The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warned investors about potential scams involving the sale of graphene. It seems that companies approached investors offering them to buy graphene materails, in anticipation that prices will increase in the future as graphene becomes popular.
This of course does not make any sense - if graphene indeed enters the market, graphene prices will most likely drop fast as companies improve their manufacturing processes and increase capacity.
The FCA says people have been offered investments in graphene from a "graphene investment firm". in the past firms have been offering high-risk dubios products such as carbon credits, rare minerals and overseas lands - and those same firms are now trying to sell graphene. The FCA says that "There is a strong possibility of fraud with graphene because it is unregulated and it is difficult to confirm that you have bought the genuine product," it added.
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