BPEFX / BPE (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Fraudsters copy the details of firms we authorise to try and convince people that their firm is genuine. Find out why you shouldn’t deal with this clone firm.

Almost all firms and individuals must be authorised by us to carry out financial services in the UK.

This firm is not authorised by us but has been contacting people pretending to be an authorised firm. This is what we call a clone firm.

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Clone firm details

Fraudsters are using the following details to scam people:

Name: BPEFX / BPE (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Address: Wigmore Street, London, (Clone of formerly FCA authorised firm’s address), W1U 1FB

Email: [email protected],

[email protected],

[email protected],

[email protected],

[email protected]

Website: http://bpefx.com/en/index.asp

Other Information: FCA formerly authorised firm details

This FCA formerly authorised firm that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone firm’. It was authorised to offer, promote or sell services or product in the UK and its correct details are:

Name: Bridgepoint Private Equity Ltd
FRN: 122204
Address: Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1FB
Tel: +44 020 7034 3578
Fax: +44 020 7034 3588
Website: www.bridgepoint.eu

Other FCA authorised entities in the Bridgepoint Group continue to use these contact details.

Scammers may give out other false details, including email addresses, telephone numbers, postal addresses and Firm Reference Numbers.

They may mix these details with the genuine details of authorised firms.

They may also change their contact details over time.

FCA authorised firm details

This is the genuine, authorised firm that the fraudsters are claiming to work for. It has no connection with the clone firm.

The correct details are:

Firm Name: Bridgepoint Private Equity Ltd

Firm Reference Number: 122204

Address: Wigmore Street

Telephone: +4402070343578

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bridgepoint.eu

What this means for you

If you deal with this firm, you won't have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service if you have a complaint.

You also won't be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong. This means it's unlikely you'd get your money back if the firm goes out of business.

How to protect yourself

You should only deal with financial firms that are authorised by us. If a financial firm is authorised by us, it gives you greater protection if things go wrong.

You can check our Financial Services Register to make sure a firm is authorised and has permission for the service it's offering you.

You'll also be able to find:

  • information on how you're protected
  • contact details for authorised firms

If you're contacted unexpectedly by a financial business or individual, make sure you reply using the contact details on the FS Register.

Find out more about how to protect yourself from scams.

Report a clone firm

If you think you've been approached by an unauthorised or clone firm, call us on 0800 111 6768, or use our contact form.