Lord Maurice Nelson, Mrs Vanessa Hamington - Advance Fee Fraud

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.

Lord Maurice Nelson

Mrs Vanessa Hamington

http://www.allince-lisbk.co.cc/

The Commission has recently become aware of emails received by members of the Public purporting to have been sent by or making reference to the above named individuals.

Within the emails the above named individual, Lord Maurice Nelson, claims to be the “Foreign Operations Manager” for an “Alliance & Leicester Securities” in the Isle Of Man”. The above named Mrs Vanessa Hamington claims to be “Head of Customer Care” for that organisation. The emails seen by the Commission refer to purported loans being made available to the recipient.

The above web address is mentioned within some of the aforementioned emails.

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

There are genuine holders of Isle of Man Banking Licences called Alliance & Leicester plc and Alliance & Leicester International Limited. Details of all licence holders of the Commission are available.

Enquiries by the Commission have established that there is neither a Lord Maurice Nelson nor Mrs Vanessa Hamington now or formerly employed by the genuine Alliance & Leicester plc or Alliance & Leicester International Limited

The above website gives the appearance of representing Alliance & Leicester plc or Alliance & Leicester International Limited however checks carried out by the Commission have established that it is not genuinely associated in any way with either of those genuine companies.

There is no company by the name of Alliance & Leicester Securities incorporated on the Isle of Man. It is not recorded as a Registered Business name on the Isle of Man. It is not recorded as a company incorporated elsewhere having established a place of business on the Isle of Man.

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.

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

Under the circumstances the Commission would encourage people receiving emails matching the above descriptions to refrain from responding to them in any way.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings resulting from emails matching the above description and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689315 or by email to [email protected].

Any persons who have paid out funds in relation to emails matching the above description or who have provided personal financial details in relation to emails matching the above description should consider contacting their local police fraud unit without delay.

FSC reference: JPM/03/2010