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:
Swiss Investment Corporation (clone of a FCA authorised firm)
Address: Avenue Pictet-de-Rochemont 7, Maison des Paons, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: 0845 686 5009
Email: [email protected]
This clone firm is using the details of the FCA authorised firm of the same name. This clone is taking funds from individuals.
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: Swiss Investment Corporation Ltd
Address: Admirals Way, Beaufort Court, London, E14 9XL
Phone: +44 02077127777
Fax: +44 02077120714
Email address: [email protected]
The authorised firm does not take client money or offer investment advice or service.
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.