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FCA warn of clone firms


Posted: 28th March 2014 14:11

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:
Name: Traders Trust Capital Markets Ltd (clone of EEA authorised firm and FCA authorised firm)
Telephone: Tel: +357 25 200 925
Website: www.fxttcm.co.uk , www.fxttcm.co.uk/En/
Email: support@fxttcm.co.uk, trading@fxttcm.co.uk, marketing@fxttcm.co.uk  

Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the authorised firm.
EEA authorised firm details

This EEA-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: TTCM Traders Trust Capital Markets Ltd
Firm reference number: 518093
Address: P.O. Box 54686, Limassol, 3726, CYPRUS
Telephone: 357 25 207 000
Email: info@ttcm.com
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: EDF Trading Markets Limited
Firm reference number: 197427
Address: 80 Victoria Street, Cardinal Place, 3rd Floor, London SW1E 5JL
Telephone: 44 020 7061 4016
Website: www.edftrading.com

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).
 
http://www.fca.org.uk/news/warnings/traders-trust-capital-markets-ltd-clone


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