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21 Aug 2016, 12:08 pm

DIFC Impersonated in an Advance Fee Scam

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and the public about a fraudulent scheme in which the DFSA has been impersonated.The scammers fraudulently:A copy of the fraudulent “Stop Order” document can be found here.The DFSA informs you that:One of the red flags that distinguishes a fraudulent document from one that is legitimate is the poor grammatical use of the English language, which is apparent in the fraudulent “Stop Order”.The DFSA strongly advises that individuals do not respond to any communication regarding the scam, and under no circumstances should they send any money to any party involved in 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: 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: HOW TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED.The DFSA encourages consumers to refer to the list of regulated Firms and Authorised Individuals licensed by the DFSA that is available on the DFSA's PUBLIC REGISTER.If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or documents that purport to be issued by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), DFSA or a DFSA regulated Firm, you should direct your concerns to the DIFC on Tel:+971 4 362 2222 and to the DFSA via the DFSA Complaints function on: COMPLAINTS.
 

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