It has come to our attention that many shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. While some communications may be genuine, others may be an example of a 'boiler room fraud' specifically designed to illicit monies from investors by convincing them to buy overpriced, un-tradable or non-existent shares. Further information on the operation of boiler room frauds is available on the FCA website.
The FCA provides a list of regulated firms that must adhere to certain standards through which it is recommended to deal. These firms are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service complaints procedure and may provide access to compensation schemes. If you choose to deal with an unregistered firm then you won't have access to these procedures.
Visit the FCA website to access the register of regulated firms and their agents.
To reduce the potential risk of fraud happening to you, please consider the following:
You may contact Share Registrars, Computershare Investor Services PLC on 0870 889 4030 or the Company Secretary on 01606 814730 if you have any concerns or queries. For further information please read the FCA guidance.