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Scammers posing as FCA send out Covid-19 impact survey to advisers | #coronavirus | #scams | #covid19


Scammers pretending to be the FCA are writing to advisers asking them to complete surveys about the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses.

“We are aware of a new email scam which has started circulating in the past couple of days where the scammers are masquerading as the FCA and using FCANewsletter.co.uk in the scam email address,” support service provider Paradigm Consulting has warned this morning.

FCA works to remove fake register

The FCA did send out a genuine survey about the impact of Covid-19 on firms in June.

The email appears to ask firms to complete a similar survey relating to the impact of Covid-19, but Paradigm note that a genuine FCA email would not use FCANewsletters.co.uk.

The regulator, as well as advice and wealth management firms themselves, is a regular target for copycat scams.

In June, the FCA alerted users to a fake financial services register that was circulating.

A month previously, a phishing email using the FCA’s Gabriel branding had attempted to trick IFAs into filling out a due diligence questionnaire.



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