Beware of share fraudsters
Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any suspicious or unsolicited mail or telephone calls in relation to their Centrica shares.
These may offer to buy shares at a discount, sell your shares at a premium or offer a free company report. These communications imply a connection with Centrica and are often from overseas based ‘brokers’ who are very persuasive and extremely persistent, with professional websites to support their activities.
Such communications are not endorsed by Centrica as the Company does not participate in such unsolicited communication programmes. The calls should be treated as scams and should be reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) so that they can investigate. You are able to do this either online at https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart/how-avoid-investment-scams or by calling Action Fraud on +44 (0)300 1232040* or +44 (0)207 3863620*
If you do receive telephone calls, emails, letters from Centrica or from companies endorsed by Centrica and you are unsure if they are legitimate, please contact our shareholder helpline for clarification on +44 (0)371 3842985**.
More information can be found on the FCA’s website https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself-scams.
* Action Fraud lines open 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday (UK time), excluding public holidays in England and Wales, and 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Saturday (UK time). Calls to an 03 number cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number.
** Shareholder helpline opens 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday (UK time), excluding public holidays in England and Wales. Calls to an 03 number cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number.