Five Winds: Questra World & AGAM launch new Ponzi scam
When traffic to an online Ponzi scheme stalls, so too do newly invested funds.
Such is currently the case with Questra World and Atlantic Global Asset Management:
Both Ponzi schemes are run by the same group of scammers, predominantly based out of Russia but aided and abetted by puppet management in Spain.
In the wake of regulatory warnings against Questra World from Austria, Poland, Italy and Slovakia, continuing to the run the scam has likely proven problematic.
In an attempt to address this, last month Five Winds Asset Management was announced.
Five Winds provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
The Five Winds website domain (“fivewindsam.com”) was privately registered on August 12th, 2017.
As revealed in BehindMLM’s Questra World review, the company is run by Russian scammers. Five Winds is no different, with English and Russian the only two approved “corporate font” languages provided by the company.
As a separate stand-alone MLM opportunity the launch of Five Winds makes no sense. The business model is no different to Questra World or AGAM, in that affiliates invest and are paid a ROI with subsequently invested funds.
The ruse behind Five Winds is slightly different, with the company claiming it offers “expert advise” to companies on the “verge of bankruptcy”.
I don’t know about you, but Russian Ponzi scammers are probably the last people I’d turn to for advice on how to save my business.
Five Winds affiliates could of course ask for proof by way of a client list, but let’s face it; those investing are likely already knee-deep in losses and gullible enough to believe anything.
Questra World ceased paying affiliates last month, with the launch of Five Winds clearly an attempt to reopen banking channels and keep the money flowing.
As of yet specific details of Five Winds compensation plan have yet to be released.
The company is currently positioning its top investors into the compensation plan, behind which will be placed victims of the last two scams and finally new victims to fund their losses.
Pending any significant differences between Five Winds and Questra World, BehindMLM will publish a review of Five Winds compensation plan when its made available.
Until then the usual Ponzi warnings apply; especially seeing as this is a scam now relaunched three times over.
i found this detailed document on the separation of questra world and AGAM and the founding of five winds and other shell companies to skirt the regulatory problems questra was having in several countries.
five winds will mainly play in europe using IPO investment expertise as their ruse.
AGAM will continue to play in the rest of the world with a focus on cryptocurrencies and ICO’s.
five winds is registered in cape verde, a tax haven island off west africa. it is headed by antonia vieira robalo.
the document is detailed and complicated, but the bottom line is that this is just a scam hydra chopping off an infected head to grow a new one.
Sounds like a rewording of “Profitable Sunrise” excuse of “bridge loans”. Tsk, tsk, tsk. People just don’t learn, do they?
All these scams are organized by the guy sitting at the laptop in this photo:
These video ulozto.cz/!yWfpK4YR7VQo/5videoplayback-mp4 was shot by him personally(at time when it was Questra Holdings).
He is definitely native in Russian, but interesting is that he also speaks fluently Spannish. At the very beginning he says something like “Priviat Andrei…”. This could be his name.
My assumption is he is a Russian expat to Spain.
You are wrong, Questra World is paying properly, I’ve received a payment last week. They only stoped paying for 2 weeks because of bitcoin softfork, but now they are working fine.
Why are there people on Questra World’s Facebook complaining about non-payment then?
(There was when I wrote this article. If the messages aren’t there they’ve since been deleted)
They are not paying anymore. They stopped in july 2 nd. I have not been for 2 months 10 days. They keep giving us the loop around.
First it was opening an office thrn it was we are filing for a license then after a month they said sorry we couldnt get the license but are setting up another site called 5 wings and transfer you there so that you may withdraw your funds. Another hock of bull crap.
they said sepmtember 5 we will get our funds. Today is september 12.
Frank is right. Everyone in the Europe region has been movee to this so called company Five Winds. All other regions are still under AGAM.
AGAM members get paid so they think everything is fine but I think it wont be long before they stop paying them too.
In Europe region we do not get paid since July 2.
Despite all the negative comments in the internet the company do not make any explanation which makes me think that whoever these scammers are already sipping their cocktails at a tropical beach with our money.
Since 2nd of july we cant get our money. People are nervous about it. And almost we all lost hope. Especially after 5 sept!!
Now people saying will be launch of five winds on 27 sept. Anybody heard anout it? Is that right?
