Alert List

The Alert List is a list of entities which have come to the attention of the SFC because they are unlicensed in Hong Kong and are believed to be, or to have been, targeting Hong Kong investors or claim to have an association with Hong Kong. You can either search by name or by type to check whether an entity is already on the list. This is not a comprehensive list and new names are coming to our attention all the time. We will add to the list as we hear of new names. If you have been contacted by an unlicensed firm, it would be of assistance to the SFC if you would provide information on your dealings with that firm by completing our online complaint form.

For further information on boiler rooms, scam websites and phishes, please follow the links.

Note: The information contained on the Alert List is provided as an early warning service to investors but is not a substitute for investors conducting their own due diligence by checking up on a particular entity.

Please view the list by selecting the first alphabet that starts off the name of each entry or the sub-group labelled “Chinese” for entities bearing only Chinese names:

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Company name Type Add date
Hallmark Financial Solutions / Hallmark Finance Solutions Unlicensed entities 27 Jun 2013
Hamburg Capital Unlicensed entities 16 Apr 2018
Hamilton Financial Services Unlicensed entities 27 Jun 2013
Hamilton Frasier Group Unlicensed entities 12 Feb 2004
Hamilton Wealth Advisors Unlicensed entities 12 Jan 2018
Hamilton, Gardiner & Associates Unlicensed entities 17 Jan 2006
Hammond Capital Unlicensed entities 12 Nov 2015
Han Lin Kam / HLKAM-HK Unlicensed entities 18 Dec 2020
Hang International Unlicensed entities 6 Aug 2013
Hang Seng Financial Unlicensed entities 10 Aug 2010
Hang Seng Small Cap Exchange / HS-EX Suspicious websites 20 Mar 2019
Hangtung International Wealth Unlicensed entities 5 May 2020
Hans Bernauer Unlicensed entities 15 Jan 2016
Hantec Group Asset Management Limited Unlicensed entities 22 Dec 2004
HapFover Limited Unlicensed entities 23 Aug 2021
Harper Mills and Paige Inc Unlicensed entities 9 Jan 2003
Harris & James Company Ltd Unlicensed entities 14 May 2012
Harris James Associates Unlicensed entities 12 Apr 2011
Harrison Lee Partners Unlicensed entities 8 Feb 2005
Hartford Group International Unlicensed entities 13 May 2014
Hartford Partners Unlicensed entities 27 Mar 2015
Hartix Limited Unlicensed entities 10 Nov 2010
Hartmann and Partners Unlicensed entities 14 Feb 2011
Harvard Moore Pte Ltd Unlicensed entities 15 May 2007
Harver Group Unlicensed entities 2 Aug 2016
Harvest Asset Holdings Ltd Unlicensed entities 20 Oct 2017
Harvest International Consortiums Ltd Unlicensed entities 7 Feb 2014
Hasegawa Financial Holdings Unlicensed entities 3 Mar 2016
HC Capital Asia Unlicensed entities 7 Dec 2016
HC Capital Trust Unlicensed entities 10 Nov 2016
HCF Financial Service Limited Unlicensed entities 28 Jul 2016
Heathway Limited Unlicensed entities 19 May 2009
Hemmington Capital Markets Unlicensed entities 9 May 2013
HenryFX Unlicensed entities 6 Aug 2013
Hentsch & Muller Unlicensed entities 29 Sep 2009
Herise Invest Limited Suspicious websites 22 Apr 2004
Heritage Provident Unlicensed entities 7 Sep 2015
Hero Elegant Global Services Limited Unlicensed entities 9 Nov 2006
Herrington Global Unlicensed entities 24 Mar 2014
Hersh Edelman Unlicensed entities 12 May 2011
Hesketh Leihner Unlicensed entities 19 Jul 2011
He-Xin Finance and Investment Unlicensed entities 23 Jul 2009
