Martin Campbell - 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 become aware of an email received by members of the Public purporting to have been sent by the above named individual.

Within the email the above named individual claims to be “Auditor” with Caymanx Trust Company Ltd, Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles.

The email claims that during the course of his auditing the aforementioned Martin Campbell and his colleague “discovered a floating fund of 5,700,000.00 (Five Million Seven Hundred Thousand Pounds) in an account” with their company. The email continues with the claim that “On further investigation we discovered that the owner of the account died from air disaster on November 12th, 2001 (sic)”.

The email seeks the assistance of the recipient “to stand in as the next of kin so that you and I can benefit from this investment equally (i.e. 50% for you and 50% for me).”

The correspondence contains the following telephone number for the alleged Martin Campbell purportedly of Caymanx Trust Company Ltd.:

0044 704 011 3061

The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations regarding the aforementioned email:

There is a genuine holder of Isle of Man Banking, Investment and Corporate Service Provider Licences called Caymanx Trust Company Limited. Details of all licence holders of the Commission are available on our website.

There is no “Auditor” or other employee by the name of Martin Campbell now or formerly employed by the genuine Caymanx Trust Company Limited.

The telephone number quoted in the email and noted above is not an Isle of Man number. The number quoted does not relate to the genuine Caymanx Trust Company Limited.

Under the circumstances the Commission feels that this email is 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 any persons receiving an email matching the above description to refrain from responding to it in any way.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings resulting from an email matching the above description and who have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689313 or by email to [email protected] .

Any persons who have paid out funds in relation to any emails matching the above description or who have provided personal financial details in relation to any emails matching the above description should consider contacting their local police fraud unit without delay.

FSC reference: JPM/16/2006