Beware! Investmentsglobal.com is an offshore broker! Your investment may be at risk.
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Investmentsglobal.com promises many things – “seamless trading experience and different assets to choose from”, “an environment where every client has a dedicated account manager who will guide them through the whole journey”, reliability, etc. However, the broker fails to deliver on those promises – read our review to learn why investing with this broker is an incredibly bad idea.
Investmentsglobal.com REGULATION AND SAFETY OF FUNDS
Investmentsglobal.com has not provided any address on the website – only an email and a phone number. They have also not mentioned anything about licenses which means that they are most probably not licensed – a regulated broker would always make sure to mention all their hard-earned licenses to prove that they are reliable and you could trust them.
If we trust Investmentsglobal.com’s Terms and Conditions, the broker is governed by the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
This does not make the broker appear more reliable in any way – St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a popular location among scammers. The local financial authority of the country does not regulate or supervise forex brokers or impose any laws in the sphere of forex trading. This means that there are no requirements to be met and that no strict authority is making sure that you are being treated fairly. Moreover, offshore companies are not subjected to transaction reporting requirements – which makes money transferred to such offshore locations untraceable. If all of this sounds like a perfect setup for a scam it is because it is.
If you choose to work with a broker regulated in the UK, the EU, or Australia, the situation will be completely different. The activities of such brokers are closely monitored by reputable authorities like the UK’s FCA, Cyprus’s CySEC, and Australia’s ASIC – those regulators are there to make sure that the broker is conducting business in a transparent, legal manner. There are also many protections for clients of such brokers – for example, you could never lose more money than you have in your account because of the Negative Balance Protection Policy. Licensed brokers are obligated to prove their financial stability by maintaining a capital of at least €730 000 in the UK and the EU, and A$1 million in Australia – but in case that against all odds one of them goes bankrupt, you will be entitled to compensation (at least if you are a client of an EU or UK broker since compensation funds do not exist in Australia). The size of that compensation could be up to £85 000 in the UK and €20 000 in the EU. Finally, client funds are always kept in segregated bank accounts – which promotes transparency and proves that the broker would not be able to reinvest your money elsewhere, and speeds up withdrawals.
Investmentsglobal.com TRADING SOFTWARE
Investmentsglobal.com offers a well-functioning web-based platform:
However, this broker is surely a scam – a decent platform does not change that. And besides, there are better options if you are looking for a highly efficient trading platform that is still accessible – give MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 a try. Both platforms come with an abundance of indicators, chart types, and timeframes, as well as with many additional tools and features – Expert Advisors that track markets and trade in accordance with an algorithm, VPSs, the chance to develop your own trading bots and indicators or to set signals, a Strategy Tester, a market for add-ons, and much more. These are two great options if you are looking for a smooth trading experience – more than enough reliable brokers offer one or both of these platforms.
Investmentsglobal.com TRADING CONDITIONS
Investmentsglobal.com asks offers trading conditions that are by no means great. The spread we got on the broker’s platform was over 3 pips – 3.2 pips on EURUSD in fact – which is definitely not in line with what the broker had promised on the website (around 1.6 pips). Such a wide spread would probably not result in great profits for you – the only one who will be profiting is the broker since this means you would be paying them $30+ for every 100 000 currency units you trade. The average spread you would find throughout the industry is around 1.5 pips – but there are some established brokers who can offer even lower rates.
Our leverage on forex majors was set to 1:100 by default – a fact we were not particularly happy with. You should always be careful with your leverage settings and avoid trading with leverage higher than you could handle. Trading with 1:100, for example, would mean that you are making 100 times bigger offers which subsequently could lead to decent profits. However, bigger losses are just as likely – so be careful with those settings, especially if you are a beginner. Such spreads also mean that Investmentsglobal.com could not be licensed in many stricter jurisdictions – US brokers are only allowed to offer leverage of up to 1:50 and those in the UK, EU, and Australia are not allowed to go higher than 1:30 – at least if you are a retail client, and not a professional.
