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Old 22 April 2022, 02:57 AM   #1
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Jervis Ankomah /J KNIGHTSBRIDGE LTD

I live in Surrey in the UK and around 5 weeks ago I was asked to " invest " in a watch deal by Jervis Ankobah and sent £11500 to J Knightsbridge Ltd.

I was told the deal would take 3 days to complete and if for whatever reason this was not the case then the watch would be dropped off to me while Ankobah would continue to try and sell the watch.

Over the course of the next 3 weeks I was sent various excuses etc as to why the watch has not sold and when I repeatedly asked for the watch to be dropped to me as agreed I was completely ignored.

For the last 2 weeks Ankobah has ignored my calls and despite texting me to say he will call back never does.

I am not sure the watch ever existed in the first place.

Firstly , I am not after sympathy as I was far too trusting however I am putting this post out there to warn others and would like to find out if there are any other similar experiences.

Finally, if anyone has knowledge of Ankomah's home address / where he lives please PM in the strictest confidence.

Many thanks indeed.
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Old 22 April 2022, 04:29 AM   #2
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Wow this is an odd one. How did you become acquainted with this person? Is J Knightsbridge LTD a going concern? Brick and mortar? Who owns it? Is your thief confirmed to be the owner/employee of same? Can you give us more backstory please?


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Old 22 April 2022, 04:36 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your post.

I met him maybe three times - J Knightsbridge is a Ltd company with very little trading history - unfortunately no bricks / mortar. The registered address is a post forwarding company so no luck there.

Was hoping someone in the UK had heard of him etc ??

As I say totally my fault - was way too trusting and it looks like he has stolen my money !!!!
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Old 22 April 2022, 04:49 AM   #4
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What was the watch?
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Old 22 April 2022, 04:58 AM   #5
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He sent me a pic of a Rolex Daytona which he said he was paying £23K for and selling for £26K but didn't have the money to front the deal - obviously at that point the alarm bells should have rung !!!
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Old 22 April 2022, 06:57 PM   #6
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obviously at that point the alarm bells should have rung !!!
so why did you ignore the red flags?
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Old 22 April 2022, 05:51 AM   #7
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A simple google search brings up a number of addresses.
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Old 22 April 2022, 06:09 AM   #8
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That sucks……100% scammer
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Old 22 April 2022, 12:49 PM   #9
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A con of this type sounds more like something out of Charles Dickens.
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Old 23 April 2022, 03:09 AM   #10
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If a "company" could not cover the cost of 23K to buy a watch, I'm not sure why anyone would think they were worth sending money to.
And they were selling this for a 3k profit ?.

So what was the promised return on your investment and the deal they offered ?

very quick google search:
1 employee, the director, Jervis Ankobah (who looks rather fetching in that photo)



So less than £10K in total assets and £996.00 in net assets. They could barely have bought a couple of Seiko Turtles.

You single handedly more doubled the value of his company. ....
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Old 23 April 2022, 03:12 AM   #11
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If a "company" could not cover the cost of 23K to buy a watch, I'm not sure why anyone would think they were worth sending money to.
And they were selling this for a 3k profit ?.

So what was the promised return on your investment and the deal they offered ?

This story doesnít make much sense.


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Old 23 April 2022, 06:13 PM   #12
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Firstly - many thanks indeed for all the reply's.

I have done the same searches and essentially all the addresses are mail forwarding addresses.

In terms of the story " not making sense " why did I not see the " red flags " etc etc - I did make the point in my initial post that I am certainly not looking for sympathy.

All I would say is that unfortunately I am not the first person who has been scammed by someone who " talks a good game " and comes across very credibly and unfortunately I have no doubt I won't be the last.

For completeness I was told the watch cost £23K and was being sold for £26K with a £3K profit and a 50/50 split - I was also told this would be the first of many deals etc etc.

I saw this as an opportunity as a decent " passive income " and also would have the comfort of also having the watch - obviously I didn't expect this guy to renege on his assurances and not to drop the watch off to me.

Not only am I £11500 but I also feel a complete idiot !!!

Apparently this guy is known around Hatton Garden etc and again if anyone has any information about him / his home address I would be most grateful.
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Old 25 April 2022, 09:32 AM   #13
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Firstly - many thanks indeed for all the reply's.

I have done the same searches and essentially all the addresses are mail forwarding addresses.

In terms of the story " not making sense " why did I not see the " red flags " etc etc - I did make the point in my initial post that I am certainly not looking for sympathy.

All I would say is that unfortunately I am not the first person who has been scammed by someone who " talks a good game " and comes across very credibly and unfortunately I have no doubt I won't be the last.

For completeness I was told the watch cost £23K and was being sold for £26K with a £3K profit and a 50/50 split - I was also told this would be the first of many deals etc etc.

