*Last updated in January 2019*

By: DailyForex.com

When it comes to investing, there are endless ways to scam a trader. Many brokers manage to get away with their fraudulent activities for a period of time. Then they are either ‘caught’ by a regulatory organization or they succeed in absconding with their clients’ funds, never to be seen again.

Broker scams come and go. Some move underground only to pop up again at a later date. There are always unethical brokers looking for schemes to fool investors and it takes only a few big deals to make the whole endeavor worthwhile.

Scams must be done in a clever, convincing manner. They must also be convenient for the trader. The easier it is for the trader to seemingly make money, the more a fraud will succeed. The latest entry into the Forex scam market is the Forex robot, which is a perfect example of promises of easy money. Forex Robots are all about making money while you sleep which makes them a prime area for fraudulent activity. Forex robot scams are only now beginning to be uncovered but not everyone concurs that Forex robots are scams to begin with.

Thankfully, there are more and more websites rating Forex traders and their systems. You can make more educated decisions after reading reviews and checking with experienced Forex experts. At the very least, one should search for reviews before purchasing a Forex robot, no matter what claims are made about its success.

Forex Robots

Forex robots or Expert Advisors (EAs) are programs that claim to automate Forex trades. It’s like putting a plane on auto pilot. Traders can sleep through the night calmly knowing that their trades will be placed exactly at the times they designated. Sounds easy, right?

Forex robots are getting a lot of hype of late and Forex robot scams are not far behind. Almost every Forex broker currently offers its account holders the opportunity to use a Forex robot for their trades. They back up the legitimacy of these robots with tremendous profits and lull the trader into a false sense of security only to end up broke. These claims are usually based on a very narrow window where the particular product was successful and not on a long term use of the Forex robot.

A Forex robot can only be as smart as its creator. The creators of these systems are looking to make a quick large sum of money and are not looking at the fact that the most predictable thing about the Forex market is the changes you cannot predict without watching the changes carefully. Anyone who knows the Forex market well and understands it will recommend a live person with their own trading strategy and then and only then does it make sense to automate any of it.

The companies producing Forex robots often rely on very broad, small print disclaimers to keep them out of trouble for promising tremendous results when those results are unrealistic in the long term.

The problem is that Forex robots are run based on automated mathematical algorithms, not taking into account things like market conditions that vary with political issues, weather and other factors. The inconsistency of the market is impossible to program into a robot, and therefore the results of Forex robots are inconsistent as well.

Most Forex robot scams are easy to pinpoint and would seem obvious to any investor. But even with blatant false promises of huge profits “while you sleep” millions of dollars are dropped into these Forex robot scams every day. Even those brokers that are successful exaggerate their numbers to attract new clients.

Online Forex Robot

One needn’t depend on the Forex broker for these robots because Forex robots are readily available for purchase online. Even Amazon.com sells the software package made available by one Forex company under the heading, “Make Money While You Sleep - Advanced Forex Auto Trading Robot.” Costs for a robot program hover around $1000 for the package so most traders opt to use the EA provided by the Forex broker. This is what leads so easily to Forex robot scams.

When you look at any two weeks of trading in the past that were profitable, and then make a profit claim based on those weeks, you are not lying to anyone. These Forex robots claim their profitability based on any given successful time period in their past when testing the product so they aren’t lying. Be very wary of hindsight claims in simulated conditions.

Since 99% of traders who purchase a robot end up asking for a refund, most experienced Forex traders recommend never purchasing one. Objective Forex traders suggest never putting a Forex robot on a live, real money Forex account until it has been tested thoroughly through a demo account. If the Forex vendor is genuine, then he should advise his traders NOT to use an EA until they fully understand what the robot is all about.

Getting a refund for the Forex robot sometimes will satisfy the customer but they have already lost in the market and wish they had never gotten involved with it in the first place.

Forex traders who have used robots in the past suggest that traders learn enough about the workings of the EA program so that they can place the trades themselves and not through a broker. This will provide them with a sense that they are in control of their money and are not leaving it in the hands of a broker. This may not lead to profits but it will eliminate the feeling of being taken in by a fraudulent Forex robot scam.

