@capital-ion.com

This notice is issued by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (“the Authority”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 30 of the Financial Services Act 2008.

@capital-ion.com

The Authority has recently become aware that bogus documentation has been used in business dealings concerning the issue of lending agreements for high denominations in the name of Capital International Limited (‘Capital’).

There is a genuine Isle of Man company named Capital International Limited which is licensed by the Authority to undertake regulated activities. Its business does not include the issuance of any sort of loan or borrowing agreements and there is a concern that this genuine company is having details of its name and registered office used for illicit purposes.

The fraudulent documentation seen by the Authority is using an outdated stationery design and format similar to that used by the genuine Capital a number of years ago.  Once communication with the intended victim has been established, bogus email addresses ending @capital-ion.com instead of the genuine @capital-iom.com have been used to give the impression a genuine dialogue with the Isle of Man entity has been established.

Details of all genuine companies incorporated in the Isle of Man can be found at:

https://services.gov.im/ded/services/companiesregistry/companysearch.iom

A register of all entities regulated by the Authority can be found at:

https://www.iomfsa.im/register-search/

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with Capital regarding the issuance of lending agreements and have any concerns about the legitimacy of the company’s activities should satisfy themselves by contacting the genuine company at its registered office address which can be found using the above referenced search facility.

Anyone with general concerns concerning any individual or company holding themselves out as conducting a regulated activity in or from the Isle of Man without the requisite licence should contact the Enforcement Division at the Authority on +44 1624 689311 or by e-mail to [email protected] for advice.

FSA Reference: NR/01/2019