Journalist looking for information/leads on forex scams in the era of COVID-19
Hello Forex! My name is Ed Prideaux and I’m a UK-based journalist (VICE, BBC, FT, Guardian, Independent, Spectator, etc.). I’m interested in writing an article about how scammers are using the internet - and especially social media platforms like IG - to recruit new bait amid the financial stresses of COVID-19. One area I want to explore is Forex trading, which has attracted its fair share of fake gurus, 'mentors' and other scammers for a while. I’m looking for tips, potential leads, and things to read and check out. Please share anything and everything you think I should see, and especially if it’s connected to COVID-19 and the economic slowdown. Ideally, I’d also like to source some testimonies from people in the sub-reddit who were recently scammed. As above, I’m especially interested in hearing from those who were targeted and fell for a scam because of financial hardship triggered by the global recession. For testimonies, everything would be anonymous on request. If you want to help, feel free to PM me or leave a comment, and I’ll PM you. Thanks - Ed
So iMarkets live changed their name, and they’re called IM Mastery Academy now and yep, they’re still shitty and preying on people who have lost their jobs/can’t work/taking advantage of the awful situations people are in financially because of the pandemic. My friend kept asking me to attend their online info session so I begrudgingly did and they basically take monthly fees if you don’t recruit certain quota of people, the leaders talk like pastors and it’s all so weird honestly, it was like a preacher selling me on Jesus and calling me a sheep saying that my 9-5 was me not “maximising my potential.” It’s definitely emotionally manipulative, saying how people who don’t join their academy and don’t make money independently are sheep, and how we’re disappointing our mothers like what, that’s just insane. If you want to learn Forex, there’s a million YouTube videos on it that teach you FOR FREE. Obliviously didn’t do it but my friend had give my number to her mentor, who kept messaging me, for months, requesting video calls, and I kept giving excuses cuz I really didn’t feel like dealing with that lol. Finally got fed up, told her I’m not gonna do it and I’ll learn on my own. The mentor said she tried to learn it too and it’s hard to learn on one’s own and I said I’m smart enough to figure it out and blocked her. Of course, I told my friend everything I could find online about this scam, about how it’s definitely a pyramid scheme and in life, there’s no “get rich quick” methods. I sent her countless articles, reputable sources and YT videos. In the end, all she said was this is a good opportunity for her and she’s gonna see where it goes. We haven’t talked since. Just wanted to post and let people know that they’re under a new name and targeting vulnerable people like the vultures they are!! Stay safe and healthy everyone!!
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Hi, just started and forex trading is very interesting. I am looking for a consultant and mentor who can help me master it. I want no scam or people who are just after the money.I want real professional who has a real history of earning from it.
Journalist looking for information/leads on scams in the era of COVID-19
Hello Scams! My name is Ed Prideaux and I’m a UK-based journalist (VICE, BBC, FT, Guardian, Independent, Spectator, etc.). I’m interested in writing an article about how scammers are using the internet - and especially social media platforms like IG - to recruit new bait amid the financial stresses of COVID-19. I'm interested in anything and everything scammy you can share, and definitely if it’s connected to COVID-19 and the economic slowdown. This includes outright fraudsters, forex dudes, day traders, fake gurus, ‘mentors’, e-commerce fakers, etc. I’m looking for tips, potential leads, and things to read and check out. Ideally, I’d also like to source some testimonies from people in the sub-reddit who were recently scammed. As above, I’m especially interested in hearing from those who were targeted and fell for a scam because of financial hardship triggered by the global recession. For testimonies, everything would be anonymous on request. If you want to help, feel free to PM me or leave a comment, and I’ll PM you. Thanks - Ed
