This type of fraud seems to happen more often these days. Forex trading is fraught with risks in itself. To protect yourself, always do your due diligence before investing with any individual and / or company especially online companies who can easily misrepresent themselves.
And don’t stop there. Conducting a post-investment due diligence is a great way to identify when legitimate companies are heading for trouble. Often, companies can cut and run after years in business. There are often signs before hand so if you are paying attention, you may have a better chance to get out before its too late.