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How to Spot Investment Scams in 6 Simple Steps

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Watch more Client Videos videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/496912-How-to-Spot-Investment-Scams-in-6-Simple-Steps Investment fraud criminals use a wide array of sophisticated and highly effective tactics to get people to part with their money. Learn how to spot those techniques -- and help protect not just yourself, but friends, neighbors, and family members. Step 1: Verify credentials Don't assume a salesperson is legitimate just because they have a fancy title or a corner office with framed certificates; fraudsters hope that if they look successful, you won't bother checking their credentials. Investment professionals -- like brokers, investment advisers, and insurance agents -- must be registered with regulators, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or your state securities or insurance regulator. Tip You can verify a salesperson's credentials at "SaveAndInvest.org":http://www.saveandinvest.org/. Step 2: Be wary of "phantom riches" Be wary of an investment pitch that guarantees a certain return or promises spectacular profits -- what fraud-fighters call "phantom riches." No legitimate salesperson can make those kinds of promises. An ethical broker will admit that every investment involves risk. Step 3: Ignore the "everyone is doing it" angle Don't be swayed by a seller's claim that everyone from their mother to their mechanic is in on the deal. A pitch that focuses on who and how many people are invested, rather than why the investment is sound, should be viewed with skepticism. And beware of "affinity fraud" -- investment scams that prey upon members of the same social circle, religious group, ethnic background, or other affiliation, such as servicemembers returning from deployments. Tip Contact your chain of command and/or Staff Judge Advocate if you suspect that you are being targeted in an investment fraud scheme. Step 4: Refuse to be rushed Refuse to be rushed into anything. If the salesperson says it's a limited time offer, or that there's a limited supply of whatever's being peddled, consider it a red flag: the seller is attempting to make the investment look valuable by implying it's in scarce supply due to great demand. Step 5: Never feel obligated Never feel obligated to make an investment because the seller gives you something free; salespeople count on those freebies to guilt you into reciprocating. Step 6: Arm yourself with information Further educate yourself about fraud tactics so you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Go to "SaveAndInvest.org":http://www.saveandinvest.org/ for more information, including the free Outsmarting Investment Fraud tool kit and documentary -- because knowing how to recognize investment fraud red flags is the best way to avoid falling victim to them. Did You Know? Investment fraud victims are more likely to be male, live with one or more people, be married, earn more than $30,000 per year, and have at least a college degree.
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Graham Ntshangase (9 days ago)
Hi do u know of any legit broker that I can use and is trust worthy?
Joe Evans (20 days ago)
Any insights on increased spam or phishing? Also any insight on some so called financial news sources. I think the onion could get peeled way back.
Annie Tracy (3 months ago)
Ever lost money to scam of any kind ??????
Brenda Lewis (3 months ago)
The last wealth salvager can recover whatever you’ve lost !
Brenda Lewis (3 months ago)
Knight Ashley (3 months ago)
Annie Tracy yes I lost a quarter of my pension to trading stock and I’ve been trying to get it back but to no avail !!!!
Annie Tracy (3 months ago)
Ever lost money to scam of any kind ??????
Pat W (4 months ago)
thats why i wont have a physical broker im sticking and waiting for my td ameritrade account
Ricardo (4 months ago)
Does anyone know if "Blue Trading: managed trading accounts" is a scam? It looks very legit, but the minimal investment amount is quite high. Please respond if you have personally opened an account there and let me know your experience.
TW3223 (5 months ago)
Hi There. I believe I have a very good story for which you may be interested in for your youtube channel. I have been scammed trading on the Chinese stock market. I have just spent 30 days travelling in Jinan, Beijing and Shanghai protesting with 50 other victims ( we have over 1500 victims in our wechat group). I have lots of interesting protest footages on video (and photos). In fact, we have contacted Australian Financial Review and they have published our story on their newspaper. Please send an email to me at [email protected] . Thanks!
Oumshka (6 months ago)
great video! , not much views sadly!
fxtradingcentre12 Scams (8 months ago)
Warning! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt0jhs3SH8c
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noblelies (9 months ago)
They usually have sleazy haircuts and wear cheap suits like the animated guy in the video too.