Someone posted on here a few days ago asking about forex and forex trading in Kenya, I have gone through the responses and clearly, most people don’t have an idea. It is 3am in the morning and am in a good mood so let me make this post. This will be a comprehensive and lengthy post so grab a pen and paper and sit down. We’ll be here a while. FIRST OF ALL, who am I..? I am a forex trader, in Nairobi, Kenya..i have been actively involved in forex since I found out about it in Feb 2016 when I somehow ended up in a wealth creation seminar (lol) in pride inn Westlands, the one close to Mpaka Rd. Luckily for me, it was not one of those AIM global meetings or I’d be on Facebook selling God knows what those guys sell. I did not take it seriously till August of the same year and I have been active ever since. I don’t teach, mentor or sell a course or signals, I trade my own money. I am also posting from a throwaway account because I don’t want KRA on my ass. What the fuck is forex and forex trading. In simple plain English, forex is like the stock market but for currencies. Stock Market = Shares, forex = currencies. If you want more in-depth explanation, google is your friend. These currencies are pegged on specific countries, united states- dollar, UK- pound, euro zone- euro, Switzerland- Swiss franc, Kenya- Kenya shilling.. you get the point. Now, there are specific events and happenings between these economies that affect the movement and values of the currencies, driving their value (purchasing power up and down). Forex trading exploits these movements to make money. When the value is going up, we buy and vice versa (down –sell) Is forex trading illegal in Kenya? Is it a scam? Illegal, no. scam, no. All the banks in the world do it (KCB made about 4 billion from trading forex in 2019) Have there been scams involving forex in Kenya? Yes. Here is one that happened recently. This one is the most infamous one yet. Best believe that this is not the end of these type of scams because the stupidity, greed and gullibility of human beings is unfathomable. However, by the end of this post, I hope you won’t fall for such silliness. What next how do I make it work..? Am glad you asked. Generally, there are two ways to go about it. One, you teach yourself. This is the equivalent of stealing our dad’s car and hoping that the pedal you hit is the brake and not the accelerator. It is the route I took, it is the most rewarding and a huge ego boost when you finally make it on your own. Typically, this involves scouring the internet for hours upon hours going down rabbit holes, thinking you have made it telling all your friends how you will be a millionaire then losing all your money. Some people do not have the stomach for that. The second route is more practical, structured and smarter. First Learn the basics. There is a free online forex course at www.babypips.com/learn/forex this is merely an introductory course. Basically it is learning the parts of a car before they let you inside the car. Second, start building your strategy. By the time you are done with the babypips, you will have a feel of what the forex market is, what interests you, etc. Tip..Babypips has a lot of garbage. It is good for introductory purposes but not good for much else, pick whatever stick to you or jumps at you the first time. Nonsense like indicators should be ignored. The next step is now the most important. Developing the skill and building your strategy. As a beginner, you want to exhaust your naivety before jumping into the more advanced stuff. Eg can you identify a trend, what is a pair, what is position sizing, what is metatrader 4 and how to operate it, what news is good for a currency, when can I trade, what are the different trading sessions, what is technical analysis, what is market sentiment, what are bullish conditions what is emotion management, how does my psychology affect my trading (more on this later) an I a swing, scalper or day trader etc Mentors and forex courses.. you have probably seen people advertising how they can teach and mentor you on how to trade forex and charging so much money for it. Somehow it seems that these people are focused on the teaching than the trading. Weird, right..? Truth is trading is hard, teaching not quite. A common saying in the industry is “Those who can’t trade, teach” you want to avoid all these gurus on Facebook and Instagram, some are legit but most are not. Sifting the wheat from the chaff is hard but I did that for you. The info is available online on YouTube, telegram channels etc. am not saying not to spend money on a course, if you find a mentor whose style resonates with you and the course is reasonably priced, please, go ahead and buy..it will cut your learning curve in half. People are different. What worked for me might not work for you. Here are some nice YouTube channels to watch. These guys are legit..
