Morgan Business Trial Group have announced that they sued FXDD as well. Details of the case are pretty much similar to FXCM’s. In basis of the complaint is the allegedly aggressive and misleading marketing by FXDD as well as that it is in fact a market maker which goes after its clients and doesn’t STP all orders as it claims. The Plaintiff Hugo Cruz has allegedly lost almost $300,000 due to these practices.
The lawsuit, filed on February 11 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan Division), is the second class action lawsuit filed by the firm against Forex dealers in the past week, alleging fraud, deceptive trade practices, and racketeering. On February 8, The Business Trial Group filed a similar case against Forex Capital Markets, LLC (FXCM). As in the FXCM case, the suit alleges that FXDD has defrauded thousands of customers using deceptive and unfair trade practices, including falsely portraying its Forex trading platform as “transparent,” when instead it is a “rigged game,” designed to systematically separate customers from their money.
The Plaintiff, Hugo Cruz, brought the action on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated FXDD customers, accusing FXDD of fraud by misrepresenting its trading platform as one that is free from dealer intervention or manipulation. Instead, Cruz alleges, FXDD uses a number of devices and tricks, including software applications, designed specifically to manipulate and interfere with customers’ trades.
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Like the FXCM case, the suit alleges that FXDD uses specially designed software to manipulate trading and “loot” its customer accounts, and also that FXDD lures its customers by promoting a “demo account,” which was touted as providing customers with a true market trading experience. Instead, the suit alleges, the demo account does not reflect what FXDD does when the customer begins “live” trading.
Lead Trial Counsel Tucker H. Byrd, of the Morgan & Morgan Business Trial Group of Orlando, Florida, stated, “We are continuing to bring legal action for redress of wrongs that we believe have occurred to thousands of Forex customers for years by dealers who have been entrusted with their customers’ money. Unfortunately, many Forex dealers engage in questionable practices, and we intend to pursue any and all of them until we have put an end to these abuses.”
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