MFSA warns on false internet presence

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has become aware of an entity which is known to have and internet presence at http://securetrading-services.com/ which is falsely claiming to be associated with a licenced and authorised entity. Fraudsters are using the details of the genuine entity in an effort to deceive the public in Malta and abroad.

The Authority would also like to inform the public that http://securetrading-services.com/ claims to have presence in France, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom with a headquarters in 5 Avenue Kleber, 75016 Paris, France, which are believed to be false.

The MFSA can also confirm that http://securetrading-services.com/ has no association with the authorised and licenced company Secure Trading Financial services Limited which is a Malta-based company with registered offices in Ewropa Business Centre, Level 2, Triq Dun Karm Birkirkara, and whose company registration number is C-56013.

The Authority would like to remind customers of financial services not to enter into any financial services transactions unless they have ascertained that the entity with whom the transaction is being made is authorised to provide such services by the MFSA or any other reputable financial services regulator.

A list of entities licensed by the MFSA is available from the MFSA and can be also viewed on the MFSA’s website on http://www.mfsa.com.mt/pages/licenceholders.aspx.