Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70.64% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Securing Your Information for Safer Trading

How to spot common trading scams and ways to keep your information safe?

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Common signs of cybersecurity threats and trading scams

Scams are intricately designed to deceive, and each day, scammers devise new methods to gain access to your personal information for their financial gain. Below are the most common ways that scammers may deceive you:

Cybersecurity threats

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Phishing Emails

Scammers send deceptive emails that appear to be from reputable CFD brokers such IC Markets or financial institutions, urging recipients to click on malicious links or provide sensitive financial information.

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Fake Websites

They create fraudulent CFD trading platforms that closely mimic legitimate ones, tricking traders into depositing funds or sharing personal and financial information.

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To find out how to keep your account secure, check out this link for helpful tips and information.

Trading scams

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False Promises

Scammers may promise unrealistic returns on CFD investments, luring traders with the prospect of high profits and minimal risk.

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Impersonation

Scammers may impersonate IC Markets Global or other well-known CFD providers, using similar logos and branding to deceive potential traders.

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Unregistered Brokers

Some scammers pose as unregistered brokers, operating without the necessary licenses or regulatory approvals, and attract traders with enticing offers.

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Social Media Scams

They use social media platforms to promote fake CFD trading opportunities, often targeting inexperienced traders with promises of quick riches.

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Pressure Sales Tactics

Scammers may employ high-pressure sales tactics, encouraging traders to make quick decisions or deposits without proper research.

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Misleading Information

They provide false or misleading information about CFD products, making them appear less risky or more lucrative than they are.

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Inadequate Risk Disclosure

Some scams involve unregistered or unregulated CFD products, making it difficult for traders to seek recourse in case of issues.

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Investment Clubs

Scammers promote fraudulent investment clubs or groups, asking traders to pool their money into a collective fund, which they later abscond with.

How to protect yourself against cybercrime and trading scams?

Confirm that the IC Markets Global trading platform is legitimate and registered. Also, do not forget to check the Business Registration Number and License numbers. You will find all of this information on the footer of the IC Markets Global website.

To learn more about 2FA and protecting your online account, please visit to the Protect your Account page.

Only use your secure client area for all transactions, like withdrawals, transfers, and deposits.

Always pause and think twice before clicking on any email attachments or links. Do not forget to verify the sender's details to ensure authenticity.

Stay informed about CFD trading, market dynamics, and common trading strategies. Education is a crucial defense against fraud and scams.

Be wary of unsolicited emails, phone calls, or social media messages offering CFD trading opportunities. Scammers often use these channels to reach potential victims.

If something does not feel right or if you are being pressured to make quick decisions, take a step back and evaluate the situation.

We are here to help.

If you suspect that you have fallen victim to an investment scam or if you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at: report-scams@icmarkets.com

We are dedicated to conducting thorough investigations and taking all essential measures to stop and prevent scammers from impersonating IC Markets Global, and its employees and misusing our logo to deceive individuals genuinely interested in our products and services.

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