A List of Fraudulent Investment or Asset Management Companies - Page 7

Page 7 - Below is a list of fraudulent companies who are participating in Investor "Cold-calling" scam. Investor "Cold-calling" is a fraudulent practice where by an entity disguises itself as a brokerage firm or an asset management firm and approaches potential investors via non face-to-face channels, such as by phone, fax, and emails, in order to solicit investment in securities or financial products. Typically, a "cold caller" makes unsolicited calls to potential investors, cajoles them into deciding to purchase certain securities, and then, becomes unavailable for contact after the investor sends the money for that purchase. As a result, the investors cannot obtain the securities although they made the payment, and they also cannot get back the money they paid. Investors need to be more careful and vigilant, as cold callers have been using more varied and more sophisticated tactics. (For example, some cold callers execute transactions properly and make profits for investors at first. Then, they solicit bigger transaction and make the investors transfer the money for it. After that, the cold callers disappear.)

A List of Fraudulent Investment or Asset Management Companies - Page 7

The List of Fraudulent Investment or Asset Management Companies

International Mergers & Acquisitions Authority (Posted in April 2013)

1) 17th Flr., Fujino Bldg. 15-18 Nihonbashi Kodenma-cho, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 103-0001, Japan

TEL: +81 3 4578-0375 / FAX: +81 3 6745-9514

2) 22-11, Hokima 1-chome, Adachi-ku, Tokyo,121-0064

TEL: +81 3 4578-0625 / FAX: +81-3-6745-8657

Intercontinental Mergers & Acquisitions Agency (Posted in April 2013)

9th Flr. Yamaguchi Bldg. 8-17, Iwamoto-cho 1-chome Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0032, Japan

International Mergers and Acquisitions Board (Posted in November 2013)

28th floor, Shinjuku Mitsui Building 1-1, Nishi Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0430 Japan

TEL: +81-345-795-711 / FAX: +81-363-694-838


-- -- -- --

Japanese Acquisition Authority (Posted in July 2015)

5th Flr., Touwa Bldg. 26-4, Minami Ikebukuro 1-chome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0022

Tel: +81 345 782 309

Fax: +81 345 781 509


-- -- -- --

Japanese Acquisition Conduct Authority (Posted in September 2016)

7th Fl., Ikebukuro YS Bldg. 13-23, Minami Ikebukuro 1-chome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, ZIP 171-0022

Tel: +81 345 107 814


-- -- -- --

Japanese Administration for Acquisitions (Posted in August 2014)

4th Fl., Seibunkan Bldg. 5-9, Iidabashi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo ZIP 102-0072

TEL: +81 345 895 395

FAX: +81 345 895 382


-- -- -- --

Japanese Board of Trade Commission (Posted in December 2015)

4th floor, Toshimaya Bldg., 13-1, Uchikanda 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0047

Tel: +81 345 774 660

Fax: +81 344 965 102


-- -- -- --

Japanese Equities Commission (Posted in December 2015)

Seiko Ginza Bldg. 12-1, Ginza 8-chome Chuo-ku, Tokyo ZIP 104-0061

Tel: +81 345 780 340

Fax: +81 367 451 708


-- -- -- --

Japanese Financial Commission (Posted in October 2014)

7th Fl., FUJI 28 Bldg., 7-26, Kita-Aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 07-0061

Tel: +81 345 790 593

Fax: +81 345 776 443


-- -- -- --

Japanese International Equity and Securities Commission (IESC) (Posted in December 2016)

Matsuda Bldg., 14-13, Shiba 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, ZIP 105-0014

Tel: + 81 345 704 380

Fax: +81 367 454 843


-- -- -- --

Japanese Mergers and Acquisitions Authority (Posted in July 2016)

Prime Tsukiji Bldg. 1-2, Tsukiji 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo ZIP 104-0045

Tel: +81 3 4588 8128


-- -- -- --

Japanese Mergers and Acquisitions Commission (Posted in October 2014)

3rd Fl., Daini Kowa Bldg. 17-2, Shinbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0004

Tel: +81 345 895 398

Fax: +81 345 895 383


-- -- -- --

Japanese & Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Posted in September 2016)

Mergers and Acquisitions Financial Administration (Posted in June 2013)

11th Floor Hanwha Bldg, 10-1 Shiba 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0014

Tel: +008-134-578-0376 / Fax: +008-136-745-4952


-- -- -- --

Mergers & Acquisitions Supervison & Administration Commission(MASAC) (Posted in April 2013)

15th Flr., Fujino Building 11-8, Nihonbashi Kodenma-cho Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0001

TEL: +81-3-4579-00370 / FAX: +81-3-6745-2891

Metropolitan Financial Protection Commission (Posted in March 2016)

Otemachi First Square, 1-5-1, 4/F East Tower, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004, Japan

Tel: +81 345 102 521


-- -- -- --

Ministry of Foreign Equities (Posted in March 2016)

Nihon Seimei Nishi Gotanda Bldg., 24-5, Nishi Gotanda 7-chom, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo ZIP 141-8531

Phone: +81 345 781 758

Fax: +81 368 312 638


-- -- -- --

Ministry of Foreign Securities (Posted in March 2016)

Chiyoda Sanshin Bldg., 2-34, Kandajinbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0051

Phone: +81 345 782 385


-- -- -- --

National Mergers Commerce Commission (Posted in August 2014)

