Portugal’s CMVM warns against a forex broker Trader.Online
Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) has added one more unregulated forex broker to its warning list last week. The regulator issued a formal warning against Trader.Online as the broker is not authorised to carry out any type of financial intermediation activity in Portugal.
The Portuguese Securities Market Commission, also known by its initials as “CMVM”, supervises and regulates securities and other financial instruments and activities of all those who operate within said markets. It is also CMVM’s mission to ensure the stability of the financial markets, by contributing to identify and prevent systemic risk and contribute to the development of financial instruments markets.
Trader.Online is operated by IVY Capital, an offshore company registered on the Marshal Islands, and is not authorized to offer forex and CFD trades in Portugal. Besides Forex Trader.Online also offers CFDs trading on commodities, stock, indices and crypto coins. There is one more company behind the brand’s name, DDK Ltd. that claims to be registered in Bulgaria. However, the company is not licensed by Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission.
We have also found a lot of negative reviews from the traders. Some of them cannot withdraw their funds and profits, others haven’t heard from broker since their first deposit. It seems that Trader.Online is just one more unregulated company trying to deceive customers.
Generally, we always advise traders to avoid dealing with unregulated forex brokers, as most of them are involved in investment scams. There are a number of properly licensed brokers to choose from, like the ones regulated by the FCA or the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
You can read our review on this broker here.