Is Wirecard scandal a danger for us?

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Is Wirecard scandal a danger for us?
« on: August 22, 2020, 11:02:31 AM »
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I m reading the details of the Wirecard scandal which looks like a cold war thriller and I wonder if Wirecard represents a danger for gambling communities. Any?
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Re: Is Wirecard scandal a danger for us?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 02:36:01 PM »
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Luckily, and I mean luckily, the Wirecard scandal is not affecting gambling.
Back in 2016-17 Wirecard tried to compete with PaySafe in German markets. Some bookmakers and especially some casinos adopted Wirecard as a means of payment. However, they didn't succeed in these businesses.
One of the things that worries me, is that Wirecard had branches in Singapore and the Philippines, where many gambling operators, brokers, and agents are based. So far, there is no indication that any broker was conducting business with Wirecard.
Indeed, this is a thriller that will become a Hollywood movie soon.
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Re: Is Wirecard scandal a danger for us?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 03:33:49 PM »
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One of the things that worries me, is that Wirecard had branches in Singapore and the Philippines, where many gambling operators, brokers, and agents are based.

The only known broker with ties in both Singapore and Philippines is AsianConnect. As we all remember very well, AsianConnect stopped playing players during the first lockdown of March 2020. More or less this is the time when the Wirecard scandal came out to the public. So, my question is what is AsianConnect's exposure (if any) to Wirecard?
Did they stopped payments due to the Wirecard scandal, or due to the pandemics?
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Re: Is Wirecard scandal a danger for us?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 10:34:38 AM »
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Yes AC had connections with Wirecard, possible this is one of the reasons they hold funds of clients in the last months
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Re: Is Wirecard scandal a danger for us?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2020, 07:19:42 PM »
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Yes AC had connections with Wirecard, possible this is one of the reasons they hold funds of clients in the last months

Asianconnect88’s management informed us their last Wirecard bank account was closed back in 2017.
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