It’s funny how we just love to trust people. In the past few weeks two con persons extraordinaire have come to my notice the first was highlighted in this news item Fraud ‘mule’ in finance role and the second has been publicised through a blog Jonathon Mann con mann
What these people illustrate is that no matter what you are involved in you need to check out who you are dealing with.
Jonathon Mann has been very successful in getting flatmates involved in his business ventures ensuring that they put up all the money and he makes all the profit , there are many who don’t want to talk about it because they feel rather stupid looking back. There re however enough with the courage to speak out these people are saving the necks of many who have not yet had the misfortune of meeting up with the Mann . Jonathan Mann is also known as Jonathon McDonald
Then there is Nicole Margaret Jones, who was employed in her married name as Nicole Collins.
The lesson we have to take forward is that con artist change their names either legitimately or by design, what they don’t change is their habits and future behaviour is often predicted by their actions in the past.
A pre-employment screen by Verisure seeks to verify the information which you have been provided and can identify just who or what you are dealing with.
Can you afford to take the risk? It’s not just the money it’s your reputation and your time that these people steal as well.
Between them these people have conned, Investors, land lords. Flatmates, businesses, employers , educational providers. Each person who interacted with Mann and Collins could have been saved the misery for less than $200.