Advance Fee Fraud - Roland Mantu, Chudy Morrison

This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it underSection 22 of the Financial Supervision Act 1988.

Roland Mantu
Chudy Morrison
Advance Fee Fraud

The Commission has recently become aware of e-mail correspondence purportedly being sent by a Mr Chudy Morrison.

In this correspondence it states “…present yourself as the beneficiary to the £10,600,000GBP (Ten Million Six Hundred Thousand British Pounds) funds of the late Engineer.Daniel Thompson . Request that the funds be transfered/paid to you as soon as possible. Follow all his instructions and get paid…” (sic)

In order to receive payment of these funds the correspondence states that you must contact a Roland Mantu at “Isle of Man Bank, 2, Athol Street Isle of Man. United Kingdom.” (sic)

The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations regarding the aforementioned e-mails: There is a genuine Isle of Man company and a holder of an Isle of Man Banking Licence called Isle of Man Bank Ltd at the aforementioned address. However, the aforementioned correspondence is in no way associated with the genuine Isle of Man Bank Ltd.

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

Enquiries by the Commission have established that there is no person, now or formerly, employed by the genuine Isle of Man Bank Ltd, by the name of Roland Mantu.

The correspondence gives telephone numbers of +44 702 408 4827 and +44 750624 7564 and a fax number of +44 870 974 9311. These are not Isle of Man telephone / fax numbers.

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 (see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

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

or are an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient 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).

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 that persons in receipt of correspondence matching the above description 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 resulting from correspondence matching the above description and who have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689314 or by email to [email protected].

Any persons who have paid funds to, or disclosed personal financial details in relation to correspondence matching the above description should consider contacting their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

Any persons who wish to satisfy themselves whether they are dealing with the genuine Isle of Man Bank Ltd may confirm this by contacting the genuine company via the contact details on their website at www.iombank.com

FSC Reference: CD/14/2008