LUCKIN COFFEE INC REVIEW
This complaint was posted on NAS on 6th Jan, 2021 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.nameandshame.com/luckin-coffee-inc-5YCWC/criminals-paying-180-million-for-accounting-fraud-id5ydq6 .
Criminals Paying $180 Million For Accounting Fraud!
Today, The Smart Investor Feed brings you another morally reprehensible fraud.
Luckin Coffee Inc has been seized/arrested by the U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC). Shocking right?
We weren’t expecting this as well, but these scammers are getting smarter by the minute, making it harder for us to identify.
Such swindlers seem to be booming in numbers lately. This case is kind of interesting, why don’t I show you why:
Full Report On Luckin Coffee Inc
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged China-based company Luckin Coffee Inc. with defrauding investors by materially misstating the company's revenue, expenses, and net operating loss in an effort to falsely appear to achieve rapid growth and increased profitability and to meet the company's earnings estimates. Luckin, whose American Depositary Shares traded on the NASDAQ until July 13, 2020, has agreed to pay a $180 million penalty to resolve the charges.
The SEC's complaint alleges that, from at least April 2019 through January 2020, Luckin intentionally fabricated more than $300 million in retail sales by using related parties to create false sales transactions through three separate purchasing schemes. According to the complaint, certain Luckin employees attempted to conceal the fraud by inflating the company's expenses by more than $190 million, creating a fake operations database, and altering accounting and bank records to reflect the false sales.
The complaint further alleges that the company intentionally and materially overstated its reported revenue and expenses, and materially understated its net loss, in its publicly disclosed financial statements in 2019. For example, Luckin allegedly materially overstated its reported revenue by approximately 28% for the period ending June 30, 2019, and by 45% for the period ending September 30, 2019, in its publicly disclosed financial statements. The complaint alleges that during the period of the fraud, Luckin raised more than $864 million from debt and equity investors. After Luckin's misconduct was discovered in the course of the annual external audit of the company's financial statements, Luckin reported the matter to and cooperated with SEC staff, initiated an internal investigation, terminated certain personnel, and added internal accounting controls.
The SEC's complaint, filed today in the Southern District of New York, charges Luckin with violating the antifraud provisions of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder. The complaint also alleges that Luckin violated the reporting, books and records, and internal control provisions of Sections 13(a) and 13(b)(2) of the Exchange Act, and Rules 12b-20 and 13a-16 thereunder. Without admitting or denying the allegations, Luckin has agreed to a settlement, subject to court approval, that includes permanent injunctions and the payment of a $180 million penalty. This payment may be offset by certain payments Luckin makes to its security holders in connection with its provisional liquidation proceeding in the Cayman Islands. The transfer of funds to the security holders will be subject to approval by Chinese authorities.
Conclusion: Luckin Coffee Inc Is A Fraud
The report on SEC clearly suggests that Luckin Coffee Inc never had any intentions to do honest business or provide helpful services. Main intention behind all their actions was to take advantage of the honesty & gullibility of people and scam them. It would be an understatement to call this a mere fraud, this one is a scandal.
If you feel like you are a victim of this scam, then I recommend contacting a law firm and consulting with them about a lawsuit. Companies & firms pay huge reprimands to settle serious lawsuits.
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Full Disclosure: We sourced this piece of information from the SEC database