The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) has become aware of an entity which is known to have an internet presence at https://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 like to inform the public that https://securetrading-services.com/ claims to have a presence in France, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, with its Head Office address being located at 5 Avenue Kleber, 75016 Paris, France. These representations are believed to be false.
The MFSA can confirm that https://securetrading-services.com/ has no association with the authorised and licenced company Secure Trading Financial Services Limited, which is a Malta based company having its registered office address at Ewropa Business Centre, level 2, Triq Dun Karm, Birkirkara with a company registration number of C56013.
The MFSA confirms that https://securetrading-services.com/ is a ‘clone’ of a legitimate entity and that the public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the false entity.
The MFSA would like to remind consumers of financial services not to enter into any financial services transaction unless they have ascertained that the entity with whom the transaction is being made is authorised to provide such services by the MFSA or another reputable financial services regulator.
A list of entities licensed by the MFSA is available from the MFSA and can be viewed on the official website of the MFSA at http://uat.mfsa.mt/pages/licenceholders.aspx.