|This site has been created by XL Results Foundation to alert the press to a campaign
of anonymous emails about our company, targeted at the media. For 32 months we
have been hounded by a hysterical spammer on a maniacal mission, alleging
wrongdoing of ever increasing proportion and silliness. While the allegations
continually change, the pattern of engagement has remained the same.
What you can expect
|We are grateful for any press we receive as an organization, but would request that
you check the claims being sent to you and the agenda behind them. We urge any
journalists who are contacted in this way to be wary of being manipulated by this
approach. We are transparent in all aspects of our company, which is dedicated to
growing the power of social entrepreneurs to create and contribute throughout the
world. For verification or inquiries on all aspects of our global commercial and
charitable activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for full details of the history of the anonymous emails, the legal case in relation to
the allegations and for our detailed responses, exposing these claims as false and
hysterical in nature, please visit: http://www.xlresultsfoundation-legal-file.com/
History of Articles Generated
|From hundreds of emails sent out over a 32 month period, a number of articles have been
published and you are likely to find these as attachments in the emails you receive. For a
more complete background, below is a history of the articles to date, the pattern of behaviour surrounding each, and our response:
Straits Times Articles, October 2006
The Singapore Straits Times was sent anonymous emails claiming a ‘community petition’ against
The Straits Times investigated the claims in the emails they received of fraud, criminal conduct,
What followed the article was a series of anonymous emails and blogs intended to generate
Straits Times Article, November 2006
Despite our requests to the Straits Times and Ann Phua (an individual whose details were included
An article followed the next day in the Straits Times, followed by a barrage of emails and blogs containing the article and with wild titles including “Press Release – Roger Hamilton – serial conman expands into UK market” and “Straits Times – XL members lodge $460,000 in refunds”.
We immediately called a meeting for all Life Members in Singapore the following week –
The meeting was then followed by another barrage of emails titled “All XL members to get refund – complete your transfer form now!” and “Roger Hamilton to refund more than SGD$ 1 million to disgruntled members of the business community”. All predicted dire finances and ongoing strife for XL and all were entirely false and fantastical.
Courier Mail Article, February 2007
Changing tack, by February the anonymous emails began targeting the Australian Press, titled “Press Release: Community warned against flying fraudster”. The Courier Mail was the one newspaper that chose to follow up the emails. We let them know the history of the email they were receiving. The Courier Mail chose to print an article all the same, using the anonymous emails and the Straits Times article as the base, and quoting an ‘Andrew Tan’, which is one of the fictional characters used in the Yahoo emails.
What followed was a further flurry of emails and blogs out to our network titled “Wealth beyond Words – self proclaimed guru Roger Hamilton in Australia press” and “Roger Hamilton & XL confronted by Australian media (Wealth Guru under fire in Australia)”
Brisbane Times Article, May 2007
Several months later, following further anonymous emails, the Brisbane Times followed a similar pattern, with the journalist writing an article based on claims within the Yahoo email, the Straits Times article and the Courier Mail article, but with no attributable sources.
This article was again followed by mass spamming titled “Australian media warns community on XL – suspect business network” and “FWD: Company in Singapore faces mass refunds as scheme unravels.” despite no such refunds, no such scheme and no such unraveling.
The Yahoo emails all depend on reference to blogs or articles which themselves are generated by the Yahoo emails to provide an air of legitimacy. These emails continue on a weekly basis whether referring to a new blog, another email or a new article, but all under anonymity and none with reputable or reliable sources. With all the good work that our members and our organization conducts towards World Wide Wealth every day, we have found the best strategy is simply to ignore this side-show by an individual who could clearly be doing better with their time. We ask you to do the same, and apologize for the time you may have wasted on this.