The FCA has issued two warnings about firms it believes are offering insurance services to members of the general public in the UK without their explicit authorisation.
This illegal practice is commonly refered to Ghost Broking and members of the public are advised to only use firms that have an FCA registration number.
The standing advice is that if a person looking to purchase insurance is in doubt about the authenticity of over a firm offering insurance they should visit the FCA website and check their register for added peace of mind.
The two fake firms purporting to offer insurance services are:
Telephone: +44 77 1972 5639
Website: https://www.instagram.com/b1insurance/?hl=en; https://www.facebook.com/BConsultancy-229892891108277
Cheap Insurance Broker
Telephone: +44 74 1414 1414 / +44 79 3266 7027
Website: https://www.instagram.com/instantinsurance_/?hl=en; https://www.instagram.com/cheap_insurance_broker/?hl=en
The members of the insurance buying public are advised to be especially wary of dealing with these unauthorised firms.