Bogus Documents

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.

Bogus Documents

The Commission has become aware of documents received by persons and claiming to originate from Anglo Irish Bank on the Isle of Man. Within the documents, which purport to be a “Guarantor Release Order” there are references to a purported Anglo Irish Bank client, a Mr Anthony Seth Gloston. The documents seen by the Commission purport to be signed by a Mrs May Vaale as “Authorised Signature”.

The documents seen by the Commission include, inter alia, the following text:

“The deed was approved by the Executive House Committee on Wills/Inheritance of the Anglo Irish Bank in conjunction with the Board of Directors, Anglo Irish Bank, Isle of Man Branch and the Isle of Man Monetary Regulation Department Clearing House”. (sic)

“This order reference 0225/AIB/13120 which empowers approval fund release and censorship of the Executive Committee of the Bank as regards this Notice”. (sic)

“By recognition of Mr Anthony Seth Gloston as our Esteem client we recommend that his bonded fund be in Treasure Department be release without any further delay”. (sic)

There is a genuine holder of an Isle of Man Banking Licence called Anglo Irish Bank Corporation (I.O.M.) P.L.C. (commonly known as Anglo Irish Bank). Details of all licenceholders of the Commission are available on our website www.fsc.gov.im. The postal address of the genuine Anglo Irish Bank is Jubilee Buildings, Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2SH.

Enquiries carried out by the Commission have established that the aforementioned documents did not originate from, nor were they issued with the consent or knowledge of the genuine Anglo Irish Bank.

Enquiries by the Commission have established that there is no “client” by the name of “Mr Anthony Seth Gloston” at the genuine Anglo Irish Bank.

Enquiries by the Commission have established that there is no “Mrs May Vaale employed by the genuine Anglo Irish Bank”.

Under the circumstances, the Commission would strongly urge persons who have been presented with documents matching the above description and/or containing references to a Mr Anthony Seth Gloston, with an authorised signature of Mrs May Vaale, to exercise the greatest possible caution, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.

Any persons who have been presented with such documents and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689314 or by email to [email protected].

Any persons who have paid funds away in relation to documents matching the above description should consider contacting their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

FSC Reference: CD/01/2007