How you can protect yourself

No financial transaction is entirely without risk. Unauthorised providers who are intent on making money out of unsuspecting investors are a constant factor on the financial market. If you take your time, check the facts and are on your guard, you can reduce the risk of falling victim to illegal or fraudulent providers.

FINMA launches dozens of investigations into unauthorised financial service providers every year. If FINMA becomes aware of breaches of financial market law, it investigates them and takes the necessary measures.

By following simple rules, you can significantly reduce the chance that you as an investor will become a victim of illegal or fraudulent providers. FINMA provides a selection of practical tips. The examples of illegal providers and investment fraud show which offers require particular caution.

The fight against unauthorised providers
Practical tips
Examples of investment fraud
Video on protection against investment fraud
Client protection report