The Metaverse Foreign Exchange Group (MTFE), codenamed one of the biggest ponzi scheme of the century has now been shut down after it successfully duped unsuspecting investors with over a staggering $1 billion dollars.
In a harrowing turn of events, Nigeria has been rocked by what is now known as the MTFE Ponzi scheme, an audacious crypto fraud that duped unsuspecting investors out of a staggering $1 billion. Most tragically, the majority of victims hail from the northern regions of the country, according to Binance reports, serving as a grim reminder of the critical role that knowledge plays in safeguarding oneself against Ponzi schemes and fraudulent crypto projects.
VERY SERIAL undertsands that Ponzi scheme investments have become so popular lately globally and especially in Nigeria. It is becoming more and more popular everyday and making victims of unsuspecting people who wants to gain ridiculous returns by just “investing” their funds and enjoying. I remember when MMM came into Nigeria and many people lost millions of naira into the scam scheme. Then I warned many of my friends against investing the ponzi scheme but many of them refused. I told them it’s a ponzi scheme that is only paying their investors from new funds collected from new investors, but they refused to listen until many lost all their funds.
What is a Ponzi Scheme?
A Ponzi scheme is a mechanism to attract investors with a promise of future returns and works by paying existing investors with money collected from new investors. This way, the ponzi scheme owners can only maintain the scheme as long as new investors are brought into the fold. So they continue to promise high end yields to lure new unsuspecting investors while they use the new investments to pay the old investors who are cashing out.
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In a Ponzi scheme, a scammer or con artist offer mouth watering investments that promise extremely incredible high returns with little or no risk to potential investors who will later become their victims if they are taken in. The returns are said to originate from a business or a secret investment run by the con artist which are often not made public. Actually, the business does not exist or the idea does not work in the way it is described.
What is MTFE?
Not much is known about MTFE online if you search through the web. But I found out that the ponzi scheme has an app on Google Play Store. The full meaning of MTFE is Metaverse Foreign Exchange and it is described by many platforms online as a trading platform for forex, commodities, stocks and cryptocurrency.
MTFE is a trading service provider for online investment in foreign exchange, commodities, stocks, stock indexes and other products. Through the platform, you can use different leverages to trade common products in the international financial market.
Medium describes MTFE as an online trading service provider for financial investment products such as foreign exchange, commodities, stocks, stock indices, and encrypted digital currencies. The platform claims to be a form of regulated market operating in the European Union and designed to provide a transparent and efficient market for the trading of financial products.
MTFE also claims to rank 14th in the Global Brand Rankings and 1st in the Popularity Ranking on WikiFx, which helps determine the rating of Forex trading companies. The company uses AI in its trading platform to handle daily trading, and everything is done by robots. MTFE’s AI auto trading system has an 80% to 98% win rate, making it a reliable and profitable option for traders of all levels of experience.
However with all the above falsehood claims, it is now clear that it is a ponzi scheme and a fradulent investment platform.
The MTFE Ponzi Scheme Unveiled
The MTFE saga, which has left a trail of financial ruin and heartache, showcased the dark side of the cryptocurrency world. Luring in eager investors with the promise of unparalleled returns, the orchestrators of the scheme capitalized on the prevailing curiosity surrounding cryptocurrencies. Operating under a veneer of legitimacy, the Ponzi scheme exploited the lack of awareness and financial education among its victims.
MTFE: A Regional Tragedy and a Global Wake-Up Call
What sets the MTFE Ponzi scheme apart is the alarming number of victims from Nigeria’s northern states. In these areas, access to reliable information and financial literacy resources is limited, rendering people vulnerable to exploitation. This grim reality underscores the urgent need to equip individuals with the knowledge necessary to navigate the treacherous waters of cryptocurrency investments.
The Lessons of MTFE: Knowledge is the Ultimate Defense
Discerning the Genuine from the Fraudulent: In the chaotic crypto landscape, knowledge is the beacon that guides investors away from fraudulent projects. A sound understanding of blockchain technology, market dynamics, and due diligence empowers individuals to identify red flags and steer clear of Ponzi schemes.
The following are key lessons and take aways from the MTFE ponzi scheme.
Mitigating Risks: Armed with knowledge, investors can accurately assess risk levels and make informed decisions. Understanding the volatile nature of the crypto market helps individuals protect their assets and avoid falling victim to the allure of get-rich-quick schemes.
Emotional Resilience: The MTFE Ponzi scheme’s aftermath serves as a stark reminder of the emotional toll such scams exact on victims. Knowledge equips investors with the mental fortitude to make rational decisions, shielding them from falling prey to fear, greed, and FOMO.
Empowering Vulnerable Regions: By disseminating knowledge and promoting financial literacy, we can empower individuals in underprivileged regions to make informed choices. Education is the ultimate antidote to exploitation, as it equips individuals with the tools to discern credible opportunities from deceitful schemes.
