Watch: Investor avoids losing £20,000 to share fraud

Of the 5,000 people that contact us about share fraud each year, about 10% have already paid money to the scammers. Watch how we helped stop one investor losing £20,000 to a share scam.

Eddie Willmot is a semi-retired Derbyshire farmer and experienced investor. He was contacted by scammers who discussed investment opportunities and an unclaimed inheritance with him for a couple of years.

Eddie was about to pay £20,000 to the fraudsters before we stepped in to warn him it was a scam. Watch Eddie’s story below.

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

If you have been contacted by fraudsters you can tell us about it using our share fraud reporting form or by calling our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.