The apparent online broker Anola claims to be an impeccable platform for online trading. However, there is increasing information that Anola is not doing things by the book. Reports from traders about Anola are accumulating, which speak of telephone terror, rip-offs and investment fraud. Many have lost their capital invested with Anola. Serious doubts are spreading. Meanwhile, many Anola investors are worried that it is an investment scam. All Anola investors are wondering if they have been victims of an investment scam? And what can Anola investors do if the suspicion of investment fraud is substantiated? How can Anola investors get their money back? Does it make sense to file a criminal complaint against Anola with the police? What help is available in the event of investment fraud?
Anola: False promises on anola.io!
What are the dumbfounded visitors to anola.io being presented with? "Based on fast trading strategies. Using the best security system in the cryptocurrency world with a reliable digital wallet. We have designed our trading platform with endless possibilities for your financial independence. The Anola platform is for those who feel like a winner and realise the full power and potential of cryptocurrencies. For those who live by the principle - don't watch, trade!" That's just a small quote from the over-the-top promises that interested parties can find on Anola's website. Not a single one of these full-bodied assurances by Anola has been kept. In fact, the disturbing business practices rather make for unhappy investors and bad experiences!
The traders have so far only had bad experiences on www.anola.io. Anola.io is an unregulated and unfortunately also fraudulent trading platform for cryptocurrencies. Crypto trading on Anola seems tempting at first. The offers seem attractive and the Anola team very helpful. However, this only works well until traders request a withdrawal. Have you also had a bad experience with Anola?
Anola: Hide and seek domain entry!
Remarkable for the business practices of the Anola makers is that the website does not contain an imprint. Thus, the complete information on the legally responsible operators of the website is missing. If one takes a look at the domain data of the Anola website, there are no references to the operators. However, one learns that the domain was only registered on 01.12.2020 with GoDaddy.com, LLC.
Anola: Who is behind it?
Answering this question will be rather difficult for many investors, as the Anola makers do everything they can to conceal the true circumstances. However, this is nothing unusual. The perpetrators usually operate several of these websites with the same fraudulent business model. These are created in advance, quickly put on the net and just as quickly shut down. The top-level domain is often changed to deceive the financial supervisory and law enforcement authorities. But who is the operator? There is only scant information about this on Anola's website. The company Anola Trading Limited with the business address Anglo International House, 52 Lord St, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 4LE is given, but the makers of Anola cannot be found under this address. There is also the obligatory support email address. A worldwide search for Anola in the relevant registers leads to no result. This makes it clear that this is a purely imaginary product.
Anola: The customer acquisition of the investment scammers
The same approach can be found here again and again: In order to win new customers, Anola's offers are presented in all possible media and channels. Not infrequently, these are false claims. To reinforce the deception, they upload promotional films on YouTube in which interested investors are convinced with fictitious references. Here, supposed celebrities report on their experiences with online trading and cryptocurrencies, often with a misleading reference to the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen". With the same intention, an affiliate programme is usually started to incite others to beat the advertising drum for Anola.
Anola: Criminal business practices
As soon as the customer has registered on the trading platform, he receives calls from alleged financial brokers who like to refer to their years of experience and their satisfied customer base. In many cases, however, the makers of this business model are fraudsters, against whom the Federal Criminal Police Office and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) also warn. Investors usually start with a small amount of money. Beforehand, the investors are often motivated to install remote maintenance software such as "AnyDesk" or "TeamViewer" on their computers so that they can supposedly receive help with the first steps. In many cases, the computer is manipulated afterwards and unwanted transactions are carried out. In the process, the investment fraudsters often also gain access to their victims' online banking. What is particularly criminal, however, is when supposed profits are displayed on the trading platform in order to entice the customer to place further high stakes. Sometimes even small sums are paid back to lull investors into a sense of security. Who then does not want to increase the stakes further? But what happens next?
