Gerard & Alterman (cloned firm)

04 May 2016 Waarschuwing van een buitenlandse toezichthouder

De Britse toezichter FCA  en de Belgische toezichthouder FSMA waarschuwen tegen de activiteiten van Gerard & Alterman.

Bericht FSMA (4/5/2016): 

The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) warns the public against the activities of Gerard & Alterman (cloned firm), a company that offers investment ervices. Gerard & Alterman (cloned firm) is not an authorized investment firm in Belgium. It is therefore not allowed to provide investment services in or from Belgium.

Moreover, according to the information available to the FSMA, the activities proposed could be of a fraudulent nature, i.e. boiler room fraud. More information on this form of fraud is available in the general warning published by the FSMA on 4 May 2016.

The FSMA thus strongly advises against responding to any offer of financial service made by Gerard & Alterman (cloned firm) and against transferring money to any account number it might mention.

Gerard & Alterman (cloned firm) uses the website www.gerardalterman.com,the email address info@gerardalterman.com and the phone number 01865 521 057. It claims to have its registered offices in the United Kingdom (G&A, Harcourt House, Marston Road, Oxford, OX3 0EJ); in the Unites Arab Emirates (1 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, PO Box 333840) and in Belgium (Rue du Gruyer 50, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort). The latter address (in Belgium) is also the address of the cloned firm
Gerard & Alterman Sprl (see below).

Gerard & Alterman (cloned firm) has stolen the identity of the Belgian firm of the same name, Gerard & Alterman Sprl, registered with the FSMA at the address Rue du Gruyer 50,1170 Watermael-Boitsfort. Identity theft is a common feature of “cloned firm” fraud: the fraudsters  steal the identity of an existing person or company (such as a lawyer, authorized company, etc.) in order to use its trustworthiness or legitimacy to convince investors.

This company has been the subject of a warning by the FCA dated 3 February 2016.

If you wish to check in general whether a proposed transaction complies with the financial regulations, please use the search function (available in Dutch and French only) on the website of the FSMA. You can also contact the FSMA (email address: info@fsma.be). 

Bericht FCA (20/4/2016): 

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) of the United Kingdom would like to alert all recipients that:

Boiler Room Name: Gerard & Alterman / Gerard and Alterman (Cloning EEA authorised firm)

Address: Rue De Gruyer 50, Watermael-Boitsfort, 1170, Belgium (Cloning EEA Authorised firms address)
Address: G&A, Harcourt House, Marston Road, Oxford, OX3 0EJ
Address: 1 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, PO Box 333840
Telephone: 01865 521057, 97145508322, 08454290081
Website: www.gerardalterman.com
Email: info@gerardalterman.com, accounts@gerardalterman.com

is NOT authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) to carry on a regulated activity in the United Kingdom. Regulated activities include, amongst other things, advising on investments and dealing and arranging deals in investments ("investments" include stocks and shares).

The FCA believes that this organisation may be targeting UK customers. Therefore, we have added this firm to our list of unauthorised firms and individuals list. This list can be found at: http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself/unauthorised-firms/unauthorised-firms-toavoid

This entity is cloning the name and address of a FCA authorised firm. The following FCA authorised firm has no association whatsoever with the organisation discussed above identifying itself as Gerard & Alterman:

Firm name: Gerard & Alterman Sprl
Firm reference number: 621018
Address: Rue De Gruyer 50, Watermael-Boitsfort, 1170, Belgium

If you have any further questions on this matter please email our Consumer Contact Centre at consumer.queries@fca.org.uk, or alternatively by telephone on 0800 111 6768. Overseas callers can contact us on (+44) 20 7066 1000.

(cloned firm)Gerard & Alterman Gerard & Alterman Bericht FCA (20/4/2016): 

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