March 29th, 2023, The Financial Commission, a leading external dispute resolution (EDR) organization catering to the financial services industry, announces a public warning against a clone website (https://thefinancialcommission.io/) that mimics The Financial Commission in an attempt to defraud Forex traders.
Recently, The Financial Commission came in possession of information indicating that the aforementioned clone website copied information and membership details from official The Financial Commission’s website purporting to offer fictitious services in what appears to be an attempt to deceive traders by falsely claiming the status of several Forex brokers, including GANNMarkets and Lotas Capital, as active members in The Financial Commission.
Both GANNMarkets and Lotas Capital have not been members of The Financial Commission since 2022 and were placed on the The Financial Commission’s Warning List.
The Financial Commission took immediate steps to block the clone website and filed a claim with the domain registrar to take ownership of the all-too-similar domain address to ensure that traders are always accessing official materials of The Financial Commission. The Financial Commission anticipates taking further actions against GANNMArkets and Lotas Capital, including reporting to law-enforcement authorities and initiation of legal proceedings against them and the clone website owners, in order to protect against and prevent all future fraudulent activities against its the traders.
The Financial Commission reminds traders and the public that they can submit information regarding possible clone or fraudulent websites of brokers and purported dispute resolution services to [email protected] for further investigation by The Financial Commission to root out scams and protect the trading community.
About The Financial Commission
The Financial Commission is an independent external dispute resolution (EDR) organization for consumers/traders who cannot resolve disputes directly with their financial services providers that are members of The Financial Commission. The Financial Commission initially set out to provide a new approach for traders and brokers alike to resolve any issues that arise during trading electronic markets such as Foreign Exchange. Then it expanded into CFDs and related derivatives, in addition to certifying technology platforms used for trading.