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57 Comments

  1. tony

    I joined the syndicate some weeks ago everything was going well until saturday last when I didn’t get any selections and I haven’t
    received any since.I would like John to explain why.

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    • Andrew Clarke

      Hi Tony, since we are not able to get any straight answers from John Hughes perhaps you could give us a brief overview of how this syndicate works. Did you ever receive any money while things were going well? Was there anybody who was regularly communicating back to you from in there? Is the suggested “entry investment” of £100 the only money that one pays or is it just a “bait” amount to get you into the net and once you’re inside you keep getting asked to add more before you can advance to “the next stage that actually pays” ? If you don’t mind please help us get some clarity which we could not get from Mr Hughes who seems to have left nearly all of us with more questions than answers. Thanks very much Tony.

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  2. Andrew clarke

    Is there no organisation that protects people from scammers ? Obviously this “John Hughes ” of “aspire racing” is just a conman. I received a letter from him several weeks ago. I emailed him after ringing the number which forever goes to an answering machine. He emailed me back a response which seems like a copy and paste because its very similar to the one that “he” has given on this blog. After that I emailed him asking questions and he never responded. I’ve been waiting to hear from him but its been all quiet. My gut feelings are this “John Hughes” might as well be a group of Nigerian scammers or eastern Europeans who want a quick 10,000 and then move on to something else like drug trafficking and we’ll never hear from “John Hughes” again. If you Mr “John Hughes” are a genuine person you need to be more visible and contactable. If you are not just a bunch of small time thieves you need to be identifiable. You can not be so mysterious and expect us to send you our hard earned money by simply asking for a “degree of trust” some of us work incredibly hard jobs for long hours and to put aside a hundred pounds just to line some scammer’s pockets would be totally unacceptable. Thankfully I didn’t send any money. I’m grateful to have found this blog because at least now I know I’m not the only one who’s found this “aspire racing syndicate” to be rather mysterious. In the meantime i would like to request anybody from the Oxford area to please contact the local police and let them investigate that address. Thanks.

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    • John Hughes

      So yet another person that hasn’t joined the service but makes accusations without knowing anything. We have now gone from a Bupa Hospital to Nigerians and Eastern Europeans. Who by the way are not all scammers as you seem to suggest. The address is run by Mail Boxes etc. which is a reputable mail box company who it seems even Bupa use. Why would you possibly need the Police to investigate it. People who join my service do so mostly with the information provided. It is not complicated. However you gave a list of ridiculous questions which I simply do not have the time to deal with or for that matter the inclination. No one is forcing you to join.

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      • Richard Chapman

        Hi John,I would like to ask what do I do now the e-mail address returns e-mail.I have phoned the selection line ,unfortunatly line was bad, but I tried to leave membership number to no avail.
        Cheers

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      • Justin

        John, unlike the others here I have invested with you. And having heard nothing for a few days and emails being returned ? I’d like to know what’s going on ? You say nobody has lost money, I’m feeling like I have ? Or would you like to explain ?

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        • MonacoMatt

          It looks like the ‘syndicate’ has shut down. I’ve now sent Mr Hughes two emails, as I’ve not heard from him since last Friday, but no reply.
          Hey-ho, such is life.

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      • Mick O'Hara

        I joined your syndicate but not before looking into it. The following is my first contact with you and your reply.

        To: “[email protected]
        Subject: syndicate
        Hi
        I got your mail shot, very interesting but as the saying goe’s if it seems too good then it probably is.
        I tried to find info online but all I could find was a maildrop shop in Headington.
        The telephone contact is a recorded message.
        No credit card payment facility that would secure payment.
        I am afraid it all adds up to a scam!
        Pity that.

        Hi Michael,

        I am sorry that you have decided not to join the Syndicate but wish to clear up the points you have made for my sake really.

        We do use an accomodation address as do most Horse Racing tipping services. Identification has to be given to these people to open a box so it is not as easy as thought.

