BTC Global Team Ponzi collapses, admin in denial?
BTC Global Team launched in late 2017 and quickly rose to be one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in South Africa.
As I write this Alexa have BTC Global Team pegged in the top 1000 visited sites in South Africa, with the country making up 87% of traffic to the BTC Global Team website.
On the business side of things, BTC Global Team solicited investment on the promise of a 14% weekly ROI.
Payments were made in bitcoin up until a few days ago, with it now appearing that BTC Global Team has collapsed.
As tracked by the BTC Global Scam Facebook group and its readers, BTC Global withdrawals ceased last Monday.
This has prompted demands for answers from BTC Global Team management, which have been less than forthcoming.
BTC Global Team is purportedly run by Steven Twain. Problem is, other than a very Instagrammy photo of some guy sipping on a milkshake, there’s no evidence of Twain actually existing.
There are a few social media profiles bearing Twain’s name, to be sure, but nobody appears to have actually met or seen Twain in person.
Regardless, some of the porky pies trotted out following last Monday’s non-payment are hilarious.
As BTC Global Team “leaders” scrambled to placate those they’d convinced to invest, the initial story put out was that Steven Twain’s wife had just given birth.
Sorry guys, Steven Twain wife [sic] just gave birth to 2 bouncing baby boys, so Steven has been busy running some errands.
You guys will be paid accordingly. Don’t panic.
Less than 24 hours later, an “update” changed the story somewhat.
No one has had any contact with Steven Twain for over 24 hrs.
The leaders continue to actively try and connect with but have had no luck.
Speculations and accusations do not help anyone andrew [sic] own’t change the current situation.
In light of this unexpected situation the leadership and admin remain cautiously hopefully that there is a perfectly normal explanation for this delay and we sincerely hope to have more answers tomorrow.
Sure enough, forty-five minutes before the “tomorrow deadline” expired, Twain briefly appeared online.
Steven came online tonight at 23:25 RSA time.
He has not given much details yet but he was brutally attacked in his home in an attempt to steal his trading equipment.
We’re giving Steven the respect of time and space and we’ll connect with him tommorow and inform everyone on the way forward re. payments.
We’re so glad you’re ok Steven. Today was utter hell for the leaders and we are beyond thrilled to know you’re ok.
That’s quite a week for a guy who doesn’t exist beyond a milkshake snap!
As is often the case when a Ponzi collapses, those who profited are quick to try and distance themselves from it.
Having reviewed BTC Global Team last November, our review has attracted comments from those supposedly “in the know”.
This caught the attention of Andrew Caw, who emailed me this morning.
Two of your commentors have named me as the owner/operator of a “BTC Global” business.
They have offered no proof & I have nothing to do with the operation of the company/scheme in question.
Please remove these comments from your site.
We are pursuing this slander with our legal team in South African court & would prefer to keep the matter to just the individuals posting this.
The comments in question (#14 and #16) are from two BehindMLM readers, who both cite Andrew Caw as one of four creators of BTC Global Team.
Personally I had no idea who Andrew Caw was, and so began to do a little digging.
That digging eventually lead to me responding to Caw’s email with this:
Let us know how the court case goes.
For what should be obvious reasons, I’m not inclined to take anything people who promote Ponzi schemes state at face value.
To which Caw replied;
I’m not promoting BTC Global. I’m not involved in it at all.
Can you remove these comments with the false accusations?
You can check my facebook page & website, I don’t promote ponzi’s, I help educate people on bitcoin.
Indeed if you peruse Caw’s Facebook page and website, you won’t find any mention of BTC Global.
The “website” Caw references is BitCaw Trading, of which Andrew Caw is the founder of.
For the last 2 years I’ve been helping people create wealth through Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies & related opportunities.
If you’ve heard of Bitcoin but don’t know how to get started you’ve come to the right place.
Evidently Caw “helps people create wealth” through promotion of bitcoin Ponzi schemes.
My initial digging efforts into Caw’s background revealed he’d “liked” a BTC Global Team promotion video through his personal YouTube channel.
Hardly conclusive, I know. But still, why would someone who’s “not promoting” or “involved” in BTC Global Team “at all” be liking promotional videos on YouTube?
With a bit more digging I was able to unearth Caw as the author of numerous articles on the BTC Global Team website, including the official company FAQ:
Why would someone who’s “not promoting” or “involved” in BTC Global “at all” be authoring content for the official BTC Global Team company website?
Strangely enough while the content Caw authored on the BTC Global Team website is still available, his name has been removed as an author sometime in the last few weeks.
Well, sort of.
If you view the source-code of any of the articles Caw has published, you’ll still find him low-key credited as an author.
Oh and Fun Fact: If you click through to Caw’s Google Plus profile, you’ll learn he’s been working with Cheri Ward since at least 2015:
Cheri Ward is a prominent BTC Global Team “leader”. What are the odds?
The BTC Global was created through SquareSpace. You can confirm this yourself by visiting “btcglobal.squarespace.com”.
To remove the content author from showing up on each page, someone with admin access had to go in and change the BTC Global Team website theme template.
As far as I can tell Andrew Caw is the sole credited author on the BTC Global Team website. Removing the author tag from showing up under articles serves no purpose other than to hide Andrew Caw’s involvement in BTC Global Team.
Why would anyone who isn’t Andrew Caw be interested in dissociating Andrew Caw from BTC Global Team?
Perhaps the most damning connection between Andrew Car and BTC Global Team however, is his inclusion in the official BTC Global Team presentation.
Although hosted as part of the BTC Global Team website on SquareSpace, funnily enough there’s no link to the presentation anywhere on the website itself.
Lucky for us Google’s crawler archived a direct link to it.
Update 15th February 2018 – Seemingly in response to this article, BTC Global Team have deleted their SquareSpace website.
Unfortunately that means the previously linked to BTC Global presentation above no longer works. /end update
If you flip to page 9, you’ll find the BTC Global Team presentation references Andrew Caw by name:
Oh and it gets better… if you view the file properties of the BTC Global Team official presentation linked above (grab it before it’s deleted), you’ll see the author of the presentation is none other than Cheri Ward.
As above, Ward created the PowerPoint presentation back in August, 2017.
Our friend Andrew Caw was the last person to save the version that would eventually be uploaded to the BTC Global Team website on or around October 13th, 2017.