111th Flr., Yurakucho Bldg. 10-1, Yuraku-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0006, Japan

TEL: +81 345 782 378

FAX: +81 345 774 660


-- -- -- --

Office of Foreign Equities (Posted in September 2016)

Tel: 813 4510 6194


-- -- -- --

Office of Foreign Securities (Posted in December 2016)

6-20, Nishi-Shinbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, ZIP 105-0003

Tel: +81 345 106 192

Fax: +81 344 964 863


-- -- -- --

Offshore East (Posted in July 2016)

Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube, 1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Edobori Center Building, 2-1-1 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0002, Japan

Tel: +86-10-5904 4810

Fax: +86-10-5885 0588


-- -- -- --

Offshore Equities Regulation Department (Posted in July 2015)

2 Chome-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan

Tel: +81-34-578-1375


-- -- -- --

Overseas Mergers and Consolidations Commission (Posted in July 2016)

Kuyo Bldg. 10-2 Minami Aoyama 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

Tel: +81 345 102 554


-- -- -- --

Overseas Mergers and Consolidations Committee (Posted in July 2016)

Meijiseimei kan Bldg. 1-1, Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005

Tel: +81 345 782 001

Fax: +81 345 793 223


-- -- -- --

Securities and Investment Authority (Posted in September 2016)

4th Fl., Shosen Mitsui Bldg., 1-1, Toranomon 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, ZIP 105-0001

Tel: +81 345 107 837

Fax: +81 368 005 371


Securities Regulatory Commission (Posted in December 2016)

3rd Fl., Kawakami Bldg. 17-6, Hiroo 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, ZIP 150-0012

Tel: +81 645 605 035

Universal Compliance Commission (Posted in September 2016)

Otemachi First Square 1-5-1, 4/F East tower, Chiyoda-ku, Otemachi, Tokyo, ZIP 100-0004

Tel: +81 3 4578 7946

Fax: +81 3 6745 9296


Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

Bookmark articleSave

Was this article helpful?


Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

There are no comments as yet, please leave one below or revisit.

To protect your privacy, please remove sensitive or identifiable information from your comments, questions, or reviews. We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your post will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous post cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review


Online Threat Alerts Security Tips

Pay the safest way

Credit cards are the safest way to pay for online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or services or if the offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them completely if you report the problem promptly.

Guard your personal information

In any transaction you conduct, make sure to check with your state or local consumer protection agency and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the seller, charity, company, or organization is credible. Be especially wary if the entity is unfamiliar to you. Always call the number found on a website’s contact information to make sure the number legitimately belongs to the entity you are dealing with.

Be careful of the information you share

Never give out your codes, passwords or personal information, unless you are sure of who you're dealing with

Know who you’re dealing with

Crooks pretending to be from companies you do business with may call or send an email, claiming they need to verify your personal information. Don’t provide your credit card or bank account number unless you are actually paying for something and know who you are sending payment to. Your social security number should not be necessary unless you are applying for credit. Be especially suspicious if someone claiming to be from a company with whom you have an account asks for information that the business already has.

Check your accounts

Regularly check your account transactions and report any suspicious or unauthorised transactions.

Don’t believe promises of easy money

If someone claims that you can earn money with little or no work, get a loan or credit card even if you have bad credit, or make money on an investment with little or no risk, it’s probably a scam. Oftentimes, offers that seem too good to be true, actually are too good to be true.

Do not open email from people you don’t know

If you are unsure whether an email you received is legitimate, try contacting the sender directly via other means. Do not click on any links in an email unless you are sure it is safe.

Think before you click

If an email or text message looks suspicious, don’t open any attachments or click on the links.

Verify urgent requests or unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls before you respond

If you receive a message or a phone call asking for immediate action and don't know the sender, it could be a phishing message.

Be careful with links and new website addresses

Malicious website addresses may appear almost identical to legitimate sites. Scammers often use a slight variation in spelling or logo to lure you. Malicious links can also come from friends whose email has unknowingly been compromised, so be careful.

Secure your personal information

Before providing any personal information, such as your date of birth, Social Security number, account numbers, and passwords, be sure the website is secure.

Stay informed on the latest cyber threats

Keep yourself up to date on current scams by visiting this website daily.

Use Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are critical to online security.

Keep your software up to date and maintain preventative software programs

Keep all of your software applications up to date on your computers and mobile devices. Install software that provides antivirus, firewall, and email filter services.

Update the operating systems on your electronic devices

Make sure your operating systems (OSs) and applications are up to date on all of your electronic devices. Older and unpatched versions of OSs and software are the target of many hacks. Read the CISA security tip on Understanding Patches and Software Updates for more information.

What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

Secure Your Finances

  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
  • Identitytheft.gov: If someone is using your personal information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at www.identitytheft.gov. This federal government site will also help you create your Identity Theft Report and a personal recovery plan based on your situation. Questions can be directed to 877-ID THEFT.

How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

Online Threat Alerts or OTA is an anti-cybercrime community that started in 2012. OTA alerts the public to cyber crimes and other web threats.

By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

Online users can help by reporting suspicious or malicious messages or websites to OTA. And, if they want to determine if a message or website is a threat or scam, they can use OTA's search engine to search for the website or parts of the message for information.

Help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

A List of Fraudulent Investment or Asset Management Companies - Page 7