Horse Racing: Tipster making false claims admits to error.
THE tipster operating under the guise of Jonathan Wells, who falsely boasts his selections have been proofed to the Racing Post, yesterday admitted the promotion had been a "disaster", writes Graham Green.
Giving his real name as Wesley Beagley, he blamed the Post Office on learning punters are continuing to receive his mailshot containing the fraudulent claim.
Following a short break, the Racing Post has in recent days received a new round of calls from potential Wells clients, asking for confirmation of his supposedly phenomenal success rate, but Beagley said: "We sent out 5,000 brochures three weeks ago and if they are still landing it is nothing short of the post office doing a useless job."
The mailshot bears a striking resemblance to those previously circulated under the names of David Burridge and Martin Jarvis, both of which were traced back to a Cardiff man, Sean Pearson, who admitted operating as a bogus tipster under two aliases and was fined pounds 1,300 by trading standards this year.
He added: "If punters are still receiving the letter, they should ignore it because it's out of date."
Beagley plans to continue as a tipster, but promised: "The publicity material will be rewritten and there won't be any mention of the Racing Post."
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 6, 2006|
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