Global Investment Bank (IOM) Limited and Global Investment Bank Offshore Services Limited
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 correspondence falsely claiming that the companies, Global Investment Bank (IOM) Limited and Global Investment Bank Offshore Services Limited are incorporated in the Isle of Man.
The correspondence also claims that the aforementioned companies are licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission and that they are covered by the Depositors’ Compensation Scheme. Both statements are false.
Names mentioned within the documentation are, Doel Patrick as Senior Investment Director, Todd Markmann as Director of Finance and John Galbraith as Global Head of Commercial Banking.
The companies claim to be able to offer a range of financial services including retail banking, wealth management and insurance products.
The company numbers quoted in the correspondence are those of genuine Isle of Man companies.
The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations:
Neither Global Investment Bank (IOM) Limited or Global Investment Bank Offshore Services Limited are companies incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man. They are not registered as a foreign companies having established a place of business on the Isle of Man. They are not a registered as business names on the Isle of Man.
The Commission has established no association between the above entities and any genuine Isle of Man companies.
The Commission has established no genuine links between the above entities and the Isle of Man.
Under the circumstances the Financial Supervision Commission feels that the viewed correspondence and the claim to be licensed on the Isle of Man is being used to tempt the recipient into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud.
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:
Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entities and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689314 or by email to email@example.com
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/02/2014