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Binary Options Fraud

Binary options — a yes/no position on a future market condition — can be traded on registered U.S. exchanges. But there are many other websites, social media posts, advertisements or online videos that promote unregistered binary options trading platforms. Many times these platforms are operated by offshore companies that are committing fraud. Learn how these frauds work and how to protect yourself.

 

Commodity Pool Fraud
Trading futures through a commodity pool may have some benefits, but make sure the pool and its operators are properly registered.
Forex
There has been a sharp rise in forex trading scams in recent years. Learn signs of potential fraud and the tactics fraudsters commonly use. 
Forex
Be on guard for ads that tout high returns with low risk, or high paying careers trading forex.
Precious Metals
Owning gold, silver, platinum, or palladium may sound appealing, but cold calls, promises of easy profits, and “financing agreements” could be signs of fraud.
Precious Metals
Gold is often pitched as a safe port in the storm, but precious metals prices can be volatile and past performance is a poor predictor of future returns.
Spot and Avoid Fraud
Beware of promises of easy profits from commodity futures and options based on seasonal demand and other well-known public information.
Unregistered Sites and Advisers
Websites that fraudulently promote commodity trading systems and advisory services are on the rise. Watch out for sites that tout trading signals or systems with unrealistically high returns and little risk.
Unregistered Sites and Advisers
No trading system can guarantee profits. Before trading, check to see if the broker and trading platform are properly registered with the CFTC.
Unregistered Sites and Advisers
There are plenty of groups and discussions that tout trading signals, systems and platforms. Before you sign up and make an initial deposit, be sure the brokers or advisers are registered.
Spot and Avoid Fraud
If you've been harmed by fraud, taking these steps may help you avoid further financial losses, and help with the recovery process.