HF JR Finance (Asia) Limited Suspicious websites 19 Jul 2013
HFJR Financal Investment Inc Suspicious websites 9 Oct 2014
HFJR Financal Investment Inc Suspicious websites 9 Oct 2014
H-Fund Finance Management Consultant Limited Unlicensed entities 18 Dec 2007
Hillgrand Limited Unlicensed entities 30 Jun 2016
Hilton & Frank Holdings Unlicensed entities 17 May 2017
Hirsche Private Asset Management Limited Unlicensed entities 5 Mar 2015
HIS Commodities Unlicensed entities 25 Mar 2009
Hk Baoma Avenue International Group Company Limited Unlicensed entities 18 Sep 2014
HK Dudian International Investment Group Co., Limited /HK Gudian International Investment Group Co., Limited Unlicensed entities 21 Nov 2018
HK Easen Financial Holding Co., Limited Unlicensed entities 12 Sep 2018
HK Eastern Culture Property Exchange Co., Limited Unlicensed entities 24 Nov 2015
HK Equity Fund Limited Unlicensed entities 10 Aug 2016
HK Financial Fiduciary Services Unlicensed entities 20 Jan 2017
HK Golden Crown Trading Limited Unlicensed entities 21 Sep 2020
HK Guojing Investment Management Limited Unlicensed entities 24 Sep 2018
HK Jin Yu Heng Tong Investment Co Limited / HK Jin Yu Heng Tong Investment Management Limited Unlicensed entities 12 Jul 2013
HK Kova Capital Management Limited Unlicensed entities 22 Jan 2016
HK Pacific Unlicensed entities 4 Aug 2011
HK Private Capital Limited Unlicensed entities 16 Feb 2015
HK Xinhong Unlicensed entities 13 Mar 2019
HKCBRC交易平台 (only Chinese name is available) Unlicensed entities 31 Dec 2020
HKForex (H.K.) Co. Ltd. Unlicensed entities 16 Apr 2008
HKGKFK International Limited Unlicensed entities 16 Jan 2020
HKI Consultants Unlicensed entities 7 Nov 2011
HKIC Group Unlicensed entities 23 Mar 2016
HKIC Systems Limited Unlicensed entities 23 Mar 2016
HKJSSHENGFX Corporation / Jiasheng Asia Pacific Ltd / HongKong Jiashengyatai Group Limited / DfcfFX International Group Ltd Unlicensed entities 28 Jul 2020
HKMT Finance Limited Unlicensed entities 3 Sep 2021
HKOTC Fake regulators and/or market operators 13 Mar 2014
HKS Securities Limited Unlicensed entities 24 Jul 2020
HMG Holdings Ltd Unlicensed entities 10 Feb 2009
Hoden International Clearing Unlicensed entities 6 Nov 2013
Hodyer Asia / Hodyer Asia Assets Management Inc / Hoyder Investment Group Unlicensed entities 8 Oct 2013
Holdings Universal Unlicensed entities 8 Dec 2005
Holland Financial Fiduciary Services, Netherlands Unlicensed entities 20 Jan 2017
Hollerman & Company LLC Unlicensed entities 20 Mar 2013
Hollis Kookmin Financial Unlicensed entities 22 Feb 2018
Honesty International Holdings Limited Unlicensed entities 6 Nov 2006
Hong Fu International Futures Brokerage Company Limited Suspicious websites 18 Feb 2021
Hong Kong & New Territories Futures Board Fake regulators and/or market operators 20 Apr 2010
Hong Kong and Shanghai Securities Ltd Suspicious websites 1 Nov 2005
Hong Kong Business Information Registry Suspicious websites 8 Oct 2013
Hong Kong Capital Group Unlicensed entities 17 Jul 2018
Hong Kong Commodities and Mercantile Exchange Suspicious websites 30 Dec 2011
Hong Kong Commodity Trading Board Fake regulators and/or market operators 21 Oct 2009
Hong Kong Dahua Capital International Limited Unlicensed entities 8 Jul 2019
Hong Kong Daniu Securities Limited Unlicensed entities 29 Dec 2020
Hong Kong Digital Assets Trading & Management Limited Suspicious websites 18 Dec 2019
Hong Kong Enterprise Equity Transfer Market Limited/ Hong Kong Enterprises Takeover Market Limited/HKOTC Fake regulators and/or market operators 21 Sep 2017
Hong Kong Enterprises Equity Trading Centre Co, Limited Unlicensed entities 1 Aug 2018
