OnmaxDT certified an illegal pyramid scheme in Sri Lanka
OnmaxDT has been certified an illegal pyramid scheme by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).
In its March 20th “red notice” warning, CBSL states that it has received “several complaints” regarding OnmaxDT and two other suspected fraudulent schemes; Fast 3 Cycle International and Sport Chain App (aka Sports Chain ZS Society Sri Lanka).
The other two I’m not familiar with but BehindMLM reviewed OnmaxDT last June.
Following an internal investigation, CBSL confirmed that OnmaxDT “have conducted prohibited schemes in contravention ot the provisions of … the Banking Act”.
Accordingly, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has requested Hon. Attorney General to consider instituting criminal proceedings.
Whether anything further develops remains to be seen.
OnmaxDT is an MLM crypto Ponzi pitching a 300% ROI over 15 months.
In our review we noted that, as of June 2022, 98% of OnmaxDT’s website traffic originated out of Sri Lanka.
Today that percentage has dropped to 85%, however month on month OnmaxDT website traffic has skyrocketed.
OnmaxDT’s official FaceBook page is also managed from Sri Lanka. Despite the obvious ties, OnmaxDT pretends it is based out of Australia.
With the exposure that comes from over a million visits to OnmaxDT’s website last month, at the very least rounding up local promoters would seem trivial.
Pending any further developments, we’ll keep you posted.
Update 30th March 2023 – Six directors of OnMaxDT have been subject to a travel ban, as per a court order handed down on March 28th.
The Daily Mirror names OnMaxDT’s Sri Lankan Directors as Sampath Sandaruwan, Athula Indika Sampath, Gayashan Abeyratne, Madhuranga Prasanna, Saranga Randika and Dhananjaya Jayan.
The Magistrate also directed to suspend 57 bank accounts in five banks and several other financial institutions, used for transacting of the money.
Preliminary estimates peg OnMaxDT losses at over $100 million.
How can one recover money lost from such platforms.
You can’t. You hand over your money to Ponzi scammers and sorry for your loss.
Your best bet is local authorities but in jurisdictions like Sri Lanka that’s uncharted territory.
As of today, many bank accounts linked to key promotors of Onmaxdt have been frozen.
As per Central Bank act, all involved in pyramid scheme are violators of law. So no one can get their money back since all are to be charged under criminal case.
Article updated with news of OnMaxDT Director travel bans.