Scam Alert

From a trading point of view, the year 2021 has pretty high expectations. In this article, we will show you what you should thoroughly watch and be aware of. It would be a shame to have ruined the high hopes for the new trading year by someone with unclear intentions. FTMO is getting more and more popular, that is especially because of you, our traders. Unfortunately, this also brings some negative aspects to our business. Let’s have a look at the most common trading related scams you might find online.

Account management

This service is mostly offered by a private message. You will get approached by someone who claims is an excellent trader, and if you want to complete the entire evaluation process, he will take care of that and also your FTMO Account.

Everything will be done, and you won’t even lift a finger, and the only thing that will bother you is counting the packs of money.  The message will also include many images of huge profits, countless number of withdrawals, and other things that will support his lies.

This service will cost you hundreds of dollars (depending on the account contract’s size) plus the fee for FTMO Challenge. This would be the initial investment, and then he would take some share from the profit split for the monthly payout. So, instead of having a profit-split from FTMO with 70%, you would eventually have only 35%.

Everything sounds great. Right?

Unfortunately, we never found any service that would be successful from our profound internal and external research. Those services always follow the same scenario, and in just a few days, you will see a rule violation in your account. The provider will stop communicating with you, block you on social networks, and enjoy the earned money you sent him for his scam promise. Instead of the promised profits from the FTMO Account, you have just blown away your own 1000 USD, and the scammer just did fake business.

Also bear in mind that the maximum allocation with FTMO is $300,000. This means that any violation of this rule can be easily detected by our trading departement.

 

Investments to FTMO

FTMO does not accept any deposits from clients. Some may have approached you that FTMO opens up the possibility of investing in selected traders.  Possible addressing methods are diverse. You can also encounter false FTMO signatures, unauthorized use of our logo, etc.

If we would have such an offer for our traders, they will be definitely notified on our website and via all communication methods. If you receive anything from FTMO, it would always be from our official company emails. If there is anything in the email address other than @ftmo.com, be very careful even with opening it.

And for all safety measures. If you are unsure, do not hesitate to contact our FTMO Support Team, which will help verify the possible fraudulent emails.

 

Fake accounts on the social media network

Some of you may have noticed that there are occasional comments below our posts that contain information about Bitcoins wallet and promise with numerous appreciations of the deposit. If you click on the users who posted these comments, you will see a recently created profile that tries to copy the official FTMO profile with great accuracy. This profile has only a few followers compared to the official FTMO profile.

Be careful on the social network as well.

 

Courses and EA ready to meet the FTMO Challenge

As the last in this scam alert selection, we will highlight courses and robots specially prepared to complete the FTMO Challenge. There are no guarantees or one unique way of trading!

Everyone has their approach to trade, with mixed feelings for the market, different perceptions of risk, diverse psychological setting, etc. In trading, no shortcut will make you a millionaire in a few days. Many things need to be “sat down” and tried properly.

If someone teaches you their strategy and you find out that the trading system will suit you in all directions, you will still not achieve the same results as your teacher. You evaluate each situation a little differently, and only thanks to that, the work cannot be the same.

This does not have any negative correlation, you can easily be better than your teacher in the end, but it will cost some time and effort.

Please don’t take it that all mentors do their job poorly. Certainly not, but if someone tells you that their course is precisely tailored to the FTMO Challenge and after completing it, you will meet the FTMO Challenge 100%, be very careful!

Even worse are automatic strategies (EA), which promise you this result. There the possibility of positive influence in your trading is pretty much zero. If we consider the current market conditions, where something often happens that could not be expected, it is almost unreal for someone to program algorithms that won’t make mistakes.

 

Conclusion

Don’t try to find career shortcuts that don’t exist. At trading, one of the most beautiful things is freedom and responsibility only for oneself. If you go wrong with trading, you know it’s your fault, and you can work on it. Once you eliminate a mistake, you don’t have to make it for the rest of your life. If you transfer responsibility to someone else, you can’t work with bugs.

We are sorry that many people are trying to damage the FTMO brand and offer services that only lead to the loss of considerable sums of money. Be careful which services you use.

If FTMO needs to contact you, it is always from our website’s official communication channels!

Check if the email contains @ftmo.com and check the profiles on social networks if it is official FTMO or only imitations.

Not sure if it was an official contact? Do not hesitate to contact our FTMO Support Team, which is at your disposal.