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Investment Fraud & Boiler Rooms

Binance lawsuit over money laundering

Our firm will soon launch a lawsuit to clarify the structure of cryptoexchange Binance. This is a preliminary proceeding necessary to hold Binance liable in a follow-up case for facilitating fraudulent money flows with high damages from our firm's clients. Reason Our firm has held Binance liable for damages on behalf of clients who are victims of boiler room fraud. In boiler room fraud, criminals sell fake investments through websites. Victims first see rising prices [...]

The investment fraudster’s roadmap: 5 tricks a boiler room uses to defraud customers

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 [...]

Margin calls and swaps in CFDs (contracts for differences)

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 [...]

Increase in fraud via Anydesk and cryptocurrency wallets

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 [...]

Lawsuits against new CFD brokers from Cyprus

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 ( [...]

Three new rulings CFD brokers Cyprus

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, [...]

First ruling CFDs: EUR 807,600 in damages

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 [...]

Counter-procedures CFD brokers stranded

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 [...]

Paying investments with bitcoins?

Pay with bitcoins? Then it could be fraud. We are seeing a strong increase in fraud with investment products via cryptocurrencies at our office. If an "investment firm" asks you to pay "investment" via bitcoins, which you must first purchase via a "wallet" at a (reliable) company, realize that fraudsters have their reasons for not getting paid via the bank . Anonymously Payments with cryptocurrencies can be transferred more anonymously and faster to a wallet [...]

What is a boiler room?

A boiler room is a criminal organization that extorts money from people through fake investments. Boilerrooms disappear after a while and the loot is often hard to find after that. Method There is not one typical method for this criminal activity. Many boiler rooms approach their victims by telephone and persuade them to invest via a website. This website can give access to a (fake) account where the victim is led to believe that his [...]

How to recognize investment fraud

Suppose you are called to start investing and it seems like something to you. You look at the website and it looks good. You can start with a low amount and your investments will go well. You get a call again, and you're tempted to make some more. But you still have doubts, because the company is abroad and you wonder if it isn't too good to be true. How do you recognize whether you may be dealing with a "boiler room"? In this article we give 9 tips on how to spot an unreliable investment website. Investment fraud is common. It happens to both novice investors and experienced investors who embark on an adventure with CFDs (contracts for difference) and Forex products. These are our tips!

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