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United Capital Forex Limited - Forged FSC Letter

22 Mar 12

The Financial Services Commission would like to alert members of the public with regards to its name and logo being used on a forged letter. This letter had been submitted to a UK financial services firm, together with a bogus copy of a licence which is purported to have been issued by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission. The letter referred to "Authorisation under Section 6 of the Financial Services (Markets in Financial Instruments) Act 2006", and that the "authorisation permits United Capital Forex Limited, with licence number FSC1485B to conduct certain investment services under the Act", having been "assigned to Category 2 as a Portfolio Manager." The FSC has, of course, never issued such a letter, which has clearly been designed with intent to convince the firm to which it was sent that the company was licensed by the FSC. United Capital Forex Limited was not previously known to the FSC. The register of companies at Companies House in Gibraltar has no record of any such company although the name and address match a company on the UK register of companies. Any persons who have received a similar letter are kindly requested to forward these to the Manager, Enforcement on +350 200 40283 or by e-mail to enforcement@fsc.gi.