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Forex Trading Scams

It is when someone without permission, uses your name, identification number or other personal information that belongs to you, to commit fraud or other crimes.

Common methods of identity theft


The scammer finds ways to trick you into providing sensitive and personal information to them that they can later on use to defraud you.


The scammer gains access to your sensitive and private information by finding securities in your system and exploiting those weaknesses.

Malware and ransomware

Scammers trick you into installing content be it files or applications that can make them unlock your security as well as force you into giving them access.

Fake online profiles

Scammers set up fake profiles and trick you into liking them or falling in love with them. Through chatting with them, they end up knowing a lot about you which includes sensitive information too.

Dumpster diving

This involves the scammers going through your trash or things that you leave lying around, this information can be sensitive and can provide them with what they need to steal your identity.

What scammers do with your information

Red flags or Warning signs that you may be compromised or are about to be

Red flags or Warning signs that you have been compromised

How to protect yourself

Have you ever been scammed?

  • Do you think that you have ever been scammed? If you have, you can help the next person and guide them from not being a victim by reporting this scam.
  • Reporting this scam can help your friends and family.
  • Also, seek help and guidance on how to avoid being scammed.
  • In case you have issued your banking details or any other personal information that can get your bank account defrauded, contact your bank immediately.

Attempts to gain your personal information Buzz

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