When an investment opportunity sounds too good to be true we all know the old saying yet still many people fall victim to these cons artists especially when the fraudster is a close and trusted friend. 

Mr Beesley's victims may be seen by some as the lucky ones. He paid them back and they have seen justice with a prison sentence. These stories whilst starting out with the same Modus operandi normally see a very different ending with the fraudster fleeing, monies misappropriated and channelled to various countries with their victims left emotionally and financially bankrupt. 

If you feel you may have been scammed you need to take action quickly to recover your monies. Seek advice and cease all further transactions. These fraudsters must not be allowed to profit.