Supreme Textiles Industries

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 e-mails received by members of the public purporting to have been sent on behalf of the Foreign Sales Department of the above entity.

Within the e-mails it is claimed that the above named entity has an address in the Isle of Man. Research by the Commission has established that whilst there is such an address it is a residential address and we have confirmed categorically that the above entity has no association whatsoever with that address or its genuine residents.

The e-mails claim to have sent payment in the form of USPS money orders and that upon receipt the recipient is to take them to the bank and have them deposited into their account as payment. The recipient is then requested to deduct their 10% commission and have the balance sent back to the entity via western union.

The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations:

The above entity 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.

The Commission has established no association between the above entity and any genuine Isle of Man companies.

The Commission has established no genuine links between the above entity and the Isle of Man.

The telephone numbers used in the e-mails are not genuine Isle of Man telephone numbers.

Under the circumstances the Commission would encourage people receiving e-mails 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 e-mails and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689314 or by email to [email protected] .

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

FSC reference: CD/23/2007