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WHAT DO WE DO? are an international consulting firm specialising in the recovery of assets. The company’s HQ is in Israel butthey also have offices in the US, UK and Australia and focus primarily on Binary Options, Crypto Currencies, CFD’s and Forex Scams.

Read also: Types of Real Estate Scams and How to Avoid Them

Shield forensics has a culture which has carefully been cultivated to be trust oriented, practical and transparent to the populace at large. You might be wondering what is shield forensics all about? At shield, we are a consulting firm that prioritizes the recovery of financial assets that has been lost through defrauding, phishing and so on in trading.
The company is primed to help victims who tend to fall prey to unknown scammers on the web all year round. The magnitude of this type of financial fraud is staggering with tens of millions of victims every single year throughout the world. The company offer free consultation with an international client base serving the US, UK and Australia also.
With our huge database (if not the largest of its kind) which has been built through years of careful research and diligent compilation by our field experts, we have information relevant to all brokers involved in such scams. The company primarily deals with the recovery of financial assets such as scams involving Crypto-Currencies, Forex, Binary Options, and CFDs.

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Found below is a concise information on the online unregulated broker scams handled at shield forensics

Found below is a concise information on the online unregulated broker scams handled at shield forensics
i. Forex Scams: With lot of trillions at play on a daily basis, it is quite easy to see how lucrative the forex market is and also a potential high risk venture if one isn’t well vast in its operations. This in turn gives rises to probable bogus brokers who would likely present mouth watering offers to innocent and naive investors and in no time get them ripped off of their savings. Forex scammers tend to target beginners or uneducated traders with promises of high returns and guaranteed profits with little or no risk.

ii. Crypto Currencies Scams: A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets. Bitcoin is generally considered the first decentralised cryptocurrency, since its launch in 2009 over 4,000 altcoins have been created. In 2018 losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes totalled to US$1.7 billion dollars. These fraudsters use old-fashioned methods including ponzi schemes where the cryptocurrency fraudsters use monies swindled from investors to pay out new investors while also manipulating currency prices illegally.

iii. Binary Options Scam: Binary options are a form of fixed-odds betting where a trade involves whether an event will happen or not, for example the price of an asset will rise, and the outcome is either ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The investor will see a return on their investment if they ‘win’ or ‘lose’ their full investment if they are incorrect.
Normally binary option fraudsters advertise on social media with ad links to what look like professionally designed websites.

iv. CFD Scams: A popular form of derivative trading is contract for difference (CFD), enabling you to speculate on fast-moving global financial markets to trade whether prices of shares, indices, commodities, currencies and treasuries will rise or fall. Normally these rogue CFD brokers will advertise with aggressive online ads promoting a millionaire’s lifestyle with only two hours of trading a day.By signing up with these unregulated brokers you are guaranteed to lose your funds and as CFD’s are unregulated in the US, it adds another layer of complexity to the process of recovering your funds.

See Also: Get your money back from scam

The aim of every business is to have a happy customer base and that is exactly what we are here for. We are properly equipped to meet the need of our clients as that is an act of value. How do we go about this?
Once a client who has been a victim of online scam contacts the help desk, we listen to the client’s complaints and offer specific recommendations. With the clients input we gather evidence and information to build up a case contacting the relevant fraud ‘broker’ and their bank directly to recover your monies or valuables. Given the experience and the hundreds of cases worked on against unregulated brokers, it may be possible they have recovered monies from the specific unregulated broker in the past. This will also shorten the timeframe of recovery of monies which generally can take from 2 months right up to 6 months for more complex cases.

PRICING offers an initial free consultation for those trying to recover funds.
The company don’t state the amount charged for a successful recovery of funds, the amount charged differs on a case by cases basis.
If believe your case is valid and monies can be recovered, a fee is agreed upon with a shield consultant following the initial consultation.
When one chooses Shield Forensics, he is choosing the best helping hand out there in the industry with a professional team of experienced members, excellent history of recovery, and even more compelling customer support.

See Also: Free Fraud Recovery Services

Here at shield forensics, we are defined by our culture. That involves our daily activities of what we do and who we are. We pride ourselves in being very ethical in operations with various clients from across the globe because such interactions are the foundation upon which our identity is built. And in so doing we uphold the interests of stakeholders, partners and the communities around the world.

The successes at shield forensics depends largely on the collective input and intelligences of our team members as they are seasoned professionals and have a shared vision which is “ a team on a mission to remedy this (financial fraud) problem”.

At shield forensics we do it right and diligently. We maintain an open and honest communication line with clients and prospective clients who seek immediate consultation which comes at no charge at all. As all issues on our tables are usually one of a difficult occurrences we tend to face it with the required courage.

We are well aware that clients have been through ordeals which they want to put behind them quickly and we listen with not just our ears but our hearts. We create an atmosphere which they can trust and rely on.

To get in contact with our service department at, an email can be sent to

The company also offer an online registration form where you can tell your story and include relevant details such as name, number and email address.
As detailed the company have a so called ‘blacklist’ page on their website, which outlines the unregulated brokers they have recovered monies from – if your complaint is with regard to one of these unregulated brokers you can link your details and tell your story through this specific unregulated broker by clicking on the ‘broker’ name on the ‘blacklist’ page on the website.
The company don’t outline office hours on their website.

CONCLUSION: have one of the largest databases of listed unregulated brokers on the market, which they have successfully recovered monies from.
They have a wealth of experience in tackling both local and international fraudsters and are happy to tackle all cases however complex.
With very good online reviews their simplistic, emphatic and successful approach is a proven serum for the recovery of funds.

