On 16 November 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 801. 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:
- Cms Ltd with website www.capmarketstrategy.io;
- Bitsterzio with website https://www.bitsterzio.com;
- Ether-Arena Ltd with websites www.ether-arena.com and https://vineab.com.
The number of websites 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 801.
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