Category: CFTC ADVISORIES

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Advisories are official communications issued by the CFTC to provide guidance, interpretations, or warnings related to compliance with commodities and futures trading regulations in the United States. These advisories typically address issues such as market manipulation, fraud prevention, regulatory changes, or emerging risks to investors and market participants. They serve to clarify existing rules, outline best practices, and educate stakeholders on regulatory expectations, aiming to foster transparency and integrity in the commodities and futures markets. CFTC Advisories are crucial for informing industry professionals, investors, and the public about regulatory developments and ensuring adherence to fair trading practices.

CFTC’s Fraud Advisories:

The CFTC has issued several customer protection Fraud Advisories and Articles  including the Commodity Pool Fraud Advisory ,  which warns customers about a type of fraud involving individuals and firms, often unregistered, offering investments in commodity pools.

The CFTC also strongly urges the public to verify a company’s registration with the CFTC before committing funds. If unregistered, a customer should be wary of providing funds to that entity. A company’s registration status can be found using NFA BASIC .

Customers and other individuals can report suspicious activities or information, such as possible violations of commodity trading laws, to the Division of Enforcement via a toll-free hotline 866-FON-CFTC (866-366-2382) or file a tip or complaint online  or contact the Whistleblower Office .  Whistleblowers may be eligible to receive between 10 and 30 percent of the monetary sanctions collected, paid from the Customer Protection Fund, which is financed through monetary sanctions paid to the CFTC by violators of the CEA.

CFTC-PR-8908-24

File ID:  CFTC-PR-8908-24 Date:  May 13, 2024 Accessed:  June 20, 2024 Headline:  Commodity Futures Trading Commission Warns Students and Job Seekers Not to Become “Money Mules” Source:   https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8908-24 Categories: AGENCY ADVISORIES CFTC ADVISORIES MONEY MULE CFTC-PR-8908-24 – Viewer: ▼▼▼ (Download PDF File )

CFTC-PR-8881-24

File ID:  CFTC-PR-8881-24 Date:  March 20, 2024 Accessed: June 15,2024 Headline:  Joint Effort Launches to Warn Retirees about Precious Metals Fraud and Gives Tips on Protecting Themselves. Source:  https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8881-24 Categories: AGENCY ADVISORIES CFTC ADVISORIES PRECIOUS METALS FRAUD CFTC-PR-8881-24 – Viewer: ▼▼▼ (Download PDF File )

CFTC-PR-8871-24

File ID: CFTC-PR-8871-24 Date: March 1, 2024 Accessed: June 15, 2024 Headline:  Commodity Futures Trading Commission Staff Issues Advisory Regarding FBOT Regulatory Filings. Source:  https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8871-24 Categories: AGENCY ADVISORIES CFTC ADVISORIES FOREIGN BOARDS OF TRADE (FBOTs) CFTC-PR-8871-24 – Viewer: ▼▼▼ (Download PDF File )

CFTC-PR-8859-24

File ID:  CFTC-PR-8859-24 Date:  February 7, 2024 Accessed:  June 15, 2024 Headline:  CFTC Customer Advisory Alerts App and Social Media Users to Financial Romance Fraud. Valentine’s Day Brings Romance Investment Scams Back to Forefront. Source:  https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8859-24 Categories: AGENCY ADVISORIES CFTC ADVISORIES INVESTMENT SCAMS ROMANCE SCAMS CFTC-PR-8859-24 – Viewer: ▼▼▼ (Download PDF File )

CFTC-PR-8854-24

File ID:  CFTC-PR-8854-24 Date:  January 25, 2024 Accessed:  June 15, 2024 Headline:  CFTC Customer Advisory Cautions the Public to Beware of Artificial Intelligence Scams. Source:  https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8854-24 Categories: AGENCY ADVISORIES CFTC ADVISORIES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SCAMS CFTC-PR-8854-24 – Viewer: ▼▼▼ (Download PDF File )