Passed 5 out of 5 stars Here Are Our 5 Star Reviews From The Past 12 Years Of Reviewing Over 700 Betting Tipsters & Systems! 101 Comments Newer Comments → phil Davies on November 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm It is my strong believe that Mr John Hughes’s cash recource has now run dry,his betting finance used from all of our investment money. I think it is clear that we have all been had big time!! Shame on you Mr Hughes!!! If you have any backbone Mr Hughes,you should publish a full apology,for what appears to be a system that has gone terribly wrong.I would also add that I suspect not one penny has been paid out to all the people who trusted you!! I think all of the many investors into your system would welcome your response. Reply Richard on October 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm I joined this scheme in May with a £100 investment, I have been emailing for months with no reply. 17 emails and 3 voicemail’s telling him my dismay at his treatment. Money back after 55 days, and I have been giving my consent for nearly 90 days. I have not been sent anything. If this isn’t a scam then he is definitely incompetent. I think we should all join together and raid the address. Find out where he lives and take more affirmative action, than contacting the FCA & Police and Banks who do absolutely nothing, and take it what is ours back. Outrageous. Even worse that his voicemails sometimes say, I am catching up, apologies, oh and cheques have been sent in the post. Utter Bull. Lets bring back some medieval justice. I will find you!! Reply Richard on October 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm WHERE IS MY MONEY, EMAIL RESPONSES NONE, PHONE CALLS NONE, 55 DAYS, YEAH RIGHT I AM OVER 100. WTF IS GOING ON. Reply Rene Le Sueur on November 3, 2017 at 11:19 am I also joined Aspire Racing Syndicate in May with £1000 and their Top Rated with £600 and despite repeated Letters and emails have never even had a reply! “John Hughes” ensured us that our investment could never be lost. OK then I want my money back. Reply Ron on November 5, 2017 at 8:07 am I think he has done a runner. No posts on Syndicate or Top Rated this week. Perhaps the Fraud Squad have moved in. I hope so. Otherwise we all need to do our bit to try and trace the individual. I am with several of you that think a concerted effort by us all may prove more successful than the lumbering fraud investigation if it ever gets off the ground. We can all send our concerns /evidence to the fraud team in the hope they may well do something, but that does not stop us all doing our bit in parallel. Anyone know how to find who an 0345 number is assigned to? I suspect Data protection will get in the way. Reply Richard on August 30, 2017 at 11:06 am Morning John Everyday I respond to your emails with my unique account number. I have been a member of the syndicate since May. Well past the 55 days you stipulated! Could you provide me some reassurance that I am not wasting my time responding. I have not heard anything from you apart from the daily selections, which I am sure you can imagine is frustrating to say the least. Could you not provide regular updates so we all know where we are at? Reply Alan Whyte on September 4, 2017 at 6:07 pm We put £200 into Aspire Racing in June and, while we still get the daily tips we can’t get any response from Mr. Hughes. It seemed to us that he was overwhelmed by the response to his original letter. He does not appear to be administratively competent nor well enough organised to respond to the mountain of emails that are being sent to him. Reading all these comments it does appear to be a scam and we will contact the bank and the fraud office to add our names to those out of pocket. Reply Simon R on August 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm Well the wonderful Mr. John Hughes and Aspire racing. I invested in March of this year, and when the 55 days was up, emailed (as you all know, telephone is impossible, only a recorded message telling you to email) asking for nothing more that the status of my account. As a trustee, he is legally obliged to keep proper accounts, and advise the beneficiary when requested. No reply, and in many emails since 12 July I have repeated the same request. It appears he has been more active here than responding to people who have given him money in his own business. My thought is now, having lost all patience, that a report to the Office of Fair Trading may be the way forward. Does anyone else feel the same way? Reply Admin Paula on August 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm Hi Simon Read Steve’s comment below. he has been in touch with Action Fraud Regards Paula Reply Joseph on August 21, 2017 at 5:08 pm I think you’ll all find this new information interesting. Courtesy of ‘bettingrant.co.uk’ “A member who does not wish to publish his name has asked us to add the following comment on this thread: “I was stupid enough to fall for this as the returns seemed excellent (too good to be true!!!!) In his original mailshot the returns on £500 after 55 days were to be £2700 on average per month!!!! (What was I thinking?) In has last mail shot about a week ago I was informed that my total “investment” was lost. And he was asking for more money to try and recoup the losses!!!! He has not responded to emails and the phone is merely an answer machine Interestingly he has just sent out another scam today . “Genesis Systems” … identical to Aspire! but he does not give his name on this one. (I wonder if John Hughes is his name?) The bank account numbers are Aspire 08-71-99 30510356 and Genesis Systems 08-71-99 28091260 The bank is APS Financial which I believe is merely a credit card system which anyone can get without proof of identity etc. ”. “ Reply Steve on August 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm Hi Simon – as per Paula’s comment please scroll down to see my reply to Suzie. I think the OFT is now obsolete – try this link instead, I think this replaces it. