Sara said scamming brokers often misrepresent demo accounts as highly profitable live trading ones. Since both demo and live forex accounts look and work in the same manner, gullible investors are led to believe what they are seeing is real money, when in fact it is just a trading software (usually the Metatrader4) showing a demo forex account with a real account server and bogus electronic profit entries. There is no way for the investor to ascertain if the trading is real or not.