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 the above mentioned entity which falsely claims to have an address at 86-88 Woodbourne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 3AP.
The purported entity Afrovet Laboratories offers to distribute products such as cattle vaccine.
Documentation seen by the Commission is signed off by Graham Harold, claiming to be Sales Director of Afrovet Laboratories and Ms. Judith Idehen claiming to work in the accounts department.
The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations:
There is no company incorporated in the Isle of Man by the name of Afrovet Laboratories.
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.
The address used by Afrovet Laboratories is in fact two separate properties, one of which is an Isle of Man Government building that has no connection to the entity Afrovet Laboratories.
A search of all genuine companies incorporated in the Isle of Man is available.
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.
Under the circumstances, the Commission feels that any person accessing this fraudulent website may potentially become the victim of an Advanced Fee Fraud.
It may be an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient in order to steal their identity.
Also see information issued by the Isle of Man Office of the Data Protection Supervisor.
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] for advice.
Any persons who have paid funds to the above entities should consider contacting their local Police without delay.
FSC Reference: NDR/17/2012