In order to make sure your are working with an upstanding trustworthy binary options broker, you need confirm it conforms to the requirements of a regulatory body. Financial regulation is a form of supervision which forces institutions to comply with certain restrictions and guidelines in order to protect individual investor.

Through each jurisdiction generally have their own regulatory bodies, each regulatory organization has similar objectives which ensure:

Market Confidence – maintain confidence in the financial system
Financial Stability – protect and enhance stability of the financial system
Consumer Protection – securing protection for consumers
Reduction of Financial Crime – reduce crime in the financial sector

Essentially if a binary options broker is regulator then it is very unlikely that the broker is fraudulant or looking to scam you.

Here is a list of all the regulators which provide license to the regulated brokers