The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued contempt of court proceedings against an alleged online pyramid schemer. The watchdog claims she breached an order restraining her bank account use.
The ACCC alleges, Lualhati Jutsen, also known as Teddi Jutsen, used Facebook and an online site to attract potential clients. The program was known as TVI Express and TVI Team Oz and is mainly based in Indonesia.
New members paid upfront fees of $US275 and got their own websites to promote and encourage other people to join the system, which provided them with a commission.
In an order made by Federal Court judge, Justice Yates, the alleged pyramid schemer was not allowed to withdraw more funds than were reasonably required for ordinary living expenses from a certain bank account.
Although the TVI Team Oz had previously included a statement rejecting the allegations and promising to fight them in court, it was disabled at time of publication.
The alleged breach will now come before the Federal Court in Sydney on July 14.