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Ex-Members of TICN Speaks!
Dear hopeful investor,
If you came across this page, you’re probably looking for more information about The Investment Club Network (TICN), or it’s leaders Owen O’Malley and Ana Rodríguez García.
You might have been promised a safe, guaranteed way into your financial future. You were told that this organization operates so magically throughout financial world, that in last some years they have never (!) had a losing trade. That you can generate 5-7% returns per month… the more you will invest, the more you will gain… You might even seen PowerPoint slides, where you saw how ‘well‘ TICN performed in the past?
If this is so, then we’re sorry to say – you were LIED.
We’ve been there. We trusted that same approach used on us as well. We took a chance, we dreamed, we hoped… and so we burned, in the very end.
This is our story. Just an honest and open sharing with the world, what we have experienced with TICN.
We hope it helps for anyone to never go through such financial nightmares, as we have gone through.
Dear ex-member of TICN,
If you’re reading this, then you must be very well familiar with the approach described in earlier paragraphs.
How did you come across TICN? Did someone tell you about this miraculous way of making money? Have you witnessed some real results from someone’s real accounts? And you were told, “It was so easy!”?
Or maybe you saw Owen speaking live in a public? Were you too blown away by having him generously offering his phone number, his time, to help you make the best decision for you?
“Don’t you worry (!), just test us for the next 6 months, earn money, get some easy cash, see how it feels, and then decide” approach… would that be right?
Or was it an opportunity for you to become a leader, to guide your friends, your family (the world!) into financially happy life, that got you in?
How much did you invest? But most importantly, how much did you end up losing? 50%? 80% or even 90% of your account’s value, like the rest of us? If you’ve been around since May 2015, then surely you have lost money… and lots.
Accounts of every single TICN club got wiped-out, massively reduced in sizes. How many sleepless nights did you have to go through in venture this, as a result?
Let us uncover the full story here, exactly as it happened. No guilt, no feeling ashamed. It’s NOT our fault.
We have been cheated and dangerously misguided. Our money, and money of our families were used to benefit someone else.
Today, sharing it with others those eye-opening facts, your honest views and experiences exactly how it happened – that much at least for sure, we all can do.
Not just to speak of our pain, but to also help someone out there, not to get caught in this financial slaughter, ever again. How much the information on this page would be worth to you now, if only this was made available to you before you joined TICN? Before you lost your money, as a result?
Your Support Is Needed!
Imagine a family person, a honest hard-working man, who once came across an organization called TICN. He trusted, so he put most of his money down on a table… just to watch it all go up in smoke, in few short months.
All of his life’s savings! He could not understand… HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? No job, and now – no money… this promised venture was his only hope! His family…
“Oh God! What will I do now?” He cried… No money, no more hope. His devastated wife… his kids…
He could not bear this thought for any longer… A suicidal case was present there, and just around the corner…
Sure, you may say, this could be just some made-up story. But really, think, what if this was a real one?
How many people in the past paid in $25,000 (or even more) from their savings and lost most of it, thanks to so called ‘investment clubs’ such as TICN?
How many more are there to experience those drastic losses in a future again?
We know, it wasn’t a first time for such disastrous wipe-out of people’s money to occur. We also know that Owen with his partner Ana are out there today, hunting for more.
So maybe it is that time NOW, for us to come together, those who we were betrayed, by having been promised us the world, ‘safe-heaven‘ and ‘financial future‘! Or so they said…
We listened, believed, we hoped… Kept hearing stories about ‘the stock is at significant support’… while watching hopelessly our invested money melting down, with every single day…
And so we suffered, in the very end.
We’ve spent many stressful, sleepless nights. WHILE ‘experts’ Owen & Ana were enjoying the money of their clubs banked in by them many days, weeks, and months ago. Traveling around the world, Brazil and other places; attending costly seminars, events; trying get close to some big names, get even more exposure to the world, and earn some fame.
Is it a time for us to come together now and help stop this financial game, so dangerous for many others?
We hope it is. But first, let us answer this important question:
How Could We Ever Let This Happen To Us?
A Trust. It happened to us because we trusted. Trusted the ‘experience of some 20 years’, and a person who seems to be a public figure. Who wouldn’t fall for it?
