Analysis
14 July 2020

French financial authorities warning on fraud increase in time of Covid-19

Bastille Day Newsletter 2020 - 3-lines outline of some noteworthy events

 

The French Securities and Markets Authority (“Autorité des Marchés Financiers”)1 and the French Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (“Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution”)2 urge the population to be vigilant regarding the risk of fraud amidst the Covid-19 epidemic, namely with respect to fraudulent e-mails and online advertising banners3.

The two regulatory authorities point out that fraudulent solicitations, often exploiting topical events, can escalate rapidly

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