Thank you for visiting my blog that will move your thinking directions to some realities in the web known by small number of people. My mission is to provide you with my story that will prevent other people from being trapped like me.
I was trading in Forex market since 1999 & at this time there wasn't too much brokerage firms like now. I heard about Introducing broker called Robert Grespi & I picked his telephone, I called him & we arranged meeting in his company but he surprised me when I went there that I smelt drugs in his office !!!!
I Ignored & he was talking with me so professionally that lead me to trust him & the company & I bought from them signals, then he followed up with me friendly to see the effect of the signals but each time when I say that I'm losing the respond was that you need a new course in Forex !!!
I was losing money for 2 months & he still saying you need Forex course
I left him after many disputes between me & him because of losing my money & time, doing fake trading strategies developed by him.
At Feb 2000 while I was reading news paper I found his photo in a topic, it was big surprise for me to see that FBI investigating with him & all his capital was reserved.
Felix Homogratus = Dmitri Chavkerov
The both are one character & that give us a signal that he is escaping from his real name for some purposes may be arrested by his old name, to be able to gain money again he must change his real name to be Felix Homogratus
The bulletin boards have been awash with tales of the self-labeled Felix Homogratus, Felix the Bastard, but whose real name is Dmitri Chavkerov.
Dmitri Chavkerov has been busted by I.C.E Agents on 11/30/07
He is also not an American Citizen He is Russian
United States District Court Documents
Below is the actual Governments complaint against Dmitri's girlfriend Yuliya M. Kalinina note in the interview she admits he is not a U.S citizen, and in his interview (pg-12) he admits he had knowledge of and willingly took part in this FRAUD against the United States of America.
Also note that Dmitri is not the big shot Forex Mogul he tries to make everyone believe he is, he runs his little operation from the coffee table of his law breaking girlfriend's apartment.
I'm sure that you are surprised now like me but after showing you my evidence there will not be any suddenly surprise
Official Criminal Complaint Documents (PDF) - Case NO 07-1636M-1
Press Release- Busted in Marina Del Rey, CA for Marriage Fraud
CNN VIDEO - CNN Story On Just How Foolish They Were
L.A Times Story - About Dmitri and Yuliya's Fraudulent Scheme
A Russian woman blatantly stated her objective in her postings. Her lawyer says she didn't know such marriages were illegal.
When 24-year-old Yuliya Kalinina turned to the Internet in search of a husband, she made it absolutely clear what she was looking for in a relationship:
"Green Card Marriage -- Will pay $300/month. Total $15, 000," the Russian national living in Los Angeles wrote in an ad placed on the Craigslist website. "This is strictly platonic business offer, sex not involved."
Just in case any would-be Romeos weren't taking the hint, she added, "NOT required to live together."
Kalinina's direct approach was very attractive, drawing the attention not only of the man who would marry her, but also of agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
After nearly two years of what federal prosecutors allege was a sham marriage, Kalinina and her 30-year-old husband, Benjamin C. Adams, were arrested last week at separate residences.
Prosecutors say Kalinina leased Adams a new Ford Mustang for his trouble.
She also took care of the wedding arrangements: Performing the ceremony was Dmitri Chavkerov, an Internet-ordained minister who also happened to be Kalinina's live-in boyfriend.
"I'd say it's a fairly blatant example of marriage fraud," said Assistant U.S. Atty. Curtis A. Kin, one of the prosecutors on the case.
Robert Schoch, special agent in charge of ICE investigations in Los Angeles, said it was the first criminal case he was aware of in which people had allegedly used the Internet to engineer a fraudulent marriage in hopes of obtaining a green card.
According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Kalinina began advertising in the personal ads section of Craigslist in October 2005.
She posted at least eight ads, most of them titled "Green Card Marriage -- Will pay $300/month. Total $15,000."
According to the court papers, ICE agents also obtained e-mails from Kalinina's Google account in which she and Adams discussed their potential marriage.
"How long does it have to last for?" Adams allegedly asked, according to a Jan. 9, 2006, e-mail.
"Marriage will take 2-3 years (most likely 2)," Kalinina responded.
Adams then told Kalinina that he had bad credit and suggested she lease a car for him in exchange for agreeing to marry her, the complaint alleges. The two were married Feb. 17, 2006.
A month later, Kalinina leased Adams a 2006 Ford Mustang, the documents state. That April, the couple filed paperwork seeking to establish permanent residency for Kalinina.
When confronted by ICE agent's months later, the documents state, Kalinina and her boyfriend -- the man who performed the marriage ceremony -- admitted that the marriage to Adams was a fraud intended to obtain a green card. Marrying her boyfriend would have done nothing to help her immigration status, because he is in the country illegally.
Attorney Dale Rubin, who is representing Kalinina, said his client has a pending asylum application but was concerned that it wouldn't be granted before she was due to leave the country.
He said Kalinina didn't know it was illegal to marry for a green card, which he said was evidenced by the blatant language in her ads.
"For some reason, if you're from Russia, you think the way to get around a problem is to throw money at it," he said.
