Forensic Accounting and Audit


Forensic Accounting and Audit (±x)

Published on 25th April 2017

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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This is the latest version of the RFP and has further information on entities and specific procedures. I have had a number of conversations with Accounting Firms and following those calls additional information is updating here which will accelerate the process.

I am taking this project forward rather than Tania because I understand the legal aspects of the losses and of course the original structures and the reasons that they were set up in the first place.

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BUDGET – GBP 200,000




Rhodium Group PLC (“GBRHOGRP”) and its associated and non-associated entities require various types of Accounting and/or Forensic Services (“the Services”) to be provided by properly licensed chartered accountants (“the Accountant”).

GBRHOGRP is assisting in the resolution of accounting, financial and legal issues for Rhodium Group and its associated entities (“RHO”). To minimise confusion, the latter will now be known as ‘Rhodium’ as opposed to ‘Rhodium Group’. The full accounting positions of RHO need to be ascertained together with the loan accounts position of Joseph S R de Saram (“JDS”) who is the Principal Financier of RHO.

Upon the determination of RHO and/or JDS asset/liability positions, Immortal Holdings PLC (“GBIMMHLD”) intends to clear the [undisputed] third party liabilities via assignments and/or purchases with a view to acquiring the remaining assets at net realisable values.


GBRHOGRP intends anticipates the project will take a maximum of 4 months. Phases within the project will commence at the appropriate times subject to the completion of prior deliverables as required.


The jurisdictions in which entities are/were located are primarily:-

AU Australia / BS Bahamas / GB United Kingdom / HK Hong Kong SAR / LK Sri Lanka / SG Singapore / US United States


The Scope of Work falls into ten distinct categories, which comprise the Services:-

(a) Capturing of Accounting Transactions – ‘Finding’

(b) Collating of Accounting Information – ‘Sorting’

(c) QuickBooks Data Entry – ‘Entering’

(d) Producing Detailed Reports – ‘Reporting’

(e) Forensic Analysis and Discovery – ‘Analysing’

(f) Determining Losses and/or Damages Claims – ‘Quantifying’

(g) Advising GBRHOGRP generally – ‘Advising’

(h) Taxation Consulting generally for GBRHOGRP and RHO – ‘Taxing’

(i) Providing Litigation Support to Lawyers – ‘Liaising’

(j) Providing Expert Testimony in Court – ‘Testifying’

It may be possible for separate organisations to handle different areas independently as long as there is proper co-ordination, quality assurance and of course no conflicts. By way of example (a) and (b) would fall into this category. One multinational Tier 1/2 Accountant which handles the entire process would be ideal but not a prerequisite.


GBRHOGRP is handling accounting queries for the following entities. The eight character alphanumeric code is how the entity is represented on its systems, with the first two characters representing the ISO 3166 country code as appropriate.

Some of the entities and those below may have become inadvertently deregistered and many have incorrect registered office addresses, shareholder and officer information which are, for example, reflecting on CH, ASIC, CR and ACRA due to the failings of the existing/previous directors.

The following entities are registered in England and Wales:-

Commercial Trading Entities

GBRHOGRP Rhodium Group PLC (09707899)

GBFLXPAY FlexiPay Ltd (10298189)

GBMSYSTM Mail System Ltd (10706855)

GBSECHST Secret Host Ltd (09707426)

GBRHOSYS Rhodium Systems Limited (10298655)

GBRHOHUM Rhodium Human Capital Ltd (09710785)

Corporate Entity Asset Holding

GBIMMHLD Immortal Holdings PLC (10735678)

Nominee Service Providers

GBNCODIR Nominee Company Director Ltd (10571618)

GBNCOSEC Nominee Company Secretary Ltd (10571620)

GBNCOSHR Nominee Company Shareholder Ltd (10575426)

Special Purpose Vehicles

GBJOSDES Joseph S R de Saram (10301561)


Commercial Trading Entities

AURHOAUS  Rhodium Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 123291510)

BSRHOBHS Rhodium Bahamas Ltd (under restoration to the register)

HKRHOHKG  Rhodium Hong Kong Ltd (under restoration to the register)

SGRHOSGP  Rhodium Singapore Pte. Ltd (20102230R)

AUSYNCON  Synergize Consulting Pty Ltd (under restoration to the register)

LKRHOHCP  Rhodium Human Capital (Pvt) Ltd  

LKRHOISL  Rhodium Infrastructure Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

Asset Holding Entities

AUACN123  A.C.N. 123 116 245 Pty Ltd (ACN 123116245)

AUACN133  A.C.N. 133 893 893 Pty Ltd (ACN 113893893)

AUACN136  A.C.N. 136 492 898 Pty Ltd (ACN 136492898)

AUELIXIR  Elixir Vitae Pty Ltd (ACN 146683847)

BSRHODSA Rhodium SA (under restoration to the register)

Other Entities

AUACN139  A.C.N. 139 312 833 Pty Ltd (under restoration to the register)

AUACN167  A.C.N. 167 386 218 Pty Ltd (under restoration to the register)

AUPARADX  Paradox Payment Processing Pty Ltd (under restoration to the register)

AUXYZABC  XYZ ABC DEF Pty Ltd (ACN 606922810)

SGFLXPAY  FlexiPay Systems Pte. Ltd.

