Investigations continue into FSJ pyramid scheme

The investigation continues into the women’s pyramid sceme operating in Fort St. John.

Constable Greg Nardi says the RCMP hasn’t made any arrests yet, but has received numerous tips after the original news release was issued. [asset|aid=1009|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=77210b7f5678e67aa7f091b0cc7cb731-Greg Nardi 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The scam, Women Empowering Women, was first brought to light earlier this month. The group asks potential victims to join for a fee of five thousand dollars. The participants are encouraged to recruit their friends and family members and, are told members receive 40 thousand dollars, when they reach the top of the pyramid.

Constable Nardi says he has heard some of the group’s meetings have been canceled since the public was notified the group is illegal. He also says the group may have changed their name. [asset|aid=1010|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=df45ce332dd694ef8a0d4cae9afd7b20-Greg Nardi 2_1_Pub.mp3]

Nardi says the RCMP will soon be organizing information sessions regarding pyramid schemes. He says they are for information purposes only and no one will be arrested or charged at that point.

Anyone with any information on the scam is encouraged to call the RCMP at 250.787.8100.

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