The unauthorized and thus illegally operating German payment processor TrustSecure GmbH has been operating since 2017. Initially, the company was founded at the end of 2017 as SCRI-Alpha 961 GmbH as an asset management company. Already in January 2018, the company was renamed to Trustsecure GmbH and Serghei Grodetchi with official residence in Düsseldorf was appointed as managing director. The BaFin issued another cease-and-desist order to TrustSecure in the context of the broker scams FDM Trade Online and TradesPrime.
Currently, the Wirecard tsunami sweeps over Germany and destroys the reputation of the capital market and its institutions. The responsible authorities, auditors, and politicans are sort of playing the "Trip to Jerusalem" or "Musical chair" and deny any guilt in causing this drama. The frightening truth is that Germany has a systemic problem with cybercrime and money laundering. The consequence of this truth is that Germany must review the state of its authorities and its approach to cybercrime. And FATF should have a very close watch!