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Forex Place Ltd, delivering its brokerage services under the 4XP brand, has terminated its operation due to the revocation of a conformity certificate issued by the Financial Market Relations Regulation Center (FMRRC).

According to the statement posted by the Financial Market Relations Regulation Center in October 2013, the regulatory authority ruled that Forex Place Ltd had been deprived of a license on account of unsatisfactory provision of trading services and improper execution of its commitments.

The ruling was adopted by the executive board at a FMRRC session.

Police raid offices of 5 forex brokers in Israel

In 2016, the Israeli police closed offices of 5 forex brokers that were implicated in a large-scale fraud scheme. Every client suffered an average loss of 210,000 euros. These brokers are: Forex Place (4XP), BForex, Sisma Capital, Tradaxa, and Aston Forex (Aston Invest Ltd.).

The stock market regulator Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Israeli police together started investigating fraudulent activities in the forex and binary options markets in Israel. The investigation was aimed at five companies that are suspected of fraud in the amount of around 105 million euros. Fifty lawsuits with at least 500 victims of the dubious brokers were brought in court.

According to the Israeli mass media at that time, alleged fraudsters included Forex Place (4XP), Sisma Capital (Tradaxa), Bforex, and Aston Forex that are closed now.

What is known about these brokers?

4XP headquartered in Ramat Gan was managed by Benny Abramov, Yair Abramov, and Shimon Choen. They did not give any comments about the investigation. Bforex was based in Mitzpe Ramon and had call centers in Herzliya, while a namesake company was registered in the UK. Its director Tzachi Rosenbaum also made no comments.

According to the French regulator, the brokers were operating without the permit of any legal regulation authority, tricked clients into giving money through online chats and phone, while promising them annual profits of 20%, 30%, and even 88% from derivative trading.

The investigation showed that the brokers’ employees introduced themselves as office managers of companies in London or Paris winning clients over. The brokers’ representatives promised that clients’ funds will be stored in the European banks, such as ING, RBS, or HSBC. Instead of it, the money was instantly moved outside the EU: mainly to Israel, Georgia, or Singapore and to offshore accounts on the Seychelles, the British Virgin Island, and in Belize.

The French media reported that two employees of 4XP had been featured earlier in similar cases. One of them was involved in a hate crime against a Palestinian taxi driver in 2007. Another was arrested in a hotel in Paris in November 2015. The police found 6,000 euros in 50-euro bills. The man claimed he won the money in poker. To secure his release, he had to pay 80,000 euros.

Bforex ran into problems in 2016. According to clients, the broker was not withdrawing money, and the client support was not responding. In April 2017, an announcement appeared on the company’s website about a transfer of Bforex business activities and traders’ accounts to Financika (Sharp trading Ltd.).

Sisma Capital Ltd. stopped operating on May 6, 2014. Later the FSMA regulator warned investors that the company continued working under the names of Broker & Co and Tradaxa. This way, fraudsters concealed themselves as other companies and continued with illegal activities until 2016.

End to binary options in Israel

The Israeli authorities received a lot of complaints and lawsuits from duped foreigners. As a result, the country’s reputation in the global community was harmed.

After multiple investigations, the Israeli bill on securities was amended in order to ban binary options trading for foreigners. The Israel Securities Authority can punish the Israeli brokers that sell binary options to foreign traders. Now such an activity is considered the violation of the money laundering law.

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Autor de 4XP: Ramiro | Data de  2021-09-15
Forex Place left a tremendous impact on me. This is my first ever broker and I poured all my trust to them. That is why after finding out that the broker has been lying to us all along and fooling us to take our money, I was really devastated. Until now, I still can't get back to trading because of this experience.
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Autor de 4XP: Sapnil | Data de  2021-09-06
Forex Place deceived me to the core. I trusted my account manager so much and he only betrayed me. I was confident about deposit more funds in my account because I know that my manager will not let me down but as it turned out, he only did all the assistance he provided me so they can get more money from me.
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Autor de 4XP: Ulysis | Data de  2021-08-16
When 4XP closed down and ended their operations, I completely lost hope on retrieving my funds. I was already having troubles withdrawing my funds because the broker did not process it. So when they exited the market, that was the cue that I won't be receiving my money anymore.
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Autor de 4XP: Sarava | Data de  2021-08-31
This broker managed to fool me for a whole year. They made my account look like it was earning well so that I would keep investing more. They also kept telling me that keeping a high account balance will help magnify the profits. That is why it took me a year before trying to withdraw the profits. Sadly when I did, they terminated my account.
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Autor de 4XP: Holton | Data de  2021-08-11
The worst trading experience I had is with Forex Place. This broker lied to me, deceived me, and stole my money. I invested $1000 on this broker and all of this was gone because the company ran away with it.
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Autor de 4XP: Oliver | Data de  2021-07-27
An employee from Forex Place called me and started talking about their company. He emphasized on the opportunity to earn so I was intrigued. When I visited their website, it looked professional and I thought that giving it a try won't harm. But then it did. After depositing $100, their representative forced me to add more money and when I firmly said no, my account was terminated.
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Autor de 4XP: Nabilah | Data de  2021-07-21
Why do companies like Forex Place still exist? These fraudster deceive thousands of clients and by the time they are exposed, it is already too late. Putting trust on brokerage firms just becomes very difficult.
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Autor de 4XP: Kirti | Data de  2021-07-16
Forex Place took away my $1000 investment. I was talked into depositing this much by one of their employees. Because I trust them, I did not think twice about following their advice. I never imagined that I was dealing with a fraud broker and that they have been tricking me since day 1.
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Autor de 4XP: Ravik | Data de  2021-07-06
I made a withdrawal request from 4XP but all they did was make me wait. They kept making excuses as to why the transfer is still not being processed until one day, I just couldn't access my account anymore. I tried contacting the company but they never responded to me as well.
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Autor de 4XP: Mandy | Data de  2021-08-05
This was their scheme. They would make it appear like there is only a technical problem or an issue with the third party but in reality, they never really planned on releasing our money. And once we demand the get the money, that is when they would block us or force close our accounts.
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Autor de 4XP: Carmen | Data de  2021-06-28
I don't know what to do anymore. I lost my money to 4XP and there is just no way I could ever get it back again. 4XP was my first broker and to be deceived like this, I don't think I will have the courage again to enter Forex trading. I lost so much to this broker and I'm afraid I am gonna lose more money again if I try to invest again.
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Autor de 4XP: Syamil | Data de  2021-06-23
4XP should have been gone a long time ago already. Why was this broker allowed to operate for years before being seized by the authorities? They just had the opportunity to deceive many clients for a long period of time. What's even worse is that it seems like that owners got away with what they did.
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