** 3.03.2019 update** Blue Trading Under Investigation By The Crypto Valley Association – The Crypto Valley Association, an association of industries that oversees the Swiss crypto market, is now investigating accusations that were made against one of its members after a platform was closed down in February.
** 1.03.2019 update** We have been asked to create a Google form to collect names and details about all victims, please fill this form if you have been affected by Blue Trading and Onyx Capital fraud.
The fake news article on insidebitcoins.com has now received 169 1 star ratings.
** 28.02.2019 update** Thanks to one of our reader we have some names now.
Blue Trading was registed as StronIT GmbH, Germany, Company Registration (in German) new CEO appointed named: Bogdanovs Jevgenii (Russian Name).
Sadly, Blue Trading has start sponsoring article like this. The fake news article has received 32 one star ratings in 24 hours, we urge our audience to leave negative feedback on to the site.
According to our sources, here some uptodate stats.
|Total balance before incident:||€3,703,833|
|Total balance after incident:||-€223,514|
More suspiciously we have seen 2 different companies buying “Blue Trading” keywords in Google. These companies could also be part of the SCAM and possibly Blue Trading criminals are plotting a double dip:
- https://ub.mychargeback.com/scammed-by-forex-uk/?affiliate_id=83317 (interesting affiliate id here!)
** 27.02.2019 update** We have been updating this document regularly as soon as we uncover more facts about the Blue Trading fraud. We have been working on a Google Doc to share this information with legal authorities. We need your help to collect as many facts as we can: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BwGjfxLcvmBftkuQUm3CdFxSK7oIncGurw_NdCWX16Q/ and bring the fraudsters to justice.
The main questions remain, who are the criminals behind Blue Trading and Onyx Capital? Where do they live? One distressed reader has promised a 1 BTC reward for a verified name, address, email and phone number of Blue Trading and Onyx Capital employees or spammers.
Uncovered crypto addresses used to scam clients:
- Litecoin: LVZPGzeVFLL1oCJGWhZZM6xfifXb4gDb6y
- Bitcoin: 1KhANvtfZ2nT335dXUFS226hEGbW5jKnvF (over 100 BTC stolen)
- Bitcoin: 3GTdgusdeBJccQsundn4wEUuBFudEDE5eP (over 5,590 BTC stolen)
As far as we know, scammers are still at large and haven’t been identified. Please come forward if you have any information.
Thanks for your help we have identified the various bank used to defraud their customers.
|Beneficiary Name||Beneficiary address||Bank Name||IBAN||SWIFT code||Bank address|
|VILARDES GROUP LTD||12 North Row, Mayfair, London, UK, W1K 7DF||HSBC UK||GB10HBUK40127682816888||HBUKGB4BXXX||
62-76 Park Street, London, SE1 9DZ
|SecurityPort GmbH||Hauptstrasse 134, 51143 Köln, Germany||Post Bank Köln 2||DE63760100850103092854||PBNKDEFFXXX||
Edmund-Rumpler str 3 51149, Koln Gremberhoven
|ION & Maga Consulting GmbH||Unsöldstrasse 2, 80538 München, Germany||Postbank Nürnberg||DE32760100850118579850||PBNKDEFF||
90329 Nürnberg BLZ 760 100 85
|StronIT GmbH||Hauptstrasse 134, 51143 Köln, Germany||Postbank Berlin||DE16100100100924066108||PBNKDEFF||
Eckenheimer Landstrasse 242, Frankfurt, 60320
|TrustSecure GmbH||Hauptstrasse 134, 51143 Köln, Germany||Postbank Köln||DE42370100500980910505||PBNKDEFF||
Edmund-Rumpler str 3 51149, Koln Gremberhoven
|P2P GmbH||Rembranot Tower 1096 BC Amsterdam||Bunq B.V.||NL46BUNQ2206727218||BUNQNL2A||
Naritaweg 131-133 1043 BS Amsterdam
|Quantex group ltd||Bishopsgate, London, UK||Barclays Bank PLC||GB04BARC20251984410033||BARCGB22XXX|
|Renaissance Technology Group Ltd||Flat A1-A7 2/F, PAHSANG Industrial Park Bldg, Hong Kong||DBS Bank||000140981||DHBKHKHH||
Millenium City 6, Hong Kong
|B2G GMBH||Im Ahorngrund 5, 50996 Köln, Germany||SPARKASSE KOBLENZ||DE65 5705 0120 0000 2646 97||MALADE51KOB||
BAHNHOFSTRASSE 11, KOBLENZ, 56068
|WORKPLACE CONSULTING GMBH||Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6, D-60313 Frankfurt am Main||FIDOR BANK AG||DE65700222000020400501||FDDODEMMXXX||
Fidor Bank AG, Sandstraße 33, 80335 München
|FinTechServices GmBH||Konigsalle 60F 40212 Dusseldorf, Germany||Grenke Bank AG||DE70201304000060002235||GREBDEH1||
Neuer Markt 2 76532 Baden-Baden
** 26.02.2019 update** We have received an overwhelming amount of emails and we have created a Google doc with shared resources for everyone that has been affected by the Blue Trading FRAUD. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the doc.
