The Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator have joined forces to launch a new ScamSmart advertising campaign alerting the public about pension scammers.

Pension scam tactics include

  • Contacting you out of the blue

  • Promises of high/guaranteed returns

  • Free pension reviews

  • Access to your pension before age 55 without telling you will be hit with a large tax bill

  • Pressure to act quickly

Click here to look at the pension scams leaflet to help you find out how pension scams work, how to avoid them and what to do if you suspect a fraud.  For more information go to