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Online Investment Bank  

10 Nov 11

The Financial Services Commission has today issued a warning to the public regarding Online Investment Bank.

This entity has been operating a website on which it claims to be a "bank established by Gibraltar offshore company (sic) and uniting the talented financial professionals who have long been operating in best investment markets worldwide."

The site provides an incomplete address of an office building in Gibraltar, the PO Box of a regulated firm and the telephone number of a non-financial services business in Gibraltar, none of which have any connection to what the FSC believes is a bogus entity which may have set up the website with intent to defraud investors.

Online Investment Bank is not regulated by the FSC, or licensed under the Financial Services (Banking) Act or any other Supervisory Acts to carry on deposit taking or any other financial services business in or from within Gibraltar. The Register of Companies in Gibraltar has no record of any company with that name.

People are able to verify whether a firm is licensed by the Gibraltar FSC, by checking the "Regulated Entities Search" section on our website at http://www.fsc.gi/fsclists/Search.aspx.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entity and have concerns, should contact the Manager, Enforcement on +350 200 40283 or by e-mail to [email protected].