Name: Emerald Picks
Emerald Picks claims that anyone can turn $900 into $1.1 million in only 3 years. They claim all manner of investment nonsense including investment returns of 50% per month. They claim to have “fully verifiable performance.” None of it is true. It’s a massive scam.
In fact, just a few months ago, TradingSchools.Org published a review of their last scam named Oceanic Trades where dozens of investors lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses and subscription fees. The Oceanic Trades website is now defunct.
Additionally, we detailed how this company, in two separate instances has created fake “review” websites and populated the websites with hundreds of phony consumer reviews claiming massive investment profits. Once again, a total scam.
A complete and total shit-show of fraud. Avoid.
Clever paid marketing strategy
Everything is a fraud
Performance is a fraud
There is no “verified performance”
Advertising claims are a fraud
Fraudulently produced consumer reviews
Thanks for reading today’s review of Emerald Picks
On May 20, 2019, TradingSchools.Org published a review of a company named Oceanic Trades. You can read the original review here.
The company was aggressively advertising on Google and making promises that investors could expect to turn $914 into $1,146,386 in only 27 months.
The company claimed that “all trades are 100% authentic and traded with a live trading account.”
TradingSchools.Org investigated the company and discovered fraud. Additionally, we discovered that the company created a fake “review” website named Finviews and stuffed it with fraudulent reviews in order to convince investors that “others” were experiencing massive profits.
Unfortunately, it all turned out to a massive fraud with multiple investors contacting TradingSchools.Org and reporting that the losing trades were not part of the official track record. Only the winning trades and hypothetical trades from marketing were being shown.
Several investors, in addition to losing between $25k to $50k in investment losses, also lost $4,800 in “annual subscription fees” according to complaints filed at TradingSchools.Org.
After our original review was posted, TradingSchools.Org received legal threats to remove our review. We did not. Instead, we filed complaints with the SEC, the California Attorney General, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Several weeks later, the company has now mysteriously disappeared. The Oceanic Trades website is now dead, and the phony review website Finviews are also now dead.
It’s hard to keep a good scammer down.
At TradingSchools.Org, our favorite game is whack-a-mole. We whack the scammer as vigorously as possible. And we are absolutely determined to be the whack-a-mole world champions. Like this guy…
Apparently, the creators of Oceanic Trades are back for another round of whack-a-mole. And we will oblige them with vigor and glee.
Emerald Picks: Same bullshit as Oceanic Trades
Here we go again. The Emerald Picks website is offering two plans: $499 per year or $1,499 for lifetime access. The service claims to offer 15 stock picks per month with a “guaranteed” accuracy of 82%.
The company recommends that you start with a $900 and you can reasonably expect to turn $900 into $1 million dollars within 3 years.
Additionally, the company claims that “nearly everyone is earning between 20% to 50% per month” and “you can reasonably expect to earn between $25k and $150k per month.”
Emerald Picks claims to have 3,334 paying subscribers and a “verified performance” of turning $914 into $1,146,386 from 2017 to September 2019 from “real” trading account.
However, yet again, TradingSchools.Org has reached out to Emerald Picks and requested redacted brokerage statements that verify these investment returns. Once again, we were ignored.
Yet another phony “review” website
In our Oceanic Trades review, we detailed how they created a fake review website named Finviews, and declared themselves the “Top Rated Investment Firm.” That website disappeared with the Oceanic Trades website.
However, they are up to the same scheme and have created yet another fake review website named Trust Captain. Low and behold, the Trust Captain website is populated with some of the most creative and fraudulently produced investment nonsense known to mankind.
Have a look at this pure baloney…https://trustcaptain.org/emerald-picks-reviews/
Yep, you guessed it. Dozens of amazing reviews where everyone and is making massive profits and “it’s so easy.” Have a look…
Plenty of readers are probably laughing, and thinking to themselves “Trust Captain? They are copying Trust Pilot!”
Yes, you are correct. However, Trust Pilot is really no better than this phony Trust Captain nonsense. Read my review on Trust Pilot to see how they scam people.
Wrapping things up
Thanks for reading. This is yet another story of whack-a-mole in the scammy trading world. Undoubtedly, the scam artists behind will Emerald Picks will threaten me with yet another “cease and desist” letter from a pathetic ambulance-chasing lawyer. And I will respond by throwing the letter into the garbage can. You don’t bully someone like me. It doesn’t work. And it will NEVER work.
