The Central Bank (CB) of Russia has found signs of financial pyramids in the activities of the group of companies under the brand “Cerberi”. Organizations raise funds in cryptocurrency. About it reports “Interfax” citing a source in the Central Bank.
According to information on the website “Cerberi”, investments are accepted in Fiat currencies (RUR, USD, EUR, KZT, UAH) and cryptocurrencies (bitcoin, Ethereum). The minimum Deposit amount is 1 000 or 0.00238886 BTC and a maximum of 3 million rubles, or 7.16659004 BTC.
On the website as a possible investment (or “investment fees”) are microloans to individuals, loans to small and medium business financing secured by movable and immovable property as well as cryptocurrencies, including trafficking.
According to the Central Bank domestic and foreign companies under a single brand without a license uses a network marketing strategy and promise a high return on investment. Signs of a real economic activities do not exist, representatives of the regulator.
“This is one of the largest financial pyramids, which we have identified in recent years, it has launched almost all over the country”, — said the Director of the Department for combating unfair practices of the Central Bank Valery Lyakh.
According to preliminary estimates, the victims of “Casbee” were tens of thousands of people. For further proceedings, the Central Bank gave information to the Prosecutor General and the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
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