The apparent online broker InvestingViews claims to be a secure platform for online trading with Forex, CFDs and ETFs. However, there is increasing information that InvestingViews is not doing things by the book. More and more traders are reporting telephone terror, rip-offs and investment fraud in connection with InvestingViews. All of them have lost the money they invested with InvestingViews. Serious doubts are spreading. Meanwhile, many InvestingViews investors are worried that it is an investment scam. The InvestingViews website is still accessible. All InvestingViews investors are wondering if they have become victims of investment scammers? And what can InvestingViews investors do if the suspicion of investment fraud is substantiated? Will InvestingViews investors get their money back? Does it make sense to file a criminal complaint against InvestingViews with the police? Where can I get help with investment fraud?
InvestingViews: Questionable affirmations
What are the dumbfounded investors on investingviews.org being led to believe? "The international brokerage InvestingViews is your assistant in the world of financial trading. Such activity can sometimes be challenging and requires self-control and self-confidence; therefore, even experienced traders may need help with trading. Our clients have the opportunity to benefit from advanced information technologies, internationally recognised software products and various financial instruments. At InvestingViews, we strive to create the most comfortable and secure trading environment possible so that both our novice and experienced clients can make money with minimal effort. Join our company and learn more about our benefits! If you have any questions, feel free to email our customer service team." This is just a small excerpt of the questionable claims traders will find on InvestingViews' website. Not a single one of these lofty promises made by InvestingViews has been kept. Unfortunately, the dubious business practices tend to make for disappointed traders and miserable experiences!
InvestingViews: Hide and seek with the domain entry!
Remarkable for the business practices of the InvestingViews 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 investingviews.org, one finds no reference to the operators there and finds that the website was only registered on 22.06.2021 and that the real domain owners are hiding behind the Icelandic anonymisation service Withheld For Privacy Ehf. The same applies to the website investngviews.com, which was registered on 08.06.2021.
InvestingViews: Who is behind it?
Many investors will find it rather difficult to answer this question, as the InvestingViews 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? On the website investingviews.org there is only sparse information on this. At the bottom of the website there is the following note: "This site is owned and operated by Cruz Invest LLC, Registration number: 1063 LLC 2021, Address: First Floor, First St Vincent Bank LTD Building, James Street, Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Tower Bridge Business Centre, St Katharine Docks 46-48 E Smithfield, London E1W 1AW, United Kingdom". St Vincent and the Grenadines? St Vincent and the Grenadines is a tiny island nation in the Caribbean that is also used as a domicile for shell companies. When searching for the company Cruz Invest LLC in the local company register, one finds that a company of the same name has been registered with the company number 1063. The company St. Vincent Trust and Escrow Ltd, which is also used by 78 other companies, acts as the representative. Here, too, one must assume that the InvestingViews operators are attempting to hide behind a letterbox company.
InvestingViews: The customer acquisition of the investment scammers
The same approach can be found here again and again: In order to attract new customers, InvestingViews' recommendations are advertised in all conceivable media and channels. For example, advertisements are placed in social media such as Facebook. Most of the time, this is false information. To increase the effect, they upload videos 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 started to motivate others to beat the advertising drum for InvestingViews.
InvestingViews: 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?
InvestingViews: 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!
InvestingViews: Scheme of investment fraud?
There is no authorisation of the InvestingViews trading platform. InvestingViews 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. Instead, there is a warning from the FCA dated 11.10.2021. There is a note that the fraudsters are using the domains Investingviews.com and Investingviews.net in addition to Investingviews.org. It is not difficult to see that InvestingViews is a scheme of capital investment fraud. All those harmed by InvestingViews are advised to consult an investment fraud lawyer as soon as possible.
InvestingViews: Where are the investment scammers active?
Unfortunately, the illegal activities of InvestingViews are not limited to the English-speaking world. Because InvestingViews 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.
InvestingViews: Investors want their money back!
The constellation is far more promising than it appears. The aggrieved investors can defend themselves and demand their invested money back. At the moment, it is unlikely that the InvestingViews investment fraudsters will be caught soon, but there is nevertheless reason to hope. Especially because the money transactions were made via accounts that were actually provided by reputable financial institutions. They demonstrably failed to check the traders' deposits, some of which were large and therefore subject to controls, and their forwarding for legality. Such delays made the investment fraud possible in the first place.
InvestingViews: They want their money back! How does that work?
Equipped with this knowledge, no one would have got involved in business with InvestingViews. Now the only alternative left for the defrauded is to try to recover the money. 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 come in if there is a good chance of success. For this, essential questions must be answered. To which destination have the funds moved by InvestingViews disappeared? Is there a realistic chance that the aggrieved investors will get back the money they invested with InvestingViews? What steps are required from now on? A lawyer specialised in capital investment fraud will best answer such questions for you.
InvestingViews: Who can help?
What to do in case of investment fraud? What help can victims of InvestingViews hope for in the event of investment fraud? Victims of InvestingViews will ideally find the help they need from an experienced investment fraud lawyer. He will be able to take care of your InvestingViews case both in terms of the criminal aspects of investment fraud, as well as the recovery of funds and possible claims for damages. A trading lawyeris also an option because they are also aware of the methods used by fraudulent brokers such as InvestingViews.
InvestingViews: Follow the money trail!
This kind of malpractice on the unregulated capital market has been pursued by the internationally active investor protection law firm Resch Rechtsanwälte for more than three decades. As a result, the InvestingViews approach is nothing really new. Over the years, Resch Rechtsanwälte has developed a powerful arsenal of tools for tracking down defrauded investments and tracing the flow of money. Making funds actually disappear is becoming increasingly costly in the age of the internet. The more swiftly traders follow the money trail, the more promising it is that they will recover their invested capital. It is now important that those who have been harmed by InvestingViews react immediately.
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If you have been a victim of InvestingViews and want to know if and how you can get your money back, call +49 30 885 9770 or fill out the questionnaire. You will receive a free assessment of your case.