Country Full Name Abbr
Argentina The Stock Market National Committee CNV
Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission ASIC
Australia APRA – Australian Prudential Regulation Authority APRA
Australia AUSTRAC – Australian Transaction Report and Analysis Centre AUSTRAC
Austria Financial Market Authority FMA
Bahamas SCB – securities Commission of The Bahamas SCB
Bahamas Securities Commission of The Bahamas SCB (BS)
Bahrain Central Bank of Bahrain CBB
Belgium Financial Services and Markets Authority FSMA
Belize International Financial Services Commission IFSC
Botswana (NBFIRA) Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority NBFIRA
Brazil Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil CVM
British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission FSC
Bulgaria Bulgarian National Bank BNB
Canada Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada IIROC
Canada CIPF (Canadian Investor Protection Fund) CIPF
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Monetary Authority CIMA
China China Securities Regulatory Commission CSRC
China Financial Supervisory Commission FSCEY
Croatia Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency HANFA
Cyprus Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission CySEC
Czech Republic Czech National Bank CNB
Denmark Financial Supervision Authority DFSA
Egypt Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority EFSA
Estonia Financial Supervision Authority FSAEE
Estonia Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications MKM
Finland Financial Supervision Authority FINFSA
France Financial Markets Authority AMF
France Credit Institutions and Investment Firms Committee CECEI
France The Financial Firms Register REGAFI
France The Prudential Control and Resolution Authority ACPR
Georgia National Bank of Georgia NBG
Germany Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin
Gibraltar Financial Services Commission FSC
Greece Capital Markets Commission CMC
Hong Kong The Securities and Futures Commission SFC
Hong Kong The Financial Commission FinCom
Hungary Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority HFSA
Hungary Central Bank of Hungary CBH
India Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI
India Central Depository Services Limited CDSL
India National Securities Depository NSDL
Indonesia Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency CoFTRA
Ireland Central Bank of Ireland CBI
Israel Israel Securities Authority ISA
Italy National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange CONSOB
Jamaica Financial Services Commission FSC
Japan Japan Securities Dealers Association JSDA
Japan Financial Services Agency FSA
Jordan Jordan Securities Commission JSC
Kenya Kenya Capital Markets Authority CMA
Kuwait Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry KCCI
Latvia Financial and Capital Market Commission FCMC
Lebanon Central bank of Lebanon BDL
Lebanon The Arab Federation of Exchanges AFE
Lithuania Lithuanian Securities Commission LSC
Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier CSSF
Malta Malta Financial Services Authority MFSA
Mauritius Financial Services Commission FSC
Mexico Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores CNBV
Morocco Moroccan Financial markets Authority CDVM
Netherlands Financial Markets Authority AFM
New Zealand Financial Service Providers Register FSPR
New Zealand NZX NZX
New Zealand Financial Dispute Resolution Service FDRS
Norway The Financial Supervisory Authority Of Norway NFSA
Pakistan Pakistan Securities and Exchange Commission SEC
Panama Superintendence of Securities SMV
Philippines Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission SEC
Poland Polish Financial Supervision Authority PFSA
Portugal Portuguese Securities Market Commission CMVM
Qatar Qatar Central Bank QCB
Romania Romanian National Securities Commission CNVMR
Russia Federal Commission of Securities Market FCSM
Russia Centre for Regulation in OTC Financial Instruments and Technologies CRFIN
Russia Naufor – Russian national Association Of Securities Market Participants Naufor
Russia Financial Market Relations Regulation Center CROFR
Russia Central Bank of the Russian Federation CBR
Russia Association of Russian Banks ARB
Russia Association of Regional Banks of Russia ASROS
Russia Center for Regulatory Relations in The Financial Markets CROFR (ЦРОФР)
Russia Financial Market Relations Regulation Center FMRRC
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Services Authority FSA
Saudi Arabia Capital Market Authority CMA
Singapore Monetary Authority of Singapore MAS
South Africa Financial Services Board FSB
Spain Spanish Securities Market Commission CNMV
Sri Lanka Central Bank of Sri Lanka CBSL
Sri Lanka Securities And Exchange commission of Sri Lanka SEC
Sweden Financial Supervisory Authority FSA
Switzerland Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA
Thailand The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company SCB
Thailand Bank Of Thailand BOT
Turkey Capital Markets Board of Turkey CMB [SPK]
Ukraine National Securities and Stock Market Commission NSSMC
Ukraine Ukrainian Centre for OTC Financial Instruments and Technologies Development UCRFIN
United Arab Emirates Dubai Financial Services Authority DFSA
United Arab Emirates Central Bank of the U.A.E U.A.E
United Arab Emirates Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority SCA
United Kingdom The Financial Conduct Authority FCA
United States U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC
United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority FINRA
United States National Futures Association NFA
United States Securities and Exchange Commission SEC
United States Securities Investor Protection Corporation SIPC
United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation FDIC
United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act FATCA
Vanuatu Vanuatu Financial Services Commission VFSC

