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Awareness is Key: Don’t Fall Prey to Binary System Scams

In the financial world, there is never a shortage of people out to take advantage of investors. While many companies promise the moon and deliver much less, there are a number of high quality companies to be found with just a little bit of research.

Recently, one of the investment types that have been on the rise is binary options, an investment that offers short windows in which generous profits can be made. With this increase in popularity, though, there has also been an increase in the number of fraudulent brokers who are seeking to run binary system scams, particularly targeting investors who are unfamiliar with the binary options marketplace.

There are several ways that these kinds of binary system scams tend to work. The first occurs when a broker promises above average returns if you’ll just follow their advice. Oftentimes, these kinds of scammer require high initial deposits into an investment account. Once the initial deposit has been produced, the platform itself offers very little in terms of flexible investments and profits on trades may sometimes be capped. When a client wants to withdraw their profits from the account, these kinds of sites tack on additional fees and charges, sometimes even putting withdrawal limits into the account to hold on to the profits for as long as they can.

Fortunately, there are a couple of things that you can do to help make sure that you are not taken in by one of these scam sites, even if you are fairly new to the world of binary options trading.

First, always perform a high degree of independent research on any firm or service that you are considering as an investment partner. Go beyond the website of the provider to look up reviews and information about the company. Consider calling the customer service lines to ask questions, ensuring that the people who may have a hand in managing your money are well versed in the needs and specifications of the binary options market.

Next, carefully read over all financial arrangements that are possible through the site before you invest any funds. Be aware of limits, fees, bonuses, and charges, which are often included in the fine print.

With some time and effort, you can protect your profits and benefit from the ample investment opportunities afforded by binary options, avoiding binary system scams completely ( check out binary options risks article ).

How to Invest a Small Lump Sum

If you’ve got a small lump sum of $1,000 to invest, you’ve got lots of options. Which one is best for you depends on a number of factors including how soon you need the money and your tolerance for risk. The first thing you need to do is explore your options and you can use the web… Continue Reading

Wedding Insurance and Family Investments

Buying a wedding insurance policy protects you financially against the cost of cancelling or postponing your wedding, as well as costs incurred due to failure of suppliers. A wedding is rarely an investment of only one person’s money, however, so you need to ensure your insurance policy protects everyone in your family who has invested in the big… Continue Reading

What Everyone Should Know About Penny Stocks

To the beginner’s eye, the stock market can be a big, scary entity. We see the progress of the stock market on all the major news networks, generally scrolling across the bottom of the screen, with all these code names and percentages and numbers. To the untrained eye, this can be nothing short of intimidating.… Continue Reading

What are Bear and Bull Markets?

We’ve been hearing a lot about ‘bear’ and ‘bull’ markets a lot the past few years, but what does that even mean? There are no official rules or guidelines as to what classifies a bull or a bear market, but occasionally it’s defined as an increase or decrease of 10% or more. During a period… Continue Reading