Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)

Sunday 10/10/2021 – Why ZAMBIA should expand the list of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) or now sugar-coated Prominent & Eminent Persons (PEPs). In 2012 and 2013, I, as Area Head of Financial Crime Risk for Southern and Eastern Africa, Country Money Laundering Prevention Officer, Chairperson of the Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Working Group, Chairperson of the Bankers Association of Zambia Fraud Prevention and Security, Member of the World Advisory Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and Africa Organising Committee member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) was privileged to be appointed as a Speaker during the two (2) World International Conferences for both ACAMS and ACFE in Sandton, South Africa (First and 2nd International Conferences by ACAMS and ACFE to be held in Africa). Pioneers.

During my presentations, I covered several important topics pertaining to Financial and Economic Crimes. I particularly and vividly recall the touch topic of PEPs in Africa and how PEPs and their Cronies behave in African Political Systems, how Financial Sector like Banks, Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) should handle them in terms of Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) and appropriately risk classified as high. In my several articles, I have provided some simpler working definitions for any layman and laywoman to easily follow the topics under discussion.

Money Laundering (ML) is the process by which criminals attempt to conceal or disguise the ownership and origin of the proceeds of criminal activity so that the funds appear to be derived from legal sources. ML process, therefore, does not make the funds legitimate or become clean, it just makes them appear to be legitimate or clean. It still remains dirty money.

Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is a process where Financial Institutions such as Banks, Insurance Companies, Securities, and Brokering firms collect, maintain, periodically review and update information and data about their individual clients, corporate, commercial, and Institutional customers. Customer Due Diligence (CDD) process is a Legal and Regulatory requirement to allow an informed choice to be made whether to onboard a new customer, continue with an existing customer relationship, or provide a new product or service or in the worst-case scenario, deny/reject the service and exit the relationship and close the Client’s Bank account. It is also one of the most powerful and available tools at the banks’ disposal to prevent and deter financial criminals and terrorist financiers from using the banks as conduits to conduct their illegal activities.

So that is what ‘Customer Due Diligence’ (CDD) means – it’s the information the Banks must have to get on their clients before they open accounts for them and the way in which Banks verify that that information is true. It’s worth running through the process at a high level. In essence, at account opening the Banks must first and actually do screen all potential new customers against the ‘Watch list which ALL Banks across Globe maintain. Those Databases and Watch lists contain listing persons and entities who are banned by the UN and various other authorities of which the Banks take note, from receiving financial services. The level of AML risk in the relationship is assessed according to the criteria of the country or geographic risk, customer risk (including business type risk), and product risk. Thereafter, Banks’ requirements are that customers are assigned into either the Standard Due Diligence (SDD) or Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) categories, with appropriate action on information and verification then taken in accordance with the detailed business (Corporate, Institutional or Retail Customers CDD procedures). Some Banks have Lower Levels of Due Diligence depending on the Customers.

As Regulated Institutions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, FIC, Central Bank of Zambia, Commercial, Retail, Community and Merchant Banks in Zambia are expected to have clearly documented AML, KYC, and CDD Policies and Procedures.

Now, regarding the question pertaining to PEPs. This is a category of high-risk customers which receives particular attention amongst the various international standards and guidelines (FATF 40, BIS, Wolfsburg, EU Third Directive, USA Patriot Act) is that of Politically Exposed Persons (PEP’s) – Prominent & Eminent Persons (PEPs). A PEP is defined by many Financial Institutions and Regulators as “…an individual who is or has, at any time, been entrusted with prominent public functions and an immediate family member, or a known close associate, of such a person.”

From the definition above, you will agree with me that PEP is not equal to Politicians, it extends to those appointed to higher Offices such as Commanders of the various Forces (Levy Prosecuted several of them in Zambia). PEP covers spouses, Children, friends, and business associates of high-ranked Citizens in whose names, a deal or bribe can be bequeathed.

In Zambia, we can add AMAI NINI, Side chicks, girlfriends, baby mamas, Ben 10, sugar Daddies, side dudes, sons and daughters-in-law, ba sebele, aunties, and uncles. Why such figures are considered higher risk from an anti-money laundering perspective? The reasons stem mostly from the high profile which such individuals hold. They tend to attract a great deal of interest from business people, some of whom may have criminal connections or may even be criminals themselves. They often have substantial decision-making powers (or, in democratic states, the prospect of obtaining these powers through the political process) including the power to allocate vast state funds to particular companies through the award of government contracts, tenders and this, therefore, makes them vulnerable to bribery and corruption.

Dr. Chishimba Kambwili once disclosed to the Nation on TV that the money he used to make out of the Mines (before his businesses went down) was enough for him to fly to London, drink tea and come back in the evening – paraphrased. GBM as Defence Minister then during some altercations with Wynter Kabimba told us that he did join Politics to enhance his businesses and make money. The late Old Munkombwe confessed the Politics of the Belly. The list goes on. We hear stories of what might have happened during the MMD and the PF Government. PEPs, In the worst instances, may even themselves be of a criminal disposition whereupon they will be well placed to misappropriate public funds.

Finally, of course, by virtue of their positions, they will likely be in possession of sensitive non-public information which can allow them to benefit in a criminal manner at the expense of others (e.g. insider trading or insider dealing). And because PEP’s are aware of the scrutiny which their activities are likely to be subject to, their use of family members, associates and, in some cases, ostensibly unknown “fronts” and Chola boys and Chola GIRLS some in New Kasama as conduits through which to conduct their transactions and escape scrutiny, is often widespread and, of course, open to abuse, should temptation get the better of them.

