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DirectaFx Limited - Gntfin LTD - Maxi Services Ltd - Platiniumfund Ltd - Digital Exchange Limited e Securex Plus Solutions EOOD - ProConsultingInvest - Tfx25 

Consob has ordered the black-out of 7 new websites that offer financial services illegally.

The commission availed itself of the new powers resulting from the 'Decreto Crescita' ('Growth Decree'; Law no. 58 of June 28, 2019, article 36, paragraph 2-terdecies), on the basis of which Consob can order internet service providers to block access from Italy to websites offering financial services without the proper authorization.

Below are the sites Consob has ordered to be blacked out:

  • DirectaFx Limited (website www.directafx.com);
  • Gntfin LTD (website www.gnt-fin.com);
  • Maxi Services Ltd (website https://maximarkets.org);
  • Platiniumfund Ltd (website www.platinium-fund.com);
  • Digital Exchange Limited and Securex Plus Solutions EOOD (website www.dgxltd.io);
  • "ProConsultingInvest" (website www.proconsultinginvest.co);
  • "Tfx25" (website www.tfx25.co.uk).

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 268.

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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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:

DirectaFx Limited through the website www.directafx.com (Resolution no. 21470 of 29 July 2020);

Gntfin Ltd through the website www.gnt-fin.com (Resolution no. 21468 of 29 July 2020);

Maxi Services Ltd through the website https://maximarkets.org (Resolution no. 21467 of 29 July 2020);

Platiniumfund Ltd through the website www.platinium-fund.com (Resolution no. 21471 of 29 July 2020);

Digital Exchange Limited and Securex Plus Solutions EOOD through the websitewww.dgxltd.io (Resolution no. 21469 of 29 July 2020).

"ProConsultingInvest" through the website www.proconsultinginvest.co (Resolution no. 21472 of 26 July 2020).

"Tfx25" through the website www.tfx25.co.uk (Resolution no. 21473 of 29 July 2020).

(Published in "Consob Informa" no. 30/2020 - 3 August 2020)