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Letter to HZL02 investors – 18 May 2021

Strictly Private & Confidential

Case Ref: HAZEL02

18 May 2021

Dear Investor

Investor Reference Number (IRN):((IRN))

Please use this number on all communication with the SFO

Investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

Operation Hazel is an investigation into alleged pension fraud in respect of the entities mentioned below.

It is my understanding that you may have invested your pension, or part of your pension through any of the following companies; Jackson Francis Limited, Sanderson Clarke Limited, Hudson Clark Limited, Portia Financial, TPS Land, CLP Brokers, PFR Services or Pinnacle Brokers, with the investments in storage pods or other products made through a Self-Invested Personal Pension [SIPP] or in one of the following schemes:

  1. Henley Retirement Benefit Scheme
  2. Capita Oak Pension Scheme
  3. Trafalgar Multi Asset Fund

Questionnaire

As part of our ongoing investigation, we are asking for your help by inviting you to complete a secure on-line questionnaire which you can access by clicking on the following link or typing the URL in to your browser.

https://www.sfo.gov.uk/download/hzl02-questionnaire/

After landing on the SFO website select the option ‘Our Cases’ then navigate via the “Current cases” link to the case – “Capita Oak Pension and Henley Retirement Benefit schemes and Trafalgar Multi Asset Fund”. You will then find an option on this page to download the questionnaire.

Please note that even if you have already completed our previous questionnaire, we would ask that you also complete the new questionnaire.  

After downloading the questionnaire, please SAVE it immediately before completing any of the fields and then SAVE it again BEFORE submitting your completed questionnaire. Failing to save the questionnaire may result in some of the data you entered being lost.

Completed Questionnaire - uploading

After saving your completed questionnaire, can you please upload it to the SFO by using the following URL:

https://sfohzl.egressforms.com/

Uploading your completed questionnaire via this method provides end to end encryption of your personal data.

Opting Out

If you did not invest in any of the schemes mentioned, or if you do not wish or are unable to assist the SFO with this investigation, you are invited to complete a secure on-line Opt-Out form which you can access by clicking on the following link or typing the URL in to your browser.

https://www.sfo.gov.uk/download/hzl02-opt-out-form/

After landing on the SFO website select the option ‘Our Cases’ then navigate via the “Current cases” link to the case – “Capita Oak Pension and Henley Retirement Benefit schemes and Trafalgar Multi Asset Fund”. You will then find an option on this page to download the Opt-Out form.

Following receipt of your completed OPT-OUT form will allow us to update our records and save you from receiving further unnecessary communication regarding this investigation.

Please note, if you decide to opt-out but you did invest in any of the schemes we are investigating and you select Option 8 (the last box) on the Opt-out Form you will still be included on our list of investors who may be eligible for criminal compensation. Therefore should the court decide criminal compensation is applicable we will contact you again at that time.

Please be aware that the investigation and court process will take a considerable length of time and there can be no certainty that compensation will be available.

Completed Opt-Out Form - uploading

After saving your completed Opt-Out form, can you please upload it to the SFO by using the following URL:

https://sfohzl-optout.egressforms.com/

Uploading your completed Opt-Out form via this method provides end to end encryption of your personal data.

Be Scam Aware

We appreciate that receiving communication out of the blue asking for information raises suspicion that it may be part of a scam.  To reassure you, we suggest you check the SFO website by finding us using a search engine or typing our URL in to your browser https://www.sfo.gov.uk and review the “Our Cases page” - Capita Oak Pension and Henley Retirement Benefit schemes and Trafalgar Multi Asset Fund.

Case progression

The SFO only investigate the largest and most complicated fraud cases which means our investigations can take years to complete. Any updates we are able to share with you will be published on the case page of our website. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience, and for those who are willing to assist, I look forward to receiving your completed questionnaires soon. 

Links

To obtain the questionnaire https://www.sfo.gov.uk/download/hzl02-questionnaire/

To obtain the Opt-Out form https://www.sfo.gov.uk/download/hzl02-opt-out-form/

To upload and send your completed questionnaire to the SFOhttps://sfohzl.egressforms.com/

To upload and send your completed Opt-Out Form to the SFO https://sfohzl-optout.egressforms.com/

Email address hazel@sfo.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Paul Clements

Investigator