Payment service provider for 24option

Payvision/ING also processed card payments for #24option!

Payvision/BOOKER is now known to have been the primary payment service provider for the fraudulent websites of the Wolf of Sofia and Uwe Lenhoff’ from 2016 to 2019. Less well-known, but equally significant, is the fact that Payvision (a subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest banks, the Dutch ING) has

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GPay contract

Was Payvision an accomplice to the scammers?

For over four years, we have meticulously examined criminal files to decipher the operations of Barak and Lenhoff´s criminal organization and the involvement of Payment Service Providers (PSPs) in these schemes. In recent months, as we collected information for the ongoing civil proceedings against Payvision and Deutsche Bank, we have

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de Rechstsbank

Dutch banks duty of care applies towards third parties!

 Payvision and ING have come under scrutiny for their alleged involvement in enabling fraudulent activities conducted by individuals such as Gal Barak (the Wolf of Sofia) and Uwe Lenhoff. This report outlines the key arguments against both Payvision and ING concerning their roles in facilitating these fraudulent schemes. Payvision´s alleged

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ING and Payvision a lot of open questions

Uncovering ING’s Overlooked Half-Billion Euro Disaster!

On January 29, 2018, Ralph Hamers, the CEO of ING Groep NV, one of Europe’s largest banks, proudly announced a significant move to enhance its presence in omnichannel payment services. ING had successfully reached an agreement to acquire a 75% stake in Payvision, a Dutch Payment Service Provider. The acquisition

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WArning issued by FCA

Mass of public warnings and Payvision ignored them all !

The Pursuit of Justice for Victims of Payvision/ING Since 2019, the European Fund for Retail Investors (EFRI) has championed the cause of over 300 victims, seeking reimbursements from PAYVISION, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ING, one of Europe’s leading banks. PAYVISION, akin to WIRECARD, facilitated numerous cyber trading platforms, acting as

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ESG criteria

What about the S and the G in ESG?

It became a modern trend in the financial sector that each organization likes to provide sophisticated wordings about the importance of sustainable finance and the application of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in their day-to-day business and asset allocation. Above all big banks and financial institutions heavily publish about

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HSBC cybercrime

HSBC – a dirty bank as an accomplice of big style cybercrime!

EFRI, an association based in Vienna, Austria, set up in spring 2020, by now represents more than 1,052 European consumers who were defrauded by cybercriminals. As of writing the victims lost over EUR 59.2 million in the form of investment scams also referred to as boiler room scams. HSBC, one

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EBA to start to do a proper job

EBA has finally to do a proper job!

In preparing the civil legal claims against PAYVISION B.V., we dig deeply into the criminal files for Option888 and the Wolf of Sofia. We learn a lot about how these fraudulent schemes work. In addition, we also know a lot about the enablers of these enormous fraudulent activities. Unscrupulous regulated

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Interwiew with EFRI Founder Elfriede Sixt

First, they laughed, then they threatened, and finally, they got arrested!

EFRI Founder, Elfriede Sixt, did an interview with Fintelegram. We copied it n here: The European Fund Recovery Initiative (EFRI) was founded in 2018 by the CPA Elfriede Sixt joint effort with FinTelegram and lawyers. EFRI represents more than 1,000 scam victims by now with around 60 million euros damages. Besides assisting victims,

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