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Case study 29: The Pensions Regulator - 10 steps to protect your pension

1. Be wary of cold calls and unsolicited texts or emailsCold Calling

2. Check everything for yourself

3. Make sure your adviser is on the Financial Conduct Authority approved register

4. Check the FCA’s list of known scams

5. Steer clear of overseas investment deals

6. Don’t fall for ‘guaranteed’ returns or professional looking websites or brochures

7. Don’t be rushed into a decision

8. If you’re aged 50 or over and have a DC pension, talk to Pension Wise

9. Ask The Pension Advisory Service for help if you have doubts

10.Contact your provider and call Action Fraud if you’ve already signed and think you’ve been scammed.


For more information, visit: http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/individuals/ dangers-of-pension-scams.aspx