Volume 92 Issue 1 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 6, 2014

Investment Scam

Graphene: U.K. regulator warns investors against buying the carbon material
Department: Business
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: graphene, fraud

It may not be a Ponzi scheme or swampy real estate deal, but it’s a swindle all the same. Shady brokers in the U.K. are trying to entice vulnerable investors to buy a new commodity: graphene.

The Financial Conduct Authority, the U.K.’s financial services regulator, warned last week that the investments being offered involve “a strong possibility of fraud.” Graphene, atom-thick sheets of carbon commonly made from graphite, has potential applications in . . .

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