THE EXCHANGE TRICK
After hearing about the bitcoin rise, Lisa wanted to join the party and was looking for an exchange that will let her buy Bitcoin, unfortunately, she saw an ad on facebook that directed her to an “investment company”, she left her details and right away she received a call from an account manager/broker that gave her promises for profits. She wasn’t aware of this kind of scam companies and was happy that the company will buy and hold the Bitcoin for her, she didn’t know that no one except from her should hold the bitcoin and giving the key for her wallet is like giving the code for your credit card. After 4 months when the bitcoin was significantly high, she asked to withdraw some of her investment, but the “investment company” was already gone with her money.
NEVER GIVE YOUR KEY FOR YOUR WALLET TO NO ONE!!!!! This is the key for your money and no one should know it besides you, if someone is asking you for it, never ever give it away
THE WITHDRAWAL TRICK
In the Binary Options industry there are hundreds of companies and let me tell you something that you might don’t know, a lot of them are actually owned by the same people. Keith got to me after he had deposited 1750 Euro and traded successfully for a while. He had grown his capital to 7500 Euro, this of course until he answered the brokers call.
Big Mistake ! Huge Mistake : After one day of trading with his broker, you know the guy that make you a millionaire, he had lost all of his capital. Keith was very upset and turned to me for help. We had started the process of trying to retrieve his funds from the Binary Options company, and surprise : when we received the reply email, it was from a different Binary Option brand. Keith obviously didn’t put a lot of meaning to this, but in fact this reply of the second brand on the same thread was our winning ticket! This was a human mistake that they did, but at the same time a clear breach of security. Needless to say that after 1 email to them stating this severe felony, Keith received a full refund in a matter of 3 business days.
THE PUMP AND DUMP TRICK
Tasha got a text one day, when she opened the message she read about an offer to join a group of investors that want to buy a large amount of a small Alt-Coin for a low price, the message explained that through the power of a large investors group she can join there massive purchase and when that coin rise in value they will buy the coin from her at its highest rate, Gina as most people, heard about Crypto-currency and Bitcoin in particular, she thought to herself it’s a great opportunity to start with Crypto-currency. She thought she is doing the smart thing and ‘bought’ a large number of coins, little did she know she have been contacted by a quick scam company that ‘Pump and dump’ clients, lowering them in with what sounds like a great offer to profit from a quick investment. They disappeared with her 10,000 Pounds before she know not leaving a trail or a hint where to find them again.
The Crypto-currency industry is fast growing and everyday there is a new coin or token issued, never buy a coin without knowing exactly what it is, the rates and company reviews, every coin is issued by someone, a company or a group of individuals, when in doubt- do your homework and double check with trusted sites and exchanges, in addition; no self-respecting exchange will work with an unknown coin and of course no respectable investment house will spam message ‘fishing’ for clients to join.
THE BUYING AND SELLING TRICK
Stuart saw this promotion ad, giving bonus for depositing and trading crypto-currency, he thought that by depositing money, he is actually purchasing Ethereum, the truth was that he was just gambling the Ether rates inside a manipulated trading platform. Once the trading platform account manager understood that Stuart wont deposit anymore money, he lost everything that he had on the account.
Please be sure when you are depositing money to an exchange that you will receive the coins to your personal wallet, and no one besides you will have access to trade it. The value of Currencies wont get to Zero, it can go up and down but almost never disappear, while when you gambling on rates in an inner platform you can lose all of your investment.