These sites or entities offered “unauthorized loans, savings accounts, payment services or insurance contracts.”
The French banking and insurance regulator announced on Wednesday that it had listed 1081 sites or entities “offering, in France, loans, savings accounts, payment services or insurance contracts without being authorized to do so»In 2020.
The Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR), the name of this supervisor, invites the public all the more to be wary of the fact that “more than 40%“Fraudulent offers”usurp the identity of an institution or a financial intermediary duly authorized to market such products“, According to a press release.
This black list listing the crooks is available on the ACPR website, but the regulator recalls that it is not exhaustive “because new unauthorized sites appear regularly on the Internet».
«Whatever way you are approached, systematically check that your contact is authorized to offer banking or insurance products by consulting the register of financial agents – Regafi, the lists of insurance organizations approved in France or benefiting from a European passport, as well as the Orias website, the body responsible for keeping the register of intermediaries in insurance, banking or crowdfunding», Advises the ACPR.
This is not the first time that the regulator has warned about the many scams that are popping up on the internet, of varying degrees of sophistication, of course, but the flow of which does not seem about to end: of the 1081 players listed in 2020, 361 l ‘were in the last quarter.