France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has added more internet sites to its blacklist of investment entities that are not authorised to offer financial services.
Six sites were added on Wednesday, September 29: www.cavehcconseil.com, champagne.ngf.co.il, www.cvc-capital-partners.com, www.platform.mlpe- invest.com, www.scd-invest.com and www.societe-fermiere-des-vignobles.com.
The sites specialise in Champagne, wine and luxury watches. The new additions take the total of blacklisted sites to 345, with many of them focussed on crypto-currencies, cattle and gold.
But despite its best efforts, sites spring up with alarming frequency. “New players appear regularly and sites can evolve very quickly,” AMF warned.
ILLUSTRATION: One of the alleged rip-off sites, societe-fermiere-des-vignobles.com