THIS STORY was released by the Australian Broadcasting
Commission (ABC) today, January 6, 2020. It has been researched and
published by investigative journalist Rebecca Trigger, and is an
informative narration of a huge but very clever international scam.We do not need to repeat the story word for word here, but recommend readers check this link to catch the story. Rebecca Trigger may be contacted for further information.
We will observe however, that after many years of investigating and
exposing many fraudsters, most victims we have heard from in one way or
another should look at themselves. They inevitably fall into two
catagories - those who are desparate or those who are greedy. When will
people wake up to the sad fact that if something sounds too good to be
true, then it more than likely is not true.
Quite simply, high returns equal high risks, and the higher the
promised return, the more likely it will become some sort of rip-off.
And as Rebecca has pointed out, a slick glossy webpage spruiking well
known identities doesn't mean it is credible. Potential investors or
borrowers should spend a lot of time undertaking their own thorough due
diligence - it's tedious work but not that hard to check out the bona
fides of people and companies. It might cost a few dollars here and
there for company reports from ASIC, but what's the value of a few
small fees compared to the value of some of the massive losses we have
seen, and which were largely avoidable.