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Investment fraud

Consumers are often targeted by fraud and other scams. Frauds and other scams can take a variety of forms, including:

If you are a victim of a fraud or other scam, you should:

  • try to stop any financial transaction;
  • be cautious and aware of future frauds or scams (including related ones); and
  • report it as soon as you can to both the police and a regulator. Regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority and police forces worldwide consider these frauds and scams as a priority issue.

For more information on these matters, including contact details, see the links below.

https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-crime/fraud

https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/how-to-avoid-scams

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and https://www.met.police.uk/

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/beginners-guide-to-scams

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/national-fraud-authority/about

http://www.cifas.org.uk/