Victim Location 92104
Total money lost $92,000
Type of a scam Investment
Jonathan J. Bergueiro presented himself as the president of the company and a commodities broker. He said he had moved the firm from FL to Manhattan, NYC with his partner Makarum, from Saudi Arabia. Jonathan owned 60% of the business and operated from San Diego, CA while Makarum lived in NYC and ran the day to day in the office. He provided falsified documentation to show his company in NYC. He said they had 10-15 brokers working for them and owned their own book. He made trade recommendations and specifically in November traded corn. After receiving over $42,000 in USD from myself and writing $19,000 in bad checks I discovered everything he had shown me was fraudulently crafted by him. The only real thing I could find was the previous company he ran in FL. If there is any information on that or if his former employer, Templeton Financial Group, could provide ANY insight it would be greatly appreciated. I would like everyone to know NOT to invest with him as his company is not real. I would love the ScamPulse.com to have the business on the site so people can read and see that it is no longer active and NOT invest their money. I have reported him to the local authorities and the FBI but no one seems to care. I have actually been told, "Lying isn’t a crime."
He is presenting himself as a licensed commodities broker. I have multiple people willing to attest to the fact that he also represented himself to them as a broker and firm owner as well. I have multiple screen shots of some of his doctored accounts. 619-357-6655