Hi again, yes yesterday we heard something like that. One of the directors here told that he has spoken with another director from Vienna and he said that he knew that Five Winds and Lianora Swiss will launch of 26 September.
I dont know if that’s true or if that will mean that we will be able to get paid.
The director’s personal opinion is that payments will be inactive until the end of October. That all makes no sense to me. Why cant we get an official information?
He also told that Questra Head Office will be moved to Dubai and Lianora Swiss had office will launch in Switzerland. Lots of information and we dont know what is wrong or what is right..
Cuz they’re making it up as they go along.
Russians behind the scam have made off with the money, clueless European “directors” are left spinning fiction to appease the masses.
Five Winds (AGAM) and Lianora (Questra), as the new companies are called is working alright.
And it is true it was 3 weeks were it was closed due the transfer to the new companies where made. But only 3 weeks. Now we are paid as usually every friday.
Last week it was 5,04% on the amount of your account. Iit´s the easiest way of earning money and i love this “bank”. Please let me now if you have any question.
Right. And when the money they saved up during those three weeks runs out?
What you get paid in your backoffice is Monopoly money. Once affiliate withdrawals collapse the system again it’s good-bye.
Ok 😉 why should it collapse?? What do you now about it Oz. Are you in the company? What else do you now about it. And do you now why it was closed 3 weeks????
I now. So if you want to now you can just ask 😉 and i will tell you
Hey guys you might be getting paid but listen in Europe WE ARE NOT. And this is going on for 3 months.
This can happen to you any time so be aware. I seriously do not think we will be able to get our money.
Please explain, I am asking you?
What do you want to now. i have already told you we get our money every friday. I can tell you the % tomorrow for this week. And my bonus from this week. monday – friday.
But you did´t tell me what you now about the company. I think it is one way if you dont tell me what you now. 😉
If it was working alright, it wouldn’t need to change names. You’re just in denial.
Know about the company?
Five Winds is a third generation Ponzi scheme run by Russian scammers. The business model sees newly invested funds used to pay off existing investors.
All you seem to know is you’re currently getting paid and whatever BS the scammers running the show have fed you to explain Questra World’s collapse.
The only reason Five Winds launched is to keep new investment rolling. You and everyone else are going to have issues withdrawing more than you invested, despite what your backoffice says.
They have made Five Winds because it´s against EU Law and the old USSR law to do bank business together with cryptocurrency. And by the way, Ponzi is not legal in EU.
But anyway, they bought a central EU bank. It´s not official yet witch one. But i guess it´s a Swiss one, because we have got a Swiss account instead of our Cap Verde ones.
So Five Winds/Lianora is runned without cryptocurrency, and AGAM/Questra is with cryptocurrency for the rest of the world. 🙂 Thats why.
Nah. That’s just what your scamming upline told you.
Questra World ran out of money and stopped paying people. Ditto AGAM and so now we have a third Ponzi scheme launched.
If enough gullible idiots such as yourself join, looks like they’ll steal some more money too.
Russian Ponzi scammers buying a EU bank? Give me strength…
Yeah, I heard it was the Central Bank of Bull****istan and it came with a free set of steak knives.
Geebus, and I thought I’d seen it all.
And it´s not Russian. I have got a Swiss account instead of my account in Cap Verde.
And i am not an idiot. But you decide what you want to believe.
Cool. Questra World/AGAM/Five Winds are all still Ponzi scams run by anonymous Russians.
After investing you’ve clearly decided what you want to believe. I’ll stick to the facts thanks.
And you are a completely gullible idiot. Produce one iota of evidence Five Winds has aided any company on the verge of bankruptcy.
What’s that, you can’t? Well sorry but only a gullible idiot would invest in a company pushing a marketing shtick they can’t independently verify.
Not withstanding said company launching after two collapsed Ponzi scams run by the same scammers.
Some link to a random website (owned by Facebook no less), is not proof Five Winds has purchased a company on the verge of bankruptcy and affiliate ROI are attributable to revenues generated as a result of this.
Allison at which country are you in? Are you under AGAM or Fivewinds? If you are in Fivewinds are you able to withdraw your money?
Just for the curiosity Allison… it sounds like you are living at Cap Verde. Is it common to use the word now instead of know at Cap Verde (like you did many times in previous posts)? I can accept it, but it’s rather confusing, even for non-native English speakers.
