Fraudulent Investment Schemes

Fraudulent investment schemes make lavish promises to investors, assuring them that they will make a lot of money very quickly, but in most cases investors are repaid with their own cash or money invested by others in good faith.

With these kinds of investment schemes there is rarely a real investment to be made, and shares or products will have been fabricated. Fraudsters will take an investor's money and keep it, rather than investing, leaving them in financial difficulty.

If you’ve been accused of operating fraudulent investment schemes then you could be facing incredibly serious charges, including prison sentences and hefty fines. JMW’s expert business crime solicitors can offer you comprehensive and vigorous protection – to find out more about our services in this area call now on 0800 652 5559 or allow us to contact you by filling in the enquiry form on this page.

Businesses as unwilling participants

The vast majority of our clients are legitimate individuals and firms who became unwittingly involved with a fraudulent investment scheme. In some cases, business names and identities are stolen or cloned.

Because of the complex nature of such cases, it’s often vital to put together a comprehensive defence team comprising of solicitors as well as other experts – financial service experts, electronic evidence experts and forensic accountants, for instance.

The Financial Conduct Authority

All investment schemes are regulated by the FCA and they are aware of all of the firms who are legitimately able to offer investment schemes to the public. All regulated investment activity must comply with The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Regulated activities include:

  • Accepting deposits
  • Managing investments
  • Advising investments
  • Establishing certain types of pensions
  • Advising on home finances/arranging home finances

If you have been accused of operating fraudulent schemes, or the firm that you are employed by is under investigation, we can help. We provide specialist advice at every stage of an investigation and we have represented those working in a variety of financial industry roles, including stockbrokers, mortgage advisors, credit unions and insurance managers.

Contact us today

If you are facing investigation into alleged fraudulent investment schemes, then it is imperative you seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible. For a confidential discussion about your situation call our solicitors today on 0800 652 5559. Our team can assist clients from across the whole of the UK.


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