Finnish media reported last week, that Valkee Ltd. is now registered on the public list of insolvent debitors (protestilista). The maker of the HumanCharger scam devices, which has received stupid money investments of more than 10 million Euro and is chaired by the “famous” Timo Ahopelto, is now unable to pay bills as low as €1000.
The press reports show, that despite being otherwise a small and rather unimportant company, Valkee is still of interest because of the vast media attention it received in the past. This development was furthered, predicted and documented by this blog for years.
The snail media, having re-published my stories repeatedly without revealing the source, missed a certain detail. Valkee Ltd has also been forced out of their long-term headquarters in Oulu. Their website still speaks about “R&D and production facilities [which] are located adjacent to the company’s headquarters in Oulu, Finland”. In fact, Valkee could no longer pay the rent in Elektroniikkatie 3-5. The new address is in Lummintie 11 in Oulunsalo.
There is not much space for production and R&D, adjacent to a massage therapist.
The company is so desperate, it sells the devices now for $87 (previously $219). In Europe these are out of stock, no cash to manufacture any more. This is how the story ends.
2 thoughts on “HumanCharger-Valkee leaving the stage”
Unfortunately the story does not end. They took money from me in December; no goods. And they are still taking orders according to the website and shipping in Feb. Mine was shipping in Jan. supposedly. And yet they are still allowed to operate a working website taking people’s money …
Everybody can operate a website and cheat money out of you. It’s how you respond to that. Most somehow simply accept they have been scammed by Valkee.
There are certain people operating these companies and they leave a trail of ruined businesses and ripped-off customers. If these aren’t stopped, it’s simply history repeating.