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:
UK Trust Loans (clone of FCA authorised firm)
Address: UK Trust Loans, Bracken house, Charles' Street, Manchester, M1 7BD
UK Trust Loan, 9 Nimrod Way, Dorset, BH21 7UH
Telephone Numbers: 0203 129 0530, 0203 290 3860, 0144 439 0801, 0207 193 0847, 0203 129 1728, 0203 129 6276, 0207 193 0344, 0203 129 6174, 0208 133 2021, 0207 3129 6276, 07495 326981, 07576 046959, 0203 129 1398, 0203 514 1175, 07624 807251, 0203 514 1479, 0238 297 419, 0203 514 1477, 0203 813 6196, 0161 818 8308, 0122 445 9507, 0144 439 0348, 0144 430 1348, 0122 445 9407, 0203 868 0942, 0161 408 9200, 0203 289 6046, 0144 439 0102, 0208 077 1218, 0203 286 0238, 01444 39 0560, 01444 39 0568, 020 3129 1070, 01163180548
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
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’. It is registered to provide financial services in the UK and its correct details are:
Firm name: UK Trust Loans
Interim Permission Number: 655810
Address: 9 Nimrod Way, East Dorset Trade Park, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7UH
E-mail: [email protected]
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 authorised firm has been cloned or scammers are fraudulently using your name or other details, contact our Firm Helpline on 0300 500 0597.