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UK’s FCA updates its warning list with A.B.Capitals and LincolnFX

Jan 16 2020 16:48:27 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Another bunch of brokers have made it to the warning list of UK’s Financial Conduct Authority since the beginning of 2020. We’ll focus on two of them - A.B. Read more

Australians were scammed for $42.5 mln in 2019 alone

Jan 14 2020 14:08:08 Jonathan Smith in Market

Australians have lost some 61.61 mln AUD (42.5 mln USD) in investment scams in 2019 alone, the latest data of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals. Read more

FCA to pay £2500 for misleading investor who lost £50000

Jan 12 2020 10:52:48 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK has been ordered to pay 2500 GBP to an investor who lost 50 000 GBP, because of an error on the FCA financial services register, the Financial Times reports. Read more

The FCA flagged a forex trader allegedly earning £100,000 a month

Jan 03 2020 17:16:03 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority blacklisted as a potential scammer a student who claimed he was making £100,000 a month from forex trading, as well as two companies associated with him - GS3 Marketing Limited and GS3 Trades Ltd. Read more

CFsum and ProCapitalMarkets get blacklisted by UK’s FCA

Jan 02 2020 16:22:29 Jonathan Smith in Market

  In the first working day of the new 2020, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority flagged two unregulated forex brokers - CFsum and ProCapitalMarkets. The British financial watchdog warned that these entities are illegally targeting local investors and might be involved in scam. Read more

CySEC warns RichmondsFinance and CapitalTechFX are clone firms

Dec 23 2019 13:29:49 Jonathan Smith in Market

  The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’) officially warned investors that RichmondsFinance and CapitalTechFX are not authorized to provide investment services in the country. Read more

19 year old charged for a $1 mln crypto scam in the U.S.

Dec 19 2019 17:25:05 Jonathan Smith in Market

The U.S. police have arrested a 19 year old man for staling over 1 million USD worth of crypto coins, using the so called SIM swap scam technique.    The defendant Yousef Selassie stole the identity of 75 victims across 20 states to directly steal cyro coins from their crypto wallets. Read more

UnitedData charged for a 42 mln ICO scam

Dec 13 2019 18:02:59 Jonathan Smith in Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the U.S. has charged  Eran Eyal, founder of UnitedData, for conducting a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO), which has scammed investors of some 42 million USD with unregistered securities. Read more

CFTC warns about 20 new forex and binary options scams

Dec 06 2019 17:46:44 Jonathan Smith in Market

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) updated its warnings list with twenty new forex and binary options scam websites, bringing the total blacklisted websites to nearly 150. Read more

Thai authorities seize over 15 million baht from Forex-3D scammers

Dec 06 2019 10:38:02 Jonathan Smith in Market

  Officials from the Thai Department of Special Investigation (DSI) seized over 15 million baht from the owner of Forex- 3D Ponzi scheme and his associates, the Bangkok Post reported on Thursday. Read more

CFTC looks for a binary options scammer who defrauded investors with $3,8 mln

Dec 03 2019 17:20:38 Jonathan Smith in Market

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) apparently can not locate Peter Szatmari, who defrauded nearly 4 million USD from binary options investors. Read more

Italy’s CONSOB blacklists EvolutionBrokers and KapitalSwiss

Dec 02 2019 15:30:33 Jonathan Smith in Market

   Italy's financial regulator Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa (CONSOB) has blacklisted a bunch of unregulated brokers today, including EvolutionBrokers, and KapitalSwiss. CONSOB also ordered internet providers to block access to their websites. Read more

UK’s FCA alerts investors of unregulated brokers STI Global and PlatinumCFD

Nov 25 2019 15:49:04 Jonathan Smith in Market

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) added STI Global and PlatinumCFD to its black list of unregulated brokers previous week. According to the regulator, these entities have been providing financial services or products in the UK without proper authorization. Read more

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