Jonathon Russell - Advance Fee Fraud
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 been made aware of emails purporting to have been sent by the above named individual.
Within the emails, the above named individual claims to be employed by or associated with “Anglo Irish Bank, Jubilee Buildings, Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2SH”
The emails claim that a “Youssef Genidy George” was a customer of the above bank and died in an air crash. They go on to allege that this man left millions of dollars in an account with the bank and that unless someone makes a claim to it, it will be forfeited.
The emails seek the assistance of the recipient to “stand in as the beneficiary of the deposited funds” in order to release the alleged funds.
The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations regarding the aforementioned emails:
There is a genuine holder of an Isle of Man Banking License called Anglo Irish Bank Corporation (I.O.M.) P.L.C. (commonly known as Anglo Irish Bank). Details of all licence holders of the Commission are available on our website.
There is no person by the name of Jonathon Russell now or formerly employed by the genuine Anglo Irish Bank Corporation (I.O.M.) P.L.C.
Under the circumstances the Commission feels that these emails are being issued to either tempt the recipient into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud.
or are an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient in order to steal their identity.
Under the circumstances the Commission would encourage people receiving emails matching the above description to refrain from responding to them in any way.
Any persons who are already involved in any dealings resulting from the above emails and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689313 or by email to email@example.com.
Any persons who have paid out funds in relation to the above emails or who have provided personal financial details in relation to the above emails should consider contacting their local police fraud unit without delay.
FSC reference: JPM/29/2005