The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de resolution (ACPR) warn the public about a number of unauthorised online investment services in France for derivatives whose underlyings include crypto assets
The AMF and the ACPR are publishing a list of new websites and entities offering trading of investments on cryptocurrency derivatives without authorisation in France.
Here is the websites recently identified:
A list of all unauthorized sites to offer trading of cryptocurrency derivatives is available in the AMF's website (section: Espace épargnants > Protéger son épargne > Listes noires) and 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 this list is not intended to be exhaustive.
To ensure that the intermediary offering banking or financial products or services is authorised to operate in France, you can view the register of financial agents (https://www.regafi.fr) or the list of authorised 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.
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
Do you have any questions?
For all information, go to the following websites:
Assurance-Banque-Epargne Info Service: https://www.abe-infoservice.fr/ or call 0811 901 801, Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 6pm.
AMF: https://www.amf-france.org or call 01 53 45 62 00, Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
AMF Communication Directorate - Caroline Richard - Tel: +33 (0)1 5345 6039 or +33 (0)1 5345 6028
Banque de France / ACPR External and Digital Communication Department - Tel: + 33 (0)1 4292 3900 - Email : presse [at] 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