What sort of minimum deposit does this broker ask for in order to make you their client and have you pay huge fees, and put you at risk of losing a lot of money? As much as $250 which is far too much these days – trading is more affordable than ever with brokers asking for as little as $10 in order to open an account.
Investmentsglobal.com DEPOSIT/WITHDRAWAL METHODS AND FEES
We were not able to deposit with Investmentsglobal.com or even see which deposit methods we had at our disposal before contacting the broker and requesting payment details. If we believe the website – and such fraudulent brokers are rarely very reliable – we would have to assume that you could deposit via wire transfer or use a credit/debit card or some electronic payment solutions. However, the broker mentioned that “withdrawals from your account are available solely through Crypto Asset Transfers”. This is unusual – brokers are obligated to transfer money to you in the same way you have deposited it. We cannot be sure what sort of payments this broker accepts – but depositing with them is surely an awful idea, even more so if it turns out that Investmentsglobal.com only accepts crypto deposits. All crypto transactions are irreversible by default so only use this payment method if you are 100% sure you can trust your broker.
An additional problem is that Investmentsglobal.com does not allow chargebacks – if you have agreed to the broker’s Terms and Conditions, you have also agreed to not ask for such. In case you do, the broker will not only terminate the agreement but also “take any further action which (they) see as appropriate”.
No legitimate broker would ever make you agree to not ask for chargebacks – but these scammers probably expect that many of their clients might take such actions at some point which is why they have created this clause.
There is a dormant account fee – after just 30 days of no trading activity, you would have to pay $99. This fee comes way too fast and is much bigger than what legitimate brokers would usually ask of you.
Investmentsglobal.com offers bonuses – the only problem is that in order to withdraw those or any profits that were the result of a bonus, you would have to reach a crazy turnover (20 000 the amount of the bonus).
So if you have received just $100 as a bonus, you would have to reach a turnover of 20 000 000 currency units in order to withdraw the bonus or any profits related to it. The problem is that nobody could tell if your profits were a result of a bonus or of your own deposits – that is why legitimate brokers usually do not make such distinctions. Scammers use such clauses as a means of preventing you from withdrawing your money too soon – after all, they would want to rob you as much as possible before you figure out something is wrong. Denying you access to your profits is a good way to do that.
HOW DOES THE SCAM WORK?
Such scams are rarely very imaginative – they usually follow the same pattern but still manage to trick a lot of people. This is mostly the result of people’s desire for fast, easy profits – something only a scammer can promise you – and poor fact-checking. Always read all terms carefully, and check license information – you should be completely sure you can trust your broker before depositing with them. Getting acquainted with how scams work is also a vital step if you want to avoid fraud.
It all starts with you seeing some sort of ad on the Internet for the broker’s website. You have surely heard of people getting rich by trading, or maybe you just get tempted by the promise of making profits with relatively little effort – scam brokers rarely mention the risks of trading, especially with zero knowledge, or provide you with educational material that could actually help you trade successfully. All you need to do, according to them, is deposit a certain amount of money, and you will see profits soon enough.
But you don’t even need to deposit to set the scam in motion – you just need to provide the scammers with your phone number and e-mail address. After that, they will not leave you alone before you deposit. And such people are well-versed in the art of smooth-talking – they are usually quite convincing and will persuade you to transfer the money in no time. Once you have deposited though, they will keep asking you for bigger and bigger deposits. And you will gladly invest more – because at this point you are probably turning a profit. However, once you try to withdraw those profits, matters will get complicated. The scammer will make up reasons why this is impossible – additional taxes or certain clauses in the Terms and Conditions, often related to bonuses. At some point, you will start figuring out something is wrong – but the scammers will be long-gone with your money by then.
WHAT TO DO WHEN SCAMMED?
Be advised that such stories rarely end with the client recovering their lost money – however, there are still some things you could do to recover it. More importantly, there are some things you could do to prevent further scams.
