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Stay Gold Ltd

Extreme Rigging have reported this company to us for non return of goods hired, non payment of bills to themselves and others and trading under a multiple of similar IDs and phoenixing the companies to avoid debt liabilities.

04549209 STAY GOLD LIMITED Dissolved
08646565  STAY GOLD LTD.
07234228  STAYGOLD PRODUCTIONS LIMITED Dissolved
07101005 STAY GOLD STUDIOS LTD.

http://staygoldstudios.com/contact
Address in Shoreditch:
5 Calvert Ave. Shoreditch, London – E2 7JP

They have been reported as not having paid any suppliers for several months. Known debts according to Extreme are Rigging 6 k, Stunts  6k, SFX  5 k and an unknown amount of unpaid crew.

Equipment hired from Extreme Rigging which has not been returned is as follows:

500kg of 12.5 kg stage weight various castings main colour black abandoned by stay gold  at Shepperton studios. (Replacement cost nearly 3000 k plus shipping and vat.)
All bar coded with extreme rigging stickers and or blue paint from C and D rigging.

2 x specialist stunt jerk vests from company called Amspec replacement value £ 2567 plus shipping and import duty from the USA again with bar code and label from extreme rigging
Serial ERJVML0011 and ERJVMM0008

Police have been notified as have the Pinewood Studios group.

Please proceed with caution if asked for credit and make sure you know which of their various entities you are supposedly dealing with.

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Alex Levi of Solutions4u

Blue Tuna were contacted on the 21st March by somebody using the name Alex Levi of Solutions4u.

The website seemed unprofessional, the style of language seemed to be similar to somebody using the name of  Maurice Duchamp who had tried to hire from Video Europe the day before and it would appear that they have been trying to place the same hire at several different companies.

If you are approached in a similar way again, if possible please obtain a phone number. (Land line is best).  We can then cross reference the phone number if the fraudster attempts to use different identities. (It’s harder to have large numbers of land line numbers, although not impossible.)

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Legal Disclaimer

We do not know if the person concerned was using his real name, or impersonating someone else called Alex Levi.

This attempt to rent equipment may be perfectly legitimate, but we recommend that, if approached by anyone using that name, you make extensive enquiries and act with extreme caution before releasing any kit.

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Maurice Duchamp

Video Europe had a protracted debate on the 2oth March with someone using the name Maurice Duchamp, who looks likely to be a potential fraudster.

Mr Duchamp asked for an enormous variety of lenses, not all of which matched his camera requirements.

When pressed for references Mr Duchamp became aggressive and rude.

There was no identifiable online history for Mr Duchamp and his email address ended with @journalist.com which is a free gmx mail.com account.

Please be wary of this individual.

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Update: 26 March 2014

A freelance cameraman has contacted the site regarding an advert somebody by the name of Maurice Duchamp has placed here:  http://www.filmandtvpro.com/uk/job_view.php?uid=217347&

Be warned: Another freelance cameraman responded to an advert similar to this and had £12000 of kit stolen. Fraudsters rely on the fact that individuals lack the resources to make adequate checks.

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Legal disclaimer

We do not know if the person concerned was using his real name, or impersonating someone else called Maurice Duchamp.

This attempt to rent equipment may be perfectly legitimate, but we recommend that, if approached by anyone using that name, you make extensive enquiries and act with extreme caution before releasing any kit.

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