Albatress Management / AlbaTress Management

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.

Albatress Management / AlbaTress Management / Charles Michael / Landmark Agent / Landmarks Recruiting / Duke Peters / Peter Duke

The Commission has recently become aware of correspondence received by members of the public purporting to have been sent by a “Charles Michael” and claiming to represent Albatress Management (sometimes spelt AlbaTress Management).

Within the correspondence it is claimed that Albatress Management has an address of “Treger House, 23 Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 1AF, UK.” We can confirm that this is a real address in the Isle of Man, however, Albatress Management is not located at this address, and no entities genuinely located at this address are in any way connected or associated with the above entities.

The Commission has been unable to identify any entity by the name of Albatress Management on the Isle of Man.

Within the correspondence purporting to come from Albatress Management it states “the CV/Resume was forwarded to Albatress Management through their labour consultant (LANDMARK AGENT).” Other documentation seen by the Commission mentions that the contact person at “Landmark Agent” is a “Peter Duke”. Within this documentation it states that the location of Landmark Agent is “United Kingdom, Isle of Man”.

A web search undertaken by the Commission on “Landmark Agent” also brings up information on a “Duke Peters” of “Landmarks Recruiting” which is purported to be part of “Landmark Agent”.

In the documentation seen by the Commission it also states that “We can only accept employee who have acquired WORK AUTHORIZATION (SWORN OARTH AFFIDAVIT) before joining us here in AlbaTress Management…”(sic) …”Note that all employees must bear the cost of the WORK AUTHORIZATION (SWORN OARTH AFFIDAVIT)…” (sic).

The Commission has no knowledge of any genuine document known in the Isle of Man as a “Work Authorization (Sworn Oarth Affidavit)”.

On the basis that the above documentation states that the “employees must bear the cost of the Work Authorisation…” the Commission feels that this correspondence is being issued to tempt the recipient into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud.

OR

Is an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient in order to steal their identity.

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

Also within the correspondence seen by the Commission it says that in order to purchase a “Work Authorization (Sworn Oath Affidavit)” recipients must contact: “Name: Paul Beckett, Address: Louise Building/6 Goldie Ter Douglas, IM1 1ED”.

Mr Beckett is a genuine Advocate here on the Isle of Man and his firm is an incorporated legal practice regulated by the Isle of Man Law Society and (in England and Wales) the Solicitors Regulation Authority. There is a similar address here on the Isle of Man – Louis Building, 6 Goldie Terrace, Douglas. However, Mr Beckett is not located at this address and no entities genuinely located at this address are in any way connected or associated with the above entities.

The following email addresses are quoted for Mr Beckett in documentation seen by the Commission: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] The Commission can categorically state that none of these email addresses are in any way associated or connected with the genuine Paul Beckett.

The Commission has established categorically that the genuine Paul Beckett on the Isle of Man is not in any way associated with, connected with or otherwise aware of the aforementioned documents.

The above entities are not companies incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man. They are not registered as foreign companies having established a place of business on the Isle of Man. They are not registered as business names on the Isle of Man.

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

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

Several telephone numbers are quoted within the aforementioned correspondence. None of the telephone numbers quoted relates to genuine Isle of Man telephone lines.

Under the circumstances the Commission would encourage people receiving correspondence matching the above description to refrain from responding to it in any way.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings resulting from the aforementioned correspondence and who 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 aforementioned correspondence or who have provided personal financial details in relation to the aforementioned correspondence should consider contacting their local police fraud unit without delay.

FSC reference: CD/1/2010