Clone firms

Fraudsters are known to use the details of Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") authorised firms to try and convince consumers that they represent genuine, authorised firms. These fraudulent firms are known as “clone firms”

Fraudsters often use this tactic when contacting people unexpectedly, so you should be especially wary if you have been ‘cold called’, or if you are contacted upon expressing interest in Walker Crips’ via a third-party website. They may use the name of genuine Walker Crips companies, including the 'firm reference number' (FRN) issued by the FCA or other details.

We have become aware that an unauthorised clone firm, going under the name of “Walker Crips Weddle” and using the address “Old Exchange House” has been targeting people claiming to be an authorised firm. If you believe that you have been contacted by this firm, or are in any doubt regarding the authenticity of any correspondence or phone calls you may receive, please do not hesitate to contact our Compliance team on 020 3100 8000 or by email at

Further information regarding this clone firm can be found on the FCA website via the link below:
https://www.fca.org.uk/news/warnings/walker-crips-weddle-walker-crips-investment-management-clone-fca-authorised-firm

Additional information on how to protect yourself against financial scams can be found at
https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself-scams and
https://www.fca.org.uk/news/news-stories/avoid-coronavirus-scams.

If you have lost money as a result of a scam, you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk

Investors should be aware that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and that the price of shares and other investments, may fall as well as rise and the amount realised may be less than the original sum invested.


Walker Crips Group plc (Old Change House, 128 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BJ), registered in England, registered number 1432059, incorporates the following companies which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority: Walker Crips Investment Management Limited registered in England number 4774117 member of the London Stock Exchange, Walker Crips Wealth Management Limited registered in England number 3790291, Ebor Trustees Limited registered in England number 3514268, Barker Poland Asset Management LLP registered in England and Wales number OC341149.