Advanced Software Solutions Ltd (Invcenter)
- Warnung FCA UK
Warnings Published: 01/07/2020 Last updated: 01/07/2020
We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.
Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised by us.
However, some firms act without our authorisation and some knowingly run investment scams.
This firm is not authorised by us and is targeting people in the UK. Based upon information we hold, we believe it is carrying on regulated activities which require authorisation.
Address: First floor, First St. Vincent Bank Ltd. Building, James street, P.O.B 1574, Kingstown VC0100 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Telephone: +44 20 3991 0009; +44 20 3868 0189; + 44 122 563 7126; +44 203 868 7862; +44 203 318 7919; +44 203 954 6356; +44 774 368 2181; +44 203 868 1316; +44 203 818 7316; +44 203 868 1172; +44 161 394 2088; +44 121 790 0913; +44 122 492 8883; +44 122 492 8659; +44 161 394 1925
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; BackOffice@invcenter.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Adamw@invcenter.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; angelaj.@invcenter.com
Be aware that scammers may give out other false details or change their contact details over time to new email addresses, telephone numbers or physical addresses.
How to protect yourself
We strongly advise you to only deal with financial firms that are authorised by us, and check the Financial Services Register to ensure they are. It has information on firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.
If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
There are more steps you should take to avoid scams and unauthorised firms.
If you use an unauthorised firm, you won’t have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service(link is external) or Financial Services Compensation Scheme(link is external) (FSCS) so you’re unlikely to get your money back if things go wrong.
If you use an authorised firm, access to the Financial Ombudsman Service and FSCS protection will depend on the investment you are making and the service the firm is providing. If you would like further information about protection, the authorised firm should be able to help.
Report an unauthorised firm
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised firm or contacted about a scam, you should contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. If you were offered, bought or sold shares, you can use our reporting form.
2020-09-17, Public warning by FSMA Belgium against BigFX
FRAUDULENT ONLINE TRADING PLATFORMS: THE FSMA UPDATES ITS LIST OF SUSPICIOUS SITES
During the last weeks, the FSMA continued to receive complaints from consumers concerning new fraudulent online trading platforms that are operating in the Belgian market.
The approach remains the same. These trading platforms try to arouse consumers’ curiosity by placing scam ads on social media. In these fake ads, a well-known person often explains how to get rich quick. These methods or projects often form part of the offer of a virtual currency or training course. After clicking on the ad and having given their contact details, the victims are usually swiftly called by fraudsters presenting a concrete investment proposal (in shares, alternative investment products, virtual currencies, etc.).
These platforms act very aggressively. Scammers even try to persuade the victims to allow them to take control of their computer remotely in order to make certain money transfers. The fraudsters also try to convince the victims to invest increasingly higher amounts of money.
Victims who agree to do so complain in particular about:
finding themselves unable to recover their money, or
simply not hearing any more from the platform with which they have invested their money.
These are most likely cases of investment fraud.
The FSMA is aware of fake-ads and websites that refer to subsequent projects and training courses:
Bitcoin-Evolution / Bitcoin-Revolution
La Formule Française
La Grande Capitale (www.lagrandecapitale.fr(link is external))
Trading Academy 360 (www.tradingacademy360.com(link is external))
Moreover, various new trading platforms have appeared on the internet in recent weeks.
The FSMA therefore strongly advises against responding to any offers of financial services made by the following new trading platforms:
BigFX (www.bigfx.com(link is external))
CMarketsGroup (www.cmarketsgroup.com(link is external))
Innerbrokers (www.innerbrokers.com(link is external))
Interactive Trade (www.interactivetrade.com(link is external))
Invcenter (www.invcenter.com(link is external))
Primecapitec (www.primecapitec.com(link is external))
Remaxima (www.remaxima.com(link is external))
WinnGroup (www.winngroupltd.com(link is external))
In order to avoid fraud, the FSMA addresses the following recommendations to investors: Always check the identity (company name, home country, registered office, etc.) of the company. If the company cannot be clearly identified, it should not be trusted.
Always verify if the company in question has the requisite authorization. To this end, an easy search on the financial supervisory authority’s website will do. Important! Always beware of ‘cloned firms’: companies that pass themselves off as different, lawful companies even though they have no connection with them. A close look at the email addresses or contact details for the companies in question may prove useful in order to detect this type of fraud and prevent it.
More than ever, prudence is necessary. In case of any doubt, and before making any (more) payments, do not hesitate to contact the FSMA using the consumer contact form. As well, please feel free to notify it of any contact with a suspicious company that has not yet been the subject of a warning by the FSMA.
Should fraudsters moreover manage to take control of your computer, the FSMA recommends that you contact your bank and, if necessary, that you change your passwords.
For more recommendations aimed at avoiding investment fraud, the FSMA invites investors to consult the 'How to recognize and avoid fraud?' page on its website.