City of London Police has written to up to 1,800 people they believe may have been targeted by boiler room fraudsters, after discovering a list of names and addresses as part of an international investigation.
The investigation dubbed Operation Skijump was prompted by information fed into the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).
Police believe people may have been contacted by fraudsters trying to sell company shares that are either worthless or of very little value.
Two men have already been arrested and charged with conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to money launder.
Officers are asking anyone who invested in the following companies to contact them as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com
• Hampton Capital Management Incorporated • Pacific Capital Resource Group LLC • Fidelity Capital Management LLC • North Pacific Escrow LLC • North American Charter Incorporated • North Pacific Charter LLC
The banks at which these accounts are held are predominantly:
• Wells Fargo Bank • US Bank • Bank of the West • HSBC Bank USA.
North American Charter Incorporated and Fidelity Capital Management also have accounts at the Bank of Montreal, and North Pacific Charter LLC has an account at the Royal Bank of Canada.