UNSOLICITED INVESTMENT ADVICE
Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited investment advice, offers to buy shares at a discount and offers of free company reports.
Investment scams are designed to look like genuine investments and often turn out to be worthless or high risk. Warning signs may include:
- unexpected and/or repeated phone calls and correspondence;
- the promise of safe or ‘too good to be true’ returns;
- offers being available for a limited time only.
If you receive any unsolicited investment advice, you should:
- ensure you note the name of the person and organisation;
- check the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) register of regulated firms here. The register will list authorised firms in addition to unauthorised firms who have previously targeted UK investors;
- if you suspect a scam - report the matter to the FCA using the reporting form here or call the FCA Consumer Helpline 0800 111 6768;
- if you are still unsure, seek financial advice before making a financial commitment.
UK investors that deal with an unauthorized firm will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in Company mailings.
More detailed information on this or similar activity can be found here on the FCA website.