Types of investment and pension scams

Find out more about the most common investment and pension scams, and how to protect yourself.

The most common investment and pension scams are:

We are aware that scammers are targeting consumers searching for investments online, in particular through search engines like Google and Bing. Although some scammers offer high returns to tempt you into investing, they may also offer realistic returns to make their offer appear more legitimate. Those offering or promoting products or investment opportunities found through search engines are not necessarily authorised or regulated by the FCA. You can check the FCA Warning List for firms to avoid.

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16/08/2021: Information changed Money Advice Service and Pensions Advisory Service to MoneyHelper