The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is the latest firm to be targeted by scammers after warning consumers to be on guard from bogus callers or people preporting to be from the compensation scheme.
In a statement on its website, the FSCS says: “It has received information some people may have received calls during which consumers are told they may qualify for compensation and asked for their bank details.
“People should not provide any information about their bank accounts or other personal information in response to these calls or emails. The FSCS will not cold call you and ask for details.”
A raft of investment firms including Artemis, Thames River Capital, Schroders, Rathbones, Octopus Investments, Royal London Asset Management and Fidelity have all been targeted by fraudsters in the past few months.