After a short period of time, you will be able to sniff out bs teachers with relative ease. You will also discover some of your own and expand the list. Two tips, start with the oldest videos first and whichever of these resonates with you, stick with till the wheels fall off. How long will it take until things start making sense Give yourself time to grow and learn. This is all new to you and you are allowed to make mistakes, to fail and discover yourself. Realistically, depending on the effort you put in, you will not start seeing results until after 6 months. Could take longeshorter so there is no guarantee. Social media, Mentality, Psychology and Books Online, forex trading might not have the best reputation online because it takes hard work and scammers and gurus give it a bad name. However, try to not get sucked into the Instagram trader lifestyle as it is nowhere close to what the reality is. You will not make millions tomorrow or the day after, you might never even make it in this market. But that is the reality of life. Nothing is promised, nothing is guaranteed. Your mentality, beliefs and ego will be challenged in this market. You will learn things that will make you blood boil, you will ask yourself daily, how is this possible, why don’t they teach this in school..bla bla bla..it will be hard but growth is painful, if it wasn’t we’d all be billionaires. Take a break, take a walk, drink a glass of whatever you like or roll one..detox. Chill with your girl (or man) Gradually you will develop mental toughness that will set you up for life. Personally, I sorta ditched religion and picked up stoicism. Whatever works for you. Psychology, this is unfortunately one of the most neglected aspects of your personal development in this journey. Do you believe in yourself? Can you stand by your convictions when everyone is against you? Can you get up every day uncertain of the future? There will be moments where you will question yourself, am I even doing the right thing? the right way? It is normal and essential for your growth. People who played competitive sports have a natural advantage here. Remember the game is first won in your head then on the pitch. Books: ironically, books that helped me the most were the mindset books, Think and grow rich, trading for a living, 4 hour work week, the monk who sold his Ferrari..just google mindset and psychology books, most trading books are garbage. Watch and listen to people who have made it in the investing business. Ray Dalio, warren, Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn. This is turning out to be lengthier than I anticipated so I’ll try to be brief for the remaining parts. Brokers You will need to open up an account with a broker. Get a broker who is regulated. Australian ones (IC Market and Pepperstone) are both legit, reliable and regulated. Do your research. I’d avoid local ones because I’ve heard stories of wide spreads and liquidity problems. International brokers have never failed me. There are plenty brokers, there is no one size fits all recommendation. If it ain’t broke..don’t fix it. Money transfer. All brokers accept wire transfers, you might need to call your bank to authorize that, avoid Equity bank. Stanchart and Stanbic are alright. Large withdrawals $10k+ you will have to call them prior. Get Skrill and Neteller if you don’t like banks like me, set up a Bitcoin wallet for faster withdrawals, (Payoneer and Paypal are accepted by some brokers, just check with them.) How much money can I make..? I hate this question because people have perceived ceilings of income in their minds, eg 1 million ksh is too much to make per month or 10,000ksh is too little. Instead, work backwards. What % return did I make this month/ on this trade. Safaricom made 19.5% last year, if you make 20% you have outperformed them. If you reach of consistency where you can make x% per month on whatever money you have, then there are no limits to how much you can make. How much money do I need to start with..? Zero. You have all the resources above, go forth. There are brokers who provide free bonuses and withdraw-able profits. However, to make a fulltime income you will need some serious cash. Generally, 50,000 kes. You can start lower or higher but if you need say 20k to live comfortably and that is a 10% return per month, then you can do the math on how big your account should be. Of course things like compound interest come into play but that is dependent on your skill level. I have seen people do spectacular things with very little funds. Taxes..? Talk to a lawyer or an accountant. I am neither. Family? Friends? Unfortunately, people will not understand why you spend hundreds of hours watching strangers on the internet so it is best to keep it from them. Eventually you will make it work and they will come to your corner talking about how they always knew you’d make it. The journey will be lonely, make some trading buddies along the way. You’d be surprised at how easy it is when people are united by their circumstances (and stupidity) I have guys who are my bros from South Africa and Lebanon who I have never met but we came up together and are now homies. Join forums, ask questions and grow. That is the only way to learn. Ideally, a group of 5-10 friends committed to learning and growth is the best model. Pushing each other to grow and discovering together. Forex is real and you can do amazing things with it. It is not a get rich quick scheme. If you want a quick guaranteed income, get a job. And now it is 5am, fuck. This is oversimplified and leaves out many many aspects. Happy to answer any questions.
The only way you can make money off Kuvera is off of the referral aspect. You aren’t gonna make any money off it after paying $400 CAD initial fee and a $200 monthly fee. The mentors are just gonna tell you how great Kuvera is but never actually teach you anything about trading. The videos are basically the same shit you find on YouTube or maybe even worse. The “travel benefit” is complete bs because it’s basically deals from kayak and other websites just put on another website. It’s a complete waste of time and money, and trust me theyre gonna act very influential and what not but alll they want us your money and to leave you to the wolves. If you want to learn forex, read books, watch yt videos and take advantage of all the free resources. Even the alerts are meant to make you lose, there are no professionals in the company, just people who entered the team and learned from the scammer himself Rakan Khalifa. Stay away from pyramid schemes such as Kuvera. They portray to make you get rich quick or increase your wealth but in reality they just want you to waste it. Remember nobody but yourself can make you rich, and Kuvera will make it seem as if they can make you rich. These guys have been scamming students across GTA, don’t be one of the students to fall in their trap.
