The scamster Adrian Shiroma apparently has a new broker. I'm not too sure what happened to MitsuiFX.com, but that domain is now redirecting to Shatori.com. This is just the latest development in the ongoing story of this “Spanish” scam.
The original report that I wrote on Adrian can be found here. Then I found out from a Trading Heroes reader that Adrian is using a broker called MitsuiFX. You can read the looong post with the evidence of why I think it's a total scam.
Then recently, Dragonportis alerted me that MitsuiFX has been changed to Shatori. Just out of the blue, doesn't seem to be any explanation.
Let's see what they are up to now…
Here is what the old MitsuiFX website looked like:
Here is what the “new” Shatori website looks like:
Adrian didn't even bother to change the design. There is even the big space next to “Regulated” where they had to take out the “NFA” part. Why not, Adrian is still running his blog on a free Blogger blog.
I never noticed this before, but there is evidence that this is a scam out of Bulgaria. Super sketchy that you have to convert your USD to BGN (Bulgarian Lev) every time you deposit and withdraw. But they do make it easy to “make a deposit” via credit card. How convenient…for them.
Interesting, what is the angle? Identity theft? Not too sure.
Finally, here is what Adrian's website looks like now. He changed the terms a little, but the idea is the same. Just for the record, that account that he is tracking with MyFxBook is up +117% as of today. But it is still NOT verified. This text has been Google Translated for us English speakers:
I'd like to think that they have had to make these changes because of what I am writing, but I'm not sure. Anyway, that is the latest news…stay away!
I haven't heard from all the spammers from the first post in awhile. Where are all you guys now?
UPDATE (10/12/2012): The scammers have now resorted to writing totally false articles about me online, saying that I have been convicted of unspeakable acts. I'm working on getting them removed, but I have struck a nerve and these guys mean business!