Occasionally, businesses and individuals create fake emails or websites designed to look like companies that are part of the InvestUK Group. These emails and websites can be used to try to steal personal information, such as your password or bank account info. This is often called phishing or spoofing.
Based on information held by the Financial Conduct Authority, ‘Invest UK Bonds’ is believed to be targeting people in the UK and carrying out regulated activities without authorisation. Be aware that scammers may give out other false details or change their contact details over time to new email addresses, telephone numbers or physical addresses.
‘Invest UK Bonds’ is not associated with the InvestUK Group. The InvestUK Group does not promote financial services or products in the United Kingdom without FCA authorisation, nor does it own or control the website www.investukbonds.com.
A full list of domains that the InvestUK Group does own and control is below:
www.investuk.com or @investuk.com in email communication
www.innovateinbritain.com or @innovateinbritain.com in email communication
www.iukgroup.com or @iukgroup.com in email communication
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised firm impersonating the InvestUK Group please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You should also contact the Financial Conduct Authority Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. If you were offered, bought or sold shares, you should contact us by email and use the Financial Conduct Authority’s reporting form.
After contacting us, we recommend that you also report the incident to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and make an Action Fraud Report by calling +44 30 0123 2040 or via their website www.actionfraud.police.uk.