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08 Oct 2015, 12:10 pm | Regulator or Authority Impersonation

DFSA Impersonated in a Fraudulent Tax Scheme

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and the public about a fraudulent scheme using a false tax receipt claimed to be issued by the "Financial Services Authority (Dubai Regional Office)".The perpetrators of the scam:A copy of the falsified tax receipt can be viewed here.The DFSA informs you that:The DFSA strongly advises that you do not respond to any communications regarding this scam, and under no circumstances should you send any money to the perpetrators of the scam.The DFSA has a page on its website dedicated to Alerts which it has issued about scams. All Alerts issued by the DFSA may be accessed by going to:https://www.dfsa.ae/your-resources/dfsa-alerts/alertsThe DFSA has also recently issued warnings and guidance about the common types of scams perpetrated on consumers. For more information on these scams, please go to:HowToAvoidBeingScammed.aspxThe DFSA encourages you to always refer to the list of regulated firms that is available on DFSA's public register and may be accessed by going to:https://www.dfsa.ae/public-register/firms.

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