The newspaper Turun Sanomat reports that during home raids, Turku police found indications that the suspects may have been trying to set up similar schemes to gather money from people via the Internet.
Police have come across plans for Internet fraud in Helsinki, Forssa, Turku, Oulu, and Tampere while investigating the activities of the founders of Global Pension Plan. The "Plan" promised quick returns on investments, but has been accused of being a pyramid scheme.
"People should think about where they put their money," warns Turku police force's detective Esko Vesanen. "Can ten or so euros really bring a huge profit in just a moment?"
Police have been investigating one pyramid scheme after another since March.