The alleged online broker ABC Investing sells itself as a decent platform for online trading. However, there is increasing evidence that everything at ABC Investing is by no means straightforward. More and more traders are reporting telephone terror, rip-offs and investment fraud in connection with ABC Investing. All of them have lost the capital they invested with ABC Investing. Doubts are spreading. Meanwhile, many ABC Investing traders fear that it is an investment scam. The ABC Investing website is no longer accessible. All ABC Investing traders are asking themselves whether they have become victims of an investment fraud? And what can ABC Investing investors do if the suspicion of investment fraud is substantiated? Will ABC Investing investors get their money back? Does it make sense to file a criminal complaint against ABC Investing with the police? What help is available in the event of investment fraud?
ABC Investing: Questionable promises on the website
What are the perplexed traders at abc-investing.com being led to believe? "ABC Investing, Inc. is a team of global, independent professionals with over a decade of financial and business advisory experience, with highlighted expertise in the fundraising management process for carefully selected startup companies in the global marketplace. We have a passion for providing unique solutions in structuring and executing innovative and successful alternatives for our clients. By holding ourselves and each other to the highest standards and always striving to offer more to businesses and individuals, we find new and innovative ways to help them achieve financial prosperity. Our goal is to identify, create and maximise value for our clients. We guarantee first-class business and financial advisory services. Your success is our ultimate goal." This is just one small example of the suspect affirmations prospective clients find on ABC Investing's website. Not one of these lofty promises by ABC Investing has been kept. Disappointingly, the dubious business conduct rather makes for disappointed investors and bad experiences!
ABC Investing: Hide and seek with the domain entry!
Remarkable for the business practices of the ABC Investing makers is that the website does not contain any imprint with full details of the legally responsible operators of the website. If one looks at the corresponding domain data of the website abc-investing.com, one finds no reference to the operators there and finds that the website was only registered on 12.07.2021 and that the real domain owners are hiding behind the Icelandic anonymisation service Withheld For Privacy Ehf.
ABC Investing: Who is behind it?
Many investors will find it rather difficult to answer this question, since the ABC Investing makers do everything they can to conceal the true circumstances. This is not unusual, however, as the perpetrators often operate several of these websites with the supposedly same business model and quickly put them online, but also shut them down again just as quickly. In many cases, the top-level domain is also frequently changed, possibly in order to deceive the financial supervisory and law enforcement authorities. And who is the operator? There is no information about this on the website abc-investing.com. Although a presumed business address on 5th Avenue in New York is given, ABC Investing cannot be found under this address. A worldwide search for ABC Investing in the relevant registers leads to no result and makes it clear that this is a purely imaginary product.
ABC Investing: The customer acquisition of the investment scammers
The same approach can be found here again and again: In order to gain new customers, ABC Investing's offers are advertised in all conceivable media and channels. For example, advertisements are placed in social media such as Facebook. Often, these recommendations are false claims. Furthermore, they upload promotional films on YouTube or Vimeo in which interested traders are convinced with fictitious references. Here, supposed celebrities report on their experiences with online trading and cryptocurrencies, often with a misleading reference to the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen". At the same time, an affiliate programme is usually launched to spur others to intensively promote ABC Investing.
ABC Investing: Criminal business practices!
As soon as the customer has registered on the trading platform, he receives calls from alleged financial brokers who like to refer to their many years of experience and their satisfied customer base. In many cases, however, the makers of this business model are fraudsters, against whom the Federal Criminal Police Office and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) also warn. Investors usually start with a small amount of money. Beforehand, investors are often motivated to install remote maintenance software, such as "Anydesk" or "Teamviewer", on their computers, so that assistance can supposedly be provided with the first steps. In many cases, the computer is manipulated afterwards and unwanted transactions are carried out. In the process, the investment fraudsters often also gain access to their victims' online banking. What is particularly criminal, however, is when supposed profits are displayed on the trading platform in order to entice the customer to place further high stakes. Sometimes even small sums are paid back to lull investors into a sense of security. Who then does not want to increase the stakes further? But what happens next?