And BTW – I don’t understand your statement. How can the existence and use of a Swiss account prove they are not scammers from Russia? In fact, in all cases of the big scams I’ve met so far, accounts from other country (than country of scammers origin) were used. They call it “payment optimalization”, we call it “money laundering”.
Really? You’ve opened this topic. Sounds like you have some doubts.
And vice versa.
In fact, I believe that you are still paid without any problems (although you’ve might be personally motivated to fake it). That’s your only statement you use to backup “this is not a scam!”… but not sufficient one. Large and well prepared scams always pay everyone in the beginning… and later they pay at least some affiliates.
But I also believe other posters here telling they are not being paid since July 2nd. I’ve got same desperate message from other sources in my country. Regional leaders and directors (without a real influence on the company performance and without a real info) are thrown under the bus and used as the bumpers.
They keep on feeding other affiliates with all sorts of usual excuses and bullshit (like “Rome was not built in the day”, “you did something wrong in your backoffice” ).
For entertainment: this is FB profile of one of Czech “directors”: facebook.com/josef.chromcik
You can see usual crap from him and desperate comments of others under his posts. Fine and generous man at first sight. 😉
The director of the Lianora Swiss AG compagny Alain Girardet was just fired (or self fired…) a couple of days ago:
SHAB entry (15 September): shabex.ch/co/pub/qw_lianora_swiss_consulting_sa_CH-660.1.706.017-1.htm
Fivewinds pays the profit on Friday, but this is easy of you do not payout your customers. How can it be so difficult to pay your customers?
The easiest way is BTC and you do not need any approval or license or anything else. So why are they not paying?
Very simple, because they ran out of money. But why they still pay the Questra clients?
Fivewinds is 85% of the total so they pay a very small part, a part where they still get new money any and which is still profitable for them.
The day they have to pay out more then what comes in, they will also stop paying.
They are big scammers and have a bunch of stupid and naive top leaders who are still defending the company even when they aren’t paid for months or … maybe they still get money to defend the company and to lie to their downline.
Stupid I ever invested in that company and I knew there was a problem the moment the weekly profits dropped a lot and they started to pay later.
I tried to warn a lot of people but unbelievable how few people believed me, and kept invested and re investing their profits …
All these companies survive because stupid top leaders promote the businesses, thing only about their commissions and bonuses … and when the very big ones feel it is over, they jump to a similar company and start doing the same till it ends over there.
The crazy things is that most of the downline follow their leader, even when they have been scammed in the previous company.
Is everyone so stupid ? It is time that all those sites get banned by the government in stead of banning exchanges …. All programs end the same, DO NOT invest in any program.
this is exactly the situation. It was our father who advised us into this. Now we wont even believe in him too.
We were really out of our minds to put our money here!!
awww, dont be too hard on your daddy.
daddies can be gullible too!
uh, they can’t pay because they don’t have a payment method in place yet:
with so much waiting and hoping and trusting required from affiliates, a prayer may well be in order:
The Fivewindscam Prayer :-
fivewinds affiliates you art but sheeple
stoopid be thy name
your money done
sent to a earthly tax haven
give them this day your daily bread
and forgive them their trespasses
as your family and friends will forgive you
for your trespasses against them….
…for leading them into temptation
and delivering them to an evil ponzi scam
My neighbour remortgaged his house to “invest” in this. He roped in everybody he could and tried to sign me up too.
I warned him so many times but he just kept interrupting with answers explaining that famous rich people didnt succeed the first time and you have to take risks and the banking system is corrupt whereas these guys (agam) are doing things honestly.
He said his ex wife and friends had over 1million invested in this and that her personal bonus was 135,000. I asked him if she had that money in the bank, he said yes.
So, were people actually able to withdraw cash in the early days?
of course, that’s how these scams rope in the rest of people [over 98%] who will lose all their money!
Recruitment commissions are completely different to the ROI payments. Recruitment commissions come directly out of newly invested funds and are paid upfront.
Otherwise a $135,000 ROI payout on “over 1 million invested” is roughly 10%. The question is whether she’s still making anything (by all accounts Questra World / Five Winds / AGAM has stopped paying).
That and it’s highly unlikely anyone invested over a million of their own money in an obvious Ponzi.
