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Presentation Ponzi


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Presentation Ponzi

  1. 1. Ponzi schemes Pyramid fraud
  2. 2. Index <ul><li>What is a Ponzi scheme/pyramid fraud? </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up an investment fraud based on a Ponzi Scheme (in 5 steps) </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is a Ponzi scheme/pyramid fraud? </li></ul><ul><li>Offering investment products with extreme high returns in investments that actually don’t exist </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t invest the money, but pay the promised returns with the investors own money </li></ul><ul><li>The money of new investors is being used to pay the old investors </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Examples </li></ul>
  5. 5. Setting up an investment fraud based on a Ponzi Scheme (in 5 steps) <ul><li>Establish </li></ul><ul><li>Buy 4 BV’s, 1 of them managing the other 3 </li></ul><ul><li>No legal permission needed </li></ul><ul><li>No annual report required </li></ul><ul><li>You can use terms as ‘the financial holding guarantees your investment’ </li></ul><ul><li>Bentinck & van Rooij investments </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>2. Collect </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise </li></ul><ul><li>Make a deal with Harry Mens </li></ul><ul><li>Investments larger than € 50.000 aren’t controlled by the AFM </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the AFM by joining investments smaller than € 50.000 together in emissions </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>3. Transfer the money </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer the money to foreign businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Invest a small part of the money </li></ul><ul><li>Give your investors (manipulated) information on that investment </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>4. Maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the dream alive for as long as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep paying their promised returns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep selling, you need new investors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the mean time keep transferring money to foreign businesses </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>5. Collapse & spend </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of new investors gets too small </li></ul><ul><li>The pyramid collapses </li></ul><ul><li>It’s best to leave to a country without an extradition treaty with the Netherlands, like; </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Thailand Brazil </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Quote, April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>