Macquarie UK clone site elicits FCA warning
UK financial regulator The FCA issued a warning today regarding a clone of Macquarie UK, the FCA licensed arm of Australian financial services giant Macquarie.
Cloning existing known financial brands with similar sounding websites and contact info is a common tactic of financial scammers. Regulators are often on the lookout for scams such as these.
Clone firm details
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
Macquarie Capital (Clone of FCA Authorised firm)
Telephone: 0207 193 0896
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Website: www.macquariecap.co.uk, www.macquariecap.com
The FCA stated to be aware that scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the registered firm. They may change contact details over time to new email addresses, telephone numbers or physical addresses.
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 products in the UK and its correct details are:
Firm Name: Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited
Firm Reference Number: 193905
Address: Ropemaker Place, 28 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD