Pinoy Money Talk (PMT Forum) member manoy06 disclosed today that Henry James Banayat, CEO and administrator of online investments scams Point Share Gold (PSG) and PointSharExtreme (PSX), was arrested last week in La Union City, Philippines by members of the Ilocos Regional NBI office.
However, the suspect is reportedly now out on bail.
Banayat apparently ran a string of online scams that duped hundreds of investors in the Philippines and abroad millions of money.
One of these programs is Point Share Gold (renamed Point Share Extreme later on), wherein investors were supposed to get 100% return on their $100 minimum investment after successfully referring three other members to the program. (Does the word Ponzi ring a bell?)
Afterwards, investors supposedly were to receive $350 every month and, on the 12th month, a final bonus of $1,000 was to be awarded.
In less than a year, hundreds of investors around the world stopped receiving payments as the program collapsed. Meanwhile owners and staff of the program, including Banayat, constantly reassured members that payments would resume. Up to this date, it did not.
If you were a victim of this scam, we encourage you to file a report to the appropriate authorities in order to pursue the case against Banayat and the rest of his cohorts.
In the Philippines
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
Director: Atty. Nestor Mantaring
Telephone: 523-8231 to 38
SEC Company Registration and Monitoring Department (CRMD)
Director: Benito A. Cataran
SEC Compliance and Enforcement Department (CED)
Director: Hubert Dominic B. Guevara
In the USA
Internet Crime Complaint Center
- Discussion thread on HYIP: Point Share Gold / Extreme (aka PSG / PSX / PSF)
- Quirky Parrot Blog with updates on Henry James Banayat and his string of scams Point Share Gold Pointsharextreme, ALLEC-Exchange, ACEXCLUSIVE, etc.