CONTACT: Get your money back guaranteed with shield forensics

Get your money back after a scam

You might be able to get your money back after you’ve been scammed.

What you should do, and whether you’ll get a refund, depends on what happened.

Managing someone else’s bank account

If you’re helping someone who’s been scammed, there are ways you can manage their bank account for them. You might need to do this if you want to stop payments or claim back money.

The person you’re helping needs to fill in a form giving you permission to manage their account. This is known as a third party mandate. Most banks have a third party mandate on their website.

If the person you’re helping wants you to manage more than one account, they might need to give you power of attorney. They might also need to give you power of attorney if you have to manage their finances for a long time. To find out more, read our advice on managing affairs for someone else.

If there’s an unknown payment from your account

Contact your bank immediately if:

  • there’s a payment from your bank account you don’t recognise – this is known as an ‘unauthorised transaction’
  • you’ve used your debit card and more money was taken than you expected

Explain what’s happened and ask if you can get a refund. If you’re not happy with how the bank deals with your claim, you can complain to them. Find out how to do this by checking their website.

If it’s been 8 weeks since you complained, and you haven’t got your money back, contact Shieldforensics. You can also contact shieldforensics if you’ve had a letter from the bank saying it’s not going to take any action. This is sometimes known as a final response letter.

If the Shieldforensics decides you’ve been treated unfairly, it’s got legal powers to put things right.

If you’ve bought something from a scammer

Coronavirus – be aware of new scams

It’s important you’re aware of the many new scams around at the moment because of coronavirus. Scams to look out for include:

  • advertising face masks or medical equipment at high prices
  • emails or texts pretending to be from the government
  • emails offering life insurance against coronavirus
  • people knocking at your door and asking for money for charity

If you see emails or texts about coronavirus from someone you don’t know, or from an unusual email address, don’t click on any links or buy anything.

Don’t give money or personal details to anyone you don’t know or trust – for example someone who knocks on the door and offers to help.

There might be ways you can you get your money back – it depends on how you paid.

If you paid by card or PayPal

If you’ve paid for something you haven’t received, you might be able to get your money back.

Your card provider can ask the seller’s bank to refund the money. This is known as the ‘chargeback scheme’.

If you paid by debit card, you can use chargeback however much you paid.

If you paid by credit card and the item cost more than £100 but less than £30,000, you might be able to claim under the Consumer Credit Act – this is known as a ‘Section 75 claim’.

If the item cost less than £100 and you paid by credit card, you can’t use Section 75, but you can use chargeback.

See our advice on getting your money back if you paid by card or PayPal.

If you paid by bank transfer or Direct Debit

Contact your bank immediately to let them know what’s happened and ask if you can get a refund.

Most banks should reimburse you if you’ve transferred money to someone because of a scam. This type of scam is known as an ‘authorised push payment’.

If you’ve paid by Direct Debit, you should be able to get a full refund under the Direct Debit Guarantee.

If you can’t get your money back and you think this is unfair, you should follow the bank’s official complaints process. If your complaint isn’t sorted out in 8 weeks, or you get a final response letter, you can take your case to Shieldforensics

If you used a money transfer service

It’s unlikely you’ll be able to get your money back if you’ve paid through a wire service such as MoneyGram, PayPoint or Western Union.

Even if you can’t get your money back, there are other things you can do – like reporting the scam and getting financial or emotional support.

There are things you can do to protect yourself if you ever need to use a money transfer service again.

You should:

  • only send money to someone you know
  • choose a password that’s hard to guess and don’t share it with others

If you paid by vouchers or gift cards

It’s unlikely you’ll get your money back if you used vouchers or gift cards to pay the scammer.

To protect yourself in future, never give numbers on the back of a gift card or voucher to anyone you don’t know.

Get more help

For more help dealing with scams, contact our consumer service

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Seven major tips to avoid online fraud

Internet Safety Month.

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2015, consumers lost more than $1 billion from scams initiated through the web. In recognition of June Internet Safety Month, here are seven tips to help consumers protect themselves from online fraud.

“The Internet has become one of the most popular tools used to commit fraud and criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated with their hacking techniques,” said Kathy Koestner, Vice President of Information Security. “As a result, it’s extremely important for consumers to use only trusted secured wireless networks when completing their financial transactions and understand all personal information shared online can be used by fraudsters to commit online fraud.”

  1. Keep your computers and mobile devices up to date. Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats. Turn on automatic updates so you receive the newest fixes as they become available.
  2. Set strong passwords. A strong password is at least eight characters in length and includes a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  3. Watch out for phishing scams. Phishing scams use fraudulent emails and websites to trick users into disclosing private account or login information. Do not click on links or open any attachments or pop-up screens from sources you are not familiar with. Forward phishing emails to shieldforensics – and to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the email.
  4. Keep personal information personal. Hackers can use social media profiles to figure out your passwords and answer those security questions in the password reset tools. Lock down your privacy settings and avoid posting things like birthdays, addresses, mother’s maiden name, etc. Be wary of requests to connect from people you do not know.
  5. Secure your internet connection. Always protect your home wireless network with a password. When connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, be cautious about what information you are sending over it.
  6. Shop safely. Before shopping online, make sure the website uses secure technology. When you are at the checkout screen, verify that the web address begins with https. Also, check to see if a tiny locked padlock symbol appears on the page.
  7. Read the site’s privacy policies. Though long and complex, privacy policies tell you how the site protects the personal information it collects. If you don’t see or understand a site’s privacy policy, consider doing business elsewhere.
How to Avoid Unforeseen Credit Card Charges

6 ways to spot unintentional purchases before they cost you cash

A growing number of Americans are making an unsettling discovery while examining their credit card accounts. Embedded in the list of monthly transactions are charges for things they don’t remember buying or services they can’t recall receiving.

