Beware of fake FCA emails

It has been drawn to our attention that fake emails are being circulated which appear to be from the FCA.

The email appears to have been sent from (which is, in fact, a genuine email address) informing the recipient of an overdue balance.

The FCA has confirmed that this email is not genuine and has not been sent from them.

If you do receive this we advise that you do not open the email or the attachment, or click on the links within the email and that you delete it immediately.

If in any doubt, please contact the FCA.

As the FCA has just finished the 2017 invoicing exercise, it may be a worthwhile exercise for you to check that all your fees are up to date, to ensure that you do not miss anything from the Regulator which may be genuine.

Terence Clark

About the author

Terence has over 35 years' experience in the Financial Services environment, covering general insurance, investments and mortgages.

Before joining RWA, Terence worked for a large PLC insurance brokerage in Manchester, overseeing some 20 acquisitions. He served as Compliance Director at RWA from 2011 to 2018 and has worked with insurance broking firms of all sizes across the UK. He has a particular interest in Financial Crime and the protecting the insurance broker. Terence previously served as Executive Chairman of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC), the professional body for the compliance consultancy sector.

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