Hey guys! I want to finally start trading. I know some basics, and I think there's no better time to invest than now (I know I sound crazy). But I reckon after such a plummet of all the stocks, it can only go up, as COVID has to die down eventually. I have my eye on about stocks from 6 different companies, one of which is a "safe stock". There are all pretty cheap, ranging from 90 cents to 60 USD (for a pharmaceutical company). BUT, I can't even start trading! I live in Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, to be precise) and most platforms aren't available here! A friend of mine wors as a stock portfolio manager for an international company stationed locally. He told me about one great platform, but the minimum deposit was 10k euro (yikes, I'm a recent college grad, not a millionaire). I was looking to invest about 200 Euro into stocks while COVID lasts, as a test. I will probably hold these chosen stocks long-term, to have dividends paid out. Maybe I'll sell a portion when the value skyrockets again. Any advice which platform to start on? Also keep in mind, fees are important of course. I'm looking for the best price when combining withdrawal and on-platform fees.
A friend introduced me to forex trading and said that if i invite 3 friends i’ll get into a trading program for free and she’ll teach us how to trade and how she’s a mentor for 70+ people and how the program will put us in video calls with investors that make millions. Idk if it’s a scam one of the people she “mentors” told me about it, she goes to my school is this a pyramid scheme or no ?
Hello. There have been both positive and negative comments about IM Academy. Some people believe it's a pyramid scheme while others believe it's the real deal. I'm here to give my thoughts on what I have experienced since joining IM Academy. Since day one, there has been nothing but support and motivation from every individual I have come in contact with. In our group, we have over 2000 members. I am learning A LOT about FOREX, HFX, DCX, how to be an IBO (Independent Business Owner) and more! Do they promote? YES, they do promote the EDUCATION, the SKILL SET, the TRAININGS, the WEBINARS, SUPPORTING not just your team, but others, they promote having a positive MIND SET and reaching out to your MENTORS! They encourage you to inform others of these opportunities in the same way you would inform others of your favorite TV Show, restaurant, sports team, your favorite drink, etc. Do you HAVE to inform others of this life changing skill set that can possibly enhance not only your finances, but your way of life? NO, you do NOT HAVE to say one word about it. The only difference between them encouraging you to tell others about the Academy, the MILLIONAIRE skills you LEARN as you EARN vs. talking about your favorite eatery is that in doing so you have the opportunity to gain residual income. For those who do not know what Residual Income is: simply put, you are able to have an additional stream of income. Who would not want to have an additional stream of income just by simply telling others what you do and they decide to join your team? All you are doing is telling someone about the opportunity to join IM Academy to learn the same skills used by Millionaires! It's up them to decide if they would like to take advantage of the opportunity or not. There are several individuals who are making 6, 7 and even 8 figures by using the skill set and/or telling someone else of this opportunity. Some of these individuals are just like you and me and some are the Educators which we do have over 100 of. They offer LIVE TRAININGS where you can ask them questions right then and there if need be. I have read some comments about how you can find this information on YouTube or other online platforms. Maybe you can, BUT it will NOT be well put together, it may not be as accurate and will you have access to Mentors including Millionaire mentors whenever you need help with something like you do with IM Academy? I've also heard people have said, if you only invest $50 into your account once you get started, it will be gone in no time. More than likely, people who make these comments did NOT attend the trainings and they did NOT use proper risk management. We have SEVERAL trainings through the week and one of the most important training is called the TRADING Plan! This plan teaches you exactly how NOT to over leverage your account. It also teaches you how much to risk for your account size, knowing this will let you know how many trades per a day you can take. If you do exactly what you are taught, your account will not go negative and you would not be posting angry comments about how IM Academy is not what it says it is. Not only do we have trainings by our peers that teach you this, but we also learn this in the Academy Education with the Educators. Simple Run Down: Have you ever opened a Bank Account and they had you filled out all these forms that had a bunch of big fancy terminology on them? Well, that fancy terminology means, you are agreeing to allow the banks to invest YOUR money for you. In turn they give you 1% or LESS within a certain amount of MONTHS or even YEARS! You see, what they are doing is investing YOUR money in the FOREX market. They basically flip YOUR funds into profit within a matter of a few days to a few MINUTES and give you the PENNIES of what they made from YOUR money. Did you know according toglassdoor.com, the national average for a FOREX Trader at a BANK makes around $92,327 a year. To most people that is a LOT of money, but what if I told you they have actually learned a skill that can allow them to make that in a MONTH or LESS? How would YOU like to learn how to do the SAME THING! This is a financially life changing skill that you can learn to possibly have a better life! You Do NOT need to have experience. You DO NOT need to talk to other people to join YOUR team. This is NOT a SCAM, it is not a GET RICH QUICK solution, but you can become wealthy if you learn and put those skills to use. ANYONE can do this! I do NOT care if you did not graduate High School, if you are a Janitorial Custodian, an Exotic Dancer or a Multi-Millionaire who is looking to gain even