|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Santa Fe, NM, United States
Business Venture Scam
| Crypto trader, Robert Kim, a serial scammer, steals millions from investors |
Kim is an American born citizen, currently based in Seoul, Korea. He has been accused of serial cons in the US until around 2010, and then started the con game again in South Korea (details are provided by another victim/concerned citizen at www.robertkim-scam-korean,american-conman.blogspot.com). Around 2017, Kim started up www.bitcoin-fund-manager.com which offers free and paid subscription daily technical analysis updates as well as managed trading through API. He often warns viewers on his YouTube videos to not give anyone bitcoin to invest and be careful of imposters making personal contacts through social media. However, he is the “imposter” and I have video proof! Kim “manages” crypto trades through his fake trading platform, Gluxtrade.com. He shows enticing profits before demanding a 15% pay in advance profit. He then shows huge profits, but they are never accessible, using blockchain wallet non-spendable funds with no private key. Kim creates fake shipping companies to send shipping manifests showing that the profits are being sent in US dollars. Similar to the puppy shipping scam, the shippers have many problems and continue to demand more money to get the shipment past customs. Once he has drained the investor of money on each phase of the scam, he goes to a new one. He uses fake banks to show the huge profit in an account and then requires VAT fees to transfer the funds. When he has finally exhausted all of the investor’s funds and patience, he celebrates his victory by texting f-you gifs.