The FCA has become aware that consumers are still being targeted by scammers who have set up ‘recovery rooms‘ with promises of returning their funds for a small upfront fee. The scams have included false emails claiming that the FCA was sponsoring the recovery schemes.
Consumers should be aware that:
- the FCA would never propose that consumers should make payments to recover lost funds
- they can call our consumer contact centre on 0800 111 6768 to establish whether any communications received of this nature actually come from the FCA.