Johnstone Brown Investments

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.


Johnstone Brown Investments

(updated from Public Warning JPM/7/2004 issued 23rd March 2004 to include additional fax/telephone numbers)

The Financial Supervision Commission have been made aware of telephone calls allegedly originating from Johnstone Brown Investments. This entity purports, within the calls, to be located in the Isle of Man. The Commission have carried out extensive enquiries and have been unable to identify any such entity in, or genuinely associated with the Isle of Man

Johnstone Brown Investments is not a company incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man. It is not registered as a foreign company having established a place of business on the Isle of Man. It is not registered as a business name on the Isle of Man.

The caller asks the person receiving the call to fax information back to the entity.

Subsequent information obtained by the Commission would suggest that the numbers given which have been reported as:


may be “premium rate” lines and in conjunction with the above information, relating to the alleged entity, would suggest that the intent of the calls was to defraud the recipient. The fax number is not an Isle of Man based numbers and appear to be issued by a United Kingdom telecommunications provider.

The Commission have also received reports that the entity has given a contact telephone number of 0871 7811 400.

This number is not an Isle of Man based number and appears to be issued by a United Kingdom telecommunications provider.

The caller has been reported as giving an address for the entity of 45 Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 1LH. The Commission is satisfied that the entity does not occupy such address nor does it have any genuine connection with it.

The Commission would strongly urge persons receiving calls purporting to originate from Johnstone Brown Investments to refrain from calling any numbers given, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.

A warning regarding text, email and fax scams was issued by the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry on 11th November 2002.

The previously issued version of this Public Warning may be downloaded below:


FSC reference: JPM/16/2004