Warnings - CONSOB AND ITS ACTIVITIES
Ganancias Deportivas (https://gananciasdeportivas.net) - Mindcapital Oü (https://mind.capital) - Vivaexchange Oü (www.exw-wallet.com) - IS-R InternetServices-Reinders (https://www.bonus-wallet.com/exw-wallet-app-tokenreview/italiano)
Consob has ordered the blackout of 4 new websites that illegally offer financial services/financial products, and in particular 3 sites through which an offer of financial products is made in the absence of a prospectus and 1 site through which the advertising activity relating to one of the three aforementioned offers is carried out.
The Authority has made use of the new power introduced by Law no. 8 of 28 February 2020 (Article 4, paragraph 3-bis), regarding the blackout of sites through which abusive offers and advertising are carried out.
Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:
- Ganancias Deportivas (website https://gananciasdeportivas.net);
- Mindcapital Oü (website https://mind.capital);
- Vivaexchange Oü (website www.exw-wallet.com);
- IS-R InternetServices-Reinders (website https://www.bonus-wallet.com/exw-wallet-app-tokenreview/italiano).
The number of sites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order that the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries be blacked out, has thus risen to 261.
The measures adopted by Consob can be consulted on the website www.consob.it.
The black-out of these websites by internet service providers operating on Italian territory is ongoing. For technical reasons, it can take several days for the black-out to come into effect.
Consob draws investors’ attention to the importance of adopting the greatest diligence in order to make informed investment choices, adopting common sense behaviours, essential to safeguard their savings: these include, for websites that offer financial services, checking in advance that the operator with whom they are investing is authorised, and, for offers of financial products, that a prospectus has been published.
To this end, Consob would remind you that on the website www.consob.it there is a section on the homepage “Be aware of fraud!”, providing useful information to warn investors against financially abusive initiatives.
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In addition, the Commission suspended, as a precautionary measure, for a period of 90 days, the advertising activity carried out by Mr Alberto Simoni also through the Facebook pages "Alberto Simoni" (https://www.facebook.com/simonialberto1969) and "Alberto Simoni, imprenditore online" (https://www.facebook.com/AlbertoSimoniFanpageUfficiale), concerning the public offer of investments of a financial nature promoted by Mindcapital Oü through the website https://mind.capital (resolution no. 21455 of 23 July 2020).
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Consob has ordered the same subjects to cease the violation of Article 18 of Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, pursuant to article 7-octies, letter b) of the same legislative decree:
Ganancias Deportivas through the websitehttps://gananciasdeportivas.net (resolution no. 21454 of 23 July 2020);
Mindcapital Oü through the website https://mind.capital (resolution no. 21456 of 23 July 2020);
Vivaexchange Oü through the website www.exw-wallet.com (resolution no. 21458 of 23 July 2020);
IS-R InternetServices-Reinders through the website https://www.bonus-wallet.com/exw-wallet-app-tokenreview/italiano (resolution no. 21457 of 23 July 2020).
(Published in "Consob Informa" no. 29/2020 - 27 July 2020)