Financial crime 'has reached epidemic proportions': FCA chair

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Investment fraud is one of the "the most damaging" aspects of financial crime, which "has reached epidemic proportions" with a growing number of investors scammed out of their savings, according to chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Charles Randell. The FCA has been the target of much criticism for its handling of a spate of high profile scams and inappropriately risky investment scandals, such as that of London & Capital, but Randell said the regulator is now taking further action on investment fraud. Reports of investment scams have skyrocketed in recent years, driven ...

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