Keydata victims awaiting compensation have become the latest targets of bogus callers who claim to be from the FSCS.
Investors in Keydata-backer Lifemark, some of whom are in the process of claiming redress from the Scheme, have received telephone calls asking for bank account details so their compensation can be paid.
Peter Hilton, who heads up the Keydata Victims support group, emailed a warning to investors last night after he was contacted by concerned members.
"Do not provide such details over the telephone, ever. Your compensation will come in a letter which will include a personal cheque.
"The FSCS do not send out money by direct transfer so don't give your bank account details over the 'phone to anybody you don't know."
Gareth Fatchett of law firm Regulatory Legal, which is acting on behalf of over 500 investors who have lost money in Lifemark, says people need to be vigilant.
"Any breach of confidentiality is very worrying. Investors need to come forward to the FSCS and tell them to see if any pattern exists."
"We would advise people to ask for the FSCS callers numbers and to check with FSCS they are who they say they are."
The FSCS first warned consumers in February about bogus callers, amid increasing awareness of the compensation body through high profile cases such as Keydata and cross-media advertising campaigns.
A statement from the FSCS on its website confirms it will not cold call consumers to ask for consumers bank details.
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