Do not confuse with hype! High Yield Investment Program is a fraudulent project, similar to a high-return investment fund. It is a type of financial pyramid that pays early investors interest from the deposits of later participants.

The main features of the HYIP-project:

  • unreasonable promises of guaranteed high profitability, while the risks are silenced or completely denied;
  • lack of details of the organization, full contact details, licenses and official documents (or the provision of fake ones); 
  • non-transparent scheme of using money, general wording, “secrecy”, excessive complexity or vagueness of explanations of the essence and directions of investments;
  • the statement that investment is an exclusive opportunity.