Crypto Investment Platform
Is Ladderstrade Fake or Real?
Why is Ladderstrade Fake?
Ladderstrade is an HYIP website that claims to generate profits for investors by trading crypto. The website promises returns as absurdly high as 30% per day, which active investors would know is unrealistic and unsustainable. Such ‘get rich quick’ schemes are almost guaranteed to be scams.
Ladderstrade also offers a 5% referral commission which means that investors get additional returns if their friends make deposits on the site. This hints that Ladderstrade may be a pyramid scheme if not an outright scam.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 9th December 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 overall quality of Ladderstrade’s website is quite poor. The website looks incomplete even though it has been live for a few months already and important pages such as the Terms & Conditions are clearly fake.
Upon further research, I found that the entire website’s content has been copied. The About Us section of the home page contains the following text:
We’re empowering teams to achieve greatness together.
We are focused on the success and growth of our investors, we recognize how important their investments is, thus we have employed experts in crypto-investment and forex trading in order to ensure users get profit for their investment.
There are at least 28 other websites using the same text, all of which may be scams. Some of these sites are clones of Ladderstrade, which shows that they are all likely to be fake sites created using the same design template. The list of sites is given at the end of the article.
In order to appear like a genuine business, Ladderstrade provides some names and pictures of the people running the company. The information is quite obviously fake as I could not find any evidence of these people existing in real life.
Ladderstrade’s website contains some testimonials supposedly written by happy clients. I found that these testimonials are completely fake as the same can be found on multiple websites.
There is also a company certificate given on the website supposedly to prove that Ladderstrade is a legitimate company. The certificate is quite obviously fake as it says that Ladderstrade was registered in 2017 even though there is absolutely no proof of this being true. The text also randomly mentions forex even though Ladderstrade supposedly invests in crypto.
Ladderstrade does not have a social media presence. There are social media icons on the website but they are fake as they lead nowhere.
The contact information given on the website includes a fake USA address and a virtual phone number. This means that Ladderstrade is likely to be operated by international scammers that aren’t in the USA or even Americans. These scams are generally operated from Africa and Asia.
I could not find any real reviews for Ladderstrade online. If you want to share your review of Ladderstrade scam, you can do so in the comments below or on my social media pages.
It seems quite apparent that Ladderstrade and the 28 similar websites are incredibly likely to be scams. There are several signs suggesting that Ladderstrade is run by scammers and not genuine crypto investment managers. All the information on the website is either copied or false. The same content can be found on at least 28 other websites, all of which are likely to be scams.
Even the company certificate provided is false, which shows that Ladderstrade is not a legitimate business. The team member details and client testimonials are falsified too.
Ladderstrade is promising unsustainably high profits such as 30% per day. They also have ‘referral commissions’ which is a common feature of illegal investment schemes. The entire website content is copied and the same can be found on at least 33 other websites, all of which are likely to be scams.
Ladderstrade has no social media presence and there no reviews available online. Ladderstrade can only be contacted by email as the company address provided is completely fake. While the phone number likely works, it is a virtual line that is probably used for texting and not an actual phone number.
It is advisable to avoid investing with Ladderstrade and the 28 similar sites as there are no reasons to believe that they are genuine investment companies. As a general rule, never send crypto to strangers as it cannot be recovered.
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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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.
List of websites using the same content as Ladderstrade
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