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:
Stanley Ball Limited (clone of UK registered company)
Address: 17 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HU
Phone number: 020 7060 9903
Fax number: 020 7060 9923
Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the authorised firm.
UK registered company details
This clone firm is passing itself off as Stanley Ball Limited. Stanley Ball Limited is not authorised by the FCA but does not carry on any regulated activities. The legitimate Stanley Ball Limited has no association with the 'clone firm'.
Company name: Stanley Ball Limited
UK company registration number: 00706100
Address: Cawley Place, 15 Cawley Road, Chichester, PO19 1UZ
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.