Watch for PHISHING!

Watch for PHISHING!


Consob warns against the risk of scams perpetrated by unknown individuals who, presenting themselves illegally as Consob, contact the general public by telephone (even cloning through Artificial Intelligence the phone numbers of the Consob)  or email
(again, often cloning the Consob's e-mail addresses), soliciting payments in money or cryptocurrencies.

In this regard, it should be noted that Consob never directly addresses investors - by telephone or email - with the request for payments of sums of money or cryptocurrencies (see also Consob Notice of 6 April 2021: Illegal use of the Consob acronym and logo), relating to "blocked" accounts or demanding the transmission of personal or bank data. These are fake and bogus requests that should be disregarded consumers must disregard

Consob official correspondence is sent through:

  1. certified email from the official certified email address:;
  2. ordinary email from the official email addresses: or (beware, however, of "cloned" addresses).

In case of any doubt, before answering emails or telephone enquiries from persons using the name "Consob", please  contact Consob via the SIPE (Integrated System for External User)/Ask Consob form or on +39 06 84771 (which might be also cloned by scammers).

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Further insights

G20/OECD High-Level Principles on Financial Consumer Protection of 12 December 2022

21 September 2023: Alleged purchase of Amazon shares - Updates

Consob warning of 31 October 2022: Alleged purchase of Amazon shares

ESAs warning of 17 March 2022 on the risks of crypto-assets

Consob and Bank of Italy warn against risks inherent in crypto-assets (Press release of 28 April 2021)

Consob statement on cases of exceptional volatility in the trading of stocks and the use of social forums and web trading platforms (13 April 2021)

Consob warning of 6 April 2021: Illegal use of the Consob acronym and logo

ESMA Report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities of 17 March 2021

ESAs warning  of 17 March 2021 - Crypto-assets: ESAs remind consumers about risks

ESMA warning of 17 february 2021 on the risks to retail investors of social media-driven share trading

Consob warning of 5 February 2021: Advertising initiatives that use illegitimately the image of celebrities

FCA warning of 11 January 2021 on the risks of investments based on crypto-assets

Consob warning of 18 May 2020 about the practice adopted by abusive financial operators who improperly use the name and image of celebrities to promise easy earnings

Consob warning of 12 May 2020 on other Supervisory Authorities warnings about fraudulent initiatives during the Coronavirus pandemic

Consob warning of 9 April 2020 on fraudulent initiatives taking advantage of the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19)

FINMA news of 11 September 2019: communication on "stable coins" (Libra)

Esma notice of 9 January 2019: Initial Coin Offerings and crypto-assets FINMA

ESAs warning of 12 February 2018 on the risks of virtual currencies

Consob warning of January 2017: risks for consumers: sale of diamonds