Investigating the concentration of High Yield Investment Programs in the United Kingdom

  title={Investigating the concentration of High Yield Investment Programs in the United Kingdom},
  author={Sharad Agarwal and Marie Vasek},
  journal={2022 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS\&PW)},
  • Sharad Agarwal, Marie Vasek
  • Published 21 April 2022
  • Business
  • 2022 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW)
Ponzi schemes that offer absurdly high rates of return by relying on more and more people paying into the scheme have been documented since at least the mid-1800s. Ponzi schemes have shifted online in the Internet age, and some are re-branded as HYIPs or High Yield Investment Programs. This paper focuses on understanding HYIPs' continuous presence and presents various possible reasons behind their existence in today's world. A look into the countries where these schemes purport to exist, we… 


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