Hong Kong Eshirong Financial Investment Unlicensed entities 11 Nov 2013
Hong Kong Fengying Holding Company Limited Unlicensed entities 29 Mar 2018
Hong Kong Finance Unlicensed entities 10 Mar 2011
Hong Kong Finance Authority Unlicensed entities 7 Sep 2011
Hong Kong Financial Securities Board Fake regulators and/or market operators 31 Mar 2009
Hong Kong Financial Services Authority Fake regulators and/or market operators 31 Mar 2009
Hong Kong Financial Trading Authority Fake regulators and/or market operators 15 Jul 2009
Hong Kong Foreign Financial Fund Company Unlicensed entities 1 Sep 2009
Hong Kong Foreign Investments Trade Authority Fake regulators and/or market operators 11 Feb 2016
Hong Kong Franklin International Financial Investment Limited Unlicensed entities 1 Sep 2010
Hong Kong Futures Market Commission Fake regulators and/or market operators 10 Aug 2010
Hong Kong Global Exchange Co. Ltd. Suspicious websites 12 Mar 2014
Hong Kong Gold Exchange Fake regulators and/or market operators 9 Jun 2010
Hong Kong Goldman Sachs Financial Investment Ltd Unlicensed entities 21 Dec 2015
Hong Kong HDI International Traders Unlicensed entities 23 Jul 2019
Hong Kong Hengxin Futures Investment Co Limited Unlicensed entities 24 Jul 2019
Hong Kong Hongyi Futures Investment Co., Limited / HK Hongyi Capital Group Co. Limited Unlicensed entities 17 Jan 2020
Hong Kong Huanyu Futures Co, Ltd Unlicensed entities 14 Dec 2017
Hong Kong International Asset Management Limited Unlicensed entities 12 Aug 2014
Hong Kong International Board Financial Investment Group Company Limited Fake regulators and/or market operators 21 Sep 2017
Hong Kong International Board Group Limited Fake regulators and/or market operators 21 Sep 2017
Hong Kong International Million Abundant Cultural Art Limited Unlicensed entities 31 Mar 2016
Hong Kong International Trading Corporation Unlicensed entities 12 Dec 2006
Hong Kong Jongsfung Kamyung Group Ltd Suspicious websites 20 Nov 2007
Hong Kong Keybridge Investment Company Limited Unlicensed entities 28 Jul 2017
Hong Kong Options and Futures Exchange Suspicious websites 7 Nov 2011
Hong Kong Options and Futures Exchange (HKOFX) Fake regulators and/or market operators 19 Apr 2010
Hong Kong Regulatory Board Fake regulators and/or market operators 15 Mar 2013
Hong Kong Rongchuang Financial Investment Limited Unlicensed entities 3 Sep 2018
Hong Kong Rongxin Futures Investment Co Limited Unlicensed entities 9 Jul 2018
Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Equity Transfer Market Co., Ltd Fake regulators and/or market operators 3 Mar 2020
Hong Kong Securities Clearing Limited Unlicensed entities 18 Apr 2012
Hong Kong Securities Options Futures Exchange (HKSOFX) Fake regulators and/or market operators 20 Jul 2010
Hong Kong Shanghai Board Options Exchange Fake regulators and/or market operators 3 Sep 2013
Hong Kong Stock Transfer Registry Fake regulators and/or market operators 6 Jul 2015
Hong Kong Tiancheng International Co., Ltd. Unlicensed entities 13 May 2021
Hong Kong Tianying Chuangrong Fund Management Co., Ltd / Hong Kong Tianying Chuangrong Fund Asset Management Co., Ltd Unlicensed entities 10 Sep 2019
Hong Kong ya-tong Finance and Investment Co. Ltd. Unlicensed entities 24 Jun 2009
Hong Kuang Unlicensed entities 3 Sep 2013
Hong Yu International Unlicensed entities 24 Nov 2015
Hongkong Aisite Services Limited / Aisite Services Limited Unlicensed entities 12 Aug 2020
HongKong Carson Global Co Limited Unlicensed entities 9 Aug 2018
Hongkong Cheng Hui Finance Unlicensed entities 11 May 2018
