Need help to verify FATF's verification is true from Berat Limited Forex broker!

tduong8

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Hi all all forex experienced traders. I need your help and opinions about my story.
I opened account with Berat limited at BERAT-FX.COM last year on December. When I requested a withdraw on Feb 23, 2022. It failed. They did not let me with draw my money. They said I need to be verified by FATF (The Financial Action Task Force ) for money laundering. I have to wait for FATF pass my verification first then I am allowed to withdraw. So my question is FATF (The Financial Action Task Force) agency verification is true for withdraw fund from broker? If it is true and must go throught FATF, then how long does it take for FATF's verification?
Here is an email i got from Berat Limited broker after they failed me and did not let me to withdraw my fund:
"The withdrawal information you submitted was not successful due to the following reasons, please verify.

Reason:Hello. Since it is your first time to withdraw large sums of money. under international anti-money laundering laws. You will need to do an ID check. Now you need to submit a photo of the front and back of your ID card and a selfie holding your ID card. And your SSN number, home address, workplace. Large-amount withdrawals can only be made after completing the anti-money laundering review. thanks"

I submitted all required documents for them. They collected all my information and submitted to FATF on Feb 28,2022 and until now today March 24, 2022. They still wrote to me that my FATF verification has not passed until now. It already passed 19 days ago waiting for FATF verification since submitting on Feb 28, 2022. They did not let me withdraw even with small amount with reason my FATF's verification has not passed yet. They need to wait my FATF verification answer from FATF agency before i can withdraw fund.

Is it a scam broker?

Thank you very much for you all helping. I do not what should I deal with this Berat Limited (berat-fx.com) now. Please give me your advice. I really appreciate all. Please help me!
 

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The Punisher

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Hi all all forex experienced traders. I need your help and opinions about my story.
I opened account with Berat limited at BERAT-FX.COM last year on December. When I requested a withdraw on Feb 23, 2022. It failed. They did not let me with draw my money. They said I need to be verified by FATF (The Financial Action Task Force ) for money laundering. I have to wait for FATF pass my verification first then I am allowed to withdraw. So my question is FATF (The Financial Action Task Force) agency verification is true for withdraw fund from broker? If it is true and must go throught FATF, then how long does it take for FATF's verification?
Here is an email i got from Berat Limited broker after they failed me and did not let me to withdraw my fund:
"The withdrawal information you submitted was not successful due to the following reasons, please verify.

Reason:Hello. Since it is your first time to withdraw large sums of money. under international anti-money laundering laws. You will need to do an ID check. Now you need to submit a photo of the front and back of your ID card and a selfie holding your ID card. And your SSN number, home address, workplace. Large-amount withdrawals can only be made after completing the anti-money laundering review. thanks"

I submitted all required documents for them. They collected all my information and submitted to FATF on Feb 28,2022 and until now today March 24, 2022. They still wrote to me that my FATF verification has not passed until now. It already passed 19 days ago waiting for FATF verification since submitting on Feb 28, 2022. They did not let me withdraw even with small amount with reason my FATF's verification has not passed yet. They need to wait my FATF verification answer from FATF agency before i can withdraw fund.

Is it a scam broker?

Thank you very much for you all helping. I do not what should I deal with this Berat Limited (berat-fx.com) now. Please give me your advice. I really appreciate all. Please help me!
This is a scam. Next they will ask you to pay fees and taxes which you should NOT pay. Start by taking screen shots of all communication with these scammers, all trades you made, their website, etc. All of the ID information you already provided is usually sold on the black market (i.e. ID theft). What country are you from so we can advise where to start reporting this scam.

Below are more details about the scammers website. The website was just setup back in September and is clearly being used to steal money from individuals. Further below is a QQ email address for someone who is registering and administering the website. QQ email addresses are the primary type of address inside of Mainland China.

At the bottom I have included a link to the Global Anti Scam Organizations (GASO) website as well as a video. Both will fully explain this scam which is called Pig Butchering.

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tduong8

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Hi The Punisher,
I am living in the United States. Please help me what should I do and report this scam? I really appreciated all helping here. Thanks for all. I am really panicked now.
 

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Hi The Punisher,
I am living in the United States. Please help me what should I do and report this scam? I really appreciated all helping here. Thanks for all. I am really panicked now.
How did you wire funds...bank transfer or crypto?
 

tduong8

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Hi The Punisher,
Are there any legitimate companies, agencies, authorities can help me to gey money back? I am living in U.S. Please advise ! Thanks for all helping.
 

The Punisher

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Start with the following:

1) Take screen shots of everything - all chat conversations, all trades, their website and any other information needed to document this scam. Eventually they will block you so it's best to document everything now.

2) File online reports with the following:
FBI via IC3
FINRA
FTC
CFTC (Commodities Futures Trading Commission)
Attorney General for the State you live in
Global Anti-Scam Organization (GASO) - they have free live chat on their website to help all victims
www.globalantiscam.org

3) If you wired funds from your bank, contact your bank and report their bank account as fraud. As your bank to start the recall process. If you sent crypto to a wallet, contact the exchange and report their wallet as fraud.

DO NOT hire a recovery company to get funds back. Most recovery companies are also ran by scammers.
 

The Punisher

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Start with the following:

1) Take screen shots of everything - all chat conversations, all trades, their website and any other information needed to document this scam. Eventually they will block you so it's best to document everything now.

2) File online reports with the following:
FBI via IC3
FINRA
FTC
CFTC (Commodities Futures Trading Commission)
Attorney General for the State you live in
Global Anti-Scam Organization (GASO) - they have free live chat on their website to help all victims
www.globalantiscam.org

3) If you wired funds from your bank, contact your bank and report their bank account as fraud. As your bank to start the recall process. If you sent crypto to a wallet, contact the exchange and report their wallet as fraud.

DO NOT hire a recovery company to get funds back. Most recovery companies are also ran by scammers.
Also DO NOT pay the scammers any fees or taxes they ask for. This is part of the scam to steal more money from you.
 
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