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cma-consumer-enforcement-guidance I’ll post any progress I make once I hear anything back – I was certainly encouraged by ActionFraud, so hopefully will get a decent response back. They did say the more people that reported it, the more chance action could be taken. Reply phil davies on August 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm Hi Simon, I have experienced a similar sinario to yourself. I joined in good faith around April of this year,and like yourself,send many e-mails requesting an up to date situation. Nothing has been forthcoming,and Mr Hughes plods on regardless of the serious nature of current developments,and a potential serious fraud offence!! I do not believe for one moment he has maintained correct accounting proceedures,and to send out a mail-shot telling all members that their total investment has been lost,but hey! if you send him more money,he will double your new investment,and not take any commission,until a profit has been achieved!! If you believe that,your braver then me. I have sent numerous e-mails,but I have just hit a brick wall. Let’s hope Mr Hughes can be located very soon,and be accountable for his extremely poor business ethics. I await to see developments with bated breath. Reply Andrew Clarke on August 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm Hi Everyone, Regarding this Mr John Hughes of “Aspire Racing Syndicate” I have been in touch with Fake Britain hoping they will help through investigative journalism to expose this obvious fraud. The response I got was their auto responder thanking me for my email, saying they would look into my email, that they were now filming for the next series, and that they would get in touch with me if they were going to run my story. I would, therefore, like to request all of you here who have had the nasty experience of losing monies to Mr John Hughes to get in touch with Fake Britain. This will give a real boost to my (and possibly other) email(s) increasing the chances of them considering the case. The more the people email them the more the chances of getting our story aired. We need to expose John Hughes and his scam. Let’s all give him the publicity he deserves. We need to make him FAMOUS so he doesn’t go on conning innocent people. The link to Fake Britain is: https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wck32/contact Please send them all the relevant information you may have regarding the anti-fraud authorities you might have contacted as well as any police case reference numbers. Don’t forget to send the links from the stories you have written on this and any other blogs. Let’s do it folks! let’s get him out there! nobody should have to suffer alone! Reply Joseph on August 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm I also handed over £250 of my money to this scammer. I payed through bank transfer though, so it’s traceable. I am certain that if all pull together we can oust him/her/them. Does anyone know any private investigator? I will do anything legally possible to get my money back from this selfish bastard. I sympathise with everyone who handed over money to this selfish, inconsiderate scammer. Most people here just simply want to make a little extra income to supplement what they have, but to have someone like bloody John Hughes take people’s money and disappear is just evil. Remember John Hughes, if you’re reading this, I imagine you are. Life has a way of paying evil people back. You sow evil, you will reap evil back. Hope you can have the courage and the decency to pay people back their monies! Reply Steve on August 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm Hi Joseph- I contacted my bank to report this scam and to try and get a refund as I too had sent money via bank transfer. They very quickly responded, having contacted the recipient bank that Hughes had provided the details for (in my case I sent funds to APS financial at sort code 087199 account 30510356). Unsurprising they said ‘We have contacted the beneficiary bank but unfortunately no funds remain.’ If you sent money to the Barclays account Hughes recently changed to (204545 account 73887952) I would strongly advise that you report it to your bank and ask them to investigate – if nothing else it will raise awareness at Barclays that they are in effect providing banking services to a fraudster. I also phoned both APS and Barclays and reported Hughes to their fraud teams in an effort to expose him for the rip off merchant he is. Reply phil davies on August 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm Hi Steve. On behalf of all of us who invested money,Thanks for the time you have taken to hopefully expose this “article” ie Mr John Hughes,who it would appear is still at it as we speak!!!! To make matters more interesting,I received a mailing this morning,this time under the guise of “Genesis Systems” promoting the same business model. The address however is in York.Yet another mail box address ect. The Bank sort code is the same as Aspire,with different account number. This latest mailing will undoubtably attract more funds into this scam from the hundreds of responses,unaware of the seedy nature of this business!! Now!! Mr Hughes,I am well aware that you are reading all of the comments,and my view is,this is a network scam,clearly getting out of hand. I am confident that in the course of time,you ,and your associates,will be brought to book. Perhaps you can comment on the current position with all the people who