Intelligence Prime Capital’s securities fraud pseudo-compliance
Yesterday a reader brought to my attention a page on Intelligence Prime Capital.
The page is titled “Regulation” and claims Intelligence Prime Capital is a “heavily licensed and regulated investment firm”.
While that sounds impressive, unfortunately it’s all baloney.
Intelligence Prime Capital charges up to $99 a month, on the promise of an “up to” 45% monthly return.
This is a passive investment opportunity, which constitutes a securities offering.
If someone refuses to admit that basic fact, stop the conversation and move on. You’re being blatantly lied to from the get go.
Accepting Intelligence Prime Capital is an MLM company offering a security, this means it needs to comply with securities law in every country it solicits investment in.
At time of publication Alexa ranks top sources of traffic to Intelligence Prime Capital’s website as the US, Colombia and Mexico.
Intelligence Prime Capital is not registered to offer securities in any of these jurisdictions.
Instead, the aforementioned “heavily licensed and regulated investment firm” page details irrelevant and meaningless shell company registrations.
Intelligence Prime Capital claims IPC Trade EU is registered with the Central Bank of Ireland.
IPC Trade EU is not Intelligence Prime Capital, making the registration meaningless on face value.
A search for “ipc trade” on the Central Bank of Ireland’s website returns no results:
Intelligence Prime Capital claims DT Direct Investment Hub Ltd. is registered with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.
DT Direct Investment Hub Ltd. is not Intelligence Prime Capital, making the registration meaningless on face value.
Cyprus is known for having no active regulation of MLM related securities fraud.
Because of this, Cyprus is a favorite jurisdiction for scammers to both incorporate shell companies and register them with the Cyprus SEC.
DT Direct Investment Hub is registered with the Cyprus SEC.
It was registered in 2017, four years before Intelligence Prime Capital existed.
A visit to DT Direct Investment Hub redirects to DupliTrade. DupliTrade is some forex bot scheme.
I stopped here because again, neither DT Direct Investment Hub or DupliTrade have anything to do with Intelligence Prime Capital.
Intelligence Prime Capital claims IPC Trade EU Ltd is registered with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
The address provided for IPC Trade EU is a virtual office address.
A search for “ipc trade” on the Polish Financial Supervision Authority’s website returns no results:
Intelligence Prime Capital claims IPC Capital Markets Australia Pty Ltd is registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
The corporate address given for IPC Capital Markets Australia Pty Ltd belongs to WeWork.
Australia is a scam-friendly jurisdiction with no active MLM related securities fraud regulation.
Because of this, Australia is a favorite jurisdiction for scammers to both incorporate shell companies and register them with the ASIC.
A search for “ipc capital markets” with ASIC returns no results:
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands needs no introduction as a scam-friendly jurisdiction.
Any MLM company representing it has incorporated in the BVI should immediately set off alarm bells.
Intelligence Prime Capital claims IPC Trade Ltd is registered with the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission.
A search for “ipc trade” on the BVI Financial Services Commission’s website returns no results:
Intelligence Prime Capital claims IPC Trade Japan K.K. is registered with Japan’s Financial Services Agency.
The provided corporate address for IPC Trade Japan K.K. doesn’t appear to be valid.
A search of the FSA’s regulated entities lists reveals IPC Trade Japan K.K. is not registered as a Financial Instruments Business Operator, Registered Financial Institution or Securities Finance Company.
Intelligence Prime Capital claims IPC Capital Markets Pty Ltd. is registered with… well they say it’s “part of the South African market”.
This is a meaningless statement. Securities in South Africa are regulated by the FSCA.
A search for “ipcapital” against the FSCA’s list of registered financial providers returns no results.
Abu Dhabi isn’t as bad as Dubai but the UAE in general is rife with fraud.
Intelligence Prime Capital represents IPC Trade Middle East Ltd is registered with the Abu Dhabi Global Markets Financial Services Regulatory Authority.
The provided corporate address for IPC Trade Middle East Ltd is a virtual office.
A search for “ipc trade” on the FSRA’s website returns no results:
Intelligence Prime Capital claims Atrade Ltd is registered with the Israeli Securities Authority.
Atrade Ltd is not Intelligence Prime Capital, making the registration meaningless on face value.
A search for “atrade” against the ISA’s list of regulated companies returns no results.
One common theme I found with Intelligence Prime Capital’s bogus regulatory registrations is they are using made-up company names, piggybacked with actual Ava Trade registrations.
Ava Trade is trading platform. I’m not making any representations as to Ava Trade’s legitimacy. It’s not an MLM company and I haven’t looked into it.
As far as I know though, Ava Trade doesn’t have anything to do with Intelligence Prime Capital.
