More specifically, Mr Olofsson says that from his point of view, this
is ‘100%’ the work of the Russian mafia and bears its hallmarks down to
Firstly, a common theme among Russian mafia scams is understood to be
a sudden disappearance of the company, including websites, telephone
lines, email addresses and social media accounts, all of which are well
documented in Juicy Field’s fallout.
Crucially, however, they ‘leave behind people who are still
communicating on different social media platforms’, informing investors
that there have been temporary issues or technical difficulties and that
their money will soon be returned.
“They try to make people think that yes, I haven’t been scammed,
there are still some people who are answering things and they are saying
some assuring things. That’s one of the sophistications of the scam.”
Alongside various correspondence to investors via social media over the past few weeks, which BusinessCann detailed here, Juicy Fields has been contacting investors over the past few days in an attempt to further muddy the waters.
It claims that speculation Juicy Fields is a Ponzi scheme ‘could not
be further from the truth’, and the fallout has been the work of a rogue
actor, Friederich Graf von Luxburg. “