Ukrainians are warned of a new threat from MMM.
The State Financial Inspection appealed to Ukrainians with the warning about possible fraud regarding returning of funds to depositors of the Ponzi scheme "MMM-2011."
This is stated on the official website of the institution.
‘We are warning you against possible fraudulent actions, the purpose of which is to mislead people and to discredit the authority of the State Financial Inspection of Ukraine, one of the main tasks of which is to perform the state financial control over the use and maintenance of public financial resources", – the report says.
The institution informed that recently they have been receiving reports from the citizens that they had been contacted over the phone by allegedly representatives of the State Financial Inspection who offered to guarantee the refund of their money as depositors of Ponzi scheme "MMM-2011". Taking this into account, the State Financial Inspection informs that they have never made such statements.
Representatives of the agency have already applied to the Ministry of Internal Affairs about this matter.
Recall that the organizer of the scheme Sergei Mavrodi announced about the creation of "MMM-2011" in early 2011. The principle of its operation was based on the transations with "MMM-dollars", the rate of which was set by Mavrodi himself. Contributors were promised returns of several hundred percent a year, while they were also warned that they may lose their money.
In May 2012 the scheme collapsed, despite all the assurances of its leaders about the invalidity of such claims. Then the National Commission for Regulation of Financial Services proposed to criminalize the creation of a "Ponzi schemes".