WJ Edwards Investment: Appeal for potential victims of investment fraud to come forward
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The City of London Police is investigating a suspected wide-spread fraud case where suspects are contacting members of the public, falsely claiming to represent companies and promising to be able to recover money and/or investments.
The City of London Police is aware of two company names being used by suspects to target individuals: WJ Edwards and WJ Investments.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued advice on its website that WJ Edwards are not an accredited or registered company.
Individuals from WJ Edwards and WJ Investments are known to contact members of the public and claim that they can help recover money and/or investments with a fee for their services. To date, the City of London Police is aware of the following companies that the suspects have falsely claimed that they represent:
Charles Dickins Ltd; and
The City of London Police has been working with these companies and can confirm that these are legitimate businesses, which have not contacted any persons offering services to recover money and/or investments. It is estimated that victims could potentially be in the thousands.
NBSA Ltd, Charles Dickins Ltd and ECX are providing full and thorough assistance to the City of London Police with the current investigation, and hope to seek justice for those who have been targeted and lost money as a result.
Anyone who has been contacted by either WJ Edwards, WJ Investments or individuals claiming to be from NBSA, Charles Dickins Ltd or ECX who have said they can recover money and assets on their behalf, should contact the City of London Police immediately.
To submit information, people are asked to contact the City of London Police by completing a questionnaire on the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP). You can do this via the following methods:
Searching “Major Incident Public Portal City of London Police” on an internet search engine.
Scannable QR code:
The MIPP is a secure website used by police forces nationally, which provides the best way for this information to be received and addressed. However, people who do not feel comfortable providing information through this way can email [email protected] where an officer will contact you.