Tag: binary options

SEC fraud
July 14, 2021 BY Alan Sayer

SEC files charges in binary options fraud case

Moreover, it has been alleged that the salespeople would inform potential investors that the only time the broker made any money was when the investor made money. This technique was used to gain additional trust for the trading information that the brokers were providing. Once the investors believed that the brokers only made a profit…

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Bulgarian authorities raid binary options fraud group
May 14, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Bulgarian authorities raid binary options fraud group

The raids are said to have resulted in the confiscation of around 43 memory devices, 68 computer systems and 19 mobile phones, and a number of valuable items and finance-related documents. It was reported that authorities were able to detain five people thought to be connected to the group, two of which were foreign nationals.…

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CFTC
April 07, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binary Options fraud results in $1 million charge for Glenn Olson

Olson has admitted to being affiliated with Blue Bit Banc and similar bodies from around April 2014 to March 2018. He would sell binary options to Blue Bit customers during this period by utilising aliases and watching over sales staff within Blue Bit’s Manhattan-based office. Olson also admitted to misrepresenting Blue Bit trade profitability, manipulating…

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ASIC
April 01, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ASIC bans Binary Options sale to retail clients

ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour said: Binary options’ product characteristics make them incompatible with investment or risk management use by retail clients. ASIC’s product intervention order will protect retail investors from these harmful products at a time of heightened vulnerability. According to the Commission, retail clients’ net losses from trading binary options are estimated at around…

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CFTC
September 03, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

BeeOptions, Glenridge Capital and Rumelia Capital charged in a $165 million Binary Options fraud case

The CFTC claims that the Cartu and Peretz brothers directed individual brokers to solicit US customers with falsely represented financial expertise, compensation structure, physical location and identity. The brokers also mislead their customers that the offered binary option transactions were profitable, when in reality, the majority of customers lost money. Ryan Masten of Austin, Texas…

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Principal of binary options trading firm fined $200,000 for illegal off-exchange trading
July 30, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Principal of binary options trading firm fined $200,000 for illegal off-exchange trading

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has informed the public yesterday that it has required Curtis Dalton of Middleton, Massachusetts to pay $200,000 for offering illegal off-exchange retail commodity transactions to U.S. and overseas customers while failing to be registered by the CFTC as required. Dalton offered transactions, which consisted of binary options in…

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