It took 5 years and 257 complaints but the Commerce Commission have finally acted on NBO and all the spin off “businesses” operated by Shallendra Singh, Jitendra Singh and Sonia “All I ever did was work for him” Klair who just so happens to also be known as Sonia Singh.
A fashion model’s internet business has been raided by the Commerce Commission in an unprecedented crackdown on alleged large-scale invoicing scams.
The glamorous 31-year-old is a model with Auckland agency Clyne, and is the sole shareholder and director of NZ Look Ltd, which publishes an internet directory.
On Tuesday, commission staff served a search warrant on NZ Look premises and removed 15 boxes of documents.
Klair, also known as Sonia Singh, had previously worked with other internet search directories that are also now caught up in a legal dragnet.
Klair refused to confirm her business was the subject of an investigation.
“Even if it is or isn’t, what’s that got to do with anything?” she said.
Stuart Wallace, enforcement manager of the commission, said five addresses in the Auckland region had been served with search warrants in an operation this week.
“Our staff have uplifted a great deal of material – there are computer records and a large number of documents,” he said.
The searches relate to internet search directories National Business Online (nbo.co.nz), New Zealand Business Online (nzbol.co.nz) and NZ Look (nzlook.co.nz).