- A colleague from another club brought them to the pyramid
- The victims were promised a profit of 3.5-5% monthly
Last May, Palmeiras FC’s Maique and Nottingham Forest FC’s Gustavo Scarpa invested around R$11 million ($2 million) in WLJC. They were promised a profit of 3.5 to 5% monthly. Of course, it turned out to be an ordinary scam.
This firm provides consulting services. The company allegedly helps its clients to invest in cryptocurrencies with maximum return.
Interestingly, one of the owners of the WLJC is another football player – Willian Gomez de Siqueira. And it was he who brought Mike and Scarpa to the company.
Both players never saw their money or the promised profit. They filed lawsuits against WLJC, Soluções Tecnologia Eireli and the Xland platform. The players demand termination of the contract and reimbursement of funds.
Consideration of this case is scheduled for October 2023. Di Siqueira pleads not guilty. He notified the defense that he also allegedly lost a considerable amount – 17.5 million reais ($3.3 million).
According to local news portal ESPN, other Palmeiras players also took part in this adventure. But their investments were much more modest, so they did not sue the firm.
The company itself has not yet commented on the situation. It is noteworthy that de Sequeira claims that he previously profited from the WLJC and even checked the organization in the legal field. This whole situation once again proves the fact that even the stars are not immune from the usual fraud.
We previously covered a new public warning from the FBI. The department said that scammers lure victims into P2E projects, after which they pump out cryptocurrency from them and disappear.