How can I protect myself from Investment fraud scams?
Fraudsters may pose as sales advisors and attempt to trick you into putting your money into bogus investment schemes. Remember, genuine returns on investments are never ‘guaranteed’.
Protect yourself from investment scams by being alert to:
- Out of the blue contact
- Guaranteed returns
- Offers of a ‘free pension review’ or ‘retirement planning advice’
- Persistent high pressure to make a quick decision and an urgency to part with your money to avoid ‘missing out’ on a deal
- No mention of risks or implications involved
- Offers of help in recovering money lost previously to a scam