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SEC halts pyramid scheme targeting Brazilian and Dominican US immigrants

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Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission today
announced that it has filed charges against the Massachusetts-based operators of a
large pyramid scheme that mainly targeted Dominican and Brazilian immigrants in the
U.S. The charges were filed under seal, in connection with the Commission’s request
for an immediate asset freeze.

That asset freeze, which the U.S. District Court in Boston ordered, secured millions of
dollars of funds and prevented the potential dissipation of investor assets. After the
SEC staff implemented the asset freeze, at the SEC’s request the court lifted the seal
today, permitting public announcement of the SEC’s charges. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>

         

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - April 22, 2014 at 12:37 am

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SEC halts pyramid scheme being promoted on Facebook and Twitter

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Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission today
announced an emergency enforcement action to stop a fraudulent pyramid scheme by
phony companies masquerading as a legitimate international investment firm.

The SEC has obtained a federal court order to freeze accounts holding money stolen
from U.S. investors by Fleet Mutual Wealth Limited and MWF Financial – collectively
known as Mutual Wealth. The SEC alleges that Mutual Wealth has been exploiting
investors through a website and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter,
falsely promising extraordinary returns of 2 to 3 percent per week for investors who
open accounts with the firm. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>

         

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - March 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm

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