When opening an account with a new broker, make sure the broker request for your id and proof of address.
Brokers that don''t ask for any info and just allow you to find and start trading is a scam,
When comes time to withdraw, they will request proof of identity - need to be certified, notarised and sent by courier to some island country.
MOst legit brokers need to have KYC policy (Know your customer) in place before you start trading.
The only time you need to document is when comes to withdrawal- to proof that the destination bank account belongs to you. YOu do not need to certify etc. You should be able to upload the scan bank statement in the client portal.
Traders are attracted to unknown brokers registered in some far island nation is because you don't need any paperwork to start trading and you have deposit bonus on top of that. Traders have $100 but want to grow that to $1 mil in a hurry. So any bonus etc together with 1:2000 leverage seems attractive.
So brokers with bonus is a no-no for me.