Many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas based ‘brokers’ who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turns out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments. These ‘brokers’ can be very persistent and extremely persuasive, and a 2006 survey by the Financial Services Authority (now known as the Financial Conduct Authority) reported that the average amount lost by investors was around £20,000. It is not just the novice investor that has been duped in this way, many of the victims had been successfully investing for several years.
If you have received any unsolicited investment advice or think you may have been contacted in relation to a possible scam, the matter should be reported to the FCA by calling 0800 111 6768, or visiting http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself/report-an-unauthorised-firm
If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in company mailings.