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Vega+ Shipping Dates

  • End of September 2016
  • October 2016
  • In time for Xmas 2016
  • February 2017
  • A "few weeks" from March 10th 2017
  • Summer 2017
  • 8 weeks from August 9th (October 4th, 2017)
  • Mid October 2017
  • April 2018
  • May 8th - 12th 2018
  • May 12th 2018
  • May 31st 2018 (Indiegogo deadline)
  • June 15th 2018
  • July 6th 2018

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Directors will work for food

On the 6th of June 2018, Suzanne Martin replied to a post on the RCL facebook page claiming that the directors have not been paid for 18 months:

Convicted criminal and fraudster Suzanne Martin

Contrary to what you see online we have been working for free for 18 months. The original directors -Andrews in particular diverted money to a sales agent and paid themselves large sums either to themselves or companies they own.

— Suzanne Martin

RCL claim they have been working for free for 18 months

This is a very easy to disprove lie, given that Anon y Mouse released the bank statements on Twitter from April 2016 until mid July 2017. 18 months prior to June 6th 2018 would be December 6th, 2016.

The transactions clearly show that both David Levy and Suzanne Martin were dipping into the "ring-fenced" backer funds right up until the final bank statement. The RCL bank account was almost empty by that stage, and Lee Fogarty has posted on social media since then claiming that RCL were using a second bank account after this point.

David Levy Accounts

Date Description Money out £ Money in £
05-16-16 Transfer to Mr D. N. L. Levy Consultancy Fees 10,000.00
05-16-16 Transfer to Teacher Stern Llp Inv 0161 15,056.40
05-18-16 Transfer to Mr D. N. L. Levy Consultancy Fees 17,000.00
05-20-16 Direct credit from Teacher Stern Llp Ref: Teacher Stern JR 15,056.40
05-24-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-CONSULTANCY FEES 15,056.40
06-09-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-CONSULTANCY FEES 25,000.00
06-13-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-RETROEXPENSES1 13,000.00
06-23-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-RETROEXPENSES1 11,000.00
06-24-16 Direct credit from Mr David NL Levy Ref: David Levy 13,000.00
06-27-16 Direct credit from Mr David NL Levy Ref: David Levy 11,000.00
07-06-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-CONSULTANCY FEES 5,400.00
09-20-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-JULY FEES 5,400.00
09-27-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-RETRO EXP 6-9.16 1,737.56
09-29-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-RETRO 4-9.16 347.51
11-11-16 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-CONSULTANCY FEES 5,400.00
01-19-17 Direct credit from Mr David NL Levy Ref: David Levy Loan 800.00
01-24-17 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-LOAN REPAYMENT 800.00
01-24-17 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-PART PAY EXS 1,500.00
01-24-17 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-FEES SEPT 5,400.00
05-25-17 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-LOAN REPAYMENT 590.00
06-13-17 On-line Banking bill payment to Mr D. N. L. Levy Ref:-CONSULTANCY FEES 4,336.00
Total for David Levy97,167.47

David Levy eating at a restaurant with the ring fenced backer funds

Suzanne Martin Accounts

Date Description Money out £ Money in £
03-14-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE 1234 664.50
03-29-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE 1240 852.65
05-18-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE 1249 1,176.68
06-09-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE - FEE 1,200.00
06-09-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE - FEE 4,500.00
07-06-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE 1253 1,200.00
07-06-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-CONSULT - FEE 4,500.00
09-20-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE 1256 3,000.00
09-20-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE - FEE JULY 4,500.00
09-26-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-EXPENSES 480.00
09-27-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-RETRO EX 6.9-16 1,274.52
11-03-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-LAUNCH EXPENSES 241.25
11-11-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-26.9-7.11 2,100.00
11-11-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-AUGUST - FEE 4,500.00
11-22-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE 1259 85.20
11-22-16 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE 1258 2,583.28
01-24-17 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-VISION RE-CHARGE 900.00
01-24-17 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-14.11.16-16.1.17 3,300.00
01-24-17 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-SEPT FEE 4,500.00
04-06-17 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-EXPENSES W/C 4/17 113.78
04-28-17 Direct credit from Suzanne Louise Mar Ref: Loan 1,000.00
05-15-17 Direct credit from Suzanne Louise Mar Ref: Loan 1,000.00
05-25-17 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-LOAN REPAYMENT 2,000.00
06-21-17 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-INVOICE - FEE 3,500.00
06-26-17 On-line Banking bill payment to S Martin Ref:-EXPENSES 150.00
Total for Suzanne Martin45,321.86

Suzanne Martin at McDonalds

Suzanne Martin eating KFC at an island buffet

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

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Indiegogo Campaign

"Our Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 2,500 or more units of the Vega+ in the UK, and to prepare us for the second production run."

— RCL (15/02/2016)

Vega+ Status

  • All refunds processed:
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  • Final devices made: 0
  • Small claims victories: 0
  • Prototypes made: ~100-200