Shareholders are advised to be wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount, or offers of free reports about the Company. These are typically from overseas based 'brokers' who target US or UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turns out to be worthless or high risk shares. These operations are commonly known as 'boiler rooms' and the 'brokers' can be very persistent and extremely persuasive.
If you receive any unsolicited investment advice:
Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation
Check that they are properly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) before getting involved by visiting www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams and contacting the firm using the details on the register
Report the matter to the FCA either by calling 0800 111 6768 or visiting www.fca.org.uk/scams
If the calls persist, hang up
Details of any share dealing facilities that the Company endorses will be included in Company mailings.