Remember Sata exposed K4billion Cash withdrawal at Finance Bank by Private Secretary then and Levy (SC) came to his rescue and claimed that was his money for MMD functions/hmmm funds meant for the party in a personal account at Finance Bank then.FATF Recommendation 6 and other relevant standards state that financial institutions should, in relation to politically exposed persons, and in addition to performing normal due diligence measures must have appropriate risk management systems to determine whether the customer is a politically exposed person.The Bank must Obtain senior management approval for establishing business relationships with such customers, take reasonable measures to establish the source of wealth and source of funds; and Conduct enhanced ongoing monitoring of the business relationship.

By the way, out of curiosity, coming out of the experiences of the MMD and PF Governments, why are UPND Cabinet Ministers not transparently declaring their current personal and Family Assets so that after 2 or 3 years we the people of Zambia can conduct a lifestyle Audit and see those with affinity to dip their fingers in the cookie-jar, government coffers and those with a propensity to go off the rails…off tangent? To be Continued. KEKK888 – CFE, CAMS

Purging Contagious Social Media Colleagues

On 10/10/2021, I will be purging some of my Facebook friends. I wish to cut out some contagious negativity, unnecessary arguments, oversharing, and the noise generated by and from random stuff “friends” masquerading as experts in all areas of human endeavors.

Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, LinkedIn and many others are and can be a great way to learn, share, and interact with people you know and extended networks of people you don’t especially during these pandemic times when the World is expected to continue social distancing. But surely, at my age and anyone above 40+1 etc., should not be proud to really be seeing everything from the niece’s best friend’s boyfriend’s mother’s Ben 10 (younger boyfriend) or bally (Sugar Daddy). It does not help anyone in any way.

Incidentally, those with affinity and propensity to spiritedly argue (and vehemently defend the indefensible) and want to stamp their unqualified, self-acclaimed, self-imposed wisdom, with delusions of possessing a monopoly of knowledge and authority masquerading as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in all fields ranging from nuclear/quantum physics to Political image building, Banking/Finance to National Tenders/Bill of Quantities in construction, Aqua fish farming to Mining Deals, tax avoidance/tax evasion to civil engineering, political defections/elections to criminal economics, Governance/Policy to Global History,  Northern Circuit Tourism to Financial Intelligence Center Reports, Efficacy and Expired Medicine/Pharmaceutical products to Import Cover deficits, via covid-19 to Intangible heritage and Sangomas all the way to Voter registration and Religious matters in between. From the Papacy to Cult Leaders. Please self-introspect as social media could be poignant right now until 2026. Many of the things shared may not be very accurate after all.

Sometimes the friends we have on Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp can have opinions that are divergent and we would rather not see. While they have every constitutional right to voice their opinion, we also reserve and have every right to decide whether to see, listen, read and indeed to remove them from our News Feed. It is for our own peace of mind and maintaining our slightly above normal blood pressure and migraine headaches. I hope you are not one of the potential casualties after 10/10/2021. It is a New Dawn. New dispensation. Stay safe and be blessed.

FinTech and Cryptocurrency Opportunities

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The seemingly never ending lamentations of the African People

For how long will the Africa people endure? When will there be light at the end of the tunnel? Some historical perspectives may just assist in reconciling with the past and hopefully inspire many to rectify the wrongs and be fired up to do the right thing for humanity’s sake.

In some Southern African Countries, words and Names such as ukumanama, Ukuchuula, Ukupenga, Nadpenga, Ukuyoyota, Ukuyoyomba, Ukukatala, Mapenzi, Mateso, Mapesho, Mabvuto, Nabvutika, Masuzyo symbolises lamentations of problems and challenges in life. And the African people have had their unfair share of problems in their life history.

The Arab Slave Trade – Prophet Muhammad died in or around 632. In 650, the holy book Qur’an (Koran), was codified. In 652, slavery as an organized venture in Africa began in Darfur, where the Sudanese leader at the time was compelled to make a payment of several hundred African slaves per year to the Arab invaders. African slaves were used for agriculture, labor, household help, or to be concubines or soldiers.

The Arab Muslim slave trade also known as the trans-Saharan trade or Eastern slave trade is billed as the longest, having happened for more than 1,300 years while taking millions of Africans away from their continent to work in foreign land in the most inhumane conditions. Franco-Senegalese author and anthropologist Tidiane N’Diaye published his research and book titled “The Veiled Genocide”. He attributed the tag line to the most humiliating and near-death experience slaves were subjected to, from capture in slave markets to labour fields abroad and the harrowing journey in between. The number of slaves captured from Africa in the Trans Sahara trade are estimated at about nine (9) million. That is almost the entire current population of Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Burundi put together and taken away.

The Eastern slave trade in Africa was predominantly concentrated in the East and West African regions. In East Africa the coastal region was the preferred route and Tanzania’s archipelago of Zanzibar became a hub for this trade. Enterprising Arab merchants and middlemen would gather in Zanzibar for raw materials including cloves and ivory. They would then buy black slaves who they would use to carry the raw materials and also work in their plantations abroad. Slaves from as far as Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia would be availed at the Zanzibar market and shipped through the Indian Ocean to the Persian Gulf or Arabic Peninsula where they worked in Oman, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The retribution should not be restricted or confined towards the Western Countries. Topic for another day.

While European merchants were interested in strongly built young men as labourers in their farms, the Arab merchants were more focused on concubinage capturing women and girls who were turned into sex slaves while living in harems. Male slaves would work as field workers or guards at the harems. To ensure that they never reproduced in case they got intimate with their fellow female slaves, the men and boys were castrated (Eish, ouch, I feel the pain in the groins already). Men and boys were made eunuchs in a brutal operation against their will and majority would lose their lives in the process. “The practice of castration on black male slaves in the most inhumane manner, altered an entire generation as these men could not reproduce. The Arab masters sired children with the black female slaves. This devastation by the men saw those who survived committing suicide. This development explains the modern black Arabs who are still trapped by history,” – Liberty Mukomo, a lecturer at the University of Nairobi Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies.

