There has been a rise in fraudsters who set out to impersonate Quilter and other financial services providers. This can often involve criminals impersonating a genuine firm by:
- setting up bogus websites using their name and/or logo
- sending a ‘cloned’ email
- setting up fraudulent bank accounts.
Quilter has been targeted by each of these methods. Most recently, we have identified fraudsters attempting to convince clients that a bone fide business has changed its bank account details to encourage funds to be paid into the fraudster’s own account.
These fraudsters are often articulate and knowledgeable, using sophisticated techniques to impersonate companies and research their targets, making their scams look like genuine investments. Typically, experienced investors and those over 65 with savings in excess of £10,000 are targets for investment fraud, but it can happen to anyone.
Your security is our priority, so we have reacted quickly to help you and the financial advisers we work with to spot these fraudsters.
If you believe you’ve been targeted by online scammers who are impersonating any of Quilter’s brands or want to check the validity of a Quilter business, please report it now.
Follow this simple checklist to protect your finances:
Take a moment to pause and reflect before parting with your money
Question any suspicious motives using our tips in the table below
Stay vigilant and report all suspicions to help keep yourself and others safe
Find out more
Click on the links below to read more advice which could help prevent identity crime, protect against the possibility of fraud, and handy tips for improving your internet security.