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How and why CFD1000 deceived traders

Big money always involves risks of big losses and attracts the most sophisticated types of deception. Unfortunately, Forex is not an exception. Some brokers that enable traders to make online currency transactions turn out to be scammers. Such companies abuse the trust of clients, playing against traders and their money.

Forex fraud is an unlawful act of a broker aimed at the misappropriation of the investor’s trading deposit.

CFD1000 is another disappointing broker. The company vanished, leaving behind a train of negative comments from deceived traders. The broker had been using a common fraudulent scheme – appropriating clients’ money.

What was wrong with CFD1000 from the very beginning

CFD1000 was opened in 2012 and registered in England. It was headquartered in Brussels. At first glance, CFD1000 seemed to be an ordinary broker allowing traders to work with currency pairs, commodities, indices, and stock CFDs. CFD1000 claimed it cooperated with the world's largest banks. However, after a closer look, one could immediately suspect that something was just not right.

  • The website was extremely uninformative
  • No regulator
  • Minimum deposit started from $500, for a VIP-account – from $25,000
  • The claimed training page was never found on the website
  • CFD1000 was forbidden to operate in several countries
  • Disadvantages significantly prevailed over advantages

The company was good at attracting traders who fell its victims later.

Published on October 22, 2015 – 01:04
Hello, participants of the global finance market, my name is Aleksandr Beliy. I am the Chief analyst and Russian department Manager of brokerage company CFD1000.
CFD1000 Limited was established by a group of leading professionals in the market.
The Company aims to reach perfection in every way, especially in client support.
CFD1000 is proud it uses the most advanced technologies. In the modern world of online trading, technologies are the key to accurate prices and instant execution of orders.
We offer two leading technologies to analyze the market:

  • ALGOTRADE – algorithmic trading system by CFD1000 which offers trend identification, analysis of cycle, buying/selling side bulk expenses, several trading strategies, dynamic recording, target stop of price, and extra fast signals.
  • AUTOCHARTIST – this program automatically identifies patterns, key price levels, and the most probable trend directions. It is free for CFD1000 clients.

Please ask all your questions in this thread.
Best regards,
Aleksandr Beliy

Nevertheless, the information that the broker has sticky fingers came out spread quite fast as the number of customer complaints regarding the withdrawal issues had risen sharply.

Published on November 27, 2015 – 09:20
Due to the frequent complaints about the fraudulent activity of CFD1000, we have opened a new thread in the blacklist. If you have any information, complaints or comments regarding the work of this broker, please post it in this thread.

A little later, traders flooded the forums with negative comments about CFD1000.

The broker got deep in debt: how much and to whom

Traders spoke about the negative experience of cooperation with CFD1000 eloquently and in details. Moreover, almost all of them mentioned the same last names.

Published on November 30, 2015 – 12:13
At the beginning of our partnership, CFD1000 gave the impression of a reliable and honest broker. At first, there were several minor disappointments, such as the 3-week absence of Chief Broker Adam Fishman who managed my account 16644679. Besides, both the support team and chat kept quiet as well. They just didn’t reply. My application for funds withdrawal was followed by a long silence. Then, I was informed that my application got lost in the finance department. I made it again, everything seemed to be cool, but after that, some weird deal on Bitcoin appeared on my account, while I did not open this deal. It had been opened just for 3 seconds, but these 3 seconds were enough to finish my deposit. Adam said that it was a hacker attack from Germany, that I should not be worried, and that the company would restore my account. It was on September 23, 2015. One week later, the broker contacted me and said that they were waiting for the account to be restored and everything was OK. After a while, I got a call from some Dmitriy who said that he was from another office, and my problem would be solved next week. After that, I could not get in touch with the broker: not with its representatives that I’ve mentioned, not with any other ones, not through the chat, not through the phone. So far, there is absolute silence. So, that is the situation. Maybe, someone knows what I can do. Thank you.

