Gobbledygook makes it easier to pick your pocket

26 Aug

Author: Bruce Cameron

Publications: iOL

Date Published: 26 August 2012

Taking refuge in opaqueness helps the malevolent to succeed in major scams, such as the R1.8-billion apparent Ponzi scheme called the Relative Value Arbitrage Fund (RVAF).

Just as the FSB must up its game in dealing with the excesses of the regulated financial ser-vices industry, so it has to improve its performance dramatically in clamping down on the cheats, such as Herman Pretorius, who controlled RVAF and, from what I have heard, used a silver tongue and much confusing language to bamboozle investors.

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