Blackridge marketing appears to be yet another ghost company of David Mapley. This time together with his son Tim and a guy named Tudor Fedeles. The company does not have an address on its website, nor does the company have a legal status. Their website claims to have representation in the UK, US, and Luxembourg. However, no trade registrations can be found in the United Kingdom or in Luxembourg or the US.
Remains the question of what is the purpose of this ghost company and the people associated with it? We will dive deeper into it.
Recently we wrote about the scam practices of David Mapley with City Windmills in Switzerland. David embezzled 2,000,000 US dollars company funds. In the meantime it has become known that David Mapley has fled Switzerland. Non of his former residences are occupied. Furthermore all the companies that David Mapley founded in Switzerland have now been declared bankrupt or in liquidation.
David Mapley’s companies in Liquidation and Bankrupted
City Windmills (Suisse) SA (In Liquidation)
JM Investments Advisors SA (In Liquidation)
Crossbridge Global Capital Markets SA (In Liquidation)
IX Swiss AG (In Liquidation)
Cav & Art (Bankrupt)
Earlier we reported about the fraud committed by David Mapley at City Windmills and Cav & Art. At this moment our team is investigating the other liquidations, undoubtedly this will also provide the necessary incriminating material.
The only company that does not appear in this list is Intel Suisse, but that company cannot go bankrupt because it only exists in the head of David Mapley and is not registered anywhere.
Back to David Mapley, who has fled Switzerland and remains untraceable for his creditors. From a reliable source, we have learned that soon, litigation against David Mapley will be started by angry creditors.
We are very curious to see how this will continue, and if it goes to court, we will be sitting in the public gallery.
David Mapley actively promotes himself as a trustworthy and renowned fund director on his website. (At the moment offline) “Shimoda Capital Partners” This was how the site looked – “shimoda-ltd.com.” However, the information given on his site is false and misleading. From the 12 displayed funds, six are not existing, and four funds have been dissolved or liquidated more than 15 years ago. One mentioned fund has no relation with Shimoda Capital at all. Only one fund is active but says it has fired David Mapley in 2015.
Emerging Markets Investment Funds
Shimoda Romanian Fund (RAIF): Non-existing
Shimoda Emerging Europe Fund: Liquidated in 2004
Investment Funds – Fund of Funds
Shimoda Russia Renaissance Fund: Non-existing
Fund of Credit Asia: Liquidated in 2003
Far East Fund – Non-existing
Shimoda Capital Fund (RAIF): Non-existing
Investment Funds – Thematic Funds
LFP1 umbrella fund since Dec 2018, but there is no relation with Shimoda Capital. (delisted by the CSSF and David Mapley banned as director)
May 2020 the Luxembourg Financial Authorities (CSSF) banned David Mapley for four years in an exceptional act of naming and shamming. David Mapley received the ban because he provided false information to the CSSF.
August 15th we posted: “We have some reading to do” after receiving a two-inch-thick report on David Mapley. Before digging into all individual cases, we would like to share with you the magnitude of the ruins of David Mapley. Just by making a list of all his involvement. David Mapley was involved in many different companies all over the world, and most companies went bankrupt, are out of business, or were relocated to faraway countries. Out of reach for creditors.
CITY WINDMILLS (SUISSE) SA
Address: 39 Chemin de Précossy – 1260 Nyon – Suisse
David Mapley raises steals 2 million US-dollar for City Windmills with a 90 dollar “do it yourself” wind turbine from the internet.
Since 2010 David Mapley is advertising himself as the CEO of City Windmills. In the process, he raised 2 million USD from investors and operated on the fraudulent London GXG stock market (mirror). He promoted his company on different channels.
When you watch all of the youtube material and visit the City Windmills website, it becomes apparent that it never gets to the point concerning the actual product itself. No spec sheet no testing reports or certification, not even a real product photo, and that after almost ten years of existence. Only brave talk and no substance. The only thing we see is a picture and a youtube film of an amateurish prototype.
A wind turbine or wind mill are not the same thing, they are actually very unique and different in many ways.
The windmill was made to help pump water and grind grain very similar to the water wheel (to mill). In contrast to the wind turbine which was made to produce energy for a clean and safe environment. Both the windmill and the wind turbine have their own features, which can help uncover their distinctions. Mixing the up (as David Mapley does), indicates a lack of knowledge in this direction.
Speaking of vertical axis windmills. This type of wind turbine is not an invention of David Mapley nor his team, as a matter of fact, this type of wind turbine is called a Persian horizontal windmill and already exists for more than 1,000 years. No idea how he wants to get a patent for this, as mentioned in one of his investment pitches.
City Windmills is just another fraudulent investment trap created by David Mapley and a very successful one, given he managed to steal 2 million dollars from investors. City Windmills is now long gone. The addresses are still on the website, but there is nothing there.
Let’s take a closer look at the history of Intel Suisse. We have already mentioned that Intel Suisse is a ghost company, which is not registered anywhere in a trade register. But David Mapley pretends it exists, when it suits him.
According to David Mapley’s linked in page he founded it in January 2003. The strange thing is that he only registered the internet address www.intel-suisse.com 12 years later. Also we only see activity on the internet from that date. Probably David Mapley faked the age of Intel Suisse to give it authority. But the faking of Intel Suisse is taking on even greater proportions.
