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Consumer Alert on Bellavista Bitcoin Bank (BVBB)

01 Dec 23

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) is issuing a consumer alert regarding BVBB.

The firm BVBB claims to be affiliated with the GFSC. BVBB is not authorised or registered with the GFSC and there are no applications pending for authorisation or registration. BVBB is not associated with any firm authorised by the GFSC. 

Furthermore, there are no active companies registered in Gibraltar with the name Bellavista Bitcoin Bank, BVBB or similar.

How to protect yourself

The GFSC strongly advises consumers to liaise with financial companies which are authorised by the GFSC and can be found on the GFSC's Regulated Entities Register. If a company does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact the GFSC Regulatory Investigations team on +350 222 59050.

Reporting unauthorised activity

If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised company, or contacted about a scam, please contact the GFSC Regulatory Investigations team on +350 222 59050.

To find out more about how to avoid fraud and scams please visit our consumer guide here.