Vader Forex Robot
Forex robot scams

One practical example of a Forex robot is the Vader Forex robot, which is a product created by a Forex-based technology company. This particular Forex robot has performed well, is customer friendly and incorporates Fibonacci levels to help predict the trends. Some traders consider the accuracy by which Fibonacci retracements can predict future rates very significant and this Forex robot uses these levels as entry and exit thresholds for automated Forex trading. The people using this Forex robot believe this is a strong strategy and can predict results with reasonable success. Some reviews suggest that it can perform more successfully if used by someone who does some of the monitoring himself rather than relying completely on the automated decisions.

Generally, nothing that promises tremendous gains with very minimal investment will prove to be successful. Any experienced Forex trader will tell you that it takes real understanding, and changes based on that understanding to be successful in the Forex market and for that you need a human involved in the decision making process. A carefully chosen Forex robot, monitored by an educated Forex trader can help to automate the trading and reduce time spent which saves money in the long run. If you and your Forex trader do the research then Forex Robots can be a positive thing. It can be a benefit to eliminate the emotional aspect of trading if you don’t eliminate the intelligence. Beware of any arrangement that does not involve careful research by experts and remember that it is not only the cost of the Forex robot at stake; your trading capital is as well.

 

Video: Scams in Forex Trading Script:

"Welcome to DailyForex. Today we are going to be looking at, Forex scams, and so called, Forex robots.

Scams in the Forex market! Forex robots!

If you type into Google in the search engine, “Forex robot” there will be hundreds of pages, a lot of companies trying to scam people in the Forex market. You know they are killing enthusiasm. People that want to come and invest or trade in the Forex market aren’t interested, they are killing their enthusiasm because people will get burned by these so called Forex robots that are being sold. They are promising “x” amount of gains that you will “make this while you are sleeping”. Essentially, put your trades on “autopilot”. And the gains will just magically take care of themselves.

Well guys, the fact is, this is a scam! And most people will realise that, after learning the hard way and trying to get their money back. These companies just disappear. They come and go, they are thinking of more creative ways to try to make a quick buck out of these poor people that are trying to come into the market with genuine interest in Forex trading. They are getting hooked by these awful markets that are dragging them in and it is really toxic and something I am quite passionate about and I really am not keen on seeing.

The companies producing Forex robots often rely on broad, small print disclaimers to keep them out of trouble by promising tremendous results when those results are unrealistic in the long term. The problem is that Forex robots are run based on automated mathematical algorithms. Not taking into account things like market conditions that vary with political issues, weather, and other factors. The inconsistency of the market is impossible to program into a robot and therefore the results of Forex robots are inconsistent as well.

The thing is with these so-called Forex robots, essentially where they are able to suck you in as well, is that every trader may have a particular period of trading that they see exponential gains and typically what these Forex robots- (EA expert advisors) would do , is get a particular period - where it’s actually done really well where they got “x” amount of gains, and percentage , and they will market that period of trading of a week or 2 weeks and they will market that- look how much these Forex robots made in this period of time! Well guys, this is nonsense! Because the week following the period they focused on they may have had a massive drawn down or their account blew up you just don’t know but they suck you in with that particular good period.

So be careful in that. And also with Forex robots they don’t take into consideration risk management, risk per trade, draw down, factor in your account can blow up. All they care about is broker commissions , some of these brokers are partnering with these awful companies just because they know people will deposit their money into the broker, follow this robot, they will get their commissions that earn them the spreads, etc. and it really is toxic! So avoid these Forex robots in general.

So thank you guys from DailyForex, we hope thats given you a bit of an education and inside into being very aware of the scams that are going around in the Forex market. Don’t forget to download the DailyForex app for the latest educational videos and market analysis!"

Sara Patterson has a Master’s Degree in political science and enjoys analyzing both current events and the international markets to get a fuller perspective of the currency market. Before turning to financial writing, she taught English writing skills to high-school age students. Sara’s work has been published on various financial and Forex blogs.