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Victims` affidavit for the shortcomings of the European rules on Cybercrime prevention

Dear All, one of our member organized tried to address the EU parliament for help for all the victims of the cybercrime going on in Europe and set up a well written petition to the EU Parliament describing the extent of the fraud going on in Europe. About seven months! after she sent her petition to the committee on Petitions to the EU Parliament, she finally got an answer:

The EU Parliament is deeply convinced – as can be proven by their letter to the EP Committee on Petitions dated March 16 2020 – that the rules and measures undertaken by the European Parliament against cybercrime (for retail investors) are sufficient and that there are no significant structural shortcomings in the implementation of the rules currently in place.

The petitioners have not provided any evidence of significant structural shortcomings in the implementation of the rules currently in place. So the Commission remains fully committed to ensure that those rules are fully implemented, in order to enhance transparency for consumers, effective law enforcement action against criminals and assistance to victims. (letters are enclosed).

I think we all know that this is just nonsense, as the number of victims from Cyberscams in Europe is rising in a staggering manner each single day.

As we will send our Petition signed by more than 1,100 victims from investment scams to the EP Committee on Petitions within the next two weeks. Please tell us your stories on how you experienced the effectiveness and efficiency of the EU law enforcement agencies on Cybercrime, so we can enclose your experience and affidavit with our petition.

Please restrict yourself to a maximum of 150 words, and either make a comment below or send your witness report to [email protected] ref. Witness report.

  1. Nigel Kimberley says:

    NK, Finland. EUR 85k
    “There is no important public or private interest that would require the investigation to be continued.”
    (Noora Forsell, Finnish District Prosecutor, 26.4.2018)

  2. Allan Larsen says:

    Scammed by Stoxmarket.com
    Bank and police done nothing
    Mychargeback.com nothing
    Went in the group EFRI who try to Help all victims of Fraud/Scamming

  3. Raymond mclaren says:

    Dear sirs. I lost my entire lifes savings. Money that was to finish paying for my house car and other. YesbI was foolish to believe the national lies n published active LIVE currecy trading. Making a good 25% regular week by week. They presented awards. They had many big investers. I watched as LIVE coverage of my investment going up. I even withdrew to afirm it was genuine. (BEALGO and ALGOTECHS. all my investments paid through UPCARD. to the kobenhavn Andelskasse bank (bank now closed) in 5 investment I transfered €440,000 into my acnt. And put a withdraw request in in Dec.2018 only to find it was all a Con Show. And didn realy exist the market movements were Real. But my trading wasnt real. The Adv 25% -35% I was seeing was a farce after my withdraw request they quickly carried on trading (supposidlly) for 2 more weeks and the €950,000 in my acnt was wickled down to a few €
    . The money was gone. I and many others have put out trust in Elfrida to bring the people guilty AND the complicit ones to acount for these Scams.
    RAYMOND MCLAREN

  4. Nigel Kimberley says:

    NK, Finland.
    EU Consumer protection.
    Disputes concerning card transactions and ‘Chargeback under Visa/MasterCard provisions’.
    Response from Nordea Bank Finland:
    “We are processing card disputes according to the Visa and MasterCard rules. In this instance, Nordea is acting in the role of a payment provider and therefore, cannot process your dispute further for this type of transactions. “
    (Nordea Bank, Nordea Fraud Resolution, Finland. 15.12.2017)
    Double Dutch or what – do they process or not?
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive (2013/11/EU)? – forget the FOS!

  5. Mark says:

    Scammed out of £70k from my retirement savings by KayaFX. Reported to banks, and credit card companies, they did nothing. Reported to intermediary’s and they did nothing. Efri is my last hope.

