Cold-call investment fraud generally starts with a phone call that offers the opportunity to be part of a lucrative investment. In most cases, it ends with the company shutting up shop, only to re-emerge somewhere else under another name, looking for new prospective clients. And the investor? In most cases they lose all the money they put into the venture, with no means of recouping their losses.
Make no mistake – cold-call fraud is organised crime, costing Australians millions of dollars each year. But it can be stopped if people just hang up the phone.
This report contains information about how organised crime groups create a fraud, common warning signs and how you can protect yourself.