IOM Today carries a quite bizarre story that the Isle of Man financial regulator, the FSA, has issued a warning about a fake online parrot pet shop.  The website claims on its glossy-looking website to be based in an industrial estate in the Island, but at an address occupied by another legitimate business.  The FSA says there is no such company there – and advises that anyone who has paid money to it should contact police without delay.  The website claims to have breeding centres in South Africa, Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal, gives 2 UK mobile telephone numbers, and has a Facebook page giving an address in London.  However, the photo of a parrot it uses is in fact a hijacked and modified one. The FSA public notices issued on 17th December is at –


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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