2002-11-04 On the Information Disseminated through the Internet Regarding Anonymous Accounts

04.11.2002
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04.11.2002.


Press Release


On the Information Disseminated through the Internet Regarding Anonymous Accounts


The Financial and Capital Market Commission has found out that several Internet addresses (for example, http://www.cardster.nethttp://www.panama-offshore-services.com/http://offshore-banking.times.lv/ http://www.ptclub.com/Anonymouswire.html http://bank-account.times.lv/) offer clients to open anonymous accounts with Latvian banks, as well as to receive anonymous debit cards without providing any customer identification information.


The Financial and Capital Market Commission hereby informs that the Latvian legislation prohibits opening of accounts whose holders have not been fully identified and any such activity is in conflict with the Latvian Law on the Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity.


The Financial and Capital Market Commission hereby warns that all Latvian banks opening accounts in the name of a company or an intermediary without identifying their true beneficiaries, act unlawfully and subject themselves to reputation and legal risks.


 


Ieva Upleja


Head of PR Departament


Financial and Capital Market Commission


Republic of Latvia


phone: +371 777 4807, + 371947 6003


e-mail: ieva.upleja@fktk.lv


 


 

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