Fraud & Phishing Statement

Phishing and Fraud Awareness

Investment firms such as Blackpoll are often the victims of phishing and fraud.  Cybercriminals may attempt to take advantage of Blackpoll’s reputation to engage in fraudulent schemes, through which victims are tricked into thinking that they are dealing with trusted Blackpoll personnel, including through websites, texts, emails, mailings, telephone calls, social media, and other communication platforms.  These fraudulent tactics are continuously evolving and usually involve using false pretenses to convince a victim to share personal information.  Many of these attacks take the form of “phishing,” a practice where a cybercriminal attempts to obtain your confidential personal information, such as your social security number, account/financial information, and usernames/passwords.

Below is general information on how to recognize and avoid common schemes.

Common Examples of Fraudulent Activities

Best Practices

How to Report Fraud

If you think you may have been a victim of internet crime or are aware of potentially fraudulent activity, please contact your local authorities and consider also filing a report with these government entities:

For more general guidance on avoiding internet crimes, visit the FBI webpages on common fraud schemes and recent e-scams at and, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission webpage on avoiding fraud at

Blackpoll is not responsible for the content of third-party links and provides links to these resources for your informational purposes only.