Fictitious Regulators

Public Alert: Bureau of International Securities Trading

July 18, 2019

The PAUSE Program lists entities that falsely claim to be registered, licensed, and/or located in the United States in their solicitation of investors. The PAUSE Program also lists entities that impersonate genuine U.S. registered securities firms as well as fictitious regulators, government agencies, or international organizations.

Bureau of International Securities Trading

912 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 552-1563
Website: and

Last Reviewed or Updated: June 28, 2024