For someone who’s “not promoting” or isn’t “involved” with BTC Global Team “at all”, Andrew Caw certainly pops up quite frequently in connection with the company.
While none of this definitively proves Andrew Caw or Cheri Ward created Steven Twain to scam South Africans through, what it does is hopefully point their victims in the right direction.
Which is important, considering BTC Global Team affiliates continue to be led on with stalling tactics like this:
There are no “workable solutions” in a Ponzi scheme. Once they stop paying out it’s over.
Invested in, lost money in BTC Global Team’s collapse and now wondering where your bitcoin is?
Andrew Caw and Cheri Ward are probably a good place to start…
this is horrible, how do these people sleep at night after stealing from people money that people worked hard for and trusted the BTC global team to help them make a profit?
They at BTC Global seem to have been the only ones profiting from the scheme they ran. they will be caught by the law or they will perhaps suffer by the hands of the very people they stole from. They will never get away with what they did.
What about Alan Solarsh the so call passive income Guru that convinced people to invest with them, he did very persuasive presentations that led to people into investing, why is there no mention of him, because he is probably the so called Steven Twain.
Wow amazing work in digging this all up, now just need to find their addresses lol.
Is there any way to determine how much money these knob jockeys made with this ponzi scheme?
Also good to note that in the actual presentation screen shots there are references to the MMM ponzi scheme which was one of the biggest Ponzi scheme recorder in History.
I wonder how many people will enter heaven if there’s any?
How do one sleep, eat, enjoy life to the fullest clearly knowing that he took from so many innocent people s pockets, hard earned or borrowed monies, hw do one enjoy life so heslaughing travelling with people s monies! Peple has no heart!
Embezzled over R1.2 Billion.
Brilliant work, his address can be found on his facebook profile.. His house is on show and the link to the property website gives you the address.
Hope someone catches these bastards! They belong behind bars for life!
I heard that they took almost 100 million in usd thats about 1.2 billion rand from over 24000 people. Makes me sick!
These guys have done a deal on everyone, they are the entire brains behind this scam and they tried to resign themselves as the admin team today.
Now he’s protesting his innocence – Andrew Caw – didn’t know he was involved initially until I asked for his assistance as a respected member if the Bitcoin community in South Africa to help end this ponzi and was greeted with silence.
Didnt take much investigation after that to see that he was linked to Cheri and co. Hope this ends your reputation.
Only positive in this whole ponzi is the admins have been careless and as such may try to weasel their way out and actually pay out what is remaining to those that have lost.
This is 100% accurate account and after extensive research of my own I also came up with the same conclusion.
Let them threat you with legal BS as they will never follow through with it, it will cost them too much to institute and in SA even if you wrong they still have to provide enough evidence before thee can proceed.
This is a bunch of scammers who are ALL in denial.
I seriously doubt they will do that, they will remain in denial till the very end that it’s not their fault at all and they were just doing the admin for Steven.
They need to fry all four of them, not only the two mentioned here.
Cannot pay out more than what was deposited. And with bitcoin price, there is not much in real value that can be paid out… They belong behind bars. Thats it. For a very long time….
That would spare everyone the stress and who knows BTC Global may even gain some respect and prove that they actually Legit.
Money can be made in this business if everyone plays fair, and don’t get greedy.
Money is made by Ponzi admins and those who invest early.
Everyone else loses out. Math is math and Ponzi schemes are a zero sum game, even in South Africa.
Not the first time Cheri ward has made money out of fleecing people
Look at this video where she actually disguises her voice and looks but posts it on her You Tube Channel.
According to Jessie Holmes review the other 2 creators are Madelyn Roose and Clynton Marks.
I saw that Cheri Ward, Andrew Caw and Clynton Marks are involved in TEAM OnFire International also.
A friend convinced me to sign up and I did, just on the 2nd February. I was awaiting a payment when all this started.
I don’t know what to think. I’m just lost for word. I’ve never been conned like this. I’m shocked really!
Here’s a very interesting person that is completely behind BTC Global and has been a true, heavily involved recruiter in South Africa for BTC Global. His name is ALAN SOLARSH, aka “The Passive Income Guru”!
This guy has numerous videos on investing with him and his bogus scams to join and make daily returns on your money or bitcoins, he prefers bitcoins, which I feel is a way to divert the authorities!
I truly believe ALAN is in fact the mysterious “Steven Twain”! He has direct involvement with the four individuals that were mentioned here and especially ANDREW CAW!
EVERYONE please check out ALAN for yourselves and note, I am completely convinced he is “Steven Twain”! He has been noted as the main man who made the BTC Global videos and the mastermind in MMM in South Africa!
There will be more to come and I will expose this scammer and his true identity in the coming days!! DO NOT INVEST WITH HIM!!!
Why is clynton marks that gave updates on btc global telegram app connected to andrew caw and cheri ward. and they all work together on “teamonfire”.
bye bye guys hope that money is going to last… someone just got a tipoff.
ALAN SOLARSH YOU CAN NOT HIDE!!! YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED!! HE IS CURRENTLY PROMOTING VORTEX PROFITS!!!
People need to contact SARS and the Authorities in South Africa regarding ALAN SOLARSH and hopefully they will investigate him thoroughly and eventually arrest him and him ring of criminals!
Hopefully and God willing his assets will be frozen and restitution will occur!! DON’T LET HIM WIN, LET’S DESTROY HIM AND HIS EMPIRE!!
Aaaaand it’s gone. BTC Global Team website is refusing connections.
Cheri just posted what she calls an “Admin Meeting” video. She says she knows the BTCGlobal’s total BTC balance and exactly how much was requested in withdrawals last Monday (she gives numbers to “prove” the scheme is solvent).
Her internet connection must suck, parts of the video are unintelligible but she seems to be saying she was operating BTCG’s back office after “Steven” got his ass kicked.
Cheri seems amazingly in control for someone who claims she isn’t in control of BTC Global.
(Don’t bother deleting the vid Cheri, I probably wasn’t the first to download a copy but I certainly wont be the last.)
The BTC Global website is GONE!!! It’s getting worse and worse, let’s bury these bastards!!!
Yeah… three mins in and I’m out. Sounds like a Daft Punk track.
you can take money from people today and run away thinking you have won, but believe me, you will pay severely for it soon or later.
