On 5 December 2022, Italian regulator Consob announced that it ordered the black-out of five illegally operating online trading websites related to five broker scams. The total number of black-out orders increase to 809. Consob has been authorized by the so-called “Growth Decree” to order Internet connectivity service providers to inhibit access from Italy to illegal financial websites. Below are the sites to be blacked out:
- BC Solutions Limited d/b/a EuroInvestPartners with website https://euroinvestpartner.com;
- Sharkoption with website www.sharkoption.com;
- Winnex Consulting with website https://winexconsulting.com.
The number of websites blacked out since July 2019, when Consob got the power to order the websites of fraudulent financial intermediaries to be blacked out, has thus risen to 809.