The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been receiving many reports from persons who have been offered investments in graphene.
Graphene is a type of carbon that is promoted as having a future use in display screens, electrical circuits and batteries.
The FCA had found a reference to this type of investment on computers seized from a fraudulent investment firm ('boiler-room').
It is most unlikely that manufacturing companies that use these would deal with small individual retail consumers.
As with carbon credits and similar schemes, callers promoting investments in graphene use high-pressure sales tactics and target vulnerable consumers.
There is a strong possibility of fraud with graphene investments, as these are unregulated and it is difficult for individual investors to confirm that they have bought the genuine product.
Gibraltar Investor Compensation Scheme (GICS)
Please note that non-regulated entities or schemes will not be covered by GICS, so investors will not be protected by the scheme should things go wrong.