About 2wks ago I received a friend request on Facebook from Steven Vance.
He claimed to be starting this amazing crypto currency that was gonna make us so much money but only those that he had invited to join his group on Facebook.
Coincidently Steven Vance was a Facebook contact of Steven Twain.
He had everyone hyped up with his daily post saying wait for it it’s coming in a few days. Those that are interested must type I want in in the comments section.
Something didn’t gel right for me. So it was no surprise when I received a message on messenger stating that Steven Vance was a fraud and he is using pics from Irek Piekarskie’s Facebook profile. I was urged to pass the message on in order to save innocent unsuspecting people. I did pass the message on to quite a few people. Some were thankful, others were rude!!!
In light of all that’s gone down I’m now of the opinion that Steven Vance was actually Steven Twain trying to start up a new scheme to either fund BTC Global or to just carry on fleecing a fresh bunch of people.
Sadly someone told him that they received the messages from me and I was duly deleted so I no longer have access to his Facebook page.
The more I read the previous comments the more I believe that it’s all very true because it all makes sense.
May the guilty parties souls rot in hell!!! They have stolen from the rich nd the poor. People were taking loans to fund an investment in the hope of changing their lives.
Karma has no menu. You get served what you deserve. The wheel is round so let’s see what happens when it comes around to their side. Evil pigs!!!!!!
Cheri either misspoke or let the cat out of the bag.
From just a bit past the one hour mark in the video linked in post #25 Cheri says that “Steven” has over 570 BTC in a wallet he controls, she had screen shotted it previously.
She also states that the total amount of payments due last Monday was 6.8 million. Earlier and later in the video she had been denominating financial numbers in USD but she isn’t clear on this at this point in the video.
However the current BTC price is $7,625.46 so, 571 BTC = $4,354,137.66 USD. If Cheri meant “Steven” owed $6.8 million USD we can see why they didn’t make payouts.
A little later she says she was trying to give “Steven” options and one she suggested was to just refund people’s initial investments, a figure she gave is “54 million dollars.”
I guess “Steven” could try to find $49 million more dollars to make refunds or he and everyone he is working with (Hi Cheri) could just exit scam and divide $4.3 mil between them.
You can view all transactions going through 1 of the bitcoin wallets associated with BTC Global, see link: blockchain.info/address/3NMvd8TdbKPUiNKtryLbViVEPiVSzPVG49
As you can see payments are still being made, this account was on 127 BTC yesterday.
Nobody has ever spoken to Steven Twain.
Nobody has ever seen Steven Twain other than on a FB Profile pic.
Nobody could possibly know if Steven Twain is Steven Twain.
The only contact with Steven Twain has been through FB Messenger.
On this basis it was decided to start an MLM Group, not a company, no directors and get people to invest $98 Million into the system.
Whoever started the promotion of this system is the person who deserves to be held accountable.
The fact that this system was promoted to others is nothing short of a disgrace and everybody who recruited another person is nothing short of a disgrace.
The main perpetrator is Madelyn Roose because her decision back in February last year started this whole thing.
The rest of the Admin team climbed on through pure greed and saw an opportunity just like they all did through numerous schemes before.
Team on Fire should all go to jail in my opinion.
The way they have flaunted their lifestyles all over FB is nothing short of sick.
They have flaunted their lifestyles on the receiving of new fund.
How do people decide to administer and help promote, set up a website, etc for a trader they have never met, never spoken to orally or in this day of simple communication had a Skype video with?
Surely before you decide on getting thousands of people to invest millions of dollars you do a proper due diligence on the trader.
Steven Twain does not exist, that we all know cos if he did he would have done the Google Hangout last night.
This was a well concocted plan by Team on Fire and then they used every means possible to deflect the blame onto this fictitious character.
The market correction in Bitcoin is what killed it in the end and they must be very cross with the Bitcoin Guru, Andrew Caw because Andrew obviously did not do his analysis very well.
The simple thing is unless this great trader comes up with a solution the only belief is that Steven Twain is actually TEAM ON FIRE.
My coleague invested his hard earned R40 000 two weeks ago!! Jesus please help us!
BTC global has created a ‘wound’ on the souls of so many young vibrant youth who aimed high,to making their lives better, at my work place (Ghana upper East region) this morning is like a ‘fenural’.
the many who thought they can make it with Btc global, went in for loans which the loan company is yet to even make their first deductions, mean while they have not even gotten their first payment from BTC global.
God will punish them, if only they rethink to refund their monies back to them. Even if you want to run away with their money, kindly consider those that are yet to receive payment from you.
You have the payment history, take out the amount you have paid to the people, out of their initial investments,then pay what is left to the respective investors, those that have started early and have benefitted to the amount they invested, can go without anything.
At least this is the law of natural justice. ##i know they are seeing this.
The thing about a Ponzi scheme is it pays out more than is invested.
Those people you’re talking about who “started early”? They’ve already stolen the money of the youths at your work.
In order for a select few to profit (Cheri Ward, Andrew Caw etc.), the majority of BTC Global Team affiliates must take a loss.
I think all you guys are jealous about BTC and is just looking for a soppy story, where is your faith in the human race.
i hink the only guys that are complaintsing is all the critics because they don’t nt have money to invest anyway and the people that did NOT invest into BTC…
you are soooo weak its not even funny. BTC is going nowhere and will continue to operate.
I HAVE PRAYED ABOUT THIS AND TRUST ME MY GOD is much stringer and more clever than anyone of you!!!!! Whatch this space.
Trust me they have prospered. New cars, Customised Pickups, massive home upgrades, visits to the Palace of the Lost City all visible on their FB Profiles.
To say they have flaunted their “New Found Wealth” is an understatement.
Yes, collapsed Ponzi schemes are in high demand. A mob of angry investors baying for blood is the perfect gift for any situation.
Ponzi schemes don’t operate on faith, they operate on math. Money out exceeds money in and then kaboom.
Rather you’ll find its investors who were scammed. An inevitable side effect of Ponzi schemes.
Which I suppose is why the website is down and nobody has been paid.
God doesn’t give a fuck about your Ponzi scamming. Go and take a hard look at yourself in the mirror.
The website btcglobal.team is accessible again in this moment.
