On 30 August, The Shift said that a whistleblower has claimed that a Malta operator was potentially linked to the illegal proceeds of one of the biggest-ever online financial scams. The named operator has come under the spotlight after reports detailing its potentially shady past and its links with those involved in corruption, crime, and money laundering. It was allegedly funded through a fraud involved a network of companies, brands and individuals operating illegal call centres, trading sites and betting sites throughout Europe and which is said to have scammed at least 200,000 vulnerable and elderly people out of more than €200 million. It is also said that documents show the operator was set up with funding from 2 companies, both of which are labelled as scams and being involved in money laundering.
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