have lost their hard earned cash,and by the looks of if,the many more who respond and send their cheques to join the latest addition to ” Genesis Systems at a one of £100.00 investment. Reply Brian on September 2, 2017 at 2:09 am Hello I am in the same position.I invested 100 pounds and have had no profit at all.I repeatedly ask for my money back and he just ignores the e mail. Obviously this us a major scam. I am also looking at reporting to the police.There must be alot if people out there in the same position. Reply phil davies on July 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm I suspect that Mr John Hughes of ” Aspire” as it has now been re-named has called it a day!! He has certainly left a lot of people with empty wallets,following empty promises,as detailed in his sales letters,especially the latest,advisin g that all members investments have been lost,but if you send more money,Quote ” I will double it”. From my own experience,I was relieved of £175.00,which I will not be refunded,and I suspect many people have lost far greater amounts!! A message to John Hughes from me. If it sounds to good to be true,then it probably is. The business model advised profits which were certainly un-achievable. How true was this!! A sincere apology to all your members who trusted you would not be a miss. Reply David Roe on July 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm Is this the same John Hughes who markets as John Hughes Professional Betting? I am waiting for him to honor a financial commitment that he made last week.. Reply wayne hocking on July 13, 2017 at 7:11 am Hi Wayne here from Austalia, i have brought many systems for Uk racing which most were pretty bad, but yesterday i brought some so called software that some one sent me a email about . It is called Betting supper charged horse racing i payed 50 Aussie dollars to start then i had to pay $20 for tips sent and when i clicked on the link to get software it said i had to join up through the link to Ladbrokes bookie for software to work .So the problem there was we cant Join any bookmakers from UK .We have them all here now and i am a member of Ladbrokes here any way. So then i tried to get my tips and when i pressed that link it says join up with the millionaires club, then i sent a email about it and asking about the tips i also paid for separate but no repose so i have nothing for my money .I paid it through click bank and trying to get my money back, as i have got nothing for my money i fell robbed and cheated. The con was called betting super charged.co has any one else been robbed my this mob thanks Wayne Reply Jennifer Smith on July 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm I too have invested £100 in Aspire Racing Syndicate. Foolishly I invested without knowing anything about horse racing. It didn’t occur to me to ask questions first. Selections do come my way by email every day, even though I haven’t asked for them. I have sent several emails entitled REFUND but to no avail. On Monday 10/7/17 I sent a 1st class letter to the address supplied, also asking for a refund, but I think I should say goodbye to my investment and be very wary in future. Reply phil Davies on July 1, 2017 at 10:51 am I believe Mr John Hughes of Aspire Racing is under intense pressure to maintain this business,and could well be genuine. However,on the other hand it could be a very well executed scam. In order to allay all those fears of the latter,I emplore you Mr Hughes to make contact with all the people you have signed up to your business,who have tried to get a response,and feel pretty let down. You can make just one broadcast to all of the Aspire members giving them an honest up-date. They have invested in good faith,and deserve a response. You maintain you are a sole proprietor,and run the business single handed. Please make your priority communicating to your investors,amd most inportant Transparant dialogue. Reply Brian on July 4, 2017 at 9:07 pm I am waiting for a return on my investment and can not get a reply from Mar John Hughes. If I do not get my money back and or profit as was our legal contract I will take this further.If anyone else wishes to do the same we can take this to the fraud squad maybe the sooner the better. Reply Steve on July 18, 2017 at 8:52 pm I too invested back in March but received no returns and no response to my request for a refund. I received a marketing type letter this weekend saying that due a streak of bad luck my investment was lost – despite the promise that ‘your investment is never at risk’. I was invited to send more money as John was going to get some admin help as he had taken on too many clients. I think therefore I will take this further – its blatant misrepresentation, with false claims in terms of returning your investment ‘no questions asked’. He shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it. Reply suzie graham on July 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm I have also sent £100 to John Hughes and can’t get a reply. I want to take this further Reply Steve on August 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm I contacted ActionFraud who completed a detailed report – I would advise everyone to do the same to help stop Hughes from ripping other innocent punters off. http://www.actionfraud.police.uk Tel. 0300 124 2040. I was on hold for about 15 minutes but then a very nice operator completed a comprehensive report that will be used to cross reference other instances of the scam being reported – hopefully leading to action being taken. They also suggested contacting the FCA – financial conduct authority, as well as Hughes’s bankers (using sort code and account number details sent in the mailshot), both of which I am going to do. Hope this helps…. Reply tony on June 