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The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) of Canada has published a Warning Notice (Issue No. 86) – "Notice of Unauthorized Banking Activities by Entities Originating in the Transnistria Area of Moldova" - containing the names listed below. This Warning Notice can be found at http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/app/DocRepository/1/eng/consumer/notices/Warning_Notice_86_e.pdf - PDF. (PDF Help)
Information received by OSFI indicates that all matters concerning banks and other financial institutions in Transnistria fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of Moldova. It has been reported through credible sources that the Transnistria problem continues to encourage criminal activities based in or transiting through the region, particularly smuggling and trafficking. This renders Moldova vulnerable for the purposes of regulating capital and apprehending goods of doubtful origin. The country's anti-money laundering system does not apply to Transnistria, which makes the latter's banks and other institutions vulnerable to laundering activities.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of following authorities:
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institution Canada (OSFI)
Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.
For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2009/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
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