Öffentliche Betrugswarnung – Verbraucherwarnung!Appleton Associates
- Warnung FCA UK
We (the Financial Services Authority – FSA) have published this statement today in order to
warn investors against dealing with unauthorised firms.
This statement is to advise members of the public that an organisation identifying itself to UK individuals as:
Floor 15, Canada Square
Tel: 0845 528 0516
is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) to carry on a
regulated activity in the UK. Regulated activities include, amongst other things, advising on
investments and dealing and arranging deals in investments ('investments' include stocks and
shares). We believe that the organisation may be targeting UK customers.
What does this mean for you?
If you are an investor, you should be aware that the Financial Ombudsman Service and the
Financial Services Compensation Scheme are not available if you deal with an
unauthorised company or individual.
How can you check whether a firm is authorised?
To find out whether a company or individual is authorised, go to the FSA Register Check
Service at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/register/
Note: For an up-to-date list of unauthorised firms issued, please visit:
For further information on unauthorised firms targeting UK investors see the press release
issued on 17 April 2012 at:
For more details about the tactics that are commonly adopted by unauthorised firms targeting
UK investors see the "Stay Safe from Scams" page available at:
The Shares Investments Scam leaflet is available at: