Bogus website - www.winstonchurchillpecorp.com

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.

Winston & Churchill Private Equity
Ralph Mendoza

The Commission has recently become aware of a potentially bogus website www.winstonchurchillpecorp.com which claims to be able to offer funding facilities.

The website states that the company, Winston & Churchill Private Equity is located at 37 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man.

The genuine occupants of 37 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man have no connection to, nor to their knowledge have ever dealt with a company called Winston & Churchill Private Equity.

The individuals behind the website www.winstonchurchillpecorp.com appear to have copied large sections of text and images from the website of another genuine company that offer financial services.

The name Ralph Mendoza is listed on the potentially bogus site as Chief Business Analyst and is also the name used to register the domain name www.winstonchurchillpecorp.com.

The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations:

Winston & Churchill Private Equity 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 and the use of the Isle of Man address is being used to tempt the recipient into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud.

OR

Is 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 at:

http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/odps/id_theft_id_fraud.pdf

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: NDR/01/2014