The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA” or “the Authority”) has become aware of a website using the layout and contents of the MFSA website, purporting to be the Netherland Financial Services Authority (‘NFSA’), in an effort to deceive the public. This website has an internet presence at http://www.nfsa.nl however, the website is currently offline.
The Authority would like to inform the public that NFSA or its website have no association with the MFSA and that any emails received from NFSA do NOT originate from the MFSA.
The website http://www.nfsa.nl therefore appears to be a clone of the Authority’s website.
The MFSA hereby alerts the general public to never provide any sensitive and confidential information over social media, email or other means to unknown individuals. It should also be noted that the Authority communicates with the public only through its official channels. The public should be extra cautious when being approached via unconventional channels such as telephone calls, emails or social media.
For more information on clone websites please refer to the Scam Detection Guidelines issued by the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/consumers/scams-warnings/typical-scams/. If you are a victim of a scam or think you might be dealing with an unauthorised entity or any other type of financial scam, first of all stop all transactions with the company and contact the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/about-us/contact/ as soon as a suspicion arises.