I am a French person living abroad who invested a bit of money with a company that contacted me some time ago. This leading to that, I am a bit doubtful (legitimately?) that I will ever see my money back. Their website is here: http://thepetersongroup.com/ it is well crafted to seem honest. The people I got over the phone seemed quite professional.
A bit of context: I invested 5K over some shares, wired the money and let it be for a while. All the information was sent by mail after the phone conversations we had (pdf file via their admin) and they assigned me an account number. I got in touch with several people along the process (accounting, admin, etc).
I was not that afraid of the market fluctuations but more about seeing my money back (who knows right, it might seem a bit paranoid, though). After some time, they call me back with a classic, that was bigger than expected and we have a big opportunity but you need to invest 10K and we will sell the shares to a bigger corporation.
Does that seems like a legit business or am I getting tricked?
Cheers for your honest answers and ask for more information if needed
UPDATE: I contacted blackwatch ([email protected]) which isn't a person victim of the scam but as he wrote to me:
"I have not lost any money with the Boiler Room, I am simply assisting a group of ex-pats in their efforts to recover at least part of their money. An investor come victim located in Malaysia has instructed lawyers in Jakarta to handle the matter of his losses and that of a group of investors located in the SEarea."
I advise to get in contact with him if you are also victim of this scam.