New additions to the list of “public alerts”
The American regulatory authority, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), just added new companies it calls “misleading” to its blacklisti.e. platforms that are not registered with the authority and therefore operate without a legal framework.
In a Monday press release, the SEC clarified that its list of “public alerts” is not intended to sanction companies, but only to warn investors that these platforms are not registered with the regulatory authority. Thus, the probability of being scammed is much greater. But this list does not mean that these companies have violated US securities laws.
The US regulator launched this list in 2007 with the rise of online investing. It aims to warn users of any risk of scam, deception or fraud. Among the names of misleading platforms are “ Super Binance », « BTC Investments or even “Bitpayfxpro”. names that could lead to confusion with the famous Binance and FTX platforms.
The latest additions to the list include the platforms “Bittrade Capitals”, “247Crypto Trade” and “Bitpayfxpro”. The SEC says they all used misleading information to primarily solicit non-US investors.
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The desire to maintain a healthy environment
Generally, the companies that end up on this list of the American authority have suffered many complaints from users. The SEC has not detailed the reason for these complaints, but one can quickly suspect that the users have been deceived.
For example, take the deceptive platform SuperBinance. If we stick to its name, it could be confused with the famous Binance platform thinking that it is an extension of the existing platform.
An average user who does not do the necessary research could deposit their funds and buy cryptocurrency on this deceptive platform. Unfortunately for him, since the platform is not registered, it has not undergone the necessary security checks with the American regulatory authority. Thereby, he could get scammed.
The SEC has the prerogative of maintaining a healthy environment and protecting consumers, just like our Financial Markets Authority (AMF) in France. As a user, it is relevant to carry out research yourself to find out whether the platform is registered locally.
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