FXStreet has officially revealed in a blog post on its website that it has received information from reports by its visitors that an individual is falsely presenting himself as affiliated with the company. The names used by the persons who the individual purports to be are Jordan Barta and Franco Lombardo, with the former actually being his real name.
The LinkedIn profile of the individual has since been deleted from the servers of the professional social media network.
Users have received solicitation messages from the person who is claiming to be representing the website and claims that he is managing accounts. The scheme is aiming to collect money from traders that know and trust the FXStreet website. Being one of the most renowned sites in the industry, the person is using false pictures and information to lure in potential victims.
LinkedIn Solicitation Messages
The official blog post on the website of FXStreet states that the company is not offering any account management services and any sort of messages affiliating the company with similar services are grossly misleading.
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The company elaborates that it has identified fake social media profiles, namely on LinkedIn, that are pretending to be providing money management services to clients. The solicitors have been asking traders to share their bank details and personal information to the fraudsters.
FXStreet is encouraging all parties that have received solicitation offers signed by the names Jordan Barta and Franco Lombardo to contact the website via its online form located at http://www.fxstreet.com/info/contact-us.
The company underlines that it is looking at similar activities very seriously and is strongly committed to informing official authorities of any wrongdoing. The solicitors have been misappropriating profile pictures from different locations.
The internal investigations conducted by FXStreet have yielded that the individual behind this latest scheme is Jordan Barta. According to the website, the emails sent to clients have been sent from a domain which he registered for the purposes of conducting his scheme. The company appreciates any new information which could help it and authorities to cease the activities of the individual.