Special Purpose Vehicles

Psalm 139:18


Ahead of Private Criminal Prosecutions and/or Civil Litigation, there are a number of parties which will be sued, and whom damages claims would need to be quantified. A list will be provided after the completion of the statutory compliance work.


(A) FINDING – Capturing of Accounting Transactions

Review of existing paperwork for each Entity / Rename files correctly using GBRHOGRP naming conventions / Produce a list of Suppliers/Clients/Banks etc in MS Excel / Produce detailed contact information for each Supplier/Client/Bank in MS Excel / Fax, E-mail and/or write to each Supplier/Client/Bank informing of updated contact information for the Entity and to advise that Accounts Admin personnel may be making contact in due course in relation to copy invoices, full statements, and queries / Establish any regular invoices from/to Client/Supplier/Bank, for example monthly, quarterly / E-mail the Supplier/Client/Bank requesting the missing paperwork to be produced, together with a full statement showing invoices issued and payments made / Store the information obtained from third parties.

Accounts Payable / Receivable Info Reqd

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(B) SORTING – Collating of Accounting Information

Create Client/Supplier/Bank folders containing accounting documentation and/or correspondence / Produce spreadsheets relating to each transaction on MS Excel

(C) ENTERING – QuickBooks Data Entry

Analyse the Chart of Accounts for all the Entities and ensure that they are set up correctly in QuickBooks / Create any additional QB data files, using two for each year (01 January to 30 June is H1, 01 July to 31 December is H2) / Design the Accounts Transactions Template (‘ATT’) / Review each invoice/statement and enter the information contained therein into the ATT / Assign the Accounts Code to the transaction from the drop down (on the spreadsheet) and verify whether it is correct / Ensure Asset Classes integrity is correct and maintained across all entities and reflected in QB data file / Enter data into QB once the transaction in ATT is verified.

(D) REPORTING – Producing Detailed Reports

Produce Standard and define Customised Reports

(E) ANALYSING – Forensic Analysis and Discovery

Analyse particular debtors/creditors dealings / Analyse Fixed Asset Registers of physical items (laptops, servers etc) / Analyse Fixed Asset Registers of logical and/or intangible items (intellectual property, domains etc) / Analyse debit/credit interest calculations on soft/hard loans / Analyse Director Loan Accounts / Analyse Capitalisation of Research & Development costs / Produce data required for Business Planning

(F) QUANTIFYING – Determining Losses and/or Damages Claims

Calculate amounts which need to be rebilled to third parties / Issue invoices to third parties / Quantify Losses regardless of litigation / Quantify Damages Claims regardless of litigation

(G) ADVISING – Advising GBRHOGRP generally

Provide advice generally to GBRHOGRP on the findings of the foregoing and associated areas

(H) TAXING – Taxation Consulting on structures/restructuring

Provide multi-jurisdictional taxation advice / Liaise with tax authorities in relation to the regularisation taking place / Lodge tax returns / Advise on taxable losses and their treatment

(I) LIAISING – Providing Litigation Support to Lawyers

Work with lawyers and liaise in terms of causes of action / Provide quantification of losses and damages claims

(J) TESTIFYING – Providing Expert Testimony in Court

Provide Expert Testimony as via Forensic Reports and/or Cross-Examination in judicial proceedings.


Seven laptops will be provided by GBRHOGRP, named PI/XI and KAPPA/LAMBDA/MU/NU/OMICRON containing QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and/or Microsoft Office 2016. Logical connectivity will be provided to GBRHOGRP systems though physical Internet access provided by the Accountant.


GBRHOGRP will provide the following e-mail addresses to enable communication to be effected with third parties:-

Accounts Payable | RHOGRP           [email protected]

Accounts Receivable | RHOGRP      [email protected]

Accounts Admin | RHOGRP              [email protected]

Accounts Admin | RHOGRP              [email protected]

Accounts Admin | RHOGRP              [email protected]

Accounts Admin | RHOGRP              [email protected]

Accounts Admin | RHOGRP              [email protected]


GBRHOGRP envisages seven personnel working full time and reviews can be undertaken as to the number of workers. The work product itself will be reviewed on a weekly basis and that may determine the number of personnel at any given time. A minimum of 250 hours per week is required.

Personnel will focus on the backlog and current items concurrently until the backlog is cleared. There are significant amounts of work and GBRHOGRP is turning to full outsourcing to ensure independence because of the various thefts and/or frauds perpetrated against RHO and/or JDS by parties in Australia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.


