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Financial Models Corporation - Public Warnings

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

Financial Models Corporation
Financial Models Company

The Authority has recently become aware of a website https://financialmodelscompany.com purporting to represent the company Financial Models Corporation based in Schaumburg, Illinois, United States of America.

This entity, on the aforementioned website offer various financial and banking training courses.

One such course titled “Blockchain Application in International Trade Finance” was schedulded to be held at a local hotel in the Isle of Man on two dates, February 21-22, 2017 and March 8-9, 2017.

Enquiries at the hotel showed that someone purporting to represent Financial Models Corporation had made a tentative booking for a room but on the day of the first planned course no representatives from Financial Models Corporation nor any individuals persuaded to sign up for the course attended.

This, together with other enquiries made lead us to suspect that the offering of this course may not be what it seems and there are some concerns about its’ authenticity.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entity should satisfy themselves before forwarding any monies. Anyone with any concerns should contact the Enforcement Division at the Authority on +44 1624 689311 or by e-mail to iomfsa@gov.im for advice.

FSC Reference: NR/01/2017

23rd February 2017

Isle of Man Financial Services Authority
Address:
P.O. Box 58
Finch Hill House
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
Post Code: IM99 1DT
Telephone:01624 646000
Fax:01624 689399