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 individual details
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
Address: Centrum House, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3DX
Tel: 0141 416 0235, 0141 846 0289
Email: [email protected]
FCA authorised individual details
This FCA authorised individual that fraudsters are claiming to be has no association with the ‘clone individual’. He is authorised to offer, promote or sell services or product in the UK and his correct details are:
Richard Adamson (FCA IRN: RXA00097)
Firm: Bank of Scotland plc (169628)
The Mound, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1YZ
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 us. 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 0300 500 0597.