See, Owen gains his own wealth, and wealth for his broker-friends, by simply using trust and money of innocent people, newbies to the investment world.
Can it true? Well, you will have to decide. We are here to simply share everything we came to experience with TICN, as we have nothing to hide and we have nothing more to lose.
The Hard-to-Believe Proof Revealed
TICN (The Investment Club Network based in Ireland) scam-claims this “organization teaches proven investment strategies and TICN is devoted to the growth of investment clubs world-wide.”
REAL STORY: On June 25th 2015 our club, guided by Owen O’Malley and his partner Ana Rodríguez García, invested $179,704… just to watch the balance go down to $25,471 by Aug 20th 2015. That’s a hefty 85.64% loss in less than 2 months!
Here is a proof, screenshots taken from our account:
On the same day, during our first club meeting where 9 hopeful, complete newbies guided by Owen and Ana who came presenting a limited selection of companies to invest in, and happily placed trades for a club (Ana Rodriguez was an official Trader of a club)… 3 stocks in Technology and 3 in ever since dangerously falling Oil stocks.
We’ve Had MOST Of Our Money Put Into Poorly Diversified, High-Risk Stocks Right From Our Very Start!
Two weeks later our account value went down 36% to $114,904.
When during the next club’s meeting some of us confronted Owen and Ana asking for explanation and how is this possible, we were calmly told that, “It’s all good, don’t worry, there is no need to panic. This is how Warren Buffet also invests (??). You people cannot understand it today simply because you haven’t done any education. Go read ValueLine reports, it will give you confidence”.
No education?? Just take a look at the next screenshot: the ‘educated expert with 20 years of experience’ got couple more Oil stocks into our portfolio! Together with some other losers…
In a Mean Time, Here Is What Was Happening In a Real World… but Somehow Owen O’Malley Was BLIND to SEE IT!
Here are the real-time charts clearly demonstrating what was happening in markets during that same period when TICN proudly presented their clubs with ‘safe-heaven’ stocks to invest in.
(if you want to see the disastrous performance of all trades, simply visit Finviz.com and type in trade symbols seen in screenshots. These were ALL losers!)
We’re just a little over one month later, and this is how our club’s account continued to perform:
Such Disastrously Insane Results Are Possible Only When You Are Using 100% Margin (Trading OPTIONS!), Having 80% of Portfolio Invested In 6-8 (!) Super High-Risk Trades, Without ANY Money Management & ZERO Risk Control Strategies In Place!
We kept receiving margin call, after margin call, after margin call… TrackData brokers went on closing any positions they wanted to close just to get their money back, while Owen and Ana did little about.
Finally, completely beaten up, in less than 2 months time, we ended up here:
By the time all position were closed out and funds withdrawals completed, our final remaining figure was actually just a little over $20,000… that’s enormous, mind-blowing 88.7% LOSS!
Here is full activity of our club’s account enclosed, black on white:
If you’ve encountered losses with TICN and you hold proof which you’d like to share with us to help support this campaign, please submit by emailing. We will create a master file and will make it available on this webpage for everyone to see. Any sensitive information would be removed and only facts telling a story would remain.
Please, shed some light on us…
How Can Anything You Just Witnessed Be a Safe, Long-Term Investment Strategy?
In a minute, we’ll share with you exactly what happened here, how TICN operates, how Owen makes money and why they would allow for anything as such disastrous to occur.
But just before we go into those details:
What do you think was most challenging and frustrating to deal with during this entire experience?
It was repeatedly hearing, “You are all simply uneducated, you do not have a clue what’s going on here, everything is fine, markets are at significant support, the stocks are to rebounce any day now, you just need to be patient, and you will be making a lot of money soon, trust us.” Yuck!
The whole world was screaming at a time that markets, especially oil industry, are very fragile. Just look at those charts, a child could tell there is obviously something wrong going on here, so how come the leaders of the club with 20 years experience could not see it??
Furthermore, it wasn’t just our club who encountered such irresponsible mismanagement of our accounts. During that same period TICN has had a number of other clubs going through same nightmares as well. Altogether, we estimate, all clubs took on losses of $1,000,000+ in total.
