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“I got that sinking feeling. They’d done a runner.” 

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Press notice: the tactics fraudsters use to deceive investors

Published: 01/03/2017

We reveal the tactics fraudsters use to persuade their victims to invest and the warning signs to look out for. 

Press notice: investors urged to 'take the time to check'

Published: 07/12/2016

New study reveals a fifth of over 55s believe they have been targeted by an investment fraudster in the last 3 years. 

Beware free pension reviews

Published: 08/11/2016

Find out why you should be wary if you are offered a free pension review out of the blue. 

Have you been contacted about an investment scam?

Published: 19/10/2016

How to report a suspected investment scam and advice on how to avoid further scams.  

Beware the investment cold call

Published: 16/06/2016

Investment scammers will use any tactic to take your hard-earned money.