Federal fraud busters and other experts call the ploys behind these nasty surprises “dark patterns.” That term applies to tactics used by online companies, subscription services and even political fundraisers to trick consumers into triggering recurring credit card charges, making unintended purchases or giving up personal information.

These might be items sneaked into your web shopping carts. Or maybe while in the process of buying something online, you were tricked by the software into accepting a more expensive item or a monthly surcharge. Or perhaps a web company used visual fakery like hard-to-see opt-out buttons to deceive you into unintentionally opting in — every month.

Tactics like these are sometimes illegal under a federal law that bans “deceptive practices of any kind,” says Katharine Roller, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attorney. But many hide in the law’s shadows; there are no bright legal lines saying when type on a web page is too small or a box too hidden to pass from legal to illegal. And online businesses, fundraisers and, yes, crooks know that.

“Dark patterns are surging right now,” Roller says. “They manipulate consumers into spending more than they intended, buying things they don’t want or staying subscribed to things they don’t need.”

Cracking down on dark patterns is a hot topic among anti-fraud experts. And lawmakers are looking into giving the FTC more explicit authority to regulate them, according to University of Chicago law professor Lior Strahilevitz.

A 2019 study found dark patterns in 11 percent of 11,000 shopping websites. -“That’s a conservative estimate,” says lead author Arunesh Mathur, of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He also found them in political emails.

And everyone is at risk. “I’ve been fooled by them and so have computer experts who study them,” Strahilevitz says.

Lawmakers’ efforts to root out the deception are likely to take awhile. In the meantime, here’s how to spot — and avoid — six types of dark patterns.

1. Trick questions

Shopping websites may deploy double negatives or other convoluted wording to confuse you. In a study coauthored by Strahilevitz, half of the participants who chose a subscription service via a series of tricky questions thought they’d rejected it.

Outsmart them: If a question is hard to understand, read it through several times. On rare occasion, it’s an innocent case of bad wording. But often it is deliberately confusing. “If you read a question twice and don’t understand it, that’s your cue to exit,” Strahilevitz says.

2. Fool-the-eye fakery

Visual tricks can nudge you to click a bright red “yes” button instead of a muted gray “no” button, miss important info tucked in the fine print or force you to click through several screens to avoid an unwanted purchase, Mathur says.

Outsmart them: Always read all of the fine print. Enlarge the type size on your computer if needed. And bring a healthy skepticism: Any signs of deceptive or coercive language should have you moving on.

3. Bullying buttons

Mathur found 164 websites that made shoppers click a button that said something like, “No thanks, I’d rather pay full price” or, “I don’t want one-day delivery” to decline a purchase. Called “confirm-shaming,” this tactic aims to guilt you into an unwanted purchase, he says.

Outsmart them: Remember, you are in control. Shrug off the psychological tricks and say yes only to what you want, says Kelly Quinn, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

4. “End at midnight” and “just 1 left” blurbs

In Mathur’s study, 40 percent of discount countdown timers were fakes — the deal was still available when the timer ended.

Outsmart them: Don’t let the fear of missing out force you to make a hasty purchase, he says. Take your time comparing prices and options. For most consumer products or services, sales come and go all the time.

5. Sneaky extras

Mathur found 62 websites that preselected expensive products or pressured shoppers to choose them. Seven snuck extra items into their shopping carts.

Outsmart them: “Check your cart very carefully before you confirm a purchase,” Strahilevitz says. “I’ve seen subscriptions and donations added.”

6. Data grabs

Websites and apps make frequent attempts to acquire info like your cellphone number, address and email. “Personal information is valuable,” Quinn says. “Companies sell it and use it to target ads at you.”

Outsmart them: Give away as little as possible online. Don’t provide your phone number for optional discounts or to place an order.

CONCLUSION: have one of the largest databases of listed unregulated brokers on the market, which they have successfully recovered monies from.
They have a wealth of experience in tackling both local and international fraudsters and are happy to tackle all cases however complex.
With very good online reviews their simplistic, emphatic and successful approach is a proven serum for the recovery of funds.

Beware of Robocalls, Texts and Emails Promising COVID-19 Cures or Stimulus Payments

Coronavirus scams spreading as fraudsters follow the headlines

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a parallel outbreak of coronavirus scams, many targeting older Americans.

As of July 8, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had logged more than 544,000 consumer complaints related to COVID-19 and stimulus payments, nearly three-fourths of them involving fraud or identity theft. These scams have cost consumers $487.9 million, with a median loss of $366.

Fraudsters are using the full suite of scam tools — phishing emails and texts, bogus social media posts, robocalls, impostor schemes and more — and closely following the headlines, adapting their messages and tactics as new medical and economic issues arise.

For example, with several states holding vaccine lotteries to encourage people to get COVID-19 shots, officials are warning of phony calls, texts and emails claiming you’ve won a big cash award for getting your jab and seeking personal or financial information to process the prize. The FTC issued an alert about a likely new wave of stimulus scams as the government begins sending out advance child tax credit payments to millions of eligible families in July as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. 

Here are some coronavirus scams to look out for.

