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25 Sep 2014, 12:09 pm | Regulator or Authority Impersonation

DFSA Impersonation: Misuse of DFSA’s Name

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and members of the public to the misuse of the DFSA's name.It has come to the DFSA's attention that a company called Aexis International Trading has issued a document in which it claims that its regulator is the "Autoridad de Servicios Financieros de Dubai (DFSA)".  The document is in Spanish.  A copy of the document can be viewed here.The DFSA informs you that:The DFSA is the independent regulator of financial services for the DIFC.  The list of regulated firms is available on DFSA's public register which can be accessed at:Public-Register/FirmThe DFSA has a page on its website dedicated to Alerts in relation to scams, including scams which misuse the name of the DFSA and/or the DIFC.  All Alerts issued by the DFSA may be accessed by going to:Your-Resources/dfsa-alerts The DFSA has also issued warnings and guidance about the common types of scams perpetrated on consumers. For more information on these scams please go to:HowToAvoidBeingScammed   If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any DIFC Authority or DFSA correspondence or documents, you should direct your concerns to the DIFC Authority on Tel: +971 4 362 2222 and to the DFSA via the DFSA Complaints function onwww.dfsa.ae.

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