• Beware of out of the blue contact offering interest in your current shareholdings, guaranteed returns or a โ€˜great dealโ€™ in an investment.

  • Time pressure - fraudsters will use high pressure selling tactics and try to push you to make a quick decision.

  • You have been researching investments online, completed a form or provided information and subsequently received out of the blue contact by telephone, email or online offering a good deal. Scammers can create documents, websites and online platforms that look real. Theyโ€™ll do this to make you believe youโ€™re dealing with a genuine company.

  • You raise concerns and these are disregarded or brushed off.

  • You may be requested to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. This is their attempt to stop you discussing the opportunity with anyone else.

  • Old share registers are often leaked and this is how the fraudsters obtain your details. Be wary of any reference to investments you previously held in certificated format.

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