You are precisely the problem that Bitcoin has.You are quite correct that bitcoin is going nowhere but it’s fools like you that do not do your research.You were not investing in bitcoin you were investing in a ponzi that was using bitcoin so the leaders could try hide anonymously behind it.
If you want to invest in bitcoin then invest directly in it. Its schemes like this that give bitcoin a bad name – and then everyone wonders why governments are trying to regulate it – it’s because of people like you.
Do you really think there’s anything left? :o)
Scheme was setup to make rich the anonymous admins (main goal) and as consequence to rip off suckers in the end. Anonymous admins and few of “early investors” has pocketed, the rest is in loss. As a group, investors are in loss.
There is no extra money to be distributed among you and your friends. The fact is – there are no more money for “promotion” of the scheme and that’s (at the same time) the symptom and the reason why the scheme collapsed.
Learn your lesson.
Scam admins can see it, but they never follow “the law of natural justice” route. They simply and shamelessly follow their own interests, profit and greed.
You were scammed. Sorry – take it and make appropriate measurements.
Strong enough to help you see you joined a ponzi or prevent you from joining the next one?
Maybe you probably can start praying for yourself to have the wisdom to see how wrong you are!!
Please tell us what Gawd said…LOL. Your sky daddy Is like Twain…. non-existent.
A few additional thoughts about Cheri’s “Admin Call.”
First off understand the video in context, it’s a walk away, an “exit scam.” Cheri and her crew have been playing ponzi (and pyramid) games for years and she pretty good at it.
I don’t know if this was her first bout of trying to run one but I rather doubt it.
One of the difficulties is how do you retain your influence over some portion of the downline after a scheme inevitably implodes taking it’s victims money with it and giving it to Cheri and her crew.
That is exactly what her recent video was about.
Sure, Cheri helped operate the scam, even thought it makes her party to a criminal conspiracy she admits it. She and (her boyfriend?) Clynton Marks designed the comp plan, she near brags about this point.
But its the mythical “Steven” who handled the money so Cheri and her pals are completely innocent victims here so don’t you dare blame them.
It’s a fine example of how this game is played.
An additional tidbit from the video, at about the 7:40 mark Cheri directly states that the requested payouts expected on Monday morning was 811 BTC and as mentioned before she both stated and showed a screen shot indicating that there was only 570 BTC in “Steven’s” wallet.
Welcome to the ponzi apocalypse.
I’m no crypto expert but I have been poking around some wallet addresses making transactions with other wallets associated with BTC Global team and I’m seeing something interesting. Go to blockchain dot info and look at these wallets:
At the moment both of those wallets have exactly one transaction, one wallet on Feb. 6th the other on the 7th. The first wallet received 29.9 BTC and 47.5 in the other.
Welcome to money laundering in the crypto era. Newly minted wallets receiving hundreds of thousands of USD worth in bitcoin while BTC Global’s victims go unpaid.
Gee, I wonder who controls those wallets? BTW, I’m sure there are more wallets like those two.
But it’s all good, everything is the fault of someone who can’t even be proven to exist while Cheri Ward and her crew are completely innocent, not in any legal or moral sense but she’d sure like you to believe her about this or it will be harder for her to rope people into her next scam.
Yep. They claim some recovery to happen. Changed the 14% to 5% but the investors are not allowed to withdraw their money.
As I understood, you were allowed to take your money and go anytime you like. Definitly a ponzi.
They are trying to cover it up and let it run for a while so they can prepare the getaway.
Can probably afford to pay out the 5% for a week or two without affecting their pockets/ill gotten gains as Bitcoin has recovered a bit.
Confidence is now gone and as soon as withdrawals are enabled there will be a rush for the door and that will be the end of it again.
How can I be Steven Twain When my member number is MN 2225?
I Am just an independent representative. I love network marketing & believe in helping others to get rid of the shackles of modern day slavery.
What a load of garbage!!! I promote programs where I see value. Nothing wrong with that.
Regarding MMM. I was hardly the mastermind when i joined under Andrew Caw.
I pay TAX like everyone else in RSA.
Any information of a Steven Twain will be much appreciated.
Alan is not the bad guy here, he makes videos and help us invest in many investments. That facts posted about Alan is not true.
How can you live with yourself, when children got no! food to eat??
But we need to understand this, when you find something to invest it is a risk you are taking, and you know it’s a catch 22 you will either get it or wont at all.
Whatever happened to Steven, it’s a human nature that everyone experience in one way or the other.
The guy came and offered 5% return from 14% initially. Another one would have ran away. How many lending platforms will even think about this? None.
We should be grateful, lucky that he even came up and offered this. People loose money in other ventures too offline; big money invested not sure how it will turnout.
And Alan himself is not even the owner of this platform, he is one like you and me who saw this lucrative passive income generating opportunity and he decided to put his hard earned money into it then uploaded some videos as way of making it known so we can decide on our own.
He repeatedly said, “Invest what you can Afford to Loose” This Alan has nothing to do with the platform, he is like you and me I know that for a fact and I have been following him for some time now and I have proof-he is not.
Now that we are offered 5% return, we need to give Steven some space. Punching him with all this abuse wont help but rather sink him and he will make a decision that both of us wont like.
Give this guy some space, and let him work out the details and at the end we get benefits. The market is stabilizing and we will be fine.
At the end, this is our platform and we have to respect him and ourselves so we wont send negative vibes out in the space.
Lets remain positive and pray for the whole BTC G and God is faithful. Please don’t be anxious remain positive they are working things out for our benefit.
Good work uncovering this finally….
I must say, Ive got more confidence in Jacob Zuma… I also heard that these things are only said by their “master trader” more like master scammer, the guys I know are waiting for monday to see if they will get anything.
So they got everyone under control by saying they getting 5% on paper but they not allowed to have it in cash. I cannot belive people are still falling for it. There wont be any withdrawals.
That alone incriminates you as a scammer. Own your thievery, you owe at least that much to your victims.
The actual sad thing here is the number of people who fell for it. If you think it’s too good to be true , it probably is. It is good to finally see the smiles wiped off a few Hipster faces.
One other thing to consider. When investing, consider the folks dispensing advice. Linked-in shows that the BTC Global mob have no formal finance / investment training (going to a 3 day seminar does not count) but sit there dispensing sage advice to the world.
