If you’ve had a call about a pension scheme and you aren’t sure if it’s genuine or not, there are a few steps you can take to double check.
- To check if the person or company is legitimate, check with the Financial Services Register or call the Financial Conduct Authority on 0800 111 6768.
- If the call is from a company you recognise but you’re not sure if it’s legitimate, put the phone down immediately, find the company’s phone number on their website and ring them directly.
- Don’t give away your financial or personal details over the phone. A legitimate scheme and company will not ask for these.
If you think you’ve been a victim of a pension scam, make sure you report it report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or use their online reporting tool.