FCA Issues Warning about Clone Firm Impersonating Plus500UK

by Tareq Sikder
  • A deceptive entity is operating under the website www.plus500un.com
  • The public is urged to stay cautious and promptly report any suspicious financial activities to the FCA.
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a cautionary alert to the public regarding the activities of a clone firm that is impersonating the authorized financial services provider, Plus500UK Ltd.

Authorized vs. Unauthorized: Spotting the Difference

A fraudulent entity operating under the name www.plus500un.com has been identified by the FCA. This clone firm is falsely claiming to be an authorized firm, engaging in deceptive practices, and targeting unsuspecting individuals. Such entities are referred to as 'clone firms'.

These clone firms often employ misleading tactics and use fabricated information, such as names, website addresses, email contacts, phone numbers, and postal addresses of authorized financial services providers. They may also mimic the legitimate details to appear genuine.

Authorized Firm Details:

In contrast to the clone firm's deceptive activities, the legitimate firm is Plus500UK Ltd. The essential details for the authorized entity are Firm Reference Number: 509909, Address: 8 Angel Court, Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7HJ, United Kingdom, Telephone: +4402038761640. Email: compliance@plus500.co.uk, Website: Plus500UK Ltd.

The public is strongly advised to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of financial service providers that they come across. If anyone encounters any suspicious or unauthorized activities, they are requested to report them promptly and directly to the FCA.

Cloning Challenges in the European Financial Market

This is not the first time that Plus 500 has been cloned. Back in May, Finance Magnates reported that the FCA had issued a warning about 'FX Plus500,' a clone of the UK-based FX/CFDs broker Plus500. The FCA emphasized that this clone firm is not authorized and is operating under the website 'www.fxplus500.co.uk'.

In parallel, Italy's financial regulatory authority, CONSOB, has blocked four websites offering financial services and products illegally in the country. The prohibited websites are 'XTB Empire', 'VirtuFinace', 'Activ4X', and 'Goldy Deal'. CONSOB stressed the importance of investor diligence in making informed investment choices and safeguarding their savings.

Previously, Spain's financial watchdog has also issued warnings against illegal trading platforms and clones, highlighting the broader challenges of unauthorized financial activities within the European market.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a cautionary alert to the public regarding the activities of a clone firm that is impersonating the authorized financial services provider, Plus500UK Ltd.

Authorized vs. Unauthorized: Spotting the Difference

A fraudulent entity operating under the name www.plus500un.com has been identified by the FCA. This clone firm is falsely claiming to be an authorized firm, engaging in deceptive practices, and targeting unsuspecting individuals. Such entities are referred to as 'clone firms'.

These clone firms often employ misleading tactics and use fabricated information, such as names, website addresses, email contacts, phone numbers, and postal addresses of authorized financial services providers. They may also mimic the legitimate details to appear genuine.

Authorized Firm Details:

In contrast to the clone firm's deceptive activities, the legitimate firm is Plus500UK Ltd. The essential details for the authorized entity are Firm Reference Number: 509909, Address: 8 Angel Court, Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7HJ, United Kingdom, Telephone: +4402038761640. Email: compliance@plus500.co.uk, Website: Plus500UK Ltd.

The public is strongly advised to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of financial service providers that they come across. If anyone encounters any suspicious or unauthorized activities, they are requested to report them promptly and directly to the FCA.

Cloning Challenges in the European Financial Market

This is not the first time that Plus 500 has been cloned. Back in May, Finance Magnates reported that the FCA had issued a warning about 'FX Plus500,' a clone of the UK-based FX/CFDs broker Plus500. The FCA emphasized that this clone firm is not authorized and is operating under the website 'www.fxplus500.co.uk'.

In parallel, Italy's financial regulatory authority, CONSOB, has blocked four websites offering financial services and products illegally in the country. The prohibited websites are 'XTB Empire', 'VirtuFinace', 'Activ4X', and 'Goldy Deal'. CONSOB stressed the importance of investor diligence in making informed investment choices and safeguarding their savings.

Previously, Spain's financial watchdog has also issued warnings against illegal trading platforms and clones, highlighting the broader challenges of unauthorized financial activities within the European market.

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