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Public Notice: The Bank of Mauritius cautions the public against a scam to which its name is being associated

22 March 2022

It has come to the knowledge of the Bank of Mauritius (Bank) that the logo of the Bank is currently being associated with correspondences allegedly issued by one Suresh Nankoo, one A. Audrey and one P. Nazarally, purportedly employees of the Bank, requesting for payments to be effected to the Bank before any amounts allegedly awarded by a Court of Law be effected to the recipient of the correspondences.  A specimen of such letters are attached with this communiqué.

The Bank wishes to inform members of the public that no officer bearing the names ‘Suresh Nankoo’, ‘A. Audrey’ and ‘P. Nazarally’ are employed by the Bank or has any relationship whatsoever with it.

The public is hereby cautioned against giving money to any person who claims to represent the Bank and/or its officials or to have a banking relationship with the Bank. If members of the public feel that they have been scammed, the Bank strongly recommends that they report the matter to the Police.

The Bank is endeavouring to raise public awareness on the risks associated with such scams by providing, on its website, information on those scams.

The public is encouraged to bring to the Bank’s attention any such information and suspect communication.

The Bank brings to the attention of the public that it cannot be held responsible if its name, logo and address are misused in schemes intended to defraud the public.

Should any member of the public have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of the Bank and/or its officials, please call on 202 3800 or send an email on before taking any further action.