Hongkong Chuangtou Financial Investment Inc Unlicensed entities 7 Aug 2012
Hongkong Enterprise Equity Transfer Management System Center Co Ltd Fake regulators and/or market operators 22 Jan 2018
Hongkong Fengye International Financial Investment Co Ltd Unlicensed entities 16 Feb 2016
Hongkong Golden Global Trading Investment Co., Limited Unlicensed entities 27 Mar 2019
Hongkong Guotaijunan Securities Holding Co., Limited Unlicensed entities 5 Mar 2015
HongKong Gxforex co., ltd Unlicensed entities 3 Sep 2008
HongKong International Currency Investment Centre Unlicensed entities 22 Aug 2018
Hongkong Jin Xin Unlicensed entities 23 Aug 2018
Hongkong Junshen Tianhung International Group Unlicensed entities 24 May 2019
HongKong Mianmu Share Finance Service Co Limited Unlicensed entities 12 Sep 2018
Hongkong Rarlon futures Co., Limited Unlicensed entities 6 Apr 2020
HongKong Sega Bullion Limited Unlicensed entities 20 Jul 2011
HongKong Tooptions Limited Unlicensed entities 29 Oct 2015
HongKong UBC Investment Funds Limited Suspicious websites 14 Jun 2004
Hongta Securities Co., Ltd. Unlicensed entities 7 Feb 2018
Hongyi Capital Unlicensed entities 7 Jul 2017
Horizon Holdings Ltd Unlicensed entities 4 Nov 2016
Howard Capital Management Pty Ltd Unlicensed entities 10 Jul 2018
Howell Schine & Co Unlicensed entities 27 Feb 2008
HPoption Unlicensed entities 12 Jun 2017
HQBroker Unlicensed entities 2 Mar 2018
HSL Acquisitions Inc / HSL Acquisitions Unlicensed entities 18 Dec 2013
H-T-I Corporation/Hongkong Trading International Corp Ltd Unlicensed entities 2 Aug 2016
http://4008095521.com/index.php Suspicious websites 28 Jan 2011
http://4507w.xindemo.cn Suspicious websites 12 Feb 2020
http://47.244.126.86 Suspicious websites 11 Jan 2019
http://47.244.217.141 Suspicious websites 6 Aug 2020
http://61.152.237.170/index.html Suspicious websites 7 Dec 2012
http://aa.xiaoliangxin.top Suspicious websites 11 Aug 2020
http://aiooos.com Suspicious websites 2 Mar 2018
http://ameritrade.tdamr.com (New) Suspicious websites 11 Oct 2021
http://azentus-capital.com Suspicious websites 12 Jul 2013
http://azentuscapitalmanagement.com Suspicious websites 12 Jul 2013
http://bakelaihk.com Suspicious websites 22 Sep 2020
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_8cd1c8950100tcbf.html Suspicious websites 25 Oct 2011
http://bwgfnhk.com Suspicious websites 30 Jun 2020
http://cnffutures.vip Suspicious websites 1 Feb 2021
http://dxcj.oe999.cn Suspicious websites 9 Jun 2021
http://eastmoney.comhjl.com Suspicious websites 7 Aug 2012
http://excalibur.cn.com Suspicious websites 14 Dec 2020
http://fdtew.s9om.cn Suspicious websites 9 Sep 2020
http://fuzezq.com Suspicious websites 4 Jul 2019
http://gjs.chuangak.cn/web/zhyi Suspicious websites 25 Jan 2018
http://harbin-beer.cn/index.html Suspicious websites 7 Dec 2012
http://henghuaguoji.com Suspicious websites 23 Nov 2020
http://hkac1545.isitacenter.com Suspicious websites 30 Jul 2019
http://hkzybcfund.com Suspicious websites 24 May 2021
http://hljyxt.com Suspicious websites 16 Jul 2020
http://hrgj168.com Suspicious websites 18 Nov 2020
http://huayingtongkg.com Suspicious websites 24 May 2021
http://mz.futuresvip.cn Suspicious websites 30 Jul 2019
http://mzqh.ydfcq.cn Suspicious websites 20 Feb 2019
http://nygj.axunz.cn Suspicious websites 15 Jun 2020
http://qh.98cml.net Suspicious websites 20 Oct 2017
http://qhxd.hk Suspicious websites 5 Sep 2019
http://rongtongzq.com Suspicious websites 12 Feb 2019
http://rtartrade.cn Suspicious websites 2 Mar 2018
http://scene.xunzhuang.net/v/U912192N35J4?from=singlemessage Suspicious websites 12 Feb 2019
