Investment fraud occurs when someone obtains your assets by a deception of some kind. Fraudsters can be articulate and appear financially knowledgeable. They may have credible websites, testimonials and marketing materials.
We have in place robust infrastructure and procedures to combat scams and other frauds, but we encourage you to remain vigilant and patient at all times.
If you have any concerns that a scam or other fraud is taking place, contact us immediately on +44 (0)20 7658 4004 (ask for the Financial Crime Team) or email
If an investment sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Scammers will usually call you out of the blue, but contact can also be by email, text message, post, word of mouth or at a seminar or exhibition.
The most common financial scams targeting the public include:
Investment fraudsters will use a variety of techniques including:
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The value of your investments and the income received from them can fall as well as rise. You may not get back the amount you invested.