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- The AMF and the ACPR warn the public against the activities of several entities offering in France investments in Forex and in crypto-assets derivatives without being authorized to do so
The AMF and the ACPR warn the public against the activities of several entities offering in France investments in Forex and in crypto-assets derivatives without being authorized to do so
With the objective of protecting investors, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) regularly update their black lists of websites identified as offering investments in the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market and in derivative products whose underlying assets include crypto-assets, without being authorized to do so.
Here is the list of recently identified websites run by unauthorized entities:
Crypto-assets derivatives :
No new website was identified this quarter.
Lists of all websites that are not authorized to offer investments in Forex or in crypto-assets derivatives are available on the Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service – ABE IS's website (section: Vos démarches > Se protéger contre les arnaques > Listes noires et alertes des autorités), on the AMF’s website (section: Espace épargnants > Protéger son épargne > Listes noires et mises en garde) and the AMF Protect Epargne application.
Please note that these lists are updated regularly but they are not intended to be complete, as new unauthorized entities appear regularly.
To ensure that the intermediary offering you financial products or services is authorized to operate in France, you may consult the register of authorized investment service providers (https://www.regafi.fr) or the list of authorized intermediaries in the financial investment advisor (FIA) or crowdfunding (CIP) categories (https://www.orias.fr/search).
If the intermediary in question does not appear on any of the last two lists, we strongly recommend that you should not make use of their services, as they are in breach of the applicable legislation and are not required to comply with basic rules of investor protection, information disclosure and claims handling.
Do you have any questions? You can find information on the following websites:
About the AMF
The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected and that investors are provided with adequate information. The AMF also supervises the orderly operations of markets. Visit our website https://www.amf-france.org
About the ACPR
The Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution is the administrative authority operationally attached to the Banque de France that supervises the banking and insurance sectors and ensures financial stability. The ACPR is also responsible for protecting the customers of the supervised institutions and ensuring the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It also has resolution powers. The ACPR’s operational departments come under its General Secretariat. Visit our website at https://acpr.banque-france.fr/
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Head of publications: The Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate. Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02