Many years ago I lost $250,000. I’m not stupid, merely as trusting of professionals as most lay people. My life savings were stolen by a group of Company Directors, Accountants, Solicitors, Valuers, Financial Advisers, so-called Consultants and Real Estate Agents, working together in such a way as to totally confuse and bewilder even the most experienced investor or business person. Since then more Accountants, calling themselves Receivers this time, more Solicitors and more Advisers and Consultants have taken whatever was left after properties were sold and proceeds distributed. Fellow investors and I advanced $2 million on a land valuation of $3 million supplied by a well-known firm. When the scheme collapsed, the land sold for just $220,000.00! The Receiver’s costs were $270,000! One fellow investor died from the stress of it all.