Heqticz (11 months ago)
The Best scam i've ever seen is skyway
maxson longjam (3 months ago)
How can you sayy Skyway is scaam? You will cry when it succed.
Why do you think its a scam ?
Tze Chan (9 months ago)
I was approached by a consultant talking about skyway but I wasn't sure if it was real, what was your experience please?
Dieuestbon (11 months ago)
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Chia Ming Liu (11 months ago)
Fadi R (5 months ago)
Chia Ming Liu are they scam?
TheDucksworld (1 year ago)
(514)-268-6203 Fahad Ghazi aka Kallol Ghazi, his current cell phone number and address is 8736 St Urbain, cross street Cremazie 50936965701- ovy rahmans new location, he calls from his computer These are very intelligent Bank Frauders who have people working inside of Canadian Banks and Institutions doing huge fraudulent activities. Ovy Rahman, who is a Bengali- has made atleast 1 million dollars in illegal fraud money, from doing Bankruptcy files, to having peoples personal identification, stolen pin pads and credit cards, as well as having people inside of banks doing fast transactions, overriding systems. These guys run an illegal operation online called Forex, or Bulk Fx or Forex exchange, promising people high rewards in stock market percentages- but end up stealing peoples money. They do drug operations, as well as associated with the gang named UMR (United Minorities Records). They are into prostitution, drug dealing, rap. They make music videos with guns and money, exposing large drugs deals and rapping with famous thug rappers. Their whole circuit is rigged and they have many affiliates. The important thing to note is Ovy Rahman is an International bank frauder who works as an illegal accountant, and Anirban Qazi is associated with the Blood gang, and is a gangster + Bank frauder. These 2 individuals alone have accumulated 1 million dollars in fraud money. This is Anirban Qazi's old house number. He was born in Bangladesh but moved to this apartment for over ten years. He moved back to Bangladesh recently after filing illegal Canadian Bankruptcy in which he got fraud accountant Ovy Rahman to legitimize false businesses, and earnings to override the government system. They have people working inside the banks passing quick changes to accounts, increasing credit card limits, changing limits- opening illegal credit card lines. They also indugle in prostitution and drug dealing with the gang UMR (United Minorities Records). Music videos can be found on youtube with star rappeed Jalal Asaleh aka Feros, And also Haider Umr aka Spittin Cobra. They have existing criminal records, with Anirban Qazi stabbing someone and going to court and getting away with it, due to him wiping off his fingerprints. They have a history for crime. Other addresses include 8736 St Urbain, cross street Cremazie- which is the house of Fahad Ghazi aka Kallol Ghazi, which is first cousins with Anirban Qazi, and also has a crime history. Ovy Rahman, the international bank frauder for the group, bought a house in laval near 6th street, and used to reside in Montreal, Cartier for a long period of time with A man named Ronnie, A person who works in a Bank and does fraud hugely. Number of Suspects 2 Anirban Qazi + Ovy Rahman SUSPECT #1 Anirban Qazi- Leader of a well organised Blood Gang in Montreal, Quebec of Canada Living a majority of his life in RDP. Montreal, Nord majority of his canadian life. He has a history of crimes and and is known to be affiliated in fast money making. He was born in Bangladesh near South Asia, and currently lives there- after filing illegal bankruptcy for himself, which he got a fake accountant to make it seem like to the "system" that his bankruptcy claim was legitimate. The accountant, Ovy Rahman...makes it seem like his friend Anirban Qazi is the owner of false businesses, as well as giving false job sources, as well as other necessary steps such as knowing bank tellers inside of banks and overriding the length of time it would take, for example if a credit limit is 1000 they can turn it into 4000 in a matter of seconds. Also, another example would be they have a friend working inside the bank, that at all times will make necessary changes and steps to peoples account to enhance the profile while claiming these bankruptcy claims. These changes affect the overall time and validity to the bankruptcy claims, but this person Ovy Rahman: Is an International bank frauder who does various of types of bank frauds- and has accumulated over 1 million dollars in fraud money. He is well known in the city, and in the streets by my people. Anirban Qazi- He is a Current frauder in various types, From drug dealing to fraudulent cards, files and account of other peoples profiles, Stealing and robbing from other peoples profiles, illegal bank information, credit information...They have their hands also in stolen pin pads, fake bank cards, others personal information to cheat banks, and he has future plans of murdering people. He was Born in the country Bangladesh but moved to Montreal Quebec over 10 years ago, at 11988 Monty..Somewhere in the building Apt 1, 2 or 3...I think 2, but not sure. His father co-owned the building, with partners of his- but i'm not sure if his name was on the papers. He Moved back to Bangladesh recently after filing Canadian Bankruptcy, which was done illegally. Has masterfully scammed many people in various ways before he left., including me and my sister for around 30,000 dollars- and is a very intelligent gang leader. Anirban Qazi- Started Working at GICMarkets May 24 — Accounts Manager Dhaka, Bangladesh GICM is the trading name for Global Integrated Capitech Markets which is a rapidly growing online Forex and CFD's brokerage services. (illegal company stealing money from others)
kazar abdul (1 year ago)
what platform that is not a scam then..legit..legal..does anyone ever invested and actually makes money? with Binary Option?I was approached by Ashford Investment..i'm still skeptical though..can someone or professional advice on this matter?
Lincoln C Mitchell (1 year ago)
good video
TheCorruptor123 (1 year ago)
Scammers. I opened an account, they assigned a broker called Riman Silverman. The guy has a russian accent and he tried to convince me that he is british. Still after few trades he wanted me to invest 5k i told him i want first to withdraw, the guy stormed out and he traded on my behalf and emptied my account. I have phone conversations and skypelog to back up what I'm saying. Ill email them to anyone if needed.
Andres Serna (1 year ago)
the 4 one is not true, because there ara op that you can take like ipo of snap is not going to rep
HustleGang (2 years ago)
Those PacMan eyeballs should be fraudulent
This is a great video with good advice. Too many people are fooled by these get rich quick schemes. Always do proper due diligence and don't get caught in the hype.
Larie Enriquez (4 years ago)
Hi, may I ask your permission to use your video to warn people in being trap to investment scam? thanks. please reply.
Joseph Delgado (1 year ago)
Larie Enriquez yes you may
Scottish Gold (5 years ago)
Bitcoin is a scam.
Zack Cash (1 year ago)
Scottish Gold this didn't age well
Acendio (5 years ago)
Man I knew this other person far worse... his name was steve jobs... man that dude tried to say he was the first to make a lot of devices but others made it way before he did...
Lu G. (6 months ago)
Acendio, amen
Lorne Holman (5 years ago)
Good info but the cartoons are lame
jc8444 (7 years ago)
why does the scammer remind me of Phoenix Wright
CAT (2 months ago)
Because of the hair 😂😂😂
Music Loser (7 years ago)
@AlshamsiProductions for the funny comments!
aXentOG (7 years ago)
@AlshamsiProductions i know right
xjlfan1 (7 years ago)
Free ice cream!! i'm in
negima50001 (7 years ago)
Julianna Todd (7 years ago)
Why were the eyes packmans? LOL
BrooklynBaller101 (7 years ago)
BrooklynBaller101 (7 years ago)
Thumbs up if u thought the animations were funny /crey
KINGXxGRIMREAPER (7 years ago)
i invested in this kind of fruit company with an apple for a logo (if you dont know this is from forest gump you shouldnt watch films)
Josh (7 years ago)
lol the comments are hilarious
itsmewallis (7 years ago)
who else just read the comments and got nothing from the video?
got2strpk (7 years ago)
howcast you have a video for everything
xerke (7 years ago)
Pfft, this is bullshit. Im gonna get 50 million from a nigerian prince tomorrow.
dreamslovesoul (7 years ago)
So, learn to stay away suspicious pyramid schemes. This literally explained what I saw last month when someone tried pulling this card on me.
Bliced (7 years ago)
This guy years ago named bill gates tried to scam me into buying into his business, I sure showed him :D i didn't invest a cent into his lies
Oumshka (6 months ago)
haha, good one!
Ron M (7 years ago)
this was actually useful
Key Miko (7 years ago)
Monkey. :(|)
tunac1212 (7 years ago)
Gewendron (7 years ago)
XD some one just disliked and then liked
tunac1212 (7 years ago)
hi.. you should make a video of way my pc is frekin slow
dive (7 years ago)
Path (7 years ago)
Dan F (7 years ago)
Hi :D
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