OneCoin affiliates lying about Hermes Bank acquisition?
Building on claims by US affiliates that OneCoin is going to open up 184 banks last month, a Finnish affiliate recently announced OneCoin’s acquisition of an actual bank.
On the 13th of October the website “OneCoin-Finland”, quoting “country manager” Tommi Vuorinen, wrote:
The Company (OneCoin) has acquired its own bank, see the Hermes Bank, hermesbankonline.com.
This allows for the future of global banking services significantly the existing players in the sector at lower cost.
As per Hermes Bank’s website, they are incorporated in Saint Lucia and offer
banking solutions in accordance with internationally recognised principles and banking standards.
In an attempt to verify Vuorinen’s claim, a BehindMLM reader reached out to Hermes Bank.
On the 14th of October the following email was sent to Hermes Bank customer service:
Hi who owns this bank? I have head that Onecoin (and) Ruja Ignatova have bought this bank, is that true? Thank you.
Hermes Bank customer service were quick to respond, with the following sent back within a few hours (emphasis verbatim):
Please be informed that the below information is not valid. Our Bank never had any negotiations with Onecoin.
Customer Service Representative
Despite appearing to be false, Vuorinen’s claim has since been syndicated on a OneCoin Wiki website, the Facebook page of the same, a Finnish forum discussing OneCoin, Russian social networking site VK and a number of other Russian-language websites.
Where Vuorinen himself got the information that OneCoin had purportedly bought Hermes Bank from is unclear.
onecoin lies are hardly surprising anymore!
affiliates were also posting on FB that ruja ignatova was scheduled to have a meeting with the founder of Alibaba on the 12th october, 2015.
yeah, i wonder how That meeting went.
Maybe “Alibaba Founder” is a real person and the poster inadvertently forgot to capitalize the “F”
Hermes Bank has an office (representative) in Bulgaria
The agent or representative … zaraconsult (accounting, offshore company formation, etc.).
“Supporting website” … Campiogroup Law & Consulting (law firm, offshore company formation, offshore bank accounts, etc.).
The story “bought a bank” can be seen as “believable enough” based on search results.
Hermes Bank seems to be familiar with Onecoin, e.g. it didn’t need to carefully check anything before it could reply with “Our bank never had any negotiations with Onecoin”.
congratulations oz! onecoin promoter ken labine is NOT pissed with you for penning this article about onecoin affiliates lying about the hermes bank aquisition. Imagine That! are you getting lucky or what! at this rate ken labine will soon be your BFF!
guess what labine did when he read posts about onecoin acquiring hermes bank?
he contacted hermes bank, and they replied to him that they had nothing to do with onecoin.
question to labine – why didn’t you contact onecoin corporate for a clarification? why contact hermes bank? why not ask onecoin to issue a clarification on this issue.
if ken labine, who is onecoin’s and rujamama’s [he believes she’s like his mama] biggest fan, cannot get information from onecoin directly, what hope can the tiddly piddly reps have?
next, labine will have to contact the founder of alibaba, and ask him if ruja kept her ‘appointment’ with him on october 12th. i mean, onecoin corporate seems unapproachable even to it’s most desperately loyal fans so….
I get the feeling OneCoin corporate have bigger things to worry about. Answering affiliate queries doesn’t rate.
this does not inspire much confidence about the butt crazy world we live in, but ruja ignatova actually managed to give a ‘speech’ about the ‘Future of Payments at the Fourth EU-Southeast Europe Summit, held by the Economist’.
seemed like a small gathering of bored looking people, if it is any comfort.
ruja of course, dressed to overkill, and was groomed to within an inch of her burgundy stilettos. someone should have sat her down and told her it was a ‘serious intellectual’ event and she needn’t have dressed ‘to party’.
a burgundy net dress to an official function, ugh!
anyway, whats done is done, and now we must all stoically prepare for ken labine’s bootlicking, brown nosing, fawning commentary about his rujamama’s ‘accomplishments’.
Why not? They lie about everything else.
Check out again the Hermes bank story….
The link is Martin Breidenbach, the German lawyer who was the nominee shareholder for Onecoin Dubai (holding shares on Ignatova’s behalf).
He is also the stated ‘person with significant control’ of Hermescard Limited, a UK registered company, which has been owned since May 2015 by Hermes Holding Limited, a New Zealand company, which itself is owned by Hermes Capital (St. Lucia) Limited.
So, when Onelink reported that they had acquired Hermes Bank in St Lucia, they should have said that they had acquired an off the shelf company with the name Hermes in its title – probably for a couple of hundred dollars!
The topic is old, but not uninteresting. First a few facts.
1. The domain hermesbankonline.com exists since September 2013. As we all know, Ruja was already involved in criminal activities in 2013.
After the fraud in connection with the Gußwerk Waltenhofen in Germany Ruja has fled to England. At that time her husband Björn Strehl was also active in England:
2. The imprint of Hermes Bank in St. Lucia:
+44 is the area code for the United Kingdom.
3. Hermes Bank, headquartered in St. Lucia, operates a “Representative Office” in Bulgaria. Only in Sofia (Bulgaria), in no other country! Strange, right?
4. On the website of this bank is this unusual passage:
With the addition “ONE WORLD – ONE BANK” sounds suspiciously like Ruja Ignatova. Is St. Lucia a tax haven where Ruja can hide her millions? 😮
I quote Oz:
Correct might have been this answer: “We are only a small part of OneCoin in Ruja’s extensive network of companies.” 😉
This old comment is interesting because Breidenbach Rechtsanwälte was named as one of the entities in July sealed order relating to crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege:
Quite likely somehow related, if the info in comment true.
When Ruja and Sebastian started the OneCoin scam, they claimed that OneCoin was tested and legal. As a “proof” they presented two reports by the dubious lawyers Schulenberg & Schenk in Hamburg and Martin Breidenbach in Munich.
More about the fraudulent lawyer Martin Breidenbach can be found here: https://behindmlm.com/companies/onecoin/onecoin-legal-opinion-authored-by-director-of-the-company/