Items on hand are being uploaded to GBRHOGRP’s “B1” system. Original documentation is kept for compliance/legal purposes and all work is performed from colour scans in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf). Each entity needs accounts processed from the incorporation of the company to ensure that any subsequent audit is not challenged on the basis of incorrect starting positions. Unfortunately much of the documentation was stolen during the December 2015 Fraud perpetrated against JDS/RHO.

GBRHOGRP can expand upon the document procedure but essentially the documentation will synchronise to the various laptops provided and they can be entered directly. Parties will be able to collaborate in realtime in relation to the documentation and any queries.

Five of the laptops will be for Accounts Pre-processing (obtaining missing invoices, preparing spreadsheets for debtors/creditors/banks). The remaining two laptops will be used for Data Entry onto QuickBooks across all the entities.

Each Entity will have a separate QB datafile, with H1 for the first half of the year and H2 for the second half of the year. Documents are stamped or coded with the appropriate entity and any asset classification is also stamped onto the invoice, so fewer queries arise.

Queries can be e-mailed to GBRHOGRP who will respond in writing so that there is an extensive audit trail.


Primarily, the Entities themselves. None of the entities are publicly listed so once the bookkeeping is completed by Accountant, the various entities will use the documentation for the purpose of management accounts, as a precursor to statutory audits and non-statutory audits, and for the purpose of statutory reporting requirements.

None of the entities have any commercial bank borrowing, or commercial credit facilities from third parties. The financing has been provided by JDS and close associates.

Management accounts will be used by entities to reconcile with third party creditor and debtor positions, provide cashflow analysis and provide management accounts on a quarterly basis. In terms of historic accounts/backlog, simply H1 and H2 is fine rather than Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4. The accounts will enable entities to plan both current and future projects and investment strategies.


In any event please add me to your LinkedIn connections should you or your colleagues be able to assist in any way, and thank you for your kind assistance in these matters. Whilst I do not read incoming messages, I do send outbound communications to those on my connection list of around 11,000 .


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

Theresa Mayhem over Brexit

Theresa Mayhem over Brexit

Theresa Mayhem over Brexit (±x)

Published on 26th February 2017

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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[Quite an amusing headline if I may say so – remember you saw it on Joe’s LinkedIn!]

In the video above it is quite obvious that Theresa May is lying and I therefore feel quite uncomfortable about pooling significant assets in the UK. Brexit could have been an excellent thing had it not been for a complete lack of strategy and direction.

Europe wants the UK out sooner rather than later, and for some reason various people in the UK want to insult the Donald, who is our lifeline.

And why on earth was that Speaker of the House wasting our time with his diatribes as to why the Donald should not come? When did the former start speaking on behalf of the UK Government?

Additionally I am surprised that the Government even bothered to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, without any fresh material or any arguments in relation to the permanency of the decision.

It was another waste of tax payer’s money and I expect tax rates to increase, market volatility to be the norm, cost of living to increase, stagflation to occur, the GBP currency to depreciate, and violent crime to increase rapidly.


Having seen the way protesters are now just taking the living pi**, I really feel that a lot more police officers who are firearms trained [but not necessarily to the level of tactical] is the way forward.

I don’t think our officers armed with the words ‘Stop! Or I’ll say stop again’ is really going to work 🙂


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM


Tara P-T – the passing of my friend

Tara P-T-the passing of my friend

Tara P-T - the passing of my friend (±x)

Published on 9th February 2017

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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I am extremely sad to have just learned the news about a dear friend of mine Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. So I would like to write about my joyful experiences with her and how she enriched my life with her gift of friendship…


I found Tara to be one of the most inspiring people that I have ever known. She was kind, thoughtful, dependable and genuine. She was also no-nonsense and did not suffer fools gladly – and there were many fools in London in the early 90s I can say.

I first met Tara near the Royal Albert Hall, and my words to her were “I really like your eyebrows, can I ask where you had them done?”, to which she smiled, eyes sparkling and said “I’ll tell you over coffee.” Thankfully the cafe accepted credit cards as I don’t carry cash and we were in our early 20s without a care in the world. I didn’t know who she was even after she introduced herself but that was due to my own naïvety.

Sherborne School

One of the things we often spoke about was our connection with Sherborne School – she had attended the Girls School whilst I had attended the Preparatory School when I was around 8yrs old. And my New York projects always fascinated her especially the Robo-Trading ones (Algorithmic as it is now known).

[Someone had previously told me Tara was an ‘IT’ girl and I even remember correcting that person telling them “it’s pronounced I.T. not ‘it”. I had initially thought that she was a ‘woman getting into a man’s domain in information security – duh! :)]

I have to say the education and self-discipline that I received at Sherborne is why I am who I am now, although I used to cry every few weeks because I was a ‘softie’ then and branded a ‘swot’. One of the teachers Miss Fiona Coake was very critical of my lack of ability in Mathematics so I turned it around in later years and ended up being a genius in Cryptographics. Roger Priaulx who was top of my class, knows what I was like and even remembers one of my birthday parties in Yeovil. Charles Boulton was another solid performer in my class and also on the sportsfield.

