Seen as how there is one here every second day ,some tips on how to spot them would be useful
1.They use a full proper first and surname as to seem legit and trustworthy.
2. They use a google image search for "handsome man in shiny shirt" and use the photo as their avatar.
3.They say they work or worked in finance in some major Bank in some sort of trading position and now work for themselves.
4.They start a thread offering advice out of the goodness of the hearts to show how the pro`s do it .
5.Anybody that questions the intentions ,be it nicely or not they are banned from the thread and the scammer goes on the defensive
6.The posts themselves will be nothing new and just one of many strategies out there that everyone has seen before .
7. Lots of posters with 1-5 posts appear to comment on said thread stating its a bloddy great thread and oh my god you are so good to help us all out and we are all watching.
8.After a while a twitter or web page will appear to follow trades in real time
9. Said scammer will then be inundated with followers and people wanting to make $$$$$$
10. They are then told ,I dont have the time to this anymore or its costing me money so im going to start a small subscription for anyone who wants to continue observing my trades .
11.The suckers pay up
12.The money and said scammer relocate to another forum or return to same one with a new I.D. and the cycle begins again
Feel free to add more ....