Carbon credit scams

Carbon credit scams: What to look out for

We’ve recently seen an increase in reports of cold calls, emails and letters offering to buy unwanted carbon credits and invest the proceeds. You can find out more on the carbon credits on the Financial Conduct Authority’s official website.

This increase appears to follow on from the widespread carbon credit scams, which in 2014, 2015 and 2016 saw a large number of multi-million pound carbon credit companies shut down following Insolvency Service investigations.

Please visit the following links for more information on the carbon credits scams on the official UK Government website.

In light of this ongoing scam, please take extra care and exercise caution if you receive:

If you think you have been a victim of fraud please report to Action Fraud

Additionally, if you receive any suspicious communications related to Aviva Plc, please report them to financial.crime@aviva.com or call + 44 (0) 1603 682412.

Lastly, when considering investing we recommend using the following Financial Conduct Authority webpage for verifying any potential investment opportunities that you may have been recommended. Check any carbon credits offer you receive here: https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart/warning-list .

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