Fahad Muhammad Afellay Lloyds Tsb Bank Plc, Offshore Limited

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

 

The Commission has recently become aware of correspondence which is purported to have been sent by a Fahad Muhammad Afellay allegedly representing the company Lloyds Tsb Bank Plc, Offshore Limited, The Square, Castletown, Isle of Man IM9 1LG.

Within the email the above named individual, Fahad Muhammad Afellay, claims to be “Credit Accounting Officer, Lloyds TSB Bank”.

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

There is a genuine holder of an Isle of Man Banking Licence called Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited. Details of all licenceholders of the Commission are available on our website www.fsc.gov.im.

Enquiries by the Commission have established that the above named individual has never, now or formerly been employed by the genuine Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited. He is not associated in any way with the genuine Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited.

In the email correspondence seen by the Commission, the email address used, namely [email protected] is not that of the genuine Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited.

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, Offshore Limited is not a company incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man. It is not registered as a foreign company having established a place of business on the Isle of Man. It is not registered as a business name on the Isle of Man.

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, Offshore Limited is not a holder of Isle of Man Banking Licence. It is not genuinely associated in any way with the genuine Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited.

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 689311 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.

Any persons who may have any concerns as to whether or not they are dealing with the genuine Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited may wish to satisfy themselves by contacting the genuine Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited. Contact details for the genuine Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited are available on their website at http://www.lloydsbankinternational.com

FSC reference NDR/08/2010