We have become aware that some of our shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters where a connection to this company is implied.
These calls typically come from people claiming to be brokers based overseas who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments. These operations are commonly known as ‘boiler rooms’.
Similar scams have been attempted with the shareholders of many UK companies in recent years. Even experienced shareholders have been duped.
If you receive any unsolicited investment advice:
- Get the full, correct name of the person and the organisation they purport to represent.
- Before becoming involved, check that they are authorised by the FSA (Financial Services Authority). Check the online register or phone +44 (0)845 606 1234
- We would advise you not to share any of your personal information such as bank account details or national insurance number.
If you suspect an attempt at fraud, report it to the FSA on +44 (0)845 606 1234.
Read the FSA advice Protect yourself from boiler room fraud.