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Owners of MFX Broker wanted

MFX Broker


Back in November 2016, there was an influx of negative feedback regarding MFX Broker. Traders complained they had difficulties in withdrawing their funds, while the company did nothing to solve the problems. Later in May 2017, the news broke that owners of MFX Broker were declared wanted.

MFX Group is a group of companies founded by Igor Volkov. The group includes investment companies MFX Broker, MFX Fund, and MFX Capital.

MFX Broker has legal registration in the offshore jurisdiction of Belize, and at the time of its activities had two licenses. Note that the International Financial Services Commission (IFSC), the financial regulator of Belize, has never defended interests or solved problems of clients of forex brokers under its jurisdiction.

Have you seen these people?

In May 2017, CEO of Master Services, owner of MFX Broker and MFX Capital brands, Igor Volkov and his assistant Margarita Zhiznevskaya were declared wanted by the financial police of Georgia. As it turned out, Georgia’s law enforcement bodies were investigating a large-scale fraud case with Volkov and Zhiznevskaya being the prime suspects.

Igor Volkov and Margarita Zhiznevskaya

According to investigators, Russia’s residents Volkov and Zhiznevskaya established MFX Broker in Georgia. From 2014 to 2017, the company offered residents of Georgia investment deposit programs with a monthly return of hundreds of percent and refunds on demand. However, depositors never got their money back. The investigation found that the total damage of 105 depositors amounted to $1.5 million.

Volkov and Zhiznevskaya were sentenced to imprisonment in absentia by the Georgian court for the duration of the investigation. Owners of MFX were declared wanted. A criminal proceeding was initiated under the article "Misappropriation and embezzlement committed by a group of people on preliminary conspiracy on a very large scale", which implies a prison term of 7 to 11 years.

Prehistory

In October 2017, customers of MFX Broker in Georgia and other regions where the broker was represented faced problems. They could not withdraw their funds, and it was impossible to contact representatives of the company.

Volkov and Zhiznevskaya at the opening of the office in Batumi, Georgia

At that time, Igor Volkov launched a new project called MFX Capital. Its clients were offered to invest and receive a fixed annual return of up to 45%. There was no clarity regarding the mechanism of MFX's work, and the broker's founders gave no official comments.

Earlier in August 2016, the company established a branch in Batumi, Georgia. The region was flooded with advertising of high-yield programs from MFX, and it worked. Meanwhile, the broker's activity in Russia noticeably declined.

The situation with payouts only worsened further, and Volkov kept a low profile for some time. However, Igor Volkov returned to hold the reins in March 2017, promising to do everything possible to revive the business and give customers their funds back.

He even gave an interview to Forex Magnates, in which he argued that payments on deposits had already been made. He also asked depositors to give him a month to settle the matter.

Apparently, the grace period was used by MFX owners for other purposes. A month later, an alarming number of complaints were received from the citizens of Georgia. The broker's clients could not contact MFX representatives, not to mention the return of lost funds. Igor Volkov vanished into thin air, while Zhiznevskaya continued to openly conduct financial activities on behalf of Master Services (MFX).

The weird thing is that Margarita Zhiznevskaya still actively promotes her business coach services and holds financial and investment webinars. She does not hesitate to post publicity materials in various social networks, while MFX clients are shedding tears over losing their money, and prosecutors are searching for evidence.

Zhiznevskaya actively runs an Instagram account. Photo posted on January 20, 2018.

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Author of MFX Broker: Valentin | Date 2021-06-15
This is the worst experience I ever had. This was my first attempt to investing in Forex trading and I ended up dealing with a fraudster. To be honest, it was a little traumatizing because I really gave my full trust on the company. To find out that they have just been manipulating me all this time, it was a hard to digest.
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Author of MFX Broker: Emilia | Date 2021-06-10
A few years ago, I registered at MFX broker. It was a great start. I was earning really well and the representatives of the broker were very nice. I guess this was part of the reason why I trusted them so easily. Unfortunately, it was all part of the ploy to manipulate their clients.
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Author of MFX Broker: Gisou | Date 2021-05-14
Margarita does not have the right to call herself a business coach or a financial coach. They deliberately lied to their clients and ran away with all our money after attracting thousands of clients. I cannot accept that they would be living their life freely as if they did not do anything wrong.
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Author of MFX Broker: Dhiraj | Date 2021-06-04
You would see how thick-faced this woman is. After all the manipulation that they did to their clients, she tried to fool more people by giving financial advice which would most probably be useless. They should have just been arrested and jailed.
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Author of MFX Broker: Rheggie | Date 2021-04-29
The owners of MFX Broker cannot just get away with their fraudulence! I lost a thousand dollars on this broker and I just can't accept that while we are suffering the losses, the fraudsters are living their life freely. I still don't understand how one of their owners was able to actively conduct seminars on her social media when she should be punished.
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Author of MFX Broker: Denzel | Date 2021-04-19
If a company offered you a fixed annual return, wouldn't you be tempted as well? All I wanted was to earn and all I got were losses. I just still couldn't believe that the employees of this broker who sounded so sweet and polite were just playing me all along. I feel so foolish.
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Author of MFX Broker: Vonmar | Date 2021-04-15
If I see this woman again on social media, I will immediately report her. It is so unfair that thousands of people have lost their investment while these fraudsters were able to take away the money and live freely. They should be punished!
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Author of MFX Broker: Jamiely | Date 2021-04-09
I cannot believe that the owners of MFX Broker are still not caught. Margarita was even active on her social media account after the issue on the broker was spread. Aren't the authorities supposed to go after them? They defrauded thousands of people! They cannot just get away from it so easily.
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Author of MFX Broker: Vicente | Date 2021-05-25
That's true! You can really see the injustices when it comes to cases like this. Perhaps, the regulations in the Forex market is not that strong yet as well that is why the authorities are not able to arrest the fraudsters.
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Author of MFX Broker: Vieve | Date 2021-04-01
The owners of MFX Broker must be arrested! Years have already passed yet I still haven't heard about the owners of this company being punished. They should be held accountable for what they did! I lost $3000 on this fraud broker. I trusted them because they were very pleasant to speak with and their trading services seemed great. But I was wrong because they only took my money and never communicated with me again.
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Author of MFX Broker: Sangga | Date 2021-03-23
I still can't believe that I just let these people play me. It makes me furious thinking about what they might be thinking every time I spoke with them and asked for their advice. They were probably laughing to themselves and thinking how foolish I was.
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Author of MFX Broker: Jonathan | Date 2021-03-15
I wonder where the owners of MFX Broker are now. It seems like they haven't been arrested. I think that it is just so unfair that fraudsters manage to get away with their illegal activities. Losing $3000 is no joke and I am highly frustrated that we don't even get justice served.
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Author of MFX Broker: Warren | Date 2021-05-17
I bet they are living their life to the fullest while we, the victims are still impacted by what they did to us. Can you imagine that one of their owners even dared to act as a coach on here social media account. It was as if they are confident that they would not be caught.
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