Please read, or re-read, the following sections
thoroughly - they contain vital information should you decide to choose
OffshoreSimple Inc to 'go offshore' with or not as the case may be. If you do
decide to go elsewhere, please, for your own sake, make sure that whoever you do
business with takes the same precautions we do!
Despite what many people who 'go offshore' think, it's not just the
stability and security of the jurisdiction where their company is registered that is of
importance. It is of vital importance to the beneficial owners of offshore companies and
trusts that there is stability and security within the formation company they use.
Whilst we do not decry any of our competitors, OffshoreSimple can assure all their
clients, existing and prospective, that any of the minimal records we do store (PGP
encrypted on optical discs) are kept totally confidential and that it would take a court
order to force us to reveal even the location, yet alone the country where those records
It would then take a further court order within that jurisdiction itself to make
us reveal the content of those records.
We have been assured by our lawyers that for such an order to be made, a prima facia case
of either money laundering, drug smuggling or terrorism/illegal arms dealing within that
jurisdiction itself would have to be proven. Tax cases would not stand a chance!
We should also point out that the computers which hold our web site, our administrative
records, our client records and our company formation details are all in different
We consider this to be of vital importance, not for ourselves, but for you, our Clients.
Keep Your Mouth Shut
As a final word on security, at least for the moment, the vast majority
of cases brought against owners of offshore bank accounts (and companies) for suspected
tax evasion by 'onshore, home country' tax authorities are due to loose mouths,
disgruntled employees or ex-employees, vindictive wives & girlfriends (or ex-),
jealous neighbors or friends or by those who just love to cause trouble for others. If anyone,
repeat, anyone, knows you have an offshore bank account, you could have a
possible problem in the future, even if you are running your business and account totally
legally. Tax authorities tend to work on the highly undemocratic basis of "guilty
until proved innocent", which can be mighty hard to do!
Our email server is hosted on our own servers,
and you can send us normal emails with confidence.
If you want you can send PGP
Talking of PGP, if
you would like to use this in your correspondence with us to ensure security and
confidentiality, we are only too happy to do so.
PGP is a freeware that you can download from
Download and install your free copy of PGP program from here.
Our public key for OffshoreSimple is available below- just add this to your public keyring under the name of OffshoreSimple Public Key.
If you do use PGP, please don't forget to send us your public key by e-mail,
either as a .pgp attachment or in the body text (as ours, below), as has been known to
For added convenience, click
here to get our public key
We're quite used to having to help people in using PGP for the first time, sending keys
seems to be the biggest problem, they're frequently sent to us in an indecipherable
format, so don't worry if you don't get it right first time!
Whilst we have no wish to deter anyone from making legitimate purchases
or transferring money to accounts around the globe, care must always be taken over the
inevitable 'paper trail' that most transactions leave.
This must not be underestimated especially by US based clients, real-time monitoring of
financial transactions, especially those going out of the US, is now a reality thanks to
organizations like FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network).
FinCEN is a 'quasi-secret' amalgam of the interests of the Internal Revenue Services
(IRS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and
Research (INR), the Secret Service, US Customs and the US Mail. FinCEN also has the
co-operation of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, with
full access to all their massive resources.
Whilst FinCEN does catch some criminals in the accepted sense of the word, an estimated
90% of its 'catches' are ordinary individuals and small businesses merely trying to keep a
bit of their own money outside the tax-man's knowledge!
Whilst we don't yet have full knowledge of the implementation of this system, FinCEN is
known to have been experimenting with a massive Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer
system linking all the US based banking computers together with those of all
the US based or owned credit card organizations.
Talk about paranoia and intrusion of privacy - this, and some of the associated federal
'financial' crimes like somehow forgetting to complete Form 4789 on a transaction over
USD10,000 - goes way beyond anything the Communist regimes that those same government
agencies so criticized did even in their heyday.
For a fuller investigation into this, and other, aspects of the US and international
banking scene, read 'Banking in Silence', just one of the excellent Scope Reports.
every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and
up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept
any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any errors or omissions.
Please go to our Uses of offshore Companies Page where you will find
interesting information on the benefits of using offshore companies and trusts for
business and personal use, links to information on other locations and details of our
products and services.