The CTFC said that US federal court of Southern Iowa has imposed a permenant trading and registration ban against forex and commodities companies Stroud Capital Management, TS Capital Partners, and TS Capital Management and their principal John David Stroud for committing commodity pool frauds and violating the Commodity Exchange Act (https://smnweekly.com/2016/03/23/us-court-bans-stroud-capital-companies-from-operating-over-fraud-acts/). The court also ordered on 1 March, 2016, Stroud and his the three companies to pay combined more than $4.7 million in restitution and penalty for committing commodity pool fraud. The offenders have to pay nearly $2.4 million in restitution to victims and another $2.3 million as a civil monetary payment.
The British FCA has issued a warning against the companies TRD Brokers and TRD Futures Group. According to the FCA, the two are not authorized to provide financial services in the UK, but have nevertheless been targeting residents of the country. The watchdog notes that being unauthorized, the companies might be actually committing share fraud – scams when fraudsters cold-call investors offering them worthless, overpriced or even non-existent shares. While they promise high returns, those who invest usually end up losing their money. (https://smnweekly.com/2016/05/25/uks-fca-warns-of-another-set-of-unauthorized-companies-urges-the-elderly-to-be-cautious/) Don't trust brokers that are cold-calling you and promise you big, easy profits if you invest your money with them, or at the very least research them extensively before you commit to the idea.
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