Even as Europe, one of the key players in the African slave trade abolished the practice hundreds of years ago and the United States officially ended it in 1865, Arab countries continued the trade with majority ending it late in the 20th century. In Malawi, slavery was officially criminalized in 2007 with mentions of some Arab countries currently being involved albeit clandestinely.

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade – While the Portuguese (from 1441) are usually cited as being the first to engage in the transatlantic slave trade, most major European maritime empires participated including Spain (from 1479); Great Britain (from 1562), North America (from 1619); Holland (from 1625); France (from 1642); Sweden (from 1647); and Denmark (from 1697). Sweden and Denmark, even you Scandinavian Countries? Seriously? For real? sure? And you have kept quite. The silence is too loud over this issue.

Over the years, global focus and discourse on slavery has concentrated on the Trans-Atlantic trade that featured the Americas and European merchants. Between 1441 to 1888 the transatlantic slave trade initiated a forced migration of approximately 12 million people from the Continent of Africa to European colonies in the Caribbean Islands, in Central and South America, and in North America. These early trade patterns evolved into a larger system of trade often times referred to as the “triangular trade” referring to the three legs of the trade system. The first leg was from Europe to Africa where goods were exchanged for slaves. The second or middle leg of the trade was the transportation of slaves to the Americas. The third leg of the trade was the transportation of goods from the Americas back to Europe. The most representative of the systematic and brutal exchange of human being was the “Middle Passage”, the second leg of the triangular trade in which thousands of Africans were forced into the hulls and storage of ships for the nightmarish voyage to the “New World.” Many are aware that the slaves were kept under inhuman conditions including being branded with hot irons and restrained with chains or shackles. Very Sad. Who does that to a fellow human being? The area had little or no ventilation (CAN’T Breathe type of suffocation) and negligible resources for the removal of human waste. According to the slave Equiano, “The closeness of the place, and the heat of the climate, added to the number in the ship, which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself, almost suffocated us. This produced copious perspirations, so that the air soon became unfit for respiration, from a variety of loathsome smells, and brought on a sickness among the slaves, of which many died. “(quoted in Africans in America, Part 1).

Others were thrown overboard in the Ocean either dead or alive. Nowhere in the annals of history has a people experienced such a long and traumatic ordeal as Africans during the Atlantic Slave Trade. Over the nearly four centuries of the slave trade, which continued until the end of the Civil War in America, millions of African men, women, and children were savagely torn from their homeland, herded onto ships, and dispersed all over the so-called New World. It is guesstimated that between thirty and sixty million Africans were subjected to this horrendous triangular trade system and only one third of those people survived.

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary emancipation proclamation, and on January 1, 1863, he made it official that “slaves within any State, or designated part of a State…in rebellion,…shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Though the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t officially end all slavery in America, that happened with the passage of the 13th Amendment after the Civil War’s end in 1865. Some 186,000 black soldiers joined the Union Army, and about 38,000 lost their lives. Black Africans have been sacrificing their lives for long.

Scramble for Africa – End Slavery and intensify colonialism by scrambling for Africa. The Berlin Conference occurred primarily due to Germany’s entry into the colonial sphere. Previously, Britain, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal had largely occupied the African continent without conflict amongst themselves. European Countries were already in Africa exploiting Natural and Human resources including Slave Trade.

Germany’s rise to power made the other European leaders nervous and eager to establish ground rules. So, in 1884, the Berlin Conference was convened to discuss African colonization, with the aim of setting up international guidelines for making claims to African land to avoid conflict between European powers. The Berlin Conference was a series of meetings held in 1884 and 1885 with the goal of dividing the continent of Africa between the European powers. As countries scrambled to establish colonies on the continent, the heads of state wanted to head off any potential conflicts between them over the African territory which was not theirs. Among the rules created by the Berlin Conference were the establishment of a free trade zone in the Congo, the requirement that a country had to occupy and administer its colonies instead of simply claiming land in absentia and the requirement that a country must notify the other signatories before establishing a coastal colony in Africa. The conference gave no consideration to the self-determination of the African people, but it did include a token amendment to ban slavery in Africa in an attempt to legitimize the conference and gain public support.

As a direct result of the Berlin Conference, the colonization of Africa increased in speed and scope. By 1902, approximately 90 percent of the continent was under direct European control. Scramble for Africa. Another sad episode for the African Race. Missionaries had also arrived in Africa and said nothing or little against Colonialism or against Slavery earlier on in their own Countries.

Colonialism in Africa – The policy of a country seeking to extend or retain its authority over other people or territories, generally with the aim of economic dominance. In the process of colonization, colonizers may impose their religion, economics, and other cultural practices on indigenous peoples which Europeans did. The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. Equally a very bad practice of domination, which involves the subjugation of one people to another, installing a settlement of its people on foreign land, establishes political control over the other land for economic benefits of the more powerful country.

In practice, a country conquers and rules over other regions, exploiting the resources of the conquered country for the benefit of the conqueror, establishing territorial dominion over a colony by an outside political power.

Apartheid – As if that is not enough for the Africans, apartheid creeps in. Boers. Racial segregation had long existed in white minority-governed South Africa, but the practice was extended under the government led by the National Party (1948–1994), and the party named its racial segregation policies apartheid in Afrikaans: “Apartness”. Yet another dark era. Nelson Mandela and de Klerk led efforts to negotiate an end to apartheid, which resulted in the 1994 multiracial general election in which Mandela led the African National Congress (ANC) to victory and became president after his 27 solid years of Incarceration. Robben Island. Tesana. Not Things!

Neocolonialism – The control of less-developed countries by developed countries through indirect means. This is widely used to refer to a form of global power in which transnational corporations and global and multilateral institutions combine to perpetuate colonial forms of exploitation of developing countries. Neocolonialism has been broadly understood as that which enables capitalist powers (both nations and corporations) to dominate subject nations through the operations of international capitalism rather than by means of direct rule. The use of economic, political, cultural, or other pressures to control or influence other countries, especially former dependencies. That practice of using capitalism, globalization, cultural imperialism, and conditional aid to influence a developing country instead of the previous colonial methods of direct military control or indirect political control.

