ScamWatcher team is doing his best to provide you with the latest updates regarding the Scams & Regulations that are on the market.
Indeed, with internet been commonly used and with the lack of regulations and actions in some area, more and more scams appear on a daily basis, including but not limited to :
- Cryptocurrency scams
- Boiler room scams
- Advance fee scheme
- Forex scams
- Crowdfunding scams
- IRS scams
- Donations scams
- Romance scams
- Offshore investing scams
- Pension scams
- Ponzi scheme scams
- Pump and dump scams
- Metals investment scams (gold, diamond etc.)
The list is endless and as you may know, fraudsters are more and more tricky and smart in the way they are scamming people with their hard earned money.
You need to be careful when you invest online : how to spot a scam ?
- Don’t chase investments that guarantee a high returns. Also investment companies / professionals must be registered with a Regulatory Authority.
- Take your time before investing in anything. Check that the company / investment is legit, don’t trust anyone only yourself. Fraudsters usually pressure you “to buy now” or you may miss this opportunity, just take your time and check all the facts before. A legitimate investment / opportunity will still be there tomorrow.
- Try to educate yourself with information. We are hoping that on ScamWatcher you will learn how to spot scams and be careful with your investments.
If you have some scams to report and want us to make a review, please file the form here.