I was about to open an account with them and on their site they now have this. "Please note that we do not accept US or Canada addresses. Setup Offshore Corporation." Then they give this link http://www.allianceinvestment.net/offshorecenter.htm You basically start an offshore corporation for $850, fund your account, and then after 100 trades, Alliance will reimburse you the $850. I know a couple people said that they used them, did everyone have to go through this?