What next for Africa? – Imperialism – The policy or action by which one country forcefully gains and keeps control of another country or territory. Most often, countries use military means to gain economic and political control in other countries. There is a scramble for Military Bases by the “Big Boys” on the African Continent. And they are now dotted everywhere in Africa. Africa Freedom Day – “is coming tomorrow” from a Song in SARAFINA – South African Movie featuring Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg. 1960 was proclaimed “The Year of Africa”. On May 25, 1963, 31 African leaders convened a summit meeting to found the Organization of African Unity (OAU). They renamed Africa Freedom Day as “African Liberation Day” and changed its date to May 25. Thirty-eight (38) years after its formation, the OAU evolved into the African Union (AU) on May 25, 2001. Africa Day continues to be celebrated both in Africa and around the world.

Not forgetting the heinous atrocities, crimes against humanity committed from 1885 to 1908 in the Congo Free State (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) which, at the time, was a colony under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians. These atrocities were particularly associated with the labour policies used to collect natural rubber for export. Together with epidemic disease, famine, and a falling birth rate caused by these disruptions, the atrocities contributed to a sharp decline in the Congolese population. The magnitude of the population fall over the period is disputed, with modern estimates ranging from 10 million to 15 million deaths.

With the recent unfolding events, Africans have been crying for a long time. The Grand Creator will one day graciously hear the cries and lamentations of his own Children – the Black Africans and many of African descendants – IT IS A MATTER OF WHEN, NOT IF. Stay Safe and be blessed.

Snake Oil, Ponzi Schemes and Crypto Scams

With great computer-generated graphics and fancy websites, online companies would claim to be the most Trusted Digital/Crypto Currency and Forex Trading Platforms purporting to have most advanced  proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, systems capable of assisting their professional and crop of omni-directional expert traders  to wisely use your money, invest and trade and make abnormal profits on your behalf.

Impostors masquerading as business gurus, they with their sweet talk, will lure and entice unsuspecting people into believing that those companies are able to generate and provide between 2 to 50% passive Return On Investments (ROI) along with an eye-catching affiliate program ranging between 5% to 25%. Online Referral materials, codes and referral links will be provided for Peer to Peer (P2P) and online marketing, advertisement and desirable social networking platforms.  People are encouraged to “make a deposit and sit back while our experts do the work” and “let our professionals help you choose an investment plan that meets your needs”.  The promise of passive income, profits, bonuses, equity and shares in companies is the order of the day.

They claim that their main business is Cryptocurrency and Forex trading with future expansion across various sectors without mentioning or specifying them and when. Their so-called engineers, financial experts and self-learning bots will design accurate trading plans to meet customer profit requirements every day. “You are able to earn money without leaving your home, and what’s more, without making any risky decisions claiming to have developed a system that guarantees constant passive income in several investment plans”. Claiming to be located in Big Cities like London, New York, with a workforce “with great experience and trading skills in all international markets, using professional, advanced tools that are not available to average users “because the profit is guaranteed for investors”. Blockchain and allegedly transparent and audited smart contracts are peddled to would be investors. The sweet nothing stories without any product or service offered by these online companies except “recruiting other people to join with their own money” continue like that.

Unfortunately, a lot of people from all the continents have been duped and continue to be duped in that manner. They have cried and others still continue to cry. I personally know several people who reached out to the Bank, borrowed USD $60,000.00 equivalent and “invested” in these cryptocurrency scams and never recovered any cent. Sadly, the loan repayment continues for the next 5 years.

As I went out jogging in the neighborhood today, I thought of “Snake Oil” and Charles Ponzi Schemes in one sentence.  Not a great feeling. I decided to share this with you.

Ponzi and Pyramid schemes

        Dr. Joseph T. Wells’ Encyclopedia of Fraud, Third Edition aptly describes the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme is an illegal business practice in which a new investor’s money is used to make payments to earlier investors.

        In accounting terms, money paid to Ponzi investors, described as income, is actually a distribution of capital. Instead of returning profits, the Ponzi schemer is spending cash reserves, all to raise more funds. Where a basic investment scam raises money and disappears, the Ponzi scheme stays in business by circulating investor funds.

There are usually little, cryptocurrency, trading, IPO, FOREX trading or no legitimate investments are taking place. Promoters used most of the funds for expensive lifestyles and transferred into property or offshore accounts. Schemes typically run for at least a year, although some Ponzis have flourished for a decade or more.

       The Better Business Bureau has labeled Ponzi-style financial rings “the biggest single fraud threat confronting American investors.” Highly publicized nationwide booms in real estate (the 1980s) and the stock market (1990s) gave rise to an epidemic of investment fraud. Every one of the top frauds cited by the North American Securities Administrators (including Internet and other high-tech scams, telemarketing, and abusive sales practices) has been run as a Ponzi scheme. According to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), scammers pitching phony securities cost United States investors between $10 and $15 billion a year. This is more than a million dollars an hour. Many of these scams use the Ponzi method – paying off a few early investors with other investors’ money under the guise of stirring up business. Telemarketing boiler rooms, whose frauds cost an estimated $40 billion a year, often run Ponzi schemes. 

      The Encyclopedia of Fraud details the “The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the SEC are the U.S.’s two major enforcement organizations that target Ponzi schemes. Federal jurisdiction privileges allow FTC and SEC agents to pursue scams across state borders. For example, an operation may be incorporated in Florida, sell most of its products in Louisiana and bank its profits in Tennessee. Prosecuting has to encompass each venue and relate local activities to the larger scheme.