If you expected a sound investment based on a photo of a dude drinking a milkshake (and an ex It-helpdesk technician’s wisdom) you have nobody to blame but yourself.
You can’t “risk disclaimer” your way out of financial fraud.
Steven Twain doesn’t exist. You’re making excuses for a fictional character.
Just a heads up to BTC Global Team investors, sometime today 88.6 btc was transfered out of the bitcion wallet Cheri told you belongs to “Steven” That’s over $731,000 USD worth of your money and almost all of it went to a wallet that has never been used before today.
Cheri and her crew are laundering coin, Google “Bitcoin Mixing” or “Tumbling” to get an idea of what they are doing with your money.
There is only one possible way for you to ever see any of your funds back, lodge formal complaints with the South African Securities and Financial authorities. Tell them Cheri Ward and all of her crew lied to you and stole your money. If enough of you complain perhaps they will take action.
All your coins are being transfered out of one wallet into another again and again until it’s impossible to track. The only way to get your money back is for Cheri and the gang to face jail time if they refuse to give refunds.
But to make that happen you need to act, act soon and act in numbers. Fight for your refunds.
Actually Alan there’s a lot wrong with that. When you are actively encouraging people to invest in ponzi schemes. You are acting criminally – how many of your recruits lost money in agam and as soon as that collapsed you encouraged them to invest in Global.
Ponzis are illegal and actively recruiting people to invest in them is illegal.
Alan Solarsh, how many ponzi schemes has the “Passive Income Guru” promoted? Questra World, MMM, BTC Global Team and how many more?
Moss doesn’t grow on a rolling stone, does it Alan? BTC Global died just last Monday and with no remorse for the victims you helped create, no time for introspection or self appraisal you’ve moved on to a new scam. Vortex Profits?
Oz, add another review to your queue please.
Wait about an hour… 😀
Talk about expedited service. Alan “The Passive Income Guru” Solarsh, you should feel flattered.
The funny thing is these people really cant do maths. If just a 1000 people get 14% return with a minimum investment of $1000 then after 1 year the pay out must be: $910 022 790.00 (almost a billion dollars).
However there is roughly 24000 investors and some have put in more than the minimum… how i ask you with tears in my eyes.. how???
PLEASE REPORT BTC BLOBAL TO FIC
INVESTIGATING OFFICER – JOHAN PRINSLOO (removed)
FIC FRAUD HOTLINE TEL 0800 203 558
People That number for Johan Prinsloo is not correct . Please people phone the above number for FIC Fraud Hotline 0800 203 558.
because if they BTC Global are not allowing you to withdraw your capital now, then trust me they are busy sending your money to different wallets.
Cheri as been a very busy lady in the last week laundering money. they playing you guys for time whilst they get all the money out of BTC, nail the fuckers now.
I see there is a group Steven Twain not Steven Twain on Facebook. Who is the real Steven Twain???
It is game over. Act quickly before they get away with our money.
They aint going anywehere, I will personally, make them and their children and family pay, if I don’t get my capital back.
it is my freaking hard earned money, these fuckers never worked a hard day in their life.
I am so angry ALAN aka Steven Twain, if I don’t get my money by month end, you will SEE, watch your back.
Report BTC Global Team online to Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC)
Please follow link & complete the form ASAP
Please do NOT commit any sort of criminal act against these people.
If enough people report them to the proper authorities (Thank You Eish) this can be handled through legitimate legal means.
Cheri and her crew can hide their ill gotten coins and hide them well, but as long as can’t hide from law enforcement they CAN be made to issue refunds.
Report them, get everyone you know that they stole from to report them too, then let proper authorities handle them.
Today’s “Steven’s Wallet” Update:
Remember Cheri’s “Admin Update” video? She showed you an e wallet that had had near 570 btc in it and she said that only “Steven” had access to it. Well that wallet only has 354.50350714 BTC left in it now.
Sometime today “someone” (*cough* Cheri Ward and/or her friends *cough*) transfered another 124 btc with a current value of $1.06 Million USD out of “Steven’s” wallet.
Almost 12 btc of that total look like they may have been used to make very selective payments to certain BTC Global Team members or are just taking a tour through more wallets making the coins harder to track.
But a whopping 115.24011846 BTC currently worth $986,685 USD landed in a brand new wallet that had never been used before today. (18tEnFqoXAJht8QLTc1neHq7ghBJLZkini)
Gee, I wonder who controls that wallet? (*cough* Cheri Ward and/or her friends *cough*)
Report these people to the proper authorities, it is the only way you will ever get even part of your money back.
REPORT TO THE ABOVE OFFICE AT THE EMAIL ADDRESSES INDICATED.
Take screenshots of your backoffice and how you sent them the BTC (Luno) and email this with all your info to Johan.
Open a case as you did not get the money they said in the email confirmation they were going to send to you (print the email).
THE MORE COMPLAINTS THAT ARE SENT IN, THE HIGHER THE AMOUNT THAT IS OWED TO INVESTORS WILL BE, THE LONGER THE JAIL TERM WILL BE FOR CHERI WARD, CLYNTON MARKS, ANDREW CAW AND MADELYN ROOSE.
THERE IS ALSO A PASTOR NAMED JOHAN VAN WYK WHO HAS RECRUITED HIS ENTIRE CONGREGATION.. He has taken their money, collected the 14% per week, kept 4% FOR HIS CHURCH, and then paid out the rest.
There are over 600 accounts in BTC GLOBAL with the name “JOHAN” .. strange but true.
There are other big recruiters like DAWID DOFLING. ALL these recruiters must also be charged! They are promoting an illegal scheme and have benefited from the proceeds of a crime.
CHERI WARD in particular must be jailed for a very long time as SHE CONTINUES TO PERPETRATE THE FRAUD BY STILL SINGING THE STEVEN TWAIN SONG. PUT YOUR HANDS UP CHERI WARD and tell the truth.
THE FBI and CIA are looking for Steven Twain and when they don’t find him they are going to come visit you so that you can WHATSAPP him and the FBI and CIA can have a little chat with him.
You and your boyfriend Clynton send messages to each other and play this imaginary friend game (Clynton plays the role of Steven..LOL)… so you two really better stop this because with EVERY FALSE message you send out, you will be FACING ANOTHER COUNT OF FRAUD!!
