Warning to shareholders

We are aware that there has been an increase in share fraud and boiler room scams where investors receive unsolicited telephone calls from fraudulent companies, typically overseas based ‘brokers’, offering to buy shares in Companies, including Green Dragon Gas.

We would like to advise shareholders to be vigilant of any unsolicited advice.

As stated by the Financial Conduct Authority

"Investment scams can look and sound believable, with smooth-talking salespeople, slick websites or sophisticated brochures and prospectuses. This can make it hard to tell them apart from genuine investment opportunities. But there are ways to spot and avoid scams.

It might be an opportunity to invest in shares, property or rare goods, with the promise that the returns will be high and the risks to your money are low or non-existent. But generally speaking; the bigger the proposed return, the greater the risk.

Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!".

How to protect yourself:

  • If you receive any unsolicited investment advice of this nature do not get into a conversation. Make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation and make a record of any other information they give you eg telephone number, address etc.
  • Check the FCA register to see if the firm is authorised by the FCA. Use the contact details on the list if you want to call the firm back.
  • Report the call to the FCA by calling the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768 or complete the online boiler room reporting form at http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams/share-fraud-and-boiler-room-scams/reporting-form.
  • Inform our Registrar, Computershare.
  • If calls persist, hang up.

If you deal with an unauthorised form, you will not be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.