  6. Helle Stordal says:

    Invested with Kayafx, Andelskassen would not help when I found out I had been swindled
    Paid PayBack Ltd to help,filed a complaint to Ombudsman, no luck
    Also filed a criminal complaint to the danish police, no help there either.
    EFRI is the only way the victims of scamming have a chance to get justice

  7. UproFX
    They heard all of my situation and thoughts – only one week after my cancer-op last autumn. I am 59 years now and mostly earned little money. It seems that I’ll spend the rest of my life by social contribution.
    These criminals not only deride their victims, they deride our honest societies too.
    Danger!

  8. Helle Stordal says:

    I have been scammed by Kayafx
    When I found out that I had been swindled and asked Andelskassen for help , they refused
    Paid PayBack upfront to help, no luck
    Ombudsman and police, no help
    EFRI is the only hope to get justice and hopefully money back

  9. AA says:

    Lost 6K Eur to KontoFX scam, “Account Manager” Tomaz Cabral. Lithuanian police refused to investigate as fraudsters are from abroad, SEB bank refused to apply for charge back due to Mastercard rules and because it’s related with “investment”, doesn’t matter that it’s fraud and money laundering. Lithuanian bank completed investigation with same conclusion, that SEB was right to refuse to apply for charge back. No institution even tries to help victims and investigate these frauds.

  10. Alastair Forbes says:

    My experiences from 2016 are similar. The losses – to 23Traders – were all via UK MasterCard transactions handled by Santander or MBNA. Both banks have, on the one hand prevented me from having a meaningful interaction with MasterCard, and on the other have disclaimed any responsibility themselves, using much the same formulation as Nordea in Finland. Undoubtedly the traders were corrupt but they appear aided and abetted by the banking system.

  11. Doreen says:

    The hedge fund in January 2019 was “Aurum Comparator Ltd” The Russian director had several addresses in London. Other directors were from Grækenland and Lithuania.Their swindler accounts were with the HSBC bank. Another one was with Den Deutsche Postbank. Jeg har konto-numre samt navne. I usually never gamble. How was I tempted? DR1 TV har en interessant program. Løvens Hulle so mange ser.. Jeg fik mange announcer i Facebook, hos håndværkefirmaer som jeg bruger, samt Aurum Conparator Ltd egen hjemmeside på dansk. Om investatorer på DR1 panel anbefaldede disse annonce artikler skrevet af flere Danske aviser at denne portal med gode gevinster, fordi du kunne komme ind til markets bevægelser ca ½min før alle andre. Jeg meldt mig til med euro300 kun med navn of tlf nummer.. Jeg blev ringet op af en ikke særlig aggressive sælger. som sagde at han var født i Israel. Allan Rosenstein fra GxFx.com. Jeg vil ikke crypto currency nor olje or guld. m.m så blev det Facebook og Google og jeg fik lov til at investere selv i SAS Sweden Jeg vil gerne støtte de Skandinaviske firmaer. Det respekterede han. Så kom en aggressiv mand, som jeg nægtede at tale med med en fransk accent. Jeg var pludselig en prioritets kunde fordi jeg var kvik, ærlig, de kunne lide mig fordi jeg er Britisk og ikke en naive Dansker. Nej ; fordi jeg er en enlig pensionerede kvinde i DK. Til sidst investerede jeg euro 5000 i alt, som er det beløb jeg tabte da GxFx.com kom under scrutiny i Juni 2019. De fik et nyt navn Sepafx.com Jeg kunne næsten høre med det samme, at herren på telefonen Anthony Wallenberg med foto, var med i den samme skam syndikat. Han informerede, at de arbejde for British fraud Investgationsestments under the British government og nemt kunne få min penge tilbage , samt investeringer fra andre. Til sidst var det euro 42.000 som jeg ville få tilbage. Han skrev til mig som DARLING og kunne ikke et ord Svensk, selvom han påstod at familien var Svensk Wallenberg. Han have en let tysk accent. Han fattede ikke at jeg spillede hans egen spil. Det var ret underholdende. Han blev vred og fornærmet så kontakte han mig igen. Jeg skulle investere euro 1000 mere for at få min opridelig investering tilbage. Så kunne vi bliver venner igen. Helt typisk procedure for skammers. Jeg åbnede Sepafx Reviews i juni 2019 som en åben Facebook site. Jeg blev mere trist for hver gang vi hørte om andre der var blevet snyt. Jeg har også lavet review på Trust Pilot. Dejligt at høre at der er undercover journalister samt whistleblowers der har åbnet op for den inviklede snyd.

