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Love Island and TOWIE stars charged over financial investment posts and could face prison stint if found guilty

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Social media influencers, including former Love Island and The Only Way is Essex stars, have been charged over plugging unauthorised investments.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has charged nine influencers in relation to an unauthorised foreign exchange trading scheme promoted on social media.The FCA has alleged that Emmanuel Nwanze and Holly Thompson used an Instagram account, @holly_fx trends.The watchdog said it gave advice on buying and selling contracts for difference (CFDs) when they were not authorised to do so.

It said CFDs were high-risk investments, with 80% of customers who invest in them losing money. The watchdog also alleges that Nwanze paid Towie's Lauren Goodger and Yazmin Oukhellou, Love Island's Biggs Chris, Jamie Clayton, Rebecca Gormley, and Eva Zapico and Geordie Shore's Scott Timlin to promote the account to their 4.5 million Instagram followers.

Nwanze, Thompson, Chris, Clayton, Goodger, Gormley, Oukhellou, Timlin and Zapico each face one count of issuing unauthorised communications of financial promotions.

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