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FCA warns of email scammers pretending to be regulator

Email scammers using addresses that appear to be from FCA

The FCA is warning consumers about a spate of scammers pretending to be from the regulator.

The FCA yesterday said several customers had been called to ask for money, and were contacted from addresses such as

Some of the fake emails contain the FCA logo in a bid to look more convincing.

The fraudsters often say the consumer owes them money, and ask for their bank account details.

Some less up-to-date fraudsters claim to be from the FCA’s predecessor, the Financial Services Authority.

The regulator says: “Keep in mind that we would never contact members of the public asking for money or your bank account details.

“The correspondence is likely to be linked to organised fraud and we strongly advise you not to respond to the criminals in any way.”

The FCA says telltale signs of scammers include callers using mobile numbers or telephoning from overseas.



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