This post is meant to help people recover their money from Hanover and Fawcett, especially those who paid $30,000 or more to get into Hanover’s “Fast Track” program, and now want their money back from these two scammers.
When I (Robert Kim) got off the phone after filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), I was told (VERY IMPORTANT) that they use the number of complaints as a way to determine how urgent this matter is so if you guys don’t file with them, they won’t consider this to be an urgent matter.
The FTC considers this to be a civil case now but, depending on how urgent this matter is as well as what a court may decide, it could be changed to a criminal case which might mean jail time for DC and Karen but only if you guys let the FTC know how urgent this is by the number of complaints they receive. To repeat information posted in a blog dedicated to this:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): 877-382-4357 (HOTLINE)
DO NOT FILE COMPLAINTS via email, CALL THE 877-382-4357 HOTLINE
and give the following exactly as they read below and file a complaint by phone against Hanover and Fawcett with their contact information given below (if anyone can locate Hanover’s true address, not one of the several courier and shell addresses she uses, please let us know):
Commercial Investment Education Institution, LLC
Donald C. Fawcett
3433 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Valrico, FL 33596
Now to call the FL and CA attorney generals to let them know of our patron saints of the con game, DC and Karen. Perhaps the best way to notify these agencies is by submitting your complaints online.
California State Attorney General: Phone (916) 322-3360
Form to submit complaint online:
Florida State Attorney General: Phone (850) 414-3990
Form to submit complaint online:
A few points you may wish to include when you contact these agencies include (some or all of these may or may not apply to your specific situation but are just a few reminders to help you organize your thoughts):
1. Karen Hanover’s misuse and/or fraudulent use of credentials and trademarks (e.g., claiming to either be a real estate agent or strongly implying affiliations with Marcus & Millichap, Sperry Van Ness, etc., in her marketing) that is neither valid nor permitted. Misrepresenting and misleading the public. She was never a licensed commercial real estate agent with either one as she has either stated of strongly implied.
2. Hanover represented herself as an active real estate agent but she has an inactive license.
3. Hanover’s contract appears to solicit, via general solicitation, the sales of unregistered securities as private offerings and she doesn’t have a license to sell securities.
4. Hanover’s service is unresponsive to those who paid for the most part and threatening when people ask for refunds.
5. Hanover does not provide the service she promised.
6. Hanover is still touring the country and conducting unethical practices as above mentioned while collecting money from others while continuing to use fraudulent credentials.
7. Hanover’s scam has been going on for more than year and many victims now appear to be filing lawsuits.
8. Donald C. Fawcett misused his massive database and fraudulently endorsed Hanover as well as fraudulently sell many other questionable products by proclaiming how great they are without actually knowing what he was selling. A contract exists between Hanover and Fawcett showing Fawcett’s involvement in this scam by him creating and managing the bank accounts into which “all gross receipts” were deposited.
For more on this as well as ideas on recovering your money,
visit Duncan Wierman’s blog at: http://tinyurl.com/hanover-fawcett-scam
Good luck to all who were scammed by Fawcett and Hanover.
Duncan Wierman and Robert Kim are neither attorneys nor qualified in any way to render legal advice. Be sure to contact your own legal counsel regarding this issue.