22, 2017 at 12:55 am 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. Reply Andrew Clarke on June 24, 2017 at 6:30 am 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. Reply Nick on June 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm I put in £100, received emails for around 30 days no problem, then got offer to join ‘the Aspire top rated’ service which would have cost minimum of £200. I wisely decided to wait and see if I got any return from the first investment before adding more. A few days later my daily emails have stopped coming. I think I’ve been had.. Reply Andrew Clarke on June 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm Sorry to hear you’ve been scammed Nick. So it looks like the £100 initial investment is just to reel us in so we can then be totally fleeced once we are inside knowing one can’t come out for fear of losing the initial investment. Just as I had thought. Typical internet scam artist. Reply Andrew clarke on June 7, 2017 at 11:12 am 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. Reply John Hughes on June 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm 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. Reply Richard Chapman on June 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm 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 Reply Justin on June 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm 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 ? Reply MonacoMatt on June 21, 2017 at 9:14 am 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. Reply Mick O'Hara on June 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm 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. Reply Jim Alexander on June 23, 2017 at 11:42 am I have joined the service paid £ 150 and have heard nothing. No confirmation, no communication nothing. Reply Joe Moore on June 23, 2017 at 6:54 pm 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 Reply Suzie on July 11, 2017 at 10:29 am Hi, I have emailed several times and still haven’t received any reply. Suzie Graham Reply MOHAMED on July 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm DEAR JOHN, WHAT IS THE BEST EMAIL TO CONTACT YOU , CAN YOU EMAIL ME THIS AS I HAVE A PROBLEM . GETTING TO YOU ABOUT ASPIRE SERVICES. MY EMAIL: [email protected] Reply suzie graham on July 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm I have sent you £100 have the signed proof of delivery. Have heard nothing from you regarding my emails. Please advise Reply Joseph on August 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm Hi John, I joined and transferred £250 via bank transfer. I need my money back ASAP! I payed into an account so it’s traceable. Don’t think for a minute that the authority won’t find you. Please have the decency to return people’s hard earned money. Reply ben on May 30, 2017 at 11:32 pm 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 Reply John Hughes on May 31, 2017 at 9:55 pm 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. Reply Danny Paul. on June 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm 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. Reply John Hughes on June 9, 2017 at 10:01 pm 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. Reply Andrew clarke on June 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm 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 on June 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm 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 on June 21, 2017 at 8:10 am 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 on June 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm 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. Douglas Gerard on July 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm John Hughes is now operating a new scam through John Hughes Professional Betting. Reply Douglas Gerard on July 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm John Hughes now claims to be operating from Northumberland Close Bracknell Berkshire RG42 3XD. His latest scam is to pretend in a letter that he does not gamble but if you become one of his agents he will send you his own stake money and pay you commission on each bet you make for him. He claims that there is thus no financial risk to you. This is of course all lies and what seems to be his strategy is to persuade you to put up your money first because he cannot get his money transferred to your bank account in time for the next race. No doubt this continues for as long as any punter is gullible enough to continue doing so unless there is a winning bet when he then will claim the winnings for himself from the stake which you have put up. This guy is clearly a scamster a rogue and a thief, and of course you will never receive his money promised by him to bet with, without financial risk to you. suzie graham on July 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm Still awaiting a response Reply Admin Paula on July 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm It sounds like an awful lot of people have handed over their hard earned cash to Aspire Racing. Could you please have the decency to reply to them John! Reply Rob on July 28, 2017 at 10:32 am I have also sent John Hughes £100 and, apart from a few encouraging replies to emails early on, I have since received no information or response to numerous emails and a letter I have sent to this man. I agree with most of the comments here that John Hughes is a thief. Has anyone had any positive outcomes from contacting the police? Ric on July 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm Well I handed over a fair wad by transfer,before dialogue began. I suggest we act together, any ideas as to how we do do act together, addresses of relevent bodies etc Reply