11/5/07 - Our company just received a threatening email from Dmitri Chavkerov saying he will call the FBI and Police on our Operating Manager and Dmitri showed that he posessed his Home Address and Social Security Number which he threatened to post this outdated info on his fake review site Forexbastards.com .... Our Members and Managers are well insulated from this Pig
11/6/07 - We will be launching a new site Forexscammer.com it will be a site maintained by traders with the goal of debunking what is in our opinion false claims and bogus signal service, IB relationships and manipulated ratings system..
12/11/07 - We posted Official US Government Record and PDF of Complaint by the Government of Dmitri Chavkerov being busted on November 30, 2007 along with girlfriend Yuliya Kalinina also we noticed on Dmitri's forum his posters are complaining about him not being around and on a supposed over extended vacation, we as well noticed that a post on his forum made by "Heinz" was censored by "ADMIN" in his post he had a link to this page.
12/12/07 - It appers Dmitri is up to his little tricks again apperantly he is posting on his forum under a different name (Upright Pip) that we are a scam and somehow connected to Centralpips.com I challange him or anyone else to find any connection with our Company and that company (Centralpips), you will not find one...... here is a quote from an email we recieved from him
" 6. Your business. I'll be quite frank with you. I have some information to believe that you were behind centralpips.com, which was a scam, but I am definitely not sure about it."
The problem, is that he will not show what this so called information is. So Dmitri why don't you please show the world this information?
12/26/07 - Just put a new link up above titled "What Happened to Felix Homogratus?" when reading this something stood out in this article and it was the statement - ("It’s sad too that anyone who speaks out against Felix by posting an opinion of his services online gets greeted with emails of how the FBI is going to come and get them.") - because oddly enough this is what he did to us threatening to phone the FBI if and local Police if we received one negative review on his Fake Review site.
There is an on going investigation into the activities of Dmitri Chavkerov Poster child of 21 century Internet fraud as you know or may not know he has been under investigation for a number of things for the last few years and charges have been placed against his criminal partner in a fraudulent scheme to defraud the people of the united states. Its people like this that have made the need for homeland security a must. We must all do our due diligence to detect fraudsters and terrorist. There are also numerous complaints by investors and a pending case of identity theft and transmission of personal banking information on a female victim.
As well as black mail, slander and defamation. Its time to bring Mr. Dmitri Chavkerov to justice, arrest have already been made more are sure to follow if your company has been a victim of black mail, false slander or you have lost money from his services or products or feel he has caused you financial harm please contact www.ic3.gov or your report can be documented by the arresting agent [William James Cunningham ] Documentation of the current case can be found at: >>
Mr. Dmitri has made headlines around the world for his cutting edge class of fraud. And is the first to be caught in this type of online fraud. Based on current information he is pretending to be a trading expert but based on financial statements he has lost a large sum of money in trading the Forex market and all of his current income is from fraudulent product sales. He scares people into not buying or trusting his competitor's products then thru his massive network of Forex sites sell them his Forex product.
Scare then magic solution that many internet scammers & fraudsters use today.
He hides behind other names and web-sites and shady people.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was established in March 2003 as the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is comprised of five integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.
ForexBastards.com Felix - Dmitri Chavkerov Mr. Dimitri has made headlines around the world for his cutting edge class of Forex fraud. Online Internet.
I get a lot of spam and junk email in my inbox every day so I usually don’t pay attention to new Forex sites that spring up over the place, however, a couple of my subscribers have added comments on this site about a popular Forex broker review and free Forex signal service at Forex Bastards.
So, this weekend I decided to go and check it out. I signed up for Forex Bastards’ free Forex signal service and read some of their popular review pages on Forex brokers, Forex education, and Forex alerts.
Having perused the site I liked the similar views held by the owner of Forex Bastards, Felix Homogratus (not his real name), on Oanda - that being: Oanda is the best Forex broker out there (but not perfect). Another interesting thing I found about Felix’s site was the economic announcement portals he uses to obtain the latest released figures. If you’re someone who isn’t using Bloomberg or Reuters to obtain your economic figures and you need these numbers with your Forex trading strategy (and you can afford the hefty monthly fee) then you’ll want to subscribe to Felix’s signals and read what he has to say. Lastly, I had a good laugh at his “Forex Scams” page where he listed popular Forex brokers such as AC-Markets, Refco, and FXCM on this page!
Probably the most interesting thing about Forex Bastards was Felix’s broadcast email that he sent out on the weekend on an interview he had with Richard Olsen, CEO of Oanda. I’m probably not at liberty to copy the entire email here, but what struck me was the fact that with Felix’s news announcement strategy (where he takes a direction as soon as figures are released on popular news announcements and then proceeds to exit that position within ONE minute of it being opened) was that Oanda were willing to take a loss with the positions he was taking (due to the fast moving market)!!
As Felix has had some success with this news announcement strategy he was looking to increase his position sizing to see if he could make more money with it, but after realizing the cost to Oanda of his strategy he concluded after the interview that he would maintain his current position sizing and continue to withdraw his profits on a weekly basis.
In a way it reminded me of the days when Forex brokers guaranteed stops and traders, such as myself, were able to make good money trading volatile announcements such as the Non-Farm Payrolls by strangling either side of the currency - unfortunately this strategy was nullified when Forex brokers no longer guaranteed stops and we all experienced slippage of between 30-50 pips!
