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18-036MR ASIC obtains interim injunctions and warns investors against AGM Markets, OT Markets and Ozifin (Trade Financial)
ASIC warns the public not to deal with any of the following entities in relation to trading in margin FX contracts for difference (CFDs) and bitcoin CFDs:
|Name||Registered business names||Address||Websites|
|AGM Markets Pty Ltd ACN 158 706 766
(AFSL No 422662)
||Level 1, 189-191 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North VIC|
|OT Markets Pty Ltd ACN 621 714 181
(AR No 1258906)
||Office 9G, 242 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North VIC||otcapital.com otcapital.net.au otcapital.info|
|Ozifin Tech Pty Ltd ACN 618 038 396
(AR No 1256645)
||17 Milford Street, Bentleigh East VIC||tradefinancial.com.au|
ASIC is concerned that these entities are offering personal advice to retail investors which are not authorised by AGM Markets’ Australian financial services licence (AFSL), and that these entities are otherwise engaging in conduct that is misleading or deceptive, and/or unconscionable.
ASIC is warning that potential investors are likely to suffer detriment as a result of the conduct of these entities.
ASIC is also satisfied that it is in the public interest to warn the public about the conduct of these entities.
On 12 February 2018, ASIC obtained interim orders in the Federal Court of Australia against AGM Markets, OT Markets and Ozifin that:
- restrain the entities from removing their assets from Australia, disposing of their property, and to freeze monies in two specified bank accounts; and
- preventing two individuals involved with AGM Markets and OT Markets from leaving Australia without the consent of the Court.
ASIC sought the injunctions to protect investor funds while an ASIC investigation is continuing.
The matter has been listed for a further hearing on 15 February 2018 at 9:30am.
To report information to ASIC on AGM Markets, OT Markets and/or Ozifin, please contact ASIC on 1300 300 630 or go to www.asic.gov.au/complain.
This media release is a notice issued under subsection 12GLC(1) of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001.
On 15 February 2018, a further hearing was set for 9:30am on 9 March 2018.