The first thing you should do is change all your banking passwords to make sure the scammers would not be able to get access to any more of your money. If you have installed any sort of remote access software and given scammers permission to access your computer, make sure to get rid of everything such people had you install. They probably claimed that installing such programs is necessary so they could help you but the truth is they just wanted access to your banking systems.
If you have deposited via Visa or MasterCard, ask your card provider for help – chargebacks are possible within 540 days. Notify the responsible authorities and make sure to share your story with other people – online, and in your circle of acquaintances. The more people know about this type of scam, the fewer people will become victims of scammers in the future.
Finally, don’t trust any company or person claiming they could recover your money for a fee – such “recovery agents” run another type of scam aimed at desperate people who have fallen victims to scam brokers. Sometimes those “agents” are the same people that robbed you in the first place.
It is a scam company please be careful. We lost 10k this week with them,Investments Global is very professional Fraud. I’m annoyed that I didn’t find this article earlier.
10K? How? Is that how much you invested?
They got me on Sunday but only to make the initial deposit USD$169 and then no word from them. Today, someone sent me an email offering to help me set up the account…..I etransfered the USD$169 from my bank but I did not provide any banking info. Am I in trouble (other than losing my USD$169)?
Patricia, I did the same thing, I thought my money was gone. Believe this or not, in one week I made a profit of $70 (of the $169 invested) and was able to withdraw that into my bank account. What I did was with every email correspondance with the agent I would send a cc to :[email protected] I am not sure if that made any difference!
Investments Global is SCAM. 100% a witness of being defrauded by them. Have hard evidence as well. Dealt with some guy called Damien Smith. Stay away from these low life degrading Scammers. You will never be able to withdraw any profits. They are probably one of the best Professional Scammers in this industry. Save yourself and find a regulated broker. Furthermore they will try to get you to do illegal deposit transactions for large amounts. Do NOT fall for this trap. Furthermore when you refuse to move forward, they become condescending and insult your intelligence. You can also tell that Damien is being coached as he puts you on hold and comes back suggesting something out of line with what you were previously discussing…COMICAL! STAY AWAY FROM iNVESTMENTs GLOBAL!!!
Please revoke my negative review about Investments Global and the representative Damien. It was a misunderstanding that has now been resolved. I have received my funds as planned. No suspicious activity as assumed. Thank you to the Customer Relations department that assisted with the resolution.
FAKE scam company, I lost 10K with them. SCAM SCAM SCAM.
Hi Do you want to tell me how as I am dealing with them now and have only put $5000 in and not sure whether to continue.
Get out now Pauline while you can. You won’t see the $5k again, but don’t put another cent in Over 6 months I list $33,000 usd.
See my review in detail on Trustpilot.
I e-transferred $169USD on Dec 11th, 2022 as an initial investment but I got impatient as nobody contacted me the day they said they would and I changed my mind and requested a refund thinking there is no way I would get it back. To my surprise, the refund was processed really fast after I requested it and I got it today Dec 20,2022. I told investment global that if I got my refund, I would write about it and that’s what I’m doing.
Shut it down IMMEDIATELY. They are a total SCAM. Report it to your credit card company and make no further deposits. Unfortunately you have lost this money. They will try to entice you with a small trade and even allow you to with 100$. But that’s just the beginning of the SCAM. Then they will try to get you to engage in an Arbitrage Deal. Great concept for honest regulated brokers but do NOT do it with these unregulated scammers at Investments Global.
Glad to hear you were able to get your refund. I had a misunderstanding with one of the associates. However after Customer Relations got in touch with me to understand the issue. They resolved it immediately. They also assisted me with withdrawing any funds I was trying to get from my account. I received my funds within 30 minutes. I guess it depends who you deal with. Today I was extremely satisfied with the support I got from the Customer Relations Associate. One thing I will point out is their Support Team is very responsive and very professional. But they are limited as to what they can do on your account.