I similarly think that Felix’s news strategy will not last long at Oanda, as I haven’t heard of too many brokers willing to take a loss on behalf of their clients. Things that make it even worse for Felix are the fact that he has a large subscriber base where he details his strategy before the event and no doubt some of them use his strategies on Oanda too - all it will take is one person with a big enough bank to nullify this opportunity for everyone else.
For those using Felix’s strategies: take advantage while the opportunity exists, but don’t think it will last forever (although for your sakes I really hope it does).
Now, a few interesting things about this one:
- The email was sent by ‘Felix Homogratus’, an individual who obviously uses a nickname to run his business. His real name is Dmitri Chavkerov. My gut tells me that there is something fishy about running a business under a nickname but maybe that’s just me.
- ‘Felix’ runs a few sites, one of those is www.forexbastards.com. According to Felix “Forex Bastards was founded in January of 2006, after I literally couldn’t handle getting screwed any longer. Learning how to trade Forex I went through several Forex brokers, a few different trading signals providers and used multiple Forex educational training services; some brilliant, some useless and some down right horrible.”. For some reason I get the feeling that his Yacht Seminar is a typical example of the types of scams his website was meant to expose.
- The speakers include Felix’s partner, Rob Grespinet. According to the agenda, “If he feels like it, [Rob] will share with the participants the “inner talk” and “big boys outlook” on the Forex market over the next year. Otherwise, we’ll just have to enjoy his profanity and witty humor.”. Have you ever been to a seminar where one of speakers may or may not participate depending on his mood on that day? Interesting character…
- Now the piece de resistance is the other two speakers: Skip Atwater and Marty Rosenblatt. Those guys are supposedly experts in ‘Remote Viewing’. Now I have to admit that I had to look up ‘Remote Viewing’ because I had no idea what that meant. I thought that maybe it was the name of a new fancy indicator or strategy but I came to find that remove viewing (RV) is “is a protocol used in consciousness research where a viewer attempts to gather sense impressions and “knowingness”, non-sensorial information, about a target.” So basically we are talking about telepathy or clairvoyance in trading the Forex?!?! How desperate are we getting here? What’s next, opening a ‘channel’ to Jesse Livermore to ask him for tips?
- The last speaker is ‘anonymous’ and I quote “He wants to keep his identity unknown before the seminar”. Come on…people using nicknames, others using clairvoyance, and this last one the enigmatic speaker who wants to remain incognito. Is it a trading seminar or a masquerade? Is there really a difference? I am starting to wonder.
- As another test, let’s go back to the CFTC warnings and let’s see how many apply to this ‘invitation’:
1) “Stay away from opportunities that seem too good to be true”. In Felix’s own words: “I can teach you a trading system that in my experience can easily make you into a Forex millionaire in 3 years or less”. Now here note the word ‘EASILY’, ‘MILLIONAIRE’, and ‘3 YEARS’. Too good to be true? I also always like when systems promise to make you plenty of money with extremely little effort. Two beautiful examples in this invitation. First from Felix himself ” I’ll be honest with you, because of this way of trading, I am starting to become very lazy, and I am actually sleeping through a lot of the news announcements that I used to trade short term.” Next from Skip Atwater: “The technique takes 1 hour per day, 5 days per week, and it has made this guy millions”.
2) “Be Sure You Get the Company’s Performance Track Record”. In Felix’s own words again “[Rob Grespinet] is a heavy weight financial giant, and most people will never be able to comprehend the level of connections this guy has. Just being in this guy’s presence is an honor”….Ok, what is HIS performance track record? Numbers please! About Skip Atwater: “he will be teaching a simple technique he has been using over the years. The technique takes 1 hour per day, 5 days per week, and it has made this guy millions.” So this guy is going to teach me how to use psychic abilities to make money in the market? Show me a trading journal here, show me a trading account statement! Quantify this guy’s trading system’s expectancy! Last but not least: “this is Felix writing, and if you know me, you should know by now that I don’t throw empty words into thin air”. Actually Felix I don’t know you, at all! Actually it’s only by googling ‘Felix Homogratus’ that I was able to find your real name. Maybe you’ve made millions but for all I know none of it was made through trading; maybe you have made all this money scamming retail traders.
Ok, I have already wasted enough time analyzing this email. My only point is that there are plenty of emails like this one finding their way in my inbox every single day, making incredible promises, telling me that there is a system out there that could make me millions by just working one hour a day, and to be honest I not only don’t believe any of them but I have to come to find them insulting. As individuals who are entering the retail trading world, this is what we are exposed to. We have to be vigilant, extremely vigilant.
