Half-yearly dashboard on investment fraud

Press release

One of the tasks entrusted to the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) is to combat unlawful activities in the area of financial investments. It publishes a dashboard that provides statistics and an overview of the main trends regarding investment fraud. Today, it is publishing the dashboard for the first semester of 2024.

This edition of the dashboard focuses notably on the following items:

  • Fraudulent trading platforms and cryptocurrency scams still represent about half of the reports about unlawful activities received by the FSMA. 
  • “Recovery room” fraud is on the rise (59% increase compared to the same period in 2023).
  • The FSMA has noticed a significant increase in the number of consumer reports about unlawful activities in the first half of 2024 (+ 44% compared to the same period in 2023).

The dashboard is available on the website of the FSMA.