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Bogus website – www.irishnationwidebank.com - F.S.C Public Warnings

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 Financial Supervision Commission has become aware of the above website.

There is a genuine entity by the name of the Irish Nationwide (I.O.M.) Limited, which is licensed by the Commission. However, the Commission can confirm that the above mentioned website is in no way connected or associated with the genuine Irish Nationwide (I.O.M.) Limited and is not a website operated by any part of the Irish Nationwide Group.

A list of all institutions licensed by the Commission is available on our website at www.fsc.gov.im.

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.

The Commission feels that any person accessing this fraudulent website may potentially become the victim of an Advanced Fee Fraud – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.fsc.gov.im/ViewNews.gov?menuid=10222&page=lib/news/fsc/westafricanfraud.xml

OR

It may be 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.fsc.gov.im/ViewNews.gov?menuid=10222&page=lib/news/fsc/identitytheft.xml

Also see information issued by the Isle of Man Office of the Data Protection Supervisor at:

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

Any persons who have paid funds in connection to the above website should contact their local Police Fraud Unit without delay.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above website and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689311 or by e-mail to fsc@gov.im.

Any persons who may have any concerns as to whether or not they are dealing with the genuine Irish Nationwide (I.O.M.) Limited may wish to satisfy themselves by contacting the genuine Irish Nationwide (I.O.M.) Limited. Contact details for the genuine Irish Nationwide (I.O.M.) Limited are available on their website at www.iniom.com.

FSC Reference: NR/01/2012

12th January 2012

Financial Supervision Commission
Address:
P.O. Box 58
Finch Hill House
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
Post Code: IM99 1DT
Telephone:01624 689300
Fax:01624 689399
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