       “The SEC files about 500 complaints a year against unscrupulous investment promoters, and 25% of those are Ponzi schemes. However, the largest number of Ponzi scheme complaints are filed on the state level by state authorities, including attorneys general and state-level regulatory agencies. The FTC shuts down about ten pyramid schemes every year and takes action of one form or another against dozens of bogus investment opportunities. While the SEC can pursue civil and criminal complaints, the FTC’s powers are limited to civil remedies, usually an injunction and a financial judgment for investor losses.” 

      “A Ponzi scheme and an illegal pyramid scheme both use new investors’ money to pay earlier investors. The difference between the two lies in the way each scheme is promoted. Illegal pyramids generate revenue by continually recruiting new members. The promoters may offer merchandise or services for sale—or may not—but the only significant revenues come from recruitment. Though a pyramid-style compensation plan is not illegal, it is illegal to run a business in which recruiting new people generate all of the funds.” . The notorious so called uplines and downlines, referral links by fake leaders

In his book Frankensteins of Fraud, Wells writes the history of Charles Ponzi and how his scheme became a well-known, remarkably enduring fraud of modern times. “Known as the Father of the Ponzi scheme, Charles Ponzi, or Carlo Ponzi, was born in 1882 in Parma, Italy. He came from a family of hoteliers and was sent to Rome for a university education. But a string of gambling debts and criminal charges for theft and forgery cut short his schooling and prompted his family to send him to America. At the age of 19, he arrived at Boston Harbor. In his self-published autobiography, The Rise of Mr. Ponzi, he claimed that he had only $2.50 with which to begin his new life. He had left with $200 in cash from his family but lost the greater part by gambling with some of his shipmates.”

        After working odd jobs, Ponzi was employed as a bank clerk in Montreal, where he began handling international wire transfers. Ponzi began stealing immediately, was arrested and served time before eventually making his way back to Boston. There his plan took shape, as Wells explains:

“Ponzi hatched what would become known as the Ponzi scheme in December 1919. A coalition of international postal services had begun selling postal reply coupons after World War I ended. Each coupon was good for one stamp in any of the affiliated countries; this allowed the mail services to continue operations smoothly despite the instability of most European currencies at the time. Ponzi reasoned that he could persuade investors to capitalize on the fluctuating currency prices by using the postal reply coupons in a series of exchanges.”

        Instead of making legitimate trades, Ponzi “used money from his latest round of investors to pay those who had purchased his ‘securities’ earlier. By convincing people to reinvest their funds, he was able to postpone his financial obligations even longer.” Wells writes that newspaper reports in 1920 exposed Ponzi’s scheme, and despite his claims of innocence, “a federal audit confirmed his operation was bankrupt, owing perhaps $4 million or more to investors.”

         Wells describes the rest of Ponzi’s life as one of a fugitive and swindler. “After his arraignment, Ponzi jumped bail and fled to Florida, where he sold swampland as an investment property. He and his wife Rose were both arrested in Jacksonville in 1924 and charged with fraud. The charges against his wife were dismissed, but Ponzi was ordered to stand trial. However, an errant judge, not realizing he had one of the country’s most infamous swindlers before him, allowed Ponzi to post bail. He fled on a ship bound for Genoa, Italy. Authorities later apprehended him when the ship docked in Houston, Texas. Ponzi was convicted in federal court in 1925 and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. After serving three years, he was turned over to the Massachusetts judicial system, which sentenced him to seven more years.

          “Though he fought the deportation charges against him, Ponzi was forced to return to Italy in 1934. Frederico Mussolini, who was eager to hear how his countryman had wreaked such havoc in the American financial system, received him warmly. His family connections eventually won him an appointment as the business manager to an Italian airline headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. He lost the position when it was discovered that the airline was being used to smuggle diamonds, strategic materials, and spy communications to the Fascist regime. Ponzi was innocent, later expressing his consternation that he had not been recruited into the effort.

        “Sometime in the 1940’s he paid a small press in Brooklyn, New York to print his autobiography, The Rise of Mr. Ponzi. Extant copies are available at the University of Texas and the Library of Congress, but the book was never reprinted. Charles Ponzi died penniless in a charity ward outside of Rio in 1949.”

       No doubt Charles Ponzi’s story casts a long shadow on fraud. People still remember the name “Bernard Madoff” in the USA. As investigators sorted through the financial mess that resulted from Madoff’s massive fraud, Ratley shared some advice for fraud examiners working to sniff out the next Ponzi scheme:

“Never judge the suspected fraudster by your own standards,” Ratley said. “They will do things that would appear absurd to the trained professional. If you think, ‘they wouldn’t do that,’ get that thought out of your mind. It’s your job to investigate, verify and confirm all of the facts where fraud is involved.”

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To all our business partners and colleagues, become aware that we ALL need to protect our Hard-Earned money from Online Scammers, impostors masquerading as proving best Investment Platforms with their suspicious Investment platforms and fancy looking but deceitful  websites. Before you invest in any platform, kindly carryout your own thorough due diligence. If you are unable to, please get in touch with us, we will be able to assist you in reviewing the so-called investment company and check a lot of other salient details. For now, be aware of the following; Beware! Beware!! beware!!!