Talented and Immaculately Attired

Tara had phenomenal stamina. I usually ended up drinking bottles of vodka to try and keep up with that which she was taking (which was not alcohol). I tried it once and I was sick despite the dulcet tones of her piano, and for days afterwards.

The all-night partying with Tara’s friends is how my drinking started – that was the baptism of fire. It then became Brian Harvey/Danniella Westbrook/Patsy Palmer and their circles of friends, Terry Christian and his friends, and even Peter Stringfellow and his friends.

And throw my struggle with IT projects involving weaponised software into the mix and that is how I ended up becoming a heavy drinker, thankfully only from 1993 to 1998.

I always thought that the press never portrayed Tara properly and it often made me wonder what she really felt inside when she read about herself. Definitely an altruist I would say as well as mischievous whenever possible. The press would only write about her skiing trips, as if she was some ditzy airhead as opposed to an accomplished pianist who genuinely cared about humanity. Our conversations were intellectually stimulating as well as hilarious.

Tara had an excellent sense of fashion and helped me improve my wardrobe considerably. She also gave me so many words of wisdom and practical advice from time to time. It was rare to find someone ‘who had that inner strength and who genuinely did not care about the opinion of fools.’

I then became acquainted with many of her circles such as James Goldsmith, his daughter Jemima, Helena Christensen, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen – I really cleaned up myself up after UCL Medical School and must look for the photos which would be at home in the UK somewhere.

Partying Hard

The last time I spoke to Tara was around late 1996 or early 1997 when I discussed my latest escapade with her. I present it here as my tribute to her and partying hard…

I had been socialising with my friend Cindy Ireland, a Manager at Regus and she dared me to drink a pint of vodka ‘down in one’ near our office at 75 Cannon Street. I actually think it was 10 December 1996 from memory and I was 24yrs old. It was around 9pm.

A hush descended over the pub and I dutifully drank the pint of vodka down in one, in about 20 seconds in fact!

Cindy was impressed of course, as well as everyone in the pub and I recall the cheering. Mark Dixon, the founder of Regus had his office right next to mine and as it happened and I was always complaining to him when the phone system went down. I think he may have been there at the time too. Mark was a solid guy and had real vision.

I had then taken a taxi to a pub in South Ken and met up with some mutual socialite friends and actually I felt absolutely fine, albeit initially. However suddenly the vodka hit my brain so I quickly went outside to some railings next to the road and vomited – I felt better almost immediately thankfully.

That was until some massive 7ft tall biker guy started shouting, pointing at me and coming towards me. I was unsure why until one of the girls told me that I had been sick all over his expensive Harley-Davidson – it had been parked next to the aforementioned railing!!

And to make matters worse, since my vomit was from vodka rather than beer it looked like his Harley had been sprayed with quick-drying concrete!

I was so sure I was about to die in my Armani suit but thought at least I would look good in the coffin! The biker approached me and swung his fist at me, but missed – luckily I have a brown face and it was night 🙂

From God knows where I gave him a right hook and it caught him upwards on his nose – there was a sickening crack and almost immediately cerebrospinal fluid began leaking out of his nose! ‘Cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone’ flashed for a few seconds across my mind as I recalled my Anatomy lectures.

In fact I hit him so hard that I broke two of the knuckles on my right hand splitting the skin completely. A friend grabbed some ice from her drink to put on my hand which was now about the size of a football. I jumped into the first black cab I saw to get me home to Colindale – my early departure was annoying as there was a Sloane Ranger that I had wanted to chat up.

I was sick again in the cab and ended up having to pay GBP 100 to the cabbie via my Access card – it was the fine that they charged. And there were bits of carrots present – that was weird as I don’t even eat carrots!

Welcome to My World

When I told subsequently told Tara what had happened she laughed and said “Welcome to my world, but you know where you went wrong Joe, you should have taken the Harley for a spin BEFORE you threw up all over it.. and whatever happened to the biker?” I responded “I didn’t stay to find out but I reckon you’ll be hearing about Asians in flash suits being beaten up by a gang of Hells Angels, on CrimeWatch!”

Regrettably I lost touch with Tara due to my own work pressures. But as I am typing this post I see the scars on my right hand that remind me of the last time I heard her beautiful voice and the way we just used to laugh at absolutely anything and everything.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was truly a talented woman and one who will be missed greatly by many…


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

PS I am on medical leave at present with some issues of Right Heart Failure but I am resting and hope to be back in a couple of weeks. Nothing I can’t handle but just need to take things a lot slower… And getting some proper lawyers to hammer various parties 🙂

Grabbing Pussies


Grabbing Pussies (±x)

Published on 16th October 2016

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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This is a lighthearted Sunday post on the US Presidential Election. The Clinton Controlled Mainstream Media are deliberately demonising Donald with disparaging diatribes, but there is no doubt whatsoever that DONALD WILL TRIUMPH !