PUT YOUR FAT PAWS UP..and also use them to hand over the money.ITS GAME OVER… ONLY YOU DONT KNOW IT CHERI WARD.. As you said..you are going to leave a legacy that your children will be proud of…. oh..those poor chubby girls!
I see they have paid a smaller percentage out to their members.
Does anyone here know how long they will be able to keep this up until they completely collapse?
Sure. BTC Global Team will be able to pay out until withdrawal requests exceed invested funds, same as any other Ponzi scheme.
There has been no movement in my account since Friday. If there is no change by Tuesday morning it will be reported to Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC).
i see its no longer 2% per day howlong will this last how much is the % now?????
can we get clarity on whats going on???
Sure. BTC Global Team is collapsing and the admins are stalling while they make off with what’s left.
5% per week now. 0% last week….
Admins getting 8% per day as per usual.
These arseholes still go around advertising 14 percent a week.yet paying only 5percent per week ,which 0.00714 percent per day.
They still grinding on 8 percent a day. They moving money into new accounts we have solid proof of that. just reported to fic.gov.za.
They already on the case as well and sitting with an amazing 98 statements from investors who have been scammed.
Saps and cia confirm thes no Steven Twain never existed and doesn’t at present.
Long stories short is they have enough money to pay the 14percent a week yet choose to move large amounts into new btc accounts which says Steven but belongs to Alan’s wife and a few to himself.
Question is my how much is their lives worth or even so those off their children? May have gotten away b4 but that ain’t gonna happen again.
Pay the people wats due or face wats coming your way. No jail for your #mobjustice is on it’s way and I’ll be there to undertake you.
People please contact gov.za with your complaints they are on to these kunts.
Btc admin better work fast on restoring their fuckups. Huge meeting coming up soon in jhb re this issue will post venue and times.
Hope they not dead by then. Apparently some of the guys were outside their home this weekend .so enough pics are at hand. pretty family alan!!!
Why did our weekly % change from 14% weekly to 5% weekly is. It ever gonna go back to 14% weekly?
In a word: NO
To those of you who invested in a photo of a man with a milkshake I find it very hard to feel sorry for you….
Well I took a gamble and invested $1000 in October. Got my money back and a few extra $$$.
Even with 5% I am getting money that I would not have gotten otherwise with quite a bit of effort.
Even if BTC Global is a ponzi, I guess I got in just in time to not lose. I hnestly hope this goes for a whie, even get back to 14%.
In the meantime I am re-depositing 50%. I have nothing to lose.
Bitcoin was $4300 on October 1st, 2017. If you did absolutely nothing today you’d have roughly doubled your money.
You are the problem, stop making excuses for scammers.
Well I believe they’ll bounce back btc global is the future. all those who are against I’ve noticed they are the scammers. they want us to leave btc and join them.
currently all the crypto currency’s are doing bad so bitcoin will bounce back.
When you have to start talking out of your ass, you’ve already lost.
Whatever bitcoin does or doesn’t do, BTC Global Team is still a Ponzi scheme. Stop making excuses for scammers.
What ever dude money I do what ever with just wonder why does it boother you because we not scammed by you lol.
Welcome to BehindMLM. We report on scams like BTC Global Team and the scammers who run them.
Facebook is that way if you’re looking for a fraud encouragement echo-chamber.
BTC Global have deleted their SquareSpace website.
Here it comes… Steven is unreachable yet again.
Yep, I am willing to pay everyone 14% if 1 of you (excluding admin) shows me your payment this coming monday…. Everything is gone.
The non existent guy is now even more non existent. The money is gone, Cheri and her mates just made a little cleaner getaway plan.
The Steven Twain facebook profile has also been deleted. It sounds like triplets are born this time or maybe he is just busy with security upgrades in his home.. LOL!
And I bet you Cheri Ward, Clynton Marks, Madelyn Roose and Andrew Caw will be nowhere to be found.
Their facebook profiles are quiet. Especially Mr. Caw who deleted all his posts for the past 3 years. That shows that they are trying to clean up behind themselves.
It seems that the excuse is that there was a disclaimer on the website and that BTC Global is not a company but a group of investors and that Cheri and Co, including the holier than thou pastor is as much victims as everybody else.
Would be interesting to see if their disclaimer actually mean something, I doubt it.
You can’t disclaimer your way out of Ponzi fraud.
Disclaimer was only added a few weeks ago, they also changed the terminology on the site from “investment” to “deposit”. I dont understand how people could not have seen this coming.
You can’t pseudo-compliance your way out of Ponzi fraud either.
New Telegram update seems uhm… Interesting?
What arrest is this etc? Did someone actually attack Cheri?
Wonder whats going on…
In other words, “we’ve passed your btc through a long enough series of shell game wallets that you wont be able to find it. Leave us alone, everything is invisible Steven’s fault.”
Folks, the only way to get even a partial refund is to report Cheri Ward and her crew to the police. If enough of you do that perhaps some helpful Judge will explain to her that she can’t get out of jail until she returns your BTC.
I haven’t verified all of this personally but the phone numbers and email addresses check out. If you are a BTC Global Team victim please contact:
Well well well….
Discovered an interesting “platform” running for quite a while now. The have a 16% roi per week and a comm structure similar to btc global.
The fun thing here is that every single word you read on this site, all information on how it works is exactly the same words used on the btc global site. Copy paste job.
The only differences are where they say 16%, btc global says 14% (now 5%) and the master trader can be chosen from a list of 5 or 6 people.
Apparently these guys are still “paying” PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!! LISTEN PROPERLY!!! PLEASE DO NOT GET IDEAS TO PUT YOUR MONEY IN HERE!!! YOU WILL LOSE IT!!! You can check this out yourselves: btcoptionmarket.
I would say btc global copied and pasted from them, took everyones money, “invested” with them and pulled the 2% which isnt enough for these greedy bastards anymore, now they taking everything.
Not sure if the admin of this forum can post some pictures of the websites side by side. That would be fantastic.
Quite the elaborate exit-scam.
Run a Ponzi scheme through an alias and then get a protective order against your victims when it collapses.
And they use the exact same website template and phone number as btcwalletfunds dot com. Prefab reload schemes?
