The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA” or “the Authority”) has become aware of an entity by the name of Mistral Trading which has an internet presence at https://mistraltradingltd.com/. This website is using the details of a Maltese Registered Company, Mistral Trading Limited (C 85815), which is a shipping company and does not offer financial services. Fraudsters are using the details of this genuine company in an effort to deceive the public.
The Authority would like to alert the public that https://mistraltradingltd.com/ is NOT a Maltese registered company NOR is it authorised to provide any financial services in or from Malta. Additionally, the MFSA confirms that https://mistraltradingltd.com/ has NO association with the Maltese registered company Mistral Trading Limited (C 85815).
The website https://mistraltradingltd.com/ therefore appears to be a clone of the legitimate entity and the public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the false entity.
|Maltese Registered Entity||Clone|
|Mistral Trading Limited||Mistral Trading Ltd|
|C 85815||C 85815|
|147/1 St Lucia Street, Valletta||147/1 St Lucia Street, Valletta|
|Maltese registered company providing shipping services.||Not registered in Malta.
Not licensed to provide financial services.
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. A list of entities licensed by the MFSA can be viewed on the official website of the Authority at https://www.mfsa.mt/financial-services-register/.
For more information on clone companies please refer to the Scam Detection Guidelines issued by the MFSA at https://www.mfsa.mt/consumers/scams-warnings/typical-scams/. 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 https://www.mfsa.mt/about-us/contact/ as soon as a suspicion arises.