Thanks for reading.
They have yet another SCAM website.
Incredibly, they are back with yet another website. Can anyone guess the name?
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I paid $700 (I think) to join their service. I actually made some decent money with them, and then, no more communication from them. I was disappointed, but made about $4k from their alerts, so can’t really complain too much.
Is Emerald now defunct ?
Just like whack-a-mole. I whack and they quickly disappear, only to reappear later.
Surely they are back. Just need to find the new website.
I was scammed by them. Hoping to get a refund from my credit card. They placed an ad with google and got many subscribers. Too bad google doesn’t check the companies that place ads with them.
So this isn’t totally a scam because they do technically have a good alert service via SMS and e-mail. I agree with you all that the trading history is definitely a fraud, but there is a way to make money with their picks.
Since receiving their alerts, I’ve yet to see a single profitable trade. With that said, just take the opposing side of their pick and there’s money to be made. I haven’t placed any yet as I’m still wanting to gather enough data, but so far it’s a 100% winning strategy. If this trend continues for a month, you better believe I’ll be taking the other side. Most likely I’ll just do this using options if they’re available for the particular security.
i was going to join them not anymore
Yes, you should definitely avoid this mess. :chuckle:
FAKE EmeraldPicks $914 into $1146386
Yes, I was totally scammed by http://www.emeraldpicks.com. They use the same equity curves as OceanicTrades but have changed the dates. Same fake claim of turning $914 into $1,146,386. They claim to trade their real money in every trade, FAKE! I checked the exchange time and sales and it proves they are NOT trading real money. My first three trades were all losers and they didn’t report any of them on their fake “Trade History”. Here is their FAKE marketing hype link https://emeraldpicks.com/start-389468282648921/ (FAKE reviews, FAKE equity curve, FAKE claims).
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From the grainy vhs commercials of Tom Vu to Bernstein’s schtick in the 90’s to Preston James’ radio ad commercials to what we have today, annoying youtube expensive slick ads of Petra Hess at her staged home, and Jason Bond grinning in a private jet cabin. Your link of the marketing hype page of Emerald Picks is exactly the same selling dreams fraud taken to the extremes of chicanery of yesteryears. html 5.0 fonts and design that makes it look like any professional product site ad today. The same old 5-star slew of fake testimonials and reviews. The same doublespeak of the ad pretending to be empathic to the “reality” of retail trading. Phrases like “Stuck trying to earn money trading?”, “COPY our trades and profit” (without having to do the work of picking) to grab the frustrated newcomers to trading. Words that try to pretend they empathize with the frustration of being a poor starting trader and feeling scammed by other frauds, but of course, they just happen to be different and sincere, lol. Just juxtapose an old forex one long web page ad from over ten years ago with this one, and it’s pretty much the same scam points play by play like the always positive p/l graph of “live results” of a “proven” track record (false). Then you find out frauds like Slymon Joeshit never had a live account to begin with all these years in their psychopathic “legit”-in their own dodgy minds, “business”. I got taken by Preston James’ radio ad almost ten years ago and he also had a “reality” of trading, and slamming scam vendors one page blog blurb ,his so called “manifesto”. So I gather you might be a newb to retail trading and hadn’t come acrosss tradingschools yet before being taken by emeraldpicks, and didn’t realize at first the cesspool of this pervasive scam industry as Emmett has pointed out repeatedly in these reviews, including the intro events of the paid-off presentations of mostly fraud vendors at Moneyshow/Tradersexpo and the long mainstay of compromised review sites such as Sykes’ Investimonials and Trustpilot. Even ripoffreport can be bought off as Emmett had pointed out, a great service worth the salt of perusing tradingschools that wouldn’t have been informed anywhere else. Yes, Emmett has a sordid history where his felony case and financial devastation to victims is probably bigger and worse than the overexposed WolfofWallStreet guy, and many cases on American Greed. But tradingschools has proven long since it’s inception, it’s significantly trustworthy even if marginally imperfect and the CFTC and FBI seem to be working with, or using tradingschools as a resource. It’s just unfortunate tradingschools wasn’t around a decade or longer ago as probably up to millions of attempted retail trader newbs had been financially shafted by these neverending whack-a-mole and new frauds for decades.