Before saying anything about this scammer, I want you to observe the following illusion that Felix has done here & there
Open the following website that owned by Felix http://www.wpips.com/
Scroll down till you reach the Testimonials, you will find someone called Juneed Khan saying "I'm up 1500 pips so far from July 15, 2007"
Now open this profile in MySpace http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=206013400
This is the profile of the of the same person in the Testimonials but with two different names
The Employees that are working with Felix:
1- RASHID GASHOR: He is working as messenger For Forex Bastards
He is Arabian but lives in United State open accounts with different brokers & try to make problems with those brokers like the following problems:
- Claiming that there is no money arrived after the withdrawal
- Recording & Editing the chats to be published in the forums
- Giving his account to other trader
- Cheating in credit cards
Rashid has been boasted several times & he never stops that he is now using fake characters in the forums with several fake emails & usernames
Always defending for Forex Bastards & scamming other brokers
2- Robert Grespi: He is working as publisher in the forums with different IDs like Pharaoh, deezee, DJDJ, theskyhy, DaveO, Vettah, Pipsgeek, Ilya Paniotov, musketeer, CeleronS, arturofield, trader, OzWizard, ForexGump, StandingCow, rajeev, Abundant1
If you are one of those who are interested in Forex Forums, so you actually know what I'm talking about, if not, so it is better for you to know. T
Here is a website, which is interested in indicating many brokers as scammers, known as ForexPeaceArmy.
This website is owned by Felix assisted by other group of people whose aim is to abuse brokers' reputation. After detecting those people's history unfortunately I found that this Felix and other members of his group, Dimitry and pharaoh, were imprisoned twice before. Moreover, Adam and Tahir are Mafia Traders who opened many accounts with many brokers and worked with Automated Expert Advisers that allow them only to win never to lose.
They were opening platforms from different IPs, which indicates that they were working for the sake of each other.
What may be a surprise for you was not a surprise for me after knowing all this, for Adam was boasted before by the CIA for using different IP and stealing credit cards through the web.
I think words cannot express our reactions, so instead we should take actions, for actions in cases like this are most effective. I think the best expression to describe this Black Market- that gives wrong signals and fake reviews about brokers- is that it is like AIDS, which has no cure, its only cure is to eradicate it. We must stop it and bring it to an end to clear up Forex Market.
First of all, I'd like to declare the purpose of writing this topic which is like a case in the court. There are many people in this world who need to be refined for the benefit of all of us. So let us begin to judge those people. I as a Broker have passed through a very bad experience during my trading history, which I'll never forget. And actually there are many of me.
In fact, there are many people who don't know what Forex Market is, it is simply a market where you can trade and exchange currencies. All in all, let me begin explaining my case.
My discussion will include specific persons Dimitry, Felix, and pharaoh, who actually consider themselves the protectors of Forex Market. The fact that many people don't know is that these 3 persons were imprisoned before they began their activity in Forex Market. And after their release, they entered Forex Market as a Brokerage Firm. They built their website by copying and pasting the contents from other websites because certainly they had no idea about how to trade in Forex, moreover their platform was a fake one in order to cause traders' loss. According to their bad intentions, they collected about 3 million$ from traders as a real accounts without returning it to them. Eventually as well as again, in 2000 they were imprisoned by FBI and NFA.
More after, their return was as the return of the Devils, they were back to abuse Forex Market and to bring brokers to the ground. So Felix made many websites like Kingforexsignals, Forexrealm, Forexdiamonds, Secretnewsweapon, alansmoneyblog.com/forum- some of them are for Forex signals, some other are forums, and some others are brokerage firms- in order to attract traders. One of Felix's websites was Forex Bastards, which till 2007 wasn't known as a scam website service. Forex Bastards' aim was to claim that some brokers were scams and to warn traders from dealing with them.
At the beginning of 2008, FBI investigated this website and tracked its owner (Felix) and when Felix knew about that, he immediately changed this website's name to "Forexpeacearmy". And as a result they couldn't claim his guiltiness. Then, this website continued its earlier activity till now.
So, after revealing the truth what do you think about it? I’ll leave comments for you all.
But all what I want to say is that this Black Market should be terminated by a way or another. Because recently Forex Marked undergo many problems and traders suffer from currency fluctuation, which is enough to bear, so there is no need to increase our economic problems by the existence of this Black Market. This Black Market is like Ozone Hole that will cause people to be killed, it is one of the biggest diseases in Forex Market that will abolish many innocent brokers. Therefore, this deadly serpent must be fought.
Being once a Forex trader you will meet many problems concerning the trustworthy of the broker you are dealing with. Unfortunately there are people who use this point to attack well-guaranteed brokers with.
I'm going to show you what I've found after my search, for this issue concerns me a lot because I used to be a trader in Forex Market for 6 years and then I became to be IB with one of the greatest brokers in Forex Market, and I have passed through problems very similar to this.
During my Forex activity I have seen many swindlers whose target is to steal money but by cheating. One of them is called Rashid, he is Algerian but lives in US.
His work concentrated on opening accounts and operating it with Automated Expert Advisers in order to ensure his profit.
He cheated many brokers and took money not of his rightful possession.
- Claiming big withdrawal twice times & saying that the 1st one didn't arrive (By participation with his bank)
- Threatening The brokers
- Brokers' Provocation is his job
- Hacking the mails of customer services & send Factious mails to clients
- Hacking Credit cards through ATMs of Banks
- Saying bad mouth about brokers to make them lose their reputation
- Allegation that he is introducing broker for AC-Markets, FXCM, FXDD, Interbanfx, MIG investment, Gain Capital
- Exporting Drugs to the Middle East
The last crimes done through Rashid's business that he is participating in blue jobs in the Middle East (This is against Arab League's law), for that Rashid has been arrested by FBI after investigating with him for trading in Drugs and Blue Jobs.
There is no doubt that if you are a trader in the Forex Market, you will be much concerned with Forex Market's stability and conditions. There are many factors that cause Forex Market's inclination.
First, there are Forex enemies who intend to speak bad mouth about some brokers in order to abuse their reputation, and make them lose traders as well. They usually claim that these brokers are scammers.
They also send certain traders to some brokers in order to make problems with these brokers. These traders tend to cause troubles either by trading wrongly or by stealing money and cause these brokers' loss like Adam Pecherski.
Moreover, some of those Forex enemies, who are actually owners of Brokerage Firms, provide traders with wrong signals which consequently cause traders' loss. Eventually, those traders will become afraid of trading in Forex and will lose trustworthy in any broker, especially those whom they dealt with.
Besides, there is a technical way (a devilish one) that causes a drawback in the brokers' trade system. It is by developing fake software as an expert adviser, this automation system claims trader's profit without doing much effort. Actually this technique was used by Tahir Saeed as well as others.
In addition, some of those enemies steal brokers' platforms and sell them under their names, which is not in their rightful possession. It is like stealing some other's effort and contends it to be yours.
Also some of them intend establishing bad reputation for good brokers inside their own websites, so that traders and visitors to this website will see these indictments of the brokers, and as a result will keep away from them.
On the other hand, those enemies spam the Forex Forums with wrong reviews about brokers to convince people of their bad business to keep them away from these brokers and cause their loss, as Rashid Ghafoor did.
All these factors cause Forex Market declension and make it fall gradually, and consequently if this continues to happen Forex Market will vanish one day.
There is something called Product Life Cycle
It consists of three levels
1- Ascending: In which the volume of the transactions that achieved in Forex Market are increasing [From 1.9 Trillion $ to be 3 Trillion dollars]
2- Constant: in which the Forex Market will be fixed for a period of time at a specific level
3- Descending: in which the volume of transactions achieved will be decreasing till it reach a New Product Life Cycle & so on.
Those Firms, Traders, brokers & associations like ForexPeaceArmy are helping in the declination in the trend of Forex Market at all.
As we see in the following period too, many traders lost their money & afraid to open accounts again even if it is with his brother's broker.
They promote their signal service, fooling novice Forex traders to count on them in trading the news. they have caused hundreds of people to lose big money. They even dare to promise you if you lose that they can blackmail the broker to get you your money back. They have done that several times and we have seen traders burned by their flames, and they try to flame brokers too, some times succeed and others not.
Google for Felix combined with Oanda, Interbanfx, FXCM, Forex.com, and any broker of your choice, you will see their scams, a replica used with tens of brokers over the past 3 years, and the victims, hundreds of traders who get broke. See what I found about those bunches of crooks on the web, and don't ask me, I have been also burned by these thieves.
The email sent by Felix the bastard: "Hi there one of my full time Forex trading buddies just had a serious problem happen.
He had an account with http://www.interbankfx.com/ with $620,000 of real money in it. They went through some "technical difficulties", executed a bunch of trades that he didn't execute, margin called him, e.t.c. Long story short, lost him $280,000 in a matter of days, because of "technical difficulties". Then he spoke to the CEO of the company, who shook his hand, admitted that these were indeed technical difficulties, and he would take care of him.
Now, they are dropping the ball on him, saying that he is a beginner trader, and it was all his fault...I mean these guys opened some trades while this guy was out of town! Having this website, I get a bunch of different complaining emails from people, and obviously I usually don't email about people's problems to you. But in all honesty, I know this guy very well personally, I've seen his account statements, and I know he is not bullshitting me. I mean this guy was making hundreds of thousands in Forex, while I was still in high school, and didn't even know what the word Forex meant. And by the way, it's not Tom or Rob...it's somebody else. Here is the real reason why I am emailing you. This guy has a lawsuit going against Interbank FX right now, he already has a federal attorney involved, and he is trying to shut these suckers down, in addition to getting some of his money back.
If you had an account with Interbank FX, and you also feel you got "screwed" by them, then perhaps you could add yourself to the lawsuit, and recover some of your losses, and put an extra complaint against them to get them shut down. If you want to get involved in this or have some other helpful information for my friend, please don't respond to this email, instead send an email with your story to firstname.lastname@example.org To Our Success! -Felix Homogratus" Posted by Greenfield (Member # 2533) on June 20, 2006 02:45 PMJune 20, 2006 02:45 PM: So now we hear from both sides, let us think about it, make good judgment, and do further research if we have to. Know the truth and the truth will set you free.
Here is the email I got from Interbanfx:
Hello Mr. Chang, I appreciate your comments and we have to say that we are saddened by the potential impact that lies and rumors can cause. To help you help us to combat these types of deceptions, we are providing you additional details which you can distribute. They are a summary of a 6 page response letter which was sent to Cash monsters clients. Warm regards, Javier H. Paz Institutional Sales Director A reckless and unprincipled trader named Carlos Roman, of Cashmonsterz, has apparently asked his buddy Dmitri (Felix) of http://www.forexbastards.com/ to defame Interbank FX. Carlos turned $370,000 into a $100,000 master account in a matter of days. His approach to trading was to max out the available margin of the master, to close the positive side of trades and let the open losses ride with the hope that the market would turn around.
