Tag: CFTC

CFTC
October 12, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Ztegrity slapped with a $940K fine for FX pool trading fraud

The forex scheme According to the CFTC, the fraudulent scheme ran from October 2019 to June 2021. The operators used different websites and social media platforms to advertise their forex trading pool “The Black Club” and “The Forex Savings Club.” They were marketed as a version of a savings account that offered a greater yield…

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CFTC
September 23, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CFTC slaps a $250K fine on bZeroX and its founders and charges successor Ooki DAO for offering off-exchange digital-asset trading

According to the CFTc, this protocol purported to offer users the ability to engage in these transactions in a decentralized environment. The regulator determined these transactions unlawful as they were required to take place on a designated contract market, but they did not. Additionally, the complaint stated that bZeroX illegally operated as an unregistered FCM.…

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CFTC fraud
September 09, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CFTC orders ForexnPower operator to pay over $800K for commodity pool fraud

The CFTC alleges that Kang and ForexnPower conducted fraudulent solicitation through misrepresentations in Korean language newspapers. More than $1.5 million from customers were convinced trade off-exchange forex and over $800,000 of customer funds were misappropriated. Kang solicited pool participants and retail forex customers at a ForexnPower seminar, claiming that the company’s trading signals program would…

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CFTC
July 15, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CFTC adds 34 unregistered entities to its RED List

Most of the platforms illegally providing financial services offer derivatives trading with forex and cryptocurrencies. Among the assets classes offered by the entities are also binary options, which are heavily scrutinized in the US. The US regulator stated: A firm is added to the RED List when the CFTC determines, from investigative leads and public…

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CFTC fraud
July 08, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Commodity pool fraud operator to pay $13 million in a CFTC case

Additionally, Seibert told the investors that he would find the lending opportunities, conduct due diligence to confirm that the borrower was qualified, and handle the closing and servicing of the loan. Instead using the funds for loans, Seibert pooled and used most of the money to trade commodity interests in his personal trading account and…

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CFTC penalty
July 01, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Interactive Brokers to pay $1 million to CFTC for supervision failures

The official CFTC announcement stated that Interactive Brokers charged customers the higher fee, but it ended up paying the exchange the lower fee applicable to spread trades. The company overcharged its customers a total of $710,828.14. According to Interactive Brokers, where the firm confirmed that a current customer was overcharged, it refunded the amount. The…

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