http://tianfazq.com Suspicious websites 4 Jul 2019
http://trfinance.hk Suspicious websites 24 Jan 2018
http://u10063256.viewer.maka.im/k/4UFG9AOE Suspicious websites 14 Jun 2019
http://www.asia-im.info/ Suspicious websites 1 Mar 2011
http://www.cantorukgold.com Suspicious websites 7 Mar 2013
http://www.fayzw.com Suspicious websites 14 Mar 2012
http://www.ifastcorp.org/iFAST_Login.aspx Suspicious websites 25 Oct 2011
http://www.ifastcorp.org/Personalpromotion.aspx?regid=ycx888 Suspicious websites 25 Oct 2011
http://www.kh989.com/htm/kh4.htm Suspicious websites 14 Mar 2012
http://www.ukcantor.com Suspicious websites 14 Feb 2012
http://www.ukcantor.net Suspicious websites 14 Feb 2012
http://www.ukcantorhk.com Suspicious websites 14 Feb 2012
http://www.weili668.com/gb/home/chi/Home/News?NewsID=NOW.874982&Lang=T Suspicious websites 27 Aug 2018
http://www.yfjrw168.com Suspicious websites 28 Oct 2013
http://xghdgj.jzjzs2.com Suspicious websites 24 Jan 2019
http://yikwahhk.com / www.yikwah.com.hk / www.yikwah.hk Suspicious websites 20 Aug 2019
http://yingdash.cn Suspicious websites 25 Jan 2019
http://yuandaqihuogongsi.b58b.com Suspicious websites 23 Nov 2020
http://zhan.renren.com/qunyiqihuo?checked=true Suspicious websites 10 Oct 2017
http://zhangjiahua.168tjw.com/contact Suspicious websites 10 Oct 2017
http://zhongyangqihuo.cn Suspicious websites 28 Jun 2018
http://zyif.hk Suspicious websites 28 Jun 2018
https://caelusasset.com Suspicious websites 23 Nov 2020
https://cescaptial.com Suspicious websites 23 Nov 2020
https://cif-global-markets.com Suspicious websites 12 Feb 2019
https://citadelcm-hk.com Suspicious websites 21 Feb 2019
https://dl.convoyfund.com/PWJbkYaV Suspicious websites 23 Jul 2021
https://everbright-sun-hung-kai-ebshk-direct.business.site Suspicious websites 2 Nov 2020
https://haitongcaifu1.com Suspicious websites 30 Oct 2020
https://haitongcaifu8.com Suspicious websites 2 Nov 2020
https://jinshuju.net/f/layize Suspicious websites 11 Jun 2018
https://market.wikifx.hk Suspicious websites 25 Nov 2020
https://ns0t2sr3a.zy868-gjwh.com Suspicious websites 30 Oct 2020
https://ofchk.com/index-en.htm Suspicious websites 7 Apr 2020
https://onlinefidelityhk.net Suspicious websites 31 Oct 2017
https://scksecurities.com Suspicious websites 14 Apr 2020
https://sknsecurities.com Suspicious websites 22 Jun 2018
https://subcap-hk.com Suspicious websites 20 Sep 2018
https://sucdenffxhk.com Suspicious websites 24 May 2021
https://sxbmarket.com Suspicious websites 27 Oct 2017
https://tw.granntt.com Suspicious websites 12 Jun 2020
https://web.winnabao.com Suspicious websites 9 Apr 2020
Huang International / Huang Investments Limited Unlicensed entities 20 Sep 2016
Huanyi International (HK) Limited Unlicensed entities 26 May 2020
Huatai Stock Unlicensed entities 19 Mar 2020
Hua-tong Finance and Investment Company Limited Unlicensed entities 31 Mar 2009
Huaxin Capital Suspicious websites 20 Jul 2018
Huaxin Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited Unlicensed entities 3 Nov 2016
Hudson & Parker Unlicensed entities 13 Nov 2007
Hudson International Group Limited Unlicensed entities 2 Nov 2000
Hudson Strategic Partners Unlicensed entities 10 Dec 2013
Huge Forex Investments Ltd Unlicensed entities 2 Jun 2003
Hui Hui Tong FX Unlicensed entities 31 Mar 2021
Hui Yao International (Hong Kong) Unlicensed entities 22 Jan 2018
Hui Ying Huan Qiu Unlicensed entities 3 May 2018
Hunch Unlicensed entities 24 Jul 2019
Hurst & Partners Investments Co. Limited Unlicensed entities 21 Feb 2019
Unlicensed entities

