FSCS warns people to watch out for bogus callers

11th February 2011

The FSCS is warning consumers to be on guard for bogus callers or people emailing purporting to be from the compensation scheme. It has received information some people may have received calls during which consumers are told they may qualify for compensation and are asked for their bank details.

People should not provide any information about their bank accounts or other personal information in response to these calls or emails. The FSCS will not cold call you and ask for your bank details.

If anyone does ring you and ask for this information, please report it to the police or the FSA’s Helpline on 0845 606 1234, or email consumer.queries@fsa.gov.uk.