Everyone knows that many EAs currently sold on mql5 market are either scams or only works on demo accounts.
May be it's time that MetaQuotes requires for each EA (being sold on the market) a live verifiable account, before publishing it on the mql5 market.
I'm not even sure if this is even technically feasible, but I know that if implemented correctly, this would lead to:
1. Most scam EA would disappear from mql5.com market (well, at least until scammers find a way to counter this)
2. (At least initially) EA Sales will probably drop
3. mql5 market reputation will receive a *huge* boost. On the long term, this can only be beneficial to MetaQuotes
4. This would force EA developers to up their standards. Positive results on a live account (on a reputable broker!) is the ultimate proof that EA works
Any thought on this? (disclaimer, it's 3:33 AM in the morning!)
This is a great idea and would be a huge benefit.
But it will NEVER be realized because of Point 2.
And this costs Metaquotes a lot of money because they earn 20% on each sale.
Just an example:
With a bit investigation you'll find out that the TOP seller (indicators) uses a huge network of fake account profiles to review and cross promote his products.
Report it to Metaquotes AND... nothing happens...
There is absolutely no interest to prevent this fraudster from unfair behavior because every sale counts and brings cash.
So it's up to every customer/ MQL5 user to do his own intense research.
This question has been already discussed many times. Here is one of the forum threads on the subject.