A Kenyan regulator, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), has cautioned traders and Kenyan residents towards investing with Fxbitinvest, a bitcoin buying and selling firm. The warning was issued after the regulator famous Fxbitinvest’s use of exaggerated return-on-investment guarantees to lure unsuspecting Kenyans.
In line with a CMA assertion issued on August 12, Fxbitinvest is providing potential traders a return on funding (ROI) of 400% inside an area of six hours. As well as, the regulator additionally identifies the “paybill numbers” which can be being utilized by people behind Fxbitinvest to gather funds from Kenyans.
The CMA names individuals related to the corporate both in their capability as workers or as homeowners. The recognized people and their social media handles are Hassan Juma and Godfrey Koome who’re each based mostly in Kenya. The third particular person, who’s supposedly based mostly in North America, has solely been recognized as an nameless director.
Aggrieved Buyers Urged to Have interaction Police
Along with advising Kenyans towards depositing funds with the bitcoin buying and selling firm, the CMA stated traders defrauded by Fxbitinvest ought to contact the Kenyan police. The CMA assertion defined:
Any investor who has been defrauded due to investing with the corporate is inspired to report back to the closest police station with their nationwide identification card, deposit slip or Mpesa assertion, any contract that was entered into and different paperwork to help the declare.
Alternatively, the regulator stated aggrieved traders can lodge a direct criticism by way of the web complaints portal or by visiting the CMA’s workplaces.
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