Vaccine claims and bogus cures

Since the start of the pandemic, fraudsters have been bombarding consumers with pitches for phony remedies, and that’s unlikely to abate as the vaccines roll out and new tests hit the market.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says consumers should be on the lookout for these signs of vaccine scams:

  • Requests that you to pay out of pocket to receive a shot or get on a vaccine waiting list
  • Ads for vaccines in websites, social media posts, emails or phone calls
  • Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of COVID-19 vaccines 

The FTC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have sent dozens of warnings to companies selling unapproved products they claim can cure or prevent COVID-19. Teas, essential oils, cannabinol, colloidol silver and intravenous vitamin-C therapies are among supposed antiviral treatments hawked in clinics and on websites, social media and television shows as defenses against the pandemic.

The FBI says con artists are advertising fake COVID-19 antibody tests in hopes of harvesting personal information they can use in identity theft or health insurance scams.

Other scammers claim to be selling or offering in-demand supplies such as masks, test kits and household cleaners, often in robocalls, texts or social media ads. The FTC has issued warnings to companies suspected of abetting coronavirus robocalls, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set up a dedicated website with information on COVID-19 phone scams.

Financial phonies

The economic relief package passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in March is delivering $1,400 stimulus checks to tens of millions of Americans and boosting unemployment benefits by $300 a week until early September in many states. As with the first two rounds of pandemic aid, it unleashed a torrent of schemes to steal government payments.

Watch out for calls, texts or emails, purportedly from government agencies, that instruct you to click a link, pay a fee or “confirm” personal data like your Social Security number to secure your stimulus check. Another common con comes via social media, in scam Facebook messages promising to get you “COVID-19 relief grants.”

With economic anxiety high, crooks are also impersonating banks and lenders, offering bogus help with bills, credit card debt or student loan forgiveness. Small businesses are being targeted, too, with scammers reaching out to owners with phony promises to help them secure federal disaster loans or improve Google search results. 

The outbreak has also spawned stock scams. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is warning investors about fraudsters touting investments in companies with products that supposedly can prevent, detect or cure COVID-19. Buy those stocks now, the tipsters say, and they will soar in price.

It’s a classic penny-stock fraud called “pump and dump.” The con artists have already bought the stocks, typically for a dollar or less. As the hype grows and the stock price increases, they dump the stock, saddling other investors with big losses.

Phishing and spoofing scams

Phishing, smishing and related scams reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center more than doubled in 2020 compared to the previous year, making up a big part of what the bureau called a pandemic-fueled “internet crime spree.”

In addition, cybercrooks registered tens of thousands of COVID-related spoof web domains in the first year of the pandemic, according to a March 2021 report by Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity company. The Justice Department has shut down hundreds of these suspect sites, which promise access to personal protective equipment, relief payments, vaccines and other aid, often in the guise of government agencies or humanitarian organizations.

If you contact one of those malicious domains, you could start getting phishing emails from fraudsters in an attempt to get personal information from you directly, or to plant malware that digs into personal files on your computer, looking for passwords and other private data for purposes of identity theft.

The Department of Justice issued an alert in late March about phishing emails and text messages disguised as surveys about COVID-19 vaccines, purportedly sent out by shot producers Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca and promising a “free” reward if you provide bank or credit card information to cover a small fee. Authorities in states holding vaccine lotteries, including California, Maryland and Washington, warned residents that genuine messages notifying winners will not ask for Social Security numbers, bank information or other private data.

Scammers are also impersonating Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials in texts, calls and emails, seeking personal information to “register” people for a federal program to help cover funeral expenses for victims of COVID-19, according to a June 2021 Better Business Bureau alert. The program is real, but any unsolicited contact about it is fake; FEMA says it only reaches out to people who have already contacted the agency about funeral aid.

Tips to avoid coronavirus scams

  • Avoid online offers for coronavirus cures or faster access to vaccines. They aren’t legitimate.
  • Be wary of emails, calls and social media posts advertising “free” or government-ordered COVID-19 tests. Check the FDA website for a list of approved tests and testing companies.  
  • Don’t click on links or download files from unexpected emails, even if the email address looks like a company or person you recognize. Ditto for text messages and unfamiliar websites.
  • Don’t share personal information such as Social Security, Medicare and credit card numbers in response to an unsolicited call, text or email.
  • Be skeptical of fundraising calls or emails for COVID-19 victims or virus research, especially if they pressure you to act fast and request payment by prepaid debit cards or gift cards.
  • Ignore phone calls or emails from strangers urging you to invest in a hot new stock from a company working on coronavirus-related products or services.

Even the most experienced may occasionally fall into the traps of scams. If you have lost your money or any other trading platform, we can help. Schedule a free consultation today to find out if you qualify for our no-win-no-fee guarantee.

Finmarket Review

Finmarket Review. Finmarket is owned by K-DNA financial services Ltd, they offer an array of investment products, from forex to CFDs, cyrptocurrencies to commodities, you name it! They’ve got it!! Their uniquely innovative web based trading platforms makes trading a whole new and exciting experience with 3 major user friendly options depending on device you use; via web or mobile trader and the Metatrader 4 software which is hot right now in the world of trading/exchange and is currently the best trading platform yet, the great thing about this is it puts you a step ahead in the market, offering you tools which allow you act on market changes in a flash with charting and analysis enabled. This feature is the reason finmarket is on most traders’ radar right now. Unfortunately they do not offer services to investors from the United States but accepts investors within Cyprus, the United Kingdom and other regions of the world without legal prohibitions to trading with the minimum deposit for a first time trader on the platform set at $250; they also offer multi-lingual support allowing for a diverse clientele.

