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Name: Mitsui Financial
Type: Unlicensed entities
Website: www.mitsuifinancial.com
Remarks: The company claims to be a member of the Tokyo Commodity Futures Exchange and supervised by the Commodities Futures Trade Board, but their authenticity cannot be verified. It asks investors to transfer money into bank accounts in Hong Kong in the name of Lockway Ltd and Empire Source Ltd, allegedly the clearing agents of the Tokyo Commodity Futures Exchange.
Add date: 13 Dec 2007
Note: Unlicensed entities often use names similar to legitimate companies to confuse investors.
Unlicensed entities

Sometimes entities appear to target Hong Kong investors whilst not having been licensed to carry out regulated activities in Hong Kong. They often adopt names similar to legitimate financial institutions to confuse investors. Alternatively, such unlicensed entities may provide financial investment trading platforms on the Internet. If you deal with a company which is not licensed by the SFC, you may not be protected by the regulatory framework enforced by the SFC.

Deal only with licensed entities and hang up on cold callers. To check whether an entity is an SFC licensee, visit our Public Register of Licensed Persons and Registered Institutions.

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