Gordon MacQueen - 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 emails received by members of the Public purporting to have been sent by the above named individual.

The information provided to the Commission intimates that the above named individual claims to be an employee of the Bank of Scotland on the Isle of Man.

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

There are genuine holders of Isle of Man Banking Licences called Bank of Scotland International Limited and The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, on the Isle of Man. These entities are registered under the business name Bank of Scotland International on the Isle of Man. Details of all licenceholders of the Commission are available on our website.

Enquiries by the Commission have established that there is no Gordon MacQueen now or formerly employed by either the genuine Bank of Scotland International Limited or The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland on the Isle of Man.

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 emails matching the above description and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689315 or by email to [email protected].

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

FSC reference: KL/05/2007