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