Interesting post – Vivienne Budge the whistle blower gets arrested and jailed for the night while the real thieves roam free.
look at this presentation hosted by cheri ward back in 2015…”Syntek Global Team”: youtube.com/watch?v=jtIBQ8e-ROA
this was in 2015… AND THIS WAS ALSO A PONZI… They like calling it a “business” this is what protects them in their minds. pfff
Andrew Caw calling themselves “MLM leaders” HAHAHA! aka ponzi leaders… youtube.com/watch?v=WoyjbXlMn7w
It seems like these people seek out emerging ponzi schemes and promote the hell out of it. perhaps making sure they are the first to sign up. just a hunch…
this was in 2016 – 2017 where they “partnered” with “My daily choice”. mmm
Cheri ward again… same old “We were one of the first to sign up in SA”. youtube.com/watch?v=IcnavtUxASU
Wonder what is the status of that ‘My daily choice’ company now…
Having Vivienne locked up was the worst mistake they could have made. They trying to show that “no one should mess with them” we working on a proper investigation.
Justice will be served. Evidence dont lie. They may get away with some things like them being Steven or that they created him due to a lack of evidence, but proof is there that they are the admin, they admitted it.
They built the website, they copied all the fake info and pasted on their website, there is proof that this is a ponzi and unfortunately for them they promoted it like all the other schemes in the past.
They will be found guilty on some charges in court and will serve time behind bars. Just a matter of time.
The big thing here is, if they keep paying weekly how are they going to be prosecuted? Vivienne created a hate crusade for her own reasons and it consumed her, she should have reported them and left it there but she went over the top.
BTC has risen over 20% this last week and if this lot had any brains, they have bought themselves another 4 weeks…..there problem comes when payments stop because there are going to be heaps of people after them….not only the police.
Thats the sad thing. As long as they pay out, no one will do anything because they have financial gain, even if it is an illegal gain. But it will dry up and with bitcoin on the rise it may recover all payments for a while.
The problem will just be postponed unless everyone takes their capital when they are able to.
My opinion os that this wont recover and the money is already gone. Regardles of what the btc price is doing.
If they could keep paying, without depleting their “so long and thanks for all the btc” stash they would be. But they aren’t and that is how the game is played.
Two weeks ago Cheri told folks there were 810 btc in withdrawals requested (bitcoin was tanking at the time) and said “Steven” only had about 570 btc in his wallet. I believe there was ~some~ more in other wallets but you get the picture.
Backlash was harder than they expected and they needed time to launder coins so they may have parted with ~about~ one third of their stash but they didn’t generate anything like the amount of good will necessary to sustain the scheme.
If they open back up tomorrow just about everyone would ask for money out and next to no one would be offering to put funds in.
That is how ponzies die.
Please, nobody do violence to Cheri Ward, Clynton Marks, Madelyn Roose, Pastor Johan Van Wyk or Andrew Caw, report them to the police instead.
I have a sneaky feeling they are gonna keep paying the 5% because this is one way to keep the Wolves at Bay.
The minute the payments cease those 25,000 loving people will soon turn into real Wolves and the awesome 5 some hiding behind Christianity will be eaten up alive by either the Law or the people who have been swindled, don’t think all these protection orders are going to help them.
When they made Sunday nights payment Bitcoin was around the R105K mark, it is now R134K so they will have to pay a whole heap less BTC out this week.
Guest that this guys went fought it already Cheri took them:
and here is some more that could have intervene with her :
She is a busy body
Finally when will payment happen??
Will it go on weekly or is the clown we call “Steve” gone with all the coins??
Its history – “Stevie” has left the building.
makes me sick to the GUT that these people can steal money and say invest money that you can lose, REALLY.
In that case we could have said, Passive income GURU ( which is GOD by the way) here take this money see what you can do with, its money I had lying around. I just keep thousands of Rands lying around, don’t mind loosing it.
People there is more than the four named in this scam, they have got the ones playing the innocent role, keeping everyone busy, whilst they try to make a getaway.
That’s reason for changing to telegram, the Guru presses delete, and all info gone.
Guys SAVE all the info on your PC we gonna need it. the more people saving it on their PC and phone the better.
I have done mine, all backed up, GUYS do the same. I SPECIFICALLY MEAN THE TELEGRAM CHATS.
Simmone and her husband are even taking the phone to the toilet, yep Guru think we did not hear you piss and then you deleted the sound recording. GOT that too. LMAO You dirty people.
Well, you all know who the actual admins are. Either they make off with all your stolen money or you file complaints with the appropriate authorities.
By not doing so all you’ve done is given the BTC Global Team admins a few weeks to make a cleaner getaway.
Quote from the “Passive Income Guru” conman Solarsh:
If you read the Facebook messages posted from “Steven” and compare them to Cheri Ward’s various ramblings, there is a similarity around spelling & grammar errors. I reckon the link could be proved forensically.
The money is not lost since the ponzi schemers are known and the admin is still operating as usual. We demand our from Cheri Ward.
Cheri Ward is the Kingpin or should I say Queen in Heals of this entire scam. She is such a mentally scarred woman who cannot help believe her own lies and bullshit.
Her and her fat lump of lard boyfriend have made a living for 5 years on Manipulating and cheating people out of money.
They claim to work so hard but all they do is scam people, run from scheme to scheme to be at the top of the tree and scam some more.
Jail is the only thing that is going to stop them and Cheri would probably end up defending herself because she tells everybody she is a lawyer, she has so many videos out on social media over the years proving that she is the biggest compulsive liar that maybe exists.
They both with their cohorts Madelyn Roose, the dumb bimbo who supposedly discovered Steven Twain and Mr Bitcoin, Andrew Caw who knows about as much about Bitcoin as one can read on google, deserve a long time behind bars.
Then those master recruiters, The Prophet or should I say Profit….. Johan Van Wyk, what would make people believe a person like that.
He look like something that should be living in a trailer park and people believed this man, his whole congregation got sucked into this vile Ponzi and then “The pASSIVE income Guru”, Alan Soharsh who has been scamming people for years.
Hopefully they have a nice cell for all of you so that you may play with some criminals, because common criminals is all that you are.
Who has ever heard of “guys invest money that you can lose”? Who the fuck invests money to purposely lose it?
The plan was a concocted one and the exit strategy was planned for end of January beginning Feb by blaming a non-existent Milkshake Man for being the culprit, far too easy and there is lots of explaining to be done.
