The best security prevention with loggers is to have clear, well-established processes and procedures to keep everyone honest.
Last month we started the conversation about what could be called the largest Ponzi scheme in Mississippi history. The scheme promised investors a 13% rate of return on their investment and were given 12 signed checks that were post-dated over a period of 13 months to show the “guarantee” of results. There were even some … Continue reading A Tale of Timber Schemes (Part 2)
Greetings! I have gotten several questions over the past few years about the “big fraud case in MS”. And I’ve followed the case in the newspapers but they didn’t really spell out the case very well. So I asked a reader who lives in MS about the case and he and his spouse pointed me … Continue reading A Complicated Tale of Timber Schemes
On February 21, 2023, an anti-logging activist suspended himself via nets and rope in a contraption called a sky pod in a thicket of trees in Freshwater, California, to prevent Humboldt Redwood Company from cutting down trees on their property. The protestors contend the huge trees in the area are becoming increasingly rare and represent … Continue reading Forest Activists Block Logging in Freshwater
Greetings! Christopher Dillard of Dillard Timber LLC advertised his logging and timber services to North Carolina customers. The company owned no logging equipment, had no employees and Dillard himself didn’t log or mill timber. Dillard worked differently. His business model was to get the customer orders and then find a third party to do the … Continue reading I’m not lying, I’m advertising
Greetings! I have talked frequently in this newsletter about the unique challenges of landowners trying to not only find a source for harvesting their timber, but more importantly finding one that is ethical and will do the work as agreed and pays per the contract agreement. Your woodland is a considerable financial investment and a … Continue reading Caught Three Times