Aberdeen Asset Management is warning people to look out for emails from fraudsters purporting to be from the company.
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is a global investment management group, managing assets for both institutional and retail clients and a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
The company has become aware of an individual offering false lease agreements through email using the name and old logo of Aberdeen Asset Management.
Operating on LinkedIn
This individual is also using a profile on Linkedin which suggests he is an Aberdeen Asset Management member of staff to lend credibility to his approach.
The warning on their website says they do not offer such agreements and will never contact a member of public like this.
They went on to say that although their employees use LinkedIn for networking purposes they never make contact with prospective clients or offer unsolicited business proposals via the social networking website.
The firm has also been made aware of cold callers who are offering people investment in company shares. These scams attempt to gain your personal information with which to commit identity fraud or could be boiler room scams where a payment from you is required to release the supposed payment for your shares.
These callers do not work for Aberdeen and any third party making such offers has no link with the company.
For further information please visit the Aberdeen Asset Management website.
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