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Policies and Disclosures

GAM Anti-Fraud Statement

GAM Investments does not partake in cold calling or send unsolicited messages or emails to clients or members of the general public. GAM only contacts people from official gam.com e-mail addresses. 

  • GAM Investments is committed to ensuring that clients, employees and vendors are protected from fraudulent activities. Fraud is defined as the deliberate use of deception or dishonesty to disadvantage or cause loss (usually financial) to another person or party. Fraud is an issue that companies may face regardless of size, industry or country.
  • Fraudulent activities are usually conducted through the use of fake websites and e-mails or references, or through fabricated business relationships with GAM Investments and usually aim to extract personal data that can be manipulated for the use of financial crimes. 
  • GAM Investments encourages clients to be aware of the different types of fraud and to exercise caution when disclosing personal information. 
  • If you have queries or concerns about any marketing or activity that purports to be from GAM Investments please contact us via email at info@gam.com or speak to us by calling +353 (0) 1 609 3927. 
 

Fraud Awareness

  • Exercise caution! Don’t be pressured into acting quickly when being contacted by someone purporting to act on behalf of a financial institution.
  • Never give out your account details unless you are certain of who you are dealing with.
  • Check the FCA Register to see if the firm is registered. People can be victims of fraud through the subscription of non-existent investments. Always access the Register from the website https://register.fca.org.uk/s/
  • Be hesitant before clicking links in emails or texts. 
  • Double-check the URL and contact details of a firm in case it’s a ‘clone firm’ pretending to be a real firm, such as your bank or a genuine investment firm.
 

Phone Calls

Ensure you are confident of the identity of the caller. Don’t reveal personal or confidential information unless you know the other party and know the process is secure. If any suspicions are raised, hang up the phone and contact the company back with details specified on the company’s official website or on the local regulatory body’s website.

Emails

Be careful of emails from unknown parties particularly when they are trying to sell you a product or service. If you do not believe the email comes from a legitimate source then delete these emails and avoid clicking on attachments and links.

Data Protection

Keep financial documents and records in a safe place at home. Shred old documents, statements and communications detailing personal information to prevent fraudsters getting hold of your data.

Fraud Awareness Red Flags

  • The caller cold calls you and tries to rush you into parting with your money.
  • Emails are written in an unprofessional manner with many spelling mistakes and do not appear to be from an official company email address.
  • The person contacting you is unwilling to give you details of who they are, who they work for and why they are contacting you.
  • You can not find their company on the FCA register.
  • The person guarantees the investment will perform in a certain way. All investments have elements of risk.
  • The investment strategy is highly complex so that you can not reasonably be expected to understand the nature of the investment.
  • There is no documentation or prospectus provided. 
 

Recent Fraudulent Solicitations

GAM has recently been made aware of fraudulent solicitations by individuals attempting to offer financial services on behalf of GAM. These individuals are named Zhong Piaoyang and Dom Vincent and use the email addresses (Zhong.piayang@gamfinancial.com and gam.spv@gmail.com) along with a USA telephone number (212-461-0581) and the GAM Investments logo. In addition, Mr Zhong claims to be a director of the GAM Hong Kong office and claims to have links to other GAM Asia domiciled offices.

These solicitations are fraudulent, and these individuals have no connection to GAM. 
If a Mr Zhong or Mr Vincent attempts to contact you as a representative of GAM to solicit information and/or funds from you then please hang up the call or delete the email. Please contact us via email at info@gam.com if you have any concerns about activity purporting to be from GAM. 

GAM Investments does not partake in cold calling or send unsolicited messages or emails to clients or members of the general public. GAM only contacts people from official gam.com e-mail addresses.
 

Types of Fraud

Fake Websites

These fraudulent websites replicate large parts of our website and are attempting to convince investors that they are very similar organisations to GAM Investments. They use very similar layouts to our website and photos of our employees. These sites are potential investment scams and unrelated to GAM Investments.

Boiler Room Scams

A boiler room is a place, usually a call center, where salespeople call lists of potential investors to push speculative, sometimes fraudulent, securities. High pressure tactics are usually utilised.

Bogus Funds

Bogus funds have the same or similar name to existing and genuine funds from authorised companies. However, these funds are not real and will leave investors being defrauded.

Investment Fraud

Investment fraud occurs when investors make purchases or sale decisions on the basis of false information.

Phishing

Individuals purporting to be from trusted entities will attempt to illicit sensitive personal information in order to use that data for fraudulent purposes such as account takeovers and identity fraud.

Impersonation Firms

Clone firms use fake websites that mimic genuine companies. Fraudsters try to obtain personal information or funds. These fraudsters will use a genuine investment company’s name and registration number but provide their own contact information.
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