12 May 2008 — DFSA issues consumer alert : DIFC Investment Scam

Alert: DIFC Investment Scam

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community of a fraudulent internet investment scam, claiming to represent Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, the Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), inviting individuals to participate as a broker/agent in a DIFC individualised equity investment portfolio management program; a program that does not exist in reality. The invitation represents that the DIFC is privately looking for fiduciary agents and management experts who will be willing to act as investment portfolio holders and administrators. The fraudulent scheme offers financial rewards to those who participate. This e-mail is linked to organised fraud and the DFSA strongly advises that you do not respond to the invitation.