        Also to get credit card facilities for a gambling business is near impossible these days. Would you believe even opening a business account for a gambling business is extremely difficult.

        As I am a one man band I cannot and to be honest do not want to get into telephone conversations with members as I have done it before and they can take up a lot of time and effort.

        Anyway I thought I would mention these points as all is not what it seems from both sides at times.

        Regards

        John

        On receiving your reply which seemed honest and without any indignation on being called a scammer I gave you the benefit of the doubt and joined your syndicate but now, it would seem my trust was missedplaced. Contact has ceased, emails are returned or not answered so the only conclusion I can come to is that your syndicate is a con and you are, what I suspected on first contact, A SCAMMER!
        Return my investment as promise and all is forgiven.

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      • Jim Alexander

        I have joined the service paid £ 150 and

        have heard nothing. No confirmation,

        no communication nothing.

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      • Joe Moore

        Hello John,
        I Joined in May with a large investment and would like to continue, but after sending my morning permission email through to [email protected] email address, Iam receiving a notification telling me this email address has now been disabled, – is this correct? The email correspondence was going really well for me and i was looking forward to future possibilities. Please can you advise me how to email my daily permissions over to you? Telephoning in daily is not practical for me – I do need the email preference.
        If this is now not possible, then sadly please can I have my refund? I actually do want to work with you, just dont know how to do the permissions??
        Kind Regards
        Joe Moore

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  3. ben

    Just got aspire racing materials. Today
    John Hughes prop

    Sounded too good to be true so did some checking
    Found out the address is for Bupa hospital
    94 London rd oxford ox39fn
    How sick can you get
    Be ware folks

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    • John Hughes

      A BUPA Hospital????? The address is an accomodation address set up to receive mail. It is then forwarded to my home from where I work. I suggest that you check this out. Thanks. John. Proprietor.

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      • Danny Paul.

        Hi John
        I am sure you can understand people being sceptical of your system as you do not seem to be contactable personally, work from an accommodation address as you put it. Expect people to leave £100 minimum with you for minimum 2 months. If you were so confident of your claims send your literature with your property address and personal telephone number so you could be found, I also have to question if your name is real like some other fake tipsters out there. 100 people joining you would be £10,000 which you could disappear with and no one hears from you again. What safeguards are there for your customers?????
        Would you be willing to put your system to the test by offering a free trial.??? If you offered Paypal payment at least customers would be refunded if you were scamming.

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        • John Hughes

          Hi Danny, I can understand you being sceptical but that is the same with all such offers. As I have said in another blog, you either feel comfortable joining or you dont. Should you join then never invest more than you are comfortable with. I answer all questions by email as long as they are genuine and sensible. You will note that no one on this site has lost money. I think that is the main concern of anyone reading this. Regards John.

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          • Andrew clarke

            We are still waiting for you to respond to ROY DAVIS issue. His concern is that you haven’t communicated with him nearly a month after he invested. That is the type of concern that creates scepticism and fear among those of us who might wish to become your members Thanks.

          • J Penn-Bull

            20th June
            Aspire all seemed to be going well, I joined in May. Lots of communication. Now silence. I have sent emails to John asking why there have been no selections sent for the last three days. I do not think it is Nigerians, the responses are in grammatical English. zi trust Imsm wrong but have an uneasy feeling about this to say the least. JPB

          • Jocelyn Penn-Bull

            Well John we shall see if you are genuine.
            How do you explain not sending me your selections for Royal Ascot? You can do two things to redeem yourself and show you are genuine. First send me my share of winnings for the first month, and two contact me with your selections for today and explanation for your silence.
            If you cannot do this then I suggest that you return my “investment”. Should you not contact me today I shall have no alternative than to contact Thames Valley Police.
            If you are genuine then you are your own worst enemy in giving the impression to all and sundry that you are a clever crook.

