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South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam Allegations

FX Choice, a foreign exchange and crypto buying and selling firm, is making new allegations that South African bitcoin funding firm, Mirror Trading International (MTI) is a multi-level advertising rip-off.

The firm says it uncovered this after researching into MTI, a agency that claims to have “118,027 members in 192 countries” and ostensibly sees “12,879.70 Bitcoin in trade daily.”

The latest findings prompted FX Choice to take motion one month earlier than the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued a stop and desist order. TSSB issued its stop and desist order in July.

In a statement, the Belize-registered investing platform says it additionally uncovered proof that MTI is presenting itself as FX Choice’s dealer.

Based on this new data, FX Choice says it made the choice to “block MTI’s account on 10th June.” The firm subsequently requested “ additional documents from MTI to confirm the source of their funds.”

However, earlier than MTI may present the required documentation, FX Choice says its “concerns were later confirmed by a statement from the Texas Securities Commission on 7th July and the AMF of Canada a week later.”

Meanwhile, the assertion by FX Choice follows a request for clarification on MTI by discussants on Forex Peace Army discussion board, a rip-off reporting website. In the dialogue thread, two members query MTI –a dealer for FX Choice—claims of constructing “profits every day.”

In response, a person claiming to be FX Choice consultant, put out a press release on the group’s behalf. The assertion “sets the record straight,” whereas additionally summarizing FX Choice’s analysis findings.

The analysis findings additionally state the next:

We would love all people concerned in MTI to grasp the dangers. Paying out such a constant stream of earnings, which is almost a 100% return on funding in a single yr, to buyers by buying and selling Forex is difficult to imagine. Forex shouldn’t be the identical as proudly owning a bond the place you obtain a share. It is about risk-reward the place the bigger the reward you obtained, the bigger the danger you took. We notice that there isn’t any single proof of the effectivity of MTI’s operations.

In the identical assertion, FX Choice explains that MTI opened an account below the title of its present CEO, Johann Steynberg again in 2017. Before May 2020, FX Choice says it had not seen any suspicious exercise with MTI’s buying and selling quantity whereas the deposits had been nonetheless small.

This modified, nonetheless, when the account received transformed from private to company standing. MTI additionally started to deal with massive deposits, which raised purple flags.

FX Choice additionally disputes MTI’s declare that it makes use of synthetic intelligence software program for buying and selling.

According to the assertion, “MTI executed just a few trading operations, which were performed manually, large and incurred substantial losses.”

Despite the persistent rip-off allegations, MTI insists it’s operating a respectable funding enterprise. Reports in July quote Steynberg claiming that none of his group’s 75,000 plus members worldwide has ever complained or did not withdraw their bitcoins.

Steynberg provides that MTI is now putting higher emphasis on participating regulators.

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