‘A really harmful message to younger individuals’: VRT takes controversial documentary collection ‘FIRE’ offline
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 turned identified all through Flanders because of the documentary collection which bears the identical identify.
The acronym FIRE stands for “monetary independence, retire early”: the collection offers with the topic of economic independence which might permit you to retire as quickly as attainable.
The collection, from its launch, was strongly criticized by most of the people. It highlighted distinctive successes because of investments made within the area of cryptocurrency. Few considerate selections about sure investments are proven on display screen.
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 individuals. Monetary training should train them the appropriate 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 rationale ? One of many faces of the present is alleged 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Wout Schrijvers is 28 years outdated and comes from Diepenbeek in Limburg.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 1000’s of euros each day 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 in truth an unlawful pyramid scheme run by Russian crooks. The system guarantees excessive income, far past what’s life like. Besides that, the income are paid with the investments of recent prospects, which is unlawful, the FSMA instructed VRT NWS. “If an investor in a pyramid scheme receives compensation for bringing new traders into the pyramid fairly than for promoting or consuming merchandise, this constitutes an unfair enterprise apply.”
The VRT then determined to take the doc 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 supposed as an academic program.”
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