"Astana Exchange" falsely claims to be registered and licenced at AIFC
"Astana Exchange" falsely claims to be registered and licenced at AIFC
27 May 2024 07:18:31

The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) alerts the public that the company calling itself "Astana Exchange" and offering cryptocurrency exchange services is a scam.

This company uses a forged licence to provide financial services. AFSA's investigation has revealed that this company is not registered with the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and does not hold a valid financial services license. Therefore, its activities are illegal.

AFSA encourages the public to check the Public Register, which contains business information of companies authorised and/or registered by AFSA. This step is important to ensure that the firm is authorised before using any financial services or products.

AFSA strongly advises that you do not respond to any communication regarding this scam, and under no circumstances should you enter into a contractual relationship with this firm, send or give any money to any party in connection with this scam.

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or you suspect that you have been contacted by someone involved in a scam, we suggest that you address your concerns directly to AFSA. You can do this by using the online form available on our website.



The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) is the independent regulator of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), which is established in accordance with the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Astana International Financial Centre” for the purposes of regulating financial services and related activities in the AIFC. AFSA administers the AIFC Regulations and Rules and is responsible for the authorisation, registration, recognition and supervision of financial firms and market institutions in the AIFC.

Over 2,700 firms from 78 countries are registered in the AIFC. These firms provide banking, insurance, investment, professional and other services. The range of financial services offered at the AIFC is comparable to the list of services available in long-established financial centers of the world, such as London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and others. www.afsa.kz

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an independent jurisdiction with a favourable legal and regulatory environment and a developed infrastructure for starting and doing business, attracting investment, creating jobs and developing Kazakhstan's economy. https://aifc.kz/ 


Contact information:

Public Relations and Communications Division of AFSA: +7 (717) 264 73 43; +7 7172 61-37-45 email: [email protected]

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