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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. and

The value of your investments and the income from them can fall and you may not recover what you invested.