Bitcoin Investment Platform
Is Atlas-Global Fake or Real?
Why is Atlas-Global Fake?
Atlas-Global claims to be an investment platform that generates profits through Bitcoin mining and lending. The website looks like a scam right off the bat because it is using the same template as countless other fake investment platforms, many of which I have already covered.
The returns promised on the website are also absurd, as they are guaranteeing daily profits of 8% to 16%. Anyone with basic knowledge of investing would know that you would be lucky to get such a high return even in a year and the returns are never guaranteed. In many countries, even 1% per year is a high ROI.
Atlas-Global also has a three-tiered referral commission system of 4%-2%-1%, meaning that investors can earn from the deposits of up to three levels of referrals. Such commission structures are only seen in pyramid schemes.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 14th January 2021. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact details have been hidden using a paid service. Therefore, it is a new website that is being operated anonymously.
The website is very poorly made as it is not even properly optimized for mobile screens. As previously mentioned, the design template is the same as countless other websites, many of which are known scams.
The content on the website is not original either as the About Us page contains the following text:
ATLAS GLOBAL LTD is a fairly visible player in the modern market of cryptocurrency investments and attracts attention primarily due to well-coordinated work within the company and productive interaction with customers. In 2021, the company developed an international investment platform to optimize the process of working with numerous users around the world. This allows you to reduce the burden on client managers and ensures stable operation no matter what time zone you are in. The core of our company is people who can be called experts in many fields of application of cryptocurrency: technical specialists who are responsible for organizing and controlling the coin mining, as well as financial managers who correctly allocate financial assets. This team is able to offer you the most high-quality service, which reduces risks to zero and guarantees a stable income.
The same text can be found on at least 22 other websites, all of which may be scams. Copied content clearly shows that the site has not been created by professionals. The list of sites is given at the end of the article.
The scammers behind this website are laughably lazy. The FAQs section of the site contains details about a website called crystaltrading.ltd which I have already reviewed and found to be a scam. In fact, Atlas-global is an exact copy of Crystal Trading’s website.
The details given on this page, such as the company registration number and address, contradict the information given on other pages. Therefore, it is likely that Atlas-Global is a site created by the same scammers who operated Crystal Trading.
Atlas-Global claims that it is a legitimate investment company because it is registered in the UK. The registration certificate provided belongs to an unrelated company by the same name which is actually an advertising agency operating since 2017.
In any case, the registration certificate means absolutely nothing as companies providing financial services in the UK have to be registered with a regulatory authority such as the FCA.
Atlas-global does not seem to have a social media presence. There are social media icons given on the website but they are fake as they lead nowhere.
Atlas-Global does have a YouTube channel containing just one video. The video was uploaded on April Fool’s Day 2021 and the channel is absolutely pathetic with just 3 subscribers.
Likes and Comments have been disabled, presumably to prevent the scammers’ victims from reacting. The low quality and 36-second length of the video suggests that it was probably purchased for a few dollars on Fiverr.
The contact details given on the website are completely fake too. Two different sets of contact information have been provided. The address is obviously fake as it is of the unrelated company mentioned earlier.
The email address and phone number do not seem to actually exist. Therefore, there does not seem to be any way to contact the company.
No reviews for Atlas-Global could be found online. However, we can look at reviews of Crytal Trading since it is clearly a related website.
The reviews show that it is nothing but an Advance Fee Scam. Users who ‘invest’ in the platform were asked to pay fee after fee and never got their promised returns.
It is extremely obvious that Atlas-Global is a scam. The site is guaranteeing ridiculously high returns of 8% to 16% in 24 hours. Such high returns are unsustainable and unrealistic. Investors are also rewarded commissions for deposits made by their referrals, which is a sign of a pyramid scheme.
The website was created in January 2021 and is being operated anonymously. The website’s design and content are clearly copied. The same content can be found on at least 22 other websites, all of which may be scams.
There is also a clear connection between Atlas-Global and a website called Crystal Trading that was found to be a scam. The two websites are exactly identical, making it highly likely that both are operated by the same scammers.
The company registration certificate provided belongs to an unrelated advertising agency. Atlas-global does not have any social media pages except a YouTube page with just one 36-second long video and 3 subscribers.
Two different sets of contact details are provided on the website and all of them seem to be fake.
It is advisable to avoid investing with Atlas-global or any of the 22 related websites, as all of them are likely to be Advance Fee Scams. Investors will be asked to pay endless fees and will never receive the promised profits.
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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List of websites using the same content as Atlas-Global
If you have been a victim of an investment scam, you can take the following steps:
- File a complaint with the payment portal. However, investment scammers mostly use methods such as Bitcoin, Western Union, MoneyGram and other untraceable methods which make refunds impossible.
- File a formal police complaint with the Cybercrime department.
- Leave a negative review on review portals such as Scamadviser and TrustPilot
- Report the website to Google using the Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same.
- If the company has a listing on Google My Business or Google Maps, file a complaint using the Business Redressal Complaint Form. Also, leave a negative review explaining what kind of experience you had.
- Report the scam site to web filtering companies.
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