  12. Charles says:

    I was scammed by wisebanc (primecfd) and Arotrade i have lost my saving $20k to this crimminals as they lured me into depositing money fake trading platform and promising a huge return , they debited my bank account n they used ANYDSK app to take my money from my credit card becsouse they were able to see what was happenning in my computer

  13. Stig says:

    I was scammed by Greenfields capital (New name GFC investments), when you try to recover you meet new scammers. EFRI is our only hope.
    I will warn everyone to join these scammers!

  14. Andrew Rawlings says:

    Got scammed by Olsson Capital about three years. Police response was ridiculous & my bank did not help at all.
    Thankfully the EFRI are taking the bank that took my deposits to court for money laundering claims.
    The EFRI are my only real hope & I would highly recommend them.

  15. Madeleine Fürst Braiek says:

    I lost my house, my car and now, perhaps, I have to let my pets get other homes/familjens because of Uprofx stole everything I owned.
    Banks do not follow the law….police do not have resources…..

  16. Paul says:

    Lost 50k€ to 5 different broker companies. Some looked very proffesional and real. Only after more than a year and withdrawals you find out it was all fake?! This must be stopped. Take websites down and prevent these businesses from existing!

  17. Doreen says:

    Min bank “Arbejderens Landsbank” i Danmark fik min tredje investering med GxFx.com til HSBC bank tilbage en dag efter jeg havde overført beløbet. Min bank havde ringet forinden og var meget bekymret, fordi jeg allerede havde sendt beløbet euro 15.000. Jeg er meget taknemmelig, at jeg fik det beløb tilbage.

  18. Jan Bergström says:

    No one can imagine how hard this is with financial fraud, affecting the individual’s life situation. In addition, the total unwillingness to get help from the community. These fraudsters have developed very well-studied methods, and it has gone so far that education is held to educate people into fraudsters, and that fraud factories with hundreds of employees , stealing and destroying innocent people’s lives.

  19. Inger Helen Fjeld says:

    I was scammed by UPROfx. They manipulated me to take loans in 11 banks. Now I’m going to loose my house! Still I’ll not be free from all loans. The Swedish police never asked me one question! Now one except for EFRI, has done anything to help, or tried to understand! I sent money to Kraken and Bitstamp from Nordea and Swedbank in Sweden.

  20. Minnie Q says:

    I lost most of my savings to the Wealth Capital FM scam. Reported to Action Fraud UK, but received no response. I have had to become my own advocate, investigator, intelligence officer and therapist to preserve my sanity. I managed to get some money back through my bank, but at no small cost to my wellbeing. EFRIs victim groups have been the only source of support and I hope that the organisation launches recovery scheme for Wealth Capital victims soon with sufficient number of reported cases.

  21. Belinda Riquelme says:

    Scammed by the criminals Uprofx and Proufx for 1,500 000 sek. THE advertisement in Facebook with very famous people talking very good about their experience with Uprofx was important for me to believe I was doing a good and genuine Investment. Also trustpilot showed incredible good reviews from the clients about Uprofx. Filled a complaint with the police, the banks SEB , Skandiabanken and ARN but no help, just a waiste of time.
    So we are all abandoned to our destiny. This is the very sad reality!!

  22. Chris Hyde says:

    British HSBC failed to execute due diligence on accounts they hosted that facilitated fraud. HSBC were obstructive when this was brought to their attention. There are clearly viable routes of enquiry, but NFIB take no interest, the response from the FCA has been negligible, as has the response from the U.K. financial ombudsman. Cyber fraud is extremely professional and is rampant – the attitude of the British authorities is both shocking and pathetic.

