MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The AMF wishes to draw the attention of the public with regard to e-mails sent by people posing as employees or consultants of the Authority for the Financial Markets Quebec or France and inciting the public to email nonpublic personal information.
In a recent case brought to our attention, an individual who goes by the name Daniel Fluffy has emailed several users apparently intended to help recover the money invested or losses on trading platforms unauthorized online .These individuals were asked to complete a form bearing without authorization, the logo of the Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec and its postal address and submit this form as well as various bank documents by email to an address that is in no way associated with the Authority.
The Authority communicated with people targeted by this recent approach and works with the AMF in France to put an end to this solicitation. The AMF France has also warned the public against such approach recently.
The Authority asked the public not to respond to any request of the same type and invites him to denounce the situation quickly or to contact an officer of the Information Centre . To avoid being a victim of this approach often associated with identity theft, consumers should not respond to unsolicited requests for personal information and should always verify the legitimacy of the request addressed to them from the institution with which they themselves have initiated the contact.
Check the Web site for the Authority for other tips to help you avoid fraud.
The AMF is the regulatory and oversight of the financial sector in Quebec.
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