          • Jocelyn Penn-Bull

            Well John. What a surprise no response from you on line or to my emails directly to you. As advised I shall now put this matter to Thsmes a Valley Police.
            May I suggest to everyone else who has been taken in by this extremely convincing scam that you also contact Thames Valley Police. The more of us there are the more pressure we can exert upon them to feel his collar as the saying goes.

  4. Ruth

    How much experience do you need to understand Little Acorns, Zero Risk Trader or All by the Book? Which system would you recommend to start on for someone with no experience?

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    • Admin Paula

      Hi Ruth

      When you say no experience do you mean no experience in betting? I think all 3 systems you need a basic level of understanding betting but it’s not rocket science either.
      All 3 explain very well what needs to be done in the ebook.

      Regards
      Paula

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  5. Paul B

    Where can I find original review for Doug McKenna ? All roads just seem to lead to a summary and an updated summary , no daily results which I’d like to look at.

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    • Admin Paula

      Hi Paul

      You can see the full review here http://www.bettingsystemtruths.com/page/5/?s=doug+mckenna and at the bottom of page you just click on next entries to take you to next page or in the search bar just type in Doug Mckenna and it will take you to the review.

      Regards
      Paula

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  6. Neville

    Hello
    Received in snail mail
    Aspire Racing ‘Multi Syndicate’
    Aspire Racing Services , Suite 140 , 94 London Rd , Headington ,Oxford,OX3 9FN
    Proprietor : John Hughes Tel : 01865 986755
    Cannot find any information on this. Have you any knowledge ?
    Thanks
    Nev

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    • Admin Paula

      Hi Neville

      Sorry no we don’t, I have just googled it and nothing comes up so no idea sorry.

      Regards
      Paula

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      • Marise Morland-Chapman

        Hello,
        I’ve a cautionary tale about Aspire Racing Services. Like your other correspondents I too received literature, and as they were offering 55 day’s worth of bets for only £25 I thought I’d try it. After my cheque was cashed I received instructions back – no bets could be placed unless I rang a premium rate phone line EVERY DAY, listened to a long rigmarole and spoke my membership number at the end of it. Needless to say, I didn’t do this and asked for my money back. I didn’t get it but I did get more advertising material from them involving much bigger stakes. So, in a nutshell, avoid this bunch.

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        • Admin Paula

          Sorry you got scammed Marise but thank you for letting us know as this will hopefully help other people out.

          Regards Paula

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        • Tom Martin

          I too joined an Aspire syndicate and receive the bets through email every morning. All seems fine to me and have recommended it to others. The results speak for themself so hopefully you have just had a bit of bad luck?

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          • Andrew clarke

            Are you a genuine customer of “Aspire racing syndicate” or are you just a false entity working on behalf of the group? If you are a genuine person and things are going well with you then I will give you my phone number and my email address. I’d like you to contact me so we can talk and you can explain to me how it works because you are the closest we will have got to getting any form of clarity about this syndicate. is my offer acceptable?

        • John Hughes

          Hi
          I have just been made aware of this comment by one of my members and hope my reply helps. The number you call is not a premium rate one but as it was an 0845 it was charged at 10p per minute. It is now a 0345 number that is included in most mobile and landline packages as free. Selections can also be obtained by email each morning which most members opt for. I will look into your claim of a refund and deal with it for you. I am not aware of the request to date. Lastly I have never found the need for a website or facebook and Twitter for that matter. This type of offer will always require a certain degree of trust which is why the entry level is set so low. If I could have made it lower then I would have. My own rule of thumb is to never invest more than you are comfortable with, if at all.
          Regards, John Hughes. Aspire Racing.

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          • Bonnie

            I got the info in the post today so now I don’t know what to do!

          • Roy Davis

            John Hughes – please look into my details too. I tried to phone your number as I have invested 25 days ago and not heard anything despite sending you two emails – have just emailed again. Was extremely disappointed to discover that your phone number goes directly to a recorded message extoling the fact that you have state of the art technology and directs people to your email address – which you don’t reply to!!!

