[CLICK HERE] When his victims asked for a refund John Karl Robin creates fake stories to be "locked out" exchanges or "stuck in trades".
John-Karl Robin is now also known as Trading Plex TheCryptHawk
Uses the fake alias of Matthew Lorimier from San Francisco. He has uses the same tricks to lure investors into his mutual fund bucket and promises them a "bot" which will work in their benefit. He ends up stealing their money however, again.
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That channel is KoinVX led by a Canadian entrepeneur guru named John Robin (twitter handle KoinVX/CryptHawk/TheCryptHawk/CryptoNestApp)
John Robin is a master at what he does and by this I'm not saying he is a master in cryptotrading. He's a master in deceiving people and making himself look legit.
Here's the tactic John employs in this CryptoScam. He posts signals from telegrams, helps you with whatever you need and then he opens what he calls "Mutual Bucket Funds" (MBF from now on).
Here is how they work: You send him money and then, after a reasonable amount of time, he sends it 5x or 10x what you invested. Thing is, he doesn't. He did 3 buckets (started in early December) and some people didn’t even get refunded because he “failed to make promises.
All the while he claims to have made +50 BTC in that span of time in his personal account.
A month ago, an ex-user of his channel did a stream explaining why everyone should get out of the mutual when the refund date came (March 31st) and there's a couple of points I'm going to write below as a summary of that video.
- John threatens an ex-user to prevent him from talking
- Ex-user asks John if he wants to answer the questions directly in front of everyone, John doesn’t accept;
- In 2008 John was a marketeer for a feminine online magazine — EllesEtincelles;
- In 2013 John starts a wine business called Winecious, got closed by authorities. John never refunded his clients and didn’t send them the wine. Appeared on Canadian TV;
- Has multiple companies registered throughout the years. Every single one of them is closed after a few months;
- In 2016 John is developing Rentork APP — An app with supposedly 65k users. John went on a podcast about Rentork, never mentions cryptocurrencies and he says he got rich from previous businesses (Winecious? or EllesEtincelles?);
- In early 2017 John posts an ad looking for a Job on Fiverr... yeah, Fiverr.
- In late 2017, in his first appearance in crypto, John asks for advice on what to invest 5k on vergecurrency subreddit. He deleted his user but the video provides proof it’s his by linking that user to a previous announcement he made on his KoinVX discord.
- In November 20 John announces he is developing a coin called KoinVX (he renamed it later to Exide). Today, April 25, there is no coin development (confirmed by devs while John was saying they were making good progress), no whitepaper and no onepager (after being promised in february).
- In early December, John announces the mutual fund buckets, buckets where people would put their money and hewould trade for them with the promises of getting their money plus 5x. People would be able to watch the trades and their balances in real time. They never saw anything.
- John did 3 buckets, none of them return any profit and most people havent been refunded despite asking for the refund everyday since March 31st.
- Around 200 people were in the buckets. John got between 300 and 500k from them.
- In the meanwhile, John also claimed to have donated 1M usd in crypto to a children’s cancer research fund. This was also debunked in the video, since the fund does not accept any crypto, confirmed by phone.
- He also claims to have 6500 BTC and makes 100s of BTC daily on his personal account on bitmex.
John answered to this by screaming with his users instead of addressing any question. He said he would do it later. Its been 25 days without refunds and without addressing those questions. You can hear it below:
So, what is John doing now?
KoinVX gets back at it again with another fund. Since the last 3 were proven a scam, he is now trying to do it in private. Even comes with a .docx contract in which the last activity from the company you’re signing the contract with was dissolved in 2015. Do not fall for this. The video below is from April 25.
After the promise of “no more buckets”, KoinVX John can’t resist and does another one, this one more private since he apparently got all his personal data posted online. Don’t let him get away with it again.