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Allegedly off the Marshall Islands lies
the Kingdom of Enen Kio. Run by one Robert Moore, the self-appointed
"Minister Plenipotentiary" of the Kingdom, this scam listed its
address in court documents not in Enen Kio (which doesn't exist),
but at "P.O. Box 8441, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96830".
What court documents? The Kingdom's
lawsuit against the United States, of course. Seems that this scam
jurisdiction brought a suit in its own High Court (chuckle, chuckle)
against the United States for "adverse possession" by "King Hermios"
of "Northern Ratak Archipelago", oh and also for $170 million plus
Mr. Moore then filed this judgment in
the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, seeking
to get the U.S. Court to recognize the judgment. The U.S. Court
entered a "show cause" order, whereupon Mr. Moore immediately voluntarily
withdrew his petition to recognize the judgment, with little ceremony.
So why does the Kingdom exist? To support
its modern space port of course. Essentially, the Kingdom copies
plans for a spaceport to be built in Hawaii on to its website, and
called it a day (that's all you need to be a major space power isn't
What to be careful of? This scam (and
the Principality of New Utopia which follows) sounds so stupid that
you would be amazed if somebody fell for it. Yet, look further into
the Kingdom's website, and you will see how they expect to make
money from this scam: By issuing $500 million in (bogus) "Gold Bonds"
at $250,000 each with a face value of $500,000 - which amount of
course is uncollectable considering that the Kingdom neither exists
nor has any significant assets other than its bogus claims to disputed
Enen Kio is a complete scam, as the
Marshall Islands Newspaper recognized in a story carried December
2, 1994, with Mr. Moore's face under the heading "Is This Man a
Bald-Faced Liar? The AG Thinks So". The article also stated that
the Marshall Islands AG at that time was considering investigating
Mr. Moore for fraud.
Hardly a propitious beginning, eh? Check out the Kingdom's website
and be sure to go to the documents section and pull up the Marshall
Island's newspaper article so that you can get a good look at Mr.
At least the Kingdom is attempting to
claim land which exists, no matter how spurious those claims are.
Let us now move to another fake nation which has no land at all.
Marshall Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Declares
"Kingdom of EnenKio" a Fraud