FRAUD #1 AGAINST V. BRONIC: LOSS: $300,000+
Nazmi Topcuoglu, a Turkish marine surveyor, claims to be an Engineer and West Point graduate. He surveyed a yacht for V. Bronic telling him that the yacht was in great condition with minor cosmetic damage. The Seven Star shipping company needed $82,000 to ship the yacht to Thailand. Nazmi Topcuoglu claimed he could have it shipped for $48,000, a BIG savings for V. Bronic. The $48,000 was wired to N. Topcuoglu which he was supposed to send to the shipper. He kept the money.
Wait…it gets worse.
The ship arrives in Phuket, Thailand. The shipper realizes that they have not yet been paid and demands an immediate $82,000 to unload the boat. V. Bronic, unable to come up with these funds within one day, the ship leaves Phuket for Singapore and begins charging V Bronic thousands of dollars a day. The boat is stored in Singapore until Mr. Bronic finds the funds to get his boat back to drive it with crew almost 1000 miles back to Phuket. Total additional costs… more than $150,000.
But wait… it gets worse.
The boat purchased was in far worse condition than described by Nazmi Topcuoglu’s survey. The survey was first conveyed verbally to Dan Barney, a Florida yacht broker as “good buy” and the written survey was suppose to follow a few days later. But, it never arrived and before we got it the boat was already on its way to Thailand. When the boat finally was delivered, between the fraud caused by nazmi Topcuoglu and the possible negligence of the shipper, the boat was worth at least $100,000 less than what Nazmi the con artist claimed.
Fraud #2 Against FYC Yachts: LOSS: 50,000 EUROS
This fraud involved the purchase of an 830 Ferretti Yacht lying in Croatia. Nazmi Topcuoglu claimed the yacht had been re-possessed by BNP Paribas, a French Bank in Paris, and that he had struck a deal with the bank to buy it for 1.2 million Euros (The boat is worth 2.5 to 3.5 million Euros). He needed 120,000 Euros in order to secure the deal. He told us that the only way for him to get the money was to obtain a 120,000 Euro mortgage on his house. But, the Turkish bank could not give him more than 70,000 Euros. So, could we help him with 50,000 Euros? Yes, we were very foolish. We sent him the money.
There never was a deal with BNP Paribas. They had no loan on the boat. The BNP Paribas had worked with Nazmi the Crook a year previously so he sent us correspondence from the bank showing us that the deal was delayed because we could not move the boat from Croatia. It was all falsified. We called the bank. They said they would never work with Nazmi based on their horrible experience from 2014.
To avoid being scammed by this crook you should…
Never send him money.
If he tells you something that sounds too good to be true, you can be sure that it’s a lie.
Fraud # 3 Against FYC using A Tunisian Business Man
In order to make us believe that we would eventually get paid for our losses, Nazmi Topcuoglu signed a promissory note for $200,000 payable to me. See promissory note below:
Supposedly, the Tunisian business man owed Nazmi $2,000,000 which was supposed to be wired to a Swiss bank account. It sounded like extortion on the part of Nazmi. He went to Tunisia, hired lawyers, and they formulated a written agreement that this business man signed (we assume). The agreement says that if Nazmi Topcuoglu ever reveals the content of this agreement, the Tunisian business man could get his money back. Well, if he did send him $2,000,000, we will send the Tunisian man a link to this site so he can get his money back.