Mirror Trading International collapse sounds VERY similar to BTC Global Team playbook used…
More news on this and Cheri Marks really knows how to tell a story.
Cheri Marks is believed to run MTI along side her husband Clynton Marks.
She acknowledges that MTI has “unraveled”.
Following the search and seizure warrants executed by the FSCA on the 26th of October … it was becoming very difficult to handle to amount of work created for each department.
We insisted that Johann get help in the technical department as it was clear he and Nerina were not coping.
The system kept crashing and Johann told us that we had had numerous hacking attempts by a Russian syndicate.
This is starting to sound like a movie, there were Russian hackers that wanted ransom?
That is a great story, but without evidence and proof how can anyone fall for that?
Anyway, when the FSCA raided MTI’s officers, apparently Johan Steynberg wasn’t able to confirm MTI’s bitcoin balance.
A week after the raid, Johann requested that Clynton Marks give him BTC to pay members that had made
withdrawals as the limitation on withdrawals with the broker was still a hinderance.
Johann agreed to put in 400btc as well. Clynton then agreed and paid over 400btc of his own outside of MTI to Johann on the 1st, 11th and 12th of November 2020.
Management has no proof that Johann did contribute the amount he stated. Clynton Marks had full confidence that he would get his Bitcoin back.
Johann said Nerina Steynerg also allegedly gave 200btc for this process.
Johann frantically processed withdrawals and management insisted on this being the highest priority
knowing full well Cheri Marks had promised this to members on Johann’s instruction.
I just want to let you know even though they say “outside” money, anything that was deposited by Clynton Marks and Nerina Steynberg was MTI investor money…
Things getting interesting where a random email pops up presented “from an anonymous source”.
In this email, the “anonymous do-gooders” claim they warned “numerous high level MTI members” about the FSCA raid.
The “anonymous do-gooders” warn everyone about Johan Steynberg’s pending arrest and go on to claim Mirror Trading International, s Ponzi scheme, is a “phenomenal gift to society”.
What comes next I never seen in any exit scam before….
They start talking about how the financial institutes and freemasons are out to get them…
The fact is, that you, sir, are stepping on the toes of major financial institutions in South Africa and abroad.
Freemasonry is not just a rumour.
It is a well known fact that the major players in the current financial system are 17, 18 and 33 degree masons which will do anything possible to see the downfall of MTI.
It is with great concern sir, that you pose a major threat to their ecosystem.
Is Cheri Marks really trying to justify their scam?
Johan decided to take upon himself to act on this ransom email…
Yeah it’s completely normal to just take an email and act on it where it effects your life…
On the 2nd of December 2020 the team heard from Johann and Nerina Steynberg, this time they were on
their way to the airport.
Johann assured us all that everything will be ok that he simply needed to secure himself for MTI and put measures in place if ever something did incapacitate him so that Nerina can run the company.
He did not disclose where he was going, he openly said that not even Nerina would be told his eventual destination. To date, his wife and daughter and extended family remain in SA.
Don’t you notice something odd about this?
Cheri Mark’s story has changed!
Wasn’t she saying a few days ago that Johan Steynberg left South Africa to work on MTI server migration?
Which made no sense…
Johan did send Clynton numerous pictures and messages of his flight to Doha.
Apparently from there he went on to Sao Paulo, this was conveyed to Cheri Marks in a telephone conversation at a later stage.
For the weeks between the 3rd of December to the 14th of December Johann and Nerina continued to
manage and run MTI’s technical department despite the challenges we faced, slow withdrawals, withdrawal reporting problems on the server side, a server that needed upgrades and better protection.
On the 12th of December Clynton was very worried that he had not heard anything from Johann. The team
later made contact with him and he said he fell asleep and apologised for the scare.
On Sunday the 13th of December we had a management meeting and Johann was told by our team that we
refused to work with him any longer if he didn’t appoint a proper second in charge that could run the
system in his absence.
He reiterated that Nerina would do this, as she is his 2IC.
We said that if anything ever happened to him, Nerina would be in no position to run a company and suggested we appoint an outside contractor to assist.
Johann was reluctant but agreed.
This is where Cheri Marks turns on Nerina, claiming that after Johan agreed to the contractor she
categorically stated that she can run the company and that Johann will not be handing the technical department over to anyone.
Apparently this contractor was appointed and given access on Monday December 14th.
Later that night Johann Steynberg confirmed he continued to process MTI affiliate investors withdrawals.
At 12:27am on Tuesday he confirmed withdrawals were slow due to checking process but that 5200 withdrawals had been done for the day.
The last time we heard from Johann was Tuesday 01:51 am.
On Tuesday we had no news further from Johann. We called Nerina and she also had not heard anything. She did not seem worried.
On December 15th (Tuesday), is when the “Johan didn’t log in for 12 hours” email went out.
Cheri Marks immediately called Nerina.
Nerina was calm and said she would go to see Johann’s best friend as he was flying to Brazil on that Saturday
to join Johann.
When Nerina was asked what the first step should be to find him, she said “Maybe he doesn’t want to be
Cheri Marks is claiming that MTI’s bitcoin is trapped in Trade300 accounts.
Just so you know Trade300 was created by Steynberg for MTI (not real).
Nerina told us not to tell members about Johann being missing, and that she was sure he would turn up.
On Thursday 17/12 management got the press release from the FSCA.
We immediately contacted the server team and disabled all deposits into MTI. Nerina then confirmed
Johann uses the alias Joe Steyn “all the time, for everything”.
Nerina was again instructed to open a missing persons case immediately.
From the time of writing this statement she has still not opened a missing persons case.
On Wednesday 16 December we paid a private investigator to find Johann. Nerina was not happy about
The investigator interviewed Nerina, she refused to be recorded and was not forthcoming with information.
According to Cheri Marks, Nerina claimed that Johan Steynberg booked a flight back to South Africa on December 22nd.
This was news to us, not once during the last week or after his departure was that ever communicated to us.
We are convinced she has control over his funds and the team of management and leaders were promised she could run MTI in Johann’s absence.
This is all the information we have up to the time of this statement. Further information will be communicated when we get it.
There are lots of questions about that…
So does that mean he is back in South Africa?
Did he ever leave?
Cheri Marks is actually a really good story teller now and much better compared to when she pulled the same stunt in BTC Global Team.
It’s the exact same playbook…
Fake brokers, blaming missing people, and setting herself and the rest of the MTI ringleaders up as victims (not really victims when they banked big).
Cheri Marks and her ring leaders need to be stopped.
If the FSCA and/or South African police who are involved in the criminal investigation reading/watching this, you need to take action on this asap.
You didn’t follow through with BTC Global Team and now the same exact performance has been used again.
You know who the ringleaders are.
You know they have most of the invested funds.
You know Cheri Marks is going to continue to pump out smoke and mirrors until she is arrested!
On the BEHALF of MTI victims, do your jobs please!
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