Gold Fields Ltd., a major gold mining company, warned Thursday that there were several Web sites that use Gold Fields branding and purport to be investment vehicles on behalf of the company.

The fraudulent Web sites that have been brought to our attention include:; http://www.goldfieldsint/. com; and could be part of a number of Web sites that are unlawfully using Gold Fields' trademarks and logos, Gold Fields said in a statement.

These Web sites have nothing to do with the business of Gold Fields and the company is taking steps to try and stop the unlawful use of Gold Fields' trademarks and logos. We urge caution when utilising these Web sites.

The only Gold Fields Ltd. Web site is:

South Africa-based Gold Fields has a market capitalization of about $11.41 billion and holds gold interests in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru.