The FCA’s report warn against The Money Supermarket – clone of authorised firm. Clone firms are using the details of authorised firms. Fraudsters then try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm.
Fraudsters usually use this method to contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially careful if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the ‘firm reference number’ (FRN) or other details.
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
The Money Supermarket (clone of FCA authorised firm):
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:
Firm Name: Moneysupermarket.com Financial Group Limited
Firm Reference Number: 303190
Address: Moneysupermarket House St. Davids Park Ewloe Deeside Clwyd CH5 3UZ
The FCA strongly advise you to only deal with financial companies that are authorised.