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Finally, like age-old boiler rooms, some of these unregulated or offshore-regulated firms use deceptive practices in which their brokers use aliases. Adding insult to injury, brokers in these firms have little experience in trading the markets. They are at the core sales people who try to use the right buzz words to feign expertise. These brokers give out what are essentially whim-based trade alerts that primarily encourage trading and not profits.
The FBI estimates that the scammers steal $10 billion annually worldwide. The use of the names of famous and respectable people such as Richard Branson to encourage people to buy fake "investments" is frequent and increasing. Articles published in the Times of Israel newspaper explain the fraud in detail, using the experience of former insiders such as a job-seeker recruited by a fake binary options broker, who was told to "leave [his] conscience at the door". Following an investigation by the Times of Israel, Israel's cabinet approved a ban on sale of binary options in June 2017, and a law banning the products was approved by the Knesset in October 2017.