Is finmarket regulated?

 Finmarket is licensed and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, CySEC with license number 273/15. Fin market operates under the European Union’s anti-money laundering legislation and Markets in Financial Instruments Derivative, MiFiD stipulations to guarantee customer security. They also make public their legal documentation and policies to clients for transparency.

Risk Disclosure

Finmarket recommends their first time clients or investors are fully aware of the risk factors involved in trading virtual currencies and CFDs before signing upon the platform or purchasing a product, owing to the volatile nature of the market. They also include a warning within, informing clients not to invest more than they are comfortable risking. 

Pros and cons of trading with Finmarket


  • High security
  • Transparency 
  • Offers multiple trading platforms
  • Offers MT4 trading
  • Offers a demo account for educational purposes
  • Licensed and regulated
  • Customer support available 24/6
  • Offers multiple trading accounts


  • High spreads
  • FAQs not included on the website
  • US traders not accepted 
  • Low leverage ratio on basic accounts

No broker or trading platform is without its flaws, however Finmarket has maintained a standard and struggled to remain afloat in the ever competitive and dynamic trading industry since its inception in 2015 and has a good reputation amongst investors for the most part due to high level professionalism in their operations. Their level of transparency has solidified their legitimacy in the minds of traders making them a broker of choice.

CONCLUSION: have one of the largest databases of listed unregulated brokers on the market, which they have successfully recovered monies from.
They have a wealth of experience in tackling both local and international fraudsters and are happy to tackle all cases however complex.
With very good online reviews their simplistic, emphatic and successful approach is a proven serum for the recovery of funds.

CONTACT: Get your money back guaranteed with shield forensics

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FREE TRICKS US IPHONE. IPhones remain at the number one spot in smartphone markets around the world, as much as it is purchased and as much as iPhone users are attached to their devices, very few of them have barely scratched the surface regarding just how much an iPhone can do to open up a whole new world of smart phone tech and unlock super exciting new levels of user experience that could make their everyday lives considerably easier. Read on to unlock the mysteries of your iPhone with these free hacks accessible with the new iOS 13 software:

  • Slo-mo selfie

One of the coolest things about an iPhone is the camera and it gets cooler with this feature that allows you to shoot slow motion selfies that would be great to post on apps like instagram or tiktok, if you use an iphone 11, 11 pro or 11 pro max, here how you could get started with switching up your selfie game:

  • Open your camera 
  • Tap Slo-mo
  • Switch to front camera
  • Tap the record button
  • Hold down the record button and slide to the right to shoot hand-free
  • Stop iMessages from expiring

Imessage audios characteristically disappear in about two minutes but not a lot of users know they can prevent this from happening to access audio messages for a longer time period, here’s how:

  • Go to settings
  • Tap Messages
  • Scroll down to Audio Messages
  • Tap expire
  • Select never
  • Measure with your iPhone

No tape? No problem! This feature is preinstalled into the IOS12 and above and helps you take measurements of rooms or random objects; it’s an easy fix fro when you need to measure the distance between two separate ends. How to get started:

  • Open the measure app
  • Move the device around the object to be measured to capture frame of reference
  • Keep moving until a circle appears with a white dot within
  • Move your iphone so the dot is at the starting point of the object to be measured
  • Tap the + button
  • Slowly move your device until the dot is at the opposite end of the object 
  • Tap + again
  • Adjust the start and end points
  • Touch and hold one point and drag to your desired point to change the measurement
  • Save  measurement
  • Phone Self-destruct

If you have sensitive information on your phone that you’d rather destroy or lose than share then you might find this hack quite helpful. Your iPhone has the capacity to erase all its data after 10 incorrect passcode inputs, after the 5th attempt your IOS would enable a 1-minute timeout before allowing you try again and 5-minutes after the 6th failed attempt then 15-minutes after the7th and it keeps increasing up until the tenth, making 10 failed attempts at unlocking an iPhone could take up to three hours of timeout and that could only mean your phone has either been stolen or your information is at risk of exposure in the wrong hands. Here’s how to enable the self-destruct feature:

  • Go to settings
  • Tap Touch ID & Passcode
  • Enter your passcode
  • Toggle on “Erase data” setting 
  • Spirit level

For quick house hold projects, this feature could come in handy to get perfect symmetry when assembling furniture or hanging objects which you need to be perfectly perpendicular or parallel to a frame of reference. How to use this feature:

  • Open the measure app
  • Select the level option by the right to enable
  • Place on the object 
  • Fitness tracker

Instead of buying a separate fitness tracking device, you can use your iphone, it automatically tracks your steps just like a fitness device would, because it has the feature pre-installed and keeps record of how many steps you have taken since you had it. You can also check your other apple devices connected to you iphone for foot count as the app automatically sends the data to your connected devices. To track your steps;

  • Open the health app
  • Check how many steps you have taken so far and per day
  • Check daily or after a walk or run to keep track
  • Find your vehicle

If you happen to be in a super crowded parking lot or often forget where you parked, you can easily find your car using your iPhone and save yourself the hassle of walking around in circles, all you need is the Maps app on your phone and your Bluetooth connected to car play. How to use this feature:

  • Go to settings
  • On the menu choose Maps
  • At the bottom of the list displayed tap on your car from the options suggested
  • Toggle on “show parked location”
  • Ensure the button turns green to know it’s on
  • The maps indicates where your car is parked using a marker that guides you to its location

CONCLUSION: have one of the largest databases of listed unregulated brokers on the market, which they have successfully recovered monies from.
They have a wealth of experience in tackling both local and international fraudsters and are happy to tackle all cases however complex.
With very good online reviews their simplistic, emphatic and successful approach is a proven serum for the recovery of funds.

