NORFOLK SCAM ALERT - 76,000 People Targeted by Fraudsters
14th May 2012
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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards has been contacted by a King’s Lynn resident who was suspicious about a letter they had received from ‘FSA’. However enquiries show that the letter is genuine.


The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is contacting more than 76,000 people to warn them that their name and contact details appear on a list being used by fraudsters.


As part of an ongoing investigation they found several lists with names, addresses and contact details of people they believe may be targeted by fraudsters offering unauthorised investment services in the UK. The offer may be to buy or sell shares, or purchase a plot of land, but it is a scam and investors are likely to lose their money.


By sending letters and emails to 76,732 people over the next six weeks – in a campaign known as ‘Operation Bexley’ – they hope to warn people of the risks of investing before they are ripped off.

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