I saw this as an opportunity as a decent " passive income " and also would have the comfort of also having the watch - obviously I didn't expect this guy to renege on his assurances and not to drop the watch off to me.

Not only am I £11500 but I also feel a complete idiot !!!

Apparently this guy is known around Hatton Garden etc and again if anyone has any information about him / his home address I would be most grateful.

Thanks for the added details and sorry to hear of your troubles. Hopefully they can catch this guy.
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Old 25 April 2022, 09:47 AM   #14
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Iím sorry to hear you got scammed. As Iíve said many times here, it takes two for these scams: the scammer and someone willing to take these types of risks.


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Old 26 September 2022, 05:45 AM   #15
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Hi, are you still looking for Jervis Ankomah? Please get in touch if so
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Old 26 September 2022, 09:06 AM   #16
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Dun dun-dunnnnn..........

Would be nice to hear any additional details on this if available
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Old 26 September 2022, 05:32 PM   #17
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Many thanks Rickkk and I have messaged you.

Since my initial post I have found at least one other person that he has done the same thing to - I have no doubt this won't end well or him.

Many thanks again
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Old 26 September 2022, 07:13 PM   #18
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If you search for the company on Companies House you may find some details for the Director.
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Old 26 September 2022, 09:16 PM   #19
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Many thanks Rickkk and I have messaged you.

Since my initial post I have found at least one other person that he has done the same thing to - I have no doubt this won't end well or him.

Many thanks again
This has ended up well for him. He's taken money and moved out to Buckinghamshire
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Old 5 October 2022, 08:11 PM   #20
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This has ended up well for him. He's taken money and moved out to Buckinghamshire
Do you know where in Bucks?

Any update OP?
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Old 26 September 2022, 08:20 PM   #21
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Perhaps your desire for the watch clouded all the red flags.
You gave him money to buy the watch for you?
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Old 21 May 2023, 07:34 PM   #22
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Actually some progress - it looks like he also scammed at least two other companies here in the UK - one was for a Cartier Bangle in Hatton Garden.

Also there has been an objection to his company " J Knightsbridge " being " struck off " at companies house so clearly he has done the same thing to somebody else.

I certainly won't be giving up and I know others feel the same - it will take time but it won't end well for him - the police , Action Fraud and HMRC have all been informed and are aware of the situation - looking forward to seeing the scummy thief in court !!!
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Old 22 May 2023, 02:28 AM   #23
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Actually some progress - it looks like he also scammed at least two other companies here in the UK - one was for a Cartier Bangle in Hatton Garden.

Also there has been an objection to his company " J Knightsbridge " being " struck off " at companies house so clearly he has done the same thing to somebody else.

I certainly won't be giving up and I know others feel the same - it will take time but it won't end well for him - the police , Action Fraud and HMRC have all been informed and are aware of the situation - looking forward to seeing the scummy thief in court !!!
Sadly, theyíre not interested Nick. Unless you took things into your own hands which I would never recommend, best to take it as a lesson. Only send money when product is in front of you!
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Old 22 May 2023, 06:25 PM   #24
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Thanks Rickkk - As I mentioned in my original post it was completely my fault and I am not looking for sympathy.

Have to disagree with you ref Action Fraud / HMRC etc - they have his passport details etc.

He has also done this before and with other companies which aside form Fraud is also money laundering - you have to understand at the moment HMRC etc are after every penny they can - I can assure you they take this VERY seriously and I will post further details as it develops.
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Old 24 May 2023, 04:52 AM   #25
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Thanks Rickkk - As I mentioned in my original post it was completely my fault and I am not looking for sympathy.

Have to disagree with you ref Action Fraud / HMRC etc - they have his passport details etc.

He has also done this before and with other companies which aside form Fraud is also money laundering - you have to understand at the moment HMRC etc are after every penny they can - I can assure you they take this VERY seriously and I will post further details as it develops.
Nick, I totally understand what you’re saying and I have no sympathy to give so it’s not about that but you need to understand that he’s been doing this not for weeks or months but for years and literally, to date NOTHING has actually happened to him. I don’t wish bad on anyone, even him and just hope you are somewhat reimbursed
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Thanks Rickkk - As I mentioned in my original post it was completely my fault and I am not looking for sympathy.

Have to disagree with you ref Action Fraud / HMRC etc - they have his passport details etc.

He has also done this before and with other companies which aside form Fraud is also money laundering - you have to understand at the moment HMRC etc are after every penny they can - I can assure you they take this VERY seriously and I will post further details as it develops.
No update in 4 months. Guessing there's no development and he's enjoying the funds?
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Old 24 May 2023, 06:17 AM   #27
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Old 6 September 2023, 05:38 AM   #28
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Damn…..people just hand over $$$$ way to easily
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Old 6 September 2023, 08:09 AM   #29
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DamnÖ..people just hand over $$$$ way to easily
And they think something will be done about it
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