Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Fraud Victims Group hopeful of Consumers being protected

Fraud Victims Group hopeful of Consumers being protected from multiple fraudster in bankruptcy opposition case

A Fraud victims advocacy group is hopeful that New Zealand Consumers will continue to be protected from a three-times bankrupt, multiple fraudster and convicted sex offender with a 32 year criminal history to his name.

Grant Norman King is facing a public examination in the Auckland High Court as a result of the Office of the Official Assignee opposing Mr Kings third release from bankruptcy:

www.insolvency.govt.nz/cms/support/news-and-public-notices/public-notices/other-notices/public-examination-hearing-of-grant-norman-king/view

Mr King was due to be automatically discharged from bankruptcy in October 2013, however this action was opposed by the Office of the Official Assignee, owing to the longitudinal and on-going risk Mr King posed to the Consumer public.

Steve Taylor, Convenor of Consumer Advocacy website www.grantnormanking.com was a fraud victim of Mr King in 2011, when he paid Mr King $23,500.00 to build a Sleepout for Mr Taylors elderly father, who was recovering at the time from a triple bypass operation.

"Grant King took our money, and then failed to build the Sleepout. When I went public on our story, a further 70 victims of Grant King came forward nationwide, and Kings 32 year criminal history was dramatically revealed in the process - by our estimates of victim reports, Grant King has defrauded victims of nearly $3 million dollars over 32 years" said Mr Taylor.

"Our Consumer group has assisted the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, and the Ministry of Social Development secure a total of 8 convictions against Grant King since 2011, and we are regularly providing Consumer advisory warnings to businesses and individuals about Grant King, in order to minimise the possibility of Grant King creating any more fraud victims"

Mr Taylor says that, since the www.grantnormanking.com Consumer protection website was launched in 2011, the site has attracted nearly 250,000 visitors.

"Before I set up the website, Grant King was invisible - he is not invisible any longer, and our Consumer Protection group fully support the decision by the Office of the Official Assignee to oppose Grant Kings release from bankruptcy, which will be a solid and meaningful step towards protecting Consumers" said Mr Taylor.

Further media links regarding Grant Norman King:

Grant King Offender Timeline 1982 – present-day:
www.grantnormanking.com/2013/09/29/timeline-grant-norman-kings-criminal-fraud-activities-1982-present-day-updates-pending

Grant King Media articles summary:
www.grantnormanking.com/2014/01/25/media-summary-on-grant-norman-king-since-this-consumer-advocacy-website-was-launched

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news