An interesting scam has been operating in Australia in recent years, with "how to be a property developer" wealth spruikers who just happen to be Scientologists working together to relieve investors of their money at every opportunity. See this Today Tonight story on Carly Crutchfield
to get the basics.
They tout themselves as having a wealth of experience, but they baulk when a "development approval" comes through and it's time to proceed. They boast of having been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of projects, yet are never able to put any of their own money in to the venture.
And they quite happily let you go broke with no concerns about the endless delays.
Naturally, there is only so much information that can be conveyed in a 6½ minute story on Australian national television. Critics have questions and want to see the proof. So here it is ...
A dedicated web site: Carly Crutchfield Exposed
Contains other stories as well as the original couple, and there's a heap more to come. Enjoy.