Crime aware

The industry has recently seen a significant increase in fraudulent individuals selling shares using the names, registration numbers and contact details of authorised firms and individuals to create authenticity and convince consumers of their legitimacy.

These fraudulent websites and their content are not legitimate and have been created fraudulently using authorised cloned company details to convince unsuspecting consumers that they are genuine.

The links below are also warnings from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on these scams and provide useful advice as to what you need to look out for and how to check whether a company is authentic.

http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams

http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams/cloned-firms

http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself/unauthorised-firms/foreign-warnings

http://www.fca.org.uk/firms/systems-reporting/register

Premier will never make an unsolicited call to you or send you an email unless the communication is directly related to a fund or service that you already have with us.  If you receive an unsolicited phone call from somebody trying to promote shares and claiming to be from Premier, please be very wary, even if they claim to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself/unauthorised-firms


If in doubt, you can either call us on  01483 400 432 to check that a call is genuine or if you have a suspicion, call the Financial Conduct Authority consumer helpline on  0800 111 6768 to report any suspicions.

 

SSL certificate

In an effort to protect our website and identity against scammers and those who attempt to replicate our website, we have now implemented an SSL certificate.

An SSL certificate is an online security encryption method used to keep your data secure, giving you instant security and peace of mind.

Your web browser will show a green bar or similar beside our web address confirming that you are visiting the genuine Premier website. If you click on the green part showing a lock, further details are revealed, including a copy of our SSL certificate (an example of this is shown below).

 

ssl-certificate-example

 

Preventing cybercrime

The Google website provides lots of information to give you with the knowledge of how to protect yourself online, see Google's guide to preventing cybercrime

 

Risk warning

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future returns and the price of shares and the income from them may go down as well as up and you could get back less than you invested. Reference to any particular fund does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell the fund. If you do not have professional experience in matters relating to investments, please speak with a financial adviser before making an investment decision.

A free, English language copy of the full prospectus for each Fund, the Key Investor Information Document and Supplementary Information Document, which include the important information you need to consider before making an investment decision, are available on this website or copies can be sent to you on request. See ‘Contact Us’ for more details.