The alleged online broker Roth Capital sells itself as a decent platform for online trading. However, there are increasing indications that unacceptable conditions prevail at Roth Capital. More and more traders are reporting telephone terror, rip-offs and investment fraud at Roth Capital. All investors lost their capital invested with Roth Capital. Doubts are announced. Meanwhile, many investors of Roth Capital have the feeling that it is an investment fraud. All Roth Capital investors are wondering if they have been victims of investment fraud? And what can Roth Capital investors do if the suspicion of investment fraud is substantiated? Will Roth Capital investors get their money back? Does it make sense to file a criminal complaint against Roth Capital with the police? Where can I get help with investment fraud?
Roth Capital: Unbelievable assertions on Roth Capital.com!
What do unsuspecting investors read on Roth Capital's website? "Predictable returns through affordable housing...At Roth Capital, we make it easy to invest in fully vetted real estate deals.... Every investment is protected with a deed of trust and significant equity." This is just one small passage of the questionable promises investors find on Roth Capital's website. Not one of these lofty promises by Roth Capital has been kept. Unfortunately, the dubious business practices tend to make for unhappy investors and miserable experiences!
Roth Capital: Hide-and-seek game with the domain entry!
Remarkable for the business practices of the Roth Capital makers is that the website does not contain an imprint. Thus, the complete information about the legally responsible operators of the website is missing. If one takes a look at the domain data of the web page of Roth Capital an, no references to the operators are to be found there. The domain was registered on 25.01.2000 with GoDaddy.com, LLC. Only recently, the domain with the interesting name was apparently taken over by the investment scammers to use it for name cloning.
Roth Capital: who is behind it?
Answering this question will be rather difficult for many investors, as the Roth Capital makers do everything they can to conceal the true circumstances. However, this is nothing unusual. The perpetrators usually operate several of these websites with the same fraudulent business model. These are created in advance, quickly put online and just as quickly shut down. The top-level domain is often changed to deceive financial regulators and law enforcement agencies. But who is the operator? There is no information about this on the Roth Capital website. No business address is given where Roth Capital can be found. Not even the actually obligatory support e-mail address or a telephone number is mentioned. The worldwide search for Roth Capital in the relevant registers leads to Roth Capital Partners LLC. However, this company has nothing to do with XXX, rather the latter adorns itself with the name of the alleged parent company.
Roth Capital: The customer acquisition of the investment fraudsters
Here, the same approach can be found again and again: In order to attract new investors, the offers of Roth Capital are promoted in all available media and channels. Often, the offers are false claims. To reinforce the deception, they upload promotional videos on YouTube or Vimeo, in which interested investors are convinced with fictitious references. Here, supposed celebrities report on their experiences with online trading and cryptocurrencies, often with the erroneous reference to the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen". At the same time, a mostly aggressive affiliate program is started to spur others to beat the advertising drum for Roth Capital.
Roth Capital: 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. Usually the investors start with a small sum as employment. Beforehand, investors are also 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 subsequently manipulated and unwanted transactions are carried out. In the process, the investment fraudsters also frequently 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. In some cases, even small sums are returned in order to lull investors into a sense of security. Who then does not want to further increase the stakes? But what happens next?
Roth Capital: Repayment of the money is tied to conditions
Once in, an exit is mostly impossible. Rather, the administrators of the investment scammers tie a repayment of the money to further deposits. This is where employees come in, claiming supposed tax debts and commission payments. If these are settled, it would come to the disbursement of the allegedly obtained profits. The perpetrators send the investors self-made tax and commission statements, often decorated with fake coats of arms. These would have to be paid urgently. A clearing with the allegedly obtained profits, is never possible. If an investor refuses further deposits, alleged profits are converted by senseless transactions into losses and the customer maximally damaged. This is not the end of the horror, but investors are permanently confronted with calls from other dubious providers. This indicates that the contact details of the investors are further traded among the investment fraudsters. In the end, a "savior" 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 "savior" also wants a small fee - in advance!
Roth Capital: Scheme of investment fraud?
There is no authorization of the online broker Roth Capital. Roth Capital lacks the regulation of a recognized European supervisory authority, such as the English Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec), which is often used by brokers. Likewise, there is no approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (finma), which is responsible for Switzerland, or the Financial Market Authority (FMA) of Austria. It is hard to ignore the fact that Roth Capital is a scheme of capital investment fraud. All traders harmed by Roth Capital are advised to immediately consult an investment fraud attorney.
Roth Capital: where are the fraudsters active?
Investors are dealing with Roth Capital investment fraud in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Roth Capital's activities are by no means limited to German-speaking countries. Because Roth Capital addresses all English-speaking investors, it is only a matter of time until those who have been defrauded also come forward from these ranks. A look at the list of regulators is advisable before any financial commitment in order to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of investment fraud.
Roth Capital: Claims for damages against banks involved
A license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is a mandatory requirement for financial services and investment transactions in Germany. Transacting, supporting or facilitating transactions of this kind, even across borders into Germany, is prohibited. Persons who participate nevertheless in it are obligated to damaged investors to payment of damages. The investment fraud cases would have been impracticable without these banks.
Roth Capital: Investors want your money back!
Fortunately, the situation is not as hopeless as it may seem. The aggrieved investors can take countermeasures and demand their invested capital back. As of today, it is unlikely that the Roth Capital investment fraudsters will be caught soon, but there is still reason for hope. The reason for this is the fact that the money transactions were made through accounts provided by banks that were concerned about good reputation. Unfortunately, those responsible for these accounts failed to check the legality of the deposits made by investors, some of which were large and therefore subject to controls. Negligence of this kind made the investment fraud possible in the first place.
Roth Capital: They want their money back! How does that work?
Equipped with this knowledge, the investors would never have agreed to invest with Roth Capital. Now the only option left for the deceived is to seek compensation for damages. Many investors cannot even imagine that there is any real chance of ever seeing their money again. Probably all of them are now asking themselves whether they can get their money back? Clearly yes! There are numerous legal bases to fall back on. The generic term is "money laundering." When investment fraudsters collect money, the crime of money laundering is committed. Financial institutions have a duty to take action against money laundering. This is where one starts with good chances of success. First of all, relevant points have to be clarified. For what purpose did the funds embezzled by Roth Capital flow? Is there a possibility that the bruised investors will get back the money they invested with Roth Capital? What steps are required from now on? You can get the answers to these questions from a lawyer who specializes in capital investment fraud.
Roth Capital: Who can help?
What to do in case of investment fraud? What help in the case of investment fraud can victims of Roth Capital hope for? Roth Capital victims will ideally find the help they need from an experienced investment fraud attorney. He or she will be able to take care of your Roth Capital case both in terms of the criminal aspects of investment fraud, as well as the recovery of funds and possible claims for damages. A lawyer for trading is also a possibility, because he is also familiar with the methods of fraudulent brokers, such as Roth Capital.
Roth Capital: Follow the money trail!
Such abuses in the unregulated capital market have been pursued by the investor protection law firm Resch Rechtsanwälte for more than three decades. The working method of Roth Capital is therefore nothing new. Over the decades, Resch Rechtsanwälte has developed an efficient set of tools for tracking down defrauded funds and tracing money flows. In times of the Internet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to actually make funds disappear. The more swiftly those affected follow the money trail, the more promising it is that they will get back the capital they have invested. Above all, it is important that investors harmed by Roth Capital take action immediately.
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