The dual regulatory regime in France – the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) have recently begun efforts to tackle scams and unauthorized firms that solicit french residents. Since taking on this role, the regulators have now earlier this week blocked several websites of unauthorized companies and warned the public of possible scams.
The companies in question are grouped based on the financial products they provide, including Forex and digital asset (crypto) trading.
Digital assets (crypto):
The AMF regulator indicated that the full list of unauthorized sites is available on the regulator’s website, and emphasized that these domains may change very quickly and that the list is not meant to be exhaustive. We remind all traders that they should carefully study the website and commercial offer of any company offering Forex or digital asset trading services and if not sure about the risks, to use our ‘Check Your Broker’ directory.