In sideways markets this approach might work many times, but on May 11 and 12 the British pound trended on a big way and touched 1.9000, forcing him to place a hedge 600 pips wide! After that point, the sub-accounts were on intensive care. He called multiple times asking us to cancel the trades with the promise of bringing more clients to us. We told him we couldn't do this for him. To complicate matters further, he changed Pamm settings an average of once a day and kept on trading aggressively taking many accounts to a margin call situation. The more he changed the Pamm settings, the more difficult it was to perfectly hedge open positions. Throughout this period, Interbank FX tried all within its power to make sure that subaccounts were hedged, but things evolved to a point were several subaccounts could no longer be hedged because they had fallen below the 100% margin level. Posted by stevegee58 (Member # 4086) on June 20, 2006 03:01 PMJune 20, 2006 03:01 PM My god. If I'd been pushing trades with my *own* money to the max like that I'd be sh1tting my pants. If it was other people's money, I'd jump out a freaking window if I wasn't dead from a coronary already. Posted by Fisher King (Member # 3924) on June 20, 2006 03:05 PMJune 20, 2006 03:05 PM: I'm going to have to believe Interbanfx on this one.
Posted by Piprider (Member # 4331) on June 20, 2006 03:24 PMJune 20, 2006 03:24 PM: I will believe interbank fx too. It looks like Mr. D u m b A s s was good enough to attract money from clients - good enough to feel it is a marketable enough skill to offer it in trade for having his dealer take the losses of the positions he accumulated but with money management skills equivalent to those of Danielgsx.
Then, he tries to mitigate the damage by trying to play on the public opinion's general distrust of market makers. He should have partnered up with someone who can really trade and relegated himself solely to the solicitation of funds from clients. Instead, he took everyone to the crapper at light speed. Posted by Orlando FlyBoy (Member # 3974) on June 21, 2006 10:20 AMJune 21, 2006 10:20 AM: Well, I don't get it. It appears that they are talking about two different things, but making it sound like the same thing. Was this a platform error that executed trades by itself, a newbie trader that traded badly, a managed account where the "manager" traded badly (without the account holder's permission, or against the wishes of how the account would be traded), or Interbank FX hedging that went haywire? Someone make it clear exactly what happened, in order, so that it is clear what the complaint is Posted by mobbbb (Member # 7422) on June 21, 2006 10:25 AMJune 21, 2006 10:25 AM: Maybe a gohst entered the trades and then vanished while the asset manager was gone ? Posted by PIPCANADA26 (Member # 9133) on July 12, 2006 06:28 AMJuly 12, 2006 06:28 AM: I went to a conference provided by Interbank here in Canada and by the way some people mention this topic and the representative from Interbanfx did say The CEO Crosland was going to reimburse Cash monsters Investors For this failures.
I wonder the same why Interbank doesn't just sue Cash monsters? legally who can prove the truth will win but by the way, then if Cash monsters is right then they could squiz the big bucks from Interbank for defamation if they have a failure that causes those losses and more than that for revaling the traders name. Was a bit impossible for me to believe that a serious company can have such failure in their software but when I saw this letter from this executive Paz I understood must be right, when you don't have nothing to excuse you just have to be quiet, why then give explanations? When people asked what this PAMM in question is they explained works for Percentage Allocation Money Manager is used for professional traders who manage several accounts you can set to distribute by percentage or by lots, usually they said you set it once and never again. Paz mentions in his post Cashmonsters Trader Changed the Pamm every day. I want to believe that but I can't. Reason Simply.
when another assistant to this seminar asked why a trader would want to change every day the pamm settings he just said. "I don't know" again, I'm a lawyer and that for me indicates a lie. In the other hand I asked what "hedge" term means and found that is short and long the same currency in the same account then this phrase make no sense from Interbank: "May 11 and 12 the British pound trended on a big way and touched 1.9000, forcing him to place a hedge 600 pips wide" Nobody gets forced to do nothing in Forex markets at least not even a new trader places a trade being forced by a Jedi Mind.
Making math 1.9000 - 600 pips= 1.8300 here is my Idea if this guy cash monster is as good as everybody claim he was going to get not only those 600 pips back but maybe another 120 total 720 profit on the short side from the hedge, maybe such big earnings from Cashmonsters are not convenient from a company as Interbank plus trading with 620k I believe then is not hard to duplicate or triplicate an account. (I saw the pound as Paz Mentioned in his post and it went down to 1.8085 from 1.9000 that he claim is the top of the problem) As A lawyer I can say that if Interbank is right they can file a federal law suit against cash monsters where they just need to proof they trade trying to loose money.
