A Surrey man who bilked investors through a Ponzi scheme has been handed a 27-month prison sentence for fraud, according to the BC Securities Commission (BCSC). Roberto Castano was handed the sentence for milking eight investors in a Ponzi scheme in which he issued promissory notes, claiming their money would be invested in stocks. He promised them a 5 per cent return every month on their investments.
Castano was raising money from investors through a company called Skyline Communications, according to the BCSC, and investing it in the stock market through a brokerage account.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.