The AMF is warning the public against several companies proposing atypical investments without being authorised to do so
The Autorité des Marchés Financiers regularly updates its black lists of new websites and entities proposing atypical investments to investors in France without being authorized to do so.
Here is the list of the new websites recently identified in the atypical investments category:
Any offer to invest in miscellaneous assets must be registered with the AMF to be marketed. The white list of offers recorded in miscellaneous assets is available on the AMF website.
Since January 1, 2022, the AMF has added 20 websites to its list of unauthorized entities proposing atypical investments, of which 12 in the “wine” category.
Since the creation, in 2017, of this black list, which identified websites that were illegally offering diamonds for investment, the AMF has added more than 300 unauthorised internet addresses to this list, in various categories like livestock, wines or champagne.
The list of all sites not authorized to offer investments in various goods is available on the AMF website (section: Retail Investors → Warnings → Blacklists) and on the Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service - ABEIS website (section: Épargne → Protecting yourself against scams → Blacklists of unauthorized websites and entities).
Please note that this list is updated regularly but does not claim to be exhaustive, as new unauthorized actors appear regularly. In addition, the registration decisions issued by the AMF can be consulted on the AMF website. If the player who solicits you is not on this list, we strongly advise you not to respond to their solicitations. In the event of suspicious solicitations, we invite the persons concerned to report them to us by telephone, using the online form or the AMF Protect Epargne application.
Do you have any questions? You can find information on the AMF website:
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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