Use of false documents, solicitation on the web and social networks – Authority intervenes to stop the activities of two advisors and brokers suspected

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MONTREAL, July 30. 2014 / CNW Telbec / – Two suspected advisors and brokers, Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg doing business under the name Justin Jonathan Financial Service and Micael Girard , District Director, must end their illegal activities particularly promoted through the web and social network Facebook.

The facts revealed by the investigation to date
The AMF investigation reveals that particular day Maisonneuve-Strasbourg Justin, Justin and Jonathan Financial Service Micael Girard would be related to the activities of consultants and derivatives activities to to conduct derivatives transactions without being registered or licensed by the Authority contrary to what the website of the company and documents likely forged by Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg allegedly presented to an investor to believe he possessed the required entries.

Through a website and Facebook accounts, the respondents would invite investors to invest in derivative instruments by promising mind-boggling revenue, even up doubling investment and guaranteed profits. Activities which they are accused are mainly related to binary options. A binary option is a type of option  where the investor faces two issues at maturity of its investment, or he earns a specified amount in advance (often called premium) or he loses his bet is “all or nothing”. We often associate the binary options market currencies. The Authority has also warned the public about this type of approach in 2013.

In addition, Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg have made an offering of securities of the entity Justin Jonathan Financial Service in the amount of $ 75,000 from a young investor of his entourage, who recently inherited, thinking it was the purchase of 15% shares of the company Jonathan Justin Financial Service.

Orders to the respondents
at the request of the Autorité des marchés financiers who wanted to protect investors and the Bureau decision and Review (BDR) issued July 17, 2014 interim restraint orders against Justin Maisonneuve- Strasbourg and Justin Jonathan Service Financial since they had tried to make withdrawals from the bank account into which investors’ money had been deposited. This order has the effect of blocking the money in the bank accounts of Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg and Justin Jonathan Service Financial and prevent them from disposing of funds, securities or other property.

On 25 July 2014, the BDR maintained restraint orders mentioned above, in addition to prohibit Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg, Jonathan Justin Service financial and Micael Girard to act as advisor and exercise any derivatives activity to perform operations on derivatives, including dealer activities. The BDR also banned Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg and Justin Jonathan Financial Service exercise activity advisor and any activity to perform any operation on all forms of investment described in section 1 of the Act securities, including dealer activities. Finally, the BDR ordered to withdraw any publication or solicitation published or posted on the Internet or otherwise, and to close the or any other site of the same nature as the latter website.

If you believe you have been the target of an approach Justin Maisonneuve-Strasbourg, please contact an agent at our  Information Centre .

Better guard against this type of approach
although they contain information that may be useful to investors, web and social media can be a breeding ground for fraudulent approaches. It is therefore best used with caution and test your vulnerability .

That the person offering you make an investment you whether known or unknown, you should always apply these 5 simple steps that can detect if you are the target of a questionable approach.

The Financial Markets Authority is the regulatory and supervision of the financial sector in Quebec.

Media only:
Sylvain Théberge: 514 940-2176

Information Centre  : 
Québec: 418 525-0337 
Montreal: 514 395-0337 
Other areas: 1 877 525-0337
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