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Forex Robot Scams

Forex Robot Scams

When it comes to investing, there are endless ways to scam a trader. Many brokers manage to get away with their fraudulent activities for a period of time. Then they are either ‘caught’ by a regulatory organization or they succeed in absconding with their clients’ funds, never to be seen again.

Broker scams come and go. Some move underground only to pop up again at a later date. There are always unethical brokers looking for schemes to fool investors and it takes only a few big deals to make the whole endeavor worthwhile.

Still scams must be done in a clever, convincing manner. They must also be convenient for the trader. The easier it is for the trader to seemingly make money, the more a fraud will succeed. The latest entry into the Forex scam market is the Forex robot. Forex robot scams are only now beginning to be uncovered but not everyone concurs that Forex robots are scams to begin with.

Forex Robots

Forex robots or Expert Advisors (EAs) are programs that claim to automate Forex trades. It’s like putting a plane on auto pilot. Traders can sleep through the night calmly knowing that their trades will be placed exactly at the times they designated. Sounds easy, right?

Forex robots are getting a lot of hype of late and Forex robot scams are not far behind. Almost every Forex broker currently offers its account holders the opportunity to use a Forex robot for their trades. They back up the legitimacy of these robots with tremendous profits and lull the trader into a false sense of security only to end up broke.
Most Forex robot scams are easy to pinpoint and would seem obvious to any investor. But even with blatant false promises of huge profits “while you sleep” millions of dollars are dropped into these Forex robot scams every day. Even those brokers that are successful, exaggerate their numbers to attract new clients.

Online Robots

And one needn’t depend on the Forex broker for these robots. Forex Robots are available online. Even Amazon.com sells the software package made available by one Forex company under the heading, “Make Money While You Sleep – Advanced Forex Auto Trading Robot.” Costs for a Robot program hover around $1000 for the package so most traders opt to use the AE provided by the Forex Broker. This is what leads so easily to Forex robot scams.

Since 99% of traders who purchase a robot end up asking for a refund, most experienced Forex traders recommend never purchasing one. Objective Forex traders suggest never putting a Forex robot on a live, real money Forex account until it has been tested thoroughly through a demo account. If the Forex vendor is genuine, then he should advise his traders NOT to use an EA until they fully understand what the robot is all about.

Forex traders who have used robots in the past suggest that traders learn enough about the workings of the AE program so that they can place the trades themselves and not through a broker. This will provide them with a sense that they are in control of their money and are not leaving it in the hands of a broker. This may not lead to profits but it will eliminate the feeling of being taken in by a fraudulent Forex robot scam.
Source: Daily Forex

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