In light of the latest Financial Times (FT) article on 11 December 2019, it should be noted that Wirecard has never commissioned any surveillance to investigate or shadow individuals. This kind of behavior is not in line with our company policy. Nor do we have any relationship with Mr El Obeidi.
The document published by FT does not originate from our company and was not previously known to us.
It is true that in 2016 Wirecard commissioned an external forensics consultancy to identify the background of the Zatarra short attack. The mandate, however, did not include any shadowing of persons.