The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has put out details of the cloned firm Avant Finance.
Fraudsters are using the details of firms, authorised by the FCA, to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm.
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
Avant Finance / Avant Credit (clone of FCA authorised firm)
This clone is using the address of the FCA authorised firm ‘A1 Financial Solutions Ltd‘ (FRN 647921) and is claiming to be a trading name of Elevate Credit International (FRN 673771).
Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the registered firm.
To see the official FCA warning, click here.