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Shareholder fraud

What to do if you suspect you have been contacted by a fraudster

Shareholders should be wary of any unsolicited calls or documents offering unsolicited investment advice and offers to buy shares at a discounted price. Fraudsters can use persuasive and high-pressure tactics to lure shareholders into scams.

You are advised not to give out any personal details or to hand over any money without ensuring that the organisation is authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and doing further research.

If you are unsure, or think you may have been targeted, you should report the organisation to the FCA using the share fraud reporting form available at the FCA website.

Report the organisation

You can also report suspected share fraud through the FCA Helpline on +44 (0)800 111 6768 or through Action Fraud on +44 (0)300 123 2040.

Alternatively, please contact Equiniti or JSE Investor Services.