Investment fraud occurs when someone obtains your assets by a deception of some kind. Fraudsters can be articulate and appear financially knowledgeable. They may have credible websites, testimonials and marketing materials.
We have in place robust infrastructure and procedures to combat scams and other frauds, but we encourage you to remain vigilant and patient at all times.
If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud, we advise you to report it immediately to your bank / relationship manager, who may be able to assist you in stopping or recovering funds.
When you contact Schroders, we will investigate your suspicions and where possible take necessary steps to prevent others falling victim to the same scam.
If an investment sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Scammers will usually call you out of the blue, but contact can also be by email, text message, post, word of mouth or at a seminar or exhibition.
The most common financial scams targeting the public include:
Investment fraudsters will use a variety of techniques including:
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The value of an investment and the income from it may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.