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’.
Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised by us.
However, some firms act without our authorisation and some knowingly run investment scams.
This firm is not authorised by us and is targeting people in the UK. Based upon information we hold, we believe it is carrying on regulated activities which require authorisation.
Blue Whale Investment Management
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this entity has no association whatsoever with the UK registered company Blue Whale Investment Management Limited (company registration number 10931669). Scammers are falsely claiming the details of this UK registered company. The genuine company does not carry out any regulated activities that require our authorisation. Please note that the scam firm also has no association whatsoever with the FCA authorised firm, Blue Whale Capital LLP.
FCA authorised firm details
Firm Name: Blue Whale Capital LLP
Firm Reference Number: 768167
Address: 22-23 Old Burlington Street, London, W1S 2JJ, UNITED KINGDOM
Email: [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 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 avoid scams and unauthorised firms.
If you use an unauthorised firm, you won’t have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) so you’re unlikely to get your money back if things go wrong.
If you use an authorised firm, access to the Financial Ombudsman Service and FSCS protection will depend on the investment you are making and the service the firm is providing. If you would like further information about protection, the authorised firm should be able to help.
Report a clone firm
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.
This news item was originally published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA UK). For more information, please see the Source Link.