This thread concerns an Investment Pool operated by Chris Williams (a.k.a The Wasp). Although tiny compared to Madoff etc this scheme could still result in losses of thousands and possibly tens of thousands for some investors. The investment pool was originally marketed as an informal Spread Betting Syndicate circa April 2009. 18 initial investors each put in Â£250. Some members of the pool became suspicious that the Account Statement updates being emailed to all members of the pool were being fabricated. These members asked to leave the pool and withdrew their funds including profits. They were given returns of between 200 to over 1000% within a few months, depending on the time of withdrawal. The pool operator(s) began to market the pool to second and third tier investors (latecomers). Minimum investment limit was raised to Â£5000. The pool is currently operating out of an account held with DukasCopy FX (see attachment). As of September 25 2009 the pool operator claimed pool funds to be over Â£400,000. It is believed the pool operator has now left the country from where the pool was initially started (the United Kingdom). Therefore pursing this matter with the local authorities is likely to lead nowhere.