Anola: Repayment of the money will be conditional
Once in, it is usually impossible to get out. Instead, the administrators of the investment scams tie repayment of the money to further deposits. This is where employees come into play who claim alleged tax debts and commission payments. If these are settled, the alleged profits are paid out. The perpetrators send investors self-made tax and commission statements, often decorated with fake coats of arms. These would have to be paid urgently. It is never possible to offset them against the alleged profits. If an investor refuses to make further deposits, supposed profits are turned into losses through senseless transactions and the client is damaged to the maximum. The horror does not end there, but investors are permanently confronted with calls from other dubious providers. This indicates that the investors' contact details are traded on among the investment fraudsters. In the end, a "saviour" regularly calls claiming to have uncovered the whole scam. He impresses with his insider knowledge. No wonder, since he is part of the fraud gang. The next rip-off department! And of course the "rescuer" also wants a small fee - in advance!
Anola: Scheme of investment fraud?
There is no legitimisation of the online broker Anola. Anola is not regulated by a recognised European financial supervisory authority, such as the English Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)or the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec), which is frequently used by brokers. Similarly, there is no authorization from the Swiss Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (finma) or the Financial Market Authority (FMA) of Austria, which is responsible for Switzerland. It is also obvious that Anola is a scheme of capital investment fraud. All traders harmed by Anola are advised to consult an investment fraud lawyer as soon as possible.
Anola: Where do the fraudsters operate?
Unfortunately, Anola's illegal activities are not limited to the English-speaking world. Because Anola also addresses German-speaking investors, it is only a matter of time before the defrauded investors of this speaker group also come forward. Going through the list of supervisory authorities is recommended before any financial commitment in order to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of investment fraud.
Anola: Investors want their money back!
Fortunately, the circumstances are not as hopeless as they seem. Those affected can defend themselves and reclaim their invested capital. As of today, it is not likely that the Anola investment fraudsters will be caught soon, but there is nevertheless reason for hope. This is especially true because the money was transferred through accounts provided by financial institutions that strive to maintain a good reputation. Their managers have been shown to have failed to check the investors' deposits, some of which were large and therefore subject to controls, and their onward transfer for illegality. Omissions of this kind enabled the investment fraudsters to carry out their criminal activities in the first place.
Anola: They want their money back! How does that work?
Equipped with this knowledge, no investor would have entered into business with Anola. Now the only way left for the victims is to seek redress for the damage. Many investors cannot even imagine that there is a real chance of ever seeing their money again. Probably all of them are now asking themselves whether they can get their money back? Clearly yes! There are numerous legal bases to fall back on. The generic term is "money laundering". When investment fraudsters collect money, the offence of money laundering has been committed. Financial institutions are obliged to take action against money laundering. This is where one starts with good chances of success. First of all, essential questions have to be answered. Where did the funds moved by Anola go? Is there a possibility that the investors who have been harmed will get back the money they invested with Anola? What measures are now necessary? You can get the answers to these questions from a lawyer who specialises in investment fraud.
Anola: Who can help?
What to do in case of investment fraud? What help with investment fraud can Anola victims hope for? Anola victims will ideally find the help they need from an experienced investment fraud lawyer. He or she will be able to take care of your Anola case both in terms of the criminal aspects of investment fraud, as well as the recovery of funds and possible claims for damages. A trading lawyer is also an option because they are also aware of the methods used by fraudulent brokers such as Anola.
Anola: Follow the money!
The internationally active investor protection law firm Resch Rechtsanwälte has been pursuing such abuses on the unregulated capital market for more than 30 years. In this respect, Anola's way of working is nothing new. Over the years, Resch Rechtsanwälte has developed powerful tools for tracking down the evaded funds and following the money trails. Making funds actually disappear is becoming increasingly costly in the age of the internet. The faster investors follow the money trail, the better the chances that they will see their invested capital again. Now it is important that the investors who have been harmed by Anola take immediate action.
RESCH Rechtsanwälte - Experience in investor protection since 1986
If you have been a victim of Anola and want to know if and how you can get your money back, call +49 30 885 9770 or fill in the questionnaire. You will receive a free assessment of your case.