I started investing with them last year and I contacted them intially and got allocted a broker by the name of Roberto and I have to say to date their support has been amazing but now they want me to put in more money as I am only at $5000? I dont like them having acess through any desk on my compter though it seems thats the way they do it.
I wish to revoke any negative statements that have been written and have found Investments Global have been good to deal with and I have made a nice profit which I was able to withdraw easily into my exodus wallet.
Dont give them anymore money.you wont be able to get your 5k back either..try a withdrawel..no way
Don’t deal with Investmentsglobal .com I lost $33,000 usd over a 6 month period.
They will tell you it’s low risk Arbitrage trading and let you take some small profits. Then when your portfolio gets big enough mine went to $85,000 usd: BAM all gone to 00.00 overnight.
Please see my review on Trustpilot.
Regards Ted Brooks
I lost $150,000 AUD. How can I get it back?
I commenced trading with investmentsglobal.com in October 2022. I originally deposited $33,000 USD into my portfolio. David Keller, Senior Financial Coordinator, was my account manager. By mid-December the amount had grown to $36,300 USD.
So far all looked OK.
I was then contacted by Daniel Levin, VIP management, and following assurances that my investment would be low risk I signed an exclusive financial plan for VIP services. Keller then arranged for Mr. David Green to contact me with an offer to be involved in a special opportunity trading Bitcoin. After, once again, being assured that the original investment amount would be low risk, I increased my investment amount to $177,000 USD.
Keller then put me onto Michael Kowalski, Trading Expert, who ran day trades. He got the portfolio amount to $331,000 USD. Then with two successive trades – WHAM, lost the lot – portfolio amount $0.00 USD.
Then it got interesting.
I was then contacted by Edward Miller, Trading Floor Manager with demands that I inject more funds or that would be the end of negotiations.
David Keller, has still not returned my email requests for an explanation (Have I been professionally ghosted?)
The trading platform sold as low risk turned out to be anything but low risk.
This company is a total scam, you will never get your money back. They all use fake names and would steal your mother . To be the people they are, they will get their Karma. The world works in mysterious ways. I see many people giving them a good review. Wait 2 months. Investments global will take it all back from you. Try to take a withdrawal. They will not let you. then they stop answering your emails..
Just recieved an email saying they are going to remove my review unless I say more about my problem. Obviously this site is run by invesments global. They have my complaint in house. If they really wanted to talk to me they would get in touch with me. I will be posting my experience all over the world. All social media. All names involved. David Goldman account manager. David Green is his other alias..he is the arbitrage man. You will see his name in another negative review. After working with him he says he got a promotion. So he leaves and now im stuck with a trader named Andy. He buys 500 eth and 20 bircoin and the doesnt answer my emails for ten dsys. I put a complaint in and he lies saying he tried to call me. I wake up one morning and get on the trading platform only to see my accout was restricted. I can see my trades showing green but i cannot access because there is a screen in front blocking me to take profits. I reach out to my account manager and no response. Its stays restricted for ove 24 hrs. I contact Andy Klien risk manager through email. 1 hour later its unblocked but all my profits disappeared. To this day they will not give me and explanation on why my account was restricted. Then Andy Klien risk manager, I request a withdrawal of a substantial amount only to wait 8 days until he calls me and argues with me on the phone for over an hour. He bargains with me on my own money on how much to take out. So i have all my withdrawal information correct on wich account to send it to but he changes my withdrawel wallet to lose $1000 in blockchain.now im getting scam phone callers trying to help me recover my funds. What a great risk manager. Now im hooked up with Damien Smith quality control manager who now is looking into my account. Its been a month and now he has stopped contacting me. Ive tried the legal dept.email and it doesnt work. It goes directly to support and the say ive got the wrong email address. The email doesnt exist. Its one thing after another. These guys are ruthless. You will lose everything and have no recourse.
I am now on a mission..see you on other sites. I will not stop. Next contact will be newspapers and Marketplace on canadian news. They are an investigative team.