Update 19 June 2020 Many people are finding this website again, which means The Capital Class online trading scam has started calling again. Please add a comment with the number that called you and any details about the call. Folks it is a scam!

Just got a call from 02 8040 5542 allegedly from Emma Brown at The Capital Class. The usual rubbish that I responded with my phone and email to an online ad. I said I didn’t.

The pitch always says “we help people make money with online trading, do you have any experience with online trading?” Doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no, the script continues.

Some backwards and forwards until I asked them how their scam worked. She wasn’t going to “waste my time” if I’m going to talk about scams. She went on with, “Would we scam people with cents in their bank account or would we scam people with millions and billions in their bank account.”

I really didn’t have time to conduct my usual interview to waste their time and find out more about them.

UPDATE: 12 Feb 2020 Working late on a project at an office, the phone rang from 02 8827 5828 allegedly from Roe Peterson (who claimed to be born in Bagota, Colombia but based in London at Covent Garden). Same claim that I’d responded to a web ad online. Except he called me on an office number that is unlisted and didn’t have my name.

I spent 30 minutes while I ate dinner getting him to jump through the spiel. I checked out their website. And got offered the limited time coupon to save $150 USD on their popular membership package.

What a scammer! They claim to be regulated by UK FCA number 90/353. There are no results on the Register for Capital Class. Roe went on, “oh it’s not on our website.” The Capital Class is not on the UK Financial Conduct Authority Register either.

He then claimed to be “internally regulated in Australia”. What does that even mean?

Dinner eaten I pointed out that he was operating illegally and need an Australian financial services licence (AFS licence) for financial service providers to cold call in Australia. I asked him to google Capital Class scam where this article shows up in the top 3 results.

He laughed and offered to send me $100-which is what Emma did last time too! Their script is identical when called a scammer. Unlucky for me he hung up before getting my postal address.

Legitimate financial service providers do not register their domains at Godaddy and do not hide their ICANN registration details in whois.

   Domain Name: THECAPITALCLASS.COM
   Registry Domain ID: 2461203559_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
   Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
   Updated Date: 2019-11-29T12:24:15Z
   Creation Date: 2019-11-29T12:11:33Z
   Registry Expiry Date: 2020-11-29T12:11:33Z
   Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
   Registrar IANA ID: 146
   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: 480-624-2505
   Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
   Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
   Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
   Name Server: TIM.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
   Name Server: VIOLET.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
   DNSSEC: unsigned
   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2020-02-12T08:46:19Z <<<

Domain Name: thecapitalclass.com
Registry Domain ID: 2461203559_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2019-11-29T12:11:34Z
Creation Date: 2019-11-29T12:11:33Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-11-29T12:11:33Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: thecapitalclass.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: thecapitalclass.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: thecapitalclass.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server: TIM.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
Name Server: VIOLET.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2020-02-12T08:00:00Z <<<

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20 Comments

  1. I just getting call from that people too.
    During their call, i’m checking their website n find this.
    I’m quickly hung up the call.

  2. I just got a call & similar experiences to everyone except that he told it was being recorded & I told him that he never informed me that the call was being recorded & that I have not given him my permission. I hung up & he has not tried to contact me .

  3. These people are persistent and keep trying. They call me twice and I ask if they are regulated. Their register address is bought not real. They give FCA no. 583263 in UK. If you checked, it is a scam.

  4. Received a call from them and the number is from Singapore. Said I registered through and online ad.
    A lady by the name Angela probing with investment questions and eventually offered a platform to trade at 100usd. Hung up.

    1. Same thing happened to me. received calls from Singapore with different numbers. Just blocked all of them. Told me about the $100 option then asked me to click on the $500. It sounded totally BS to me. On top of that there will be an advisor coaching me how to trade. sounded scammy, so I checked the review and found this website. Thank you!!!

  5. Got a call late Friday 26th June 2020, phone number (02) 8095 7799
    the guy spent an hour trying to convince me that I can trust him, I laughed.
    Tried to get me to click on the $500 deal but when I flinched he diverted to the $100 plan.

  6. I just got a call from 02 88602957 with a similar spiel. Hung up as I did not provide details to anyone such as this and I’m on the Do Not Call Register, which they clearly paid no attention to.

