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28 Sep 2015, 12:09 pm | Regulator or Authority Impersonation

False DIFC Documents used to Promote a Fraudulent Scam

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and the public about a fraudulent scheme using false documents concerning the DIFC.The scammers fraudulently:The scammers provide the investors with false documents in the form of an "Agreement", which refers to the DIFC and the "Dubai Investment Authority".  An extract of the Agreement can be found 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 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:HowToAvoidBeingScammedThe 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.If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or documents that purport to be issued by the 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 www.dfsa.ae.

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