This financial slaughter of innocent, new to investment world people was not stopped by TICN leaders Owen O’Malley and Ana Rodríguez.
So really, how was any of it possible? What happened?
The ‘Safe’ Strategy Uncovered
Please read carefully until you clearly understand how money are made at TICN, and who really this business model is designed to benefit (hint: it’s NOT you).
WHERE IT ALL STARTS:
- Owen and Ana go out to the public and attracts new members. Or new members get introduced by (unaware what’s soon to happen) friends and family members, who are currently enjoying (temporary!) success at TICN.
- New members (usually complete beginners with little or no investment experience at all) joins a Metal club, and invests $25,000 each (or as much as club’s leader allows, but suggested start-up investment is $25K)
- If 5-7 members joins a club, this equals $125,000-$175,000 of invested capital (TICN rules allows 19 members per club, we’re using 5-7 just as a very conservative number. Usually there are more members in a club)
- TICN encourages the club to also make use of margin, ‘generously‘ offered by company’s partners, TrackData brokers. This allows for a club to add another $125,000-$175,000 on top of initially invested capital (so now we end up having $250-$350K in the account in total).
NOTE: from our experience, the use of margin is a never-discussed topic. 100% margin was made available to us as soon as we’ve opened our account (in other words, it’s a debt to match 100% your start-up capital). Hence, from day 1 we ended up being indebted to TICN and their friends, TrackData brokers. This debt was immediately used by Owen and Ana to buy those dangerously large positions.
- Say we have 10 such Metal clubs. This equals to $1.25-1.75 mln of initially invested capital available in cash + add-on of another $1.25-1.75 mln in a form of margin (that’s $2.5-$3.5 mln throughout 10 clubs in total).
NOTE: the actual number of all clubs is actually more. Again, we use a number of 10 just to be very conservative. However, some heard Owen proudly saying that they once had 1,500 clubs. When asked where are all these clubs now, you will be told that, “These stupid people would come to only reach their objectives, to buy a car or house, without realizing the long-term potentials with TICN. They’ll leave as soon as those objectives are met.”
When you have to watch your account’s value going down 90% in it’s value, these long-term potentials are for who, exactly? We let you to come up with your answer. Today we know why those poor people are here no more: they simply lost most of their money! They took whatever was there left, then walked away and never looked back.
1,500 clubs… how many people is that to have already suffered?
- Extremely dangerous options trading strategies are implemented (without ANY money management and ZERO risk control strategies in place) that does wonders in a bull market (when stock prices go up) but leads into a complete disaster during a bear market (when stock prices go down).
- If a club is lucky to start trading during a bull market period, it will generate some money fast. Everyone is happy and hopeful.
- 3 months later TICN takes 50% of all profits generated by clubs (assuming there are profits). These are fees that belong to company, as per agreement everyone has to sign before joining a club. A small percentage of those profits goes to a club leader, but most of that sum goes to TICN.
- The club might continue with success for few more months, maybe even a year. TICN keeps banking in 50% (minus small % to a club leader) every 3 months, as how it goes.
- Simple, calculation using a 1 year’s time frame as an example: 1 year later, at 60% annual ROI rate (which is possible using risky investment strategies), all lucky clubs generates $1.5-$2 mln in profits. Everyone is really excited! Big dreams and even more hopes.
- Sooner or later (unavoidably!) markets start going against the clubs. Members lose money, chaos starts, lots of pain and panic kicks in. When this stressful beating becomes too much to handle, majority leave with large losses (and useless education materials sitting on a shelf).
As you can see, the situation is little concern to Owen O’Malley as by that time TICN have already banked in $750K-$1mln+ in profits, sitting safely in company’s account.
Clever Add-ons to The Strategy
There is also an option for other members to join a Normal club, where they can invest as little as 110 EUR per month to grow their account with minimum start-up balance, in a group of other like-minded hopeful investors.
Normal clubs can be run by anyone who has completed TICN education, which makes one to be classified as an experienced trader and qualifies one to become a leader of a club.
TICN does not benefit much financially from Normal clubs. The responsibility of a Normal club lies mainly on shoulders of a club leader (who is supposed to get paid for these efforts, but as far as we know, hardly any leader of a Normal club have ever seen those promised monies).
