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The millionaire fraudster Jürgen Harksen (1960-2024)
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Jürgen Harksen promised his prospects greater than 1,000 % returns, however in the long run they obtained nothing. Why he was all the time profitable.

Betrug usually works in keeping with a easy sample. Jürgen Harksen knew that every one too effectively. Making an impression, creating greed and taking part in on individuals's concern of lacking out on the chance of a lifetime: this triad fashioned the sample with which Harksen earned the popularity of being a monetary genius amongst Hamburg's monetary elite on the finish of the Eighties. And as a result of Harksen mastered the sport like no different, round 300 managers, financial institution executives and celebrities like Udo Lindenberg are stated to have entrusted him with a complete of at the least 150 million deutschmarks (round 75 million euros). Sums that led the press to dub Harksen the “King of the Cons” when the matter was lastly uncovered.

Dennis Kremer

Editor within the “Value” division of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

Rock musician Lindenberg is alleged to have shortly had a foul feeling in regards to the matter and really obtained his a refund. But virtually everybody else by no means noticed their supposed funding once more. Because Harksen acted perfidiously. He was a born funding fraudster.