Sounds like the perfect investment? Beware

17-09-21 10:18 | Sustainability | The Digital Hub

In the Nordic countries alone, thousands of people and companies suffer losses amounting to  billions of SEK each year. Not due to bad investments, but due to investments made with companies that are not solid and legitimate. Those companies are getting more and more skilled each year. That is why we must warn you about one of the cleverest way that this is being done in. This is how they usually do it:

One day, you get a call from an investment advisor. The advisor wants to test interest in a particular type of investment and asks if they can send you some brochures and forms.

After a few days, the forms drop into your mailbox. The advisor contacts you again to hear what you think, explains a little about the investment form and asks if you have any questions. The advisor is friendly and seems to know what he’s talking about.

So far so good, right?

After a while, you get an offer. It's about binary options and promises high profits. The offer is hard to resist so you agree to invest a small amount. As a result, you now have your own personal broker who ensures that you stay up to date on price and share trends, which actually goes really well. You invest a little more, and your money increases.

Still sounds pretty good, right? Now you want to take part of the profit you made on the options, but you get a new offer that is hard to resist and invest more money that also increases. You contact your nice broker to tell him you want to end the investment and take the profits, but suddenly he cannot be reached, nor your money.

Now you want to take part of the profit you made on the options, but you get a new offer that’s hard to resist and invest more money that also increases. You contact your nice broker to tell him you want to end the investment and take the profits, but suddenly he cannot be reached, nor your money. 

The best thing you can do is actually to share this article with everyone you know. Maybe you can help prevent someone from becoming the next person to lose money.

Here are some great tips that can help you avoid being scammed:

- Make sure to check this list first but be aware that not all companies are listed. If you cannot find the company on the list please call the local FSA by phone for further investigation of the company before making an investment. In Denmark they also have information that you can find here. And make sure to check this list always since the "companies" shuts down and start new companies under a different name.   

- Make sure you know what you are investing in.

- If someone offers you a deal that seem too good to be true, it usually is. 

Do you believe that you have been deceived? Contact your local police.

/Anna-Karin Kjellgren, Fraud Management

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