Sunday, 18 January 2015

Michael Peters still owes me money

In October 2012, I obtained news from a contact at the Royal Bank of Canada as follows:

I hear today (10th October 2012) that Michael and Linda Peters are still at large, living rent-free in some luxury in South West France (and refusing to move out), instead of living rent free in gaol.  So if you want to book a holiday on a gulet in the Mediterranean, make sure (i) you book with a reputable and registered firm, e.g. ATOL registered, and (ii) pay for everything by credit card (don't pay by debit card because only credit cards seem to be insured against fraud).

Today, 18th January 2015, I am advised that Mr Peters has filed a legal complaint to Google and that Google has taken down this and other posts at this blog.  According to chillingeffects.org, Mr Peter's complaint to Google was as follows:

The entire article is incorrect and defamatory. The removal company had been paid as can be proven from my bank records. This is now a very old post and has no wide public interest. please therefore remove if from your search engine results The statements about being"at large" and "living in style in France" are also inaccurate since it implies that we are convicts on the run - which is untrue; my wife and I are resident in the UK and have been so for the past 4 years. The entire site contains nothing but vitriolic falsehoods that are un-proven and defamatory. It is time this rubbish was expunged from your search results.

There's an easy way Mr Peters can expunge news of this affair, and that would be to pay me the £5,300 that he and/or his company/ies owe me, plus interest at LIBOR+6 as from 1st September 2007.

My case for repayment may be accessed at the URL below, and remains a cautionary tale to anyone thinking of hiring a gulet / boat for a holiday in the Mediterranean:  Please note that he below document, dated September 2007, was slightly redacted to protect third parties.

http://1drv.ms/15eI1NE

Meanwhile, I maintain my side of this cautionary tale and would continue to warn anyone who cares to listen to beware of the sort of fraud which I suffered from.

I repeat below my original post from 2007:

Maybe you're thinking of chartering a gulet?

It's a really good fun holiday, cruising Turkey (Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris), Croatia, Greece, and other lovely places. Dropping anchor and swimming in pristine waters.

But before you book, please read my story (click the link below) ...

http://1drv.ms/15eI1NE

... and beware especially if you feel tempted to book through any of the following websites:

Costa-Brava-Homes.com
Costa-Brava-Homes.co.uk
Global-Activity-Holidays.com
Global-Yacht-Holidays.com
Global-Yacht.com
LateAfloat.com
JustGulets.com
Vacaciones-En-Velero.com
VacationsAfloat.com
ShortBreaksAfloat.com
Vela-Global.com
Voile-Globale.com

And to Mr Peters, if you're reading this, I would advise that you can either pay me the money you owe me, or, if you're feeling litigious, sue me in the courts of England and Wales.


 

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Michael and Linda Peters are still at large

In October 2012, I obtained news from a contact at the Royal Bank of Canada as follows:

I hear today (10th October 2012) that Michael and Linda Peters are still at large, living rent-free in some luxury in South West France (and refusing to move out), instead of living rent free in gaol.  So if you want to book a holiday on a gulet in the Mediterranean, make sure (i) you book with a reputable and registered firm, e.g. ATOL registered, and (ii) pay for everything by credit card (don't pay by debit card because only credit cards seem to be insured against fraud).

Today, 18th January 2015, I am advised that Mr Peters has filed a legal complaint to Google and that Google has taken down the blogpost.  According to chillingeffects.org, Mr Peter's complaint was as follows:

The entire article is incorrect and defamatory. The removal company had been paid as can be proven from my bank records. This is now a very old post and has no wide public interest. please therefore remove if from your search engine results The statements about being"at large" and "living in style in France" are also inaccurate since it implies that we are convicts on the run - which is untrue; my wife and I are resident in the UK and have been so for the past 4 years. The entire site contains nothing but vitriolic falsehoods that are un-proven and defamatory. It is time this rubbish was expunged from your search results.




 

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Mr & Mrs Michael and Linda Peters do a runner

I've come across an interesting Press Release

11/20/07 @ 11:19
Press Release

Peters of Just Gulets.com refuses to pay for delivery of household goods to Spain

When furniture removals company Cotswold Carriers received a booking from Michael Peters, formerly of Global Activity Holidays Group in Warley, West Midlands, to take his goods from Gloucester to Spain in April 2007, they did not think that 6 months later they would still be waiting to be paid.

Global Activity Holidays no longer exists, and Peters has since set up JustGulets.com – an exclusive sailing vessel hire company for Turkey, Croatia and Greece, operating under licence from Fred Olsen Travel Limited.

After weeks and months of phoning, emailing and writing to Michael Peters, Cotswold Carriers is still owed approximately £3,000 + VAT for his move to Spain.

Said managing director Bill Cooper: “Customers like Mr Peters spoil things for our other customers in that we are now always wary that we will be caught this way again”.

For further information, contact Elaine Priestley at Cotswold Carriers
elaine@cotswold-carriers.com

How does this gulet charter fraud work?

 Maybe you're thinking of chartering a gulet?

It's a really good fun holiday, cruising Turkey (Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris), Croatia, Greece, and other lovely places. Dropping anchor and swimming in pristine waters.

But before you book, please read my story (click the link below) ...

http://cid-7dda8a04a9d8cb9b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/report_allafloat_julian_price_20070903_any.pdf

... and beware especially if you feel tempted to book through any of the following websites:

Costa-Brava-Homes.com
Costa-Brava-Homes.co.uk
Global-Activity-Holidays.com
Global-Yacht-Holidays.com
Global-Yacht.com
LateAfloat.com
JustGulets.com
Vacaciones-En-Velero.com
VacationsAfloat.com
ShortBreaksAfloat.com
Vela-Global.com
Voile-Globale.com