The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) warns the public against the activities of Pacific Sunrise UK Ltd, trading under the names Aaoption and CFDStocks, a company that offers highly risky investment instruments in Belgium without complying with Belgian financial legislation.
Pacific Sunrise UK Ltd, which trades under the names Aaoption and CFDStocks, is not an authorized investment firm or credit institution in Belgium. It is therefore not allowed to provide banking and/or investment services in or from Belgium.
Furthermore, the FSMA reminds the public that since 18 August 2016, no investment firm (authorized or not) is permitted actively to distribute, within the territory of Belgium, via an electronic trading system, binary options or any other derivative instruments whose maturity is less than one hour and/or that directly or indirectly use leverage (including forex derivatives and CFDs).
The FSMA thus strongly advises against responding to any offer of financial services made by Pacific Sunrise UK Ltd (Aaoption / CFDStocks) and against transferring money to any account number it might mention.
The FSMA also reminds the public that in the vast majority of cases, persons who invest in firms that do not hold the requisite authorization never recover the sums invested. These are cases of investment fraud.
Pacific Sunrise UK Ltd (Aaoption / CFDStocks) uses the websites www.aaoption.com and www.cfdstocks.com. The www.cfdstocks.com trading platform mentions an address in the United Kingdom (18 King William Street, EC4N 7BP London). It also uses the telephone numbers +43 720 775905, +44 020 38072167 and +44 020 38072169 and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaoption (www.aaoption.com) has been the subject of a warning by the Spanish supervisory authority (CNMV), dated 16 January 2017.
Pacific Sunrise (CFDStocks) has also been the subject of a warning by the Austrian supervisory authority (FMA), dated 7 February 2017.
If you wish to check in general whether a proposed transaction complies with the financial legislation, please use the search function (available in French and Dutch only) on the FSMA website. You can also contact the FSMA directly via the electronic contact form.