I heard about this man, Darin M. Smith who was creating an independent Christian Community. His goal was to help orphans and needy though this community. I have worked for many such organizations and when I heard about his story, I wanted to be a part of this mission. It was happening in Belize and I stayed in Philadelphia.
I called Darin and spoke about my plans of moving to Belize. I said that want to sell my house here and would buy one in Belize. He was happy to accept me there and said that he can help being a real estate broker. His project name was Biospharms Development and said he will help me get a better house in Belize’s Cayo District at cheaper rate.
It was really a great attraction and he took advantage of my generosity. I wanted to help people in need and there was no other motive for buying a house. I was comfortable at my place. I sold my house with garage in haste.
Darin sent me pictures of the new house that he was booked for me. I was really excited to see the picture. The house was the way he told me. So, as per his advice, I transferred $40,000 in his account. I was so excited that I missed asking him the receipt and for the company’s account details.
I packed my bags and reached Cayo. The cab driver took me to the address, Darin provided. At first, I thought the address was incorrect but soon the fog diminished and I understood that I had been cheated.
Darin promised me a house with 4 bedrooms, but the one I saw had only 2 and it too smaller than the one shared. There were no bathrooms inside and was one hole in the ground outside. There was no drain system for the rain and no glasses on the window.
I called him with rage and wanted an explanation. But to my surprise he was neutral and said that the house was not important. What important was the lives of the orphans. It boiled me from within. After asking for the paper of the house on my name, he threatened me and asked me to stop calling.
The biggest bomb exploded when I enquired about the company and found out that it was not even registered with the real estate services and the house he showed me was not of Biospharms, Inc.
The worst part was the property was illegal and was not properly subdivided. I believe there must be true Christian who would intent or would be helping people in Belize. But, stay away from this goon and a con artist.
However, the only thing that was a bit satisfying was that he was sued for all the illegal deeds of multiple scams and misrepresentation.