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Beware of investment fraud

In recent weeks, FSMA has received complaints from consumers about new fraudulent trading platforms operating on the Belgian market.

These trading platforms try to arouse the curiosity of potential victims by publishing false advertisements on social networks or online video platforms. They often feature a (well-known) person presenting a get-rich-quick scheme.

These fake ads offer a virtual currency, software or trading training. After clicking on the advert or downloading the mobile application and providing their contact details, victims usually receive a quick phone call from the scammers, who present them with a concrete investment proposal (in shares, alternative investment products, virtual currencies, etc.).

Other trading platforms contact consumers via dating sites and fake social networking accounts. Some trading platforms also use WhatsApp and Telegram groups.

Source: FSMA


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