MTFE Ponzi scheme app is still registered on Google Play Store
VERY SERIAL investigation found out that this fraudulent investment platform is registered and still been
hosted on Google Play Store as at the time of writing this report. Read its abridged profile on Google below:
MTFE is a trading service provider for online investment in foreign exchange, commodities, stocks, stock indexes and other products. Through the platform, you can use different leverages to trade common products in the international financial market. We provide customers with mobile app and web version trading platforms, and at the same time have very competitive transaction costs, customer investment training courses and a full range of customer service systems. Through MTFE, you can freely choose assets such as foreign exchange, indices, commodities, stocks, etc. As long as the market price fluctuates, it is possible to seize the opportunity to profit from trading.d with them.
However all the claims are false and fraudulent as has now been unveiled. We warn users and investors to be careful not to patronize MTFE or any other similar ponzi schemes. We also call on Google to immediately ban and remove the MTFE app from their play store.
Is MTFE a legit investment platform or a scam?
In a nutshell, MTFE is a scam and a fraudulent investment scheme. It is a ponzi scheme meant to dupe unsuspecting victims and genuine investors of their hard earned money. The platform had earlier been surrounded by numerous controversies over its dubious presence and ioperations but has been confirmed as a fraud scheme after investors lost over $1billion. Against this backdrop, members of the public are hereby warned never to invest any money in this pyramid schemes in order not to suffer heart attack.
Reviews from Real MTFE Investors and users
VERY SERIAL gathered the following are reviews and feedback from real MTFE users and investors on social media.
There is no support from the MTFE administrators — Anonymus
Greeting for the MTFE family. I have been working two months since June’23 with the MTFE family.. I have a transaction from asset to wallet USDT104 on 10th August2023 , but didn’t received till now..
Because there is no support from the MTFE.. The administrator cannot be reached in any way. They are famous for offering top-notch slippage protection, guaranteeing that their assets won’t be lost. With them, I’ve accomplished a lot. So you are requested that, we have need to your cordially support & valuable advise from to your end. Thanks. Date of experience: August 10, 2023
Why a negative asset balance after blocking withdrawal — Ezeike Kingsley
Since this MTFE problem started, I have remained calm hoping issues will be resolved in due time until after today’s trade when I noticed a negative asset balance. Please, I will like this to be explained. If it’s a glitch, when will it be resolved? Date of experience: August 17, 2023.
MTFE has stopped working and shut down — Sunil – Sri Lanka
I invested USD 1570 to MTFE and I came to know that I has been stopped payment and trading . Will you be able to refund my money . Since i am a kidney patient , i invested my money to spend the profit for medicine and dialysis. Kindly request to refund my money. Date of experience: August 18, 2023.
Is MTFE turning to be a scam? — Raees Abbas
Yesterday I had 52$ in my account when the said system is being upgraded. Upon checking now my assets are now -10$. Don’t know what’s happening and whether MTFE is also turning out to be a scam… Date of experience: August 18, 2023.
MTFE is not a real investment platform, they are a scam — Patrick Maciel
I traded with this organization and at the end of it all I didn’t get anything in return. I asked for refund and their customer support was unresponsive. I quickly detect their shady act and stopped investing with them. Based on my negative experiences with crypto investments I was introduced to Vouwallet, which has been giving me steady payouts without any issue. I wish every other investments platforms can be like Vouwallet. Date of experience: August 06, 2023.
MTFE is not a legit crypto investment, it is just a scam — Adnan Manzoor
Using fake AI robot with fake trading. Blown up people’s money. Now majority people’s balance negative and MTFE ia requesting investor for investment. MTFE is just a big scam. Beware of MTFE
Date of experience: August 17, 2023
MTFE is a scam platform, please stay off it — Javier Cerda
It has been two months since I started working here. I asked for a transaction from asset to wallet yesterday, but I never received it.
Because there is no support, this platform is a scam. You will already have lost whatever money you deposit here. The administrator cannot be reached in any way. I visited ~Ar chi ve su c ce s s. c o M~. They are famous for offering top-notch slippage protection, guaranteeing that their assets won’t be lost. With them, I’ve accomplished a lot. Date of experience: August 09, 2023
The MTFE Ponzi scheme is an unfortunate chapter in Nigeria’s crypto history, but it serves as a rallying cry for change. Aspiring crypto investors must recognize the dire importance of knowledge in navigating this complex arena. By actively seeking education, staying vigilant, and relying on trusted sources of information, individuals can protect themselves and their investments.
In the aftermath of the MTFE debacle, we have a collective responsibility to fortify ourselves against future Ponzi schemes. Knowledge is not just a key—it’s a shield that guards against deception, safeguards financial stability, and paves the way for responsible and informed crypto investing. Let us learn from the lessons of MTFE and propel ourselves toward a brighter, more secure crypto future.