Donald Trump IS Making America Great:-

A Family Guy:-
Mainstream Media Missing the Point:-
FBI Destruction of Evidence and Perversion of the Course of Justice:-
Jim Comey FBI Director:-
Hillary silencing her critics:-
Obviously Monica's Day Off:-
Donald need not worry about locker room talk because Michelle Obama is a MAN!

Have a relaxing Sunday 🙂


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

Further resources about Pussies and Grabbing them:-

Britain After Brexit – I told you so :)

Britain After Brexit - I told you so

Britain After Brexit – I told you so 🙂 (±x)

Published on 30th September 2016

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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20161010 Update

Some interesting articles published about Marketing Volatility re the GBP as well as Privacy Concerns:-

20160930 Update

Apparently ‘We can go where we want to’ (second verse) but why is the UK Government going nowhere? No strategies for exit, no ‘boldly going where no government has gone before’?

I read an interesting article today about the aftermath of Brexit and wanted to share it with my fellow Linkies (is that the term?)

Financial markets do not like uncertainty and for companies in the UK it must be a tough time, having wasted a third of the year since the vote.

Foreigners looking to invest and British Citizens such as myself who would be looking to reside in the UK again have advantages in that overseas earned income would have greater purchasing power since Sterling has depreciated over 10% against major currencies and the housing market has cooled off somewhat.

My only concern is that areas of Welfare and Human Rights are going to be problematic in the months/years to come. October 2016 as the time to start exit procedures has been pushed back to March 2017 and it makes Great Britain look like Little Britain!

We should have used the opportunity to make us a world Superpower again, as in the days of Empire:-

I lost interest in the Brexit Balls Up for the last three months as it is clear that people had voted based on half-baked nonsensical political garbage rather than anything that was actually cogent.

There was a bit of a flurry in terms of legal challenges, I recall, but those are not really feasible for reasons obvious enough and the decision as to the strategy falls squarely on Tough Tess and the Tories.

Part of the problem is that Britain is both the Surveillance State and the Welfare State. In relation to Surveillance the problem has just got worse with the latest reincarnation of the Investigatory Powers Bill

Theresa May’s surveillance plans should worry us all | John Naughton

So Theresa May’s investigatory powers bill has completed its passage through the House of Commons. It passed its third reading by 444 votes to 69 and now goes to the Lords for further consideration. Their lordships will do their best – and they are good at scrutinising complex legislation ....

I am really not sure how people continually fail to see where this is going and the impact on Human Rights:-


When I was residing in Singapore I was absolutely impressed by the fact that for the first two years after leaving school, there is compulsory National Service for the Singaporean men. It was an exciting opportunity to undergo military training and even fly the odd F-16 but it did facilitate the women into jobs sooner which they capitalised upon with their two-year head start.

I do have to state that I was astonished by the fact that the ratio of the main races of people (Chinese / Indian / Malays) who were commercial airline pilots was not reflected in the Air Force (hardly any Malays (typically Muslim) were allowed to fly fighter aircraft, for some reason). I could only think of two people at the time, and they were effectively flying transport aircraft as their daily duties.

That aside, however it remains a viable option to create a well-disciplined society.

Combined Cadet Force

When I was at Mount St Mary’s College I was a prominent member of the Combined Cadet Force and reached the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer and was senior cadet of the RAF Section. I also became a marksman with .22 and LE .303 as well as L98A1 5.56mm and L1A1 SLR 7.62mm . Also I won the Eastern District Submachine Gun championship as well as being one of only 30 cadets to attend the prestigious Leadership Training Course at RAF Hereford, home of the Special Air Service Regiment.

I have to say that the fun-fairs became truly fun-filled as I would win the large stuffed toy time and time again, with very little effort!

Also, I wanted to join the Royal Marines as a Medical Officer. Everyone knows that the British Royal Marines are far better trained than their American counterparts! This interest was as a direct result of getting exposure to different career paths before University and there is an obvious parallel to National Service.

Gamma Group Equipment - Body-Worn IMSI Catchers

Edward de Saram put a stop to my career in the British Armed Forces obviously, and instead I ended up in Information Security. However I do have some unusually-well connected American friends and I have undergone tactical weapons training / close protection so I can now shoot even better than before plus training in relation to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which are detonated by cellular signals.

I have been involved in various covert surveillance operations such as two in Bahamas in 2010 and three in Hong Kong SAR in 2014. When I had clowns hassling me in Sri Lanka from August 2015 onwards they were no match! Or maybe that was the product of a Jesuit School education rather than tactical training 🙂

National Service

One idea I had for the UK was that the Government should introduce National Service again, but make it voluntary. Specific benefits and tax allowances could be granted to citizens in the scheme and over a period of time it would hopefully reduce domestic crime over 5yrs allowing money to be spent on tackling the issues of global terrorism rather than graffiti and dole-bludgers 🙂

Additionally, National Service could be made compulsory for the various foreigners (without the benefits) that are ‘apparently’ sponging off the state or taking jobs from citizens. People would think twice before coming and then those that did would perform a useful function 🙂

And I am sure it will help ‘men’ go from this:-

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Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

Joe’s Kitchen


Joe's Kitchen (±x)

Published on 18th Sepetmher 2016

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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“My personality is designed by me – my attitude is defined by you!” – JSRDS

Gordon Ramsay OBE is a world-class British chef, restauranteur, and television personality. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total, which is phenomenal. Many of the issues that I face when working with human resources can be attributed to psychology, and in this post I will touch upon why successful people ‘drown in stupidity‘.

