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Caution Investors MabCredit – Regarding The Central Bank of Ireland has identified a fraudulent entity, “Zurich Ireland Plc,” impersonating a legitimate Central Bank-authorized firm to deceive customers by offering a fake investment, “Zurich – Sustainability Bond-Fund,” through unauthorized contact information and misleading tactics.
Regulation and Compliance:
The Central Bank of Ireland is the regulator of financial services in Ireland. It issues warnings on unauthorised firms that operate without a licence or approval from the Bank. On 21 Sep 2023, the Bank issued a warning on Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone), stating that it has no connection whatsoever with the authorised firm Zurich Insurance plc. The Bank also advised consumers to check its website for a list of authorised firms before dealing with any financial service provider.
The Bank also warned that consumers who deal with unauthorised firms are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compensation Scheme or the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman. Therefore, consumers who deal with Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone) are at a high risk of losing their money or personal information.
As expected, there are no positive customer reviews for Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone). On the contrary, there are many complaints and reports of fraud from consumers who have been contacted by this entity. Some of the common tactics used by Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone) are:
– Cold-calling potential customers and offering them attractive insurance products or investment opportunities.
– Using fake documents and websites that mimic the appearance and details of the authorised firm Zurich Insurance plc.
– Asking customers to pay fees or taxes upfront before receiving their policy or returns.
– Requesting customers to provide personal or financial information such as bank account details, passwords, or PINs.
Products and Services:
Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone) claims to offer a range of insurance products and services, such as life insurance, car insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, health insurance, and pension plans. However, these products and services are not genuine and do not exist. They are only used as bait to lure unsuspecting customers into paying money or disclosing information.
Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone) uses the same address as the authorised firm Zurich Insurance plc, which is Zurich House, Ballsbridge Park, Dublin 4. However, this address is not their actual location and they have no physical presence there. They also use the same CRO registration number as the authorised firm, which is 13460. However, this number does not belong to them and they have no legal status in Ireland.
Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone) does not have a genuine customer service department. They only use phone numbers and email addresses that are not registered or traceable. They also do not respond to queries or complaints from customers who have been scammed by them. They only communicate with customers when they want to solicit more money or information.
Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone) is a fraudulent entity that has cloned the name, address, and registration number of a legitimate firm, Zurich Insurance plc. They are not authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and they have no connection whatsoever with the authorised firm. They offer fake insurance products and services that do not exist and they use deceptive methods to scam customers out of their money or personal information. Consumers should avoid dealing with Zurich Ireland Plc (Clone) at all costs and report any suspicious contact to the Central Bank of Ireland or the Gardaí.