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Binary Options Legacy – Canadian Regulator OSC charges David Cartu and his brothers

The Canadian regulator Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has filed civil charges against the three Canadian-Israeli brothers David Cartu, Jonathan Cartu, and Joshua Cartu for illegally soliciting Canadians to trade binary options, defrauding Ontario residents out of $1.4 million, part of a $233 million global scheme. According to the report, the Cartu brothers immigrated to Israel from Ontario in the last decade.

Regulatory Issue – Dutch shareholders provide fresh money to keep B90 Holdings alive

It is actually amazing how long authorities watch before they act. In this case, the London Stock Exchange's supervisory authority at B90 Holdings PLC, until recently known as Veltyco Group PLC. Founded in 2016 by the now arrested German Uwe Lenhoff and his Dutch partner, real estate investor Dirk-Jan Bakker, B90 Holdings has a record of numerous regulatory violations. These include incorrect publications, failure to disclose material facts, as well as the arrest of the founder, main shareholder, and manager. Since Lenhoff's arrest, the zombie status of the company has been maintained by the predominantly Dutch shareholders with financial contributions.

UK Solicitor and FinTech Guru Robert Courtneidge accused of faciliting investment fraud

The UK citizen Robert Courtneidge is for sure a hard working guy. As reported by FinTelegram, he not only acts as director in various FinTechs and regulated e-money institutions such as Moorwand Ltd, but also bills himself as FinTech Guru and event speaker. Unfortunately, he also facilitates broker and investment scams with his legal opinions and advice. Courtneidge resigned as a director of FCA-regulated ePayments Systems Ltd in February 2020 in the course of the FCA investigations (read FinTelegram Report here). In Australia, Courtneidge is accused in a huge investment scam of 240 investors of knowingly and willfully issuing false confirmations. A new Court judgement was issued on March 3, 2020.

German Handelsblatt published a new report on Wirecard and the EFRI money-laundering complaint

Felix Holtermann and Christian Schnell of the German Handelsblatt reported on the money-laundering report filed against Wirecard by the European Funds Recovery Initiative (EFRI). In a detailed article titled "The past catches up with Wirecard" the background of the global scam industry and the respective involvement of payment processors is explained.

Another Fraud Case in Court – Fintech Guru Robert Courtneidge and Anabus Investment Scheme

Robert Courtneidge is a busy and dangerous UK solicitor. He is not only a director in various FinTechs and regulated e-money institutions such as Moorwand Ltd, but also bills himself as FinTech Guru and speaker. Moreover, he facilitates broker and investment scams with his opinions and advice. Courtneidge resigned as a director of FCA-regulated ePayments Systems Ltd in February 2020 in the course of the FCA investigations (read FinTelegram Report here). In Australia, Courtneidge is accused in a huge investment scam of 240 investors of knowingly and willfully issuing false confirmations. A new Court judgement was issued on March 3, 2020.

Alleged Russian money-laundering scheme loses millions in bankruptcy of Austrian Meinl Bank

Early 2019, the Austrian Meinl Bank filed a money laundering report to the competent authorities on the basis of the reports of FinTelegram. The object of the suspicious activities report (SAR) was Keyring Holdings Ltd of the Russian Vladislav “Vlad” Smirnov (aka Vladislav Khokholkov). With the bank's insolvency the money is most likely gone.

Exposed – ING subsidiary Payvision processed €130 million illicit proceeds for now-detained broker scammers Lenhoff & Barak and did so while reporting suspicious activities!

The extent of the damage caused by scam facilitating FinTechs is very clearly shown by the ING subsidiary Payvision. The Dutch Fintech processes some €130 million just for the scams of the two now-imprisoned Uwe Lenhoff (Germany) and Gal Barak (Israel). Thanks to the investigations many sad hypothesis around FinTechs and their role as cybercrime facilitators have been proved by facts and evidence.

Exposed – Suspected Russian money-launderer, alleged cybercriminals, and binary options scammers evidently invested millions in Telegram’s Gram token placement

On 31st January 2019, the Austrian Meinl Bank (now “Anglo Austrian AAB Bank“) made a suspicious money laundering report to the authorities against the Russian…

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