Ruth on May 12, 2017 at 3:45 pm 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? Reply Admin Paula on May 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm 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 Reply Paul B on May 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm 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. Reply Admin Paula on May 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm 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 Reply Neville on April 30, 2017 at 4:52 pm 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 Reply Admin Paula on May 1, 2017 at 9:25 am Hi Neville Sorry no we don’t, I have just googled it and nothing comes up so no idea sorry. Regards Paula Reply Marise Morland-Chapman on May 20, 2017 at 4:24 am 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. Reply Admin Paula on May 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm Sorry you got scammed Marise but thank you for letting us know as this will hopefully help other people out. Regards Paula Reply Tom Martin on May 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm 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? Reply Andrew clarke on June 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm 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 on May 27, 2017 at 2:09 pm 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. Reply Bonnie on May 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm I got the info in the post today so now I don’t know what to do! Roy Davis on June 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm 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 on May 31, 2017 at 5:26 pm 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. Reply John Hughes on June 10, 2017 at 10:02 am Hi Marise, Would you be kind enough to let the readers of this site know that you have been refunded as requested. Regards, John. Reply Stuart Kotchie on June 15, 2017 at 11:09 am 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. Martin McEntee on June 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm I am yet another who made an “investment” of (just)£100 and was happy with the way things were going until suddenly the website went down. Sent a couple of emails since with no response and tried ringing also to no avail. Jonny Frais on May 2, 2017 at 7:22 pm 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. Reply Admin Paula on May 2, 2017 at 9:05 pm 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 Reply Maureen Prince on May 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm 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?? Reply Admin Paula on May 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm Ermmmm yes sounds very dodgy! Can’t believe people actually send them money really. Al on May 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm 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. Reply KIM on June 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm 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. Reply John Hughes on June 10, 2017 at 11:02 am Would it be better if the telephone code was for somewhere else perhaps? John Hughes on June 10, 2017 at 11:07 am 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 on June 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm 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.” Reply John Hughes on June 10, 2017 at 10:58 am 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. Reply Stephen on June 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm 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. Stan on June 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm John, you have the building blocks of a successful business using the Aspire Racing Services. There are people out there who will ‘fine tune’ the business if you ask politely. Please answer the emails I and several other subscribers have been sending you. Life will be so much better for you and the rest of us if you come out of hiding. As you are receiving money and probably use ‘bots’ for finding good bets you can afford to pay for additional help with your workload. Keep the business going, be honest in all your dealings. trevor on March 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm 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 Reply Admin Paula on March 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm 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 Reply Brent Matthews on June 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm 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. Reply john on February 22, 2017 at 9:50 am hi have anybody reviewed horsetips4u.co.uk Reply Admin Paula on February 22, 2017 at 8:58 pm Hi John No we haven’t reviewed here on BST Reply trevor on February 11, 2017 at 9:42 am 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 Reply Admin Paula on February 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm 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. Reply Paul on June 4, 2017 at 10:20 am 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. Reply Rob Trenerry on October 23, 2016 at 9:11 am Are you able to tell me about Matt Abraham who advertises as a Betfair Trading Expert but seems incapable of responding to email questions. Reply Site Admin on October 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm 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. Reply James Blackley on October 18, 2016 at 7:41 am 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. Reply Site Admin on October 18, 2016 at 11:10 am Hi James no sorry this is for UK and Irish racing. It may work on Australian meetings but we haven’t tested it. Reply Newer Comments → Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.