Broker Complaint Registry is the right place to turn when you have lost money as the result of hacking or data theft. We consult with clients and refer them to experts who can pursue their case in detail and work to investigate the broker or scam, and in many cases, succeed in fund recovery. Talk to us today, and we can provide guidance on how to deal with the claim.
How Common Is Hacking?
It might not be our own accounts that are vulnerable to hacking, but our places of business or even sites we use for eCommerce can make our data vulnerable. Many people are aware of high-profile hacking of major eCommerce websites. There have even been stories about cyber threats against utility companies, hospitals, and other needed services. It is clear that hacking is always imminent and we should be aware of the scale of the problem.
Common Types of Hacking
The expression, “Know thine enemy,” applies to potential hackers. One way to avoid danger is to understand how hackers work and what methods they use.
Database and Website Attacks
Hijacking Online Interactions
Pump and Dump
In some cases, these holdings are substantial and will devalue the client’s investments. The clients may have no idea their brokers have made these trades because unscrupulous brokers do not make their holdings or trading activity public. Consumers should be aware that all brokers must disclose their own holdings to prevent pump and dump scams.
- A license from a top-tier regulator
- Transparency about all fees
- Accurate, verifiable contact information and address
- Strong communication
- Realistic claims
- A strong reputation
- An advanced trading platform
- A reasonable withdrawal policy