Fiery Temper, Criticism and Swearing

As a reality television personality, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanour, harsh critiques, and use of expletives that have contributed to his media appeal as a celebrity chef. He often makes blunt and controversial comments, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their cooking abilities. However when he praises someone he praises them in a similarly fervent manner. Sound familiar?

So why does Ramsay get angry? It is because high-ability individuals often underestimate their relative competence, and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.

It then causes a massive amount of frustration when others fail, and often Ramsay is annoyed because he cannot understand why they have failed. It is clear he is getting more annoyed about the ‘why’ than the original failure itself when some scallops have been burnt!

One thing that Ramsay continually exhibits is an interesting corollary of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, it occurs when people fail to adequately assess their level of competence — or specifically, their incompetence — at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else.

This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimation of themselves.

In simple words it’s “people who are too stupid to know how stupid they are”.

The inverse also applies: competent people tend to underestimate their ability compared to others; this is known as Impostor Syndrome. Albert Einstein suffered from this during the last month of his life and I have been suffering from this after the 1217 incident. I was forced to question myself because of the lesser-minds around me and their hostility towards me if I did not comply – so I did, to keep the peace, and I took the path of least resistance.

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a slightly more specific case of the bias known as illusory superiority, where people tend to overestimate their good points in comparison to others around them, while concurrently underestimating their negative points.

The effect has been shown by experiment in several ways, but in this case Dunning and Kruger tested students on a series of criteria such as humour, grammar and logic, and compared the actual test results with each student’s own estimation of their performance.

Those who scored well on these tests were shown, consistently, to underestimate their performance. This is not terribly surprising and can be explained as a form of psychological projection: those who found the tasks easy (and thus scored highly) mistakenly thought that they would also be easy for others. This is similar to the aforementioned “impostor syndrome” — found notably in graduate students and high-achieving women — whereby high achievers fail to recognise their talents as they think that others must be equally good. But they are not and we get ‘pissed off’ 🙂


Dunning and Kruger properly proved its existence in their seminal, 2001 Ig Nobel Prize winning paper “Unskilled and Unaware of It,” doubtless at great risk to personal sanity. Interestingly enough the current investigations against me ALSO exhibit this phenomenon – it is just laughable in fact!

They were famously inspired by McArthur Wheeler, a Pittsburgh man who attempted to rob a bank while his face was covered in lemon juice. Wheeler had learned that lemon juice could be used as “invisible ink” (that is, the old childhood experiment of making the juice appear when heated); he therefore got the idea that unheated lemon juice would render his facial features unrecognisable or “invisible.”

After he was effortlessly caught (as he made no other attempts to conceal himself during the robberies), he was presented with video surveillance footage of him robbing the banks in question, fully recognisable. At this, he expressed apparently sincere surprise and lack of understanding as to why his plan did not work – he was not competent enough to see the logical gaps in his thinking and strategy.

The idea that people who don’t know that they don’t know (“Dunning-Kruger effect” is so much less confusing than any “know-know” phrase) isn’t particularly new. The Bertrand Russell quote is from the mid 1930s, and even earlier, Charles Darwin, in The Descent of Man in 1871 stated “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” Even back in ancient Greece, Plato’s Apology attributed to Socrates the quote at the top, which today is often summed up as, roughly, “the wisest people know that they know nothing.”

In his 1996 book Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken described the phenomenon of “pseudo-certainty” which was rampantly being displayed by pundits and politicians such as Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, who would use “common sense” as the basis for their confidently-made assertions, but without actually backing them up with time-consuming research or pesky facts. Franken prefers the term “being a fucking moron.”


When I was getting over the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the issues of being rubbished by journalists in 2000 (as opposed to the issues of Rhodium PLC which have never bothered me), I was down, and not functioning at my normal level.

When I was living in Western Australia I initially thought that people were competent and it was a good lifestyle. My confidence was down and being in that environment was akin to playing a weaker opposition in soccer to get a couple of wins under the belt.

When I began to feel better I realised that the same people were not that bright, so I moved to Melbourne in 2009. As I was then feeling even stronger, I restarted with my US clients and lived in Bahamas in 2010 before returning to Melbourne.

After that boost I ended up living in Singapore from 2011 onwards – the efficiency and money being things I liked and became accustomed to. All the previous bases are currently still in existence, so it is not a case of moving from country to country – various assets are immovable!

After a data loss in 2012, which once again caused cognitive issues, and then a heart attack that Edward de Saram caused in May 2013, I became down again.

