VRT takes its controversial collection “FIRE” offline after a brand new controversy

VRT takes its controversial collection “FIRE” offline after a brand new controversy

Monetary independence, early retirement! This catchy slogan is that of the FIRE motion. A motion created not way back however which in a short time grew to become identified all through Flanders because of the documentary collection which bears the identical title.

The acronym FIRE stands for “monetary independence, retire early”: the collection offers with the topic of monetary independence which might permit you to retire as quickly as doable.

The collection, from its launch, was strongly criticized by most people. It highlighted distinctive successes because of investments made within the discipline of cryptocurrency. Few considerate selections about sure investments are proven on display.

By no means, for instance, are the hazards related to cryptocurrency investments mentioned. We solely see nice successes. This earned condemnation from the monetary watchdog FSMA: “The VRT FIRE collection sends a harmful and unrealistic message to younger folks. Monetary training should educate them the correct reflexes in the case of cash,” stated the group in a tweet.

In current days, the controversy on the topic has elevated additional and the VRT has determined to take the collection offline. The explanation ? One of many faces of the present is claimed to be concerned in a Russian pyramid scheme.

Wout Schrijvers is 28 years outdated and comes from Diepenbeek in Limburg. The latter, who exhibits himself in movies in Dubai, claims to be a multimillionaire and retired for 2 years. He says he earns hundreds of euros on daily basis because of merchants who make investments funds for him and he would then pocket 1.4% of the income.

A fortune that rises because of a sure platform referred to as “The Future Commerce”… and which is the truth is an unlawful pyramid scheme run by Russian crooks. The system guarantees excessive income, far past what’s lifelike. Besides that, the income are paid with the investments of latest prospects, which is unlawful, the FSMA instructed VRT NWS. “If an investor in a pyramid scheme receives compensation for bringing new buyers into the pyramid fairly than for promoting or consuming merchandise, this constitutes an unfair enterprise follow.”

The VRT then determined to place the documentary offline. “With “FIRE” we tried to painting a topical, albeit controversial, phenomenon with actual tales and folks. Each attentive viewer understood that not each story within the collection may serve for example to observe. .FIRE was by no means meant as an academic program.”

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