Warning to investors to be on the alert for fraud attempts

In difficult economic times, and particularly now during the COVID-19 pandemic incidences of fraud are unfortunately on the rise. We urge investors to be on the alert for suspicious communications or requests for information, and to be extra cautious before parting with hard earned money for investment promises that are too good to be true. 

Please be advised that Ashburton Investments is a long term investment manager and we will never:

1) Interact with prospective clients via social media - only via our official company channels (telephonically or email via our client contact centre) during normal business hours

2) Make a promise of quick returns or put a guaranteed number to expected returns

3) Ask you to share your log in information with us

4) Ask you to pay money into a bank account of an individual or any third parties. We only accept payments into our bank accounts which are stipulated on our official documentation.

5)  Release any funds from your investment account without the necessary authorisation from account owners.

If in any doubt, particularly about requests to share your personal information, please contact your usual Ashburton Investment representative immediately before you take any action. Alternatively, you may contact our service teams at the contact details listed below:

If you receive a suspicious message via social media, a call or an email that you are concerned about, don't respond, rather get in touch with us straight away. 

SA investors please email: International@ashburton.co.za or call us on +27 (0)11 282 8644    

International investors please email: clientsupport@ashburton.com or call us on +44 (0) 1534 512000                                                                       

Please take a moment to think before you act. 

If you think you have been targeted by a scam or have fallen victim, please visit www.fraudprevention.je/