The regulator said the rogue firm is contacting clients with fake email and telephone contact details, but citing the firm’s genuine Bristol address.
It said Hargreaves Lansdown would never call clients out of the blue to try and convince [them] to invest or buy a product.
“If you are in any doubt, please hang up on the caller and call Hargreaves Lansdown back on 0117 900 9000,” it added.
The telephone numbers the firm is using are: 0117 318 2655, 0117 205 0132 with these email addresses also being used firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone can search the Register for information on a firm, individual or financial services product by entering its name, reference number (FRN) or postcode. The regulator also lists known scam firms with a prominent warning here.
This FCA 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 product in the UK and its correct details are:
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management Limited (FRN: 115248)
Hargreaves Lansdown Advisory Services Limited (FRN: 189627)
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers Limited (FRN: 149970)
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund Managers Limited (FRN: 166016)
College Square South, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5HL
Telephone: 0117 900 9000
If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact the FCA consumer helpline on 0800 111 6768.
If you think your authorised firm has been cloned or scammers are fraudulently using your name or other details, contact the FCA’s firm helpline on 0300 500 0597.