more income. You are NOT ALONE with IM Academy. WE are in this together! What is FOREX? It is simple the Foreign Exchange Market. It is much bigger than the Stock Market, as FOREX is worldwide and trades over $5 Trillion daily! Yes, you read that right, over $5 TRILLION daily! I think there is enough for you to get a piece of the pie. What is HFX? HFX stands for High Frequency Forex also known as Binary Options. You can buy and sell within a matter of minutes. Which means you can gain profits or lose within 1 to 30 minutes on average. YES, that's right! You do have the possibility of increasing your funds with HFX in as little as 1 minute! BUT, DISCLAIMER: We do NOT recommend you doing this type of trade on your own. With our Academy we have highly skilled Educators who will teach you THEIR technique. Yes, that's right, we have Millionaire Educators who created their own program and will teach you how to use it in order to get significant profits with HFX. What is DCX? DCX is Cryptocurrency, such as your Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple and more! Remember, the guy who purchased a home with Bitcoin several years ago? Well, today it's becoming a lot more popular. People are able to purchase several types of assets using Cryptocurrency, especially since over 10,000 retailers are now accepting Cryptocurrency as payment. Oh, did I forget to mention The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop a "hypothetical" digital currency platform. Now, ask yourself, why would the Federal Reserve Bank "hypothetically" create a digital currency platform? Why would they "hypothetical" spend MILLIONS of dollars in creating a "hypothetical" anything? Bottom line for me is, our world has and is continuing to change. When I was a child, I only saw self driving cars, smart homes, weird types of currencies being used in movies. Look around, what do you see in real life today? I am not trying to convince you to join me and my team so that I can have residual income. I am giving you vital information to possible help secure your future. FOREX is exchanging over $5 Trillion dollars EVERY SINGLE DAY! Me, YOU, YOUR families, YOUR friends have the opportunity to get in NOW on skills that eventually everyone will have to learn at some point in their lives. You might as well do it NOW, go at your own pace, so you do NOT have to rush to figure it out later. I sure hope this answered your questions. If you have more questions or would like to know more information, PLEASE respond to me here or send me an e-mail, [email protected].
I joined IM Academy, realized it was a pyramid scheme, told my “team”, and they kicked me out of the team. Lol
I joined IM Academy after seeing somebody that I follow on both Instagram and Twitter, posting about joining their forex trading group. I was so amped up, after seeing the individual post a screen recorded video of them making $250 in 7 seconds on MetaTrader 4. I couldn’t wait to join! BOOM!. Stimulus checks come in. I vowed to invest my $235 as an investment fee for this group. My bank kept declining the transaction, so I called the head of the security department and aired them out so I could invest my $235 and make money already! Then, I finally had access to this investment group after a long morning of trying to get my transaction to go through. I was thrown into a group chat, then told to download Telegram and Zoom from the AppStore. Pretty much, after that, I felt like I was living the dream. I had my foot in the door in the forex trading market. I’ve been investing for 3-4 years, starting with cryptocurrency, to the stock market, now forex trading with an “investment group”. For the days following, my time was spent being on pointless zoom calls, made up of “millionaires”, and like-minded people just giving motivational speeches all day. None of these calls ever consisted of how to trade, or how to read the graphs/charts, or anything pertaining to actually making money. They were always focused on getting you to recruit people. My team, they were especially hyped on the idea of recruiting people. They would always talk about living the lavish life, once they reach the highest rank in IM Academy, which was a Chairman position. In my eyes, I knew damn well none of us were going to ever make that big of an impact. I started to connect the dots within this organization, then I figured that nothing seemed right. I went on the website, cancelled my subscription and then deactivated my account 2 nights ago, all before the 7 day “free trial” period they supposedly give you. Hopefully I get a refund. But wait, there’s more! So, after contemplating for what seemed like days, I finally hop in my group chat with my “family”, tell them how much I liked them (which I actually did), and told them that I think that IM Academy is a pyramid scheme. I told them valid reasons, as well as pulling up factual information, such as the CFTC court documents against iMarkets Live in 2018. They all put laughing emojis, and told me that I was tripping, and that there’s a huge difference between an MLM and a pyramid scheme. After that, I knew I was working with a bunch of dickheads who were too absorbed into the company to face the reality at hand. I then got aired out by my mentor, got called an embarrassment, and a fraud for bringing “fake energy” into the family. I was appalled, because I couldn’t believe they thought I was trying to bring down “the family”. I was telling them what it was straight up, and their reaction told me that they really believed they’d be making millions of dollars under IM Academy. I’m someone who does research before making investments, and this was the only time in my life that I didn’t. I don’t even think these people looked up the company itself, or received any ratings on it or anything. They got sold the dream of making millions by IM Academy, and now they’re so knee deep into the “dream”, that they couldn’t handle what I told them. I got kicked out the group chat, and ever since then I just wanted to get this off my chest. What a bunch of losers they were, LOL! I hope they have fun getting scammed out of their time and money for as long as that company can stay afloat.
