CONSOB Blocks Nine New Financial Websites

Friday, 22/04/2022 | 21:42 GMT by Felipe Erazo
  • Since July 2019, 683 websites have been blocked.
  • Among the websites blacked out are Trading Room Star and Future Assets Ltd.
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On Friday, Consob (Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa), the Italian government’s top authority responsible for regulating the domestic securities market, announced that it had blacked out nine new websites.

According to the press release, Consob blocked access to the websites of Evergo Ltd, Profit Market, Trading Room Star, Agrico Holdings Limited, Ucanny Services LLC, Fast Invest Group OU, Yosemite and Futures Assets Ltd. Since July 2019, there have been 683 blacklisted websites when Consob was given the power to order fraudulent financial intermediaries’ websites to be blacklisted.

The watchdog has enacted the order under the ‘Growth Decree’, which provides them with the legal authority to blacklist the websites that are suspected of participating in illegal financial activities.

“Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviors, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorized, and, offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published,” the Italian authority warned.

Recent Blackout of Five Websites

Recently, Consob ordered the blackout of the websites belonging to FX Publications INC, Xtbinvesting, Preqster Ltd, Bitaliana and Bloomb Trading Facility BV. Early in March, in a statement published on its website, Consob used powers deriving from the ‘Growth Decree’ (Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, Article no. 36, paragraph 2) to order Internet connectivity service providers to prevent access from Italy to five websites.

It included Trust Pixs Limited, Scintilla Enterprise Ltd, pages from Miva Solutions LLC and Ingenue Consulting LLC. In addition, Consob announced in February that it had updated its communication regarding the distribution of complex financial products to retail customers. This step was taken to increase the level of protection of retail customers, who are considered to be vulnerable in the complex financial products market.

On Friday, Consob (Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa), the Italian government’s top authority responsible for regulating the domestic securities market, announced that it had blacked out nine new websites.

According to the press release, Consob blocked access to the websites of Evergo Ltd, Profit Market, Trading Room Star, Agrico Holdings Limited, Ucanny Services LLC, Fast Invest Group OU, Yosemite and Futures Assets Ltd. Since July 2019, there have been 683 blacklisted websites when Consob was given the power to order fraudulent financial intermediaries’ websites to be blacklisted.

The watchdog has enacted the order under the ‘Growth Decree’, which provides them with the legal authority to blacklist the websites that are suspected of participating in illegal financial activities.

“Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviors, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorized, and, offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published,” the Italian authority warned.

Recent Blackout of Five Websites

Recently, Consob ordered the blackout of the websites belonging to FX Publications INC, Xtbinvesting, Preqster Ltd, Bitaliana and Bloomb Trading Facility BV. Early in March, in a statement published on its website, Consob used powers deriving from the ‘Growth Decree’ (Law no. 58 of 28 June 2019, Article no. 36, paragraph 2) to order Internet connectivity service providers to prevent access from Italy to five websites.

It included Trust Pixs Limited, Scintilla Enterprise Ltd, pages from Miva Solutions LLC and Ingenue Consulting LLC. In addition, Consob announced in February that it had updated its communication regarding the distribution of complex financial products to retail customers. This step was taken to increase the level of protection of retail customers, who are considered to be vulnerable in the complex financial products market.

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Felipe earned a degree in journalism at the University of Chile with the highest honour in the overall ranking, and he also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Communication. In addition, he has been working as a freelance writer and Forex/crypto analyst, with experience gained from several forex broker firms and crypto-related media outlets around the world. He has been involved in the world of online forex trading since 2010 and in the crypto sphere since 2015.
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