        • John Hughes

          Hi, I have looked at your details and have put the £25 in the post to you. Looking at your comments I think there is some confusion, but no trouble. Good Luck for the future. Regards, John.

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        • John Hughes

          Hi Marise, Would you be kind enough to let the readers of this site know that you have been refunded as requested. Regards, John.

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          • Stuart Kotchie

            Hello John
            I have sent you some money, maybe foolishly, and returned your completed application form. I have emailed you for some acknowledgement but have heard nothing in response. This suggests to me that those who claim that Aspire Racing Syndicate is a scam are probably correct. Please respond.

    • Jonny Frais

      With regard to Aspire Racing ‘Multi Syndicate’, It does sound too good to be true. £100 investment to give £540 average monthly monthly potential profit, and your initial investment is always safe, with a fee of only 10% of the winning stake. Nothing on the internet, as Admin Paula stated. No website, a mail box for an address, and payment only by cheque or bank transfer. Even the bank is internet based, and not physical, so I believe this to be just another ‘fantasy Island’ scam.

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      • Admin Paula

        Hi Jonny

        Yes I totally agree, with no info on the net also no website it would be very risky to get involved. Once you send any money you have got no way of getting it back. Best be safe than sorry and stay well clear.

        Regards
        Paula

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        • Maureen Prince

          I had one of those invites too. The sort code is linked to Cashplus, and their website says that they don’t issue or accept cheques – wonder where all those cheques are going??

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          • Admin Paula

            Ermmmm yes sounds very dodgy! Can’t believe people actually send them money really.

      • Al

        The address given shows up as a mailbox service centre in Oxford and givn the phone number code I would guess it goes to the same place. Definitely in the too good to be true category.

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        • KIM

          I too have received some mailings from Aspire Racing and decided to do some research. As stated above in other comments there is no website and the telephone number 01865986755 just gives a recorded message with no real info on the service. I did a Google Maps search on 94 London Road and it showed the building as that of Mail Boxes Etc. This raised a lot of red flags for me. I was also concerned as to the similarities in the names of John Hughes and Jon Hughes of Owners For Owners,Racehorse Partnerships. My concerns are that if you want to promote such a service then you need to be visible to prospective clients with direct contact details and also provide genuine references of current members if they are willing to provide them. I have been scammed many years ago so I am always skeptical when something seems too good to be true.

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          • John Hughes

            Would it be better if the telephone code was for somewhere else perhaps?

          • John Hughes

            Hi Kim, I totally agree that it is difficult to know whether such offers are genuine. However from a business point of view do I make the offer sound a poor one so it doesnt sound Too Good To Be True, then no one would join anyway. Or do I say it as it is and let people make up their own mind. Seems a Catch 22 situation to me. Either way if you havent joined how do you know anything about the service? Just a thought? John.

      • Carolyn

        I also received an offer from Aspire Racing Systems. It described a betting opportunity where one made a one-off investment of £100 which must be left in place for 55 days and offered an average return of £540 (or 5.4%) The maths didn’t add up, so I e-mailed them a week ago asking if they could clarify certain points. Unsurprisingly, I have not had any reply. As John Hughes seems to visit this page perhaps he could take the stage and respond to the points I raised in my letter here. E-mail was as follows :

        “Hi There

        I have received a mailshot about the Aspire Racing Syndicate and wonder if you could clarify a couple of points that aren’t quite clear?

        The literature talks of a “One off £100 investment”. I’m a little puzzled about this. If the investment is being used to place bets, surely this sum of £100 would be forever reducing by the repeated purchasing of bets. You only talk of yourselves deducting 10% (e.g £54 from £540) which I presume (quite rightly)would be your profit, not something that’s used to re-top up the investment pot. Is this a one-off £100 investment with a one-off £540 (ish) return on investment? Unless I’m missing something obvious, I’m very confused as to how the mathematics work. In essence, how can you purchase bets, not replenish the pot and yet continue to place stakes?

