Hi there, I am only a newbie, so be gentle.
I think I have been scammed by a company called Vincy Options SA.
They cold called me and even though I told them I wasn't interested, they kept calling back.
They had all my and my wifes phone numbers, knew all my kids names and sounded like a well informed company.
I have absolutely no previous experience in shares or anything and have tried to verify if this company is legit or not.
I did invest $5000 USD with them and the trading bank is called GMEX, which doesn't have a secure website when checking my account.
This guy, Collin Gordon, who is supposed to be the "big cheese", called me after I made the first investment and told me that he would get an extra $35000 USD in gold options at a better deal than I had on the first investment.
I told him that I couldn't afford them, but he said that I should be able to raise the loan, as he had all my information about what I owned etc.
He said that he would purchase these options at the price he could get them and that he would hold them for 4-6 days til I raised the money.
I got suspicious and told them to sell all my options, but he said that he couldn't sell the ones that I haven't paid for, even though they are at a much higher price than when they were bought.
Now I think that it is a scam, as I can't verify either Vincy Options, or GMEX as valid companies.
They have all their own websites and even their own banking website.
They have even set up news websites to make it look as if they are legit.
I feel pretty stupid, so you don't have to remind me.....
But if there is any way to find out if they are real, should I continue to raise the money, or just kiss my 5 grand good bye.
They are on the scammers list on FIDO from ASIC, but I found that out to late.
When I confronted him about this, he just brushed it aside and continued on with his spiel.
Any help or advice would be appreciated,