Öffentliche Betrugswarnung – Verbraucherwarnung!Avenir Epargne
- Warnung AMF France
The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is warning the public against several companies proposing atypical investments without being authorized to do so
Published on April 3, 2019
The AMF is publishing a list of new unauthorized websites offering atypical investments.
Here is the list of new websites recently identified:
A list of all unauthorized websites to offer atypical investments is available in the AMF’s website (section: Espace Epargnants → Protéger son épargne → Listes noires) and Assurance Banque Épargne Info Service – ABE IS's website (section: Vos démarches → Se protéger contre les arnaques → Les listes noires des sites internet et entités non autorisés).
These websites may change very quickly and this list is not intended to be exhaustive.
The list of offers registered with the AMF can be also consulted on the AMF website.
About the AMF
The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected and that investors are provided with adequate information. The AMF also supervises the orderly operations of markets. Visit our website https://www.amf-france.org
Do you have any questions? For all information, go to the following websites:
Assurance-Banque-Epargne Info Service: https://www.abe-infoservice.fr/ or call 0811 901 801, Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 6pm.
AMF: https://www.amf-france.org or call +33 (0)1 5345 6200, Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
Direction de la communication de l’AMF - Caroline Richard - Tél : +33 (0)1 5345 6039 ou +33 (0)1 5345 6028
2020-03-26, Public warning by FCA UK against Avenir Epargne (clone of FCA authorised firm)
Avenir Epargne (clone of FCA authorised firm)
Warnings Published: 26/03/2020 Last updated: 26/03/2020
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’.
Almost all firms and individuals carrying out financial services activities in the UK have to be authorised or registered by us. This firm is not authorised or registered by us but has been targeting people in the UK, claiming to be an authorised firm.
This is what we call a 'clone firm'; and fraudsters usually use this tactic when contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially wary if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the 'firm reference number' (FRN) we have given the authorised firm or other details.
You can find out more about this scam tactic and how to protect yourself from clone firms.
Clone firm details
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
Avenir Epargne (clone of FCA authorised firm)
Address: 12 place de La Défense, 92974 Paris
Telephone: +33 9 71 08 18 08, +44 203 828 71 89
Be aware that scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the registered firm. They may change contact details over time to new email addresses, telephone numbers or physical addresses.
FCA authorised firm details
This FCA authorised firm that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone firm’. It is authorised to offer, promote or sell services or products in the UK and its correct details are:
Firm Name: CMC Capital Limited
Firm Reference Number: 623509
Address: 22A St. James's Square, London, SW1Y 4JH, UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2036395270
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 a clone firm
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised or clone firm, or contacted about a scam, you should contact us. If you were offered, bought or sold shares, you can use our reporting form.
What to do if your firm is cloned
If you think your authorised firm has been cloned or scammers are fraudulently using your name or other details, contact our Firm Helpline on 0300 500 0597.