Home / 2020 / August (Page 2)

  • Dutch Regulator warns individuals found on boiler room ‘sucker lists’

    Dutch watchdog AFM warned 2,500 Dutch individuals that their names appear on a boiler room's potential client list. The list was seized during an international criminal investigation in Marbella in March 2020. The Dutch Police started the investigation over two years ago after a total of 40 people reported they had been conned out of a combined €6m by boiler rooms operating under such company names as FX-CI, Global Trading Investment Group, or Power Capital Financial Trading.

     
  • Yukom Scheme – Yossi Herzog in Odessa and Kobi Cohen in Kinshasa

    We have recently requested information on the whereabouts of the two beneficial owners behind the binary options fraud scheme being pursued by the U.S. authorities around the Israeli Yukom Communications Ltd. Specifically, we wanted to know the whereabouts of Yossi Herzog, the former boss and teacher of the already convicted Lee Elbaz. Rumors in Tel Aviv wanted to know that he is in Russia. In fact, however, he might be in Odessa, Ukraine.

     
  • Investor Warning – FCA warns against Bleaxmond and ForexGrowth broker scams

    The UK regulator FCA has warned against the Estonian broker scam Bleaxmond. Since the warning, the registration on the website (www.bleaxmond.com) is blocked. The illegal broker is operated by AlephLink Solutions Ltd OÜ, which is registered in Estonia. Efthymios Marangos and Karmo Neider are registered as directors.

     
  • Spanish CNMV warns against serial broker scams

    The Spanish regulator CNMV today issued investment warnings against some scam broker brands which are operated by serial scammers. They are are "Quick-and-Dirty" mutations of standard scam broker templates and apparently have been produced in the very same scam factory. All of these scams have a strong relationship into the Russian scene and deploy Russian payment processors.

     
  • Investor Warnings – Austrian FMA warns against broker scams – illegal payment processors exposed

    The Austrian Financial Market Authority has issued a number of investor warnings in recent days. Among them are again scam customers of the notorious Cypriot payment processor Praxis Cashier System Ltd (d/b/a Praxis Cashier and Praxis Pay) of Amit Klatchko. Specifically, the FMA warns against the broker scams Tradixa, GFXRoyal (GFX Finance), HBC Market (HBC Markets), and BSB Global.

     
  • R.I.P. Rodeler and 24option – Final Settlement with CySEC

    FinTelegram already reported in detail a few weeks ago about the voluntary renouncement of its CySEC CIF license 207/13 and thus the withdrawal of the Cypriot Rodeler Ltd and its forex broker brand 24option. The pioneer among the EU forex brokers had paid tribute to the problems with the market situation and the regulators and voluntarily withdrew the CySEC license.

     
  • CONSOB blacked out another six scam brokers

    The Italian regulator CONSOB blacklisted a further seven scam brokers on 3 August 2020. This means that the brokers' websites will soon no longer be accessible for Italian customer victims. At present, the Italian watchdog is the only regulator using this sensible measure. The number of sites blacked out since July 2019 has thus risen to 268.

     
  • Investor Warning: CPT Markets scam broker clone related to an FCA regulated entity

    In the last few days, we have received information from whistleblowers that a scam broker with the CPT Markets brand under the domain www.cptmarkets.com has been acting as an allegedly regulated broker for months. In fact, this CPT Markets with this specific domain is a scam that appears as a clone of the actual FCA regulated CPT Markets. The "real" regulated broker, regulated by the FCA with the reference number 606110 uses the approved domain www.cptmarkets.co.uk and is operated by CPT Markets UK Limited.

     
  • Investor Warning: CPT Markets scam broker clone related to an FCA regulated entity

    In the last few days, we have received information from whistleblowers that a scam broker with the CPT Markets brand under the domain www.cptmarkets.com has been acting as an allegedly regulated broker for months. In fact, this CPT Markets with this specific domain is a scam that appears as a clone of the actual FCA regulated CPT Markets. The "real" regulated broker, regulated by the FCA with the reference number 606110 uses the approved domain www.cptmarkets.co.uk and is operated by CPT Markets UK Limited. In fact, however, it looks as if the two brokers are connected.

     
  • CONSOB blacked out another six scam brokers

    The Italian regulator CONSOB blacklisted a further seven scam brokers on 3 August 2020. This means that the brokers' websites will soon no longer be accessible for Italian customer victims. At present, the Italian watchdog is the only regulator using this sensible measure. The number of sites blacked out since July 2019 has thus risen to 268.