What’s next from here? Well, if you’ve witnessed some growth on your small trading account, and if you have extra cash sitting in your savings account, would you not be tempted to make use of those money and go for a Metal club where you could be getting 5% returns per month, instead of 1% returns per year from your savings account? You bet!
So a Normal club is just a clever (affordable for many) path designed to guide members into the Metal club. And this is where TICN starts creating its own wealth, while you, most likely, sooner or later will end up losing most of yours.
On top of all mentioned, TICN will charge members 2,000 EUR for education (which is a MUST), and is to be purchased within first 6 months of joining a club.
We’ve put ‘ TICN education’ in brackets because, funny enough, Owen himself is not using strategies and techniques he teaches in his own education.
Sure, TICN might have right things outlined on a paper, but with all clubs under Owen’s guidance losing so much money and going broke, the truth is obvious: those results speak for themselves.
We hope we were able to provide with clear explanation and solid facts to demonstrate how TICN is making money, who this business model is designed to benefit in a real life, and why Owen O’Malley just doesn’t care about people going through those ridiculously insane losses.
Talking about that man, as if these facts are not yet enough…
Our Following Discovery Is If Not Breath-Taking, Then Simply Shocking
Here is a comment which can be found on Ana’s Facebook page. Take a close look at the date:
What’s shocking about it, one may ask?
The fact that during this same public event in Sau Paulo, Brazil, standing in front of few thousand people, Owen O’Malley pulled out his PowerPoint presentation, and showed it to everyone in that large room how well his clubs are performing. Slides with charts were used to demonstrate those points.
Now, if to take a look at dates displayed in screenshots taken from our accounts, you will notice that at a time when Owen was up on that stage, publicly lying to hundreds of people about performance of his business, the rest of us here were bleeding dry, going absolutely mad and desperate witnessing our accounts having lost 75% of it’s value already, and hopelessly watching our money keep going down, lower and lower with every single day…
This latest performance was deliberately excluded from TICN presentation, just to hide the real story!
Are we finally getting the picture who we are really dealing here with?
Seriously, how far can one go trying to achieve one’s own personal goals? How low, as a human being one can be, to do this to another human… and do it to the masses? How many more people will need to suffer, lose their money, before someone’s greed and need to feel famous will be satisfied?
We leave the judgment to the others… we simply could not believe our eyes when we came across this shocking discovery.
To Say It Frankly
Whatever TICN claims on their website, it’s an absolute BIG LIE.
You can do your own calculations upside-down, but you will always come up with the same results: [black_tick_list width=”100%”]
- How much do TICN invest in clubs? ZERO.
- How much do members invest? $25K each, or if 10 clubs that’s $1.25-1.75 mln
- What is a risk that TICN take on? ZERO in cash. Some of their time.
- How much people in clubs, sooner or later, come to LOSE? 80-90% of their invested capital.
- In a mean time, how much does TICN gain? From same 1 year’s example used above – $750K-$1mln+
- How many people purchase the 2,000 EUR education during that year? 20? 30? 50? Take a guess!
- Anyone else could have benefited here? Yes, TrackData brokers who are partners with TICN.
This is how TICN are making money: quietly, very safely (for themselves), while everyone else is put at HUGE risk of losing 80-90% of theirs.
A name for such strategy?
From our experience – when you invest $25,000 of your hard earned money into something you were made to believe in, and you’re pulling back less than $5,000 just two months later… how would you call it? Nothing else but a word ‘CON‘ comes to our mind. And it’s a very painful one to go through, indeed.
What’s even worse: what if you’ve had invited a group of people to come along – your close friends, your family members, everyone you care about? And when everyone ends up losing most of their savings, after all, how would you be looking into the eyes of those dear to you, who trusted, followed you? Quite a few had to go through this experience here as well.
And its just plain wrong.
So finally, after all, the only question that still comes to our mind today, is this:
Who would we have been better trusting our money?
If only we knew…
THAT Time To Share
It is that time now, to simply share:
- Take our responsibility;
- Say what we need to say;
- Share who we need to share it with.