Starting gaining interest in Forex and was curious as to how to go about it so my friend and I started watching YouTube videos. We came across a trader named Meg. Her YouTube channel is called DaRichFamily and her instagram is lovelymeg_. After watching several of her videos and watching her live on Instagram a few times we were convinced that she wasn’t one of the mentors out here scamming people. So we paid the 235 and joined only to find out that the “daily signals “ they promised to give you so that you can “earn while you learn” are only accessible once you recruit 3 people and they each recruit 3 people. HIGHLY misleading and definitely a pyramid scheme. Trust no one on YouTube you’re better off learning this stuff yourself
The best forex brokers in South Africa that accept South African traders. In this post, we cover how you can choose the best broker and get a great service from them. The most important aspect is the safekeeping of your funds and with this video that is attached, I hope to help you avoid scams and spot disloyal brokers. Here is a list of the top Forex Brokers in South Africa:
FOREX Trading - Viable option to speed up FI/RE or just a waste of time?
Hi all, I have been lurking on this subreddit for the better part of a couple of months and I have trying to build up a wealth of information on how to achieve financial independence. I'm 22 years old, have just graduated from a computer science degree, zero debt, but also zero wealth, and I'm starting a 60k job within a month. Getting to the basis of the question, I have been doing a lot of research on Forex or foreign exchange trading and seemed to find a large number of testimonials on its success from a number of different individuals actively trading daily and yes, timing the market. I have also read a lot of material from this subreddit and it's clear that the general consensus is that timing the market is completely impossible and that index funds such as Vanguard are one of the most tried and tested, as well as most likely methods to increase income in the long term. My main question is, are there any people within this subreddit that have experience with FOREX and if there is any advice they can give on this topic? I'm interested in any reading material to better inform myself on this topic or if it is in fact more of a scam that in the end will lose me money and time. I also have friends who have tried to recruit me to groups which cost hundreds of dollars a month where they educate and provide "mentors" which give signals as to which pairs to invest in. To me these groups seem to be pyramid type schemes as through recruiting they pay less on their membership and possibly earn from whoever they recruit so this seems a lot like scam material. Any advice or information is greatly appreciated.
Someone I know recently started posting about Forex trading and we got on FaceTime and he was explaining to me what forex was and stuff. He mentioned something about how there's a $230 fee and then I can use the harmonic scanner and something that would tell me when to buy and sell and educational videos and such and mentors to teach me how to trade. I told him that I didn't have the money for that but he said that he would cover that for me, all I would need is $10 to start. How do I know I am not being scammed? I know that when I am going to deal with a broker I have to ask for certification, but is there anything else I can ask to make sure I am not getting scammed? Edit: I forgot to mention that there is also a monthly fee instead of the $230 and to get that fee waived, you would need to recruit some people into the group and after recruiting a certain number of people you would be paid more each week, depending on how many people you bring in. Sounds like a pyramid scheme but at the same, if he pays the fee for me is it worth a shot?
