March 26, 2017, False ADFG Website and Email Used to Promote a Fraudulent Scam. Abu Dhabi Financial Group (“ADFG”) alerts members of the public to a fraudulent scam involving the use of a false ADFG website and use of images and persons associated with ADFG.
The perpetrators of the scam are holding themselves out as “Injaz Mena Investment Company PSC” and have a website (the “Website”) that replicates ADFG’s website and contains pictures and profiles of the persons associated with ADFG. The perpetrators have been sending emails to known associates and partners of ADFG as well as to others making various claims of collaboration and asking for information and funds.
The fake Website can be viewed at www.imicpsc.ae. In addition, the perpetrators of the scam are replicating reports and research prepared by professional consultancy firms such as Deloitte India and referencing institutions including INSEAD Business School.
ADFG informs you that this Website is false, and has been used by the perpetrators of the scam to legitimize their fraudulent activity;
ADFG does not use email addresses from public domains (such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). If you receive or have received any message from such domains, including from email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com please do not respond or share any personal details, including your financial information;
Individuals from or related to ADFG that have been targeted and impersonated include: Jassim Alseddiqi, Mustafa Kheriba, Fawad Tariq Khan, Natasha Hannoun and Bechara Raad;
These investment schemes are completely fraudulent; ADFG will never solicit investment through such email communication and does not request transfers of funds; and
Any suspicious emails and phishing attempts should be ignored.
The Dubai Financial Services Authority has recently issued warnings and guidance about common types of scams perpetrated on consumers. For more information on these scams, please go to: HowToAvoidBeingScammed
IMPORTANT/PLEASE READ: Fraudulent use of Abu Dhabi Financial Group, name, director’s profile, details and emails.
We are aware of unauthorized attempts to use the Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) name and other information to defraud individuals. By example, someone appears to be posing as our CEO, Mr. Jassim Alseddiqi, yet acting as a director of Abu Dhabi Capital Group and is creating various fraudulent LinkedIn profiles. We have posted a warning notice on Mr. Jassim Alseddiqi’s LinkedIn profile as the unauthorized person is using these profiles to solicit fraudulent investments from different LinkedIn connections. The person is also sending emails of a similar nature to contacts around the world. To do that the person has created fraudulent email addresses using or including from time to time Abu Dhabi Financial Group/ADFG or Abu Dhabi Capital Group/ADCG, or similar distorted or shortened names such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. To assist you in identifying fraudulent activity, please note the following:
1. ADFG does not use email addresses from public domains (such as hotmail, gmail, yahoo etc). If you have received any message from such domains, including from email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, please do not respond or share any personal details, including your financial information.
2. These investment schemes are completely fraudulent. Please keep in mind that we would never solicit investment through such email communication.
Please ensure that you are dealing with an authorized representative of ADFG.
If you receive any communication from doubtful emails including from firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org particularly appearing to be from Jassim Alseddiqi or where you are asked to provide personal information or make any payment (either directly to the sender of the email or to a third party) please update us via email at email@example.com for verification.
Of course, the above are just some helpful tips for you based on fraudulent activity that we have been aware of to date. Please exercise extreme caution always in financial matters as fraudsters can be creative and can change their email addresses and tactics in order to confuse and lure you.
Thank you for your understanding – Abu Dhabi Financial Group