You can often find the word "SCAM" next to broker company names in your google search results. Big companies keep an eye not this issue but, unfortunately, no one can avoid that:
since trading involves a significant amount of risk, negative customer feedback is a usual thing in the industry, also some affiliates do abuse certain search request.
Not everything that you find on google is true. What you need to do is take a deeper look at the company you are interested in and carry out some research by yourself.
During your research try to find answers to the following questions:
- When was the company founded?
- Does it speak about its history and show the progress made?
- How many active clients (traders) does it have?
- Does it have a well-made website?
- How active is the company on social media? Does it have a solid customer community? How does it handle it's public communications?
- Does it have any educational materials? Are they free? Are they well-made?
- How fast and helpful is the company's customer support?
- Does it invest in it's publicity, sponsorships or charity?
You can extend this list for as long a s you can, but the general point is that you should make sure that the broker you are going to promote is not a fly-by-night company.