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August 25, 2010

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Entities Not Authorized by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Summary: The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has revised its list of entities that provide a Cayman Islands mailing address, but are neither registered nor licensed to conduct business activities regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

On July 14, 2010, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) published the attached list of financial entities that have Cayman Island addresses, but are neither registered nor licensed to undertake activities regulated by the CIMA. The notice also states that none of the entities are registered with the Cayman Islands Companies Registry.

These entities or persons representing them may be operating in the Cayman Islands, offering banking or other financial services to individuals, businesses or financial institutions located in the United States. They may be violating provisions of the Banks and Trust Companies Law (revised 2003) or other regulations issued by the Cayman Islands government. These entities may also be conducting or facilitating unauthorized financial transactions in the United States. Any proposed transactions involving these entities should be viewed with extreme caution.

Any information about these entities may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-3054, Washington, D.C. 20429 or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2010/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html. This Special Alert replaces SA-40-2010.

Sandra L. Thompson
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachment: May be a accessed through http://www.cimoney.com.ky/enforcement/info_alerts.aspx?id=168

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200.

Last Updated 8/25/2010 communications@fdic.gov