Thanks guys. Sorry, I dont know how to quote but does this mean their “downlines” may hold the upline, ie. neighbour and ex wife, as personally responsible and as “having” their money?
Obviously this could get interesting. Currently the neighbour is away on a foreign holiday, living off his new found crock of gold, which is actually his own house.
When you sign up people you get a cut of their invested funds.
The ROI is a separate matter and not paying for months for most people.
here you have everything about those scammers. They are not from Russia they are from Ukraine.
You can see the pictures, nice cars, homes etc. They are young and very rich thanks to so many naive people from around the world.
(Ozedit: Link to non-English website removed)
I wish that people stop investing and make those scammers richer.
My withdraw in AGAM to Perfect Money from 2 weeks ago did not get transfered yet. Normal its 5 to 7 working days.
Its already 10 days now and nobody anwsers my emails. I think the ball is rolling.
It’s more likely payments have halted because the ball has STOPPED rolling.
So Questra World not paying still ? I hear people are getting paid. Or they are paying only a select few. Gosh I wish this company would get shutdown soon.
I hate seeing people bragging about how much they make with this ponzi. People claiming they made a million dollars in 9 months.
My last payout (europe) was on july 21st …..
Fivewindsam provide a long-term profit to be paid.
The company offers a very clean clean future. Just wait…
Wait for what, new victims to sign up so you can steal from them?
Good luck with that…
well, fortify yourself, because these raving idiots have announced the EU bank buying LIE on their own website in broad daylight with a straight face. these are such seasoned scammers that they can print this stuff without even blinking once!
why do failing ponzi’s always lie about buying out banks when they start running out of money, to comfort their sheeple?
we’re buying a whole bank is soooo Ponzi Old Hat now, it’s amazing that affiliates even believe this shit.
Even if a Ponzi scheme did buy a bank (lol), it’d take all of five seconds for it to be blacklisted due to SARs.
What then, you gunna mail your money in a check to the bank’s street address?
I am waiting for a withdrawal since 2 weeks ago…. I am only investor and don´t generate new affiliates, so, maybe they don´t want to pay me anymore.
It’s not a matter of want. Nobody joined after you for you to steal from.
That’s how a Ponzi scheme works.
Did you make more money than you invested and have potentially lost if they dont pay any more?
Network marketing is not mandatory in the contract, you can be only investor like many people, not all of them are networkers.
I did not finish to recover my initial deposit so they are not losing money with me for now.
They were paying me every 5 days with no problem but now I am waiting for 9 working days. The normal time is between 3 to 7 working days.
In the Facebook group people says that they do not have problems, it seem that the problem is with me.
Tradition. Charles Ponzi himself really did control a bank, at least for a little while.
Well I’m just an investor based in Latinamerica. Joined in March and only 3 affiliates since then.
Recently they unlinked payment processors like ADV Cash and Perfect Money from AGAM, but still it is possible to cash out through cryptocurrencies.
I initiated the transaction on Saturday and it was completed in a period of 4 labor days. So they still are paying. So far so good.
I am from Argentina and have 2 request since 14 days, the first one and 6 days the second one…. I did withdrawal 100% of the profit both times and still waiting.
The answer was totally a lie:
As for now, I only see Bitcoin and Ethereum as options to cash out. Bitcoin worked flawless for me.
I will post tomorrow, as we expect the payment for current week.
I initially invested 20K, as stated before only 3 affiliates and none of them have invited anyone else.
I already earned the amount invested and currently just getting paid every Friday.
Well good for you, I request withdrawals in BTC to the same address every time, I receive the profit in the backoffice too like all the people but they do not send me to my wallet, 2 weeks waiting….I will try to sell my profit to other costumers with internal transfer.
My investment was $5090 since march too and have recovered less than $1000…..all the time I did re-investments and now I started to make withdrawals with good profit like $700 but they payed me only 2 fridays, I will see what happens tomorrow….
Why are they paying some people and not others? What is the reason for only paying in bitcoin?
Remember that Bitcoin has skyrocketed the last week and this may be the reason they are able to pay people as they have most likely made a good profit on the BTC they have held…
This is true of many programs like this that started over the last year. The price of BTC has allowed them to stay in the game longer then usual.
I do not understand why they paying to some people and not others but I think because I have not affiliates so I am only a man that withdraw money. I do not serve in this “company”.