I ended up in Sri Lanka in July 2013 and once again found the initial set of new people cheap and cheerful. However when my mind rebooted in 2015, I suddenly found myself with exactly the same issues that I was having in Western Australia.

But it was a lot worse because Sri Lanka is a corrupt country and I do not speak the language. Many bluff their way through everything and only have superficial knowledge of complex matters, and were subserviently destroying data materials and harassing me!

So when people are told that they have to get involved in some operation against me, they simply follow:-

“Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.”

This is how my Impostor Syndrome then started, in which I was questioning myself and having long calls to try and reassure people for issues that they were having. I should have simply told them to ‘shape up or ship out’. My current Australian lawyers are another set of people who are messing things up because of their incorrect analysis of the actual situation, and listening to unchallenged lies.

I will upload the conversations with them in due course for a research perspective as it is fascinating to see the flawed logic as well as negligence of the lawyers concerned!

Rhodium Human Resources in 2016

Having identified the issue, the solution is simple. I have decided to interact with no-one except Tania, who is in charge of Rhodium entities.

Tania’s additional role is to ‘chew the cud’ and work with human resources. She is also introducing Psychometric Testing and regularising the positions with all contractors almost immediately.

My Role in Rhodium

I will do nothing apart from get new business and work with clients, period. The Legal and Accounting function is being completely outsourced and I will simply focus on Information Security and Human Rights.

Having isolated myself from the Groupthink, things are spectacularly on the up once more.

As I have always told my workers ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of my kitchen’ 🙂


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

Groupthink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Dunning–Kruger effect

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate ...

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

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Please Mr Postman v3


Please Mr Postman v3 (±x)

Published on 9th September 2016

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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Contacts - EMAIL LIVE !

20160929 See below for the LINK - Get in touch for Corporate Accounts and Corporate Legal issues first, and watch this space as we bring other e-mail addresses online soon! First and foremost, thank you for your patience during this difficult time of...


First and foremost, thank you for your patience during this difficult time of human resource deficiency…

For matters of an Accounting nature please write to:-

[email protected]

For matters of a Legal nature please write to:-

[email protected]

However there is a two step process for e-mailing Rhodium entities. If you immediately attempt to write to the above addresses, your e-mail will be rejected. Please DO so and be familiar with the message confirming rejection.

From Saturday 01 October 2016 onwards we will be sending an e-mailshot explaining the new system and protocols in detail. We will be providing a link which you can click on which will facilitate the agreement of our terms. After approval you will be able to e-mail us directly reasonably freely!

Additionally, as a side note we are having an issue with the party responsible for the maintenance of the Registered Office of various Australian entities and their failure to update the Shareholder and Director details correctly – we will provide the new address next week as there are various changes that we need to notify ASIC and the ATO about.

Once the position with Rhodium entities is properly regularised, something similar will be put into operation for my personal matters. Until then I am not on e-mail though if you need to contact me then feel free to call, day or night!

Rhodium Group E-mail Systems ONLINE

We have pleasure in announcing that we have now finished our redesign of systems and workflows, and that e-mail will be OPERATIONAL on Sunday 9/11.

This is a short overview of the new system though we will be communicating with all parties in due course, in relation to our vastly improved workflows.

Since 1995 we have been using the format [email protected], (or shortened variants) in which a particular person’s e-mail address would be represented by xxx=’first name’, yyy=’last name’, zzz=’domain’, aaa=’tld’. zzz and aaa were typically rhodium and com respectively. A typical address would have been [email protected] for example.

From 01 July 2016 we decided to delete our user-centric e-mail accounts (such as [email protected]) in favour of generic departmental accounts. By doing so we are able to plan more contractors who can work behind the scenes and deal with backlogs expediently, via the export of .msg files out of the .pst files 🙂

We desired to have more of a group ‘feel’ using but unfortunately confusion arose because we have previously used . The new tlds (top level domains) provide tremendous opportunities as well as confusion and we were thinking of whether we operate at the lowest common denominator or the highest levels of hyper-efficiency for our clients.

Department-Centric Approach

As you may be aware Tania de Saram is in charge of Rhodium Group entities, and has decided to have the department-centric approach in which we use different tlds for different facets of the global business, and lock down domains once and for all.

Additionally we will be providing a list of persons who are associated with us, as it came to our attention that various parties are passing themselves off in Rhodium roles when their previous role was terminated many months ago!

Regrettably we have been forced to take this course of action with limited notice (as well as routing instability over the preceding months), because of the injurious falsehoods and tortious interference, which have resulted in copious amounts of electronic attacks and commercial disruption.

Furthermore we will be using restricted lists and aggressive filtering for certain areas such as Accounting and Legal. Each e-mail address that you propose to use will need to be vetted after our terms are explicitly agreed and your address is approved by us. This process will be occurring in advance of us accepting e-mail.

