- LATEST NEWS -

"Get the latest tips about how to manage you wealth"

536

Want to Avoid Investment Scams? Ask Yourself These Questions

At CI Associates, we are on hand to provide you with sound and professional investment advice that you can trust but anyone can fall victim of investment fraud. Even those who believe themselves to be experienced investment professionals can be caught out and that means that it is vital that you stay alert. The last thing you want is to lose your hard-earned cash, so ask yourself these five questions in order to help you avoid being scammed.

Are they Regulated? 

Whatever they promise or however good they might sound, you need to make sure that the investment advisor is regulated. Many people choose to ignore this but it is one way of ensuring that you don’t part with your cash and hand it over to someone who is not regulated.

Are they promising exceptional returns?

If they are then now is the time to move away. You will only obtain guaranteed returns in certain savings products and bank or building society accounts, even if the returns are low. So, when someone offers you significant returns, then there is an increased element of risk and that means it is not guaranteed. As the old saying goes, if something sounds too good to be true then it usually is.

Are you being pushed into parting with money?

 If you are feeling as though you are being pressed to part with your cash then you are more than likely being targeted. Scams are notorious for trying to get people to part with their cash as quickly as possible because they want you to hand over your money so they can disappear. The scammer does not want to give you the time to think things through and so, they will often give you a date or an ultimatum where you have to invest by a certain date to take advantage of the offer.

Is it an investment that you were told about?

Too often, many unauthorised investment schemes are passed around by word of mouth. You might have heard that some people received amazing returns and while they might be people you trust, there might be more to it than they even realise. To find the right investment opportunities, you usually have to go through the right channels and that means that word of mouth is usually not the best way to find out about new investment possibilities.

Lewis Samuel / CI-ASSOCIATES

- CONTACT US -

"You can send us an email or communicate directly with any of our offices”

Contact Form





  • Argentina
    Ing. Butty 240, Piso 5,
    Buenos Aires,
    1001, Argentina
    Tel: (54) 11 4850 1387
    Fax (54) 11 4850 1201
  • Brasil
    Rua Visconde de Inhaúma, 83 – 16º e 17º piso
    Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20091-007
    Tel: (+55) 21 3799 4127
  • Chile
    Caledonian House
    Golda Meir 79,
    Las Condes, Santiago de Chile
    Tel: (+56 2) 2 2481 7220
  • Colombia
    Carrera 18 No. 86A – 14
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Of: (+57 1) 638 6023
    Tel: (+57 1) 616 3030
  • Peru
    Calle Martir Olaya 129
    Centro Empresarial José Pardo
    Miraflores
    Tel: (+51) 920 169 656
    Piso 6, Torre 6, Centro Empresarial Real
  • Ecuador
    Edificio Vitra, Oficina 404, Piso 4,
    Av. República de El Salvador 35-60 y Portugal Quito, Ecuador
    Tel: (+593) 02 332 5870