Media comment: Money Advice Service responds to FCA ScamSmart campaign

Andrew Johnson Money Expert at the Money Advice Services comments:

“I urge consumers to stay alert to the risks of scams. Scammers are constantly finding innovative ways to take your hard-earned cash. Scammers often have very convincing websites with testimonial and marketing material, which make them look like a legitimate company.

To avoid being caught out by a scam, follow these simple rules. Reject any unsolicited calls, emails, text messages or visitors to your door. Legitimate investment companies will not cold call, or contact you out of the blue. Don’t be pushed into making a quick decision, check the FCA register of regulated companies, or the FCA warning list if you are thinking about an investment opportunity and consider independent financial advice from an FCA regulated firm”.

See our website for more information on how to spot a scam. If you think that you have fallen victim to a scam, contact to Action Fraud right away.

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