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Advice to shareholders

Warning to shareholders: scams

Many companies have become aware that their shareholders are receiving an increased number of unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. Fraudsters use persuasive and high-pressure tactics to lure investors into scams, and sometimes imply a connection to the company concerned. 

Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice and offers to buy or sell shares. If you receive any unsolicited investment advice:

If you deal with a firm (or individual) that’s not regulated, you may not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Details of any share dealing facilities that the company endorses will be included in company mailings.

More detailed information on this or similar activities can be found on the FCA website and the Money Advice Service website.