which I can get the chance to help me in my exchanging. In any case, one day I arrived on a site which sell a Forex instructional class bundle, this site asserted that the its technique brings about a benefit rate around 80% in all cases, I read more on this course enough to be inspired to get it, particularly its cost was truly reasonable to me ($99 aggregate for the 5 eBooks). When I got the eBooks, forex scams I started perusing each and every word in them with unquenchability, and - for trustworthiness - it was the first run through for me to peruse in quite a while about Forex cash the board and hazard the executives and their essential standard in Forex exchanging, yet this was all I had gotten from this course, not much. I attempted to contact the creator of the Forex course to inquiry him around a few focuses with respect to his preparation program, and learn to expect the unexpected. I didn't get any reaction from him, I reached him up to multiple times, anyway I didn't hear single word.This was the exercise #1 I learned: It isn't about the preparation program, it's about the AUTHOR of this program, would he say he is alive man? is he a genuine Forex dealer OR: he's only an educator of hypothetical talks in Forex exchanging! The exercise #2 I learnt was: What is level of the specialized help given in the wake of buying his Forex preparing program? will I discover him when I need him? Following an entire year, I would have left nearly Forex exchanging and engrossed by different organizations, however one day while surfing on the web, I found unintentionally the Forex Mentor site, and once arrived on the primary page, at the principal sight I skeptically snickered and said to myself: "Another Scam!!" In any case, I began perusing all the data on his preparation program and the primary thought behind it: Pivot Points. I started by and by deduction genuinely to come back to Forex exchanging, and chose to buy this program of Peter Bain, however for the main look, I was baffled at its significant expense ($495 for a printed version on CDs, or $349 of the computerized duplicate). A little while later of profound thought and attempting to choose whether I'll purchase or not, I said to myself, I lost in the Forex exchanging the previous a few thousand of dollars, let them be a few thousand PLUS $495!! I read each word on the Forex Mentor Website, I gathered each data accessible about the Author (Peter Bain) and his history in the Forex and stocks showcase, I read numerous free surveys about this course. In spite of that, The most significant factores urged me to purchase Forex tutor course were as the follows:
Hello fellow Redditters, it's been 3 months or so since I've started studying Forex. I started through babypips, read a book about price action, been following Adam Khoo on youtube, been reading here and there, basicly, I'm trying to learn step by step, because I'm a web developer and I don't think I have the time I want to deposit on Forex, atleast atm. Honestly, I don't think I have the time because I'm struggling in what to do next. Atm I'm reading Trading in the zone, by Mark Douglas. I don't have a trading system yet, despite being trading in a demo account, nor trading journal. I also don't know how to properly build my system, you know, which rules/signals should I pay attention too, etc etc All of this made me think, do I need a mentor? What do you think? How do I found one mentor? I must pay for mentoring, always? Does the Forex Community members support each other, global wide?
He seems convinced he's going to become a millionaire, and is paying for 'one on one mentoring', which he can get for free if he refers 2 friends - which sounds a lot like MLM to me. How do I break it down / break it to him that he's probably going to lose all of his money; also he isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed lol.
Starting a workgroup to tackle shady MLMs and "scam" courses
Hi all Besiege here. After seeing a couple of reddit posts on shady MLM, pyramid schemes and "scam" courses, I was wondering if any of the sg redditors here would be interested to start a workgroup to better address these issues (it can be online!). There has been a sizable movement by the government to catch outright scams ( https://www.scamalert.sg/ ), but the same cannot be said for shady MLMs/"scam" courses. If there is one which I am not aware of, let me know and I will delete this post. Personally, I feel indignant whenever I hear of individuals/groups taking advantage of vulnerable populations in order to make a quick buck off them. Worse, I shudder when I hear these scummy people justify their actions by arguing they are providing opportunities for others to become a better version of themselves. Just a few quick points to get terminologies out of the way:
Multilevel/Network Marketing companies are not illegal. In fact, I think using personal networks to sell products is a perfectly legitimate marketing strategy. The company is illegal if the payment structure for the distributors is like a pyramid. The basic idea of a pyramid scheme is that money is made primarily through recruiting more people to market/distribute the products, where there is often an upfront payment fee to join as a distributor. This joining fee then goes up the pyramid to pay whoever suckered the recruit in and then to whoever suckered the recruiter in, all the way to the top of the pyramid.
However, some pyramid companies have been really good at disguising as legal MLM companies. Take Herbalife for example, one of the world's most successful MLM companies, with a presence in Singapore as well. It was found by the US Federal Trade Commission to be complicit in unfair practices (having pyramid-like features) and was fined 200 million dollars.
By "scam" courses, I refer to courses where people are sold false promises of earning some $$$$ by learning some secret tips/skills, but instead, find themselves paying more and more to unlock knowledge that ends up going nowhere. Such "scam" courses over promise, under deliver. They can take many forms: be it internet marketing, platform-based selling, property investment, forex trading, wealth generation, etc. I use "scam" for a lack of a better word, since I believe they are mostly operating within legal limits. But just because it is legal, doesn't mean it is good!