 *LIST OF INVESTMENT PLATFORMS THAT CURRENTLY HAVE WEBSITE ISSUES, Withdrawal challenges, changing rules of the game  AND ARE SCAMMING and depressing PEOPLE FOR THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY*

1. Timex Trading, 2. Gold Sphere Limited, 3. Wiseling, 4. Zentas-coininvest, 5. Fx-investors, 6. Lorex, 7. Coininvest, 8. Medtech, 9. Medcare, 10. Taskpays,11. Btcflash,12. Coinsoro, 13. Milenuim,14. Chy Mall, 15. Ezifun, 16. On-sitgain, 17. Tobacco investment, 18. Crypto antre, 19. Coinexcel.uk, 20. Coinsoro.com, 21. Minerscash.com, 22. Bitcoinforever, 23. Maxdrezel, 24. Polish trade, 25. Fastbittrade, 26. XTD,

 27. Metrofinance.ltd, 28. Cryptodailyexchange, 29. Milobitcoin, 30.Legit manner, 31.Blockficapital, 32. 247.us earnings, 33. *Malina-fruit*, 34. raiseyourfund.com; 35. Maxcointrade.co.uk, 36. Xprime.site, 37. Stockcent, 38 Abasco, 39. Falcon capital, 40. Fidle capital, 41. OIS, 42. Slushtrade, 43.Britminingpool, 44. Cryptoaxtraders.com,

45. Earn Media by Martin Sizwe Zulu, 46. Investgreen ltd, 47. Goldstoneminers, 48. Bitpalminers, 49. Bitgain, 50. Cryptochrist, 51. Ifxgem, 52. Defihourly.com

53. CyberCapital, 54.Maxfundbase.com, 55.cionworld, 56. Twindax,

57. Jocial International, 58. Q-net, 59. The Royals, 60. Watermine, 61. Cryptostair,

62. Seawest, 63. Stock trade exchange 64. RailCycler 65. DIEM, 66. Ace-Finance.ltd and other CRYPTO AIRDROP BOTS .

You may wish to ADD more and share your personal experiences.  Many Thanks and kind regards. Stay SAFE and be blessed.

Dream Houses and Retirement Homes

When a Couple in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s decide to build a dream house and or retirement home, my advise would be just go ahead and build for yourselves what you two (2) desire. Do not overcomplicate matters by thinking of or accommodating your children and grandchildren in your plans allocating one room to each of your children. It should be very clear in your mind and future plans that you are not building for the children in mind as an investment for their future and security. In real life, things do not happen like that.

Think of it from this perspective. When we were growing up in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s, those big houses we used to see and admire in our towns and cities, mine towns and other Low Densiy areas in Provincial and State Capitals, used to look great in design, fashionable, big and spacious. From the year 2000 and beyond, new architectural designs of houses have been exhibited and mushroomed with beautiful roofing designs, with big beautiful alluminiun windows incorporating open spaces for the kitchen and dinning areas. Lounge and sitting rooms have evolved. Walking wardrobes and closets, garages, laundry rooms and verandas/corridors have all shifted our perspectives of beautiful houses making those ancient houses look like artifacts.

The best investment one can make or undertake for the children is financial sacrifice and give them great Education. Good education and exposure to enable the Children to think strategically on their own, with the ability to make sound judgment and better decisions. They will be able to decide on their own what type of life they would want to lead and live, where they want to live. They indeed will have their own capacity, ability and financial capability to decide and build or buy a 3D Printed House of their own liking/design and taste, colors, location, town, city on this surface of the Earth. They will have their own free will to decide whether buying/building a house will be necessary or they will be global trotting, moving from one city to another, one state to another, or one country o another.

To them and the younger generation, the value of your “dream house/retirement home” at some rural farm area may not be their life story and trajectory. We know of some high ranking CEO/MD who built a very big mansion. At one time in life, all his children were abroad studying at various Universities in Europe and United States. Upon graduation and from thereon, they led their own lives in different cities. Only he and wife and a dozen workers remained bored in the house. With plenty of whiskey and wine bottles in the bar section of the house. So it was with one former Central Governor of an African Country who also built a huge house, only to be sold and turned into an Embassy.

Think again and just plan for your own house where you and your spouse may age together. Remember, the design of the houses built more than 25 years ago may no be appealing now to you or to your own children. Worse with grandchildren. Once your children are sufficiently educated, well travelled and graciously exposed they will surely become very busy with their own lives and their own children and the life’s demanding routine with their own partners. You will be lonely in that very big farm house you once thought each child should have his/her own room dedicated to them. It will be costly to maintain in terms of security and farm workers in your old age. And for God’s sake, do not design and build an upstair house/one storey house with the main bedroom on the first floor of the house. The ligaments in your knees and legs will not be user friendly to you in old age.

You will be pleading for your own children to visit you and if you are lucky, they may visit you once in 5 years. Even other relatives and your former dependents will forsake or abandon you. Visiting you will only be done at long intervals. Let us be honest and real here. When did you undertake a Vacation/holiday trip to go with your own family members, spouse and children together to visit your own parents or in laws and stay with them for 5 days continuously? If you can’t do that consistently now, what makes you think your own children and their children will do that in future with the modern technology? Their great excuse will be phone calls once in a while, Video calls and zoom calls, Face chats will be the order of the day.

With all the other factors above and some not covered in this article, once you die, your own children may decide to just sell your so called dream house, share the money, blow it up or build the 3D printed apartment in a communal gated neighborhood where there is communal security and other facilities like landscaping and garbage collection.

Just enjoy your genuinely hard earned money. Empower your Children. Educate your Children sufficiently for them to come and decide what type of life they would want to live, how, where, they would want to live. They will lease, rent or build their own beautiful houses if they so desire. They may decide to migrate to Mars in future. That is up to hem. What is certain is that your dream house in that rural area, small town or farming community may no be where your children might want to spend the rest of their lives. They will have a FREE will to choose, design and 3D Print their own house. Just ensure they are sufficiently educated. Stay safe and be blessed. Enjoy your money.

D.AI.SY Cryptocurrency Token On DEFI Platform

D.AI.SY (Decentralized Artificial Intelligence System) Project is launching its own CRYPTO currency known as the DAISY TOKEN on the DAISY DEFI (Decentralized Finance) which is the DAISY Launching Platform on 10th/11th/12th of June 2021 (within 3 weeks).

DAISY CRYPTO TOKEN

Incentive packages have been lined up for DAISY members. You need to register/signup as a DAISY member in order for you to enjoy and benefit from the incentives being offered to all members. What are you waiting for? Register/Signup now. Standup and be counted. As a registered member with an app and system access, you will also be able to invite and Share this great message (through the DAISY Platform) with others and let them participate in the PRE-LAUNCH Sale of the DAISY Token.

