With the financial market seeing an increased inflow of customers, scammers have switched their roles. From posing as legitimate brokerage firms to lure in and trap customers, these scammers have started creating fake Regulatory Authorities and Exchanges as well. Regulation is the most important parameter that everyone should make sure that a brokerage firm has before investing your hard-earned money with them. With the entering of scammers into the regulatory authority, here are a few of the regulatory authorities and exchanges that you must look out for. If you spot that any brokerage firm is licensed by the names listed below, immediately steer away from the firm.

Alliance Financial Regulatory Board  USAhttp://alliancefrboard.us
American Futures and Options Exchange  USAwww.afoex.com
American Futures and Options Trading Commission (AFOTC)  USAwww.afoex.com
Beacon Commodities and Futures Exchange (BCFX)  LONDONwww.bcfx.org
Beacon Hill Regulatory Trade Commission  BOSTONhttp://bhrtc.org 
Belgium Commodities & Futures ExchangeBOSTONwww.bcfex.com
Board of Securities Trading Commission  BOSTONwww.bstcomm.org
Boston Mergers and Acquisitions Board  BOSTONhttp://bostonmboard.com/developments.php
Bureau of Financial Services BoardUTAHhttp://bfsboard.org
Bureau of Financial TradingUSAhttp://gov.boft.us/
Bureau of Foreign Security AffairsBELGIUM 
Commission on Financial and Securities ComplianceUSAhttp://commfsc.com
Committee of Regulation and Liquidation on Private VenturesUSA 
Commodities Futures Trading Commission AUSTRALIAwww.cftc.org.au
Commonwealth Regulatory BoardBOSTONhttp://commregboard.us
Department of Financial TradingWASHINGTON, DCgov.depft.us
Department of Foreign Investment ControlUSAwww.gov.dfic.us
Department of International Financial TradingWASHINGTON, DChttp://depintft.org
Department of Securities TradingUSA 
Digital Gold ExchangeSWITZERLANDhttps://digitalgoldxchange.com/
Deutsche Anstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (DAFIN) www.dafin.org
East West Financial & Securities ComplianceUSAhttp://finsc.us
Equities Trading CommissionWASHINGTON, DCwww.gov.eqtc.us
European Financial Services Conduct Authority https://efsca.online/
European Futures Options Commission www.efoc.org
Federal Assurance Regulatory CommissionWASHINGTON, DChttp://www.fedarc.org
Federal Mergers & Securities BoardOREGON 
Financial Assurance Regulatory BoardTOKYOhttp://finarb.org
Financial Services Regulatory Authority of BelgiumBELIGUMwww.fsrab.org
Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Frankfurt (FSRAF)FRANKFURTwww.fsraf.org
Foreign Shareholders Protection Department  
Forensic Financial Fraud InvestigatorsUSA 
Frankfurt Financial Supervisory Authority FRANKFURTwww.ffsauthority.com
Futures Trading Standards CommissionLONDONwww.ukftsc.org
Global Metal and Commodities Exchange www.gmcex.com
Global Regulatory AuthorityTOKYOhttp://www.globalregulatoryauthority.com
Hong Kong Financial Services AuthorityHONG KONG
Hong Kong Financial Trading Authority (HKFTA)HONG KONGwww.hkdta.org.au
Hong Kong Futures and Options Exchange (HKFOX)HONG KONG 
Integrated Financial Regulatory BoardWASHINGTON, DCwww.integratedfrboard.net/
Inter-global Financial Regulatory BoardPENNSYLVANIAhttp://www.igfrb.org
International Association of Transfer Agents 
International Compliance Commission  
International Equity Commission  
International Exchange Regulatory Commission  
International Offshore Financial Markets Regulators (IOFMR) http://iofmr.com/
International Organization of Securities Commission www.iosc-us.com
International Regulatory Commission  
International Securities Tax CommissionUSAwww.istcommission.us
International Shareholder AgencyUSAwww.isa-al.us
Japan Futures Trading Fund (JFTB) JAPANwww.jftb.org/eng/
Japan Options and Futures Trading Board JAPANwww.joftb.org
National Compliance Regulatory BoardCALIFORNIAwww.natcrb.org
National Mergers and Acquisitions BoardUSAwww.nationalmaboard-gov.us
National Shareholder Protection AgencyMEMPHISwww.nspagency.us
Office of Financial AffairsUSAhttp://ofina.us
Offshore Commodity Futures Dealers Association (OCFDA)BELGIUM 
Offshore Futures Securities Association www.ofs-a.org
Offshore Investors Protection Association www.oipaonline.org
Options and Futures Trade Commission www.oftc.hk
Overseas Holding Compensation Commission  
Plutus Private Equity LLCBOSTONwww.plutuspe.com
Prudential Regulatory BoardUSAhttp://pregb.com
Regional Regulatory BoardWASHINGTON, DCwww.regionalregboard.org
Regulatory Association Of Offshore Investment Managers www.raoim.org
Regulatory Compliance Commission  
Securities Regulatory CommissionTOKYOinfo@securityregulatorycommission.com
Securities Regulatory and Investment BoardGERMANYwww.srib.org
Sicfex Swiss International Commodities Futures Exchange 
Swiss Commodities Futures Exchange  
Thompson Brennan StanleyNEW YORKwww.thompsonbrennanstanley.com
Transfer Exchange CorporationNEW YORKwww.transferexchangecorp.com
The Futures Exchange Securities RegulatorNEW YORKhttp://fesr.us
The International Board of Trade Commission http://internationalbtc.org
The International Regulatory Panel of Trade http://intl-rpt.org/
United Kingdom Commodity Derivatives AssociationLONDONhttp://ukcda.org/
United Kingdom Managed Futures AssociationLONDONhttp://ukmfa.org
US Securities Investigative Committee  
US Stock RegulatorsUSAhttp://www.gov.usastockreg.us/
World Options Exchange  www.woptex.com
World Trade Commodities Exchange www.wtcex.org
Worldwide Securities Investment Comission  www.asic-capital.com

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