  23. James McCorquodale says:

    Lost 12,500 Euros. Requested money back on day that the scam was completed and all funds lost. The figure had risen to almost 23,000 when they shut up shop. I do not believe the money was actively traded but simply a scam from day one. The Postbank in Germany should have done their due diligence but failed to do so.

  24. Scammed by the criminals Uprofx and later Proufx. My daughter clicked a false advertisement in Facebook. She invested some money and involved me, because I had money coming in for the first time in my life. The scammers used advanced social manipulation. All our savings and loans, gone! I lost SEK 3.000.000, my daughter SEK 200.000.
    We had contracts that said; we couldn’t lose invested capital.
    NOW we are completely bankrupt!
    Filled a complaint with the police, Swedbank, Safello (bitcoin exchange), ARN and have talked to the Financial Authority, Eco crime, Media etc – Still none response!
    The police have no resources and just shut down all the fraud cases, SCARY!
    Severe financial crime is at SEK 200,000, I’ve lost SEK 3,000,000!
    Hope for EFRI and our groups for fraud exposed!!!

  25. Maggie Rogers says:

    Scammed by AlgoTechs for €42k & none of the institutions / organisations involved even batted an eyelid. My list includes: Deutsche bank (scam facilitator); BaFin; CNMV; Permanent tsb; FCA; Action Fraud; Interpol; Central Bank of Ireland, and lastly the police. The level of disappointment within me grows every day. EFRI is the only hope for me.

  26. I was scammed (kidnapped) by Kayafx (Andelskassen) and a lost o huge amount of money. I went to the police in Sweden, in Denmark, to my Handelsbanken in Stockholm to ask them to stop the money, even to Andelkassen. Their interest was unbelievable hardly existing, I have tried to give them all info about AndelskassenI talked to Andelskasen and Financiel Stabilitet in Denmark as the bank was closed in sept but they were not interested to contact them.I had to push them, even gave them tel no, contact persons etc. I should have been warned before sending all that money. The new rules of money laundering 1973, was in place. They didn´t ask me any question about the money or where they came from. Now I know better why, – Svenska Handelsbanken had during that time a co-operation with 6 danish banks (among them Andelskassen and they still have .Of course they know about the problem in Andelskassen and was a fraud bank. Today Handelsbanken is under investigation by Finansiel Stabilitet in Denmark. because of money Laundering within Andelskassen and maybe other danish banks. I don´t know. We are waiting for the result.

  27. I was scammed (kidnapped) by Kayafx (Andelskassen) and a lost o huge amount of money. I went to the police in Sweden, in Denmark, to my Handelsbanken in Stockholm to ask them to stop the money, even to Andelkassen. Their interest was unbelievable hardly existing, I have tried to give them all info about AndelskassenI talked to Andelskassen and Financiel Stabilitet in Denmark as the bank was closed in sept but they were not interested to contact them.I had to push them, even gave them tel no, contact persons etc. I should have been warned before sending all that money. The new rules of money laundering 1973, was in place. They didn´t ask me any question about the money or where they came from. Now I know better why, – Svenska Handelsbanken had during that time a co-operation with 6 danish banks (among them Andelskassen and they still have .Of course they knew about the problem in Andelskassen and was a fraud bank. Today Handelsbanken is under investigation by Finansiel Stabilitet in Denmark. because of money Laundering within Andelskassen and maybe other danish banks. I don´t know. We are waiting for the result.

  28. Morgalio says:

    Scammed by AlgoTechs / BeAlgo for €100k & immediately reported to police, CNMV (Spain), FCA and Action Fraud (UK), banks (Kobenhavn Andelskasse, Deutsche Bank). No action from their part. I am extremely disappointed and frustrated by lack of whatsoever defense structure at institution levels. EFRI is the only hope left.

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