOTENT "LEADERS", AND FLACCID NEWS MEDIA
A case in point.
Now being heavily promoted is the "Hillross Cairns Money Expo", a self-help event being promoted for next weekend at the Shangri-La Hotel.
This "free" event has snagged Noel Whittaker as a headliner for the event, which is sponsored by Sydney-based financial advisor Hillross/Coral Coast Financial Planning, along with Channel 7 television. Hillross is "fully owned by AMP" according the website replete with grammatical errors, and represented in Cairns by principals Craig Armstrong and Mark De Gregorio.
AMP has a history of flawed financial advice.
These kinds of financial planning workshops often end up
being replete with misinformation and strong-arm tactics. We don't recommend anyone attend.
In typical Cairns style however, this event goes one step further into the gutter - being promoted and organised by General Manager James Gerard Callahan, of Kewarra Beach.
James Gerard Callahan and his wife Lynn were owners of the now wound-up financial advisor company Callahan Finserv Pty Ltd. Callahan is shown on ASIC's "Banned and Disqualified" list as a "Banned Securities Representative".
And, Callahan is an undischarged BANKRUPT.
Really, you can't make this shit up.
So Hillross/AMP, Channel 7, and others have willingly tied themselves to an event led by a bankrupt and banned financial advisor.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A reader has pointed out that James Gerard Callahan became a "Banned Securities Representative" on the back of the infamous "Wattle Scandal", a Ponzi scheme wound up by ASIC in 2000 after defrauding over 3000 Australians.
And as another reader has pointed out, a similar scheme is run by another grossly unqualified local, Andrew Griffiths Enterprises Pty. Ltd., a self-help charlatan who assisted CEC Group and Chairman Warren Entsch by issuing misleading statements to the market as CEC crashed and burned.