MFSA warning: Advent Trading Limited – Clone

Last Updated on Friday, 4 December, 2020 at 11:38 am by Andre Camilleri

The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA” or “the Authority”) has become aware of an entity operating under the name of Advent Trading Limited which has an internet presence at however, the website is currently offline. This website is using the details of a Maltese Registered Company, Advent Trading Limited (C 49576), which does not offer financial services. Fraudsters are using the details of this genuine company in an effort to deceive the public.

The MFSA wishes to alert the public, in Malta and abroad, that is NOT a Maltese registered Company NOR licensed or otherwise authorised by the MFSA to provide any investment services or any other financial services which are required to be licensed or otherwise authorised under Maltese law. Additionally, the Authority confirms that has NO association with the Maltese registered company Advent Trading Limited (C 49576).

The website therefore appears to be a clone of the legitimate entity and the public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transaction with the false entity.

Maltese Registered CompanyClone
Advent Trading LimitedAdvent Trading Limited
C 49576N/A
MRA048D, Industrial Estate, MarsaMRA048D, Industrial Estate, Marsa
Maltese registered company.
Not licensed to provide financial services.
Not registered in Malta.
Not licensed to provide financial services.

Furthermore, information available to the MFSA suggests that is likely to be a scheme of dubious nature with a high risk of loss of money. The public should therefore refrain from undertaking any business or transactions with the above-mentioned entity.

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 MFSA at

For more information on clone companies please refer to the Scam Detection Guidelines issued by the MFSA at 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 as soon as a suspicion arises.

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