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22 Dec 2014, 12:12 pm | Regulator or Authority Impersonation

False DFSA Documents used to Promote a Fraudulent Scam

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and the public to a fraudulent scam that uses false documents purportedly issued by the DFSA. The perpetrators of the scam claim to be able to provide access to USD26,000,780.  The source of the funds are allegedly "willed funds".  However, the perpetrators further claim that the funds are subject to a "Transfer Stop Order".  The Transfer Stop Order:A copy of the false letter can be viewed here.

The DFSA informs you that:The DFSA strongly advises that you do not respond to such instructions for payment, and under no circumstances should you send any money to the perpetrators.The 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 at Your-Resources/dfsa-alertsThe 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 2222and to the DFSA via the DFSA Complaints function onwww.dfsa.ae

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