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Bogus FSA and Ombudsman emails and letters in circulation

26th August 2010

Moneymadeclear is warning that there are a number of bogus communications in circulation, claiming to be from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) or the Financial Ombudsman Service (Ombudsman), asking people for personal information or money.

The bogus emails and letters sometimes use the name of a current or former employee.

Moneymadeclear says that these letters and emails are likely to be linked to organised fraud and are strongly advising people not to respond to them in any way.

What to do about this fraud

If you are in any doubt about whether an email or letter you’ve received from the FSA or the Ombudsman is genuine, Moneymadeclear advises you to contact the FSA or the Ombudman directly.

Read more about the FSA and Ombudsman fraud on Moneymadeclear’s website.

Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites.

To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

See also: 
Phishing remains a threat
Advance fee fraud
Impersonation of officials