Populusfx / clearinggold brokers scam story

motorcek

Recruit
Messages
4
First hello to everyone and i will write a shorty scam story, hoping that someone can doge a bullets with this guys.
First it started with me creating Tinder account just for fun since i really never use this ****.
So after a few days i got in contact with a Hong Kong girl saying she lives in Europe.
We chat a bit casual no love live or love interest from both sides... just like friends.
Then one day she says she's trading with gold and if i would like to as well. Shes saying you can be like me. Now when i know everything this is the last thing i would like to be/become. She says she has a sister living in UK who is finance analyst and she gives her tips about when to trade. She shows screenshots of her profits like every 3/4 days. She gradually persuaded me to invest 1000eur in platform called Populusfx. By that time i didnt really find anything about populus (red flag i know) so i just went with it like ok its 1000EUR i wont die from that. Like you never know maybe its real. Everything went "well" i made profit 100% of the time and then account manager tells me that they are having christmas event with bonus for recharging. 1400EUR bonus for recharging 5000EUR with max 6000EUR bonus for 30.000EUR. She said she will go for max one of course and that i should to. I told her maybe i would go for 5000 but only if she give me somethig from her account which she agreed for 1000eur. She was quite pushy for me to try to borrow money and go for at least 10.000wur which i refused. So i deposit 4000eur and she gave me 1000eur from her account so i got the bonus. Then i made profit of 10.000eur. Around 15.1.2021 i got disconnected from MT4 with account manager saying they are updating platform.
One day she says that populusfx are facing crisis and they are losing money and that another broker which is supposted to be populusfx partners firm will be taking over them and I should talk to new account manager about transferring my funds from populusfx to clearinggold. I did that and new acc. manager said i have to deposit 3000eur to active my new account and they they will transfer the funds to my new account or else my funds in populus will get frozen forever. It was then it struck me i was being scammed so hard and how could i ever be that stupid to fall for that in the very beginning.
I will give you the phone numbers they use: I think im she blocked me now on whatsapp Clearinggold manager still tries to convince me to deposite 3000eur to activate my account which i obviously wont do. I cut my loses at 5000eur. I contacted my bank and i will call the Police about stealing ID.
It hurts my heart when i read some other stories when people lost alooot more then me, thats why i hope i can help someone not to get scammed by this ****ers.

Tinder "friend": +85251467020
Populus manager: +447923195171
Clearinggold manager: +447923195172
 

FxMaster

Lt. Colonel
Messages
10,546
First hello to everyone and i will write a shorty scam story, hoping that someone can doge a bullets with this guys.
First it started with me creating Tinder account just for fun since i really never use this ****.
So after a few days i got in contact with a Hong Kong girl saying she lives in Europe.
We chat a bit casual no love live or love interest from both sides... just like friends.
Then one day she says she's trading with gold and if i would like to as well. Shes saying you can be like me. Now when i know everything this is the last thing i would like to be/become. She says she has a sister living in UK who is finance analyst and she gives her tips about when to trade. She shows screenshots of her profits like every 3/4 days. She gradually persuaded me to invest 1000eur in platform called Populusfx. By that time i didnt really find anything about populus (red flag i know) so i just went with it like ok its 1000EUR i wont die from that. Like you never know maybe its real. Everything went "well" i made profit 100% of the time and then account manager tells me that they are having christmas event with bonus for recharging. 1400EUR bonus for recharging 5000EUR with max 6000EUR bonus for 30.000EUR. She said she will go for max one of course and that i should to. I told her maybe i would go for 5000 but only if she give me somethig from her account which she agreed for 1000eur. She was quite pushy for me to try to borrow money and go for at least 10.000wur which i refused. So i deposit 4000eur and she gave me 1000eur from her account so i got the bonus. Then i made profit of 10.000eur. Around 15.1.2021 i got disconnected from MT4 with account manager saying they are updating platform.
One day she says that populusfx are facing crisis and they are losing money and that another broker which is supposted to be populusfx partners firm will be taking over them and I should talk to new account manager about transferring my funds from populusfx to clearinggold. I did that and new acc. manager said i have to deposit 3000eur to active my new account and they they will transfer the funds to my new account or else my funds in populus will get frozen forever. It was then it struck me i was being scammed so hard and how could i ever be that stupid to fall for that in the very beginning.
I will give you the phone numbers they use: I think im she blocked me now on whatsapp Clearinggold manager still tries to convince me to deposite 3000eur to activate my account which i obviously wont do. I cut my loses at 5000eur. I contacted my bank and i will call the Police about stealing ID.
It hurts my heart when i read some other stories when people lost alooot more then me, thats why i hope i can help someone not to get scammed by this ****ers.

Tinder "friend": +85251467020
Populus manager: +447923195171
Clearinggold manager: +447923195172
Can we have a website address, please?
 

PK494

Master Sergeant
Messages
450
Thanks for sharing your story and sorry for the capital loss but I believe there's a thread about this company in this forum already. populusfx.com is not working for me, when did you meet this fake girl on Tinder? If you google PopulusFx Capital there's a lot of threats saying that's a scam and fake website.


Please report

Hong Kong: https://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/04_crime_matters/adcc/contact.html

Hong Kong SFC: HK SFC Online Complaint Form
China: http://cyberpolice.mps.gov.cn/ but need someone who reads Chinese to navigate

Usually all these websites are register using GoDaddy so, please report it here too: abuse@godaddy.com
 

motorcek

Recruit
Messages
4
I met this girl in November 2020.
I know now i found alot of complaints about being scan in January 2021.
Now i guess they moved to clearinggold.com
 

PK494

Master Sergeant
Messages
450
I met this girl in November 2020.
I know now i found alot of complaints about being scan in January 2021.
Now i guess they moved to clearinggold.com

Should report clearinggold.com too. It's extremely easy for them to just open another fake site. So, the only thing we can do is to shut down their end by reporting it and flagging them.
 

motorcek

Recruit
Messages
4
Now clearingold.com is also doesnt work.
Clearinggold acc manager didn't block me yet should i poke him a bit about why sute is down or let it be
 

PK494

Master Sergeant
Messages
450
Now clearingold.com is also doesnt work.
Clearinggold acc manager didn't block me yet should i poke him a bit about why sute is down or let it be

Once their domain expired they will make a clone copy and have a different name and continue scam innocent people. Their websites are never intended to be use forever.
 

motorcek

Recruit
Messages
4
Domain will expire in 6 months give or take. Populusfx domain also didnt expire yet just website doesn't work.
 

The Punisher

Sergeant Major
Messages
779
There are some existing threads on FPA for PopulusFX. Below are details about these websites however both appear to be offline. Clearinggold is not a legit broker and is unregulated and a virtually anonymous scam website!



Populusfx.com
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Clearinggold.com
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Domain Name: clearinggold.com
Registry Domain ID: 2567878862_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2020-10-23T21:53:57Z
Creation Date: 2020-10-23T23:53:56Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-10-23T23:53:56Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
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Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registrant Organization:
Registrant State/Province: Anhui
Registrant Country: CN
Registrant Email: Select Contact Domain Holder link at https://www.godaddy.com/whois/results.aspx?domain=clearinggold.com
Tech Email: Select Contact Domain Holder link at https://www.godaddy.com/whois/results.aspx?domain=clearinggold.com
Admin Email: Select Contact Domain Holder link at https://www.godaddy.com/whois/results.aspx?domain=clearinggold.com
Name Server: NS05.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS06.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
 
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