Bogus website – www.zurich-finance.net

The Financial Supervision Commission has become aware of a website using the above URL (web address), which claims, without consent, to represent the Zurich Financial Services Group. The “Contact Us” page of the website gives the name and address “Zurich Bank International Limited, PO Box 422, Lord Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 3AF, British Isles”. 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 at that genuine Isle of Man address, which is licensed by the Commission, but it 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.

The contact email address and contact telephone numbers listed on the above bogus website are not those of the genuine Zurich Bank International Limited.

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 to 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

FSC Reference: CD/13/2008