Internet Security Fraud warning – please be aware of potential scams

Fraud warning – please be aware of potential scams

We are aware of a scam where fraudsters claim to be from a legitimate firm authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Victims receive cold calls from fraudsters who promote shares, property or investment opportunities via phone, email or social media and later send a follow up email with a document attached or a DocuSign link.

Additionally, we are also aware of investment scams offering bogus fixed corporate bonds  purporting to originate from Credit Suisse. Such scams are sent via email or directly via social media, misusing Credit Suisse branding such as employee impersonation or fake websites.

Fraudsters create a "clone firm," a firm registration number (FRN), address of firms and individuals authorized by FCA,  a fake firm website and/or a combination of the above to offer legitimacy. Please access additional information provided by the FCA here.

Please do not open any files related to this scam and report immediately to Credit Suisse at security@credit-suisse.com and the Financial Conduct Authority. Please provide all relevant correspondence, email header information, and supporting documentation.

If you believe that you have been defrauded, please report to your local law enforcement. You may also report to Action Fraud at 0300 123 2040  from within the UK or through their online reporting tool.