The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) is issuing a public warning regarding previously used websites http://www.argon-financial.com/ and https://platform.argon-financial.com/login.
Fraudsters have recently been using details of a GFSC authorised firm and purporting to be a French branch. The firm have confirmed that they do not have a branch in France.
These clone websites used the logo and address of the genuine GFSC authorised firm, Argon Financial. The clone also used the genuine UK branch address and FCA reference number on the documents they provide to consumers. This appears to be a ‘clone company’ as they purport to offer investment and savings products to consumers via email and telephone using the genuine firm details.
Clone firm details
Name: Argon Financial Limited – a branch in France
Website: http://www.argon-financial.com/ & https://platform.argon-financial.com/login
GFSC authorised firm
Name: Argon Financial Limited
Support Contact No.: +44 203 370 6220
Authorised under the Financial Services Act 2019; find the entry on the GFSC register here.
Companies and individuals carrying out financial service activities in Gibraltar have to be authorised by the GFSC. The suspected clone of Argon Financial is not authorised by the GFSC, nor are any applications currently pending for authorisation.
You can find out more about how to avoid fraud and scams in our consumer guide here.
How to protect yourself
We strongly advise you to only deal with financial companies that are authorised by us and check the GFSC Regulated Entities Register to ensure they are. It has information on companies that are, or have been, regulated by us. If a company does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact the GFSC Regulatory Investigations team on +350 200 40283.
Report a clone company
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised or clone company, or contacted about a scam, you should contact us.
What to do if your company is cloned
If you think your authorised company has been cloned or scammers are fraudulently using your name or other details, contact the GFSC Regulatory Investigations team on +350 200 40283.