12 December 2012
The Serious Fraud Office, in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Police, is investigating allegations of serious fraud involving investments made in Arck LLP, HD Administrators LLP and other related companies. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is also interested in matters arising from our investigation and information you provide to us may be passed on to the FSA.
We are requesting information from potential witnesses who have invested in these companies. If you have made such investments, we would be most grateful if you could fill in an online questionnaire using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TSG85JW
If you are a financial advisor who has clients who have invested in products offered by these companies, please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a separate questionnaire.
We recommend that you draft your answers in a word document and copy them into the questionnaire when you are ready to submit it. This is because, depending your computer settings, the questionnaire may not automatically save your draft answers if you do not complete the questionnaire in one session.
Your answers will help us understand the general nature of your evidence. We may then contact you to obtain a full witness statement for potential use in a criminal prosecution. Even if we do not obtain a witness statement from you, we will give you updates on developments in the criminal investigation as we are aware that you may be anxious about investments made in the companies we are looking into.
If you have any queries about this questionnaire, please email us at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victim Support is an organisation which assists victims of crime. If you wish to contact them, their details are
Update as at 11 April 2013
The Serious Fraud Office and Nottinghamshire Police are currently in the process of gathering evidence from those who responded to the survey placed on the SFO website in December 2012 and a separate survey sent to financial advisers. As a result of the information contained in the survey responses a number of potential witnesses have been identified and interviewed and a significant amount of potentially relevant documentation has been obtained.
The SFO is continuing to liaise with the FCA (formerly the FSA) in relation to their interest in matters arising from our investigation.
Anyone who invested in products sold by Arck LLP, HD Administrators LLP or any related companies and who has not filled in the online survey above is still encouraged to do so.