On 11 December, CBI issued a warning in respect of ACA Group Limited (Hong Kong). On 15 December, CBI published the name of another unauthorised firm: Vantage Holdings Group Limited (Hong Kong). Neither of these firms are authorised by the CBI as an investment firm or to provide investment advice. CBI noted in its press release that it is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm to provide financial services in Ireland. It also warned consumers of the dangers of dealing with an unauthorised firm; namely that they will not receive compensation under the Investor Compensation Scheme.