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How the ‘Sonnedix Gabon’ Ponzi scheme reeled in and scammed investors

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A company called “Sonnedix Gabon” was offering users investments in solar energy in December and January, promising huge payouts. But one of our Observers in Gabon quickly realised it was a scam, trying to warn others. The international Sonnedix company, active in 10 companies, denied having any operations in Gabon. And the so-called Sonnedix Gabon disappeared without a trace on January 10, shocking those who had invested.

In this episode of The Observers, we looked into how Sonnedix Gabon managed to convince investors it was a real company. And how our Observer Boursier Tchibinda was able to uncover the scam.

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