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Franco Ratafia and Miami International Bank Limited
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Joined: 10/12/2010
Posts: 5779

Posted: 7/20/2009 10:42:21 AM

By: Patty


Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 2/23/2011 4:50:49 PM

By: Ratafia, Franco

Ratafia, Franco

Montevideo, Montevideo 11800
phone: +59894203636

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/28/2010 12:05:23 PM

By: Michele

I was researching Franco Ratafia and came across your post. He has contacted claiming he is with Geneva Financial Group Limited. I am very interested in hearing any information you have on this guy and what he does. Hope to hear from you soon.
Michele Broussard

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 7/22/2009 6:47:37 PM

By: SNUFF1008

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Warning: "New Zealand offshore finance companies"The Reserve Bank advises that caution should be exercised by anyone considering doing any form of business with entities that promote themselves as "New Zealand offshore finance companies", or use similar descriptions, and that offer financial services either on-line or from locations outside of New Zealand.
No such category of entity is recognised under New Zealand law. The entities involved are usually just registered in New Zealand as companies or limited partnerships, and they have no special status. These entities are not licensed or supervised as financial service providers by any New Zealand authority. They are required to register a New Zealand address, but this is usually that of a compliance agent, with the entities having no real physical presence in New Zealand. These entities are often directed or owned by persons who are not resident in New Zealand. Details about the directors and ownership of these entities can be obtained by searching the on-line database of the New Zealand Companies Office.
Notice: Miami International Bank and Bansur International BankEntities with these names were previously registered by the New Zealand Registrar of Companies on the New Zealand companies register. The names of these companies have been subsequently changed to Miami International Limited and 2197787 Limited respectively. Details about the directors and ownership of these companies can be obtained by searching the on-line database of the New Zealand Companies Office.

These companies are not, and never have been, licensed or supervised as financial service providers by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand or any other New Zealand authority. In terms of the law, they have never been entitled to use the word "bank" in their names and hence give the appearance of being New Zealand registered banks.

The Reserve Bank has posted a warning about "New Zealand offshore finance companies".

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 7/20/2009 12:31:54 PM

By: knightmare3000

seems like a scam.use the name of a legitimate company and create a false entity with a similar sounding name.


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