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06 Aug 2015, 12:08 pm

False DFSA Documents used to Promote an Advance Fee Scam

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and the public to a fraudulent Advance Fee scam that uses false documents purportedly issued by the DFSA, and a non-existent Dubai branch of an American bank.The perpetrators of the scam: A copy of the two false DFSA documents can be viewed here.A copy of the false bank document can be viewed here.The DFSA informs you that:The DFSA strongly advises that you do not respond to any communication 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 about scams, including scams which misuse the name of the DFSA and/or the DIFC.  All Alerts issued by the DFSA may be accessed at https://dfsa.ae/alertsThe DFSA has also issued warnings and guidance about the common types of scams perpetrated on consumers, including Advance Fee scams. For more information on 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 on www.dfsa.ae

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