They paying only in BTC and ETH now
So Brutus, can you just withdraw all your money and be finished with profit?
In ponzi circles they’re known as “selective payments” and are a sure sign the scheme is collapsing.
It’s a way of extending the life of the scam.
The people who are getting paid are also urged to communicate this on all channels, to calm everyone else down. Soon it’ll be your turn, real soon now.
Everyone that say that they don’t get paid are either liars or they did something wrong.
I mean, I have read many articles online… and many agree that it is very difficult to earn 5% ROI on a weekly basis, or you have to be doing very risky investments, which will not warranty you to win all the time. This guys from AGAM, have been in such a long streak which make me think that probably is not investment at all and is only about getting new affiliates… but, as I mentioned above, basically I have been able to earn what I initially invested and now is just profit. Basically passive user, as I didn’t created a network of affiliates. So in my case I’m not lying or searching for posting related to AGAM and try to post positive feedback. I basically ended up here after searching for the company, read all the posts and just sharing with you all my personal experience, for which until now I have had not issue at all. I will keep you posted for the good and the bad.
5% per week is 1,264% per annum. The US federal funds rate is 1% per annum. Stockmarket investments generally project around 2-3% per annum above inflation. 5% per week is only possible by scamming people and you know it.
Other than what others have said: less of a paper trail for the authorities to follow.
So I joined Questra in Feb, they paid every week, was able to withdraw to BTC no probs, took 3 days to receive.. but then it went all down hill!!!!
Stopped withdrawals due to attaining a local lisence, then said due to blah blah, we will change to Five winds, now Fivewinds is active no Nothing of nothing!!!
keep receiving weekly email you have earned this much , but not able to withdraw , no withdraw options and also no communication, no one answers messages!!!!!!
But it sems other people still on AGAM still receive and withdraw!!!!!!! not fair!
I won’t argue, as I’m not defending anyone here, but 5% per week, is equivalent to 260% annually (52 weeks).
On the other hand, have you seen how much bitcoin has increased its price since March? back then it was equivalent to $1,300 USD and now above $5K. So is not unreal to think about profits around 5% or above.
My first experience, with AGAM. Initially I wanted to purchase the $2,430 package so to proceed I had to do it through bitcoins, at that point bitcoin price was equivalent to $1,300 USD and I purchased 2 BTC, 5 days after the transaction my money was still not credited to my account, to be honest… yes, their customer support service or financial dept., which they claim to have, sucks!
but on day 6 my money was deposited at market price, $1,600 so I earned $600 apart from the investment plan they offer.
What I mean is that at least in my case, I have had not issue at all and after few scenarios which I have faced, at the end they have answered or executed correctly.
So again, my feedback is positive. If I ever experience anything negative, I will share it with you as well. As that is the idea of this type of sites, so that people don’t make the same mistakes as others.
Alejandro your experience is good like many others clients, but in my case I am still waiting and they do not answer my emails or the answer is rediculous… it is obviously that they will not pay me anymore.
I believe that they make selective payments too, they are not stupid!…. I will back to post the advances.
Alejandro, 5% per week is 1164% due to the effect of compounding.
Start with $100. Week 1 you have $100 + $5, week 2 you have $105 + $5.25 (the .25 is the interest on the interest – 5% of $5). Week 3, $115.76, week 10 is $162, week 20 is $265, week 50 is $1264.
Look up compound interest on google or wikipedia to understand more.
Got it Will, but compound interest only applies in this scheme/business if you keep re-investing. If you cash out the ROI on a weekly basis, it is 260%. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Anyhow, this week I’m attempting to cash out 4K Euros, I will confirm if everything goes fine and how long does process takes.
I receive this email every time that I want to withdraw money:
Yes, definitely their tech support / customer service “dept.” sucks! easily you can spend over a week with back and forth emails, or being ignore until some point you get a reply with a solution.
Believe me I have had to deal with it. One of my 3 affiliates tried to deposit funds and it took over 2 weeks; at some point we thought the money was lost, but finally it was credited to his account. It is really frustrating!
We involved Questra support and Atlantic finance dept. (email removed). Give it a try Brutus, hopefully you get a positive answer.
Hi Alejandro, thanks for your support…. The answers were from finance department…. I only can wait now.
