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A scam is a type of fraud, where you’re tricked into taking action that may give an unauthorised person access to an account, personal information or funds.

Scammers impersonate many types of businesses and organisations including banks, solicitors and financial advisers using emails, phone calls and texts that look and sound genuine.

Have you been contacted by Financial Advice Centre, but not sure if it’s us?

We will contact our customers by telephone, email, or letter. If you’re not expecting contact from us, it could be that it’s not us contacting you! Please read on for further details on how to spot scams and who to report them to.


We never use WhatsApp or other apps to communicate with customers.

Most phone providers are part of a scheme that allows customers to report suspicious text messages for free by forwarding it to 7726. If you’ve established, we didn’t contact you, if you forward the text to 7726, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and arrange to block or ban the sender.


Phone scammers will call you unsolicited, pretending to be from an organisation you trust, such as your bank or the police or even us at Financial Advice Centre Ltd.

These scam calls may be automated, or from a real person. They may ask you for your personal information like banking details, passwords or tell you to transfer money.

We will only call during the hours of 9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

If you’re not sure if it’s us that called, best to hang up and call us back on a number you know to be ours (which you can get from our website).

If you’re worried you may have been scammed, please contact us.


We don’t typically use emails to instigate communication with our customers. Where we do, we will always address you personally and from

We will never send you an email asking for your any platform log-in details or for any personal information used to identify yourself when you telephone us or direct you to a web page that asks for personal information used to identify yourself.