Passive income is income that does not depend on daily activities. Surely, there is no such person who would not like to periodically receive any interest on deposits, rents or dividends.
Today we will touch on the topic of passive income, but will not offer 10 of the most common ways to generate passive income. What will we talk dividends? Are they intrigued?
HAVE NOT YOU PREPARED BAGS FOR MONEY YET? THEN WE GO TO YOU!
Phone call. It’s an unfamiliar number. A pleasant female voice.
– Hello. Are you interested in passive income?
And further, in the same pleasant voice, the girl makes me a tempting offer – the opportunity to receive a passive income of 30% per month . And the temptation of the proposal is that I do not really need to do anything. It’s just necessary to bring money to ABV Capital, and then they will be engaged by the company’s employees – professional analysts and traders with a three-hundred-year experience of work in various financial markets. I will only have to get a monthly profit.
“So it’s wonderful!” – you will say. And I agree with this, but I remind readers of my favorite saying: “The devil is in the details.” It is details to me (and now, I hope, to you) are very interesting.
I’m picking up the company’s name in Google and I see that the company is an investment bank that is part of the ABC group of companies. But we are not bastard, so to speak, shit. My question is ” Which organization regulates the activities of your company? “Puzzles the girl. After searching for an answer that took her some time, she invites the senior manager to answer the phone for all my questions.
The senior manager answers with a confident voice that they are regulated by the Russian Federation. Curious…
In exactly the same confident voice, I tell the senior manager that I did not give any consent to the advertising calls, and therefore, on what grounds do I get a call? I get an inarticulate answer that they have publicly available information that I am a trader and all of that kind.
After a few more questions, the enthusiasm of the senior manager faded somewhat. Realizing that for their company, I am a client without prospects, the conversation was over.
And now, dear experts, the question is – who called?
WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING
Honestly, this is not the first call of this type. I get them periodically. Surely, many of the traders with them, too, came across. Experienced traders understand who and why they are calling from the very first word.
And for those who do not know yet, you know – these are real fraudsters trying to take your money under the guise of investment or trading.
The scheme of their work is simple: you are offered to deposit money into a trading account in their company, after which you can try to trade on it yourself or entrust the management of your money to “super-traders and analysts”, who are afraid of the whole Wall Street. Then events develop as follows:
- If you try to trade on your own, then sooner or later you merge the account and remain in the position of “the fool himself”.
- If your account is under “reliable” management, then again, sooner or later, you are called from the company and report that “there were force majeure circumstances on the market. Our analysts and traders see this situation for the first time. Unfortunately, there is a loss on your account that exceeds the amount of your funds. ” In general, you still need the company.
- As an alternative, you may be asked to deposit a “small amount” on the account, as the situation is about to grow and the loss will be covered with a profit of 1000%.
And if before the names of such companies did not say anything even to the knowledgeable person, now these scammers skillfully disguise themselves as real big enough and well-known companies.
INSIDE FROM THE “SENIOR MANAGER”
Once on a friendly get-together, I ran into one of the “senior managers” of a similar company. In personal communication for a “glass of tea,” he turned out to be a good guy, although what he does is disgusting me.
So, he said, one manager calls about 5 thousand people a month , while at the same time a person 10-15 people agree to such a tempting offer.
The newly-made future millionaire is being prepared for about a month. On his account draw beautiful figures of profit, after which they offer to make more money. Well, why not? Look, you are doing just fine. If you add to your account even at least 10 thousand dollars, you will receive a minimum of 3 thousand dollars a month.
Not life, but a fairy tale, is not it? And at the mention of the sum, they will necessarily say “at least”, stressing that 10 thousand dollars for their company is just some kind of pocket trifle in the background of their oh-th profit.
In such companies, there is the concept of “close the client” . That is, your account is purposely merged. Well, why not drain it? Nobody really did not sell anything, and draw at least a report with a profit, although with a loss – it’s a simple matter. After such a “plum” the client is offered to replenish the account. If the client still has something in his head, and he refuses or, moreover, begins to make any claims to the company, then such a person is simply ignored. Everything, the client is closed.
WHERE DID THEY GET MY PHONE NUMBER?
Quite a logical question. And now remember, starting your acquaintance with forex trading, how many times and on what trading platforms you left your phone number. Do you remember? Here I am not. And the data is still there.
You can google your name and phone number and check for such websites.
That is, in principle, anyone can buy a base of numbers of such thousands for 200 in just a few hundred dollars.
HOW CORRECTLY TO TALK TO THE “SENIOR MANAGER”?
If you get a call with this or similar offer, first of all. You have to take every word with a great deal of skepticism, if you did not put down the phone at the very beginning of the conversation.
If you understand that you are simply “bred” for money, you can simply, as the youth say, poprikalyvatsya and enjoy, portraying a naive simpleton. If there is no time or desire for this, then forget about all tolerance. Very often such people play on your reliability and courtesy. Ask you not to call again. And yes, in expressions you can not be shy – it will only do good. Otherwise, if you try to bring them out in a polite tone to clean water, as in the case I quoted above, they will talk with you as if they owe you something.
Responding to another such call, remember this article. I hope that it will save many novice traders and investors from ill-considered steps and large financial losses.