We have become aware of social media accounts impersonating Walker Crips and its staff. Criminals are using the accounts to approach prospective victims to advertise false investments and encourage the transfer of monies into a fraudulent bank account (using the bank details provided).
Walker Crips, nor any of its representatives, will never contact you via any social media platform (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Threads, Twitter/X) with any request for payment.
The following social media channels for Walker Crips are genuine:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/walkercripsgroup
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/walker-crips
Twitter (X) - https://twitter.com/WalkerCrips
Please note that Walker Crips will never contact you via any of the above channels with a request for payment. Monies should only be sent to Walker Crips using the bank details provided to you upon account opening.
We have become aware that an unauthorised firm, going under the name of “Walk Crypto” may be providing financial services or products in the UK without the authorisation of the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).
Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised or registered by the FCA.
The firm detailed below is not authorised by the FCA and is reportedly targeting people in the UK. If you have any dealings with this firm you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (“FOS”) or be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”), so you are unlikely to get your money back if things go wrong.
Unauthorised firm details
|Unauthorised firm name:
|125 Old Broad St, London, UNITED KINGDOM, EC2N 1AR
Be aware that some firms may give out other details or change their contact details over time to new email addresses, telephone numbers or physical addresses.
If you believe that you have been contacted by this firm, or are in any doubt regarding the authenticity of any correspondence or phone calls you may receive, please do not hesitate to contact our Compliance team on 020 3100 8000 or by email at email@example.com.
Further information regarding this unauthorised firm can be found on the FCA website via the link below:
How to protect yourself
Dealing with financial firms that are authorised or registered by the FCA gives you greater protection if things go wrong. Check the Financial Services (FS) Register to ensure they are authorised or registered by the FCA.
If you use an authorised firm or registered firm, access to the FOS and FSCS protection will depend on the investment you are making, the service the firm is providing, and the permissions the firm has.
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised firm, you should contact the FCA’s Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
Fraudsters are known to use the details of FCA authorised firms to try and convince consumers that they represent genuine, authorised firms. These fraudulent firms are known as “clone firms”.
Fraudsters often use this tactic when contacting people unexpectedly, so you should be especially wary if you have been ‘cold called’, or if you are contacted upon expressing interest in Walker Crips’ via a third-party website. They may use the name of genuine Walker Crips companies, including the 'firm reference number' (FRN) issued by the FCA or other details.
We have become aware that an unauthorised clone firm, going under the name of “Walker Crips Weddle” and using the address “Old Exchange House” has been targeting people claiming to be an authorised firm. If you believe that you have been contacted by this firm, or are in any doubt regarding the authenticity of any correspondence or phone calls you may receive, please do not hesitate to contact our Compliance team on 020 3100 8000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information regarding this clone firm can be found on the FCA website via the link below:
Additional information on how to protect yourself against financial scams can be found at
https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself-scams and https://www.fca.org.uk/news/news-stories/avoid-coronavirus-scams.
If you have lost money as a result of a scam, you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.