Fake Swiss Life savings books/accounts and fake investments in precious metals (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) and FDJ shares
Fraudsters masquerading as account managers at Swiss Life Asset Managers and fraudulently using the name of Swiss Life Asset GmbH (Germany) or Swiss Life Asset Management AG (Switzerland), the Swiss Life Asset Managers logo, the Swiss Life Group logo, the AMF registration number of Swiss Life Asset Managers (AMF: GP-07000055) and fake e-mail addresses email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or antoine.berrier@swiss-life groupe.com and more recently firstname.lastname@example.org initially offer investments by phone in a fake:
- savings book or savings account ("Contrat/Mandat de Gestion Livret Epargne Swiss Life" or "Swiss Life Epargne" or "Swiss Life Europe") offering guaranteed returns (0.5% per month or 6% per year for the savings book/account) with a contribution by Swiss Life (10% added by Swiss Life up to an investment of EUR 5000),
- investment contract in precious metals (notably silver, gold, platinum and palladium) offering high guaranteed returns with a financial authority logo: English financial authority (Financial Control Authority - FCA), European Central Bank ("ECB"),
- investing in equities of Française des Jeux (FDJ) and referring to the ECB logo.
The guarantees offered/acquisition prices are independent of market conditions.
These fraudsters may send you correspondence quoting the telephone number: 09.73 05 32 65 or 09 71 07 07 86 - XXXX@swiss-life-am.com or XXXX@swiss-life-groupe.com or XXXX@swissepargne.fr with fake contractual documents. They normally work over the telephone and are likely to suggest a call at a specific time - then they send a confirmation e-mail for the scheduled call. The message can be returned to a false client space on a false internet site, but it may also go to authentic internet sites of various Swiss Life Group entities in France or Europe.
When the time comes to pay, the fraudsters open a bank account in your name (with a bank in France or the European Union) for you to make the transfer.
If you fall victim to fraud and you have transferred funds to accounts opened in your name at banks in the European Union, the fraudsters can pose as the police/gendarmerie and ask you to send large sums as part of a customs sequestration (fraudulent use of bank transfer), contact you by telephone, send you a summons by e-mail (email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org) – tel. no.: 06 44 68 28 91 or 01 84 60 78 90.
THIS IS FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY AND YOU MUST HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
In many cases, you will have shared personal information on a site or an advertising banner on the internet offering very attractive returns on your savings. After sharing this information you will be approached, initially by telephone.
In case of doubt, don't hesitate to contact us: Swiss Life Asset Managers on [+33 (0)] 1 40 15 16 07 or by e-mail to email@example.com – (to be completed by each entity concerned).
Please also read the following alerts:
L’Autorité des marchés financiers (Financial Markets Authority) is asking savers to observe the utmost vigilance in the face of a resurgence in instances of identity theft (see press releases of 27 November 2019 (https://www.amf-france.org/fr/lautorite-des-marches-financiers-appelle-les-epargnants-la-plus-grande-vigilance-face-la) and 26 March 2020 (https://www.amf-france.org/fr/actualites-publications/communiques/communiques-de-lamf/lamf-et-lacpr-mettent-en-garde-le-public-contre-les-risques-darnaques-dans-le-contexte-de-lepidemie))
The French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR) recommends contacting INFO ESCROQUERIES on [+33 (0)] 805 805 817 in its press releases of 13 February 2020 (https://acpr.banque-france.fr/communique-de-presse/escroqueries-financieres-vigilance-sur-les-bannieres-publicitaires-proposant-de-faux-livrets ) and 14 April 2020 (https://acpr.banque-france.fr/communique-de-presse/escroqueries-lacpr-met-en-garde-le-public-contre-les-propositions-frauduleuses-de-credits-de-livrets-0).
Check the ACPR blacklist, which contains e-mail addresses and fraudulent domain/site names: https://www.abe-infoservice.fr/vos-demarches/se-proteger-contre-les-arnaques/les-listes-noires-des-sites-internet-et-entites-non-autorises/credits-livrets-paiements-assurances-liste-noire-des-sites-ou-entites-douteux.
Contact the AMF épargne infoservice on [+33 (0)] 1 53 45 62 00 and file a report on the official Ministry of the Interior portal.