PUBLIC NOTICE - F.S.C

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 Offers of Employment

David Cole

The Commission has recently become aware of email correspondence received by members of the public purporting to have been sent by a Mr David Cole falsely claiming to represent OCRA Worldwide and offering work for “online sales representatives”.

OCRA (Isle of Man) Limited is part of the OCRA Worldwide Group. Neither OCRA (Isle of Man) Limited, nor any other members of the Group are in any way connected or associated with these Bogus Offers of Employment.

OCRA (Isle of Man) Limited is licensed by the Commission. A list of all institutions licensed by the Commission is available on our website at www.fsc.gov.im.

The Bogus Offers of Employment contain a link to the genuine website address of OCRA Worldwide (www.ocra.com) in an attempt to persuade the public that this is a genuine offer of employment. The link has been used without the authority of OCRA Worldwide Group.

Under the circumstances the Financial Supervision Commission feels that this email correspondence is being issued to tempt the recipient into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.iomfsa.im/ViewNews.gov?page=lib/news/iomfsa/westafricanfraud.xml&menuid=11570

OR

Is 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 encourage people receiving email 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 email 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/01/2011