Published on January 19, 2016 – 08:44
CFD1000 broker Alexandr Collins spoke about bright prospects of trading and, what was the most important, promised that my deposit would be insured in case of a losing deal, that I would not lose anything. He opened 2 deals on my account that lost soon. He offered me to add $1,000 to my initial deposit of $750 in order to fix the situation. Also, he said that everything would be OK, I should not worry and should not do anything without him. So, the deals kept going deeper and deeper into losses, while Alexandr disappeared and did not answer to my skype calls. I realized that no one was going to help me and tried to fix the situation myself, however, it was too late. Then, I got a call from some Eduard Mitskevich (finance analyst), he swore he wanted to help me to save my money and said that in order to do it I need to get insurance and put another $500 to my account. After that, according to this analyst, all my money would be returned to my bank card. Once I made a transfer, he disappeared as well. Obviously, I didn’t receive any money. Interestingly, Eduard Mitskevich exists, but no one knows him. It seems like they use nicknames for clients which they cannot remember themselves (Collins, Mitskevich, Fishman, Kraus, etc.) Moreover, just after several days, Mitskevich said to other new clients that insurance was free of charge, that he had never demanded $500, and that he did not remember such conversation. Account 16678846.

14.06.2016 Aleksandr L: CFD1000 is an absolute fraud! It is just unbelievable! I have worked with 6 different traders, and all of them helped to waste my deposit! After each big loss, I used to get a call from some new representative of the broker who was saying that they were investigating the work of their employee and wish to recover my losses. Then they would add that I need to deposit more money, so that we could recover my losses and make profit. Michael (I don’t remember his last name), Adam Fishman, Aleksand Kraus, Alexandr Collins, Maks Fridman, Anatoliy Rudenko… all of them had lead me to the same result: whether i lost my deposit or couldn’t withdraw the funds. The support team stopped replying right after the deposit was transferred. Please choose anyone, but not this broker. Besides, they have a subsidiary that helps them to trick clients – Touchtrades, https://www.touchtrades.com. The scenario here is the same: you cannot withdraw your funds, and then your deposit vanishes. My account number in CFD1000 is 344432.

11.03.2016 Konstantine: I lost my deposit, my friend lost his one, and my brother lost money as well. I think it is impossible to make a profit with this broker. At least, I haven’t heard of anyone who managed to make money with this company.

CFD1000 managed to scam not just Russian traders. Foreign clients also lost their deposit due to this fraud.

Parken, Denmark, May 23, 2018: It’s a fraud, make sure to avoid it.
Never ever make a deposit to the account of this broker, you will never see your money again. It is impossible to withdraw funds from their accounts.

Pix, Poland, April 19, 2016: CFD1000=SunbirdFX=SCAM
It’s a 100% scam. They called me on the phone number that I only used once – when I tried to contact SunbirdFX (well-known fraudsters) about a year ago. That means they are related.

Customers’ complaints confirm that fraud cases by CFD1000 really occurred. It is impossible to state the number of deceived people around the world. One thing is clear, we are talking about a tremendous amount. Besides, when a forex broker leaves the market, it instantly dumps all remaining clients by default.

Bottom line

CFD1000 was an average currency broker selling miracles. The company’s representatives used advertising wisely so that the "magic" could be successfully sold.

Apart from that, the broker won traders’ trust by catchy headlines, like “Real reviews and opinions about CFD1000”. Obviously, only positive comments could be found there.

So, stop and think before you take such an imprudent step as transferring money to a questionable broker, like CFD1000. Moreover, carefully review and analyze the information about the broker. Be cautious!