The scammer is wrong. Annualised compounded growth is how you compare any two investments on a like-for-like basis, regardless of their timescale.
Which is more attractive – a $100 investment that pays $5 interest every week into your pocket for a year, or an investment that pays $260 interest at the end of the year with no regular income option?
Clearly the first, because in week 1 you have $5 in your pocket that you can reinvest (or spend) for 51 weeks, in week 2 you have $5 you can reinvest for 50 weeks, and so on.
In the second investment you don’t have the benefit of having that money in hand.
To calculate the benefit of having this income in hand you assume it is reinvested back into the same investment.
Whether you actually do or not is irrelevant – that is the monetary value of having access to that cash for that length of time ($5 for 51 weeks, $5 for 50 weeks and so on). And with returns of 1,264% per annum, why on earth would you reinvest it in anything else?
The point is that offering 5% a week is just as implausible as 1,264% per annum – because it’s the exact same thing.
Anyone who participates in such a scheme must reasonably know that their money is coming from the investors who come after them.
They say that they have suspended the payment but do not believe. We went through almost the same things. First they said thet suspended because they are negotiating with our government. This took 2 months.
Then they said that they were seperating Europe region from AGAM and created some new bullshit called Five Winds. We waited for another month.
Then Five winds launched with no function of withdrawal. Ever since this happened in the beginning of September, the so called company did not make any explanation – not even one.
I tried to warn all AGAM users who were still able to get paid, telling that this will soon happen to them too because obviously this is a sinking ship!
I am sorry but you will probably need to forget about your money. We have lost hope many weeks ago.
I real nogt understandal this above.
I join the FiveWings and from that moment on every Friday is received the email with my revenu’s last Friday 5.06%.
My mistake was to start making withdrawals too late, when all those problems started, so I recovered only a little part of my investment….. bad luck, lesson learned.
The good part is that my deposit was won on another project so, this was a circle, money came easy, money went away easy.
It is never a mistake to join a scam.
The problem now is you probably have not learned and still will join a few more.
You are not fooling anyone here talking about mistakes.
Well first of all that’s number on a screen.
Second of all, what’s there to understand? You sign up as a Five Winds affiliate and invest.
That money is paid to existing affiliates. If you manage to withdraw, you then steal from people who join after you.
These Winds have stopped. Payments are done and anyone thinking that this will set sail again is a MORON!!!
This was the unique ponzi program that I have joined in my life… when I said another project I did not mean ponzi. So no more of this kind of shits.
Well people, as stated above I’m back to confirm that I was able to withdraw through bitcoins, this week, 4.5K+ from my account in AGAM. It took 4 days for the process to be completed.
So as for now, regardless of what people in the forum is stating, I have had no issues whatsoever with this program.
@Malthusian, you referred to me as scammer?! well I have been totally honest with everyone here and I’m not trying to sell anything, just sharing with you my personal experience.
I don’t even have a network and I already recovered my initial investment ($21K) and now is just profit.
What can I say, you can’t expect me to provide a bad review about AGAM, if I haven’t had any issue at all and all I can say if somebody ask me, I will just provide a positive review.
Congratulations. You stole $4500 from affiliates who invested after you. That very much makes you a scammer.
When investing, it’s very important to know where the money is going and how returns will be generated – if you don’t know this how do you know you’re not financing crime/terrorism?
In the case of AGAM you either don’t know (which is negligent) or you know that it’s from later investors and don’t care (which makes you a scammer).
My advice is that instead you should make some money by investing in businesses you understand the operation of, buy something you think will appreciate in value, or simply put it in a savings account. Don’t give it to Ukrainian/Russian scammers via offshore African banks.
Maybe “Alejandro” actually is Alexander from Rusia and he is part of the company… 😉
Thanks for the help with responding guys, but solicitations for investment advice just invite recruitment spam.
It’s not secret that Questra World is stupid financial hype of Paul Krymov. Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan suffered from it and this is not the limit!
Where is the surprise? Everything in the style of this swindler: fake directors, delay in promised payments! In a word, the usual show-off usuallu created by Krymov around himself!
And no matter how he promoted Questra in the media, people who understand even a little, immediately recognize his characteristic mannerism!
Hello! Can anyone update me about AGAM and FWAM payments?
Can anyone withdraw money from any of these companies and, in that case, in which country?
