A Nice Barrington firm that teaches day-trading strategies to pay $3 million for ‘bogus’ claims | Southern Berkshires

Warrior Trading Great Barrington office

The East Coast places of work of Warrior Buying and selling, left, within the alley storefront of the 47 Railroad St. advanced in Nice Barrington. The FTC says the corporate and its founder and CEO Ross Cameron defrauded individuals by means of false promoting concerning the success of his day-trading technique.

GREAT BARRINGTON — A Railroad Avenue firm has agreed to pay $3 million to refund customers who the Federal Commerce Fee alleged had been defrauded by the agency’s deceptive promoting, which stated the day-trading strategies it teaches would yield massive payoffs.

Within the civil grievance filed Monday in U.S. District Courtroom in Springfield, the FTC alleges Warrior Buying and selling founder and CEO Ross Cameron used claims of revenue to persuade individuals to pay lots of of 1000’s of {dollars} for a buying and selling method that didn’t profit most of them.

“Warrior Buying and selling is paying a heavy worth for deceptive customers with bogus money-making claims,” stated Samuel Levine, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Shopper Safety, in a press release. “The FTC will proceed its crackdown on false earnings claims and phony alternatives.”

Warrior Trading Ross Cameron

A screenshot used within the FTC’s court docket grievance in opposition to Warrior Buying and selling CEO Ross Cameron on YouTube promoting his day buying and selling technique. 

From January 2018 by means of March 2021, the grievance stated, “Defendants generated tens of tens of millions of {dollars} in income from the sale of Day-Buying and selling Applications.”

In addition they spent greater than $12.8 million on promoting throughout that point, the FTC stated.

The Federal Commerce Fee’s civil grievance in opposition to Warrior Buying and selling and CEO Ross Cameron.

Cameron couldn’t instantly be reached for remark. A Warrior worker referred to a statement despatched Sunday by the corporate to clients and posted to its web site, by which the corporate stated Cameron has at all times been clear about his earnings, and concerning the threat inherent in day buying and selling.

“We now have maintained an unusual degree of transparency in our business by making Ross’s dealer statements obtainable on our website and posting content material persistently displaying the ups and downs of buying and selling,” the assertion stated.

The corporate additionally stated it agrees with the FTC that day buying and selling “just isn’t a approach to ‘get wealthy fast.’”

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A screenshot utilized in court docket paperwork of Warrior Buying and selling CEO Ross Cameron promoting his strategies on Twitter.


Warrior Buying and selling focuses on educating individuals to day-trade, a dangerous funding apply of shopping for shares and promoting them at greater costs after brief intervals of possession.

Underneath the settlement agreed to by the corporate and the FTC, Warrior additionally should cease making “bogus earnings claims,” in addition to utilizing telemarketing to misrepresent the success of its technique for anybody who makes use of it.

Cameron, 37, moved to Alford from Vermont in 2018 and opened what was Warrior’s second U.S. workplace within the alleyway retail area within the new 47 Railroad St. advanced.

The corporate beforehand had a expertise hub in Sacramento, Calif., which has since closed. Cameron based the corporate in Vermont.

Cameron in January 2020 purchased the historic and deteriorating Fort Avenue firehouse and commenced renovating it for eventual use as a traditional automobile museum with workplace and occasion area.

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