Report share fraud - Financial Conduct Authority

Share fraud reporting form

Published: 12/09/2014
If you think you have been contacted by share fraudsters - who often call investors out of the blue offering to buy or sell shares, options and futures - report it to us using the form below.

Firms and advisers selling, promoting or advising on shares require our authorisation to do so. But some unauthorised firms – usually based abroad but claiming to be in the UK – target investors with offers of worthless, overpriced or non-existent shares.

If you think you have been contacted by share fraudsters or a boiler room please tell us as much as you can about the company or adviser involved. You should complete separate forms if you were contacted by several firms or advisers.

We will only contact you again if we require further information but may not be able to discuss any investigations further with you.

Find out more about share fraud and how to protect yourself from boiler room scams.

Note: This form is for share fraud and boiler room scams only. For other concerns or scams please contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

The FCA appreciates your assistance in filling in this form and we may pass your details onto law enforcement agencies.

* mandatory field

Your details

1. Your name
2. Your address
3. Your email
4. Your daytime telephone number
5. Your age
18-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65 and over

Unauthorised firm details

6. Name of the firm
7. Address of the firm
8. What is the telephone number of the firm that contacted you?
9. What is the website address of the firm that contacted you?
10. How were you initially contacted
Telephone
Letter
Email
Other (please specify)
11a. Name(s) of person(s) who contacted you
11b. When were you first contacted
11c. When were you last contacted

Details of the transaction

12. What was the firm offering to do?
Sell you shares

Buy your shares

Which company are the shares in?

13. If not shares, which investments did they contact you about?
14a. Were you told that you would need to pay a commission or fee?
Yes No
14b. What was the fee for? (legal advice, derestriction of shares etc?)
*14c. Did you invest any monies?
Yes NoDon't know
14d. If yes please provide the following:
Date of purchase


No. of shares purchased


In which company?


Price paid for shares


Total cost of investment
14e. In what currency was the money sent?

£ sterling

Other (please state)

15a. Please specify the account name/beneficiary of bank account to which money was sent. (Not your own bank account details)
15b. Please supply the account number of bank account to which money was sent.
15c. Please supply the sort code of bank account to which money was sent.
15d. Please supply the IBAN of bank account to which money was sent.
15e. Please supply the Swift Code of bank account to which money was sent.
15f. Please note any payment reference given.
16a. Were you advised of any restrictions on the shares before purchasing?
Yes No
16b. Were you told that the shares were listed or about to be listed on the stock exchange?

Yes No

If yes, which exchange?

17. Have you received any documents from the company?

Yes No

If yes, tick appropriate boxes.

Contract note
Share certificate
Prospectus/other
Confirmation letter/fax

18. Have you been contacted by any other firms offering to buy/sell shares in this manner?
Yes No
If yes, we would be grateful if you could complete a separate form for each organisation which has contacted you.
 
19. Please tick this box if you have received any letters from the FCA warning you that your name is on a victims' list, and therefore you may be contacted by a boiler room in future.
 
20. If you have received a letter like this from the FCA in the past, did it stop you from giving money to a boiler room?

Yes No

21. Have you reported your contact with a boiler room to any other organisation including (please select all that apply)

Local police force (please specify below)
Action Fraud
Office of Fair Trading
Other (please specify)

22. Any further comments regarding the crime? (max of 750 characters)

 

Consumer Helpline

t: 0800 111 6768

e: consumer.queries@fca.org.uk

See more ways to contact us


Related links

Share fraud and boiler rooms 

Protect yourself from share fraud

Check the Register


External links

Action Fraud

The national fraud and internet crime reporting centre

Money Advice Service on scams

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