“The alleged bank that has been acting through the websites http://www.intermarketbank.com/ and http://www.intermarketbankag.com/, as well as the e-mail address contato@intermarketbank.com, is not on this date, nor has it ever been, qualified to carry out in Portugal any financial activity”, the supervisor advises in a statement.

The banking supervisor also points out that “it should not be confused with any other similar denomination”.

Despite the fact that the entities authorised to carry out the activity of concession, intermediation and credit consultancy are included in the list that may be consulted on the Bank of Portugal’s website, the supervisor warns of the fact that “situations in which the name of authorised entities is unduly used by third parties in fraudulent schemes” have come to the attention of the institution.

Banco de Portugal also states that in case of doubt, it may be contacted through the form available on its website or by e-mail to info@bportugal.pt.