Seabank Plant Mr P Cooper

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 advertisements posted on a website which purport to represent an entity calling itself Seabank Plant, falsely claiming that they use the address, Seabank, Shaw (sic) Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man, IM9 6HW and using the contact telephone number 0776 7383182.

The purported entity Seabank Plant claim to be able to supply high value plant hire and agricultural machinery.

We are aware of one individual who answered one of the advertisements. He was required to pay an upfront deposit of £500 before travelling to the Isle of Man to arrange the transportation of the advertised tractor. On arrival in the Isle of Man it became obvious that the genuine resident of the aforementioned address in Port Erin knew nothing of the purported entity Seabank Plant .

The monies were paid in to a Lloyds TSB bank account in the name of a Mr P Cooper.

The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations:

The address in Port Erin, Isle of Man is a genuine Isle of Man address. The owner of that property has no connection whatsoever with the purported entity Seabank Plant.

The telephone number 0776 7383182 is not a number issued by the Isle of Man based providers.

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

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

Under the circumstances, the Commission would strongly urge persons considering dealing with this potentially fraudulent entity to exercise the greatest possible caution before proceeding, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entity and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689311 or by e-mail to [email protected].

Any persons who have paid funds to the above entities should consider contacting their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

FSC Reference: NDR/09/2012