Over 4.5 million Britons targets of potential financial scams in the past 3 months: research

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One in eight (12%) of non retired UK adults have been approached by phone, text, or email offering free pensions advice, a free pensions review, investment opportunities or a tax refund in the last three months, according to new research by Canada Life. This equates to over 4.5 million adults who have been potentially exposed to a financial scam of some description, despite the ban on pension cold calling being introduced in January. Canada Life is warning that people need to be alert to the dangers of financial scams and has published tips to help the unwary. Andrew Tully, techni...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.