Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:32
I recently had a phone cold call which genuinely does concern me. They started the conversation by saying they were calling about my share holding with a particular company. As I do have shares with that company, and only with that company, I allowed the conversation to continue.
They spoke about the poor share performance over the past few years, and the potential to improve returns. All seemed fine to that point. Then the conversation turned to selling the shares and investing in fine art. At that point I told them to Foxtrot Oscar, and hung up on them. They haven't called since.
The big concern is that they genuinely did seem to know about my share holding. The chances of guessing that I had shares in this company are miniscule, so it would seem that somebody is selling information.