Scams are the fastest growing and largest area of crime. Criminals can comfortably make a lot of money, so they are always coming up with new ways to con people out of their money.

A telephone call is the most common way you will be contacted for a scam. Bona fide companies do not make unsolicited calls – if you have any doubts hang up – you can then check the number in your phone book & call your bank, or call the police, or call a computer support agency.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”

Scams can also arrive by post – often a letter saying that you have won a prize.

Age UK have useful information about protecting yourself from scams here. 

Protect yourself from cyber fraud

The little book of scams


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