Scams are increasing every day in trading as we are hearing exclusive news daily. New investors are the first victim of scammers as they easily fell. Blue Trading launched in 2012 as one of the best-managed. It ceased trading today.
Here Blue Trading statement:
We are very disappointed to announce today that Blue Trading is terminating all trading operations for now.
Any deposits received from 24 February 2019 forward will be rejected/refunded and remaining balances must be withdrawn by 15 March 2019. Please do not deposit funds to Onyx Capital!
On 21 February, our administrative team discovered an enormous trading loss on some trading accounts. This was due to major trading software malfunction. We have spent the last days auditing accounts with Onyx Capital and they are unable to “reverse” any of these transactions caused by the lot allocation error. The client viewer platform software we rent (MIRROR WebTrader) has also been updated now to reflect final balances. It would obviously be impossible to recover funds trading from while still paying our 3rd party traders and maintaining our monthly financial obligations to keep operating.
However, we WILL be transitioning to a NEW Exchange under a different brand where clients can deposit and have trading in the next months. You MUST withdraw funds now however as they cannot be transferred. Please log-in to your account to check updated status as the values are now showing updated balances.
Onyx Capital has advised us that any remaining client balances are available for withdrawal until 15 March 2019. After that date, Blue Trading’s segregated trading accounts will be closed indefinitely.
We sincerely apologize for this very disappointing event and wish we could continue operating but it is not possible at this time. To follow our traders available on other platforms, please visit the individual trading system link to participate in these programs available independently from Blue Trading as well.
Could this be true?
This isn’t surprising after reading some of the online feedback. The main question remain, what blue trading set up from the start as fraudulent enterprise louring customers in with the plan to rob them of their savings?
Blue Trading explained that their automated robotic trading software opened several duplicate orders, also with larger than usual lot sizes creating very large losses even though the trades were open under two hours.
The Onyx Capital blame
Brian Hart sent what seams a Onyx Capital Fake statement. Logo is slightly different from the one found on https://en.onyxcapital.com/
However Onyx Capital confirms that what Blue Trading is stating.
Dear Editor, We are very aware of the Blue Trading situation. Their trading losses were executed by their own trading software due to API errors and is not something Onyx Capital can take responsibility for. There is no "insurance" that has been mentioned before, for leveraged Crypto trading. This are inherent risk traders take when trading with high-risk speculative investments. You may take lawsuit against them if you like, but this is all clearly stated to be a realistic risk on disclaimers for every trading website. Thank you, Vyacheslav Onyx Capital
We were surprised by their efficiency and speed shown by Onyx Capital to get this statement out. Once again both companies Onyx Capital and Blue Trading stressed how risky the leveraged Crypto trading is and how a lawsuit against them is a waste of time.
2019.02.22 Long AUD/USD 2019.02.22 8.61 505 -4414.04 2019.02.22 Long AUD/USD 2019.02.22 8.61 506 -9806.23 2019.02.22 Long AUD/USD 2019.02.22 8.61 507 -10636.97 2019.02.22 Long NZD/USD 2019.02.22 0.00 508 4519.79 2019.02.22 Long NZD/USD 2019.02.22 6.89 509 4077.57 2019.02.22 Long NZD/USD 2019.02.22 6.89 510 4266.74 2019.02.22 Long USD/JPY 2019.02.22 6.89 511 -8879.47 2019.02.22 Long USD/JPY 2019.02.22 6.89 512 -6000.49
Registrar: NameCheap, Inc.
