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:
Names: Worth.IT Financial Services Ltd (clone) t/a venetfx.com, Worth Financial Services, Worth Ltd, VenetFX (clone of previously FCA registered firm details)
Addresses: Suite B, 29 Harley Street, London, England, W1G 9QR
29 Harley Street, London, England, W1G 9QR
Calle Tuset 33, 7-3, Barcelona 08006, Spain, EU
Largo São Carlos, n 3, Lisbon 1200-410, Portugal, EU
Via XXIV Maggio 47, Rome I-00187, Italy, EU
Sisplac 21, Pula 52100, Croatia, HR
Kotnikova 20, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU
Telephones: (+44) 33 0001 0199, (+39) 06 466221 , (+34) 93 4281 528, (+385) 98 181 7681, (+351) 21 23463737, (+386) 70 990 310
Website: www.venetfx.com, bit4x.com
Email: [email protected]
Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the authorised firm.
Previously FCA registered firm details
This previously FCA registered firm that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone firm’. Its correct details are:
Firm name: Worth.IT Financial Services Ltd
Firm reference number: 194835
Address: 4 Cromwell Place, London, UNITED KINGDOM, SW7 2JE
Telephone: 44 020 7584 7279
Email: [email protected]
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. 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 0845 606 9966 (call rates may vary).