The Malta Financial Services Authority is warning the public not to trust a website claiming to be a Maltese investment firm.

According to the MFSA, the website http://aqa.capital/ is posing as the domain for the Maltese investment firm AQA Capital Ltd, is a ‘clone’ and has ‘has NO association with the authorised and licenced company.’

For this reason, the MFSA is warning the public to avoid doing business through the website because a fraudulent entity is trying to access the details of customers to the genuine company.

‘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. Investors should also be extra cautious when being approached with offers of financial services via unconventional channels such as telephone calls or social media.’

The authority provides a link to the companies that are officially registered with MFSA:

http://www.mfsa.com.mt/pages/licenceholders.aspx