Forex itself is not a scam, but there are a lot of scams that are connected with forex just like any other investments. There are a lot of people who are looking of ways to scam new comers since they are gullible and don't have much knowledge yet with Forex. Forex trading is a real business where you can earn, but it does not happen overnight. You need to work hard and be patient for that to happen. Getting a Forex broker would help guide you and protect you from scam.