The main point of "scam" courses is not to teach and get you up and running (it would be great advertising for them if you somehow managed to do it), but to tease you enough to sign up for level 2, level 3... Or in some cases paying a premium for special extras, such as 1 to 1 coaching, this special chat group where you get more advanced knowledge. Maybe even get a cut for referring others to join future courses. This can get insidious because some of the courses actually teach you a few tricks (although they are very basic), and the feel-good from learning can make it feel like it is worth the cost.
Some ideas right off the top of my head:
Maintaining a list of potentially shady companies/courses/individuals to avoid (on a website/gdoc/ singapore wiki page)
Creating a checklist for people to suss out shady schemes (e.g. no mention of the company's name, constant avoidance of business model, no mention of the product being sold, some mentor figure who changed lives)
Written articles to detail modus operandi of various pyramid/"scam" course schemes (e.g. like the rice media article on ICS)
Have an open channel for people to talk about any potential illegal MLM experiences; We will listen and ask guiding questions to suss out if the experience was indeed MLM (by notafairylight)
If you are interested to join this workgroup or have better ideas, do pm me or post it in the comments. I am looking at maybe 5-6 people for a start, who are willing to carve out some of their personal time for this initiative. Also, if you have knowledge and skills you think which can be useful for this initiative, do sound out! E.g. writing, legal, content creation, intimate knowledge of various pyramid schemes, programming, etc. I am currently working as a data-analyst btw!
EDIT: Thanks for the awesome response guys! I will create a separate chat group for all those who have indicated interest to help; I will send u the chat group link via PM by tomorrow. It would be great if someone could think of a catchy group name.
EDIT2: Hi, I have sent out the group links. If I missed out anyone, please sound out via pm!
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Hey guys My friend has been to two conferences (in USA and Australia) in the last few months related to Kaizen. He has been in contact with a few reps and met with Reza Mokhtarian. He seems pretty convinced with what RM and the reps have told him that he is prepared to invest 1k on top of the $100 subscription fee (something around that) into this program that predicts currency changes. When I type in Reza Mokhtarian or Ocean Sky the next word is "scam" so obviously I have the right to be sceptical. He was charged 5k last year for a fraud charge and seems to have people pretty riled up saying he lost them money. What are some of your thoughts on this?
Hello, I was completely blind to the idea of Forex until I was introduced to IML. After some googling, I understand that people see IML as a scam. Mainly because of how it is a MLM company but also a source of education- although the education is arguably bad in comparison to free education such as from babypips. I know a lot of people are saying that the education is not worth the money you pay, and if you're doing the MLM portion you're bad person for introducing them to other people, but I would just like some feedback on IML themselves and if it really is as bad as people say, regardless of the MLM perspective. A lot of reviews discussed their "Autotrader" which they have by now removed and also discussed other add-ons, I just want feedback about their main features, such as the "Harmonic Scanner" and also about their community. As when you join you get bombarded with invites to several different forex chat rooms. They also market their education as infamously offering "earning while you're learning", I was curious if their ForEx mentors, Harmonic Scanner and community are worth it? Thanks :)
Okay, this is just a rant, I just want to take this off my chest. So I had never heard of forex before and my friend invited me to this event from the company that she was in, and the CEO of the company would be there and it would show me what she was working on. So I went and started talking about "financial fredoom" and we are given our knowledge for free (you just have to pay 200 to start) and you can become a millionaire and retire your parents with hard work and calling more friends etc. For someone who had no idea what was happening it felt exciting. Even if their arguments were the same used in another Network Marketing thing I was once called to join. I mean, I would love to retire my parents and I am 21. But you know, even if I loved the energy it only took me one google search and you guys to find out it was a scam. Which is just sad because all the people in the room (over 1500) really believed they were going to be millionaires one day. Well, myabe they will be. Who knows. But I just hate the approach of this companies. My friend called today and I said I had been researching and that I could learn stuff online for free but she insisted I had a conversation with one of her mentors so I said yes. I feel very manipulated and I am mad. What they do is completely brainwash you and its insane. Like you are doing the worst mistake of your life because all these people are going to get wealthy rich and you arent Fuck that. And then they say that they are not trying to convince you, but everyone who understands emotional manipulation can tell they are. Its really scary. I really just want to rant. I can still feel the pressure and omg I hate how these guys talk. Like every word that comes out of their mouth is gold. Bah. Thank you guys for allerting me to this. I dont mind working all my life for few bucks. But I wont be brainwashed
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