CMVM warning concerning a fraudulent website unduly associated with KNG Securities International - Empresa de Investimento, Lda.
29 July 2022
The CMVM (Portuguese Securities Market Commission) issues a warning for investors concerning the entity operating through the website https://pro-cpt-sec.com/login.php and using the e-mail address email@example.com,
This entity is misusing the identity of the entity KNG Securities International - Empresa de Investimento, Lda. namely the firm's name and logo. The CMVM clarifies that such entity contrary to what has been disclosed, bears no relation with the entity KNG Securities International - Empresa de Investimento, Lda. registered with the CMVM, which is not subject of this warning or, in any way, intended by it.
The entity operating through the website https://pro-cpt-sec.com/login.php and using the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org is not authorised to carry out any type of financial intermediation activity in Portugal, under article 295 (1) paragraphs a) and b) of the Portuguese Securities Code.
The CMVM warns, additionally, that such entity is not authorised to carry out advertising or client prospecting aimed at agreeing financial intermediation contracts.
In order to ensure that a certain entity that provides investment services in financial instruments is authorised to carry out said activity in Portugal, one should consult the list of authorised financial intermediaries via the following link https://web3.cmvm.pt/english/sdi/ifs/app/pesquisa_nome.cfm?nome or via the list of entities authorised to provide financial services in Portugal under the freedom to provide services (LPS) via the link https://web3.cmvm.pt/english/sdi/ifs/LPS/index.cfm.
Any person or entity that has established any business relationship with persons claiming to represent the above-mentioned entity, may contact the CMVM via the Toll-free number 800 205 339 (support line) or by e-mail at email@example.com.