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Dishonest.wiki is an OSINT wiki focused on tracking the complex ponzi, MLM, MMM, crypto schemes and the people running them.

Warning:

The masterminds behind these scams exploit victims without guilt or shame and they feel no sympathy. They often front, own, or sponsor charities and worthy causes as an extra layer to hide behind.

They are organized career criminals that will prey on the financially illiterate and steal pensions from the elderly. They will take all of your life savings and they will convince you to take a second bond on your home. They are highly convincing and manipulative and they will steal every last cent you have without remorse.

Don't feel sorry for them, be cautious and be careful, and always perform your own due diligence.

Remember, you are dealing with dangerous organized criminals, if it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.

On Crypto Currencies Even where Bitcoin and other Crypto currencies are legal, most of the laws that apply to other assets also apply to Crypto currencies and Crypto contracts.


Companies

People

341 Beyers Naude Drive

341 Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg, is an address in South Africa that many Ponzi schemes & dodgy businesses has used at their HQ.


Vocal Promoters

Influencers' Companies & Networking Teams

Promoters are the true driving force behind the success of many of these scams. The same group of people will reach out to their network, promising them high returns for minimal effort. In an effort to highlight this second tier of scammers, here their teams and companies will be listed.


Relevant Laws

  • FAIS Ombud finds advice offered by respondents to be fraudulent, enticing and indicative of a pyramid - Masthead
  • You will soon be able to claim more in the Small Claims court - Business Insider
  • Investor claims victory in alleged Ponzi scam - IOL
  • Ponzi schemes- Who to sue - Marais Muller Hendricks

If you have information, or have been affected by schemes which you suspect are fraudulent investments such as those described on this wiki, the FSCA can be contacted here.


Pyramids in History

Ponzi/Pyramid Scheme Red Flag Guidance

Ponzi or pyramid schemes often have the same characteristics, usually with some very clear and obvious red flags that potential investors should assess before investing.

Here is a nice infographic to use to assess the red flags as provided by IRS Forensic Investigations:


When Scam Artists are caught

  • People trusted you and you stole from them, magistrate tells fraudster sentenced to 35 years - IOL
  • Willie Breedt declared bankrupt as investors head to High Court News24

Other noteworthy Non-MLM/Ponzi/Pyramid Frauds (listed for reference only)

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start.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/06 08:20 by notfooled