Investarea (IOM) Ltd

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.

Investarea (IOM) Ltd

www.investarea.org

The Commission has recently become aware of the above website, which claims to represent, inter alia, the above entity. The website implies that the above entity and its alleged related companies, undertakes some form of Investment Business.

The website falsely claims that the aforementioned Investarea (IOM) Ltd. is a company incorporated in the Isle of Man.

The website falsely claims that the aforementioned Investarea (IOM) Ltd. has offices at 3rd Floor, 1-7, Church Street, Douglas, Isle of Man.

The website falsely claims that the aforementioned Investarea (IOM) Ltd. is a licenced bookmaker in the Isle of Man, holds Public Betting Office licence in the Isle of Man and holds a Restricted Betting Office Licence in the Isle of Man.

Investarea (IOM) Ltd. 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.

Investarea (IOM) Ltd. is not licensed by us to undertake Investment or any other regulated activity in, on or from the Isle of Man.

A list of all institutions licensed by the Commission is available on our website at www.fsc.gov.im

Investarea (IOM) Ltd. has no office at, nor any other association with the address 3rd Floor, 1-7, Church Street, Douglas, Isle of Man nor does it have any association with the genuine occupants of that address.

We have been advised by the Isle of Man Gambling Control Commissioners (website: www.gov.im/gambling ) that Investarea (IOM) Ltd. is not a licensed bookmaker in the Isle of Man, that it does not hold a Public Betting Office licence in the Isle of Man and that it does not hold a Restricted Betting Office Licence in the Isle of Man. The website www.investarea.org contains images of what it falsely claims are the aforementioned licences. Examination, by the Isle of Man Gambling Control Commissioners, of those images, has revealed that the alleged licences are bogus and appear to have been produced by fraudulently altering images of genuine licenses copied from the website of a genuine licence holder of the Gambling Control Commissioners.

The Financial Supervision Commission has established no association between Investarea (IOM) Ltd. and any genuine Isle of Man companies.

The Financial Supervision Commission has established no genuine links between Investarea (IOM) Ltd. and the Isle of Man.

Under the circumstances, the Commission would strongly urge persons considering dealing with the above entity 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 entity and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689313 or by email to [email protected].

Any persons who have paid funds to the above entity should consider contacting their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

FSC Reference: JPM/04/2007