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False swift messages with reference to Central Bank of Brazil

 

Banco Central do Brasil warns of false swift messages allegedly released by this institution, in which references are made to the use of Brazilian Treasury Securities as collateral for transactions conducted by people mentioned in those messages.

Such messages are false and constitute a clear fraud attempt.

Swift messages are intended solely for the purpose of communication between financial institutions. Banco Central do Brasil and Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional do not use swift messages to acknowledge credits, nor to grant collateral to individuals or corporations.

Polícia Federal (Brazilian Federal Police) will be notified of all such attempts that come to the attention of this Central Bank in order to pursue the appropriate criminal procedures.