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Pledge to combat pension scams

Not every pension scam can be prevented. But we’re asking trustees, providers and administrators to pledge to do what they can to protect scheme members and follow the principles of the Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG) Code of Good Practice.

Pledging to combat pension scams shows your intent to protect your members. It tells your members and the pensions industry that you are committed to stopping scammers in their tracks. Once you have taken the pledge it’s up to you and your scheme or organisation to take action.

Step 1. Pledge you will combat pension scams

To make the pledge you should commit to:

Make the pledge

Step 2. Self-certify you have taken action to meet the pledge

You should take action to implement the pledge commitments so that you are helping to make sure fewer members are devastated by scams.

Once you have taken action you can self-certify to fully demonstrate to your members and the pension industry that you're following the pledge commitments. We will send you resources that you can use to show your commitment and demonstrate that you're using best practice.

If you are communicating your achievement in meeting the commitments of the pledge to the public or scheme members it is important you are transparent about what this means. You should be clear that this process has required you to self-certify you follow the pledge and not that TPR has certified you.

Find out how to self-certify you meet the pension scams pledge.

Step 3. Go further

We want the industry to act now to combat pension scams. The pledge sets out our expectations for the pensions industry and shows the minimum steps you can take to protect scheme members.

These steps have been developed with PSIG to reflect the main principles of their Code of Good Practice. But you can go further by using the PSIG code, which details more steps you can take to protect members.