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Bogus website – www.boi-ir.com - F.S.C Public Warnings

This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 30 of the Financial Services Act 2008.

Ian Woodgate
George Dalton-Warburton
Michael Richards
Paul Fletcher
Tony Spencer
Ravi Shaffir
Edward James

The Financial Supervision Commission has become aware of the above website which falsely purports to represent the entity, the Bank of Ireland (I.O.M.) Limited.

There is a genuine entity by the name of the Bank of Ireland (I.O.M.) Limited, which is licensed by the Commission. However, the Commission can confirm that the above mentioned website is in no way connected or associated with the genuine Bank of Ireland (I.O.M.) Limited and is not a website operated by any part of the Bank of Ireland Group.

A list of all institutions licensed by the Commission is available on our website at www.fsc.gov.im.

The address contact details on the bogus website are that of the genuine Bank of Ireland (I.O.M.) Limited, however, the names of senior managers as listed above, the contact e-mail addresses, fax number and telephone numbers listed are NOT associated with the genuine entity.

Under the circumstances, the Commission would strongly urge persons considering dealing with this potentially fraudulent entity to exercise the greatest possible caution before proceeding, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.

The Commission feels that any person accessing this fraudulent website may potentially become the victim of an Advanced Fee Fraud – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.fsc.gov.im/ViewNews.gov?menuid=10222&page=lib/news/fsc/westafricanfraud.xml

OR

It may be an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient in order to steal their identity – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.fsc.gov.im/ViewNews.gov?menuid=10222&page=lib/news/fsc/identitytheft.xml

Also see information issued by the Isle of Man Office of the Data Protection Supervisor at:

http://www.gov.im/lib/news/odps/yourinformationy.xml

Any persons who have paid funds in connection to the above website should contact their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above website and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689311 or by e-mail to fsc@gov.im.

Any persons who may have any concerns as to whether or not they are dealing with the genuine Bank of Ireland (I.O.M.) Limited may wish to satisfy themselves by contacting the genuine Bank of Ireland (I.O.M.) Limited. Contact details for the genuine Bank of Ireland (I.O.M.) Limited are available on their website at: www.boioffshore.com.

FSC Reference: NR/12/2011

15th September 2011

Financial Supervision Commission
Address:
P.O. Box 58
Finch Hill House
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
Post Code: IM99 1DT
Telephone:01624 689300
Fax:01624 689399
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