The difference between the US regulators and their EU counterparts could not be greater. While the SEC and CFTC have implemented whistleblower programs and act as the advocates of retail investors, the EU regulators leave the victims rather alone in the fight against scammers and online fraudsters.
The European Funds Recovery Initiative (EFRI), co-founded by FinTelegram, is specialized in the recovery of funds of investors who have been defrauded by investment scams. Furthermore, EFRI sees itself as an advocate for investors and investor protection. Currently, EFRI has been granted a Power of Attorney by more than 800 victims which have been defrauded of more than EUR 34 million. The approach applied by EFRI differs in several aspects from the activities of lawyers and other organizations in the recovery business. Also because EFRI is organized as an initiative and association of victims.
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.
Home office work makes people even more accessible to scammers. We have received initial information from whistleblowers that boiler rooms in the Balkans are planning to use the Corona Pandemic and the resulting insecurity of people to increase attacks on investors. We therefore strongly recommend increased caution.
First FinTech Facilitators Report – read more on Brüc+Bond et al and their involvement in broker scams
FinTelegram has been successfully exposing scams for almost two years now and also shows which payment service providers and lawyers have participated in these scams (in whatever role). Therefore FinTelegram is hated by the scams and their lawyers and partners. We understand that. This also applies to Eyal Nachum and Tamir Zoltovski and their various companies from Payotech Ltd (disappeared) to Moneta International ((renamed) to SeeddPay on Marshall Islands or Hermes Solution DOO in Montenegro. FinTelegram was not founded to receive the love of scammers. FinTelegram was founded to stop scammers.