Thanks for your help.
Carmen, check some facebook groups (e.g. Questra World – facebook.com/Questra2017/ – this one is not censored).
You will see all signs of a collapse. Desperate comments of affiliates not being paid since May/June 2017.
Only random and very rare payments are reported in Europe (these interrupted payments justified by “an implementation of a compliance with EU financial regulations and rules”).
Better situation seems to be in eastern Asia, where scam is not still exposed and hidden company management tries to suck off idiots in “virgin” countries, while cutting off other countries where recruitment ¨has already slowed down.
Yes. Any payment received is money stolen from someone else. Accepting this stolen money makes the recipient party to the crime.
Anyone who deposited money has already had that money stolen by thieves and their money is no longer available.
Hope that helps.
Hi Alejandro, what country are you currently in ?
New scam idea didn’t last long. More money lost for the fools who trust this garbage when there is more than enough evidence that it is an absolute scam. Pay more attention next time.
Beverley, I’m based in Panama.
Ok guys, so we got taken. How do we go about recouping or getting our money back.
Its obvious what we need here is to outsmart the russian criminals of AGAM. All hands on deck. All suggestions and ideas welcome.
Travel to Russia and start door-knocking?
I don’t mean to sound like a dick but realistically you don’t have any viable options…
Mr. G. Try your local FBI office. Try seeing how people fared after other ponzi schemes. I doubt you will get a cent back though.
Организатор афер Questra Word и A.G.A.M. Павел Крымов будет экстрадирован в Казахстан.
The organizer of the scam Questra Word and A.G.A.M. Pavel Krymov will be extradited to Kazakhstan.
Thanks for the heads up!
i took my time to read all the comment and i felt so disappointed because i was still expecting my money and after all this comment i think i know what is going on.
i invested 21 870 euros for the Black box in my account and up till now i do not have my money back.
now i am convict that this is a scam and i want to thank everyone who made this possible. only God will judge us thanks.
Hi Ben, sorry to read your story. You should still remember that somebody out there has a lot of your personal info and could use it to take out loans etc.
You should register with a credit checking service like noddle or experian in the UK and maybe even let your banks know you were involved in this ponzi scheme.
hello bobby please make me understand what you mean by someone out there has alot of my personal info and how can they use that to get loan?
is this bank real? have you been able to withdraw your funds from your account?
Ben, these Ponzi/pyramid schemes run in two rounds…
After a kind of “promotion period” when everybody is happy (paid correctly according to its “investment”) it continues with collapse: selective and disabled payments. Scam admins pack the rest of deposits of “partners” (victims) and disappear. You know.
Optional round two (may be hidden and delayed):
Quite often during round one, people (victims) are encouraged to provide their personal data (personal ID document, passport, driving licence, selfie portrait, selfie with ID document, utility bill) to scammers. This is covered by KYC (Know Your Customer) policy, account verification process etc. other bullshit.
Personal data can be later used for illegal activities and other scams (identity theft) for various purposes – money laundering, establishing new fraudulent “enterprises” with faked management, fraudulent loans, false identity of illegal immigrants… whatever.
I am not sure if soliciting for personal data was a case of Questra/Lianora/Five Winds scam. You shall know yourself.
Personal data are traded on a black market and have significant additional value, which can be exploited.
This “company” was started by scammers. They not only have stolen your money, they have collected all the personal information you gave them when signing up. They could use it in the future or sell it to other scammers.
You need to think about what personal info you gave them. Your bank account? Passport number? Address? SSN? Birthdate? Full legal name? Etc..
Good luck and let this be the last recruitment based opportunity you join. I’m sorry for your loss.
thank you very much God bless you.
i really thank every one for education me more on this fake company they made away with my money but God is with them and will help me again.
It seems that the biggest problem with crypto tokens is that the market is barely regulated and controlled by financial authorities that makes Ponzi schemes and financial pyramids like Questra/ AGAM, Five Winds (FWAM), Digitherium, Alpha Cash, Golden Island possible.
And their creators, like Prochukhan and Pestyuk are still able not only to avoid criminal punishment and attack other market players with black PR-campaigns.
The market definitely needs international professional standards to be implemented as well some global regulative acts.
Also, in my opinion, the players shall create and participate in the professional associations, which would provide no place for the people like Alex Prochukhan and Cheslav Pestyuk.
