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Monday, 30 November 2015

Watch out for Vanguard Trading UK Ltd and 'John Gough' scam

This is the latest scam warning letter sent out by London City Bond's Vinothèque. 

Dear Customer

Further to our email warning, dated October 9th, please see below for the latest scam letter being circulated by a John Gough, who now claims to be Head of Sales for LCB.  This letter is not from LCB and we would like to remind you that we would never approach our customers to offer such a service.  We have contacted Action Fraud and would urge you to do the same.  Please telephone 0300 123 2040 or visit to report the scam online.

We would encourage you to be extra vigilant, and if in any doubt about any matter relating to your account, our dedicated Customer Services team, here at LCB Vinotheque, can be contacted on 0843 659 3617 or

Kind regards

Lesley Batkin
Private Client Executive

Scam letter Vanguard Trading UK Ltd 
pretending to be LCB

Letter claims to be from 'John Gough, Head of Sales at London City Bond'. This is entirely false – no such person at LCB.   

The letter says 'We write to inform you that Vanguard Trading UK have been instructed as our appointed contractor'. Again an entirely false claim. The recipient of the letter is asked to contact Ms Julie Jones on 0207 859 4641. 

The message must be – steer clear of Vanguard Trading UK Ltd

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jim - Vanguard is also cold calling people who have been scammed into buying carbon credits as investments. I wrote a post about Vanguard today: