Scams exist in many different forms. The public can arm themselves by keeping informed in many trends and developments in this fraudulent industry. Here are some of the things that you can do to avoid being a victim of fraudulent binary trading schemes.
Be vigilant in protecting your identity
It has become very easy for everyone to fall into the trap of providing personal information that should have been kept private. The schemes that attempt to extract personal information from you has become so elaborate and carefully planned that it has become difficult to identify the scammers from the pool of legal businesses. Your credit card details and bank information should be at all times kept private. Even your address and date of birth should be off-limits in your social media accounts. These pieces of information are used to confirm your identity.
Do your Research
Before giving out your information to someone or even entering in a business relationship, do your relevant research first. Even if the amounts involved go as little as $5 make sure that the person on the other end receiving your details are legit. Similar to evaluating a person before deciding to go into a romantic relationship, a similar scrutiny should also be done when doing business. A good way to start is to find out if the business has a website, if they are registered legally and if they have a pool of satisfied customers.
Research on Regulatory Bodies Covering the Merchant
The person or the people you are dealing with will claim that they part of a business that belongs in a regulated industry. For example, Binary trading software and trading platforms are monitored by a government agency called CySEC or the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. When you are checking the legality of the activities of such businesses it is best to check with the government agency who has jurisdiction in regulating similar merchants. For Drugs and Food products this is being monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hence they have an updated list of registered products.
Check if There is a Customer Service Hotline
A legitimate business will always care for its customers. This means that they will always provide an avenue for their customers to make contact and ask help. The very first indication of a fraudulent business scheme is the absence of an “about us” or “contact us” link in their websites or blogs. If they have these details however the actual number may either be not registered, or registered to another merchant unrelated to the information on the website. It is best that you check if there’s someone available to help you in case you need help prior to even investing.
The schemes to victimize the public through heinous schemes that rob them off of their property and hard earned income is punishable by law. The law does not however guarantee that you will regain access to what has been lost so it is imperative that you remain vigilant at all times.