Simple Trades review – 5 things you should know about

Simple Trades review – 5 things you should know about

Beware! Simple Trades is an offshore broker! Your investment may be at risk.



Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Open trading accounts with at least two brokers.


Simple Trades is a Forex brokerage registered in the Marshall Islands. It provides both the web-based trading terminal and the MT4 trading platform. Furthermore, according to the website there is a wide range of trading products from which to choose but spread on EUR/USD is 2.3 pips which is higher than the standard pip and a half. The required minimum deposit is the staggering $5000 which is absurdly high and a definite disadvantage for traders.

Simple Trades regulation & safety of funds

According to the website the company behind the brokerage is registered in the Marshall Islands with a standard address we have seen countless other brokerages use. Here is a screenshot:

We read that the company behind the brokerage is registered with the name Trade Up LTD. The Marshall Islands has become a top-destination for would-be scammers due to its very liberal laws regarding the registering of companies. The government does not even require for someone to be physically there in order to register a company. Such a loophole has surely been noticed by many ill-minded brokers and utilized. Nonetheless, it’s safe to assume that the company behind the brokerage, irrespective of its legitimacy, does not fall under any regulatory oversight because the government of the Marshall Islands does not include Forex trading within its regulatory framework.

Putting that aside, the brokerage states that it provides the MetaTrader 4 trading platform, including a web version. The MT4 is among the foremost trading terminals in Forex trading at the moment, close to 80 percent of users prefer it. The platform provides an advanced charting package, lots of technical indicators, extensive back-testing environment and a variety of Expert Advisors (EAs). Beginner traders will find the trading platform easy to use as well, due to its user-friendly lay out. We weren’t able to register for a demo account. Without a demo account we cannot be sure whether the brokerage does in fact provide the MetaTrader 4 platform and furthermore we cannot get acquainted with the trading conditions. However, we did find information regarding the trading conditions. Here is a screenshot:


We read that the spread is 2.3 and the required minimum deposit is the staggering $5000 which is quite unfavorable for traders but we again point the caveat that without a demo account we cannot be certain if these figures are in fact valid.

All of the outlined above, including the offshore location of the brokerage highly incline us to suspect that potential clients of the brokerage may be open to substantial risk.

Traders needn’t have to worry themselves with such risk if they choose to trade with a brokerage regulated and authorized by a prestigious regulatory agency. Such agencies are the FCA in the UK or CySec in Cyprus which have been leading names in Forex trading for some time now. Their regulatory framework is composed of a number of strict rules which prevent clients from falling victims to fraud. Such rules include the segregation of accounts which assures that commingling with the client’s money is not possible. Furthermore, a license by such a regulatory body entails participation in a financial mechanism by which clients may be compensated if they suffer losses due to fraud or bankruptcy. With the FCA the compensation is up to 85 000 pounds, where as with CySEC it is up to 20 000 euro per person.

Simple Trades deposit/withdrawal methods and fees

Traders may deposit or withdraw only via the standard Visa, MasterCard and wire transfer.

We did not find provisions worth noting in the terms and conditions. We also did not find any withdrawal fees, however, this does not mean there aren’t any withdrawal fees necessarily. This is why we always advise traders to put up only the required minimum deposit, instead of risking a bigger amount with no certainty. Afterwards, they may also try to withdraw a small amount in order to check for any unexpected fees or delays. Such fees and delays are usually the signs of a scammer.

How does the scam work?

Unfortunately, the possibility of a scam looms over almost every trade in forex, especially if you are dealing with an unregulated brokerage. That is why we believe traders should be acquainted with the methods of a scam. Here is how it would typically go about:

Through clicking an ad with promises for fast money, you will be redirected to a website such as  Bitcoin Evolution or Crypto Cash where registration will require you to give your address, email and phone number. After sharing your personal information, you will being receiving calls from brokers, compelling you to invest with them and win big. After a few minutes hearing their pitches, you decide to deposit some $200-250. And just like that – the scammers take a fat commission from this initial deposit.

After they are done with you, senior scammers begin working you into putting even more money. They say it’s the only way to profit from trading even more. After making the mistake of investing even further, you’ll begin wanting to get out of this and withdraw what you have left.

Unfortunately, the con-artists have no such thing in mind. They will now begin persuading you to wait it out and not withdraw right now. The motive here is quite straightforward – traders have a limited time window for filing a chargeback with their bank and get their money back. The “recovery department” will simply want to mislead you into missing this crucial period and, along the way, losing any chance you might have of getting the money back.

What to do when scammed?

As was mentioned above, scamming is quite the common in the trading world and, sadly, even you might suffer from it. In such an unfortunate case there still may be some available options for you.

You may contact your bank or credit card provider and file a chargeback. Furthermore, due to the high instances of fraud – both Visa and MasterCard have decided to sidestep scammers as best they can in Forex trading. The first thing we have seen so far is that MasterCard has increased the previous time period of six months for filing a chargeback to a year and a half.

If, however, you have provided the broker with your credit card details, immediately cancel your credit card.

If you have given information regarding your online banking pass – you should switch it asap!

Beware of potential calls from self-described “recovery agencies”! They prey on scammed and vulnerable traders who are desperate to recover their losses. They will require an “up-front” payment to help you, but after paying them, no such help will be coming your way!

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  1. This company is associated with and is a scam.

    After I had opened an account with and lost $500, they called me and said that they would transfer me to a new platform which is better, that was how I registered on

    My account manager was Rami Ibrahim, His Email [email protected] He gives really bad advice with huge lots and doesn’t use stop lose. Not only that, he would constantly keep asking me to deposit more money.
    When I made $200 and asked to withdraw, they did not allow me and kept saying that I should wait and let the money grow before I start withdrawing. My account went under and I asked them to close it because I don’t want to do business with them anymore, but they haven’t done that, they keep calling/emailing ([email protected] +43720145215, +3225886950) me that I should come back and they can help me get my money back. and are scam brokers, do not believe their recovery department, its all part of the scam.


  2. Shady Kahaleh


    It is a total scam. I lost more than 30K because of their bad advices. My advisor name was Nour.

    They we started again hoping to win back some of the money. They called me to open an order, when I opened it with no Stop Loss or or Take profit and it closed directly with loss 2100.

    They wanted to investigate and they disappeared. They dont reply to emails, to calls, to messages.

    They should be sued and closed.

  3. UPDATE :

    I lost today another 5K because of their mistakes!!
    Their strategy is they give you at first some false hopes and bonuses (credits)
    Then they urge you to open bad transactions and suffocate your account. Then urge you to deposit more so you dont lose.

    After i confronted them, they blackmailed me to deposit at least 1000$ in order to credit me. Knowing that since the first day from 2 years, I only followed their “advices”

    After researching on the company and on the different account managers, they used fake names, emails. You can’t find any employee listed in their company and all agents are off-grid.

    The communication is only one way and it they call whenever they want.
    They gave fake hopes and lies about many ways of communication but they don’t reply on phone, mails, whatsapp, and hangout.

    I dont know if there’s a way I can get back at them.

    I can give you one sincere advice :


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