CONTACT: Get your money back guaranteed with shield forensics

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Top scams online
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Scams Online

Internet fraud is rapidly evolving in response to the exposure of older tactics used to scam the unsuspecting and the internet remains one of the easiest means to perpetuate untraceable scams, taking advantage of the virtual nature of the internet which allows little to no knowledge of physical identities and the use of aliases. These are the top online scams today that you should be weary of: 

  • Lottery scams: the internet is rife with this kind of fraud because of how eager most people online are to win free stuff. It usually comes through an email or direct message congratulating you for winning a bogus sum of money or some other gift like an expensive gadget, a lot of times these scams hide behind the name of a legitimate and well-known brand to gain the target’s trust but the red flag is they would always require some sort of fee coined as shipping cost or tax to redeem your winnings whereas a real lottery win will not require you to pay a fee but would rather subtract tax from your winnings. Care has to be taken when coming across such because rushing into it out of excitement will get you in a huge mess but the truth is always in the details as most of such fake lottery notifications contain heavy typos that can’t be ignored. They can come in many forms, even claiming to be from yahoo, g-mail or your network provider, thus if you know you didn’t apply for any sort of lottery, it is best to ignore such messages and avoid clicking the links all together. 
  • Travel scams: even at the peak of covid-19 and the incidence of the lockdown, travel scams remained prevalent, several governments banned travel in or out of their countries but this only opened up a window of opportunity for scammers who knew that most people had booked flights that they can no longer make and not many of them would have travel insurance to cover the losses, thus they pose as airline representatives claiming to offer refunds for cancelled flights due to the coronavirus, they would often require your bank/credit card information and once shared would access your bank account and wipe it clean. Travel scams could take other forms like fake all-expense paid trips/tours, hotel reservations & car rentals. You have to make sure to do a background check on travel companies before dealing with them and ensure to use only well-known companies and even then go directly to their websites to make a reservation rather than doing so via random online links.  
  • Online dating scams: this remains one of the most difficult scams to eradicate because the need for companionship & love keeps the market for this kind of scam booming, scammers create a persona that appeals to victims, faking an entire lifestyle that would seem attractive and interesting, eventually when they reel a victim in through these facades and build the target’s trust, they present a sad story of a dire situation which requires an amount of money to settle like; treating a terminally ill relative or being stranded and unable to travel to meet up for the first time or even getting robbed of all their supposed wealth and needing help to recover. It is important to have a voice of reason when dealing with these sorts of requests from online lovers because chances are sending the money will only have you sending even more later-on until there’s nothing left and they will most likely never meet you in person.
  • Phishing scams: this is one of the most common and easily perpetuated internet scams, usually the scammer would impersonate a trusted individual who could be your service provider, colleague or even friend in order to extract sensitive information from you like your credit card information, social security number or other personal identification number, these types of scams are presented through malicious software or links on social media or messaging apps, thus if you are skeptical about a link, it is advisable to not click on it and carefully review an email and its source before responding to it or sending sensitive feedback.
  • Online sales scams: these days there are almost equally as many fake online stores/e-commerce sites as there are real ones and many of them appear well set up with nice websites and attractive products displayed but that is as real as they will ever get, they usually clone popular brands but one way to tell the real from the fake is they usually have price slashes that are too good to be true, the second you place an order and pay for it, you will wait forever to receive what you thought you paid for and eventually they vanish after gathering as much as they targeted. It is ideal to shop directly from product brands and double check the website of the store you have an interest in patronizing. 

As much as effort are being made to curb online scams, they keep popping up and improving their tactics, the best way to stay protected is to avoid impulsive online transactions and fact check every information received online before subscribing to it. If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t real.

CONCLUSION: have one of the largest databases of listed unregulated brokers on the market, which they have successfully recovered monies from.
They have a wealth of experience in tackling both local and international fraudsters and are happy to tackle all cases however complex.
With very good online reviews their simplistic, emphatic and successful approach is a proven serum for the recovery of funds.

CONTACT: Get your money back guaranteed with shield forensics

Best Asset Recovery Solution

Asset Recovery Expert

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A lot of Asset recovery sites assert themselves the best in the field of wealth recovery and forensics but very few have the tech or expertise to trace an online footprint, track a scammer and recover stolen funds, even when they do they may get you out of the well but may not teach you how to avoid falling into it again because frankly that’s how they stay in business, a decline in scam cases would put most of these most of them out of business.

 Here’s why shield forensics really catches my eye, asides the fact that they have top shelf investigative and fraud detection technology that can fish out some of the most difficult-to-trace scammers on the vast cyber space as well as data imaging tech and working with some of the best private forensic investigators, they also create a partnership with every client, they don’t just get your money back and be on their way but they do a reorientation exercise to transition the victim to being capably in charge of his own financial security moving forward.

They give fraud awareness trainings which literally turns you into a grey hound for fraud detection, you can smell a scam from a mile away. They also educate clients on policies and regulations regarding trading and investing in various countries or regions just to keep you armed with the right information, these perks are not easily offered by most other asset recovery sites or agencies. 