BehindMLM readers have already noted Intelligence Prime Capital has ripped off Ava Trade’s website design:
It now appears they’re ripping off their regulatory registrations too.
The bottom line is, much like the business itself, Intelligence Prime Capital’s regulatory representations are a sham.
Thus far Russia is the only jurisdiction to issue Intelligence Prime Capital with a securities fraud notice. We expect more warnings will follow as other jurisdictions investigate the company.
OMG Sal Khan, heading up shilling.
How do you account for this on FINTRACs website?
1. Fintrac is not a securities regulator.
Here’s what Intelligence Prime Capital’s relevant regulatory status in Canada looks like – https://behindmlm.com/companies/intelligence-prime-capital-securities-fraud-warning-from-canada/
2. If you look at the company registered, it’s a shell company. Likely incorporated with bullshit details.
You’d have to ask Canadian authorities why shell companies are able to register with FINTRAC with no verification process.
The second point isn’t as important as the first. Don’t fall for Ponzi smoke and mirrors.
Behind MLM is the scam. AVA is a company that white-labels their platform you. This is NOT hard to find out. Stick your head in the sand at your own loss. We’re crushing it.
And I haven’t fallen for smoke and mirrors. ALL of the trades are on MyFXbook.com and we can see it all in MetaTrader. (Ozedit: abuse and derails removed)
Scratch a FOREX site and find a Russian or Ukrainian with a dual Israeli passport hiding back there at Netanya Beach (Boca Raton mideast).
That is 100% false. It’s one-time fee. Again, not hard to find out. Took me 30 seconds.
(Ozedit: dummy spit removed)
Oz has not lost anything as he has not invested in what is another trading bot scammy website.
Regardless how much it charges, one-off or monthy, it does not legitimise it.
The “Referral” scheme is clearly just another pyramid-marketing, Ponzi scam; where one steals from Peter at the bottom to pay Paul at the top.
And to put a big fat cherry on top of this scammy cake is the fact that the Canadian financial regulator have issued a warning against it; clearly stating Intelligence Prime Capital is NOT regulated in Canada:
I am terribly sorry for your forthcoming financial loss and gullibility.
What’s the matter Steve, not going to address your FINTRAC answer?
Namely that Intelligence Prime Capital is committing securities fraud because it’s a Ponzi scheme? Oh dear.
Anyway before we get into your bullshit, I just want to point this out:
Gotta love it when scammers catch themselves out in their own lies.
Is that the narrative scammers are pushing now that the stolen website design and Intelligence Prime Capital’s compliance have been torn apart?
Fair enough. But provide evidence. Either a verifiable statement from AVA Trade or audited financial reports.
Yeah we’ve already been through this. FXBook bullshit isn’t a substitute for registration with financial regulators, and can easily be faked.
To this day Intelligence Prime Capital fail to clarify this on their website. I believe when I was researching the company (late December), I erred on the side of caution.
This was prior to the current wave of victims signing up so information was scarcer. Anyway feel free to provide anything official clarifying the $99 one-time fee and I’m happy to update.
Finally I’ll point out that whether it’s $99 one-time or $99 a month, how stupid do you have to be to think anyone is selling you access to a bot that generates the Intelligence Prime Capital income claims being made?
Numbers in your backoffice != earnings.
If you respond to any of this you’ll address Intelligence Prime Capital committing securities fraud as put to you in my previous response. Anything else will be marked as spam.
I work for the Federal Government of Canada. And FINTRAC being closely related to the department that I work out at, I am aware of the guidelines and requirements needed by companies and individuals who are required to be registered when moving large amount of funds over 10000 CAD in Canada.
One thing for everyone to note is that FINTRAC does not regulate anyone. That’s not FINTRAC’s job so to speak, that’s another department’s.
As a matter of fact you can even check it out on the website: FINTRAC does not provide certification, endorsement, accreditation or any other type of confirmation regarding a reporting entity’s obligations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.
Due your due diligence and validate, verify, research before you invest and any company.
What are the odds we can get a statement from the govt of Canada (or FINTRAC) specifically clarifying Intelligence Prime Capital’s FINTRAC registration is meaningless?
Also how does a Ponzi scheme operating out of south-east Asia register a Canadian shell company with FINTRAC?
You mention “guidelines and requirements”, does this extend past “give us details (we won’t verify them) and pay a fee”?
I know people who have invested a lot of money on this ponzu scheme.
I have been convinced severally to join them but I am not stupid to think some shitty bot will be making me 45% of my capital investment, another MMM ponzi scheme in the making.
get rich quick syndrome is the reason the passives keep losing their money, what a shame !!
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