The DAISY Token will initially cost 10 cents and after a week or two later will cost 25 cents to DAISY members only before they start selling to the general members of the public at $4 or $5 each. The token price is expected to rise up to $30, $40 or $50 within 365 days or thereabout.

Let’s say, for instance, you bought $100 worth of DAISY tokens at 10 cents as a DAISY Member. It means you will have 1,000 DAISY Tokens. If during or after the launch in June 2021, the price of the DAISY TOKEN is pegged at $5 each…how much will you have in terms of USD? If you can not afford to HOLD any longer and wait for the DAISY Token to go up to $20 each, and you decide to SELL your 1,000 DAISY tokens (initially bought at 10 Cents for $100 before the launch)…and you sell them when the DAISY Token price goes up to USD$10 each…HOW much money will you have? USD10,000-00. And if you an investor and you can exercise and have a little bit more patience and wait for the price to hit $15, or $20…..you are talking of bagging in $15,000.00 or $20,000.00. To those who can financially afford, you can BUY TOKENS up to USD100,000.00 depending on your financial capacity and the LEVELS (1,2,3 up to 10 Levels in DAISY Project).

There are more incentives for everyone who is not shay to invite one, two, three, four more people to this program and financial project. Remember there are already more than 100,000 active DAISY members on the Platform. Bring in your friends, family, neighbours, former classmates and relatives. That is how generational wealth is created. Join the DAISY Movement NOW and level up. Another great opportunity to Financial Freedom.

1. FIRST STEP: Download KLEVER Wallet, the multi-crypto wallet that ALL DAISY members use to signup/register for DAISY Project. Download now: https://klever.io/rewards/DjYPnzP8qr5swVm16 (Code: W3S3IB).

2. SECOND STEP: Register/Signup and become a member of the DAISY Community: Use this Referral Code, https://daisy.global/r/kemman1

3. THIRD STEP: In case of any clarification, you may wish to bounce it off me so that we double check and be pretty sure you are doing the right thing and following the correct process. I will show you step by step process of how to go about it. Stay Safe and let us make money safely and through legit means. Stay blessed.

“Per Diem” is the Next Big Thing in 2021

There are currently over 10,000 Cryptocurrencies in the World. The Beautiful Ones are not YET Born. Some though, are coming soon and with a bang.

They call it Facebook’s Cryptocurrency DIEM. I simply call it “PER-DIEM”.

The DIEM Project is offering a Pre-sale discount for Early Investors. You can participate in the birth of diem and be one of the first buyers. You can buy diem Coins now with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash.

With more than 2.6 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the most popular social media worldwide. With an audience of this scale, if only 10 to 20% of 2.6 Billion people bought DIEM, the Price of DIEM will rise up exponentially. Do not be LEFT Out this time around the same way the BITCOIN Grave Train left us the Doubting Thomas’ behind. This is the time to play catchup.

This DIEM CRYPTO will jump. Register the account and buy the DIEM https://wallet.diemcoin.global/sign-up.php?ref=f1476d280afaf46727304d88384b76d9

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Sign-up | Buy and Sell Diem Coins Online – Fully featured and complete ICO wallet template for ICO backend management. 

Thank me later on 24th December 2021 – KEKK888

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Cryptocurrencies, Risk Averse and Calculated Risk Undertaking

In 2016, two colleagues, who are now my personal friends working the Banking Industry then approached me and were willing to share the knowledge pertaining to cryptocurrencies. They offered to show me for free how they were able to “deal in cryptocurrencies”, make profits and use the same profits to pay for their day to day bills and obligations.

The Zamundaland and Wakanda risk averse instincts implanted in me by societal background expectations and upbringing in Africa intuitively urged me to start giving lame excuses, “silently reject”, or politely decline the offer of the skill sets, experience and knowledge required to succeed.

That inner voice which whispers and strongly urges everyone not to venture into the world of the unknown, telling you to stay put in your comfort zone and not to take the uncalculated risks lest you lose and become a laughing stock among clan members, family and friends. That inner voice became very strong and passively instructed the entire me to dismiss the “fake-like science fiction stories” of how people can make money using digital currencies (the unseen and the untouchable money – how do I even explain to my grandparents born in in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s of what type of money that is).

Like many of our generation, the first reaction was…”if it is true they are making the money, why can’t they just make money “silently” and enjoy it themselves instead of wasting their time and energy telling others and disclosing the secret formulae of success?’. That African mentality of “if you are making money, do not tell others how you are making money, keep quite and make money alone and in peace”.

The next thought with many of us hailing from Africa has always been, “show me the money”, ” where is the money you have made so far and how much money have you made so far”. This could explain the reason why “NETWORK Online Marketing” has taken long to take off on the African Continent. Other Countries have to wait for Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and other risk takers like Zimbabwe to be bruised first or succeed before other Central African Countries can join the fray, the frenzy and excitement of joining the new trends. It is a wait and see mentality.

As Zambians, we are used to see people who have made money, buy new and expensive shoes, clothes, buy new vehicles and build bigger houses. We are yet to come with terms to appreciate the Warren Buffet stories of same old vehicle and same old house. We question why someone would make so much money and yet does not spend it, show it off only to donate to Foundations and Charity in far flung areas as a Philanthropist. Indeed that is the African mind mainly from Wakanda and Zamundaland.

Now, listen, there are currently over 10,000 Cryptocurrencies in the World. And some more are coming. We need to take keen interest and leverage how we can also make money like many others are doing globally on all Continents. Never be too shy, too lazy and too old to learn new things.

