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Freeman Bank Scam Judgement

Postby Pocketeer » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:53 am

http://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/20 ... c434222163

[4] This foreclosure appears to be the first occasion a Commonwealth court has commented on (and denounced) this specific Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument [“OPCA”] ‘money for nothing’ scheme: the WeRe Bank.

[5] The OPCA term was coined by Rooke ACJ in Meads v Meads, 2012 ABQB 571 (CanLII), 543 AR 215 to describe a collection of pseudolegal concepts advanced on a commercial basis by scammers and conmen, “OPCA gurus”, who promote allegedly legal procedures that supposedly:

i) bend courts into submission,

ii) nullify state authority, or

iii) as is the case here, provide free money.


[61] The first basic reason why the WeRe Cheque was not a payment is simply because WeRe Bank is a fraud. It is not a regulated UK bank. The WeRe Bank never promises to make payments to recipients of WeRe Cheques. It only transfers “Re” energy units. It might as well promise to transfer magic beans. Imaginary energy units are not a form of currency and they do not pay debts.

[62] Our Court is not the first entity to reach that conclusion. On September 17, 2015 the UK Financial Conduct Authority issued a consumer notice that WeRe Bank’s payment scheme was false and that its users could face legal consequences. The Central Bank of Ireland on October 19, 2015 issued a press release that the WeRe Bank is not authorized to carry out banking or other financial services, and activities of that kind are a criminal offence.


[65] Beyond that, Servus’s refusal to accept a particular form of payment is entirely legal. The WeRe Bank materials (see Appendix D(2)) rely on an obiter statement of Lord Denning in Fielding & Platt Ltd v Najjar, [1969] 2 All ER 150 at 152 (UK CA):

We have repeatedly said in this court that a Bill of Exchange or a Promissory Note is to be treated as cash. It is to be honored unless there is some good reason to the contrary.

[68] Even if Lord Denning’s dicta were binding on me, these facts are all “good reasons” to refuse Mr. Parlee and “Peter of England’s” so-called bill of exchange.


[72] A disturbing window into the OPCA world and the WeRe Bank fraud is provided by email correspondence between Alfred Parlee and “Peter of England” found in the Affidavits. On May 20, 2015 Mr. Parlee writes “Peter of England” requesting advise, he needs support “... because these lawyers can rattle my chain.” “Peter of England” replies:

Tell them that you want a firm statement on why they are "perverting the course of justice" and ask them why a cheque drawn on a bank does NOT equate to "money"?

Send this to him again and ask him to affirm that he can rebut this Allonge in a court of law and if he cannot he should IMMEDIATELY take legal advice from the City of London.

...

Stand firm with him - tell him you'll see him in court and you will personally be be looking at liens being placed upon him and his business - ask him "under full commercial liability and penalty of perjury" why he claims the cheque is not good?

These cheques are clearing in the UK- we have had Chyrsler and ClBC on the phone to us.

We have become the Bankers Prayer - we are their life-line, without us their is no more liquidity in the market

This is NOT freeman mumbo jumbo but international banking practice - tell peter@werebank.com then we'll assure his sorry ass that if he goes to court he's going to get hammered!

...

He/they has/have to realize, eventually, these arrogant hyenas, that their are bigger creatures in the jungle than they!

He should step very carefully this one!

Peter

[73] Mr. Parlee writes “Peter of England” once more on June 17, 2015 asking for advice “... as the hearing is next week. I am worried.” Peter responds with:

Please send him this and tell him the days of ReTribution are upon him. His time is passed his number has been called.

More than this Alf I cannot do

[74] These communications are a discomforting glimpse into how OPCA gurus work: making false promises and callously goading their customers into ill-advised action. The evidence I received makes it obvious that “Peter of England” is entirely willing to ruin the finances of his customers, and even put them at risk of criminal prosecution for passing bad cheques. His reward is a paltry £35.00.

[76] Mr. Parlee is obviously attempting to create some kind of relationship between two ‘aspects’ of himself, his physical ‘flesh and blood’ half, and his “Strawman”, “ALFRED PHILIP PARLEE.” This purported duality has been investigated and rejected in Canadian courts on numerous occasions, including Meads v Meads, at paras 417-446, Fiander v Mills, 2015 NLCA 31 (CanLII) at paras 20, 39-40. These documents are meaningless. Talking to yourself binds no-one. There is only one Alfred Philip Parlee.



Parless and his wife lost their home. Peter of England meanwhile remains still at large perpetuating his goo-goo gah-gah schemes at the home of the mentally bereft Get out of Debt Free Forums
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Re: Freeman Bank Scam Judgement

Postby atticus » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:25 am

It is sad that people in already very difficult situations are preyed on by these con artists. Peter of England (FFS) and his ilk are not welcome here.

They have ruined enough lives. Earlier this year was the cause celebre of Tom Crawford who lost his house, and Mr Parlee can now be added to the list.

We have had several long discussions here, for example: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4933
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Re: Freeman Bank Scam Judgement

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Re: Freeman Bank Scam Judgement

Postby dls » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:23 pm

If ever there was a scam needing squashing flat it is this one.

The FCA document is little more than a 'not me gov' letter.
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Re: Freeman Bank Scam Judgement

Postby Pocketeer » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:25 pm

dls wrote:If ever there was a scam needing squashing flat it is this one.

The FCA document is little more than a 'not me gov' letter.


On the FCA website it is made clear that they are the authority to obtain permission to describe yourself as a bank. They further state:

Trading under a business name incorporating a sensitive word without getting consent is an offence. The business committing the offence (and individuals running the business) may be liable to a penalty.

Given that they know that POE has committed and offence and the FCA have done nothing about it, can the FCA themselves not be held accountable in some way. By not prosecuting Peter of England they are complicit in allowing him to continue his scam.
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Re: Freeman Bank Scam Judgement

Postby dls » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:08 am

By not prosecuting Peter of England they are complicit in allowing him to continue his scam.


That, as they used to say before my Tuesday Yoga class got cancelled, may be a stretch too far.

May it not be time to begin to collect a set of materials which can assist a rebuttal of freemanry?
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Re: Freeman Bank Scam Judgement

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:58 am

it's a shame slarti is no longer with us, as he could say this very well.

The freeman/get out of debt free type sites do a good line in paranoia. You really have to keep the faith, because all the rebuttals and all the court setbacks are just part of the conspiracy of the established order. Just search for Peter of England (guru behind this werebank, and heavily criticised in this latest judgment) and see some of the garbage he writes: taking being in denial to new heights.

We can tell anybody who comes here why those ideas don't work, but if they prefer to stick their fingers in their ears and say "la la la", there is no helping them.

Often, sadly, such people have nowhere else to turn. They are offered a magic wand ... except the spells don't work.
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