The Autorité des marchés financiers has published a warning against the fraudulent use of its name and contact details of this individual, who has no connection with the AMF.
The alert is a direct answer to those individuals who are getting messages from a man named Stéphane Delaplace, who has introduced himself as the Head of the “AMF Regulation Center”. Mr. Delaplace has also been affirming to be investigating the trading platform http://www.union-crypto.com. It is worth to mention that the AMF does not employ anyone by the name of Stéphane Delaplace and any contact or correspondence with this individual should be missed.
Also, the exchange is evidently under investigation, i.e. http://www.union-crypto.com was recently informed by the ACPR (Prudential Supervisory Authority and resolution). The AMF could not conduct the trading on the territory of France without receiving adequate authorizations to provide investment services.
Such impersonations or fraudulent attempts are not unheard of, with many scammers now looking to pass themselves off as part of legitimate regulatory authorities. The AMF is appealing any and all people who get an email from Stéphane Delaplace or any other person who claims that they belong to the AMF not to follow up on this message. Furthermore, the official has adviced adressing AMF Epargne info service on 01 53 45 62 00 Monday to Friday during the working hours.