The Malta Independent 3 June 2020, Wednesday

MFSA Warning: Crypto Foxtrades – Unlicenced Exchange

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 19:12 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA" or "Authority") has become aware of an entity operating under the name of Crypto Foxtrades which has an internet presence at http://www.cryptofoxtrades.com/. The entity claims to be "a licensed and regulated trading platform that serves over 500,000 customers globally".

Crypto Foxtrades also purports to be "licenced and regulated as a Category 3 Investment Services provider by the Malta Financial Services Authority".

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The MFSA wishes to alert the public, in Malta and abroad, that Crypto Foxtrades is NOT a Maltese registered Company NOR licenced or otherwise authorised by the MFSA to provide the service of an exchange or other financial services which are required to be licenced or otherwise authorised under Maltese law. The public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the above-mentioned 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. Investors should also be extra cautious when being approached with offers of financial services via unconventional channels such as telephone calls or social media.

A list of entities licensed by the MFSA can be viewed on the official website of the MFSA at http://www.mfsa.com.mt/pages/licenceholders.aspx.

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  as soon as a suspicion arises.

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