- Brickell Global is scamming people out of their Bitcoin with its poorly created investment scam
- Brickell Global has stolen the name and documents from a SEC and FINRA regulated firm to appear more legitimate
- Despite best efforts, Brickell Global is very clearly another crypto investment scam
The crypto world is jam-packed with scammers looking to make a quick buck, and for the uninitiated it can be really confusing. So, here at FullyCrypto we dive into the details to make sure that you’re as safe as can be, even if it means we’re on the receiving end of death threats.
Today, we want to warn you about the Brickell-Global crypto investment scam. The guys at Brickell-Global will reach out to you on Telegram and add you to their group. So, if you get added to this group, ignore the scam bots posting in there and leave asap – it’s a scam!
Close, But No Cigar
As far as crypto investment scams go, this is genuinely a really great effort from the scammers. First impressions are that the website is solid, looks good, hasn’t got too many bugs and looks semi-professional. But, once you start digging into the details and really reading the content on the site, the red flags start appearing.
First up, Brickell-Global promises guaranteed returns starting from 15% in just 17 hours. There are plans that offer 150% returns on your investment after 5 days as well. If this isn’t already setting off alarm bells in your head, then you really need to reconsider why you’re in the crypto space. These are the biggest warning signs you can possibly get, so make sure you now know this!
Using Another Company’s Documents
As you head down the Brickell-Global website, you’ll come across a section that lets you view a FINRA document that proves it’s a legit company. While this is a legitimate document from FINRA, it has nothing to do with these scammers. What these scammers have done is take the documents and use the same name as the company that was regulated and licensed by the SEC and FINRA.
How do we know this? You wouldn’t openly want to publish some of the details that are present in this specific document, especially if you’re after new investors. Secondly, when challenged about the document, we were blocked from their WhatsApp support, their Telegram group and by the moderators from the Telegram group personally. If that doesn’t scream we’ve got something to hide, then we’re not too sure what does.
In Come the Typos and Formatting Errors
Any legitimate crypto investment company will have a team of copywriters, proofreaders and expert developers. So, when you spot careless spelling mistakes, improper use of grammar and very poor formatting errors, then you really should start erring on the side of caution. Professional developers, and even beginner developers for that matter, will ensure that all boxes are aligned and that everything matches up. However, with Brickell-Global, nobody seems to care too much that the formatting is off – not something a company that’s allegedly regulated by the SEC and FINRA would do.
These Numbers Don’t Match Up
If you read the FINRA document, then you will be led to believe that Brickell-Global was incorporated in 2000 and has been operating since then. Heck, the FINRA document even has regulatory events dating back to 2007. However, the website claims that it has been active for just over 220 days. It also mentions that there are 297 accounts with 1820599.71 deposited. We’re not sure what has been deposited as they’ve not added a currency there. Then, for the withdrawals there’s a total of 2023694 – again, no currency mentioned. That works out at a total of 6129.965 in deposits of whatever the currency is per person.
Later on in the website it actually details the payment methods that you can use. However, they’ve just left it to read “Payment Method” rather than even bothering to say Debit/Credit Card, Bitcoin, Ethereum etc etc. This is yet another mega red flag, proving that the scammers at Brickell-Global genuinely have no clue how to create a convincing scam.
The Fake Testimonials
Finally, we come to the crème de la crème. The part where all scammers slip up simply because they’re highly uneducated people. First up we’ve got Peppi Cruz. He is actually a stock image that has been used on a variety of other sites with other aliases. He’s also a designer for CaseCraft by the name of Sam Williams and is a Technical Support agent for MiniCode known as Moustafa Rawy. Honestly, it would be prudent to not trust any of these companies using this same stock image.
Next up is Brian Vandervort. Before we delve in to this guy, a person with the exact same name and photo is also the group admin of the Brickell-Global Telegram group and sports the [email protected] email address – suspicious. Brian is actually a stock photo used on dozens of other websites and is originally from Shutterstock. More suspicious behavior that should be raising more red flags.
Then, we come to Rosemary Jackson. She’s also another stock image and has been used in various WWE memes, dentistry website and even a pelvic floor physiotherapy advert. She really gets around and loves using this image. She’s 100% a fake testimonial given how extensively this image is used around the internet.
It’s without a doubt that Brickell-Global is 100% a scam. We’ve never been so sure of a thing before, so you’d do well to avoid this scam like the plague, unless you have a weird compulsion to lose all your money. In which case, reach out and you can send it to the FullyCrypto team!
Whenever ANYONE from the crypto world contacts you first, make sure you do your research as thoroughly as we have done here. It could be the difference between you losing everything and you walking away from a scam with all your money in your pocket!