FCA: Smith & Williams PLC trading as Smith and Williams Online (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’.

Almost all firms and individuals carrying out financial services activities in the UK have to be authorised or registered by us. This firm is not authorised or registered by us but has been targeting people in the UK, claiming to be an authorised firm.

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:

Smith & Williams PLC trading as Smith and Williams Online (clone of FCA authorised firm)

Address: Portland House, Bressenden Place, Victoria, London SW1E 5BH

Telephone: 07452 286051

Email: info@smithandwilliamsonline.com, helpdesk@smithandwilliamsonline.com, harryjamila@smithandwilliamsonline.com, harryjamila@sandw-online.com

Website: www.smithandwilliamsonline.com, www.sandw-online.com

Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the registered firm.

FCA authorised firms details

These FCA authorised firms that fraudsters are claiming to work for have no association with the ‘clone firm’. They are authorised to offer, promote or sell services or products in the UK and their correct details are:

Firm Name: Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP

Firm Reference Number: 580531

Address: 25 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AY

Telephone: 02071314000

Website: www.smithandwilliamson.com

and

Firm Name: ​​​​​​Smith & Williamson Investment Services Limited

Firm reference number: 131816

Address: 25 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AY

Telephone: 02071314000

Website: www.smithandwilliamson.com

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