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Beware of Fraudulent WhatsApp Groups

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Beware of fraudulent WhatsApp groups purporting to be from members of the Fundsmith team suggesting trading ideas, requesting money transfers or asking you to click a link to download a file.

Fundsmith will never provide advice or use WhatsApp to communicate with clients.

We are aware these bogus groups:

  • STOCK MARKET ENTHUSIASTS ALLIANCE 88
  • STOCK INVESTORS’ CLUB 83
  • FUND CORE INVESTORS CLUB

We strongly urge people to block numbers from bogus groups and be aware of the potential for fake information or money requests, malicious attachments or links.

Please report any fake groups to us at cybersecurity@fundsmith.co.uk. We will work to have these group taken down.

If you have any queries on this, please contact us on 0330 123 1815.

You can also report a firm or scam to the FCA by contacting their Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768 or using their reporting form.

Specifically we recommend following the FCA's guide to avoid scams from unauthorised firms which can be found by clicking the link below;
https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself-scams

How to block and report to WhatsApp:
https://faq.whatsapp.com/1142481766359885/?cms_platform=iphone

Also see guidance from WhatsApp and Instagram to help you protect yourself from scams.
WhatsApp - https://faq.whatsapp.com/573786218075805
Instagram - https://help.instagram.com/165828726894770