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Asked by Alternative6726, submitted 21 May 2013.

Open Quote Hi Justin, first and formost well done with the site, its been most useful.....

I wanted to find out if you had ever had dealings with Capital Alternatives, i have been approached by them in relation to an alternative investment which sounds very appealing (i have thier full proposal and can forward if you wish) however something tells me something isnt right.

The other alarming fact is that they obtained my details i suspect through Alternative Confidential which portrays it self as a consumer champion yet i am almost certain they generate lead for capital Alternatives as they ar ein the same office. The other factor concerning me is Premier Alternatives again seem to be in the same office and they offer investment products to brokers.

You assistance would be valuable as the offer the have given me seems very very good considering current market conditions......
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Answered by Justin on 28 June 2013

I haven't come across Capital Alternatives before so can't give you any feedback specifically about them I'm afraid.

However, a quick look at their website confirms they are not regulated by the FCA and I suspect the investments they sell are not either - personally I never consider such companies.

The Capital Alternatives website says ' Your investment will not be listed or dealt on any stock exchange. There is no guarantee that there will be a secondary market for your investment which may be difficult to realise.' which basically means there may never be a buyer for whatever they sell you - never a good position to be in.

As for the potentially devious way they obtained your contact details to subsequently cold call - this in itself should be enough to make you wary.

In recent years far too many aggressively sold unregulated investments that appeared 'too good to be true' turned out to be scams. So proceed with extreme caution when approached by such companies. if something goes wrong you'll have very little, if any, comeback.

Please note this answer does not constitute a recommendation or financial advice and should not be relied upon when making specific investment or other financial decisions. You should always undertake your own research into whether a product or service is appropriate for your needs and, if necessary, use a qualified professional adviser.

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