My success as a trader has inspired scammers to imitate me. They establish Telegram channels with my name (Tom Hougaard or TraderTom), and they use my photos to create an authentic-looking channel.
The difference between me and the scammers is that I am not managing money. I am not asking people for money. I am not managing accounts. It is very important you understand that. I do not offer “follow me” accounts or “copycat” accounts.
The scammers will use my name and my image to portray themselves as me, and they will offer you investment schemes. These investment schemes will take various forms, but they always have one common denominator. They want you to send them money. Do not do it. If you are in doubt, send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to see how the scammers are trying to outsmart me and you, then read the information below.
My telegram handle is @Tomhougaard. This is what it looks like:
If you are in ANY doubt, please email me on email@example.com and I can send
you the signup link to my private trading channel.
Whatever you do, REMEMBER THIS:
Scammers have set up names closely resembling mine,
Here are examples of some of the channels that are fake that use my image. Do not be fooled by how many members they show to have. These days you can buy members to make your channel look more legit.
When you conduct this search, please make sure you type just
When you do this, you will no doubt also see the search function
suggest some of the scammers.
Do not be fooled by how many members they show to have.
These days you can buy members to make your channel look more legit.
I found that one of the more prolific scammers is a individual using the handle
“@DM…..” be mindful of that!!!
What usually gives the game away is if a channel has a lot of members, like this one which has 60k. However, notice the “count”, which is how many people have read the message, is just 6 people. Then you know it is a fake channel.
A fake Telegram channel – with a mix of messages stolen from my own Telegram channel, mixed with Bitcoin promotions.
Do not be fooled by how many members they show to have. These days you can buy members to make your channel look more legit.
One way to know that it is a fake channel is the number of views a post has.
Here you see a promotion, but it only has 2 views.
It looks like my channel, but it is a scam. Notice there are 55,000 members
but look at how many are viewing the posts. Only 29!
This person has established a Telegram name very close to mine. It says
“@tomhougard” with one “a” but my name is with two “a”s.
I will be in touch soon.Close