ABC Investing: Repayment of the money is subject to conditions
However, an exit is then usually no longer possible; rather, repayment of the money is linked to further payments. This is where the employees come in, claiming alleged tax debts and commission payments. These would first have to be settled, then the alleged profits would be paid out. For this purpose, tax and commission invoices are sent to the investors, which are often decorated with fake coats of arms and, of course, have to be paid urgently. However, it is never possible to offset them against the supposedly achieved profits. If one refuses to make these further payments, the supposed profits are often turned into losses and the customer is harmed to the maximum. However, this is usually not the end of the horror; investors are often permanently confronted with calls from other dubious providers, which indicates that the investors' contact details are further traded among the investment scammers. In the end, the "saviour" regularly comes forward, claiming to have uncovered the whole scam. He impresses with his insider knowledge. No wonder, since he is part of the fraud gang. The next rip-off! And of course the "saviour" also wants a small fee - in advance!
ABC Investing: Scheme of Investment Fraud?
An authorisation of the trading platform ABC Investing is not given. ABC Investing lacks the regulation of a recognised European supervisory authority, such as the English Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)or the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec), which is frequently used by brokers. Similarly, there is no authorization from the Swiss Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (finma) or the Financial Market Authority (FMA) of Austria, which is responsible for Switzerland. For this, there is a warning from the FMA dated 10.09.2021 (www.fma.gv.at/abc-investing-inc). It is also obvious that ABC Investing is a scheme of capital investment fraud. All traders harmed by ABC Investing are advised to immediately contact an investment fraud lawyer.
ABC Investing: Where do the scammers operate?
Unfortunately, ABC Investing's illegal activities are not limited to the English-speaking world. Because ABC Investing also addresses German-speaking investors, it is only a matter of time before the defrauded investors of this speaker group also come forward. Going through the list of regulators is recommended before any financial commitment in order to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of investment fraud.
ABC Investing: Investors want their money back!
The constellation is far more promising than it seems. The aggrieved investors can defend themselves and demand the return of their invested capital. At present, it is not to be expected that the investment fraudsters of ABC Investing will be caught soon, but there is still reason for hope. The reason for this is the fact that the money transactions were carried out via accounts provided by financial institutions concerned about good reputation. Their managers demonstrably failed to check the traders' deposits, some of which were large and therefore subject to controls, and their forwarding for illegality. Such omissions enabled the investment fraudsters to carry out their criminal activities in the first place.
ABC Investing: They want their money back! How does it work?
Equipped with this knowledge, the interested parties would never have got involved in business with ABC Investing. Now the only alternative left for the victims is to try to recover the money they invested. Many investors cannot even imagine that there is a real chance of ever seeing their money again. Definitely yes! There are numerous legal bases to fall back on. The generic term is "money laundering". When investment fraudsters collect money, the offence of money laundering has been committed. Financial institutions are obliged to take action against money laundering. This is where we start with good prospects of success. Important points should be clarified beforehand. To which destination did the funds embezzled by ABC Investing flow? Is there a chance that the aggrieved investors will get back the money they invested with ABC Investing? What steps are necessary from now on? A lawyer specialised in capital investment fraud will be happy to answer such questions thoroughly.
ABC Investing: Who can help?
What to do in case of investment fraud? What help can victims of ABC Investing hope for in the event of investment fraud? Victims of ABC Investing will ideally find the help they need from an experienced investment fraud lawyer. He will be able to take care of your case with ABC Investing both in terms of the criminal aspects of investment fraud, as well as the recovery of funds and possible claims for damages. A trading lawyer is also an option because they are also aware of the methods used by fraudulent brokers such as ABC Investing.
ABC Investing: Follow the money trail!
The internationally active investor protection law firm Resch Rechtsanwälte has been investigating these abuses on the unregulated capital market for more than three decades. Seen in this light, ABC Investing's way of doing things is nothing really new. Over the decades, Resch Rechtsanwälte has developed extensive equipment for tracking down the money that has been taken away and tracing the flow of funds. In times of the internet, it is becoming more and more complicated to actually make funds disappear. The sooner traders follow the money trail, the more likely they are to have their money secured. Above all, it is important that traders harmed by ABC Investing act immediately.
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If you have been a victim of ABC Investing and want to know if and how you can get your money back, call +49 30 885 9770 or fill outthe questionnaire. You will receive a free assessment of your case.