Christopher Story - Fraud? - You decide http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread534040/pg1
Topic started on 12-1-2010 @ 03:11 PM by seethelight
Wiki claims (en.wikipedia.org...):
"In 1963, he formed his own publishing company specialising in intelligence and founded World Reports Limited in 1969. Since 1970, he has edited and published International Currency Review, which includes the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Bank of England amongst its subscribers."
the only problem with that is that I checked.
I called the Federal Reserve Research Library and they have NO record of ever subscribing to the ICR.
I called the World Bank - Same thing.
He claims to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
So I emailed the head of the fellowship.
No record of him.
He also claims to be a former economic advisor to Margaret Thatcher. So I called a friend in a UK Paper who checked their digital archives. Not ONE reference to this guy.
How many economic advisers to PM's have never been mentioned in a newspaper?
Google him. All you find is the same snippet over and over:
Christopher E. H. Story FRSA, Managing and Operations Director, a former occasional adviser to Lady Thatcher, has over 37 years’ experience of specialist intelligence and financial publishing. Mr Story has testified on several occasions before US Congressional Committees on international affairs issues. He is a very well-known independent currency, economics, finance and current affairs specialist, and is also a conference speaker on dimensions of the World Revolution that are swamping and confusing the West.
Try to find conferences he's spoken at (I could find one... totally fringe thing) and NO REFERENCE ANYWHERE to his supposed testimony to Congress.
Google him, LexusNexus him and do some real investigating.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
If he is a fraud (and I feel pretty conclusively he is) then his publications should be AUTOMATICALLY shifted into HOAX.
If you want more, ask, but I'm not gonna type it all up if I'm the only one that cares he's a con-artist...which he is.
reply to post by heyo
They have digitised their paper going back through the 1980s. It's becoming quite common.
She works for the Guardian... so you know.
If you google Story (which you really should) you will see that claim made repeatedly.
He even claims it in his own bio:
Christopher E. H. Story FRSA, Managing and Operations Director, a former occasional adviser to Lady Thatcher....
Yet, not a SINGLE actual reference to him in ANY real newspaper.
reply posted on 12-1-2010 @ 05:48 PM by seattletruth
It's cool that you uncovered this fraud, OP. But I don't think you should really expect everybody to care.
Barely anybody on ATS has ever heard of the man.
I know I hadn't.
I still don't quite understand what his importance is... He has a website about financial stuff?
Still, good job for uncovering a fraud.
reply to post by seattletruth
People have been posting this fraud's writing on ATS for ages.
Few people were completely taken in by him, but some were/are.
It's just good to clarify that the man is a fraud and shouldn't be trusted.
reply to post by seethelight
Great investigation job, and well done cousin! I've never heard of this man either, but am aware of him now, and the dubious credit he has gained. Thanks for bringing this to the forefront.
reply posted on 13-1-2010 @ 03:57 AM by seethelight
I have verified he went to Eton and Christ Church (yeah, I called Eton and Christ Church), but....
Even though he (or at least WIKI) claims to be an Economist his degree is in History.
He received a third level in 1959 and an MA in 1965. In History.
If a few cases my enquiries have been met with, "the person in question has asked that information about him be NOT given to the public".... wonder why?
Actually, I think that's pretty common, it just sounds nice and foreboding.
So, another thing to tick off the WIKI list - Not an economist... or at least no reason to believe he's an economist.
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