Gökçe KARAKÖSE, Feridun Acikgoz, İbrahim MASE / ISTANBUL, (DHA)
A criminal complaint has been filed against the fraud network, whose leader is imprisoned in Iran and some of its members are wanted by Interpol in 4 countries, including Turkey. It was claimed that the network defrauded around 2,500 people with the promise of a $1 billion luxury life. The network’s luxury vehicles, photos and images taken with wads of dollars were presented as evidence. Speaking after the denunciation, lawyer Maşallah Maral said: “We believe that they will be taken in the next steps with the widening of the investigation.”
A criminal complaint has been filed with the General Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul regarding the fraud network, some of which are believed to be located in Turkey, Iran, Malaysia and Dubai, and their leader, Sourena Youshizade, is imprisoned in Iran. It was claimed that the network, whose 5 members were wanted by Interpol, convinced the victims with the promise of a luxurious life.
The network allegedly scams victims with fancy parties, expensive watches and gifts, meals at fancy restaurants, and lures victims. The network was claimed to have defrauded over 2,000 people in Iran and over 400 people in Turkey out of $1 billion. The network was also said to use crypto money in frauds with companies whose names keep changing. Victims said they lost $30-35,000 and couldn’t find a person for 2 years.
“VICTIMS BELIEVE IN A LUXURIOUS LIFE”
Lawyer Maşallah Maral on this subject said: “It is an organization based in Iran and following the trials held in Iran, it was determined that there are more than 2,000 victims. We have reached the casualty count of over 400 in Turkey. They deceive people with the promise of a life of luxury and that they will earn money in a virtual environment and invest. “They say they will.
“AVERAGE $1 BILLION HIGHLIGHTS”
Claiming that the victims have not been paid for more than 2 years, lawyer Maral said: “Victims make investments and some transformations are made from these investments within their own business. In the following stages, no payments were made to the victims for more than 2 years. Part of the money they invested is returned. A share of the profits of 10% is promised to the victims. However, the rate that victims receive does not even reach 1%. Some of their own money is not given to the victims. They don’t make money on profits. Average 1 billion More than a dollar of silver is said to be scammed.
“5 PEOPLE ATTACKED IN INTERPOL RESEARCH”
Recalling that the company in question does not have a head office, Maral said: “You cannot reach a second person after you establish a dialogue with a person. You cannot review the one you see. There is 5 people who are caught in the Interpol appeal in the proceedings initiated after the complaints filed by the victims. Some of these people are in Turkey. “After the trial to be held here, the investigation will be expanded, and their arrest will be made, the victims will be relieved of their grievances,” he said.
“DO NOT TRUST YOUR MEET ON A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT” WARNING
Stating that everything works in the virtual environment, Maral said, “The company changes its name all the time. This is a means that fraudsters frequently resort to. Victims must absolutely not believe the people they meet in the virtual environment. Unfortunately, our employees can easily trust those they meet on social media. They use them to increase their income as soon as possible. They believe. They shouldn’t believe them. They can go to the headquarters of the company, and after confirming that there is such a system, they can invest. Otherwise, grievances will increase,” he said.
THEY SAID “WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY TOO”; IT WAS RESTAURANT
Nuh Baranoğlu, one of the victims, explained that the Iranian network came to the restaurant he ran in 2019 and that is how they met. I asked them if they were doing business. They said they were dealing with virtual money and they said we will make you money. At first they said we would earn 10 percent. I gave a thousand dollars and got 10 percent back in the first place. They gave us that confidence. When we saw this confidence, the price of silver rose. I was also instrumental in the people around me. They suddenly disappeared. I gave $30,000. We couldn’t get that money. We are victims, I had to close my restaurant because of this. I hope the state authorities redress our grievances. These are the networks, we are talking about huge sums of money. Everyone complains. Let these people get caught. .We have never attended luxury parties. They throw luxury parties with us,” he said.
THEY SHOWED THE RICH LIFE; He invested 35 thousand dollars
One of the victims, Farshid Fazli, said: “In 2019, they told us about a digital currency site. They said there is a token, it will go up and you will make money We were a little scared at first, we didn’t get in. Then they continued, they put on a show. They showed us fancy cars, watches, food, rich life. They showed us showed that, and they said you would be like that. After 1-2 years, we made so much money, they said, start slow. After giving 1000 dollars, raise a little more and earn more, have – they said, my brother and I deposited $35,000. Unfortunately, we lost. “The only government we trust now is our state. I hope they will be taken soon. We went to their offices, we went to the parties. They said, “You can’t get to this level, you can’t get in, the big ones are here.” They were talking online on the phone, we were watching,” he said.
THEY SAID “THIS WILL BE YOUR FUTURE”
Zahid Fazli also said: “They are Iranian citizens, they form a great network. We received a call and we met here. They were our guests once or twice. They told us good things about the future. They said you will travel on boats, in luxury cars, this will be your future. They all came with luxury cars to deceive. They did what they would, our money was gone. We have lost $35,000 there’s no response from any of them now. We called, wrote a message. They replied to messages, they said to wait. Then they cut off. We don’t “We didn’t get any money at first. We couldn’t even get in touch, they cheated on us. I hope he comes back. We have familiar friends, we told them and we were embarrassed,” said he declared.