FCA warns on Hargreaves Lansdown clone assaults



The FCA has warned traders this week to watch out for persistent scammers making an attempt to clone the Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) web site.

The regulator has been issuing warnings about persistent clone makes an attempt – utilizing bogus HL particulars – for almost two and half years.

The watchdog says fraudsters are attempting to idiot traders by ‘cloning’ or copying particulars of Hargreaves Lansdown, which has greater than 1.8m shoppers.

The scammers use particulars which may be seen as doubtlessly just like the true HL particulars in an try to cheat traders.

Hargreaves Lansdown is among the largest direct to shopper funding platforms within the UK and added 58,000 new shoppers previously 12 months alone.

The fraudsters are utilizing the next particulars to rip-off folks:

Bogus particulars scammers are utilizing:

Identify: Hargreaves Lansdown (clone of an FCA authorised Agency)

Phone: +441172140487, +441173251747, +441173251906, +4401173252039, +34645758956

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Web site: www.hl-invest.electronic mail, www.corporate-hl.co.uk

The above-named entity has no affiliation by any means with the UK registered firm Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (UK firm registration quantity 02122142) or the recognised fund HL Multi-Supervisor Excessive Revenue.

Scammers are falsely claiming the title and firm variety of the UK registered firm along with utilizing the FCA Product Reference Quantity (PRN) of HL Multi-Supervisor Excessive Revenue (PRN: 741020). The FCA warns that scammers could give out different false particulars, together with electronic mail addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses and Agency Reference Numbers. They might combine these particulars with the real particulars of authorised companies and likewise change their contact particulars over time.

Real FCA authorised agency particulars for Hargreaves Lansdown

Agency Identify: Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Administration Restricted

Agency Reference Quantity: 115248

Handle: One School Sq. South
Anchor Street
Bristol, BS1 5HL, UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: +4401179009000

Web site: www.hl.co.uk

 

Agency Identify: Hargreaves Lansdown Financial savings Restricted

Agency Reference Quantity: 915119

Handle: One School Sq. South
Anchor Street
Bristol, BS1 5HL, UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: +441179009000

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Web site: www.hl.co.uk

 

Agency Identify: Hargreaves Lansdown Advisory Companies Restricted

Agency Reference Quantity: 189627

Handle: One School Sq. South
Anchor Street
Bristol, BS1 5HL, UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: +4401179009000

Web site: www.hl.co.uk/financial-advice

 

Agency Identify: Hargreaves Lansdown Fund Managers Restricted

Agency Reference Quantity: 166016

Handle: One School Sq. South
Anchor Street
Bristol, BS1 5HL, UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: (+44) 01179009000

Web site: www.hl.co.uk

 

Agency Identify: Hargreaves Lansdown Financial savings Restricted

Agency Reference Quantity: 901007

Handle: Hargreaves Lansdown
One School Sq. South
Anchor Street
Bristol, BS1 5HL, UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: +441179009000

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Web site: www.hl.co.uk/investment-services/active-savings

 

The FCA warns that anybody coping with the clone agency may have no entry to the Monetary Ombudsman Service and won’t be protected by the Monetary Companies Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if issues go fallacious.

The regulator stated that customers ought to solely take care of monetary companies authorised by the FCA. Shoppers can test the FCA’s Monetary Companies Register to ensure a agency is authorised and has the proper permissions. Shopper may also discover out extra about how you can shield your self from scams and report a clone agency on 0800 111 6768, or through the use of the FCA contact kind.




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