Last year, David Mapley gave a talk at the annual Offshore alert Conference. The place where the underworld and legitimate business meet. During this presentation, the disciplines available to Intel Suisse were laid out.
Our team at Intel Suisse includes experienced investors, fund managers, fund seeders (establishing funds and allocating first capital), digital forensics experts, extensive financial markets experience and experienced fraud researchers.
David Mapley at the London 2018 Offshore alert Conference
That’s a hell of a lot of people to have in a two-chamber apartment.
Conclusion: Intel Suisse is a company that exists only in the head of David Mapley and is used to report ‘so-called fraud’ to the press, when it suits David Mapley. Hopefully in the future there will be journalists investigating their sources before they lend themselves to David Mapley’s scams.
Just fond on another site. It’s a must read about the fraud and theft by David Mapley.
City Windmills Holdings Plc / Fraud & theft of company funds
David John Mapley has taken $400, 000 in bond issue money and $160, 000 in an advance order without proper permission and for personal use from company funds. He has also stolen all the share capital invested by shareholders. The company is now cash less with bond issues to be paid and orders waiting to be manufactured.
As investors we invested in to City Windmills holdings plc, the result is that the company is left insolvent, shareholders, clients and bond investors are left with nothing.
Frequent demands for transparency on the bank details is never provided. David John Mapley has also taken some of these funds to fuel his hobby business bergerac wine holdings plc and for the purchase of property where he receives rental incomes both in Switzerland, France and Cayman.
Intel has also revealed that mapley is not just a fraudster and master of deceit, but he is also an international tax fraud. He lives “between the gaps” in the jurisdictions of cayman, usa, uk, switzerland and france. David Mapley simply passes each tax demand off as being out of jurisdiction in a vicious circle of deceit.
David Mapley even has the cheek to drive on US-number plates to avoid investigation in the countries in Europe, intel has shown that these plates are not even registered in the USA.
David Mapley has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars and is continuing to deceive and defraud.
Please be aware do not invest in this international crook’s businesses or be fooled by his charm, in particular when he comes knocking for money – his speciality. He is a “trojan horse”.
As another fraud blog (Found recently as he has lots of history) states, “mapley cannot even lay straight in bed”!!!
Today an attentive reader pointed out the connection between CAV & ART and David Mapley. To refresh your memory. In the search for David Mapley’s Intel Suisse, researchers stumbled upon a fictitious address at an apartment in a cheap neighbourhood. The detectives discovered a letterbox of the apartment a note is stuck with a number of names on it. One of the names is of Mrs. Zané Elksnité Grants.
Now upon that name we stumbled before. on the site of one of David Mapley’s other companies we see her name again. Early March 2020 the website of Bergeracwine.com went off-line. The company was dissolved. But you can still visit the site on the “Wayback Machine” just follow this link to the archive. It says that she is also the director of CAV & ART in Vierbier, Switzerland. CAV & ART was owned by the same Bergerac Wine Holdings Plc. from London.
So far nothing wrong, you might say. But now it becomes interesting. Bergerac Wine Holdings Plc. has issued 2 GBP million in shares for the purchase of wineries according to a prospectus, or what should pass for it. CAV & Art was bought with this money, according to David Mapley. CAV & ART would take over the promotion and distribution of the Bergerac wines. After a sting of positive news at the time of the capital raising in 2016 it went quiet in 2017.
CAV & ART is now bankrupt, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
if you have information to what happend with the investors in Bergerac Wine Holdings Plc. If you have any information about them, please leave it below in the comments.
Note: please report any dead links in this article. We have prepared ourselves and made screen shots incase someone wants to erase evidence.
Update: July 2020 Mrs. Zané Elksnité Grants reacted to this site, stating she’s also a victim of David Mapley, without going into details.
Just to read through, the last annual report of City Windmills, where David Mapley is in charge. It just says in black and white that David Mapley has wholly emptied the whole company. Hundreds of thousands of pounds are transferred to David Mapley personally and his company Shimoda Ltd. Interesting because the company has almost no revenue. David Mapley is just burning money from the shareholders.
If you invested in City Windmills and lost your money please contact us. We would like to hear your story.
Let’s get in there right away. Intel Suisse (if the site in offline follow this link) is David Mapley’s investigative office that reveals ‘big fraud’ cases to the press. Now if we look at the site of Intel Suisse then already some alarm bells should go off. According to the metadata of the site, it was created on a free version of Microsoft Publisher from 2010 and full of dead links. Not exactly what you expect from a company that claims to have 34 employees and a turnover of 6.8 million dollars.
Apparently, others had already noticed this. The investigators in Switzerland just knocked on the door without prior notice. Surprise surprise. Intel Suisse is mainly a company that exists in the fantasy of David Mapley. The Paper on the letterbox does mention his name, but not Intel Suisse. But it gets even more interesting The company is not registered at all in Switzerland! Not possible either, because David Mapley is not registered in Switzerland at all.
Update 1: Also a claim that Intel Suisse has an office in the US at Wilton, Connecticut, but again it seems only to exist in David Mapley’s mind. No records about the company in the State of Connecticut files.
Update 2: Also no mention of Intel Suisse on the UK goverment site Companies House.