Potential Scam Alert - Rita Lasker and Forex AstroBot for MT4

gazza_hcl

Recruit
Messages
4
I don't want to jump to the conclusion too quickly, but there are signs that this seems to be a scam - Which I still honestly hope not.

Long story short, I was somehow sold to try out this Forex AstroBot which got decent positive reviews and here's what happened. (In orders of time, all the quoted dates and time is GMT+8)

06 Aug 2020 ~00:49
Purchased and download the EA smoothly without any problems.

06 Aug 2020 ~0100
Tried to install it on my demo account and test run.
When you attach the EA to the chart, there is a warning that says you have to activate it.
Clicked on the link, filled in my MT4 account number.
It stated "wait for 2-3 mins, then restart your MT4"
So I decided to go to the toilet, took a break. Came back, restart the MT4.
And when I attached the EA, the same thing pops up.
I wrote an email to rita@ritalasker.net at 01:35 stating my purchase number and my MT4 account number.
Asked her if she can check it for me.

And then I thought "Oh well, it could take a little longer, I will just try it out the next day."
Obviously, nothing changed since then till now.

06 Aug 2020 ~18:58
Went to their webpage and there is a link for contact form. Filled in my details.
Got an auto reply immediately. And said she would do her best to give me an immediate reply as soon as possible.

07 Aug 2020 ~00:50
08 Aug 2020 ~00:50
09 Aug 2020 ~00:50
10 Aug 2020 ~00:50
Received promotional emails / "Have you tried out Astrobot" emails etc.
Replied to 2 of them (which I checked before sending out is to rita@ritalasker.net)
Still no reply as of now.

PS Double, Triple checked that I have entered the correct account number in the verification page.

Good Luck to me :S
 

FxMaster

Lt. Colonel
Messages
9,534
I don't want to jump to the conclusion too quickly, but there are signs that this seems to be a scam - Which I still honestly hope not.

Long story short, I was somehow sold to try out this Forex AstroBot which got decent positive reviews and here's what happened. (In orders of time, all the quoted dates and time is GMT+8)

06 Aug 2020 ~00:49
Purchased and download the EA smoothly without any problems.

06 Aug 2020 ~0100
Tried to install it on my demo account and test run.
When you attach the EA to the chart, there is a warning that says you have to activate it.
Clicked on the link, filled in my MT4 account number.
It stated "wait for 2-3 mins, then restart your MT4"
So I decided to go to the toilet, took a break. Came back, restart the MT4.
And when I attached the EA, the same thing pops up.
I wrote an email to rita@ritalasker.net at 01:35 stating my purchase number and my MT4 account number.
Asked her if she can check it for me.

And then I thought "Oh well, it could take a little longer, I will just try it out the next day."
Obviously, nothing changed since then till now.

06 Aug 2020 ~18:58
Went to their webpage and there is a link for contact form. Filled in my details.
Got an auto reply immediately. And said she would do her best to give me an immediate reply as soon as possible.

07 Aug 2020 ~00:50
08 Aug 2020 ~00:50
09 Aug 2020 ~00:50
10 Aug 2020 ~00:50
Received promotional emails / "Have you tried out Astrobot" emails etc.
Replied to 2 of them (which I checked before sending out is to rita@ritalasker.net)
Still no reply as of now.

PS Double, Triple checked that I have entered the correct account number in the verification page.

Good Luck to me :S
Fill the invitation form and invite her to clear the things out here. Check this out Tutorial: How to Invite a company to your thread.
 

gazza_hcl

Recruit
Messages
4
Updates : recieved an email from them abt 1/2 hr ago saying that they moved office and bumped into tech issues and thus were late with replying emails.

Hope to resolve the situation soon, will post again when there are updates
 

FxMaster

Lt. Colonel
Messages
9,534
Updates : recieved an email from them abt 1/2 hr ago saying that they moved office and bumped into tech issues and thus were late with replying emails.

Hope to resolve the situation soon, will post again when there are updates
Partial good news, keep us updated :)
 

FmrBrokerExecutive

Master Sergeant
Messages
260
Rita Lasker is not a scam.
They have been selling FX EA/Robots for MetaTrader for MANY years.
They are obviously aggressive products that have risk but they are reasonably priced and a legitimate operation.
 

gazza_hcl

Recruit
Messages
4
Final Update : They have fixed the issue and my demo account is up and running.
Looking forward to getting some decent results and I will put some real money in.

Thanks guys for the support.

P.S. It doesn't seemed like I can edit the topic - If any admin see this message, please edit it to be : Verified not scam.
Thanks.
 

sam.peters

Corporal
Messages
84
Final Update : They have fixed the issue and my demo account is up and running.
Looking forward to getting some decent results and I will put some real money in.

Thanks guys for the support.

P.S. It doesn't seemed like I can edit the topic - If any admin see this message, please edit it to be : Verified not scam.
Thanks.
Be keen to hear you post about the results.
 

gazza_hcl

Recruit
Messages
4
Be keen to hear you post about the results.
More than happy to, but I m still at the phase of playing and testing around with the parameters etc.
The thing is, it seems this EA may only have an order in like 2 days or 3 (or maybe its my setting, dont know yet)
 
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