Those who start investing through a CFD broker often face "margin calls," or obligations to add money, which increase the risks of this form of investing. Margin calls and swaps (charges over holding positions) can cause these investments to evaporate. What are CFDs? Contracts for Differences are not stocks but derivative, indirect investment products. The investor and the counterparty enter into a temporary contract speculating on a price decline or conversely a price increase in [...]
How do you know if you have fallen into the nets of an investment fraudster, an online scam or an untrustworthy CFD broker? All these scams work according to the same playbook; step by step, the investor, who is actually a prey, is lured into the trap. Phase 1: the positive phase In the first stage, the investment fraudster does not show his true face, but presents himself as friendly and helpful as possible. He [...]
Our firm is seeing a sharp increase in fraud using "screen sharing software" from Anydesk, Teamviewer and Screenleap and cryptowallets used to siphon off money. investment fraud This is a new form of investment fraud, which begins with arousing interest in complex investments (Forex, CFDs or cryptocurrencies). The criminal organization uses an investment website where the duped person creates an account. In reality, this is a boiler room; in fact, there are no real investments [...]
The Cypriot CFD broker Capixal sells CFD investments on the Dutch market. A report has been received at our office of extensive damage. We're starting a lawsuit.
In recent months, our office has received many complaints about evaporation of investments in CFDs through brokers that have recently been active on the Dutch market, which focus on Dutch consumers. New labels, but the same method The parties that have become active on the Dutch market in recent months are: Tradedwell ( https://www.tradedwell.com/nl ), a label of iTrade Global (Cy) Ltd. IGMFX ( www.igmfx.com/nl ), a label of IGM Forex Ltd Phoenix Markets ( [...]
As a result of the obligations under the Wft and Wwft, a tendency has become visible that banks are trying to exclude more and more customers with large amounts of cash flows. In addition, they often try to end existing customer relationships with these types of customers and even, in the experience, sometimes look for nails at low tide to get rid of those kinds of customers. Customers with a lot of cash flows therefore [...]
When is an employee sick? There are several aspects to look at to determine whether an employee is sick or not. And if an employee is ill, does the employee have obligations? And does an employer have obligations? In this blog you can read about illness among employees and the obligations that arise from this from both the employee and the employer. Sick according to the law When a sick employee is referred to, the [...]
Have you been fired or will your contract no longer be extended? In that case, you are in principle entitled to a transition payment (also referred to as severance payment). A transition payment is a financial compensation that the employer must pay if he no longer extends your contract or fires you. If you resign yourself, you are in principle not entitled to a transition payment, unless there is a serious culpable act/omission on the [...]
ABNAMRO Bank has just announced that it will also compensate customers for damage caused by spoofing fraud in specific cases of "gross negligence". Until now, this bank has been stricter in assessing fees requested than the other banks. In spoofing fraud, a scammer takes possession of a victim's bank balance by calling the bank's unique number, giving the scammer the confidence that it is a real bank employee who is calling. Spoofing is technically still [...]
On May 24, we wrote in a blog that the first ruling has been handed down in a case against a CFD broker from Cyprus. In the meantime, 3 judgments have been added, in which the court has also ruled in favor of the duped investor. The verdicts make it clear that victims of CFD brokers stand a chance in court. District Court of the Northern Netherlands, location Groningen In the verdict of May 19, [...]
Sometimes you only find out as an heir that large sums of money have disappeared from your parents' bank account. In this blog I discuss the possibility of the heirs to recover that money with the tort as the legal basis. In principle no account and justification Now that the elderly continue to live on their own for longer and at a higher age, we see an increase in the use of informal care in [...]
A Cypriot CFD broker must repay €807,600 from the District Court of Noord-Holland. The court ruled that there were "unfair commercial practices". This is the first ruling in a series of proceedings pending before various courts in the Netherlands against CFD brokers from Cyprus. In total, this involves damage of more than € 12 million. Most victims say that they came into contact with the investment products from Cyprus through a "fake ad" with a [...]
A counter-offensive by the providers of CFD products has been halted. The judge in Cyprus refuses permission to take Dutch consumers to court. fake ads These are providers of contracts for difference (CFDs) from Cyprus who sell these investment products through fake advertisements about bitcoins and famous people. Last year, several Dutch courts declared themselves competent to hear cases against these parties. The stake is now more than € 8,000,000. Which judge? The CFD brokers [...]
A money mule or “money mule” is a person who makes his checking account available to a criminal to receive and transfer criminal loot. If the criminal approaches the money mule, the crime (in which the bank account of the money mule plays a central role) has yet to be committed. The damage can be high.