Gareth Shaw, Head of Money at Which?, said:
“The financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on savings including pensions is a huge concern for consumers, and the uncertainty has created the perfect environment for fraudsters to thrive.
“In the last few weeks, there has been a rise in scams and dodgy get-rich-quick investments, so it is vital that savers remain as vigilant as ever. Savers should also be on the lookout for unsolicited calls, texts and emails from scammers trying to trick them out of their hard-earned pensions.”
Notes to editors
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