To help stop this irresponsible financial slaughter of every person out here, and never let it happen anymore. Not to continue any further. For no one. Never again.
Our Ways To Share
So many really. Here are just some suggestions:
- RipOffReport.com, a website which could help attract the media, a consumer advocate, lawyer or government authorities to help further this cause, or to help with further investigation against TICN.
- Central Bank of Ireland, where any unauthorized firms operating from Ireland can be reported.
- SEC.gov, where investor complains can be made in regards to US related investments (TrackData is US based Federal Trade Commission https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov website, submitting details here could be also helpful.
- MoneySmart website, scam reporting if you’re based in Australia.
- Medium.com, where you can submit an article with your points of view. Here is an example.
- Use Google to find more sources for your location (just type in ‘scam reporting’, ‘fraud reporting’, etc)
- Share your own story in comments box made available below.
- And of course, most powerful – social media sharing:
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We Can Stop This!
There is so much we can do to help fight fraudsters, indeed!
If we just do something little from our part, just a paragraph in commenting or social sharing… then who knows who this page will be reaching out there? It could be someone who is just so right for all of us! Not to only help stop lives of innocent people being financially wrecked again in future, but maybe to even claim some of those losses which we’ve encountered with TICN.
If we don’t try, we’ll never know.
And if you are just a visitor, a hopeful investor who came across this page while looking for information about TICN, we hope you found it useful.
We hope that you’re not feeling being influenced negatively in any way. The purpose of this page is not to suggest to anyone what one should or shouldn’t do from here. We went through hell, to say it frankly. We did come out of it, however. Not only to survive, but to also take our responsibility and share it with the world. So that you, or anyone else reading this, at least you have an opportunity to hear the other side of TICN as well, instead of being limited to just one story you may have heard elsewhere, until today.
We wish something like this page was made available for us when we were doing our research before joining TICN disaster. There wasn’t then, but now there is.
So here, we shared. The rest we leave in hands of those who care.
If you support and care for others, please join in sharing…
P.S. If you have any questions, or if you have any suggestions how to improve this site, do let us know.
If there is anything you might know that could help raise the awareness about this campaign, to help prevent others from losing more money and assure that no more people will ever get financially hurt by disastrous TICN investment strategies, to help stop these irresponsible and dangerous activities by leaders Owen O’Malley & Ana Rodríguez García, then please contact us on [email protected].
Your help and participation is always appreciated!
If you’ve encountered losses with TICN and you hold proof which you’d like to share with us to help support this campaign, please submit by emailing. We will create a master file and will make it available on this webpage for everyone to see. Any sensitive information would be removed and only facts telling a story would remain
This webpage is under no ways associated with any organization or anything that could be of a competitive nature to TICN. We hold no other mutual benefit, apart from just sharing our story, our devastating, very painful and financially disastrous experience with TICN. The purpose of this page is to HELP PREVENT OTHER PEOPLE FROM LOSING MORE MONEY by simply raising social awareness about irresponsible & extremely dangerous TICN investment strategies, and what it really does to people. We share everything we have, and hold nothing behind. We give our personal findings and plain facts, as how we came to experience it through our eyes (and pockets).
We apologize if any words written, or our way of sharing offended you in any way. Or if, whatever we had to go through in this venture does not exactly reflect your personal experience with TICN. We are aware that some people, even after losing 80-90% of their account’s value, they still chose to stay with TICN.
Some decided to stay because they did not see any other options available, for themselves or their loved ones, to recover those huge losses; others stayed in but took firm decisions to operate on their own, taking no more guidance from Owen, or TICN; some, we know, were promised a part of the business, opportunities to grow and expand their own network making the use of TICN tools and strategies. Hence they became strong supporters of Owen, and his teachings. They sure stayed; others simply felt lost, confused and hence fell under Owen’s influence. They were talked back into staying; the majority, however, left TICN for good. Some members left for other organizations, investment clubs, seeking for ways to recover their losses elsewhere; some of us stepped out from investment world altogether, discouraged by this ruthless experience, totally devastated and heartbroken. Those who walked away, left with a lesson for a lifetime, and will never look back.
As for all of us – we all lost money. For most of us – it will take years to recover those losses. For some, these will never be recovered again.