Sometimes entities appear to target Hong Kong investors whilst not having been licensed to carry out regulated activities in Hong Kong. They often adopt names similar to legitimate financial institutions to confuse investors. Alternatively, such unlicensed entities may provide financial investment trading platforms on the Internet. If you deal with a company which is not licensed by the SFC, you may not be protected by the regulatory framework enforced by the SFC.

Deal only with licensed entities and hang up on cold callers. To check whether an entity is an SFC licensee, visit our Public Register of Licensed Persons and Registered Institutions.

Suspicious websites

Dubious websites may offer too-good-to-be-true investment opportunities (e.g. pre-IPO stocks of fabricated companies sold at huge discounts, or funds with guaranteed multiple returns) that do not actually exist. Alternatively, such websites may be fraudulent copycat websites imitating the websites of reputable financial institutions to lure investors to part with their money and/or disclose personal information that the fraudsters may later use to swindle investors.

Do not respond to investment website offers unless you are sure of the legitimacy of the entity.

Phishes

Phishes usually imitate legitimate financial institutions to despatch emails to entice recipients to disclose their credit card / bank account numbers and passwords / Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). If you provide this information, you may find your account is drained of money.

Most legitimate banks will never email you asking for your details or PIN. If in doubt, contact your bank directly.

Fake regulators and/or market operators

Creating a fake regulator and/or market operator website is one of the tricks used to deceive unwary investors into thinking that certain unauthorised financial institutions or intermediaries listed on that website are supervised by a real regulator and that they conduct their trades through a recognised market operator (e.g. stock exchanges). The scamsters create a website for a non-existent financial regulator or market operator with a plausible name. Such a website is usually sophisticated and often contains up-to-date financial news to create a false impression of authenticity. In fact, no such financial regulator or market operator exists under that name.

To check whether a financial regulator and market operator really exists, see the member lists of the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the World Federation of Exchanges respectively.

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Last update: 3 Oct 2020

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