Nearly 30,000 people have been scammed for over a Billion Rand here, good luck the Awesome Foursome, you sure are going to need it.
My take on this after reading all these comments from the culprits, Cheri Ward, Andrew Caw, Alan Sorlash and all others knew the vulnerability of innocent people promising a better investment return for their money.
Now to turn around and dust hands and say goodbye unfortunately is not good enough to get away like that with people livelihoods. J
ustice must be served and these people must be stripped to the bone. We all know that the people’s monies are hidden somewhere but all I can say is that you will not enjoy it no more.
It is a curse to steal from innocent souls. You must all rot in jail with your precious families.
I agree completely Knowall and Matty!
Now we must take action and file complains at the Detectives, and see that action are taken by the Police!
Let’s start a Collective Lawsuit. Who can assist us in doing so?
Agree Annie, we only have to do it is fast as possible!!
These people can’t just get away with it. These guys are from South Africa. Where can we start?
ABSA Bank where we deposited the money, SARS for what I am certain, the Police?
Its so sad.
This was all my savings. Please let this b a misunderstanding, can’t afford this..
I’m sorry, I have zero compassion for anyone who falls or this crap. If you want insane ROI… rob a bank.
Otherwise you are all sheep and lemmings walking blindly to the slaughter.
Good on Oz and the fighters here exposing all the crypto bullcrap, Bad on the rest of you who fall for the greed.
I am not involved in Btc but other coins and your only chance of sympathy was if you were duped and lied to -(probably), you didn’t recruit downlines (tell us), you were not just driven by greed (ask yourself).
you have apologised to any downlines (have you), are prepared to formally make a statement to the police/authorities (will you) and you recognise your own consequent part in this sorry mess.
If you haven’t or wont accept these matters I guess I would tend to agree with Mike.
Can somebody please help? I have tried for 3 days several times! to get hold of Johan Prinsloo of the Police in Pretoria, no success!!
Is he still working there and alive??
Have somebody perhaps the tel. no. of the Officer in Charge at this Office?
I am too far to get this info. Help will be appreciated.
Mike Bolhuis appears to be something like what we’d call in the States a licensed “Private Instigator,” has taken an interest in BTC Global Team.
I do not know if he is offering his services for hire or not and if he is, and this is no discredit to Mr. Bolhuis, I simply do not know enough about him to say if I would or wouldn’t recommend his services. But he makes his phone number available and may well be worth a call.
Via email last night:
The second “investigator” is described as “Head: K9 Unit; Head: Anti-Poaching Unit; Head: Crime Prevention; Head: Anti-Crime Unit; Head: Crime Intelligence Unit; Head Covert Operations; Head: Serious Violent Crimes Unit” That’s one busy busy copper.
In which jurisdiction is “X.W.O. Werner Koekemoer” head of all these departments? Is he actually a village policeman?
And why do all these investigators use Gmail and not an official domain owned by the South African police?
I smell fraud recovery fraud.
Werner Koekemoer sounds suspiciously like Vernon Koekemoer, a minor internet celebrity ten years ago who went on to advertise Nandos.
Vernon Koekemoer was not his real name; it was a nickname assigned to him by the person who took an amusing picture of him. Koekemoer means something akin to “pussy magnet” in Afrikaans.
That provides further evidence (on top of the bizarre multiplicity of job titles and the Gmail addresses) that these investigators are made up, and something very fishy is going on with that newsletter.
I shall supply all the applicable info. It will be worth talking to the Officer in Charge of the Unit. Because of several attempts on cell. and on office line, can’t get hold of Johan Prinsloo.
I really got my dough’s in connection with the so called investigation, if you can’t get hold of the Investigator!
South African Police are looking into the scam:
Thanks for the heads up Kasey.
This is Rene Parker, How do I proceed from here to add my info onto investigation.
If you’re in South Africa you probably want to get in touch with your local authorities.
“Prophet” Johan van Wyk, Pastor of Solid Rock Church and personal friend of Cheri Ward shared the following on his facebook page:
He doesn’t mention if he was sorry enough to the members of his congregation he recruited and who lost money to refund the portion of their funds that landed directly in his own pocket but given his victim blaming I rather doubt it.
Matthew 21:13 anyone?
Clergy who lure victims into scams through religious affirmation are right up there with the kiddy fiddlers.
Clergy I think you are far from God! Time is running out, and you will receive what you deserve!!
I agree with you Denise, where is Alan Solarsh…
He’s still going on with other scam traders and promising people hugh profits, he will give you the 1st week and then its all broken promises.
So how does a person like him get caught out.
PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIM ASWELL. HES A SCAMMER AND A CONMAN IN MY BOOKS.
Steven Twain has 2 mobile numbers-they are US Baes ive posted them on facebook in the BTC Global Scam.. and timeslive pages.
The 1 mobile number traced to a (Steven Twain-Troy, Alabama)-the other number traced (YorkTown Heights-New York)-in addition the 1 number traced ends up at this trading in currencies trader- ultrainvestorsgroup
..which actually answers many questions.. the telegram messenger app details.. indicate that steven twain isnt a fictious person, in fact its pointing to a forex & crypto currency brokerage company based in the usa that would make logical sense-as the BTC Global reach is far greater than people think,..
Then how does the crypto currency brokerage fit in… it fits in on the trading taking crypto currency and legal putting it through the banking system into cash.. money laundering & raketeering at its best…
Someone communicated through the Steven Twian alias, which is what you’re tracking. Twain as represented however doesn’t exist.
If they’re serious about it the Hawks will throw Cheri Ward and Andrew Caw in the slammer for a few days and get some answers.
I think it’s safe to say Steven got Caw-t red handed.
Who has heard of Vaultage Solutions,aka Willie Breedt? Went to the same church as the Pator, was one of the top 10 recruiters for BTC Global and now he is also unmasked as a big scammer.
He was also part of ‘team on Fire’,you can check it out on Youtube. Cheri is now doing promotional work for MTI, another scam perhaps?
I have proof where Clynton made a Btc payment of 158 BTC to a wallet, which then paid it over to a known wallet of Willie.
These assholes are all connected and doing the same thing over and over again.
Again. What is so wrong with South Africans? We deserve better than this.
When we put our minds to it we are the most productive people there is. But yet we seem to love a scam…