Two professional soccer players from Brazil have claimed that they fell prey to a cryptocurrency scam and were persuaded to invest in a fraudulent project by another player. According to media outlets, Mayke, who is currently playing at Palmeiras, and Nottingham Forest’s Gustavo Scarpa, have initiated legal proceedings against WLJC, a “consultancy” and “financial planning” firm operated by Willian Bigode, who currently plays at Fluminense. They claim they invested $2 million on WLJC’s advice in May last year and were promised profits of 3.5% to 5% a month on their stakes. However, allegedly, the profits never materialized and their funds were not returned when they attempted to withdraw them. Bigode’s legal team claimed that he was not acting in bad faith and that he lost $3.4 million of his own funds in a fraudulent project.