Beware of share fraud

Have you received unsolicited investment advice?

Fraudsters use persuasive and high-pressure tactics to lure investors into scams, and sometimes imply a connection to the company concerned. Shareholders are advised to be wary of any unsolicited advice or offers, whether over the telephone, through the post or by email. If you receive any such unsolicited communication please check the company or person contacting you is properly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) before getting involved.

Please report calls from unauthorised firms to the FCA by calling 0800 111 6768, using the share fraud reporting form on the FCA's website www.fca.org.uk/scams or email consumer.queries@fca.org.uk.

For more information visit the FCA website www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams or read the FCA Beware of share fraud leaflet.

Beware of share fraud - FCA leaflet

More information can also be found on the FCA's 'Be ScamSmart' website www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart