Why the McCanns are fraudsters

I have been having a good look at the Find Madeleine website set up by the McCanns on 10 May 2007 and a rather disturbing picture emerges, from its title onwards. Find Madeleine – The Official Website To Find Madeleine McCann.

It appears that Gerry has set himself up as the Madeleine Finder General in charge of finding Madeleine. However, I was under the impression that that is the task of the PJ?

The McCanns went on holiday to Portugal from Britain. Whilst there, they reported that Madeleine was missing to the Portuguese authorities who have jurisdiction in the matter of conducting an investigation into her disappearance. During the course of this investigation, the McCanns claimed that their apartment had been broken into. Furthermore, they claimed that Madeleine had been abducted.

The Portuguese police and the PJ very early on established that there was no evidence to support the McCanns assertion that there had been a break-in. This aroused the police and PJ’s suspicions of the McCanns involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance. This was in addition to the fact that in the vast majority of cases involving harm to a child, a parent or family member or friend tends to be involved.

The McCanns changed their story from a locked apartment, to them leaving it unlocked.

Not only did this change of story confirm that the PJ were right to be suspicious of the McCanns in the first place, it added the element of child neglect into the case. So, even if the McCanns abductor theory was valid it still left the child neglect issue to be dealt with. The McCanns were in deep trouble.

Nevertheless, the McCanns were able to steal an advantage. Because of the secrecy laws surrounding the PJ investigation, the PJ were hampered as the McCanns spoke out to the media, and sparked a diplomatic incident.

But, to get back to the McCanns website, it was originally set up a week after Madeleine was reported missing. According to the mccannfiles:

“The official findmadeleine.com website was set up primarily as a vehicle to collect donations from the public. It must be said that the content of that site (site relaunched in Feb 2008), particularly in relation to Madeleine herself, was sparse and woefully weak. For example, in the ‘About Madeleine’ section, all it told us about Madeleine was that she was ‘born 4 years ago’.

It appears clear that the original website, ‘bringmadeleinehome.com’, was set up,  through the efforts of Philomena McCann, with genuine intentions of raising awareness of Madeleine’s disappearance and helping to maintain her profile with the public. The aim being clearly stated in the website title: To bring Madeleine home.

When the website was relaunched a week later using a different domain name, ‘findmadeleine.com’, the motivation of the website had dramatically changed. It was still claimed to be about raising awareness but this was now subservient to the new driving goal of the site, which was to raise money through donations.

The website was relaunched (becoming the third version) on 01 February 2008, noticeably now without the running total of donations to Madeleine’s Fund but with a vastly improved section on Madeleine herself”.

I had come to the conclusion that the intention of the website was not about finding Madeleine at all before reading the same view expressed by the mccannfiles, and that its intention was to earn money for the McCanns. I would be very interested to learn why the running total for donations is absent. Again, I noticed this for myself. What I was looking for was transparency and accountability in relation to the Madeleine Fund. All I found was a murkiness designed to obscure clarity, and a distinct lack of accountability. I would suggest that this is the work of fraudsters.

According to the McCanns on their website:

“Someone, somewhere has information about Madeleine that could be the breakthrough we have been waiting for”.

Somehow, I don’t believe that the McCanns are hoping that the real investigators, the PJ, will get the breakthrough that they are looking for.

This is clearly a fraudulent statement:

“Since September 2007 , a private detection agency Metodo3 who are based in Barcelona, has been employed to complement the official investigation, in particular focusing its enquiries outside of Portugal”.

I am sure that the PJ do not feel that Metodo3 in any way complements their investigation. It is an unofficial investigation organised by the McCanns. Metodo3 has cost at least £50,000 per month from the Madeleine Fund, and produced no results. By that I mean they have not found Madeleine. However, from the McCanns perspective, laying false trails from their door and providing false sightings, the McCanns may feel that the public’s money has been well spent.

And this is what the fund has always been about, to support the McCanns and not find Madeleine.


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10 Responses to “Why the McCanns are fraudsters”

  1. weissnicht Says:

    “I would be very interested to learn why the running total for donations is absent”

    It stopped running long time ago anyway. It was there for months only for decoration.

  2. weissnicht Says:

    The Telegraph 13.9.
    “”When the fund was set up, one of its stated aims was to provide financial support for Madeleine’s family as they searched for her. “

  3. Marian Says:

    Did anyone approve the purchase of the new four wheel drive from the fund, as well as the mortgage payments.

    Why go to Strasbourg and not Portugal, who will ask the McCanns that question?

  4. John Hirst Says:

    weissnicht: I think the whole affair McCann is a decoration. They claim that the company is not for profit, I would like to know how much they buy those yellow bracelets for which they sell for £2.00 a time?

    There is definitely something very fishy about that company and I cannot wait for the auditors report on the finances which must be due anytime now.

  5. nicky Says:

    I wish I had the time to spend analysing this. All I can see is that a child is missing and energies should go into recovering her.

  6. John Hirst Says:

    nicky: It does take time to analyse. Unfortunately, the more you look at it the less you find that the McCanns have been looking for Madeleine.

  7. bella Says:

    Maybe there’s a perfectly valid reason why they are not actively looking for her. Perhaps they know who may have taken her and why and that she will not be returned until it suits whoever has taken her to do so. There are many reasons for all the McCann’s allegedly fishy behaviour. But at the end of the day people will believe what they want to believe and you believe them guilty and I don’t. Or at least not on the facts that I have so far.

  8. nicky Says:

    I dont believe that they had anything to do with the abduction of Madeleine either – other than the fact that they provided someone evil with the opportunity and for that, they have an awful lot to answer for.
    Lets face it, they have to live with that for the rest of their lives – we can argue we would not have done what they did in the first place yes, but how many of us are callous enough to rub salt into the wound?. In relation to everything else – we can all speculate and I think its true to say that if we look closely at anything, we will find some sort of a hole in or cause to question it. Until I get firm evidence to the contrary, I will continue to believe that they were naiive and selfish, but are definitely innocent.

  9. susan Says:

    For me there has always been something not right about this case, something missing, too many unanswered questions, the overiding one, what makes 2 obviously intelligent people go out and leave 3 children under 5 alone?, when most parents would not even turn their back on them, never mind go for a meal. Not that you would expect someone to abduct them, but as a parent of 4 children myself, my first concern would be one of them, (pariculaly Maddy) waking up, why refuse a baby sitting service, and why put kids to bed at 7 o clock while on holiday anyway. This couple have always seemed shallow and false to me, until that is, i saw the documentry on television following their life at home, without there daughter, i felt so sorry for Kate, because for the first time i saw what seemed to me to be real pain, or was it guilt? who knows, we will probably never know. I think it is very unlikely this little girl is still alive, however i still pray that this is not the case, and one day she will be returned to her parents, who, even if had nothing to do with her disapearence, have certainly got a lot to answer for.

  10. IRONSIDE Says:

    These posts I see are all from 2008. we are now in 2009 maddie has been missing for more than two years, many things have happened but one thing that has not changed is the mccanns they are still out with the begging bowl and have a new product for sale in the Maddie shop…A vest showing maddie with her photo aged three years….plus a “travel pack” The vest is 7.00 best quality cotton washes up well time and time again, just like cuddle cat. The travel pack? price unknown or its content to date. A sure way to help us all keep busy this summer chasing the mccanns circus.


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