Beware of unauthorized companies offering investment and financial services 


The supervisory authorities of the United Kingdom (Financial Conduct Authority – FCA), Italy (National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange – Consob), Austria (Financial Market Authority – FMA), Switzerland (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA), Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier – CSSF), Hong Kong (Securities and Futures Commission – SFC), Jersey (Jersey Financial Services Commission), France (Autoritè Des Marches Financiers – AMF) and Taiwan (Financial Supervisory Commission Chinese Taipei – FSC), report the companies and websites offering investment, financial and insurance services without the required authorisations.

Reported by the FCA:

  • Escrow Global (, clone of the authorised company Escrow Global Ltd (reference n. 521841);
  • Gg Financial / Gunnar Grieshofer (, with declared offices in Austria, London, New York and Hong Kong, clone of the authorised company Grieshofer Gunnar, with offices in Austria (reference n. 443100);
  • Gumpold Christian & Co (, with declared offices in Austria, Hong Kong, and London, clone of an authorised company.

Reported by the Consob:

  • Pro Speed Tech Ltd, through the website (resolution n. 20472 of June 7, 2018);
  • United Limited and Y2 Media Group Ltd, through the website (resolution n. 20473 of June 7, 2018);
  • Blue Seal Ltd, Blonde Bear OU and MarketGBP Limited, through the website (resolution n. 20474 of June 7, 2018)

Reported by the FMA:

  • Crown-Finance (, with declared offices in Edinburgh;;
  • Joshua Trade EOOD/ Joshua Development Ltd (;, with declared offices in Sofia, London and Frankfurt;
  • Crowdbridge Global NV ( with declared offices in Suriname;
  • SpearTrade r (;
  • Ntb Direct (, with declared offices in New York and London.

Reported by the FINMA:

  • Charles Ross Associates (www., with declared offices in Geneva;
  • 1APayment Ag (,,;
  • Greenwood Capital Management (, with declared offices in Zurich;
  • Windsor Developments (;
  • Swiss Assets Fx (;
  • Swiss Capital (;
  • Digital Gold Xchange (, with declared offices in Zurich;
  • Bluestone Asset Management (Europe) Sa (, with declared offices in Zurich.

Reported by the CSSF:

  • Rainforth (, with declared offices in Luxembourg.

Reported by the SFC:

  • Xiaohangjia Futures Limited / Xiaohangjia Brokers ( /, with declared offices in Hong Kong;
  • Manly FX (;
  • DongXing Futures Limited (, with declared offices in Hong Kong.

Reported by the Jersey Financial Services Commission:


Reported by the FSC:

  • Zavori Financial Group (Asia) Limited;
  • Avere Trust Group Limited.

Reported by the AMF:

  • Arthur Maury;
  • Design your Home;
  • Gentlemen’s Equity;
  • Orclass;
  • Sumo Resources Plc.

Source: Consob

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