Bogus Documents: Gregory Cole, Andy Gozny, Ubaldi Chambers, Ubaldi Dino

This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 30 of the FinancialServices Act 2008.

Bogus Documents
Gregory Cole
Andy Gozny
Ubaldi Chambers
Ubaldi Dino

The Commission has become aware of documents, received by members of the public, and claiming to originate from a “Gregory Cole” and “Andy Gozny” of a “First Trust Bank Limited” at an address of “10 Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1QE”.

In connection with the above documents the Commission has also become aware of documents, received by members of the public, and claiming to originate from a “Ubaldi Dino” of “Ubaldi Chambers” at an address of “57 Hutchinson Square, IM2 4HW Douglas”.

The documents purport that the recipient will receive an “inheritance” and that “Ubaldi Chambers” will deal with the “Legal Representation on Inheritance Documentation” and that the senders seek payment of advance fees with regard to a “Clearance Report”, “Inheritance Certificate”, “Affidavit of Transfer of Right and Privileges” and “Service Charge”, before the purported “inheritance” will be sent.

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

There is a genuine holder of an Isle of Man Banking Licence at the address “10 Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1QE” but the Commission has established that the aforementioned documents do not originate from, nor were they issued with the consent or knowledge of this genuine entity. There was a genuine First Trust Bank (I.O.M.) Limited which was a former holder of an Isle of Man Banking Licence at the address “10 Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man” but such presence ceased some years ago.

There is a genuine First Trust Bank which is a trademark of AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. incorporated in Northern Ireland. Registered Office: 4 Queen's Square, Belfast, BT1 3DJ. Registered Number NI 18800. Enquiries by the Commission have established that there are no persons, now or formerly, employed by the genuine First Trust Bank, by the name of Gregory Cole or Andy Gozny.

Ubaldi Chambers 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.

Ubaldi Chambers is not licensed by the Commission to undertake any regulated activities in, on or from the Isle of Man.

Enquiries by the Commission have established that Ubaldi Dino and Ubaldi Chambers are not registered with the Isle of Man Law Society and are not registered with the Isle of Man Courts of Justice as a Legal Practitioner.

Enquiries by the Commission have established that there is a Hutchinson Square, Douglas IM2 4HW, however, there is no property numbered 57 in the genuine Hutchinson Square.

Details of all licenceholders of the Commission are available on our website www.fsc.gov.im.

Other documentation seen in connection to this matter claims to be a Certificate of Inheritance from the Ministry of Justice, Douglas, Isle of Man. There is no such Ministry in the Isle of Man.

Under the circumstances the Financial Supervision Commission feels that the aforementioned documents maybe being used to tempt people into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.iomfsa.im/ViewNews.gov?page=lib/news/iomfsa/westafricanfraud.xml&menuid=11570

OR

Are an attempt at gaining personal data from people in order to steal their identity – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.iomfsa.im/ViewNews.gov?page=lib/news/iomfsa/identitytheft.xml&menuid=11570

Also see information issued by the Isle of Man Office of the Data Protection Supervisor at:

http://www.gov.im/lib/news/odps/yourinformationy.xml

Under the circumstances, the Commission would strongly urge persons receiving correspondence matching the above description 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 entities and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689314 or by e-mail to [email protected].

Any persons who have paid funds in connection with correspondence matching the above description should contact their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

For the avoidance of doubt any persons who have concerns as to whether they are dealing with the genuine First Trust Bank can contact the genuine bank via it’s website at: http://www.firsttrustbank.co.uk.

FSC Reference: CD/29/2008