I visit some of the strictest review sites like trust pilot, Quora and site jabber and the reviews on shield forensics are a clear indication of how much in-depth work they do in fighting online fraud and putting an end to the scourge of binary options scams amongst many others but eventually my trust for shield forensics became solid after my first-hand experience with them after helping me recover $1500 I lost to a bogus broker, money I honestly never believed I would ever get back, it feels comforting to know an agency like this exists to count on. All in all I would give them a 5 star rating!

Best MarkeTrip review – 5 things you should know about

MarkeTrip is an offshore broker! Your investment may be at risk. Beware!

More novice traders might think that MarkeTrip is the broker for them, but in this review we will debunk all the myths and give you our objective view of the broker. We were offered a EUR/USD spread of 2.9 pips which is twice the industry standard and thus is not favorable to traders at all. The leverage we were given was capped at 1:100.


There are several aspects about this broker that are quite concerning. One is that the Privacy Policy claims that the firm is located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines- the ideal location for illicit brokers, since the country does not regulate the forex market. This means that any would-be broker can register there without issue and start offering shady trading services, while twisting the rules, much like MarkeTrip has done. It’s obvious then, that St. Vincent and the Grenadines does not regulate the forex market, meaning that any registered broker inside of the nation is not licensed.
The second, and last concerning aspect is that, aside from the details, the company reveals no other regulatory information that would be of use to us. The Terms and Conditions are useless, and the Client Agreement reveals nothing. We are left with no choice but to deem MarkeTrip an UNREGULATED broker and an investment risk to all traders!

Traders should be trading with risk-free brokers, that hold licensed from renowned and austere agencies, like the FCA or CySec , which have made a name for themselves as some of the top regulators. Readers should be aware that both agencies have adapted very strict rules of conduct, and their licensing framework guarantees safety and security for all clientele. A good example of this is the segregation of accounts which assures that client money and broker money are kept in separate accounts. Furthermore, FCA/CySEC brokers participate in a financial reimbursement scheme that cover traders’ losses in case the broker becomes insolvent. The FCA provides up to 85 000 pounds per person, while CySEC guarantees up to 20 000 euros.


The broker utilizes the atypical scammer broker website that offers just enough to seem decent to more rookie traders. Do not be fooled; this trading terminal is very limited in its ability to diversify a trader’s experience, and its only true purpose is to serve as a facade to the broker’s illicit activities. We recommend user to treat themselves to the MT4 which will showcase the true power of a proper trading platform.


According to the client dashboard, users can deposit via the following methods: Credit and Debit Cards, wit a minimum deposit of $250. There is a $25 charge fee for every transfer one makes, and other undisclosed fees:

As for withdrawals, the broker does not reveal its methods, just a “withdrawal funds” button that seems to be an empty promise of transferred funds. This is a common trope in unlicensed brokers. Yet, the legal documents reveal a 3.5% Credit Card fee for withdrawals.

This clause, and others like it unveil that bank transfers and credit cards are the ways to withdrawal funds. However, we strongly advice traders to only deposit the minimum deposit, or better yet – not deposit at all! This is because scammers are known to either deny withdrawal requests or impose incoming and unexpected charges.

How does the scam work?

Users will be in the middle of a scam without even knowing it, that’s how efficient these scams are. Yet, clients will also be surprised that the most utilized scammer structure is laughably easy to grasp, making it predictable. We have dedicated the following section to the reveal of how the scam works.

The internet is filled with ads, it’s the fuel of the industry, and a big chunk of said advertisements are misleading and some are downright deceitful. The ads concerned with unregulated forex brokers are often very promising, and most of the times utilize false claims of immediate profit. Those tempted enough will be redirected to a robo-scam website that further guarantees profits. The only thing that separates the user from the unrealistic promises is a fast registration process that requires a phone number and an email address. After inputting this info unsuspecting users will start getting phone calls from illicit broker representatives, whose one and only job is to initialize the scheme by pushing a trader to make that first deposit of around $250. After that’s done, the senior representatives will be calling. These expert scammers are extremely good talkers, and will start working on you to start putting even more money in. They say that the more money invested, the higher the profit will be. At this point most traders start seeing the big picture and will want to withdrawal their money and get out fast.

However, the scammers have anticipated this development, and are ready to counter any withdrawal request. Typically, they find excuses for delaying the request in the legal documents that hold specific clauses for these purposes. The reasons are many. One thing to remember is that all illicit brokerage firms will deny the withdrawal request for as long as they can, because of the imposed time limit traders have for filling a chargeback. Once the crucial due date is not met, any chargeback requests will be denied.

What to do if scammed?

Those of you who deposited using VISA and MasterCard will be glad to know that both companies have extended their chargeback time span to 540 days, especially if the reason for it is an online scam.

Scammers will steal directly from a bank account, if the traders have provided crucial details, like banking password or security code. If it gets down to this, be sure to either block the account or change the password.

Sometime victimized users will stumble upon the so-called recovery agents that promises to magically reclaim all lost investments, for a fee that is. They will not get back any of the lost funds and will basically scam you a second time.

To ensure efficient funds recovery from these brokers, have one of the largest databases of listed unregulated brokers on the market, which they have successfully recovered monies from.

Shieldforensics have a wealth of experience in tackling both local and international fraudsters and are happy to tackle all cases however complex. With very good online reviews their simplistic, emphatic, and successful approach is a proven serum for the recovery of funds.

InvestMarkets Reviews 2021: Should You Trust this broker?

