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  • Even if you hate me for this - I can't stay silent any longer
  • Some years ago I called out the Sharemax investment scheme. And I got flack from advisors and investors invested in the company - collecting fat dividends. But Sharemax crashed and burnt. And investors lost out big time.   In early March 2016 I warned investors that MMM Global would bankrupt them.   I received hate mail, MMM Global investors laughed at me. You see, they ... ››› more
  • [26 June 2020]
  • Your stokvel could grow your bank account all the way to Zero!
  • I'm really concerned… I just came across a group of investors. 29,595 people to be exact. These investors are all part of a group called “It's all about Online Stokvels”. Don't get me wrong. A stokvel is a great thing. A group of people putting their funds together, investing it, and sharing the returns when they're needed. But what I've seen on this group isn't real ‘Stokve... ››› more
  • [14 September 2016]
  • Revealed: The biggest trading scam of the century
  • One of my ongoing quests in life, is to find the scams that are losing traders and investors all their money. At least once a week, I Google this exact phrase. “How to get rich quick with trading?" You'll be surprised at the number of unregistered companies and individuals there are, trying to swindle people's hard earned money. But the scam I want to talk to you about today is the B... ››› more
  • [19 July 2016]
  • “Is Forex Trader a scam?”
  • There are so many Forex scams out there promising fast gains and lucrative returns, that when most traders hear the word “Forex”, they immediately think that we're out there to swindle you out of your money. But at FSPInvest, we don't make promises that we can't keep. So when we say that our Forex Trader service is a great way to make quick gains from trading international currencies, we m... ››› more
  • [29 June 2016]
  • “What exactly does FSPInvest do?”
  • “What exactly does FSPInvest do?” When it comes to business, I believe in transparency. In the last week alone, at least three people have asked me, “What exactly does FSP Invest do?” As the largest direct mail publisher in Africa, we take for granted that our readers know what we do. But since FSPInvest welcomes thousands of new readers every single month, it is important to remind... ››› more
  • [28 June 2016]
  • You've been warned: Don't lose your entire investment on MMM Global…
  • My computer has developed an interesting virus… Every now and then when I click on my browser while surfing the web a page opens asking me to invest my money for massive growth, 30% a month to be exact. The page is that of MMM Global. MMM Global is a ‘social financial network' as it terms itself… I've written about the company before. But it seems like MMM's marketing efforts are... ››› more
  • [23 March 2016]
  • Follow these two simple rules to prevent online scammers from stealing your money
  • With the growth of the Internet over the past decade or so, we conduct so much of our lives online. Many of our online activities involve money. Think about banking. You don't need to receive a statement via post, you can view it online. You don't need to visit the bank to transfer money, you can do it online. But with this revolution comes the risk of losing your money to scammers. While th... ››› more
  • [26 January 2016]
  • Five Christmas trading scams - Part 5: Your trading scam questions answered!
  • %%TODAYSDATE%% Five Christmas trading scams - Part 5: Your trading scam questions answered! Johannesburg, South Africa Timon Rossolimos, Editor Trading Tips Dear Trading Tips reader, What better way to end the Five Christmas trading scams than with your questions answered. We've had hundreds of questions asked on the InvestorsClub.co.za about trading and investing scams. ... ››› more
  • [24 December 2015]
  • Five Christmas trading scams - Part 3: watch out for the Forex fishermen!
  • When there are opportunities to take someone's money, there are opportunities for fraud. I'm sure you've received a couple of these kinds of SMSs. “You just won R500,000, claim your prize now” “You're our 1,000,000th customer, you've just won R50,000” “Bank 1 million rand from doing absolutely nothing, just fill in this questionnaire” The catch is when you have to put in your banking d... ››› more
  • [23 December 2015]
  • Five Christmas trading scams - part 1: Bank R100,000 with just R10,000 OVERNIGHT!
  • Forex markets are among the most active and profitable trading markets, in the world. And where money lies, so do opportunities for fraud, profit and manipulation. You need to watch out for those serpent companies out there. Their sole purpose is to generate profits for themselves and for NO one else. And sure business is business at the end of the day. But ethics are also ethics. And when a busin... ››› more
  • [22 December 2015]
  • Pyramid schemes: How not to fall for this type of investment scam
  • Unfortunately the investment world has its scam artists. The most common of these scams are Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes. So what exactly are pyramid schemes? What makes a pyramid scheme different from a Ponzi scheme? And how can you avoid investing in one? Read on to find out… What are pyramid schemes? Pyramid schemes are a type of investment scam. They’re similar to Ponzi... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • Investment scams uncovered: The tell-tale signs of Ponzi schemes
  • Investing is all about getting your money to work harder for you and making it grow. In your quest to find great investment opportunities, you may come across investment scams. The most common investment scams include Ponzi schemes. So what should you be wary of so you can spot an investment scam like this? Read on to find out… The start of Ponzi schemes Ponzi schemes get their... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • How to keep your money safe when investing offshore
  • If you're thinking about investing offshore, one thing holding you back may be concerns about investing in a scam or fraudulent investment. Just like in South Africa, unfortunately there are scammers in other countries trying to con you out of your money. But the good news is, by sticking to some guidelines you can ensure that you put your money to work in reputable and creditable investment... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • Don't fall prey to an offshore investment scam… Look out for these six warning signs
  • Investing offshore can benefit your investment portfolio by boosting returns and adding much needed diversification. But you can't blindly approach investing offshore. Before investing a cent, you need to do your due diligence. By doing this, you'll reduce the chance of making an investment mistake you'll live to regret. Read on to find out what to look for… Six ways to spot scam... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Keep yourself safe this holiday season by avoiding credit card scams
  • Everyone can fall victim to credit card scams. Knowing how to protect yourself and watching out for potential threats can make it much more difficult for scammers to take control of your credit card account. Don't think that it can't happen to you. Because it can. And Christmas is that time of year when credit card fraud is at its peak. Here are a few ways you can protect your credit cards fr... ››› more
  • [28 November 2014]
  • How to avoid credit repair scams
  • The number of people struggling with consumer debt is on the rise, making it the perfect opportunity for credit repair scammers to thrive. If you're not careful, you could be the victim of credit fix scams, which promise to erase all your bad credit and give you a fresh new identity. These scammers try to fool consumers with bad credit histories. They often promise to get consumers' names remo... ››› more
  • [09 September 2014]
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