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Warning
The AMF and the ACPR warn the public against the activities of several entities proposing in France via their websites, without being authorized to do so, forex investments and investment services in crypto-assets derivatives
29 June 2020

The AMF and the ACPR warn the public against the activities of several entities proposing in France via their websites, without being authorized to do so, forex investments and investment services in crypto-assets derivatives

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 new websites offering investments in the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market and in derivative products whose underlyings include crypto-assets, without being authorized to do so.

Forex:

Here is the list of new unauthorized entities recently identified:

- www.bitworldfx.com

- www.brightfinance.co

- www.daxbase.com/fr

- www.daxioma.com/fr

- www.fortiscapitalmanagers.com

- https://fr.uptos.com

- www.investisafe.com

- www.lvmexchange.com/fr/

- www.wavetomarkets.com


Derivative products whose underlyings include cryptoassets:

Here is the list of new unauthorized entities recently identified:

- bitcoin-storm.com/fr

- cryptolegacypro.com/fr

These lists of all unauthorized websites to offer investments on the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) or derivative products whose underlyings include crypto-assets are available on the AMF’s website (section: Espace épargnants > Protéger son épargne > Listes noires et mises en garde) and the AMF Protect Epargne application, and the Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service – ABE IS's website (section: Vos démarches > Se protéger contre les arnaques > Les listes noires des sites internet et entités non autorisés).

These websites may change very quickly and these lists are not intended to be exhaustive.

To ensure that the intermediary offering banking or financial products or services is authorized to operate in France, you can view the register of financial agents (https://www.regafi.fr) or the list of authorized intermediaries in the financial investment advisor (FIA) or participating investment advisor (PIA) categories (https://www.orias.fr/search).

If the intermediary in question is not 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? For all information, go to the following websites:

Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service ABEIS www.abe-infoservice.fr

ACPR: https://acpr.banque-france.fr/

AMF: https://www.amf-france.org/ or call the AMF Epargne Info Service on 01 53 45 62 00, Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 12.30pm and from 1.30 to 5pm.

You can also download the AMF Protect Epargne application available on iOS or via the following link on your browser: https://protectepargne.amf-france.org/
 


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/

AMF Communications Directorate
ACPR Communication unit
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