Reviews. Investors should do all they can to protect themselves from online scammers by researching about any broker and looking out for any signs of a scam. But even the most seasoned investors aren’t beyond the reach of scams.

InvestMarkets is a broker trading in forex and CFDs. It’s linked to the failing 24option. In fact, if you go to 24option right now and click on “Sign Up”, you’ll be prompted to create an account with InvestMarkets.


They’re probably doing this because 24option has already been blacklisted from several markets.

Should you trust this well-known forex broker with your money? Read on to find out.

In case you have already lost your money, you can schedule a free consultation with us to learn how you can recover it.

Here’s what we know about InvestMarkets:

Overview of InvestMarkets

InvestMarkets is a well-known offshore CFD broker that uses the Scipio trading platform as well as MetaTrader 4. It’s an offshore trader, meaning it doesn’t accept clients within the European Economic area and other jurisdictions such as the UK, US, Australia, Canada, and British Columbia.

It’s owned and operated by Arvis Capital Limited, based in Belize City, in the Caribbean country of Belize. Toumpaka Limited, based in Limassol, Cyprus, acts as the payment agent and handles all its payment services.

InvestMarkets operates in several countries. Therefore, it’s available in several languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, German, and Arabic. You can customize your trading account to denominate your money in either USD, EUR, or GBP.

InvestMarkets Account Types

For beginners, InvestMarkets provides a demo account with 100,000 virtual money in your preferred currency. You can test your investment strategies with the virtual funds before setting up a Live Account where you begin trading with real funds.

Live accounts start from $250, and you can select any of the four options (all of which get leverage of up to 1:500):

  • Basic – $250
  • Gold – $25,000
  • Platinum – $100,000
  • VIP – $250,000
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You only have a week to try out the demo account, after which you’ll have to set up one of the four types of Live Accounts. Note that the forex broker doesn’t accept traders from the US or the EU.

Is InvestMarkets Regulated?

One of the most critical considerations for any trader when selecting a forex broker is their registration and regulatory status. Typically, government agencies such as the FCA in the UK, the FSB in South Africa, IIROC in Canada, and the CySEC in Cyprus provide oversight and regulate trading companies’ operations.

InvestMarkets’ regulatory status is a bit foggy. Arvis Company Limited, the investment firm that operates InvestMarkets, doesn’t seem to appear in CySEC’s books as a regulated company. Instead, it’s the broker’s payment processing partner, Toumpaka Limited, that is officially registered in Limassol, Cyprus.

On its website, InvestMarkets indicates that Arvis Capital Limited is a licensed investment firm by the IFSC (International Financial Services Commission). This is the official regulatory body of Belize. However, a quick check on the IFSC website shows that the investment firm isn’t in its current licensed companies’ database.

It’s sound investment advice to trade with licensed brokers to not run into problems when you try to withdraw your profits. Unregulated forex and CFD brokers pose greater investment risks since there’s almost no recourse in the loss of funds due to incompetence or dishonest trade practices.

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InvestMarkets accepts withdrawals and deposits via safe banking methods such as credit cards, wire transfers, Skrill, eWallets, and PerfectMoney, among others. However, it charges around 3.5% for credit cards and up to 30 GBP/EUR/USD for a wire transfer.

These are rather high fees in addition to other over-the-top demands and requirements. There’s an 80 EUR fee charged to trading accounts that have been inactive for two months.

After six months of inactivity, the fee jumps to 120 EUR, 500 EUR between six and twelve months, and 1000 EUR for more than 12 months. Reactivating your account will set you back 2,000 EUR.

InvestMarkets Review Conclusion: Should You Trust This Trading Company with Your Money?

You shouldn’t trust it. InvestMarkets is a scam.

One of the first signs of a scam or a risky venture is the company’s registration status. Licensing and regulatory bodies do a lot to help investors safeguard their funds. They also compel the financial organizations to provide deposits that would compensate investors in the event of insolvency or if they have to cease operations before they relinquish the investments.

InvestMarkets doesn’t seem to operate within any major regulatory authority since there isn’t any unquestionable evidence of regulation. This is a typical sign of a scam. In this case, no government agency would help you recover your money in the event of unfair losses.

Arvis Capital Limited has several other identical brokers, including 24option. This is synonymous with scammers who, when they lose the trust of traders, rebrand or switch to other brands to continue their operations.

Other common signs of forex trading scams include the presence of barriers, endless hoops, and extensive delays in withdrawing your money, as the trader below discovered.

Scam Complaint

For many trading companies, the requirements for making withdrawals are more stringent than the ones for making deposits due to security concerns. But when the company makes it overly difficult to withdraw your money or slaps you with hefty hidden fees, they are likely a scam.

A licensed forex broker cares about their reputation and the potential heat from regulatory bodies. Therefore, they are unlikely to frustrate or block your withdrawal requests.

What’s more, these so-called account managers from InvestMarkets will keep calling you to compel you to deposit funds. They may do this even months after you’ve stopped using the platform.

Once again, InvestMarkets is a sorry scam. Don’t waste your time, energy, or money here.

Have You Lost Money with InvestMarkets?

It’s getting incredibly difficult to distinguish between legit trading companies and scammers. There has been a marked increase in the number of legit trading platforms and companies. However, there’s also been an increase in the number of scammers hiding behind such platforms, ready to defraud honest investors.

Even the most experienced traders may occasionally fall into the traps of scams. If you have lost your money or any other trading platform, we can help. Schedule a free consultation today to find out if you qualify for our no-win-no-fee guarantee.