The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) is issuing this public warning regarding a website purporting to be that of Berson Trading Limited. Fraudsters are using this website, falsely purporting to be that of the genuine registered company to try to convince people that they work for a company legally registered within Gibraltar.
This is effectively a ‘clone company’, and this clone company purports to offer currency trading through a spread trading account. They often use the name of the genuine company including their registered office address. The genuine registered company does not engage in financial services or controlled activities nor do they have an active website.
Almost all companies and individuals carrying out financial services activities in Gibraltar have to be authorised by the GFSC. The clone of Berson Trading Limited is not authorised by the GFSC, nor is an application pending for authorisation at present and the clone company is targeting consumers.
You can find out more about how to avoid fraud and scams.
Clone company details
Berson Trading Limited (clone of a Gibraltar-registered company)
Website:https://www.bersontrading.com (not that of the registered company)
Gibraltar-registered company details
The Gibraltar-registered company that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone company’.
How to protect yourself
We strongly advise you to only deal with financial companies that are authorised by us, and check the GFSC Regulated Entities Register to ensure they are. It has information on companies that are, or have been, regulated by us. If a company does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact the GFSC Enforcement team on +350 200 40283
Report a clone company
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised or clone company, or contacted about a scam, you should contact us.
What to do if your company is cloned
If you think your authorised company has been cloned or scammers are fraudulently using your name or other details, contact the GFSC Enforcement team on +350 200 40283