Additionally the servers will also be stripping attachments and converting e-mails to plaintext automatically without our intervention, as well as automatically rejecting e-mails from parties who do not comply with our terms and/or are not white-listed.

With a view to avoiding ‘back-scatter bounces’, you may not receive a rejection e-mail from our systems if either your address or the address you are trying to e-mail is invalid.

Please be assured of our closest attention at all times, and thank you for your patience during this time of human resource deficiency 🙂


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

PS Unlike Hillary we don’t lie about our e-mail issues 🙂

Money, Money, Money


Money, Money, Money (±x)

Published on 8th September 2016

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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Rhodium Accounting Systems ONLINE

After contractors in Australia and Sri Lanka had caused significant damage to Rhodium’s commercial operations via injurious falsehoods, tortious interference and theft of resources and data, we are pleased to announce that our redesigned systems have now been implemented.

Every time we were close to clearing the backlog, some clown or another would conveniently steal or destroy the materials, either paper-based or electronic!

We are now ameliorating the situation in the most expedient manner possible using a number of different contractors, although their involvement does not alter the contractual nature of your existing relationship with the Rhodium entity concerned.

Information Required

We require the following information as colour pdfs, without which we would not be in a position to resolve matters to our mutual satisfaction:-

1) The full legal name of the entity providing your goods and/or services, with postal address, url, phone, fax and general e-mail address;

2) The full name and e-mail address of the person responsible for Accounts Receivable / Credit Control;

3) Accounts Receivable Statements showing the full and detailed transaction histories between ourselves since the commencement of the relationship;

4) Tax Invoices (with your tax identification) issued to the correct Rhodium entity, together with supporting documentation such as detailed descriptions of the work product and detailed time-sheets for contractors;

5) A detailed audit trail showing all payments received from us, including payment methods used such as credit cards or bank transfers and currency conversions applied;

6) Copies of all agreements entered into with yourselves including those that have been superseded;

7) Any other relevant information which would assist us in performing a full Creditor Circularisation.

Please be assured that our commitment to resolution of outstanding matters is not in question, and your patience during this time is gratefully appreciated.


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

We will be providing a list of e-mail addresses and new procedures next week, which you can use to get in touch with us with the above information.

Shihara the Owl Cat


Shihara the Owl Cat (±x)

Published on 23rd February 2018

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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Well, I thought I would share a short video of Shihara to help get through Friday 🙂 Joe.


Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

Forensic Peeps – Urgent Requirement


Forensic Peeps - Urgent Requirement (±x)

Published on 31st March 2016

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM

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20170418 UPDATE

I am presently working on a revision to this article which originally appeared on 16 March 2016 and propose to have the specification listed here on 28 April 2017. However I need people with expertise in the following areas:-

(a) Digital Forensics

(b) Fraud Investigations

(c) Money Laundering Investigations

(d) Linguistic Text Analysis

(e) Behavioural Analysis

(f) Expert Witness Testimony

As I am starting a massive offensive against the Melbourne Fraudsters.

The RFP and parties for conflicts will appear here on 28 April 2017 though add me to your LinkedIn connections in the interim.

I have set aside USD 250,000 for this project, and will pay a further USD 100,000 bonus once they are convicted 🙂

In terms of Forensic Accounting and Audit Work

Forensic Accounting and Audit

20170425 ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS V5 This is the slightly modified RFP and has further information on entities and specific procedures. I have had a...

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(a) Forensic Analysts to examine video and audio evidence we have lawfully obtained to demonstrate that the files are genuine and unmodified. Various Affidavits and/or Pleadings produced by litigants in various legal proceedings against me/Rhodium are blatantly Lawyer’s Constructs, obviously Perjurious and a disgraceful Perversion of the Course of Justice. One such Affidavit was used to fraudulently obtain a judgement against myself in the sum of around AUD 300k in mid 2014.

Depending on the outcome of a Special Leave application in the High Court of Australia next week we are immediately having the fraudulent judgment set aside on the basis of perjury. We would benefit from a Forensic Report confirming the veracity of the video and audio recordings obtained for this case and other cases.

(b) Sound/Video Engineers who are able to enhance the Audio and Video recordings, for the purpose of Audio/Video Transcription and for convenience of judicial proceedings.

(c) Transcribers who are able to produce a Transcript to Legal Standards of (a) and (b) above.

(d) Forensic Accountants who can review our accounting materials to establish the quantum of funds misappropriated by some of the above named parties as well as confirming the Share Capital of Rhodium Australia Pty Ltd which is the topic of another perjurious affidavit. The affidavit was used to fraudulently obtain a security of costs order against me in early 2014 of AUD 40,000 despite legal and beneficial ownership of residential assets (alone) of around the AUD 5.5 million mark in Australia. Significant losses then foreseeably arose from the perception of insolvency and/or fraud.

Please clear conflicts so that you are able to act for and on behalf of Joseph Shihara Rukshan de Saram and Rhodium Australia Pty Ltd. We would look to engage your services via our attorneys in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Cheers for this 🙂



Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM