This is what we call a ‘clone firm’; and fraudsters usually use this tactic when contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially wary if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the ‘firm reference number’ (FRN) we have given the authorised firm or other details.
You can find out more about this scam tactic and how to protect yourself from clone firms.
Clone firm details
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
Florence Garret (clone of EEA authorised firm)
Address: 13 Masons Avenue, London, EC2V 5BT
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.florencegarret.co.uk, www.florencegarret.com
Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the registered firm.
EEA authorised firm details
This EEA authorised firm that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone firm’. It is authorised to offer, promote or sell services or products in the UK and its correct details are:
Firm Name: Florence Garret
Firm Reference Number: 517538
Address: 4 Lou Hemmer, L-1748, Luxembourg