The striker has a loss of R$18 million, but he is not the first football athlete to lose money in false schemes involving people he trusts
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(updated on 2/2/2024 at 9:39 am)
Duduof Palm treeshe was victim of a scam and suffered losses of R$18 million. He accuses employees of a bank, a notary’s office in São Paulo and his former advisor and best man at his wedding, Thiago Soubhia Donda, for his involvement in the fraud. Dudu was not the first player to suffer million-dollar scams. Remember other athletes who also went through similar situations.
1. Gustavo Scarpa and Mayke
The duo were also victims when they were at Palmeiras. Scarpatoday in Atlético-MGand Mayke, still at the São Paulo club, accuse his ex-partner William Bigodetoday in Santos, of having involved them in an alleged financial scam. The two athletes claim to have suffered a loss of R$10 million, in total, when investing in cryptocurrencies at Mustache’s suggestion. The lawsuit filed by the duo points out that Willian Bigode and his partner Camila Moreira de Biasi suggested investing in XLand, which would offer a return of 2% to 5% on the amount invested, an unrealistic value given the reality of the market.
Even when I was in Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar he was victim of a robbery worth around R$200,000. One of the athlete’s bank accounts was hacked. The loss was compensated, but it can be considered “small”, since, at the time, the player’s monthly salary was US$4.5 million (R$24 million).
3. Luis Fabiano
The former São Paulo striker even preferred to help in the fight, but the blow was harsh. That’s because he and other celebrities were victims of a financial pyramid scheme in 2023. A company offered a false investment with the purchase and resale of used cars and subsequent resale to retailers. Profitability of 4% to 8% was promised.
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