Here is a link to a FSA Share fraud warning leaflet, agreed with the Financial Services Authority, telling investors and shareholders what to do if they receive unsolicited approaches, normally by telephone, inviting them to undertake a transaction.
If you do not know the source of the call, check the details against the FSA website below and, if you have any specific information, report it to the FSA using the Consumer Helpline or the Online Reporting Form.
If you have any concerns whatsoever, do not take any action and do not part with any money without being certain that
- You fully understand the transaction
- You know who you are dealing with and that they are registered with and authorised by the FSA
- You have consulted a financial adviser if you have any doubts.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is. You run the risk of losing any money you pay out.
If you are worried that you may already have been a victim of fraud, report the facts immediately using the Action Fraud Helpline. Should you want any more information about ‘boiler room’ and other investment-type frauds, you will find a great deal on the two websites below.
Action Fraud Helpline
0300 123 2040
Action Fraud Website
FSA Consumer Helpline
0845 606 1234
FSA Scams & Swindles Website