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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has put out details of the cloned firm Castle Finance Direct.
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:
Castle Finance Direct (clone of FCA authorised firm)
Address: Office 261, 51 Pinfold Street, B2 4AY (purported address used by the clone, which is actually the registered address of the genuine FCA authorised firm)
Telephone: 020 3286 4716
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.