The Quick Loan Shop (Clone)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms registered to carry out financial services activities to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, registered firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’.

Almost all firms and individuals carrying out financial services activities in the UK have to be registered or authorised by us. This firm is not registered by us but has been targeting people in the UK, purporting to be an authorised 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’s address, or other details.

Read 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:

The Quick Loan Shop (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Telephone: 020 3287 9675, 020 3289 7749, 020 3287 8745, 077 2565 7093, 01158 882595, 020 7193 7926, 020 3290 7427, 01444 390365, 01444 390114, 020 3287 9675, 020 3397 4627, 01444 391110, 01865 589234

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Skype: mikebilly

The Quick Loan Shop Limited has been cloned. The Clone is using the name The Quick Loan Shop and all of the genuine firms details. The Quick Loan Shop Limited does not ask consumers for upfront payments.

Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the registered firm.

FCA authorised firm details

This FCA authorised firm that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone firm’. The Quick Loan Shop Ltd is not linked to The Quick Loan Shop; They do use the abbreviation TQLS. It is registered to provide financial services in the UK and its correct details are:

Firm name: The Quick Loan Shop

IP number: 650559

Address: 31 Dashwood Avenue, High Wycombe, HP12 3DZ

Telephone: 020  3397 4627



How to protect yourself

We strongly advise you to only deal with financial firms that are authorised by us, and check the Financial Services Register and Consumer Credit Interim Permission register to ensure they are. It has information on firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.

If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

There are more steps you should take to protect yourself from unauthorised firms.

You should also be aware that if you give money to an unauthorised firm, you will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.

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.

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 registered 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).