Day trader Vinicius Ibraim broke the silence and recorded a video in which he said he had not lost R $ 30 million in an operation, but R $ 700 thousand. He also promised to pay all customers, but did not explain how he would recover the money.
The message circulated this Friday afternoon (06) to groups of clients affected by the losses that formed after the trader erased all social networks. He starts by trying to explain what happened:
“On the 27th, I was operating live in the presence of all my clients. There was a loss that is not even close to the R $ 30 million that the media is talking about. It was around R $ 700 thousand. Everything that is done on the stock exchange is proven, ”he says.
He then explained why he was absent after the unsuccessful operation:
“The operation ended at 5 pm and I was on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday thinking about what I was going to do. When I returned, I was suffering threats and I was afraid for my life and my son's life. So Saturday, Sunday and Monday, I was thinking about what to do to preserve my life and that of my son ”.
Just a week after the loss, on the 3rd, he claimed to have created a group on Telegram to communicate to customers about payments, but asked for patience.
Watch the video in which Vinicius explains what happened:
In conversation with Bitcoin Portal, one of Ibraim's victims questioned the numbers. The man, who lost R $ 10,000 and asked not to be identified, said he is in a WhatsApp group with other customers.
“We are 58 people and only those who have proof of deposit enter. In total, we added up to R $ 1.4 million. Two people have already received R $ 2,000 each, ”he said.
The statements, however, do not answer important questions about the case. According to a statement from B3 (formerly Bovespa), since October 6 he was banned from trading on the stock market for default. This occurs when a trader does not settle debts with a broker. He also did not say how he would pay the new debt.
In addition, Ibraim did not comment on the fund that bears his name and promised fixed earnings of 2% per month, which refers to a Ponzi scheme. By law, funds of this nature are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) – which was not the case. The scheme did not even have a CNPJ; customers deposited directly into a trader's Original Bank account.
Without information on the number of customers and the amounts deposited, it is not possible to estimate the actual size of the loss.
Wanted, Vinicius Ibraim's lawyer, Thiago Scopacasa, received questions from the report. As of the close of this text, however, responses have not yet been sent.