Serious Fraud Office and Essex Police: Harlequin Property
5 March 2013
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO website), together with Essex Police, is looking into complaints in relation to the Harlequin group. The business activity of the Harlequin group includes the marketing, sale and construction of luxury off-plan property developments in the Caribbean and other resort locations. If you have invested in Harlequin schemes, we would welcome any information you can give us.
We are particularly interested in hearing from people who invested in the following resorts:
(1) Buccament Bay in St Vincent & the Grenadines;
(2) Merricks in Barbados;
(3) Marquis Estate in St Lucia;
(4) The Hideaway in the Dominican Republic;
(5) Las Canas in the Dominican Republic;
(6) Two Rivers in the Dominican Republic and
(7) Garapua Beach Resort in Brazil.
If you have invested in one of these or indeed any other Harlequin schemes, please complete this online questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/harlequingroup
We recommend that you draft your answers in a Word document and then copy them into the questionnaire when you are ready to submit it. This is because, depending on your computer settings, the questionnaire may not automatically save your draft answers if you do not complete the questionnaire in one session.
Your answers will help us to understand the general nature of your evidence. We may then contact you to obtain a full witness statement for potential use in a criminal prosecution. We do not generally comment on investigations but may from time to time issue updates in general terms. You can check for news and other developments in the investigation by checking our website.
If you have any queries about this questionnaire, please email us at: HLM01.firstname.lastname@example.org