While this was a somewhat atypical case for us, the details are not uncommon. Many people all over the world have experienced the same problem faced by this client.J.J. of Slovakia invested personal funds using the services of a regulated, licensed online broker. One might think that would offer sufficient consumer protection, but in this case, it did not. The problems began for J.J. quite early. He quickly discovered that the online broker had a team of brokers assigned to him with the sole purpose of maximizing deposits made by J.J. while preventing withdrawals.