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If you think you’ve been involved in any of the following scams please call us using our Contact Us page or send an email to M&GFraud@mandg.com.

Current fraud and scams

pruintl.co.uk

This fake site impersonating our “Prudential” brand has now been taken down. If you visited this site please contact us.

WhatsApp

Consumers are being invited to join groups on WhatsApp that suggest they have a link with M&G. They are also using the M&G logo without permission. Consumers are being encouraged to invest. This is likely to be a scam. Please contact us if you have been approached.  

Upswingtrade.com

This website makes reference to one of our brands “Investment Funds Direct Limited” and its Company House reference “01610781”. We have no association with this website and have asked that our brand information is removed. This website has now been taken down.

M&G app

We have had reports from consumers based in India and Brazil who have invested into an app called “M&G” which has links to domains “mandg.ltd”, “mandgplc.vip”, “mandgplc-americas.com” ”mandgplc.yiwest.live” and “mandgplc.yieast.com”. The consumers are having difficulties retrieving their money back. Consumers have been told the app and domains are not linked to M&G plc and to contact their banks and local authorities for assistance.

Fraudulent products using the M&G names and logos

Fraudsters are creating financial comparison websites or websites advertising fraudulent investments. These ask for your contact details, such as your email address and telephone number. The fraudsters are following up (perhaps many months later) with telephone calls and cloned M&G emails that include our logos).

Recovery firms

Fraudsters are contacting victims of previous scams pretending to be a firm or a well-known organisation that can recover money that has already been lost. They ask for a fee to help them fund the activity.

Please go to our Security and Scam hub on our Prudential website for more information about scams involving Prudential.

Protecting yourself from investment scams

  1. Talk with trusted friends and family about any investment offer you’ve been given as this could help you spot a scam.
  2. Look out for clones of actual companies - they’re fake companies made to look genuine. Use the contact details you’ll find on the FCA’s Financial Services Register to get in touch with a company – not the contact details given to you.
  3. Reject any unsolicited or ‘cold’ calls that you receive and don’t give out any personal or financial information until you’re sure you’re dealing with a reputable company. Find out more about cold calls and investment scams on the Financial Conduct Authority website.
  4. You can find out more about fraud and cyber-crime on the Action Fraud website the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre.

How to spot an investment scam

Fraudsters are always out there and constantly changing their tactics so here’s some of the red flags that could help you to spot an investment scam:

  • Be vigilant - if a phone call or voicemail, email or text message asks you to make a payment, log in to an online account or offers you a deal that sounds too good to be true, be extremely cautious. If you get a call from someone who claims to be from your bank or financial services provider, don't give away any personal details unless you are satisfied they are who they claim to be.
  • Fraudsters often use very convincing tactics to get you to sign up. Beware of anyone trying to pressurise you into making a decision.
  • Fraudsters will make an investment sound very appealing and will often suggest that it’s less risky than it is.
  • Fraudsters are persistent and will often try to form a relationship with you in an effort to build your trust. Beware of anyone who calls you repeatedly and/or anyone who tries to keep you on the phone for long periods of time.
  • You might be told that you’re receiving a very special and/or limited offer.
  • You might be told not to tell anyone about the offer you’ve been given.
  • Fraudsters are known to target previous victims of investment fraud, claiming that they can recover lost money. You might be asked to pay an upfront fee but these companies will not get back your money.

Some companies that run scams base themselves overseas to avoid regulatory requirements. Be cautious if a company that’s based overseas contacts you with investment opportunities.

You can contact our fraud team on 0207 004 8888, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. There will be a charge for this call. Please speak to your network provider for details of the call charges to this number.

Investor relations

The information in this section of the site is intended for investment professionals only.

This section of the website is for the sole use of investment professionals. It should not be relied on by private investors and the information should not be construed as a financial promotion under the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Conduct of Business rules.

Press Releases
The information in this section of the site is intended for journalists and media professionals only.

