Masao Ventures – The alleged financial services provider Masao Ventures presented itself as an online broker on its website, which is currently offline. The FCA from the UK issues a notification:

If you have invested with Masao Ventures and there are problems with the distribution, the lawyers of the Herfurtner law firm will be happy to help you.

Masao Ventures – licensed or not?

Currently, there is a very high number of investment service providers such as Masao Ventures. This means that investing in the volatile financial markets has never been as easy but also as risky as it is now.

Especially because there are a lot of options, choosing an online broker can be time-consuming and challenging. Especially if it is to suit your individual investment plans. Are you considering investing capital with Masao Ventures? Then the following aspects are important for you as an investor.

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  • When trading on the internet, a wide range of order types can be used.

The following information is basic advice for investors – regardless of the platform in which you invest capital.

Is Masao Ventures authorised by financial regulators?

Both financial markets and investor protection benefit from rules of conduct and organisational accountability. Bond service companies and providers such as Masao Ventures must comply with a number of regulations.

The same applies to their employees. This is to prevent conflicts and related disadvantages for investors. This includes the responsibility of the company to inform its corporate clients about the key features of a securities transaction before it is sealed.

This applies both to the respective investor and to the investment itself. According to this very idea, further facts are indispensable for clients who want to engage in highly speculative or risky transactions. Providers such as Masao Ventures have a responsibility towards their clients.

This goes far beyond the provision of a product or service. Does the provider have authority to distribute investment products? You should definitely determine this. To do this, you can use the broker check data collection of a financial supervisory authority and enter the name of the service provider in the search mask.

Realistic investment tips at Masao Ventures?

Is Masao Ventures persuading you to try out investments with a smaller amount? You cannot find any data on the financial service provider because it is ostensibly a newly founded company with exciting business ideas? There is a good chance that the “insider” advice is a scam.

After a short time, the broker will tell you that your investment was an enormous success and ask you to increase your investment. The success of your trial investment may tempt you to make even more investments. Here are some examples of dubious investment tips:

  1. “5-star share with a profit share of 47.88%”
  2. “Would you like to turn 1,000 EUR into 250,00.00 €?”
  3. “Give us just five minutes of your time and become a billionaire”

Anyone who guarantees too much, and that too unsolicited, is rarely trustworthy! Therefore, you should also examine which promises and offers are presented to you by the financial service provider Masao Ventures.

Unauthorised investment orders – protect yourself

Placing orders for transactions in shares without the account holder’s consent can sometimes lead to a sharp rise in the price of certain shares. This applies in particular to open market transactions in illiquid foreign securities (over-the-counter trading).

You should therefore be alert if you are asked to disclose sensitive information about your investment with Masao Ventures completely without your permission, citing supposedly lucrative trades or profit announcements.

You should never provide your International Bank Account Number, Business Identifier Code and other bank codes to anyone you do not know. Nor should you disclose your account or deposit numbers and passwords.

Do not give custody account documents or securities statements from Masao Ventures to anyone you do not know. Callers posing as investment advisors, brokers or financial regulatory staff are also dangerous.

Payout only realisable after further deposit?

Investors are very often wooed by an “online broker” or a call centre representative the moment they have registered on the alleged trading platform. The aim is to encourage the investor to increase his long-term investment in order to maximise profit.

This is also a legal goal of the service provider Masao Ventures. Immediately after the buyer has deposited his money, any preliminary profit developments are presented on his account. This is to encourage the investor to continuously invest in the financial instrument.

The platform operators, however, can use fraud software to simulate manipulated account movements and earnings, even without the buyer being aware of it.

Make sure that accounts can be authorised equally with Masao Ventures.

In reality, no trading takes place at all on numerous online trading platforms. Rather, the money deposited is transferred by the fraudulent online brokers to bank accounts abroad. This is not recognised by the investors at first.

The “brokers” delay the disbursement of the presented money gains by demanding payment of apparently incurred taxes and processing costs from the investors. The deceptive manoeuvres only serve the purpose of increasing profits.

At a certain point, the connection breaks completely. The paid-in capital is used up. From this point on, the only thing left to do is to go to a lawyer to take further steps.

Place value on clearly recognisable exit options

Clarify at what time and how much money will be repaid. At best, avoid long-term contracts that cannot be cancelled prematurely or where you would incur considerable economic losses.

Only enter into long-term contracts without early termination options with investment service providers such as Masao Ventures, whose reliability you have no doubts about.

Even if you have the option to waive a contract at any time or to terminate it over a fixed period, you should be sceptical. Even if you have this protection, you are still vulnerable to monetary losses. Make sure you know exactly how much capital you will get back if things go wrong. For securities transactions, the provision below counts:

Before the end of the contract period, find out what options are open to you to sell off a share.

It is often crucial to know whether there is a liquid market for services such as those offered by Masao Ventures. It is possible to sell share certificates via an online broker or a financial institution. All 3 options are legitimate for placing a sell order.

The actual selling process is therefore carried out via a securities exchange (e.g. Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Tradegate or Xetra) (e.g. for penny stocks). With order supplements, the execution of the order can be controlled from the outset. The shares will be sold at a time and place determined by you.

Losses with Masao Ventures – recommended course of action from a lawyer

Investors who have lost money with a company like Masao Ventures, or who have problems getting their profits paid out, should first and foremost stop additional payments. Furthermore, it is highly advisable to seek legal advice and have them investigate any possibility of recovering your funds. It is important:

  1. do not despair under any circumstances
  2. act quickly
  3. seek legal help

Would you like to discuss the provider Masao Ventures with us? Then our lawyers are at your disposal. Feel free to contact us to discuss Masao Ventures.