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At Julius Baer, we are committed to ensure the safety and security of financial and personal data and to combat cybercrime. We would like to remind our clients and other stakeholders to be cautious when interacting via electronic means or relying on material information linked to Julius Baer, as our name and brand might be abused by unauthorized third parties for illegitimate or fraudulent activities. Such illegitimate or fraudulent activities may e.g. be conducted through different means such as fake websites, fabricated e-mails or references or fake profiles on social media platforms, alleged business relationships with Julius Baer or faked confirmations, promises and guarantees. We therefore encourage our clients and other stakeholders to check carefully the authenticity of systems, websites and documentation before commencing to interact (including providing sensitive information) and/or relying on. We recommend contacting Julius Baer via its official website/URL: “www.juliusbaer.com”. In case of any doubt or before taking any material action we recommend to independently verifying the authenticity of any information related to Julius Baer.
Julius Baer is reporting fraudulent matters to and cooperating with the competent regulators and authorities and takes further actions. Please also refer to the respective websites of regulatory authorities such as in Switzerland of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, FINMA, providing useful information (including warning lists) to prevent falling victim of abusive and fraudulent websites and offerings in the financial industry.
If clients are concerned that they may have disclosed their personal information or have conducted any financial transactions through e.g. a fraudulent website allegedly linked to Julius Baer, they should immediately contact Julius Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org and the competent authorities.
Current security and fraud alerts:
In particular, Julius Baer would like to alert its clients and members of the public to the following websites, profiles and e-mail domains, which Julius Baer strongly recommends not to interact with for any communication or dealings with Julius Baer. This list is being updated on a regular basis but does not claim to be comprehensive or complete.
Please be aware that certain investment products named “Vision” or “Azur” supposedly issued by the Julius Baer are neither authorized by nor issued or otherwise linked to Julius Baer. Julius Baer therefore warns potential investors and advises to not invest in such products. The following domains, links and names, all neither authorized nor allowed by Julius Baer, are known to have been used for promoting such investments/products:
- Guillaume Lafitte
- Julien Kaminsky
- Guillame Laborde
- Alain Müller/Mueller/Muller
- Jérome Levasseur
- Michel Leconte
Warning of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (cssf) regarding a fraud scheme in which the name of the Luxembourg authorised Bank Julius Baer Europe S.A. is being misused [German] [French]
Julius Baer Sweden
Please be aware that a group of fraudsters currently presents themselves as Julius Baer employees working for an alleged Swedish subsidiary of Julius Baer. They are offering to bank with Julius Baer and ask potential clients
(i) to transfer money to a bank account; or
(ii) to transfer cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoins) to a wallet
supposedly held with Julius Baer under their name. They further ask for a variety of fees and taxes such as “account opening fees” or “investment taxes” in order to process the payment or open the account. We want to inform the public that we do not have a physical presence in Sweden. The following links and names, all neither authorized nor allowed by Julius Baer, are known to have been used for promoting this fraud scheme:
- James Olsson
- Donald Duke
- Lisa Fox
Bond Comparison Searches (United Kingdom)
Please be aware about an industry-wide scam relating to bond comparison searches, for more information please refer to the page below:
Selected warning list of regulators:
- Warning of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding “Julius Baer International Ltd (clone of FCA authorised firm)”
- Warning of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (cssf) regarding a fraud scheme in which the name of the Luxembourg authorised Bank Julius Baer Europe S.A. is being misused [German] [French]