Brazilian police and the Portuguese branch of Interpol have dismantled a criminal network operating a sham company in Lisbon that defrauded thousands of Brazilians in a scheme inspired by the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
In a statement, Brazilian police said a Czech national based in Lisbon had opened a call centre and hired hundreds of struggling Brazilian workers living in the Portuguese capital.
There was a “sociopathic atmosphere” at the call centre, which police said mimicked the 2013 blockbuster “The Wolf of Wall Street”, based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, who ended up in prison in the 1990s for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars.
Workers were encouraged to watch the movie and replicate the behaviour of the main character played by Leonardo Di Caprio.
Source: Brazilian police bust ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ crime ring in Lisbon | Reuters