The problem for Interbank is that as far as I can see Cashmonters has not made any comments or post as Interbank do a self defense. They can not then complain Defamation. Here the Note from Zelli is good idea record your calls but that is illegal so wont be valid unless both sides agreed that both are being recorded. Then if interbank has Cashmonsters calls recorded they will win this case. I would love to hear Cashmonsters begging with the promises of more clients but I guess we wont see that. I wont open my possible self traded account with Interbank anymore and I wont open a managed account with Cashmonsters I would love to see who lies and who is honest but I want to trade I will open my account with Oanda and another one with FXSOL. Any comments about FXSOL will be truly appreciated. Cashmonsters is famous for aggressive trading then 600 pips in question should be piece of cake for an aggressive trader, Interbank is famous for the 2 pips of spread and now for revealing names. I wonder then If Interbank detected a bad trader placing crazy trades why they just did not stop or block his trading screen? Interbank make money for every trade trough the spread. I do not need to conclude then more. Looking then at Cashmonsters side, Defamation if Interbank is proven wrong can be a big problem for this company. They made public the name of the trader. Reason for which I would not open my account with Interbank Even if I was happy with what this guys proposed in this seminar here in Canada. Why? well I consider that they fail in the "discretionary code" that every company should have. and by the way is included at Interbanks agreement, another reason for me to give a point to Cashmonsters. And Finally and to conclude, when the representative from Interbank at the seminar mention that Crosland CEO from Interbak was going to reimburse the Investors that ringed my Lawyer heart. this CEO is smart who will want to have a bunch of complains at the NFA, CFTC and a pissed Trader claiming big bucks for defamation? what's the amount in the middle? 620k I guess that is piece of cake for Interbank to cover and avoid "interbank" as a post in Oandas Forum. Nothing more disturbing. 2 great firms now full of dirt who will get clean? I don't know and I don't care I will trade at Oanda and FXSOL myself.
1.Felix Homogratus AKA "DIMITRI", Rob Grespi the owners of http://www.forexbastards.com/ are always looking to make quick money from the novice traders by hiding under the entity of http://www.forexbastards.com/ and similar sites and using it to publish public opinions about respectable brokerage firms whom they are considering as competitors do not get fooled by theses scammers because this is the only way they can pay their bills, their victims are every where (you have been warned)!!!! They have a whole scam section every where just start searching about them on the web and you will be amazed
2. Felix Homogratus, Rob Grespi AKA "DIMITRI" the owners of http://www.forexbastards.com/ are big scammers many people have bought their stupid http://www.forexfreedom.com/ system and it was a major scam these guys are fools they have copied and pasted some crap into their claimed system and selling it to novice traders and make quick money from them. Do not go near them.
3. We know you are a major scam Felix!!! The words spreading like fire you and your http://www.forexbastards.com/ can not hide any more
4. This is what I found out about this "FELIX" http://www.forexbastards.com/ SCAMMER GUY looks like he is leaving a trail of destruction every where he goes the list of victims is growing its staggering. It's nice to see his victims unite to inform the public about this PROFFESSIONAL SCAMMER!!!!!SITES WITH COMPLAINT ON THIS GUYhttp://www.felixbastard.com/http://www.peterbainscam.com/http://www.setbb.com/forexjudge/http://www.talkgold.com/forum/r107900-.html HIS GROWING LIST OF SCAM JUNK SITES.http://www.forexfreedom.com/http://www.kingofforexsignal.com/ http://www.forexbastards.com/
5. Hi guys I love your creative post! I USED TO BE a client of Dimitri or Felix the liar at http://www.forexbastards.com/ . And this guy is a total scam his system is garbage, after using his bogus chat room and signals! "now" I understand why he lost his trading account and money. He has a real conflict of interest going there he calls all of his competitors scams. Just so he can promote his garbage. I lost a lot of money following his advice a few thousandStay away from his bogus news trading and stupid alert service. They all lose money. I subscribed with one of the people he called a scam and they turned out to be very profitable. And I even submitted a positive testimonial for http://www.fxringleader.com/ & winningtraderassociation and it never made it. !!!! Hummm I guess felix is a scum bag snake oil scammer / con artist.
6. I lost money on this http://www.kingforexsignal.com/ and that stupid http://www.freedomforex.com/ promoted by http://www.forexbastards.com/ 7. This scam artist Felix AKA Dimitri always says that "If you were scammed by these people, please write to me, and I will help you get your money back" what this snack means I WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY!!!! Be warned guys never go near him of his http://www.forexbastards.com/ scam siteOriginal.
Felix's talent in convincing people with his lies and superstitions by his convincing style is really a magnificent talent. However, it might be better if he uses it in a useful way not a devastating one, like what he usually does. In fact, it is unfortunate to find such a Flammable Material in our economic world "Forex Market", he who comes near it burns him. And this is what actually Felix does. He is trying to raise seditions between Brokers and Traders and thus, abusing Forex Market. He represents Terrorism in our Forex Market, for all what Terrorism does is just to destroy and damage the good without looking for the benefit of the others but its personal ambitions.
All Felix's forums and websites have one target, which is to abuse Brokers' reputation between traders and raise rumors; these websites such as http://www.forexdiamonds.com/home
Thus after seeing and reading all these fake reviews about brokers, Fear addresses traders like a ghost; they either become hesitated of trading with brokers or become afraid of trading itself!!
On the other hand, those who are New to Forex won't certainly consider dealing with those Brokers, even if they were the best, because they ignore this Felix's history and Forex history as well.
Moreover, there is the fake marriage between Felix and Yulia- a marriage between a Russian and American citizen- he married her when she was already on the custody of another, he did that in order to take American citizenship and this is against Russian and American laws. This certainly resulted in sending Felix to jail for 7 years according to American law.
