Alert List

The Alert List is a list of entities which have come to the attention of the SFC because they are unlicensed in Hong Kong and are believed to be, or to have been, targeting Hong Kong investors or claim to have an association with Hong Kong. You can either search by name or by type to check whether an entity is already on the list. This is not a comprehensive list and new names are coming to our attention all the time. We will add to the list as we hear of new names. If you have been contacted by an unlicensed firm, it would be of assistance to the SFC if you would provide information on your dealings with that firm by completing our online complaint form.

For further information on boiler rooms, scam websites and phishes, please follow the links.

Note: The information contained on the Alert List is provided as an early warning service to investors but is not a substitute for investors conducting their own due diligence by checking up on a particular entity.

Please view the list by selecting the first alphabet that starts off the name of each entry or the sub-group labelled “Chinese” for entities bearing only Chinese names:

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This is a keyword search based on exact phrases. To facilitate searching, please only enter the keywords "AAA" in the search field when searching for "AAA Co", "AAA Company", "AAA Ltd", "AAA Limited" or "AAA Inc".

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Company name Type Add date
Jack & Jones Holdings Unlicensed entities 28 Aug 2017
Jackson Fortress Asset Management Unlicensed entities 15 Sep 2010
Jacob L. Callan Unlicensed entities 13 Apr 2017
Jade & Kelvin Limited Unlicensed entities 29 May 2019
Jade Asia International Ltd Unlicensed entities 30 Jun 2009
Jade Dragon Fund Limited Unlicensed entities 15 May 2007
JAG Limited / JAG Transfer Unlicensed entities 1 Aug 2017
James Doyle Unlicensed entities 30 Mar 2016
Jameson West Associates Ltd Unlicensed entities 26 Oct 2006
Jarvinia Holdings Ltd Unlicensed entities 15 May 2019
Jason & Jordan Holdings Unlicensed entities 28 Aug 2017
Jason & Victoria Holdings Unlicensed entities 28 Aug 2017
JD Abrams & Associates Unlicensed entities 12 Nov 2008
JD Trading Inc Unlicensed entities 2 May 2012
Jeffrey Brothers Capital Unlicensed entities 11 Jun 2015
Jensen Ryan Lee Ltd. Unlicensed entities 10 Oct 2011
Jessica & James Holdings Unlicensed entities 28 Aug 2017
Jet Technology Limited (aka JETFX) Unlicensed entities 24 Nov 2017
JHCFFX / JHCF / HKJHFX / Juhui Wealth Group Unlicensed entities 13 Dec 2018
Jiayu Investment International Co Ltd Unlicensed entities 23 Dec 2020
Jieun Asset Limited Unlicensed entities 15 Jan 2019
Jin Hue Finance Unlicensed entities 9 Jun 2011
Jinhui Global International Holdings Unlicensed entities 15 Nov 2018
Jinlong Zhihui Information Technology Limited Unlicensed entities 10 Feb 2021
Jitak Capital Limited Unlicensed entities 16 Jun 2020
Jiu Fu Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. Unlicensed entities 10 Jun 2019
JJ Lloyd Unlicensed entities 7 Nov 2018
JJ Matthias Asset Management Unlicensed entities 12 Jun 2017
JJPTR / JJ Poor to Rich Unlicensed entities 21 Jun 2017
Joint Profit Investment Limited Unlicensed entities 18 Dec 2007
Joint Wealthy Consultancy Ltd Unlicensed entities 14 Apr 2014
Jonarnstein / Jonar Niels Stein Unlicensed entities 12 Dec 2019
Jonathan & Carly Holdings Unlicensed entities 14 Jul 2017
Jones & Clark Holdings Unlicensed entities 21 Jul 2017
Jones Capital Unlicensed entities 20 Mar 2012
Jones Shaw Capital Partners Unlicensed entities 19 Oct 2015
Jordan & Woods Limited Unlicensed entities 5 Aug 2016
Jordan Group Financial Unlicensed entities 27 Jun 2016
Jordan Limited Unlicensed entities 9 Jul 2020
JP Premier International Holdings Limited Unlicensed entities 12 Jul 2013
JPM Investments International Unlicensed entities 28 Jul 2004
JSB Capital Group Ltd Unlicensed entities 26 Jul 2017
JSGI Global Holding Limited Unlicensed entities 8 May 2020
JSM Financial Unlicensed entities 29 Sep 2010
Junggar Oil Exploration Suspicious websites 26 Mar 2015
JUP.Inc Suspicious websites 14 Oct 2014
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.

Suspicious websites

Dubious websites may offer too-good-to-be-true investment opportunities (e.g. pre-IPO stocks of fabricated companies sold at huge discounts, or funds with guaranteed multiple returns) that do not actually exist. Alternatively, such websites may be fraudulent copycat websites imitating the websites of reputable financial institutions to lure investors to part with their money and/or disclose personal information that the fraudsters may later use to swindle investors.

Do not respond to investment website offers unless you are sure of the legitimacy of the entity.

Phishes

Phishes usually imitate legitimate financial institutions to despatch emails to entice recipients to disclose their credit card / bank account numbers and passwords / Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). If you provide this information, you may find your account is drained of money.

Most legitimate banks will never email you asking for your details or PIN. If in doubt, contact your bank directly.

Fake regulators and/or market operators

Creating a fake regulator and/or market operator website is one of the tricks used to deceive unwary investors into thinking that certain unauthorised financial institutions or intermediaries listed on that website are supervised by a real regulator and that they conduct their trades through a recognised market operator (e.g. stock exchanges). The scamsters create a website for a non-existent financial regulator or market operator with a plausible name. Such a website is usually sophisticated and often contains up-to-date financial news to create a false impression of authenticity. In fact, no such financial regulator or market operator exists under that name.

To check whether a financial regulator and market operator really exists, see the member lists of the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the World Federation of Exchanges respectively.

Others

Last update: 3 Oct 2020

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