My story is similar, only many times more money; because I was vulnerable, and the broker Frank Lewis made the most assuring promises. Become a gold memebr...get more by becoming a platinum member. You can withdraw your money at any time. Just 10,000 more and you can become a "Platinum Plus" member and get all sorts more secure trades, and secure capital.
Lonf stroy short, I put in $35,000, and Frank Lewis went rogue, and gambled away all my money in 5 days. He also lost all the winnings, and all the bonus. GONE.
Then, the trading floor manager, George Saxinger calls me; says he will get all my money back to me, and that Frank has been fired. I am thrilled. But wait...I am told that I have to deposit $15,000 more to reach the "Royal Crown Level", and then he could wire me the $35,000 that very same day. I said "no", as all the initial $35,000 was borrowed on a credit card. I was very clear from the start that I didn't have this kind of money. The pressure and the promises, and yes, the lure of making money, was overwhelming. Now, after this, when I call, George is "out of the office". Then, when I called, and said my name, I get hung up on. This is very rude. Occasionally, I get put on hold, and then conveniently disconnected. I write emails, almost everyday, asking for George Saxinger to phone me, he never calls, and I get no response from the customer support team.
So, the last time that I spoke to George on the phone was Dec 26th, 2013, when he said that he had made a special arrangement that if I just deposited $5000 more, making my total deposit $40,000, he could make me a "Royal Crown Member", and then he could wire transfer the full $40,000 back to my bank, that very afternoon. He promised me this. Very, very relunctantly, I borrowed another $5000, as I felt that I really didn't have a choice if I was to ever get any of my money back. That was over 1 week ago, and I have no money; no phone calls; no emails.....I have nothing but lies, and broken promises, and very rude people on the phone that hang up on me.
I am now getting my house ready to sell, as I am so far in debt I can't possibly pay off these credit card bills.
This has been the worst decision I every made, and it has affected my whole life. My husband and I are really struggling now....all because of the lies and promises of making money.., and the promise that I could withdraw my money at any time. ALL LIES.
I am desparate for help. If anybody has any suggestions for me, I would be very grateful. Thank you.