Recieved no refback from them!!!
Registered in Cabo Verde islands in West Africa (!!!) and have no offices in the EU to have a talk with someone, who is in charge for it personally!!!
Scam!!! Stay away from dealing with them!!!
Btw, I’ve read these outrageous Prochukhan and Pestyuk of stinky famed Questra have already launched a few more scam-projects: Digithereum, Golden Island, Alpha Cash and Five Winds Assets Managament (FWAM).
The same old story – HYIP-projects registered in Hong Kong and even in the Atlantic ocean near West Africa – Cabo Verde Islands – no any offices in the EU!!!))).
I wonder how do people can go on beliveing them after all?
I would add that I have read a lot of articles and polemics online, and convinced that it is very difficult to earn 5% ROI on a weekly basis, or you have to be doing very risky investments, which will not warranty you’ll be able to earn anything at all.
It’s completely not clear how they do invest, what’s their portfolio structure and the instruments they use.
The Financial Services and Markets Authority of Belgium (www.fsma.be) has warned the public against the irregular activities of Five Winds Asset Management and QW Lianora Swiss Consulting SA.
Five Winds Asset Management and QW Lianora Swiss Consulting SA seem to have ties with Questra World, Questra Holdings and Atlantic Global Asset Management, firms that have been the subject of warnings published by the FSMA, the NBB and several foreign authorities.
Top promoter for This ponzu says questra is coming back and they are all buying into his bullshit.
It’s easy enough to launch a reload scam and convince gullible victims to invest again.
Whether the reload scam has anything to do with Questra World however is another matter.
To me this just sounds like a top investor hoping to fleece a list of gullible victims all over again.
Has nothing to do with Questra World other than that being the common vehicle the majority of those being targeted lost already lost money in.
Questra World was shut down by the authorities. It’s over and not coming back.
The leaders of the criminal financial pyramids Questra and AGAM Pestyuk and Prochukhan have deceived their depositors for thousands and thousands of millions of rubles.
In August 2017, Questra stopped all the operations for 3 weeks. After that, it was officially announced that a new company Five Winds Asset Management (FWAM) was created.
The creators are the same – Prochukhan and Pestyuk. AGAM, together with Questra World, hasn’t been closed down and stopped its work, but remains in the countries of Asia and Africa.
For the Europe and the CIS, a new company, Five Winds ASSET Management, was established, the advertising broker FWAM was another established company by Questra World – Lionora Swiss Consulting Sa.
The whole article is here: news.mail.ru/incident/34223143 (Google translator helps)
The same story for Kazakhstan.
(the full article, inform.kz/kz/policeyler-five-winds-asset-management-kompaniyasynyn-okilderin-izdep-zhatyr_a3330675)
Thanks for the heads up, much appreciated!
The news said the police in Russia recently has also closed the FWAM offices in the city of Kazan, the FWAM activities investigation has been started.
It looks like FWAM has been losing the CIS markets.
Film-investigation: see how owners of financial pyramids Questra World and AGAM and their relatives continue to steal their depositors today.
More than $200 million have been stolen. How many years of prison will the fraudsters-owners of the pyramids, Alexander Prochukhan and Cheslav Pestyuk, get? youtube.com/watch?v=9Ppjsh6FqPA
Rebooted scam Five Winds Assets Management and QW Lianora Swiss Consulting are going… to reboot.
Not a big secret that FWAM never “worked” as promissed. Although nice commissions and interest rate (passive income) could be seen in backoffice, I wonder if anyone was paid “officially”.
It was heard through the grapevine that the most of the payouts were handed in cash in “secret” regional offices and via internal transfers.
In the March (or so) even the FWAM website landing page and backoffice page was terminated.
Meanwhile… Within unofficial (what else) Facebook group funny rumours (exit scam jokes) are spread:
…Some “John Smith” bought the comapny…
…this is a message from an unofficial source… published on unofficial information facebook group…
“…to (sic! too x to) much transparency caused a lot of trouble and that will not happen again.” (the best one!)
People in comments ask who is Alexander Kästli. 😉
The experiences from the past learned us that to much transparency caused a lot of trouble and that will not happen again.
So Questor World scammers are going to move to another star system to avoid scrutiny? Lulz…