Tokyo police have arrested 8 people on suspicion of financial pyramid under the guise of the American investment company Sener received from the participants of the scheme bitcoins and cash to purchase them at $68.4 million While six of the detainees have pleaded guilty and two denied.
Representatives of the company conducted in Japan, training seminars and other events with foreign speakers and promised investors monthly profit in the amount of 3-20% of their deposits, and also asked them to invite the new scheme people for additional interest and fees.
At the moment it is assumed that victims of fraud were more than 6 thousand people in 44 prefectures, including Tokyo. 73 people have sued a class action lawsuit against the organizers of the pyramid, accusing them of fraud and demanding compensation in the amount of $3.2 million.
Recall that in October a half-dozen lawsuits against cryptocurrency financial pyramid BitConnect were consolidated into one class action lawsuit. And in new York the Gelfman Blueprint company, Inc. (GBI) and its CEO ordered to pay fines and restitution of more than $2.6 million for the organization of the cryptocurrency pyramid. However, Russia’s largest, according to estimates by the country’s Central Bank, pyramid scheme Kasbari ceased operations and, despite the court’s decision about blocking sites, it encourages depositors to participate in a new project.