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Author: Woriam | Tarikh 2019-12-05
CFD1000 started off as an honest and reliable broker. Dealing and talking with them gave me a feeling of assurance that they could be trusted. I won't deny that I fell for the sternness of their representative's voice and it made me trust them. Which I now know was a wrong decision. It was three months of wasted time and effort because they have only been deceiving me all along. When I showed that I was intending to withdraw a small amount from my account, they suspended my account. Then they ignored all of my messages. Until now, there is still nothing from this broker.
Author: Makhlou | Tarikh 2019-11-29
This is the second time I was deceived by a broker. Have I become too gullible that I became a victim twice? I simply wanted to have a platform wherein I could grow my investment. I also did my research about the broker and there were good feedback. The trading experience was also decent and their representatives really sounded believable. But what else can I do? What's done is done. I think I am just relieved now that they have exited the market. At least, there would be no victims anymore.
Author: Chiz | Tarikh 2019-11-19
CFD1000 promised that I will have a good profit rate if I start my trading journey with them and if I will deposit their recommended amount. I deposited $500 and I expected assistance from them. However, after depositing the money, the representative that I was talking to can no longer be reached. I tried to do the trading activities on my own but I only failed and lost everything. After losing my capital, my representative reappeared and told me to replenish my account. I refused the offer and just opted to close my account because I couldn't trust him anymore.
Author: Purri | Tarikh 2019-11-14
I don't think I would be opening a trading account again anytime soon. CFD1000 disappointed me so much that I already lost all hope towards forex trading. It has become harder for me to trust any broker. I feel like I will only be fooled again and would lose my money again. I don't want to exert any more effort just to end in vain. This broker left a great impact to me so the least I could hope for is that they get what they deserve.
Author: Cermino | Tarikh 2019-11-06
Most of CFD1000's victims were novices and I couldn't blame them. Only those with prior experiences would notice that there is something off with the broker starting from their website. But if you are new to trading and doesn't have enough knowledge yet, you wouldn't mind the lack of information because you still don't know which information should be there. One would mostly rely more on what the representative would tell him. And since their sales department has persuasive representatives, it was easy for them to trick their clients.
Author: Fionnula | Tarikh 2019-10-30
My sister almost opened an account at CFD1000 because a representative called her and she was highly convinced of everything that was said to her. Good thing, she told me about it first and so I checked their website. At first glance, you wouldn't really notice anything wrong but if you navigate further and see what they offer, you will realized that their website is almost empty. It does not contain the necessary information especially the license that the broker supposedly has. The conditions are not that good as well so I told my sister not to open an account anymore. If she did, she probably would have lost a grand by now as well.
Author: Plemanda | Tarikh 2019-10-21
My sister recently just studies about financial investments. She was too excited to apply everything that she learned that she hastily chose a broker to trade with. Unfortunately, it was CFD1000 she landed on. She was too excited to be bothered by all the disadvantages that this broker displayed right from their website. On your first visit, you would be very confused about the placement of the information. Moreover, the website is not informative enough. Just from these facts, you would already sense something wrong. But my sister just pushed through and now her $1500 is gone.
Author: Poscar | Tarikh 2019-10-17
CFD1000 is already hideous right from the start. Their website might look decent at first look but if you dig deep and look for the important information, they would be nowhere to be found. They also don't have an educational section which most brokers usually offer. I learned about this broker because a friend of mine mentioned that he was planning to open an account here. I got curious and looked it up and told him my observations. Thankfully, he opted not to open an account anymore because of what I said.
Author: Charlotte | Tarikh 2019-10-03
I tried the demo account of CFD1000 and I had great experience. That is why even when their website is not the best, I ignored it and still opened an account. Besides, the representative reassured me that my fund is secured. They even promised guaranteed returns for clients with good trading record. I was too blinded by their words and deposited $3000. After putting in the money, the representative suddenly became unresponsive and all of my trades were closed on losing position.
Author: Itgar | Tarikh 2019-09-24
As a newbie in the Forex Market, I lacked the knowledge and the ability to discern which broker to trust. The website of CFD1000 seemed decent enough for me at that time since I also did not explore it too much. I solely relied on what the representative promised me. It was too naive of me to easily trust them, yes. But I already learned my lesson. Now I am $1500 poorer but definitely wiser. I hope no one gets fooled again.
Pengarang of how_and_why_cfd1000_deceived_traders: Sanar | Tarikh 2019-10-07
Learned it the hard way, huh? It is good that you learned something from it and that you became wiser but isn't it just a lot better if don't go through this nightmare? If there are no heartless people who want to take advantage of the weaker ones? But I guess it's inevitable, right? What we can hope for now is that this broker and the people behind this company are punished accordingly. They can't just get away with it.
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