Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’.
This is what we call a 'clone firm'; and fraudsters usually use this tactic when contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially wary if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the 'firm reference number' (FRN) we have given the authorised firm or other details.
You can find out more about this scam tactic and how to protect yourself from clone firms.
Clone firm details
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
IBL Markets (clone of an FCA authorised firm)
Address: 24 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1EL, UK; Seventh Floor 10 Carey Lane, London, EC4V 8AF, UK
Telephone: +33 (1) 84 88 33 83
Email: [email protected]
This clone firm is using the details of the FCA authorised firm.
FCA authorised firm details
This FCA authorised firm that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone firm’. It is authorised to offer, promote or sell services or product in the UK and its correct details are:
Firm name: Interactive Brokers (UK) Limited
Firm reference number: 208159
Address: Heron Tower, Level 20, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY, United Kingdom
Customer service contacts (phone, fax, postal, others): https://www.interactivebrokers.co.uk/en/index.php?f=1560
Report a clone firm
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 0300 500 0597.