Wed 31 August 2022 ▪ 2:00 PM ▪
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Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán may be a “tunnel specialist” and leader of the Sinaloa cartel, but he ended up behind bars. Drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero also suffered the same fate after his arrest on July 15 in Mexico. This is to tell you that “everything has an end”. And this law does not spare crypto scammers who think they will disappear from this world permanently with all the money accumulated on their platform. We recently learned that the founder of Thodex, Faruk Fatih Özer, is no longer at large. The latter would be the source of several liters of tears after defrauding nearly 400,000 investors.
Thhodex CEO arrested in Albania
Yesterday, the Turkish government announced that Faruk Fatih Özer is no longer on the run.
” The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Albania informed Interior Minister Süleyman Soylo in the morning that the founder of Thodex, the fugitive Faruk Fatih Özer, wanted to send a red message. [d’Interpol]was arrested in Albania’s Vlora district Capital wrote.
He who had announced a return within a few days eventually launched with the equivalent of $2 billion worth of cryptocurrencies. Would he have so many problems with math that he would make the wrong calculation of duration? Because the ” A couple of days named in April 2021 are currently worth more than 480 days.
It has been almost 16 months of disappearance for the CEO of Thodex, and certainly days of regret and tears for the victims. Note that this Turkish exchange had about 400,000 users, including 390,000 active traders at the time. These would have bitterly experienced the sudden disappearance of Faruk Özer, linked to the definitive cessation of negotiations on the platform, on April 20, 2021.
According to Albanian authorities, the crypto scammer was arrested at a hotel in Himara, a small town in southern Albania. It was a good catch for the local police, as they also detained two other people near Özer at the same time.
Of course, some of the band’s property has been seized: laptops, bank cards, cell phones, etc. Hopefully these materials contain clues to find the stolen jackpot.
A pledge of temporary suspension of Thodex
Coindesk closely followed this Turkish stock exchange that became unreachable a year and 4 months ago. Thus, we learned from these crypto media that there had indeed been a temporary suspension of trading on the platform.
As an excuse, the managers of Thodex had called for a hiatus due to the search for new partners for possible improvement of the offer. It was then that stockbroker Özer promised this:
” I will return to Turkey in a few days and work with the judicial authorities to bring the truth to light. »
On the site, his team had even published a press release stating that:
” World-renowned banks and fund companies, whose names we will announce when the agreement process is completed, have been wanting to invest in our company for a long time and have made a cooperation proposal. In order to provide you with a better service, it has been decided to positively evaluate this cooperation offer. To complete this process, the transactions must be stopped and the transfer process must be completed. »
This kind of message should have reassured most Thodex users, but not Cedric Gerard. Indeed, he launched a warning on Twitter a few days before the platform’s final shutdown.
” Have you already looked at the Turkish stock exchange Thodex? They sell Doge 30% below market price and withhold coins when you try to collect them. Sounds like an escape strategy? Does all this coincide with the doge pump? They traded over $500 million worth of DOGE in 24 hours. »
Ruja Ignatova, the founder of OneCoin still free?
This whole story reminds us of Ruta Ignatova, whom the FBI is still hunting today. Although a bounty of $100,000 has been put on her head, the founder of OneCoin Ltd has yet to be arrested with the $4 billion arrested.
But she’ll have to remember that too.” Everything comes to an end “Did Faruk Fatih Özer foresee such a swift arrest in these summer days on the Ionian coast? Attention all scammers!
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