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Monday, 22 September 2014

Miss Earth Australia - A Scam!

A little investigating reveals what is really going on with this "not-for-profit" event.

Miss Earth Australia was founded over 11 years ago by Maria James. The pageant was run as a lead up event to Miss Earth International and funds raised by the Australian pageant were provided to or supported various local environmental causes including having contestants involved in tree planting and similar activities.

Until 2012 Miss Earth Australia was a registered not-for-profit, well respected event on the Australian pageants calendar.

In 2013 Roselyn Singh offered to sponsor the Australian event and from this point on things start to get really interesting.

Sponsorship has traditionally been raised to pay expenses associated with staging the event including paying a license fee to the owners of Miss Earth events worldwide, Carousel Productions Inc, venue and catering, lighting and sound, video production, suppliers, workers and various other out of pocket expenses. Monies raised through event ticket sales, volunteers, contestants and from donations was then allocated to various local environmental causes.

"Miss Earth Australia" posted the following on their "Official Facebook page for the 2014 event:

14 Sept 2014: a significant milestone of the new Miss Earth Australia pledging tribute to 'Beauty for a Cause'... standing together for life, for love..for humanity...let the good shine so no one is left behind...

The following appears on the official "Miss Earth Australia 2014" website;

The Miss Earth Australia Organisation is a designated 'not-for-profit' entity . . . . .

The current proceeds of profit of Miss Earth Australia 2014 Pageant are dedicated to 'victims of abuse and violence'.

Roselyn Singh, PhD
PRESIDENT


Now lets take a closer look at what Roselyn Singh, business partners Dr Salmans Baig and John Frisken have really been up to since their coup de gra in 2013:
  1. Just prior the event being staged in 2013 Roselyn Singh claimed ownership of the event, dismissed the original founder and workers who had spent hundreds of hours organising the event and then, to add further insult, refused to pay any of them the wages and expenses owed.

    Infiltrating businesses to steal their IP is a particular fraud that originated overseas, was perfected by Singh and used to get the Miss Earth Australia event away from its original owners. We will publish more on this particular scam in a future post.

  2. Roselyn Singh and her business partner John Frisken set up a new website "missearthanz.com.au" and then stole images and plagiarised most of the content (IP) from the now sacked original owners website.
  3. Ms Renera Thompson, the eventual winner of the Miss Earth Australia 2013 was asked by Roselyn Singh and John Frisken to pay her own way to the Miss Earth International 2013 event held in the Philippines including airfares and accommodation and to provide receipts for reimbursement. Singh nor Frisken have ever paid the over $10,000 they owe Ms Thompson.
  4. Miss Earth Australia is no longer a registered not-for-profit event and no monies have been provided to any environmental causes, other causes or charities from either the 2013 or 2014 event.
  5. Miss Earth Australia was caught passing off on a senior Liberal Party Politician's name and photograph. Singh was told to immediately remove all references to the Politician, Liberal Party logos and any other associated IP from the Miss Earth Australia website and other websites owned or populated by Roselyn Singh.
  6. Miss Earth Australia was caught passing off on the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Singh was told to immediately remove all references, logos, any other IP from the Miss Earth Australia Website and other websites owned or populated by Roselyn Singh. Read more
  7. Miss Earth Australia was caught passing off on the Macquarie Networks two leading brands 2GB and 2CH. Singh was told to immediately remove all references, logos and associated IP from the Miss Earth Australia website and any other websites owned or populated by Roselyn Singh. Read more
  8. Roselyn Singh passed herself off as a lawyer named "Sam" and sent intimidating texts to a supplier. Most suppliers to the 2013 event have never been paid.
  9. Roselyn Singh and John Friskens' company UTSG Consortium Pty Ltd was wound up by ASIC earlier this year owing millions to creditors and victims of their many scams. Singh refused to cooperate with the liquidators and was reported to ASIC for committing an illegal phoenix. Singh moved the assets to other entities including UTSG Global Pty Ltd.

    There are six different Roselyn Singh's and another Singh, using Roselyn Singh's middle name (Kamlashni) as a 1st name, registered as directors with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). You would have to assume John Frisken, Singh's business partner at Miss Earth Australia and a director of UTSG, would have to have known Roselyn Singh had created 7 different identities all acting as directors of the same company. Read More.
  10. Roselyn Singh stripped the Miss Earth Australia 2014 event winner, Dayanna Grageda of her crown with no plausible explanation other than Dayanna supposedly didn't fill in some paperwork which, when investigated, turned out to be a crock - Read Story here.
Miss Earth worldwide event owners Carousel Productions Inc. continue to support Singh, Frisken and Baig despite the many complaints about their consistently improper behaviour.

And, just to give these characters (Singh, Baig and Frisken) credibility a bit more of a nudge, Roselyn Singh doesn't actually have a doctorate or any other tertiary qualification. The verifications officer in academic records for University of Sydney, where Singh claims to have obtained her MBA, BComs (Hons) and PhD has no record for a graduate named "Roselyn Singh".

In 2013 Dr Baig used another doctors identity to swindle a Melbourne Healthcare Worker out of over $50,000 and Frisken assisted Singh in producing false evidence to NSW Police to have a competitor to Singh's medical centre arrested. Police have been sued for false arrest and the case is being further investigated.


With the experience Singh has misleading and deceiving almost everybody she comes into contact with maybe she should write a thesis on "how to get away with fraud".

Makes you wonder what Miss Earth pageants around the world might really be up to these days.

Beauty for a cause . . indeed.

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