Investor Alert


Please be alert when browsing websites, receiving telephone calls, and opening text messages or emails from people purporting to represent AllianceBernstein or third parties purporting to represent our interests.

We are aware of a number of scams and attempted frauds through phone calls and websites claiming to be from AllianceBernstein offering an investment/employment opportunity or offering to buy existing investment shares. In addition, price comparison websites, social media advertising and search optimisation are being used to attract potential victims. If you have any concerns, contact us using the details on our Contact Us page or visit our official website

How you can protect yourself:

  • Never provide personal details, including passwords or answers to your security questions, on the phone or in an email. We never make these types of requests or offers via telephone calls or emails and would never contact potential investors in this way. If you have any doubts over the identity of a person purporting to represent us, do not offer any personal information, end the call and contact us using the details on our Contact Us page.
  • Always seek independent financial advice and/or legal advice before proceeding with any investment. Never send funds to anyone you do not know.
  • You should not respond to anyone who calls you purporting to represent AllianceBernstein and attempting to sell you investment opportunities; simply hang up the phone.
  • Type in the web address from official correspondence instead of clicking on a link.
  • Genuine web addresses should begin with “https://www.”
  • When the site you are visiting is genuine, you should see a padlock symbol to the left-hand side of the address bar. This applies when reaching payment pages as well. The web address should begin with “https” and have the padlock symbol to the left of the address bar.
  • You can check if the firm is authorised by contacting your local financial regulator and/or your local anti-fraud advocacy group.

Please Note: AllianceBernstein will continue to pay attention to all improper use of the AB Group's brand, and take measures when necessary to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the AB Group. Investors should also be vigilant against such intentional fraud and actively report it to local law enforcement authorities or seek other help when their own interests are infringed. If you deal with an unauthorised firm, you will have no protection if something goes wrong. In addition, AllianceBernstein is not responsible nor liable for reimbursing losses.