Being a victim of fraud can lead to a significant loss of money. By always using a reputable financial adviser, you can protect yourself against fraudulent activity.

The golden rule is to avoid purchasing shares from unknown sources. Many experienced investors have been caught out by so-called boiler room operations, where unscrupulous fake stockbrokers attempt to sell worthless shares at inflated prices.

The key is to always use a reputable financial adviser. UK-based investors can confirm the authenticity of any financial adviser at