Crowd1 Warnings From Regulators In South Africa And Vietnam
Crowd1 has a monthly revenue of approx $80 – $100 Million and signed up approx. 6 million members.
Last week we decided to delist Crowd1 from our Direct Selling database as 6 other countries warned against the company, bringing in to 8 countries….
According to the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA); their purpose is to ensure an efficient financial sector where customers are informed, and treated fairly, stated in a tweet:
Crowd1 is not authorised to render any financial services as contemplated in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) Act. Members of the public are warned to not conduct any financial services business with any individual or entity associated with Crowd 1.
Vietnam’s Competition and Consumer Protection Department has issued warning against Crowd1:
“The Department of Competition and Consumer Protection assessed that the operational model of Crowd1 showed signs of pyramid investment and prohibited acts under the current regulations”, (a) Department representative said.
In order to avoid physical and legal risks, the Competition and Consumer Protection Department also issued a warning to people not to invest, or develop business systems into the projects with Crowd1.
3. New Zealand:
“We recommend exercising caution before dealing with Crowd1 and Impact Crowd Technology S.L. as they are not registered companies or financial service providers in New Zealand”.
“The Lottery Authority records that Crowd1 is being traded in a pyramid system”.
“The Commission has received information that an individual or group of persons representing an entity named CROWD1 ASIA PACIFIC INC. (CROWD1) are enticing the public to invest their money in the said entity with the promise of high monetary rewards or profits.
Those who act as salesmen, brokers, dealers or agents of the said entity in selling or convincing people to invest in the investment scheme it is being offered including soliciting investments or recruiting investors through the internet may be held criminally liable under Section 28 of the SRC and penalized with a maximum fine of Five Million Pesos (Php5,000,000.00) or imprisonment of Twenty One (21) years or both pursuant to Section 73 of the SRC (SEC vs. Oudine Santos, G.R. No. 195542, 19 March 2014).”
The core business activity of Crowd1 is to introduce new members of the public to its business practice. Participants who join as members are encouraged to recruit new members through promises of bonuses and additional owner rights. The primary source of income for Crowd1 is generated through the recruitment of new members.
The CNV identifies Crowd1 as a securities offering. The regulator notes Crowd1 is not registered with the CNV and therefore operates illegally. It is also illegal to promote unregistered securities. Promoters of Crowd1 in Paraguay face up to three years imprisonment or a fine.
The FSC hereby informs the public that Crowd1 and/or any individuals/ representatives or promoter groups operating under this name are not and have not, at any point in time, been licensed and regulated by the FSC.
Crowd1 is a closed membership club by invitation only. The membership is free and as a free Associate you will be allowed to upgrade with different Education Packages, that includes several internal and external features, that Crowd1 from time to time offer their Associates to join and potentially earn money from.
If you choose to be an Associate with a paid Education Package, Crowd1 may provide you with Owner Rights. As a free Associate in Crowd1 you will be allowed to log in at your back-office at the website www.crowd1.com
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