The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) hereby announces that, on 8 March 2012, it imposed an order for incremental penalty payments on Mr D.M. Krzaczkowski also trading under the name Benelux Goud. Benelux Goud (www.beneluxgoud.nl) fails to comply with the AFM's requests for information.
The AFM has requested information from Benelux Goud, because the suspicion exists that is has offered investments without an AFM licence and may continue to do so. In doing so, Benelux Goud used the website: www.beneluxgoud.nl.
It is prohibited to offer investments without a licence granted by the AFM for this purpose. Benelux Goud offered consumers the option of buying precious metals and to store them or have them stored. The AFM requires the information that is requested in order to determine whether the Financial Supervision Act has indeed been violated.
Benelux Goud of Amsterdam failed to provide the requested information within the deadline. The information still needs to be provided to the AFM. The incremental penalty payments amount to €4,000 for each day Benelux Goud fails to provide the data. A maximum of €80,000 applies.
The AFM calls on the public to share information on Benelux Goud with the AFM. If you wish to do so, you can contact the Financial Markets Information Line on: 0800-5400 540 (free of charge).
The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.
As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.