Registered On: 2002-06-17
Registrar: Amazon Registrar, Inc.
Registered On: 2002-07-30
Onyx Capital as CEO appointed ONIKS STOLITSA, there is a Company Registration in Moscow with this name however company activities listed are Jewellery trading. What it appears is that both entities where setup up by the same individuals: Bogdanovs Jevgenii and Oniks Stolitsa
UK Financial Conduct Authority
“We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.” we found on this page they go on stating:
“Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised by us. However, some firms act without our authorisation and some knowingly run investment scams.
This firm is not authorised by us and is targeting people in the UK. Based upon information we hold, we believe it is carrying on regulated activities which require authorisation.”
Report an unauthorised firm to the FCA
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised firm or contacted about a scam, you should contact the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. If you were offered, bought or sold shares, you can use the official FCA reporting form.
Brian Hart the email alias behind the spam
email@example.com is the email address used to communicate with the victims. The email originated from a Swiss email provider called protonmail.com which according to their website provides bulletproof anonymity.
“ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland and all our servers are located in Switzerland. This means all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws”
Here proof found in the email headers sent to the victims:
firstname.lastname@example.org; dmarc=pass (p=NONE sp=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=bluetrading.com Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from mail4.protonmail.ch (mail4.protonmail.ch. [188.8.131.52]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id f26si4147104wmc.76.2019.02.26.02.58.00 for <XXXX> (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128); Tue, 26 Feb 2019 02:58:00 -0800 (PST) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of firstname.lastname@example.org designates 184.108.40.206 as permitted sender) client-ip=220.127.116.11;
This means that this Swiss company has been serving all Blue Trading emails anonymously.
Blue Trading founded by Richard Anderson expelled by The Financial Commission
The Financial Commission, a leading independent member-driven external dispute resolution (EDR) organization for international online brokerages that participate in global foreign exchange (forex), derivatives, and CFD markets, announced the 26th of September 26 2018 that it has permanently expelled BluVenture Group Ltd (BlueBroker/BlueTrading) from membership with the Financial Commission.
Blue Trading Clients who have been in touch with us
We like to share some of the emails we have been receiving:
“I lost a lot of money with Blue Trading. Please include me in the google document. I opened my account on December 27th, 2018 and deposited $100, 000 Euros. The stress and shock has been horrific and I hope no other unsuspecting clients are duped in the future.” says Lan.
“I lost 60,000 Euros with Blue Trading Scam. Please send me any and all relevant info. If need be I can send documents confirming the wire to blkue tradings bank in Germaany as well as the trading positions. I look forward to hearing you and am 100% committed to pursuing anything against them if it turned out to be fraudulent.” wrote Carsten N.
“I have invested 12500 euro with blue trading and now I can’t get any of my money” from Karina Y.
“I’m an engineer, working for an oil company …. my only connection with Blue Trading is that my son invested, and then I did, and we both lost the lot despite doing reasonable due diligence. There are 220+ people on the worldwide whatsapp list. Many, including me are actually representing more than one investor. It’s clear that BT are listening in as some of their actions relate to discussion in the whatsapp group – their trustpilot.uk page was renamed as “CINNI Review” to day ….. I happen to be a Russian speaker and CINNI is Russian for ‘blue’.” from Chris
“I am a single mom and all what I had to support my child was 3000 euro. I found advertisement from a company named blue trading (bluventuregroup Ltd founded by Richard Anderson) that offers 19% monthly profit. I called one of their team (Brian Hart) and I asked one question if I don’t make profit, could I lose my fund and he confirmed that there is no way that this could happen.
“I have been scammed out of 77,000 euros which had grown to 165,000 euros. I researched them , watched their various videos etc and read what people said and they seemed genuine have a 4 year track record with funds easy to withdraw. I am 74 and do not have much money left so this is a horrific shock and I have a bleak future.
Court Case against Blue Group
Would BlueTrading.com (Blue Group) be prosecuted by the US or Russia court of law?
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