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Scam Alert: on Social Media

20 January 2022

It has come to the notice of the Bank of Mauritius (Bank) that there are messages circulating on social media inviting users to contact an officer of the “groupe ACP Bank” for loan facilities.

Members of the public are advised that the said “groupe ACP Bank” is neither licensed nor regulated by the Bank and are, consequently, cautioned against such messages.

A list of financial institutions duly licensed by the Bank is available on its website at

Members of the public are hereby informed that, pursuant to section 5(1) of the Banking Act, no person shall engage in banking business, Islamic banking business, digital banking business or private banking business in Mauritius without a banking licence duly issued by the Bank.