Dolphin Trust Investors told to beware of scams

Dolphin Trust Investors told to beware of scams

Investors have been targeted by frauds who want money upfront.

Investors in The Dolphin Trust/German Property Group are being told to be extra vigilant after various reports of potential scams. The scam involves a company misleading some Dolphin clients and asking for money upfront to receive the latest value of their fund.


Dolphin Trust Warning

Dolphin Trust/German Property Group sent an email to clients stating:

We wanted to communicate with you an urgent potential scam where companies are misleading some clients and asking for upfront monies. We have been notified by a few clients that have been approached by this company, I have called them today to warn about any future communication to investors.

They [the company] claim to have the latest value of your fund, they then state you need to make a payment to an independent Dolphin bank account and they will be able to release your funds.


Dolphin asked clients to contact them directly if they have been contacted by the scam company.


Smooth Commercial Law Warning

This follows a warning that Smooth Commercial Law put out last week, after it came to our attention that he company Financial & Risk Organisation Limited trading from Five Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, England, E14 5AQ registered with Company No. 11273377 have recommended our services to potential clients, in relation to Dolphin Trust claims.

Smooth Commercial Law put out the following statement:

We have no involvement with nor have we ever had any involvement with this company. We understand that they have made some statements to clients regarding the distribution of assets from Dolphin Trust/German Property Group and seeking money from clients upfront (we understand 3% of their investment amount) to assist.

We would strongly advise against any client parting with any money with any third party (not just Financial & Risk Organisation Limited) in connection with their investment and/or for potential assistance without first taking regulated financial advice or speaking with an SRA regulated law firm.

We for instance have agreed to assist all Dolphin clients on a no win no fee basis. It has also come to our attention that this company has and is using content from our website to attract potential clients.

They have used our content without our permission, and we will be taking the appropriate steps to get this removed. Please do not engage with this company. Please be careful. Please direct any enquiries or questions regarding the above to Scott Birchall via email to


Smooth Commercial Law will never ask for money upfront for cases relating to Dolphin Trust/German Property Group.


How can Smooth Commercial Law help?

Are you a Dolphin Trust/German Property Group investor? We may be able to help.

If you think you are the victim of a mis-sold SIPP from The Dolphin Trust, or if your SIPP is not performing as you were told it should be, then please get in touch with our specialist mis-sold SIPP solicitors to see if we can claim compensation for you.

At Smooth Commercial Law, our team of experts have experience in dealing with a whole manner of claims that arise from negligent, fraudulent and/or unsuitable financial advice, including unsuitable transfers from pensions. We are seeing an increase in claims for mis-sold pensions and unsuitable investments, and have managed to secure compensation for many of our clients.

Should you have a claim for negligent financial advice, we can deal with your case and look to recover compensation for not just your loss of investment but also any adverse tax liabilities that you may now be facing as well.

You can contact our experienced team by calling 0800 046 9976 or by emailing

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.