Mitteilung der britischen Financial Conduct Authority vom 21. Oktober 2013:
Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised by us.
However, some firms act without our authorisation and some knowingly run scams like share fraud.
This firm is not authorised by us but has been targeting people in the UK:
Specialist Investor Funds
Address: 78 Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
The above website includes a link to a clone of the FCA register seen below:
WARNING: consumers are being directed to a fake FCA register from the Specialist Investor Funds’ website, www.fsa-gov.net/register/firmRefSearch.php. The registration number quoted on the website is NOT an FCA reference number.
How to protect yourself
We strongly advise you to only deal with financial firms that are authorised by us, and check the Financial Services Register to ensure they are. It has information on firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.
If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
There are more steps you should take to protect yourself from unauthorised firms.
You should also be aware that if you give money to an unauthorised firm, you will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.