This bad social side besides the cruel business sides is enough to make us stop here and think that these deeds agree with human cognition of Terrorism. So, how we can believe this criminal's allegations and follow him with both blind eyes and mind. Actually, this case needs a pause to be analyzed (though Reason refuses it!!).
Nowadays, Forex Market begins its declension and this is because of the following:
· Using huge capital size badly
· Dealing in forex by automated technique that prevents loss by 90%
· Abusing Brokers' reputation
FXCM, Oanda, Interbank FX, are of the greatest brokers and have a good history and solid background in Forex Market that gives them a unique advantage like trustworthy and goodwill.
As a business owner, you will not accept allegations about you from any one. Many firms in Forex Market are trying to close the circle of some other brokers to make business for them, which is called Dirty Business.
For instance, ForexBastards.com: this firm called by someone called Felix or Dimitry or Unknown. This character is using fake names to be able to run his business. His work is so simple:
1. Sending traders with fake identity to open small accounts with brokers.
2. Publishing problems happened between brokers and traders, and saying badmouth about brokers.
3. Sending wrong signals to the traders in his Forums to make them lose and make complaints about brokers. Then giving advices to these traders to close their accounts with their brokers.
4. Swallowing these traders in his Brokerage Firm.
5. Finally, traders find that the previous broker was legit and ForexBastard is the scam (he took the money and closed the website).
All in all, I want to say don't let any one play with your mind in e-business, because this field needs high security with high trust. It is so easy to fall in the trap, and it is so hard to discover the next scam.
N.B: Felix or Dimitry or Unknown or the owner of ForexBastards has changed the domain name to Forexpeacearmy.com DO YOU KNOW WHY? DID YOU GET IT? THE ANSWER IS LEFT TO!! YOU AND THE JUDGEMENT MUST BE FAIRE. BUT WHO COULD JUDGE BETWEEN HIM AND ME WHEN I LOST 130,100$?!!!
It is a ridiculous fact that wherever there is success there is enemies fighting it. And here comes the role of the allies of success to protect it against those enemies, and keep it alive.
Forex Market is the representative of the economic world, which is characterized by occasionally changes. In such a world, there are traders, banks, brokers, investors, economists. And also there are those bustards, who are actually a group of people forming a Mafia, whose sole aim is to destroy this great Market.
Their strategy is built on attracting traders; they play their tricks on traders for they are the majority. First of all, I'd like to specify my speech by prevailing those bustards. The websites we know about till now are Forex Peace Army (known as Forex Bustards before), King Forex Signals, Forex Diamonds, Forex Realm, Secret news weapon, alansmoneyblog.com/forum, and finally MB Trading. The well known bustard of them is known as Felix, or Dimitry, or Alan, or Adam, or Pharaoh, or Unknown.
Those bustards are trying to play with traders' mind; they make allegations in their forums about patent brokers that they are swindlers, and they cheat traders by taking their money without returning it to them. Then, they nominate some brokers to deal with, and actually these brokers are belonging to them. And here comes the catastrophe, for traders go trading with them as cases of secure, then they find themselves trapped there!!!
Thus, this Mafia ought to be fought to save Forex Market from falling to the ground. We traders, brokers, banks, economists, or whatever we are must stop them and bring this chaos to an end.
If you are interesting in trading especially in Forex Market, then you should be recruited with us to protect and save it from the spammers who want to destroy it, even if it is required to build a Firewall against them.
Our weapon in this war should be our deep belief in the existence of the goodness. Those spammers built their own websites in order to persuade innocent traders with their devilish superstitions. The problem is that in such a Market a tiny word can cause disturbance, so what if a whole Forums or websites discussing bad allegations.
There is a list of their websites we attain till now:
Some of these websites are Brokerage Firms and some other are for Forums. And who knows if there is another websites.
We discovered those spammers' method, for they are making their allegations in their forums to attract people and make them either to believe them or to fear trading with brokers they mention. And after that they propose certain brokers for traders, which are in fact belonging to them. And they practice their erection on them.
What we gain after following those spammers is just loss, so what if for once we follow our reason?
This blog was sent to me by email from one of the visitors of my blog, suffering adding this story to the package of Felix scam websites' group. Do not be afraid from trading in Forex after reading this post, but take care from the one who attack Forex.
It is obvious that Forex Market suffers from many problems as an economic world. But it is also clear that there are many enemies who want to disturb it and bring it to the ground; they are definitely called Bustards.
In fact, those Bustards built their own website and named it with their name "Forex Bustards"!!! They built it to destroy patent brokers by making allegations about them that they are scams. Then after discovering their crime, they changed its name to be "Forex Peace Army", where they continued their devilish mission.
Actually, those Bustards have many websites, the fact that many people do not know, such websites like Forex Bustards, Forex Peace Army, Forex Diamonds, King Signal Forex, and there is the newest predicate that http://www.mbtrading.com/ is owned by Felix, the Bustard.
This is what I found written in the email:
"MB Trading is a Broker website where I traded with 20,000$, and the result was that I lost them, for they gave me wrong signals and they did not return to me my money. And there is 1300$ pending withdrawal from 10/2007 and till now there is no money".
May be there are many websites owned by Felix and no body knows about them. So if you please, if any body knows any thing about it inform us by sending an email at email@example.com