Worcester International Bank

The Commission has recently become aware of the above website which claims to represent the above entity. It would appear that the above website has been copied from a genuine website of a licensed entity on the Isle of Man, without their authority. Various references to the Isle of Man are made on this website.

We can confirm that the above entity is not licensed or authorised by the Financial Supervision Commission to undertake banking business or any other regulated activities. A list of all institutions licensed by the Commission is available on our website at www.fsc.gov.im.

The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations:

The above entity 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 a registered as business name on the Isle of Man.

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 Financial Supervision Commission feels that this website is being used 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

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

FSC reference: CD/02/2012