Singapore's Regulator Issues Prohibition Order Against FX Scammer

Singapore's financial regulator, the MAS has issued a 10-year prohibition order against Ahmadnawar Bin Abd Karim, for conducting regulated activities without a licence and dishonest conduct.

May 7, 2021, | AtoZ Markets The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a 10-year prohibition order against Mr Ahmadnawar Bin Abd Karim, following his conviction in the State Courts for conducting regulated activities without a licence and cheating.

Mr Ahmadnawar is prohibited from performing any regulated activity under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA). He is also prohibited from taking part in the management, acting as a director or becoming a substantial shareholder of any capital market services firm under the SFA. The order took effect from 6 May 2021.

Ahmadnawar cheated victims of S$132,000

Between 2015 and 2017, Mr Ahmadnawar solicited investments from at least 32 individuals. He drew up investment contracts to manage their monies to trade in foreign exchange on their behalf.

Mr Ahmadnawar carried out these fund management activities without holding a capital markets services licence. On multiple occassions over the same period, Mr Ahmadnawar cheated two investors of a total amount of $132,810. He induced them to transfer monies to him for investments but used some of the monies to repay other investors and for his own personal expenses.

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Mr Ahmadnawar was convicted of conducting regulated activities without a licence under section 82(1) of the SFA and cheating under section 420 of the Penal Code. Mr Ahmadnawar was sentenced on 18 June 2020 to 26 months imprisonment.

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