BITCONNECT BCC - SCAM/PONZI
Who are owners? Why are they anonymous? Why are they running a ponzi scam website?
Why are the using a UK shell company as their owner? Why is their website hosted in Belize with anonymous registration?
If they so good at trading and can promise returns of upto 40%/month why do they need to start an ICO?
Is there any evidence at all that they have not been paying users of their signature campaign and their HYIP from the bitcoin they get from the investards later on?
When they have taken in enough bitcoin these scammers will disappear without a trace.
Many Ponzi schemes share common characteristics. Look for these warning signs:
High investment returns with little or no risk.
Every investment carries some degree of risk, and investments yielding higher returns typically involve more risk. Be highly suspicious of any "guaranteed" investment opportunity.
Overly consistent returns.
Investment values tend to go up and down over time, especially those offering potentially high returns. Be suspect of an investment that continues to generate regular, positive returns regardless of overall market conditions.
Ponzi schemes typically involve investments that have not been registered with the SEC or with state regulators. Registration is important because it provides investors with access to key information about the company's management, products, services, and finances.
Federal and state securities laws require investment professionals and their firms to be licensed or registered. Most Ponzi schemes involve unlicensed individuals or unregistered firms.
Secretive and/or complex strategies.
Avoiding investments you do not understand, or for which you cannot get complete information, is a good rule of thumb.
Issues with paperwork.
Do not accept excuses regarding why you cannot review information about an investment in writing. Also, account statement errors and inconsistencies may be signs that funds are not being invested as promised.
Difficulty receiving payments.
Be suspicious if you do not receive a payment or have difficulty cashing out your investment. Keep in mind that Ponzi scheme promoters routinely encourage participants to "roll over" investments and sometimes promise returns offering even higher returns on the amount rolled over.