Investment fraud

Updated: 3/16/2017

The fraudsters will initially contact you and pretend to be investment counsellors. They claim to work for a serious company, most often with an address in a famous financial district. 

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Firstly, they establish a personal contact with you in order to manipulate you into making a quick decision at a later stage. They use lavish websites, business cards and leaflets so that they look serious, and they always have credible answers to your queries.

What they want is for you to invest in a company with brilliant prospects. The company is probably non-existent or has already been put out of business. It is impossible to profit from an investment like this.

Advice from ECC Sweden regarding investment fraud

  • If the offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Be careful if you have never heard of the company that is contacting you, or if you have never heard of the investment they are offering.
  • Be careful if there are no annual reports.
  • Do not share information about yourself of your private economy.

More information

You more information on how to protect yourself against investment fraud on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's website.