Share fraud advice
Important information for Renishaw shareholders in the UK
We are aware some of our shareholders have received unsolicited calls or correspondence, offering to buy or sell their shares for a price in excess of the current market price. The callers can be very persuasive and extremely persistent and often have professional websites and telephone numbers to support their activities. These callers will sometimes imply a connection to Renishaw and provide incorrect or misleading information. Please be aware this is likely to be a scam – the safest thing to do is hang up. Dealing with an unauthorised firm means you will not be eligible for compensation under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. If you receive an unsolicited investment advice the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) advises the following:
• make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation and make a record of any other information they give;
• check they are properly authorised by the FCA before getting involved by visiting www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register and contacting the firm using the details on the register;
• the FCA also maintains a list of unauthorised overseas firms who are targeting or have targeted UK investors and any approach from such firms should be reported to the FCA so the information can be kept updated; and
• report the matter to the FCA on their consumer helpline 0800 111 6768 (overseas callers dial +44 207 066 1000) or using the share fraud reporting form available at www.fca.org.uk/consumers/report-scam-us.
If you have already paid money to share fraudsters contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 (overseas caller dial +44 300 123 2040) or their online fraud reporting tool at www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime. Action Fraud will be particularly interested if you sent money to a bank account or other type of money transfer.
Remember: if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.