Scammers may try to win your trust by saying they are regulated by an organisation that sounds legitimate. If they mention a ‘fake regulator’ featured on our list below, you know the offer is a scam.

The international organisations listed below are fake entities and no genuine government regulators exist under these names. Do not deal with them.

  1. Alliance Financial Regulatory Board
  2. American Futures and Options Exchange
  3. American Futures and Options Trading Commission (AFOTC)
  4. Beacon Commodities and Futures Exchange (BCFX)
  5. Beacon Hill Regulatory Trade Commission, The
  6. Belgium Commodities and Futures Exchange – (no longer works)
  7. Board of Securities Trading Commission
  8. Boston Mergers and Acquisitions Board
  9. Bureau of Financial Services Board
  10. Bureau of Financial Trading
  11. Bureau of Foreign Security Affairs
  12. Commission on Financial and Securities Compliance
  13. Committee of Regulation and Liquidation on Private Ventures
  14. Commodities Futures Trading Commission – (Please note that this fake regulator should not be confused with the legitimate US regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which is
  15. Commonwealth Regulatory Board
  16. Department of Financial Trading
  17. Department of Foreign Investment Control
  18. Department of International Financial Trading
  19. Department of Securities Trading
  20. Duetsche Anstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (DAFIN) –
  21. East West Financial and Securities Compliance
  22. Equities Trading Commission
  23. European Futures Options Commission
  24. Federal Assurance Regulatory Commission
  25. Federal Mergers and Securities Board
  26. Financial Assurance Regulatory Board
  27. Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Belgium
  28. Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Frankfurt (FSRAF) –
  29. Foreign Shareholders Protection Department
  30. Forensic Financial Fraud Investigators
  31. Frankfurt Financial Supervisory Authority –
  32. Futures Trading Standards Commission
  33. Global Metal and Commodities Exchange
  34. Global Regulatory Authority
  35. Hong Kong Financial Services Authority
  36. Hong Kong Financial Trading Authority (HKFTA)
  37. Hong Kong Futures and Options Exchange (HKFOX)
  38. Integrated Financial Regulatory Board
  39. Inter-global Financial Regulatory Board
  40. International Association of Transfer Agents
  41. International Compliance Commission
  42. International Equity Commission
  43. International Exchange Regulatory Commission
  44. International Offshore Financial Markets Regulators (IOFMR) –
  45. International Organization of Securities Commission –
  46. International Regulatory Commission
  47. International Securities Tax Commission
  48. International Shareholder Agency
  49. Japan Futures Trading Fund (JFTB) –
  50. Japan Options and Futures Trading Board –
  51. National Compliance Regulatory Board
  52. National Mergers and Acquisitions Board
  53. National Shareholder Protection Agency
  54. Office of Financial Affairs
  55. Offshore Commodity Futures Dealers Association (OCFDA)
  56. Offshore Futures Securities Association
  57. Offshore Investors Protection Association
  58. Options and Futures Trade Commission
  59. Overseas Holding Compensation Commission
  60. Plutus Private Equity LLC
  61. Prudential Regulatory Board
  62. Regional Regulatory Board
  63. Regulatory Association Of Offshore Investment Managers
  64. Regulatory Compliance Commission
  65. Securities Regulatory Commission
  66. Securities Regulatory and Investment Board
  67. Sicfex Swiss International Commodities Futures Exchange
  68. Swiss Commodities Futures Exchange
  69. Thompson Brennan Stanley
  70. Transfer Exchange Corporation
  71. The Futures Exchange Securities Regulator
  72. The International Board of Trade Commission
  73. The International Regulatory Panel of Trade
  74. United Kingdom Commodity Derivatives Association
  75. United Kingdom Managed Futures Association
  76. United States Trading Commission – no address or website
  77. US Securities Investigative Committee
  78. US Stock Regulators
  79. World Options Exchange –
  80. World Trade Commodities Exchange
  81. Worldwide Securities Investment Comission –