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News releases AMF: 2019

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution warn the public against the activities of several websites and entities proposing forex investments or proposing online investment services in France for derivatives whose underlyings include crypto assets

Published on October 8, 2019

With the objective of protecting investors, the AMF and the ACPR regularly update their black lists of new websites and entities offering investments in the unregulated foreign exchange (Forex) market in France and sites offering derivative products whose underlyings include crypto assets without being authorised to do so.

New unauthorized websites recently identified on Forex

Here is the list of new websites recently identified:

  • www.capitaltradefx.com / Capital TradeFx Ltd
  • www.fargo-global.com / Fargo Global Limited
  • www.grandcapital.net / Grand Capital Ltd
  • www.hqbroker.com / HQ Broker
  • www.investors-strategy.com/fr/reussir-vos-investissements/ / Kito Marketing
  • www.lh-broker.com / Larson and Holz IT Ltd
  • www.lockwoodinv.com / Elit Property Vision Lt


New unauthorized websites recently identified on derivative products whose underlyings include crypto assets: 

Here is the list of new websites recently identified:

  • www.cryptoprofx.com
  • www.interactifonline.com
  • www.lh-crypto.com
  • www.stscrypto.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 in the AMF’s website (section: Espace épargnants > Protéger son épargne > Listes noires) and the application AMF Protect Epargne, 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 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

About the ACPR
The Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) 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/
 

 

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.
ACPR: https://acpr.banque-france.fr/

Press contacts:
AMF Communication Directorate - Tel: +33 (0)1 53 45 60 28
ACPR Communication Department - Email: presse@acpr.banque-france.fr

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