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Sorted: Visa con liquidated.

TWO immigration scam firms exposed by Sorted have been shut down, owing pounds 2 million in tax.

They took cash from Brits on the false promise of getting them US visas. Now the High Court has slapped a compulsory liquidation order on First Point International Ltd, which owed pounds 1.6 million in VAT.

Sister firm First Point International (Europe) Ltd was also wound up, with pounds 347,000 outstanding.

We exposed the man behind this operation, David Webster who is on $1 million bail in Florida.

He failed to reveal his criminal record on his own visa application and is accused of encouraging illegal entry to the US.

Yet First Point's finance arm is still taking legal action against victims refusing to pay for services they never got. Graham Copsey, director of First Point Finance (Europe) Ltd, told us he is "ethical" and plans to help First Point clients.

Copsey and others involved in the First Point group have set up Visa Plus Ltd, which they hope will take over existing First Point contracts.

Before doing business with this lot ask why, as First Point managers and directors, they did nothing to stop Webster's scam.

You might also ask Copsey about a firm he ran called Safesound Ltd which went bust in 1994 owing more than pounds 40,000.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Penman, Andrew; Greenwood, Michael
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 26, 2000
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