        Also, how frequently are any profits paid? Is this after 55 days and monthly thereafter or 55 days and then when wins are achieved?

        Please be assured I’m not being picky here, only hoping to clarify points that are not clear.

        Thanking you for your time.”

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        • John Hughes

          Hi Carolyn, I think you are getting a little confused. Obviously when betting we expect to make money on winning bets. Therefore if a £10 bet wins at 2-1 you win £20 plus getting your original stake back. This is the same with a normal business and is called ‘turn over’. Our profit is just 5%-10% of the stake on a winning bet which is quite small. Once the 55 days has passed any due profits would be paid on a rolling monthly basis. I hope this has helped. Regards, John.

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          • Stephen

            Iam also a little confused and not at all happy John Hughes to say the least !!
            I got your mailshots back in february and joined Aspire racing services nearly four months ago and have never had any mention of any profits
            investing £250, then with your invite, joined the Multi syndicate with a further £250.I have tried contacting you on numerous occasions for information on my accounts,YOU NEVER REPLY.
            I Have now asked for my investment to be returned now,and guess what NO REPLY !!
            Anyone considering this service Stay well clear.
            John Hughes in my opinion you are a con man.
            I have approached trading standards with all the details and awaiting proceedings.

  7. trevor

    Hi has anybody tried pony profits by Terry Lycett,he says you can turn small £5 bets in to £155 per day, price £30 per month or £90 for 6 months

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    • Admin Paula

      Hi Trevor

      We haven’t reviewed it here but I have just googled it and to be honest I would stay well clear, all the reviews on different sites seem like they are written by the same person, it’s some kind of software what I can see. Maybe I will see if we can review it in the future.

      Regards

      Paula

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    • Brent Matthews

      Hello….I am also awaiting a rep,y from John Hughes on his so called betting tips service.I have tried to e mail Jim and tried the infamous call line with no reply and the betting log is now closed.I am very concerned.I am also going to contact trading standards and if no reply or my money returned within 7 days I will also go to the police as this is fraud.

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  8. john

    hi have anybody reviewed horsetips4u.co.uk

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    • Admin Paula

      Hi John

      No we haven’t reviewed here on BST

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  9. trevor

    hi as any body heard of win crusher they say they are winning approx £2000 per week plus and its £37 to join and win 90% of the time

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    • Admin Paula

      Hi Trevor, I haven’t heard of it but just googled it and to be honest it looks to good to be true. Its a clickbank product so you would have a 60 day money back guarantee, I will see if we can do a review on it in the future.

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    • Paul

      Hi yes my son tried wincrusher, first week or so was good then it went down hill faster than a steam train. He paid also more money for what was called training four times a week, he received pretty much nothing. He asked for his money back and guess what…silence. But the did answer all emails quickly before the money was handed over. What a suprise.

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  10. Rob Trenerry

    Are you able to tell me about Matt Abraham who advertises as a Betfair Trading Expert but seems incapable of responding to email questions.

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    • Site Admin

      Hi Rob sorry we don’t have any direct experience. He has a system called Betfair Trading Expert which is slightly different to claiming to be an expert. Feed back seems to be that he indeed doesn’t reply to emails although his system does appear to be ok although his main strategy seems to be the standard lay the draw but he does have 3 others strategies. We will try and get a review of his service but if he doesn’t reply to emails I wouldn’t hold out too much hope there.

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  11. James Blackley

    Hi,
    I am using the Little Acorns Lay System, and wish to purchase the Zero Risk Trader, I am in Australia, does ZRT operate successfully on Australian Meetings
    Regards,
    James.
    Note this the 2nd request for information,sent 16th Oct 2016.
    Thank you.

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    • Site Admin

      Hi James no sorry this is for UK and Irish racing. It may work on Australian meetings but we haven’t tested it.

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