The alleged online broker AJ Bell Youinvest poses as a reputable platform for online trading. However, there are increasing indications that AJ Bell Youinvest is guilty of serious irregularities. Reports from traders about AJ Bell Youinvest are piling up, which speak of telephone terror, rip-offs and investment fraud. All traders lost their money invested with AJ Bell Youinvest. Doubts are spreading. Meanwhile, many AJ Bell Youinvest investors are worried that it is an investment scam. The AJ Bell Youinvest website can no longer be accessed. All AJ Bell Youinvest investors are wondering if they have become victims of an investment scam? And what can AJ Bell Youinvest traders do if the suspicion of investment fraud is substantiated? How can AJ Bell Youinvest traders get their money back? Does it make sense to file a criminal complaint against AJ Bell Youinvest with the police? Where can I get help with investment fraud?
AJ Bell Youinvest: Transparent information on ajbell.co.uk!
What do baffled investors have to read on AJ Bell Youinvest's website? "AJ Bell Youinvest is a user-friendly, award-winning platform. We have accounts for every investment need as well as free guides and special offers to help you get the most out of them. If you are looking for a low cost SIPP, ISA or just want to buy funds or shares then great! You've come to the right place. Or if you want to know a bit more about AJ Bell Youinvest and why I wanted to do things a bit differently, click on the link below and I'll explain how we work and why I think we can help you. whether beginner or experienced investor." This is just a small sample of the exaggerated claims that interested parties will find on the AJ Bell Youinvest website. Not one of these lofty assurances from AJ Bell Youinvest has been kept. Unfortunately, if anything, the half-baked business conduct makes for unhappy investors and miserable experiences! "
AJ Bell Youinvest: playing hide and seek with domain entry!
Remarkable for the business practices of the AJ Bell Youinvest 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 www.ajbell.de, one finds no reference to the operators there and notes that the website was last updated on 14/01/2022.
AJ Bell Youinvest: Who is behind it?
Many investors will find it rather difficult to answer this question, as the AJ Bell Youinvest 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 the case of ajbell.de, this has already happened. In many cases, the top-level domain is also frequently changed, possibly also in order to deceive the financial supervisory and law enforcement authorities. And who is the operator? On the website www.ajbell.de there was the following information: "AJ Bell Youinvest registered office: AJ Bell Youinvest Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6 DE - 60313 Frankfurt." If you look at this address, you will see that there is a so-called virtual office here, which is managed by MatchOffice. MatchOffice is a recognised player for the placement of business centres on the world market. So it is doubtful that you will find AJ Bell Youinvest here.
AJ Bell Youinvest: The customer acquisition of the investment scammers
The same approach can be found here again and again: In order to acquire new customers, the recommendations of AJ Bell Youinvest are advertised in all possible media and channels. For example, advertisements are placed in social media, such as Facebook. Often these are false claims. In addition, they upload image 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, a mostly aggressive affiliate programme is launched to incite others to beat the advertising drum for AJ Bell Youinvest.
AJ Bell Youinvest: 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 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 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?
AJ Bell Youinvest: Repayment of money is tied to conditions
However, an exit is then usually no longer possible; rather, a repayment of the money is linked to further deposits. 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. To this end, tax and commission invoices are sent to the investors, often decorated with fake coats of arms, which 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 "saving angel" regularly calls 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 "saving angel" also wants a small fee - up front!
AJ Bell Youinvest: Scheme of investment fraud?
There is no authorisation of the AJ Bell Youinvest trading platform. AJ Bell Youinvest lacks the authorisation of a recognised European financial supervisory authority, such as the English Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec), which is frequently used by brokers. Likewise, there is no authorisation from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (finma) or the Financial Market Authority (FMA) of Austria, which is responsible for Switzerland. Instead, there is a warning from the FCA dated 20.05.2020. It is effortless to see that AJ Bell Youinvest is a scheme of capital investment fraud. All investors aggrieved by AJ Bell Youinvest are advised to consult an investment fraud lawyer as soon as possible.
AJ Bell Youinvest: Where are the fraudsters active?
Unfortunately, the illegal activities of AJ Bell Youinvest were not limited to the English-speaking world. Because AJ Bell Youinvest also addresses German-speaking investors, it is only a matter of time before the defrauded investors of this spokesperson group also come forward. A look at the list of regulators is recommended before any financial commitment in order to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of investment fraud.
AJ Bell Youinvest: Investors want their money back!
Fortunately, the situation is not as hopeless as it seems. The aggrieved traders can take countermeasures and demand their invested capital back. As of today, it is not to be expected that the investment fraudsters of AJ Bell Youinvest will be caught soon, but there is still reason for hope. The reason for this is the fact that the money transactions took place via accounts provided by banks that were concerned about good reputation. Unfortunately, those responsible failed to check the traders' deposits, some of which were high and therefore subject to controls, and their forwarding for legality. Negligence of this kind made the investment fraud possible in the first place.
AJ Bell Youinvest: You want your money back! How does it work?
Knowing this, the investors would never have entered into a business relationship with AJ Bell Youinvest. Now the only option left for the defrauded is to seek compensation for the loss. Many investors cannot even imagine that there is any 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. First of all, essential questions should be answered. Where were the funds misappropriated by AJ Bell Youinvest taken? Is there a possibility that the aggrieved investors will get back the money they invested with AJ Bell Youinvest? What precautions are advisable from now on? You can get the answers to these questions from a lawyer who specialises in investment fraud.
AJ Bell Youinvest: Who can help?
What to do in case of investment fraud? What help can victims of AJ Bell Youinvest hope for in the event of investment fraud? Victims of AJ Bell Youinvest will ideally find the help they need from an experienced investment fraud lawyer. He will be able to take care of your AJ Bell Youinvest case both in terms of the criminal aspects of the investment fraud, as well as the recovery of funds and possible claims for damages. A lawyer for trading also comes into question, because he is also familiar with the methods of fraudulent brokers such as AJ Bell Youinvest.
AJ Bell Youinvest: Follow the money!
The internationally active law firm Resch Rechtsanwälte has been investigating such abuses on the unregulated capital market for over 30 years. Accordingly, the conduct of AJ Bell Youinvest is nothing really new. Over the years, Resch Attorneys at Law have developed sustainable equipment for tracking down misappropriated investments and tracing the flow of money. In times of the Internet, it has become extremely difficult to make funds disappear. The quicker those affected follow the money trail, the greater the chances that they will see their invested capital again. Now it is important that the victims of AJ Bell Youinvest react immediately.
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