Around 410 people, including lawyers, doctors, transporters and independent professionals, from the elite of Bogotá, Colombia, were allegedly scammed into investing in gold minilinings and technology at the hands of a German company.
According to a investigation of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, these people invested together more than 1,500 million pesos (about 400,000 current dollars) and until now they have not received a single cent. Thus will request the intervention of the authorities so that they determine what happened to their capital and even to the Germans, who would have been several times in the South American country.
In particular, people invested between 4 and 200 million pesos (between 1,000 and almost 53,000 current dollars) in the purchase of banknotes with gold, mini-bills, satellite phones and high-tech computers, backed with cryptocurrencies. They assured them that with the purchases they would have a fairly generous return on investment in a short time.
Investors were given a key with which they could access the virtual platform to make their investment and would receive the dividends in their personalized virtual wallets.
Some were even issued Mastercard cards, with which they could withdraw dividends from their investments.
The business worked like other scams of this style, pyramid type, in which investors received commissions if they referred more people.
“We managed to withdraw some dividends and everything was going well. But the…