The Autopilot Bond was marketed as a ‘structured deposit’, which makes it sound like a type of deposit account.
In fact, it was a five-year scheme with performance linked to the stock market, commodity prices and property. I am not surprised your branch found it hard to explain. Read more.
We reveal some of the most damaging scams. Read more.
Holly Black, of Money Mail, replies: Unless you know the firm that sent you this report, I would exercise extreme caution before buying the shares of any company it recommends. Read more
A new documentary reveals how two cinema novices scammed the public purse for millions. Read more.
Amateur investors are being targeted by financial conmen offering to double their money in foreign currency exchange trading. Read more.
Action Fraud has received multiple reports from people who have been defrauded after paying for winter holiday accommodation on RightSki.com and ChaletHunter.com. Read more.
Stay one step ahead of the fraudsters with our series of articles giving you the lowdown on the scams they use to trick people out of their hard-earned cash – and how to avoid being taken in by them. Read more.
Three high-flying City traders have been jailed for four and a half years each after being convicted of conspiring to cheat the tax authorities by investing in a film finance scheme. Read more.
Two men have been banned from acting as directors for selling £1.9 million of ‘dodgy’ carbon credit investments. Read more.
New $500m World Bank facility to explore policy-based carbon market. Read more.