This is the second part of our series about CySEC Scam Tourism which has its roots in the era of binary options. In this period between 2010 and 2017, mainly Israeli financial entrepreneurs came to Cyprus en masse to set up their CySEC regulated Binary Options Brokers. Simona Weinglass, an investigative reporter of The Times of Israel, called it Israel's vast and amoral scam industry. The CySEC has not made things too difficult for these foreign binary options scammers.
Forex and online trading scams have been a pandemics even before binary options entered the state in or around 2009. From this pre-binary options period of forex schemes, we know the names of the Israeli perpetrators Yossi Herzog, Aviv Talmor, Stavro D'Amore, and the then-rookie Guy Galboiz. The 4XP forex scheme was a network of brands such as Forex Place, Forex TG, or FXTG or SkyFX which operated globally with dozens of different entities. It was the pre-CySEC time. In the binary options era, the successors of the 4XP scheme emigrated to Cyprus which became the preferred Israeli offshore destination.