Genbit, ArbCrypto and Prosperity Clube have deceived more than 100 thousand people all over Brazil.
The financial damage caused by the schemes, according to the estimates of the authorities themselves, may exceed $ 1.5 billion.
In the first half of October, the courts ordered the arrest of the founders of the One Bitcoin a Day review financial pyramid, which promised false income of up to 2.5% per day to attract victims. One of the arrest warrants, according to a process obtained exclusively by Livecoins, was issued on behalf of Eneas de Lima Tomaz.
The curious fact is that Eneas, pointed out by Justice as one of the founders of ArbCrypto, is the brother of Edinea de Lima Tomaz, wife of businessman Nivaldo Gonzaga dos Santos. Santos, as we all know, is the founder of Genbit, a supposed financial pyramid of cryptomorphs that has a debt of R$ 1 billion.
Family relationships don’t stop there. According to the process, Eneas is also Gabriel Tomaz Barbosa’s uncle, Nivaldo’s stepson and one of Genbit’s „heads“.
Family united in financial blows
The family’s involvement in financial pyramid schemes is old. This is because Eneas, Edinea, Nivaldo and the young Gabriel also participated in the Prosperity Club, a financial pyramid that collapsed in 2017.
In August, Livecoins published an article explaining that Gonzaga was part of the scheme, which left a trail of 20 thousand victims. There are videos in which he appears speaking at mounted events to attract investors.
In November 2018, according to the process, the four were summoned to the 4th Police District of Ribeirão Preto (SP) to give explanations about the supposed financial blow.
Nobody, however, attended the police station. Since that time the police have had difficulty in finding the family, as notified below.
First supposed family coup involves „Nano Power“ technology
The first supposed financial pyramid scheme set up by the quartet, however, is old. In 2005, they founded the company Indaco Energia em Equilíbrio, based in Indaiatuba (SP).
Indaco claimed to have products made with a technology called „Nano Power“. To acquire the supposed product – which was never revealed to the public – it was necessary to buy packages that cost from $ 499.
Who would sell and attract more people to the business, as the pyramid schemes book says, would receive commissions. The company, however, never worked out. Proof of this is a testimony given at the end of 2018. In it, Samuel Pinato, Nivaldo Gonzaga’s right-hand man, talks about the difficulty of paying the rent for Indaco’s commercial room.
Damage caused by the family passes of R$ 1,5 billion
Genbit, ArbCrypto and Prosperity Clube have deceived more than 100 thousand people all over Brazil. The financial damage caused by the schemes, according to the estimates of the authorities themselves, may exceed $ 1.5 billion. There is no information about Indaco?s damage.
Besides the material damages, the emotional damage generated by the family was also immense. Some people used their father’s inheritance to invest money in the schemes. Others invested the only money they had because they believed in the false promises.
For all this, it’s surprising that some people still defend Genbit and TPK (Treep Token). The token, which the company forced around 45 thousand investors to accept, is not worth a penny in the market.