Every year in the UK, thousands of people lose millions
of pounds to investment scams.
This is due in part to the advances in communication,
such as the internet, mobile phones and, of course, e-
mails. This means that most people who fall victim to
investment scams are unable to detect at a first glance
that an e-mail or phone call is fraudulent. It is even
harder for business owners to spot when investment
fraud is happening in their own businesses. If you find
yourself on the receiving end of a fraud allegation
related to investments as a business owner, you need to
contact a fraud solicitor as soon as possible.
In this guide, basic points relating to fraud will be
highlighted by a fraud solicitor, which will hopefully
prevent you from becoming a victim of fraud or being accused of it.
What is an investment scam?
An investment scam aims to get people to hand over their money, which means if you are
the head of an investment firm, you are at a higher risk of suffering from this kind of fraud
and need to contact a fraud solicitor for
ways to prevent this from occurring.
However, if you are an individual, it is
very hard to spot an investment scam
those who run
legitimate, knowledgeable and have
websites, testimonials, and marketing
material. Think of a Ponzi scheme with
computers, and you’d have an idea of
how most investment scams work in
If you are an investment business and you operate by contacting people out of the blue,
you may need to contact a fraud solicitor to devise better ways of operating your business,
as this is one of the key signs of an investment scam. If you're an individual being
approached unsolicited, contacted by a firm that will not let you call them back or forced
to make a quick decision with your money, these are signs of an investment scam. If you
feel you have been targeted by one, you should contact a fraud solicitor for advice on the