COVID-19 and fraud

In these challenging times, there has been an increase in the number of fraudulent scams. Individuals are at increased risk of being exposed to financial scams – including those involving phishing emails and cold calls – in an attempt to obtain personal/sensitive information.

Don't fall prey to investments scams

From simple cons to elaborate schemes, attempts to prise away your hard-earned money are nothing new. Yet there are arguably more windows of opportunity for scammers today than ever.

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Criminals are exploiting these times for their own gain; they use well planned, sophisticated methods in an attempt to catch you off-guard. Be extra vigilant and do not respond to any correspondence which you are unsure about – letters, emails, phone calls, text messages.

For further guidance on how to protect yourself against fraud please see our tips on fraud prevention and online safety. Please also visit our security pages to find out more about these scams. The City of London Police also have a website dedicated to fraud prevention, which has daily updates on new frauds, as well as advice on what to do if you have been a victim of fraud - www.actionfraud.police.uk

If you have concerns regarding the legitimacy of any communication, or you have received any suspicious communications claiming to be from M&G, please contact us immediately.

Recent issues

If you have been approached regarding Deposit Fixed Rate Saver or Fixed Rate Deposit Bond products please contact us as these are known to be linked to fraudulent activity.

Phishing emails

This short video highlights how you can stay vigilant and avoid falling for phishing emails.