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Screenshot of a breaking news alert e-mail from Q2 2017
LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that binary options broker Anyoption has sent a circular out to its affiliates, regarding unauthorized advertising and promotion which one or more of its affiliates has been doing.
Apparently, one or more Anyoption affiliates has been actively marketing the company in Europe using the images of Robert and Carmen Geiss and their minor children. Robert Geiss is a 53-year old German businessman and the well-recognized face of popular German RTL2 TV series Die Geissens – Eine schrecklich glamouröse Familie. Die Geiisens is a Kardashians-like show in which Mr. Geiss and his wife Carmen and family enjoy a luxurious jet-set lifestyle.
Beyond requesting that any of its affiliates doing so immediately cease from using any unauthorized mention of Robert Geiss in marketing efforts, Anyoption has taken the extra step of asking its affiliates to sign a letter (see below) to confirm that they are each in compliance with this request. Seems like overkill, so our speculation is that the signing request is part of a settlement between Anyoption and the Geisses, to avoid any possible action against the company for what its affiliates have been doing.
In a separate circular sent to its affiliates, Anyoption has also asked its affiliates to stop using and remove mention of any bonuses, offers and other promotions that are currently online, in compliance with new rules enacted by Cyprus regulator CySEC.
Anyoption is one of the few Binary Options brokers licensed by CySEC, via parent company Ouroboros Derivatives Trading Ltd. Ouroboros also manages sister brand Copyop.com, focused more on Binary Options copy trading. The broker, which has been managed and operated mainly from Israel, has been taking steps to come into compliance with both new Israeli rules banning the operation of Binary Options brokers from the country by moving its call center out of the country, and the new aforementioned rules put into place by CySEC and other European regulators. We recently reported that anyoption stopped accepting Binary Options affiliate traffic from France.
The Anyoption letter sent to affiliates appears below.