The regulating bodies and financial institutions are taking a number of measures to prevent financial fraud.  Binary options trading, in particular, is being controlled with a greater degree of robustness to protect the unwary general public being drawn into a situation where they suffer financial losses.  Many hundreds of people around the world are targeted each day.  Frequently they are novice investors who are unfamiliar with the markets and do not recognise that the so-called trading platform and its way of working are actually bogus.  The individual only realises the extent of the fraud when eventually when the fraudsters finally decide that there is no more money to be had and shut down the account and promptly vanish without trace.

The lawyers in the financial fraud division of Giambrone are very familiar with the pattern of behaviour demonstrated by the fraudulent brokers and the distress caused by their dealings with inexperienced investors.  Giambrone has a track record of recovery in relation to financial fraud and has a number of strategies and tactics to compel the fraudulent broker or associated financial service providers to restore funds to those who have been deceived.  Needless to say, the fraudsters are accomplished at hiding their tracks and frequently there are myriad inter-connected limited liability companies, often some are registered in different countries, with some dormant and some active.  It is hardly surprising if the complexity of the situation results in a failure to discover a single person who can be challenged and held accountable.  However, there are various routes Giambrone’s lawyers use when attempting to retrieve money for clients and each avenue is investigated.  Whilst an individual may be alarmed and confused at the prospect of navigating through the convoluted structures that have been deliberately set up to confuse, Giambrone’s lawyers are very familiar with the fraudsters' strategies and frequently can steer a course to the recovery of some of the lost money.

The step of last resort, legal action, is understandably daunting for a person who often has lost significant amounts of money to the fraudulent brokers.  Giambrone fully recognises that such a situation will leave the victim decidedly risk-averse.  Giambrone has had experience with class actions against the fraudulent brokers and has developed links with litigation funding organisations in order to offset the risk in respect of class actions. 

The lessons that can be drawn from the experiences of those individuals who have had the misfortune of losing their investments to fraudsters are to be extremely cautious.  Always consider every offer or investment for at least 48 hours before making a decision, a genuine broker will understand the caution that a new investor will view a proposition.   All investments carry a risk and anything that promises a return on your initial investment seems to be significantly higher than normal it is almost certainly not to be trusted.  Do not allow yourself to be hurried into a decision, it is highly unlikely that an authentic broker would try to rush you into an investment, especially if you demonstrated reluctance; their reputation would suffer by such behaviour. 

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