We believe a fraudster is using the details of an authorised firm to try to convince people that they are genuine. See how to protect yourself from scammers of this ‘clone firm’.
We have received reports that a fraudster is using the name or other details of a genuine firm, or the ‘firm reference number’ (FRN) we give to authorised firms, to try to scam people in the UK.
Fraudsters use this tactic to make their claims seem genuine or to suggest they work for an authorised firm.
You can find out more about this scam tactic and how to protect yourself from clone firms.
The details that scammers are using or giving out to people include:
Edward Windsor (Bogus employee of FCA Authorised Firm)
Email: [email protected]
Twitter account: @edwardwindsor11
Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the authorised firm.
FCA-Authorised Firm Details
This FCA-Authorised Firm has no association with this individual. It is authorised to offer, promote or sell services or products in the UK and its correct details are:
Name: Pictet Asset Management Ltd
Address: Moor House, 120 London Wall, London EC2Y 5ET
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7847 5000
Report a clone firm
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised or clone firm, or contacted about a scam, you should contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. If you were offered, bought or sold shares, you can use our share fraud reporting form.
You can see more ways to report an unauthorised firm and find out what to do if you have been scammed.
What to do if your firm is cloned
If you think your authorised firm has been cloned or scammers are fraudulently using your name or other details, contact our Firm Helpline on 0845 606 9966 (call rates may vary).