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Riots break out across Colombia after investment scam collapses

Nov 14 --Riots have flared across Colombia over the collapse of a pyramid investment scam that left thousands of investors broke and furious. Police used teargas and batons to quell crowds that tried to storm the offices of rogue investment firms, some of which had left notes taunting their victims for being gullible.

Riots break out across Colombia after investment scam collapses

Mobs smashed doors and windows in a vain effort to enter the premises and recoup savings, or at least take revenge on fraudsters, who had vanished overnight.

"Dear investors, thanks for trusting us and depositing your money," said a note on the door of a company in the province of Cauca. "Now, for being stupid and believing in financial witchcraft, you will have to work for your money."

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