Bogus website - www.zurichplc.org.uk/home/ebanking.htm

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

Bogus website - www.zurichplc.org.uk/home/ebanking.htm

The Financial Supervision Commission has become aware of a website using the above URL (web address). Some pages on this website appear, without consent, to make reference to Zurich Bank International Limited. Enquiries undertaken by the Commission have established that the above URL is not in any way associated with the genuine Zurich Bank International Limited, or any of its related companies.

There is a genuine entity by the name of Zurich Bank International Limited, which is licensed by the Commission, but is in no way connected or associated with the above bogus website.

A list of all institutions licensed by the Commission is available on our website at www.fsc.gov.im.

Under the circumstances, the Commission feels that this website is being used as 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&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 considering dealing with any entity quoting this URL exercise the greatest possible caution before proceeding, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.

Any persons who have paid any funds away based upon references to the above URL should contact their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings predicated upon the above URL and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689314 or by e-mail to [email protected].

Any persons who may have any concerns as to whether or not they are dealing with the genuine Zurich Bank International Limited or any of its related companies may wish to satisfy themselves by contacting the genuine Zurich Bank International Limited or its related companies. Genuine contact details are available at:

Zurich Financial Services Group: http://www.zurich.com
Zurich in the UK: http://www.zurich.co.uk

We have noted that as of the date of publication of this Public Warning the aforementioned bogus website - www.zurichplc.org.uk/home/ebanking.htm appears to have ceased operating.

FSC Reference: CD/26/2008