de | cn | ru

Market News

France’s AMF updates crypto scam list with JBCapitals, XCoinBroker and several other unregulated brokers

Jun 25 2019
By
Jonathan Smith

 

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) updated its alert list of scam crypto brokers with JBCapitals, XCoinBroker and several other unregulated entities. The AMF stated that the websites of these brokers provide unauthorized online investment services in crypto assets in France.

 

Currently, the French regulator’s “blacklist” of websites that offer investments in cryptocurrency derivatives includes more than 100 unregulated entities. Here all five additions added to it earlier this week:

 

- www.jbcapitals.com 

- www.xcoinbroker.com

- www.bforfinance.com

- www.coin-financial.com 

- www.gwt-capital.com 

JBCapitals and XCoinBroker are both allegedly owned and operated by STORM COMPLEX LTD (previously Zed Consult Ltd. As a CFD provider, the firm should be registered with the local Financial Supervision Commission (FSC), or a similar financial agency in another EU country, but they aren’t. 

 

A quick check on the websites of the above-mentioned brokers reveals that they offer one and the same trading conditions and account types. Their websites have the same lay-outs and are basically identical, so it really feels like a serial scam scheme.

 

We would also like to remind you that France’s financial markets regulator has imposed an advertising ban on trading in forex and binary options which has also been extended to cryptocurrency derivatives in February 2018. The AMF often updates its list of unauthorized sites to offer trading of cryptocurrency derivatives and other atypical investments.

 

TAGS: AMF  warning  JBCapitals  XCoinBroker  cryptocurrency  scam  France 
Forex
Broker Country Regulation Platform Min Deposit Review
Cyprus, UK, Mauritius CySec, FCA, FSC MT4, MT5, Web $10 Review Website
Cyprus, SVG CySEC MT5, Web,
cTrader
$100 Review Website
Australia ASIC MT4, MT5,
IRESSTrader
$100 Review Website
Cyprus, Australia CySec, ASIC MT4, MT5 $5 Review Website
UK, Australia, South Africa FCA, ASIC, FSCA MT4, Trading
Station,
NinjaTrader
$50 Review Website
UK, Cyprus, UAE, South Africa FCA, CySEC, DFSA, FSB MT4, MT5, FxPro
Markets,
cTrader
$100 Review Website
Cyprus CySEC MT4, MT5, Web $1 Review Website
Belize IFSC MT4, MT5 $100 Review Website
Cyprus, UK, South Africa, UAE CySec, FCA, FSCA, DFSA MT4, MT5, Web $5 Review Website
Cyprus, UK CySEC, FCA MT4, MT5 $1 Review Website
UK FCA MT5 $5 Review Website
UK FCA MT4, Web, MT4
for Mac
$100 Review Website
Australia, UK ASIC, FCA MT4, MT5,
cTrader
$200 Review Website
UK, Cyprus, Dubai FCA, CySEC, DFSA MT4, MT5, Web,
PrimeTrader
$100 Review Website

More Forex Market News

Arsenal will partner with Global Kapital Group

Sep 20 2019 17:16:28

English Premier League football club Arsenal will partner with Global Kapital Group, which owns several forex and CFD brokers including GK Pro (formerly known as GKFX), GKFX Prime and GK Invest. Read more

SEC accused Mediatrix Capital of $125 mln Ponzi scheme

Sep 19 2019 16:46:45

Mediatrix Capital, which claimed that its clients profited for 5 consecutive years without a single monthly loss, and which also was awarded as the Best Family Office Asset Manager in Monaco, is now been accused by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of running a Ponzi scheme. Read more

Germany will block Facebook's Libra

Sep 18 2019 17:13:56

This time it was the German government, who delivered yet another blow to Libra, the Facebook backed stable coin, that is planned to be launched in 2020. Read more

Facebook assures central banks not to fear Libra

Sep 17 2019 17:23:34

Facebook reassured world central banks that Libra, the new stable coin the social media giant plans to launch in 2020, will not replace sovereign currencies like the U.S. dollar or the Euro, and will not threaten the central banks’ control over money creation. Read more

Philippine police arrests 277 employees in connection to a forex scam

Sep 16 2019 17:33:44

Acting on a tip from the Chinese intelligence agency the Philippine police has arrested 277 Chinese nationals working for online forex and crypto scammers. Read more

FCA prepares for a no deal Brexit

Sep 12 2019 17:05:09

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK has opened an emergency phone line (+44 800 048 4255), as well as a series of specialized information websites that are intended to help the financial sector cope with the possible consequences of a no deal Brexit. Read more

Police in Taiwan warns of forex scams on dating websites

Sep 11 2019 14:08:40

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) in Taiwan warns of a new wave of investment scams on dating and chat websites, featuring a case of a man who lost over 4 million Taiwanese Dollars (128 000 USD). Read more

The Marshall Islands launches a sovereign crypto coin

Sep 04 2019 16:57:05

The Marshall Islands, the small Pacific nation that is also a favorite offshore destination for many brokers that prefer to avoid the strict regulations in Europe, the U.S. Read more

Dutch authorities to regulate all crypto dealing firms

Sep 03 2019 13:43:03

The Dutch Central Bank announced new rules for all companies dealing with crypto currencies that will take effect from January 2020. Read more

Ex-BinaryBook employee sentenced to a year in prison in the US

Sep 02 2019 14:26:10

  Israeli binary options operative Lissa Mel pled guilty to her role in $145 million scam scheme, and was sentenced to a year in prison and $288 024 in restitution to victims by a US federal court previous week. Read more

de | cn | ru