Canadian In Dubai Arrested For Fraud
Aziz ‘Com’ Mirza and his two brothers allegedly used online forums, including the Muslim Entrepreneur Network, to attract investors to a series of fraudulent schemes, including «International Success Group» and a cryptocurrency called Habibi Coin, touted as the «Bitcoin of the Middle East.».
Mirza, who maintained a following of 800 000 on Instagram, also touted a scheme called the «Leverage Program».
Mirza’s LP scheme is believed to have procured £4 million from investors.
A US investor named John Barry says he handed over $500,000 to Mirza after spending a week with him and with professed admirers.
Ippokratis Boboras, a resident of Greece, told the Gulf News she invested $10,000 in Habibi coin which Mirza promoted in 2018.
Another Greek investor called Giannis says he and his brother invested $17,000 in Habibi coin after socializing with Mirza at the Burj Khalifa apartment.
Bur Dubai Police reportedly moved in on Mirza on October 27 after a resident of the UAE claimed to have lost over $150,000