  7. Hi, I received similar call using Singapore number today July 22, 2020.. was explain to choose Silver package with $100 fee, after that asked to explore Platinum set with $500 course fee, however a coupon code was given thus I have to pay only $100 for platinum package.. beside credit and debit card, they also accept Paypal payment..

  8. These dumbasses have been calling me a fair bit over the last week or so. I’ve reported it to Optus so they can trace where the virtual numbers are coming from. But I’ve got all these numbers, most where hangup calls so maybe they were having issues or testing, don’t know;
    0283875168
    0287655362
    0282685232
    0282516920
    0283762717
    0287858454
    0286064450
    0282985147
    0280816894
    0288714967
    0281127870
    +353768885031
    +442032867035
    The 2 international numbers where a while ago, the first one had an irish accent guy, didn’t get the business name but it was the same deal about an online form. Second was a british guy, same deal.

  9. i have been contacted by these persons from capital class also and IM glad to have seeing this site IM sure they will be in contact again soon so it is time to waste theres as they have wasted my time

  10. I don’t suppose anyone in the police is following this up? It seems the caller has an auto dialler which changes source phone numbers. Here’ recent history from The Capital Class:
    28 July: 02 8936 8119, 02 8347 8786
    27 July: 02 8292 0269, 02 8860 3520, 02 8456 8848
    25 July: 02 8846 0302
    24 July: 02 8731 2785, Private Number
    23 July: Private Number, 02 8626 9148, Private Number, 02 8294 8213
    et al, for weeks.

  11. got called from these scammers too, they called from 02 8076 1643. I’m on the Do not call register too, yet they still called…

  12. got a cal from 02 8400 6700 same people. hung up on me when I asked him to call from a quiet place and not a noisy call centre
    Alex

  13. I was called from these scammers today from a London-based number +442009443503. The man said his name was Liam Hamilton and that he was the Account Manager for Capital Class.

  14. I keep on being called by them as well, either Australian numbers or UK ones.
    Just about half an hour ago from 02 8412 8692.
    Other numbers used:
    02 8014 4687
    02 8783 1290
    +44 1619 715 431
    +44 1502 501 955
    +44 7838 192 067
    02 8306 6395
    02 8610 2386
    That’s going back to half July 2020… They try calling me between twice a week and every day.
    I have told them multiple times that I’m not interested (they don’t care, they continue the script trying to force a change of mind). Once they even implied I’m dumb, by saying “how can you be not interested if you don’t understand what it is” (I understand what it is, eff you very much).
    For the last couple weeks, I’ve asked them to delete my phone number from their list, but apparently they can’t because it’s “not their job” (pass it on to whoever’s job it is), and because I’ve registered with them (I don’t remember, and even if I did, that’s called a change of mind).
    I’ve just sent a message through their “Contact Us” section on their website, I don’t expect it to go anywhere, but we’ll see. I’ve also left a couple reviews on other websites that claim they are good, so once again, who knows how long my review will stay up.

    Anyway, apologies for ranting, I obviously needed to vent.

  15. The Capital Class call centre staff have got to be the most argumentative, rude and abusive people I have ever come across

    I have been receiving to 3 phone calls from them every single night between 5.30pm and 11pm for the past 3 weeks. I have listened to their sales pitch and have told them I am not interested and they raise their voices at me and tell me to LISTEN to them.

    I have requested they take my details off their database and they just hang up on me. I have also been threatened by one of their staff, who told me I am going to regret telling him to stop calling me and that I better be careful because he is coming for me!

    Stay well away from these clowns

    Numbers they call from are
    02 8956 4609
    02 8019 2853
    02 8218 9283
    02 8828 5312
    02 8526 8561

  16. I’ve got a call on 13/08/2020 at 19:10pm from (02) 86877563
    Same story as with others. Was wasting his time asking how it works, if they are not regulated, he said company using partner broker.
    What broker?
    Depends on your location.
    OK…. hhhmmm
    Then asked if I’m using their company and don’t have account with broker, means assets doesn’t belong to me, if company goes down, not good for me. XOXO
    Reply was fantastic, we not working with big amounts, so it should be fine. XOXO
    and so on, after 20-25 min he gave up.
    Good luck guys.

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