A1 Trading

Scam Warnings

Beware of impersonators! Please read full disclaimer

Hi Traders! Regrettably, the trading industry is plagued with scams. From false promises of guaranteed profits to accounts impersonating well-known industry figures, it is crucial to remain vigilant and always be on high alert.

Specifically, for A1 Trading or TraderNick followers, it is important that you are aware of impersonators. Across all social media platforms, there are hundreds of fake accounts impersonating Nick ("Tradernick") or other members of our team. It's alarmingly easy for someone to create a profile using our images and names to deceive others. We highly encourage everyone to spend the time to thoroughly read through this page so that you can be well informed on the scams that are currently affecting member of our community.

1. Guaranteed Profits

In the trading industry, a fundamental rule is that if any company or individual guarantees profits, it is likely a scam. Trading securities involves a significant degree of risk, and legitimate companies understand these risks and the potential consequences of promising profits. Additionally, reputable companies typically include disclaimers on their websites and social media platforms to highlight the inherent risks involved in trading.

At A1 Trading, we will never guarantee profits with our products or services. If you receive a message from someone claiming to be on our team who is guaranteeing profits it is not us.

2. Investment Plans

A prevalent and highly dangerous scam in the trading industry involves fraudulent investment plans. This scam occurs when someone offers to take your money and invest it on your behalf, promising guaranteed returns. A key red flag is anyone who assures you that sending a specific amount of money will yield a certain return. These scams are particularly perilous because they can persuade you to send large sums of money.

Often, scammers will provide access to an online dashboard where you can see your money "growing," which encourages you to leave your money invested or even add more. In some instances, if you request a small withdrawal, they may grant it to avoid raising suspicion. However, when you attempt to withdraw all of your money, they often ask for a deposit to facilitate the withdrawal. It is crucial to understand that no legitimate investment group would ever request this. If you find yourself in this situation, do not send any additional money. Once you send more money, you will not receive your withdrawal, and the scammers will typically block you, making it impossible to contact them.

Remember, there are legitimate investment groups, but they will not reach out to you on social media platforms and will never guarantee profits. It is important to do thorough research on a company before sending them any money for investment purposes. Check for reviews, verify their credentials, and ensure they have a solid reputation in the industry. 

At A1 Trading, we do not offer investment plans, and no one on our team will ever offer to trade your money for you. Always ensure that any financial transactions you make are for services listed on our official website (a1trading.com), and never send money to anyone trying to sell you unverified services.

Watch a video on this elaborate scam

We hear of traders who are victims of this type of scam far too often. It is elaborate and can be quite convincing. Please take a few minutes to watch this video where Nick speaks with someone who was a victim of this scam.

Investment Plan Scam Example

Here are screenshots from a telegram channel that is impersonating A1 Trading and offering "investment plans". Please note: this is not us!

In this example, you can see that they are guaranteeing profits based on how much money you invest. Again, if you ever see promises like this know that it is a scam!
This is a FAKE telegram channel impersonating A1 Trading.
This is a FAKE telegram channel impersonating A1 Trading.

3. Copy Trades / Copy Signals

Similar to investment groups, copy signals are not always a scam, but they are a common service that scammers often exploit. While not everyone selling "copy signals" is fraudulent, we strongly believe that copying signals is not a successful strategy. For a more detailed explanation, please watch this video.

At A1 Trading, we do offer signal services, but we will never refer to them as "copy signals" in our marketing or direct communications with you. If you receive a message from someone claiming to be affiliated with A1 Trading who mentions "copy signals," it is not us. We emphasize that our signals are intended for educational purposes, and we never encourage blindly copying our signals or anyone else's.

4. Payments Made Outside Of A1trading.com

All payments can be made directly through our website at www.a1trading.com. This ensures a secure and transparent transaction process, providing you with peace of mind.

We generally do not accept cryptocurrency payments, except in rare and specific cases. If someone contacts you claiming to represent A1 Trading and requests payment in cryptocurrency before directing you to our official website, be extremely cautious. Such requests are likely fraudulent. Always verify the payment methods through our official channels and report any suspicious activity to us immediately.

Verify All a1 Trading Accounts Below

Below we have directly linked all of our accounts. Fake accounts often have similar usernames that are slightly misspelled, the spelling mistakes can be easy to overlook. Carefully read the username to check for fake accounts. Additionally, you can click on any of these accounts and it will redirect you to the correct account.

TraderNick's Accounts

Market Analyst/ Founder
Nick does not have telegram or whatsapp. He will never message you first.

Julie's Accounts

Marketing Manager
Julie does not private message anywhere outside of discord. She will never send you a message first.

Emily's Accounts

Customer Success Representative
Click button below to redirect to Emily's account page.
Emily's accounts

Drew's Accounts

Customer Success Representative
Click button below to redirect to Drew's account page.
Drew's Accounts

Halley's Accounts

Customer Success Representative
Click button below to redirect to Halley's account page.
Halley's accounts

Contact us directly though our website

The most secure way to get in contact with A1 Trading is to send us a message directly through our website's chatbox. Send us a message directly on our website to verify the account you are speaking to. 

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We hope this information helps you stay vigilant about common scams in the trading industry and within our A1 Trading community. Always conduct thorough research before sending money to anyone, and trust your instincts if something feels off or too good to be true. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.

If you've fallen victim to similar scams in the past, remember that you are not alone. These scammers target thousands of traders daily with enticing offers that can make it easy to overlook red flags. It's important to learn from these experiences and remain cautious moving forward.

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There is a significant degree of risk involved in trading securities. With respect to foreign exchange trading, there is considerable risk exposure, including but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of a currency or currency pair. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading in CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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