Anglo Americas Bank

This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 22 of the Financial Supervision Act 1988.

The Commission has recently become aware of the activities of the above entity, which it has been reported has made claims that it is based in or linked to the Isle of Man in some manner.

To conduct banking business in or from the Isle of Man requires a banking licence issued by the Commission under the Banking Act 1998. Anglo Americas Bank does not possess a banking licence, nor is there any record of Anglo Americas Bank having applied for a banking licence. Offering or actually providing banking services in or from the Isle of Man without the relevant licence from the
Commission is a criminal offence.

The Commission has established no genuine links between this entity and the Isle of Man.

In correspondence seen by the Commission the address of this alleged bank is given as

Anglo America Bank House
Ridgeway Street
Isle of Man
IM99 1BU

There is no Anglo America Bank House in Ridgeway Street, Douglas.

The post code IM99 1BU relates to a Post Office Box and not to an address in Ridgeway Street, Douglas.

The Post Office Box, to which IM99 1BU relates, is associated with a genuine business on the Isle of
Man. This business is not in any way associated or connected to Anglo Americas Bank.

The Commission have been notified of an alleged email address for Anglo Americas Bank of:

From publicly available information the Commission have identified that the registrant of this address
is recorded as:

Philippe Derrien
ravine des citrons
entre deux

Information supplied to the Commission strongly suggests that this bogus bank is being used in the promotion of so called West African Advance Fee Fraud.

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

Any persons suspecting that they may have been the victims of Advance Fee Fraud should report details to their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entity and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689313 or by email to

FSC Reference: JPM/25/2003