This section of the website is for the sole use of journalists and media professionals. It should not be relied on by private investors or advisers and the information should not be construed as a financial promotion under the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Conduct of Business rules.
M&G Investments

You are about to enter the website of M&G Investments, a direct subsidiary of M&G plc.
Click here to proceed.

Prudential Financial, Inc.,

If you are looking for the affiliates of Prudential Financial, Inc., whose principal place of business is in the United States of America, click here to proceed.

Prudential plc

If you are looking for the affiliates of Prudential plc, an international group incorporated in England and Wales, click here to proceed.

M&G plc, incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Registered office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London EC3M 5AG. Registered number 11444019. M&G plc is a holding company, some of whose subsidiaries are authorised and regulated, as applicable, by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.

M&G plc is a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in England, and its affiliated companies constitute a leading savings and investments business. M&G plc is the direct parent company of The Prudential Assurance Company Limited. The Prudential Assurance Company Limited is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America or Prudential plc, an international group incorporated in England and Wales.

M&G Investments

You are about to enter the website of M&G Investments, a direct subsidiary of M&G plc.
Click here to proceed.

M&G plcの直接子会社であるM&G Investments(M&Gインベストメント)のウェブサイトにアクセスするには、
こちらをクリックしてください。

Prudential Financial, Inc.,

If you are looking for the affiliates of Prudential Financial, Inc., whose principal place of business is in the United States of America, click here to proceed.

アメリカ合衆国を主たる事業領域とするPrudential Financial, Inc.(プルデンシャル・ファイナンシャルInc.)の関連会社をお探しの場合は、こちらをクリックしてください。

Prudential plc

If you are looking for the affiliates of Prudential plc, an international group incorporated in England and Wales, click here to proceed.

イングランド及びウェールズで設立された国際グループ企業であるPrudential plc(プルデンシャル・ピーエルシー)の関連会社をお探しの場合は、こちらをクリックしてください。

M&G plc, incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Registered office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London EC3M 5AG. Registered number 11444019. M&G plc is a holding company, some of whose subsidiaries are authorised and regulated, as applicable, by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.

M&G plc is a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in England, and its affiliated companies constitute a leading savings and investments business. M&G plc is the direct parent company of The Prudential Assurance Company Limited. The Prudential Assurance Company Limited is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America or Prudential plc, an international group incorporated in England and Wales.

M&G plc は、イングランド及びウェールズで設立・登録。本社登録地は10 Fenchurch Avenue, London EC3M 5AG。登録番号11444019。M&G plcは持ち株会社で、その子会社の一部はPRA(健全性監督機構)及びFCA(金融行為規制機構) に認可され、それらの規制対象となっています。

M&G plc は、イングランドを登録地、及び主たる事業領域とする会社で、その関連会社は有数の貯蓄・投資機関として基盤を確立しています。M&G plcは、Prudential Assurance Company Limited(プルデンシャル・アシュアランス・カンパニー・リミテッド)の直接親会社です。なお、Prudential Assurance Company Limitedは、アメリカ合衆国を主たる事業領域とするPrudential Financial, Inc.(プルデンシャル・ファイナンシャルInc.)またはイングランド及びウェールズで設立された国際グループ企業であるPrudential plc(プルデンシャル・ピーエルシー)とは一切関係がありません。

Prudential Portfolio Managers (South Africa) (Pty) Limited

You are about to enter the website of MandG Investments Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd a direct subsidiary of M&G plc. Click here to proceed.

Prudential plc

If you are looking for the affiliates of Prudential plc, an international group incorporated in England and Wales, click here to proceed.

M&G plc, incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Registered office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London EC3M 5AG. Registered number 11444019. M&G plc is a holding company, some of whose subsidiaries are authorised and regulated, as applicable, by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.

M&G plc is a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in England, and its affiliated companies constitute a leading savings and investments business. M&G plc is the direct parent company of The Prudential Assurance Company Limited. The Prudential Assurance Company Limited is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America or Prudential plc, an international group incorporated in England and Wales.