Account security and client protection

We are committed to providing a secure trading environment,
with enhanced account safety, fund protection and 24/7 customer support to put you at ease.

We understand the concern for investment scams and risks for traders, which is why your peace of mind is our top priority. At Exness, you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art security measures to ensure that your account, financial information and personal details remain protected at all times. From advanced encryption technologies to stringent authentication protocols, we continuously strive to uphold the highest standards of account security so you can trade with confidence.

Your trusted broker

As a licensed and regulated leading global broker, we offer you multiple account security options.


If you’ve been wondering, ‘is Exness legit?’, you can rest assured that we are a licensed broker, regulated by leading international governing bodies globally.

Account security 

Prevent unauthorized access to your secure trading accounts by choosing a security option – either phone or email – during your registration process.

Platform protection

Learn more about our safe and secure trading conditions and protection measures for a smooth trading experience.

Web attack protection

Our Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects our infrastructure and servers from web threats like SQL injection, XSS attacks, and blocks harmful traffic.

Trading platform fault tolerance

Our DDoS protection offers you seamless order execution, 24/7 access to your Personal Area, swift deposits and withdrawals, and uninterrupted servers’ operations.

Zero trust approach

Our Zero Trust model assumes minimal trust for company IT components and includes features like user and device authentication, restricted access, and network monitoring.

Bug Bounty program

You gain an extra layer of security with our Bug Bounty program, where we invite external experts to examine our platforms and give reviews that help us improve our services.

Cybersecurity knowledge and skills

Our Information Security Team are continuously updated on security technology and upgrade their skills through workshops and certifications.

Payment protection

Read about our various premium payment security features to protect your payment transactions.

Seamless withdrawals 

Our automatic withdrawal feature ensures that we process your withdrawal requests instantly, giving you access to your funds even on weekends. Promptness of payment depends on your selected payment method.

Segregated accounts

We safeguard your funds by holding them segregated from our own. Our funds are always larger, so we can meet your withdrawal needs any time of the day.

3D Secure verification

We ensure secure trading with 3D Secure debit card transactions, offering extra fraud protection through a one-time pin sent to your phone.

PCI DSS compliance

We're fully audited, adhering to all PCI DSS needs, ensuring card data security through effective management, custom security settings, and regular vulnerability scans.

Trading protection

Shield your strategy with our bespoke trading protection features.

Negative Balance Protection

Trade confidently knowing you won’t owe your broker money; we prevent losses from exceeding your balance across all trading account types.

Stop Out Protection

Enjoy this unique secure trading protection feature that strengthens your positions and helps delay or avoid stop outs, particularly during increased volatility.

Take steps to protect yourself

Enhance your security by familiarizing yourself with practices that help prevent unauthorized account activities, scams, and fraud attempts.

Keep your Personal Area private, never share access and personal documents. Don’t let anyone use your name to create an Exness account or share your security information.

Only conduct financial activities within the Exness Personal Area and avoid transferring funds to unknown accounts.

Be vigilant towards suspicious links and unknown sources, never provide sensitive information if contacted unexpectedly, and reach out directly to Exness via live chat or email for any concerns about fraudulent activities or message authenticity.

Frequently asked questions

Exness is a well-regulated global broker, licensed by several international governing bodies to ensure the financial security of its clients. The firm holds authorization from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Seychelles, the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS), the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in both the British Virgin Islands and Mauritius, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom, and the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in Kenya. These regulatory bodies oversee Exness' operations in their respective jurisdictions, aiming to maintain the integrity, stability, and security of the financial services sector. However, Exness does not offer services to residents of certain jurisdictions, including the USA.

Exness is widely regarded as a safe and secure platform for trading, thanks to our status as a licensed and regulated broker overseen by prominent international regulatory bodies. We prioritize account safety by offering a variety of security measures such as phone or email verification, advanced web attack protection with a Web Application Firewall (WAF), and DDoS protection to ensure smooth trading operations. The company employs a Zero Trust approach to IT security, runs a Bug Bounty program to identify potential vulnerabilities, and keeps its team's cybersecurity knowledge up to date. Furthermore, Exness implements payment protection features, including segregated accounts and 3D Secure verification, and offers trading protections like Negative Balance Protection, ensuring that clients can trade with confidence and peace of mind.

Exness accounts offer several security types to verify the identity of the account owner and protect sensitive information. These security types include phone, email, and TOTP (available only in certain countries). Each account action requires a six-digit code, sent to the chosen security type, to be entered for confirmation. Only one security type can be active at a time, but changes can be made under certain conditions. Additionally, a unique alphanumeric Support PIN is generated to act as the highest level of security. This PIN is used to verify the account owner when contacting support, ensuring that sensitive information is accessible only to the true account owner.

No, Exness is not a scam. Exness is a reputable online multi-asset broker established in 2008 and officially registered and regulated by various financial authorities across the globe.

In addition to its strong regulatory framework, Exness prioritizes client security by implementing robust protective measures. Traders can have confidence in the safety of their accounts and the integrity of their transactions thanks to state-of-the-art security protocols and fund protection schemes. By choosing Exness, you are opting for a trustworthy platform where the security of your investments and personal information is treated with the utmost importance, ensuring a reliable and secure trading experience.

Common types of scams include advance fee scams, boiler-room fraud, Ponzi or pyramid schemes, social media, crypto, forex, and pump and dump swindles, with phishing attacks being particularly prevalent. In these attacks, cybercriminals impersonate brokerages in emails to steal your credentials and access your trading accounts. There are several warning signs to help you identify scams. For instance, poor grammar and spelling, inconsistent email addresses and domains, a sense of urgency, suspicious links and attachments, unusually high returns for trades, pressure to act quickly, and interaction with unregistered entities. Always verify any individual or firm approaching you with investment opportunities to protect your finances.

Be mindful while engaging in secure trading. Guard against fraud by not sharing sensitive details like passwords, IDs, or Exness security types. Exness reps never ask for such info via text, email, or social media. Don't leave your Personal Area unattended, carry out Exness activities outside the Personal Area, or transfer funds to unknown accounts. Beware of unknown links and don't share passwords. If you suspect fraud, contact Exness immediately via live chat or email. Be cautious of unexpected Exness messages; when in doubt, reach out to support. If you've unintentionally shared private information, change your password immediately.

Exness is a legitimate online trading platform, as it is authorized and regulated by several respected international regulatory bodies, ensuring that clients' financial security is protected. The presence of multiple regulatory licenses is a strong indication that Exness operates under strict compliance standards.

Exness is independently audited and meets all PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requirements for secure payments. This includes efficient data management, bespoke security with providers, data encryption, network monitoring, and regular vulnerability scans, safeguarding users against potential data breaches and fraud during bank card transactions.

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