Apex Continental Bank PLC / www.acbplc.com
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.
Apex Continental PLC.COM
Apex Continental Bank PLC
Apex Continental Bank PLC & Trust Corporation
Apex Continental Bank PLC and Securities
Apex Continental Bank PLC Finanace (sic) and Securities
The Commission has recently become aware of the above website which includes references to and claims to represent the above entities.
The website implies that the above entities have some presence in or connection with the Isle of Man. This is not the case.
The website states that “the Isle of Man is situated approximately 40 miles from the north west coast of Ghana, midway between the West African Continent and Kenya”. This is false. The Isle of Man is in fact situated approximately 40 miles from the north west coast of England midway between the UK and Ireland.
None of the above entities is a company incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man. They are not registered as foreign companies having established a place of business on the Isle of Man. They are not registered as business names on the Isle of Man.
None of the above entities are, nor ever have been, licensed by the Financial Supervision Commission to undertake Banking, Investment or Corporate Service Provider business in or from the Island.
A list of all institutions licensed by the Commission is available.
The Commission has established no association between these entities and any genuine Isle of Man companies.
The Commission has established no genuine links between these entities and the Isle of Man.
The above website bears a close resemblance with that at www.feaf-online.com which claims to represent (inter alia) First European Asian Finance Bank. The Commission has issued a separate Public warning in relation to First European Asian Finance Bank.
Under the circumstances, the Commission would strongly urge persons considering dealing with these entities to exercise the greatest possible caution before proceeding, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.
Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entities and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689313 or by email to email@example.com.
Any persons who have paid funds to these entities should consider contacting their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.
FSC Reference: JPM/42/2004