The Canadian regulator Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has filed civil charges against the three Canadian-Israeli brothers David Cartu, Jonathan Cartu, and Joshua Cartu for illegally soliciting Canadians to trade binary options, defrauding Ontario residents out of $1.4 million, part of a $233 million global scheme. According to the report, the Cartu brothers immigrated to Israel from Ontario in the last decade.
Monthly Archives: May 2020
GMM Case – Canadian regulator OSC charges Cartu Brothers of running an illegal $233 million binary options scheme
FinTelegram has reported since 2018 about the huge Binary Options Scam of the three Cartu brothers David Cartu, Jonathan Cartu, and Joshua Cartu. Over the course of the last two years, we have received numerous requests from victims and their lawyers as well as from regulators. In this regard, we have been happy to provide the information available to us and have, among other things, facilitated lawsuits in Israel. Now the Canadian Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has claimed that their GreyMountain Management binary options schemes received more than 233 million Canadian dollars from clients worldwide.
The unregulated Cypriot payment processor practice Praxis Cashier System Ltd was added to our Payment Processor Blacklist on 8 May 2020. The reason for this was its involvement in many scams as a payment processor. It is obvious that Praxis Cashier either has not implemented efficient KYC/AML/CTF procedures or intentionally does not apply them. The payment processor was established as a legal entity in 2016 by Amit Klatchko. As a matter of fact, there is currently hardly a forex and broker scam where this unregulated Cypriot payment processor is not involved.
It is actually amazing how long authorities watch before they act. In this case, the London Stock Exchange’s supervisory authority at B90 Holdings PLC, until recently known as Veltyco Group PLC. Founded in 2016 by the now arrested German Uwe Lenhoff and his Dutch partner, real estate investor Dirk-Jan Bakker, B90 Holdings has a record of numerous regulatory violations. These include incorrect publications, failure to disclose material facts, as well as the arrest of the founder, main shareholder, and manager. Since Lenhoff’s arrest, the zombie status of the company has been maintained by the predominantly Dutch shareholders with financial contributions.
In our European edition of FinTelegram News, today published a further analysis of the results of the KPMG special audit report. It is currently no longer a secret in the Fintech and financial scene that Wirecard, which is listed on the German DAX, has a serious problem with the not even very critical KPMG report. From the point of view of our FinTelegram Research Team as well as from the point of view of the investor protectors of the European Funds Recovery Initiative (EFRI), it is clear on the basis of the findings of the KPMG report that Wirecard has not properly fulfilled its KYC/AML obligations.
Wirecard drama continues – what about the pink elephant called money-laundering for big illegal organizations?
With the KPMG special audit report on the table Wirecard still pretends to believe that the accusations of balance sheet manipulation, irregularities in accounting, kick-back payments, and lack of transparency raised from many sides have been refuted or at least not been confirmed. The accusations of money-laundering in the context of client relationships with cybercrime organizations and scam operators are not dealt with at all. Admittedly, the scope of the special audit of KPMG did not include this pink elephant in the room.