Companies like Facebook, Libra, Diem Association has come up with the DIEM and will be officially launched in less than 10 days from now. 10 days ago, the 1 Diem was equal to $50 cents. Today, 10 days to go before the launch, 1 DIEM is equal to $8.8 and it is still going up. I wish I had bought $200 worth of DIEMS on 1st of May/2021 or late last month. Not too late to buy as the price is still going up.

PetronPay.com the other day came up with its own Token known as the Peron Security “S” Token. RailCycler.com came up with its own Cryptocurrency token this week known as RailWay (AIL) built on top of the TRON Platform.

The Akoin cryptocurrency , created by famous singer and philanthropist Akon – whose real name is Alioune Badara Thiam – building a futuristic $6billion Akon City in Senegal, which he calls a “real life Wakanda” was launched in Kenya recently. Africa has an AFRO Cryptocurrency by a Switzerland based NGO. It surely needs needs a lot of polishing-up. The ODUWA Coin (OWC) co-founded by Mr. Bright Enabulele was being introduced as a Pan-African Digital Currency by ADDI Founder/CEO of H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao this 2021. Buy the ODUWA and hold for a while.

We ALL need to realize and perhaps greatly appreciate that the meteoric increase in the value of BITCOIN (hovering around $60,000 per 1 Bitcoin as of 05/10/2021 has positioned cryptocurrencies at the forefront of investors’ attention. We all wish we bought even 1 bitcoin in 2012.

We Africans from Wakanda and Zamundaland can no longer just ignore this new normal and sit on our laurels. We just need to embrace the Digital currencies, stand up and be counted. Bitcoin is currently the largest cryptocurrency, with a market capitalization of $1trn. Although Bitcoin is the number one cryptocurrency, there are currently over 10,000-plus cryptocurrencies in use. Interestingly, there are several digital currencies which have outperformed returns on Bitcoin. For example, Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of more than $300bn, has increased by 750% since 2020, surpassing Bitcoin’s 600% gain. Ethereum (ETH): This digital token was launched in July 2015 at a trading price close to $2. It has risen more than 130,000%. ETH is currently trading at a price of $4,000 as of 05/10/2021 making it one of the most profitable cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency’s long-term momentum remains bullish. The Dogecoin, (Bana IMBWA) the meme crypto linked to an image of a Japanese breed of a Shiba Inu Dog has surged 14,000% in 2021. Jokingly called the “DOGE-Father”.

Let us ALL embrace this new knowledge and take keen interest in the cryptocurrency, how you can buy, how to store, how to trade, how you can swap, hold, sell cryptocurrency and make profits. Tuleishiba UTUNTU. There are three (3) Free Investment and Business Opportunities I would like to share with you. Yes You, Mr. Doubting Thomas’ and Mrs. DoubtFires, these are FREE. Jump on them and earn while you learn. You would not like to let this opportunity pass you like it it did for me on BITCOIN 7 and 5 years ago. You will surely thank me later in 2022.

  1. There is the FREE PI, https://wallet.diemcoin.global/sign-up.php?ref=f1476d280afaf46727304d88384b76d9
  2. There is the FREE ARGENTAS https://argentas.io/users/invite.php?invite=F80EB8D0E3
  3. There is the FREE Initiative Q which is an attempt by ex-PayPal guys to create a new payment system and its own currency, the Q. https://initiativeq.com/invite/0UG6IYxe9

Stay Safe and be blessed. KEKK888

The Beautiful Ones (Cryptocurrencies) are not Yet Born

Creation of New Cryptocurrency. Other beautiful ones are already born. Just look out for them. Know how to.

Ethereum – ETH

There are currently over 10,000 Cryptocurrencies in the World. And some more are coming.

Companies like Facebook, Libra, Diem Association has come up with DIEM and will be officially launched in less than 5 days from now. PetronPay.com the other day came up with its own Token known as the Petron Security “S” Token. RailCycler.com came up with its own Cryptocurrency token this week known as RailWay (AIL) built on top of the TRON Platform. There is FREE PI, FREE   Initiative Q and the FREE Argentas on their way.  

The Akoin cryptocurrency , created by famous singer and philanthropist Akon – whose real name is Alioune Badara Thiam – building a futuristic $6billion Akon City in Senegal, which he calls a “real life Wakanda”.

Africa has an AFRO Cryptocurrency by a Switzerland based NGO which needs a lot of poshing-up. The ODUWA Coin (OWC) co-founded by Mr. Bright Enabulele was being introduced as a Pan-African Digital Currency by ADDI Founder/CEO of H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao this 2021.

The meteoric increase in the value of BITCOIN (hovering around $60k per 1 Bitcoin as of 05/10/2021 has positioned cryptocurrencies at the forefront of investors’ attention. We Africans from Wakanda and Zamundaland can no longer just ignore this new normal. We just need to embrace the Digital currencies, stand up and be counted. Bitcoin is currently the largest cryptocurrency, with a market capitalization of $1trn. Although Bitcoin is the number one cryptocurrency, there are currently over 10,000-plus cryptocurrencies in use.

Interestingly, there are several digital currencies which have outperformed returns on Bitcoin. For example, Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of more than $300bn, has increased by 750% since 2020, surpassing Bitcoin’s 600% gain. Ethereum (ETH): This digital token was launched in July 2015 at a trading price close to $2. It has risen more than 129,900%. ETH is currently trading at a price of $4,000-00 as of 05/10/2021 making it one of the most profitable cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency’s long-term momentum remains bullish.

The Dogecoin, (Bana IMBWA) the meme crypto linked to an image of a Japanese breed of a  Shiba Inu Dog has surged 14,000% in 2021. Jokingly called the “DOGE-Father”. You can trade in, buy, hold, sell cryptocurrency and make profits. Muleishiba UTUNTU. We just have to take keen interest in the Cryptocurrencies and be part of the game, know how the digital currency works, appreciate value, invest and know how to make some profits out of the Trillion Industry. KEKK888.  

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