CFTC’s RED List
Binary Options fraud is on the rise in recent years as regulators and government agencies continue to receive hundreds of complaints with damages totaling in the millions of dollars in the United States alone. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has issued a Fraud Advisory concerning Binary Options due to the increased number of victims of these schemes. The CFTC, as part of its efforts to reduce this fraudulent activity, maintains a list of foreign entities that illegally solicit U.S. residents to trade binary options and forex without being registered with the CFTC as required by securities laws. This allows investors to protect themselves against this type of illegal activity.